The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Gina Haspel has been confirmed and sworn in as America’s new CIA Director, fulfilling her predecessor Mike Pompeo’s pledge to turn the CIA into “a much more vicious agency”. “Bloody Gina” has reportedly been directly involved in both torturing people and destroying evidence of torture in her long and depraved career, which some say hurts the CIA’s reputation.

Others say it just makes it more honest.

The lying, torturingpropagandizingdrug traffickingcoup-stagingwarmongering Central Intelligence Agency has done some of the most unspeakably horrific things to human beings that have ever happened in the history of our species. If you think I’m exaggerating, do your own research into into some of the CIA’s activities like the Phoenix Program, which used “Rape, gang rape, rape using eels, snakes, or hard objects, and rape followed by murder; electric shock (‘the Bell Telephone Hour’) rendered by attaching wires to the genitals or other sensitive parts of the body, like the tongue; the ‘water treatment’; the ‘airplane’ in which the prisoner’s arms were tied behind the back, and the rope looped over a hook on the ceiling, suspending the prisoner in midair, after which he or she was beaten; beatings with rubber hoses and whips; the use of police dogs to maul prisoners,” and “The use of the insertion of the 6-inch dowel into the canal of one of my detainee’s ears, and the tapping through the brain until dead. The starvation to death (in a cage), of a Vietnamese woman who was suspected of being part of the local political education cadre in one of the local villages…The use of electronic gear such as sealed telephones attached to…both the women’s vaginas and men’s testicles [to] shock them into submission.”

This is what the CIA is. This is what the CIA has always been. This is what Mike Pompeo said he wanted to help make the CIA “much more vicious” than. Appointing Gina Haspel as head of the agency is just putting an honest face on it.

It really couldn’t be more fitting that the US now has an actual, literal torturer as the head of the CIA. It also couldn’t be more fitting that it has a reality TV star billionaire President, an Iraq-raping Bush-era neoconservative psychopath as National Security Advisor, a former defense industry directoras Secretary of Defense, a former Goldman Sachs executive as Secretary Treasurer, and a former Rothschild, Inc. executive as Secretary of Commerce. These positions have always facilitated torture, oppression, war profiteering and Wall Street greed; the only thing that has changed is that they now have a more honest face on them.

The mask of the nationless Orwellian oligarchy which dominates our world is slipping off all over the place.

Israel is now openly massacring unarmed Palestinian civilians, prompting a UN investigation into possible war crimes. Only two nations voted in opposition to the investigation, and surprise surprise it was the two nations apart from Israel who most clearly owe their existence to the institutionalized slaughter and brutalization of their indigenous occupants in recent history: the US and Australia. All other members of the UN Human Rights Council either voted in support of the investigation or abstained.

Internet censorship is becoming more and more brazen as our governments become increasingly concerned that we are developing the wrong kinds of political opinions. Ever since the establishment Douma and Skripal narrativesfailed to take hold effectively, we’ve been seeing more and more frantic attempts to seize control of public discourse. Two weeks after the Atlantic Council explained to usthat we need to be propagandized by our governments for our own good, Facebook finally made the marriage of Silicon Valley and the western war machine official by announcing a partnership with the Atlantic Council to ensure that we are all receiving properly authorized information.

The Atlantic Council is pure corruption, funded by powerful oligarchs, NATO, the US State Department, empire-aligned Gulf states and the military-industrial complex. Many threads of the establishment anti-Russia narrative trace back to this highly influential think tank, from the DNC hack to the discredited war propaganda firm Bellingcat to imaginary Russian trolls to the notorious McCarthyite PropOrNot blacklist publicized by the Washington PostFacebook involving itself with this malignant warmongering psyop factory constitutes an open admission that the social media site considers it its duty to manipulate people into supporting the agendas of the western empire.

We’re seeing similar manipulations in Twitter, which recently announced that it will be hiding posts by more controversial accounts, and by Wikipedia, which has been brazenly editing the entries of anti-imperialist activists with a cartoonishly pro-establishment slant.

It is always a good sign when people in power become concerned that their subjects are developing the wrong kinds of political opinions, because it means that truth is winning. All this gibberish we’ve been hearing about “Russian disinformation” and “Russian propaganda” is just a label that has been pinned on dissenting narratives by a mass media propaganda machine that has lost control of the narrative.

