Perfidious Albion…

by Andre Vltchek

Here it goes again! The same old tired and predictable tune, the same recognizable chorus. Once again the world is told what to think and what to believe. The world is also given both rhythm and leitmotif, so the grotesque and crooked dance could begin.
Who could resist, really? The lyrics of the tune are recited in perfect English, and with that air of moral and cultural superiority, which is supposed to disperse all doubts.
On February 19, 2017, RT published the following:

The Telegraph, as a favored mouthpiece for British intelligence service disinformation, is a part of psychological warfare operation against Russia, said independent journalist Martin Summers. Another accusation is being thrown at Russia as a British newspaper published a story about Moscow being allegedly behind a plot to kill Montenegro’s Prime Minister last October… According to the article, Russia wanted to overthrow the country’s government to stop them joining NATO.

So now it is Montenegro. Yesterday it was Crimea, Donbas, and the US elections. Evil Russia again! Evil China, evil socialist Latin American countries, evil Syria, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, South Africa, North Korea, Philippines, evil all those who are laughing at the notion of Anglo-Saxon superiority.

This time I’m actually not intending to write some long, philosophical essay on the subject of “shamelessness of British propaganda”. I’m just taking a short break from my 10 thousand-word ‘paper’ for the China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); a paper analyzing the impact of the 1917 Soviet Revolution on the world.
I just want to state what I believe should be so obvious, but somehow isn’t, at least to billions of people all over the world: “Those British blokes running the mainstream media outlets and global propaganda network really cannot be trusted. For centuries, no other country brought more grief to the planet, destroyed more lives, ruined more nations and cultures, and stole more natural resources from the ‘natives’, than the United Kingdom.” All this was done with a straight face, all explained and justified by the most advanced propaganda apparatus on earth, all ‘morally defended’. The entire twisted concept of British-style ‘justice’ was first introduced at home, and then exported to many corners of the globe.
It went on for several long centuries, and it goes on until now: the rapists are introducing globally accepted moral codes. Mass murderers are running international courts of justice. Notorious liars and thieves are teaching the world about ‘objectivity’. Gurus of disinformation are even ‘educating’ their own children, as well as the children of elites from all parts of the world, in their ‘prestigious’ factories of indoctrination – schools and universities.
Of course there are some countries that have tried very hard to outdo the UK in terms of brutality, greed and tactics of deception. It is worth mentioning such candidates for genocidal world leadership like France, Germany, Spain and lately the United States. They really have been competing determinately and zealously, but despite all their efforts, they never truly managed to come close to the forerunner.
Please, just think about all this, if you haven’t already done it for years. Then wash your eyes thoroughly, and look anew at those tabloids and ‘serious publications’ that are printed in the UK. Look at the indoctrination television channels. If you are still able to retain at least some detachment and common sense, please compare what they are saying and writing and showing, with the reality outside your own window, wherever on this Planet you may be.

For many years I worked all over the world, on all continents, in some 160 countries. For many years, I was told stories, shown evidence, about the most monstrous and barbaric crimes that the Brits have been committing almost everywhere on this Planet.
To compile even some semi-complete list, one would need to compose at least a sizable brochure, if not an entire book. Let’s just mention a few of the most obvious horrors that ‘Great’ Britain is responsible for: Slave trade and destruction of entire huge parts of Africa with tens of millions people directly or indirectly killed. Monstrous occupation of the ‘Sub-continent’, with tens of millions of lives lost (including those in several artificially triggered famines). Ransacking of large parts of China, murdering and participating in breaking the most populous nation on earth. Brutal attacks against the young Soviet state. Horrid treatment of colonized peoples of the island nations, from Oceania (South Pacific) to the Caribbean. Gassing, bombing, literally exterminating people of the Middle East, from what is now Iraq and Kuwait, to Palestine. There were invasions of Afghanistan and the ‘reign of terror in Kabul’ in 1879. There were many other things, many nightmarish crimes, of course, but today I’m being brief…
In the “New World”, consisting of countries like the US, Canada and Australia, the most terrible massacres of the native people were committed by the first and second generation of Europeans, mainly the Brits.
Britain actually never ceased to commit crimes against humanity. Since WWII it has been tutoring the United States, strategically and ideologically, in the art of how to run the Empire and how to manufacture unanimity inside the West itself, and even among the population of the colonized nations (in the neo-colonialist context).
It has also been involved in some of the vilest acts in modern history, related to countries like Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo as well as entire areas of Asia Pacific and the African Great Lakes.
Again, that’s only a brief and incomplete summary.

