Gender and racial discrimination, surveillance, exploitation and so forth are only effects. The real problem is – that it is possible to suppress the people by false Science or false descriptions of the world – that supports Might Is Right. Or like this. We are not genuine citizens.

25 January 2018

Open Letter to The New York Times – Regarding “Faith” in Democracy




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The New York Times is one of the most influential media organisations in the Western world. Accordingly are the perspectives, explanations and the words used by The New York Times essential.

Yesterday, 24 January, published The New York Times: The Interpreter Episode 1 – Is There Something Wrong with Democracy? By Max Fisher and Amanda Taub.

The only possible answer is consequently: Yes, it is Managed by Platonism!

Here follows most of the introduction to the animation/video.
After 200 years of expansion, democracy’s growth in the world has stalled. A handful of democracies like Venezuela and Hungary are backsliding into authoritarianism. And even in established Western democracies, voters are losing faith in democratic institutions and norms.

That has left us and scholars who study democracy obsessed with a set of questions. Is this all just a blip, or is democracy in real trouble? Are the oldest and sturdiest democracies, like those of Europe and the United States, really as safe as they seem? And why would people voluntarily dismantle their own democracy from within?

No one knows the answers for sure. …
Already here is the usually hidden worldview exposed.

Because real Democracy has of course; absolutely nothing to do with FAITH.

Real Democracy as well as real Education and real Science are based on concrete UNDERSTANDING.

The ongoing terror of the Western world is simply based on to force or trick the People to take for granted that Faith or Trust is the same as to Understand.

The formal name of this trick is Platonism and can also be called Hidden Might Is Right as it is all about to force or trick the people to believe that to worship Authority is the same as to be free.

Or like this. The Platonist's trick the People that to be free is the same as to not be punished.

Today are more and more people convinced that they live in a system that they hate; as it becomes more and more obvious that the system or the Western culture is based on to fool them.

It becomes more and more obvious as the Static Western world encounter more and more problems in a more and more Dynamic world.

As the victims are tricked to not be able to understand HOW they are fooled it is accordingly impossible to articulate or formulate concrete critique.

The tragic result is, of course, that the victims rush to worship openly Authoritarian ideals.

One more time.

As the false Democracy, based on Faith and Worship, is not especially popular today will more and more victims find comfort into worship open Dictatorships.

And observe this process is supported by The New York Times and others that promote Platonism; especially as Platonism includes self-censorship/censorship to protect the “Faith”.

This means also what The New York Times calls “Polarisation”, in the video, cannot occur within a culture or a system that is based on concrete Understanding.

Because concrete Understanding makes is it possible to understand different perspectives and to create concrete solutions.

In Platonism, that is based on Faith, is there only what is Right or Wrong according to the Ruler or the ruling élite.

All in all. The New York Times, as well as every individual and organisation in the current Western terror have the concrete choice between:

- to continue to support Platonism and the false Democracy as well as the false Science that the stupidity is based on and fall even deeper into the disaster

OR

- to expose the trick of Platonism and be a concrete help to dissolve the core of the stupidity, the Academic cult and be helpful in the demand to set up a new form of organisations for real Education and real Science that will result in a real Democracy.

So, what will The New York Times do?

And to everyone that are the slightest interested in propaganda and the ongoing collapse of the current Western culture: read the undisputed classic Public Opinion (1922) by Walter Lippmann (1889–1974).

Lippman begins, of necessity, with to describe Plato's Cave.

And therefore is the first chapter:
I. The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Heads.
For the very core of Platonism is based on to have any concrete idea or picture, in your head, must be rejected as mystical, in order to fool you; that the only real is outside of the mind.

And then is it possible to fool you that the demands of the Ruler or the ruling élite and their propaganda is real whereas anything else is mystical.

Or like this. Platonism is to put you into a cave where you are forced to reject what you actually are able to understand so you are forced to Accept how it is and to Obey, for example, that the total terror is the same as Democracy.

The full book Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann, Project Gutenberg

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My book This Is How The State Fucks Your Mind if you want hard core arguments.

Perhaps the best summary so far is The False Democracy is Based on False Science – The Minimum Requirements To Get It


Some Closely Related Posts

The Guardian Demands Officially that the People Must be Ruled by Mysticism, 1 November 2017

BBC and the Academic Cult Demand You to Replace Understanding with Faith, 29 September 2017

What's Wrong with Science? – Propaganda Galore – Learn How they Hide the Static Religious Dogmas to Fool you to Trust the Academic Cult, 6 May 2017

Open Letter to The Editorial Board of Los Angeles Times, 30 April 2017

Edward Berneys Perfected The Hidden Obedience, 7 April 2017

17 January 2018

Who Are The International War Criminals Committing and Profiting From War Crimes in Yemen? – By Theodore McIntire

Who is not aware of the widespread violations of the laws of armed conflict in Yemen that has prompted the United Nations to carry out a comprehensive examination of all alleged violations and abuses since September 2014?

