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by Norman D. Livergood
From all available evidence referenced in the "recommended sources" section below,* it's clear that the most compelling hypothesis explaining the interconnected crimes, lies, and human slaughter occurring in our modern world is that a demonic cabal took control of the United States in the early part of the twentieth century and is now methodically destroying American and world institutions and values. The main goal of the cabal has been to consolidate political, economic, and social power in its hands while obliterating the minds of the masses to establish a militaristic, imperialistic dictatorship.
The purpose of this essay is to help American and world citizens see who and what is controlling events from behind the scenes, to assist in making clear just what kind of demonic forces are bringing about the destruction of American and world values and institutions. It's clear that many people are so possessed by the current reactionary brainwashing that they will be unable to consider any of these ideas. But people throughout the world are waking up to what is going on and they need to see behind the curtains to the real, criminal powers that manipulate human minds and destroy human liberties. We need to see the real face of our enemies.
I've chosen to use the word "demonic" because it seems most descriptive of the nature of this depraved coterie that has seized power illegitimately. They are certainly criminals in that they commit outrages continually (e.g. the holacausts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the assasination of JFK, the Iran-Contra gun-running/drug smuggling assault, the savings and loan felonies, the Vietnamese, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, 9/11, etc.). But their misdeeds are more base than that; they are evil and wicked in the truest sense and therefore are best described as demonic. 1
This essay will deal with the broader aspects of the demonic cabal, referring to the incriminating details in the material referenced below. In this essay, we'll first review how cabals have operated throughout history, seizing power and manipulating the populace. Reviewing the American experience, we'll see how a wealthy plutocracy during the American struggle for independence from Britain devolved into a criminal cabal. Next, we'll examine Plato's concept of an intelligent, beneficent elite and how this relates to our American experience. Finally, we'll explore ways in which this current demonic cabal is being overcome as its brittle strength declines to the point of defeat.
Not Just an Elite but a Cabal
Though it is historically common for a small elite to lead any group, it is decidedly not "natural" or commendable for an elite to form into a cabal, "a group of persons secretly united to bring about an overturn or usurpation in public affairs." 2
"A cabal is a number of persons united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in church or state by intrigue. Cabals are secret organizations composed of a few designing persons; a political cabal is often called a junta. The term can also be used to refer to the designs of such persons. The term also holds a general meaning of intrigue and conspiracy. Its usage carries strong connotations of shadowy corners and occult influence; a cabal is more evil and selective than, say, a faction, which is simply selfish.
"The term cabal derives from Kabbalah (which has numerous spelling variations), the mystical interpretation of the Hebrew scripture, and originally meant either an occult doctrine or a secret.
"The term took on its present insidious meaning from a group of ministers chosen in 1667 by King Charles II of England."
A cabal, then is any small criminal group who seizes illegitimate power to benefit its members only, manipulating and impoverishing all other people within the nation. The very foundation of the capitalist system is based on the ideology of the cabal.
"Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all."
Adam Smith. (1776). Wealth of Nations
The Destructive Cabal
The destruction of the American mind and American institutions is now so far advanced that the demonic cabal has been able to establish a police state without the people rising up against them.
The cabal has taken great pains to avoid publicity and recognition, to the point that most people are blind to its existence. It requires advanced powers of discernment to even see its presence, so hidden has been its subversive activity. Anyone who speaks of a cabal is immediately dismissed as a paranoid conspiracy theorist, 3 lumped with extremists of all stripes, and made persona non grata in any professional field.
"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. 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's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002
At present, Americans are faced with an illegal junta which is repeating a vile era in American history: the seizure of all governmental powers by a single party-cabal during John Adams' presidency from 1797-1801. They are following in exact detail the monopolization of power practiced by the Federalist-Adams dictatorship.
Having illegally seized the presidency--with the criminal assistance of Jeb Bush and the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 and stealing the 2002 and 2004 elections, gaining the majority in both houses of Congress--the puppet Bush II regime is privatizing public resources, crippling local, state, and federal governments by spending only for militarism (domestic and foreign), creating a huge federal debt that later generations will have to repay, and creating tax cuts and subsidies for the rich. Criminal, self-serving corruption runs rampant throughout the Bush II administration, as it did in his father's Iran-Contra and Savings-and-Loan crime sprees.
The horrible tyranny that is being created by the Bush junta is a threat to the entire world. For the first time in its history, Western Civilization as a whole is in danger of being destroyed by an international, demonic cabal centered around the Rockefeller interests, ** which include elements from the Morgan, Brown, Rothschild, Du Pont, Harriman, Kuhn-Loeb, and other groupings as well. photo taken with an occult camera This junta took control of the political, financial, and cultural life of America in the first two decades of the twentieth century.