Having experience with occupying huge parts of the world for centuries, knowing first-hand how to ‘pacify’ the natives, the Brits gradually developed and then passed on to the rest of the Western world their highly effective and successful indoctrination methods. These were eventually spread further – mainly among the elites of the colonized nations. As a result, fully standardized global perceptions evolved, and were implemented and upheld until this very moment. They included the general worldview, ‘principles’ and ‘moral standards’, law and justice (including such concepts as ‘human rights’), and even the set of overall values.
The English language (especially well articulated; spoken with certain recognizable and ‘acceptable ‘accents) became the main linguistic tool embodying both truth and authority.
News presented in a certain ‘objective’ way and with a certain accent (or acceptable set of accents) became subconsciously, for the great majority of people, much more trustworthy than that which would be delivered by individuals whom a great Polish journalist, anthropologist and philosopher Ryszard Kapuscinski used to define as ‘the others’.

This ‘perfect’, seemingly bulletproof system produces intellectual laziness, submissiveness, even servitude. It is successfully upholding the status quo.
Lies are mounting on top of lies, and even the most obvious fabrications lately do not get challenged, except in some marginal and ‘extremist’ (defined by the Western regime) outlets.
The colonialist empire managed to survive. It is now fully in charge. It dominates the psyche of both the colonizers and the colonized. Advances that were made by liberation and independence struggles, by the anti-colonialism fighters during the post-WWII era, have been skillfully annulled. Then, it was officially declared, “colonialism is over”.
At some point, the Anglo-Saxon demagogues invented ‘political correctness’, one more highly effective tool designed to neutralize and ‘pacify’ any serious resistance. Political correctness claims that all nations and races are equal; it is even glorifying those ‘little people’ and almost all ‘cultures of the under-developed nations’, at least verbally, while in reality the Empire keeps plundering and manipulating the planet, as it has been doing for ages. In the colonies, the only individuals who are gaining are the elites; those morally corrupt rulers of the deprived and still enslaved world.

As in the past, the regime pragmatically chooses its enemies, and it then applies the most proven and spiteful tactics, launching defamation campaigns, dehumanizing citizens and leaders of adversary states, creating often phantasmagoric but highly effective conspiracy theories.
The British media, the British propagandists, in fact the entire British establishment, had reached absolute perfection in the field of mind-control and brainwashing.
How else, otherwise, would anyone in his or her sane mind trust the words of those who are responsible for tens of millions, perhaps for hundreds of millions of lost human lives in all corners of the world?
How could the primary architects of our insane global arrangement be taken seriously, unless they managed to fully indoctrinate their ‘subjects’?
Some would suggest that we are living in a world where the ‘normality’ could be found only in an insane asylum; where the only place for a decent man or a woman could be behind some barricade, or behind bars.
However, not many would have such thoughts, as even reflections are now almost fully standardized and controlled. So much glorified freedom has been reduced to just a handful of personal, very limited, often self-serving choices that one is still allowed to make while being generally fully locked within the existing system.
This British, European, in fact Western obsession with controlling, with ruling over everything in this world, has actually fully derailed natural human evolution. Instead of much higher aspirations, instead of optimistic attempts to build an egalitarian, compassionate and joyful society, our humanity is once again stuck in some master-slave morass, in something that appeared to be on its way out even during some periods of the 19th century, and definitely later, in the 20th century.