With so much accumulated and credible evidence of war crimes in Yemen, is it possible to determine suspected war criminals that are currently unidentified and unpunished?

Can anyone overcome a major challenge that the vast majority of the global community appears unaware of and unconcerned about? Who is willing to speak truth to power and identify the international actors who could be charged as war criminals for their role in exacerbating the humanitarian crisis arising from the civil war in Yemen?

The belligerent and supporting countries and actors external to the Yemen civil war are extensive. They include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Iran, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Academi.

Obviously the international entities involved and profiting from the Yemen civil war include many of the big defense contractors, but surprisingly the tentacles of this lucrative business extends all the way down to suppliers of logistics who are not normally identified as providers of military products and services.

In addition, the specialized field of private military contractors operating in Yemen is quite rich. Indeed, the field is so lucrative that even notorious individuals who had previously announced they were “…getting out of the government contracting business." have jumped right back into the center of this very profitable racket.

The most serious and wide ranging accusation that multiple entities have concluded and publicly documented is that the Saudi led coalition has intentionally starved the civilian population in Yemen.

Starvation of a civilian population is in direct violation of International Humanitarian Law Rule 53 which states the use of starvation of the civilian population as a method of warfare is prohibited, and Rule 54 which states that attacking, destroying, removing or rendering useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population is prohibited.

The United States has actively supported the Saudi led coalition by providing intelligence, refueling planes, and selling billions of dollars in weapons and training to be used in Yemen. Additional weapons, logistics and services have also been supplied by numerous other international governments and actors who are fully aware that sold items would be used in Yemen.

Under customary international law, aiding and abetting war crimes includes three elements:
(1) A Principal person or entity committed a war crime;
(2) Another actor committed an act that had a substantial effect upon the commission of the underlying offence; and
(3) Required mental state: The other actor knew that that such an act would assist, or had the substantial likelihood of assisting, the commission of the underlying offense.”
Furthermore, the mens rea for aiding and abetting war crimes under customary lawrequires only knowledge and not purpose: “the accused knew that his acts would assist the commission of the crime by the perpetrator or that he was aware of the substantial likelihood that his acts would assist the commission of a crime by the perpetrator.”

With this knowledge and despite warnings from some officials in the Obama Administration that they could be implicated in war crimes for aiding and abetting actions in Yemen that have killed thousands of civilians the United States and other participating countries and actors have proceeded with aiding and arming internal and external suspected war criminals who have involved themselves in the Yemen civil war.

Multiple personnel in the U.S. Congress have been actively investigating U.S. Foreign Military Sales of training provided to the naval forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that could serve as a crucial link clearly tying the U.S. to the naval blockade and resultant starvation of the civilian population of Yemen.

These and other widespread concerns have not precluded the Trump administration from pressing ahead with plans to expand the transfer of weapons and training to the region.

Although President Trump called for the lifting of the blockade of Yemen, neither a White House Statement nor simple Tweets would in any way obviate the President of the United States of America nor any other government official or citizen of any country in the world from the mens rea for aiding and abetting war crimes in Yemen.

When considering the topic of suspected international war criminals we should also take a moment to consider the inevitability of future war crime trials. Reviewing the identities of already convicted war criminals it might be possible to conclude that it is impossible for some to ever be identified as a war criminal as long as they are not Nazi Germans, Slavs, Arabs, Asians, and Africans.

However, using a more objective standard of a peer reviewed academic resource on just war theory does not assume any such limitations: “In asserting the need to find universalisable principles, the just war theorist is usually keen to insist that any war crimes trials are held in neutral states and presided over by neutral parties, rather than the victors whose partiality in proceedings must be presumed: after all, in the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, no allied generals or politicians were held accountable for the atrocities created by bombing civilian centers in Germany and Japan and the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

Overcoming ingrained preconceived bias to arrive at war crimes standards that comply with just war theory requires detailed, educated and thoughtful reflection.

Given the overwhelming volume and detail of information already available, is it possible at this point in time to outline a list of those who run the risk of eventually being identified as violating international humanitarian law or failing to fulfill their basic human responsibilities?

Is it reasonable to expect that some individuals from the belligerent and supporting countries and actors who have been in the positions listed below are likely to someday be identified as responsible for facilitating war crimes in Yemen?
  • Current and former heads of governments or organizations
  • Current and former legislators who authorized military action or failed to curb military action
  • Current and former Secretaries of Defense, Ministers of Defense or senior military leaders
  • Current and former government intelligence, military training and defense acquisition officials
  • Board members, Chief Officers, and Directors of major and minor defense contractors
  • Board members, Chief Officers, and Directors of financing entities
  • The public and citizenry for turning a blind eye and remaining silent

Who could or should be added to this list or called out by name?


