Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. – J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
In the fantasy realm ofMiddle Earth, all races are unknowingly ruled by the influence of the One Ring, crafted to enslave them all. It’s an apt analogy for our current paradigm.
Come on! That’s just a story. These things don’t happen in real life.
Suppose if someone, had control …
“Governments never tell their citizens what they know. They tell their citizens what they want them to believe.” Allen Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence (1953–1961)
In 1951, CIA Director Walter Bedell Smith gathered a committee of civilian experts in their respective fields. These were everyday people: doctors, lawyers, teachers, scientists, electricians, engineers, and skilled laborers. Studying a vast array of publicly available sources, they were instructed to derive as much classified information as they could, drawing from their skills and experience. Smith and his staff were stunned by the results.
Despite no formal training, they were able to document a near complete picture of national defense planning and intelligence gathering methods. Following the study, each participant was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and all documentation was destroyed …