Tragedy and Hope 101: The Illusion of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy
a book by Joseph Plummer
(our site's book review)
The information contained in Tragedy and Hope 101: The Illusion of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy contradicts nearly everything you’ve been led to believe about democracy and so-called "representative government.” Based on the groundbreaking research of a respected historian who used to be an insider in the shadow government, Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope 101 reveals an unimaginably devious political system, skillfully manipulated by a handful of elite, which is undermining freedom and democracy as we know it. The goal of those who control the system, in Quigley’s own words, is to dominate “all habitable portions of the world.” (Only the penguins are safe.) Using deception, theft, and violence, they have achieved more toward this goal than any rulers in human history. However, the Information Age is quickly derailing their plans. The immorality of their system, and those who serve it, has become nearly impossible to hide. Awareness and resistance are growing. Tragedy is yielding to hope.
None of us want to believe that there are people behind the scenes calling the shots, and that the actions of our leaders, our Congress, our Supreme Court, and our media happen according to their dictates—and We, The People have no part in it, no input, no being heard, no influence whatever. Because that means that our playing along with the game of listening to candidates for a year on mainstream media and then voting for one to be our "leader" is nothing short of THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BEING PLAYED FOR FOOLS. Neither you nor we wish to be made fools of—it hurts our pride. So we prefer not to believe that the game is rigged and the democracy has been nullified by workarounds put there by individuals who have been exploiting the system for many decades, especially since WWII ended.
Our playing along with the game of listening to candidates for a year on mainstream media and then voting for one to be our "leader" is nothing short of THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BEING PLAYED FOR FOOLS
But it is true (the game is rigged and the democracy has been nullified by workarounds), and thousands of people have realized it and hundreds of them have written about it. The evidence has been there for a long time, but it has arrived in dribs and drabs, and only especially perceptive people capable of seeing the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts get the prerequisite insights and reach the startling conclusions. We all have perceived that something is haywire or fishy or off or doesn't add up about this country we love—the U.S. But we had/have lives to live, and years of investigating and putting the pieces together were necessary for investigators to see the whole picture, and few of us have the time or would know how to go about it.
Something stinks in Washington: our democracy, our politicians, our imperialist wars none of us want but we seem stuck with them anyway—something is very rotten!
But a few people that were in the system got guilty and decided to tell what they knew, naming names and revealing things that the elite did not want known. The elite were able to keep their scheming exploitation hidden until a thing called the Internet came along. In such a totally changed world where nothing seems to remain hidden for long (NSA spying, whistleblowers, etc.), too many people knew too much and blabbed too often and exposed too much, so the past shadow government where no one had that many ways to get wise to their schemes gave way to the present shadow government where truth is busting out all over. Folks, be VERY glad about that, since it is virtually the only hope this country has!
What happens if the elite's secret influence and ugly tactics are exposed for all to see? The U.S. gets a chance to restore decent government. So expose these jerks any and every way that you can!
Heck, look at the facts yourself: the vast majority of Americans feel the government is untrustable, and the country is headed in the wrong direction, and special interests rule the roost. The PEOPLE do not want the Bush-Obama wars. And yet they continue. The PEOPLE do not want us to spend ourselves into bankrupcy so our kids do not have a fighting chance. And yet this continues. The PEOPLE keep coming from a position of blind trust in their government, so they keep voting for change. And yet things stay the same except that they get worse.
Did you vote for Obama because he said he would change things for the better and yet he made everything much, much worse, and you have finally started to realize that they are all rotten liars who do whatever is best for themselves and their buddies no matter WHAT they promised? But why did this happen? Is it that America contains nothing but rotten liars, or that all politicians are horrible people? Nope. Come on now—you can do it—think, how could all this happen so that almost everything about this country's government and leadership is going to hell in a handbasket and IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER WHO VOTES FOR WHOM OR WHAT POLICIES WE SUPPORT?
Wall Street Protest: Occupy Wall Street—Copyright © 2011 by Louis Lanzano
How many of us Americans supported the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision which lets corporations buy elections? None. The decision renders input from the PEOPLE moot, useless, and N.A., therefore the U.S. is now a fullfledged corporatocracy. Your votes are about as meaningful as a bag of crap—if that, since the crap can be used for fertilizer, but any future voting you do is worth less than even that.
Your votes are about as meaningful as a bag of this stuff
What changed after the heartfelt, sincere Occupy Wall Street protests where we were telling the powers-that-be that their transference of wealth from the 99% to the 1% was getting sickeningly unfair? Nothing. Who listened? Only others of us 99%ers. Not a single 1%er even bothered to glance in the protesters direction.
