Bonfire of Vanity – Or how to burn all of your bridges in one blog post

Is it a statement of oxymoronic proportions to say that while I’m not a conspiracy theorist, conspiracy is everywhere?  Any intelligent person, I should pre-qualify this statement by saying that the only troubling thing about common sense is that it’s not very common, knows that agendas are commonplace, be they personal, professional or corporate.  This only problem is the fact that we need to remind ourselves of it.

If, and for many people thist is a big if, you are interested in taking responsibility for at the very least seeking out the elusive truth I would recommend taking the time to visit the websites listed below, caveated as appropriate.  By all means continue to patronise the mainstream media outlets too, for without our daily dose of reality television, antiques shows and property renovation programmes Jack would indeed be a dull boy.  Public opinion does count (an article will follow reporting on how with only five percent of a population engaged in non-violent protest governments can be destabilised) but it would be refreshing to think that it extended beyond Prince George’s favourite toy or the fate of Manchester United and included reminding governments that George Orwell’s 1984 was a novel and not a user manual.

Cryptome

http://Cryptome.org

This is the daddy of all leaked, secret and or ‘embarrassing to Authority’ archives

Deep Politics Forum

http://DeepPoliticsForum.com

A deep politics discussion group with a large archive of related documents and video

MediaLens

http://MediaLens.org

A site dedicated to exposing the propagandist nature of the mainstream media

SourceWatch

http://SourceWatch.org

A US based wiki-encyclopaedia of people, organizations, and issues shaping the public agenda.

SpinProfiles

http://SpinProfiles.org

A UK based wiki project that seeks to expose the reality behind ‘official narrative’ spin

Wikileaks

http://WikiLeaks.org

A site to protect and assist whistle-blowers sharing  sensitive material.

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org

Lots of information on almost any topic, but fatally flawed in certain areas.

Wikipedia is good at what it does but if we’re honest its editorial policies give it a blind spot around matters of deep politics meaning that the information retrieved is likely superficial and fragmented at best and more often than not a smokescreen. To quote a friend:

“Wikipedia’s adherence to the official narrative as promulgated by the ‘reliable sources’ of the commercially-controlled media effectively mean that, to use an astrological metaphor – the sun must always be represented as revolving around the earth.”

The reporting of the “Gunpowder Plot” of 1605 is a good example of how ‘undisputed facts’ can be presented with little reference to more likely interpretations of the episode, giving birth to the “official narrative”. Popular perceptions are drawn from the “official narrative” of the establishment caught off-guard by wicked Popish conspirators set on blowing up parliament, saved in the nick of time by a sequence of events more suited to a Boy’s Own storyline. If this all sounds familiar it’s because you’ve probably read it in Wikipedia, where accusations of ‘state conspiracy’ are relegated to a single paragraph and agent-provocateuring doesn’t get a look in.  Then again I am biased, I have an agenda for as part of my stand-up comedy routine I ask whether Guy Fawkes was the last man to enter parliament with the right idea?

Problems arise when the official narrative becomes the consensus narrative. Richard Heinberg refers to The Consensus Trance which is instinctively understood by the ambitious and in Britain at least, remains absolutely central to success in business, public affairs, academia and the mainstream media, trumping all other considerations, including intelligence and ability. Why?

Because, proportionate to one’s approach and proximity to the thresholds of REAL power, to EFFECTIVELY question it is to threaten and therefore become toxic to the Arbiters of your advancement, whose rank position and place depend upon it.

Of course you’re pretty handicapped to start with if you run around telling everyone that you are a critical friend from day one. Who is the laugh on though when it turns out that the narrative is a lie? It is as honest as the statement on a twenty pound note which states that the Bank of England promises to pay the bearer on demand the sum of twenty pounds. There isn’t any real money anymore, no gold standard, just fiat, just digits on a screen, so twenty pounds of what exactly? To put it another way, as said by a source known to yours truly:

“It is all a clever ego-stroking Orwellian illusion designed, developed and molded by self-perpetuating Power Elites to serve purposes far and away removed from those of fond and credulous popular belief.”

How my own adherence to the consensus narrative came to be shaken shall remain private for now but over the last twenty years I have at various times worked with Government ministers, had considerable experience of local government and involvement with the intelligence community and more than one police force.  I only lack experience with the judiciary but avoiding cross-dressers has been the way it’s been, pure coincidence I assure you.

blue-pill-red-pillSo we got to the Red Pill/Blue Pill moment and the shattering of some cherished and long-held beliefs, neigh illusions. Where we are now is where we are. Understandably my public sector client list has diminished and I can confidently predict its exstinction. So we are left with me satirising and dabbling in stand-up comedy through my alter-ego Bobby Nitro. To be honest life in polite orthodox company can be difficult when your contributions to discussions on politics, philosophy and world affairs in general are likely to be considered, in varying degree, unwelcome, threatening, scary, treasonable or simply mad. It doesn’t help when I suggest that I’ve never ‘unknowingly’ offended anyone.

