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Now that the final results of the European Election are in, it should not come as a surprise to hear and read in the mainstream media – and from the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable, Caroline Lucas and their troops of flying monkeys – that on top of everything else we (the Great British public) are incapable of doing – it appears that we cannot even do basic maths now.

Since the results were announced, the left wing attack dogs and the Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable, have not been backward in coming forward, gleefully announcing that the result is a clear indication that there is more support for remaining in the European Union, than there is for Brexit.

They appear to be saying that if all the votes for the Remain parties are added together, they show greater numbers than those who were registered as voting for the groups who have campaigned to leave.

Now I don’t know about any of you, but maths is not my strong point, but I can do basic mathematics, and as every smartphone and personal computer has a calculator application, there really is no excuse nowadays.

As the majority of politicians have had the benefit of a private education, and purveyors of the news via any number of mainstream sources have undoubtably attended university, it is somewhat puzzling to ordinary mortals like me, how they have arrived at that conclusion.

If you take a look at the BBC’s own figures, for example, it shows that a little over 2.9 million more votes were cast for leave parties and individuals, and even when you add all the remain figures together, it shows an even larger percentage than the one they lost by in 2016.

Or am I missing something?

If 2016 was the ‘Year of the Snowflake’, then going on what has already been witnessed, 2017 may well turn out to be the ‘Year of the ‘Chilling Effect’.

The established order, and their partners-in-crime the mass media have, since the advent of the internet, been steadily losing the stranglehold they previously enjoyed over what people were allowed to read, see on the television and ultimately believe what was really going on in the world.

And that situation, as you can imagine, cannot, and will not be allowed to continue for much longer.

Putting aside the various elected governments, who are nothing more than the public face of the established order and their various agencies, the mass media are without doubt, the single most powerful agents of change there are, and have been hemorrhaging both their revenue and their audience to any number of the alternative online news outlets and social media feeds that are out there.

The mass media and the establishment are virtually indistinguishable in their objectives to control what people see, what they eat, what they wear, what is healthy, what is harmful and everything else in between – and only a fool would think otherwise as the evidence of this can be seen everywhere in modern society.

From what I have been seeing for myself, and what increasing numbers of concerned readers have been contacting me about, the fightback by the establishment against those who are publishing online what is really going on, has now reached a stage which is becoming not only obvious, but impossible to ignore.

The most noticeable effect of this fightback, is the number of alternative (to the establishment narrative) websites, social media and Youtube accounts that have been suspended or disappeared altogether recently, and increasing numbers of previously popular and informative articles and websites are being ‘de-listed’ from the largest search engines, effectively making them difficult to find.

I have been aware for a while that a number of articles that have been previously published on the Outlaw, despite their daily views increasing, have now disappeared from Google searches altogether, and that can also be said of other similar websites, who’s owners have contacted me over the same issue.

The agents of the establishment who operate within the mass media are easy to identify and make no attempt to disguise where their real allegiences lie, and can for the purpose of this article, be dismissed, as their objectives are clear to anyone with a functioning brain – the biggest threat that purveyors of the truth are facing, are those that the title of this post refer to.

‘Les Gardiens Des Portes’ (The Guardians of the Gates), or the establishment ‘Gatekeepers’ are by far among the most prolific, insidious, duplicitous and ultimately dangerous entities that can be encountered online ….

The main problem with Gatekeepers is that they are not easily identifiable, and operate not only within the mass media, but also within the so-called ‘Alternative Media’, on all social media platforms, on most of the ‘Truther’  forums and message boards, and unsurprisingly, have also commanded the biggest online audiences over the last few years.

You only have to look at how mainly fictious events like ‘Pizzagate‘ for example, have managed to gain so much traction online over the last few months, sending ‘Truthers’ scurrying all over the place rabidly chasing down any ‘evidence’ to support some of the most outlandish claims ever published, while effectively clogging up news feeds and burying any credible information that may have emerged during that time.

There is a purpose to this, and it is the Gatekeepers main role to ensure that ‘Fake News’ is always  foremost in peoples minds, in order to negate and distract from the truth, and to generally confuse and bamboozle.

For those of you who are still able to see past the white noise and bullshit, the Gatekeepers secondary role is to bring about a ‘Chilling Effect’ on whistleblowers and the truth tellers by using methods that are becoming more and more commonplace, as many of the recipients can and will testify to.

