By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

“hopelessness, fear and hate and a case of world class “stupid” has made the world’s greatest military power, not only a threat to world stability but an outright embarrassment”

The French think Americans are stupid.  The French think everyone is stupid.  However, when the French changed from the Franc to the Euro, watching them taking change out of their pockets, looking at the new coins, it was as though they had a live scorpion in their hands.  One of the things I always say about the French, “they are the only country with nuclear weapons that never invented the wheel.”  Now half the Americans I know want to live there and most talk about moving anywhere, anywhere but America.  Americans say they can’t stand living here anymore, the country with the cheapest food and gasoline, clearly the best television and definitely the the best looking women.

This isn’t one political side, one race, one religion, its everyone.  At first the complaints talk about a government nobody can stand but it all comes back to one thing, stupidity.

All Americans believe that all other Americans are stupid.

That belief causes feelings of alienation, loneliness, frustration and, most of all, anger.  Americans are angry.

Every two years there are elections, state, local and federal with a presidential election every four years.  The presidential elections are worst of all.  They are increasingly dreaded by all Americans with daily polls telling them their candidate is hated for this or that no matter how ahead they may be.  Polls are simply made up, one polling company works for one party and another for the opposition.  Instead of information, they are meant to confuse, dismay and make the public feel helpless.  This is the key to everything, helplessness.

Thus far, we have hit on two feelings, anger and helplessness.  These feelings are driven by what Americans are told.  The question is, who is actually doing the “telling?”  This may be where the “stupid” comes in.  Americans never ask who is telling, government, news organizations, industry or is there really some secret organization running everything, some backroom cabal of devil worshiping war mongers and cannibals?  This brings another card into play, the internet.  Americans generally accept that news organizations are controlled by some evil force.  Many Americans believe that Fox News, the pro-Israeli and ultra-right wing network is the purveyor of all that is good and true.  Others follow CNN or ABC, perhaps MSNBC.  However, even the most rudimentary investigations show ownership and management of all these sources, newspapers, magazines, all are intertwined.  They are all the same and any imagined differences are just that, imagined.

Thus, the internet is supposed to represent real freedom somehow.  If there is any real truth, the economics of the internet could make it possible.  A website could run on donations or be financed for next to nothing.  Investigative reporters could work for nothing, simply out of honor and decency.  This is happening and “the truth is out there” but the internet is hardly a safe environment for “the truth.”  The internet may be where “stupid” really takes root, using methodologies no other media would attempt.  Even, assuming corporate control of the media, a control that has a distinct Israeli face representing over 90% of all media executives and a similar percentage of ownership, the systematic presentation of disinformation and mythology as news doesn’t come close to that seen on the internet.

Where a few thousand dollars a year can manage an internet site offering real freedom of speech, a few million dollars of corporate money can manage dozens of sites, promote them in search engines and, as we have seen, not only take over that medium also but tell the same message as the controlled “corporate” press and do it without any accountability whatsoever, without any restraint.  In fact, things go much further than that.  Where “normal” news is designed to cause fear and hopelessness, pretty-much everyone has caught onto this one by now the internet goes so much further.  The same forces, the villainous cabal,  whose financial stranglehold on media and entertainment has “dumbed down” America, uses the internet to drive many to the edge of insanity, the edge and well beyond the edge.

Stupid is one thing but when combined with outright insanity and the inherent paranoia and lack of judgement that go with it and the utter lack of discernment that stupidity is famous for, an opening is created, more like a festering wound.  The same forces that have used the media and entertainment industry to foment fear and hopelessness have been able to control, not only thousands of internet sites but have recruited “bloggers” by the thousands also.  Using rewards like trips to Israel, access to politicians and, particularly, admission to tightly controlled and carefully orchestrated “media events” these automatons of the internet, the “robotic bloggers” accept “talking points” on a daily basis, working their own blogs along with comment sections of news sites and the personal networking groups as well.

This could be considered a type of harvest, one where the ripened fruit comes to you.  There is a science to this.  Let’s take a look at how it works.  Some of the concepts used are called “layering.”  This is “mind control 101.”

Network news organizations have established, through repetition, an addiction to “information,” a need to feed something inside, a feeling of drama based on anger not unlike the methods used by Joseph Goebbels to enrage the German people at the Jews.  Where, at one time, the airwaves couldn’t be used for blatant political manipulation, the destruction of the “fairness” rule during the Reagan administration allowed financial entities to take control of, not so much just the media, but all perception, literally replacing the normal sensory inputs, you know, eating and sex, things like that.

A news junkie is tied to his remote control, has a list of “companion” internet sites that are monitored continually and basks in feelings of “victimhood.”   Discernment and reason are sacrificed for blame.  “They” did it or “he” did it.  In Nazi Germany, Goebbels always said either the Jews or communists did it.  Now the tables are turned and the democracies of the west are the target and “Islamophobia” is the tool used to push them to self destruction.  A different page may be on the calendar but it will always look like 1939 as long as the “big lie” works, and it works better than ever, much better in fact.

“Facts” established by a media that simply “makes up” the news are taught in schools as history and current events.  We now have a generation raised entirely on information fed them by financial organizations, an international “cabal” as it were, with an agenda inconsistent with democracy and peace.

“Stupid” has allowed public education, even at university level, to become little more than indoctrination.  The baseless mythologies pushed forward, the real government conspiracies and the lies used to cover them up, become an “unquestioned” part of our national history, the real heritage of an age of stupidity and unreason.  Up becomes down, right becomes wrong and truth becomes lies.  More accurately, truth becomes “conspiracy theory” and the wildest conspiracy theories, the really dangerous ideas, are parroted across the airwaves, and even make it into our schools and text books.

When Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld were allowed to stay in office and out of prison after the Iraq invasion and the deluge of incontrovertible proof of treason on their parts, America announced to the world it was a nation of gutless morons.  Bibi Netanyahu jokes about this constantly as does all of Israel and much of the rest of the world, those not being bombed or invaded anyway, those that can still laugh.  Stop any Israeli in the street, ask them what they think of America, even Israelis that are American citizens.

Another definition for idiot:

An American who doesn’t know that the term “goyim” means “stupid cattle.”

The agenda is clear.  Fear and hopelessness are meant to push the public to seeking “strong leaders.”  However, the same controlled media also controls the message and defines which leaders are “strong” and which leaders are “weak.”  Thus, “strong” is defined as favoring continual war, eliminating constitutional rights in the name of “national security” and supporting total deregulation of financial markets, creating a “pirate” class of “banksters, scamsters and manipulators” who systematically restructure the alignment of national assets.  By assets, we we mean your retirement funds, the value of your home and even your job.

By “realign” we mean steal.

This is where “stupid” becomes even more dangerous.  When simple “dumb” can bring about, not just the elimination of the middle class, suppression of human rights, but cost America the lives and health of an entire generation of our young adults who have been pushed into military service, some by misguided patriotism, some to avoid poverty and homelessness, “dumb” is inexcusable.  When “stupid” is more dangerous than any terrorist, any ‘false flag” attack or any extremist political movement, “stupid” is the real enemy.

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  1. jones  January 2, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Excuse me, Duff, while I take my last bite of GMO and take a fresh breath of chemtrail before retiring. But when I envision taking one of your fancy guns into Monsanto or into the cockpit of the chem devil, all I see are people like me–just trying to feed their kids and have a decent life.

    In Buddhist teachings it is said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. And since this piece was written five years ago, a hero of magnificent proportions, a philosopher-king, has taken his seat on the world stage–to cultivate what needs to be cultivated and to destroy what needs to be destroyed. Yes, through the fog of our mass hypnosis, the brilliant light that is Vladimer Putin will remind us of our own brilliance and confidence to create the world we wish to live in.

  2. Robert Horn  November 3, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I have lived in the U.S. all my life and I am worried. HELP! HELP! I live in a country where right wing morons dominate the political media. Please come here to liberate us!!! I am serious, half of this country is dumber than rocks and trees. There is a section of Americans who are well educated and know a lot but they are afraid to open their mouths unless they decide it is worth being beaten by angry mobs of thugs.

  3. trust me, they're STUPID!  October 26, 2010 at 7:17 am

    in comparison to sacks of doorknobs, at best, most American’s have the reasoning skills of ordinary garden slugs…if that.

    prozac, albuterol, webutrin, and fluoride have turned most american’s into walking zombies.

    those, and the TV set. nothing like a government mandated LOBOTOMY to get your skull cleared out, eh?

  4. Interesting  October 24, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Would the preferred method be to list names of people? I have small list of people who performed activities not in best interest of The United States and Security. I would like to post this list, but know Gordon wouldn’t agree to this, and he would be correct. And then another problem is when entire groups protect the interest of few, even though certain activities are questionable.

    The reference was to “controlling elite”, or did you overlook this small detail? You should get out more, and have better reference to what’s taking place in the world today.

    You’re starting to sound like the average “Propaganda” writer, and fabricated a scenario to change what someone was trying to say, and change the meaning. It’s called “Propaganda” Larry, and easily detected, it’s also called “STUPIDITY”. You stated people should not stereotype other people, and yet you stereotyped the author and others.

