If you are my age (65), then you may also have believed that Rock & Roll and the hippie/drug/counterculture were a rebellious reaction to the capitalist-pig status quo.
But looking back now, it would appear that we “effete, impudent snobs” had simply been bamboozled. It seems the elite powers had made complete fools out of us, just as they had done with our parents’ and grandparents’ generations. Without discernment, in our stoned and sex-crazed (“love”) stupor, we had simply been controlled by the very powers we were rebelling against.
The following article reveals just how deep this elite-perpetrated mind-controlling had gone:
…Joe Atwill, author of Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus. Atwill’s research into the origins of Christianity had led him to conclude that Rome had invented the religion. Further, he believed that the Caesars had deliberately brought about the Dark Ages. They had used Christianity as a mind control device to give slavery a religious context intended to make it difficult for serfs to rebel. Like Irvin, Atwill had become suspicious of the U.S. government’s many connections to the psychedelic movement, which reminded him of the Caesars’ intellectual debasing of their population to help bring on the Dark Ages.
When comparing the results of their research, Irvin and Atwill developed a theory about the origin of the psychedelic movement of the 1960’s: The “counterculture” had been developed by elements within the U.S. government and banking establishment as part of a larger plan to bring about a new Dark Age; or, as it was marketed to potential victims, an ‘archaic revival.’
In 1992 Terence McKenna published in his book Archaic Revival:
These things are all part of the New Age, but I have abandon that term in favor of what I call the Archaic Revival—which places it all in a better historical perspective. When a culture loses its bearing, the traditional response is to go back in history to find the previous “anchoring model.” An example of this would be the breakup the medieval world at the time of the Renaissance. They had lost their compass, so they went back to Greek and Roman models and created classicism—Roman law, Greek aesthetics, and so on… [emphasis added] ~ Terence McKenna
[Edward] Bernays wrote what can be seen as a virtual Mission Statement for anyone wishing to bring about a “counterculture.” In the opening paragraph of his book Propaganda he wrote:
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. …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…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
Bernays’ family background made him well suited to “control the public mind.” He was the double nephew of Jewish psychoanalysis pioneer Sigmund Freud. His mother was Freud’s sister Anna, and his father was Ely Bernays, brother of Freud’s wife Martha Bernays.
When considering his influence on his nephew, it is important to bear in mind that though Freud is famous for his theories of individual psychoanalysis, he and the group that surrounded him developed the first theories concerning how to “pull the wires which control the public mind.” Among the key members of the Freudian psychoanalysis movement in England, most of whom were associated with the Tavistock Institute, were Gustave Le Bon, the originator of the term “crowd psychology”; Wilfred Trotter, who promoted similar ideas in his book Instincts of the Herd in War and Peace; and Ernest Jones, who developed the field of Group Dynamics. Bernays refers to all of these theorists in crowd control in his writings.
Crowds are somewhat like the sphinx of ancient fable: It is necessary to arrive at a solution of the problems offered by their psychology or to resign ourselves to being devoured by them.
~ Gustave Le Bon
Freud often pointed out the positive effects of sublimation. In other words, that in order to maintain civilization, individuals needed to sublimate many sexual and violent urges. For example, Freud cited the need for males to sublimate what he named the Oedipal Complex, which he claimed was the innate desire of young males to kill their fathers in order to have intercourse with their mothers.
Certainly Bernays knew of Freud’s theories on civilization’s requirement for sublimation, as he constantly promoted his uncle’s work. Therefore, the fact that Bernays helped bring about so many of the destructive elements that led to the music/drug counterculture in the 1960s demands an explanation.
Prima facie it seems that Bernays used his uncle’s insights to deliberately break down the structure of American civilization. To understand this requires recognizing that none of the elements of the counterculture of the 1960’s described above occurred without some prior events that shifted culture and made them permissible. This is self-evident because anyone acting like a “Deadhead” in 1920 would have been arrested. All of the aspects of the counterculture had been preceded by events that led to the subtle cultural shifts that permitted the public to accept them. And Edward Bernays was at the root of these cultural shifts… (emphasis added)
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This lengthy article goes into great detail on Edward Bernays’, and others’, mission to manipulate following generations into a new dark-age (an “archaic-revival”). And thus the reason many of us can trace back to the point where Western European culture and art, in America and elsewhere, began to be replaced with greed-driven and perverse, commercialized culture and art. And along with this violent and sudden death of culture and art came the use of “mind expanding” (mind altering) drugs, which the elite would use to keep many of us in a drug-induced coma.
We the people had, without knowing, been manipulated into a new dark-age mindset, an “archaic-revival” mindset. And through this stoned, distracted mindset, the wealthy and powerful few could continue their control of a large percentage of the American public. In other words, over the last century, we the people have been conditioned, through the use of sex, drugs and rock and roll, to respond like serfs in a new feudal system.