One method used is to utilise UK Harassment and Malicious Communication laws to silence people, by reporting blog articles and/or the comments, Forum/Messageboard posts, Tweets, and Facebook posts to the police to try and establish a ‘course of conduct’ against anyone who has highlighted their activities.

This has been shown to be a fairly common tactic, as I am aware of at least eight instances where people who have been clearly harassed, threatened, cyber-stalked and bullied online for many months and even years by Gatekeepers and their followers, have found themselves on the wrong side of the law for simply trying to highlight what has happened to them.

I am also aware of a number of court cases that are scheduled to be heard in 2017, which if they go according to plan, will bring about legislation to further restrict free and independent speech on the internet ….

The terms ‘Conspiracy Theory’ and ‘Conspiracy Theorist’  have been appearing in the mass media more and more during the last couple of years, specifically during the run-up to the 2016 US Presidential Election, and are terms particulary favoured by left-wing liberal mouthpieces to ridicule and distract from anything that questions the prescribed narrative.

Personally, as somebody who almost always questions the official version of any story, a decent Conspiracy Theory to me is something that does need to be traced back to it’s probable source, but ONLY if I think there is any truth in the story to begin with.

I am often asked why it is that I do not pay much, if any attention to many of the Conspiracies doing the rounds on the internet at any one time, and I always give the same answer – which is that I simply do not believe it’s worth spending time on anything I feel is being purposely disseminated to distract from what is really going on.

Unfortunately, it’s also my belief that the greater majority of what has been circulated by the mass media, and has been bounced around most of the Alternative Media outlets over the last few years falls into that category, and is exactly what the mass media has been alluding to when it refers to ‘Fake News’.

That being said, one should also not be completely dismissive of what the mass media churns out on a daily basis, as there is almost always a real story being buried beneath the headlines, which can, if you are able to read between the lines, be found if you are willing to put in the effort.

History has shown us that many of the events that have been written off as being nothing more than ‘Conspiracy Theories’  by the mass media, have in fact, turned out to be true, examples of this are easily found online if keywords like; Watergate, Operation Northwoods, The Iran-Contra Affair and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and many others are entered into any decent search engine.

And of course the mass media themselves, are not above promoting Conspiracy Theories of their own in order to hoodwink the population into supporting things that there really is no public appetite for – examples of which were the shameless reporting of an imminent ‘Bird flu Epidemic’  to encourage public compliance of an aggressive vaccination programme, and who could forget the 1990 ‘Testimony of Nayirah’  where a 15-year-old girl named “Nayirah” testified before the U.S. Congress that she had seen Iraqi soldiers pulling Kuwaiti babies from incubators, causing them to die.

Her testimony, shown on all mass media outlets, helped gain public support for the 1991 Gulf War.

Despite protests in the mass media at the time that even questioning her story was itself a ‘Conspiracy Theory’, it was finally shown that her testimony was indeed, false. (It was the creation of the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton for the specific purpose of promoting the Gulf War.)

Politicians themselves are also not averse to using Conspiracy Theories to negate and/or remove public opposition either, a noteable example of which, being that of Welsh Labour politician Anne Clwyd, a strong supporter of the war in Iraq, who was unsurprisingly given an easy ride when she appeared before the Chilcot Inquiry, despite being personally responsible for disseminating an uncorroborated and later totally discredited story just before a crucial Parliamentary vote on the Iraq war.

Her voice trembling with emotion, Ms Clwyd had addressed the House of Commons describing a grotesque industrial machine used by Saddam Hussein as a ‘people shredder’  into which opponents of his regime would be fed feet first, their remains then being thrown into plastic bags and used as fish food.

Without that story being imprinted into the public consciousness, the possibility will always exist that Britain as a nation would not have supported, and subsequently entered the Iraq war.

It can be difficult to ascertain what is real and what is a ‘Conspiracy Theory’  these days, mainly due to the sheer amount of (dis)information being uploaded to the internet; a great deal of which is not even worth considering in my opinion, as although the world wide web is without a doubt the greatest repository of human knowledge ever constructed, it is also the platform used by sociopaths and consummate liars, and of course by those who have the most to lose should the truth about many events, be they historical or current or sometime in the future …. emerge.