    You really need more practice, because you took this comment to the extreme quickly. And this indicates lack of experience in “Propaganda”.

  5. OS  October 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Yes chum.

  6. Equalizer  October 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Ellipser, I’ll bet you got a pet snake.

  7. Equalizer  October 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    double-dip “recession/depression”?

  8. Equalizer  October 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm


  9. OS  October 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    And most likely why they chose the new world, it’s the others that are of concern.

  10. Gordon Duff  October 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Our families might have abused and enslaved one another.

  11. OS  October 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm


    As not to create confusion, my mother passed away several years ago. Her name below. So maybe you can understand.

  12. Lawrence A Dickerson  October 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    In my opinion to stereotype an entire race of people for the actions of a few is the basis for hate and violence.Separate those who are the cause of the angst but leave the innocents alone.You folks has castigated an entire group of people and you would have them line up at the gas chamber door.I know full well that you guys don’t mean everyone of the Jews but it sure sounds like it.

    Hell I am at the desire for justice stage and I didn’t have to load my guns and hunt down human prey to get their.

  13. Lawrence A Dickerson  October 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    He wasn’t referring to the content but how the message was delivered.To shoot the messenger rather than the message is what is so noticeable and departing from that message..There are people on here that deflect the content by their rhetoric which is unfair to the author of those contributing their opinions.

  14. OS  October 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Excuse my language; I am trying to provide a clue. Many family has been in US for many years and understand the old ways.

  15. NavyBrat  October 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    The equation is really quite simple:
    No Hitler – then No Holocaust.
    No Holocaust – then No Israel.

  16. OS  October 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Peut-être vous pouvez jeter un oeil à une heure, je ne puis en dire plus. Ma famille est venue à nous 250 ans encore une fois, nous comprenons les Français sont ami. Peut-être les gens en nous pouvons comprendre mon sens, oui? De olds moyen de savoir. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_MacDonald

  17. OS  October 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Pourquoi “non” français, peut-être raison comme ci-dessus, oui?

  18. OS  October 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Comprenez-vous ancienne clan idéologie? En nous beaucoup de gens ne savent pas cette pratique, et ont de la difficulté tracer le clan retour à l’ancien monde. Le problème en nous est prise en charge par plusieurs grandes clans opérant dans ce pays, ancienne clans. Peut-être britanniques et clans écossais sont dans le milieu, les anciennes méthodes, oui?

    Pardon la langue.

  19. Jim Barlucci  October 22, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Look into the mirror and see all three.

  20. Michael J Volz  October 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm



  21. OS  October 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    The type of fishing am talking about, is big fish you just mentioned. Sometimes you have to use the little fish for bait.

  22. Gordon Duff  October 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    then again, i might say….nobody could have proven my point as well as you just have


  23. kapoore  October 22, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I’m not so sure Americans are stupid; I would say more preoccupied with their lives. The problem really is we have a distant unmanagable government that tells lies. I once was a Democrat, then I became an independent, and this year I might vote all Republicaln. Why??? I am voting for less government and lower taxes–at least trying to. So, I will be voting for Carly Fiorina not Barbara Boxer because Carly is against Cap and Trade, against ending the Bush Tax cuts. Americans have an ethos of optimism as opposed to the French who are pessimists. Optimism makes us more gullable. Also, we were invaded after WWII by a very radical element that had as its goal subversion of the American way of life from the strength of the family, the end of religion, and so on. The subversion basically worked and the society borders on rootless chaos. It’s very difficult to raise children in places like California, which is the hardest hit area. Is there hope? Not sure…. But having lived now for decades in a society that always seems to be falling apart but never quite does I would say yes, but that could just be my American optimism.

  24. Michael J Volz  October 22, 2010 at 11:15 am

    baloney! I have jewish ancestors and relatives and don’t hate jews.


  25. wolf  October 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Would enjoy it more if I knew Dick Cheney et al were swinging from tree limbs by their necks.

    What is YOUR suggestion…or do you figure that there is nothing you can do about the demise of your nation…so you may as well go fishing?

  26. Michael J Volz  October 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

    larry, you have proven yourself a joke—- You said your friend in south africa says i’m “pure malice” and a “brown shirt (nazi)” all based on nothing —-UNAUTHORITATIVE SOURCE.

    You complain about “name calling” and then call me an antisemite and spread defamation about me based on what your friend supposedly said.



  27. Michael J Volz  October 22, 2010 at 10:56 am



  28. Michael J Volz  October 22, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Force LAD to make up a new identity. He obviously isn’t who he pretends to be anyway!


  29. Interesting  October 22, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Comment was for (Jim) that disappeared.

  30. Interesting  October 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Sorry Gordon,

    Jim disappeared, he must have fell into a hole.

  31. Anonymous Smith  October 22, 2010 at 9:48 am




    Sorry for the caps…you people are still force-marching yourselves straight towards your own doom, and you don’t even care!

  32. Interesting  October 22, 2010 at 9:48 am


    Actually the dumbest thing someone could do, is say people who served in the US Military are dumb. So your approaching the level of complete “STUPIDITY”.

  33. Interesting  October 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

    There is a stamp on your forehead that reads “Propaganda”, and you really should pursue a proper education. What is “Stupid” is your comment.

  34. Interesting  October 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

    There is a stamp on your forehead that reads “Propaganda”, and you really should pursue a proper education. What is “Stupid” is your comment.

  35. Miller  October 22, 2010 at 7:55 am

    No wonder they tell us we should drink eight glasses of water a day, not including other beverages.

  36. Ellipser  October 22, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Stupid depends on where you are coming from.
    I’ve driven through the Southern States, they are called “red necks” for a reason.
    Probably half the American military is full of these rascist characters. I think they have alittle more common sense in the Noth-East States, and the general public not so inclined to beleive the patriotic BS. But it’s not hard to notice most of the chair tossers and inbred fighting families on Jerry Springer and the other trash talk shows blood-lust guests all have Southern accents. Those are the ones who love killing anyone who isn’t American. The South is so afraid to appear unpatriotic to the world it will even let oil companies get away with mass destruction. Stupid, lazy, and highly dangerous psychopaths.

  37. foo  October 22, 2010 at 4:59 am

    @ Bubba C

    “…You have to hit bottom before you can start to recover.”

    Hannah Arendt, in her book “On Revolution,” states that revolutions do not happen at the low point. Rather, she says that history teaches that people rise up only after conditions reach rock bottom, then they start to improve, and then people are slapped down again. It is this dashing of hope for recovery that finally spurs people to action.

    If she’s right, then asking, “How much worse does it have to get before people refuse to take it anymore?” is missing the point.

  38. Dub  October 22, 2010 at 2:42 am

    You are certainly right MK. This is a subject that can’t be discussed enough. Americans are being poisoned and that includes the gulf of Mexico with the dispersant and many feel it is ongoing.

  39. OS  October 22, 2010 at 1:15 am

    And your suggestion?

    On another note, Do you enjoy fishing?

  40. NavyBrat  October 22, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Good points AS …. and don’t forget Article 51 of the NATO Charter, which allows NATO troops into any member state which has an insurrection against its Government. Lord Robertson briefly mentioned this after 9-11.
    THAT’S when you’ll see UN troops on US soil fighting against American patriots.

  41. NavyBrat  October 22, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Good to have you back in the mix again Henk – and thanks for this; all in one place in one article.
    I still visit ICH, but not so often. I don’t like the new log-on proceedures either – especially as the outfit that runs it (JS-Kit.com) is based in Israel, so who knows whats going on with our info.
    Kudos to Gordon for an excellent site.

  42. wolf  October 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Yes Penumbra, I know about Codex Alimentarius…and I’d like to cram that codex right up John McCain’s alimentary canal.

  43. wolf  October 22, 2010 at 12:12 am

    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” –

    Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical
    School, 1961

  44. Themanfromtomorrow  October 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Americans aren’t necessarily dumb or stupid – and yes, many people using ‘conspiracy websites’ seem to be stereotyping one another as ‘sheeple’; however, this is an interesting article and this article seems to have upset some sensibilities in cyberspace.Good work, Mr. G. Duff!

  45. Penumbra  October 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Codex Alimentarius, that’s where the current drive against nutrition originates.

    Research it, internalize it, speak out!

  46. wolf  October 21, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Larry: There are five stages of grief, like when you lose a loved one. They are:

    1. Denial
    2. Anger
    3. Bargaining
    4. Depression
    5. Acceptance

    I figure there are 8 stages one goes through when the mind awakens to the truth about 9/11:

    1. Denial
    2. Disbelief
    3. Curiosity
    4. Acceptance of the Truth
    5. Anger
    6. ANGER
    7. RAGE
    8. Desire for Justice

    Most of us are stuck between stages 5 and 7. Where are YOU on the scale? Or do you still buy the ‘official story’ as parroted by our jew-controlled media…

  47. wolf  October 21, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    MK: you are totally right on the mark with your comment. The dumbing down of America has been happening on multiple fronts including not only the educational system, but also toxins in our food and water, fluoride being one of the most glaring and insidious offenders.

    I agree that in order to achieve optimum health or to heal the body from disease, one needs to detox and cleanse, and then eat living foods along with a combination of certain bio-available supplements including minerals.

