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Ron Patton | June 27, 2019
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Today in the United States you will find that there are many people that have multiple views about what America stands for, what we are working towards and what exactly is our role in the world.

We are in transition from a relatively stable world, dominated by a handful of major powers, to something we cannot yet define. It seems clear, however, that there is a greater rapidity of change, accompanied inevitably by manipulation, cover-up, and half-truth. Some people won’t even know that they are being lied to.

Those who rule in this country have such an advantage over us because we Americans have an attention deficit when it comes to history, compared to the rest of the world’s population. We also limit our resources for information. If the majority of Americans were to read periodicals published outside of the United States you would see just how gullible we have become.

The overall appearance of The United States in the foreign press seems to bear a resemblance to what is happening in Europe – only the international Press hopes that we don’t end up like them and that we understand that there is a conspiracy to destroy the sovereignty of nations, throw people into years of war and leave them wanting to be saved from their peril with a World Order that promises peace and tranquility.

Hitler once said of people “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer to don’t think. By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.”

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt commented about just how proficient government is in planning their battles and convincing the citizens that they are for their own good, fully unaware that the paradise that they think they’re in is literally a gulag.

FDR once said, “If it happens, it is because we planned it that way.” This kind of mindset negates the belief that people are always in control of their government or aware of what they are plotting and executing policy. It is important to somehow lift the veil of propaganda and see with eyes wide open that we can obviously see that the stakes are so awesome in this contest of life and death, that the characterization of the good guys and the bad guys are all about just who has the greater influence on convincing the people that an enemy is at the gates and that they are busting through our borders in some planned invasion.

No one wants to come right out and say that the United States is at war at home. This is what happens in other countries. Our image parameters of what constitutes war in America are like blinders in some respects because no one wants to admit the United States is now waging war against itself.

We have seen the enemy, and we know it is ourselves but it is hard to finally admit that the war that will create a battlefield in America has begun.

We now are fully aware that the government that wants to coerce you into believing that everything is under control in America are very likely to be the criminal element behind the terror and corruption that we wish to blame on others.

One of the biggest casualties of war is the truth. But two of the greater evils of war are ignorance and denial.

Long before the attacks of 9/11 Americans and the world in general, through an ethos of “blind faith”, have made themselves vulnerable to orchestrated deceit. Americans have been lured into following philosophies that have brought them into a maelstrom of problems. They continue to make the wrong choices and believe in consensus myth. Myths and lies that are created by government think tanks and encouraged by a media that refuses to challenge government tinkering and psychological engineering.

Experimental Politics have been used on the American people and these types of experiments have been successful in creating a cold political war in the United States. This cold political war has been responsible for left wing and right wing fights that have opened the dialogue for surrender to State socialism, a citizen security and spying apparatus and the controlled demolition of the welfare state and means we have to sustain ourselves in a country that whether we like it or not is at war.

The war we are in now was spun at first by myth makers who trained and brainwashed their initiates in creating a phantom enemy that to this day many Americans believe exists and yet they do not know exactly who the enemy is until they are told who to hate by the mainstream narrative and various political parrots.

The only way to have true freedom now is to be somewhat detached and use objectivity. I am not saying to be uncaring or not be active — I know it is hard for some people to abandon a rigid view of politics– but this is why Americans are in the mess they are in. We have to realize that there is a conspiracy to create myths within the parties to get people to fall into a trap where they compromise their morals and philosophies for the flavored aggression of the week.

In the world of conspiracy theory, everyone has secrets that they keep and there are big things being planned. Sometimes these things are so dark and evil that most people do not realize that they are feeding the beast that will eventually eat them or destroy everything that we have fought for that others before us have fought for. Even the lies we cling to can sometimes be far harder to shake than the truth. Many things we believe are based on our own bigotry and prejudice.

I am seeing that most Americans are falling for the philosophies brought forward with sophisticated propaganda created by mythmakers.

They spin myths to establish their various political cults.

One of the mythmakers who was successful in bringing his philosophies into contemporary politics was Leo Strauss. Strauss championed the importance of elites creating “unifying myths” against a common enemy. Strauss was a political philosopher from the University of Chicago. He taught students that the prosperous society we were living in contained the seeds of our own destruction. He believed that Western Liberalism led to nihilism.

