Guns and Chips and Irony

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Guns and Chips and Irony

I had Doctor Daniel Brown from Harvard spend 70 hours with Sirhan over almost three years [and] he comes away with this staggering, staggering evaluation. He says Sirhan was hypnoprogrammed ….. a technique of using chemicals as well as hypnosis ….. The program on him makes him forget everything within a certain time frame ….. He remembers when he gets a pinch on the neck [that] what he sees is not Senator Kennedy. It’s a paper target of a human being.

— William Pepper, 2013, speaking at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Two issues made explicit in the U.S Constitution had to do with personal protection and the creation of money. Regarding the Second Amendment, its single sentence is blunt: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (Infringe: to limit or control) The authors, informed by history, knew that governments typically grow despotic, and that being armed provides a measure of protection for citizens against a government grown oppressive and unaccountable. In Thomas Jefferson’s words, “…. to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Yet there is a growing call for governmental control of guns in the hands of citizens, the call coming from within the citizenry itself, and the reason is evident: Every so often in recent years an apparently deranged individual goes on a shooting spree in a school or public space. With each shooting the chorus to rein in gun ownership grows ever louder, and ever more politicians, sniffing out prevailing public sentiment, make gun control a campaign issue. Ideas range from the registration of all firearms to the outlawing of weapons that might give citizens parity with, say, a militarized police force.

But here’s an interesting question: Might devious elements within a government, intent on disarming its populace, resort to the creation of false-flag scenarios designed to frighten and to produce justification for ever-tightening control? Might it be a question of “LIHOP” (let it happen on purpose) or “MIHOP” (make it happen on purpose), to use the lingo of what CIA-tutored media figures call “conspiracy theorists”? It’s just a question. I’m not so cynical as to imagine such intent, but the notion that such could be the case definitely exists among many who are inclined to ferret out details of certain events like the sinking of the Maine, the Lusitania, Operation Northwoods, Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin. Things like that.

The fact that elements of the U.S. Government have developed and refined mind control techniques, such as those apparently applied to Sirhan Sirhan, is old news. The CIA’s Program MKUltra was born more than 60 years ago, and although it was reported as having been officially terminated in the 1970s, anyone who would accept that as fact resides in the kind of comfortable mental Happy Place that seems to be an American specialty.

Shootings themselves make excellent ‘news’, as they produce an uptick in public attention (and anxiety), which is important to those with a stake in maintaining narratives and crafting prevailing public opinion. And when poignant biographies of victims are aired as news items, with touching facial photos, evocative descriptions of their generosity and good works, and how they were so beloved, the victims are transformed for viewers into something akin to neighbors, and the shootings become a viewer’s neighborhood issues. Something must be done! And so public demand for gun control continues to grow.

Would central banks jump to the rescue and offer a fully anonymous digital currency? Certainly not. Doing so would be a bonanza for criminals.


— Christine Lagarde, IMF Director, 2018, speaking at the Singapore Fintech Festival

It is Congress that was granted the power “to coin money [and] establish the value thereof”, or at least that‘s how the U.S. Constitution would have it. But times changed, as did our governors, so in 1913 the Congress and President decided, despite multiple warnings from Jefferson to Lincoln (and others in between and since) to turn that process over to a private banking interest given the grossly misleading title “Federal Reserve”.

Those whom we allowed to become the masters of our money are now herding us toward an electronic global currency. The concept has been widely discussed since at least 1988 when a cover article in The Economist predicted a single world currency by 2018 along the lines of a theoretical “Phoenix”. The stepwise route described would be at first allowing — then later encouraging — the use of some form of private-sector money to be used in addition to existing national currencies. Thereafter, over time, the public would come to prefer it on the basis of its greater convenience. While the 2018 prediction was itself a miss, cryptocurrency had by that time become all the rage in some quarters, and the concept of cryptocurrency as a global reserve currency is now being discussed.

Meanwhile, the use of credit- and debit cards continues to rise, in some European countries virtually the sole means of making purchases. Banks and credit unions are now offering incentives for their use, even as powerful governmental forces are advocating the banning of cash altogether. Follow the threads and the world that emerges is one in which our every transaction is an electronic record. Consider, though, that a personal “chip”, that dreaded item of ultimate control in the worst of all dystopian futures, needn’t be a microscopic subcutaneous transmitter. A plastic card willingly (and, in a cashless society, necessarily) produced with every exchange works perfectly for recording the where and what of each individual’s every movement.