The feudal system has been resurrected, but in a new and more despotic way: the castles have become the governments, where the serfs still run to for protection and the sustaining of life, and the “lords” are the wealthy and powerful few who continually rape and pillage the serfs, while living off of their sweat and blood. And much like the original system, we serfs have been conditioned (programmed) not only to accept our fate but to embrace it, to defend and die for it.
All the “mind expanding” hyperbole about certain drugs, then, was nothing but mind-control babbling. The only thing that was expanded by taking LSD and other drugs was the wealth and power of the corrupt and evil minority. The stoned “freaks” were no more aware of what was truly happening in the world than the stoned Eastern gurus they worshiped. I wonder how much money the power elite paid those “Eastern gurus” to take part in this mind-control scam?
There was so much misinformation floating around about Eastern mysticism (Eastern esoteric/religious bullshit) at this time. None of us ever stopped to consider, if the Eastern mystics were so together, then why was the Middle and Far East always so messed up, as it still is today? If these Eastern hierophants truly held “the deep secrets of life,” then why hadn’t the Middle and Far East returned to the paradise described in the bible, Talmud, Koran and other fairy-tale collections?
Face it, every “fact” out there, pertaining to the spiritual realm, is nothing but elite-contrived BULLSHIT! No human being has the answers to our esoteric/spiritual questions, not a one. A sane individual must, if he or she is to remain so, come to the following conclusion: in this realm, everything pertaining to who we are, why we are, what our purpose is and where we go from here is bound to be some kind of mind-control scam, since no human being, as far as I can tell, has ever been privy to this very inside information.
I still believe in a realm, beyond that which our five senses can reveal. But I have become a firm believer, through painful experience, that only I can come to know this truth, as, I believe, is the case with every other human being. I can no longer trust other human beings to show me the where, why, how and when of anything pertaining to the esoteric/spiritual realm.
Some might ask why my emphasis on this subject now? The entire drug counterculture was and still is driven by human beings desire/need to understand, to grasp, to know, the esoteric/spiritual “truths.” Taking drugs in the sixties had been manipulatively turned from the escape mechanism it truly is into a “mind expanding, conscious/awareness happening:” the power elite had manipulated a large percentage of my generation, through the use of “psychedelic drugs,” into believing “being stoned” was a responsible, life-affirming act, as opposed to the out-of-control and easily manipulated state it, in reality, truly was, and still is.
I am a classically trained musician, with a very eclectic taste in music: I love many forms of music, beyond the classical variety. I played in bands performing many different genres of music, from the late 1960’s to the late 1990’s. And many times I performed with musicians (guitar players, in particular) who would just rave on about how good the last set was, when, in reality, they, having been stoned during the set, had sucked all to hell and back!
I never had a lucid conversation with anyone who was stoned, not one out of the hundreds I have dealt with, including me. Being stoned relieves one of the sense of what is real and responsible. A stoned asshole, no matter the drug of choice, is simply a stoned asshole and nothing more: he or she has not “become aware,” they have become totally unaware of anything happening to them or around them. There is no difference between a down and out drunk and a stoned asshole, they are both worthless and obnoxious, at that very moment in time.
So from where I stand, there has never been any benefit to “being stoned” (no matter the drug of choice), beyond avoiding reality for a day, week, month or, in some cases, for life. What the individual takes from this kind of experience is nothing but a false perception of what is and what is not. And this is why the powers that be promoted the use of mind altering drugs and still do. Only now these “legal” drugs are used on mental patients and prisoners to keep them in a sedated, “walking-dead” state.
It never ceases to amaze me just how deep the deception goes in this world system/order. I don’t know much of anything for certain, except this: we the people exist in a false reality created by a despotic, psychopathic minority. We the people exist in a coma-like state, a state that allows these elite creatures to manipulate and control every aspect of our lives, if, that is, we allow them, by taking part in their evil facade/game.
We the people must become aware of how these creatures manipulate us, so we can avoid supporting them and their system/order. And you can put what money you may have left on this fact: whatever these elite creatures may be pandering to us, at any given moment, it will come to us through their local, state and federal government-stooges and/or their media talking heads and “entertainment” morons, and it will be some thing that will serve to keep you and me in a coma-like state.
I know this may be difficult to accept for many. But, if you can do nothing else, then please just start to examine and question what the politicians, the media talking heads and the “entertainers” are pandering to you, and then look at what is happening in your life and the others around you. Check it out, for once, and see for yourself how they are manipulating not only you but all of humanity.
Our awakening to all of this deception and fraud is our only chance for survival. If we choose to remain asleep and unaware, then I truly believe, someday soon, these creatures will exterminate the largest portion of us and use those remaining as beasts of burden.