January 31, 2012 (#1012)
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt Jan 31st, 2012:
Stages of Changes:
"The Pilgrim May Say, "Honest, It's Truth
But May Crumble When Told of a Future Bleak,
Most Really Want Someone to Turn the Clock Back
To 70's Disco, Drugs, Juvenile, Off the Track,
The Majority Believe Things Must Get Better,
As Media Spouts Austerity to the Letter
Of Global Governance by United Nations
With its Degreed System of Supreme Stations,
Truth is Heavy with Consequence, Burdens the Soul,
Till You Find Yourself, The Individual, to Be the Goal"
© Alan Watt Jan 31st, 2012
Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt – Jan 31st, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)
Hi folks. I’m Alan Watt and this is Cutting Through the Matrix on January 31st, 2012. For newcomers, make sure you use the website cuttingthroughthematrix.com because there’s hundreds and hundreds of audios to download for free; where hopefully you’ll understand this big massive system you’re living through. Not just the fallout as you live it, day by day, but the actual events that caused this system to come into being. The big plan as they say, this New World Order, the global society, the world community; all the same terms that they use for the same thing and of course that’s simply to throw people off the fact that it’s only one organization really running the world, and they’ve been doing it for a long time. I get beyond that into the foundations, the organizations that help set this up, that set up massive corporations. They have real, big corporations too. They have the controlling interest shares in all big international corporations as well. They literally run the whole kit and caboodle; banks, the military, you name it. They’re on the go. They think they’ve achieved their goal already, actually. All they have to do now is to remind the general public to mind their place; “mind your place, stay in your place and do what you’re told”. As we go through the part where they make omelets, like Rockefeller said, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs”. Well, we’re just the eggshells at the moment but we’ll die off and there’ll be other ones to take over from us, so it doesn’t really matter too much about that according to the big boys themselves.
So, go into the website; make use of it because it’s documented, lots of links. I go through some of the books too, written by the big boys themselves, who love to boast about how they pull it off. It’s just that nobody bothers to read them because there’s no real sex or kinky violence or anything like that in it at all to turn folk on these days. That’s what they unfortunately seem to need to read through these kind of books. It’s absent, it’s all dry boring stuff and once in a while you get a paragraph that’s a real gem, that’ll really let it out of the bag where we’re going, what they plan to do. You got to put all these extra paragraphs together from lots of books to make sense of their story because knowledge is deliberately scattered.
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Now, what I do, as I say, I chronicle events as we go through them because all we’re really doing is looking at the fallout of the big agenda. For every action, there’s always a fallout, you see. I said it years and years ago, I used to say for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction; and that’s picked up well across the board, that little old saying. It comes from physics, anyway. And it’s very, very true that the big boys know exactly what to do, when to do it; they plan everything, including the bank crashes. And they’re training us now to be subservient and obedient. Back with more after this break.
Hi folks. I’m back Cutting Through the Matrix, and just talking about the things that happen; actually most media, you see, dish out the things to talk about everyday, and we do, of course. We say, “Oh, look what they’re doing to us now” and “Oh, my God they’re going to do that next week”. That’s how we’re trained as well, you see. It makes people fearful. Most folk back off or buckle under or have a nervous breakdown because they understand, if they understand at all, what the agenda is. Others just simply get angry and get ulcers, basically, because nothing is done about it. What you’ve got is overwhelming force; you’ve got it across the whole planet right now, in the so-called civilized countries. All directed, again, through treaties from the United Nations and we’re going through this world order which really has a lot of people upset, of course, because they literally plan to change your ENTIRE way of living. Everything that became familiar to you will be completely altered. Youngsters won’t have it so bad, I’m talking about young children around maybe 7 or 8, because they’re already being programmed in school for this new society. They’re being programmed through their cartoons and through the fiction that they watch too, that something has to happen; something has to happen, that’s the mantra. They’re still churning out this mantra today from the United Nations, something has to happen: we can’t go on like this.
