One of the most popular axioms that I came up with for the edification of my audience remains, "There is a They."
President Dwight Eisenhower called them out in his 1961 farewell address which should also be interpreted as a precise map.
Here Eisenhower outlines the base intentions of the American people.
Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad.
Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings.
He then contrasts the "free and religious [American] people" against an opposing ideology. Don't look over the characterization of the means used by this opposing group of ideologues; he accuses them of using globalization ("global in scope") and warns that they use deceptive means to infiltrate ("insidious in method") existing systems. Remember, he is also an accomplished general and Sun Tzu tells us that the essence of the Art of War is deception.
We face a hostile ideology -- global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method. Unhappily the danger is poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle -- with liberty the stake.
He doesn't preclude the homegrown domestic concern.
Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties.
He warns of the institutional industrialization of the military weapon makers.
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience.
At this point in Eisenhower's address, he acutely outlines the nature of this group and even provides a map of where they can be found. I consider this the most important exposé of the farewell address.
The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
What group is economic, political, and spiritual? What group would have stationary influence in every major city? What group wants to be responsible for the "very structure of our society"? Can we find this groups imprints on state house and federal government buildings?
Who promises development, which we need, but whose truer nature has "grave implications"?
Every city of consequence has a city hall, a courthouse, its churches, and just one other organization...
All of this precedes the most quoted part of Eisenhower's address. Sometimes, people make the mistake of believing the farewell address was solely a critique of the permanent wartime military or the war industry feeding it.
For the purposes of not contributing to the already exhausting emphasis and commentary on the military industrial complex, I won't quote it here.
We need to examine the other points on this map.
What institution does Eisenhower then connect to this duplicitous plot ran by globalists with an agenda to slowly overtake America's free agency? Science.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
Again, he warns of the institutionalization of a much-needed industry and observes the power it wields over the federal government. Much like when he observes that the war makers provoke more war, he observes the same in the deference to scientists over the scientific method.
He is warning us of monopolies of power and throughout his speech outlines how they've used persuasion to develop profit and that profit to influence the federal government to further their aims.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite.
If you're keeping track, Eisenhower has warned a free and religious American people against a globalist group obsessed with infiltrating of federal government through the industries of war and science. He says this group is obsessed with the "economic, political, even spiritual."
Interesting choice of words, "even spiritual."
He warns us of this technocratic group's ability to subvert democracy by hoarding government subsidized profit from their promises of peace of scientific advancement. He points out that this group has an occult agenda that is deeply spiritual in nature, explaining why their promises are hollow.
There is a They and we're living through Their latest consolidation scam.