“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
What Ignorance Permits
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Hierarchy evolved as civilisations developed and those at the top: kings, popes, dictators, oligarchs, presidents and prime ministers, have, from earliest times, used espionage to gain advantage over their perceived enemies and often, their friends. Sun Tzu’s Art of War talks about the importance of spies. Nathan Rothschild’s intelligence network provided the necessary information to gain control of the British economy in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo. During the Cold War between the West and the Soviet Union, the profession of spying was glamourised and expanded but since 9/11, the intelligence/security industry has reached unprecedented proportions extending into every facet of human activity. By their very secretive nature, the power of espionage networks is difficult to gauge unless one digs below the surface but the essence of spying is to hide what you don’t want people to know. In our ignorance and lack of understanding we’ve allowed the creation of beast which is now in control of geopolitics.
How the CIA Writes History by Jefferson Morley
Whatever his faults, Angleton acted zealously on a theory of history whose validity is hard to accept and hard to dispute. He believed that secret intelligence agencies controlled the destiny of mankind. During his 27-year career at the CIA, from 1947 to 1974, he acted as if the CIA and the KGB were struggling over the future of civilization itself — which, of course, they were.The Cold War is over and Angleton is gone, but the espionage techniques he mastered — mass surveillance, disinformation, targeted assassination, and extrajudicial detention — remain with us, albeit on a much larger scale. Since September 11, 2001, the power of secret intelligence agencies to shape our future is obvious.
There is no reason to suppose that similarly flawed characters aren’t in control of the intelligence services today and driving geopolitics behind the scenes. The CIA’s abysmal record in Latin America is well documented but in the post 9/11 decade, US foreign policy was focused on the the Middle East which allowed countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina to travel an independent path for a while, led visibly and courageously by Hugo Chavez who used Venezuela’s oil wealth to promote the Bolivarian Revolution across the continent, lifting millions out of poverty and deprivation.
In recent years, US foreign policy focus has returned to Latin America and the dominoes are beginning to fall with the election of a Structural Elite puppet in Argentina, Venezuela’s president Maduro under siege and President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil being targeted by the corrupt who want her impeached for corruption. It’s all part the empire of chaos exerting its will through its intelligence activities.
The Empire of Chaos Strikes Back by Pepe ESCOBAR
Cold War 2.0 is essentially about Russia and China – but Brazil is also a key player. Edward Snowden revealed how NSA spying was centered on Petrobras, whose proprietary technology was responsible for the largest oil discovery of the young 21st century; the pre-salt deposits. US Big Oil is excluded from its exploitation. That’s anathema; and that requires deployment of Hybrid War techniques inbuilt in Full Spectrum Dominance.
Spies and intelligence networks are only necessary to preserve privileged power (of Rothschilds and the Structural Elite); there is no place for spies in a non-hierarchical world. In terms of potential benefits, think of the resources and talent that would be unleashed if espionage were unnecessary. We really need to rethink the world because we’ve arrived here at this point because of the emergence of hierarchy which shapes our thinking and our institutions. Our enslavement to hierarchy is leading us to disaster but re-imagining the world without hierarchy, opens up boundless opportunities.
Source: What ignorance permits