The CIA Remote Viewed Mars In 1984

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
November 19, 2019

This was passed along by S.B., and it’s definitely worth pondering. Most of the readership of this website is familiar with the USA’s and Russia’s remote viewing projects of the 1970s and 1980s. These projects were conducted in the greatest secrecy, and revealed some rather astonishing results, not the least of which was that humans possess, to varying degrees, a kind of natural faculty of being able to envision very remote locations and times simply by “tuning into” them according to certain carefully worked out protocols. There was nothing psychic or “occult” about it, but rather, it appeared to be a component of the natural rational faculty of human nature itself.

As is now known, the CIA sponsored a remote viewing of Mars in 1984, and here’s the original document:

While the reviewer is not known according to the document, it is now assumed to be Joseph McMoneagle, one of the early and most successful of the US covert and secret remote viewing projects:

The initial coordinates given to McMoneagle were 40.89 degrees north and 9.55 degrees west on the planet Mars. This is where it gets interesting, because in the protocols of “coordinate remote viewing,” the actual physical appearance of a site are not known to the viewer. All he or she is given is simply a set of coordinates, and then told to draw a picture, or describe what he or she sees there.  What’s remarkable about this set of coordinates is that the CIA was really asking McMoneagle to view the Cydonia region on Mars, home of the celebrated “Face” and “D&M Pyramid”. McMoneagle described, as one can read, seeing not only pyramidal forms, but massive dust storms, and then very tall thin “people,” a point in itself intriguing, for given Mars’ much lower gravity than Earth, it is possible that its inhabitants, if any, might have been comparatively taller.

McMoneagle goes on to describe other pyramidal structures as structures from storms. He again describes a tall thin and ancient people, who realize their species is dying, and that it sent a group to look for another place to live, after a major cataclysm of some sort which he describes as “cosmic.”

So why am I bothering you with this? After all, while interesting, it’s only one document recording one such session. Beyond the transcript itself, we’re told nothing of the session’s specific protocols, nor if there were any follow-up sessions.

But I rather suspect my reasons for bringing this to the attention of the reader are evident: whatever one may think of such things as remote viewing, the fact that US intelligence was willing to resort to it as a means of space exploration means that in all likelihood this session was not a one-off, nor that McMoneagle was the only such viewer involved. In all likelihood, other viewers were tasked with viewing the same coordinates in the same time, and their results were probably not shared with the viewers, but correlated by those running the sessions. They could thus be used to determine landing sites and so on. And one may be relatively certain that similar experiments were being run in the Soviet Union, and in every other space program, as well.

But there’s another possibility, one that surely must have occurred to those running these types of experiments, and that is suggested by the phenomenon of “coordinate viewing at a distance” of millions of miles, namely, that if there is a faculty in human nature permitting such things to be done, then that faculty may also hold the key to exotic means of propulsion as well. This implies that perhaps one reason that we’re told the remote viewing program was “shut down” was simply that the program was not shut down, but rather, shunted into far more secret programs of research into exotic propulsion technologies.

Or to put it country simple: if it was part and parcel of a secret space program in 1984, you can bet your last nickel that it’s a part of that secret space program now.

See you on the flip side…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Plants, Consciousness & Rationes Seminales
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
December 10, 2019

Regular readers here are aware that I’m fascinated by consciousness studies and the relationship of consciousness to the brain. These studies actually began in the 19th century, and typically were done by spiritualists or other “New Agers” of the era as a reaction to the Victorian age’s galloping materialism and “mechanism” cosmology. World War One shattered much of that, and consciousness studies moved into private research or, in the cases of a few begrudging universities, into the academy. The rise of quantum mechanics in physics also provided a huge impetus to the effort, since the Uncertainty Principle prioritized the role of the Observer in experiments. As the 2oth century proceeded, more data was amassed, and increasingly it looks as if the brain-consciousness, or brain-mind relationship is not as ironclad nor materialistically biased as it once appeared. Cases began to be documented of people living normal lives, with almost no brain, or significant parts of their brains missing (see Neuronal structures have been discovered in the human heart, perhaps indicating a kind of “distributed brain”, and perhaps buttressing the more ancient idea that human reason is inclusive of, rather than exclusive of, human emotions and passions, and is not mere Cartesian ratiocination. If that idea sounds a little crazy, then consider the octopus (one of my favorite animals). These creatures are demonstrably intelligent; they not only learn, but can learn by observing other octopi performing tasks and solving problems and puzzles. They have nine brains: a central one, and one in each of their tentacles, yet their actions show that there is one “entity” inside of all of that. Crows have been documented solving multi-step puzzles, and so on.