Some of the other consequences of taking the Red Pill are, in no particular order:

  1. Deep and abiding distrust of ‘The State’, its apologists, its spokesmen and its enforcers.
  2. A clear understanding that the central operating principle of the state is deception, compounded by obsessive secrecy and a fear of the general population.
  3. A realisation that ALL political parties are pissing into the same pot, differentiated only by the force of the flow and the shade of the urine. There is a lot of heat but little light as they all seek perpetual ‘growth’ on a finite planet.
  4. Recognition that the war on terror is the waging of war on an abstraction which lines a lot of pockets.
  5. Sleeping like a baby, for power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and I have none whatsoever, other than that to make genuine, relaxed, honest, open-minded, sceptical, illusion-less enquiry.

In the 1999 film The Matrix, set in a dystopian future, Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne explains to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, what the Matrix is and Neo realises the truth, that he is just a small part and one of the Matrix’s “slaves”.  Morpheus then tells Neo that he can become free, and explains the choice:

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I’m offering is the truth – nothing more.”

To be continued…. Maybe…. ;)

All rights reserved © 2014 Andrew Hutchinson

Be Outraged

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Drummer Lee Rigby, of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, from Middleton, Rochdale, victim of the cowardly and barbaric attack in Woolwich.

Rigby

What happened on the streets of London yesterday was savage, barbaric and indefensible.  Footage emerged afterwards on the ITV website, of a man wielding a bloodied meat cleaver speaking to the camera, making political statements, saying: “We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

I share the sense of outrage. I share the anger and revulsion and I expect that the darkest depths of hell are reserved for those who perpetrate cowardly acts of savagery such as this, attempting to decapitate a man, after running him down with a car and subjecting him to a disembowelling in a frenzied machette attack.  Humanity has every right to feel a little less human.

It was Stalin who said, “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.”  It is on a single act of savagery that we can reflect because a single act, directed at a single soul echoes the thought that there but for the grace of God goes each of us.  It is identifiable, recognisable and relatable to each of us.  The tragedy of the lives lost in all acts of terror, be they the victims of IEDs, suicide bombings or drone strikes is just as great but somehow they get lost, sanitised in the daily diet of death and destruction that invades the comfort of our living rooms, that desensitises and eats away at the humanity of each of us on a daily basis.

I understand the desire for revenge, I know the demons that make the blood boil, the venting of anger on social media that gives way to a vicious circle of anger and despair.  Let none of us lose the opportunity to reflect.  Do not let hate destroy us.  Redirect your energy into your own personal journey of self-discovery, which in turn advances the journey of humanity.

Do not let our Government hijack this tragedy to advance its own agenda.  Terrorism is the act of instilling a sense of terror.  Successive Western governments have post 911, used a climate of fear to advance an ever more sinister agenda in the name of freedom.  George Orwell’s 1984 has been seen not so much as a novel but a user manual.  In the words of Benjamin Franklin those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

Our entire system is politically, morally and intellectually bankrupt.  According to the National Audit Office, the UK National Debt rose by £850bn as a result of the Bank Bailout. This is a figure which is nearly two times the country’s total annual budget.  That’s funding the NHS for eight years; the education system for twenty years or Job Seekers allowance for two hundred years.

Forget the service sector, financial terrorism is our growth industry, whether it is rigging LIBOR, mis-selling PPI, breaking trade sanctions or laundering money for drug cartels.  HSBC which now owns three NHS hospitals in Barnet, Middlesex and West Middlesex was recently found guilty of creating a whole subsidiary bank in order to launder money for Mexican drug cartels, whose victims have been decapitated by the roadsides.  Over ninety pieces of tax payer funded public infrastructure, mostly schools and hospitals, have been transferred into the ownership of banks who set up shell companies, registered in offshore tax havens to complete the deals and avoid paying taxes.

I was once given some wonderful advice:  If you don’t know what to write about, write about what makes you angry, what pisses you off.  Well this angry ‘young’ man is pissed off.  I am no ‘clean skin’.  I was a socialist at twenty, a conservative at thirty, a libertarian at forty and I can see the merits of anarchy at fifty.  I will not be a terrorist at sixty and I do not wish to see any more martyrs or terrorists.  Be outraged but redirect your anger.  Give to Help for Heroes, give to your local mosque, support your church, close your HSBC account.  For God’s sake do something and advance the cause of humanity for we are all its children.

Postscript

Should the family of Drummer Lee Rigby, of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, be in agreement I for one would like to see his funeral marked by a national two minutes of silence to commemorate his sacrifice and that of all of the fallen.

All rights reserved © 2013 Andrew Hutchinson