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Panoptic Age: Entering the Pupil of the All-Seeing Eye

by Paul & Phillip D. Collins ©, Apr. 2nd, 2007

CNPGeorge Orwell’s 1984 captured the totalitarian vision of a surveillance society with frighteningly vivid precision. Years later, deceased philosopher Michel Foucault would expound upon the Orwellian model and provide some conceptual understanding of the emergent carceral culture. In so doing, he would trace the ideational origins of panopticism to the Enlightenment. The ultimate objective of the Enlightenment was the enshrinement of a Technocracy equipped with panoptic machinations to monitor and squelch any potential dissidents. Today, the ideological heirs to the Enlightenment tradition are still endeavoring to realize that vision. This is painfully evidenced by the various panoptic machinations being established by the neoconservative-dominated Bush Administration. The purpose of this article is to trace the ideational continuum that underpins the present neoconservative panoptic initiatives. Through careful examination of this continuum, these researchers hope to provide a succinct analysis of panopticism’s ideological heritage and its developmental history.

The Post-September 11th Surveillance Society

If a recent Justice Department audit is correct, the worst nightmares of constitutionalists and privacy advocates may have been realized. The audit found that the FBI had misused power given to the Bureau by the Patriot Act to conduct surveillance. The controversy circles around the FBI’s use of national security letters. A CNN report elaborates:

The FBI is guilty of “serious misuse” of the power to secretly obtain private information under the Patriot Act, a government audit said Friday.

The Justice Department’s inspector general looked at the FBI’s use of national security letters, in which agents demand personal and business information about individuals — such as financial, phone, and Internet records — without court orders. The audit found the letters were issued without proper authority, cited incorrect statutes or obtained information they weren’t supposed to.

As many as 22 percent of national security letters were not recorded, the audit said.

“We concluded that many of the problems we identified constituted serious misuse of the FBI’s national security letter authorities,” Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said in the report. (No pagination)

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The Deep Politics of God: The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal (Part 2 of 2)

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by Paul Collins & Phillip Collins ©, Feb. 27th, 2007

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Deep Politics and the Evangelical Establishment

CNPThe CNP should concern people, but not necessarily for the reasons that the Left present. Groups like the CNP can draw innocent Christians into the practice of deep politics. Deep politics is a term first coined by Professor Peter Dale Scott. Scott gives the following description of deep politics:

My notion of deep politics… posits that in every culture and society there are facts which tend to be suppressed collectively, because of the social and psychological costs of not doing so. Like all other observers, I too have involuntarily suppressed facts and even memories about the drug traffic that were too provocative to be retained with equanimity. (No pagination)

Quite simply, deep politics are those criminal activities that make up the everyday business of the power elite and the deep political system (i.e., those factions of the government that have been prostituted out to the elite). Bill Moyers confirmed that modern day elites practice deep politics on a 1980 broadcast of his show Bill Moyers Journal. Commenting on the warnings of David Rockefeller’s detractors, Moyers stated: “what some critics see as a vast international conspiracy, he considers a circumstance of life, and just another day’s work” (Hoar 325). Christians should find it disturbing that many CNP members, such as John K. Singlaub and Oliver North, were involved in one of the greatest modern day examples of deep politics: the Iran-Contra Scandal.

The group responsible for systematizing the means and the methods that constitute deep politics is Adam Weishaupt’s Bavarian Illuminati. The Illuminists were anything but Christian. In his writings, Weishaupt wrote:

If in order to destroy all Christianity, all religion, we have to have the sole true religion, remember that the end justifies the means, and that the wise ought to take all the means to do good which the wicked take to do evil. (Webster, World Revolution, 13)

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The Deep Politics of God: The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal (Part 1 of 2)

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by Paul Collins & Phillip Collins ©, Feb. 19th, 2007

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CNPCurrently, the majority of people in America associate the name of Ted Haggard with sexual scandals within the U.S. Evangelical movement. On November 2, 2006, Haggard was accused of engaging in a homosexual tryst (Harris, no pagination). This accusation was made by Michael Jones; a former gay escort/body builder who claims Haggard paid him for sex and drugs (no pagination). Jones went on Peter Boyles radio show on KHOW volunteering to take a polygraph test (Gorski and McPhee, no pagination). The test was administered by John Kresnik, who characterized Jones’ answers about sex as “deceptive” (no pagination). However, Jones said that he probably would not take another polygraph test (no pagination). This raises substantial doubts about the voracity of Jones’ claims, especially in light of Kresnik’s willingness to disregard the initial results because of Jones’ prior stress, lack of sleep, and an inability to eat (no pagination). Thus, at least some of the allegations against Haggard may prove to be false. Yet, that being said, it has been firmly established that Haggard bought methamphetamines (Harris, no pagination). Methamphetamines are supposed to enhance the sexual experience for homosexuals. Haggard also admitted to receiving a massage from Jones, which, of course, raises suspicions (no pagination).

