Overcoming Mechanical History:
Henry Makow and the Commie Threat
14 , 2005: In reading about the Truman era in the United States
recently, we were fascinated to discover some of the details of the red-hunts
that were undertaken to rid America of Communist influence. This included
passing laws excluding people with radical ideas from getting jobs in
union shops, ridding liberal commentators from the airwaves, and forcing
citizens to take loyalty oaths. Read the right-wing commentators in the
US today and you hear the same things. Anyone who is against the war is
a traitor, liberals should be driven from the airwaves (as if there were
any left), and people not loyal to the president are traitors.
also a revisionist history making the rounds that the hearings of the
House Un-American Activities Committee in the forties and fifties, hearings
to root out communists and fellow-travellers from all areas of society,
were good things! Ann Coulter is part of this trend with a recent book
that seeks to resurrect Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who held
televised hearings in the fifties where lives and reputations were ruined
based upon innuendo alone.
But if you
thought the Communist menance was dead and buried, think again! It has
been sighted in the Department of, gasp!, Homeland Security!
I wrote that KGB generals have been given important positions in the
Dept. of Homeland Security, run by Lenin look-alike, Zionist Michael
I described this development as the "stealth Communist takeover
of the USA. How better do it than when everyone is thinking Muslims,
and our elected officials are too corrupt and compromised to protect
recognize what has taken place because we think Communism is an idealistic
but discredited working class experiment, tried mainly in Russia and
Having spotted the Commies, he is doing his bit as well to resurrect the
Liberal media marginalized and ridiculed as "right wing fanatics"
people who warned of the Communist threat. To this day, people don't
accept that the Rosenbergs were indeed Russian spies. The House Un-American
Activities Committee is portrayed as a "witch hunt."
where is this so-called "liberal media"? Decrying Liberal media
in a era of corporate media ownership, where the owners are all active
backers of the conservative movement, is a favourite right-wing pundit
sound-byte. However, it is not a new tactic. Read this passage written
in 1950 and see if it sounds familiar:
the weirdest passages in J. Edgar Hoover's testimony before the Senate
Appropriations Committee dealt with the radio business. At a time when
hardly a liberal voice is to be heard on the air, and there is an organized
undercover campaign to frighten sponsors and stations, the FBI chieftan
would have us believe that a Communist conspiracy may take over the
business. [I.F. Stone, The Truman Era, p. 88]
Is it a coincidence
that the dress-wearing Hoover, known as "Mary" to his intimate
friends, would make an appearance in an age that reflects our own, from
witch hunts to homosexual promiscuity among politicians?
not. Hoover certainly was neither the first nor the last hypocrite in
a position of pwer.
to what Makow would lead you to believe in his article from his selection
of quotes and sources, HUAC hounded people from their jobs
not for an illegal acts, but for what they thought and believed.
None of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten were accused of doing anything illegal.
None of the other, less famous Americans who lost their jobs and became
social outcasts were accused of illegal acts. They were attacked for their
beliefs. Makow obscures this very important fact by writing:
for most of the last century the United States has tolerated the legal
existence of a party openly dedicated to the violent overthrow of the
US government and the enslavement of its people.
party, the CPUSA was funded and directed by a hostile foreign government.
It engaged in industrial and military espionage, trained guerrilla units
on American soil, forcibly took over unions, raided their treasuries
and controlled whole industries. It slandered, harassed and killed opponents;
bribed police and judges and infiltrated the military.
the conspiracy! The image of the Commie behemoth with its tentacles reaching
into every aspect of American life. There's a Commie under every bed don't
ya know! But there are a couple of problems. First, the people who were
called up before HUAC and during the McCarthy hearings were not being
questioned about military espionage, training guerilla units, and other
illegal activities. If they had done such things, they would have been
arrested and faced trial.
could use the same words to describe the actions of the US government
against the Communists in the US, as well as the actions of the US government
in other countries. This is not to excuse illegal activity, only an attempt
to see our reality for what it is. This description applies across the
But the important
point is the ideological battle over individual freedoms. During the Communist
witch-hunt in the United States, we repeat, the accused were being
tried in public for their beliefs, not for any illegal acts they had committed.
To praise the activities of those who hunted them down is to give support
for the reintroduction of such trials in the future, as well as for the
detention of "suspects" not for what they have done, but for
what they think and believe. Welcome to the modern thought crime, one
of the evils for which the West long castigated the Soviet countries.
Curious that the fervent anti-communist Makow takes up the Communist banner,
so to speak. And so have the Bushists.
We have seen
the Bush Reich already take moves in this direction with the Patriot Act
and a campaign of lies against its enemies. Pin the label of "terrorist"
on someone, and they lose their civil rights. There is only a small step
from where we are now to people being taken away because they do not support
the president. Right-wing pundits are already "joking" about
it. "Liberals" are equated with terrorist-hugging traitors.