How to fight this nightmare? I wrote it many times before, and I have to repeat it again: To change things, one has to first understand reality. But it is not only about knowing the facts; it is mainly about how to analyze them, how to perceive the world and essential events.
We are being bombarded, in fact flooded with information, data and ‘facts’. What is missing is a totally new approach towards sorting and analyzing the reality within which we live.
The Empire is not withholding the facts. It is doing something much more sinister: it is depriving people of learning how to analyze them in the most logical ways.
Let us begin with absolute basics: “Mass murderer cannot be a judge”. “Indoctrinator and brainwasher cannot be a teacher”. “Those who are shackling, enslaving billions, should not be allowed to preach about freedom.”
The reality is: we have a handful of deranged, mentally disturbed nations and cultures that have been subjugating, raping and robbing entire nations and continents, still in charge of our beautiful but already terribly scarred Planet.
These morally defunct nations have no compassion left, and no real rationality. This fact they have proven again and again. One million victims, tens of millions of victims – it means nothing to them, as long as they can continue to rule. Ruined nature, disappearing islands, poisoned air, it matters nothing to them. People turning into indoctrinated, intellectually and emotionally uniformed cattle; good, who cares?
It is an extremely unsettling reality, but reality it is. The sooner we recognize it for what it is, the better.
‘Great’ Britain should sit down on its ass and cry in horror, recalling all crimes it has been committing, imagining the concentration camps it built in Africa and elsewhere, recalling the famines it triggered in India and elsewhere, remembering all those innocent people it murdered on each and every continent. It should be howling from shame, because of the nihilism it has been spreading, while ruining enthusiasm, beautiful dreams and hopes of our human kind.
It should stop and weep in horror, picturing instructions it provided to countries like South Africa, the United States or Rwanda – instructions that brought terrible bloodbaths, instead of harmony and progress to our world.
Why all this terror? Just so the UK and its cohorts could continue to rule! It is not about greed only, or natural resources, it is about control.

I don’t want their analyses, anymore. I don’t want their news, their films, their books, and their propaganda materials. Even in the dark solitude of some cave, one could understand the world much better than when reading their disinformation sheets, or when watching their indoctrination channels. All this is just designed to confuse people, to make them passive and submissive. Their announcers as well as their writers are like some sad lobotomized robots: there is no life, nothing new, nothing daring or revolutionary in their words. They function, somehow: they move, they eat, shit, repeat what they are expected to say, but they are not alive.
They only smear, but don’t inspire. If there is any optimism, it is always false, pre-approved, and mass-produced.
If you think about it, it all actually makes sense: A torturer cannot be a visionary, or an idealist.
Compared to China or Iran, the UK is a relatively young culture. But it feels old, tired, spent, and obsolete. Too many crimes and too many lies can exhaust and depress even a young person.
Were England a person, operating in a normal society, it would be either in prison or in a mental institution. The same could be said about the rest of the West.
We have nothing to learn from some murderous maniac, do we? The only concern should be: how to put a straightjacket on such an individual, how to prevent him from killing and harming others, and how to do it as quickly as possible.
I also highly doubt that with such a background and monstrous track record, our dangerous maniac should be allowed to interpret the world publicly, to teach people, and to even participate in the discussions touching the most essential issues facing our planet!

Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. Three of his latest books are revolutionary novel Aurora and two bestselling works of political non-fiction: Exposing Lies Of The Empire and Fighting Against Western Imperialism. View his other books here. Andre is making films for teleSUR and Al-Mayadeen. Watch Rwanda Gambit, his groundbreaking documentary about Rwanda and DRCongo. After having lived in Latin America, Africa and Oceania, Vltchek presently resides in East Asia and the Middle East, and continues to work around the world. He can be reached through his website and his Twitter.


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Colynn Burrell
Colynn Burrell
Mar 13, 2017 11:24 PM

“Were England a person, operating in a normal society, it would be either in prison or in a mental institution. The same could be said about the rest of the West”.
Stupid analogy.

Colynn Burrell
Colynn Burrell
Mar 13, 2017 11:21 PM

It was the morality of the times. By todays standards inexcusable. But Britain led the way to the abolition of slavery and the RN did the heavy lifting in running down the slavers and freeing their cargo. William Wilberforce and friends never gets a mention from the Brit bashers.
We are better, smarter, less browbeaten by politicians now with miles to go and promises to keep while there are many who have made no effort at all to reform but get substantially less criticism.

Billy Bakke
Billy Bakke
Mar 1, 2017 6:59 PM

To reduce the crimes of humanity to a nation state. Then to reduce that nation state to a person who can be straight jacketed and imprisoned. This is the type of bullshit rhetoric that leads to fascism and war. A childish, binary reduction of power to good vs evil. Im not going to argue about what the author perceives are the historical crimes committed. I agree with most of them. But this article is clothed in the language of racism and hate, demonisation and dehumanisation. Brits this. British that. Oooh the evil Brits… really? This is the language you want to use? Yeah like those Jews and those blacks or even those evil Russians? Lazy, reductionist bollocks. Shame on you OFFG for giving a platform to such bile. There is nothing worthy here or helpful, just finger pointing and caustic words. This is nothing but an angry ego shouting in the dark. The words just an assault. But thats the point, i think. Those who think this is in anyway constructive, wash your eyes thoroughly!

