by Dee McLachlan
Behind the faces of politicians everywhere is a ruthless, secretive and powerful elite. Humanity’s dark shadow.
Nearly sixty years ago, on 17 January 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to warn humanity in his final address to the people:
“…we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
“…we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite.”
By the 1960s it was probably already too late to turn things around. There had already been a disastrous rise of misplaced power. And it persists today.
And it is the secrecy surrounding government and the silence of elected officials that provides all the power to this elite group.
John F Kennedy also tried to warn the American people in his “secrecy” speech:
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings… And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.”
Increased security! Sounds familiar.
“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections… It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine…”
This couldn’t be more true today. There is definitely a tightly knit, highly efficient machine — an elite — that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Kennedy just forgot to mention the MEDIA that “protects” this machine.
Trump vs CIA, FBI
At the moment Twitter has provided us front row seats to the feud between President-elect Donald Trump and the US Intelligence Agencies. He used their “weapons of mass destruction” lie against them, when they announced that Russia had tried to hack influence in the US election.
What a laugh!
Trump has not only been a disruption to US politics, but he seems to have changed the whole game. For me, his swipe at the intelligence agencies is the most dramatic of all. When was the last time a president challenged the CIA (or FBI) with such vigor?
We all know that a US president gets briefed upon taking office — and we guess that there are many things he is not told, or is just asked to believe. In fact, there are reports on the Internet claiming that there are 21 to 27 different levels of secrecy and compartmentalization above the president.
A diagram has surfaced that demonstrates a very simplistic vertical and linear approach to the levels of secrecy above the president. I would guess that it is more like a web of secrecy — spreading both laterally and vertically. It is all about compartmentalization — so no one (especially politicians) have the full picture.
But with Trump being skeptical of intelligence gathering, he is challenging the process of secrecy. He is forcing them into a type of “show and tell” scenario.
Security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing them access to classified information and “secrets.” These clearances require (how convenient!) non-disclosure agreements, and it is all based on a “need-to-know” basis.
On the surface, this seems a good idea in preserving national security.
In Australia, the executive officer of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has the title “Director-General of Security”. That man or woman has the responsibility for the protecting the country and its citizens.
These days ASIO’s expansion and increased budgets are based on the mantra “keeping us safe” (from terrorism).
But that is all a distraction.
Secrecy has very little to do with keeping us safe. It is all to do with keeping us safely AWAY from influence.
No Accountability and Treasonous Behaviour?
The web of secrecy was entrenched (decades ago), and has expanded exponentially. These organisations function beyond government and outside the law. Yet, they use legislation to severely punish the whistle-blowers trying to expose government crime (e.g., the revelations from Edward Snowden, Wikileaks, and others).
As Kennedy said more than half a century ago, this machine “combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.”
You can make a simple deduction. If our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe — why are they not exposing the real culprits of the Hilton bombing, or the Port Arthur massacre, or reporting about the science of the collapsing towers on September 11?
One could come to the conclusion that they are either part of these atrocities — or these organisations have being blackmailed into silence by this “machine.”
Through simple logic — those that control the secrets, also control power. And the power is not held by the government for the people.
Those controlling this system are never going to pass on their power to the elected politicians who rotate through Canberra. So my guess is that our politicians are never given full access to what is really going on.
Every now and then you read that a prime minister has toured the ASIO facility. But, they clearly have no idea what is going on, for example, in Pine Gap, or any of the other secret facilities in Australia.
Why the Secrecy?
There is a fundamental problem with codes of secrecy. Those who are holding the secrets are provided the extraordinary privilege of additional information. And once they have this advantage — those people or organisations will keep it. Human nature dictates that they will keep it at all costs.
Hence the creation of terrorism and false flags which thus encourage law makers to continually upgrade the ability of these organisations to keep things secret, and to spy on everyone else.
The mere fact that we have been brainwashed into thinking that all this secrecy is normal, ensures that we, the people, will never find out what is going on.
Extinction – The Bus Analogy
In general, I believe the human race has the extraordinary capacity to adapt and invent — to collectively find solutions to survival on this planet.
I ask: Can we survive – or will Homo sapiens go extinct if this “machine” goes unchecked?
There is a big problem. We have come to accept secrecy as the “norm.” And this has allowed a small group to destroy our planet and control its inhabitants at will.
Imagine that humanity is aboard a bus . You, I, and all the people, are passengers. The controllers are at the wheel. But because of secrecy, we are not allowed to communicate with the driver. We are also not allowed to know how fast the bus is driving, nor its direction. It feels like they are driving us towards a cliff.
But no matter how loud we shout it seems to have no effect.