What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears

“A mind needs a book as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”
– George R. R. Martin

“Real books disgust the totalitarian mind because they generate uncontrollable mental growth – and it cannot be monitored.”[Bold Emphasis Added]
– John Taylor Gatto, A Different Kind Of Teacher, p. 82.

Source: Time.com
Sarah Begley
September 25, 2016

Censors are increasingly focusing on books that represent diverse points of view

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for challenging literature change over time, and as Banned Book Week begins on Sept. 25, it’s clear that public discomfort with particular ideas has evolved rapidly even in the last 20 years.

When the American Library Association started keeping a database of challenged books in the early ’90s, the reasons cited were fairly straightforward, according to James LaRue, director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. “‘Don’t like the language,’ or ‘There’s too much sex’—they’d tend to fall into those two categories,” he says. Some books are still challenged for those reasons—Fifty Shades of Grey is a common example. But there’s been a shift toward seeking to ban books “focused on issues of diversity—things that are by or about people of color, or LGBT, or disabilities, or religious and cultural minorities,” LaRue says. “It seems like that shift is very clear.”

The ALA’s list of the 10 most challenged books in 2015 bears this out: it includes I Am Jazz and Beyond Magenta, about young transgender people; Fun Home and Two Boys Kissing, which deal with homosexuality; Habibi and Nasreen’s Secret School, which feature Muslim characters; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, which was cited for “atheism.” In contrast, the top 10 most-challenged books of 2001 were more straightforwardly banned for strong language, sexual content and drugs, like The Chocolate War and Go Ask Alice.

The shift seems to be linked to demographic changes in the country—and the political fear-mongering that can accompany those changes, LaRue says. “There’s a sense that a previous majority of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are kind of moving into a minority, and there’s this lashing out to say, ‘Can we just please make things the way that they used to be?’” LaRue says. “We don’t get many challenges by diverse people,” he adds. In recent years, book challenges have peaked while religious liberty bills were in the news, he says.

Here’s a look at how things have changed in the past 15 years:

Most-challenged books of 2001:

  1. Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
    Reasons: anti-family, occult/Satanism, religious viewpoint, violence
  2. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
    Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, sexually explicit
  6. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
    Reasons: offensive language, unsuited to age group
  7. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit
  9. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
    Reason: offensive language
  10. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

Most-challenged books of 2015:

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”).
  3. I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
    Reasons: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group.
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin
    Reasons: Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints”).
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
    Reasons: Offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“profanity and atheism”).
  6. The Holy Bible
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint.
  7. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
    Reasons: Violence and other (“graphic images”).
  8. Habibi, by Craig Thompson
    Reasons: Nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence.
  10. Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
    Reasons: Homosexuality and other (“condones public displays of affection”).

But the recent backlash challenges have not been limited to conservatives: the Bible is on the top 10 list for 2015, in part because of concerns about why a book that argues for the murder of homosexuals (as in Leviticus) would be in a public library. Opposition like this comes from “people that are just questioning in a larger sense what is the appropriate role of religion in our society,” LaRue says.

Over time, some books lose their opponents—the Harry Potter series, for instance, were the most-challenged books from 2000 to 2009, but have since fallen off the top 10 list. “There was a period there where Harry Potter was [considered] a Satanist and a cult, and people were doing book cuttings and book burnings,” LaRue says. “And now if you read people that are kind of on the right side of the religious spectrum, their kids love the Harry Potter books, so sometimes the things that we’re convinced are signs that the end is nigh are completely normalized in five years.”

The ALA usually learns that a book has been challenged either from librarians at schools or public or academic libraries calling in incidents, or from reports in local newspapers. In recent years there’s actually been a decline in reports—the ALA recorded 311 challenges in 2014 and only 275 in 2015. On the surface, that may seem like a good thing—but it probably indicates that fewer people are speaking up when a book is removed, meaning more banning is going on under the radar, LaRue says. “We have reason to believe that where censorship starts to succeed, there’s less reporting about it,” LaRue says. “So we can say it’s hard for us to know, we know that challenges are underreported, but we don’t know by how much.” It doesn’t help that school librarians are frequently the victims of school layoffs, meaning there are fewer professionals “trained to use this language of intellectual freedom.”

Still, one thing hasn’t changed since the dawn of censorship: having your book banned is very, very good for an author’s sales. “If what you’re trying to do is stop this book from getting into the hands of a minor,” LaRue says, “the surest way to [fail] is to declare it forbidden.”

