The propaganda is mixed together with temper tantrums then thrown all over the "air waves."
One is in the form of a criminal prosecution of Bradley Manning, another is the president not going over to play white house with Putin.
Meanwhile, the portraits of the presidents of earlier times hang on the walls of today's movie set we call the White House.
But the words of those august statesmen who became president are out in the White House garbage cans --along with the left-over caviar and other gifts presented by the epigovernment to the Cypher patrol there festering in the Matrix (The Matriarch of the Matrix - 3).
Anyway, concerning the historical issue of the traditional view of whistleblowers by the early Americans:
On July 30, 1778, the Continental Congress created the first whistleblower protection law, stating “that it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds, or misdemeanors committed(Manning Trial Began 9/11, emphasis added). Wouldn't you say, then, that our recent outlook is a tad bit short of "learning lessons from history?"
by any officers or persons in the service of these states.”
"Sweet Meat beats whistleblowing" - Cypher
Two hundred thirty-five years later, on July 30, 2013, Bradley Manning was found guilty on 20 of the 22 charges for which he was prosecuted, specifically for “espionage” and for videos of war atrocities he released, but not for “aiding the enemy."
Our unseen epigovernment, the unseen 1%, who think they know better than the rest of us --typically reject the wisdom of the ages:
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 molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.(Epigovernment: The New Model, quoting Bernays). The problem is that they do not realize that they are psychopaths, because psychopaths are incapable of that kind of self-reflection:
Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.
They govern us by their qualities of natural leadership, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their key position in the social structure.
Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact
that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons — a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty [now 320] million — who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.
It is the purpose of this book to explain the structure of the mechanism which controls the public mind, and to tell how it is manipulated by the special pleader who seeks to create public acceptance for a particular idea or commodity. It will attempt at the same time to find the due place in the modern democratic scheme for this new propaganda and to suggest its gradually evolving code of ethics and practice.
One out of every 10 Wall Street employees is a clinical psychopath, the CFA Institute (an investment and financial analysis organization) reports in the latest issue of CFA Magazine. That makes psychopathy 10 times more prevalent among New York’s financial elite than among us plebeians, for which the accepted statistic is a more palatable one in 100.(When You Are Governed By Psychopaths - 4). And the military, which "makes contact" with the rest of the world in our name, has ruined America's reputation around the world, and is composed of more psychopaths than Wall Street is:
Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award‑winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves."(The Virgin MOMCOM - 6). What started our "love affair" with older invasions to "get back our oil" (which had somehow flowed under the lands of the Middle Eastern Nations) was a fear-based belief within the heart of one of our wounded warrior western heroes --a belief in the battle of Armageddon:
Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable.
From the moment he arrived at the Admiralty, a young man of destiny, Churchill started to prepare the fleet for the Battle of Armageddon he believed was inevitable.(The Universal Smedley - 2, quoting several books). These and other secrets are well kept, but when they get let loose without official sanction, then all the whistles go off as the command "get the whistleblowers" is barked around the world.
Then, in 1911, the German Kaiser provoked the Agadir crisis ... Churchill went to the Admiralty and his outlook transformed. He was immediately confronted with the decisive question: to convert the navy from coal to oil ... the "fateful plunge" was made ... in April 1912 ... five oil-burning battleships were approved.
It was the Royal Navy which was the impetus for the development of the oil industry in Britain. The problem was supply and the security of that supply. Initially, the British government purchased shares in the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, subsequently, British Petroleum [BP].
Then, to prevent further disruptions, Britain enmeshed itself ever more deeply in the Middle East, working to install new shahs in Iran and carve Iraq out of the collapsing Ottoman Empire.
Churchill fired the starting gun, but all of the Western powers joined the race to control Middle Eastern oil.
Following that ill-fated decision by Churchill, next came the peak of sanity which helps to explain today's doublespeak (The Peak of Sanity - 3) as well as today's protection of warmongers, war criminals, and torturers --but not whistleblowers (ACLU vs. Clapper, Alexander, Hagel, Holder, and Mueller - 3).
Quite a change from the founding fathers' work which was quoted at the top of this post.
Founding fathers who also said that endless war would destroy our freedoms and build a toxin-infested executive:
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Those truths are well established.(The Greatest Source Of Power Toxins?, emphasis added). Who could have foreseen any of this ... I mean it is like global warming and planes crashing into buildings --right?
No, that is not right, that is wrong --dead wrong.
The next post in this series is here.
If I was an Oil-Qaeda terrorist: