"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words." - Philip K. Dick
"Men must have spoken freely long before they formulated the idea of free speech. Perhaps the idea itself was developed in reaction against attempts to take it away from them -- or in a fight to regain it.
One way to get at the answer -- and dig into the thoughts of a vanished civilization -- is to examine the words they used. A thought or concept clearly held finds expression in a word that embodies it. If it wasn't on their tongues, it wasn't in their minds. The way to delve into their minds is to look into their vocabulary." - I.F. Stone. (1).
We should all reflect on the words we say, write, and think because words are powerful. Words are a bigger threat to freedom, justice, and truth than bullets because authoritarian governments can use words to enslave millions of minds and turn people into obedient machines without a will and without any understanding of their actions beyond the lies that their leaders tell them.
The term "conspiracy theory" has contributed more to the destruction and enslavement of America than the oligarchical Establishment's assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and other truth-telling political reformers. The stigma surrounding ideas and topics that are collectively referred to as "conspiracy theories" prevents people from thinking critically about the true intentions of their political leaders and the policies enacted by their government.
Words can shape a people's destiny for good or evil, hide ugly truths from the people, and protect the powerful from retribution. There are numerous examples of terms like "conspiracy theory" that are used to kill the free debate of ideas and ban critical opinion from mainstream discussion.
II. Before The Revolution Comes The Word
Chinese and Soviet communists got rid of their political enemies through the primitive and old-fashioned way: killing them by the truckload. Western social engineers and America's totalitarian establishment have instituted draconian change and directed Western civilization towards collectivist tyranny in a far less violent way. They learned from the Soviets and Chinese of how not to violently takeover a government and radically makeover a society from the top down. Since the end of World War II they have turned America upside down in a slow, gradual, step-by-step process by relying chiefly on propaganda, censorship, mental brainwashing, political harassment, cleansing of history in the people's minds, subversive advertising, psychological conditioning, and perception management techniques.
Instead of banging heads and crushing skulls through the front door like the Soviets and Chinese did when their stubborn enemies resisted their draconian policies, the American and Western totalitarian revolutionaries came through the back door, silently, secretly, like petty thieves, without causing too much of an alarm. Naturally, large segments of the American and Western population have remained asleep throughout the past six decades, undeterred by the screaming of "conspiracy theorists" who are raising the alarm that tyrants and thieves have broken into the house and seek to burn it down to the ground. Thus, the sleeping people pose little threat to the traitorous intruders who have mega-death and mass slavery in store for them.
Freedom of speech is threatened in America and the West by words, not guns. Words like "conspiracy theorists" stop critical thought from naturally maturing into an informed opinion about history and the course of politics. Another freedom-destroying word is "domestic terrorist" which is used by the Department of Homeland Security and other unlawful government authorities to automatically stigmatize a person or a group who resist criminal government polices.
Words like "conspiracy theorists" and "domestic extremists" are words of darkness, evil, tyranny, and ignorance. These words are repeated by Western governments and the Western media for precise political purposes: to destroy free thought and free speech, as well as vilify freedom fighters, people who question government, politically awakened individuals, law abiding citizens, constitutionalists, and patriots who support the principles of freedom.
But words lose their power over time no matter how much they are repeated. To counter act this phenomenon, evil governments and rulers commit new atrocities to reinvigorate the words with meaning and bring new life to them. If the hijacked U.S. government stages another terrorist attack on the level of the September 11 attacks then the persecution of "conspiracy theorists" and "extremists" will be given a huge boost. The people might fall in line. Or they might not. This question can only be answered when the time comes.
I think the despots in Washington are miscalculating the nature of the resistance and the global awakening movement. Millions of people in America, Canada, England, and other Western countries know 9/11 was an inside job because they have researched the evidence and followed the rabbit hole to the depths of evil and treachery. Unlike in the past, calling millions of people a bunch of "conspiracy theorists" does not work. It is an ineffective political tool. New words like "politically awakened," "false-flag," and "truth-telling" have entered the popular discourse.
We are rediscovering the old truth that words can be used to relieve people of their false delusions and false opinions or they can be used to deceive them to the point that they will accept horrific wars as legitimate and just and freedom-crushing laws as necessary for security. Words are dangerous things. In destructive hands words can kill a culture and bring a society to a state of collapse. Hitler's word's hypnotized the German people and brought destruction to Germany. But words can also secure a nation's destiny and save it from ruin. Churchill's words during World War II gave the people of England a spiritual and psychological lift.
American history is made by words. Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, George Washington's Farewell Address, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address, Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech, and John F. Kennedy's speeches before the American Newspaper Publishers Association and American University are landmarks speeches in American history. From them we get the following historical lines and ideas:
- "All men are created equal"
- "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world"
- "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"
- "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character"
- "Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive"
- "Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave"
Words can literally shape a people's memory, and make them believe a certain way. Words can be utilized to invade the mind and put down rebellious thoughts like armies that invade cities and set ablaze its citizens for acts of revolt. Words can serve as an agent of enslavement or as a tool for liberation and transformation. False words separate and confine men whereas true words heal and emancipate. Words from the pens of Jefferson and Madison founded America; words from the mouths of Bush and Obama have destroyed it.
