Editorial #1 - June 7, 2003
Cultural Hegemony - Help Available - Efficient Site use - Health
Quote: The Italian Marxist thinker Antonio
Gramsci, while under Fascist imprisonment, developed the concept
of cultural hegemony: 'control people's minds, and their hearts
and hands will follow'. Gramsci explained how one dominant class
can establish its control over others through ideological dominance.
Whereas orthodox Marxism explains social structure as shaped by
economic forces, Gramsci adds the crucial cultural dimension. He
showed how, once ideological authority ("or cultural hegemony")
is established, the use of covert violence to impose control can
Today, the world lives under the virtually
undisputed rule of market dominated, ultra competitive (yet not
fairly competitive), globalzsed society with its cortege of manifold
inequities and legalized violence. Many public and private institutions
in all nations that genuinely believe they are working for a more
equitable world have unwittingly contributed to the violent triumph
of neoliberalism. Comment by Henry C K Liu a writer for
the Asian Times http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China.html
An excerpt from a larger article in the Economic Reform (Australia)
newsletter for May-June 2003.
Surprise; surprise! I have been explaining the "Ideological
Dominance" concept for years unaware that it had been formulated
as a Marxist doctrine for improved population control by Gramsci;
(Most recent comment Ed. May 10th). As no one has mentioned Gramsci
to me I think we can assume his insight is not widely known outside
Globalism. Certainly it is difficult to convince people that we
have been enslaved by an ideological religion. Additional Liu comment
above also "on the ball".
Is indelible evidence enough? Will readers now believe that Capitalism
and Communism are basically the same - just two wings of the same
bird? Both represent elitist rule by deceit, theft and trickery;
both directed by the same head. Our enemies explain what they do
to us, and how, but we, cocooned in our comfortable arrogant sloth,
Can we now see that our slavery is simply at a more advanced stage
when an "Ideological Religion" is the principle directive
of behaviour and social attitudes? Or will we hold tight, without
thought, to our ideological enslavement? Will we continue to believe
we live in 'freedom' and 'democracy' and happily ignore all visible
contradictions? Can a Globalist directed government now - unilaterally
- scrap a Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty and build new 'weapons
of mass destruction' without mass public reaction?
Can leaders have us destroy lesser nations simply by saying they
threaten our security? Will we continue to support Globalist atrocities
and fund 'aid' organisations despite that involved people such as
Dr. Fiona Terry reveal how such aid may become used to benefit the
aggressors? Are so many still slaves to "The
If we now give Globalism such power tell me: Why will they keep
us alive when all other resistance is destroyed? Read the links
attached to the end of our last editorial to see confirming evidence
of years of deliberate sabotage of our health, and coincidentally,
our wealth, intellect and welfare! When they no longer need our
help to destroy weaker nations and when we are the only threat left
to their free and comfortable use of earth, why will they spare
Neither Gramsci nor myself were first to see the historic fact
that citizens are controlled by beliefs formulated into ideology
and imposed by governing authorities; it has been clear for centuries
for all who want to see. In "The Crimson
Crime of arrogance" is a quote by Solzhenitsyn, a fearless
fighter for human rights and searcher for truth. Quote: "To
do evil a human must first of all believe that what he's doing is
good -Ideology - that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification
and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination.
That is the social theory which helps to make his acts seem good
instead of bad in his own and others' eyes." EQ.
The insight of Solzhenitsyn revealed to him that the power of lies
was greatly advanced by combining a set of lies into an ideology
- a god in mind. It does not indicate he was aware that this had
been formulated as a Marxist doctrine. It could well be that Gramsci,
having observed the fact that ideology was the power behind the
success of socialism, then realised it would be a useful doctrine
for socialist advance. That is not our concern; the doctrine is
part of long standing esoteric knowledge. Our concern is that it
is now working perfectly to our enslavement.
Help is offered: Enemies warn us: Guidance is available!
