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WAGGING THE ASTROTURF

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“Why you can’t believe what you see on video” and “why you can’t believe what your government tells you” and “how mainstream media news controls you“.  The following clips from the classic film “WAG THE DOG” demonstrate how “world events” and “the news” are fabricated to suit the agenda of the real life “MIB” = “Military Industrial Bankers”.  (The faked assassination of Bin Laden is the most recent example of this kind of theatrical production.) War is the #1 most profitable enterprise for bankers in the entire history of the human race.  Every war in history was financed by an enterprising banker who profited from the death, destruction and ruin of war.  I recommend that you add it to the top of your “must read” and “must see” lists, if you haven’t already.

Astroturfing is a form of advocacy in support of a political, organizational, or corporate agenda, designed to give the appearance of a “grassroots” movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a political or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to another political entity—a politician, political group, product, service or event. The term is a derivation of AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to look like natural grass.

Thanks to political ‘astroturfing’ and governmental spin-doctoring aided by video effects production, and the willingness to lie, cheat and kill for profits, real wars are no longer needed. The illusion of war can be more convenient and profitable to maintaining financial power that bullets and bombs and without the messy guts and blood to clean up.  Every aspiring CIA agent needs to brush up on script writing skills instead of spy tactics in the modern age of media spin.

Larry Beinhart is the author of “AMERICAN HERO“, which is the basis for the film “Wag The Dog“.

The title of the film comes from an idiomatic English-language expression “the tail wagging the dog”, which is commented at the beginning of the film by a caption that reads:

Why does the dog wag its tail?
Because the dog is smarter than the tail.
If the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog.

Synopsis:

“In a 29-day shoot, Barry Levinson filmed this $15 million political and media satire, adapted by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet from Larry Beinhart’s novel, American Hero. Two weeks prior to re-election, the President (Michael Belson) is accused of cornering an underage girl in the Oval Office. To keep the media from learning of this, Presidential adviser Winifred Ames (Anne Heche) brings in political consultant and spin doctor Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro), a specialist in such salvage operations. Brean suggests fabricating denials of non-existent emergencies — such as denials about the B-3 bomber. The denial, of course, is true, since no B-3 bomber exists. Brean visits the mansion of Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) and gives him the assignment to create a patriotic campaign centered around a war in Albania. Motss assembles a creative team — Liz Butsky (Andrea Martin), the trend-setter Fad King (Denis Leary), and songwriter Johnny Green (Willie Nelson). Treated like an ad campaign, the songs and symbols are transmitted directly from a Hollywood soundstage to CNN. The star of their campaign is a “rescued” pilot — in reality, a psychotic military prisoner (Woody Harrelson), who’s a ticking time bomb. The flag-waving song, “The American Dream” was written for the film by Tom Bahler (who co-wrote “We Are the World”). Beinhart’s original novel involved a real President (Bush), a real war (the Gulf War), and the premise that George Bush and Saddam Hussein staged it”. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi for Rotten Tomatoes

Excerpt of an interview with Larry Beinhart THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, “AMERICAN HERO”:

American Hero

BuzzFlash: Your novel, American Hero, was the basis for the film, “Wag the Dog.” Your fiction is so interwoven with the reality of politics that, in many ways, it is reality, except that certain specifics are changed. Another of your books, Fog Facts, examined the deception that is used in political narratives to mislead the public.

Let’s look at two real stories that the government itself chose to play up — those of Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman. What was the Pentagon trying to do with those stories? Jessica Lynch was portrayed as a heroine. The Pentagon basically created something out of her that didn’t exist. She was far too modest to take claim for what they attributed to her. And then we’ve learned that Pat Tillman didn’t die heroically. The Pentagon covered up the circumstances of his death, which was death by friendly fire, and made a heroic narrative out of his death that was simply a lie. Jessica Lynch wasn’t a victim of friendly fire, but she was unconscious during virtually all of her ordeal, and they attributed heroic acts to her that didn’t happen.

Larry Beinhart: They were trying to create a fictional narrative that everybody would get behind and cheer. It’s something that armies have always done. For instance, the British Army would go off to the Sudan, and everybody but one guy would get slaughtered, and he would be marched back through London as a hero. It’s one of the things you do in war. You bring back the heroes, and you give them a parade. And you beat the drums, and you get people to join up.

I love Pat Tillman, because Pat Tillman should be the genuine poster boy for the Bush wars. Here’s a guy who signs up out of genuine heroism and wants to do something. He goes off and gets killed by friendly fire. That he gets killed by accident, or by the incompetence of his own people, is the perfect metaphor for any Bush effort about anything, be it their failure to rescue New Orleans or the failed war in Afghanistan, or the failed war in Iraq. Whatever these guys touch turns into “Death to Smoochy.” And then they produce a fictional narrative about it, and lie about it, because they want to keep their story going. When somebody tries to expose it, they say you’re not Christian enough. If you were Christian enough, you wouldn’t be upset that your son is dead. So Pat Tillman should be the poster boy for this war — no question about it.

BuzzFlash: If we go back to before the first Gulf War, one of the “gotcha” points in terms of the narrative that led to that war was that the Iraqis had taken over a hospital and thrown babies out of their incubators.

Larry Beinhart: Yes.

BuzzFlash: A young woman testified to Congress and said that she witnessed all this, and how horrifying it was that Iraqis were just barbarians. They made these babies die. Later it was revealed that this young woman was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States, and she wasn’t even in Kuwait — had no knowledge of such an event.

Larry Beinhart: Her story wasn’t true, right.