Read More At: Time.com

Media Fakery & The Distortion Of History | #MSM | #FakeNews

Source: The Corbett Report
April 23, 2019

Lionel of LionelMedia.com joins us today for an epic discussion on fake stories in the media and the manipulation of the historical record. We discuss the fake Syria sniper boy video, the Corbett/Lionel law, and the importance of self-correction.
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Editor’s Note:

For More On MSM Manipulation, please read:

Mainstream Media Manipulation & Propaganda

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Suggested Reading & Watching:

What Is The Difference Between Education & Public Schooling?
Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons Of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
13 Great Reasons To Study Logic
How A Generation Lost Its Culture – by Professor Patrick Deneen
A Different Kind Of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Mainstream Media Manipulation & Propaganda
Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
What Is Education?  The Elite Curriculum – John Taylor Gatto
Breakaway Guide To Censorship, Disinformation, Logical Fallacies & More
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
History So It Doesn’t Repeat – The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America With Charlotte Iserbyt
Classrooms Of The Heart [Documentary] – John Taylor Gatto
Sumerhill School – A New View On Childhood by A.S. Neil
Social Engineering 101
Underground History Of American Education With John Taylor Gatto
The True Purpose Of Modern Schooling
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Open-Source Method: Genius Education – Examples | John Taylor Gatto
The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph Ph.D.
Dialetical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by
Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi
Cultural Literacy – What Every American Needs To Know
by E.D. Hirsch Jr.
A Rulebook For Arguments by Anthony Weston
A Workbook For Arguments by David R. Morrow & Anthony Wesson
Drilling Through The Core – Why Common Core Is Bad For American Education by Sandra Stotsky & Contributors

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

#Book Review: Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, And Secret Sorcery: The Fascist International, 9/11, and Penetrated Operations By Dr. Joseph P. Farrell | #SmartReads

BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 23, 2019

Long time readers of Dr. Joseph P. Farrell’s work have seen him tackle insurmountable tasks such as what the Nazi post-war machine has undertaken post-WWII, what the Great Pyramid Of Giza might be, and many more abstruse subjects.  And his work still hasn’t stopped.

Now we have reached Farrell’s foray into the intriguing subject that is 9/11.

Farrell has tackled seemingly far-reaching aspects of history, esoteric science, et al., that seem not to correlate at first blush, but merged them quite well in his usual dot-connecting ways into a much vaster picture.  This book follows along the same lines.

This is where Dr. Farrell’s latest book Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, And Secret Sorcery: The Fascist International, 9/11, and Penetrated Operations shines.

Farrell opens up covering many of the issues that are inherent to 9/11.  Thereafter he gives us a synopsis of the similarities between the unfortunate Kennedy assassination and 9/11.  What the author shows as parallels are indisputable in nature, and only serve to lay the groundwork for the rest of the book.

As Farrell elucidates, given the parallels in both coup d’etats, its sobering to consider that the events perhaps might be coupled to each other via certain nefarious groups.

From here the author proceeds to examine the two main theories behind 9/11 – the Let It Happen On Purpose hypothesis [LIHOP] and the Made It Happen On Purpose hypothesis [MIHOP].

Moving forward a bit more, the book sets the structure of arguing how behind the first two stratums of the operations that took place during 9/11, there lies a third stratum of wicked activity which displays a third player, or rather, group.

Farrell successfully argues that what took place was essentially the dethroning  of the second rogue element by the third rogue element.  Farrell shows how this was possible by analyzing data from various data points that go into how the American Military Defense Structure was compromised from the get go in myriad ways.

A lot of what Farrell postulates can be seen by the panic that the second rogue tier showed when they realized they weren’t the only game in town, which implied there had to be a deeper level – other players – involved behind the veil.

Being one to hold nothing back, after noting why the oft-mentioned controlled demolition theories have problems inherent within, Farrell goes on to voice how he instinctively felt more exotic technologies were unleashed, which he has hinted at in the past.

These very exotic technologies, and the group wielding them, are one of the main reasons why the 2nd tier rogue element – the one many folks think carried out 9/11 – panicked.

Of course, radical Islam – which itself has had elements of fascist social engineers in its past woven within – as we have seen, was to be the fall guy for the ‘War On Terror’.

Most interestingly, and what will surely be shocking to many, to quote the author in his own words “Thus I believe the second level of that 9/11 conspiracy, or own home-grown elitists, were once again played by fools by the outer and innermost ring of it, in a sort of “squeeze from below squeeze from above” methodology, a methodology that elite has used itself numerous times.”

Is this hard to fathom?

Having the financial clout [via its axis loot funds, and more], the technological know-how [via its scalar-torsion experiments going back decades], but more impotently, the ideology to carry out such events, is it REALLY a stretch to at least ponder that perhaps the Fascist/Nazi International could have had some dealings with the events of 9/11?  Something worth pondering at length.

