Culture of Ignorance – Part One

The first revolution will not be televised, that is the revolution of the mind and of consciousness. Courtesy of The Burning Platform :

“Five percent of the people think;

ten percent of the people think they think; 

and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”

– Thomas Edison

The kabuki theater that passes for governance in Washington D.C. reveals the profound level of ignorance shrouding this Empire of Debt in its prolonged death throes. Ignorance of facts; ignorance of math; ignorance of history; ignorance of reality; and ignorance of how ignorant we’ve become as a nation, have set us up for an epic fall. It’s almost as if we relish wallowing in our ignorance like a fat lazy sow in a mud hole. The lords of the manor are able to retain their power, control and huge ill-gotten riches because the government educated serfs are too ignorant to recognize the self-evident contradictions in the propaganda they are inundated with by state controlled media on a daily basis.

 

“Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession – their ignorance.”

– Hendrik Willem van Loon

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Is the UK descending into a Police State….Yes it is

With the whole Snowden saga playing out, you have to wonder what our governments fear? Is our reality of world events and how they are portrayed to us a lie? Is that what they fear, the truth? Why shouldn’t we know what they’ve been upto, transparency is key when we are going through times of an alleged austerity.

The UKs illustrious leader David Cameron has been on 4 holidays so far this year. He visited Polzeath, after breaks in Scottish Hebrides, Portugal and Ibiza. Just one holiday would be nice for me.

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Is spying on everyone really necessary? Would the money be best spent on generating jobs and not, for example, spent gallivanting around Europe with the family, security, aids et al which the public pay for. Public oversight is required as our glorious leader has lost the sense of austerity, forethought and humility.

The truth is, in my opinion and I certainly don’t have a copyright on the truth, is that with mass surveillance of all phone, mobile, email and meta-data, installation of draconian laws, privatisation of countries assets including the countryside which thankfully failed, illegal wars, a political system bought and paid for by the banks and corporate, understated and fraudulent economic figures, torture accepted as enhanced interrogation and mass surveillance of the populous (I know I’m emphasising), that is fascism my friends.

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.

Ayn Rand

Courtesy of RT:

A “very senior government official” acting on behalf of Britain’s prime minister demanded the return or destruction of files leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Guardian’s editor Alan Rusbridger told the BBC.

The effort to seize or destroy the Snowden-related documents held at the Guardian’s London office was handled by senior Whitehall officials, who answered directly to Number 10 Downing Street, Rusbridger said during an interview with BBC News on Tuesday.

Initially reluctant to follow through with the request, the Guardian ultimately complied with the demand that documents stored in the UK be destroyed, as the daily already had copies of the material abroad and could continue carrying out its journalistic duties.

Rusbridger noting what he called the delicate balance between maintaining state security and acting in the public interest, concluded that the Snowden leaks revealed “concerns about the powers of the state” and were important public issues.

“Even President Obama has recognized this. It is a subject of ‘high public importance’. You cannot write about that if you do not have the facts,” he argued.

The government had previously threatened “prior restraint” – using legal channels to stop the Guardian from publishing further material – a move which Rusbridger believes would be “undoable in the US.”

The matter first unfolded some two months ago when the Guardian editor was contacted by a very senior government minister “claiming to represent the views of the prime minister.”

In the course of two meetings in which the handover or destruction of the materials was negotiated, he noted an “implicit threat” that others within the government and Whitehall “favored a far more draconian approach.”

He noted a change in tone just over a month ago, when he received a phone call from the “center of government” saying, “You’ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back.”

Rusbridger claims that upon capitulating to the government’s demands, arguing that Snowden-related matters could be handled outside of the UK, two GCHQ security experts arrived to oversee the destruction of the hard drives in the basement of the Guardian’s London office.

Meanwhile, Rusbridger told the BBC on Tuesday that David Miranda – the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald – is taking legal action against the UK’s Home Office after being detained for 9 hours under anti-terrorism legislation. Rusbridger told the BBC the Guaridan is supportive of Miranda’s decision to take legal recourse, but is not spearheading the effort.