The Bush family, *** beginning with Prescott Bush, have served as satraps of the Rockefeller, Brown, and Harriman interests. President Bush is simply a puppet of this powerful cabal, and their schemes will be carried out by whatever next president comes to power unless we the people deflect them from this insane, murderous plot for global dominance.
The Modern Demonic Cabal
Winston Churchill was quoted by wartime associates as making reference to the "High Cabal," the international power elite. Since Churchill was a part of what we're referring to as the demonic cabal, we can understand why he would use the term "high" to describe it, while acknowledginig its existence nonetheless.
The "Demonic Cabal" includes: The American, British, Saudi, and Dutch ruling elites:
David Rockefeller In the U.S. the cabal revolves around the Rockefeller, Brown, Harriman, and Morgan family dynasties with their "thinktanks" such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commision, Bilderberg Group, and other pretentious enclaves of pseudo-intellectuals.
Queen Elizabeth The cabal includes the British royal family and the financial and political circles related to it. The current cabal began in Britain with the The Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Round Table group.
Saudi Prince Major players in the demonic cabal include the Saudi royal family and The Big Three--the bin Laden family, the al Ahmoudi family, and the Mahfouz family--the richest clans in that medieval kingdom. The Saudi brand of Islam is Wahabism, which enjoins its adherents to destroy all infidels in a holy war. Most of the "Iraqi insurgents" now killing Iraqis and American service personnel are trained in Saudi Arabia.
The current cabal includes the Dutch royal family and related circles.
The European arm of the demonic cabal centers in the Rothschild empire and its many tentacles reaching into all European nations. The Rothschilds were active in financing the southern states during the American Civil War. In the early part of the twenty-first century, the Rothschilds have formed an international banking dynasty, with a presence in 40 countries worldwide.
Powell lying for his cabal masters A large number of financial, military, and political leaders in America and throughout the world provide support and cover for the demonic cabal.
# the Republican party and the corporations which bribe politicians in both parties
# those in the Democratic party who are conspiring with the Bush junta by saying nothing and agreeing to everything
The Kennedy "assassination has demonstrated that most of the major events of world significance are masterfully planned and orchestrated by an elite coterie of enormously powerful people who are not of one nation, one ethnic grouping, or one overridingly important business group. They are a power unto themselves for whom those others work. Neither is this power elite of recent origin. Its roots go deep into the past."
L. Fletcher Prouty, JFK: The CIA, Vietnam,
and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy
In 1937, William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, made this startling statement (as reported in George Seldes. Facts and Fascism, p. 122):
"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government. . . "
Carroll Quigley, Georgetown University history professor (deceased), in Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, 1966, made this claim:
"There does exist and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for 20 years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret record.
"In addition to these pragmatic goals, the powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.''
pp. 950 and 324
"There exists in our world today a powerful and dangerous secret cult. This cult is patronized and protected by the highest level government officials in the world. Its membership is composed of those in the power centers of government, industry, commerce, finance, and labor. It manipulates individuals in areas of important public influence - including the academic world and the mass media. The Secret Cult is a global fraternity of a political aristocracy whose purpose is to further the political policies of persons or agencies unknown. It acts covertly and illegally."
Victor Marchetti, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence 4
In his 1913 book The New Freedom, President Woodrow Wilson stated:
"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, 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."
After years of studying the present cabal, Arthur S. Miller, George Washington University law professor asserted:
"Those who formally rule take their signals and commands not from the electorate as a body, but from a small group of men (plus a few women). . . . It exists even though that existence is stoutly denied. It is one of the secrets of the American social order. . . . A second secret is the fact that the existence of the Establishment -- the ruling class -- is not supposed to be discussed.''
Council on Foreign Relations Building
"Out of this modern civilization economic royalists carved new dynasties. New kingdoms were built upon concentration of control over material things. Through new uses of corporations, banks and securities, new machinery of industry and agriculture, of labor and capital - all undreamed of by the Fathers - the whole structure of modern life was impressed into this royal service."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
speech in Philadelphia on June 27, 1936
The demonic cabal has stolen money from Social Security to finance its militaristic wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (hence Bush II's frantic effort to destroy the Social Security system). It has skewed the tax laws so that the rich pay almost nothing while the working class suffers under huge tax burdens. The cabal is so insane that it will likely lead America--and the world--into a financial catastrophe that will make the 1930s depression look like child's play.
"There was an interview on CNBC of the renowned funds manager Julian Robertson. He is one of the greatest of the old-timers. 53 years on the Street. He manages the Robertson group of funds. They used to call him, still do call him 'Never Been Wrong' Robertson. He has predicted every economic cycle, every debacle, every bull market, and every bear market. Of course, he´s a very old man now. But his reputation on the Street is like nothing you could imagine. When the segment of his interview was through, his comments alone took the Dow Jones down 50 points. Just on his comments alone. That's how powerful this man's reputation is.