'You know, Archibald, my bladder is a tad too full—do these windows open? I'd like to send my regards to those pesky OWS protesters'
The transference of wealth from the 99% to the 1% has resulted in a breathtaking income gap between rich and poor
Plummer is the swinging banjo in the movie Deliverance, forewarning us of grave repercussions should we continue on the wrongheaded Might Makes Right path we're on
More facts: the U.S. has been embarked upon a quest of empire building since WWII (see A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption), and yet how often did they inform you of this or get your approval or even admit what they were up to? Never. Folks, they really didn't give a damn what we thought about their ambitions. The shadow government has been undermining freedom and democracy as we know it in both the U.S. and the rest of the world, while manipulating our media to report that we were spreading freedom and democracy. The goal of those who control the system, in Quigley’s own words, is to dominate “all habitable portions of the world.” Using deception, theft, and violence, they have achieved more toward this goal than any rulers in human history. They often used "stopping the commies" as a pretense, and now it is "stopping terrorists." Would you be surprised to learn that most of these claims were bogus in most cases and that it was 90% about some rich and greedy ass clowns wanting more and more power and wealth? Would you be surprised to learn that evil actions by the U.S. in the Mideast have been the cause of anti-Western terrorism, not evil Islamic craziness?
Would you be surprised to learn that evil actions by the U.S. in the Mideast have been the cause of anti-Western terrorism, not evil Islamic craziness?
The only certain, irrefutable, perpetual and insidious bias in reporting comes from the neocon elites themselves, which make an all-out effort to stay covert and invisible to the unsuspecting citizen
The reason the PEOPLE have never caught on is that these same ass clowns were such incredibly skilled manipulators that they learned how to control U.S. mainstream media, so therefore what this shadow government wanted you to hear is what you heard and what they wanted to keep from you they kept from you. Tragedy and Hope 101 will let you know about all the myriad ways that these elite jerks have learned to manipulate opinion, propaganda, the economy, the military, politics, policy, social programs, government, and the U.S. agenda in general, and how they have hidden from sight. But, as stated above, the immorality of their system, and those who serve it, has become nearly impossible to hide.
It turns out that all these helpless feelings you've had for years where you couldn't do anything about the downward slide our country is in or about the worsening situation of yourself and everyone you know—these are not just a bad dream. They're real. This is a wonderful country and yet scumbags have gained control. Folks, this has happened dozens of times in history to dozens of countries and empires and kingdoms. There are always sneaky bastards that will do ANYTHING for power and wealth no matter who gets hurt. It is time to DROP this ridiculous belief you are holding that this couldn't happen here because we are a democracy. So was Germany when Hitler took over.
It is time to DROP the ridiculous belief that a takeover by scumbags couldn't happen here because we are a democracy—so was Germany when Hitler took over
The Founders never ever said being a democracy will protect us! They said, and we quote: "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance." That means we will have to watch out for scumbags trying to get control of the U.S. and if we forsake our duty and do not keep our eyes open, we may get burned. And that is where we are now, folks.
We vote for people that will do one thing, but what they do is the opposite. This is a symptom that all is not what it seems. Everything the PEOPLE want us to stop doing continues. Everything the PEOPLE want us to start doing never happens. We get wars we do not want but no one cares when we protest. Folks, if this sounds like democracy to you, you have got to lay off the wacky tobacky! In truth, the shadow government thinks of us not as humans but as tax dollars. They use us. Our money is being used to pursue empire that is putting enormous wealth and power in the hands of these corrupt criminals that run things behind the scenes.
In this book, these ass clowns are called the Network, but other writers call them the Power Elite, the Oligarchs, the Plutocrats, the Corporatocracy, the National Security State, the Shadow Government, the Invisible Government, or the Double Government. If we may paraphrase a well-known author, "a terd by any other name smells just as bad."
Shadow Government actions demonstrate that a terd by any other name smells just as bad
If you’ve ever suspected that “democratic governments” and “free markets” can be secretly manipulated and controlled, this book is for you. It will not only confirm your suspicions, it will show you how it’s done. However, if you’ve accepted the schoolhouse version of Western democracy, the meticulously footnoted facts presented in this book are sure to turn your worldview upside down. Why do you think our history books contain an American version of the truth that people in other countries would laugh at—especially countries whose leaders had been assassinated by our CIA at one time? The elites control the agenda and bias of U.S. History and World History books. That is why the empire building and assassinations and market manipulations and economic hit men were all left out of these books. See A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption.
Why do you think our history books contain an American version of the truth that people in other countries would laugh at—especially countries whose leaders had been assassinated by our CIA at one time? The elites control the agenda and bias of U.S. History and World History books.
The origin of the government's most destructive, bipartisan policies is nothing less than a cabal of ultra-wealthy international bankers, industrialists, pliable politicians, and their intellectual bodyguards (i.e., the propagandists), who, through government agencies, think-tanks (e.g., the Council on Foreign Relations), tax-exempt foundations, and various other "instruments," are pursuing their cherished dream of a one-world state based on the model of collectivism, managed and controlled by them, of course, in their own self-interest. Yes, the information here is unpleasant. But, if your house is on fire, wouldn't you like to know about it?