    There has been a battle going on in our Congress and Senate over our continued access to foods other than factory-farmed, pasteurized, homogenized, GMO, FDA and Monsanto approved…essentially DEAD food. They also want to regulate our access to nutritional supplements to the point where they would be virtually unobtainable. All this under the guise of “food safety” of course. I think the evil John McCain introduced the first version of this bill. All part of the ‘agenda’ and all to benefit big pharma, big agra, and corporations such as Monsanto.

  48. Penumbra  October 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Some are slaughtered in the process of rising, for lack of numbers.

  49. Interesting  October 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Yes, some insects are considered fine eating by some Chinese depending on their cultural tradition. When in this country, I enjoyed fried scorpions on top of potato chips, but many Chinese would not eat this dish. However, some enjoyed the dish along side me. The Australian could have asked me this question, and I would have stated, “Because I enjoy the dish”.

    If you understand the difference between people who think for themselves, and those dependent on others to think for them, then you begin to understand some effects of communism. Attend meetings with Chinese professionals, they speak creatively, but when party members walk in they stop and often say nothing thereafter. In time this philosophy affects the creative ability, only do and perform what you are told. And this is performed through the educational system.

    The Australian was exploring the culture, and did not care about the dish. He was more concerned with answers to different questions and ability to perform assignments in this environment.

    Who said the Australian was White and European? Where did you get this incorrect information?

    It seems you drafted a conclusion based on Racism, that you created?

  50. Penumbra  October 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Larry, You might inform your friend that there can be no effective “doing” until sufficient numbers of the majority, currently sleep-walking public start talking about the reality of the situation and stop regurgitating the mantras and “talking points” programmed into them by the criminals in Washington and in the media.

  51. Bert Thurston  October 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Great article. Thank you Gordon. You’ve restored my hope in the intelligence of Americans. We may be sheep being led to slaughter, but at least some of us are waking up!!!

  52. OS  October 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    A good comment, one of my close relations recently resigned from Major Pharmaceutical Corporation because of their business practices. A Senior Chemist with more then 15 years with company, and reason, the practice of creating drugs for addiction, versus cure for disease “Profit over Ethics”.

    There is another problem as stated in comment above, the ancient practice of “Clan Ideology” that’s infected our government over time. This too has created abnormality and disease, one affect is the inability to function properly.

  53. Lawrence A Dickerson  October 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    This friend from the US read this editorial and had this to say about the pack rabid animals frequenting these pages.I think he hit the nail on the head.

    “Sounds like a couple of jr. high wimps talking about “just you wait, we’ll get him” Talking and doing are two different things.”

  54. OS  October 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    In Prussia, my family had Crest and Coat of Arms, and this represented their clan within an authoritarian hierarchy of clans. The old way of thinking, was family decisions based on order and hierarchy of clans, and often forced whether in agreement or not. My family decided to depart Prussia and pursue new ideas and this old way of thinking, the only beneficiary was highest order of clans. This ideology was practiced around the world, with leaders of clans given different titles.

    New ideology was slowly being developed, with ideal that families could peacefully live amongst other families regardless of culture, even when in disagreement (the removal of clans and the hierarchy). And this ideal could be pursued in time, however other clans could not accept this new way of thinking. It would affect their power structure and wealth, because they believe control and wealth can only be achieved through the “Clan Ideology” and old way of thinking. This ideology still exist today, and they know the United States represents the largest threat to their control, power, and wealth. (Basic explanation to the real problem)

  55. Lawrence A Dickerson  October 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks Equalizer.All it takes is a rational presentation of opinions backed up by some facts at least so that an open minded individual can make some informed decisions.I did learn that much in school and in life.

    That I am on two people’s hate lists demonstrates that I too am providing food for thought and some people don’t like to look into that mirror.It’s taken me 70 years to be able to look at myself and know that I am not the center of the universe.I took some hard knocks along the way.

    I am sorry that these two individuals are so frustrated and angry that I don’t swallow their rhetoric without challenge.I would be the lesser person if I were to adopt that attitude.I hope that other keep an open mind and search for a truth that fits well with their perceptions yet e willing to change if information comes along that makes me see the need for change.

  56. Joe  October 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Yes, I agree with much that is contained in your article re: “Stupid” etc: However, I have to take issue with you on a couple of points.
    Yes, the U.S. may have the cheapest food and gasoline, but “The Best Television” and the Best Looking Women”?? you must be out of your mind. American television has the most juvenile,violent, degenerate,innacurate,inane,lying (The News), bunch of programmes EVER!! You can’t even get the picture definition and the colour right!!

    As for having the best looking women!! Huh? Well, if long legs, blonde hair, big mouths and vacuous toothy smiles, mush for brains, coupled with their constant whining, is your idea of Good Looking Women, then you certainly have a way to go in appreciating what a real woman really looks and sounds like.
    But then I suppose someone has to blow the American trumpet, nobody else in the world gives a damn!!

  57. Anonymous Smith  October 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Why do you believe that our elections are suddenly valid again, Equalizer? Why would the Banksters ever let Ron Paul become president?

  58. MK  October 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Dear Gordon,

    Although I agree with many things in your article, I would like to correct the record a teensy bit. There may be a lot of Americans who are impervious to the truth, reluctant to challenge the “facts” of the status quo and even, somewhat dense, but those are not in the supremely large numbers that you have implied. Just a few short months ago, Zbig B, a globalist tactician, admitted that the world was waking up and this was imperiling the globalist’s plans. If there are enough people awake to imperil globalism, this implies that there must be more alert and intelligent minds out there than your article implies. I consider myself one of these.

    What is going on in the USA is tragic. It is not just the “dumbing down” of education which has reduced our public schools to little more than propaganda delivery systems for the globalist’s “free market” hogwash and holding pens for children damaged and made less intelligent by FLUORIDE, aluminum and vaccinations that destroy their immune systems. It is amazing to me that you are writing this article without discussing the pharmalogical warfare waged against Americans that has effectively stupified many, but not all, of them.

    The National Academy of Science published a book in 2006 that has declared that the safe dosage of fluoride for anyone is ZERO. That’s right. ZERO. This book derided the EPA for not stopping water fluoridation across the US. It devotes an entire chapter to discussing the effects of fluoride on the human body. Fluoride attacks the endocrine system. It frequently causes thyroid failure, impotence due to binding with male hormones and a series of effects that cascade from improper thyroid balances. As you know, the thyroid regulates metabolism and is highly instrumental in the production of enzymes and hormones by the body. Without hormones and enzymes, the body cannot digest food, produce new tissues, repair damage to itself or use the food that it consumes efficiently. Furthermore, if the body’s metabolism is dysregulated, it affects the heart, the lungs etc.

    Fluoride also binds to aluminum. Aluminum interferes with the electrical function of the G Protein. The G Protein is the “inter-office” memo of the body. It permits messages to be sent between cells, between tissues and between glands. G-Proteins are the synchronizing force of the body. When they don’t work, the body begins to “fall apart” not at the seams, but everywhere. As you know, aluminum “plaques” have been found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Unfortunately, the additional research that would have determined that they were held there by fluoride wasn’t done at that time. It is being done now, however, in China, India, Mexico and Brazil. They have published 18 significant studies on fluoride as a severe neurotoxicant. They have studies that show that fluoride LOWERS THE IQ among other deleterious effects including thyroid and organ desttruction. Finally, fluoride interferes with the hydrogen bonds in DNA. This means that it is a mutagenic substance that can cause cancers to form and it does. It has been singled out as the culprit in bone cancer among adolescent boys.

    Now, when you add to electrical smog to the systematic poisoning of Americans that has been carried out as a “therapeutic” endeavor to give them healthy teeth (which it does not, by the way), it is easy to understand why many Americans are not thinking clearly nor deducing the things that they should about the system that is failing us now and what needs to be done.

    FOR THOSE SUFFERING PTSD, I want to make an additional point about Fluoride and its role in the STUPIDITY of America. Many of the SSRIs and other anti-depressants contain whopping amounts of fluoride/fluorine. These drugs cause all the same effects that I mentioned above as well as destroying the mental ability of those who have received them. SSRIs will not only not help PTSD, they will cause more problems. They also have a terrible withdrawal because the fluoride in them binds to all sorts of important glands in the body and the brain.

    I was on anti-depressants because doctors give them out like candy for symptoms that are often related to glandular malfunctions especially thyroid problems. It also turns out that even though a doctor who runs a national chain of Chronic Fatigue treatment centers has established that the old scale for thyroid function was INCORRECT and we need more thyroid hormone than previously thought, few doctors know this and are prescribing anti-depressants for what are actually hormone problems. Fortunately, for me, I met a brilliant man, Jim Phelps, who had retired from Oak Ridge where the atomic matierials were generated for the first bombs. He told me all about fluorine and fluoride. (he has a website DOEWATCH). I performed the withdrawal that he told me about…moving from fluoridated toothpaste to non-fluoridated, drinking distilled water with minerals in it and so forth. Over a period of a year, I was able to get off the anti-depressants without a significant withdrawal. It took another 3 years for my brain to begin to function correctly and my PTSD symptoms to disappear.