"Robertson was actually a teary-eyed, an old man. When Ron Insana asked him about his predictions, he said that he´s worried about the speculative bubble in housing and the fact that more than 1/4 of all consumer spending is now sustained by that bubble, plus the fact that 20 million citizens could lose their homes in a collapse of the speculative bubble in housing, and that the Fed and, indeed, central banks worldwide would act in concert out of desperation to reinflate the global economy in the process, creating an inflationary spiral unheralded in the economic history of the planet.
"Insana then asked, "Where does it end?" And he said, "Utter global collapse." Not simply economic collapse; complete disintegration of all infrastructure and of all public structures of governments. Utter, utter collapse. That the end is collapse of simply epic proportion.
"In 10 years time, he said, whoever is still alive on the planet will be effectively starting again.
"And the comments were so negative. I´ve never heard anything like it. From a guy who was 53 years on the Street. This is Julian Robertson, the renowned Republican. And yet he blamed everything on "the Bushonian Cabal," that the Cabal has now consolidated power and money on the planet to the maximum extent possible. That the planet's net liquidity--that is, net free cash flow--is now a negative number. That the planet is not simply sinking into a sea of red ink; it is already sunk.
"The people just don´t realize it yet." 5
"Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched."
George Bush Senior speaking in an interview with
Sarah McClendon in December 1992
Elites Throughout History
Pareto In the late 19th century two Italian social theorists, Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1933) and Gaetano Mosca (1858-1941)., put forward a principle which they dubbed the "Iron Law of Oligarchy." Pareto and Mosca asserted that human beings do not organize themselves spontaneously and that things only happen when a small group decides to act in moving the larger collection forward. Whether it be a book club or a nation, someone has to decide what the group will do, who will be members and who won't, when and where it will meet, and all the other minutia that most members of a collective never suspect have to be done. Most human beings have neither the time, the interest, nor the opportunity to act unless led by a small elite.
"Among the constant facts and tendencies that are to be found in all political organisms, one is so obvious that it is apparent to the most casual eye. In all societies-from societies that are very meagerly developed and have barely attained the dawnings of civilization, down to the most advanced and powerful societies-two classes of people appear-a class that rules and a class that is ruled. The first class, always the less numerous, peforms all political functions, monopolizes power and enjoys the advantages that power brings, whereas the second class, the more numerous, is directed and controlled by the first, in a manner that is more or less legal, now more or less arbitrary and violent."
Mosca, The Ruling Class
If we examine history with a discerning eye, we discover that power and initiative have always been exercised by a cohesive minority (elite) who are marked off from the mass of the population by some particular skill, quality, or insight.
Every step in human progress--social and spiritual--has been brought about by a handful of innovators who have discovered new and more productive ways of carrying out necessary tasks. The new methods and concepts both revise and replace the older, traditional techniques and ideas. Innovators, from Socrates to Jesus to Einstein, have been perceived by traditionalists as anti-social revolutionaries.
"Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the history of the Great Men who have worked here. They were the leaders of men, these great ones; the modellers, patterns, and in a wide sense creators, of whatsoever the general mass of men contrive to do or attain; all things that we see standing accomplished in the world are properly the outer material result, the practical realisation and embodiment, of Thoughts that dwelt in the Great Men sent into the world: the soul of the whole world's history, it may justly be considered, were the history of these."
Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes and Hero-Worship
Along with this natural tendency in human life for the few to become the innovators, there is the factor of status or preeminence.
"People everywhere strive for a ghostly substance called authority, cachet, dignity, dominance, eminence, esteem, face, position, preeminence, prestige, rank, regard, repute, respect, standing, stature, or status. People go hungry, risk their lives, and exhaust their wealth in pursuit of bits of ribbon and metal. The economist Thorstein Veblen noticed that people sacrificed so many necessities of life to impress one another that they appear to be responding to a 'higher, spiritual need.'"
Stephen Pinker, How the Mind Works
Mosca "If we consider...the inner ferment that goes on within the body of every society, we see at once that the struggle for preeminence is far more conspicuous there than the struggle for existence. Competition between individuals of every social unit is focused upon higher position, wealth, authority, control of the means and instruments that enable a person to direct many human activities, many human wills, as he sees fit."
Mosca, The Ruling Class
The term "elite," then, is a neutral term, referring to any small leadership group, whether its goals are positive or negative relative to the larger collective it controls.
"Human society is not homogeneous, it is made up of elements which differ more or less, not only according to the very obvious characteristics such as sex, age, physical strength, health, etc., but also according to less observable, but no less important, characteristics such as intellectual qualities, morals, diligence, courage, etc.... Just as one distinguishes the rich and poor in society even though income increases gradually from the lowest to the highest, one can distinguish the elite in a society, the part which is aristocratic, in the etymological sense, and a common part.... The notion of this elite is dependent on the qualities which one seeks in it. There can be an aristocracy of saints, an aristocracy of brigands, an aristocracy of scholars, an aristocracy of thieves, etc."