As the stories about people without significant portions of a normal brain might also indicate, size is apparently no factor either. I’ve told the story of a friend of mine, Dr. Scott DeHart, who owns an African gray parrot named Murray. When leaving his presence, I used to say, “You be a good bird, I’ll be right back.” On one occasion, however, and much to my and one of Dr. DeHart’s son’s surprise, Murray spoke before I could give my customary farewell statement, and he stated “I’ll be a good bird.” It was a sentence he had never heard before, composed on the spot, with proper grammar and apposite to the context! Needless to say, our jaws were on the floor.

That brings me to today’s article shared by V.T., and to today’s high octane speculation, and it concerns life forms with no brains at all, plants:

There’s something in this article that caught my eye, and it forms the context for my high octane speculation of the day, and it’s this:

When it comes to plants, I’ve always thought that they were living, thinking, breathing, conscious beings. Grover Cleveland Backster Jr., was an interrogation specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who became well known for his experiments with plants using a lie-detector machine. Through his research, he believed that plants feel pain and have extrasensory perception (ESP). Author Michael Polan describes his experiments quite well in a piece he wrote for the New Yorker a few years ago regarding plant intelligence:

(Cleve) hooked up a galvanometer to the leaf of a dracaena, a houseplant that he kept in his office. To his astonishment, Backster found that simply by imagining the dracaena being set on fire he could make it rouse the needle of the polygraph machine, registering a surge of electrical activity suggesting that the plant felt stress. “Could the plant have been reading his mind?” the authors ask. “Backster felt like running into the street and shouting to the world, ‘Plants can think!’ ”

Backster and his collaborators went on to hook up polygraph machines to dozens of plants, including lettuces, onions, oranges, and bananas. He claimed that plants reacted to the thoughts (good or ill) of humans in close proximity and, in the case of humans familiar to them, over a great distance. In one experiment designed to test plant memory, Backster found that a plant that had witnessed the murder (by stomping) of another plant could pick out the killer from a lineup of six suspects, registering a surge of electrical activity when the murderer was brought before it. Backster’s plants also displayed a strong aversion to interspecies violence. Some had a stressful response when an egg was cracked in their presence, or when live shrimp were dropped into boiling water.

And then there’s this:

Poland also describes the work of  Monica Gagliano, a thirty-seven-year-old animal ecologist at the University of Western Australia. He describes an experiment she conducted with the plant Mimosa pudica, a fast moving plant that can be seen by the naked eye, kind of like the Venus Fly Trap.

Gagliano potted fifty-six of these plants, and had a system that dropped them from 15 centimetres every five seconds. When they are in danger, these plans curl up, and close their leaves. The plants did this after a few drops, but then realized that the drops weren’t really harmful so they remained open after that. It wasn’t just fatigue either, when the plants were shaken they closed up, and furthermore, the plants retained this knowledge because Gagliano tried again a month later and got the same response.

Gagliano said, imagining these events from the plants’ point of view. “You see, you want to be attuned to something new coming in. Then we went back to the drops, and they didn’t respond.” Gagliano reported that she retested her plants after a week and found that they continued to disregard the drop stimulus, indicating that they “remembered” (source)

Clearly, they learn, remember and apply that knowledge. These are all factors associated with consciousness and thinking. There has to be something or someone in there that’s responsible for that learning. (Emphasis added)

These things made me remember an ancient doctrine of some of the philosophers, which was picked up by many of the Church Fathers, and which persisted all the way up to such people as St. Maximus the Confessor in the 7th century. The doctrine is that of the rationes seminales (in the Greek, logoi spermatikoi), the “seminal reasons”. Maximus went as far as to say in one of his works (the seventh Ambigua, if you’re interested), that “The One Logos”, meaning Christ, “is the many logoi, and the many logoi are the one Logos.” These “seminal reasons” were the rational principles, in “small” or “seedlike” form, that existed in all things as their raison d’etre, so to speak, and particularly in living things. This idea makes short shrift of the modern notions of ancient ideas, the notion that the ancients viewed only mankind as rational, and all other things, especially living things, like animals, as irrational. Rather than being some sort of dialectical opposition between man(rational) and other living things (irrational), it was rather a sliding continuum of rationality, with perhaps different types of rationality and consciousness being exhibited in specific cases. (The idea went so far that in the Middle Ages, there are records of animals actually being put on trial, and the idea perhaps persists in a new guise in modern laws regarding the destruction of dangerous animals by court order.) The metaphor of plants is in evidence in the choice of words used to describe the metaphor itself: seeds of rational principles. Maximus, by stating what he stated, is not only implying some underlying consciousness to things, but also tying that consciousness in his case to the one Logos underlying them all, implying that they live and move in that “meta-consciousness” so to speak.

