America’s Controlled Demolition
Readers don’t need me to tell them that this country is hopelessly divided. While the division breaks down nominally on a traditional Left-Right basis, there are other factors which are rarely considered.
Those who have read my book Hidden History know that I am fond of discussing (and dismantling) what I call official narratives. But beyond the official fairy tales sold to the public to explain the JFK assassination, 9/11, and virtually every other significant historical event, there is one huge, generic Official Narrative.
This Official Narrative is sold to the public, as are the others, by the ridiculous lapdog mainstream media. This large Narrative has several elements, and I’ll try to address them. The important point to ponder is that the seeming societal breakdown falls along either side of this particular Narrative. At least half the country accepts without question this Official Narrative, even if they may doubt, for instance, that Oswald killed JFK. Almost all of those who refuse to accept this Narrative are “conspiracy theorists” in some shape or form.
Those who accept this all important Official Narrative believe that teachers are sacrosanct and altruistic, that we should all thank our military for their “service,” that police officers are almost all good guys who have a thankless job, that mainstream science has answered all the questions about our existence and deserves absolute respect, that “racism” is still a tremendous problem and that today’s white people should feel guilty about it, that feminism has been a positive force in all our lives, that the opinions of celebrities matter, that rich and successful people earned their place in society through inordinate abilities and hard work, that it’s actually compassionate to “pull the plug” on the terminally ill, that “free speech” has its limits and countless other disastrous notions.
The most overriding concept of this Official Narrative, the First Commandment, if you will, is that we are tiny, meaningless molecules on a spinning ball in an infinite universe, alive only through random happenstance. This affinity for randomness extends, of course, into many other areas, including politics. It also explains the disdain on the part of the true believers in the Official Narrative to consider any “conspiracy theories,” because conspiracies aren’t random.
The devout Official Narrativists have a blind trust in their own kind. They assume the worst one can imagine about “racists,” “nazis,” and various individuals demonized by their high priests in the mainstream media, but they somehow can’t picture politicians or other powerful figures joining together to eliminate a troublesome rival. That isn’t random. And never forget, of course, that while even the Narrativists recognize how corrupt Congress is (thus their constant sub-10% approval ratings), they also re-elect 96% of them to office, election after election.
If one wants to see how extreme these Narrativists have become, just look at some of the online videos of recent protests, posted by Alex Jones and others. The Narrativists in these videos are absolutely beyond belief, which leads many of us to suspect they are largely crisis actors and paid government agents. We already know that there have been regular ads on Craigs List for these “protesters,” and we’ve seen far too many examples of the violence perpetrated by these lovers of peace and tolerance, but somehow this doesn’t shake the faith of the Narrativists.
Much as we used to think of religious teachings as something one either does or doesn’t accept, I would suggest that the Narrativists have chosen to accept the tenets of another faith, one promulgated by the mainstream media, conventional science and the educational establishment. Their dogma isn’t delivered by priests and ministers, but by the likes of Bill Nye the Science Guy (who isn’t a scientist), Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, and many other highly-paid mouthpieces for the state.
The Official Narrativists essentially have chosen to give a giant thumbs-up to the established order. They are approving of the job our leaders are doing, and fighting any potential threat to the blatantly corrupt order they’ve constructed with everything they have. Just look at the faces in those videos- the complete irrationality, the childishness, the anger, the tendency towards violence. Those of us who feel the system is absolutely corrupt and that those who run it need to nearly all be replaced, certainly have a huge task in front of us in trying to reason with these zealots who are defending the indefensible with a fervor any monk would be proud of.
Most of the faces at these protests aren’t young kids, with passionate but misguided radical impulses. On the contrary, I’ve seen several alleged college professors who acted like not very mature elementary school students, and cursed like drunken sailors. That’s both appropriate and ironic, since the one political figure they hate the most has the maturity and impulse control of a nine year old. Most of these protesters won’t even speak to the alternative reporters attempting to engage them in intelligent dialogue, and instead resort to shouting, name-calling, animalistic noises or real physical violence.
I’ve written regularly on how easy it is to distract modern-day Americans. I guess it’s always been that way, the whole “bread and circuses” thing. One of our own greatest capitalists, P.T. Barnum, would be licking his chops if he were around today. He’d probably have to amend his famous saying to “there’s a sucker born every second.”
“No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people,” H.L. Mencken once wrote. He was writing this before the advent of television and the growth of mass media, which really refined brainwashing and indoctrination to an art form. The simplest way to break down the division between the Official Narrativists and the rest of us is; the Narrativists accept the reality that Hollywood, Madison Avenue and the disciples of Einstein have constructed.
Narrativists watch their television shows and movies and swallow the boldly obvious propaganda without blinking. They believe in a theory of relativity that no one- least of all them- can explain. They think that life can be summed up by books like To Kill a Mockingbird, miniseries like Roots and The Holocaust, and films like Saving Private Ryan and Dunkirk. They don’t think outside the box. In fact, most of them don’t really think at all.
The recent, almost certainly government sponsored protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville and elsewhere have really hammered the point home. The Narrativists have all but declared history itself to be “racist.” They very bluntly inform us that “nazis” and “racists” don’t have free speech. If we didn’t already have a battered Bill of Rights in our Constitution, we certainly couldn’t get it enacted today, and at least half the public- led by the loudest Narrativists- would be violently opposed to it.
Since we’re almost certainly headed for another Civil War, I urge all Americans to read up on the last one. Not the books and films produced by the Official Narrativists, but the alternative ones written by the likes of Thomas DiLorenzo. I will explore the true history of the tragic conflict between the states in Hidden History 2.
Since America has nearly always been at war, I don’t expect many to really object to another internal conflict. Many will welcome it with open arms. While all war is bad, this kind is particularly so. And the Narrativists will follow every distorted pronouncement emanating from the mainstream media and their precious celebrities with bated breath, as they do everything else.