Pareto, Manual of Political Economy
The Indispensable Plato
Plato Plato provides the best solution regarding the tensions between various factions in a society and how best to order a nation to benefit all citizens. A nation, Plato recognized, can no more be governed by "the people" than a ship at sea can be controlled by the crew or passengers. Leadership--of a ship or a nation-state--requires special expertise that can only be gained by knowledge and experience.
Those best able to direct the course of a society, Plato maintained, are those who are trained in the search for wisdom (philosophy) and live their lives as guardians of the people. But instead of recognizing this insight as the guide for a nation-state, throughout history a small cabal of ignorant, self-deluded pretenders has seized political-economic-social control, ignoring those who truly know how to order a society.
Plato recognized that a nation would have to be composed of extraordinarily intelligent people to put philosopher-leaders in charge of their public institutions. Nonetheless, Plato contended that only if persons seeking true wisdom (philosophers) were the guardians of society would all people prosper.
"Suppose you now take this parable [of the mutineering seamen] to the gentleman who is surprised at finding that philosophers have no honor in their cities; explain it to him and try to convince him that their having honor would be far more extraordinary. . . .
"Say to him, that, in deeming the best votaries of philosophy to be useless to the rest of the world, he is right; but also tell him to attribute their uselessness to the fault of those who will not use them, and not to themselves. The pilot should not humbly beg the sailors to be commanded by him -- that is not the order of nature; neither are 'the wise to go to the doors of the rich' -- the ingenious author of this saying told a lie -- but the truth is, that, when a man is ill, whether he be rich or poor, to the physician he must go, and he who wants to be governed, to him who is able to govern. The ruler who is good for anything ought not to beg his subjects to be ruled by him; although the present governors of mankind are of a different stamp; they may be justly compared to the mutinous sailors, and the true helmsmen to those who are called by them goodfornothings and stargazers."
As in Plato's day, so in ours: a destructive cabal has seized illegitimate power, after passing itself off as a representative democracy. Plato defined disorder in the ordinary world of tyranny as polypragmosyne, the seizing of power by those who presume they possess expertise in all things.
In modern terms, this has been clearly illustrated in the case of the demonic cabal, which assumes that it has the understanding of how Americans ought to order their lives and therefore possesses the mandate to seize control of our society. What polypragmosyne means in practice is that the unskilled and unenlightened seize the rule of society to its detrimient and final destruction.
There is nothing more absurd than a Leo Strauss, a Henry Kissinger, a Zbibniew Brzezinski, or a Paul Wolfowitz--mandarins of the demonic cabal--pontificating on how the world ought be run. The supposedly superior groups of foreign policy advisors--Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg group--are farcical in their presumption of knowledge and understanding.
Lessons From the American Experience
The only time in history that a group similar to Plato's philosopher-guardians was in control of the destiny of a nation was during the American revolutionary period. Not only were many of the leaders of the struggle for independence intelligent, principled men, but a large number of ordinary citizens were as well. Many of these outstanding persons were direct products of the Enlightenment in general and Plato's thought in particular.
The common people were intelligent enough to understand that freedom meant freedom from the oppression of colonial aristocracy as well as freedom from British rule. One of their favorite slogans was: "Common people must be free from all 'Foreign or Domestic Oligarchy.'" They thought in terms of liberation from all oppression, not just "independence from Britain."
During colonial times, the "common people" were sometimes in control of their local governments. To control the Boston Town Meeting, urban workers, artisans and country farmers formed an alliance in 1768. A group of Boston merchants complained: "At these meetings, the lowest Mechanicks discuss upon the most important points of government with the utmost freedom."
colonial farm The "common people" were not taking orders, they were speaking and acting for themselves; they were making it clear that their vision of a new society was not that of the wealthy merchant class.
In Philadelphia, the working class was successful in gaining political power. In 1770, the mechanics held their first political meeting specifically restricted to their own class. By 1772, the working class had organized their own political organization, the Patriotic Society, to promote their own candidates and agenda. By mid-1776, laborers, artisans, and small tradesmen, had taken command in Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania constitution was created primarily by farmers and artisans. As one historian describes it, "the extent of popular control" put forward by these common people "exceeds that of any American government before or since." (Kenneth M. Dolbeare. Democracy at Risk, 1986)
The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 ignored women, slaves, servants and the poor, but it did challenge property rights: all free men who paid any public taxes whatsoever were entitled to the vote, This constitution is of major importance in American history because it reveals that the working class had a clear vision of government and the intelligence and resourcefulness to gain and use political power. By contrast the later federal Constitution is clearly seen as an elitist document which empowered the wealthy class.
The Pennsylvania Constitution was a high watermark of democratic ideals.