Of course, we could have gone on like this for an awful long time, but the fact is it was time to pull the banks in 2008 and they all knew it too when all the oversight committees were taken off banking institutions about ten years or so before that, or twenty, whatever it was, and it allowed them to do whatever they wanted. They knew they would create the massive bubbles, pocket the cash. They knew they were too big to fail and also, because they have their own pals in government, they knew they’d get bailed out. So they’d lose nothing and actually gain an awful lot and it would bring the population’s spending cash down. It would cause inflation so the cost of living would go up, and in comes this buzzword ‘austerity’.
Most folk don’t remember the member of the Green party, two or three years ago, who stood up and said “we need a war situation” publicly. “The people during a war, you know, they do what they’re told from government, they do with a lot less. They sacrifice more for the good of all, etc, etc, and that’s what we need to bring in.” Well it’s now called austerity, you see, and you’re being trained to be awfully austere. Plus of course, this private club, the G20, and it is a private club because no one in any population voted it in. Nothing was written in any charter to even allow it to happen; they just went ahead and made their own private club because you see they are transnational. Everything which is transnational is promoted by the United Nations; they actually say that in their charter. They’ll promote anything at all which is transnational, even the Olympic games; that’s why we spend billions on something that nobody watches. So, the G20 went ahead and made their own little club and then they draft up treaties and sign it and you’re now international. Simple as that, you see. No citizen gets a say in the matter. It’s just done, that’s it and now of course they’re redistributing your wealth across the world, which is your tax cash and your spending money. Because you got to help the poor nations now and of course it’s not to help the poor nations; as I say, it’s to help the international corporations that put bases in these poor nations.
So, we’re under a form of fascism but it’s combined with communism at the same time too. Very interesting, because, as I’ve said before, the big bankers set up this system a long time ago, long time ago and they helped promote communism and they funded it too. Especially from the US side, Baruch and lots of the big bankers funded it directly, in fact Schiff as well. Then they got the countries, in fact, under charity, dishing out cash to support communism, as well. That was something that went on for quite a few years and then the West fed them, the whole Soviet system, right up until they decided that they were not communist anymore, supposedly.
The whole idea, of course, was just like the dialectic, it was to give us space where technology would rush ahead for this technological era that they wanted to bring in. They couldn’t do it without a Cold War. Oh, they’re going to nuke us at anytime, you see, and of course, both sides went ahead and really stuck our cash, our tax money, into research for the big multinational corporations that now have eyes in the sky, that now monitor all of us through a thousand different methods, etc, etc. All planned this way. They couldn’t have done it, you understand, without the Cold War. Lenin said the same thing too. He said about seventy years, that’s how long the dictatorship will last, of the Soviet, and he says, eventually it will merge into the West, and out of that will come something not quite communist and not quite capitalist. This is the merger, where they run you on a socialist basis, you see. Socialism is the key. That was what was to come out of it.
Under socialism big bankers and those who want to rule can leave it all to massive levels of bureaucracy and agencies to deal with all the peasants at the bottom. Of course, under socialism, countries, or regions now of course they call it, will eventually go to the bankers and beg for their loans and then put you all down as collateral; as they’re doing right now, you see. You’re collateral and you’re also the guarantor for all those loans that you dish out to foreign countries that always renege on them. This is a game that we go through and then of course we immediately refinance them for another loan and you’re put down back home as the guarantor, once again. This is how the con game works.
Most people can’t really stick on the facts. They don’t really want to know how it got to be this way. Most people are so caught up in the daily fare given to us by the mainstream media. The mainstream media is pretty well owned and run by the Council on Foreign Relations. If you go into the CFR website you will find, for instance, that in their own writings now, they never used to do this, but in their own talks about the Mideast and wherever else they’re going into and planning the future, they used to just mention a writer’s name who did the report. Now they tell you the writer and the newspaper he works for, or the magazine, because you see they have their members in every newspaper and magazine company across the planet. So, everything is really in the open if you care to see it. Of course, they put their own magazine out too, Foreign Affairs, which always tells you what’s going to happen, because you see they’re part; they actually bill themselves as one of the biggest think tanks that advises governments across the world. So do the other ones too, the Brookings Institute and various other ones, Rand Corporation. Lots and lots and lots of them just advising government on strategies, on behalf again of this global structure, this global society.
