Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The President is not in control

Given the recent scandal with regard to massive worldwide surveillance by US intelligence agencies, notably the NSA and UK's GCHQ including the monitoring of the phone conversations of 35 world leaders particularly German Chancellor Merkel, the reader will find the following short YouTube video very revealing.

Former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer asserts that the White House has lost control of huge swathes of strategic government sectors. To some this might come as a shocking revelation. To others this will be seen as just another ridiculous conspiracy theory. Others will have known this for a long time.

Former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer on UFOs, US Government, the industrial military complex, free energy

However, the conspiracy theorists have strong evidence on their side. We have a clear warning of the dangers of an over-powerful industrial military complex from one of America's most respected Presidents, notably General Eisenhower and the revelation of a "monolitic and ruthless conspiracy" from another great President, John F Kenney.

Those who believe that the massive US surveillance scandal is principally about spying are being deceived. It is not. It is about an inexcusable abuse of power, unwarranted secrecy and non-compliance with the law. It is not just about gathering information on potential terrorist threats. It is far more about gathering any and all information on everybody and everything and having a monopoly over its control. The President, by his own admission was not informed that Chancellor Merkel's phone was being monitored even though he has had several one to one meetings with her! If he is being kept out of the loop on such basic matters as spying on world leaders, what else is he not being told?

Despite all this intelligence gathering, the security services were not able to prevent the Boston bombing or the Nairobi Westgate terror atrack to mention but two. Probably too busy listening to Merkel's telephone calls! There is much more that can be said about these particular attacks but that is not what this article is about. It is about the inevitable abuses of power that always occurs and always will occur when power is cloaked in secrecy and let no one convince you otherwise. The nature of secret operations means it is far more difficult to monitor and hold to account those agents and activities that are hidden from view. It equally negates transparency.

This is really what the Snowden revelations are about. It is about abuse of power and our right to decide what our governments do or dont do in our name. Before Snowden we really did not know the extent of these nefarious activities. That right to know had been withdrawn arbitrarily and without our knowledge and far less, our consent. That is what this hoopla is really all about and its of vital importance we do not lose sight of it as it impinges on our democratic rights, our freedoms, our privacy and above all our right to hold our representatives to account!

Unwittingly, Snowdens's revelations have also highlighted a more disturbing question! Who is running America? How much does the President really know? Who is pulling the strings?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Democracy no longer fit for purpose - Club of Rome

Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution -

"Democracy is not a panacea. It cannot organize everything and it is unaware of its own limits. These facts must be faced squarely. Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer well suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical nature of many of today's problems do not always allow elected representatives to make competent decisions at the right time".


This is the biggest red herring since herrings came into being! Parliamentary democracy is and has always been about defining the moral and social parameters within which technocrats must operate. Just because one does not know how a computer is engineered or the nuts and bolts of supersonic flight, atom bombs, robotics, astro- physics or neurology does not mean one is unfit to make decisions or pass laws apertaining to them.

The role of leadership is to seek expert advice and obtain recommendations, analyse the pros and cons and make decisions. No one person can possibly be an expert in everything anymore than an engineer, a scientist, brain surgeon or a wine taster can. Was John F Kennedy an astronaut or a rocket engineer? No, but that did not stop him sending a man to the moon!

It would be an absolute disaster to allow a bunch of technocrats with their own agendas and prejudices to form policies without reference to a democraticaly elected body! Technocrats are no less prone to the temptations of power and dictatorship than anyone else. The Club of Rome is amongst them and has its own agenda to take over the world and the arrogance to believe they should.

Childbearing should be punishable crime - David Brower

David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club -

"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing".

People must be cut out like cancer - Professor Paul Ehrlich

Prof. Paul Ehrlich,

"The Population Bomb - "A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells, the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions".

Monday, October 21, 2013

If the American people knew what G.H.W. Bush had done!

George H. W. Bush -

"If the American people knew the damage we had done to their country, they would hang us from the nearest lamp posts". (From an interview with White House correspondent Sarah McClendon - 1992)

Global warming - dont mention doubts!

Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports -

"We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest".

Friday, October 18, 2013

Letter to New York Post re 9/11


After many hours, days and months of research with regard to the events of 9/11, it is my absolute conviction that the events as reported by the US government and by the 9/11 Commission do not represent the truth and that the mainstream media has failed in its duty to investigate these matters properly.

To the journalists at the New York Post, I humbly remind you that you owe it to yourselves, your families and all who believe in freedom and democracy to ensure that governments are held accountable or risk the emergence of an authoritarian, corrupt and evil tyranny. The truth is our protection against the excesses of those who accord themselves absolute power by the few over the many.


Adrian Archer