"A one-house Assembly whose members were elected annually was made the seat of almost all power. The Assembly was required to function in open public sessions, and to keep full records. Legislation had to indicate its purpose clearly in the preamble, and except in emergencies had to be published and distributed publicly by the Assembly before it could be considered for enactment--but only by the next session of that body, after another election had been held.
"The office of governor and its veto power were eliminated in favor of a weak Supreme Executive Council of 12 members, four of whom were elected each year for three-year terms. Judges were elected for seven-year terms, but were made removable for cause by the Assembly. A council of Censors was to be elected every seven years to review the government's performance and recommended a new constitutional convention if changes in its structure or powers were required. The extent of popular control involved in such a system exceeds that of any American government before or since. Indeed, opponents at the time referred to it as 'mob government.'"
Kenneth M. Dolbeare. Democracy at Risk, 1986
Massachusetts Governor Hancock During the "War for Independence," many of the colonial states changed the form of their state constitutions to reflect their democratic ideals. In most states there was a movement toward subordinating the executive branch of government and conferring primary power on the legislature. In many states, the governor was elected and in ten states his term of office was one year. In every state there was an executive or privy council which the governor was required to consult on all important decisions. The purpose of such a council, usually appointed by the legislature, was to provide an important check on the governor. In every state, judges could be impeached by the lower branch of the legislature. In none of the states could the courts declare the acts of the legislature null and void.
John Jay The efforts of the working class to build widely popular governments similar to Pennsylvania's in other states failed by and large. In Massachusetts, for example, property qualifications for voting were increased rather than decreased. Ninety percent of the population in Maryland was excluded from holding office because of property qualifications. However, the Regulator Movement in 1766-1771 organized against wealthy and corrupt officials in the colonial states and tried to get middle and lower class people elected to their assemblies.
After the wealthy merchant class had decided to declare its independence from Britain, it needed cannon fodder for its "war of independence."
"Those upper classes, to rule, needed to make concessions to the middle class, without damage to their own wealth or power, at the expense of slaves, Indians, and poor whites. This bought loyalty. And to bind that loyalty with something more powerful than material advantage, the ruling group found, in the 1760s and 1770s a wonderfully useful device. That device was the language of liberty and equality, which could unite just enough whites to fight a Revolution against England, without ending either slavery or inequality."
Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
As in all wars in our national history, the working class answered the call to arms. However, the war exacerbated the growing class conflict when the working class soldiers experienced grievous inequities:
* the rich could buy their way out of the draft
* officers received much more pay than common soldiers
* common soldiers often received no pay:
o during the war some common soldiers who had not been paid attacked the headquarters of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, forcing the members to flee to Princeton across the river
o after the war, the lack of pay to common soldiers was one of the major causes of the Shays rebellion
Civil strife due to class conflict continued throughout the war in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The working class was seeking what President Lincoln would later describe as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people--a commonwealth--whereas the wealthy class was seeking a plutocracy.
"[The cabal that concocted the Constitution] . . . had no wish to usher in democracy in the United States. They were not making war upon the principle of aristocracy and they had no more intention than had the Tories of destroying the tradition of upper-class leadership in the colonies. Although they hoped to turn the Tories out of office, they did not propose to open these lush pastures to the common herd. They did believe, however, that the common people, if properly bridled and reined, might be made allies in the work of freeing the colonies from British rule and that they--the gentry--might reap the benefits without interference. They expected, in other words, to achieve a 'safe and sane' revolution of gentlemen, by gentlemen, and for gentlemen."
John C. Milller. (1943). Origins of the American Revolution
The American Plutocracy Degenerates Into a Cabal
A small group of wealthy people in America has always ruled the nation for its own benefit, not for the welfare of the people. The huge land holdings of the British loyalists, for example, was one of the obscenities against which poor soldiers fought in the American "War for Independence."
the British House of Commons But after the war Lord Fairfax, a friend of George Washington, was allowed to retain his five million acres encompassing twenty-one counties in Virginia.
The first American revolution resulted only in a change in rulers: from the British elite to an American plutocracy. Sixty-nine percent of the signers of the Declaration of Independence had held colonial office under England.
The devolution of a partially benevolent elite into a malignant cabal occurred when the wealthy merchant elite grew fearful of the working class's power and made sure that delegates to the first Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1774 were all members of a select cabal. They cloaked their perfidy by saying that members were selected from the "ablest and wealthiest men in America." John Jay, later to become the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, was elected as president. His sentiment was a forecast of what the Constitutional cabal would establish: "The people who own the country ought to govern it."