Which brings me to my high octane speculation of the day: are we looking at the beginning of a modern scientific confirmation of a very old idea? Perhaps, for I cannot help but think that had certain Stoic philosophers, or for that matter, certain Church Fathers – a Maximus or an Augustine or a Justin Martyr – would have immediately recognized these modern studies of plants as examples of what they were all calling “seminal reasons.” And that raises yet another intriguing speculative possibility. Is that ancient doctrine of seminal reasons yet another holdover of a high science of a high civilization lost in the mists of “pre-history”? For my part, I think so, and I’d be willing to bet on it.

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Another Intriguing Epstein Connection
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
December 12, 2019

If  you’re following all the stories swirling around the murder of Jeffrey Epstein, you’ll definitely be interested in this one. But first, a little context. Last Friday I blogged about the human trafficking problem, and came up with certain speculations.

In that blog, I indicated that there were several features of human trafficking networks that had to be present in order for it to work: (1) there had to be a covert means of moving people around under the eyes of authorities, such as military cargo planes or other military transports, or private planes and transports, (2) a way of “tracking” the movement of “inventory” and corresponding money flows, and (3) the willing participation of major banks in the nefarious activity via compromised or infiltrated managers in a position to handle and launder the money from such “business.”

With that context in mind, consider this article, shared by V.T., to whom I am  grateful for passing it along:

Now for those of you who’ve been paying attention for a very long time, the name of Ari Ben-Menashe will sound very familiar, because he was one of the names that kept popping up during the Reagan years as being involved in the Iran-Contra affair:

In an interview last week with the independent outlet Narativ, Ben-Menashe, who himself was involved in Iran-Contra arms deals, told his interviewer Zev Shalev that he had been introduced to Jeffrey Epstein by Robert Maxwell in the mid-1980s while Maxwell’s and Ben-Menashe’s involvement with Iran-Contra was ongoing. Ben-Menashe did not specify the year he met Epstein.

Ben-Menashe told Shalev that “he [Maxwell] wanted us to accept him [Epstein] as part of our group …. I’m not denying that we were at the time a group that it was Nick Davies [Foreign Editor of the Maxwell-Owned Daily Mirror], it was Maxwell, it was myself and our team from Israel, we were doing what we were doing.” Past reporting by Seymour Hersh and others revealed that Maxwell, Davies and Ben-Menashe were involved in the transfer and sale of  military equipment and weapons from Israel to Iran on behalf of Israeli intelligence during this time period.

And again, if you followed all of that back in the 1980s, you’ll be aware that another name keeps popping up in connection with Iran-Contra: Adnan Khashoggi. Sure enough…:

However, as MintPress reported in Part IV of the investigative series “Inside the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Too Big to Fail,” Epstein was involved with several arms dealers during this period of time, some of whom were directly involved in Iran-Contra arms deals between Israel and Iran. For instance, after leaving Bear Stearns in 1981, Epstein began working in the realms of shadow finance as a self-described “financial bounty hunter,” where he would both hunt down and hide money for powerful people. One of these powerful individuals was Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer with close ties to both Israeli and U.S. intelligence and one of the main brokers of Iran-Contra arms deals between Israel and Iran. Epstein would later forge a business relationship with a CIA front company involved in another aspect of Iran-Contra, the airline Southern Air Transport, on behalf of Leslie Wexner’s company, The Limited.

So far, according to Ben-Menashe, Epstein was involved in a lot more than human trafficking.

Now, if you recall that period of history and were following all of its strange interconnections, you’ll recall that Iran-Contra was also entangled with the strange Bush-Clinton nexus and to the allegations that a covert drug-running operation was being run by certain clowns in America through the airport at Mena, Arkansas, and you’ll recall that the names Adnan Khashoggi and Ari Ben-Menashe kept popping up not only in relationship to the arms-hostages-drugs circus that was Iran Contra, but also in connection to the BCCI scandal (Bank of Credit and Commerce International, or as we like to call it here, the Bank of Crooks and Criminals International).

Finally, there was one more scandal that the names Ben-Menashe and Adnan Khashoggi also kept popping up; they kept popping up in connection to the PROMIS scandal, the theft of the database management system by Reagan’s Department of Justice, its alteration by at least two players adding their own “backdoors” into the software, and its sale to, or arranged theft by, other countries for use in their intelligence agencies. (For those interested, I reproduce Ben-Menashe’s affidavit on PROMIS to the American House of Representatives in my book Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery.)   And sure enough:

Thus, there are indications that Epstein was involved with Middle Eastern arms deals, including some related to Iran-Contra, during this period. In addition, Epstein would later claim (and then subsequently deny) having worked for the CIA during this period.