On Tuesday Downing Street denied involvement in the decision to detain Miranda but said Number 10 was “kept abreast of [the] operation.”

Earlier in the day, Greater London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said the detention of Miranda was both “legally and procedurally sound.”

Claiming the detention of the 28-year-old was “necessary and appropriate”, the MET continued that contrary to some reports, Miranda had been offered legal representation and was attended to by a lawyer.

“No complaint has been received by the MPS at this time,” the police statement read.

Miranda was detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which grants police the power to stop and question people traveling through British ports and airports to determine whether they are involved in planning terrorist plots.

We have a new hero…Edward Snowden

The world woke up to the name of the NSA PRISM whistleblower over the weekend and his name is Edward Snowden. I take my hat off to him for bringing this totalitarian spying programme to the worlds attention. How can the leaders of the supposed free world carry out this spying on its citizens and justify it in the name of fighting terrorism? Quite simply, they can’t!

The only terrorists are our own governments, look at who they are backing in Syria for regime change as an example…Al Qaeda and Jabhat al Nusra. Or the apartheid state of Israel or the governments of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain or Jordan who do not tolerate free speech or political opponents…yer really spreading democracy. If this is not a sign for citizens across the world to rise up against our political and corporate masters, who no longer represent us, I do not know what is!

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Above is Edward Snowden, this is the face of a hero, along with Bradley Manning who is willing to stand up for what he believes in. I thank Glen Greenwald from the Guardian for bringing this to the attention of the British people and the people of the world. Imagine if Hitler had this technology? How many more millions would he have been able exterminate? I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Orwells 1984 was not meant to be an instruction manual!

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The UK government and in particular Mr Scrotum face himself, Mr Hague, a known liar and war criminal who should be tried for treason and crimes against humanity, had this to say…

Hague added that it was “fanciful” and “nonsense” to suggest that GCHQ would work with an agency in another country to circumvent the law.

Lying to the British public again…There’s only one answer to that lie and that is “extraordinary rendition”. There is clear evidence that British intelligence agencies were not truthful about their involvement in this as well as torture. Also adding to the illegal detention and torture of Afghanistan nationals.

This is why secret courts were introduced by Hagues own government to cover this immoral action. We were told that widespread phone hacking was fanciful nonsense, until the Guardian broke the story. Lies, lies and more lies.

For over 20 years what went on at the Hillsborough disaster was covered up, the families of victims abused and misled with lies.

We were firmly told about the intelligence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, hence the justification to invade. That was and is ridiculous, look at Israel saying Iran are close to a nuclear bomb but the only nuclear armed country in the Middle East is Israel, who have not signed the NPT, Iran has.

Recent history is littered with examples of how those in government have misled the public and acted in a way contrary to law, or have simply turned a blind eye, after sitting on the evidence. The only fanciful deceitful nonsense is that spoken by William Hague. When are we going to hold these people to account? That time is upon us!

“If you are a law-abiding citizen of this country going about your business and your personal life you have nothing to fear”

One name which jumps to my mind is “Jean Charles de Menezes”

This is I think one of the most sinister statements ever made by a British politician. There is plenty of evidence that innocent people do have things to fear.

“But if you are a would-be terrorist or the centre of a criminal network or a foreign intelligence agency trying to spy on Britain you should be worried because that is what we work on and we are, on the whole, quite good at it.”

Is this liar for real?

What about the 7/7 Bomber that the intelligence services followed after meeting with a known terrorist, and decided not to follow up because they were not a threat? What about the Aurora shootings, Christopher Dorner, the Boston Bombings, Sandy Hook and the death of Lee Rigby. This PRISM programme is not for our safety but for power and control.

I call on anyone who reads this, for our children and their children, to resist and rise up against these liars. Write to your MP, talk to your friends and family. I’m a big believer that history repeats itself, lest not forget what Hitler did when he had people’s information.