“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 moulded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” – Edward Bernays (“the father of public relations”), Propaganda, 1928 (note that Bernays’ book, Propaganda, begins with the above quote).
This particular cartoon is part of a video series from Harding University about free market capitalism. It was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which was founded by the former chairman of General Motors. (source)
The cartoon is interesting, because specific ideologies like Communism, socialism, fascism or capitalism aren’t mentioned. These concepts are simply replaced with “Isms” and are mentioned dismissively.
According to Dr Utopia Ism will cure any ailment of the body politic. Ism offers something to workers, politicians, manufacturers, politicians, and even farmers as well, guaranteeing them larger crops and perfect weather every day. This is eerily similar of the type of activity we see today – basically corporations using their influence to dictate government policy and develop their own legislation, as if run by a ‘secret’ government.’
“There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the highest ranking Asian-American politician in the United States (source) (click here for a related CE article on the Black Budget)
One great modern day example of this is the Trans Pacific Partnership (TTP).
Then, the salesman asks his audience to make this pledge:
“I hereby turn over Ism, Incorporated, everything I have, including my freedom, and the freedom of my children, and my children’s children, in return for which said Ism promises to take care of me forever.”
Then, ‘John Q. Public’ urges those who are being ‘had’ to take a drink to see exactly what they would be getting in exchange for their freedom. After they drink it, they are taken into a totalitarian like dream, which is what reminded me of what we are seeing today. Most developed nations seem to be living in the illusion of democracy, when it’s more so a totalitarian like state, run by a handful of corporations (controlled by the big banks), who basically own all of the world’s resources and wealth (‘the one percent’). Today, we are more so living in a corporatocracy, where corporations dictate government policy and in-force their (in many cases harmful) products on the population using various means.
That being said, there is no point in blaming, at the end of the day all of this is a result of our compliance, ignorance and lack of awareness.
“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation … The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties … [and] control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.” (source)(source) – John F. Hylan, Mayer of New York ciTY FROM 1918-195.
This cartoon was published in 1948, and years prior and after, as you can see from the quotes above, various politicians and presidents warned us about the rise for misplaced power that would basically take away our rights and democratic processes. You can see some of these statements and warnings I am referring to HERE.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential disaster for the rise of mis-placed power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.” – President Dwight Eisenhower, former President of the United States in his farewell speech. (source)
So, I ask you this, is the salesperson in the cartoon below not a representative of what’s happened/happening today? There are countless examples of false promises, and instances where we continue to give up our freedom. Monsanto and the take over of our food supply is one great example. Glyphosate, promised to make things better and help crops resist pests, has only made matters worse. It’s created super-weeds, and a host of health and environmental concerns that has various countries banning their products.
The national security state is another great examples. It’s one that continues to increase under the threat of ‘terrorism,’ which in reality, has shown to be false flag terrorism.
All of these factors (and more) are contributing to our rights being taken away, regardless of which Ism you choose, we live in an age of mass propaganda, one that continues to attempt to enslave the global population into accepting a specific type of human experience. Today, among politicians and academicians it’s known as the New World Order, and you can read more about the NWO in the article linked below just above the video:
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” – Frank Zappa
I more so wanted to post this video to generate some discussion and hear your thoughts about about it and how it related to what we are seeing in the world today. Thanks for reading.
“Mental slavery is the worst form of slavery. It gives you the illusion of freedom, makes you trust, love and defend your oppressor while making an enemy of those who are trying to free you or open your eyes.” – Unknown
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