Cultural Marxism and its Grave Implications

As the Cultural Marxists push their neoliberal critical theory, postmodern, and post-structural demographic mixing policies and nu-progressive doctrine, the resulting balkanization (division) of the electorate in Western nations and arbitrary dissolution of traditional structures by these methods must be discussed — funded social activism and the dissemination of certain biases is at the forefront of keeping neoliberalism, group dissension, and toxic progressivism prominent in society, as a result keeping the social structures of what would be an organised populace thereafter permanently divided.

Weaponized Cultural Marxism deliberately appeals to and has successfully made a tool out of the rebellious nature of youth, and has made it “cool” and “progressive” to destroy the so-called “anachronistic” structures in society — in reality, these are structures in the way of further centralization of power under an unaccountable elite cabal.

It boils down to suppressing the individual and turning everything towards the collective of the elite’s agenda —  to divide and conquer, introduce postmodernism, pathologize and victimize everything to paralyze independent free thought and discourse, to destroy the family and replace parental figures with the state role model, to eliminate religious and national Western value systems, to intersperse dissension and division among the populace by highlighting irrelevant differences between people. Anything that turns a person towards obedience to the state entity.

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”

— Benito Mussolini, on totalitarianism.

Replace the word “state” with any central collection of substantial power — it doesn’t necessarily have to be in terms of traditional government. This is because governance can take on many forms. For example, today’s collection of power is in the corporate state, the “corporatocracy“.

When every person becomes a microcosm of the state’s image, then the state rules in full-spectrum, absolute totality. The human domain (the body) is the last frontier of attaining true totalitarian power, the capable, free-thinking individual is the enemy of totalitarianism — this is why we see an assault on the individual thinker everywhere. I believe the elites know that they will never truly eradicate individual thought, that’s nearly impossible. So instead they want to replace it with dumbed-down “individual” thought, a form of individuality that appears democratized, but in effect — remains an extension of state power. The wider the awareness gap between the ruler and the ruled, the closer to totalitarianism we will come, a devalued individual is their next big goal. This is why we see them attempt to put incapable individuals in positions of power, to dilute capable individuals’ power.

“The long march through the institutions of power”

The above statement refers to Cultural Marxists slowly taking over key positions in the institutions controlling culture in order to create a new culture; one that aligns with the globalist-Zionist agenda. David Icke coined the term the “totalitarian tiptoe“, a slow and gradual encroachment of an agenda in parts initially too small to recognize — but in the end forming a whole, by which time the public will accept the agenda due to the gradual acclimatization that shifted the Overton window.

Cultural Marxism places great emphasis on analyzing, controlling, and changing the popular culture, the popular discourse, the mass media, and the language itself. Seeing culture as often having more or less subconscious influences on people which create and sustain inequalities, Cultural Marxists themselves often try to remove these inequalities by more or less subtle manipulation and censorship of culture. Because of its secret intelligence organizers, social justice opts to frame and create anachronisms out of natural differences between things, calling them figments of “oppression”, as well as push the “virtues” of unthinking pathological altruism through the “high-ground” of self-proclaimed morality.

Escape the artificially engineered social bubble — take a trip to your average South American, Eastern European or Asian country. Few things can red-pill a man faster than being engulfed in a culture outside of the West — where the fundamental culture has not been manipulated.

Marxist Politics is all about power relations rather than rational bilateral discourse, it’s all about couching one’s positions in the language of morality.

While some inequalities are legitimate, others are perceived inequalities, that below the surface are not the alleged “inequalities” we have been led to believe. To distinguish between innocent social activism and the weaponized Cultural Marxist “SJW”, is to see the difference between perceived inequalities and real inequalities — and from where exactly the activism or movement is coming from.

From the grassroots? More likely to be a legitimate issue. From corporate funding? There’s likely an agenda at play. Just follow the money. Unfortunately, many don’t follow the money, and take on-board the toxic values and ideological groundwork from perceived authoritative sources, woe to them.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” — Sun Tzu

By creating false dichotomies that otherwise would not exist is to draw a “solution” (reform) to the “problem” (thing) you want to change, whether it’s a real social problem is irrelevant — as a result, you can gain a social outcome that benefits a given agenda. By blaring the single talking point and narrative of social activism you also cover up the real cause and effect in the significance of the nature of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, etc as eminent social factors that often have nuance that your agenda needs to overlook to be successful.

The US has a history staging false dichotomies and psyops on a large scale, so why not in subtle ways too? Meddling by secret intelligence is well-documented; as a result, I believe the role of these agencies in shaping and directing social and political discourse is sorely understated.

Examples of major fake social “revolutions”.

A prime example of a fake social revolution is feminism and women’s suffrage which have their roots in the early 20th century, and later on, the Women’s liberation movement of the 1960s. This social cause was funded by Jewish banker-owned organisations to swing the electorate away from male rationality towards female liberality — and liberality is the best way for the elite class to liquidize and reform undesirable social structures. Why? Because the very definition of being liberal is to be “open to new ideas”, even if these new ideas are terrible and damaging — its the best way to slip your corporate social agenda under the social radar and then implement it — by cloaking it in “benevolent social activism” — nobody notices if it appears to come from the grassroots.

The CIA/Rockefeller Foundation funded the roots of feminism to weaken the basic structure of society for more governmental influence.

By funding women’s suffrage and overturning the tradition of the male-only vote, the male voter was devalued; and by extension, so was general rationality in the democratic process — the designed rise of the emotional, low quality voter has made social engineering and its implications more significant than ever. According to the 2009 “Reflections and Warnings” interview with Aaron Russo, the elites allegedly funded social reform on gender to also take women “out of the home to double the amount of taxpayers and cut wages by doubling the supply of workers”, Russo alleged that it also had the effect of putting kids in state school earlier, meaning exposure to state indoctrination would occur at an earlier stage in life.

Ironically, most women believe they benefit from feminism’s values, but do they really when their unhappiness has skyrocketed, and when 1 in 4 American women are on antidepressants. The statistics speak for themselves; the cultural changes imposed by Cultural Marxism are having a negative effect.

Louise Weiss (front) along with other suffragettes demonstrating in Paris in 1935.

“You’ve been lied to about women’s position in society, you are the society, you create and grow the next life, and they tell you ‘oh, that’s a horrible thing’, they say ‘your baby is a parasite’, they don’t ever want you to have a child so you’re empowered through it.” 

— Alex Jones

Gloria Steinem, an American feminist, journalist, and social political activist who once stated that “a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle”, told of how the CIA was directly involved in the feminist movement during the late 1960s Women’s liberation movement:

Scientifically speaking, men tend to have the propensity to vote conservatively and women more liberally as it is hardwired in our biology; women’s brains favor more emotional activity in the mid-brain region, while men show more rational activity in the top of the brain.

The significance of gender in the vote is very clear throughout political preferences (vote choice, and ideology), political participation (voting, campaign activity, and contentious actions), and political engagement (interest, discussion, persuasion, knowledge, and efficacy). According to one study, “women are least engaged with the stages of the political process when new issues are introduced to the agenda.”

Manufacturing consent; the next steps.

They’ve conquered the male-centric vote that held irrationality at bay, and implemented various other Marxist-inspired society-breaking strategies — but the Western Caucasian voter is still too smart and too entrenched in the ideas of Western liberty to fully control, the Western family is a safeguard for Western values — they haven’t been successful in breaking up this safeguard enough.

