We are honored to carry another article by Olavo De Carvalho. Laigle’s Forum is the venue of this its English language debut.
Weapons of Freedom
Olavo de Carvalho
Diário do Comércio (São Paulo, Brazil), December 17, 2009
Translated by Alessandro Cota
The most obvious thing about the analysis of history and society is that when a situation changes considerably, you can no longer describe it with the same concepts as before: in order to account for unheard-of facts, not classifiable under known categories, you have to create new concepts or perfect the old ones through criticism.
With the stage of world government implementation already in full swing, it is pathetic to notice that political analysts, whether in academia or in the media, continue to offer the public analyses based on the old concepts of “national state,” “national power,” “international relations,” “free trade,” “democracy,” “imperialism,” “class struggle,” “ethnic conflicts,” etc., when it is clear that none of those bear much relation to the facts of today’s world.
The most basic events of the last fifty years are: first, the rise of the globalist élites, detached from any identifiable national interest and engrossed in the building not only of a world state, but a unified and entirely artificial planetary pseudo-civilization, conceived not as an expression of society, but as an instrument for the control of society by the state; second, the fabulous advancements of the human sciences, which have placed in the hands of those élites means of social domination never dreamed of by tyrants of other times.
As early as several decades ago, Ludwig Von Bertalanffy (1901-1972), the creator of General Systems Theory, aware that his contribution to science was being used for undue purposes, warned, “It is perhaps the greatest danger of the systems of modern totalitarianism that they are so alarmingly up-to-date not only in physical and biological, but also in psychological technology. The methods of mass suggestion, of the release of the instincts of the human beast, of conditioning and thought control are developed to highest efficacy; just because modern totalitarianism is so terrifically scientific, it makes the absolutism of former periods appear a dilettantish and comparatively harmless makeshift.”
In his 1998 book, L’Empire Écologique: La Subversion de l’Écologie par le Mondialisme (The Ecological Empire: the Subversion of Ecology by Globalism), Pascal Bernardin explained in detail how the General Systems Theory has been used as a basis for the construction of a world totalitarian system, which in the last ten years has definitively gone from blueprint to patent reality — a reality which is clear to all but those who do not want to see. Von Bertalanffy, however, was not referring only to his own theory. He speaks of “methods” in the plural, and ordinary citizens of democracies cannot have any idea of the plethora of scientific resources now at the disposal of the new lords of the world. If von Bertalanffy had to mention names, he would not have omitted Kurt Levin, perhaps the greatest social psychologist of all times, whose Tavistock Institute, in London, was founded by the global élite itself in 1947 for the sole purpose of creating means of social control capable of reconciling the permanence of formal legal democracy with the total domination of the state over society.
Just to give you an idea of how far all this goes, the educational programs of almost all nations of the world — which have been in force for at least twenty years now — are determined by homogeneous rules directly imposed by the United Nations, and calculated not to develop children’s intelligence or conscience, but to make them docile, malleable, morally characterless creatures, ready to adhere enthusiastically and without discussion to any word of command which the global élite may deem useful for its objectives. The means used to achieve this are “non-aversive” control techniques conceived to make their victim not only feel as if he is acting of his own free will when he yields to impositions from authority, but also to develop an immediate reaction of irrational defense to the mere suggestion that he should critically examine the subject in question.
It would be a euphemism to say that mass application of such techniques “bears influence on” public education programs: these techniques are the whole content of current schooling. All disciplines, mathematics and science included, have been reshaped to serve psychological manipulation purposes. Pascal Bernardin himself meticulously described this phenomenon in his 1995 book Machiavel Pédagogue (Machiavelli the Educator). Read it and you will find out why your child cannot solve a quadratic equation or finish a sentence without lapsing into at least three solecisms, even though he comes back from school bossing you around like a people’s commissar, demanding “politically correct” behavior of his parents.
The quickness with which sudden mutations of mentality — many of which are arbitrary, grotesque, and even absurd — are universally imposed without meeting the least resistance (as though they had emanated from an irrefutable logic and not from despicable Machiavellianism) could be explained by the simple school brainwashing that prepares children to accept new fashions as divine commands.
But obviously, school is not the only agency engrossed in producing such results. Big media, now massively concentrated in the hands of globalist mega-corporations, play a fundamental role in dumbing down the masses. In order to achieve this, one of the most widely employed techniques nowadays is cognitive dissonance, a discovery made by psychologist Leon Festinger (1919-1989). This is how it works. If you read today’s newspapers, you will see that Tiger Woods, the golf champion, one of our most beloved citizens of late, is now under heavy attack by newspapers and TV news shows because the poor man has been found to have mistresses. Scandal! Horror! General indignation threatens to drop half of the adulterer’s sponsorship deals and strike him off of the list of the “beautiful people” who appear on advertisements for sneakers, bubble gums, and miracle diets. But there is a telltale detail: aside from the protests against the sportsman’s immorality, there are fierce attacks on “right-wing extremists” who do not accept abortion, gay marriage, or the inducing of children to premature sexual delight. The two moral codes, mutually contradictory, are simultaneously offered as equally obliging and sacrosanct. Excited and impelled to all kinds of sexual debaucheries, while at the same time threatened with character assassination in case he may practice them even to a modest degree, the anguished citizen reacts through a kind of intellectual breakdown, becoming a servile fool who no longer knows how to orient himself and who begs for a voice of command. The command can be empty and meaningless, as for example “Change!,” but when it is uttered, it always sounds like a relief.
Blaming scientists for this state of affairs is as idiotic as pinning the blame for murders on weapons. Men like von Bertalanffy, Levin, and Festinger created instruments that can serve both the building up of tyranny and the reconquest of freedom. It is we who have the obligation of taking those weapons out of the hands of their monopolistic owners and learning to use them for the opposite purpose, freeing our spirit instead of allowing it to be enslaved.
Olavo Decarvalho’s site carries quite a few articles in English. Each one is full of fascinating nuggets of vital information you’ll wonder why you someone didn’t tell you before:
This article on Darwinism reveals that it was Darwin himself who invented “Intelligent Design”:
Speaking of changing the subject:
As you read the following, please keep in mind that it is vastly understated due to a deficiency of the English language to plumb the depths of, well, what’s the word…?
On a slightly different but related subject, if you don’t know yet about the gross, miscreant PIG that Obama has chosen as the “safe” school czar and the absolutely, utterly disgusting, pukingly SICK, scummy, slimy subhuman (sorry, none of this comes close to describing it) things this loathsome, despicable, beyond-sick, twisted, incurably, irredeemably mentally ill, perverted DIRTBAG (sorry, this description falls flat) has been propagating in American schools around the country (with the blessings of equally sick and perverted administrators in desperate need of hanging!), and especially if you thought Obama had even an ounce of decency or humanity, then do read the item linked below because you have no idea. None at all. If you have a weak stomach or are allergic to out and out wretched, horrid, nauseating, unspeakable filth, take an Alka-Seltzer and read it anyway. It’s that important for you to know what the LEFT really is and has been all along – it’s worse than you ever dreamed. AND it wants your child and his/her innocence as of yesterday. Friends, America will be lucky to survive this Obaminable administration and I say that with tears in my eyes and the deepest pain in my heart. Oh, Lord, please forgive us:
Communist boot camp in Delaware:
Dave Levine is one of the best equipped commentators to talk about PC on campus. He grew up on a major campus and saw PC when it was in its infancy. It’s gotten more nutty than ever.