    The point that I am making about all of this is that Americans are not necessarily stupid. Many are awakening to the mess that we are in. I believe that the rest might come around if we begin to educate them on the dangers of fluoride, aluminum and the other junk being pushed on them. I am extremely eager for Vets with PTSD to discover what I did…it is possible to recover your self-control, mental acuity and tranquility by getting all of these toxin out of the body. I hope that they will then pass this information on to their families and friends.

    The changes that I experienced were IMMEDIATE. I felt better right away when I started detoxing. When I added in the right minerals, my mind cleared immediately. The changes became stronger and stonger and more pervasive as time went on. I am not depressed any more. I am not fatigued all the time. I feel and look thousands of times better than I did while toxic. I also added Olive Oil to my daily regime and it seems to intensify the healing effects of the detox.

    AMERICANS ARE NOT STUPID NECESSARILY. THEY ARE MORE LIKELY POISONED. Look for the NAS book on Fluoride and a new book coming out from a doctor Phyllis Mullinix (from Harvard).


  59. Salman Hossain  October 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Gordon, I agree with your analysis. Just that Canadian women are much better and finer looking than American women.

  60. Salman Hossain  October 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Gordon, I agree with your analysis. Just that Canadian women are much better than Canadian women.

  61. Equalizer  October 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Interesting take, Mike.

  62. Equalizer  October 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Eustace Mullins was stalked by the ADL/FBI for 50 years…let’s vindicate him.

  63. Gordon Duff  October 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I could more easily make a case for hateful, cowardly and malicious.

  64. Equalizer  October 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

    At this point, just, everyone’s a psychopath until proven otherwise…

    Amerika is now under Napoleonic Law.

  65. Equalizer  October 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

    He’ll audit, then abolish the Federal Reserve…

    With the “evidence” from the audit we will, legally, move to indict.

  66. Equalizer  October 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Or, elect Ron Paul…

  67. Ken Rechtstein  October 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Gordon, I would say that Americans are NAIVE, very frank-open, rather than dumb or stupid. They’re daily programmed by the MSM-ZioniWood not to think by themselves but accept the clichés-stereotype, they’re readily served. That’s why they are no match for and defenseless against the shrewd-malicious Zion Talmudic minded crowd, with a clear cut agenda to make obedient sheeple out of them at the service of the Rothschilds-Israel interests, by deceit, manipulation, infiltration, bribes and blackmail.

  68. Ken Rechtstein  October 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Lese M., I remember very well the MSM vicious smear campaign against France and especiälly its president Jaques Chirac, who criticized sharply Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld plans to invade Irak. Some US jerk proposed then to ‘rename the French fries’, import ban on French wines-cheeses-champagnes- perfumes. Actual pdt. of France ‘Shark-Oh-Sí’, brought to power, thanks to the powerful French Zion Talmudic Mafia, had many meetings w. Bush prior/posterior 2 his nomination as president of France is now under heavy fire.

  69. Penumbra  October 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Indeed, wrong mike, Mike 😉

  70. kelli  October 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Ash, I like to think those articles that don’t seem to belong are posted so we know what the opposition is thinking/doing and generate good arguments against in the comments section. I could be wrong though!

  71. justanotherhuman  October 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

    “We will lead every revolution against us” – Theodor Herzl, 1st Zionist Convention

  72. Michael J Volz  October 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

    You may be on to something TJ—— Larry A ….Stein ????


  73. Michael J Volz  October 21, 2010 at 9:27 am


    In one post a while back, the DICK stated that I was “pure malice & a brown shirt (nazi)”, according to his friend in South Africa.

    That was LAD’s source proving I was a piece of _hit! LAD expects us to be impressed by his international contacts which further builds the obvious case that LAD is an international jewish supremacist as described by Henry Ford.

    He admonishes name calling but always goes at it gusto himself! Defamation is the privilege reserved for the “chosen”, in their usual duplicitous fashion.


  74. Michael J Volz  October 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Sorry, wrong mike.

  75. justanotherhuman  October 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Heck – if you want to get US out its present mess read EVERYTHING Mullins ever wrote and ACT on it! 😉

    Eg: Eustace Mullins “Secrets of the Federal Reserve”

  76. Michael J Volz  October 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Peneumbra, You need to have a talk with Alan Sabrosky hwo says most American Jews are more loyal to Israel than the USA!

    He didn’t distinguish between askenazis and sephardics. Thanks for the lecture on history but i’m not the novice (nor ignorant bigot)you imply.


  77. justanotherhuman  October 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Hi Gordon – if you look carefully into the 1936 documented exchanges between Lord Londonderry, Edward VIII and Ribbentrop, you will discover the answer.

    Hint: Hitler was an agentur – Himmler ran the Aryan Warlords schtick.

  78. justanotherhuman  October 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Equally, who can discern the difference between cleverness and intelligence?

    Those who can will be well on the way to becoming useful ‘psychopath spotters’…

  79. Astraea  October 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Hi there Henk! It is so good to find you here on this wonderful website, Veterans Today. SO GOOD!

    Much love, Astraea.

  80. justanotherhuman  October 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Excellent! But don’t forget the underlying mechanism of slavery:-

    Abolish Usury (aka %interest%) = Abolish economic slavery

    Simple, effective – just needs the will of the majority. Ron Paul has demonstrated clearly that he has gone as far as he can within the system. Now it’s time to change that system.

  81. justanotherhuman  October 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

    But you already have! You surrendered when JFK was assassinated.

    Great article, Gordon. We in Europe can only trust that there are many more of you, perhaps not quite so articulate but at least awake to the immense danger facing the US as a viable state.

    A reread of the following might help more people to focus on where their torment comes from:-

    W.G.Carr “Pawns in the Game” 1958

    Eustace Mullins “Secrets of the Federal Reserve”

    Fritz Springmeier “13 Bloodlines”
    and “Monarch”

  82. Ken Rechtstein  October 21, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Thank you very much Henk for this ‘master link’ jammed with high content info and references to equally important links, every person, who claims to be informed, should check and explore. Ken R.

  83. Ash  October 21, 2010 at 5:43 am

    “The Chinese person said, “When younger my parents were poor, so we had to eat insects”. ”

    I can’t believe this. I have heard insects are a delicacy among the Chinese whether poor or rich. If I have to believe what is stated by you then the impression conveyed is that only the poor Chinese ate insects. But the fact is otherwise. The ancestors of the Chinese were once the most civilized and powerful people in the world and the rich ate insects as they were considered a delicacy. What may be a delicacy for the Chinese need not be so for the European White Australian or any other white European for that matter. So the remarks by the Australian smacks of

  84. Lese Majeste  October 21, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Can we rename those greasy fried potatoes, FRENCH FRIES?

    If not for the Internet, most of the rest of us who manage somehow to get ACTUAL news would be contentedly chewing our cuds, being led into the slaughter house on a daily basis.

    What once only graced gossip rags like the “National Enquirer” now opens as the lead story on the Zionist owned MSM.

    The rest of the news is a clever combination of distortions, BS, lies and propaganda, all to serve the USA’s, MASTER, Apartheid Israel and Wall Street.

  85. Ash  October 21, 2010 at 4:27 am

    @Henk Ruyssenaars,

    Great to hear from you again…I am happily surprised..

    I feel ICH is not that honest anymore, probably due to financial reasons and some threats by vested interests…you now can find quite often some articles that will make no sense to be published on that site.

  86. OS  October 21, 2010 at 2:49 am

    And furthermore, some of these clans can not accept model government by the people. They are too adjusted to ruling themselves and old way of thinking

  87. OS  October 21, 2010 at 2:45 am


    My family came to the United States about (250) years ago, from the Prussian Empire (Germany). They came to the United States to discover a new life, and departed the continuous wars in Europe. It’s “NOT” about people(s) and their culture, it’s about clans formed from tribes with histories of one-thousand years or more. I use the word “Clan” to describe ancient families and their kinship bonds, amongst other identities. Today these clans are located around the world, and some prominent with power structures and wealth built throughout time, and sometimes gaining this power and wealth through ruthless means. The problem in US is identifying these clans and relations with others, and their purpose. I know some in US with histories of one-thousand years or more, but to understand their thinking is to study their history and movement.

  88. M. Rocknest  October 21, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Ditto from me, kelli. Actually you can comment at ICH without logging in but I’m only posting there as a “guest” for the time being because I’m always wondering when they’ll yank the rug out from under us no-log-in types again. Good article from Gordon Duff here and nice to see Henk is still around.

  89. Penumbra  October 21, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Ah well, we all have our crosses to bear. My dear parents watch Fox News (and other network drivel) most of the day. Some people just have lived too long under the conditioning to see it for what it is.

  90. Penumbra  October 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Merci Rey,

    J’ai habite a la France pendant deux ans et le plus part de vingt ans a Bruxelles.

    Malhereusement, J’ete forcee de rentrer aux Etats Unis pour raisons economique en 2008.

  91. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Larry, you’ve come a long way.

  92. Lizzie  October 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Mike V.

    I am coming to the conclusion that you are either a member of some hate group having too much fun with being able to have free expression here OR a working agent assigned to fill this site with hate speak to repell others from looking closer at it by writing it off as a hate site.

    Your arguments have only shreds of the thinnest, if any, validity to qualify as constuctive to the conversation.