Strauss believed individual freedom gave people the reason to question everything. Too much individualism would lead to people questioning morality and shared values that held society together.

Strauss claimed that the only way to reverse this type of nihilism would be to have politicians create strong and inspiring myths that everyone could agree upon. He believed that in order for a government to retain control there would have to be certain illusions created in order to restore a sense of order.

Two of the most important myths that needed to be asserted according to Strauss were myths about religions and myths about nations. Combining the two would give a nation some trumped up destiny to fight against the forces of evil.

Leo Strauss’ favorite television show was Gunsmoke. He believed that the old good guys bad guys show best demonstrated his theories. Good guys wore white hats, the bad guy wore black. The good guy would be quicker on the draw and if the bad guy was not caught he would always be lying in wait for the next time.

Some of Strauss’ students, or students of his students, went on to become conservative policy intellectuals in Washington. Many of them still hold on to the philosophies of Strauss which oddly enough are similar to those of Hitler and Mussolini.

Strauss had stated that “A political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat.” Following Machiavelli, he maintained that if no external threat exists then one has to be manufactured.

Strauss also advocated governments letting terrorizing catastrophes happen on one’s own soil to one’s own people in order to create a state of heroism with regard to leadership. He advocated the use of False Flag attacks to put people into a state of panic so those in positions of power can suggest anything and everything to “remedy” the crisis including war.

Strauss influenced a large body of students, who became or evolved into a group of neoconservatives. These neoconservatives entered government and influential media in large numbers and either made policy themselves or influenced those in power. Arguably this began in the George H.W. Bush administration, became well organized and secretly wielded their threatening maneuvers during the Clinton administration and were completely in control of the George W. Bush Administration. Among the policies they devised or promoted were the Iraq War and the broader new strategic doctrine announced in the document “The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, or the Project for the New American century, where they proposed long extended wars throughout the Midddle East. However, they proposed that getting America to support extended wars would be a daunting task.

The threat posed by US terrorism to the security of nations and individuals was outlined in prophetic detail in a part of the security strategy document.

What was needed for America to dominate much of humanity and the world’s resources, it said, was “some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”.

The attacks of September 11th, 2001 provided the “new Pearl Harbor”, described as “the opportunity of ages”. The extremists who have since exploited September 11th come from the era of Ronald Reagan when far-right groups and “think-tanks” were established to avenge the American “defeat” in Vietnam. In the 1990s, there was an added agenda: to justify the denial of a “peace dividend” following the cold war. The Project for the New American Century was formed, along with the American Enterprise Institute, the Hudson Institute and others that have since merged the ambitions of the Reagan administration with those of the administration of George W. Bush.

Some of the names involved were Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Lewis Scooter Libby, William J Bennett, and a dramatically mustachioed rogue named John Bolton.

Bolton is the leftover war hawk who is President Trump’s National Security Adviser – this means one thing – Helter Skelter will always be a threat as long as he is involved with the current administration.

Warhawks like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are not above using trickery and false flags to bring us to Armageddon.

That is why we should be cognoscente of how they operate and how they somehow are able to continue their criminal activities in Washington.

Warhawks that call themselves leaders of the United States have an extensive and well-documented history of using lies, manipulations, and distortions to manufacture consent for war from a populace that would otherwise choose peace, and a Reuters poll released last month found that only 12 percent of Americans favor attacking Iranian military interests without having been attacked first.

The fact that Americans have to be tricked into every major military action since the Spanish-American War is telling in itself.

If Americans were truly a war hungry nation, the Hawks wouldn’t need to do that. Notice too how these tricks almost always hinge on manipulating Americans’ desire to help others.

The manipulators literally have to use people’s goodness to manufacture consent for war by making it all about a “dictator” who is harming his people or some variation of this theme. The Hawks could try to play off of hatred or fear, but they know it wouldn’t work nearly as effectively as manipulating the already-installed “Save the day!” helping desire that most Americans live and breathe.

I believe that when President Trump called off military action against Iran, he did so because he truly felt that all of the so-called evidence of an Iranian attack in the Straight of Oman was truly flimsy at best.

It was an obvious false flag, I knew it, a majority of American’s knew it and President Trump knew it – the problem is no one gave him credit and no one seems to see that President Trump seems to be locking horns with the neocon artists that use trickery to coerce Americans into war.