They also have thousands of other ones working with psychologists, neuroscientists, etc, whose sole job is to monitor the public. They get all the data redirected to them from the big corporations, internet service providers and universities. They’re all working on YOU. How to control you; how are they feeling today? What’s the pulse of the general public? And they can vary things or distract you once again if you’re getting too keenly interested in the goings-on across the planet and the involvement of your own governments. So many ways to keep us distracted, entertained, or simply off balance.
And as we all go down the tubes, supposedly for the sake of the global greater good, the greater good of the global society, there’s no end of money going into police and military because there will be riots, when it’s time. There will be riots, there’s no doubt about it. They’ve planned for riots for thirty years; which tells you they knew exactly when they’d pull the plug on the banks, more than thirty years ago, when they set up all the different paramilitary organizations. They started with the police, who definitely became paramilitary, training with the military and so on.
Now, they also like to dish out and boast about the cost of things and their new toys that are going to all bash you in the head or whatever they’re going to do with them. This article here is from Wired. They’re boasting about:
Soldiers could one day conduct covert operations in complete secrecy, now that Pentagon-backed physicists have figured out how to mask entire events by distorting light.
(Alan: Well, this is the latest arm. They’ve been doing this for quite a few years; where they have cloaking devices, as they like to call them. They’ve hidden tanks before by really putting light from the back of the tank into the front of the tank through all these little silicon-based tubes, etc. You’ll just see trees, nothing but trees or whatever. This article goes on about their latest offering to the military. It says:)
This is the first time that scientists have succeeded in masking an event, though research teams have in recent years made remarkable strides in cloaking objects. Researchers at the University of Texas, Dallas, last year harnessed the mirage effect to make objects vanish. And in 2010, physicists at the University of St. Andrews made leaps towards using metamaterials to trick human eyes into not seeing what was right in front of them.
(A: Eventually you’ll have these characters, a whole army, standing behind you or in front or you or something – you won’t see them – on the street, that is.)
Masking an object entails bending light around that object. If the light doesn’t actually hit an object, then that object won’t be visible to the human eye.
It’s big bucks but that’s no problem, because you see you’re an endless pit of taxes and when you get soaked you simply take out the towel and wring it out again, you know, and stick it back in. It’s not bad, eh? That’s the whole idea of nations, is simply to tax you. You know when you change your country of origin or residence, when you apply to move to another country through your own government and through the other country’s consulate, they actually haggle over who owns you. That’s what it’s all about, because you, if you’re young enough, you’re a productive unit, you see. That’s what it is, you’re a tax-based unit and that’s what they’re haggling over. And they come to an agreement and there’s a little payoff to the country that’s getting left and then you’re taken onto the new country. That’s what a citizen is, you see.
The elite set up this whole idea of nations a long time ago. A natural nation of course didn’t sign anything into anything, it didn’t have Parliaments, etc; it didn’t have that. In fact, even Scotland used to have basically gatherings of the peoples, and everybody got their say, much like the American Indians. That was the only true form of government you could have. But once they start this legal stuff, oh, they bring the lawyers in, the guys with the big wigs and the big black cloaks and their missives down to their knees, then it’s a different story. They can change anything and you still think you’ve got a country, until you wake up one day and well, all these bosses seem to own it and you have no say at all. Back with more after this.
Hi folks. I’m back Cutting Through the Matrix, and talking about the system, the big system we all grow up into and most folk adapt and adapt and adapt, as we’re the most adaptable species on the planet as they say, the behaviorist school says. It’s very, very true we adapt to everything and the young do it too. They think everything is wonderful when they’re given all these smart phones and everything else, and games; they think it’s just great. So they’ll adapt very quickly into the changes. The generation that went before them were already adapted into getting searched, sometimes in schools, going through metal detectors and all that kind of stuff. So they’re ready; they were already prepared years ago for the TSA and going through all the different detectors there, under x-rays.