    Grouping all of a group of people of a religion or race or country or size or color or shape together as being the same is predjudice.

  93. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm



  94. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Americans are about to find out what they’re made of.

  95. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Anonymous, give God a little bit of credit…He really is on OUR side!

  96. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Michael! LOL!

  97. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    andie, very interesting.

  98. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    When “they” come for your guns…and you tell them to go to hell, hell, hell…

    You just became a leader…send them to hell.

  99. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Anonymous, I’ll bet you have that 666 branding-iron all heated up.

  100. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Never surrender.

  101. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Erica, you are exactly right about exposure and rejection.

  102. Interesting  October 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Well stated,
    So after service studied engineering and other for (10) years, now senior engineer for more then (18) years. Interest was robotics, artificial arms, amongst other, to assist other veterans. First patent and invention was (18) years ago, and within one year was stole by large company. You might ask, “How was the invention stole?” The cost to take this company to court was one million dollars, in advance. Wanted to use the funds from this invention to pursue research in robotics, but plan did not work, “as you stated above”.

  103. Erica Stuart  October 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Great article Gordon, as we all know or should know it that historically the surest way to destroy an enemy who happen to be of good stuck and values is to undermine then destroy their character making brainless fools of them all. What has happened to us-is no different than what has happened to Rome and other great social system. The one fact that appear constant is the character and goals of the manipulators.

    O am a Catholic Agnostic so to say Satanic is perhaps a misnomer but as a communication description the name as defined in history fits well even without religions, although there is such a perfect warning in religion that I cannot find a better description of what has taken control of this nation. If we continue along the religious description such entity is a god like thing, or shall we say the opposite of God but with all the brain power therefore we cannot beat them at that level BUT we can beat them by exposure and rejection, like all demonic entities they fear light, so we must shine the light on them and ask the right questions.

  104. REY  October 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    VERY WELL SAID Penumbra,…. a lot of intelligent Americans on this Site !
    Most Americans (include Jewish Americans) don’t know that 95% of so call “Jews” are actually Ashkenazis , originally from the Khazar Empire (North of Caspian and North Sea) who CONVERTED to Judaism in AD 740 , They are caucasians and not connected to the 12 Hebrew Tribes of Palestine, The Zionist claim on the “promised Land” of Palestine is actually a big LIE. They were never in Palestine ,when the Khazar Empire was wiped out by Genghin Han they moved to Poland.(Hungary Russia Germany etc)
    The sephardic Jews living in Palestine and all over the middle East, North Africa and Spain were most likely part of the Hebrew tribes BUT unfortunately are treated like second class citizen by the Israeli government ( ironically controlled by Ashkenazis) WHY ?
    they look like Arabs …(we know now that mossad use them for False Flag terrorist attacks to blame Muslims)
    I have Dual citizenship myself (French/ U.S) and I agree with Penumbra People holding dual nationality should not be eligible for top Government position especially if they served in the military for the other country (I did not) ( or may be they could run for local government only)
    Peace !

  105. Penumbra  October 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    correction: (2nd to last para) “concede” not “conceded” (sorry)

  106. Interesting  October 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I agree, and always same story in mainstream media, “Simon says ——“. Without saying more, here’s the technical details of this complex operation.


    quote from above link,
    “It is considered cheating to give impossible commands (“Simon says ‘lift both of your legs up and keep them there!’.”)”

  107. Michael J Volz  October 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Did it come from your friend in South Africa who said I’m “pure malice”?

    What impressive sources you cite Mr. Dick.erstein!


  108. G Street  October 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    “This could be considered a type of harvest, one where the ripened fruit comes to you.”

    And sorts, labels, boxes and puts itself on the supermarket shelves. A two-way facility, both for us to talk amongst ourselves about what we think are the problems and solutions, as well as a fully transparent, mind-mapped guide – for those with the resources – to our defeat.

  109. Michael J Volz  October 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    You are right Bubba! Some people don’t wake up till they’re in the hospital.
    Thank God as the American Revolution proved we don’t have to have a majority when the REAL change begins.


  110. Michael J Volz  October 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Sorry to say, I have to agree. Perhaps it’s just hardening of the arteries or alcoholic brain damage—— common problems. Aspirin causes alzheimers?

    My condolences! I have to confess, my mother thinks cousin Obama is so cute and may be the messiah. She loves all jews regardless of what type of organized crime they are are currently engaging in.


  111. Michael J Volz  October 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Amen, Equalizer! Thank you.


  112. Penumbra  October 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Judaism is not a race, mike. It’s a religion. Ashkenazis are as caucasian as any WASP, Sephardics are descendants of Berbers and Mizrahi Jews are of Arab (true Semitic) origin.

    This notion of race is the deluded vestige of both Zionist and Nazi ideology, nothing more. It is the very glue that, in fact, made both ideological camps the perfect bedfellows before and during WWII.

    I would also caution against the sweeping generalization of ALL Jews as insidious subversive parasites. Ideological Talmud-following organized Jews, sure. However, there are others who eschew any group identity or ideological position, many who also are far from the captains of industry so prevalent amongst the supremacist strain seeking to do us and our nation harm.

    Where I will conceded with you in terms of getting to the root of the problem is in regard to the rabbinate. Certainly those who teach the primacy of the Talmud over the Tanakh to their impressionable congregations should be exposed and removed from positions of instruction along with those at the helm of our current system.

    I will also add that ANY person holding dual nationality (not just with Israel but with any foreign country) should be ineligible to hold public office at any level (local, state or federal).

  113. AS  October 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    No Gordon we don’t think that american are stupid, just too naive and ‘infantilisés’ by a stupid ‘elite’. I don’t know the exact term in english but ‘childrenised’ would make it…. just to let you know most of the riots are organised by the police, civilian or secret police, to provoke the ghettos… but if the movement reach December… man I can tell you France will burn from the bottom to the top as the movement will turn as an anti-sarkozy movement… and sarkozy iss seen in France as an israeli terrorist… thanks to all of you guys !

  114. Franz  October 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Gordon Duff, you’re turning into a one-man Information Clearing House!

    Americans wanting to be unstupid just need to come here.

    George W. Bush was the test and we all flunked, but honestly, only J.B.Campbell, the militia guy, advocated tearing the Pratt House down brick by brick. By now even that’s too little, too late.

    The Pratt House (NYC) houses the Committee on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Numero Uno dumb-down squad in America. A quick look shows that it’s membership includes the Usual Suspects (Kissinger, etc) but also the likes of Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Sean Penn… YES! They get together and PLAN this stuff, and we even got an address and list of members.

    Then maybe that’s suspicious too. Man, it never ends…

  115. Rachel Number 2  October 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    And then there is a group of people who grows up being trained to expoit those who think creatively, and to think of the creative folks and the stupid ones alike as “goyim”…

  116. Mike  October 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hasn’t time proven Germans were correct? America needs to get all jews out of all positions of authority-period. jews simply manipulate too much, and have too many safety hatches to escape into. “Good jew”…..”not a zionist”..etc…

    When will people learn that jews are actively working to destroy america, and enslave the world? No other race has their fingerprints all over the crime.Those jews out there pretending to be exposing their comrads are just part of the psychological warfare team, and create those safety hatches jews can crawl into in case the masses figure them out….which, they are, slowly.

    Dealing with “israel” will not STOP jews doing what they do. In fact it will make the problem worse as these jews in israel will flee to Europe, America and other western countries. Most jews do not want to live in israel, as jews need a host to live off.

    Why is it taboo to talk about their behavoir as a race? Why do we just target israel, and give all those jews living outside a free pass to do what they want to the rest of us?

    The average jew is just as dangerous as israel, they claim constant victim status so people don’t look at them critically.

    There is a reason they have been booted out of 80+ countries more than 100 times over 2000 years! Haven’t we learned anything in all those years? What about countries that try to be jew free, and private jewish reserve banker free? Why won’t they LET any country be free of them?

    Why do so many websites only blame ZIONISTS? A jew that lives the jewish life according to the TALMUD is not there to help anyone but himself. How can so many websites ignore the talmud and how the average jew thinks?

    I think Americans are stupid for allowing a very small minority to completely take over every area of running the country!

  117. Michael J Volz  October 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    six hundred and sixty-six million????— reminds me of the star of david


  118. Lawrence A Dickerson  October 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Interestingly I was sent this link just a bit ago which pertains to this very subject.Some of the comments are quite interesting.


  119. John B. Egan  October 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Either you have never lived in another country, you’re trying to bump up morale, or perhaps make a point. American TV the best in the world? Sorry. BBC, French TV and even Univision get that honor. In fact much of what we watch on TV comes from Britain (Sanford and Son, The Office, Archie Bunker..List is endless). American women the most striking in the world? Don’t think so. British, South American and Russian women beat them hands down. Cheapest gasoline? Ever hear of Iraq? Cheapest food? Ever been to Brazil? Peru? Turkey? ..Unless you mean the cheapest as to quality…Then I’d agree. Sorry..You missed the whole benefit of living overseas. Quality of Life. And I do know that personally.

