the state as religion

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Great article by Nadeem Walayat (who writes the longest sentences in the history of the free world), Mayan End of the World 2012 Prediction, Economy and Elite Use of Religion to Control“, that offers a brief outline of why religion developed, and shows how it morphs into the modern day state. Religion was used to control the masses then, but now that Nietzsche has proclaimed the death of God, we need a state apparatus to keep all the kiddies safely bundled together.

In contemporary society, as religion has lost its grip on the collective imagination, “control of the masses through technology has continued to develop and intensify . . . making it far easier for the elite to control every aspect of life through monetary mechanisms [] such as debt, as God in the West has gradually given way to the all seeing and knowing power of the Elite controlled State.”

In today’s society we are manipulated from cradle to grave by the state to serve the interests of the elite, we are educated to be docile citizens that will go on and work for the elite, to perform all of the duties that the elite request of us for pieces of paper.We are forced to work for the state for 1/3rd of our working life is spent paying taxes. We are forced to work for the elite as 1/3rd of our working life is spent servicing our debts.

We are constantly being bombarded with propaganda to be good citizens or face the dire consequences, because our every action is being watched and monitored 24/7 by technology from millions of CCTV cameras, internet browsing logs, phone conversation, mobile phone networks, GPS positioning, financial card transactions, and in your every interaction with the state’s apparatus and private corporations that is logged and which the state has constant access to determine whether our behaviour is subversive or not.

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Wall Street, Banks, Corporatism and Survival

Corporations, people and bodies… Corporations have nothing to do with the free market. From Freedomain Radio — www.freedomainradio.com

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America, oblivious to the lessons of the Spartan Greeks, is building a massive war and secret security apparatus that is clearly moving dangerously in the direction of Big Brother. In the usual guise of protecting us from the evils of the world, our constitutional freedoms — particularly the rights to privacy and due process of law — are being systematically dismantled.

The means by which the state can carry out this evil is to hypnotize the population into passive, frightened, gluttonous idiocy by means of fear (terror), financial propaganda and sleight-of-hand. A bubble economy is allowed to float along as massive printing of fiat currency keeps the ponzi scheme called “The American Dream” on life support. A phantasmagoric “war on terror” keeps us in a state of learned helplessness as Big Brother protects us from the unseen, unknown demons that lurk within and without.

But the money-printing, wrapped in pretty packages of Quantitative Easing and Operation Twist, are a stealth theft of trillions from the masses to the owners of capital and production. It is clear “how successful economics is as a tool for state propaganda as the State continues to print money in its various forms such as debt to maintain its power over people. Know this the cause of inflation is pure and simple government money printing that benefits those that are leveraged to inflation i.e. the elite who own the means of production and assets.”

The fundamental idea is that “God will be replaced by technology.”

And that is happening now. In “1984 Is Here: Big Brother in the Electronic Age“, the technological prowess Americans so proudly laud is being turned against them. A massive increase in computing power and surveillance technology, coupled with a government that is both paranoid and voyeuristic by turns, has made Americans “the most spied upon people in the world”.

These 3 trends – increased computing power, cheaper videocams and microphones, and government funding for “homeland security” purposes – has led to a 1984 style surveillance society.

The technology is becoming so ubiquitous and powerful that government goons can now watch, listen to and monitor everything about you. They can easily monitor what books you’re buying, what websites you surf (if you think your VPN is protecting your privacy, guess again), who you associate with, what conversations you’re having, who you’re calling and emailing and the content of those communications — whatever they please — in the name of “homeland security”, or “patriotism” for short.

But why would they waste their time listening to my stupid conversations? Because they can.

This is the stuff of Orwell’s 1984 nightmare, but for some reason most people just don’t seem too concerned about it. Must be the low 3% inflation rate, or the alternating stock and property market bubbles. When one pops, the other is miraculously there to keep us floating in our ignorantly blissful state of numb disinterest.

In the same way as search engines and e-commerce websites track your buying and surfing habits to serve up relevant ads, Verizon has actually filed for a patent that will allow them to monitor what you’re doing in your home, from your television, so they can serve up appropriate ads. If you’re cuddling with the neighbor while your hubby’s out of town, they can suggest a movie about a woman who is liberated when she discovers true love.

If you’re cuddling with your cat, a tasty cat food with toy can be pitched. The possibilities are endless, and that people don’t seem to care much about how their privacy is being invaded is more troubling than the invasion itself.

Just as airports are already equipped with sensors to detect people with fevers, far more invasive technology is now being developed that will detect anything in your body, such as illicit drugs, from hundreds of feet away. Or who you kissed in the last week. And what you’re thinking, which they are now working to perfect. Within a few years, there will be virtually no privacy left.

The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency....

The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency. The first use was in September 1966. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The National Security Agency is building a $2 billion dollar (probably much more, but we can print more money to pay for it) high-tech spy center in Utah that will destroy forever whatever vestiges of privacy remain. Wired magazine gives the details:

 A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified

$2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.

Do you feel safer yet? Are you happy this is where your tax dollars are being spent? And you thought the priority of politicians was healthcare and education? “The spying isn’t being done to keep us safe … but to crush dissent … and to help the too big to fail businesses compete against smaller businesses (and here).”

At some point, Americans are going to have to stand up and tell the US government exactly what they can and cannot do in the name of constitutional rights and “security”. This doesn’t make me feel more secure, but violated and angry.

It is not for the government to decide, it is for the citizens of the US to decide how they will be governed. But if we don’t decide, the government will be happy to do it for us.

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