They’re not stupid at the top. They plan, sometimes fifty years, sixty, seventy years in advance of what’s going to happen down the pike. About three years ago the papers all came out with the fact that the big think tanks had talked about, “oh, there could be a ‘summer of rage’”, and it didn’t happen that year but they knew it was going to happen. How’d they know it was going to happen? Because eventually, last year, there was that piddling little thing, really, it wasn’t as big as they made it out to be, in London primarily and across some parts of England; and, of course, a lot of youngsters started to go on a looting spree. I have no doubt they had their instigators there to say “it’s time to go, lads, let’s go and loot”. Because you see, the government does have them planted all over the place. Now, here’s the reaction to it, which is exactly what the government always wanted:
UK riots: paratroopers are trained in riot control
By Sean Rayment, 28 Jan 2012, The Telegraph
Hundreds of soldiers from 3rd battalion The Parachute Regiment (A: The Parachute Regiment are shock troops; these are the ones they sent initially into Northern Ireland that sparked off the troubles for years. You don’t send paratroopers into the streets, folks. Definitely not in your own country.) spent last week learning how to contain and arrest "rioters" in a series of exercises mirroring last summers violence.
Defence sources have confirmed that if violence were to return to British cities, especially during the Olympic Games, (A: See, again, this supranational organization) the Paras would be "ideally placed" to provide "short-term" support to police forces around the UK.
(A: You can’t use Para, they’re gung ho. They’re trigger-happy. That’s what they’re for. That’s what shock troops are for. So they’re going to support police around the UK, that’s the whole country, just for the Olympics. Does that mean the whole of Britain is going to have troops in the streets just because of these stupid games? And you’re left with nothing but a massive bill at the end of it, for the taxpayers.)
Such a request would have to be made by the Home Office and would have to have Prime Ministerial approval, according to the source.
During the exercises at the Lydd training base in Kent, the elite troops were pelted with petrol bombs and missiles and "fought" running battles with gangs of protesters as part of the battalion's "public order training".
(A: They’ve got whole camps set up for that, like miniature towns and so on. They’ve had them for years.)
The battalion is the lead unit in the Airborne Task Force – the Army's premier rapid response unit... (A: Remember years ago I read the articles that said that eventually, in the future, now that we’re all global, we’ll have nothing but rapid response forces. Remember that term? Well, here it is.) ...the Army's premier rapid response unit and can be called on to deal with a wide range of emergency situations - from hostage rescue to riot control - around the world.
So there you go, it’s all in your face. By the way, you’re going to have, actually up to 2050, they say, this kind of situation is going to exist, with wars going on across the world. They’ve still got a few countries to take out after Iran and Syria, up to 2020 and beyond, in fact. So you’ll have terrorism at home, terrors at home and of course losing more and more rights as we go along because you’re all suspects, you understand. You might get a sudden overcoming of Moslem faith that just comes out of the blue, boom, and away you go, you see. And you know it’s all a con. This is a con, an excuse to change the entire planet into technocracy. Technocracy, supposedly a science; the commies were all for it too and so were a lot of the right wing guys too. Because literally it would come down to energy units; you’re all energy units, you consume energy, etc, etc. You’ll pay for every part of energy; that’s food, all the energy to make that food, clothing, everything. You’ll pay for that to the big boys, massive tax base for that, massive. That’s the wonderful world they have prepared for all of us, because every country is going through it, you understand. Nothing happens in one country today and not happening in another across the world; it’s all happening across the board at the same time.