I am not going to even try and point the finger at any one group, or agency or organisation that I believe are soley responsible for being in overall ‘control’ of everything that goes on, it is not as simple as that, and there are any number of websites you can find who are only too willing to regale you with lurid tales of how the ‘Elite’, the ‘Jesuits’, the ‘Jews’, the ‘Moslems’ the ‘Zionists’, the ‘Nephilim’, the ‘Bilderbergers’ the ‘Illuminati’ a secretive ‘Knights Templar’ sect, ‘Shape-Shifting Lizards’ or even that a murderous race of ‘Grey Aliens that reside on the dark side of the Moon’ are the culprits, and it is totally the choice of the reader of those sites to decide which, if any are the true enemies of humanity ….

That is not the remit of the Outlaw, I have little time for it and I Shall leave that to others.

What I will do, and hopefully have been doing for the past four years, however, is to encourage the reader to look at what lies beyond the obvious, to question everything, and to think so far outside the box even if it becomes uncomfortable, as it’s the only way to truly separate the fact from the fiction and determine what the hell is really going on.

I also believe that in order to do that, one must first unravel specific events of the past that are demonstrably untrue, yet also seem to be as persistant in people’s beliefs today, as an antibiotic resistant infection refuses to be eradicated, resurfacing time and time again whenever a certain agenda needs to be implemented.

Some of the stories I will be looking at in 2017, will be among those that have become ingrained in so many people’s belief systems, that subsequent generations have dedicated their  entire lives  searching for proof of, and even tourist industries have been built around them, despite the fact that they are nothing more than media inventions, (and I include the Movie Industry when I refer to media in this instance) and have next to nothing in the way of proveable facts to sustain them.

Which will I believe prove interesting to some, but drive many others out of their minds ….

I have been meaning to write about something that has been discussed a lot over the years, especially among those in the Alternative Media, which is the claim that Adolf Hitler was a direct descendant of the Rothschild family.

It is entirely possible that the source of that story, was an article ‘Was Adolf Hitler a Rothschild?’, published in 2003 by one of the AM’s biggest hitters, who’s name is undoubtably familiar to anybody who has logged onto the internet, but also to many of those who haven’t.

‘Official history is merely a veil to hide the truth of what really happened. When the veil is lifted, again and again we see that not only is the official version not true, it is often 100% wrong.’

The opening lines of the article are 100% factual, as anyone who has studied real history would agree with I should imagine, but in little over a paragraph later, the writer adds the line:

‘The Rothschild’s are one of the top Illuminati bloodlines on the planet and they are shape-shifting reptilians’.

Which, when included in an article which tries to convince the reader that Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s were not only created and funded by the Rothschilds, but Hitler himself shared their bloodline as a direct descendant, (and a shape-shifting reptilian) seems a rather odd thing to do if you want that article to be taken seriously.

The article’s author, in this instance appears to base his claim on: ‘According to a book by psychoanalyst Walter Langer called The Mind of Hitler, not only was Hitler supported by the Rothschilds – he WAS a Rothschild’

The original article did not include sourceable links, but a search brought up a brief description of the book in question which reads:

A secret wartime 281 page report, authored by Walter C. Langer in 1943. Office of Stategic Services director General William J. Donovan suggested to psychologist Walter C. Langer that a psychological profile of Adolf Hitler needed to be developed. It was hoped that an accurate study would be helpful in gaining a deeper insight into Adolf Hitler and the German people and that the study might serve as a guide for ‘Allied Propaganda’ activities as well as for future dealings with Hitler and the Germans. Langer produced the report, “A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler: His Life and Legend”, with the help of Professor Henry A. Murray, of the Harvard Psychological Clinic, Dr. Ernst Kris, of the New School for Social Research, and Dr. Bertram D. Lewin, of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.’

And the report itself, for those who wish to investigate the claims further, can be read online at The Virtual Jewish Library  and is where the paragraph below is taken from:

“Though the idea may seem preposterous to some, the question seems to stem from the remote possibility that Hitler’s grandfather was Jewish. Hitler’s father, Alois, was registered as an illegitimate child with no father when born in 1837 and to this day Hitler’s paternal grandfather is unknown. Alois’ mother, Maria Schicklgruber, is known to have worked in the home of a wealthy Jew, so there is some chance, however small, that a son in that household got Hitler’s grandmother pregnant.”

The author of the ‘Was Hitler a Rothschild’ article states:

“Adolf’s father, Alois Hitler, was the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. It was generally supposed that the father of Alois Hitler (Schicklgruber) was Johann Georg Hiedler. There are some people who seriously doubt that Johann Georg Hiedler was the father of Alois (an Austrian document was) prepared that proved Maria Anna Schicklgruber was living in Vienna at the time she conceived. At that time she was employed as a servant in the home of Baron Rothschild. As soon as the family discovered her pregnancy she was sent back home, where Alois was born.”