Feb 28, 2017 5:58 PM

Entirely agree. Britain reminds me of the mad bunch of beer lads who threaten and intimidate all others just for fun. I have learned to be wary of the English.

Billy Bakke
Billy Bakke
Mar 1, 2017 7:02 PM
Reply to  Alan

Well thats not racist, is it!

Colynn Burrell
Colynn Burrell
Mar 13, 2017 11:22 PM
Reply to  Alan

You must lead a bland, banal and unrewarding life.

Feb 26, 2017 4:23 AM

The usual BS blame a] England or the Anglo-Saxon Alliance, or b] The Jews, or Zionists.
Life as never been fair. the weak have always been oppressed by the strong. It is a fact of life.
you mention a pyramid, this is a simple symbol of a power structure.
The majority [me included] at the bottom.
Next layer the administrators.
Finally the rulers.
Most of the disputes, wars are caused by a power struggle between the administrators and the rulers. The administrators want to be rulers, both sides will use the majority to help them reach their goals. Once these goals have been achieved, the majority are simply discarded.
You also mention that China and Persia [Iran] have long histories compared to the Anglo-Saxon Alliance. This is true, but their histories too are full of bloodshed and domination.
One could say it is the nature of things for Empires, to rise and fall.
The Persians dominated India, Middle East stopping at the Chinese borders in the East and after taking Greece stopped in the West.
The Greeks under Alexander pushed the Persians back and took control of most of the Persian Empire. In turn the Greeks lost out to the Romans who took control of the Middle East, Could say countries bordering the Mediterranean and most of western Europe. [maybe the EU is/was? the new Roman Empire?]
Unfortunately the Romans and Persians fought each other to a standstill in doing so weakened each other to the point were Islam could expand and take over vast areas of what had been Roman and Persian controlled territories.
In turn, [whilst Islam as a religion remained] Genghis Khan and his followers took over much of the eastern Mediterranean territory, in turn this was taken over by the Turkmen forming the Ottoman Empire.
And so on History continues to repeat itself, [only the names of people and countries change] but one constant fact remains. The people at the bottom do not have much of a say in what the rulers decide to do. Being used by the rulers [whoever they are] and having to make the best of what life brings.

Colynn Burrell
Colynn Burrell
Feb 27, 2017 12:57 AM
Reply to  Lupulco

Andre Vltchek
That was the morality of the times. And if you ever bother to read British history you’ll find that our changing morality is a visible thread easily followed. You conveniently omit that the UK spearheaded the abolition of slavery and that the RN lead the way with the boarding of slave ships and freeing the slaves. You don’t mention William Wilberforce and friends. Or the stand against Napoleon, the Holy Roman Empire and Nazi Germany.
You’re nothing more than a Brit Basher plain and simple.

Feb 27, 2017 5:35 AM
Reply to  Colynn Burrell

@Colynn Burrell Not sure that u have a leg to stand on. Churchill gassing millions of Persians and Shia Iraqi’s in the 30’s for BP. Justify that . Pretty recent. Oh I might add. the recent occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. Oh Libya . The 120 tons of gold that was confiscated in Libya. I ,might also add the Syrian fiasco. Ur great foreign minister in 2009 calling Alexander Dumas french foreign minister under the sarkozy regime asking if the french were interested in destabalising Syria. Who has aided and abetted the takfiris in Syria My dead grandmother. No the antlantacist/anglo-zionist/pax-americana. If that is the only thing u can add to the great things that the anglo-saxons have done its pretty flimsy.
The whole ME has all ur dirty hands over it along with ur great cousins across the pond.
But then again yesterdays news gets wrapped in todays fish and chips.

Mar 3, 2017 6:52 PM
Reply to  falcemartello

Not that I’m a fan of Anglo-Zionist stooge Churchill, but in the spirit of historical accuracy – we didn’t use poison gas in Mesopotamia (as it was then.) The oft misquoted advocacy of poison gas is a selective quote – he was referring to “lachrimatory” (tear) gas. The terror the RAF did rain from the air with bombs and guns is nevertheless a worthy example. (Not sure about millions though.)

