“Do Americans live in a false reality created by orchestrated events?”—Paul Craig Roberts
Our nation’s leading public intellectual was thereby responding to our work on Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing, but the extent and depth of deception by the American government with regard to the American people has no bounds. We even have a candidate for the office of the President of the United States resorting to the use of body doubles to keep the public from learning of the dire state of her health, which is copiously documented here. This is not theory: this is fact! The people are being played with the complicity of the mainstream media.
[Editor’s Note: We are not surprised that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre event has culminated in its participants’ direct intervention in the public schooling process through implementation of behavioral/ mental health programs. This trajectory has been evident since at least early 2013 and reported on at MHB (i.e. here and here). Such measures also involve overt and coordinated maneuvers of the Obama administration harnessing such federal agencies as the Department of Health of Human Services and Department of Education to further make over public education in a fashion similar to Scotland’s cradle-to-grave Getting It Right For Every Child. As noted in late 2014,
Using the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as its justification, the Obama administration has recently given the psychiatric business and pharmaceutical industry a major gift by quietly introducing a behavioral and mental health program in public schools throughout the United States. The maneuver was initially laid out on January 16, 2013 in President Obama’s executive policy, Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence.
The document is partly devoted to articulating Obama’s proposed gun control measures that failed to move gain legislative traction in 2013. Yet an under-reported section of Now is the Time is applied to “making schools safer” and “improving mental health services” for students.
In September 2014, for example, DHS put $99 million toward ‘mental health provider training’ for public schools, while DOE allotted $70 million to create “School Climate Transformation Grants” along shared lines.-JFT]
For Nicole Hockley, the mother of a child killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, this week marks an important milestone on a journey that began with her 6-year-old son Dylan’s death four years ago.
On Monday, Miami-Dade became the first school district in the country to implement Sandy Hook Promise — a violence-prevention program founded by Hockley and others who lost family members during the massacre — in all of its schools.
‘While it looked and sounded real, it was only a drill.’
By Cody Shepard The Enterprise (Jul. 26, 2016)
STOUGHTON – It was a situation Stoughton police say they never want to face. “Control, I’ll be off at the Dawe school with an active shooter,” an officer said over the radio in an urgent manner. “I’m at the front door. I’m taking shots. Shots fired, shots fired. Get me some help up here.”
While it looked and sounded real, it was only a drill. It aimed to prepare the town’s public safety agencies in the event a similar situation ever occurs in town.
The training video was released Friday by Stoughton Media Access Corporation. The exercise was performed by the Stoughton police, fire, public works and school departments.
Several officers arrived at the school and saw a cruiser near the front entrance, with smoke around it.
Rumors have been swirling all week that a national “Day of Rage” has been planned for Friday to protest the recent police-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
A group claiming to be part of the hacktivist group “Anonymous” posted a video on July 9 to promote the protests, featuring graphic footage from the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings. In their message to “citizens of the world,” an account calling itself the “TheAnonMessage” said, “We are calling on a collective day of rage. A day of action centered around civil disobedience and the right to protest.”
On this week’s edition of Real Politik public intellectual and academic iconoclast Darrell Hamamoto joins James to address an array of issues including the foundation-funded identity politics movement characterizing US college campuses in 2016. Hamamoto’s incisive socio-political research and commentary revealing the machinations of the modern power elite and knowledge machine have made him a significant force for meaningful awareness and change. Such efforts have been met with major resistance by his university employer and the larger forces governing today’s philanthropic and federally-dependent academic institutions.
On this edition James speaks with philosopher and esotericist Neil Kramer on the relationships between empire, education, and the modern psyche. Kramer argues that the world is at an important crossroads where people increasingly question their misplaced faith in traditional institutions and the experiences they seek to govern. Today human beings are commensurately discovering their own power as individuals, and using this empowerment to question the collectivist ideas and attitudes fostered by today’s mass media and schooling.
Neil Kramer’s research, writing and multimedia endeavors focus on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. He explores the relationship between inner development and the many social and cultural factors that influence our everyday lives. Kramer emphasizes embracing truth and confronting the negative in a journey to transform self.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.”
Edward Bernays. Propaganda (1928) First two paragraphs of Chapter 1.
I am tempted to begin every future article I create with the above quote. Read it again… slowly. Let it sink in, let it permeate your consciousness. Read it not as a disconnected third party, but read it with the realization that YOU, and everyone you know, are one of the ‘masses’. That we constitute the manipulated, the molded minds, the taste formed, and the ideas suggested. Read it with the understanding that it was not written by some idealistic, isolated academic but from someone who actually DID IT, and then literally wrote the book, the above book, on how to do it. I highly recommend reading the book. It’s a short book, fast read. Here is a free PDF. Here it is for $9.50 at Powells.com*.
*Note: I refuse to do business with Amazon. Powells normally has what I’m looking for. I also recommend for harder to find manuscripts trying Abebooks and Alibris.