In the end, America has been presented with an evangelical leader who has been involved in drug use and sexual immorality. The latest installment in a long series of depraved fiascos was engineered, in part, by Michael Jones. Essentially, Jones is a homosexual who wants to frustrate the efforts of traditionalists and conservatives who are trying to prevent homosexuality from being normalized. To achieve such an end, Jones probably exaggerated and embellished his story. Before anyone takes Jones’ story at face value, it should be remembered that he is a drug-dealing prostitute. Given that shady background, one does not have to be an evangelical Christian to suspect Jones of perpetrating some deception. The Haggard story is very tragic because there are no “good guys.” Instead, there are merely varying degrees of evil. A beleaguered America, tired of all the scandals and demoralization, is presented with the familiar portrait of a preacher who has fallen to immorality and hypocrisy. Yet, the only revelations that have been made available thus far are being provided by a moral reprobate whose only interest in exposing Haggard is the subversion of the traditionalist campaign to maintain sexual sanity.

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The Last Wake Up Call

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by Paul Collins & Phillip Collins ©, Dec. 9th, 2006

B.F. Skinner, Time Magazine Sep. 20, 1971When former FSB lieutenant Alexander Litvinenko died from deliberate radiation poisoning on November 23, 2006, it came as little surprise that many accusatory fingers were pointing at the Kremlin. Litvinenko’s revelations concerning the FSB and Putin had earned him many enemies amongst the Russian elites. Deputy Chairman of the Russian parliament’s security committee, Viktor Ilyukhin, probably hit the nail on the head when he stated:

“That former KGB officer [Litvinenko] had been irritating the Russian authorities for a long time and possibly knew some state secrets. So when our special services got the chance to operate not only inside but outside the country, they decided to get rid of him.” (No pagination)

It comes as little surprise that Litvinenko’s allegations would create so much “irritation” for the Russian authorities. They suggest that the “fall of communism” was one of the greatest deceptions of the last century. All of the Russian “liberalization” initiatives seem to have been mere cosmetic alterations with no sincerity behind them at all. This move has been quite effective. It has caused the Western elite (which are just as criminal and conspiratorial as the Russian elite) to believe that Russia had ceased to be a major competitor in the crusade to establish a New World Order. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the Russian elite continued building a dictatorial system. That system has eschewed the hammer and sickle, but has embodied all of the principles of those symbols. Litvinenko’s friend, Alex Goldfarb, seemed to be implying just such a contention while on Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees. Goldfarb stated:

And it is very important that the west recognizes before it is too late. This country is drifting into a kind of a police state which will become a threat to the world. And if we fail to recognize it now, it will be to our own peril. And this is probably one of the last wake-up calls. (No pagination)

If Litvinenko’s words are, as Goldfarb suggested, the last wake-up call, then the words of KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn can be considered one of the first.

The Scam Predicted

Golitsyn was a high level KGB agent who defected to the United States in 1961. He brought with him several startling prognostications concerning a counterfeit liberalization campaign in the Soviet Union, which he contended would lead to a hoaxed “fall of communism.” This feigned decline in Soviet power was designed to lure the Western elite into a trap. Believing the liberalization campaigns to be genuine, the Establishment would pledge logistical and financial support to the emergent republics of the former Soviet Union. Meanwhile, the communist elite would use this Western assistance to restore their waning power.

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MJ-12: The Technocratic Thread

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by Paul Collins & Phillip D. Collins ©, Nov. 18th, 2006

B.F. Skinner, Time Magazine Sep. 20, 1971Few who have researched the UFO phenomenon are not familiar with the Majestic 12 documents. This controversial series of documents surfaced in 1984 and have been debated ever since. While a related report’s discovery in the National Archive lends corroborative evidence to the case for the authenticity of the MJ-12 papers, chronological and formatting anomalies within the documents arouse substantial skepticism. However, all debate aside, what is important about the MJ-12 papers is the portrait that they paint for the public mind. The papers present a shadowy group of policy professionals allegedly established by a secret executive order of President Truman on September 24, 1947. The underlying theme of the MJ-12 documents is inherently technocratic. That is, they dignify the concept of a Technocracy. A technocratic society, or Technocracy, can be defined as follows:

Technocracy, in classical political terms, refers to a system of governance in which technically trained experts rule by virtue of their specialized knowledge and position in dominant political and economic institutions. (Fischer 17)

Oxford Professor Carroll Quigley also wrote about a dictatorship of “experts,” suggesting that a cognitive elite “will replace the democratic voter in control of the political system” (Quigley 866). Of just such a democracy of “experts,” H.G. Wells stated:

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The Social Scientific Dictatorship: The Role of the Social Sciences in the Mechanization of Mankind

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by Paul and Phillip Collins ©, March 21st, 2006

The New Theocracy

B.F. Skinner, Time Magazine Sep. 20, 1971In many ways, epistemology is like an economic system. With all the right theoreticians in all the right places, one can arbitrarily bestow epistemological primacy upon those paradigms that are most socially and politically expedient. In such a climate of epistemological suppression, academic and institutional barriers prevent competitors from accessing the ideational marketplace. Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed cognitive elite monopolizes the economy of popular thought. This oligopoly of knowledge, in short, amounts to an epistemological cartel, promoting its anointed ideologues and squelching cognitive dissenters.