    Anyway..Your rant on our politics is valid. Enough to drive any man to a foreign country! ;=)

  120. Coffeecrimson  October 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Very interesting article. I have also been looking for other countries to live in. It’s not just the media, it’s the country. We are dumbed down. When you care more about who’s screwing who than your own country something’s wrong. I don’t need TV 24 hours a day (500 channels and nothing’s on). I would rather have a job, a home, happiness for my friends and family than become a slave the the corporations. That’s what’s going to happen since the Supreme Court decision. I have a lot of fears for our country and I don’t want to be here when fascism reigns. When I want news I come here or go to the BBC or German news. I get more prospective that way. My perspective says we’re in trouble if we don’t find out what’s really going on. Talk to people. Your friends, relatives, strangers. Listen to someone else’s story. Expand your horizons before our horizons are gone.

  121. Interesting  October 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Will do, thanks.

    I wrote this, because it’s a repeat in history and wonder when people are going to realize whether our government is truly representing their interest. Especially when book is closed quickly and they refuse to answer questions, when part of their job is answering questions.

  122. Coffeecrimson  October 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    It is funny but I have a feeling there are people who really might think like that.

  123. Lawrence A Dickerson  October 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I see the bronco is still up to his usual rhetoric which is shameful to say the least.

    I must say that more and more contributors are using links to further demonstrate their positions for which I am grateful.They certainly give a jumping off point for further exploration.One of the most valuable lessons I learned learned in seeking out information is to take what I can use and leave the rest behind after ascertaining that it is not a,”Truth”.Even that discarded info is a learning tool for future endeavors.

    As is demonstrated in the political area,all parties send out election information begging the readers to vote for the person or whatever law comes down the pike.Emails flood our in-boxes and we are supposed to filter the true from the false.All too many Americans believe everything they are told especially if it originates on the internet.I am sure that al of us have shaken our heads in disbelief at some of the bologna that others are to take as gospel.Those same people who will believe anything will also defend their positions at all costs.

    To me that contributes to the dumbing down of America.The Jay Leno street talks are not flukes.Many people actually that ignorant.I am pleased that someone above clarified th difference between stupidity and ignorance but I wonder if we aren’t swinging to far to the position of stupidity.I have a tendency to judge people on their behaviors rather than their ability to quote string theory.

    This was an enlightening article and the supporting content with links provide me with ample material to peruse.I first went to the samples of math for elementary students.I was impressed and forwarded that link to my daughter who is homeschooling her two boys.I find it amazing that there are individuals who are of the opinion that they are omniscient and and refuse to appreciate new information.Stagnation of the mind is another example of the topic.

    Thanks again for providing thought provoking material.The day I refuse to learn is the day that I am ready for the grave.

  124. Striderus  October 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Damn it ! I knooow what these aholes have been keeping us side tracked from using all this sh*t made front page news…

    Remember back a dozen or more years ago about getting rid of LOBBYISTS / SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS ? THAT IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE PUSHED INTO THE NEWS ABOUT STOPPING ! We need to bring this forefront before the elections !

    That’s what they are protecting ! get rid of all them and their bribes will be exposed ! It is what keeps them going and allows the constant attacks on our rights…the buying of politicians/law

    I’m emailing to everyone I can


  125. Anonymous Smith  October 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    @ rachel: you wrote…”If we are so stupid than why do we see through all the lies and manipulation?”

    It’s just a tiny little thimbleful of us who see through all the lies and manipulation. The rest of the American Sheople have been dumbed down in the public cesspool system and through TV programming, and then chemically pacified as a deliberate act of the state.

    I’m not stupid, and neither is my beautiful wife, but we’re not in charge…and neither is anyone else on our side of this thing.

  126. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Dillman, i liked you better when your computer was broke…

  127. Bubba C  October 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Perhaps a good shakeout is what Americans need. I dont foresee this crisis abating any time soon; I believe as many do that things will get much worse yet. Mass stupidity is a luxury in the same class as Mcmansions and Hummers. Sure, its nice to have, but you can definitely get by without it. People became stupid because they could. No one was really obliged to make themselves aware of the real working of politics or media or advertising. It didn’t matter who you voted for, just as long as the boom continued. Well, now the boom is over and I’ll wager good money that in the coming decade, a generation of sleepy headed boomers and genXers will awake from their slumber. I dont think that they will like what they find. You have to hit bottom before you can start to recover.

  128. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    penumbra, i agree.

  129. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Read, Eustace Mullin’s, “Murder By Injection”.

  130. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    michael, add to that, telecommunications (you said it…)

  131. Equalizer  October 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    rachel, you are an eternal optimist…americans are acting like lemmings.

  132. Brian  October 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    My guess is you might get very different narratives if you asked Abe Foxman and Mark Weber.

  133. Interesting  October 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Sorry, wrong link. Here’s Doctors opinion…Dr. Ron Paul.

  134. kelli  October 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    My Dad is a Glen Beck fan. I would put him in the category of stupid for that reason alone. I love him just the same! I wouldn’t say ALL Americans know what is going on, far from it!

  135. Interesting  October 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    And what is the problem with the Fort Dix story? I was in this Fort in 1976, several months after the so-called outbreak. Heard nothing about any outbreak, it wasn’t until 5-6 months later injections were given regarding this story (I was in another base). I wondered why nothing was mentioned to me about this outbreak when in this Fort for two months.

    Here’s Doctors opinion…Dr. Ron Paul.

    Why didn’t the President have his children take the injection?

    How much tax dollars spent for these injections, 2-Billion.

  136. kelli  October 20, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Henk, I used to enjoy your comments at Information Clearinghouse until the comments section changed and one now has to login. I didn’t like the change either. Glad to hear from you!!

  137. rachel  October 20, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Americans are not stupid and are very much aware they are in serious trouble. True, the news tells us many things. Like we are dumb, our family values are sinking and gay marriage will be the new “norm.”

    The news also tell us the Israeli’s are just “settlers” invoking scenes of old westerns of Indians vrs Cowboys using the term. Never stating the truth in that matter.

    The news lies. We all know that. It obvious to all of us. No one really believes the news and the proof is in the declining ratings. Remember the same people who tell us we are stupid are the same people who want a bail-out for themselves.

    If we are so stupid than why do we see through all the lies and manipulation?

    We’re fooling ourselves into thinking the media is winning the battle of the minds and we are also fooling ourselves by believing that America is finished.

    We are not finished. America is down and out but far from finished.

  138. Michael J Volz  October 20, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Gordon, you say the internet is:

    “where “stupid” really takes root,” ,

    I say the mossad plan, now sixty years old to control the USA (not just manipulate it)is where “stupid took root”.

    Telephones, computers, the internet, and TV are not the problem. The problem is the amoral jewish supremacists who own and control the mass media.


  139. foo  October 20, 2010 at 6:41 am

    While we are on the subject of courteous behavior…

    Some people find “foul language” offensive. Except for accuracy in a quotation, it adds nothing to a discussion.

    Adults should be able to express their opinions — and even their strong emotions — without resorting to profanity.

    My objection is not a matter of personal prudery. Rather, it is, as it is with ad hominem attacks, that “four-letter words” lower the level of discourse.


  140. Interesting  October 20, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Here’s an example of “Stupid”, when epidemic false flag is repeated. I remember the first phony outbreak, and injections given at US Bases in 1976. My wife is also former Army Nurse. After thousands were given these injections the reactions were far worse, and were then suddenly stopped?


    And yet, more then 30 years later the same thing was repeated, another false flag outbreak. I did not take the injection then or last year as well. My wife works at Medical Center were all medical staff refused this injection. What ever happened to the N1H1 outbreak last year. I guess the gulf oil spill made us forget about that cover-up, and second time it was performed.

  141. Anonymous Smith  October 20, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Yeah, well…it will be exceedingly difficult for y’all to fight the NWO after they’ve collapsed the economy and plunged y’all into abject poverty and mass starvation. You see, that’s the only possible way they can disarm Americans and break up any little networks that you may have established…once you’ve been starved (and raped, and murdered, and god knows what else) for a month, or so, they’ll offer you a “Food for Guns” program as well as a reward program for information on “Anti-Government” activity. They will also present the cashless North American Union to the beleaguered American people and they will gladly accept it and willingly submit to their own enslavement.

    I eagerly await your response…Heck, anyone at all wish to challenge me on this? No one has ever challenged me on this yet…mainly because my position is unassailable.

    PS…I’m not going to include the definitely-going-to-happen Civil War 2.0 in the equation because that would make it too easy for me.

  142. Anonymous Smith  October 20, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Very informative link, Henk…thank you for posting it.

  143. Gordon Duff  October 20, 2010 at 3:16 am

    What we might want to look at is how Germany and in particular National Socialism changed from a policy of building a strong Palestine, a Jewish only Palestine as an “outpost” of National Socialism in the Middle East, built in cooperation with the Nazi party’s Zionist allies…to killing 60 million Jews in gas chambers and making them into furniture and soap.
    I am serious here…in a sense.
    Jews in Palestine were, not all but certainly the Zionists..which means a substantial percentage…were…totally behind Hitler right up to the end of the war.
    Can anyone put this narrative together….?
    I find it…confusing.

  144. Penumbra  October 20, 2010 at 3:08 am

    correction: (second para) “…even before any Nazi action HAD been taken against German Jews.”

