Tuesday, 6 December 2011
How the New World Order is taking over: Part III
New World Order is coming in Part III
people have been conditioned into thinking that ‘THEY’ are busy passing laws and introducing welfare measures for the good of the people as a whole. Hence you must wear a seatbelt in your own car, whether you agree to do so or not, on pain of financial penalty backed by the force of law. Similarly, you must observe the stated speed limit regardless of your own judgement of the speed appropriate to the prevailing road conditions. You must not smoke in a public space, even in the open air, outside a hospital or on a railway platform. You may not enter a railway carriage without passing through a ticket barrier because you cannot be trusted to be honest, whatever your status or standing in the community. UK
The pros and cons of each individual issue can be debated until the cows come home. But the fundamental concern, at the heart of many matters to be covered in subsequent issues of this blog, is the citizen’s right to decide what is the right thing to do, and what is the wrong thing to do. That is, in a free society, individuals must exercise their judgement, acting in their own right as a citizen. A population cowed into subservience to a series of legally enforceable restraints, backed by the physical force of the law, is a population of automatons who have been deprived of their God-given right to free will through the exercise of their own judgement of what is appropriate.
The most worrying thing about ‘health and safety’ rulings, is that, without any serious debate on each issue, a large proportion of the population will argue in favour of the measures, on the grounds that people ought to be made to abide by the rules. The blind acceptance of the necessity to remove the citizen’s right to make an informed choice, the willing collusion in enforcing the measures, combined with the readiness to accept an income from the authorities in return for restraining others for breaking the rules, is un-nerving, to say the least. When Big Brother takes over (for our own good, of course), hard-won civil rights inherited from the past (see Share the Inheritance) fly out of the window.
The legal framework underpinning the checks and balances in local communities has changed so dramatically in recent decades that the whistle-blower blows in vain. Nobody has any recognised or recognisable standing in the community which enables them to speak with authority and influence matters. Virtually everybody seems to be bemused. As American researcher Charlotte Iserbyt explains:
“The next time you attempt to discuss with a friend or acquaintance a serious issue (such as illegal immigration, the Iraq War, our loss of constitutional rights under the Patriot Act, or the latest Supreme Court Decision doing away with private property rights) and you get that ‘glazed, blank, mindless, couldn’t care less expression,’ refer back to this article which attempts to explain the cause of that glazed expression: Pavlovian/Skinnerian conditioning, be it through operant conditioning programs in the schools, computers at home or school, the television, radio, music, video games or plain print media. It is important for people to become aware of the effects of conditioning, the brain and soul (conscience) killer, which is silently at work in our society 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.” (See ‘Revolution in Education … Soviet Style’, by Charlotte Iserbyt, Namaste, Vol. 12, Issue 3.
Charlotte Iserbyt has served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), US Department of Educational Research, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in
’s classrooms. She is a former school board director in America , and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Main (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. Her book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, is downloadable at www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/pages/order.htm . Camden, Maine
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