If Robert Maxwell did recruit Epstein and bring him into the “family business” and the world of Israeli intelligence, as Ben-Menashe has claimed, it provides supporting evidence for information provided to MintPress by a former U.S. intelligence official, who chose to remain anonymous in light of the sensitivity of the claim.

This source, who has direct knowledge of the unauthorized use of PROMIS to support covert U.S. and Israeli intelligence projects, told MintPress that “some of the proceeds from the illicit sales of PROMIS were made available to Jeffrey Epstein for use in compromising targets of political blackmail.” As was noted in a Mintpress series on the Epstein scandal, much of Epstein’s funding also came from Ohio billionaire Leslie Wexner, who has documented ties to both organized crime and U.S. and Israeli intelligence.

After the PROMIS software was stolen from its rightful owner and developer, Inslaw Inc., through the collusion of both U.S. and Israeli officials, it was marketed mainly by two men: Earl Brian, a close aide to Ronald Reagan, later U.S. envoy to Iran and close friend of Israeli spymaster Rafi Eitan; and Robert Maxwell. Brian sold the bugged software through his company, Hadron Inc., while Maxwell sold it through an Israeli company he acquired called Degem. Before and following Maxwell’s acquisition of Degem, the company was a known front for Mossad operations and Mossad operatives in Latin America often posed as Degem employees.

With Maxwell — Epstein’s alleged recruiter and father of Epstein’s alleged madam — having been one of the main salespeople involved in selling PROMIS software on behalf of intelligence, he would have been in a key position to furnish Epstein’s nascent sexual blackmail operation with the proceeds from the sale of PROMIS.

This link between Epstein’s sexual blackmail operation and the PROMIS software scandal is notable given that the illicit use of PROMIS by U.S. and Israeli intelligence has been for blackmail purposes on U.S. public figures and politicians, as was described in a recent MintPress report.

Observe that if these allegations are true, then we have present in the Epstein affair all three essential components for his participation in a much larger network, for we have (1) a means of shuttling the “inventory” around that won’t raise suspicion, namely Epstein’s private planes, but also any transport that could have been supplied to him by his covert intelligence connections, and (2) a way of tracking the inventory and its money flows, and additionally, the blackmailed “clients”, provided by bootlegged copies of PROMIS or possibly by backdoors added into intelligence agencies versions of that software, or by granting the necessary passwords for access to it, for the express use by that trafficking network, and (3) the  willing  participation of banks in the process, represented here by the presence of BCCI hovering on the edges of these relationships, via Adnan Khashoggi’s strange connections to it.

Note, that my speculation here is somewhat different than the article’s, in that I’m urging that Epstein’s connection to the PROMIS scandal may be much more than merely via a contacts with those connected to it, but rather, that if one wants to run a network such as this, trading in drugs, arms, and humans themselves, then an inventory and cash-flow tracking system has to be a component. But other than that, the implied presence of those three components, plus the connections of Epstein to other famous scandals, now provides an explanation for why he had to be “suicided.” It is much more than simply a decision taken to roll  up a network whose overhead has become too costly to maintain. The network itself was not only highly profitable, but given Epstein’s long association with it, was also profitable from the standpoint of the sheer influence it garnered for itself. And if, as this article avers, he was a part of it going all the way back to the Reagan era, then he may have known a great deal about how so many things interconnected.

The real “Epstein black book” was in his head, and he had to be silenced.

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

John Roberts: Another Epstein Connection?
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
February 6, 2020

I’ve tried to refrain from commenting much about American politics because it is, well, both laughable and wearisome. And hence, today’s blog is not really about politics, but rather about another one of those strange connections of people to Jeffrey Epstein. As I blogged earlier this week, there’s even a tenuous Epstein connection to the corona virus outbreak story via Epstein’s connections to Harvard chemistry professors.

If you’ve been following the impeachment circus you might recall Chief Justice John Roberts’ censoring of a question by Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul. It’s that strange episode that drew my attention in this story shared by D.M.:

The Epstein Effect? Rand Paul’s Relevant Impeachment Question Disallowed by Chief Justice John Roberts. Has The Chief Justice Been Compromised?

Here’s the question which Senator Paul submitted, and which Chief Justice Roberts would not permit – twice – to be read:

On Thursday Chief Justice John Roberts disallowed this question from Senator Rand Paul at the Senate Impeachment hearings:

To the Manager Schiff and counsel for the President:

Manager Schiff and Counsel for the President, are you aware that House Intelligence Committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with … when at the National Security Council together, and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that … and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings?”