How would you deal with this? One big strategy is replacement — to bring in low-IQ, culturally decadent migrants who have no experience and no regard for said liberties and will happily vote those liberties away, whether by gullibility or irreverence, in part due to IQ, in part environmental causes. Mass population replacement has a “blank slate” effect on the target population and nation, allowing you to rewrite the rules. Because a state is the sum of its inhabitants — controlling the inhabitants means you control the state, before many assumed controlling the government means you control the state, yes, in the short term, but in the long term, the population is the real source of power. Power comes from below.

Today’s “migration crisis” in Europe is redefining that “power from below”, denigrating the capable individual by bringing in people of an average IQ below 90. According to studies, sub-90 IQ populations cannot sustain high-functioning civilization — or even a basic level of civilization, the permanent genetic factors are well documented; meaning that any assimilation to Western ideals will be very limited, this is all planned.

Finnish political scientist Tatu Vanhanen supports this. His comprehensive study of 172 nations in the world demonstrates that the higher the average intelligence in a given society, the higher its degree of democracy and civilization.

The circular reasoning that saturates modern Cultural Marxism.

This comes under the guise of a new Western “enlightenment”, the bandwagon idea of “out with the old in with the new” pervades society, its almost as if they would rather we don’t stop and question why this is happening — and where exactly this new line of thinking will lead us as a civilization.

The opted assumption is that it’s a “given thing”, that the score is settled, that new criticisms are “wild conspiracies” or “anti-scientific”, or anti-whatever.

Perhaps most dangerous of all, the neoliberal Marxist line of the “oppressor” and “oppressed” is applied in so many areas of human society that it’s become hard to keep track — spawning so many unnecessary tribal conflicts between people.

This class agitation is especially important for globalist vested interests — by characterizing the non-globalist upper class as bourgeoisie and pushing socialist policies to crush the middle class, they are slashing capital and property that doesn’t serve their agenda, keeping the lion’s share within their control, their proxies, and forming an underclass at a rapid rate.

It seems as if, despite all the ranting of “oppression”, it is only the international financiers that are not oppressing anybody — funny how that panned-out, Jewish exceptionalism is everywhere — and proves who is really in control, for example ISIS never attacks Israel, no massive social justice attacks on Israel’s racism, and there is no uproar about the high Jewish representation in top positions compared to all other groups.

It seems conspiracy theories are allowed, but only if they have a liberal angle — anything that points out the tremendous influence of the international Jewish financiers, people who have held these financial roles for centuries — well, that’s tin foil hat stuff.

The neoliberal narrative is perpetuated everywhere. The number of the establishment’s “progressive” authors presenting circular reasoning is astonishing. For example, this article by the Huffington Post starts with a precedent without justifying it, this kind of “social justice” content is often seen across the mainstream media landscape.

The mechanisms of manufacturing dissent & the “icebreaker” of Cultural Marxism in the 1960s: the roots of Western cultural decline.

So where did this neoliberal explosion come from? — it all started in the USA with the Rockefeller-backed neoliberal movement in the 1960s from the front-organisation known as The Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (FTNG) — the social movement was intended as a mass-push for liberalism to loosen up the socially and politically conservative traditions that obstructed the further acquisition of power by encouraging the young to challenge social norms. The movement was a social gadfly on established social order; and was from the start a meticulously controlled cultural sabotage.

The areas targeted by the fake neoliberal “revolution”, that masquerades as classical liberalism are areas crucial to the fabric of human interrelations — and sources of tremendous leverage if manipulated correctly by a willing puppeteer. It would be accurate to call them the key pressure-points of society, these methods were likely formulated in the banker-owned think-tanks.

The Frankfurt School.

The School believed there were two types of revolution: (a) political and (b) cultural. Cultural revolution demolishes from within. “Modern forms of subjection are marked by mildness”. They saw it as a long-term project and kept their sights clearly focused on the family, education, media, sex and popular culture — the targets of achieving post-structuralism.

Check out: The New Dark Age – The Frankfurt School and Political Correctness

The School developed critical theory in order to analyze and explain how culture creates inequalities. It has been extremely influential and today has branches in numerous fields such as critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, critical gender studies, critical criminology, critical legal studies, etc — here are the main areas that Cultural Marxism influences:

Basically, the task of the Frankfurt School was to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. They called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life to destabilize society and destroy what they saw as the ‘oppressive’ order.

“First, that the influence of home is obstructive.

Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten.

Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective.

Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark grey . When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.”

— Bertrand Russel, British Philosopher

They hoped their policies would spread like a virus — “continuing the work of the Western Marxists by other means”, as one of their members noted. To further the advance of their ‘quiet’ cultural revolution.

Comintern propaganda chief, Willi Münzenberg, summed up the Frankfurt School’s long-term operation, stating that ‘we will make the West so corrupt that it stinks.’

The School recommended (among other things):

1. The creation of racism offences.

2. Continual change to create confusion.

3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children.

4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority.

5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.

6. The promotion of excessive drinking.

7. Emptying of churches.

8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.

9. Creating dependency on the state or state benefits.

10. Control and dumbing down of media.

11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family.

One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud’s idea of ‘pansexualism’ – the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:

  • Attack the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary educators of their children.
  • Abolish differences in the education of boys and girls.
  • Abolish all forms of male dominance – hence the presence of women in the armed forces.
  • Declare women to be an ‘oppressed class’ and men as ‘oppressors’.

The 1960s social revolution is a perfect example of how, seemingly out of nowhere, all these major human sociological factors were instantly and aggressively challenged and undermined, it happened in a choppy way because it was designed.

“This task is rendered easier of the opponent has himself been infected with the idea of freedom, so-called liberalism, and, for the sake of an idea, is willing to yield some of his power.” — The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (1903)

For example, in 1969, Blue Movie, directed by Andy Warhol, was the first adult erotic film depicting explicit sex to receive wide theatrical release in the United States. New cultural forms and a dynamic subculture which celebrated experimentation, modern incarnations of Bohemianism, and the rise of the hippie and other alternative lifestyles emerged. Lyndon B. Johnson was the first acting president to endorse birth control, a hugely important factor in the change of American sexual attitudes in the 1960s.

Areas of society clamoring for change included the Civil Rights movement, (see SCLC and SNCC) the ‘New Left‘, and women, with various women’s rights organizations appearing in the latter years of the decade in particular.

In the 1963 book The Feminine Mystique, Friedan tackles the issue of the domestic role of women in contemporary America, and the feeling of dissatisfaction with it. Friedan believed that women should not conform to this popularized view of the feminine, (The Housewife) and that they should participate in, if not enjoy the act of sex. It’s evident how this evolved into the toxic form of man-hating feminism we see today.

The rise of popular recreational drugs during the period such as crack cocaine and LSD, was largely introduced by CIA-backed cartels — this brought in a new dependency for a population that was once conservative and cautious.

David McGowan, author on the subject, proposed that the social revolution was a controlled, concerted effort to mitigate the backlash of the anti-war movement and carefully guide the angst of a gullible youth.

“…These are belief systems that are used to manipulate the minds of impressionable followers. In the case of Satanism, it is, to me, a way to covertly sell a fascist mindset, which is the direction the country, and the rest of the world, is moving. Those embracing the teachings think they are rebelling against the system, but they are in reality reinforcing it. Just as the hippies did. And just as so-called Patriots and Anarchists are. I don’t believe there has been a legitimate resistance movement in this country for a very long time.” 

“To the extent that it has a central thesis, I would say that it is that the music and counterculture scene that sprung to life in the 1960s was not the organic, grassroots resistance movement that it is generally perceived to be, but rather a movement that was essentially manufactured and steered. And a corollary to that would be that for a scene that was supposed to be all about peace, love and understanding, there was a very dark, violent underbelly that this book attempts to expose.”

