Let’s Be Honest — Or Maybe Not

Our Israeli correspondent MC takes a look at the relationship between television and the deterioration of democracy, especially in the United States.

Let’s Be Honest — Or Maybe Not
by MC

A people should be able to trust their government, and a government should be able to trust its people.

Now since the people ‘elect’ the government, then the government should have the implicit trust of the people. When that breaks down, we need to ask ourselves, “Whose fault is it?”

If there exists the means to fool enough of the people most of the time, then something is very, very wrong. Unless the government can resist the temptation to use this tool to manipulate, then there can be no trust, because instead of the people empowering government, the government is empowering itself. This is called tyranny.

When the founding fathers set up the Constitution, they did not reckon on television as a means for the government to mass manipulate public opinion to such an extent that democracy becomes meaningless. The use of selective immigration, when added to the brainwashing effect of television, serves to create a tyranny inside a ‘democracy’.

It is exactly this effect that we see around us.

The portrayal by the media of Islam as a religious force for ‘good’ has severely distorted the political picture. There is a point where Islam ceases to be a religious force and becomes a political force. Politicians make laws, and politics is about lawmaking, and the moment that shariah law is mentioned as a replacement for national law, then Islam become a political force — and not necessarily for good, either.

Therefore, every time Islam resorts to violence, with the aim of introducing shariah law into our societies, then we are looking at acts of political terrorism. So it is not Al Qaeda that is a terrorist organisation, it is Islam itself, for the spreading of shariah by whatever means necessary is a prime duty of all Muslims.

In England, in 1605, Roman Catholic terrorists attempted to blow up Parliament, the British equivalent of the Capitol Building. As a result, severe restrictions were placed on Catholics and their freedom to engage in politics, some of which are still in place today.

Many countries restrict the rights of foreigners to access the lawmaking process, so at the bottom of the current problems of the USA is the abject failure of the Supreme Court to examine the eligibility of one Barry Soetero to become President.

This failure, along with those of other politicians, constitutes treason.

But along come the media and ridicule the ‘truthers’. This is bizarre.

Ridicule is a wonderful political weapon if you control the media. There is no defence against it unless one is guaranteed a right of reply. Truth can easily be hidden by focussed laughter, and if one controls the media, one is guaranteed to get the last laugh.

Crooked politics is very nasty, and crooked politicians should automatically be seen to have committed treason and be tried in a court of law on that basis. The tyranny of the majority is a far lesser an evil than the tyranny of the minority, especially when that minority has ties to a foreign entity.

The propaganda machine has also redefined the seven deadly sins. ‘Hate’, racism and paedophilia have now replaced wrath, greed and lust, and envy is a now a political tool. Truth also has become a relative value — truth is now a lie that has not, or is yet to be, discovered. The official Benghazi story has migrated from discovered lie to discovered lie, each layer of revelation increasing the ennui for the majority of people who are more interested in Rose Bowls and sex in the city. The net result was meant to be a stable official version of misfortune rather than administrative manslaughter.

Perhaps the most frightening thing is that these malpractices are happening simultaneously across the Western world. This shouts ‘collusion’ from the highest of mountain tops. It says that there is an agenda here, the question is, WHOSE?

That gets us into the other refuge of the corrupt agenda; the conspiracy theory. Opacity always creates speculation, and speculation provides camouflage for lies. There is much an author like myself cannot write because it falls into the realms of ‘conspiracy theory’, and nothing blows credibility more quickly than stepping into an area deemed ‘conspiracy’.

So who decides what is conspiracy? Right first time! It is those same individuals who control the media. If you want to take an item out of circulation, label it ‘conspiracy theory’!

The truth about an event can be shrouded in ‘conspiracy theory’ so that if there is a leak, it has no credibility. Truth can be written off with a chuckle and a disdainful reference to ‘that old chestnut’.

In order to defend country, property and wealth we must be vigilant, but television dulls our senses. The enemy is at the gate, and the gate is open. We must close the gates and get rid of the enemies within, especially the enemies in high places. One bent representative is infinitely more dangerous to our well-being than a whole raft of Boston bombers.

17 thoughts on “Let’s Be Honest — Or Maybe Not

  1. An excellent post.
    The reference to the “Guy Fawkes plot” was good to see.
    Why? Because it shows that even 400 years ago, the UK government acted almost immediately against a group that it saw as a threat.

    ( Disclaimer: I have nothing at all against Catholicism – I’m just saying that 400 years ago, the Brits *acted promptly* against what they saw (rightly or wrongly) as a threat.
    It is the *prompt action* that I focus on here. )

    How different things are today. Western governments go out of their way to praise Islam, and almost none of them see it as a violent and evil ideology rather than a religion.
    ( Italy may be the sole exception – it does not recognise Islam as a religion. )

    You cannot fight something that you do not recognise as an enemy, so the West is doing everything it can to let Islam win the fight by default.

  2. Those ancient Greeks said that when democracies fail–it is ALWAYS through the instrument of BRIBERY.

    Can anybody say: $audi money. $audi money. $audi money……………………………..?

    • And oil, oil oil + ga$, ga$, ga$… Our dependence on the stuff will make us slaves of anyone who has it to offer.

    • Saudi-Arabia should be forced to pay reparations, in the hundreds of billions, not just to us, but also to non-Arab Africa. Use the threat of Iran to demand concessions.

  3. “The tyranny of the majority is a far lesser an evil than the tyranny of the minority, especially when that minority has ties to a foreign entity.”

    Typo alert?

    How about: The tyranny of the majority is no less evil than the tyranny of the minority, especially when that minority has ties to a foreign entity.

    … or something like that?

    • No typo, just a reference to De Tocqueville’s observation about the weakness of US democracy being the tyranny of the majority.

      I much prefer the ‘tyranny of the majority’ to the ‘tyranny of the elite’ which we are now seeing.

  4. Or even … no more evil … talk about typos & you’re guaranteed to drop a clanger, haha ..

  5. “Perhaps the most frightening thing is that these malpractices are happening simultaneously across the Western world. This shouts ‘collusion’ from the highest of mountain tops. It says that there is an agenda here, the question is, WHOSE?

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  7. The above has appeared on a website in Ireland. But this is not a personal attack on myself. It is much deeper. I will try to explain how it has to be answered. First the attack which is mild in comparision with others:

    no platform F. Quigley racist troll
    by JoeMc Mon May 06, 2013 17:09

    Felix Quigley is a zionist bigot and, as the above quote from his website shows , a vocal supporter of the fascist English Defence League . He has a record of posting islamophobic racist comments to this and other sites .Indymedia should implement its policy of not allowing known racist provocateurs to spam the site .

    By the way the Indymedia platform is anarchist in inspiration, at least originally. It would have stood for free discussion to a certain extent. The proving ground for Anarchism was the Spanish Civil War where it was exposed as totally ineffective, but that is for another time. There is much literature on the Spanish Civil War available.

    Even to the most casual but open minded observer the EDL is an interesting phenomenon. An English organization from out of the working class areas of England which has some interest in the history of the Jews. Setting up a Jewish section is unique.

    In fact the EDL is an organization based initially on spontaneity. It has little theory to base itself on. It works on activism. We know that this can only carry people so far and then they lose heart, or lose energy, or become depressed at lack of progress.

    But the EDL did highlight this issue of Islam and why the ruling classes did not want to criticise in any way Islam.

    Why did George Bush state that Islam was a religion of peace, even as he stood on the very cinders of 9-11, and literally on the ashes of many fellow Americans murdered by that very Islam. That was a remarkable performance still not understood fully.

    I have indeed met many people like George Bush on websites. I must say that many Jews have been among them. Bush himself was very religious.

    I therefore present a hypothesis never discussed on your site, or on Jihadwatch or on Atlas. The main religions are unable to criticise each other at a fundamental level and are providing a cover for each other.

    This is why NO Christian organizations are at present setting up a POLITICAL defence of the poorest of the poor Christians who are being driven out of Muslim countries, on a colossal scale yet these Christian Churches are silent.

    As for the Jewish religion and the Jewish people well I think they are all over the place.

    Because I support and defend the Jews so strongly I do expect better but it is not forthcoming. So there is no real coverage on sites such as Israpundit or Atlas of the work of Aaron Kline, in general, but specifically in one of his latest articles in which he is claiming that Israel in attacking the arms which were destine for Hizbullah, was coordinating with Turkey and presumably others like Qatar, in the attack, so that as Kline claims no sooner were the Israeli jets in the air that the Islamists were already coordinating their attacks on the ground against Assad.

    Why would the Israeli Government coordinate with Turkey, led by Erdogan, who is as bad an Antisemite as Adolf Hitler?

    I do not mind if Jews do not have the answer to that. But what gets me is that they are not raising the question and it is being left to one person, Aaron Kline.

    I have no hatred of religion. I do hate the effects though of religion in so far as it stops people from raising obvious questions. And leads away from reality.

    My hypothesis based on what I experience is that these religions are unable to face the reality of the present and future of a system in terminal decline, and that they are backing each other up. Covering for each other.

