The Morphing of America
Our Nation's Suicidal Progression
As you can see by my photo I am a white male of middle age. I was born in the '50s of the last century. I was the youngest of four boys in a lower-middle class to poverty level family while growing up through the Vietnam Conflict. (I do not call it a war based on the fact that Congress has NEVER declared one since WWII.) My mother stayed at home to raise us boys, while my dad worked himself to death trying to pay bills and keep the IRS off his back.
After I graduated from high school while Vietnam was still raging in the early '70s, I served in the Air Force for two reasons; give back to my country for the blessings it has given me (Yes, despite the social attitude toward the Vietnam Conflict then, which was very much the same as it is today about Iraq, I was grateful to grow up in a country where I had opportunities others didn't.), and to be able to afford going to college on the G.I. Bill, since my parents couldn't afford to pay my way through. I share this information to provide the reader with a "context" from which the author writes in terms of generational perspective about my topic; the morphing of America.
Some of you reading this may be thinking to yourself, "So, Why's he say that?" That's a valid question. Let me give you some points to help answer it. First, if you accept that everyone's view matters, then I'm sharing mine here. Second, it's not my intent to write a viewpoint that isn't "up front" with where the writer is coming from - his background and perspective on why things are the way they are. Too many people nowadays tend to jump to conclusions on issues they really know very little facts about, or they revert to over used and worn out justifications that don't hold water anymore for defending thier position on an issue. Third, and most importantly, I care about keeping the rights, freedoms, liberties and opportunities the United States of America has provided me and all those who've come here legally. Too many of our forefathers shed their blood and gave their lives to defend them. Now, for some perspective of what it was like when I was growing up.
When I was growing up there was no internet, it was strictly for the military at that time. Personal computers didn't exist and neither did cell phones, or any of the gaming systems you take for granted. To communicate, we either used the rotary phone or wrote a letter and mailed it to them. Shopping malls hadn't been thought of yet, so people went to the neighborhood grocery store, where the owner knew all of their customers personally, or to the local main street stores to buy clothes, appliances, and hardware. We didn't have color television until I was 10 years old, and even the reception was either from a set of rabbit ears on top of the set that showed lots of "snow" over the picture, or from the antena on the roof of the house; no cable.
As a side note, the reason we got television for free back then (you just bought the TV set and antenae and turned it on) was because the three or four stations that were available back then got companies to buy commerical time to pay for those stations broadcasting their shows. Personally, I find it somewhat ironic that we now pay our cable companies to get hundreds of channels and we're still subjected to all those commercials! I'm referring to the ones you get with the basic package here - not the pay per view or subscription channels. Sure, I understand that we get much clearer images, but in my mind the equipment and cable should eventually be paid off, right? So, not only are companies paying the broadcast companies to advertise their product, but you and I are paying the cable company to watch them. In my view, they're getting paid twice for the same thing. Shouldn't we, as paying customers, have the perrogative to switch off the advertisements if we choose to do so?
Check the difference out for yourself! Use the following link to find the year you, or your parents, were born and check what was going on in the country or world at that time. Hopefully it will become more apparent how different things were then, compared to now. (This site is fantastic for obtaining lots of information too!) Year by Year Information
When one compares that kind of community experience with the kind of stuff going on today, it's not difficult to understand why I have the views I do. Yes, technology has transformed our culture incredibly; and much of it is good. But, like most everything else in life, there is the "darker" side to this innovation as well. Am I saying progress is bad? No! I wouldn't be using my computer right now if I did, now would I? Be patient, and read on.
For the purpose of fostering discussion, let's put some questions out on the table:
- What formed us into one nation and people over the past 200 years?
- Are the racial, political, social, and cultural forces that are pulling us apart overwhelming the forces holding us together today?
- Why have the past several administrations, both Democrat & Republican, ignored our immigration problem for so long?
- Is there a connection between the immigration into the U.S. over the past 30 years and the decline in the quality of public education?
- Has there been a "grand scheme, or plan" to gradually dissolve the United States into something else?
- If so, who and why?
I invite those who read this hub page to respond with a comment about any, or all, of these six questions. When doing so, please refer to the question by citing its number, so as to keep clear what it is you're responding to. In this way, I hope to stimulate a substantive and informative dialog amongst those who wish to share differing views on the topic.
Number 1: "E pluribus unum" - "Out of many, one."
What formed us into one nation and people over the past 200 years?
