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The following is lifted verbatim from my Sabretache Blog profile [1]

It is dated February 2007 but actually dates from the start of the blog in 2005 where it formed the bulk of an original post. For anyone interested, it is still a reasonable resume of where I am coming from and provides some insight into what motivated the Wikispooks Project:


Retired Englishman. Still self-reliant BUT...., until a definitive Blue Pill/Red Pill moment a few years ago [post 9-11, circa 2002], trapped in the 'consensus trance' by nearly 60 years shouldering of "The White Man's Burden" [2] [3]

- By which I mean adherence & loyalty to the Establishment narrative (The Official Narrative) of an essentially benign, well-intentioned, Washington Consensus promoting British State, busily engaged in 'making the world a better place' - or words to that effect. Since rank, position and place were no longer of any consequence to me, I took the Red Pill.

For better or worse, the results are manifest in the Sabretache blog and the Wikispooks project - plus several thousand comments in blogs too numerous to mention.


In modern Britain, loyalty and adherence to the Consensus Narrative - manifesting, in Richard Heinberg's memorable phrase, as the consensus trance and instinctively understood by the ambitious - remains absolutely central to success in Business, Public Affairs, Academia or the Main Stream Media, trumping all other considerations - including intelligence and ability. Why? - Because, proportionate to one's approach and proximity to the thresholds of REAL power, to EFFECTIVELY question it is to threaten and therefore become toxic to the Arbiters of your advancement, whose rank position and place depend upon it.

But... BIG BIG BUT.... It turns out the narrative itself is entirely bogus. It is a clever ego-stroking Orwellian illusion designed, developed and molded by self-perpetuating Power Elites to serve purposes far and away removed from those of fond and credulous popular belief. The history of Galileo's run-in with The Roman Inquisition over 'Heliocentrism' and its implications for the teachings of the Catholic Church [4] is an apt analogy.

My own adherence to it was shattered by deep involvement in what on any scale of serious issues facing humanity must rank close to bottom - The UK Campaign for Hunting - but it brought me face-to-face with gross abuse of political power together with the deception and sheer viciousness that our police are capable of when 'given their head' and can smell which way the political wind is blowing.

The result was my Blue Pill/Red Pill moment and the shattering of some cherished and long-held beliefs (or rather illusions as they turned out to be). As a consequence, life in polite orthodox company (i.e. among those living the 'consensus trance' which, by definition comprises the overwhelming majority) has become 'difficult'. My contributions to discussions on politics, philosophy and world affairs in general are likely to be considered, in varying degree, unwelcome, threatening, scary, treasonable or simply mad; which naturally enough renders me 'persona non-grata' in circles where I cannot be indulged or patronised as the token madman - which in practice means whenever such discussions arise (attempts at patronising or indulgence being hazardous to the intellectual dignity of those inclined to try so-to-speak)

It has one overriding, neurosis banishing consolation though: that of genuine, relaxed, honest, open-minded, sceptical, illusion less enquiry, free from any pressure - self-imposed or otherwise - to align with the powerful (ALL power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely) and I therefore sleep like a baby.

Some other consequences of Taking the Red pill - in no particular order:

  1. Deep and abiding distrust of 'The State', its Apologists, its Spokesmen and especially its 'Security' Services and Enforcers.
  2. A clear understanding that the central operating principle of the State Executive Branch and its myriad collaborators in the Senior Civil Service and Judiciary (including Privy Council rank politicians of all Parties) is deception (including self-deception), compounded by obsessive secrecy and born of fear of the general population, which must therefore be subjected to ever more comprehensive and intrusive surveillance. A safe operating assumption for the average Joe is that, if government clearly wants you to believe a particular proposition, then it is almost certainly false.
  3. Conservative, Labour, LibDem, whatever. All are effectively hitched to the 'Consensus Narrative' and hence distinguishable by little more than their differences on the trivia of domestic politics. They generate a lot of heat and noise but very little light; they inflame passions; they inspire blind loyalty and/or visceral dislike but, on the epoch-defining issues of the age they are either silent (eg. peak... oil - or rather peak-just-about-everything) or complicit (eg. the need for perpetual 'growth' on a finite planet as a sacrosanct article of faith - together with the essential 'goodness' and benign intent of the Western World). Deviate persistently and effectively from these 'Articles of Faith' and you (Galileo) will relinquish any prospect of political advancement (support from the Catholic Church) - If you are lucky enough to avoid the Guantanamos of this world and escape with your life that is. (As a relevant aside, did you know that, with just 5% of the planet's population, the self-proclaimed 'Land-of-the-Free' boasts close to 25% of its prison population? - and very profitable business it is too for the Private Contractors that run most of it - the shape of things to come eh?)
  4. Outright rejection of "The 'WAR' on Terror" as an honest, accurate description of the over-arching issue facing the world - The first time in history that we are allegedly waging war on an abstraction with nobody available to agree armistice terms; perpetual war for perpetual peace is the promise; a plausible and to date supremely successful method of keeping populations fearful and thus placid and grateful for the State's 'protection' - very useful for diverting a bit of self-righteous anger at the 'enemy du jour' too (like 'Hamas', or 'Hezbollah', or soto-voce 'Muslims in general', or .... whoever; you get the drift - we just gotta have enemies you see. Scary Evil Baddies - preferably of dark complexion and with unkempt beards - that we can get all worked up about). It will be over when our political masters tell us it's over. In the meantime, be afraid. Be VERY afraid - but take care crossing the road since you're several thousand times more likely to be killed that way than running into a 'terrorist')

To be continued...... Maybe.....

Ratings

 Has targetHas valueHas publicationDateHas summaryDescription
PeterDocument:Our Secret Servants - The Shayler Affair39 June 2010Good summary about MI5 and ShaylerDroll, well-informed comment on the relationship between the UK SIS's and senior members of the government which, in popular imaginings, they are believed to be accountable to.
PeterDocument:The Occult Technology of Power424 June 2015Letter from father to son about his inheritanceA revealing description of the methodologies of power and the dynastic modalities of its passing. Do not be put off by the word 'Occult', which is used in its classic root sense of 'Hidden'.
PeterDocument:Reset This!3A cogent and visceral condemnationThe author points to a "lack of evidence" for a pending "system rest" but the "reset" he describes is not the only possible one - nor even the most likely. There is plenty of evidence for both the unsustainability of the present globalising system and its near terminal stress. However, coming from the pen of a man with deep personal experience and understanding of what it means to become a real threat to 'The system', the article is nonetheless cogent in both its visceral condemnation and what is required if humanity is to have a future.
PeterDocument:The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion410 August 2010One of the most controversial "Jewish Question" documents of the 20-21st century."The Protocols" purport to be a manual containing the objectives and methods to be employed by the Zionist leadership to secure complete domination of the Gentile - i.e. non-Jewish - world. A must-read for understanding of the historical - if now largely suppressed "Jewish Question"
PeterFile:1984.pdf46 June 2014Classic novel about dystopian surveillance stateOne of few must-reads for insight into the single-minded nature of the Anglo-American geo-political agenda and the developing means of population herding control necessary to prosecute it over the past 100 years.
PeterDocument:Battleground Ukraine430 April 2014Highly recommended for westerners needing to understand what is really happening in both the Ukraine and the wider Anglo-US-NATO globalisation drive which it brings into sharp focusThis is an impressive, comprehensive analysis of the February 2014 Ukraine coup from the perspective of a senior Russian academic. It details the interests and affiliations of the main Ukrainian domestic players - oligarchical clans many of whose leaders have dual nationality - with some shocking and little known detail. It exposes the glaring hypocrisies and double standards of the western sponsors of the coup and their Russian/Ukrainian '5th Column traitors'. It sees the coup and Russia's successful incorporation of Crimea as major game-changing events in the on-going, US-lead post-WWII machinations of the West to subdue Russia to its own agenda and outlines how Russia should now respond.
PeterDocument:Democratic State v Deep State45 June 2010Highly recommended for anyone seeking to understand the 'smoke and mirrors' world of foreign affairs and domestic security policy.As this essay observes, in the UK, Privy council level political appointment involves gradual progressive initiation into it's sordid realities. Remain complicit and your career may blossom; threaten it and (pace the likes of Robin Cook) it were better you just agree to spend more time with your family lest some form of unpleasantness - or worse - befall you. For the rest of us there is a child-like patriotic narrative of derring-do in hostile and backward parts of the world, trying to help the poor benighted natives and generally seeking to do good in the world whilst being stoically misunderstood - a complete load of old garbage in other words.
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