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As I was reading it....I am thinking, is this a deja vu? And, of course, it was. I have read it in Sheerpost. Still, I think this and Jacob Seigel’s article should be read a few times! Thank you!

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Thanks for helping to publicize this important work. Of course fascism is different from totalitarianism, but the US government is becoming totalitarian.

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@ Patrick Lawrence 🎯👍

What an excellent beginning of a new day, both a thoughtful introduction to Jacob Seigel's enlightening thesis and access to its source. Thank You both❗

As Usual,

EA

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Apr 28, 2023·edited Apr 28, 2023

“World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between civilian and military participation.”

Marshal McLuhan, 1964. Notice he used the present tense.

McLuhan said that the western world was suffering an implosion. He said electricity usurped space and time and as such was the extension of our central nervous system globally . He said that after 3000 years of technology exploding our experience of life, we were wholly unprepared for the implosion. The immediate proximity of all humans , all ideas, all voices, all information, (the global village) would send us into insanity, we would be forced to live mythically, embracing our providence, providence of our own making and assume the role of God.

For now the progressives are the problem. Their bigotry against the 70 million Trump voters lead them to align with leviathan. I suspect soon enough, they will realize the error of their way, but it will be too late. The means of control are coming into fruition.

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Somehow a relative (a Blue disciple) got into a Facebook duel with her cousin (a Red disciple) over who "started" the KKK. She called us apoplectic over his assertion that it was Democrats that started the KKK. I can't use the language here "articulated" by her how she "told him off," but she did not like to hear from me that the Southern bigots were Democrats right up until Reagan successfully won their hearts.

I only mention this to say, while we do have people of integrity like Mr. Seigel (and Mr. Lawrence!) to document a clear-eyed version of our history, the preferred version of our narrative trumps truth far more than not. Even in the "good old days" of post WWII public education in which I grew up, I certainly was not taught anywhere near the full version of our history. "Remember the Alamo" sums it up well at one level. Of course, it was also the time of fighting the communists lurking around every corner. If any of our "greatness" and "threats" from without and within has moved the needle an iota to the "good" I can't see it. Post 2016 it has certainly gone very negative. I want to be hopeful for the full account that is available to us ("thanks be to God") by independent media, but mercy--intelligent and dumb alike have outsourced their thinking and don't appear on any road to recovery.

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Tom G: Good comments! We're probably in the same age group and I certainly remember the "Red Scare" propaganda campaign in the 1950's plus the periodic air raid drills at school and hiding under our wooden desks in case the Russkies dropped nuclear bombs on us and many people building fallout shelters, just in case.

On who started the KKK question? Shortly after the War Between the States" ending in 1865 and the beginning of Reconstruction, the whites in the South would wear ghostly type of costumes and make weird noises, hoping to scare the blacks, thinking the "boogeyman was after them." It worked somewhat, to keep the newly freed "Negroes in their place," which, as you know, was continued servitude to Caucasian rule. Then came the white bed sheets and pillow cases of the cowardly night riders, with lynchings, castrations, tar and feather torture, etc. that by 1869, the atrocities were so hgh the federal government told former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest to disband the KKk or else federal troops would be sent down south again. Forest complied and the KKK was disbanded.

Shortly after WW1, there was a fear that the American way of life was being destroyed by the millions of Southern and East Europeans who started arriving by the boatload since the 1880's and even more so in the first two decades of the 2oth Century, many of them of the Catholic faith which the various Protestant denominations despised as they were taught that the Vatican Pope wanted to take over the United States. Stuff like that.

So, two advertising people in Atlanta, Georgia saw a money-making bonanza in resurrecting the KKK, by charging dues and the purchase of a pillow case and bed sheet, as a 100% Anglo-Saxon Protestant organization in banding together against immigrants, Catholics, Jews, and of course, Negroes! In that order! The Klan had something like five million members, nationwide, by the first half of the 1920's, and in three northern states - Maine, Indiana and Oregon, they controlled state politics, according to historical accounts of that time period. They even had "klaverns" in my home state of New Jersey, but it was more of a fraternity then a terrorist organization, as in the southern states.

Hope it helps answer the question for you.

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It was timely that Mitch Jeserich had his interview with Timothy Egan on the 20th century rise of the KKK. And my relative watched in and called afterward to say how much she learned. You articulate it well. Here is their conversation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4h1U6SYrqI&t=49s

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TomG: Sorry you can't get https://strategic-culture.org, as they had one of the best editorials I've ever read on the power-mad lunatics of the so-called "West" for world conquest.

Anyway, as you mentioned the Mitch's interview on kpfa.org, he interviewed Mr. Jack Weathforord years ago and replayed it in 2021 during one of kpfa's quarterly listener-sponsored fund-raisers. It's something we never learned in school about our third U.S. President's influence by.... you'll never guess (I think) who, and you can listen to this informative piece of world history by clicking on:

https://kpfa.org/episode/letters-and-politics-july-5-2021

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I'll have to listen to the interview as I've learned so much about a wide array of topics, listening to Mitch's Program, "Letters and Politics" on kpfa.org over the years.

The answer above is what I remembered from reading about the Klan in the early 60's during the civil rights era. THANKS!

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Good faith is sacrificed at the expense of tribalism.

Wanna give your goodthink relative a stroke, or at least send her into a spitting mad Donald Duck meltdown?

Give her St. Woodrow Wilson's comments on the film "Birth Of A Nation". Or for that matter, how the once- "Solid South" had, at the same time supported St.FDR *and* Jim.Crow.

I suspect that the cope will be something like "We have always been at war with Eastasia!"

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Too funny! She did get my views of St. Woodrow and the company he kept!

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Props to you.

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If there is any truth to The Iron Law Of Oligarchy, what we are seeing is but a reversion to the mean.

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Yes, Seigel's essay most excellent. That and Jeff Gerth's expose of RussiaGate, the Twitter Files lays bare the delusional corrupt state mainstream journalism has devolved. I first heard of Seigel's article through Useful Idiots. Their podcast, The Duran, the Critical Hour, Consortium News, and several other independent sources including the Scrum keep me grounded in reality, in what's really going on in the world. Thanks for your essay.

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F Lambert, Thanks so much for both links. I will definitely listen to the podcast and I'm appreciative for knowing where Pepe Escobar is posting things these days. I hadn't seen anything from him at Consortium News in a long time. I always read anything he posted. Another that has gone off the radar for me is Danny Sjursen. I got a lot out of his extensive series on US war history that he posted in Truthdig when that was still a thing.

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