Why is that question NOT relevant to the proceedings?

I don’t know about you, but personally, I don’t see how that question is irrelevant, and presumably both sides would want to clear up the matter, which as of this writing, does not appear that it will be.

But as the article continues, it points out that Justice Roberts, like many on “the Supremes,” has turned out to be for many people a bit of an abysmal disappointment, flip-flopping on key issues such as Obamacare, leaving some mystified as to his legal reasoning, if any:

Roberts’ moves behind the scenes were as extraordinary as his ruling. He changed course multiple times. He was part of the majority of justices who initially voted in a private conference to strike down the individual insurance mandate — the heart of the law — but he also voted to uphold an expansion of Medicaid for people near the poverty line.

Two months later, Roberts had shifted on both.

Like many, I myself wondered just why Roberts had suddenly  reversed himself, and like many, I entertained the suspicion that Justice Roberts had somehow been coerced into the decision. But now, in the light of Senator Paul’s question, a piece of information has emerged – in 2019 – that might corroborate that suspicion:

Since that time a very interesting document surfaced and Chief Justice Roberts was quick to deny it was, in fact, him listed on that document.

There is no question that there are many men named John Roberts in this world, so there is no way to prove it was our Chief Justice.

He, of course, denied that he flew on The Lolita Express.

What you’re looking at in the image is the flight logs for Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous Lolita express flights to his “island.” Justice Roberts has, of course, denied that it’s him, but as the article also notes,

There is zero proof that Chief Justice John Roberts did, in fact, fly on The Lolita Express.

But keeping in mind that Epstein allegedly catered to VIP types (like Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, John McCain, Prince Andrew and Jeff Bezos) would anyone be able to say WITH 100% CERTAINTY that it was not our Chief Justice on that flight?

No, says the Chief Justice: it’s some other John Roberts, and granted, there’s probably a lot of John Robertses around, just as there are a lot of Supreme Court justices lying around, for sale, cheap.  Humor aside, however, I cannot help but think of those documents from the JFK assassination mentioning a “George Bush” that was contacting the government to warn about attempts on President Kennedy’s life. When asked about that curiosity, President G.H.W. Bush responded that it must be referring to some other George Bush than he, and granted, there’s regrettably probably a lot of George Bushes lying around (emphasis added).  But matters weren’t helped that in some of those references, it was “George Bush of the CIA.” Well then, it must be some other George Bush of the CIA, after all, there’s probably a lot of George Bushes lying around, not to mention a lot of CIAs lying around, and self-evidently, a lot of Georges Bushes of a lot of CIAs. Alas, circumstances didn’t help the president’s attempts to distance himself from the matter, such as his Nixon-like inability to remember exactly where he was and what he was doing when President Kennedy was murdered, nor were they helped much when researchers uncovered some damning circumstantial evidence about operation Zapata, and Bush’s background role in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. But that must have been some other George Bush of some other Bay of Pigs fiasco of some other CIA in some other universe.

So, yes, it must be some other John Roberts, perhaps known to some other George Bush … nothing to see here, move along…

…(hysterical laughter)…

…Ok… I’m better now…

…Bridge in Brooklyn for sale, cheap. Have your people contact my people… cash and carry only…

Now, an interesting question that has not been asked with respect to this entry, is was it before, or after, Roberts’ nomination to the Court?

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Book Review: Rotten To The (Common) Core by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell & Gary Lawrence| #BookReview #Education #SocialEngineering #SmartReads

Zy Marquiez
February 8, 2020

Rotten to the (Common) Core by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell and Gary Lawrence is a sobering, honest, unique and yet much needed foray into the topic of Common Core.

The main strength of this book is that it doesn’t fall for – as the authors note – the ever-present red herring regarding this topic, which is that of focusing on the Common Core curriculum standards, but instead goes beyond that and delves deeper into the inner workings and the “follow-up assessment (testing) process)”.

This is quite notable, because unless the populace realizes what the true issues are at hand, the problems we face concerning this growing dilemma cannot be solved to their fullest extent.

In a sense, this book is about the multi-tiered approach by the Edu-garchy (the authors words) which encompass a “complex interlocking network of foundations, professional groups, government agencies, testing services and corporations” that stand to benefit greatly in many ways from the implementation of Common Core in all its noxious glory.

