Why are conspiracy theories a hallmark of a healthy democracy?

History has shown us that mega corporations will not self-regulate in the interest of the public good, health, or safety when doing so reduces their market influence, power, or their profitability.
 
We can consider examples like leaded petrol, leaded paint, leaded pipes, fast food, soft drink companies, companies polluting water and air with industrial waste, forestry, electricity pylons, pharmaceuticals, alcohol manufacturers, the tobacco industry, and I’m sure many more. Because these mega corporations have so much sway and influence on government individuals and policy makers, any resistance has been shown historically to be drawn out and slow, if at all, and only implemented when the people in sufficient numbers demand it, but always vigorously opposed in every possible and conceivable way by the corporations in question.
 
Democracy only has substance when each individual accepts that they have a proportional duty to maintain the integrity of their democracy in the interests of the people. If we allow ourselves to be manipulated and controlled by mega corporations in their self interest, then democracy becomes impotent and illusory, and our very freedom is threatened.
 
To simply think for ourselves and come to another conclusion to that which is served up by mega news corporations daily, is to be branded a ‘conspiracy theorist’ and by implication, due to the manufactured stigma around such a term, have no credibility. Many conspiracy theories of the past have become conspiracy realities in the pages of history.
 
Those who take the time to investigate alternative points of view and share them for consideration should be seen as the natural product of a healthy democracy, and a critical check and balance to those mega corporations whose self interest may oppose the good of the people.
 
This is why freedom of information is so fundamentally important, because it allows each individual the freedom to consider and evaluate various points of view and discern for themselves what they think about it. This is to embrace the freedom of thought, the foundation of a free people.
 
Consider for a moment that there was no internet and libraries had been privatised with 90% of them owned and controlled by a company named ‘Google’. Would it be acceptable if Google started controlling which books our children had access to? How would we respond if when our children requested specific books they were told, “Sorry those books violate our community guidelines”?
 
What if our mail service was privatised and before making any deliveries the mail was opened and only delivered if deemed appropriate for us to read?
 
Is it possible that by controlling the information, these corporations could influence the thoughts, emotions, and behaviour of the people, and in turn all aspects of society and government?
 
What we are seeing right now by mega tech giants is a modern day ‘burning of the books’ in an effort to serve their self interest and the interests of other mega corporations they are associated with, all in the name of so called ‘safety’.
 
By sharing information and opinions we keep those books on the shelf so to speak, so that each person can discern for themselves the value of the information. Freedom of information allows the people to make fully informed decisions. Our duty, as citizens of a healthy democracy, is to stand in it’s defence when it is threatened. This can, in the first instance, be done simply by holding a point of view which is built upon diversity and critical thinking.

 

In the Rise of Evil & Tyranny, Mighty Women of the World, What say you?

Mighty women of the world, defenders of the children, what say you? Maidens of humanity, we call on you now. Our children’s welfare and future is in grave danger should ignorance endure. In the world’s hour of need, what say you?

On this day of remembrance, let us honour those who fought for our freedoms, but lest we forget the evil and tyranny against which they fought, else we recognise it not within our midst.

How does evil and tyranny grow amongst a people before unfolding in the systematic slaughter of 11 million men, women and children? Is history primed to repeat itself, or in true homage to our forebears, will we rise up in the glory of righteousness and defend our freedoms and those of our children?

The Formula for Tyranny and the Rise of Evil

In 1925 while in prison convicted of treason for a failed attempt at overthrowing the government, Hitler wrote the autobiographical ‘Mein Kampf’. This set out, long before his meteoric rise to power, a manifesto for the future of the Nazi Party. Hitler now understood that the most efficient way to take control of Germany, was not by force, but by the manipulation of fear and ignorance amongst the masses through media and message.