During the great influx of immigrants of 100 years ago, the majority were from European countries with some Asians and others mixed in. Nearly all were processed very carefully and deliberately through Ellis Island. Some, strickin with various diseases, were either quarantined and let in later, or sent back to their homeland. At first, once in the country, many set up their homes in neighborhoods of like ethnicities. Gradually, however, they dispersed out into various areas of the country as circumstances changed and their command of the english language, a barrier that many families knew had to be overcome in order to assimilate, was mastered to a functional level. Many families, in fact, set down the rule in their household, that only english would be spoken, and not their native tongue, once they had enough english vocabulary to do so.
As these folks gained their citizenship and mixed with those communities they moved into, a gradual increase in national pride and loyalty came about when they realized their efforts were bearing fruit. Even though there were still many communities that were segregated by choice, like a hand's fingers that close to form a fist, it was when we had to come together in unity that we became strong; for America was greater than the sum of her parts. They understood the value of what the country had given them compared to what they had fled in their homeland. They were proud to be Americans!
Number 2: The Balkanization of America
Are the racial, political, social and cultural forces that are pulling us apart overwhelming the forces that are holding us together today?
For the past 30 years, a gradual increase in illegal immigrants has been occurring. During the Reagan administration, we gave amnisty to millions of those illegals, being told by our elected officials that such a deal would NEVER happen again. Because these people were fleeing extremely desperate circumstances of poverty and oppression by the drug lords running the "show" in Mexico, these hard working people were willing to risk being "outlaws" and make much better wages than they could in their own country doing those tasks that many of us Americans had grown to consider beneath our dignity.
Our welfare system has also contributed to this growing problem. With our taxes going to subsidize millions who are not paying any taxes, it's now predicted by the head of the General Accounting Office (GAO) of the government, that if Congress doesn't do something to fix our current economic circumstance, the welfare and medicare systems will be non-existent in another 20 years! Why has this been ignored?
Like those of 100 years ago, they set up residence in neighborhoods with their own kind by choice most of the time, but sometimes not. However, the difference this time was that the social attitude which prevailed was one of ethnic pride and there has been little effort by the majority of hispanics in the southwest to learn english. While this has its place, what has it done to our country? Are we not now divided into enclaves of ethnicity, or balkanized into groups who have distrust and animosity toward the others? Witness the fact that companies and stores now have billingual signage, many of the packages are billingual, and you have to press "1" to get english in our automated phone systems today.
What happened to the concept in our country of "E pluribus, unum"?
Number 3: Different Political Parties - Same Results!
Why have the past administrations, both Democrat and Republican, ignored our immigration problem for so long?
Bush 1, afer Reagan, did nothing to slow the growing numbers of illegals across the border. Clinton did nothing to increase the number of border patrol along the southern border during his 8 years in office, and now Bush 2 has for his last six years, done little to nothing to deal with the now out of control problem.
Now, with the heightened concern about terrorists entering the country across a border that looked more like swiss cheese than a barrier, attention finally is being paid to this issue; allbeit too late, some think. It is difficult for this writer to understand why our federal government would form a new agency, Homeland Security, that not only increased the size of government and the cost that comes along with it, but at the same time ignore the growing problems inherent in an "open border" that would make it easy for terrorists, posing as Mexican immigrants, to come into our country. What's going on here?
As an educator of 28 years, I've seen the gradual increase of immigrants come through my classrooms. Because they vary in age, many in the upper grades have a great deal of difficulty learning what they need to in order to function, let alone gain the skills at a proficient level in order to graduate from high school. Many of them are on welfare, and school districts are having to hire para-educators to work on an almost one-on-one level to educate them. Naturally, this ads an extra financial burden on many school districts that are not prepared to handle the influx and demand.
Yet, at the same time, our federal government imposes the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law on public school systems. This law demands that test scores improve, or federal funding for a district, or school, will be reduced until improvements happen. If they don't, then the government will intervene to do a better job. Does that make sense to you? Since it focuses on the basics of reading, writing, and math, other subjects take a lesser, if not wholly ignored, priority. History of the United States is one casualty of this situation.
After doing some research, I discovered something very disturbing. Not recenty, but 53 years ago, a concerted effort was begun to start dumbing down the country's history education; the purpose for which you will NOT believe.
The following excerpt is from G. Edward Griffin's document titled, "The Chasm". Mr. Griffin is the author of the book, "The Creature from Jekyl Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve". (To view a series of video showing the actual interview mentioned below, please go here. To view each successive video of the six total, use the right-hand "related videos" list to find the next in sequence.)
