THE RED PILL"
Other areas that have gone into the construction of our �real matrix� include the sexual revolution, the build-up of Hollywood and the entertainment industry generally, the growth of movements such as Sustainable Development, and the continued manipulation of the country�s finances and of employment patterns. Here the field enlarges rapidly, so we must limit ourselves to a few remarks. Consider the first. One may begin with the Kinsey reports, one of which was published in 1949 and the other in 1952. �Sexologist� Alfred C. Kinsey�s so-called �research� (which we now know involved the criminal sexual torture of children and even infants by Kinsey�s group of homosexuals and pedophiles) was also bankrolled by Rockefeller Foundation dollars. Kinsey claimed to have demonstrated�on the basis of what is clearly a biased sample (a blatant statistical fallacy) that behind the fa�ade of Judeo-Christian sexual morality was a vast diversity of sexual practices including homosexuality and pedophilia, and that even small children were sexual beings. The result was the undermining of the Judeo-Christian ethic that until then had governed accepted sexual conduct and confined it to marriage between a man and a woman.
There can be no doubt that the sexual urge is one of the most powerful in human biology. Its control by a moral view of sexuality is therefore imperative. The Kinseyite view, however, is that there is no connection whatsoever between sexuality and morality. This became standard sex education dogma, also introduced into government schools alongside the dumbing down of reading and math curricula. The divorce between Judeo-Christian morality and sexual conduct entered popular culture with a vengeance when Hugh Hefner embraced the Kinseyite view of sex and founded Playboy, which quickly became a financial empire, launching the age of permissiveness that took off in the 1960s.
Sex has been a distraction in our culture ever since. This doubtless vastly understates the case. Sexuality permeates Hollywood, and via Hollywood, much of the entertainment industry. A people preoccupied with sex�whose educational system has already been undermined by other forms of anti-intellectualism�is unlikely to be alert to the dangers spelled out in essays like this one! Most will be more focused on the bedroom exploits of a constantly changing parade of celebrities!
Now consider Sustainable Development. Agenda 21, dating from 1991 and mentioned above, is the bible of the Sustainable Development movement. It is an enormous, book-length blueprint for control of the world�s resources�land, oceans, rivers, forests, air, oil, minerals, other natural resources, human resources, and so on�at the global level. That�s right�according to the worldview of Sustainable Development, human beings are a resource like any other resource, which is why nearly every large enterprise in the country in the business of employing others has its human resources department, not its personnel department.
Sustainable Development goes far beyond this, however. Its full implementation would not just end all semblance of property rights in America, it would end our sovereignty as an independent nation. Skeptics about the existence of the kind of agenda being outlined here need only go to the United Nations� own website where they can read the document for themselves. We should probably worry when the authors of such a treatise place it in full view, available to anyone with a computer and a connection to the Internet. Sustainable Development is deserving of a lengthy article in its own right, as it has taken over the mindsets of one community after another and captivated people who don�t realize that they are working towards world government and the end to U.S. sovereignty.
Sustainable Development has incurred suspicion and even opposition here and there, so when implemented at a local level, it seldom goes by that name. In my home town of Columbia, for example, it is called Town & Country; in neighboring Greenville to the north it is called Vision 2025. Such projects often have the backing of the local Chamber of Commerce. Business and community leaders are encouraged to believe that they are in control, at the local level. This, again, is life inside the �real matrix.� In the real world, the �desert of the real,� business and community leaders caught up in such movements are advancing the goals of the UN and the super-elite as spelled out in Agenda 21. Whenever you hear phrases like smart growth, open spaces, biodiversity, wildlife preserves, habitats, urban ecology, etc., you may know you are dealing with Sustainable Development, regardless of what it is called.
Finally, we should speak to the manipulation of global markets from the highest level, best exemplified in international agreements masquerading as �free trade.� In instances of genuine free trade, if I have something you want and are both able and willing to pay for, we trade for perceived mutual benefit. No one else�especially government�need get involved. Such a thing has not existed anywhere in the Western world on any large scale for well over a century. NAFTA, the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT), and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA, which could come up for a vote on the floor of Congress in early 2005) are not genuine free trade agreements. One does not need tens of thousands of pages to have a free trade agreement; but one might need this many pages if one�s real goal is to create a huge globalist bureaucracy aimed at outlining regulations and implementing complex compliance procedures.
One should keep this in mind as we document the number of good-paying American jobs that went to Mexico following the passage of NAFTA in 1994, and the �outsourcing� of jobs to China and India that has occurred more recently. High taxes and burdensome regulations have made it increasingly difficult to conduct business in the United States, especially for small and medium-sized businesses that cannot afford the cost of compliance. They must choose between �outsourcing� jobs for cheaper labor and operating at a loss! Yet it is perplexing that few businesses will stand up to the regulatory state. Moreover, not all the businesses �outsourcing� jobs are small. Even Microsoft has done it. Wal-Mart, of course, relies almost exclusively on foreign labor to ensure low prices.
What is the explanation? Many business leaders today are products of the kind of education outlined above, aimed at adjustment to an environment. They have become good �global citizens� with no loyalty to their country, much less to their employees. They will support, e.g., the naturalization of illegal immigrants, because such people will work for peanuts. As a result, good-paying jobs are disappearing for Americans. In the past, entire occupations were wiped out and replaced by better ones. Today, entire occupations are being wiped out and not being replaced (at least, for those qualified to do more than flip burgers or work as store clerks or in call centers). We are threatened with the slow diminution of the prosperity achieved in the 1950s and 1960s until we become the first high-tech third world nation.
