America’s Lying Times Beginnings. Why “they” started a “culture war” against ordinary Americans, which continues.
AMERICA’S LYING TIMES BEGINNINGS. CULTURE WAR BEGINNINGS —
Exposing the Reality Behind the Biggest Divide in America since the Civil War, How it Was Instigated and Kept Alive for 40 Years by Certain Elite Powers and How and Why They Chose to Benefit while Tearing Families in Two and Keeping America Paralyzed. Why America’s “Privileged Class” — its “royalty,” “blue bloods” — started a “culture war” against the middle class, working class, the poor…and the educated, artists, and humanists in the early 1970s. How their fear of 60s activism panicked them into into an all-out assault against elements that threatened their wealth and privilege in all institutions of American society — media, education, medicine, government, politics, publication, religion, especially higher education, and so on — and restructured them. How it continues today: blatantly so in the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party, the Wall Street giveaways at the expense of jobs, rampant anti-environmentalism and anti-minority, -immigrant laws and attacks…not to mention politicians like Congressman Barton who kowtow to corporations, even defending British Petroleum from having to pay for its atrocious spill, and a candidate (Republican of course, and in Arizona, not coincidentally) for a governor’s race who would actually run on the platform of doing away with Social Security and Medicare. This is an introduction to “The Rise and Fall of Obvious Truths”
The audio readings of relevance, in order:
The Why of Obvious Truths, Culture War and Matrix Beginnings: Pt. 1, “Whatever Happened to the Sixties Generation?” The Fear they Engendered in the Privileged, the All Out Campaign to Slander, Distort their Values, and to Scapegoat Them, the Big Lie
“Smoke, Lies, and Revelations – Struggle for Truth During America’s Lying Times (Nov. 23rd, 1963 thru Jan 20th, 2009, + August, 2009): Part 1: 50s thru early 70s – Politics, Truth, and the Furious Market in Enlightenment Lobotomies” by SillyMickel Adzema
The Rise and Fall of “Obvious Truths”: Part One.
The Rise and Fall of Obvious Truths, Part 2.
“The Rise and Fall of ‘Obvious Truths’ Part 3″
Naked Republicans: Blue Meanies Fleeing or Looking Foolish by SillyMickel Adzema
“You’re Turning Down my Money for ME!…To Stare Down…Who?!!”: Likely Constituent’s Response to Republican Governors Who Turned Down Unemployment Money from Stimulus to “Score Points” Against Obama
The ‘Why’ of “Obvious Truths” an Audio Reading by SillyMickel Adzema
Culture War and Matrix Beginnings, How We Became a Nation of Puppets, and the Hidden Puppeteers :
Pt. 1, “Whatever Happened to the Sixties Generation?”
The Fear they Engendered in the Privileged
The All Out Campaign to Slander Them, Distort their Actions, Activities, History, and to Scapegoat the Sixties Generation, their Values and Ideals
The “Big Lie” of the “Conservative Backlash” That Never Was
The Total Remaking of Education, Publishing, Media,
Middle Class Prosperity, and Other Institutions
so Such a Generation Would Never Rise Again
The Beginnings of the Comprehensive Blanket of Untruth
– Put Out by a No Longer Free Media, a Media Bought and Owned —
Which Is Increasingly Being Termed “The Matrix”
Description of Audio
Others have asserted that the media played a large and active part in the “disappearance” of this generation. It has been noted, for example, as simply one indicator, that 90% of youth protests were reported by the media in 1969, but only 20 to 25% were covered in 1970-71, and only 1% of such dissident activities could be found in the media coverage of 1972.
This decline was part of a concerted effort by the media, in collusion with the threatened established sectors of society, to actively put a lid on student and youthful dissent and unrest.
I myself have knowledge and personal experience of how a similar suppression at exactly this time was perpetrated on university campuses. Specifically, at the college I was attending — Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — and other colleges and universities around the country, wealthy alumni threatened to withdraw funding unless (1) certain faculty members, considered “threatening” to established interests, were fired, (2) certain programs — considered too innovative, “disruptive,” or “instigative” — were cut back or eliminated, and (3) certain “unorthodox,” “undisciplined,” or “publicly disrespectful” student behaviors were discouraged, suppressed, and/or harshly responded to and clamped down on.