THE HIDDEN AGENDA
Now that we are in our time machine, we turn the dial to the year 1954 and, suddenly, we find ourselves in the plush offices of the Ford Foundation in New York City.
There are two men seated at a large, Mahogany desk, and they are talking. They cannot see or hear us, but we can see them very well. One of these men is Rowan Gaither, who was the 3 President of the Ford Foundation at that time. The other is Mr. Norman Dodd, the chief investigator for what was called the Congressional Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations. The Ford Foundation was one of those, so he is there as part of his Congressional responsibilities.
In 1982, I met Mr. Dodd in his home state of Virginia where, at the time, I had a television crew gathering interviews for a documentary film. I previously had read his testimony and realized how important it was; so, when our crew had open time, I called him on the telephone and asked if he would be willing to make a statement before our cameras, and he said, "Of course." I'm glad we obtained the interview when we did, because Dodd was advanced in years, and it wasn't long afterward that he passed away. We were very fortunate to capture his story in his own words. What we now are witnessing from our time machine was confirmed in minute detail twenty years later and preserved on video.
We are now in the year 1954, and we hear Mr. Gaither say to Mr. Dodd, "Would you be interested in knowing what we do here at the Ford Foundation?" And Mr. Dodd says, "Yes! That's exactly why I'm here. I would be very interested, sir." Then, without any prodding at all, Gaither says, "Mr. Dodd, we operate in response to directives, the substance of which is that we shall use our grant making power to alter life in the United States so that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union."
Dodd almost falls off of his chair when he hears that. Then he says to Gaither, "Well, sir, you can do anything you please with your grant making powers, but don't you think you have an obligation to make a disclosure to the American people? You enjoy tax exemption, which means you are indirectly subsidized by taxpayers, so, why don't you tell the Congress and the American people what you just told me?" And Gaither replies, "We would never dream of doing such a thing."
A STRATEGY TO CONTROL THE TEACHING OF HISTORY
The question that arises in Mr. Dodd's mind is: How would it be possible for anyone to think that they could alter life in the United States so it could be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union and, by implication, with other nations of the world? What an absurd thought that would be - especially in 1954. That would require the abandonment of American concepts of justice, traditions of liberty, national sovereignty, cultural identity, constitutional protections, and political independence, to name just a few. Yet, these men were deadly serious about it. They were not focused on the question of if this could be done. Their only question was how to do it? What would it take to change American attitudes? What would it take to convince them to abandon their heritage in exchange for global union?
The answer was provided by another powerful and prestigious tax-exempt foundation, the Carnegie Endowment Fund for International Peace. When Dodd visited that organization and began asking about their activities, the President said, "Mr. Dodd, you have a lot of questions. It would be very tedious and time consuming for us to answer them all, so I have a counter proposal. Why don't you send a member of your staff to our facilities, and we will open our minute books from the very first meeting of the Carnegie Fund, and your staff can go through them and copy whatever you find there. Then you will know everything we are doing."
Again, Mr. Dodd was totally amazed. He observed that the President was newly appointed and probably had never actually read the minutes himself. So Dodd accepted the offer and sent a member of his staff to the Carnegie Endowment facilities. Her name was Mrs. Catherine Casey who, by the way, was hostile to the activity of the Congressional Committee. Political opponents of the Committee had placed her on the staff to be a watchdog and a damper on the operation. Her attitude was: "What could possibly be wrong with tax-exempt foundations? They do so much good." So, that was the view of Mrs. Casey when she went to the boardroom of the Carnegie Foundation. She took her Dictaphone machine with her (they used mechanically inscribed belts in those days) and recorded, word for word, many of the key passages from the minutes of this organization, starting with the very first meeting. What she found was so shocking, Mr. Dodd said she almost lost her mind. She became ineffective in her work after that and had to be given another assignment.
This is what those minutes revealed: From the very beginning, the members of the board discussed how to alter life in the United States; how to change the attitudes of Americans to give up their traditional principles and concepts of government and be more receptive to what they call the collectivist model of society. I will talk more about what the word collectivist means in a moment, but those who wrote the documents we will be quoting use that word often and they have a clear understanding of what it means. At the Carnegie Foundation board meetings, they discussed this question in a very scholarly fashion. After many months of deliberation, they came to the conclusion that, out of all of the options available for altering political and social attitudes, there was only one that was historically dependable. That option was war. In times of war, they reasoned, only then would people be willing to give up things they cherish in return for the desperate need and desire for security against a deadly enemy. And so the Carnegie Endowment Fund for International Peace declared in its minutes that it must do whatever it can to bring the United States into war.