There are many other issues addressed by Farrell.

From the questionable circumstances with the alleged perpetrators, to an analysis of ‘Prescott’s Progeny’, to even weaving into many other facts regarding 9/11, and why some of those ‘facts’ just don’t sit right, Farrell attempts to leave no stone unturned.

The author thence deconstructs why some of the prevailing theories, are wrong, or rather, incomplete.  One example of this is the “Bush & Cheney did it” theory bandied about by many.

One giant link in the chain addressed is how Mohamed Atta’s involvement shows threads of the third element involved in 9/11.  How Atta connects to the third layer, is coupled by the undeniable connection Atta has with a mega conglomerate that regular readers of Farrell’s work will be familiar with.  And as Farrell has addressed repeatedly on his website, he also touches upon how Saudi Arabia – regardless of its role in the events of that day – ‘was not alone’ in what was carried out, even though some even insist on this being the only country involved in that day’s chaos.

From there, Farrell goes on to address why the establishment would have held back information regarding one of the cartels founders.  This would have undoubtedly shed light onto who else was involved in the events of 9/11.

Farrell also addresses how involved the Bushes were, or may have been.  The way the author also sifts through Bush’s actions also showcases why his behavior was indicative of not only foreknowledge of the events of that day, but also of there possibly being another tier of terror involved.   This is definitely something to ponder deeply.

One rather very notable point that Farrell harpoons revolves around theories that regard Flight 77, but can apply to many other issues out there if observed carefully.

Farrell astutely points out that, given the length of time the Fascist International has operated in a behind-the-scenes manner, it has undoubtedly learned some tricks in the last few decades.  How this group tackles people addressing conspiracies – alternative researchers – shouldn’t be too surprising to open minded and skeptical individuals.

This is because a rather salient method of derailing research, or outright tarnishing it, would be for those very nefarious groups to infiltrate the very groups that seek truth.  From there on, sinking the ship so to speak could be child’s play given how fast people run with theories without vetting, or even pondering deeply certain theories presented, or even how easy it could be to socially engineer a whole new ‘theory’.

The issue of infiltration within the truth movement is something that’s oft-glossed over, and that’s quite troublesome.  There’s quite a few theories within certain disciplines that are rather obvious disinformation and misinformation campaigns to keep people chasing their tail, and it’s quite unfortunate because people follow these as a religion, without discussing other points of views, no matter how sensible [or even obvious] other points of views might be.

Along with the Flight 77, the Pentagon is also addressed at length, given how vital of a component the attack on the Pentagon was to the official story.  Farrell tackles this from various angles, coupling the events that did take place also to the notorious Third Player whose fingerprints are ever-present all over the events of that unfortunate day.

Farrell also deconstructs the consistencies, and inconsistencies of the witnesses that took place on 9/11.

Many other chains of 9/11 are addressed by Farrell, from photographic evidence showing oddities, to mysterious websites, nefarious software that some will be familiar with, along with issues with a lot of the mainstream theories.

And still, there is a LOT more.

There really is countless angles to this, and it’s quite frustrating that many other people do not ruminate upon these.

Am not saying people NEED to agree with Farrell.  The point is the LOOK at the various threads of evidence, and follow them to where the lead.

Often, in alternative research, a mere thread is pulled, but most ignore the entire web when those facts and/or theories threaten to shatter the preconceptions of how ‘reality’ and our world really works.

Whenever one pulls one thread of a larger component, the larger web always follows.  This is what most dare not to indulge in, because by doing so would force people to come to terms with – or at least acknowledge – the fact that there’s not only smoke behind the fire, but there’s sometimes a blazing inferno as this book showcases.

Many are fond of saying follow the money, and that usually works rather well.

However, many are also fond of stopping dead on their tracks when they pull on threads that are uncomfortable.  That’s quite ironic, given that in the whole realm of conspiracies everything is uncomfortable from various points of views.

That doesn’t mean theories need to be accepted.  They should, however, be considered, pondered, studied, and addressed accordingly.  It’s really the only sensible way we’re going to move forward as individuals, and hopefully, as a community.

Whether people want to admit it or not, there is a fascist component within the strata of 9/11, and to ignore it is to be willfully ignorant of what is buttressed by a considerable amount of evidence.

All in all, the author does a phenomenal job of addressing threads that go untouched by 9/11 research communities, and even setting forth ideas not contemplated before, but incredibly crucial to the main issue.