The unique thing about this book is that it presents various well-known historical events, but then it proceeds to outline the amazing facts about exactly what went on behind the scenes that either caused the events or happened concomitantly. The book also reveals lots of events that the shadow government had kept hidden so that hardly anyone knew about them.
Look around; our country has been circling the drain for some time now; you know something is terribly wrong; don't hate or despair or grab a gun and be violent. Instead, educate yourself with the truth!
Americans have been sold a lie. Look around.... our country has been circling the drain for some time now. You know something is terribly wrong. Don't hate or despair or grab a gun and be violent. Instead, educate yourself with the truth:
- Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World
- When Corporations Rule the World
- The Rise of the American Corporate Security State
- The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption
- Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
- The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America--and What We Can Do to Stop It
- The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government
- National Security and Double Government
- A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption
- Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy IMPLODED -- and How to Fix It
Various authors see the shadow government from various perspectives—like the blind men and the elephant, but the overall gist is creepily similar
The Billionaire Bankers and other shadow government slimebags are the hidden power in the Network. They control the Puppets who masquerade as our political leaders. We are no longer a government of the people by the people and for the people. We have become a government of the special interests, by the special interests and for the special interests. Money can buy any politician who is for sale, and a lot of our politicians are for sale. The Networks have front organizations like The Council on Foreign Relations and The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Shadow government slimebags are the hidden power in the Network—they control the puppets who masquerade as our political leaders
This book will help the ordinary American people realize the utter contempt which the network leaders have for ordinary people. Human beings are treated en masse as helpless puppets on an international chess board where giants of economic and political power subject them to wars, revolution, civil strife, confiscation, subversion, indoctrination, manipulation and outright deception as it suits their fancy and their concocted schemes for world domination.
History is a much 'trickier' subject than you imagined—full of illusions, misdirection and sleight-of-hand
If you have ever watched an illusionist perform up-close magic, you know the power of misdirection and sleight-of-hand. Even in a room full of suspicious and attentive observers, the illusionist can fool them all. By exploiting known weaknesses in the human mind and employing his tools of the trade, he will deceive the crowd whether it wants to be deceived or not. Imagine what an equally talented 'network' of political illusionists can accomplish. Performing before an audience of mostly trusting and casual observers, exploiting known weaknesses in the human mind, and employing their tools of the trade, they, too, will deceive the crowd whether it wants to be deceived or not. History is a much "trickier" subject than you imagined.
The author says that "The Network is happy to exploit the rhetoric of any movement or ideology, prop up any dictator or tyrant, and support any economic or political model, provided it serves their one overarching aim. That aim, to bring all the habitable portions of the world under their control, is as old as the lust for power itself. The death and suffering that their policies have already caused in pursuit of this aim are incalculable. Allowing them to continue as they have will only bring more of the same."
Decades ago, a small group of dominant men were able to secure control of local, national, continental, and even, to a certain degree, of global policy. Though the power of this network of corrupt ass clowns is not complete, they are moving relentlessly in that direction. Without urgently needed awareness—as well as resistance to their actions and secrecy—their unelected and unaccountable world government will become a reality and freedom will be a memory. The criminals that manipulate this invisible mechanism of society constitute an invisible government that has the true power in our country. Purveyors of the democratic illusion (propagandists of the mainstream media) assure us that sophisticated conspiracies and powerful secret societies exist only in the minds of paranoids and extremists. Their assurances are a lie.
The unelected elites are the lords of secrecy—they are unaccountable, secret, and beyond our reach, yet they run things
The U.S. military bullies dropping a little 'democracy' on Middle Eastern citizens
Bush started the Iraq War to get oil and pursue empire; he tried to spin it as having something to do with WMDs and democracy, but that was a puny cover story that only U.S. media bought
Dubya Bush the Liar lied us into the illegal Iraq invasion
Bush started the Iraq War to get oil and pursue empire. He tried to spin it as having something to do with democracy, but that was a puny cover story that only U.S. media bought—other countries knew better. The debt is soaring up toward 20 trillion dollars but the oligarchs are getting even richer via financial manipulations based on that debt. Obama bungled the Iraq thing so badly that fundamentalist Islamics couldn't bear it any more, so they created ISIS. The shadow government's empire pursuit is behind all these things. The paranoids and extremists may try to blame the U.S. slide into the crapper on space aliens, Jews, the Illuminati, or commies. But Plummer did years of research and came up with a fact-based book about what's really going on, and it assuredly points in the direction of the shadow government.