They also said there were other actions needed, and these were their exact words: "We must control education in the United States." They realized that was a pretty big order, so they teamed up with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation to pool their financial resources to control education in America - in particular, to control the teaching of history. They assigned those areas of responsibility that involved issues relating to domestic affairs to the Rockefeller Foundation, and those issues relating to international affairs were taken on as the responsibility of the Carnegie Endowment.
Their first goal was to rewrite the history books, and they discussed at great length how to do that. They approached some of the more prominent historians of the time and presented to them the proposal that they rewrite history to favor the concept of collectivism, but they were turned down flat. Then they decided - and, again, these are their own words, "We must create our own stable of historians."
They selected twenty candidates at the university level who were seeking doctorates in American History. Then they went to the Guggenheim Foundation and said, "Would you grant fellowships to candidates selected by us, who are of the right frame of mind, those who see the value of collectivism as we do? Would you help them to obtain their doctorates so we can then propel them into positions of prominence and leadership in the academic world?" And the answer was "Yes."
So they gathered a list of young men who were seeking their doctorate degrees. They interviewed them, analyzed their attitudes, and chose the twenty they thought were best suited for their purpose. They sent them to London for a briefing. (In a moment I will explain why London is so significant.) At this meeting, they were told what would be expected if and when they win the doctorates they were seeking. They were told they would have to view history, write history, and teach history from the perspective that collectivism was a positive force in the world and was the wave of the future.
Now lets go to the words of Mr. Dodd, himself, as he described this event before our cameras in 1982. He said:
"This group of twenty historians eventually formed the nucleus of the American Historical Association. Then toward the end of the 1920's the Endowment grants to the American Historical Association $400,000 [a huge amount of money in those days] for a study of history in a manner that points to what this country can look forward to in the future. That culminates in a seven-volume study, the last volume of which is a summary of the contents of the other six. And the essence of the last volume is, the future of this country belongs to collectivism, administered with characteristic American efficiency."1
1 The complete transcript of Mr. Dodd's testimony may be downloaded at no charge from the web site of Freedom Force International, www.freedom-force.org. The video from which this was taken is entitled The Hidden Agenda and may be obtained from The Reality Zone web site, www.realityzone.com.
The following excerpt is from "The True Story of the Bilderberg Group" by Daniel Estulin. (Please see link for this book below.)
Chapter Eight: Bilderberg Unmasked
Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of American democracy explained it this way: "Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers [Presidents], too plainly prove a deliberate systematical plan of reducing us to slavery."
The deep attitude of the global, mostly male, corporate gang was expressed by David Rockerfeller at the June 1991 Bilderberg meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany, where he argued for "supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers, which is surely preferable to the national auto determination practiced in past centuries."
On December 9, 2001, Professor John McMurtry of the University of Guelph in Canada said this in his opening address at a Forum entitled "How Should Canada Respond to Terrorism and War?": "As such a structure of world rule, it is accomplished by the same financial and media system deciders as put Tony Blair into office in Britain and George W. Bush into the White House against a majority vote. Trans-national corporations have marketed and financed these political leaders to ensure that captive states serve them rather than the peoples governments are elected by, guaranteeing through state plenipotentiaries and trans-national trade edicts that governments can no longer govern them in common interest without infringing the new trade and investment laws in which trans-national corporations alone are granted rights."
What perplexes me most is that other people don't see the dangers. Is it because knowledge brings responsibility and clamors for a decisive response? If we acknowlede that, in fact, there does exist a power far greater than the elected office of the President, a "moral" authority far more powerful than the Christian Pope, an invisible power that controls the world's military apparatus and intelligence systems, controls the international banking system, controls the most effective propoganda system in history, we might be then forced to conclude that democracy is, at best, an illusion, and at worst, a prelude to dictatorship that will become known as the New World Order.
Michael Thomas, a Wall Street investment banker who has won wide acclaim as an author, and is regarded by many as the Regan-Bush era's most incisive commentator, said in SCH News, May 28, 1999, "If the Bilderbergers seem more publicity-shy than ever, that is, among other reasons, because their proposals, implemented by subservient agencies such as the IMF and the World Bank have caused more mass devastation in recent years than World War II ever did."