IV. The Double Power of Words and Myth
Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye said that words convey cultural and societal myths and make particular ideological beliefs hold sway over people's minds. In his book "Words with Power" Frye noted the power of language to establish certain myths in a society and enable those myths to be passed on to future generations, writing:
Myth loses its ideological function except for what is taken over and adapted by logos . Myths that are no longer believed, no longer connected with cult or ritual, become purely literary; myths that retain a special status in society are translated into logos language, and are taught and learned in that form. (2).The neoconservatives and other cliques who work for Washington's hidden establishment have exploited the power of myth and the dark power of words to pursue criminal goals both inside America and in the Middle East. But all this is well known by political spin doctors and directors of political campaigns. Barack Obama would never have been elected President if he did not cunningly exploit the power of rhetoric and repeat universal words like "hope" and "change" to hypnotize voters and get them to think positively about him. He is slick, but not wise. A wise man would never have chosen to be the spokesperson for America's plutocratic elite and carry out their criminal agenda.
Frye wrote about the politician's misuse of rhetoric to captivate the crowd and put it in a state of submissiveness. He said:
When the rhetorical occasion narrows down from the historical to the immediate, as at rallies and pep talks, we begin to see features in rhetoric that account for the suspicion, even contempt, with which it was regarded so often by Plato and Aristotle. Let us take a rhetorical situation at its worst. In intensive rhetoric with a short-term aim, there is a deliberate attempt to put the watchdog of consciousness to sleep, and the steady battering of consciousness becomes hypnotic, as the metaphor of "swaying" an audience suggests. A repetition of cliche' phrases is designed to bring about a form of dissociation. The dead end of all this is the semi-autonomous monster called the mob, of which the speaker is now the shrieking head. For a mob the kind of independent judgement appealed by dialectic is an act of open defiance, and is normally treated as such. (3).Obama's mob, like Bush's mob, and Palin-McCain's mob, have no idea who or what they are supporting because they want to cheer on their leaders instead of ask serious questions about their background, philosophy, and political programs. They are totally identified with them. When someone points out to them that they have been betrayed by the entire political establishment, republican and democrat alike, they half-agree, calling the other side evil, and continue to worship their chosen leader. They view anybody who questions the word or morality of their leader as a threat to their existence. Rather than engage in a debate with people who have a different opinion they resort to all sorts of childish tactics like calling them a "conspiracy theorist," an "extremist," and even a "traitor" without any evidence to support their statements. They don't have any idea what these words were designed for but they repeat them anyway to silence critics and shut down debate.
The strangest thing to happen to you is to present clear evidence to people proving 9/11 was an inside job and be denounced as a crazy person. It is like speaking to a machine. But it is not their fault. I sometimes use the word sheeple to describe deniers of 9/11 truth but I will stop using it in my articles because people are victims of government terrorism and government lying. I put the blame at the feet of the betrayers and traitors at the top who have outlawed debate and persecuted people who are simply asking questions.
It wasn't always like this. There was a time in America and the West when public debates mattered because there were better men around running for public office who wanted to discuss real issues. I've read the Lincoln-Douglas debates and I can't believe that politicians were expressive and profound once. Even the Nixon and Kennedy debates are worth studying. Obama and Bush are children compared to those men. Who will study Obama's speeches a hundred years from now? Nobody, because his speeches are written for immediate public consumption, not to raise the public spirit and provide posterity with words of what men believed and felt deep in their hearts in the beginning of the 21st century. Can anybody truly say that Obama speaks for this age? He can't even speak for himself. The same trend is noticeable across the West. In Canada the line from Wilfrid Laurier to Stephen Harper is a steady and steep decline. Each generation of politicians have become more corrupt, dumb, selfish, and deceitful. Is this a reflection on the people or the corrupt and self-serving modern political system and mass media culture which are interlinked? The evidence points towards the latter.
Look at what the people are up against. Since 9/11 a totalitarian war of disinformation, propaganda, and mass brainwashing has been waged against the American people and the people of the world. As a result, people are finding it hard to make up their minds about what is true and what is false when it comes to 9/11, the war on terror, and the general direction that the world is moving in.
The mythic force of ideology is a big reason why people believe the official 9/11 story is the truth of history. The basic definition of ideology is "a set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system." The U.S. government's ideology about terrorism and 9/11 revolves around Islamic terrorism, which ties in pretty well with the blowback narrative that has been uncritically accepted by the left and libertarian press. This narrative works well because it is highly believable. There are many Muslims around the world who shout "Death to America," so it is easy in the popular mind to connect a group's will to an atrocious act like hijacking airliners and flying them into the modern-day pyramids of New York City.