In the eyes of experts, it is only a matter of time before one superior group of rulers finally achieves what all prior rulers have attempted but failed to actualize (sufficient power to compel obedience over all areas of the globe). When this occurs, we (not the author) predict feudalism as the final power structure. This belief is supported by the fact that shadow government leaders do not respect our property, freedom, happiness, rights, wealth, etc., and they'll happily take all these for no other reason than to manifest the truth that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
When sufficient power to compel obedience everywhere occurs, we (not the author) predict feudalism (serfs carry royalty) as the final power structure
To rule the world, you must first destroy national sovereignty. You must consolidate and control the real levers of power, regardless of the different forms of government that appear in each country. . . . Arnold J. Toynbee (a high-ranking member of the Network who operated from a front group: the Royal Institute of International Affairs), wrote: "I will hereby repeat that we are at present working discreetly but with all of our might to wrest this mysterious political force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local national states of our world. And all the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands." (The Council on Foreign Relations is nothing more than a front group for the Network, just like the Royal Institute of International Affairs.)
This hostile, mercenary policy toward national sovereignty shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Council on Foreign Relations is simply a creation of the Network that was generated to help the Network achieve its nefarious goals. Almost all of America’s leadership has come from this small group. That includes presidents and their advisors, cabinet members, ambassadors, board members of the Federal Reserve System, directors of the largest banks and investment houses, presidents of universities, and heads of metropolitan newspapers, news services, and TV networks. Don't take our word for it—look it up yourself.
By seizing control of US foreign policy, the Network could now access the untapped military, economic, and political resources of America. It could utilize said resources to pursue its sovereignty-destruction project. As a bonus, it could lay the political consequences and inescapable debt on the United States. And that’s exactly what it has done.
Unless American citizens start defecating money, the debt has put us all in deep doo-doo
For instance, since it was founded in 1947, the CIA (which the Network created) has been used to destabilize and topple dozens of uncooperative nations covertly while the US military (controlled by “policy makers” that are dominated by the Network) has been used to topple dozens directly. The costs and negative consequences are laid on the United States while the benefits go to the Network. Here is a scary thought about the future: When the Network is satisfied that all major obstacles to its global rule have been erased, it will simply destroy the US dollar, cut off the flow of money and credit to the U.S., and then create the political incentive necessity for the United States to fully accept rule from the new global system.
Even if only one out of one thousand people are genius-level sociopaths (the percentage is probably much higher), that equals seven million potential recruits for the Network to draw from as leadership material without qualms, morals, or conscience.
To the voters, the idea of a highly organized shadow government, operating at the direct expense of the governed, is laughed off without investigation, except for those of us voters who are actually good at thinking. Folks, did you REALLY think that our nation's slide into the dungheap is simply "bad luck" or the "will of God" or a result of electing really stupid leaders?! In your heart you know it is no such thing! Do you REALLY believe that our loss of many of our rights and much of our privacy lately is about "terrorist protection," like they claim?! If so, we have a bridge we'd like to sell you!
- Raise Awareness: Expose Their Illegitimacy (Reach out to new people as regularly as you can and share information that exposes what the Network is and how it operates—like this website.)
- Competing Currencies: Stop Using the Network’s Money (Develop and use competing currencies—use gold and silver coins or Bitcoin.)
- Attack the Income Tax: (Develop and use competing currencies—use gold and silver coins or Bitcoin.)
- Nullification: Refuse to Comply, Refuse to Convict (State nullification of federal laws like the fed's anti-pot laws, and also jury nullification of a verdict because the law seems wrong.)
Note what has happened to our freedoms since the Bush-Obama wars began and then think about one of our Founders' warnings about freedom: "No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison
To conquer a nation financially, use two simple steps:
- Create shortfalls in government revenue. (Either by increasing the amount of money a government spends, decreasing the amount of money a government collects, or both.)
- Create loans out of thin air to “help” the “leaders” cover their spending shortfalls without correcting the underlying financial imbalance. (Banks create money out of thin air all the time.)
The shadow government does not represent the United States or its people and they've proven this when the Patriot Act and the NSA joined forces to eliminate as much privacy, rights, and freedoms as they could
Fly #353242252 reporting: Citizen #312,756,972 doesn't seem to be hiding a thing—my conclusion is that she's clean; but just to be sure I think I'll hang around a bit longer!
The shadow government believes that the key to controlling the world lies in the application of secret political and economic influence and secret control of journalistic, educational, and propaganda agencies. Based on their impressive list of global accomplishments, it certainly appears as if these crooked ass clowns are right. But what happens if their secret influence and ugly tactics are exposed for all to see? Could they continue to get away with their crimes? Plummer asks: "Could they continue to manipulate us into wars, bury us beneath inescapable debt, and con us into surrendering our sovereignty? The answer, by their own estimation, is no." Hopefully tragedy will be yielding to hope. So, folks, expose these jerks any and every way that you can!
As long as corporations are the main deciding force in elections rather than the citizens, democracy will be impossible