It is important to understand the origin of the predicament we are in. It began when the super-elite was able to seize control of the finances of our nations and, by extension, its economic system. Most people probably believe our economy really is capitalist�that �capitalism� triumphed over �communism.� We won the Cold War, correct? Most people probably believe that they have property rights in their homes, automobiles, the money in their wallets, bank accounts, stock portfolios, etc., and in other possessions. They manage to rationalize property taxes, automobile taxes, capital gains taxes, and myriad other instances where they must answer regularly to the central government. Outside the �real matrix,� in the �desert of the real,� dichotomies such as �capitalism� vs. �communism� have become increasingly meaningless. They do not reflect reality. Our economic system is highly centralized, with all important activity regulated to the teeth. There are no substantive �property rights,� as becomes evident if one studies real estate even superficially. There is no such thing as a real estate transaction today without government involvement.
Control is a matter of degree, of course. The super-elite and its minions do not care whether you buy Bach or the Beatles when you buy CDs. They do not care whether you purchase The Matrix or Dumb and Dumber. They will not make you turn off Oprah and turn on PBS instead. They will not move to stop anyone�s enjoyment of sports, or of fashion, or of nightclubs, or probably even of pornography unless the latter can be used as an excuse to impose control over the Internet. These all constitute distractions�and, perhaps, outlets. At this level, our economy is free. But in the �desert of the real,� all the important decisions are being made at the financial power centers: , Washington, D.C., and to a lesser extent, in other metropolises like Chicago, Los Angeles and possibly Atlanta.
Thomas Jefferson once warned, �If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.� -- The Coming Battle, page
This, of course, is very likely the goal of the super-elite. Its members knew all along that because of the strength of the Protestant work ethic here, and that of the Judeo-Christian worldview, breaking the back of America would be difficult, and that the American public would probably be the last public to accept the coming of world government. They substituted real, gold-backed dollars with fiat money, and began a process of devaluing the currency. The dollar has lost 96 percent of its value since 1913. The super-elite undermined all the ideas and intellectualism on which both political and economic liberty in the United States was founded. The majority of high school graduates today have no idea what is in the Constitution, although they may know how to put on a condom and they know the exploits of sports teams and, in a lot of cases, which celebrity is sleeping with which other celebrity.
With various forms of relativism and subjectivism now dominant in academia, with the sexual revolution permeating popular culture, and with the overall dumbing down of the educational system and its manipulation to produce human worker bees rather than citizens of a free society, the super-elite�s work is almost complete. If the FTAA should pass, we will see the merging of all the economies of the Western Hemisphere and borders between nations effectively dissolved. Control over trade will be placed in the hands of globalist bureaucrats. Foreign wars such as the Bush Administration�s misguided effort in Iraq will continue to drain our resources as our own national debt continues to skyrocket. The last step will be the merging of the globalist bureaucracies overseeing the European Union with those of Great Britain and the United States. The kind of empire envisioned by Cecil Rhodes and the early Round Table Groups will come to pass at last. Today the most current term for it is the New World Order.
Although fixing specific dates
is hazardous�predicting the future has never been an exact science�if
nothing happens to alter or impede the goals of the super-elite, we
can probably expect to see all this happen during the lifetimes of
many people reading this article. After all, with the quantum leap
into larger and more intrusive government taken by the Bush Administration
following the 9/11 attacks, events are happening quickly. Almost every
new policy, whether coming from government or developed by big business
(or via the �public-private partnerships� that are the legacy of the
Reinventing Government movement of the noxious 1990s), is taking us
into a more and more centralized world. In this world, individuals
have less and less room to maneuver. Should the country experience
another major crisis, be it another massive terrorist attack or a
sudden hyperinflationary spiral, we may well see marshal law declared
and the Constitution suspended. Then all bets will be off, as those
in power will be able to do as they please without restriction.
Steven Yates is an independent scholar who earned his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1987. He is the author of Civil Wrongs: What Went Wrong With Affirmative Action (San Francisco: ICS Press, 1994), Worldviews: Christian Theism versus Modern Materialism (Columbia, SC: Worldviews Project, due out in early 2005); and a co-author of The Free Person and the Free Market (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2002).
He is also an adjunct scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He has also worked as a clerk in a state agency, written obituaries for the local newspaper, earned a public health degree from the University of South Carolina (1999), done a stint as the writer, editor and consultant for the South Carolina Cancer Research Network writing the organization's Cancer Research Needs Report (2004), and worked as a customer service representative doing computer technical support.
He has other projects underway, including a science fiction novel. Most recently he joined the Stratia Corporation as a consultant and formed the Worldviews Project to further public discussion of the issues between the Christian worldview and that of modern materialism. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
E-Mail [email protected].
Sustainable Development has incurred suspicion and even opposition here and there, so when implemented at a local level, it seldom goes by that name. In my home town of Columbia, for example, it is called Town & Country; in neighboring Greenville to the north it is called Vision 2025. Such projects often have the backing of the local Chamber of Commerce.