Noted cogently by the authors, they remark that most of the greatest minds of all time, such as Plato, Tesla, Da Vinci, Dostoyevsky, Mozart, et al., not only weren’t privy to our modern education system, but they thrived without it.  However, instead of society proceeding with the classical education model that helped many great minds of the past  excel, for various reasons we’re fast approaching a time of hyper-homogenization of society while also dumbing down society at an immense scale.

The authors incisively note the implications:

“The historical record indicates that, if anything, the implicit collectivist impulse in standardized testing stands in stark contrast to the basic values of individual genius and responsibility that formed the central core of the founding of the republic itself.”[1][Bold & Underline Emphasis Added].

Farrell and Lawrence promptly proceed through the bowels of Common Core by beginning with an examination of whistleblower testimony from within the belly of the beast.

From there, various examples of standardized testing are gone through with a fine-toothed comb outlining their inherent flaws of such tests.  They also delving into some of the more disturbing elements that will no doubt leave the reader aghast that some “test questions” are even allowed to see the light of day, given that as the authors troublingly show, that in some cases there are vacillating metrics taking place on standardized testing.   No, this is not said in jest!  That’s how ridiculous some of the testing metrics are.

Regarding the standardized testing, the authors home in keenly:

“…such tests in the end punish, rather than reward, real ability, with the end result that such tests really measure the ability of an individual to conform to the outlook and interests of the elites composing such tests…”[2][Bold & Underline Emphasis Added].

Thankfully, the authors also touch upon the troubling issue regarding the veritable attack on individuals, their creative potential, and how the system is being set up to establish conformity from every angle imaginable.

Later on, the authors sink their teeth into various components that encompass the edu-garchy in manifesting this top-down educational control/conformity system: the foundations, the agenda pushers and dogma.

The authors even touch upon the fact that at certain points in history comptrollers even bought into their own propaganda, which might be hard to fathom to some, but goes to show the irony of the matter, and how in the effort to dumb down the populace, some of them became dumbed down themselves.

Likewise, the enormous power that foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates, et al., wield in the social engineering of individuals cannot be overstated.  These institutions as they currently operate are a true antithesis to freedom, individuality and progress.  Folks need to be weary of such foundations as they wield power far beyond their manipulative wholesome appearance.

Other disturbing aspects the authors shed light on regarding Common Core not only include the revolving door between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Educational Establishment, but also the connection of to the CIA, mind control and MK Ultra.

While Farrell’s other books will undoubtedly get more attention, this is arguably one of the most important book he and his co-author Laurence have penned, given that it centers upon the top-down educational control grid that has been and will continue to be foisted upon the populace if action is not taken by individuals to educate themselves in core subjects involved in the Trivium, Quadrivium, and more.  Topics like the Nazis, Breakaway Civilizations, Ancient Antiquity, Alternative History, et al., won’t matter if people are too dumb down to be able to understand them, their context, and deeper implications.  This is why it’s imperative for individuals not only to refuse in every way shape and form this incoming wave of conforming social engineering, but to also strive to further their education away from the current one-size-fits-all system that seeks to dumb people down, as works from Gatto and others has noted.

Regarding our plight, the authors note that Common Core is:

“…a deliberate plan against liberty and intellectual and pedagogical freedom.  In short, the Common Core assessment process and its implicit philosophy and cosmology are nothing but a conspiracy against the individual, and his or her own humanity, genius, and aspirations.”[3]

Common Core is one component of the Full Spectrum Dominance humanity is facing, and individuals need to be cognizant of what is taking place in order to not get swept by the tide.  The only way that takes place is by making sure the education of our kith and kin does not get hijacked permanently.  This book goes a long way in showing the reader how that will take place if we remain stagnant.  That alone is worth the price of the book.

Author’s Note:

Rotten To The (Common) Core touches upon social engineering quite often. Given that, a book that might be of interest for many of you is Daniel Estulin’s seminal book Tavistock Institute: Social Engineering the Masses. It’s a fascinating though disturbing foray into many facets of social engineering that are currently taking place in order to enact control upon individuals.

[1] Dr. Joseph P. Farrell and Gary Lawrence, Rotten to the (Common) Core, pg. 5.
[2] Ibid., Pg. 57.
[3] Ibid., Pg. xviii

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Zy Marquiez is is an author, bibliophile, writer, poet, dreamer, star gazer, autodidact, logician, researcher, lover of life, Carmel Macchiatto addict, and more.

Nixon and Johnson Pushed the CIA to Spy on U.S. Citizens, Declassified Documents Show

Their paranoia led the agency to launch Operation CHAOS—in direct violation of its charter

Adam Janos

What prompted the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to spy on American citizens on U.S. soil in the 1960s—in violation of its own charter? Because two inhabitants of the White House suspected sinister foreign influence behind the decade’s growing civic unrest.