"We see then, that in the context of the struggle for independence, the specific aspirations of common people put them into conflict with the people we think of as the 'Founding Fathers' or Framers. The Sons of Liberty, the Loyal Nine, and the Boston Committee of Correspondence and other such groups which the Framers organized were rooted in the 'middling interests and well-to-do merchants' and upper classes. They have been wrongly described as revolutionary. The truth is that they took great measures to keep the peace and defuse revolutionary tendencies. the Boston tea partyAs mass resistance to British policies mounted, for example, they urged, 'No Mobs or Tumults, let the Person and Properties of your most inveterate Enemies be safe.' Sam Adams agreed. James Otis urged, 'No possible circumstances, though ever so oppressive, could be supposed sufficient to justify tumults and disorders . . .' The Boston Committee of Correspondence actually did its best to contain and control the militancy of activists involved in the Boston Tea Party."
Jerry Fresia. Toward an American Revolution, 1988
Declaration of Independence The American revolution was supposed to result in the creation of a republican form of democracy, with the various branches of government providing countervailing powers. However, the leaders of the clandestine 1787 Constitutional Congress concocted a flawed Constitution which made it possible for a plutocratic minority to seize all the reins of power.
Patrick Henry refused to attend the Constitutional Convention, and genuinely democratic patriots such as George Mason, Luther Martin, John Francis Mercer, and Elbridge Gerry participated in the convention but refused to sign the new constitution because it lacked a Bill of Rights, provided inadequate representation for the people, and did not provide for a viable separation of powers.
George Mason said that the president and Senate, as set up by the Constitution, would easily form "a combination that cannot be prevented by the representatives. The executive and legislative powers thus connected, will destroy all balances."
Thomas Jefferson was in France at the time of the Constitutional Congress, and he only later realized that the Federalist leaders had created a new form of tyranny by seizing all governmental powers. The reality became clear to Jefferson, Madison, the Democratic-Republican party, and the American people in general that the republic was being taken over by a new cabal: the Federalist Party and its tool, President John Adams.
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
James Madison, Federalist Papers #47
The worst fears of Patrick Henry, George Mason, and many other anti-Federalists had been realized: the Constitution provided no viable means of making certain that the powers of government could not be appropriated by a single faction. In terms of providing for a government controlled by the consent of the governed, the Constitution proved to be a failure from its very beginning.
"The Founding Fathers did lead the war for independence from Britain. But they did not do it for the equal right of all to life, liberty, and equality. Their intention was to set up a new government that would protect the property of slave owners, land speculators, merchants, and bondholders. Independence from England had already been secured in parts of the country by grassroots rebellion a year before the battles at Lexington and Concord that initiated hostilities with Britain. . . . It is one of the phenomena of modern times that revolutions are not favored unless they are led by people who are not revolutionaries at heart."
Howard Zinn. "The Greatest Generation,"
The Progressive, October 2001
The Innovative Elite
In his book Minority Report, H. L. Mencken concluded:
"The torch of civilization is carried . . . by a small minority of restless and enterprising men. The members of this minority work in countless ways, and there is an immense variation in the nature and value of their several activities. . . What they always aim at, whether by design or only instinctively, is the improvement of human life on this earth. One of them may do no more than devise a new and better rat trap, or a new way to make beans, or a new phrase, but some other, on some near tomorrow, may synthesize edible proteins or square the circle. Out of this class come not only all the men who enrich civilization, but also all those who safeguard it. They are the guardians of what it has gained in the past as well as the begetters of all it gains today and will gain hereafter. Left to the great herd it would deteriorate inevitably, as it has deteriorated in the past whenever the supply of impatient and original men has fallen off. This is the true secret of the rise and fall of cultures. They rise so long as they produce a sufficiency of superior individuals, and they begin to fall the moment the average man approximates their best."
Because of the destruction that this current demonic cabal has wreaked on the earth, some people reject any form of elitism as evil. However, as we saw earlier, "human progress" has always been largely the handiwork of a select few working against the grain of tradition. Galileo The true benefactors of humankind have always constituted a minority, bringing enlightenment and fulfillment to people by countering the demonic elements within their society.
Whether we speak of Socrates inveighing against the baleful "democratic" Athenian senate, Jesus contending with the noxious Jewish and Roman tyrants, or Galileo struggling against the corrupt Roman Catholic despots, human advancement has been the gift of the few.
The progress of civilization has largely been the work of creative and conscientious men and women, forgotten by history and derided by power brokers and scholastics. Mankind's spiritual--and physical--evolution has been guided by seers such as Hermes, Plato, Jesus, Rumi, Francis of Assisi, and Shakespeare.
The Enlightenment did not penetrate the Muslim world (except for small enclaves of Sufis), the East, and many parts of Europe. In those cultures, people continued to suffer from tyrannical governments and religious intolerance. The most deadening effect of their repressive dogmas and practices was in destroying its few great innovators and thinkers, either by silencing them, driving them out of their societies, or making it impossible for them to develop their talents. In any nation where this occurs decline is inevitable.
Many of the Protestants and Jews persecuted by Spain and Portugal found refuge in England and the Netherlands, two countries which, despite their relatively small populations, achieved great innovations in thought and technology in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Britain benefited most when Catholic tyrants in Europe persecuted enterprising Jews and Protestants, bringing these victims of suppression to what they considered the land of hope and glory.