— David McGowan, author of Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon (2014)

Since 2001, a major proponent of social engineering operating under the slogan “Another World is Possible”, is the Jewish banker-funded World Social Forum (WSF) that is responsible for much of the major social activism — and is a major front of the mass social engineering that we see worldwide.

The WSF (among several sources of funding is supported by a consortium of corporate foundations under the advisory umbrella of Engaged Donors for Global Equity (EDGE) – their goal is to create “forms of international solidarity among progressive movements”.

The neoliberal anti-globalization movements in the WSF are supposedly opposed to Wall Street and the Texas oil giants controlled by Rockefeller, et al. Yet the foundations and charities of Ford, Rockefeller et al will generously fund progressive anti-capitalist networks as well as environmentalists (opposed to Wall Street and Big Oil), etc. with a view to ultimately overseeing and shaping their various activities. In other words, they hope to control and mitigate their opposition — as well as create and fund real opposition for their opponents.

The corporations are funding dissent with a view to controlling dissent and also directing it. The corporations are cherry-picking often well-intentioned people that have misguided worldviews and using them as pawns to further their social engineering agendas.

“The hidden agenda was to weaken and divide the protest movement and orient the anti-globalization movement into areas that would not directly threaten the interests of the business establishment.”

Wake Up World

The Rockefeller and Ford Foundations have big stakes in the WSF, most of the participants are completely unaware that the WSF is funded by corporate foundations including Ford, Rockefeller, Tides, et al.  Much of this funding is channeled to the WSF organizers under the helm of the WSF International Council.

  • At the 2016 WSF event in Montreal on Syria refers to a country “in ruins as a result of a multifaceted  war between the dictatorship of Bashar al Assad and a host of opposition organizations,” echoing almost verbatim the narrative of the mainstream media. The central role of US-NATO in destroying Syria as a sovereign country is not mentioned.

With regard to the Montreal WSF, the Consortium of Donors (EDGE) intent is:

“…to develop an intersectional space for funders and various movement partners – organizers thought leaders and practitioners – to build alignment by cultivating a shared understanding of the visions, values, principles and pathways of a “just transition.” (See

“Just Transition” implies that social activism has to conform to a “shared vision” with the corporate foundations, i.e. nothing which in a meaningful way might upset the elite structures of global capitalism.

  • At the 2013 WSF event in Tunis, the final declaration paid lip service to to the US sponsored “Syrian opposition”.  Similarly the Al Qaeda affiliated Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) which allegedly led the “Arab Spring” against the government of Muammar Gaddafi was tacitly upheld as a revolutionary force. Several workshops on  Libya applauded Western military intervention. A session entitled “Libya’s transition to democracy” focused on “whether Libya was better off without Muammar Gaddafi.”

The WSF is a funnel trap for real activists that fall under umbrella organisations that claim to be fighting crony capitalism, but have been paid-off — or misdirected.

The mechanisms of “manufacturing dissent” require a manipulative environment, a process of arm-twisting and subtle co-optation of  a small number of key individuals within “progressive organizations”, including anti-war coalitions, environmentalists and the anti-globalization movement. Many leaders of these organizations have in a sense betrayed their grassroots — taking up the standard of controlled-opposition corporate neoliberalism.

Cultural Marxism pathologizes established structures that the Elites want to dismantle and replace.

Cultural Marxism’s ideas are found in universities across the West.

Writing in 1992 in Fidelio Magazine, The Frankfurt School and Political Correctness Michael Minnicino observed how the heirs of Marcuse and Adorno now completely dominate the universities, ‘teaching their own students to replace reason with ‘Politically Correct’ ritual exercises that attempt to redefine “equality” between certain supposedly “unequal” things, and therefore intends to redefine the polar opposites that justify these calls for such equality.

There are very few theoretical books on arts, letters, or language which do not openly acknowledge their debt to the Frankfurt School. The witch-hunt on today’s campuses is merely the implementation of Marcuse’s concept of ‘repressive toleration’, ‘tolerance for movements from the left, but intolerance for movements from the right’, enforced by the students of the Frankfurt School’.

Freudian psychoanalysis was an important influence on critical theory in Cultural Marxism. One example is the influential book The Authoritarian Personality where psychoanalytic ideas are used to pathologize Western love and pride of Christianity, the family, gender roles, and the nation.

The tendency to pathologize opponents as being irrationally sick has continued with, for example, labels such as homophobia and Islamophobia. This is the crux of the Cultural Marxist rationale.

Modern examples of this have set a new precedent, and, with little emphasis on evidence, have called for the “solution” to “society’s problems” to be rolled-out before anyone has reached an agreement and what exactly the problems were to begin with. The social engineers rely on hysteria to make their social engineering successful, rolling out an event and quickly offering a solution without time to think, ratcheting the window of acceptance bit by bit. This works, because if people actually objectively and rationally questioned these new social narratives appearing out of nowhere — nobody would be taking them on board.

There can be no conversation between the organizer and his opponents. The latter must be depicted as being evil. This preserves the former and suppresses the latter.

The use of buzzwords and put-downs in social justice groups suggests that their central ideas will likely buckle under rational scrutiny. The very fact that there is unsolicited animosity implies obscurantism of an idea that cannot hold its own in a rational debate.

Strong ideas and their advocates do not require name-calling and derision to deal with their opposition, because their idea is strong enough that smoke and mirrors are not required. If you were confident or knowledgeable enough in your argument you would not resort to ad hominen or any other avoidance tactics — yet that is exactly what we see on the liberal side of many arguments.

Using “subjectivity” and political correctness as a tool to shutdown discourse.

Cultural-Marxists hide in the nihilist‘s relativity argument, the argument from self-referentialityepistemological and moral relativismpluralismsubjectivism, and irreverence; the denial of objective scientific knowledge, and the attachment of negative social connotations to objective knowledge to render and characterize said knowledge as a pathological “threat”.

The various ideologies originating in the Frankfurt school can (like Marxism and psychoanalysis) be considered pseudosciences with theories that cannot be falsified. Often not replying to the factual arguments of critics, the critics are instead often analyzed with the theories and declared to be sick or having hidden motives (ad hominem). They are often similar to sects with adored and charismatic leaders and cleansing of heretics in the own group with less than orthodox views.

“Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.”


While social reform is often a positive process based on sound discourse between parties to come to an agreed conclusion, the Cultural Marxist type of reform is weaponized through and through — intended to undermine truly meaningful and substantial structures of human life and society, and not be open to bilateral discussion about such reforms.

Because if everything hinges on subjective personal opinion, then nothing can be objectively held or reasonably conceded, this acts a flotation device to keep the Marxist narrative alive — because without relativity, post-structural arguments would be dead and buried the moment they surfaced under the scrutiny of rationality.

“It’s the individual’s choice to do what they want…”

There’s no denying that individual choice is imperative, but that dodges the essence of the argument — what should an individual do to compromise for the collective? Does it align with emotional self-comfort, rational principles, their ego? From what within or without has persuaded that individual’s choice? How justifiable is it relative to empirically documented science? What is generally held as meaningful by the wider society your ability to make that free choice depends on?

I encourage questioning established norms, but not in the context of the dogmatist revolutionary who does so as a virtue-signalling statement. Unfortunately, many “progressives” fall into the latter definition — thinking in terms of proletariat and bourgeoisie, the oppressed and the oppressor — the victim mentality. Their naivety exploited, they ascribe ‘evil-doer’ and ‘victim’ to the wrong groups, in the process becoming ‘useful idiots’. The people most receptive to these ideas include rejected, insecure, often low income and low status individuals who jump at the opportunity to blame men, the rich and successful, etc, for their problems. The ugly feminist is not a coincidence.