And this is why it’s getting so overt, barely even attempting to conceal its true nature anymore. Our species’ newfound ability to network and share information has enabled a degree of free thinking that the cultural engineers did not anticipate and have not been able to stay ahead of, and they’re being forced to make more and more overt grabs to try and force us all back into our assigned brain boxes.

But the oligarchs who rule us and their Orwellian power structure is already in a lose-lose situation, because the empire that they have built for themselves rests upon the illusion of freedom and democracy. The most powerful rulers of our world long ago eschewed the old model of sitting on thrones and executing dissidents in the town square, instead taking on a hidden role of influence behind the official elected governments and using mass media propaganda to manufacture the consent of the governed.

This system is far more efficient than the old model because a populace will never rebel against rulers it doesn’t know exist, and it has enabled the western oligarchs to amass more power and influence than the kings of old ever dreamed possible. But it has a weakness: they have to control the narrative, and if they fail to do that they can’t switch to overt totalitarianism without shattering the illusion of freedom and provoking a massive public uprising.

So the wealth-holding manipulators are stuck between a rock and a hard place now, trying to use new media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia to herd the unwashed masses back into their pens. The more brazen they get with those manipulations, however, the more the mask slips off, and the greater the risk of the public realizing that they aren’t actually free from tyrannical rule and exploitation.

The real currency of this world is not backed by gold, nor by oil, nor by bureaucratic fiat, nor even by direct military might. No, the real currency of this world is narrative, and the ability to control it. The difference between those who rule this world and those who don’t is that those who rule understand this distinction and are sufficiently sociopathic to exploit it for their own benefit.

Power only exists where it exists because of the stories that humans agree to tell one another. The idea that government operates a certain way, that money operates a certain way, these things are purely conceptual constructs that are only as true as people pretend they are. Everyone could agree tomorrow that Donald Glover is the undisputed King of America and the new official US currency is old America Online trial CDs if they wanted to, and since that was the new dominant narrative it would be the reality. Everyone could also agree to create a new system which benefits all of humanity instead of a few sociopathic plutocrats. The only thing keeping money and government moving in a way that benefits our current rulers is the fact that those rulers have been successful in controlling the narrative.

They’ll never get that cat back into the bag once it’s out, and they know it. We the people will be able to create our own narratives and write our own rules about how things like money and government ought to operate, and there is no way that will work out to the benefit of the ruling manipulators and deceivers. So they fight with increasing aggression to lull us back to sleep, often overextending themselves and behaving in a way that gives the public a glimpse behind the mask of this entire corrupt power structure. Someday soon that mask will slip right off and come crashing to the floor. That crash will wake the baby, and that baby will not go back to sleep.

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Comments

DownWithYogaPants Bitchface-KILLAH Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:10 Permalink

Easy to see who is not the math major here.

Bitcoin / Crypto definitely NOT NSA created.  Crypto is definitely cat out of the bag / pandoras box situation for bankers.  There is absolutely NO advantage to bankers working on the block chain.  They can simply use a MySQL database and not spend the money on the electricity hashing the blocks.

You can tell when someone who does not know how crypto works because their comments unrelated the to topic at hand.

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house biscuit DownWithYogaPants Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:57 Permalink

Not that I want to be the one to rain on your faith, anarchy & optimism.....

But it's an exercise in deductive reasoning, that proceeds along several parallel paths

First: Do important things related to currency happen by accident?

Next: Who has the capability & documented interest to develop such systems?

Finally- & this is the important one, really: Once you have all the power, the next thing you want is the control. Similar to the public release of the internet, TPTB are willing to allow a small amount of free discussion because in the long run they own all your information

They play the long game, centuries into the future- beyond what a schmuck like you can afford to worry about. Generational wealth sacrifices a pawn to put you into check 

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Ms No WileyCoyote Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:40 Permalink

Chomsky is a Marxist and an Ashkanazi Jew.  He is basically Bernie Sanders and Karl Marx.  Try again... 

Funny how they are always fucking with social systems and opinions at a high level.  His rhetoric will cause revolutionary Marxists sentiments.  Every Marxist liberal I have ever met is in love with him. 