Theodore McIntire


The author was a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, was a Major (Retired) of the U.S. Air Force and is currently a worldwide advocate and promoter of Human Security.

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12 January 2018

Alvin and Heidi Toffler – In Memory of the Deceased Future Part 1





To grasp what goes on today. Or even better. To get what NOT goes on or the massive contemporary confusion, it is helpful to study quite recent ideas and arguments about the future.

The true masterminds of to understand the next steps from the epoch of simple manufacturing were Alvin (1928–2016) and Heidi Toffler.

Alvin and Heidi Toffler wrote their books together, at least that is the information in the later interviews of Alvin, even if most of the books are presented as Alvin is the sole author.

Read all the books by the Tofflers as their message is all about the absolute need of to reach a Dynamic culture; a need that so far has been sabotaged by the Static ideals of the Academic cult.

It can in fact be said that absolutely nothing vital has happened since the Tofflers began to write.

The huge difference between the middle of the 1960s and now are more stuff and more problems. More than fifty years of extra concentrated stupidity.

Especially the books Future Shock and The Third Wave were at the time highly influential bestsellers.


The Most Essential Works by the Tofflers

The first article, as Pdf, The Future as a Way of Life, Horizon magazine (1965)

Future Shock (1970), Internet Archive

The Third Wave (1980), Internet Archive

Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century (1990), Internet Archive

Revolutionary Wealth (2006)


The Tofflers Offers the Usually Missing Context

The Tofflers defines the historic background, at least a part of it, as well as what drives change in different forms or Dimensions in relation to the historic context.

And therefore could the Tofflers predict the need of and the innovation of services and products rather well.

As I understand it, is the main message of the Tofflers that real Change or development cannot take place if vital parts or Dimensions (of the society) resist change or is Static; as then will the result be the Social conflicts we experience today.

Here is a good example: 'Epidemic of stress' blamed for 3,750 teachers on long-term sick leave, Anushka Asthana, Mason Boycott-Owen, The Guardian, 11 January 2018.

Here is the first sentence in the Future Shock (1970).
This is a book about what happens to people when they are overwhelmed by change.
And just taste headlines, from the same book, like for example;
The Collapse of Hierarchy
Beyond Bureaucracy
The Industrial Era School
The New Educational Revolution
The Organizational Attack
The final sentences in the Power Shift (1990) are:
For it is now indisputable that knowledge, the source of the highest-quality power of all, is gaining importance with every fleeting nanosecond.
The most important Powershift of all, therefore, is not from one person, party, institution, or nation to another. It is the hidden shift in the relationships between violence, wealth, and knowledge as societies speed toward their collision with tomorrow.

This is the dangerous, exhilarating secret of the Powershift Era.
 One more time.
For it is now indisputable that knowledge, the source of the highest-quality power of all, is gaining importance with every fleeting nanosecond.

More Links


Obituary, Alvin Toffler, Author of ‘Future Shock,’ Dies at 87, Keith Schneider, The New York Times, June 29, 2016.

Future Shock at 40: What the Tofflers Got Right (and Wrong), Greg Lindsay, Fast Company, 15 November 2010.

Big Thinkers – Alvin Toffler (2002), YouTube.

The documentary Future Shock (1972), hosted by Orson Welles (1915–1985), is a definitive must-see even if the quality of this version on YouTube is poor.

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Reflect on Steve Jobs' Speech and the Other side of the Static Wall – In Memory of the Deceased Future Part 2, 30 March 2018

01 January 2018

On How Citizens are Replaced by Soldiers

In the upcoming chapters I write a lot about the book Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying; The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs (2012), Google Books, by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer.

This book is a very well crafted Academic work and became also a bestseller.

The book is based on Neitzel's discovery of transcripts of conversations between German prisoners of war during WW II, and tells many otherwise hidden relations of the current Western culture that demonstrates how the ideals of the citizen is transformed to the ideals of the soldier.

Here follows more links, a documentary that is based on the same material and an interview with Neitzel.

Here is a perfect presentation and overview. The Nazi prisoners bugged by Germans, Mario Cacciottolo, BBC, 18 January 2013.




Published on 3 May 2013.

Secrets of the Dead is a television series made by the PBS.

Helen Fry

Joshua Levine

Fritz Lustig (1919-2017)

Trent Park Museum – Home of the Secret Listeners

Photos of German officers and links, Wikipedia, Trent Park.




Published on 12 November 2012.

The Agenda,

Steve Paikin