I mentioned too, last night, the “UN panel aims for ‘a future worth choosing’”. It’s kind of like Obama, “Change is Good”, doesn’t explain what the change is. A ‘future worth choosing’ would depend who you are, wouldn’t it? Depends what it’s all about too. It’s the lead-up to the Rio Summit, the Rio part two, RIO+20 they call it. That’s where sustainability came out of, the biodiversity treaty came out of, Agenda 21 came out of, the Millennium Project came out of. You can’t use your land anymore because of this, this and this. You can’t take your water from that well, it’s not yours, even though it’s right under your house or whatever. It all belongs to the “global community,” you know. You have to pay for all that.
This is the planned society. The planned society; where those who are deemed worthy to have the brains to rule the rest, shall rule the rest and gone are all choices for you guys down at the bottom. I’m talking about all choices, even if you want to get married or whatever; no, they’ll tell you if you can or will not and eventually you won’t because they’re going to breed you in a different fashion. Your offspring will serve them well. Back with more after this break.
Hi folks. I’m back, Cutting Through the Matrix. Years ago I mentioned and I put up on the website in the archives section at cuttingthroughthematrix.com, a report put out by the think tank that works for the British military and for NATO countries. They gave us the whole scenario for the next thirty, forty years, including massive riots across the civilized countries, over food by the way, food, unemployment, poverty, etc. We didn’t know we were going to get that poor, but we weren’t told then that we were going to redistribute our wealth across the world; the communist plank, eh.
Anyway, the think tank put it out and they talked about even using neutron bombs, small battlefield neutron bombs on massive crowds that would gather spontaneously, flash mobs they called them, in their own countries. The one that they put out subsequently, I think a year ago, I put it up too at cuttingthroughthematrix.com, really toned themselves down a bit because they realized they’d let too much out of the bag and there were actually people out there reading it. Most folk don’t read this stuff, you see. They gave us the whole future. I might put that up again tonight, the first one, because it really lets the cat out of the bag. They knew about all the things that were coming down the pike long before anything happened. It shows you we’re living through an agenda.
We also know too, and I’ve mentioned over the years, of the depleted uranium that they’ve used across the world, from the munitions, American and British munitions, I think it’s mainly America that uses it now. We’ve seen, even mainstream, deformations of children, genetic abnormalities in Iraq and other countries. Tonight I’ll put one up from Afghanistan, because they really have hammered that country for a long time. It’ll really show you mutations, and really pretty horrible. You understand, reality is not tailor made for you. It doesn’t say, “oh, by the way, I’m sensitive, tone it down”. No, no, you either know the reality of life or you know no reality at all. I’ve said it before, if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. There’s so many people who say, “I want truth, I want truth”. They can’t handle it, most of them. What they want is someone to clean it all up for them and go back to a nice comfortable seventies era where things weren’t too bad. That’s what most folk truly want. Well, it’s not going to happen, we’re not in fiction here; we’re in reality. And that’s all you can deal with.
All the tools you were given and I’ve always said this myself. Politics and everything else is a racket. It’s just a puppet show for the public. All the tools, all the grievances that you could put into different departments are a waste of time because we’re not in democracy. We’re post democratic and even when we were in democracy, it didn’t work very well either. The tools you’re given are made of rubber and you try to use them and they bounce, they bounce off the road.
So, tonight I’ll put up this, victims of uranium munitions used by US forces in Afghanistan. You should look at these things because that’s the effect that you’ll have in your own countries, according to that think tank that worked for the military and the government in all NATO countries, where they plan to use small nukes, basically. Battlefield nukes on you if you riot. And don’t say, “oh, I won’t be rioting; I’d never join those hooligans”. Well, you might be starving by then. Think about it. Think about it, like they’re not going to miss little old you because you’re good; “I follow the rules”. What happens when you lose your job? What happens when the next round of mortgage crashes comes along and you’re on the street? We’re all in the same boat folks. Better think about it.