In Britain they made profound contributions in the development of the British economy, the arts, and enlightened thought in general. This is the chief cause of England's being able to establish itself as the world's leading power. In the eighteenth century, British Enlightenment leaders helped create a New World in America, providing the ideas and manpower to form a "more perfect union."
Superiority in intelligence, creativity, and leadership does not in any way insure superiority in respect to morals or character, as we see clearly in the American experience. Persons such as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams, who helped bring about American independence from Britain, were nonetheless willing to form a cabal to work against the interests of the common people. Even so, people such as Patrick Henry, George Mason, Luther Martin, John Francis Mercer, and Elbridge Gerry--clear products of the Enlightenment--helped America to achieve some degree of liberty and justice.
History has seen repeated instances when repressive institutions, such as the Roman Catholic Church and European and Asian tyrannies, have destroyed the minds of their populations in an effort to create a more efficient and sure way to rule. Roger Bacon and Galileo were two of the great hopes of science. In condemning and imprisoning them, the Roman Catholic and civil authorities not only silenced these great scientific minds, but also suppressed whole generations of other potential geniuses who might have otherwise followed in Bacon's and Galileo's footsteps. Because of the ignorance of the so-called "men of God" and the pretended "great leaders of nations," these societies remained scientific and cultural wastelands for an additional two hundred years after the Enlightenment had transformed many parts of Europe and the New World. The scientific revolution remained the achievement of Protestants and other free thinkers.
"So history, namely change, has been mainly due to a small number of 'seers,' --really gropers and monkeyers--whose native curiosity outran that of their fellows and led them to escape here and there from the sanctified blindness of their time."
James Harvey Robinson , The Mind in the Making: the Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform, 1921
In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries we have seen a return to such mindless, destructive repression of the human mind. The current demonic cabal was able to create its power bases--such as the American Federal Reserve System--with the help of a select elite of thinkers--such as Walter Lippmann--who were in part the outgrowth of the Enlightenment. This is similar to the experience during the time of the American revolution when a beneficent aristocracy--as well as enlightened members of the general populace--brought about a new nation dedicated to the idea of government for the benefit of all citizens.
The demonic cabal has so soundly destroyed the minds of the American population --including their own--that this is now beginning to catch up to them with a vengeance. We have only to compare the mind of a cabal mandarin such as Henry Kissinger or Paul Wolfowitz with an enlightened thinker such as Patrick Henry or Abraham Lincoln.
The policies of the demonic cabal are literally insane and suicidal. The neanderthal, reactionary leaders of the neoconservative push for world dominance lack even the most basic kind of intelligence or morality. They are--as in the case of Karl Rove--diabolically crafty and Machiavellian, but they lack the elemental human qualities of compassion, justice, and benevolence. Such sub-humans cannot remain in power for an extended period, for their avarice and corruption eventually outrun their ability to understand reality.
Overcoming the Deadly Myth of Democracy
From the beginning of human history, as we've seen, nations have been ruled by small groups. Unscrupulous persons discovered that one of the easiest ways to rule a country was to make the people think that they, the people, were ruling, when in fact a small cabal was controlling all poltical and economic events for their own interests.
Few such rulers have been forthright enough to admit that they were using the myth of democracy (rule of the people for the people) to institute and perpetuate an elite form of government. One such ruler who spoke in straightforward terms was William Penn (1644-1718), the English religious leader and founder of the colony of Pennsylvania. In his book Some Fruits of Solitude (1693), he said that the way for an elite to rule was to:
"Let the people think they govern and they will be governed."
"Talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them 'You are supreme: exercise your power.' They say, 'That's right: tell us what to do'; and I tell them. I say 'Exercise your vote intelligently by voting for me.' And they do. That's democracy; and a splendid thing it is too for putting the right men in the right place."
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic
Boanerges, in The Apple Cart, act 1
One of the reasons why ignorant and ill-intentioned thinkers have attacked Plato, is because he was forthright enough to reveal the reality of democracy--that it is in actuality the manipulation of the masses by an elite who fools the common people into thinking they are ruling when they aren't.
"These will be some of the features of democracy. . . it will be, in all likelihood, an agreeable, lawless, parti-colored society, dealing with all alike on a footing of equality, whether they be really equal or not."
Plato, The Commonwealth
Plato had seen this form of swindle practiced on the citizens of Athens, and had seen the deadly results of such a fraud when a pseudo-democratic group sentenced his teacher and friend Socrates to death on trumped-up charges.
"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
Henry Louis Mencken
Plato understood that a society must have either of two basic forms of government:
* Oligarchy: a government in which a small elite group rules for its own benefit
o Plutocracy: rule of those with wealth
o Tyranny: rule of a criminal cabal
* Commonwealth: a government in which politcal and economic principles and practices accrue to the benefit of all members of society
o This form of government is ruled by some type of aristocracy, those with some kind of special knowledge and skill.
o Plato believed that a commonwealth should be ruled by those persons who were seekers of wisdom--philosophers.