We have enemy given clues and God given guidance. Why do we fall
for arrogant deceits and pretend we are not despised? Is it that
we have no faith in our own intelligence or is it that we are just
too lazy to use our intellectual gift?
I repeat what, for our time, is possibly the most important statement
of the Christian Bible; Romans 1: 18-23: "For we see divine
retribution revealed from heaven and falling upon all the godless
wickedness of men. For all that may be known of God by men lies
plain before their eyes; indeed God himself has disclosed it to
them. His invisible attributes, that is to say his everlasting power
and deity, has been visible, ever since the world began, to the
eye of reason, in the things he has made. There is therefore no
possible defence for their conduct; knowing God, they have refused
to honour him as God, or to render him thanks. Hence all their thinking
has ended in futility, and their misguided minds are plunged in
darkness. They boast of their wisdom, but they have made fools of
themselves, exchanging the splendour of immortal God for an image
shaped like mortal man, even for images shaped like birds, beasts
and creeping things."
Paul could not have made that up; human understanding of scientific
truth had not begun - nor could he see the distant future. Even
today we find it difficult to see the natural consequences of our
pride and prejudice. But Jesus himself told us, John 14:6 "I
am the way; I am the truth and I am life; no one comes to the Father
except by me."
Christian churches still ignore the challenge of Galileo. Leaders
have no faith in truth! Pride in their own importance welds them
to their mistakes! So, when challenged by the false science of chance
evolution, they, in their ignorance of truth, could not expose it
and now promote humanist, rather than human, social attitudes. They
refuse to face truth and refuse to learn! To maintain their pride
they remain ignorant of truth; they turn their flocks from "the
splendour of immortal God for an image shaped like mortal man, even
for images shaped like birds, beasts and creeping things."
This is now well revealed by our worship of man created idols and
morals that are based on humanist caricatures of base nature.
Christianity is not a demanding religion! Common sense; Compassion;
Courage; these are about all we really need in this day and age.
The common sense to see that truth is the only possible base for
advance of life. The compassion to care that that human advance
will give far greater rewards to honest discipline than it will
to passing pleasures. The courage to use the gift of our intelligence
to separate the confusions of deceit from the simple truth.
Christianity is for those loyal to truth. Old Testament religion
is called Judaism. Today Judaism is more closely related to Islam
than to true Christianity - these fight because they hate the primitive
justice they see in each other. Today's religions, including Judaic
Christianity are the deformed creations of the prides and prejudices
of man that return us to primitive values.
Christians need to become open to the eternal truth revealed by
Jesus; remember: M't. 7:21 - 23. 'Not everyone who calls me "Lord,
Lord" will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only those who
do the will of my heavenly Father. When that day comes
I will tell them to their face, "I never knew you:"
charitable acts, professions of faith dedicated to false values
and loyalty to leaders who deliberately lie, these do not count
as "the will of my heavenly Father". Misdirected charity
has no lasting value. Let us recall the seven deadly sins:
1. Covetousness: a greed that overcomes scruples;
2. Gluttony: consumed by a consuming passion.
3. Envy: surrender to domination by jealousy;
4. Lust: a failure to control animal desires;
5. Anger: a venting of self-righteousness;
6. Pride: an arrogance binding to faults;
7. Sloth: laziness beyond self interest;
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Health: Continued from May 24th.
In the interests of your survival I hope you read our May 24th editorial,
and the attached "TGA" file in "Health Links"
also the health link given. If you read both you will now be aware
that the "Health War" is no video game. There is a real
life and real death (secret) war being waged against us in a very
serious way by very serious people who plan for very serious results.
If we do not think our lives worth defending why should we be saved?
Jesus said "He who is not with me is against me, and he who
does not gather with me scatters" those not prepared to work
with truth in human service; not prepared to defend creation of
truth's order, serve those who would destroy truth's order.
The way of truth is clear. The way to frustrate those who attack
truth's order is simple.
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A Bio-terror Weapon Spreads Around the World
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