Propaganda
/prɒpəˈɡandə/
noun
1. information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

In ‘Mein Kampf’ Hitler wrote:


“Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people. (…) All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed. (…)The broad masses of the people are (…) a vacillating crowd of human children who are constantly wavering between one idea and another. (…) The great majority of a nation is so feminine in its character and outlook that its thought and conduct are ruled by sentiment rather than by sober reasoning. The receptive powers of the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble. [1]

One of Hitler’s first acts as chancellor was to establish the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, demonstrating his belief that controlling information was as important as controlling the military and the economy. He appointed Joseph Goebbels as director. Through the ministry, Goebbels was able to penetrate virtually every form of German media with Nazi propaganda, from newspapers, film, radio, posters, and rallies to museum exhibits and school textbooks. [2]


The Great Depression
/dɪˈprɛʃ(ə)n/
noun
1. the financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years.

It’s important to realise that before the great depression struck in the early 1930’s, Hitler and the Nazi Party were practically unknown capturing less than 2% of the vote. By July 1932 the Nazi Party received over 37% of the vote, more than any other party. By January 1933 Hitler would be appointed Chancellor (Prime Minister) by President Hindenburg.

When people are unemployed, hungry and desperate, as millions were in Germany between 1930 and 1933, they often turn to extreme views and political parties offering seemingly simple solutions to their problems. Between 1930 and 1933 support for the extreme right-wing Nazis and the extreme left-wing communists had soared. [3]

False Flag Event
noun
1. A false flag is a covert operation or event designed to deceive and propagate emotional response; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party or source as being responsible, while disguising the actual party responsible.

Four weeks after Hitler legitimately became the Chancellor (Prime Minister) of Germany, on February 27th 1933, the parliament buildings were set alight by a reported lone arsonist named Marinus van der Lubbe who was subsequently convicted and executed. However, 75 years later German Courts exonerated Lubbe and many historians now conclude this was a ‘False Flag’ attack executed by the Nazi’s to justify the erosion of personal liberties and the elimination of political opposition.

Hitler seized on the burning of the Reichstag building, claiming it was the beginning of a planned bloody communist uprising and civil war, the Nazis were able to throw millions of Germans into a convulsion of fear at the threat of Communist terror. The official account stated:

The burning of the Reichstag was intended to be the signal for a bloody uprising and civil war. Large-scale pillaging in Berlin was planned for as early as four o’clock in the morning on Tuesday. It has been determined that starting today throughout Germany acts of terrorism were to begin against prominent individuals, against private property, against the lives and safety of the peaceful population, and general civil war was to be unleashed…[4]

The following day on February 28th with the German people vulnerable and panicked in fear, President Hindenburg on the advice of Hitler invoked Article 48 effectively declaring a national state of emergency allowing the President to take emergency measures without the prior consent of the Reichstag (parliament). The cabinet drew up the “Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the People and State.” The act abolished freedom of speech, assembly, privacy and the press; legalized phone tapping and interception of correspondence; and suspended the autonomy of federated states. That night around 4,000 people were arrested, imprisoned and tortured by the Nazi Paramilitary. [5]


With Nazis in powerful positions in the German government, the decree was used as the legal basis for the imprisonment of anyone considered to be opponents of the Nazis, and to suppress publications not considered “friendly” to the Nazi cause. The decree is considered by historians as one of the key steps in the establishment of a one-party Nazi state in Germany.[6]


With Hitler’s removal of the Communists from the Reichstag he was able to gain the remaining members vote for the Enabling Act on 24 March 1933, a “Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the State“. Hitler was granted plenary powers “temporarily” by the passage of the Act. The law gave him the freedom to act without parliamentary consent and even override fundamental aspects of the Weimar Constitution.[7]

The combined effect of the Reichstag Fire Decree and the Enabling Act, both formed as a supposed protection of the people, had transformed Hitler’s government into a legal dictatorship.

Enemy
/ˈɛnəmi/
Noun
1. a thing that harms or weakens something else.


Hitler compared the Jews to germs. He stated that diseases cannot be controlled unless you destroy their causes. The influence of the Jews would never disappear without removing its cause, the Jew, from our midst, he said. These radical ideas paved the way for the mass murder of the Jews in the 1940s. According to Hitler, the Jews were after world dominance. And they would not hesitate to use all possible means, including capitalism. In this way, Hitler took advantage of the existing prejudice that linked the Jews to monetary power and financial gain.