For President Richard Nixon, the anti-war demonstrations that mired his presidency never made sense. During one conversation with his treasury secretary John Connally, he described the unrelenting protesters as “a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.”

His confusion wasn’t entirely misplaced. More than a quarter-million Americans demonstrated against the conflict in Vietnam, a sustained and widespread effort that helped erode morale amongst servicemen overseas. It was a sharp break from the broad bipartisan support Americans had offered to the previous wars of the century.

Nixon wasn’t just resentful of the anti-war movement: He was also suspicious that foreign powers might be behind them. And so, in June 1969, the president directed the CIA to prepare a report on the anti-war movement and what foreign communist support the demonstrations might be receiving.

President Nixon at a news conference at the White House said the government had heard the demonstrators demanding an end to the war, but said it would not be intimidated by them—and would prosecute those who break the law. He also said he felt TV accounts of demonstrations on Capitol Hill gave the incorrect impression that ‘Washington is in a state of siege.’ (Credit: Getty Images)

President Nixon at a news conference at the White House said the government had heard the demonstrators demanding an end to the war, but said it would not be intimidated by them—and would prosecute those who break the law. He also said he felt TV accounts of demonstrations on Capitol Hill gave the incorrect impression that ‘Washington is in a state of siege.’ (Credit: Getty Images)

He was the second consecutive president to demand CIA surveillance of American dissidents. His predecessor, President Lyndon Johnson, had already directed federal agencies to investigate civil unrest in July 1967 following a spate of race-related violence.

The result of those executive requests—the CIA’s Operation CHAOS—would directly violate the Agency’s charter, mandating that the CIA focus its counterintelligence on overseas targets only. The charter, drafted when the agency was created in 1947, reflected the Constitutional principle that American citizens are entitled to a high degree of personal privacy.

How Did the CIA Do Their Spying?

Because the goal of Operation CHAOS was to establish proof of foreign influence in American dissident movements, agents were deployed to universities across the United States, where they infiltrated the “New Left” and learned the culture and lingo of the movements they would purportedly be part of. Once they had successfully infiltrated, agents deployed to foreign nations, where they sought information on foreign connections.

In both their domestic training and their international work, agents collected the names of American citizens and organizations connected to dissident movements, creating a computerized index of more than 300,000 names. Of those, approximately 7,200 American citizens had more thorough “201” files opened on them, deeper portraits which included information such as their place of birth, their family members and their organizational affiliations.

The CIA also supplemented some of these “201” files with information gathered through a CIA mail-intercept program, wherein the CIA covertly read postal correspondence between the United States and the USSR.

Black Panther Party members demonstrating outside the New York courthouse, New York City, April 11, 1969. (Photo by David Fenton/Getty Images)

Black Panther Party members demonstrating outside the New York courthouse, New York City, April 11, 1969. (Photo by David Fenton/Getty Images)

Who Was the CIA Spying On?

The CIA was most concerned about foreign influence inside the loudest civil-unrest movements. In the late 1960s and early ’70s, that meant looking for foreign linkages to the antiwar movement,  the black nationalism movement (the Black Panther Party) and civil-rights groups, such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

But while the stated goal of Operation CHAOS was to find connections to foreign actors, most of the “201” files were at best tenuously connected. For example, a 201 file was opened on Grove Press, Inc. a press that published an author later discovered to be a Soviet agent.  In an unrelated endeavor, Grove Press also helped produce I Am Curious (Yellow), a Swedish film drama with explicit sex scenes. When those scenes drew a polarized response amongst the American public, the CIA kept track of how film critics reviewed the movie.

Despite their diligence, in 1969 the CIA reported to the White House that there was “very little evidence of communist funding and training of such movements and no evidence of communist direction and control.” Operation CHAOS nevertheless remained in effect until 1974.

President Nixon, left, shakes hands with CIA Director Richard Helms, March 1969, at the agency headquarters in McLean, Virginia. (Credit: Getty Images)

President Nixon, left, shakes hands with CIA Director Richard Helms, March 1969, at the agency headquarters in McLean, Virginia. (Credit: Getty Images)

The top-secret report “Restless Youth,” penned by CIA Director Richard Helms at the request of the White House, concluded that student radicalism sprang more from political and social alienation at home. In his cover letter, addressed to then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Helms took pains to emphasize that spying on U.S. students was outside of the CIA’s purview: “This is an area not within the charter of this Agency, so I need not emphasize how extremely sensitive it makes the paper. Should anyone learn of its existence it would prove most embarrassing for all concerned.”