Wasn't a hundred million enough dead?

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Ms No Citxmech Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:13 Permalink

Yeah just like Bernie Sanders.  Chomsky is the bible of every Marxist so explain how that was the result of red pills?  He calls himself a Libertarian socialist.  What a joke.  He hammers the right with criticism far more than the left.  We have seen this game before.

Bernie pushed alleged ant-banking Marxism and then sunk Ron Paul's audit the fed bill and gave them what they wanted.  The whole US population wanted that audit.  Bernie gave the Marxism with no anti- bank.  Chomsky produces Marxism with no libertarian.  He is ever bit as smart as Karl Marx and he is dangerous.  He outwitted you for example...

His father landed her in 1913... A whole lot of them did.  That was a good year for them.  They got our currency.

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Citxmech Ms No Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:01 Permalink

Just like Bernie?  When was the last time Bernie said in public that the US shouldn't support Israel, or that Israel is worse than South Africa during apartheid?

Chomsky isn't the second coming or anything - and I certainly don't agree with everything he says, but, he has been more effective than just about anyone else regarding the corrupt nature of the govt/media/propaganda complex. 

Gotta give him some props for that.

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1936ryer Ms No Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:43 Permalink

I always found it strange that Chomsky works at MIT and that he and Amy Goodman never ever criticize the FED or talk about how 911 was an inside job.  I think these two are controlled gate keepers, they are their to give people off balance and divided, while also dishing up some truthiness.

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land_of_the_few louie1 Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:03 Permalink

Rosa Klebb pffft that's yesterday's hotness

Yulianna Karaulova will be Haspel's nemesis now. See how she can shape-shift, and even appear to assassinate versions of herself she doesn't like to cause confusion. Then she wastes her worthless arrogant fictional boyfriend. Sings a bit too  ;)

https://youtu.be/cspGSXs_zFs

https://youtu.be/sBaeVHtWo10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulianna_Karaulova

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Ms No StheNine Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:35 Permalink

Also part of the less than 2% of citizens that fit that profile but dominate everywhere.  It is mathematically impossible for it all to be coincidence.  Nobody will say shit because if somebody brings it up they go into programmed response of fear and repulsion.  So it continues with them at the helm and a constant conveyor of puppets.

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The Terrible Sweal Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:48 Permalink

I first noticed Wikipedia was a filthy sack of lie in 2012 when they blatantly suppressed the casualty figures for Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. 

In 2015 I noticed they were spewing utter lies about events in the Ukraine citing MSM sources that did not in fact quite support the lies.  But try to edit in some real facts and you will be quickly, incredibly quickly, shut down by a 'volunteer editor'.

I also discovered that Wikidpedia has a rule that you can only use secondary sources, not primary sources.  Or in other words, you can only cite pre-chewed narrative from controlled publications.

I don't know when it was subverted, but Wikipedia is certainly now part of the problem.

 

 

el buitre The Terrible Sweal Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:21 Permalink

Like Facefuck, Twatter, and Black Goog, it was subverted before it made its public appearance.  As the internet subsumes the former role of television, they realized in advance that they had to rebrand their programming tools.  Controlling the perception of the sheeple is 95% of the war.  To paraphrase Karl Rove and his arrogant brethren - We determine reality.

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tunetopper el buitre Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:12 Permalink

Ian koum was a known Ukrainian internet pirate that wrote viruses and worms and distributed them back in the '90's. He somehow developed a company that was a virtual clone of Viber - called WhatsApp. Viber sold to a Japanese co. (Maybe SoftBank) for say $800mm... And within one week Facebook paid $19 B for WhatsApp. And now that Koum has taken a severance of 2 Billion and stock and salary while he was there of 2 Bill. He has cost shareholders 23Bil. Now how does one explain this any other way but that they are working for a higher power.... Suck and Koum both

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dirty fingernails Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:56 Permalink

a reality TV star billionaire President, an Iraq-raping Bush-era neoconservative psychopath as National Security Advisor, a former defense industry directoras Secretary of Defense, a former Goldman Sachs executive as Secretary Treasurer, and a former Rothschild, Inc. executive as Secretary of Commerce.

That sums up the situation well. These are the representatives of the apex predators. And the figurehead puppet.