Which claims that Maria Anna Schicklgruber became pregnant during the time she was ’employed as a servant at the home of Baron Rothschild’.

From what I can ascertain, the article author (along with many others previously) has mistakenly (or not) linked Hitler’s lineage with the Rothschild’s, entirely based on the single testimony of one Hans Frank, a member of the Nazi Party, who later became Adolf Hitler’s personal lawyer.

Hans Frank

‘During his tenure throughout WWII (1939–45), Hans Frank instituted a reign of terror against the civilian population. At the Nuremberg Trials he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and was executed’.WIKIPEDIA

Frank, who was a prisoner of the Allies in Poland following the war, stated while in captivity:

“I must say that it is not completely impossible, that the father, Alois Hitler,was therefore, a half-Jew from the illegitimate connection of Maria Schickelgruber with the Grazer Jew. Then, therefore, Hitler himself would have been a quarter Jew. Then his Anti-Semitism would have been caused from a blood-indignant related psychosis. Who may be able to interpret all that!”

For Frank’s story to have been correct, a Jew named ‘Frankenberger’ would have to have lived in Graz in 1836, and Maria Schicklgruber would have also needed to be there at the same time, and there is no evidence to support this. Neither can it be proved that there were any Jews living in the German language area of Graz with the name Frankenberger in the 19th Century.

Gerrard Kessler discovered in 1935 not one instance of that name, and the following historical fact should also be taken into account: “In Graz there were, since the end of the 15th Century until the decade after the death of Maria Schickelgruber, no residents in the area who were Jews”.

The consensus, therefore, is that there is no definitive proof that Maria worked at that particular residence, and no historian or genealogist who has researched the Hitler family line, has found any evidence of the true identity of Hitler’s grandfather ….  And there were no Jewish residents in Graz.

Hitler’s ancestry first came into question when his political opponents began spreading rumours that his paternal grandfather was Jewish since one of Nazism’s major principles was that to be considered a pure “Aryan” one had to have a documented ancestry certificate (Ahnenpass).

In 1931 Hitler ordered the Schutzstaffel (SS) to investigate the alleged rumours regarding his ancestry; they found no evidence of any Jewish ancestors.

There has always been a great deal of speculation surrounding Hitler’s ancestry, but none of it is based on verifiable facts. The only thing known for certain is that Hitler’s father Alois, was born in 1837, and that Johann Georg Heidler would later admit to being his father. In 1876, Alois changed his name officially from Schicklgruber to Heidler, which was written as ‘Hitler’ since 1877.

Even if you put aside Werner Maser’s assertion that Maria refused to reveal who her child’s father was, the claim that Adolf Hitler was the grandson of a Rothschild is speculation, based on rumour at best, and has no evidence whatsoever to support it.

Which brings me onto the other claim in the article, that the Rothschilds are ‘Shape-Shifting Reptilians’.

The truth of which will be the subject of another article which will be published on the Outlaw in the New Year.

 

References:

‘Heroes, Rogues and Spies’ (2002) – John S. Craig

HITLER, A Study in Tyranny (1952) – Alan Bullock

The Virtual Jewish Library

Hitler’s War (1977) – David Irving

WIKIPEDIA

Was Hitler a Rothschild? (2003) – David Icke

Ancestry.com

A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler (1943) – Walter C.Langer

Die Ahnentafel des Fuehrers (1937) – Rudolf Koppensteiner

Regular readers and contributors to the site, are only too aware that the Outlaw has been mentioned in a number of investigations and subsequent court cases since 2012;

The most significant instance being, during the investigation and trial of a man who received a 16-year sentence for child abuse/cruelty, after a number of victims contacted the South Wales Police after reading about him being mentioned on this site.

Although it’s notoriously difficult to secure an entirely safe CSA conviction, and obviously impossible if the alleged perpetrator has passed away, it is still vitally important that ALL genuine victims/survivors of childhood abuse and maltreatment are recognised ….

That they are listened to ….

That they are believed ….

They receive the correct support they are entitled to ….

And that their stories are recorded for posterity and then added to the public record.

To my knowledge, the event(s) being referred to in a comment that was posted to this site earlier today, along with many, many others that I am aware of, have never been mentioned by any online ‘Survivor Group’, ‘CSA Advocate’ or Blogger, but they exist nonetheless.