And then of course, Mr. Assange is into show business; maybe it’s always been that way, I don’t know. It says:
Assange to appear on Simpsons episode
February 1, 2012, ABC News
(A: Well I don’t care if you waterboarded me, I’d never go and do anything on the Simpsons. It’s a play, by the way, on apes, if you don’t get it; the Simps, you see, Simian. This is what they call them, Simps, chimps. It’s a play on all of you. Look at the faces of the cartoon characters. It’s mocking you; that’s what that’s all about, always was. In the most vile way, too; but again, vile is normal now, isn’t it? Vile is pretty normal.)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to appear as a guest character on the 500th episode of animated TV comedy The Simpsons.
I’m also putting up the National Whistleblowers Center tonight too. It says:
Whistleblowers Expose FDA's Illegal Surveillance of Employees
FDA Spy Program Documents
As reported in today's Washington Post, six current and former employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have filed a complaint against the FDA in U.S. District Court. The employees are seeking an injunction to stop the agency from illegally spying on employees' private communications to Congress and other oversight agencies.
It’s the Food and Drug Administration. It doesn’t say to make safe food or safe drugs. It’s the Food and Drug Administration. You understand? It’s there to ensure there is enough stuff in your food and all the rest of it to make you dumb and stupid and so on. Big pharma has got the place staffed with their own boys, so has Monsanto. They’re all in there. It’s not for the people. Nothing is for the people. Do you think big powerful people when democracy came in said, “Okay, we’ll sit back and allow the people to have a big say in things and set up organizations for themselves”? No, this wasn’t set up by any people. This was set up by the same people who run the corporations. Go into Bernays. Bernays was the first guy to come out with these organizations, as a marketing stunt. He would get three scientists together when a client went in with something, he’d call them professionals, he’d say “you don’t have to turn up to this dingy little office I’ll rent. Just put your name down as experts and so on and that’ll give credence, you see, to this particular thing that I’m going to sell.” That’s how that whole thing started up. “You don’t have to turn up. I’ll just give you so many thousand bucks a year for having your name on it. I’ll get some little floozy off the street to answer the phones,” etc, etc. That’s how they started these things off. It’s like the department of disease control. They control diseases, they don’t eliminate them. They control them; they decide where it’s going to go. Everything is Orwellian in the real world. Anyway, here they are, spying on their own employees, you know a few folk that are always there with conscience, who don’t like what’s happening about the folk getting poisoned with what’s put out there for us to consume or take in drugs and so on.
I’ll put this link up too at cuttingthroughthematrix.com and you can see that for yourselves. Value added tax is still to come to America. Americans again, like most things, they don’t think it’ll happen to them but it’s a must-be because you see the CFR is part of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. And of course they have their world international affairs associations; they have one for Europe too, for the European Union, for all the Parliamentarians and the Commissars at the top. So, they run the world, basically. And the whole idea of free trade, which again came out from the Milner Group that eventually blended with the Cecil Rhodes Society, with Rothschild and the rest of them, and became the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Their whole idea was to bring in a world of free trade, only for themselves, of course, their big corporations. You try and get free trade and see what happens to you. It’s bad enough sometimes trying to get a parcel in from the States into Canada, a parcel of whatever. Anyway, the idea is that all your import duties will be phased out from those countries that have signed the international agreements for free trade. So the government has to make up all that cash somewhere and they’ve introduced value added tax. In Canada, Mulroney tried to bring it in under value added tax and everybody said, “No, no, boo, boo, boo”, so they called it GST, which is Value Added Tax by a different name. A rose is still a rose, right? So, in France:
Sarkozy’s Lawmakers Back Sales-Tax Increase Opposed by Public
February 1, 2012, By Gregory Viscusi
He’s got his own clique there of socialists who will back him as he jacks up the value added tax. Some countries are paying 25 percent or more and it says he’s putting it up to 21.2 percent and that’s on everything that you buy. And all services too, that’s on top of your electricity bills, everything, stamps, postage, everything, you pay 21.2 percent tax. The US hasn’t quite got that one yet but they will shortly because the US has signed more and more free trade deals with the Pacific Rim countries and with other blocs, as they like to call them, or regions. Wait till you get that, because they’ve got it in Britain too; it’s on food now too, I believe. But what can you do, eh?
