When I first encountered the WikiSpooks
site, I considered it a good idea, and even considered making a contribution (of words, not coin). The entry on Michael Ledeen had some juicy tidbits previously unknown to me, and I've been a Ledeen-watcher for decades.
But I now have qualms.
We don't know who is behind the site, which has no apparent
connection to Julian Assange's Wikileaks. The only information about the site founder is here
, and nothing there gives much encouragement.
Retired Englishman. Still self-reliant BUT...., until a definitive Blue Pill/Red Pill moment a few years ago, trapped in the 'consensus trance' by nearly 60 years shouldering of "The White Man's Burden"
- By which I mean adherence & loyalty to the Establishment narrative of an essentially benign, well-intentioned, 'Washington Consensus' promoting British State, busily engaged in 'making the world a better place' - or words to that effect. Since rank, position and place are of no consequence to me, I took the Red Pill.
God, I cannot stand
this "red pill" metaphor that modern conspiracy-crazed pseudo-hipsters have latched onto. The most annoying pill-poppers are the ones who've fallen for those absurd "controlled demolition" theories: "Me take red pill
! Me smart: You dumb! Me cool: You uncool!" This terminology is so
fucking self-congratulatory it makes me want to bop someone's noggin with a bowling pin.
Lissen up, twerps: If you were really
smart and cool, you wouldn't be mindlessly repeating a cliche originally lifted from the most overrated piece of claptrap ever to ooze out of Hollywood. Wanna prove your shmartness cred? Come up with a fucking original idea
, or at least with a new way to phrase a familiar concept.
(I saw a preview screening of The Matrix
in Pasadena while sick with the flu. Ever since that night, I can't expose myself to 15 consecutive seconds of that film's puke-green ambience without reliving the whole for-god's-sake-try-not-to-upchuck
Back to WikiSpooks: What really troubles me is that this British fellow claims that he "woke up" only a few years ago. Oh Christ. Christ Christ Christ
. Whoever this guy is, he's a toddler
. Never trust a newcomer.
Yes, the New York Times
and CBS News (and whatever institutions play cognate roles in the U.K.) are often full of shit. But guess what? Most of the "samizdat" writers are also
full of shit. "Outside" political thinkers imagine themselves to be daring, radical intellectual rebels. Too often, though, they display a twenty-buck streetwalker's willingness to swallow anything
Mr. WikiSpooks will probably learn that lesson in another five or ten years. (Most people are lucky to read a book a week, which means maybe 500 books in a decade. 500 books barely gets you past stupid.) Right now, I wouldn't trust him to get it right even if his intentions are pure, which they probably are.
(Frankly, my assessment might be less cynical if they guy's grammar weren't so iffy.)
Matters become even more depressing when we study the WikiSpooks Statement of Weltanschauung
. Among their core propositions:
that both "Official narratives" and "Official Opposition narratives" are, by definition, always more-or-less in service to "The Establishment".
I can agree with this, to a degree. In fact, I made a very similar point a few posts down
. What bugs me is the footnote attached to the bit quoted above:
The most succinct rendering of 'Opposition' as integral to 'Establishment' is probably that of the founder of modern Zionism Theodor Hertzl who counseled "We will lead every rebellion against us". A seemingly ridiculous contradiction, but in practice a principle at the very heart of the exercise of Machiavellian Power.
First: It's been awhile since I've read good old Mac, but I don't recall him ever prescribing this "sockpuppet rebellion" scenario.
Second, and more important: The Herzl quote is, as far as I can tell, yet another example of False Quotation Syndrome, an ailment which usually (though not always) afflicts folks on the right.
If you use Google to look up both variants of the quote (the more common version has "revolution" instead of "rebellion"), you will see that all the links go to crank websites -- and none of the cranks even attempt
to cite an actual piece of writing by or about Theodor Herzl. If those words had ever appeared in any authoritative source, they would show up in a Google Books search, which can give you relevant snippets from all of the major Herzl bios. Alas, the quote just isn't there. (By all means, please double-check my work.)
Not only that: The very idea is foreign to Herzl's way of thinking. I like Theodor Herzl, even though I don't like what Israel has turned into. (Herzl, if he were still around, would almost certainly agree with my assessment. The poor guy would just shit
if he saw that damned wall.) He was not a hyper-manipulative player of 11-dimensional chess intent on covert world conquest. He was a well-meaning, somewhat self-deceived idealist sincerely -- and justifiably -- pissed off by the rotten treatment meted out to his fellow Jews. (The opening of this article
should suffice to make the point.) The only people who say otherwise are nutjobs and racists.
Why is this important? Because much damage has been done -- in the U.K. and especially
in the U.S. -- by arrogant jackass conspira-fucks who think that their Red Pill addiction gives them the right to make shit up.
Mr. WikiSpooks, like many another Red Pill swiller, claims that his encounter with the Beatific Vision has allowed him to see beyond those silly, deceptive and horribly un-hip categories of right
. In the past, whenever I've run into a pill-popper who talked this kind of talk, he always turned out to be just another reactionary creep trying to get me to read Atlas Shrugged
. Or the latest from LaRouche. Or maybe the Protocols
(At least, that's the way it usually works here in the U.S. Things may be saner in the U.K., although the example of David Icke doesn't give me much encouragement.)
I'm pissed off.
What pisses me off most of all is the fact that research into spooks
-- which is what I hoped WikiSpooks would be all about -- always gets lumped in with deep-dish conspiracy wackiness. The "green inkers" (as British newspaper editors used to call them) tend to take over the show.
Much of the unwritten history of the past 75-or-so years was made by operatives of the world's various intelligence services. Alas, every time someone attempts to track down what the spooks have gotten up to, the Great Diverters show up to the party: "The real story is the Bilderbergers! The Illuminati! The Freemasons! The Jews!"
And so the CIA continues to do what it does unmolested, because the kook legions will always decredibilize the few real