In the 1933
Paramount motion picture Tillie
and Gus, W.C. Fields said:
comes a time in the affairs of men, when we must take the bull by
the tail, and face the situation."
The term "motion
pictures" is rather archaic nowadays, but there’s nothing archaic
about W.C.’s insightful wisdom – almost 80 years ago spinning
a clear image of precisely where we are in 2010. Indeed, ours is
a confusing time of wars over fossil energy, imperialism, secrecy,
disinformation, massive upward transfer of wealth, economic collapse,
environmental devastation and, well, bullshit. We’ve actually been
deep in the stuff since even before Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President
of the United States, wrote a more sobering scenario:
I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me
privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the
field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid
of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized,
so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive,
that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak
in condemnation of it."
bull again, horns and all. President Wilson also wrote:
industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system
of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore,
and all our activities are in the hands of a few men…. We have
come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled
and dominated, governments in the civilized world – no longer
a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction
and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and
the duress of a small group of dominant men."
Many say it
is more accurate to call history, "His Story". And it’s
difficult to imagine a more transparent characterization of the
story than this, offered by George Orwell in his seminal novel,
who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the
past controls the future."
Wilson’s small group of dominant men, again. Certainly, the men
change over generations, but the domination not only remains, it
gets ever more ruthless, bold, pervasive and complete.
astonishing difference between the official, historical account
of the assassination of President Kennedy, and what really happened;
between the "official story", and the truth. Call it gross
perception management. Comparably astonishing is the difference
between what really happened leading up to, and culminating on 9/11
– what mountains of evidence say – compared to the official
story. And what may be even more astonishing is that the dominant
ones not only have the power to pull off 9/11, and the assassination
of JFK and so much other subterfuge, but also the power to cover
things up. The power to control the past, present, and future.