Kissinger, in summarizing the letter for the president, derided the findings, in part because it “tends to dismiss the communist and other outside influence as a factor.”

It was “a no-win situation,” writes former CIA officer and Operation CHAOS member Frank Rafalko in his book MH/CHAOS, which defended the Agency against those who criticized it of domestic overreach. “Each time we reported that there was no evidence of foreign control within the domestic student and black militant groups, the White House reaction was one of skepticism… It was back to the drawing board each time. And each time, we had to expand our horizons, to reach further and look at every dissident to try to detect any foreign contact and what that contact meant. In the end, we were trying to defend our conclusion—we were trying to prove a negative.”

What Made The CIA Finally Stop?

The 1972 discovery that two former CIA operatives were involved with the Watergate burglary had dramatic repercussions for both the CIA and the White House. Nixon fired CIA Director Helms, whose replacement, James Schlesinger, would only last a few months before being replaced by William Colby. In 1974, as the Agency faced heightened scrutiny over partisan corruption, Colby terminated CHAOS.

In December 1974, four months after President Nixon’s resignation, The New York Times broke the story of Operation CHAOS to the general public. The following year, President Gerald Ford established the United States President’s Commission on CIA Activities within the United States (also known as the Rockefeller Commission), which further elucidated the claims.

#Book Review: Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs | #SmartReads | #UFOs
Zy Marquiez
April 26, 2019

The late Jim Marrs put out high quality investigative work for over 30 years.  Backing his hard work with extensive experience, Marrs set the research bar high with books like The Rise Of The Fourth Reich, Rule By Secrecy, Our Occulted History, and Population Control.  This book is no different.

Alien Agenda – Investigating The Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us is definitely one of the most seminal and top-tier no-nonsense books on UFOs out there.

In a realm of research that that is littered with countless books with not much sourced material, and even more unverifiable witness and whistleblower testimony, this book is definitely near the top tier.

As a book for someone just getting in, this book is really top notch.  The only book I would recommend more personally would be Richard Dolan’s UFOs For The 21st Century Mind: A Fresh Guide To An Ancient Mystery.

Taking a thorough and methodical approach which is signature in all of his books, Marrs brings the reader along the journey of all things UFOlogy.  Notably, this book covers a wide breadth of the information within the UFO field.  From issues with NASA, to The Moon, Ancient Astronauts, to Roswell, and even intricate subjects like Area 51, Crop Circles, and some of the most widely known UFO accounts, Marrs sought to leave no stone unturned.  The book really is a veritable encyclopedia of much of this elusive and thought-provoking phenomena.

If the book only covered those above topics, that would still make it a great book, knowing reliance on sourced material Marrs employs.  But there’s more.  Marrs also covers abstruse subjects such as abductions & missing time, the CIA, MJ-12, cattle mutilations, remote viewing, and even takes a metaphysical gander into ‘the phenomenon’ that’s quite unique.  This book really employs a wide range.   Marrs even ventures into the role of big finance in this abstruse subject.

One of the greatest strengths of the book is that it has footnotes to the hilt!  That ALONE takes this to a whole different level than other books on UFOs.  Footnotes is a rarity and nigh never achieved in UFOlogy except only by the best and most serious researchers.  That is one reason why I have always had the utmost respect for Jim Marrs; he doesn’t just connect dots, he allows people to follow the rabbit trails with his footnotes so that people can conduct their own research.

This book offers a lot of value.  Anyone really interested in the subject would be doing themselves a great disservice by overlooking it.  This book is a must have.

Suggested Reading & Viewing:

A Breakaway Civilization – What It Is & What It Means For Us by Richard Dolan
The Secret Space Program & The Breakaway Civilization [Book Review]
The Secret Space Program & The Breakaway Civilization [Video]
The Black Budget by Catherine Austin Fitts [Video]
Why UFOs Matter – Richard Dolan
This Is The Black Economy By Catherine Austin Fitts [Part 1]
The Black Economy [Part 2] By Catherine Austin Fitts
From Ancient To Breakaway Civilizations – A Conversation With Walter Bosley
Rise Of The Fourth Reich by Jim Marrs
Saucers, Swatstikas & Psyops – A History Of A Breakway Civilization: Hidden Aerospace Technologies & Psychological Operations by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
Covert Wars & Breakaway Civilizations – The Secret Space Program, Celestial PsyOps & Hidden Conflicts by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell.
UFOs For The 21st Century Mind by Richard Dolan
The Case For A Breakaway Civilization [Part 1] – A Conversation With Richard Dolan
The Case For A Breakaway Civilization [Part 2] – A Conversation With Richard Dolan