The Outlaw, however, will always strive to highlight these issues whenever possible, (even though they attract zero media coverage or the attention of the Twitter lynch mobs ) will continue to be a place of safety, and will be quietly bringing together genuine survivors, and gathering evidence under the radar, so that the deserved recognition, and ultimately closure, can be achieved for all of those who have been affected.

The Outlaw will also continue to be a voice for all of those ‘Lost Ones’, who have been purposely overlooked, and/or forgotten by the Mass Media, by the Politicians, by the ‘High-Profile (& Media Friendly) CSA Survivors’, by the Justice System, by the Journalists, by the Bloggers, by the Social Justice Warriors, by the Shouty self-styled online ‘Paedohunters’, by the so-called ‘Alternative Media’ mouthpieces – and by  the increasing numbers of mainly anonymous entities on Twitter, that have been so visibly vocal of late ….

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Ali Sonboly, is/was a 17-year-old Iranian/German citizen with obvious mental health issues, and was apparently obsessed by spree shootings.

He had no visible links to ISIS, the Right Wing or any other political party or faction.

From the available information, it appears that the teenager was extremely angry that as an Iranian with dual nationality, naturalised Germans did not ready accept him as a regular citizen of their country.

His anger and frustration manifested itself in what was witnessed in the German city of Munich yesterday.

It may be entirely coincidental that it was also the fifth anniversary of the slaughter of 77 people, including a large number of the Norwegian Labour Party Youth Division by Anders Breivik on the Island of Utøya.

Which is the link attempting to be made by the police.

The Mass Media and ‘Britain First’, however, as expected, immediately connected this completely senseless and entirely random act of violence to Muslim Terrorism, laying the blame entirely at the door of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS).

But during the last 24 hours, the media have switched direction somewhat, and have now pointed their fingers at ‘Right Wing Fanaticism’ which was the direct result of mass immigration into Germany and the rest of Europe.

Even as I write this, there are media stories emerging that as this is now looking more and more like an wholly isolated and random act of violence, with no links to Terrorism of any flavour – it must have been of course, a ‘left-wing plot to hide the truth’ ….

And the Conspiraloons? …. As is only to be expected are having a field day.

You really cannot make this stuff up can you?

Except those who inhabit the deceptive world of the mass media already did.

Didn’t they?

While the Mass media and the political left, weep and wail and wring their hands to decry the alleged rise in ‘Racist‘ attacks, verbal threats and ‘Hate Crimes’ ever since this country voted with it’s head and finally kicked the European Union into touch – they appear to have forgotten the majority of the hatred, the spite and the virtual tsunami of bile …. has been emanating overwhelmingly from the Remain side of the argument.

I am guessing that the following selection of Tweets are perfectly acceptable though, at least to the mass media as they have not as yet focussed attention on them other than giving them a cursory mention.

Here’s to tolerance and acceptance (unless you exercise your democratic right to disagree of course)

Farage Death Tweets

GUEST WRITER: Roy Anthony Neale


Europe in/out

With every day that goes by my anger is growing and growing!

EVERY DAY of the week the government releases a new scare story or some carefully designed piece of propaganda. They’ve already got their diary filled with a different scare story to be released on each day leading up to the referendum date. Not only that, but this has been going on for months BEFORE the official campaigns were supposed to start, which has given the ‘Remain’ campaign a huge head start, and during which time Conservative MPs were muzzled by Cameron, so that only he and his remain campaign cronies were allowed to make public statements about the EU.

The British people are paying taxes to the government, so that it can then finance propaganda designed to sway them towards what IT wants. Also the vast majority of the British public DO NOT REALISE that the T.V. channels such as the BBC, ITV, Channel4, SKY, etc are all backing Cameron’s cause, so they watch the news and documentaries thinking they’re being given neutral information, but IN FACT THEY ARE BEING FED VERY SUBTLY every day WITH PROPAGANDA FROM THE REMAIN CAMPAIGN, giving it a very unfair disadvantage over the leave campaign, which doesn’t seem to have ANY mainstream media supporting it at all. This is not only utterly infuriating and a grotesque act of totalitarian-style, communist-style deceitfulness, but also an outright betrayal and deception of the British people. Every channel and also every newspaper should be made to state which side it supports, and not be allowed to hide behind supposed neutrality.