"The unhappy result," as ex-BBC journalist Tony Gosling reports at his Web site, www.bilderberg.org, "is a picture of Western democracy subverted, with decision makers getting together not for reasons important to ordinary people - social justice, common interest, and quality of life - but to strengthen economic austerity and bring even more private gain for the world's political and corporate elite."
Despite the evidence at hand, the majority still believe that with all the day-to-day problems they have to face, they can't be bothered to take to task the "conspiracy theories" seriously. That is exactly what the Tavistock profiling has done to us. Faced with chaos, we are reacting as Nixon did when he was first isolated, confused and later destroyed by the global planners. Demoralized and confused, lacking self-esteem, unsure of the future, people are far more ready to welcome the sudden appearance of a "Messiah," a New Order that promises to eliminate drugs, pornography, child prostitution, rampant crime, wars, famine and suffering, and guarantee a well-ordered society in which people live in harmony.
But this newly hatched "harmony" will encroach on our freedoms, human rights, thoughts and our very existence. "Harmony" will mean a welfare society; we will become just a number in the vast bureaucratic system of the New World Order. Non-conformists, such as myself, will be interned in Guantanamo-like concentration camps. All this will happen unless we, the people of (what is left of) the free world, stand up to defend our national ideals, rather than leave it in the hand of the governments, the EU commissioners, the UN representatives and the royalty who have betrayed us.
These nice, proper members of European royal families, the sweet-talking elederly ladies and the deboair gentlemen are, in reality, utterly ruthless. They will use the suffering of every nation and exploit its wealth to protect their privileged way of life. The aristocracy's fortunes are "inextricably woven and intertwined with the drug trade, the gold, diamond and arms trades, banking, commerce and industry, oil, the news media and entertainment industry."
How can these facts be verified, given that it is virtually impossible to penetrate the Bilderberg Group? Some of it cannot be checked, because the information comes straight our of intelligence files, with only a privileged minority ever seeing it. Don't expect the news media to ever mention the conspiracy on the nightly news bulletins. The press is under total control of the nice ladies and gentlemen who spend so much of their time in philanthropic endeavors. Most people believe that, as they can't see a motivation for the things I have described (and it doesn't appear on the TV or radio news or in the newspapers) it must be a "conspiracy theory" - to be ignored or mocked and, either way, rejected. Hard evidence is what they want, and hard evidence is hard to come by. This is what Tavistock-type psychological profiling has done to the human race. The New World Order has striven to neutralize the only real threat we, the people, can pose to their plans.
I am attempting to rip the mask off the New World Order and show it for what it is. There are many sources and documents in this book which can corroberate, at least, a good number of the facts, and which leave, I hope, an intelligent reader wondering if there is more to all of this than might seem plausible.
Connecting the Dots
Earlier in this article, I pointed out how throughout several decades and both conservative and liberal administrations a common thread has slowly progressed; from sovereign nations that engaged in free trade that had conditions as part of the deal to protect its citizens, to the growing trend to not only outsource our productivity to third-world countries, but NAFTA and GATT shifting the balance of trade away from the U.S. - a country once considered the world's leading steel & automobile producer, science innovator, as well as having a trade surplus, to one that is now considered none of these - and now is allowing our foreign neighbors to drive their trucks on a "super-highway" through the mid-west, straight from Texas north to Minnesota for direct access to Canada.
Now, you may be thinking, "So, what's the big deal?" If you are still asking that question, then you possibly didn't read the excerpt above on the Bilderbergs Unmasked. Consider this. Ten or fifteen years ago, I had friends telling me about plans to implant people with micro-chips that would not only allow the digital transfer of funds from that person's account to the business from which they bought something, but also have the capability of tracking, through GPS technology their precise location. At first when I heard this back then, I scoffed at the notion of such a "conspiracy theory" and thought they'd wigged out. Now, if you're paying attention at all to what's being prominently put on the news, you've no doubt seen how at first pets were being implanted to allow the owner to find their lost animal, but also it has now begun to be put into families.
Now, with anyone who has half their brain working, it's not hard to recognize that this prediction is no longer anything to scoff or laugh at. It won't be too many more years before, with the current progression of momentum behind it, that we will all be required, in some form or another, to have an "enhanced driver's license" which will have a microchip embedded into it with the capbility to do precisely what I'm desrcibing above. Remember, this is all in the name of security and safety to address the problem of legal status in our country.
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