  145. Penumbra  October 20, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Tj, I suspect Editor is referring to the line above where Gordon suggests that it was Goebbels who inspired hatred in the Germans against the Jews.

    While he no doubt capitalized on it for propaganda purposes, the hatred did not originate with Goebbels but was already commonly held by Germans who were well aware of both the crippling intent of the Treaty of Versailles, (the punitive conditions of which were influenced heavily by Zionist delegates to the convention) and from the widely reported efforts of the Zionist Agency in the US in promoting a general boycott of German products even before any Nazi action has been taken against German Jews.

    It was all by design to ensure both the preconditions for a second World War as well as to facilitate the rise of Hitler (problem, REACTION) in order to pave the way for the long-held Zionist SOLUTION (to the Jewish Question) of illicit neo-colonial takeover of Palestine for their state.

    The Rothschild machine was playing the game steps ahead of those used to bring about its goals. Game Theory at its finest.

  146. Penumbra  October 20, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Far from genius. Just considerable years of research and reflection.

  147. Penumbra  October 20, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Tj, could you please stop with the personal attacks on Larry? It does nothing to advance the truth nor interest to even hear the facts offered for consideration. Let’s try to use more honey than vinegar.

    Remember, people other than Larry might feel themselves liable to verbal assault and simply turn away just when they were beginning to question.


  148. wolf  October 20, 2010 at 1:01 am

    “Knowing who one is as the sovereign man/woman answerable only to the Creator, not to the artificial construct of Federal Government, is the only way to waken from this nightmare and put the system back in line.”

    Well said! I was reading an Essay by Giordano Bruno where he was drawing an anology between the movie, “High Noon” and what’s happening in America these days:

    “Great and honorable deeds are not achieved by collectives. They are achieved by individuals. ‘High Noon’ faces a cold hard fact that many Americans today will not; action starts with you. It starts with each man alone. It never starts with groups acting in concert. Individuals standing in the face of evil cannot wait around for the rest of society to back them up. Sometimes, you have to make a stand at an incredible disadvantage.”

    During the American Revolution, only 3% to 5% of citizens actually participated in the defense of the country at any given time. Many others remained neutral, or even loyal to the British crown. Tyranny almost always starts out with the edge. What is the point? The “odds” of success are irrelevant. All that matters is what is true, and what is right.”

    And kudos to Gordon for giving us another stylish and thought-provoking article.

  149. Penumbra  October 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Funny man

  150. Interesting  October 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm


    I know it’s off subject, but you and group should create a news and talk radio show. With current technology, it’s easy to create programs via streaming. It you need my help to assess possible technologies just let me know email.

    Good story.

  151. Tom Dillman  October 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Ah, P, that’s what’s going on with you! 🙂 T.D.

  152. Dan  October 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I hit a link on some site devoted to debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories, which I believe was a dot.gov site, but didn’t pay attention to the site itself. I’ll find it and pass it along.

  153. Interesting  October 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm


    I have also observed this trend around the globe, and thinking as stated in another comment. It’s regarding people who think for themselves, or believe others should think for them. Is the education system today teaching young people their job assignment in the widget factory, no need to explore beyond, just basic requirements to perform your assignment and produce widgets. I have worked with engineers and scientist around the world, and observe this lack of exploratory thinking, “or creative”. A person can spend their life solving a complex problem, or inventing something truly amazing, if they believed they could do so. Is it their purpose, or not? Many quick at solving puzzles their taught, but confused when puzzle changes. There’s an inability to manage problems that don’t fit in a standard template.

    I worked in Asia in past, and overheard a conversation between a person from Australia and one from China. The Chinese person was eating insects, and offered the Australian person some to eat. The Australian person said “No thanks” and asked “Why you are eating the insects”? The Chinese person said, “When younger my parents were poor, so we had to eat insects”. The Australian person said, “Why didn’t you get seeds and grow vegetables?” And Chinese person paused and said, “We did not think to do that”?

  154. Penumbra  October 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Ignorance in not synonymous with “stupidity”. It is merely the absence of knowledge on a subject. One can be extremely well educated, even exceptionally logical and reasoned on a wide variety of subjects, and still be ignorant in other areas.

  155. john  October 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    If dumb and stupid are no longer synonymous, where does ignorance fall into the equation?

  156. Penumbra  October 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Do you have a link for that review, Dan? I’d love to read it.

  157. OS  October 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Good article Gordon,

    There’s a difference between people who “Think”, and people who believe someone else should “Think” for them. Which people(s) are we, the first, the second, or the transitional phase of “confusion”?

  158. Dan  October 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Great article. The average American, stripped of any meaningful cultural bearings and discernment by the rot of public education, will tell anyone who will listen that he or she has an inviolable right to express his or her opinion without any obligation to defend it. Instilling this sense of “my truth” from kindergarten to grad school has been a wonderful weapon in the destruction of civil discourse, as Americans take offense, rather than take up the argument, when challenged.

    Youthful idealism is channeled into the only from of criticism acceptable in school these days, which is challenging everything their families and other sources of authority hold dear. When the eighteen-year-old student reaches college, he’s taught that any text means whatever the reader says it means, except, of course, when the student’s view differs from the equally brainwashed instructor. As the Underground Grammarian, Richard Mitchell, put it, these boobs do not even know who the authors of their own thoughts are. Nearly a century before, Spengler observed that the average citizen thinks on command, and in catchphrases at that. No animal trainer has his charges more under his control than the media, Hollywood, and our (mis)education system has the minds of Americans under their control.

    To the extent we can call the common attitudes of America a culture, that culture is, as Robert Conquest called it, a juvenile dead end. Twitter, Facebook, ad nauseam, fill the minds of our young with self-destructive egotism. M*A*SH capped the despicable 60s by condoning the childish antics of med school students as the perpetual right of genius. Science TV portrays scientists, not as the insufferable drones most are, but as perpetual sophomores, whose emotional development was obviously deformed by too many hours memorizing what they could not understand. But they’re geniuses, you see, so let’s give them control over our lives.

    Politicians, professional speakers like TV personalities, business leaders, and so on, cannot speak simple sentences without stringing together cliches and platitudes. Speaking in generalities is considered the height of specificity. After stringing together cliches like an automaton, a speaker will then say what he’s really trying to tell us in simple English, which is usually nothing, and hence the pretentious jargon. These are the best educated among us. The average American male talks like the announcers of an NFL game, thinking the inane use of mixed metaphors is clever, rather than revealing him to be a total moron.

    As to logical thinking, there’s not much to be said, except that it’s also considered insulting to the average American, for whom his precious opinions are sacred, even if not really his own. I just read a review of one of David Ray Griffin’s books supposedly using hard-nosed logic to expose the flaws in Griffin’s arguments. The incredibly inept review, while peppered with the names of most known logical fallacies, could itself serve as a text of logical fallacies. And so it goes, as we descend into Babel, twitching to primitive music exalting animal appetites, and talking to each other like spoiled children.

  159. Brian  October 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Oops! here is the link for the above mentioned article:


    Also from the article:

    Here we can hear the Zionist Blitzer rant: “Zionism is an ideology, its the national liberation movement, of the Jewish people. To deny Zionism, to reject Zionism, is about as racist an element as you can get.”

    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour is CNN’s Chief International Correspondent and well embedded/in-bedded in the Zionist establishment as she since 1998 is married to James Rubin, whose jewish, who at the time was an Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department during the Clinton regime.

  160. stevor  October 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I’ve taught algebra for years but don’t currently do it. I didn’t like the way the subject was taught in texts. I decided to go back clear to Kindergarten, and teach all the skills that lead up to algebra in game form, teaching many concepts that algebra kids ought to understand (but don’t) in grades as early as Kindergarten and that work now covers k-4 on http://www.conquestmath.com. (my goal isn’t to promote my site, though it needs promotion, but to show I know something about math education).

    The reason to teach “estimating” in 3rd grade, when it’s pretty much as easy to do “just do it” is to learn the process of rounding off and such. Later, when they get to dealing with decimals, when the student has to know how to line up the numbers properly (using the decimal point and not just matching up the left or right side of the number) it makes sense to know how to estimate so one can tell if they have a reasonable answer.

    I think most math skills, including algebra, can be taught by 4th grade, when they “learn” to divide. That’s the last operation, having done adding, subtracting & multiplying earlier. If done properly, as my games are leading to do, algebra can be learned at the same time.

    The big problem is kids DON’T memorize their math facts (times table and such). Next is the problem that learning fraction is jammed into 2nd grade and the kids don’t learn it well enough in that short period of time.

    I won’t go on about particulars, but I don’t think math is taught right in the USA and when so many kids don’t learn it, the whole system gets bogged down in going over the same thing over and over, so seniors in high school are still doing math that ought to have been learned by 4th grade.

  161. Brian  October 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    It’s hard to find insightful, honest reporting even on the Internet. I basically go to informationclearninghouse.info and globalresearch.ca and of course I read the bold, provocative and insightful Gordon Duff articles. No he didn’t send me a bag of cheese puffs to say it.