Mar 4, 2017 1:39 AM
Reply to  BigB

Great minor details. History is written by the victors not the vanquished . Balfour and co already dividing the spoils of war SYKES -PICOT. in 1916. He gassed and if as per usual WASPish argument. So colonial western brutality is fine its only when other countries do it its not. Libya has all UK’s and US oligarchs zionist hands all over it. If their is to be modern justice Hammond and Co should be tried for crimes against humanity plain and simple. Falkland wars to today. The Malaysian fiasco . Iran Mosadech govt of the 50’s . Suez Canal the list is so long that their is not one western leader of the post ww2 era that has their hands clean. Ur arguments r congruent with western exceptionalism and zionist mentality. It is similar to @Carool.B The times were what they were hence leaders reflected with the times. This line of reasoning does not wash. REASON AND LOGIC AND FACTS R FACTS.
Humanism and humanity is what is needed not justifications of past evil deeds. WW1-WW2 r perfect examples and present day is another one the red baiting that is occurring in the west has only one goal. TO DETER DETENTE AND KEEP THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION TO KEEP ON TRUKIN. WOLFOWITZ DOCTRINE TO A T. WAR IS GOOD FOR BUSSINESS.

Feb 27, 2017 7:52 AM
Reply to  Colynn Burrell

Yeah and the Romans positives: Bureaucracy, plumbing ,concrete, and fascism. See what I am saying. WESTERN EXCEPTIONALISM HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE NEW TESTAMENT>\

Mar 1, 2017 7:51 PM
Reply to  Colynn Burrell

The UK may have abolished slavery in the early 19th century but the British replaced it with contract labour drawn from southern India across their empire. One end result is that during decolonisation from the 1950s on, several newly independent nations in Africa, Malaysia and the Pacific Ocean region that had been ex-British colonies had to integrate poor Tamil-speaking Indian communities into their societies, and to do this without the benefit of prior experience from Britain or other countries. Malaysia and Singapore managed to achieve this integration but other countries didn’t and many of their Indian communities ended up migrating or (in the case of Uganda in the ’70s) fleeing to Britain. Fiji has suffered more than its fair share of military coups because elites in that country didn’t wish to share power with ordinary people who included Indians among them.

Mar 4, 2017 2:06 PM
Reply to  Jen

True the England did use contract labour labour in its colonies [instead of slaves] Then again we used contract labour in the development of the United States, not too mention convict labour in Australia.
You are right in stating poor ex-colonies on independence had problems integrating poor Tamil-speaking Indian communities into their societies, [Is the Africanisation policy racist?] You also state some countries did manage to integrate the same people.
Simple question why the differences?
African states have, and still are in the main run by inefficient and corrupt administrations Who have used, blame the incomers for all are woes and problems.
Britain as supported most of these states with money and advice over the years but to what end. After all most of these states have been self-governing since the 50’s and 60’s [50+ years] they should have gotten their act together by now.
You point out that Malaysia and Singapore have managed to achieve integration. Reason stable efficient governments, not to mention the intervention by the British [mainly national service men [conscripts] who prevented a Communist take-over and a colonial service still on hand to advise an infant administration.
You forgot to mention two ex-colonies India who gained independence in 1947, and with it the violent split on religious grounds into India and West and East Pakistan. [now Bangladesh helped to independence by India]
Both having ruling elites using skills gained from British Rule to control their own populations. Even to this day there is massive inequality which was the main reason used for seeking independence from Britain.
“If we run things ourselves we [we?] will be much better off?”
Both Countries have Nuclear Weapons but a ramshackle infrastructure, plus up till recently was still getting funds from the UK tax-payer, via the overseas development fund.
Same could be said about Zimbabwe and South Africa [minus Nukes] Black Elites rule and the poor blacks, and whites, still live in shanty towns.
Whether Trump is allowed to be successful withdrawing US aid and involvement in the third world. Not too mention rebuild the US’s aging infrastructure remains to be seen, But it might give the developed world a lead, and courage to let the third world stand on their own feet.
Leaving the developed world to rebuild it own aging infrastructure and reduce its overseas aid budgets.

Feb 25, 2017 4:24 AM

Another excellent piece from Andre. Thanks. The British, after adopting it from the Dutch, have been the global driving force for the rapacious capitalism that is destroying our societies and our world.
Hard to credit how much damage a small ruling group from a dismal, cold island in the North Sea could do, largely through the use of subterfuge and overwhelming violence.

Colynn Burrell
Colynn Burrell
Feb 27, 2017 1:01 AM
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Feb 28, 2017 1:12 AM
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Greg Bacon
Greg Bacon
Feb 24, 2017 1:11 PM

My AKC registered German Shepherd, kept in a fenced yard, is pregnant and I know who! I bet Putin sent over a Siberian Husky and got my dear ‘Angela’ knocked up’ to further his dastardly intentions on the free world!