Within the traditional theocratic power structures of antiquity, state sanctioned priesthoods constituted epistemological cartels. The Pharisees that engineered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ provide a stellar example. The Mystery cults of Mesopotamia supply another. In both cases, an elite few exercised rigid control over the knowable. In so doing, they maintained the socioeconomic dominance of political oligarchs. Within their authoritarian economy of thought, ideas like “liberty” and “human dignity” were appropriated no currency.

However, it was a state of affairs that would inevitably change. As the ruling elite’s religious institutions began to lose credibility with the masses, it became apparent that the oligarchs would have to adopt a more secular system of control. The result of this transformation was the emergence of what Aldous Huxley called a “scientific dictatorship.” Huxley explains:

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The Ruling Class-Sponsored Race War and the Balkanization of America

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by Paul and Phillip Collins ©, Nov. 7th, 2005

Strange Confluences: The Tanton Network

On February 13, 2002, U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) and former San Diego congressman Brian Bilbray addressed a sizable audience concerned with illegal immigration issues (“The Puppeteer,” no pagination). Hosted at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the event was the prelude to a two-day lobbying campaign (no pagination). The discerning researcher who investigates this event will automatically identify intimations of a racist Fifth Column, which threatens to subsume the Minutemen Project and subvert efforts to restore America’s border integrity. A white supremacist newsletter entitled the Citizens Informer was made available at the meeting (no pagination). This newsletter is published by the Council of Conservative Citizens, a racist organization financed by the Shea Foundation (no pagination).

More importantly, this assembly was “masterminded by NumbersUSA,” which is but one appendage of a larger organizational octopus (no pagination). When NumbersUSA executive director Roy Beck addressed the audience, he admonished activists to underplay the organization’s involvement in the lobbying effort on Capitol Hill (no pagination). Beck candidly stated that the campaign “needs to look like a grassroots effort” (no pagination). However, NumbersUSA is anything but a grassroots organization. The Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report elaborates:

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The New Malleus Maleficarum: The DSM Reconsidered

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by Paul and Phillip Collins ©, May 27th, 2005

In 1486, the dominant ecclesiastical authority published The Malleus Maleficarum (translated: The Witch Hammer). Written by two Dominican Priests, this infamous text claimed to be an authoritative guidebook that could be used to identify practitioners of witchcraft. However, the book had more to do with snuffing out the Church’s competition than it did with recognizing witches. At the time, herbal healers had more success curing people with alternative methods than did the priests with highly stylized rituals. Under the pretext of delivering the world from evil, innovation and eccentricity were criminalized. The Malleus Maleficarum played no small role in the process.

Likewise, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) has served a similar function in the marginalizing and, on occasion, incarceration of potential innovators. Now printed in four editions, the DSM is “the billing bible for mental disorders which commingles neurological diseases with psychiatric diagnoses” (O Meara, no pagination). While The Malleus Maleficarum stigmatized certain modes of thought and behavior as “witchcraft,” the DSM stigmatizes them as “disorders.” In an interview with OMNI magazine, R.D. Laing expands on the role of the DSM in marginalizing divergent paradigms:

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Neoconservativism: The Cult of Techno-Socialism

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by Paul and Phillip Collins ©, Feb. 1st, 2005

The actions taken by the Bush Administration in the aftermath of 9-11 have caused muckrakers from across the political spectrum to take a closer look at the hidden hand guiding the current President. Researchers, both left and right, have identified the same enemy: a faction of the elite known as neoconservatives. The exposure has led to mounting opposition against the neoconservative agenda from numerous grassroots activists.

Now, several neoconservatives are launching a counterattack. The strategy is one of vilification. In an article for National Review, Michael Rubin characterized the neocons’ opponents as anti-Semites obsessed with conspiracy theories (Rubin). Max Boot continued with the “conspiracy theory” angle, claiming that the neocons’ opponents have overactive imaginations:

“A cabal of neoconservatives has hijacked the Bush administration’s foreign policy and transformed the world’s sole superpower into a unilateral monster. Say what? In truth, stories about the ‘neocon’ ascendancy-and the group’s insidious intent to wage preemptive wars across the globe-have been much exaggerated. And by telling such tall tales, critics have twisted the neocons’ identities and thinking on U.S. foreign policy into an unrecognizable caricature.” (Boot)

Why have the neocons’ retaliation been so aggressive? Do they simply wish to “set the record straight”? Are Rubin and Boot merely trying to correct several misconceptions over neoconservatism? The tone of their rhetoric and apologetics suggest another motivation: obfuscation. The neocons realize that continued exposure will eventually lead to the destruction of even the most well constructed disguise. One individual who realizes that the neocons have camouflaged their real intentions is Pulitzer Prize winning author Seymour Hersh. Hersh characterized the neocons in the following way: “…one of the things that you could say is, the amazing thing is we are been taken over basically by a cult, eight or nine neo-conservatives have somehow grabbed the government” (Hersh). Cults are usually very adept at the concealment game. Many times the masquerade is so effective that a group’s own members do not even realize they are part of a cult. What lies at the center of the cult of Neoconservatism?

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