Even more infuriating is the fact that the ‘Leave’ campaign has absolutely NO media platform on which to offer a counter argument to the claims made!! According to the official rules of debating, each assertion has to be answered by the opposing side. Every single day ends with a new claim made by ‘Project Fear’ being left unanswered and unchallenged, and therefore, in the public perception, scoring an apparent victory for the ‘Remain’ campaign. Any time given to ‘Leave’ campaigners to answer is craftily edited so that their answer has minimum impact. It’s like a football game in which one side is not allowed to have a goalkeeper, but has to play with an open goal, whilst the other team’s goal has a fence across it.

EVERY television channel is very subtly or less subtly backing Cameron’s propaganda machine.

Not a single channel gives a fair opportunity for the ‘Leave’ campaign to present its counter arguments. Moreover, not a single T.V. channel is available for the ‘Leave’ campaign to make its own assertions, after which the ‘Remain’ side would then be required to give counter-arguments. Has the WHOLE of the media been bribed or payed off by Cameron in a mass-bribery?

Actually yes, via EU funding and EU payments ( which is actually our own taxes being used against us by the EU ) to each TV channel!

The debate, if one can call it a debate, is therefore utterly unfair and utterly imbalanced. It is more like a lecture than a debate. A lecture in which questions to the lecturer are not allowed, but which the students are forced to pay for and forced to listen to.

Great!

Add to this the fact that the “students” themselves are also forced to pay 9 million pounds for a book summarising all the propaganda which it is hoped they will swallow, and which allows absolutely NO mention of the counter-arguments which the opposing side would like to give, then the ‘Remain’ campaign must by this point be feeling pretty smug and must think that if they just keep up this performance, they will have it “in the bag.”

The leaflet given out in 1975 gave both sides of the argument, but that referendum was only about economic cooperation. The current referendum dwarfs the 1975 one in importance, as the EU has “mushroomed” and is now on the verge of swallowing up the sovereignty of all countries under its power, and yet the leaflet given out this time fails to give pros and cons and is simply pure propaganda….

While doing some background work on the second part of a JACK THE RIPPER examination I am currently working on, I have been spending some time trawling through some of the contemporary newspaper reports and periodicals from 1888 which reported on the case.

As is often the case when researching articles for possible inclusion on this site, I find something which takes me off in a completely different direction altogether, which is what has happened here, inasmuch as although the main subject of this article has a link to the Whitechapel murders, albeit a tenuous one – it will, at some point, tie in with my telling of the Ripper story.

‘Jack the Ripper’ was not the first serial killer, although he may well have been the first one to ‘ply his trade’ entirely within the confines of a major metropolis; and he almost certainly was the first to operate when the general population had become literate, and the mass media had began to influence not only what people were reading every day, but also what they were supposed to ‘believe‘.

Now that last bit is important, as throughout history, and even more so over the last one hundred and fifty years, certain events that have become embedded in the psyché of so many people, and believed to be true – have been planted there by the mass media and the entertainment industry.

I am not talking about ‘False Flag’ attacks here, a number of which have been catalysts for starting wars and forcing regime changes throughout the world via invasions, as many of those events have since been shown to be entirely manufactured and State-Sponsored, and there is more than enough evidence available to support that.

What I am referring to is something that has been widely-studied by psychologists and is known as ‘Belief Perseverance’, and is something that anyone can fall prey to, although some people are more prone to it than others.

Belief perseverance, is exactly as it sounds, it’s an unshakeable and continuing belief in something or someone, that has been shown to be false, regardless of any evidence that is presented to show just that.

It’s the reason why so many people year upon year fall for hoaxes, and the reason that so many become victims of liars, fraudsters, con artists and professional grifters, as normal, everyday folk tend to see the best in others and simply do not believe that people can be so callous and would do anything that devious.

The mass media are no different, they know only too well how to sell lies as truth, they do it on a daily basis, and they know exactly how to influence and steer people towards supporting what have turned out to have been some very unpopular political ideas – a good example of this is how the British media have covertly managed to demonise the disabled, the unemployed and the working poor by way of some very biased news coverage and television programming.

Over a few short months, the mass media have purposely and very successfully divided the country down the middle, and very few people have noticed what has actually happened.

Another similar example happened in 1973, when the UK entered the Common Market, as it was known as then, following what could be viewed as an exercise in propaganda, as by 1971 it was blatantly obvious that most British newspapers were totally committed to Britain becoming a member of the EEC, the only exceptions being those under the Express umbrella of publications.