    But is there a new religion today, a big component in this is the present left, which also operates on the basis of a dogma, which is where I started. I have asked “JoeMc” (that is the guy on Indymedia who is setting me up) to state where he stands on the issue of Islam?

    • Please do not confuse “the Jewish State of Israel” with the Covenant Land of Yehovah. The former is a secular entitity, the latter is a spiritual entity.

      Very little of what the Jewish State of Israel does is dictated from within the country, the Vatican has huge influence through Peres, Obama has huge influence by being a supplier of handouts and military handouts. The EU, Russia and KSA seem to have influence as well.

      The Israeli Government has to walk two minefields at the same time, the international minefield dominated by closet Nazism and anti-Semitism in it usual disguises, and internally, the slow burning war between secular Judaism and conservative Judaism.

      All the while there is also a shooting war going on, day by day, which goes relatively unreported in the west.

  8. “The tyranny of the majority is a far lesser an evil than the tyranny of the minority, …”

    An excellent article, but this one phrase is very dangerous. The danger in it does not get invalidated by the rest of the sentence about the foreign minority. If majority decisions are not limited by a code of rights for minorities (the smallest minority being the individual), then this democracy is as stable as a round thing trying to balance on top of another round thing.

    • This is the difference between being a Democracy and being a Republic, the USA ceased to be a republic in 1913 when the economy was handed over to ‘respectable’ bank robbers.

      The idea of a republic is somewhat utopian, and protecting minority ‘rights’ is not workable, in the modern world it soon becomes ‘multiculturalism’.

      The tyranny of the majority is a curse, but it sort of works to achieve relative stability for most of the people most of the time, and also preserves the dominant culture and thus the Identity of the Nation.

      That is until the media puts the boot in and starts to manipulate what is ‘cool’ and what is ‘gay’ (in the non sexual-orientation sense).

  9. “If there exists the means to fool enough of the people most of the time, then something is very, very wrong. “

    This weekend, glo-bull warming, as a result of Carney’s Carnival of hot air revealed the tip of the Political/media [incestuous ] iceberg in America & is bound to avalanche in the coming days:

    Top Obama Official’s Brother Is President Of CBS News, Who May Drop Reporter Doing Investigative Work On Benghazi

    CBS News President David Rhodes and ABC News President Ben Sherwood, both of them have siblings that not only work at the White House, that not only work for President Obama, but they work at the NSC on foreign policy issues directly related to Benghazi.”

    ABC president Ben Sherwood’s sister , Dr Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a special assistant to Obama .”

    “CNN’s deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is the wife of Tom Nides, who until February was Hillary Clinton’s deputy.”

    Jay Carney, WH Press Secretary is married to ABC‘s GMA, Claire Shipman – Senior correspondent.

  10. “Please do not confuse “the Jewish State of Israel” with the Covenant Land of Yehovah. The former is a secular entitity, the latter is a spiritual entity.”

    I have met this on another site, Israpundit, from a guy called Yamit82. But I will answer you.

    I believe it is wrong to pose it like you have. To say that Israel is a “secular entity” is to diminish it, and it is far more than that.

    The state of Israel was set up as a result of 1. modern Zionism 2. the age old struggle during millenia of the Jews for their Homeland. Both of these are connected with the Jewish religión, Judaism.

    It is very unfortunate that secularism in Israel was given a very bad name but this was the result essentially of leadership.

    Herzl was simply a patriot. He was not so religious but he was a patriot. i have seen Herzl being attacked what a crime that is to attack this selfless patriot who did so much.

    Ben Gurion has not been properly analysed or understood as yet, but what is certain is that the aspect of his very damaging social democracy (the same as Tony Blair labourism) has been ignored. Many of the so called Trotskyists were tan in name only and were misusing the name, Tony Cliff comes to mind who formed the IS and then the SWP. Then there was the deadening hand of Stalinism in Israel. (That is so sketchy needs a deeper study)

    This has given secularism a very bad name. But what other way is there to live. Religión has got to be made a private matter. You cannot ever come along to somebody and say “hey you believe in God”.

    the biggest problema is that those who claim to be atheist are petty tyrants, and you find these inside universities, as Steven Plaut campaigns against. In one respect they are people who have bought into the Palestinian narrative.

    The Palestinian narrative is enticing and will be until it is answered ina different way. Even Jews have been taken in. But how far is that the result of bad education?

    It is not just a matter of explaining the history…you have to do that as I tried in that article, but do so as you build a new leadership.

    Israel is not helpless. With correct leadership a new avenue leading to the Green and grassy fields opens up where Jews can find happiness on earth, and be happy in preparing for the next life if they are religious people.

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