With cash a relic of the past, there would be no place to protect savings were The Economy to require negative interest rates and “bail-ins”; accounts would be docked automatically. Anyone deemed an irritant to the government would simply have his or her “chip” turned off (It happens!) leaving the offender absolutely disabled in a cashless world. With the loss of one’s card an ever-present possibility, instinct would naturally tend toward protective self editing, and the inevitable result would be a population rendered ideal from the standpoint of an oppressive and unaccountable government: obedient and submissive.

And the irony? If governmental and social forces now in motion continue unabated and unopposed, Americans, who proclaim themselves “lovers of freedom”, will have essentially disarmed and chipped ourselves. Having been made fearful, we don’t merely allow, we insist, on governmental control of personal arms. And through a process of multigenerational social engineering, our attachment to our plastic identifiers has been so reinforced and normalized that we have failed to realize what they represent and how they can be used against us.

Bill Willers is an emeritus professor of biology, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He is founder of the Superior Wilderness Action Network and editor of Learning to Listen to the Land, and Unmanaged Landscapes, both from Island Press. He can be contacted at [email protected].


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  1. Veterans Today VT : Una flor brillante de verdad en medio del basural…
    El pueblo Argentino siempre admiró al pueblo de USA. Y aún lo hacemos, pese a que ha perdido su brillo original debido a la nefasta influencia sionista. Pero tenemos esperanza. Existen allí personas que no han perdido la luz. Brillan, y confiamos en que iluminarán al resto confundido ahora por el devenir de los tiempos. Creemos en una América para los Americanos — Para TODOS los Americanos –. Un saludo a Todos, especialmente a GORDON, ése tozudo Yanki, con su constante e invencible lucha por la Verdad y la Paz para la Humanidad. Un abrazo desde Patagonia Argentina.

  2. Many Americans own lots of guns and weapons of all types. But these, like any mechanical device, require constant maintenance and attention to be kept in preparation for use. As owners age, others who may ultimately come into their possession do not necessarily have the same attitudes about them. Any mechanical device which has not been properly maintained, is likely to fail in use. This is even true for the heavy weapons of government where all the effects of nature hamper the ability to keep them in constant operating condition. How many of those missiles Trump fired at Syria actually worked and hit their targets and why did they fail? A gun or weapon is worthless if it is not locked, loaded and ready to fire. But a weapon ready to shoot is also very dangerous because it can go off and strike innocent people, like children obtaining a gun off a nightstand. How many people sleep with a loaded gun in bed with them? Ammo gets moisture in it and fails. People become complacent don’t they? Look at how complacent people are about the whores in Congress who have sold our Country to a foreign one Israel? As older generations age and die, attitudes of the young take over and tend toward compliance with dictatorial rules. This is why our country is and has been heading down the wrong track now for decades or more. America is a lost dream and perhaps never was. Government has the upper hand and always has.

  3. One researcher I worked with back in the ’90’s found that all mass shooters were on Antidepressants and had been under the gentle care of a Psychiatrist prior to their shooting spree. Funny that the APA supports “sensible gun control” code for disarming the public.

  4. “The CIA’s Program MKUltra was born more than 60 years ago, and although it was reported as having been officially terminated in the 1970s, anyone who would accept that as fact resides in the kind of comfortable mental Happy Place that seems to be an American specialty.”

    The government could be telling a misleading truth here, since official termination and actual termination are two different things – MKUltra likely just went “underground” at the CIA under a different name.

    “Anyone deemed an irritant to the government would simply have his or her “chip” turned off (It happens!) leaving the offender absolutely disabled in a cashless world.”

    How the Mossad likely got former VT contributor Roi Tov in the end.

  5. Excellent article. The author is switched on. Digital currency might eventually be that dreaded one world currency the proponents of the NWO keep referring to. And the chipping scheme…AlI my bank issued cards have a ‘smart’ chip in them and so does my drivers license. Dim card in my phone is essentially my tracking device. Groan…I’m part of the problem , necessary evils to be able to survive. BUT at least I’m aware of these things. Not so many are but they are slowly waking up

  6. The purpose of the 2nd amendment was to prevent an out of control goverment from doing exactly what our out of control goverment is doing. What foresight from our founding fathers. Get a length of pvc wide enough for your rifle, cap the ends watertight and bury it vertical. (Less exposure for metal detectors). Just in case you will have need for one in the future.

    • Bury the gun next to a metal water line, which would camouflage it from metal detectors and ground penetrating radar.