Drones are a weapon of war, presently
being used by the U.S. Military using assertions not supported by
facts. These weapons are manufactured and sold to the military by
companies which own the technologies and thereby profit. The right
or wrong of the war is ignored in their calculations, which focus on
the profit to be made.
The membership organization which
lobbies for the use of drones for the corporations which comprise its
membership is the Association
for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.
The growth of this
industry is now measured in the billions of dollars, with
applications for drone usage growing out into law enforcement within
the United States on a weekly basis.
These are facts, supportable by
contracts reflecting sales.
VIDEO - Eisenhower warns us of the
military industrial complex
Facts are generally inconvenient for
parties attempting to 'win' the battle for public opinion. These
facts are true for drone contractors today and were true of the
Military Industrial Complex on January 17, 1961 when Dwight D.
Eisenhower gave his farewell address, and warning about the influence
of these corporations, to the American People.
Manufacturing opinion in
Americans results in increased sales and a limiting of the options
they see as possible. This is at the heart of the strategy by which
the Multi-National Corporations have build their business plan from
the time of World War I – present day.
had been used to influence groups and nations for as long as we have
recorded history. But the practice was codified with a set of rules
by Edward Bernays, a cousin of Sigmund Freud, in the 1020s. There
principles of propaganda
, which include:
Bandwagon – Follow
stacking – Tell
them ONLY what you want them to know.
Glittering Generalities – Use
words which let the listener fool themselves.
Name Calling - Negative,
derogatory langauge to describe the enemy in speech, images, and
Plain Folks – Taking
on language, idioms, jokes, and accent to increase of the target
audience to increase familiarity and elicit acceptance and trust.
Assertion – Say it, and say
it again with conviction
Lesser of Two Evils – Limit
the choices to this or that, ignoring all other possibilities.
Pinpointing the Enemy – Name
an individual, group, or nation as the 'problem.' Ignore refuting
Simplification (Stereotyping) –
Similar to Pinpointing. Ignore refuting facts.
The opinions held by Americans are
largely the product of propaganda today, though this is now changing
through access to the Internet.
Public Relations professionals know the
public forgets about scandals, both corporate and politically, in
only a few months or years. Today, major scandals of the early 90s
have vanished from the collective memory.
Controlling the Main Stream Media,
which is owned entirely my major corporations, ensured this would
remain true. America originally saw independent journalism as an
essential protection for the rights of the people. Newspapers were
mostly owned locally, reflecting a diversity of voices.
Local 'government,' which was
understood to be a service center used by the People, who together
were and are the real government under American theory and law, was
used to carry out those functions deemed of mutual benefit by the
The rising power of corporations,
asserting itself through government, began to change this in the late
1800s. World War I and World War II enormously enriched the same
corporations and banks named by Eisenhower in his speech. A
significant number of these were simultaneously in business with Nazi
Germany before and during World War II and also Russia. In his book,
from Jekyll Island,”
G. Edward Griffin provides
documentation for this.
Major General Smedley Butler was the
most respected and decorated military figure in America in the first
half of the 20th Century. Having spent his life serving
his country as a Marine in wars dictated by the economic wishes of
corporations for decades he realized he and the troops he commanded
had been used by those corporations. In response, he wrote, “War
is a Racket.”
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Butler & The Fascist Takeover Of The USA - A Warning From History
The General conveniently, and very
suddenly, died in 1940 before our entry into World War II. War was
building immense wealth within a small number of corporations, who
were determined this flow of power and money continue.
The Second World War was opposed by
Conservative Republican congressional leader Robert
, “who articulated a non-interventionist
foreign-policy vision sharply at odds with the internationalism of
Truman and Eisenhower. Although derided as ostrich-like, Taft was
prescient on several points, such as the structural weakness of the
United Nations and the propping up of repressive regimes that would
result from U.S. interventionism.”
After World War II
Conservatism was targeted by the Rockefeller Republicans, who today
we know as NeoConservatives. To accomplish this they used an array
of tools which included the C. I. A., an agency which recruited from
a social elite who had strong connections to the corporate world.
the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, is
credited to a cooperative effort between the C.I.A., and corporations
in such first hand and authoritative books as “Mary's
Janney. Janney is the son of Wistar Janney, a high level operative
in the C. I. A. from close to the time of it's inception after World
War II through the 1960s.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall the
world appeared to be heading for a long-awaited peace. But this was
not in alignment with the business plans of the Military Industrial
The public relations people for the
corporations had used boogymen to persuade Americans to the necessity
of war and vast expenditures in military spending from World War I
until the Wall came down. For this purpose they had first vilified
the 'Hun,' and then 'Communism.'
They chose a new boogyman in the last
years of the Reagan Administration.
Power of Nightmares,”
produced by the BBC, digs into the
history of the C.I.A., and its manipulation of Islam and placement of
operatives to stymy their move toward liberalization, which
threatened the oil companies. The issue of a threat from a radical
Islam must be considered outside the narrowing confines of
propaganda, the corporate tool used to herd Americans, keeping us
within the limits which powers their profits. This is especially
true for the strategies of Pinpointing
If you identify the location of the
major world sources of oil you will notice much of the world reserves
are located in land controls by Islamic people. Until this became
known Islam was never presented as a threat. Once this took place,
Multiple operations in these countries
by the CIA and its corporate partners caused shifts in attitudes
within the people living in these countries. Ron Paul, using the
term coined by the CIA, called it “Blow-Back.” John Perkins, in
his book, “Confessions
of an Economic Hit-Man,”
explains the means used to defraud
smaller nations of their natural resources, oil chief among these.
People resent being manipulated,
bombed, and defrauded. Where we did not have enemies, they were
For a century
corporations have used the military and government of our country to
make war on people around the world. They have done this for profit
and without showing a shred of conscience.
Today, the world is fed
up. If the roles were reversed, we would have taken action long
These same interests
understand well Americans are waking from their long sleep. This why
drone technologies are now being deployed within the United States.