By Paul McGuire
August 5, 2013
IN DEFENSE OF THE SURVEILLANCE STATE?
I grew up in a time in America when kids would often say to bullies “My big brother is bigger than your big brother” as a means of reminding them that if they were attacked somebody far stronger than themselves would come and punish the bully for any aggression. Our military and intelligence and their role today in America and around the world are analogous to a big brother.
Despite all the Utopian idealism about world peace the world is a tough and brutal playground with lots of bullies living in the global neighborhood. When I was a kid growing up in the streets of Jackson Heights, Queens there were lots of neighborhood bullies who for any reason whatever would physically assault you whether you were male or female. It was a Social Darwinism beginning in the sandbox. Often times when threatened with an attack from bullies little boys and girls would invoke the name of their big brother who would defend them and come back to get the bully if he attacked. Bullies would often back off if they thought that someone’s big brother was bigger and tougher than they were. Sometimes they would say that their big brother would defend them and the potential victim would say “My big brother is bigger than your big brother.” If the bully believed it, he would often back off. But make no mistake; it was only the threat of sheer force that provided protection and security.
This was in the 1950s in New York City where gangs gathered together to “rumble” and called themselves names like the Jets and the Sharks. By nature I was basically a nice kid and did not believe in picking on people. But I was physically strong and by playing around with my buddies I learned how to fight at a young age. There was no zero tolerance back then and often you could be provoked into a fight where you would be punched and kicked and your face spat upon if you did not defend yourself physically. Being just a nice guy was an invitation to get beaten up by the bullies on a regular basis. So after being beaten up a couple of times I learned that I had to defend myself and kick a**. I became a formidable street fighter and learned the law of the jungle in Jackson Heights, Queens. My three younger sisters were safe and protected because if they said, “I am going to tell my big brother,” there would be hell to pay from their big brother!
Later as I began to understand the world of geopolitics, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, World War II, and other conflicts, the lessons I learned about the law of the jungle influenced my political worldview. Although I was a radical in the counter culture and demonstrated in “peace protests” I never became some starry eyed idealist. When I saw the romantic picture of a female peace demonstrator putting a flower in the barrel of a gun I said to myself, if she was in the Soviet Union, Cuba, China or Nazi Germany they would have blown her head off with that gun!
As I write this article I fully understand that some will misperceive me as a naïve apologist for the NSA, CIA, FBI, and what is called the military industrial complex. I can assure you, I am not some “Manchurian Candidate” conservative media personality under the control of some intelligence agency or bowing to some international corporation. I am a firm believer in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. I do not believe the Constitution is an evolving document like the Manchurian Candidate poster boy Al Gore has said. Al Gore did not grow up in a tough neighborhood on the streets of a city like New York. Like so many of our political leaders he was a member of the privileged class and he is soft and weak.
the end of World War II, America ran its intelligence through the OSS
(Office of Strategic Services), which was the predecessor of the CIA
and NSA. Initial funding for the OSS came from the Rockefeller and Carnegie
Foundations. The Dulles brothers were essential in putting together
this intelligence network which President Eisenhower called the “military
industrial complex.” Beginning with Operation Paperclip when the
CIA brought in over 10,000 Nazi scientists to start programs like MKULTRA,
there have been numerous questions about all kinds of “black ops”
and “psyops” activities. The latest scandals involve Bradley
Manning, Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Snowden,
who apparently escaped with NSA files on PRISM and other programs, has
now found asylum in Russia under Putin.
But the lesson I learned on the streets of New York when potential victims would say in an argument with a bully “My big brother is bigger than your big brother” looms in my consciousness as I evaluate the whole Snowden and NSA affair. Russia TV is deliciously seductive in their news programs covering Snowden and “exposing the NSA.” Vladimir Putin regularly appears on RT with an assortment of beautiful Russian female journalists. Putin comes off as sincere, caring, transparent, and a champion of freedom.
But the reality is Russia today has a highly sophisticated propaganda machine targeted towards disenfranchised Americans, and Vladimir Putin was KGB. The goal of Russia is to generate pressure from the American public to defund and restrict our intelligence agencies! That is the law of the jungle I learned on the streets of New York. Russia Today is one big brother in conflict with our big brother. Like it or not, having a tough big brother is essential to our survival in a world of global bullies. As for the global outreach of the American military complex, if it was not the American military industrial complex, then the Russian, Chinese or some other consortium of nations would use their military industrial complex, aka big brother to control essential geopolitical spheres of influence.