Feb 24, 2017 1:07 PM

Yes, having been born in UK I don’t think I can ever remember a time when my country was not at war. First WW2, then the intervention in the Greek civil war, 1944-45, on the wrong side of course; then colonial wars in Malaya, Cyprus, Kenya, Palestine, India, Aden, and of course Ireland, which has been going on for 800 years and still hasn’t ended. As Gandhi said when he was asked what he thought about British civilization, ‘I think it would be a good idea.’

Colynn Burrell
Colynn Burrell
Feb 27, 2017 1:05 AM
Reply to  Frank

No evidence exists that he ever said that,

Feb 24, 2017 11:23 AM

And perfidious Albion´s daughter, the US (its Power Elite anyway) is nowadays even ahead! In deed Westerners with a critical and resisting mind shouldn´t seek their allies in Western NGOs but in those countries resisting the madness!
“US Power Elite Declared Bio War on the Southern Hemisphere, East Asia and all Non-Western Countries in September 2000”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/us-power-elite-declared-war-on-the-southern-hemisphere-east-asia-and-all-non-western-countries-in-september-2000/

Feb 24, 2017 8:04 AM

Reading Albert Speer’s “Inside the Third Reich” some years ago, I was struck by how much more absolute UK war activities were than those in Nazi Germany.
I was struck by the difference in attitudes between the UK and Nazi Germany with regard to the role of women.
The Nazis considered the primary role of German (Aryan) women to be that of wife, mother and home-keeper.
This meant that they were not allowed to work in the war-time economy.
Female slave labour imported from occupied European countries was delegated to work as domestic servants for German married women, instead of being used for the purposes of war-time production.
In the UK – by contrast – women were expected to replace male workers who had been drafted into military service virtually from the start of the war, largely as a result of experiences gained in World War One.
Even rationing was – I believe – introduced in the UK from 1940 – before being introduced in Nazi Germany.
It was only late on in the war that Goebbels called on the German people to wage total war.
The British, Russians and Americans had already been waging total war long before that.
There is a certain cool ruthlessness apparent in the UK ruling classes, usually disguised by bumbling bonhomie.

Norman Pilon
Norman Pilon
Feb 24, 2017 4:56 AM

“The British media, the British propagandists, in fact the entire British establishment, […]reached absolute perfection in the field of mind-control and brainwashing.
“How else, otherwise, would anyone in his or her sane mind trust the words of those who are responsible for tens of millions, perhaps for hundreds of millions of lost human lives in all corners of the world?
“How could the primary architects of our insane global arrangement be taken seriously, unless they managed to fully indoctrinate their ‘subjects’?”

In the field of brainwashing, it isn’t just the British or the admittedly now clinically insane West, but in fact all societies that do it best, as indeed, they always have.
What it comes down to in the last instance is who controls the education of the young, of who it is that controls the transmission of the elements of a society’s cultural inheritance.
As the saying goes, “give us a child till he’s seven and we’ll have him for life.” And that is exactly correct.
You can’t brainwash a person who isn’t susceptible to being brainwashed, and this susceptibility among people is at its peak in childhood, and that is why “universal education” in the corporatized West is mandatory for children, and, indeed, that education is deliberately designed to deprive people of learning how to analyze in the most logical ways so as to forestall all impulses to mass rebellion and independence.
The cure, if there is one, by no means be easy or certain under the circumstances, is indeed to learn (to teach oneself and others) how to analyze and reflect on not only the ‘facts’ or ‘data’ of the world, but on the habits and patterns of one’s own thinking, which is itself the part and parcel of the brainwashing needing to be undone.
And this, too, like everything else, if it is to be done well, is something best done in and by affinity groups whose set purpose is to scrutinize and develop methods of critical analysis and reflection.
Institutional science, for example, when it isn’t tainted by careerism or the politics of for-profit funding, is an example of how such groups can be formed and modeled and effectively carry such efforts forward.
Collective intelligence, where it is alive and ebullient, is always superior in its efficacy to anything any individual can muster.
The most likely cure, then, if you were serious about seeking it out, would be to find trustworthy friends with whom to recognize and analyze and critique the nightmare in which we certainly all find ourselves and to incrementally enlarge the group so as to infect others with the group’s practice.
Kinda what happens at this blog, if only as yet episodically, and as yet also on too small a scale.