Hitler felt that the German people could only be strong if they were ‘pure’. As a consequence, people with hereditary diseases were considered harmful. Once the Nazis had come to power, these ideas led to the forced sterilisation and killing of human beings.[8]

If we bring ourselves forward to the current day is there a sense of Deja vu?

The attempted rise of tyranny is no longer national but global.
I encourage you not to be one of the uninformed masses upon which the propaganda machine preys. Mighty women, you are imbued with great intuitive wisdom and we need you now.

I encourage you to not take up this opinion as your own, if it resonates within you, seek to research and build your own truth, it may resemble that which is written here yet you will stand strong in that which you build. If you wish to refute it then do so, for it is that freedom that I and my brothers will die defending. I encourage you however to research your own basis of refutation rather than that which may be a reactive resistance influenced by a corrupt propaganda machine.

The propaganda machine seeks to crush all opposition, those that challenge the mainstream message are ridiculed and branded ‘crazy conspiracy theorists’, a carefully manufactured symbology (think crazy man in a mountain caravan wearing a tin foil hat) that intends to undermine and discredit all opposing views.

Ask yourself:

  • Has there been a ‘Reichstag Fire’ fear inducing event on a global scale?
  • Are we being subjected to fear propaganda?
  • Why is reaching a critical mass of fear so important in the rise of tyranny?
  • Is the global economy being forced into a depression?
  • Is information being controlled?
  • Have constitutional freedoms been repealed?
  • Is the acceleration of control being defended in the name of Safety and State?
  • Is a new common enemy being created?
  • Are those branded capitalists being deemed heartless and apathetic to people’s welfare?
  • Are those that oppose the propaganda being targeted as ‘lunatic conspiracy theorists’?
  • Who will be the common enemy of the near future, the germs?

The stage is set for the new ‘Ayran race’. Those who accept inner chains and poisonous branding will have proclaimed their allegiance to the new Third Reich. They will be given the illusory title of ‘Pure and Immune’. The persecuted common enemy will be all those who resist and deny allegiance. They will be deemed a threat to the safety of the new ‘Ayran race’, the ‘pure and immune’ and to the Global State.

People manipulated by their own fears of an imagined threat will support the persecution of all who are labelled ‘Unclean and potentially infected’ the new ‘germ people’. Those who deny allegiance will be ostracised from work places, from schools, from society, from the functioning world. In the name of illusory safety all personal freedoms are revoked.

And who now symolises a global Hitler and the Nazi Party? Well I will leave that for you to discern. Just as history records, they hide in plain sight, entrusted by the people. They wait to be the saviour to a desperate people paralysed by a manufactured fear and financially crippled. In this desperation many will be willing to trade any freedom and condemn any common enemy in glory of, and service to, a new Fuhrer who promises safety and redemption to a broken world.

We can do more than engage in sentimental ceremony to honour our brothers who fought against evil and tyranny. We can uphold the freedoms so many died for and ensure that the same evil and tyranny never reigns again.

The greatest threat to humanity right now, is the slow boil of apathy to an inconvenient truth.

In the eyes of our children we will be accountable. In the eyes of our children we will be remembered. Mighty woman of this world, if in the fortitude of your own truth, I ask that you share this message, whether these words or your own, as a call to arms against ignorance. Let our emotions no longer be manipulated against us. Let them be the power back of our voice, proclaiming our freedom. I and your brothers stand with you. Together, we are legion.

Lest we forget.