One of Plato's major works was entitled Politeia (πoλιτεια), the Greek word for Commonwealth. The title of this work has been mistranslated as The Republic when its actual title is The Commonwealth.
Plato saw clearly that the swindle called democracy quickly degenerates into tyranny--as we have seen throughout American history. The current demonic cabal is simply the most recent embodiment of this swindle. You can see this most clearly both domestically and abroad:
* within the United States the cabal has stolen the 2000, 2002, and 2004 elections and has now set up permanent structures to make sure that fair elections are no longer possible
* the Bush II puppet junta pretends that the client-state dictatorships it set up in Afghanistan and Iraq are democracies
Bush and other junta members use the word "democracy" as a shibboleth to fool the ignorant American masses, pretending that they are spreading this magic form of government to as many nations as possible. "Democracy" has now become the mask for tyranny and imperialism.
As Howard Zinn has shown in A People's History of the United States,
"The American system is the most ingenious system of control in world history. With a country so rich in natural resources, talent, and labor power the system can afford to distribute just enough to just enough people to limit discontent to a troublesome minority. It is a country so powerful, so big, so pleasing to so many of its citizens that it can afford to give freedom of dissent to the small number who are not pleased. How wise to turn the fear and anger of the majority toward a class of criminals bred - by economic inequity - faster than they can be put away, deflecting attention from the huge thefts of national resources carried out within the law by men in executive offices."
" The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."
The Saving Remnant
We saw in an earlier essay that though ordinary humans are rapidly losing the ability to understand reality, a small contemporary group is accessing supernormal knowledge through portals into Higher Consciousness. These are the true representatives of Plato's vision of philosopher-leaders. They are making knowledge available about what is actually going on in the world--beyond what the demonic cabal media lies say is going on.
And, of critical importance, they are preserving higher knowledge in books and Web sites which will be available when conditions have degenerated to the point where a rudely awakened mass of people will suddenly say: "How can we get out of this intolerable situation? What knowledge do we need to re-build a sane and progressive world?"
These supra-humans have undergone a spiritual transformation through initiation into a Higher Consciousness and are harbingers of the evolutionary Supra-Human. The foundation of this transformational knowledge lies with what is called the Perennial Tradition. These savants are now laying the foundation for a new culture which will follow the current Dark Ages brought on by the demonic cabal.
After humankind had degenerated during the Dark Ages, Perennialist teachers made available to the West the teachings which spurred Renaissance literature and art, science, and the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment provided the impulse which brought about the American revolution and its transformative documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
These and the additional embodiments of the Perennial tradition--the Hermetic, Platonic, and Esoteric Christian, among others--have inspired humankind ever since and today give proof to people worldwide that a New World is being realized in an invisible way and is overcoming the demonic cabal.
* The Rockefellers
o Edward Jay Epstein: The Rockefellers
o Gary Allen: The Rockefeller File
o U.S.-British Oil Imperialism
o Oil Rulers: I
o Oil Rulers: II
* The Bush Family
o George Bush: The Unathorized Biography
o The Bush-Nazi Connection
o The Bush-Saudi Connection
o The Nazification of America
o What's Behind Bush's War With Iraq
o How Both Bushes Attacked Iraq
o Weapons of Mass Destruction Doublethink
* War Crimes and War Profiteering
* The Roadshow of Deception
* Linda Minor: The Road from Harvard to Enron
* Al Martin's The Conspirators
* Gary Webb. Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
* Video of covert history of CIA drug smuggling from Nicaragua to Arkansas and South Central Los Angeles
* Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall. Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America
* Kent Heiner: "The Impact of the Illicit Drug Trade on the American Political Process"
* Pete Brewton. The Mafia, CIA and George Bush
* Robert I. Friedman. Red Mafiya : How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America
* Alfred W. McCoy. The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia
* Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks, The CIA and The Cult of Intelligence
* John Prados. The President's Secret Wars
* Jim Hougan. Spooks
* Johathan Kwitny. The Crimes Of Patriots
* Fifty Years Of Drug Trafficking By CIA and Other Government Operations
* Rodney Stich. Drugging America: A Trojan Horse
* Rodney Stich. Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the Cia, Dea, and Other Covert Agencies
1 Demonic: a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
2 Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
3 Paranoid conspiracy theorists are discussed here.
4 Victor Marchetti, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence
This is the first book the U.S. Government ever went to court to censor before publication. In this book, Marchetti tells us that there IS a "Cabal" that rules the world and that its holy men are the clandestine professionals of the Central Intelligence Agency.
5 Financial Catastophe
Updates and References:
* Republican Terrorists
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