Another article here is:
Davos is just an ego trip for the 1%
By David Weidner, MarketWatch
It’s an article about what they do there in reality, and how they make their little deals together and beat their chests about all the poor folk in the world. But it’s more than that, they have backdoors too and backrooms where the big boys make their other big business decisions.
Also, I can never get this. You know, people get it all the time, you’re being spied on by every electronic device you use, but they can’t shut their mouths. I mean really they can’t, can they? And they really think that no one is listening to them, even though the mainstream keeps telling you. Well, these two tourists from Britain came over to the States and one twittered, and they’re all joking away, one says:
'I'm going to destroy America and dig up Marilyn Monroe': British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges over Twitter jokes
by Richard Hartley-Parkinson, 31st January 2012, Daily Mail
(A: Arrested for terror, right?)
Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'.
Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting.
The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?'
(A: They actually think they can just carry on joking. They’re getting watched and listened to. Everybody is.)
After making their way through passport control at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) last Monday afternoon the pair were detained by armed guards.
Despite telling officials the term 'destroy' was British slang for 'party', they were held on suspicion of planning to 'commit crimes' and had their passports confiscated.
(A: So, it gives you a list of the words that can land you in hot water.)
The Department of Homeland Security was recently criticized over false accounts it set up on Twitter.
These are then used to scan networks for 'sensitive' words and then for tracking the people who use them.
Online privacy group, the Electronic Privacy Information Centre requested information on the DHS's scans, which it says the agency announced in February last year.
The group claims that a request under the Freedom of Information Act to access the documentation has gone unanswered.
You understand, there’s a whole bunch of them. If I actually say the words, you know, I might get a visit; just ordinary words. Well, you use them all the time and that immediately flags you. That’s an old system they’ve had up for years actually, but everyone thinks they’re safe. They record your conversations forever. If you ever forget anything about yourself or any form you fill in, just phone them up; they’ll tell you what. They’ve got all your information there. If you go to court on anything, and you can’t remember what you did ten years ago on April 17th at 10pm, just ask, they’ll tell you. I’m not kidding. This is freedom, eh? This is what you don’t mind. This is what you’ve adapted to? Really? Really?
Now there’s Zack from Maine hanging on the line. Are you there Zack?
Zack: Hello Alan.
Zack: I happened to hear the last half of your talk today on the Alex Jones program there and I figured I’d call in. I missed the first half because I was out walking my dog. I know they don’t have any dogs in the Modern Utopia, but luckily I still have one to keep me company.
Alan: You can buy an electronic one.
Zack: Yeah, I remember seeing those, I don’t know, it might have been a decade ago, promoting those little robodogs or whatever. There was the first question from somebody that called in on Alex’s program and he was talking about if there is any hope for the system and you said that you got to be careful about groups, and the individual. With what you were saying earlier at the start of your talk today about a lot of answers are found in old books, it reminded me of Bertrand Russell’s Icarus or the Future of Science. Just a little, couple of quotes, if you wouldn’t mind...
Zack. I just wanted to pass along. It seems like it’s the precursor to his Impact of Science on Society. It says, “In consequence of scientific inventions which facilitate centralization in propaganda, groups become more organized, more disciplined, more group conscious and more docile to leaders. The effect of leaders on followers is increased and the control of events by a few prominent personalities becomes more marked”. And then he goes on further, in the same chapter on the increase of organization. It says, “I should wish, for my part, to preserve free competition between ideas though not between individuals in groups, but this is only possible by means of what an old-fashioned liberal would regard as interferences with personal liberty. So long as the sources of economic power remain in private hands, there will be no liberty, except for the few who control those sources”. It says quite a bit right there, without saying much at all, huh?