It’s convenient that the Cultural Marxist ideology is a catch-all for the lowest denomination — the intellectually lazy with all their negative qualities are validated and protected by the Marxist social agenda, and they love that, because a healthy society has rejected them, to be told they are valid is a rallying call.

The post-structuralist’s refusal or outright inability to argue on a rational level makes their arguments and mindset very resilient to external probing. The establishment know this, and supports this — the engineered safe-zone, “don’t offend anyone” culture serves to protect this faulty reasoning — notice how protected groups / minorities are nearly always retainers of something beneficial to the post-structuralists — and toxic to wider society, preserving and using toxic personality traits mixed with an ideological proponent is deadly, the elites provide the bullets, and broken, small-minded people fire them. By taking in social outcasts and capitalizing on estranged people, the establishment can corrupt and disenfranchise core society.

Political correctness, as an extension of the “safe zone”,  is another factor of ideological protectionism, shut away from the light of open, rational discourse. The PC culture dictates that all views on equality that disagree with the Cultural Marxist view are to be avoided, censored, and punished.

It’s like a life support for a near-dead corpse. The appeal to emotions, the ego, superiority-inferiority complexes, and the socialist Utopian ideas where “all people are equal” are the modes that inhibit rational discourse on real social issues, they are validated for thinking they are right, they are called “perfect” for their imperfections. It’s a catch for the emotionally weak person with poor self-restraint, someone who wants to blame the world for their problems — we’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason — some more than others, funded movements target those most susceptible to this emotional exploitation; many women (due to emotional processing), generally low-IQ people, minority groups, and so on. Wherever society can be categorized and divorced from the central social body — the manipulators strike.

The “social change” is exclusively coming from the corporate establishment.

Follow the trail, it will lead back to an establishment-owned entity every time. Now that we are some forty years into their social engineering programme, individuals have taken on the idea of their own volition, but in the beginning — it came from the establishment.

If this is truly was a new “renaissance” of social justice, it’s not one that is occurring at a grassroots level, the new ideas come from above, the established order, and very few realize that or question the motive for powerful people to push this narrative.

A real renaissance usually comes from below and changes above, and by extension, the whole.

Instead, the modern Marxist “renaissance” was and is totally planned, the social prime movers plant the seed of a false idea — and then watch the effects come into play. Because so much of modern human society is centralized under a few corporations, including most politicians and “influential” people, a mass repetition of these false talking points can be deployed quite easily, an organic, decentralized society is long behind us — human communication, something essential for liberties to be upheld, is now in the hands of a few very powerful people who control the major means of discourse; internet forums, newspapers, media, and so on.

The ruling group doesn’t change, yet everything below changes. This “social change” is change to target groups only.

It is the ruling order changing the ruled, it’s partisan in that the elite don’t change their position as a small circle of dictatorial, patriarchal white males (the very thing their so-called renaissance of social justice criticizes). This suggests that they want to target certain groups with social engineering and spur agitation among people.

Instead of changing entire structure of society — unilaterally, they only change the people’s accepted standards and social structures (common sense structures built upon over millennia) to fit their agenda of control — this can’t be a real renaissance because it doesn’t affect the whole, only the part.

Look to Saudi Arabia where women’s rights are nonexistent, the Jewish elites and their lackeys still do business with the Saudis, yet push the feminist agenda on a domestic level, they advocate mass Islamic immigration knowing that mass-introducing anti-feminist groups will work against progressive ideology, yet the migrant plans go ahead.

The hypocrisy is blatant, and shows they have no interest or faith in the values and principles of their own social justice ideology.

If we look to Israel’s refusal to take in Syrian refugees and expulsion of African migrants, these are other examples of the Jewish establishment’s complete personal disinterest in the very social justice they choose to impose on others — because its a tool to control people, nobody invests money in something because of ethics or “social justice”, the people who have power have seized it and while they call themselves philanthropists — they are really a ruthless corporate cabal, investing in liberal ideas is to ease up the structures and populations that get in the way of their agenda.

Look at how racism rights applies to every race except whites, how “social justice” is entirely conditional, and such cognitive dissonance is not acknowledged by its neoliberal proponents.

Let’s look at the double-think further, there is no social justice stance on Ashkenazi Jews dominating high positions in society, more so than white males. There is not stance on women dominating hairdressing over men. The common sense is right in front of us, so why can’t people join the dots and see that different people have different temperaments? Because the lines between the dots has been deliberately blurred since the false 1960s cultural revolution set the false liberalism in motion.

This could be referred to as a top-down, premeditated “renaissance”, a massive act of social engineering that, only now with the decline of the mainstream voice, is beginning to be somewhat questioned.

Older social movements were much more likely to be genuine, the decentralized state of discourse in societies of the past meant a rallying for social change was less likely to be falsified.

Today, in the Information Age, with the rise of the crisis actor, mainstream media, think-tanks, and many avenues for social manipulation mean that objective, critical thought on an individual basis couldn’t be more crucial for everyone to exercise.

With the proliferation of information and the modes of spread, genuine change is certainly more empowered, but equally are the powers of social engineering.

Polarizing the electorate to justify social justice.

By pushing false narratives of oppression, that the whites are keeping the blacks in poverty (disproved), that men are keeping women in lower paid jobs by the “patriarchy” (again, disproved), and that white people are oppressive and all minorities are exempt from scrutiny — the electorate becomes atomized, one group feels estranged from the next, all vote for the social and political answers to these “problems” put before them.

The false problem has been created, the establishment politician is the solution, appealing to each group and claiming they will fight for “justice” for each given group.

It carves up the electorate and makes each categorical group much easier to sway.

If, on the other hand, all groups were concerned with objective pragmatic social and political solutions, it would be impossible to carve up the electorate through the forces of an appeal to tribalism, because objective thought moves past a divided electorate.

Balkanizing democracy.

Generally, there will always be niche voter preferences from group to group in society, this can become a flaw of democracy, just as much as it represents the individual; the possibility that people vote drastically different from group to group — lacking the collective national vision as seen in ideas such as Benjamin Disraeli’s One-nation conservatism.

“Jewish organizations view white nationalism as their greatest potential threat and they have tended to support pro-black integration (i.e., assimilationist, individualist) policies for blacks in America, presumably because such policies dilute white power and lessen the possibility of a cohesive, nationalist anti-Jewish white majority.” 

— Harold Cruse, a black intellectual.

Until then, the norm was largely conservative values, funded “social revolutions”, known as cultural dialectics, and as aforementioned, are employed ways to artificially shift the Overton window to the position that benefits the elites — money from certain influential figures that lurk behind the scenes has pulled the strings of the social landscape, the power of this new, and aggressively imposed Marxist narrative is even undermining established science.

Jordan B. Peterson made a comment on how the long-held conclusions of common sense have been vilified:

“I have made a strong case, which I think is fully documented by the scientific literature that there are intrinsic differences between men and women […] this is the thing that staggered me, that no serious scientists have debated that, for like four decades. That argument was done by the time I went to graduate school, everyone knew that human beings were not a blank slate, that biological forces parameterized the way that we thought and felt and acted and valued. Everyone knew that. The fact that this has become somehow debatable again, especially as this is being done by legislative fiat, they’re forcing it.” 