Feb 24, 2017 7:34 AM
Reply to  Norman Pilon

My reaction to what you say is to point to the fact that in the UK and US education has been deliberately dumbed-down over the last 40 years.
How else can generations of “sheeple” be generated?

Feb 24, 2017 7:10 PM
Reply to  John

Indeed. Vets returning from the Korean War, radicalized by the experience, had access to higher education via the GI Bill: tactical blunder by TPTB, who then spent all of the ’60s and most of the ’70s working to extinguish the cross-race, cross-class wildfires of radical thought which kept breaking out as a result. The super-solipsistic “Hippie” movement (inaugurated by Life Magazine and dodgy men in their late-middle age,) was, essentially, a psychedelic fire extinguisher!

Feb 24, 2017 4:42 AM

Wonderful article! But it is still historically inaccurate to call the Bolshevik or Russian revolution of 1917 the “Soviet revolution”. Because it wasn’t. That’s why no one calls it such. The Soviets were one of the results of the revolution, its organizational outgrowth which actively sprung during the 1917 revolutions (albeit they were in existence since 1905). The soviets were important vehicles for consolidating the gains of the October (another common name for one of the 1917 revolutions) revolution and later were totally usurped by the Bolsheviks.

Feb 24, 2017 7:39 AM
Reply to  Yuri

To follow what you are saying, it has to be borne in mind that the Bolshevik Revolution would never have happened had it not been for Arthur Zimmerman (Imperial German Foreign Minister) arranging for Lenin and around 30 of his compatriots to be transported by private train from Switzerland to St. Petersburg in 1917.
There is also the role of the US in allowing Trotsky to migrate from the US to Russia in 1917 to consider too.
Anti-Czarist zionists in Britain, Germany and America seemingly had an influential role in these events.

Norman Pilon
Norman Pilon
Feb 24, 2017 6:05 PM
Reply to  John

If I might venture a guess about the “Bolshevik Revolution,” things were, as even in our own day, not so simple.
Revolutions make for strange bedfellows. Here is another equally plausible reading of what happened:
How the Revolution was Lost
by Chris Harman, 1967, from International Socialism.

Norman Pilon
Norman Pilon
Feb 24, 2017 6:16 PM
Reply to  John

Oh, and while it’s fresh in my mind, I also thought that this piece by Megan Trudell was rather interesting:
The Russian civil war: a Marxist analysis, another piece from “International Socialism, Spring 2000.”

Feb 24, 2017 7:01 PM
Reply to  John

“To follow what you are saying, it has to be borne in mind that the Bolshevik Revolution would never have happened had it not been for Arthur Zimmerman (Imperial German Foreign Minister) arranging for Lenin and around 30 of his compatriots to be transported by private train from Switzerland to St. Petersburg in 1917.
“There is also the role of the US in allowing Trotsky to migrate from the US to Russia in 1917 to consider too.
Anti-Czarist zionists in Britain, Germany and America seemingly had an influential role in these events.”
All I ask is for friends of mine to contemplate these peculiar facts (along with clusters of others) frankly, in order to realize that, again, nothing is what it seems… and that we’ve been hoodwinked, largely. “History” , as we’re taught, is the approximate mirror image of what actually happened. Think back to all of the things your parents told you when you were five or six; then multiply the obvious distortions by the fact that the “parents”, in my analogy, The Owners, don’t give a fuck about us; consider us cattle, in fact.
For “Iskrists” you can substitute “Isis” (both had counter-intuitive backing); “Bloody Sunday” was as much of a False Flag as anything we’ve seen since 9/11. The tricks are very old but they always work.

Mr. Chris Gwynne
Mr. Chris Gwynne
Mar 3, 2017 2:58 PM
Reply to  Yuri

Not a wonderful article, its reactionary tone pervades every sentence. I suggest you read more regarding the Russian revolution of 1917; the Bolsheviks democratically won control of the Soviets because the majority of Soldiers, sailors, workers and peasants had seen through the deceit and impotence of the Provisional Government. As for the childish nonsense above from Andre Vltchek, Billy Bakke sums it up nicely.

Feb 24, 2017 4:11 AM

The striking illustration accompanying this article is by Gino Boccasile, propagandist for Mussolini and member of the Italian SS Division. He did a few anti-Russian illustrations as well.

Martin stanley
Martin stanley
Feb 24, 2017 3:13 AM

Wise insightfull words indeed, rare and ‘trecherous’!