They are "un-American", which takes us right back to the mindset
of the fifties.
the man who was arrested and sent to jail for making a joke about a "burning
Bush", a joke that was interpreted as a threat?
None of this
appears to bother Makow who sees an Illuminati conspiracy behind every
Liberal and, it would appear, anyone who doesn't support capitalism:
The Illuminati bankers despise capitalism because it involves competition,
market forces and allows other people to prosper. They favor monopoly
or state capitalism and the abolition of private property because then
they own or control everything. Of course, this is disguised as "public
he reveals his hand. In our Illuminati-controlled world, the only force
that stands outside of their influence is capitalism! Market forces in
their pure state! Free individuals meeting to buy and sell in a free exchange
of money and goods! Of course, not monopoly capitalism, or state capitalism,
the kind of capitalism that has, no doubt, been corrupted by the Illuminati.
No, he has faith in that free and pure capitalism that we find in... well,
where exactly do we find it? Nowhere? Proof positive that the influence
of the Illuminati extends into every corner of the globe!
develops towards monopoly. It is inherent in its laws, the brute, mechanical
forces that impel it forward. Nowhere has it succeeded in remaining in
its pristine state, if ever it existed in such a pristine state to begin
with. Were the industries of 18th and 19th century Britain an example
of such a state? Where workers worked long hours side-by-side with their
children before being thrown into the debtor's prison when they couldn't
pay their bills? Or were the "market forces" extolled by Makow
already a faint memory of an idyllic capitalistic Eden even by then?
taking sides in a battle where there are no sides to take. All economic
and social formations in our world are corrupt when seen from the viewpoint
of the soul. They are manifestations of our mechanical nature, of our
submission to our basic drives of fear, sex, and need to feed. Moreover,
through his support of witch-hunts, he is aligning himself with the most
reactionary members of the elite that are guiding the US deeper and deeper
into the hands of the new fascists.
our own work has shown that capitalism, in its current manifestation as
culture of the US, is closely linked to psychopathy. And we aren't
the only ones sitting up and taking notice of this link.
of the Department of Psychology at the College of St. Benedict in St.
Joseph, Minnesota, has recently proposed similar ideas in her paper: The
Sociobiology of Sociopathy: An Integrated Evolutionary Model. These
ideas address the increase in psychopathy in American culture by suggesting
that in a competitive society - capitalism, for example - psychopathy
is adaptive and likely to increase. She writes:
thus far argued that some individuals seem to have a genotype that disposes
them to [psychopathy].
describes] frequency-dependent, genetically based, individual differences
in employment of life strategies. [Psychopaths] always appear in every
culture, no matter what the socio-cultural conditions. [...]
increases the use of antisocial and Machiavellian strategies and can
counteract pro-social behavior…
encourage competitiveness more than others and these differences in
social values vary both temporally and cross-culturally. [...] Across
both dimensions, high levels of competitiveness are associated with
high crime rates and Machiavellianism.
density, an indirect form of competition, is also associated with reduced
pro-social behavior and increased anti-social behavior. [...] [Mealey]
is that the American way of life has optimized the survival of psychopaths
with the consequence that it is an adaptive "life strategy"
that is extremely successful in American society, and thus has increased
in the population in strictly genetic terms. What is more, as a consequence
of a society that is adaptive for psychopathy, many individuals who are
NOT genetic psychopaths have similarly adapted, becoming "effective"
psychopaths, or "secondary sociopaths."
words, in a world of psychopaths, those who are not genetic psychopaths,
are induced to behave like psychopaths simply to survive. When the rules
are set up to make a society "adaptive" to psychopathy, it makes
psychopaths of everyone.
proponents of the Capitalism of the Golden Age find a way of returning
us to those idyllic times, when market forces reigned free and unfettered
by Illuminati statism, we are stuck with the capitalism of psychopaths.
his piece on the following note:
elites (including the intelligentsia) suffer from a peculiar death wish.
We would be slaves already were it not for the fact that ordinary Americans
own firearms. This, the Internet, and the inherent self-destructiveness
of evil are my main reasons for hope.
The old "freedom grows out of the barrel of a gun" rant about
firearms. The curious thing is that the words just cited, which come from
a famous phrase of the great free market capitalist Mao Tse-Tung, could
also be the motto of the National Rifle Association. In Makovian alchemy,
freedom comes from the transmutation of guns, the Internet, and the "inherent
self-destructiveness of evil". Obviously, the only thing that has
prevented the prior establishment of heaven on earth has been the lack
of the Internet! Thank heaven for technology! Once more the solution is
to be found outside of ourselves in a magic bullet: gun-toting bloggers!
are a good illustration of what happens when we ignore both the reality
of hyperdimensional influences in our world and the mechanical nature
of ourselves and our social constructions. First, ignorance of these issues
means that one continues to search for an out within the framework of
life as we know it. We take sides where no sides can be taken because
all aspects of our existence are reflections and manifestations of our
own mechanical nature. Although we are capable of dreaming of just
societies, we are incapable of making them manifest through our work because
we are not "just" ourselves. Filled with self-importance, we
lie to ourselves about ourselves. If we can't even face the truth about
who and what we are, how can we expect to see the world for what it is?