Jordan B. Peterson on David Fuller’s “A Glitch in the Matrix” (2018)

As aforementioned, the insider whistle-blower Aaron Russo tells of how the Rockefellers funded Women’s liberation movement, a precursor to the feminism that has upended social integrity today, here’s the video:

What one votes for will differ a bit from another given group, but generally Western nations share the core principles of liberty, nationalism, and constitutionality — and people will tend to vote against their own interests to preserve this. For example, nearly half of “Leave” voters in the recent UK EU referendum voted on the principle “that decisions about the UK should be taken in the UK.” The focus is nationalist, rather than globalist.

Third world migrants vote differently. People born overseas will likely vote differently, if their background is not rooted in the nation then the likelihood of them voting against the national interests and core identity are higher.

Democracy works best in essential uniformity, with people voting on principle rather than self-interest. Outside of an enlightened democracy, a democracy becomes fragmentary and too multi-polar.

Was Tillerson Sacked to Abandon the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Tillerson supported Washington remaining on board with the JCPOA nuclear deal – along with other P5+1 countries Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia.

Trump wants it unacceptably changed or abandoned. On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted:

“Mr Trump has made habit of being unpredictable and thus unreliable for anybody to engage with. Nobody will be interested in reaching any agreement with the White House if US signature only good for 4-8 yrs.”

Replacing Tillerson with militantly anti-Iran hardliner Pompeo smooths things for Trump to pursue greater hostility toward the Islamic Republic with a key administration official on board with his reckless agenda.

Like the president, secretary of state designee Pompeo opposes the nuclear deal. Tillerson’s sacking likely signals Trump’s intention to abandon the JCPOA ahead.

According to Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi,

“Americans are determined to leave the JCPOA, and changes at the country’s State Department were made in line with this goal, or at least it was one of the reasons,” adding:

“Europeans are walking on the razor’s edge because if they incline towards Trump, they will lose Iran.”

Days earlier, IAEA head Yukiya Amano said

“I can state that Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments…If the JCPOA were to fail, it would be a great loss for nuclear verification and for multilateralism.”

Things are heading in this direction, especially with Pompeo succeeding Tillerson at State.

Things pursued by Washington should terrify everyone. Trump escalated rogue policies his predecessors began – notably waging political, economic and hot wars against multiple countries.

Will Iran be his next target for regime change, beginning by abandoning the JCPOA nuclear deal? What took years of negotiations to conclude, he could scrap with a signature taking moments.

Replacing Tillerson with Pompeo signals likely escalated wars of aggression, stepped up hostility toward Russia and China, perhaps scuttling a Trump/Kim Jong-un summit or structuring it to fail, along with abandoning the Iran nuclear deal and targeting the country for regime change.

Trump won’t re-certify the JCPOA in May unless Britain, France and Germany agree to major changes Iran won’t accept.

According to an unnamed White House official,

“(i)f the Europeans make it clear that what we are asking for is going too far, then we’ll know, but as soon as they say that, Europe is signing the deal’s death warrant,” adding:

“Tillerson wasn’t faithful to the intent of the president. (He) didn’t agree with breaking the Iran deal.”

“Every time the president’s been persuaded to sign these waivers he’s done so begrudgingly. (I)n January he said, ‘this is absolutely the last time.’ Either we fix it or he won’t sign another waiver. ‘I’m not going to sign it unless Iran agrees.’ ”

Changes he demands Tehran finds unacceptable, including:

  • unlimited inspections of Iranian sites, including military ones no countries would tolerate;
  • the international community on board, ensuring Iran never develops nuclear weapons it abhors, doesn’t want, and calls for eliminating;
  • removing the JCPOA’s sunset clause, effective after 10 years;
  • restricting Iranian development and testing of ballistic missiles not part of the JCPOA; and
  • reimposing nuclear-related sanctions if Tehran fails to fully comply with the above demands.

Clearly they’re unacceptable. Six countries and Iran spent years negotiating the JCPOA.

Tehran won’t tolerate Trump unilaterally demanding changes during the life of the agreement.

As things now stand, Washington will likely walk away, destroying the deal by illegally reimposing nuclear related sanctions.

Along with other US Middle East policies, abandoning the JCPOA risks greater regional turbulence and instability instead of responsibly stepping back from the brink.

Lunatics infesting Washington threaten everyone. Paul Craig Roberts asked “Will Humanity Survive Crazed Washington?”

We’re all threatened with possible extinction by Washington’s megalomaniacal rage for unchallenged hegemony.

I agree with Roberts, saying “you can expect the worst” ahead.

Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the CRG, Correspondent of Global Research based in Chicago.

Visit Stephen’s website: (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at

Stephen’s newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

The following article was initially published in 1997. It is in part based on the work of William Blum. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, 1995 (GR Ed. M. Ch.)

The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA, and serves to give an idea of the significant extent that world events are planned and coordinated.

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, sexual intrigue, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, death squads and even assassination. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator. The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be “communists,” but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human rights abuses follow.

This scenario has been repeated so many times that the CIA actually teaches it in a special school, the notorious “School of the Americas.” (It opened in Panama but later moved to Fort Benning, Georgia.) Critics have nicknamed it the “School of the Dictators” and “School of the Assassins.” Here, the CIA trains Latin American military officers how to conduct coups, including the use of interrogation, torture and murder.

The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. (2) Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an “American Holocaust.”

The CIA justifies these actions as part of its war against communism. But most coups do not involve a communist threat. Unlucky nations are targeted for a wide variety of reasons: not only threats to American business interests abroad, but also liberal or even moderate social reforms, political instability, the unwillingness of a leader to carry out Washington’s dictates, and declarations of neutrality in the Cold War. Indeed, nothing has infuriated CIA Directors quite like a nation’s desire to stay out of the Cold War.

The ironic thing about all this intervention is that it frequently fails to achieve American objectives. Often the newly installed dictator grows comfortable with the security apparatus the CIA has built for him. He becomes an expert at running a police state. And because the dictator knows he cannot be overthrown, he becomes independent and defiant of Washington’s will. The CIA then finds it cannot overthrow him, because the police and military are under the dictator’s control, afraid to cooperate with American spies for fear of torture and execution. The only two options for the U.S at this point are impotence or war. Examples of this “boomerang effect” include the Shah of Iran, General Noriega and Saddam Hussein. The boomerang effect also explains why the CIA has proven highly successful at overthrowing democracies, but a wretched failure at overthrowing dictatorships.

The following timeline should confirm that the CIA as we know it should be abolished and replaced by a true information-gathering and analysis organization. The CIA cannot be reformed — it is institutionally and culturally corrupt.


The culture we lost — Secretary of State Henry Stimson refuses to endorse a code-breaking operation, saying, “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.”


COI created — In preparation for World War II, President Roosevelt creates the Office of Coordinator of Information (COI). General William “Wild Bill” Donovan heads the new intelligence service.


OSS created — Roosevelt restructures COI into something more suitable for covert action, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Donovan recruits so many of the nation’s rich and powerful that eventually people joke that “OSS” stands for “Oh, so social!” or “Oh, such snobs!”


Italy — Donovan recruits the Catholic Church in Rome to be the center of Anglo-American spy operations in Fascist Italy. This would prove to be one of America’s most enduring intelligence alliances in the Cold War.


OSS is abolished — The remaining American information agencies cease covert actions and return to harmless information gathering and analysis.

Operation PAPERCLIP – While other American agencies are hunting down Nazi war criminals for arrest, the U.S. intelligence community is smuggling them into America, unpunished, for their use against the Soviets. The most important of these is Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s master spy who had built up an intelligence network in the Soviet Union. With full U.S. blessing, he creates the “Gehlen Organization,” a band of refugee Nazi spies who reactivate their networks in Russia.