    How about this regarding “what really happened” at CNN. Perhaps there was a surreptitious plan created, which included sabotage, to allow some Jewish Zionists to take over CNN. Read this:

    The demise of CNN and its hostile takeover by neo-conservatives who turned CNN News into an echo chamber for Israel supporters and neocons and Headline News into a tabloidish concoction of crap news was brought about by a concerted effort by Time Warner executives to embarrass CNN founder Ted Turner and force him out of the corporate leadership, according to informed sources in Atlanta who spoke to WMR.

    In 1998, Time Warner, according to our Atlanta sources, convinced CNN to run a story about Operation Tailwind, a covert U.S. military and South Vietnamese Montagnard incursion into Laos from September 11 to 13, 1970, that was designed to put pressure on North Vietnamese troops during a Laotian Army offensive.

    WMR has learned that in an operation similar to the setting up of CBS News’s Dan Rather in the George W. Bush Texas Air National Guard AWOL story, bogus elements were introduced into an otherwise legitimate story on Operation Tailwind. Moreover, according to our sources in Atlanta, the false elements were known to certain executives of CNN and Time Warner with the intention of weakening CNN to the point where its executive management could be fired and replaced with those who would steer the pre-eminent news network to the right in all respects, including strong support for Israel in its Middle East coverage.

    It was CNN-US President Rick Kaplan who pushed the Tailwind story over the objections of several CNN news veterans. Kaplan is now the executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric in the anchor chair once occupied by Rather.

    CNN agreed that there were several factual errors in the story and issued a retraction.

    CNN was faced with law suits from Tailwind veterans. Turner, who lost several billions in stock after the merger with Time Warner in 1996, saw the company’s stock take a further hit as a result of the Tailwind debacle. The stock value loss weakened Turner’s financial interest in the firm, making it more vulnerable for a buyout. Turner would see Time Warner and its chairman Gerald Levin, a heavy donor to Jewish causes, exercise more control over the editorial direction of CNN.

    CNN’s editorial direction saw correspondent Wolf Blitzer, formerly a public affairs spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), assume dominant anchor responsibilities for CNN’s influential Washington bureau after first becoming a CNN anchor in 1999 and moving up the ranks to hosting the three-hour Situation Room in 2005.

    CNN Washington is now essentially a Blitzer and Spitzer operation.

  162. kenneth  October 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    interesting comment. the other day my third grader’s homework, involved estimation. i couldn’t believe what i was seeing. he was adding two, two digit numbers. i made him answer the problems correctly, and then write down what the teacher wanted to see. he took no more time answering the question the right way. my 8th grader last year got all a’s on his last report card, he must be brilliant because he does 10 minutes or less on homework a night. looking at his math homework, i could have sworn that i was doing the same subject matter in the third or fourth grade. then there is my high school senior, she has a gpa over 4.0 because of ap courses, and extra credit. in my day extra credit meant writing a report. in one class she received it when i went out and bought some copy paper, and she turned it in. geez.

  163. Dan  October 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Great comments.

  164. Tom Dillman  October 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Nice post, G. You are circling the drain.


  165. Tom Dillman  October 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Good, Penumbra!


  166. stevor  October 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    We’re not quite slaves yet. It will take a lot of work, but there are BILLIONS of people who do NOT want to become slaves and only a few slave owners. There’s hope now but if we let it continue, it will go beyond the point of “no return”.

  167. Penumbra  October 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Thus the uphill battle to show our family, friends, neighbors, anyone who will listen, the factual basis of our founding principles.

    “Anything” is not better, our founding framework of limited Federal government, State sovereignty and, most importantly, the sovereignty of the individual – under ONLY Common Law (not statutes or any other commercial categorization imposed, unlawfully, upon the people through Roman civil law and Admiralty Law) – is the ONLY viable alternative for liberty and hopefully eventual justice to be visited upon the criminal cabal and its cohorts, which have undermined “our way of life” (because THEY hate it, not the mythical “terrorist” boogiemen).

    Knowing who one is as the sovereign man/woman answerable only to the Creator, not to the artificial construct of Federal Government, is the only way to waken from this nightmare and put the system back in line.

    Excellent piece G. As one who has lived in France I understand the sentiments you convey all too well.

  168. andie531  October 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Stupidity is everywhere.

    I used to teach in Japan. Asian education is merely a complete cop of the Prussian model, involving nothing but test taking and memorization, but it has been pumped up thru marketing (journalistic puff pieces) to appear to be superior. The main focus of this IMHO, was to get people to invest in Asia. Part of the “Americans feel stupid syndrome” is this “proof” that Asians are somehow “smarter”. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    Memorization is a very good way to study fundamentals such as mathematics. If you want to give your kid an Asian education in math, it’s simple. Send them to Kumon. They do outdo us in this area – this is because schools in the US have gotten completely away from teaching math and are now teaching “estimation”. Kumon also teaches reading in the same way. It shouldn’t take more than 100 hours to teach the fundamentals of both, yet we graduate people who can’t read or add.

    As for how Japan and Asia really work, read anything by Jon Woronoff. He predicted the collapse of the Japanese economy way back in 1980, when it was just getting off the ground.

    As for Japan’s education, here is a recent (2005) article that was printed in a Japanese mag:

    Japan’s colleges facing ‘meltdown’

    Sapio magazine (Sept. 28)

    “One has to think of education in Japan,” wrote sociologist Ronald Dore in 1982, “as an enormously elaborate, very expensive testing system with some educational spinoffs, rather than as the other way around.”

    Criticism in that vein fueled 20 years of off-and-on education reform, a gradual deregulation process culminating, on April 1, 2004, in government-affiliated national universities becoming “independent agencies.”

    So where does Japan stand today, pedagogically speaking?

    “Japan’s universities,” declares Sapio, “are on the brink of meltdown.”

    Intellectual bankruptcy is already here; financial bankruptcy is around the corner; and the nation’s demography, with its rapidly declining university-age population, hardly promises an academic resurgence any time soon. That is the broad picture emerging from Sapio’s series of reports on the state of “reformed” higher education in Japan.

    Two professors, Tsuneharu Okabe of Saitama University and Yo Kawanari of Hosei University, focus in back-to-back articles on intellectual bankruptcy. Okabe expresses astonishment and frustration at how dense, immature and ignorant students are nowadays. And professors, Kawanari maintains, are little better.

    Students’ academic ability is in free-fall, writes Okabe. Simple logical thinking is beyond them. Their vocabulary is childish, their grasp of mathematics feeble, their curiosity nowhere in evidence. The latter is doubly surprising, he points out, in view of the young generation’s easy familiarity with the Internet — but the Net apparently appeals to them more as a playground than as a research venue.

    Kawanari saves his venom for his professorial colleagues. It is remarkable, he writes, how many authors’ names appear on even brief research papers, some no more than a page long. “All those ‘authors’,” he says, “leave it uncertain as to whose work it really is. If a question arises, who do you address it to? Evasion of responsibility is written into the very system” — which helps explain, he adds, why Japan’s roster of currently active professors includes not a single Nobel Prize winner — as against 48 at the U.K’s Cambridge University alone.

    Kawanari marvels at how sloppily written many academic papers are — “but that’s not the worst of it,” he says, citing an Education Ministry survey showing that a quarter of all university teachers have not published anything at all in the past five years.

    Maybe that’s not the worst of it either. In June, Hagi International University in Yamaguchi Prefecture declared bankruptcy. Others will follow, predicts economic journalist Kiyoshi Shimano in his contribution to Sapio’s series. “My estimate,” he writes, “is that by 2010, 50 universities will have gone bankrupt — and 50 others will have downsized.”

    The reason, he says, is clear. In 1991 there were 2.01 million 18-year-olds in Japan. In 2004 there were 1.38 million. In 2014 there will probably be 1.21 million.

    Accompanying this demographic plunge has been a wave of university foundings which, on the face of it, seems absurd. Between 1996 and 2005, 167 new four-year universities opened, most of them private, raising the total nationwide number to 710. The apparent explanation is the rising proportion — now some 50 percent — of high-school students going on to college. But ultimately, the student numbers weren’t there to justify the expansion. When universities must scramble for entrants — when no paying customer is turned away — standards go out the window.

    Why, then, not appeal to foreign students as a prime source of financial relief and intellectual invigoration? The idea goes back at least to 1983, conceived as part of then Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone’s efforts to internationalize Japan. His goal of 100,000 foreign students was reached in 2003, a year ahead of schedule.

    So far so good, but Japan has yet to really warm to foreign students, writes former university administrator Tsutomu Kimura, and those who come, he says, often find their reception somewhat chilly. It’s one symptom among many of Japan’s intellectual decay, to which no end seems in sight.

  169. Anonymous Smith  October 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Yes, it’s working…and soon you will be officially conquered! You’re already conquered they just aren’t letting you in on that fact.

  170. Smith  October 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    “Stupid cattle” because they are slaughtered again and again and they never rise to challenge it.

  171. stevor  October 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    The goal is for people to give up on the USA, figure anything is better, and be ready for the New World Order/one-world-government. So, it’s working, isn’t it?

  172. Henk Ruyssenaars  October 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm


    You will never fall in the traps of the propaganda-world again: you’ll see through their lies.

    More at Url.: http://forpressfound.livejournal.com/69211.html


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