But the question we should be asking is were radical Muslims capable of pulling off the 9/11 attacks? The answer is no. Forget will and desire. Look past the surface and ask who had the means to implement NORAD drills and exercises on the morning of 9/11 so as to cut off their hands and blind their eyes? The men in the highest office of the land.
"An ideology," says Frye," is an applied mythology," adding that "when we are inside an ideological structure, we must believe, or say we believe," or else be regulated to the status of an outcast, a "conspiracy theorist," and a "nut job." The purpose of the powerful people who construct the ideology in the first place is to justify criminal acts and alienate the critics and dissenters from the rest of society by demonizing and denouncing them by using ad hominem attacks.
More from Frye:
An ideology normally conveys something of this kind: "Your social order is not always the way you would have it, but it is the best you can hope for at present, as well as the one the gods have decreed for you. Obey and work." Persecution and intolerance result from an ideology's determination, as expressed through its priesthood, or whatever corresponds to a priesthood, backed up by its ascendant class in general, to make its mythological canon the only possible one to commit oneself to, all others being denounced as heretical, morbid, unreal or evil. (4).People who buy the official 9/11 story don't care about the list of facts that disproves the mythic story because the story satisfies their curiosity and emotion good enough. Why bother with facts and evidence which only disturb your mind and unsettle your psyche? It is better to believe the lie because the lie is the basis for the entire social, economic and political order in America and the West. The lie is the ground for life. The lie IS life. And the truth represents death.
People who speak the truth are a big threat to the established order because members of the established order know they are rotten traitors and totally criminal. The calculating and cunning tyrants in Washington know more than anyone else that they have committed evil and betrayed the American people. And they want the age of treason to never end.
V. Saving Freedom, Truth And Justice With The Power of Words
We must somehow lift the mental blockade of the current age when people who express ideas and opinions that are critical of the established ruling order are deliberately stigmatized as conspiracy theorists and branded as socially undesirable. Understanding that words like "conspiracy theorist" are being used by authoritarian governments for social control and repression is part of the process towards renewing free debate and critical discussion in our Western culture which has not existed for many decades. We cannot defeat the enemies of freedom, truth, and justice if we don't know their weapons of choice and methods of war.
Tom Shachtman wrote about the importance of free debate in a society and what its loss means for freedom and democracy in his great book "The Inarticulate Society" (1995). Shachtman says that American society and the American republic was founded on the principles of free speech, hearing out the opinions of others, and respecting democratic discourse. Shachtman:
From the time of the Pilgrims to the eve of the Revolutionary War, open if not entirely freewheeling debate thrived in local governance in the American colonies, partially because of the colonies' rural nature and remoteness from the authority of the European kings. Tolerance for the voices of many varied and competing religious doctrines was also among the practices that distinguished the colonies from the European mother countries. Since the most grating aspect of British tyranny was its refusal to permit the airing of ideas that might contradict its own edicts, it was logical for the colonists' profound distrust of the monarchy to transmute into a demand that all opposing voices be heard--not to let a single opponent speak for any other, but rather see to it that many disparate viewpoints and ideas be permitted to compete for acceptance. If all men were created equal, then all deserved an equal chance to express their opinions. The colonists were seeking not the sort of shuffling of leaders that had been the outcome of many European revolts, but to accomplish a far more radical change, to come of age and debate among themselves the proper structure and leadership for their own government. They had confidence in the power of words to build a government that would not depend for its existence upon any individual, neither George III nor George Washington. (5).America was built on free speech. As Shachtman writes, the democratic impulses of the American colonists were unique. They recognized that there is nothing more important than allowing people with different opinions to debate and speak with each other.
America's fight against modern totalitarian thought control is much harder than its fight against the British monarchy because people are less free to express their opinions today. In the 18th century if you called the British king a tyrant you were not called crazy and laughed at by your neighbors. The same can't be said today. Individuals who point out that 9/11 was a false flag operation conducted secretly by top leaders within the Bush administration, the U.S. shadow government, and Israel are either laughed out of the room or treated with hostility and disgrace.
Debating and reading was encouraged back then. In the 21st century, the reverse is the case. We live in an age of de-enlightenment and dumbed down mass entertainment. The mass media suppression's of information and facts has given the tyrants of today the opportunity to inflict greater pain on the people and start monstrous wars without end for reasons without justification.
Humanity is in big trouble because thoughtful individuals are barred from speaking their minds on public platforms and denigrated as mentally ill conspiracy theorists for their views about politics. State control of mass opinion and mass belief is the norm. The tyrants in Washington and other Western capitals would like nothing better than see freedom die, one conspiracy at a time. Either people will change their minds about "conspiracy theories" and finally begin to reflect on the horrific truths of this age, or they will perish.
1. I.F. Stone. The Trial of Socrates . 1989. Pg. 215.
2. Northrop Frye. Words with Power: Being a Second Study of "The Bible and Literature." 1990. Pg. 33.
3. Frye. Pg. 18.
4. Frye. Pg. 24.
5. Tom Shachtman. The Inarticulate Society . 1995. Pg. 157-158.