These include SS intelligence officers Alfred Six and Emil Augsburg (who massacred Jews in the Holocaust), Klaus Barbie (the “Butcher of Lyon”), Otto von Bolschwing (the Holocaust mastermind who worked with Eichmann) and SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny (a personal friend of Hitler’s). The Gehlen Organization supplies the U.S. with its only intelligence on the Soviet Union for the next ten years, serving as a bridge between the abolishment of the OSS and the creation of the CIA. However, much of the “intelligence” the former Nazis provide is bogus. Gehlen inflates Soviet military capabilities at a time when Russia is still rebuilding its devastated society, in order to inflate his own importance to the Americans (who might otherwise punish him). In 1948, Gehlen almost convinces the Americans that war is imminent, and the West should make a preemptive strike. In the 50s he produces a fictitious “missile gap.” To make matters worse, the Russians have thoroughly penetrated the Gehlen Organization with double agents, undermining the very American security that Gehlen was supposed to protect.


Greece — President Truman requests military aid to Greece to support right-wing forces fighting communist rebels. For the rest of the Cold War, Washington and the CIA will back notorious Greek leaders with deplorable human rights records.

CIA created — President Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, creating the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council. The CIA is accountable to the president through the NSC — there is no democratic or congressional oversight. Its charter allows the CIA to “perform such other functions and duties… as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.” This loophole opens the door to covert action and dirty tricks.


Covert-action wing created — The CIA recreates a covert action wing, innocuously called the Office of Policy Coordination, led by Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner. According to its secret charter, its responsibilities include “propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, including sabotage, antisabotage, demolition and evacuation procedures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.”

Italy — The CIA corrupts democratic elections in Italy, where Italian communists threaten to win the elections. The CIA buys votes, broadcasts propaganda, threatens and beats up opposition leaders, and infiltrates and disrupts their organizations. It works — the communists are defeated.


Radio Free Europe — The CIA creates its first major propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe. Over the next several decades, its broadcasts are so blatantly false that for a time it is considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in the U.S.

Late 40s

Operation MOCKINGBIRD — The CIA begins recruiting American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda. The effort is headed by Frank Wisner, Allan Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham. Graham is publisher of The Washington Post, which becomes a major CIA player. Eventually, the CIA’s media assets will include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek,Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service and more. By the CIA’s own admission, at least 25 organizations and 400 journalists will become CIA assets.


Iran – CIA overthrows the democratically elected Mohammed Mossadegh in a military coup, after he threatened to nationalize British oil. The CIA replaces him with a dictator, the Shah of Iran, whose secret police, SAVAK, is as brutal as the Gestapo.

Operation MK-ULTRA — Inspired by North Korea’s brainwashing program, the CIA begins experiments on mind control. The most notorious part of this project involves giving LSD and other drugs to American subjects without their knowledge or against their will, causing several to commit suicide. However, the operation involves far more than this. Funded in part by the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, research includes propaganda, brainwashing, public relations, advertising, hypnosis, and other forms of suggestion.


Guatemala — CIA overthrows the democratically elected Jacob Arbenz in a military coup. Arbenz has threatened to nationalize the Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company, in which CIA Director Allen Dulles also owns stock. Arbenz is replaced with a series of right-wing dictators whose bloodthirsty policies will kill over 100,000 Guatemalans in the next 40 years.


North Vietnam — CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam, using all the usual dirty tricks. The CIA also attempts to legitimize a tyrannical puppet regime in South Vietnam, headed by Ngo Dinh Diem. These efforts fail to win the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese because the Diem government is opposed to true democracy, land reform and poverty reduction measures. The CIA’s continuing failure results in escalating American intervention, culminating in the Vietnam War.


Hungary — Radio Free Europe incites Hungary to revolt by broadcasting Khruschev’s Secret Speech, in which he denounced Stalin. It also hints that American aid will help the Hungarians fight. This aid fails to materialize as Hungarians launch a doomed armed revolt, which only invites a major Soviet invasion. The conflict kills 7,000 Soviets and 30,000 Hungarians.


Laos — The CIA carries out approximately one coup per year trying to nullify Laos’ democratic elections. The problem is the Pathet Lao, a leftist group with enough popular support to be a member of any coalition government. In the late 50s, the CIA even creates an “Armee Clandestine” of Asian mercenaries to attack the Pathet Lao. After the CIA’s army suffers numerous defeats, the U.S. starts bombing, dropping more bombs on Laos than all the U.S. bombs dropped in World War II. A quarter of all Laotians will eventually become refugees, many living in caves.


Haiti — The U.S. military helps “Papa Doc” Duvalier become dictator of Haiti. He creates his own private police force, the “Tonton Macoutes,” who terrorize the population with machetes. They will kill over 100,000 during the Duvalier family reign. The U.S. does not protest their dismal human rights record.


The Bay of Pigs — The CIA sends 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Castro’s Cuba. But “Operation Mongoose” fails, due to poor planning, security and backing. The planners had imagined that the invasion will spark a popular uprising against Castro -– which never happens. A promised American air strike also never occurs. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles.

Dominican Republic — The CIA assassinates Rafael Trujillo, a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930. Trujillo’s business interests have grown so large (about 60 percent of the economy) that they have begun competing with American business interests.

Ecuador — The CIA-backed military forces the democratically elected President Jose Velasco to resign. Vice President Carlos Arosemana replaces him; the CIA fills the now vacant vice presidency with its own man.

Congo (Zaire) — The CIA assassinates the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba. However, public support for Lumumba’s politics runs so high that the CIA cannot clearly install his opponents in power. Four years of political turmoil follow.


Dominican Republic — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup. The CIA installs a repressive, right-wing junta.

Ecuador — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows President Arosemana, whose independent (not socialist) policies have become unacceptable to Washington. A military junta assumes command, cancels the 1964 elections, and begins abusing human rights.


Brazil — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the democratically elected government of Joao Goulart. The junta that replaces it will, in the next two decades, become one of the most bloodthirsty in history. General Castelo Branco will create Latin America’s first death squads, or bands of secret police who hunt down “communists” for torture, interrogation and murder. Often these “communists” are no more than Branco’s political opponents. Later it is revealed that the CIA trains the death squads.


Indonesia — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup. The CIA has been trying to eliminate Sukarno since 1957, using everything from attempted assassination to sexual intrigue, for nothing more than his declaring neutrality in the Cold War. His successor, General Suharto, will massacre between 500,000 to 1 million civilians accused of being “communist.” The CIA supplies the names of countless suspects.

Dominican Republic — A popular rebellion breaks out, promising to reinstall Juan Bosch as the country’s elected leader. The revolution is crushed when U.S. Marines land to uphold the military regime by force. The CIA directs everything behind the scenes.

Greece — With the CIA’s backing, the king removes George Papandreous as prime minister. Papandreous has failed to vigorously support U.S. interests in Greece.

Congo (Zaire) — A CIA-backed military coup installs Mobutu Sese Seko as dictator. The hated and repressive Mobutu exploits his desperately poor country for billions.


The Ramparts Affair — The radical magazine Ramparts begins a series of unprecedented anti-CIA articles. Among their scoops: the CIA has paid the University of Michigan $25 million dollars to hire “professors” to train South Vietnamese students in covert police methods. MIT and other universities have received similar payments. Ramparts also reveals that the National Students’ Association is a CIA front. Students are sometimes recruited through blackmail and bribery, including draft deferments.


