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by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman

Allen W. Dulles was the CIA’s fifth director and first civilian director. He oversaw “Operation Mockingbird,” which influenced a number of media outlets’ reportage or non-reportage of events.  Sen. Joseph McCarthy had believed that the CIA had fallen under communist influence.

(May 13, 2016) — We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false. – William Casey, Ronald Reagan’s first CIA Director (from Casey’s first staff meeting, 1981)

On September 18, 1947, the National Security Act became law. This new law created multiple layers of unaccountable bureaucracies that have controlled our government since that date. Among those new bureaucracies were the Department of Defense, a subtle change in wording from Department of War to lull the American people to sleep believing their military would only be involved in defending the country. Of course, this has morphed into a force which, while leaving our borders unprotected, has embarked on a quest for empire with a US military presence in over 140 different countries, a massive albatross of choking debt, hundreds of thousands of dead and maimed military personnel and unconstitutional, perpetual wars for peace with nothing to show in the “win” column.

Also brought to us with the National Security Act were the agencies tasked with intelligence gathering. Among those were the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with several smaller bureaucratic siblings. Initially charged with ferreting out intelligence from our enemies, these two monoliths of government have instead turned their attention on what our government deems its most threatening enemy: the American people.

While the NSA is busy listening to your phone conversations, reading your emails and texts and monitoring everyone on social media, the CIA has devoted much time and effort to its programs of disinformation and propaganda supporting the central government and its criminal activities waged against the people who pay their exorbitant salaries, healthcare and pensions.

Vital to the continuance of these deceptions is the ability of the government to convince a majority of the people being victimized by their crimes that the crimes are committed by others without any involvement by the government itself. This serves two purposes. First, it keeps the citizens ignorant and afraid. Second, the fear generated is used to justify ever-increasing budgets which fuel the crimes and those tasked with covering them up.

Folks like myself and many others who saw through the ruse used to cover our government’s involvement in false flag operations many years ago have been castigated and discredited through the disinformation arm of our government using the pejorative term of “conspiracy theorist, or conspiracy nut.” This disinformation arm of our government long ago brought the media, which includes newspapers, most of the TV shows you watch along with the broadcast news agencies into the fold with “Operation Mockingbird.” Below are some interesting quotes for your consideration which speak to my point.

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” — William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

“There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level.” — William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

“For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the government…. I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations.” –former President Harry Truman, 22 December 1963, one month after the JFK assassination, op-ed section of the Washington Post, early edition.

It is not really hard to get the mentally illiterate of this country to go along with the government’s propaganda for they have been educated in the public fool system to accept anything told to them by their lord and masters—at all levels; they avoid uncomfortable truths like they did doing homework in high school. Besides, the truth is much too uncomfortable for them and could lead to depression and a bevy of new prescriptions.

Those of us who have tried to point out the crimes of our government from the assassinations of JFK, MLK, and RFK to 9/11, TWA 800, the OKC bombing, the attack on the USS Liberty, foreknowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor, The Gulf of Tonkin incident, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and several school shootings—especially Sandy Hook, have been called conspiracy theorists or nuts for as long as I can remember. Many of us have experienced lost friends and acquaintances for our trouble and have also been the victims of personal attacks by those who cling desperately to government lies, especially those who would have to face the truth of their own crimes if they were to admit our government’s involvement in our own deception and economic slavery.

Facts roll off the minds of the indoctrinated and functionally illiterate like water off a duck’s back. Proof such as that offered by official documents such as those in “Operation Northwoods” seem to drive these people further into the abyss of ignorance and denial. “Please don’t make me think—it depresses me!”

Could there be evidence of the CIA’s actual intent to mislead the American public found somewhere in the bowels of government? But, more importantly, would the naysayers, functionally illiterate government shills and those who claim those who attempt to educate and reveal the truth are theorists and nuts ever admit to the truth, even if presented irrefutable evidence? I have no such hopes!

I believe Emma Goldman to be precise in her description of these people. “True freedom requires sacrifice and pain. Most human beings only think they want freedom. The truth is they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism. The only freedom man really wants is to be comfortable.”

The problem is: most of these comfortable folks will be the ones who rush to rat out their neighbors who have prepared for the coming tyranny when the defecation hits the fan as a result of our institutionalized ignorant population’s ready acceptance of government lies and crimes. Never forget the admonition from the Department of Homeland Security, “If you see something, say something.”

So, is there documented proof that the CIA purposely set out to cover for government crimes by describing those who caught on to the game as conspiracy theorists and nuts? Yes, it can be found in CIA document 1035-960. Here, read it for yourself.

‘Conspiracy theory’ is a term that strikes fear and anxiety in the hearts of most every public figure, particularly journalists and academics. Since the 1960s the label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events as off limits to inquiry or debate. Especially in the United States, raising legitimate questions about dubious official narratives destined to inform public opinion (and thereby public policy) is a major thought crime that must be cauterized from the public psyche at all costs… CIA Document 1035-960 played a definitive role in making the ‘conspiracy theory’ term a weapon to be wielded against almost any individual or group calling the government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question.

There you have it; read ’em and weep for your country!

Sources: Global Research, “Weaponizing the term, Conspiracy Theory: Disinformation Agents and the CIA.”

Whatreallyhappened.com, “Operation Mockingbird; The Subversion of the Free Press by the CIA.”

Gladly brought to you by your local “thought crime” practitioner, conspiracy theorist and nut, the Rebel Madman.

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