100 Days

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They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. I googled it, apparently not. It seems things aren’t always that simple. Well anyway I decided to make my own rule. I chose 100 days. It seemed like a nice round number. 100 sober days. There use to be an alcohol awareness campaign that had the tag line ‘It’s not what we’re drinking, it’s how we’re drinking’. I can relate, I was drinking to oblivion. I was experiencing significant blackouts when I went out drinking. If you haven’t experienced blackout’s then you may find them hard to believe. Often times people can have selective memories the day after drinking or can experience ‘grey-outs’. Grey-outs are when you have forgotten but when someone reminds you of an event, the memory restores and you get that ‘oh my god I remember that’ moment. A blackout is essentially when the short term memories don’t convert to long term memories, the memories are gone, they are not stored anywhere so no matter what someone tells you, you won’t remember. It is an incredibly shit feeling waking up in the morning and not knowing how you got there and having no recollection of the final 2 or 3 or even 4 hours of the night. When you are obliterated like that you have lost all cognition, you are on automatic pilot. Bad decisions are imminent. So I agree with the campaign slogan, “how we’re drinking” is definitely an issue, I also think though that “why we’re drinking” can be equally an issue. Are you drinking to celebrate a special occasion? Are you drinking to enjoy a social gathering? Or are you drinking to escape the challenges that you are faced with in life? Intoxication was giving me a temporary reprieve from the challenges of everyday life. For a short time any anxiety, stress or fear could be forced to the back of my mind and replaced with fun, laughter and freedom. That was of course until the morning after. There I was again, back in the real world, challenges and emotional bourdons intact. Now though I was hungover and emotionally drained with even less mental capacity to deal with them. The anxiety, stress and fear would then compound as my state of mind was weak. I needed to escape again. Rinse and repeat. Down we go. Emotional oblivion. Pass the Prozac. I socialised with many people who would have partied at a similar level and frequency to me and maybe it’s not an issue for them, it’s not for me to judge others nor do I have any willingness to do so. I think ultimately no matter what it is, drink, drugs, gambling or anything else the line of moderation can be a blurry one. If your behaviour is outside of what society deems to be reasonable then you may likely be assessed as having a problem. If however you are below societies behavioural radar the measure of acceptable moderation is going to come down to your own self assessment. What is too much? What price am I paying? It really comes down to you and the questions you ask of yourself. The moment that really got me in the end was when I started focusing on the man I wanted to become and what I wanted to achieve. When I thought of who that person was I knew that if I continued the way I was going I couldn’t become that man. I wasn’t going to achieve what I believed I could. That was my litmus test. So I finally stopped running and started fighting, literally. I would like to be able to have a social drink again and maintain a level of moderation. I know that if I do it has to pass my criteria, it cannot negatively influence or slow my journey forward. What I have learnt within myself is that sometimes abstinence is easier than moderation. Drinking again does freak me out because I currently enjoy the safety of abstinence, moderation is a beast I have yet to conquer and she is a fiery one. There is a lot at stake. My boys deserve the best of me. My family and friends deserve the best of me. My colleagues deserve the best of me. I deserve the best of me. Day 101…
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Owen Evans and the Castrol Trophy

Castrol Trophy Confused? Don’t be it’s actually really straight forward… Many people have asked me to clarify the Castrol trophy, so here we go… It’s long been considered that the Castrol Trophy represented the Fastest Land Speed Record on the books. We believed that, MotorsportNZ told us that, we had that on our permit (below) to attempt on our survey approved 1KM course on Saturday. Record-Permit Motorsport NZ Record Attempt Permit When we broke Owen Evans Flying KM Land Speed Record on Saturday we thought we were entitled to that trophy in line with the understanding and communication we had received. The Castrol Trophy has been around for generations and everyone seemed shocked and a little confused when Owen Evans came forward and said it said “Flying Mile” on the trophy. From that point we didn’t want the trophy, firstly it doesn’t represent what we thought it did ( the fastest Land Speed Record) and secondly the flying mile isn’t a category we attempted. We were never trying to claim a mile record with our KM record, we simply were under the understanding the trophy went to the fastest Land Speed Record Holder which we believe in it’s inception it probably was intended to be, but measurements change and the flying KM was introduced as a qualifying distance to set a NZ Land Speed Record. Our thoughts were however, that MotorsportNZ now really needs to adapt and introduce a new recognition for the Fastest Land Speed Record in NZ, after all that’s what these Records are all about, Speed. Now this is not Owen Evans’ issue, the reality is it is his trophy and he is rightfully entitled to it… The unfortunate thing for Owen is, that it now represents the second fastest NZ Land Speed Record. Regards, Eddie Freeman Update May 13th 2013: Record Books Updated – Officially New Zealand’s Fastest Man]]>