Greece — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before the elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate. During the next six years, the “reign of the colonels” — backed by the CIA — will usher in the widespread use of torture and murder against political opponents. When a Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson about U.S. plans for Cyprus, Johnson tells him: “Fuck your parliament and your constitution.”

Operation PHEONIX — The CIA helps South Vietnamese agents identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in South Vietnamese villages. According to a 1971 congressional report, this operation killed about 20,000 “Viet Cong.”


Operation CHAOS — The CIA has been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.

Bolivia — A CIA-organized military operation captures legendary guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to prevent worldwide calls for clemency.


Uruguay — The notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione arrives in Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort, Mitrione convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread practice. “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect,” is his motto. The torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the Nazis’. He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries will kidnap and murder him a year later.


Cambodia — The CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly popular among Cambodians for keeping them out of the Vietnam War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol, who immediately throws Cambodian troops into battle. This unpopular move strengthens once minor opposition parties like the Khmer Rouge, which achieves power in 1975 and massacres millions of its own people.


Bolivia — After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.

Haiti — “Papa Doc” Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son “Baby Doc” Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his bloody reign with full knowledge of the CIA.


The Case-Zablocki Act — Congress passes an act requiring congressional review of executive agreements. In theory, this should make CIA operations more accountable. In fact, it is only marginally effective.

Cambodia — Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its secret war in Cambodia.

Wagergate Break-in — President Nixon sends in a team of burglars to wiretap Democratic offices at Watergate. The team members have extensive CIA histories, including James McCord, E. Howard Hunt and five of the Cuban burglars. They work for the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP), which does dirty work like disrupting Democratic campaigns and laundering Nixon’s illegal campaign contributions. CREEP’s activities are funded and organized by another CIA front, the Mullen Company.


Chile — The CIA overthrows and assassinates Salvador Allende, Latin America’s first democratically elected socialist leader. The problems begin when Allende nationalizes American-owned firms in Chile. ITT offers the CIA $1 million for a coup (reportedly refused). The CIA replaces Allende with General Augusto Pinochet, who will torture and murder thousands of his own countrymen in a crackdown on labor leaders and the political left.

CIA begins internal investigations — William Colby, the Deputy Director for Operations, orders all CIA personnel to report any and all illegal activities they know about. This information is later reported to Congress.

Watergate Scandal — The CIA’s main collaborating newspaper in America, The Washington Post,reports Nixon’s crimes long before any other newspaper takes up the subject. The two reporters, Woodward and Bernstein, make almost no mention of the CIA’s many fingerprints all over the scandal. It is later revealed that Woodward was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House, and knows many important intelligence figures, including General Alexander Haig. His main source, “Deep Throat,” is probably one of those.

CIA Director Helms Fired — President Nixon fires CIA Director Richard Helms for failing to help cover up the Watergate scandal. Helms and Nixon have always disliked each other. The new CIA director is William Colby, who is relatively more open to CIA reform.


CHAOS exposed — Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh publishes a story about Operation CHAOS, the domestic surveillance and infiltration of anti-war and civil rights groups in the U.S. The story sparks national outrage.

Angleton fired — Congress holds hearings on the illegal domestic spying efforts of James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence. His efforts included mail-opening campaigns and secret surveillance of war protesters. The hearings result in his dismissal from the CIA.

House clears CIA in Watergate — The House of Representatives clears the CIA of any complicity in Nixon’s Watergate break-in.

The Hughes Ryan Act — Congress passes an amendment requiring the president to report nonintelligence CIA operations to the relevant congressional committees in a timely fashion.


Australia — The CIA helps topple the democratically elected, left-leaning government of Prime Minister Edward Whitlam. The CIA does this by giving an ultimatum to its Governor-General, John Kerr. Kerr, a longtime CIA collaborator, exercises his constitutional right to dissolve the Whitlam government. The Governor-General is a largely ceremonial position appointed by the Queen; the Prime Minister is democratically elected. The use of this archaic and never-used law stuns the nation.

Angola — Eager to demonstrate American military resolve after its defeat in Vietnam, Henry Kissinger launches a CIA-backed war in Angola. Contrary to Kissinger’s assertions, Angola is a country of little strategic importance and not seriously threatened by communism. The CIA backs the brutal leader of UNITAS, Jonas Savimbi. This polarizes Angolan politics and drives his opponents into the arms of Cuba and the Soviet Union for survival. Congress will cut off funds in 1976, but the CIA is able to run the war off the books until 1984, when funding is legalized again. This entirely pointless war kills over 300,000 Angolans.

“The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence” — Victor Marchetti and John Marks publish this whistle-blowing history of CIA crimes and abuses. Marchetti has spent 14 years in the CIA, eventually becoming an executive assistant to the Deputy Director of Intelligence. Marks has spent five years as an intelligence official in the State Department.

“Inside the Company” — Philip Agee publishes a diary of his life inside the CIA. Agee has worked in covert operations in Latin America during the 60s, and details the crimes in which he took part.

Congress investigates CIA wrong-doing — Public outrage compels Congress to hold hearings on CIA crimes. Senator Frank Church heads the Senate investigation (“The Church Committee”), and Representative Otis Pike heads the House investigation. (Despite a 98 percent incumbency reelection rate, both Church and Pike are defeated in the next elections.) The investigations lead to a number of reforms intended to increase the CIA’s accountability to Congress, including the creation of a standing Senate committee on intelligence. However, the reforms prove ineffective, as the Iran/Contra scandal will show. It turns out the CIA can control, deal with or sidestep Congress with ease.

The Rockefeller Commission — In an attempt to reduce the damage done by the Church Committee, President Ford creates the “Rockefeller Commission” to whitewash CIA history and propose toothless reforms. The commission’s namesake, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, is himself a major CIA figure. Five of the commission’s eight members are also members of the Council on Foreign Relations, a CIA-dominated organization.


Iran — The CIA fails to predict the fall of the Shah of Iran, a longtime CIA puppet, and the rise of Muslim fundamentalists who are furious at the CIA’s backing of SAVAK, the Shah’s bloodthirsty secret police. In revenge, the Muslims take 52 Americans hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

Afghanistan — The Soviets invade Afghanistan. The CIA immediately begins supplying arms to any faction willing to fight the occupying Soviets. Such indiscriminate arming means that when the Soviets leave Afghanistan, civil war will erupt. Also, fanatical Muslim extremists now possess state-of-the-art weaponry. One of these is Sheik Abdel Rahman, who will become involved in the World Trade Center bombing in New York.

El Salvador — An idealistic group of young military officers, repulsed by the massacre of the poor, overthrows the right-wing government. However, the U.S. compels the inexperienced officers to include many of the old guard in key positions in their new government. Soon, things are back to “normal” — the military government is repressing and killing poor civilian protesters. Many of the young military and civilian reformers, finding themselves powerless, resign in disgust.

Nicaragua — Anastasios Samoza II, the CIA-backed dictator, falls. The Marxist Sandinistas take over government, and they are initially popular because of their commitment to land and anti-poverty reform. Samoza had a murderous and hated personal army called the National Guard. Remnants of the Guard will become the Contras, who fight a CIA-backed guerilla war against the Sandinista government throughout the 1980s.