The wide net that Farrell casts, not only showcases the fact that there’s extensive evidence for a third shadow in the endless darkness, but also that this group is very capable, and worse, isn’t afraid of to use its advanced technologies for mass murder.

And if they’re still around…

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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]
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

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

#Book Review: Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D. | #SmartReads | #Education | #Learning


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 20, 2019

This particular book is a great foray for those beginning to delve into dialectics.

In Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D., the author seeks to show how valuable dialectical thinking is as he examines the minds of former dialecticians.

To accomplish this, Hanjijarvi sifts through critical data points spoken by the likes of Socrates, Kant, Zeno and Marx.  The author does make it a point to supplant additional data and couple it to specific dialectics discussed when the need arises.

For instance, while analyzing Marx’s foray into dialectics, the author delves into information brought about by Engel, Bernstein, Lenin and such.

As the author makes clear, dialectics have extensive uses.  More importantly, as the author argues “Dialectics are always about the dynamics of the self.”

Being someone who has had interest in formal dialectics for quite some time, it was quite mentally invigorating seeing the different dialectics employed by the great dialecticians.  Moreover, it was also interesting to note where some of their ruminations dovetailed and what paths those notions discussed led them towards.  That said, there were times that the text demanded a bit more from the readers as its complexity increased some.  Still, what the book offers is plenty even if it might be intricate at certain junctures.

These days, the benefit of thinking from opposite spectrums, as dialecticians do and this book showcases, would be a great skillset for individuals to learn.  Rarely do people put themselves on both sides of an equation; people usually end up just simply fostering their points of views without taking the other person’s view into consideration.  For instance, the mainstream media is the greatest purveyor of this and shuns anybody who wishes to think outside the box or question anything that is passed off as fact.  And if they show two sides to a coin, it’s always to stoke the flames of the divide and conquer left right paradigm that we see manifesting in countless forms.

Of course, in reality, there are many sides to countless issues.  This reason is why this type of book is vital, since it helps lay a solid foundation as an introductory volume into the discipline of dialectics.

Thinking unilaterally about incisive issues won’t help people think critically, nor will it help people to think outside the box.  Predictably, this prevents individuals from grasping crucial issues at their core.

For those reasons, and many others, this book should be considered for the inquiring individual.  In fact, am even going to suggest this book to some friends for homeschooling.

As an introduction to the dialectical thinking employed by some of the greatest dialecticians, this book carries out its premise and then some.  Make sure to supplant this book with Socratic Logic and Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft, as well as A Workbook For Arguments – A Guide For Critical Thinking by David R. Morrow and Anthony Weston, and you have a veritable foundation for self-directed learning that creates an incredibly ironclad foundation

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Suggested Reading & Watching:

What Is The Difference Between Education & Public Schooling?
Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons Of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
13 Great Reasons To Study Logic
How A Generation Lost Its Culture – by Professor Patrick Deneen
A Different Kind Of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
What Is Education?  The Elite Curriculum – John Taylor Gatto
Breakaway Guide To Censorship, Disinformation, Logical Fallacies & More
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
History So It Doesn’t Repeat – The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America With Charlotte Iserbyt
Classrooms Of The Heart [Documentary] – John Taylor Gatto
Sumerhill School – A New View On Childhood by A.S. Neil
Social Engineering 101
Underground History Of American Education With John Taylor Gatto
The True Purpose Of Modern Schooling
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Open-Source Method: Genius Education – Examples | John Taylor Gatto
The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric by Sister Miriam Joseph Ph.D.
Cultural Literacy – What Every American Needs To Know
by E.D. Hirsch Jr.
A Rulebook For Arguments by Anthony Weston
A Workbook For Arguments by David R. Morrow & Anthony Wesson
Drilling Through The Core – Why Common Core Is Bad For American Education by Sandra Stotsky & Contributors

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Adam, Eve & The CIA


Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
April 12, 2019

This story was seen and passed along by so many people that it went straight into the “finals” folder this week, and it’s a fitting way to end this week’s blogs, for the implications of this story are rather large, especially if you’re one of those people following the “crypto-archeology” story, i.e., the idea that major governments and intelligence agencies have been and are involved in the covert investigation of ancient lore, sites, and traditions.  The story concerns this bit of declassified CIA documents, in this case, having to do with the stories of the Flood, and as it turns out, Adam and Eve:

THE ADAM AND EVE STORY

If one notes the date of declassification of this document, the CIA website states that it was June 24, 2013. When one opens the pdf file, what one has is a book or pamphlet published in 1965. In other words, a publicly available book found its way into the maze of classification of the American intelligence “community.”

The question is, why?