Alan: Oh, yeah. Well, he was a big player in what we’re going through now. He helped set this system up and even parts of the cultural changes we’ve gone through since then to the present. He worked with the Macy group, the Frankfurt school as well. He was given permission by the US president to help alter the culture of America into this very system we’re in today. Massive player and whatever he said, it wasn’t just a wish thing or a daydream he was having, he was telling you how it was going to be. They already knew, of course, through previous experiments in other countries, that groups are awfully important. The communist system, for instance, in America, they had hundreds of groups, front groups, a lot of followers who were well meaning, even church groups who didn’t know they were involved in Communism, pushing all the ideas. And they do become more docile; and the more charismatic the personality’s leader, the more docile they become because most folk like celebrity-type status. You know, if Jesus came back they wouldn’t follow him because he’s too poor. I mean that’s the American psyche. You got to get someone who’s pretty rich or doing well and then they’ll follow. If a poor person does it they’ll say, “Well, who are you?”, when you’re standing in rags, you know, “Who are you to tell us what’s best for us?” They won’t listen to you. That’s an Achilles’ heel in the American psyche.
Zack: It kind of reminds me of what you were just saying about, you know, you’ll only listen if someone is rich or they dress well. There was part of a book, I forgot who the guy was, it was like 1700s, The Fable of the Bees, where he said that modern society is built upon devices and aberrances of....
Alan: That’s right. I put that up before. Thanks for calling.
Hi folks. I’m back Cutting Through the Matrix, and we got time to get Janet in from London if she’s there. Are you there Janet?
Janet: Yes, hello Alan.
Janet: Just briefly there, you mentioned Jesus. I mean they didn’t really listen to him the first time around either because he was seen as the son of a carpenter and not the great King David, a character like that that they were expecting.
Alan: That’s right. He wasn’t bedecked in jewels.
Janet: He certainly wasn’t going to kick the Romans out either, you know.
Alan: No, he wasn’t.
Janet: You know, but we’ve got his words now in the New Testament and it would behoove us to take a look at it and be guided by that because we certainly need guidance in this day and age and it’s all in there.
Alan: We’re not getting it from politics.
Janet: The reason that I called in was because you mentioned the London riots and you mentioned the Parachute regiment in Northern Ireland and of course on the 30th of January, it was the 40th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. That was when the Parachute regiment opened fire on a civil rights, what was in fact a civil rights march and demonstration. I live in London, on the border with Hackney, and when the riots kicked off here, as a result again of an injustice, the atmosphere very much reminded me of Northern Ireland and the judicial repression. The police crackdown reminded me of that. And when you say that the Paras are being primed again, that to me is a very frightening proposition.
Alan: It’s telling you what’s coming down.
Janet: Because it happened in part of the UK, which you know it’s Northern Ireland; we’re second class. You know, not British, not quite human.
Alan: A little colony of London.
Janet: So they were able to do what they did then, in the 70s. But the fact the situation now in the 21st century on the mainland, as they call it, that’s quite frightening.
Alan: It’s very frightening, plus they have a lot more technology to use on the public. They’ve got those shields that literally are like a folding concertina that go across the street. Then they can pulse off you different kinds of microwaves and everything else. This has been set up years ago, you understand. Today has been set up many years ago, but when you send in shock troops, it’s like sending the SAS in to fight a bunch of school protestors. This tells you they’re looking at lethal force. They did pass a law, mind you, that when the riots start again the police will use live rounds, live bullets this time, not rubber bullets or whatever. Of course, that’s going to be done by the Paras, as well, obviously.
Janet: Well, I would say to the youth, stay off the streets, and that’s coming from someone who has seen it in Northern Ireland. Stay off the streets, don’t get drawn out onto the streets because we’re not going to be judged by what happens to us. We’re going to be judged by our own actions. You know, there is still a difference between good and evil.
Alan: It’s the mob mentality. I keep telling people, be careful about the mob mentality. It can draw you in, it can suck you in, in times of excitement, but you’ve got to remain an individual. Believe you me, organized groups, I’ve always said it, are so easily taken over and used. And then you wonder how you end up in the big prison camp. It’s so easy, you’re right on. Thanks for calling.
From Hamish and myself, from Ontario, Canada, it’s good night, and may your god or your gods go with you.
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