A large proportion of the population were totally unaware of the fact that the results of an opinion poll in 1973, showed that the British people were against entering the EEC by an astounding ratio of three to one – the mass media of course failed to publish anything like those figures.

Even though public feeling was against it, and even suggesting the idea of entering the union was seen as being political suicide, the Government of Edward Heath still pushed ahead and spent £10M of taxpayers money on printing and distributing literature praising the virtues of becoming an EEC member, and produced a ‘White Paper’ which was full of totally unsubstantiated claims to support their claims.

The mass media deliberately left out any mention of the annual costs of membership, or the fact that joining the EEC was the first step along the road towards creating a Federal States of Europe.

Heath and the Tories only managed to get away with what was viewed as a ‘Betrayal of the British People’, because the mass media had also decided that entry was a ‘good thing’ (for them and their owners), and did not publicaly question a single claim made by Heath or the Conservative administration.

Pro-EEC rhetoric appeared on most news and feature pages, and was reinforced by massive numbers of full page advertisements paid for by the Pro-European Movement.

Anybody who has peeled back a few layers of what really went on back then, would have established that if the mass media had done their job properly, investigated like real journalists and fully analysed the real purpose and true cost of the Common Market, Britain would have almost certainly never have joined, and would now be an eminently wealthier and more powerful nation.

Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath took Britain into the EEC without giving the electorate the opportunity to say whether or not their country should become part of this ‘project‘, and the mass media was the tool the Tory Government utilised to achieve it.

But that was forty-three years ago, and you would think that the British population would have learned something by now wouldn’t you?

But I shall assume that it’s a pretty safe bet, that despite the depth of feeling among the electorate, the numbers at the Grassroots level who want to leave, and all the signs that are pointing to Britain’s continued membership of the EU meaning the total loss of what remains of our identity – and the end of everything it’s people hold dear ….. Britain, and it’s people will be seen by the world as voting to stay within the union.

Whether that will be true or not is apparently of no consequence, because that is what history will record as being the outcome of the June referendum.

Before you get excited about the alleged ‘leak’ of the so-called #panamapapers,  there are a few aspects that may be worth considering.

The mass media as expected, are drip-feeding carefully controlled snippets of information, possibly to focus attention towards a number of persons and regimes that are deemed to be ‘hostile’, or that are viewed as being ‘targets’ of both the USA and the U.K.

‘The papers are an ‘unprecedented leak’ of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeneutsche Zeitung, which shared them with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) who in turn then shared them with a large network of international partners, including the Guardian, the BBC and other Media Outlets.’ – SOURCE

The ICIJ, is a global network of more than 190 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.

Founded in 1997 by the respected American Journalist Chuck Lewis, it was launched as a project to focus on issues that ‘do not stop at national frontiers, cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power’ ….

Where have we heard that before?

Moving on, their Advisory Comittee comprises of some of the biggest names in investigative journalism, and their homepage states:

“The need for such an organisation has never been greater. Globalisation and development have placed extraordinary pressures on human societies, posing unprecedented threats from polluting industries, transnational crime networks, rogue states, and the actions of powerful figures in business and government. Our aim is to bring journalists from different countries together in teams – eliminating rivalry and promoting collaboration. Together we aim to be the world’s best cross-border investigative team.”

Noble words indeed, and an organisation such as the ICIJ could not of course, exist without financial support, and although they do operate as a non-profit organisation, they admit to relying heavily on charitable foundations and on financial support from the public, as they also stress: ‘Cross-border investigative journalism is among the most expensive and riskiest in the world’….

Among the recent ICIJ funders are some very well-known names, including: The Ford Foundation, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Open Society Foundation, The Sigrid Rausing Trust and the Waterloo Foundation.

Looking at one of those named funders, according to WIKIPEDIA, the OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION was founded by one GEORGE SOROS, who sits as it’s Chairman, and JONATHAN SOROS, who is listed as being it’s ‘Global Advisory Board Member’.

Taking any or all of the above into consideration, would it be entirely wrong to suggest that many of the names contained within this, or any similar ‘leak’ will never be made public?

Although the carefully selected list of names that have already been published on a number of media outlets make impressive reading, on the surface that is – will the true scope of what has been really going on, hit the front pages anytime soon?

I very much doubt it.

FURTHER READING: A TALE OF THREE MISSILES