Our self-lying is a blinder to objective reality.
the other way as well. People can be quite perspicuous when it comes to
identifying programs in others, but then they fail hopelessly when it
comes to being objective about their own programs.
A real way
out can only come after we recognise in a profound way the utter hopelessness
of justice in our world because we have seen the utter bankruptcy of our
own thoughts, ideas, and notions about ourselves, when the scales fall
from our eyes and we see ourselves as we really are, helplessly vacilating
from self-importance to self-pity as we receive first praise and then
blows from the world around us. At that moment, and at that moment only,
do we become capable of finding a different path by beginning the work
of overcoming our mechanical and automatic way of acting/reacting and
tapping into the Creative force of the universe.
remaining ignorant of the depth of our mechanical nature, the development
of human social formations is misunderstood. Makow and others of the "Illuminati
control the world" ilk are left to explain the rise of communism
and state capitalism and monopolies as some sort of Illuminati plot, as
if there were a group of people capable of micromanaging human society
on such a level. When we understand that we are ourselves machines, we
can recognise the machine-like workings in history. Marx spoke of historical
determinism in his descriptions of the successive rise and fall of economic
structures: slavery to feudal to capitalist to socialist and communist.
He said that each form carried within it the seeds of its downfall. There
is some truth to this, although not in the sense given to it by the Communist
Manifesto which predicted the victorious, crowning glory of Communism
where man lived according to the slogan: "From each according to
his ability; to each according to his need". What Marx described
without really understanding what he was seeing was the mechanical development
of society trapped in the unfolding of action and reaction. Injustice,
the seed of destruction within each social formation, provokes a reaction
against it in the form of social movements against that injustice. Those
social movements at their origins may well be inspired by the vision of
equality and justice for all; they are not necessarily just another piece
of the Illuminati agenda. However, given that man is mechanical himself,
that one-half of society is made up of organic portals, and that society
has its fair share of psychopaths, no social movement can remain true
to its initial vision of justice. It must of necessity, due to the mechanical
character of man, remain mechanical, unable to surmount the fundamental
problem -- man himself.
to be different, man needs to change in a very profound way, and no political
party or doctrine, no philosophy, no art, no product of man can bring
about such change. Only a commitment to Truth and to seeing objective
reality consistently applied over years, free from any parti pris,
any entrenched position, be it political, philosophical, or other, can
bring such a change about. The work on the self.
not to say that there is no great conspiracy, that there is no small group
who are the overlords of our world working to keep us as slaves or cattle.
But the nature of this conspiracy is so much more vast, sinister, far
reaching, amorphous, and integral to the workings of our reality than
the commonly accepted idea of the Illuminati, that any discussion which
is limited to the Illuminati is merely a diversion. Add to the discussion
the mastery of space/time by these overlords, their ability to move through
time to affect history, and you are closer to the truth. But what would
be the character of their interventions?
If we are
all machines, if one of every two people is an organic portal and one
in every twenty-five is a psychopath, and if the entire population is
living within a mechanical system of action/reaction, unable to rise above
cause and effect, then it seems highly probable that there is little need
for the overseers to intervene in the way posited by Illuminati conspiracy
buffs. Other than the occasional tweaking of things to keep the machine
well-oiled, interventions would likely need to occur only at those moments
when a person or a group of people begin to see reality for what it is
and align themselves with Truth and objective reality. In other words,
interventions would be necessary when there arose threats to the system
itself from people who see it for what it is.
In this hypothesis,
ideas such as the formation of the United Nations, the CFR, and the Bilderberg
group are not conscious plots on the part of a small minority of individuals,
such as the Illuminati, to control the world or impinge upon the freedoms
of Americans, but are rather the attempts of people to best manage a system
that appears to be moving out of their control. There may even be secret
societies such as the Illuminati at work, or groups based upon bloodlines
that descend from who knows what. Yes, each group will try to manage the
whole in ways that conform with its interests, at the expense of competitors,
and the real powers will use the groups to tweak and oil the machine,
but the public faces so widely denounced by people taking a different
side aren't likely to be the top of the pyramid.
rulers are well hidden. They may even be playing these other groups off
of one another to keep the true character of the ultimate game as the
ultimate secret, telling a bit to one group and a different bit to another,
making promises they have no intention of keeping after the curtain comes
In a sense,
we are our own keepers because no matter what move we make on the chessboard,
the board and the rules are already fixed. The rules serve to keep us
firmly planted in material existence and focused upon material solutions
to material problems. However, the ultimate problem is on a different
level completely: the evolution of our souls. To this problem, people
like Makow have no answer.
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