A brief read of the document shows that it was concerned with various “floods” the author thought recurred on planet Earth, as well as the Adam and Eve story. And he begins his book/pamphlet with a scenario of catastrophe hitting the west coast of the USA. So from that standpoint, it does make some sense, for any such catastrophe would be viewed as a national security issue and hence of concern to the intelligence “community.”

But my high octane speculation motor, as one might suspect, is running in high gear and I am seeing other potential implications here, the first being that no matter how apparently crazy or bizarre a theory concerning ancient history may be, it will be investigated, or at least “passed along to headquarters.” It is, in other words, a clear indicator that the “alternative research field” is not only of interest to that “community,” but that its productions are being watched, monitored, and no doubt analyzed. Certainly it has been known for some time that the UFO field, for example, is closely watched by intelligence bureaucracies, and at times, “interfered with” and if recent history is any example, that actual “marketing campaigns” are promoted in order to push certain narratives and achieve certain results, such as making that particular research field look ridiculous (and yes, I am talking about the Blue Chickens, folks, among other things). But what this little document release indicates is this this interest in the alternative research field is not confined solely to UFOs.

And that implies something else, namely, that there are dedicated resources in that “community” to do so. That may mean nothing more (or less) than “standing orders” to notice and pass along information such as this. To do so also implies that somewhere in the labyrinth of intelligence bureaucracies, that there is someone reading and analyzing such materials.

One may view this from the standpoint that any cultural trend or phenomenon  – like flood stories, themes of recurrent catastrophe, and so on – are of interest, perhaps for the purposes of social engineering, as I outlined in my recent book Microcosm and Medium.

However, during my presentations at the 2015 Secret Space Program conference in Bastrop. Texas, I also argued a case that the national security “community” would have viewed the UFO problem as a potential problem involving another “Tower of Babel moment of history,” and that leaving no stone unturned, it may have investigated ancient lore, traditions, and texts to gain a perspective on the problem it was dealing with in the UFO phenomenon. (Incidentally, many people think I am the one who originated the phrase “Tower of Babel moment of History.” I am not. The phrase is actually that of Leonard Bernstein, who used it in his celebrated Harvard Norton Poetry lectures, The Unanswered Question, in 1973.) One may even speculate that perhaps the intelligence “community” was intrigued by this pamphlet precisely because it suspected that recurrent catastrophes were in fact engineered or deliberate interventions in human affairs, and hence constituted “Tower of Babel moments of history.”

And that, perhaps, is the real story here, a bit of confirmation (again, perhaps) that my speculations in Bastrop may have some traction. If so, then it leads to a disquieting question, one implied by the question of a “Tower of Babel moment of History” itself, namely, if that be the case, then whose “side” is the intelligence “community” on, and with whom might they be attempting to negotiate (if at all)?

If recent news and cultural trends, not to mention the predominance of various secret society relationships within the intelligence “community” are any indicator(think Skull and Bones, folks), they may have made the wrong choice…

See you on the flip side…

Read More At: GizaDeathStar.com

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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”.

History So It Doesn’t Repeat: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America w/ Charlotte Iserbyt | #History | #Education

Source: TragedyAndHope
April 20, 2019

Tonight, on History… So It Doesn’t Repeat: we discuss the past, present, and future of public schooling, with Charlotte Iserbyt, former Sr. Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education. We’ll discover the root cause of the Deliberate Dumbing Down of Americans. Learning’s the answer. What’s the Question? It’s all coming up on History… So It Doesn’t Repeat!

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Suggested Reading & Watching:

What Is The Difference Between Education & Public Schooling?
Logical Fallacies Employed In Every Day Life
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons Of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
13 Great Reasons To Study Logic
How A Generation Lost Its Culture – by Professor Patrick Deneen
A Different Kind Of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
Socratic Logic by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Philosophy 101 by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
What Is Education?  The Elite Curriculum – John Taylor Gatto
Breakaway Guide To Censorship, Disinformation, Logical Fallacies & More
How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Classrooms Of The Heart [Documentary] – John Taylor Gatto
Sumerhill School – A New View On Childhood by A.S. Neil
Social Engineering 101
Underground History Of American Education With John Taylor Gatto
The True Purpose Of Modern Schooling
Getting Things Done by David Allen
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The Gutenberg Revolutions

Source: CorbettReportExtras
April 19, 2019

The Gutenberg press was the catalyst for the Renaissance and the Reformation, but it shaped what we communicated as much as how we communicated. What, then, to make of the electronic global village of our modern Gutenberg revolution? Are we on the cusp of a new Renaissance, or will this technology only further degrade a culture already in decline? The promise of the Internet: Library of Alexandria or Library of Babel?