Indeed, such active “blacklisting” of counterculture figures, behavior, and values on university campuses seemed to be part of a general dictum across institutions — including publishing, films, TV, education at all levels, medicine and science, and the work place — to actively fight back at what was seen as dire threats to traditional values calculated to placate the masses and keep them, as for hundreds of years, feeling nervous, unworthy, inferior, and slavish in relation to the wealthy and powerful.
With these considerations, it is understandable that in 1971 and 1972 — despite increasing unrest and demonstrations on college campuses, increasing liberalization of values among all age groups and growing liberal and counterculture political power — there would be a number of books published and widely reviewed which, closing their eyes on all this, instead presented dubious evidence and selectively chosen incidents to make a case for a so-called “conservative backlash,” which there is no doubt the authors earnestly hoped for and fervently sought to bring about in their proclamation of it.
This may be seen as the beginnings of the use of “The Big Lie” as a major, sometimes the only strategy, in conservatives attempts to fight back against this outpouring of sensitivity to injustice at all levels.
However, its more recent re-emergence in contemporary America and its rise to the heights of skillful political brandishment in the hands, first, of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr., and then later to its most pervasive use, however awkwardly and skill-less, during the eight years of George W. Bush, where Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, and others took it to such moronic lengths they eventually were seen to be what they were — big lies, with no attempt to educate the public at all; but simply to cover up and to manipulate, like common criminals would. (Note, that the results of this are discussed, with a fair amount of humor, in another piece I’ve written for this site titled “Naked Republicans.”)
Nevertheless, these later major uses, in fact the evolution of The Big Lie into the ONLY strategy of Republican politics may find its beginnings in such publications as these books from the early 70s, as well as to its highly skilled, and much documented, use by Richard Nixon throughout his political career.
The success of The Big Lie; and its eventual morphing into the Big Web of Deceit, more easily termed The Matrix.
Whereas the 60s youth had only their enthusiasm and their heartfelt passion to allow a world of freedom, and all the other values espoused in our Constitution, they were up against huge entrenched, and filthy with wealth, nameless puppeteers. Their wealth got them any support they wanted for anything. And sensing a threat to the established quo, hearing about idealistic notions of equality, freedom, and such — knowing that their positions depended not on the actual enjoyment of the masses of their supposed “freedoms” but only their being convinced that they had them.
So it was a huge threat to see masses of people proclaiming their rights and actually daring to use them. They could be slowed down in using their rights by having them violently bludgeoned by police and riled up construction workers in Chicago; they could be taken off track perhaps, by having several of them killed at Kent State; and they could be continually arranged to be misreported in the media and maligned as well. But this seemed to make them only more determined.
Still, these puppeteers owned the media and therefore controlled what the public would be told; they were the main sources of income for universities across the country, so they controlled what would be rolled out as truth and knowledge; and ultimately they could fund politicians and speakers, and radio and TV show hosts who would speak their Big Lies. So they really had all the weapons to roundly put down this band of idealists whose only weapons were truth, and righteous feeling, and passion of youth, and clarity of youthful mind.
So it was no contest, especially as only one side was fully aware that they were at war; indeed the other side — most of them — having no inkling of the powers behind the scenes (that would of course be left out of the history and sociology books they had read — funded by the puppeteers of course). So, many of them even began to believe that they had lost, and that most Americans were lashing back at them. This would be disheartening to many; especially to those who had seen the coming together of middle class, upper middle class, and working class to join in mass movements like the one million who showed up from all over the country to be at Moratorium Day in November 15, 1970
So, believing the media probably had a big influence on taking the wind out of the sails of many of the youth. And still others, feeling they must be wrong because they had now, according to the media, become the enemy to those they hoped would see the wisdom of these values that basically came from them, i.e., their parents and the liberal worlds they grew up in! Their response, unfortunately, was to try to reintegrate with the society they had thrown behind them, but now saw as the only one possible. Still, they retained their values, and it became common to hear that these motivated youth decided on a strategy of playing the game to gain entrance to the positions of power and to change the structures of violence and hatred from within.
Coming Next: The Rise and Fall of “Obvious Truths” — How The Big Lie Continues; The Fifty Year Invisible Family and Community That Surrounded All Americans and Affected Every Aspect of Their Lives Including, and Intentionally, the Basic Components of One’s Personality, and the Erosion of Reason, Soul, and Independent Thought or Action.