You might dismiss this argument as neocon dribble, except I am not a neocon! Does big brother represent a potential threat to our freedoms? Of course it does! But a Russian or Chinese big brother represents a guaranteed threat to our existence! This is where the rubber meets the road. We live in a global jungle and not a global village, a global jungle ruled by the law of the jungle, or Social Darwinism. Only God’s divine protection or raw force will act as a deterrent. Once upon a time I was a nice guy on the streets of New York, but in order to survive I had to become a street fighter in order to protect myself and my sisters. I had to become the bigger big brother.
Now in the process of becoming the bigger big brother I operated according to a higher code of ethics. I did not abuse my power; I constrained myself according to my code of ethics. We have the Bill of Rights and Constitution, but those are necessary external laws to enforce freedom. However, our big brother, the military industrial complex, should still adhere to a moral code. The Samurai warriors adhered to such a code of honor and this kind of code was built into our military institutions like West Point. The great science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein, who wrote Starship Troopers, widely read in the military, talked of a code of honor in the military of the future. Heinlein exerted enormous influence on the minds of the military with his depictions of a futuristic army that lived by its code of honor.
The armies of ancient Israel led by King David had a strict code of honor. While the pagan nations would rape and torture their captives freely, the armies of Israel had strict rules forbidding such behavior. Ultimately, as Robert Heinlein in Starship Troopers made clear, the military of the future could only achieve lasting full spectrum dominance by living up to a higher code of honor than their enemies. It was that code of honor that ultimately proved more powerful than any technology on the battlefield because it confronted the enemy on a universal, spiritual and moral level. It forced the enemy to bow to a superior moral force. Likewise, America cannot be a force for good in the world, nor win the battle against the terrorists unless our own military and intelligence agencies follow a strong moral code. And that, I fear, may in some cases, may require completely new leadership.
The French historian and political scientist, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) said, “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” In a world of WMD’s, space based weapons and Transhumansim, the military industrial complex is a necessary evil. A futuristic military and futuristic intelligence agency are essential in preserving America’s freedom from an outside force. Robert Heinlein wrote, The most expensive thing in the world is a second-best military establishment, good but not good enough to win. But, by their very nature a military industrial complex is capable of depriving freedom from the very people who created it. Every society rises and falls based on adherence to its moral code. America is much like ancient Rome and it did not fall from the barbarians at the gates, but from within. It is not the responsibility of the warrior class to develop a society’s code of honor. This is the responsibility of the priest and prophet class. True priests and prophets share a similarity with the warrior class; they are both involved in warfare, one physical and the other spiritual.
In ancient cultures like Israel, the Kings and generals would often seek the counsel of a prophet before going in to battle. When the priests and prophets became weak and lost their power, the warriors were forced to rely on brute force to survive and conquer. Many people in our society complain over the militarization of our society. But, ultimately that is not the fault of the military or intelligence agencies. When the priests and prophets are clothed with power from on high, there is a direct transference of power to the warriors. The essence of that power is built on goodness and love. When the warrior class receives that transference of a very real power, they are able to operate at levels of cognitive and physical enhancement that are normally beyond their reach. When the prophets and priests in a culture are no longer infused with this power from on high or the dunamis, there is a break down in the chain of command.
Rightfully or wrongfully the military is called upon to restore order. But, had the priest and prophets in a nation been faithful to obey their call, there would have been an interdimensional force released creating order, prosperity and raising up leadership equipped with the ability to lead. The misuse of power cannot be blamed on intelligence and the warrior class. It is not that they are not accountable, because they are. But, they cannot be held accountable for guidance and wisdom they have not received! Ultimately, the break down in authority occurred with the priest and prophet class, who have not followed their orders.
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The restoration of the military and intelligence does not begin with Congressional hearings. It begins with the priest and warrior class faithfully following their orders. This re-activation of the chain of command releases a transcendent force upon a culture and nation, which opens the flood gates of a creative power that is able to bring that nation or culture in divine synchronization with the most powerful energies of the universe. The culture or society moves from the embryonic stages of societal development where the cosmic narrative of Big Brother ruling the chaos through fear and raw force moves through an apocalyptic period of Tribulation where a New Heaven, New Earth and New World are birthed. In short, Paradise is restored and mankind is given back its spiritual authority to rule and reign as kings and priests.
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Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, The Day the Dollar Died and Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying Altered States of Consciousness at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie Field of Dreams. Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.