It may surprise people to know that on the day of the Gulf of Oman incident, “Gulf of Tonkin” briefly trended on Twitter. It is obvious why — Americans are waking up, these tricks are becoming more and more conscious for an increasing number of Americans.

As it becomes more apparent that they’ve been lied to, you could expect people to compartmentalize away from the bloodshed by arguing for exceptionalism and for strengthening of US geostrategic interests no matter the cost.

They could simply switch gears and take their cues from Bolton and the neocons. But the large majority doesn’t and if they are smart and aware they won’t.

Americans are war-weary, they are horrified and they are worried that we are becoming the bad guys, or no better than the enemy they are told exists.

I remember when I called out the false flag in the Gulf – I had a great amount of support on the phones but was getting a lot of the same old “I stand by my President” emails. I am sure that meant that they thought President Trump was going to drop bombs because of some lame blurry video he saw — he didn’t because he knows what is at stake and he doesn’t want to be a puppet, at least for now.

Trump may have seen the responses on social media and how that the people made it very clear that the will for a war with Iran was almost nonexistent.

Oh but of course all those pro-war advocates will tell me that Iran has done bad things to us in the past and I agree wholeheartedly but that does not mean that they were responsible for what happened in the gulf and spoiler alert the attacks that happened were not on American ships – You would not believe how many people told me that they were military ships and that this was an act of war – was this an example of how the media failed to make clear that the story of Mike Pompeo and the Japanese did not match?

Notice how all of the boisterous brinkmanship form our allies has now been quieted with reality?

All Americans that jump on the war bandwagon have not learned anything from the 911 attacks and they certainly do not want to hear that criminals exist in Washington that doesn’t answer to Congress and yet wield enough power to ignore the wishes of the American people.

We as Americans are subject to the most sophisticated propaganda in the world, and if all of it was to be believed we would be fighting indefinite wars with phantoms and shadows made up by the mythmakers who wish to wage war.

When you’re in the thick of a society that keeps seeing itself manipulated into war after war after war—you tend to wonder about its overall mental health.

Being susceptible to propaganda has very little to do with intelligence. You will notice that some of the smartest people you know not only fervently believe the propaganda, but they are also able to gaslight themselves and others more effectively than most with their own clever arguments.

No matter what you might think of President Trump he made the right call. Calling off or at least delaying a military strike on Iran was prudent. It went against all the propped up notions that he is a trigger happy madman that wishes to plunge us into World War III.

But keep in mind that threats, vagueness, and his propensity to turn on a policy dime are genuinely disturbing.

The system, as designed in the Constitution, judiciously places the supreme power of warfare squarely on the collective judgment of the peoples’ elected representatives. Discussion, debate, deliberation – these ought to be the hallmarks of any rather profound decision to attack a country.

We should be more aware of the John Boltons, Mike Pompeos, and Lindsey Grahams of the world and who they serve and why they wish to wage war.

It is easy and somewhat accurate to blame congress, or the media, or various presidents themselves, but the rot runs much deeper. Average Americans have forgotten how to be true citizens, forgotten how to mobilize in the streets and demand change.

We are not stupid but we are too trusting of people who claim to be sane leaders.

We are very adept at avoiding the feeling of shame when we realize we have been duped. , and people will use many strategies to avoid feeling the shame of being duped.

Lies have been told and there are many people that still believe the lie just like many people still believe that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of Mass Destruction, or that Iraqi soldiers marched into Kuwait and ripped babies out of their incubators.

This type of obfuscation will end the way these things always end: the use of state power to discredit, smear, and ultimately outlaw dissenting opinions.

If we don’t expose the lies we are fed, we will reach a cult crisis point within the Hegelian dynamic that will lead to a loyalty ultimatum – and that loyalty ultimatum will include giving up your First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, and Fifth Amendment rights.

We all know that no one dare touches our Second Amendment rights, but again nothing is out of the question at this point because in the new McCarthyesque Police State, everyone will be under suspicion.

We must be vigilant in directing our anger at the manipulators and not the manipulated. We must understand that the small enemies, scapegoats, and the political parties have been propped up are nothing more than weapons of mass distraction – the true criminals are still doing their handy work.

Written by Ron Patton

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