El Salvador — The Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero, pleads with President Carter “Christian to Christian” to stop aiding the military government slaughtering his people. Carter refuses. Shortly afterwards, right-wing leader Roberto D’Aubuisson has Romero shot through the heart while saying Mass. The country soon dissolves into civil war, with the peasants in the hills fighting against the military government. The CIA and U.S. Armed Forces supply the government with overwhelming military and intelligence superiority. CIA-trained death squads roam the countryside, committing atrocities like that of El Mazote in 1982, where they massacre between 700 and 1000 men, women and children. By 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans will be killed.


Iran/Contra Begins — The CIA begins selling arms to Iran at high prices, using the profits to arm the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. President Reagan vows that the Sandinistas will be “pressured” until “they say ‘uncle.’” The CIA’s Freedom Fighter’s Manual disbursed to the Contras includes instruction on economic sabotage, propaganda, extortion, bribery, blackmail, interrogation, torture, murder and political assassination.


Honduras — The CIA gives Honduran military officers the Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983, which teaches how to torture people. Honduras’ notorious “Battalion 316” then uses these techniques, with the CIA’s full knowledge, on thousands of leftist dissidents. At least 184 are murdered.


The Boland Amendment — The last of a series of Boland Amendments is passed. These amendments have reduced CIA aid to the Contras; the last one cuts it off completely. However, CIA Director William Casey is already prepared to “hand off” the operation to Colonel Oliver North, who illegally continues supplying the Contras through the CIA’s informal, secret, and self-financing network. This includes “humanitarian aid” donated by Adolph Coors and William Simon, and military aid funded by Iranian arms sales.


Eugene Hasenfus — Nicaragua shoots down a C-123 transport plane carrying military supplies to the Contras. The lone survivor, Eugene Hasenfus, turns out to be a CIA employee, as are the two dead pilots. The airplane belongs to Southern Air Transport, a CIA front. The incident makes a mockery of President Reagan’s claims that the CIA is not illegally arming the Contras.

Iran/Contra Scandal — Although the details have long been known, the Iran/Contra scandal finally captures the media’s attention in 1986. Congress holds hearings, and several key figures (like Oliver North) lie under oath to protect the intelligence community. CIA Director William Casey dies of brain cancer before Congress can question him. All reforms enacted by Congress after the scandal are purely cosmetic.

Haiti — Rising popular revolt in Haiti means that “Baby Doc” Duvalier will remain “President for Life” only if he has a short one. The U.S., which hates instability in a puppet country, flies the despotic Duvalier to the South of France for a comfortable retirement. The CIA then rigs the upcoming elections in favor of another right-wing military strongman. However, violence keeps the country in political turmoil for another four years. The CIA tries to strengthen the military by creating the National Intelligence Service (SIN), which suppresses popular revolt through torture and assassination.


Panama — The U.S. invades Panama to overthrow a dictator of its own making, General Manuel Noriega. Noriega has been on the CIA’s payroll since 1966, and has been transporting drugs with the CIA’s knowledge since 1972. By the late 80s, Noriega’s growing independence and intransigence have angered Washington… so out he goes.


Haiti — Competing against 10 comparatively wealthy candidates, leftist priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide captures 68 percent of the vote. After only eight months in power, however, the CIA-backed military deposes him. More military dictators brutalize the country, as thousands of Haitian refugees escape the turmoil in barely seaworthy boats. As popular opinion calls for Aristide’s return, the CIA begins a disinformation campaign painting the courageous priest as mentally unstable.


The Gulf War — The U.S. liberates Kuwait from Iraq. But Iraq’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, is another creature of the CIA. With U.S. encouragement, Hussein invaded Iran in 1980. During this costly eight-year war, the CIA built up Hussein’s forces with sophisticated arms, intelligence, training and financial backing. This cemented Hussein’s power at home, allowing him to crush the many internal rebellions that erupted from time to time, sometimes with poison gas. It also gave him all the military might he needed to conduct further adventurism — in Kuwait, for example.

The Fall of the Soviet Union — The CIA fails to predict this most important event of the Cold War. This suggests that it has been so busy undermining governments that it hasn’t been doing its primary job: gathering and analyzing information. The fall of the Soviet Union also robs the CIA of its reason for existence: fighting communism. This leads some to accuse the CIA of intentionally failing to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union. Curiously, the intelligence community’s budget is not significantly reduced after the demise of communism.


Economic Espionage — In the years following the end of the Cold War, the CIA is increasingly used for economic espionage. This involves stealing the technological secrets of competing foreign companies and giving them to American ones. Given the CIA’s clear preference for dirty tricks over mere information gathering, the possibility of serious criminal behavior is very great indeed.


Haiti — The chaos in Haiti grows so bad that President Clinton has no choice but to remove the Haitian military dictator, Raoul Cedras, on threat of U.S. invasion. The U.S. occupiers do not arrest Haiti’s military leaders for crimes against humanity, but instead ensure their safety and rich retirements. Aristide is returned to power only after being forced to accept an agenda favorable to the country’s ruling class.


In a speech before the CIA celebrating its 50th anniversary, President Clinton said: “By necessity, the American people will never know the full story of your courage.”

Clinton’s is a common defense of the CIA: namely, the American people should stop criticizing the CIA because they don’t know what it really does. This, of course, is the heart of the problem in the first place. An agency that is above criticism is also above moral behavior and reform. Its secrecy and lack of accountability allows its corruption to grow unchecked.

Furthermore, Clinton’s statement is simply untrue. The history of the agency is growing painfully clear, especially with the declassification of historical CIA documents. We may not know the details of specific operations, but we do know, quite well, the general behavior of the CIA. These facts began emerging nearly two decades ago at an ever-quickening pace. Today we have a remarkably accurate and consistent picture, repeated in country after country, and verified from countless different directions.

The CIA’s response to this growing knowledge and criticism follows a typical historical pattern. (Indeed, there are remarkable parallels to the Medieval Church’s fight against the Scientific Revolution.) The first journalists and writers to reveal the CIA’s criminal behavior were harassed and censored if they were American writers, and tortured and murdered if they were foreigners. (See Philip Agee’s On the Run for an example of early harassment.) However, over the last two decades the tide of evidence has become overwhelming, and the CIA has found that it does not have enough fingers to plug every hole in the dike. This is especially true in the age of the Internet, where information flows freely among millions of people. Since censorship is impossible, the Agency must now defend itself with apologetics. Clinton’s “Americans will never know” defense is a prime example.

Another common apologetic is that “the world is filled with unsavory characters, and we must deal with them if we are to protect American interests at all.” There are two things wrong with this. First, it ignores the fact that the CIA has regularly spurned alliances with defenders of democracy, free speech and human rights, preferring the company of military dictators and tyrants. The CIA had moral options available to them, but did not take them.

Second, this argument begs several questions. The first is: “Which American interests?” The CIA has courted right-wing dictators because they allow wealthy Americans to exploit the country’s cheap labor and resources. But poor and middle-class Americans pay the price whenever they fight the wars that stem from CIA actions, from Vietnam to the Gulf War to Panama. The second begged question is: “Why should American interests come at the expense of other peoples’ human rights?”

The CIA should be abolished, its leadership dismissed and its relevant members tried for crimes against humanity. Our intelligence community should be rebuilt from the ground up, with the goal of collecting and analyzing information. As for covert action, there are two moral options. The first one is to eliminate covert action completely. But this gives jitters to people worried about the Adolf Hitlers of the world. So a second option is that we can place covert action under extensive and true democratic oversight. For example, a bipartisan Congressional Committee of 40 members could review and veto all aspects of CIA operations upon a majority or super-majority vote. Which of these two options is best may be the subject of debate, but one thing is clear: like dictatorship, like monarchy, unaccountable covert operations should die like the dinosaurs they are.