BuzzFlash: And she had been coached by a public relations firm and given a script to read to Congress. Clearly, this was not done without the knowledge of the Bush I Administration. That revealed how far our government — in this case, the Bush I Administration — would go. They actually fabricated an incident, with the help of a PR firm, Hill and Knowlton, and put a young woman who was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador before Congress. As a fiction writer, how can you outdo that?

Larry Beinhart: That’s essentially why I wrote American Hero, which came out in 1994. The essential thrust of the book is that the administration created a fictional narrative to justify the real war that they wanted to have. I wanted to produce a fictional narrative that you could read, and know it was fiction, and yet when you had done so, the story explains the facts better than the the government’s story.

But they sold the war. They have produced wars based on fictional narratives. I was astonished when “wag the dog” became a part of the international lexicon — it became a metaphor for fictionalized war.

That’s great, but the cynicism did not produce restraint. It produced even more outrageously cynical behavior. It’s really quite terrifying. As I wrote in my new introduction for Wag the Dog: The Novel, which is the title of the reissue of the book, it was if they had taken this as an instruction manual.

As part of Wag the Dog, I have a scene in which the guy who’s making up Gulf War I considers making up a war called the “war on terror.” And he’s going to have an incident. They’re going to create the war on terror. And in the war on terror, it’ll be like the Crusades — the Christian, rational West against the backward, primitive Islamic East. And it’ll be the new Crusades. And clearly you had a fictional incident.

And lo and behold, we had a real incident with 9/11. Then they went ahead and created the war on Iraq, and the war on terror — which was kind of like the Crusades — you know, the rational, Christian West against the mad, Islamo-fascist East.

It was astonishingly fictional, but it was a narrative. It was the only narrative seriously available. Because of that, our media universally joined up with it.”

FAREWELL ADDRESSES

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Many people in the world like to believe that our government representatives have the ability and intention to defend and protect the best interests of our survival. Unfortunately, this is not true. Our “representatives” no longer have any power whatsoever. They are talking heads for a Military-Corporate-Congressional-Banking Complex that has risen and seized control of our planet since 1947. The last two American presidents who wrote their own speeches were Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. The evidence of their warnings have been ignored and suppressed.

The danger they attempted to warn us about has now been manifested in the New World Order of Socialist / Fascist / Military / Corporate / Banking International Police State, whose ONLY interests are to accumulate as much PRIVATE Power, Control and Possessions as possible for themselves. Eisenhower told the truth before he died. Kennedy was shot because he was about to reveal the truth. May they rest in Peace. It may be too late for the rest of us…. Bankers, Politicians and Corporations are Parasites who feed on the economic slavery of the “human body” of mindlessly willing workers. However, they too will reap their “rewards” when the collective Body of Humanity dies, and they die with it.  So Be It….

Transparency “The Government Insiders” from Ron Garner on Vimeo.

INVASION FROM THE EAST, AGAIN

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THE END OF THE WESTERN EMPIRE WAS CAUSED BY EVENTS IN CHINA IN THE FIFTH CENTURY A.D..  IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN….

Oriental people and their cultures are the most ancient on Earth.  The “Eastern” civilization (according to “western historians”) was the primary force behind the collapse of Western civilization, i.e. all civilization west of the Ural Mountains, including The Roman Empire.  When the Huns (nomadic warriors on horseback) were forced out of China they moved into Europe and vanquished everyone they encountered.  The Visigoths were one of the tribes most effected, who in turn, repeatedly invaded and pillaged The Roman Empire, sacked Rome, wiped out the Roman Army and killed the Roman Emperor.

Western Civilization (Europe, The U.S and the British Empire) are the direct descendants of the Roman Empire.

“The People’s Republic of China (PRC), is the world’s most-populous country with a population of over 1.3 billion. The East Asian state covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometres (3.7 million square miles) in total area and is the world’s second-largest country by land area,[14] and the third- or fourth-largest in total area, depending on the definition of total area.

China has become the world’s fastest-growing major economy. As of 2012, it is the world’s second-largest economy, after the United States, by both nominal GDP andpurchasing power parity (PPP) and is also the world’s largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. Onper capita terms, China ranked 90th by nominal GDP and 91st by GDP (PPP) in 2011, according to the IMF. China is arecognized nuclear weapons state and has the world’s largest standing army, with the second-largest defense budget. In 2003, China became the third nation in the world, after the former Soviet Union and the United States, to independently launch a successful manned space mission.”  (Source:  Wikipedia.org)

The events of history are cyclical.  China, and The Barbarians (International Banks), are at the gates of Western civilization once again.  China’s admission into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, carried with it requirements for further economic liberalization and deregulation. China’s ongoing economic transformation has had a profound impact not only on China but on the Western world.

“The Migration Period, also known as the Barbarian Invasions, was a period of intensified human migration in Europe from about 400 to 800 CE. It began when the Huns were driven out of the “Far East” by the Chinese.  This period marked the transition from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. Migrations were catalyzed by profound changes within theRoman Empire and on its “barbarian frontier”. The migrants who came first were Germanic tribes such as the Goths,VandalsLombardsSuebiFrisii and Franks; they were later pushed west by the Huns,The Chinese The Huns may have stimulated the Great Migration, a contributing factor in the collapse of the western Roman Empire. They formed a unified empire under Attila the Hun, who died in 453.  The Barbarian invasions of the fifth century were triggered by the destruction of the Gothic kingdoms by the Huns in 372-375. The city of Rome was captured and looted by the Visigoths in 410 and by the Vandals in 455.”  (Source:  Wikipedia.org)