The Impact of Science on Society, is a book written by Bertrand Russell. It was first published in 1952.
Some key quotes:
“For some reason which I have failed to understand, many people like the system [scientific totalitarianism] when it is Russian but disliked the very same system when it was German. I am compelled to think that this is due to the power of labels; these people like whatever is labelled ‘Left’ without examining whether the label has any justification.”- p56
“The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.” – p41
“The completeness of the resulting control over opinion depends in various ways upon scientific technique. Where all children go to school, and all schools are controlled by the government, the authorities can close the minds of the young to everything contrary to official orthodoxy. Printing is impossible without paper, and all paper belongs to the State. Broadcasting and the cinema are equally public monopolies.” – p57
“Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.” – p62
“War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove effective. If a Black Death could spread throughout the world once in every generation, survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. There would be nothing in this to offend the conscience of the devout or to restrain the ambition of nationalists. The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of it? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s.” – p116 – p117
“Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton. (The Aztecs kept a domesticated alien tribe for the purposes of cannibalism. Their regime was totalitarian)” – p63
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- Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society
Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.
- Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society
With the restraints of moral conventions and democracy dispensed with, the new utopia offers the holy grail of all dictators: Control over life itself. Yet some of that control has existed for decades in spite of our notionally free and democratic societies. Science offers the great advantage that very few people can understand it. Whoever pays for its conduct and its presentation in the popular media can dictate the consensus on any given issue, simply by asserting that his committee of experts are the most distinguished. The less well funded and represented dissenters are labeled the dangerous 'quacks' and 'junk scientists'.
And this is how the petrochemical-pharmaceutical cartel has killed, injured, and sterilized millions of people over the last hundred years. The same forces that supported Hitler have continued to operate covertly ever since.
Population control is multi-faceted. It includes: Reducing the number of people; eugenics; reducing intelligence levels; mind control; increasing poverty; and creating financial dependence on the pharmaceutical industry. Various facets of the population control agenda can be served simultaneously by the same device.
Facing up to this 21st century holocaust merely requires an acknowledgement of the moral position of its elevated sponsors. Some might be unashamedly evil but most are Malthusians who believe that the there is no sanctity in human life. To 'save the planet' we must kill off most of the people, so said Jacques Cousteau in the UNESCO Courier of November 1991:
The damage people cause to the planet is a function of demographics - it is equal to the degree of development. One American burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes ... This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it. (1)
Bertrand Russell, one of the twentieth century's most eminent philosophers, said the same in his book, The Impact of Science on Society:
At present the population of the world is increasing ... War so far has had no great effect on this increase ... I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others ... If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation, survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full...(2)
Russell also supported the idea of engineering human beings to meet social requirements:
Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.
The Nazis were more scientific than the present rulers of Russia. . . . If they had survived, they would probably have soon taken to scientific breeding. Any nation which adopts this practice will, within a generation, secure great military advantages. The system, one may surmise, will be something like this: except possibly in the governing aristocracy, all but 5 per cent of males and 30 per cent of females will be sterilized. The 30 per cent of females will be expected to spend the years from eighteen to forty in reproduction, in order to secure adequate cannon fodder. As a rule, artificial insemination will be preferred to the natural method. . . .
Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton. (3)
The progressively dumbed down society described in Brave New World is desirable to those in the ruling class who believe in 'command and control'. However, with the internet serving as a counter-weight to official disinformation, we can now afford ourselves some protection against a health catastrophe we might otherwise endure at their hands.
14.1 FUNDING POPULATION CONTROL
Displayed on Rockefeller University's website homepage on 3 December 2003, was a picture of a crowded city market with the following caption beneath:
It took from the beginning of time until 1950 to put the first 2.5 billion people on the planet. Yet in the next half-century, an increase that exceeds the total population of the world in 1950 will occur, So writes Joel E. Cohen, Ph.D., Dr.P.H., professor and head of the Laboratory of Populations at The Rockefeller University and Columbia University, in a Viewpoint article in the November 14 issue of the journal Science.(4)
Limiting population growth has been a preoccupation of the European and American elite throughout the twentieth century. The Population Council was established in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller III. The multi-billion dollar World Wildlife Fund is sponsored by British and Dutch Royalty and the elite environmental think-tank, The Club of Rome, counts several world leaders amongst its members. The U.N.'s population control activities receive funding from all the major charitable foundations, especially the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. Ted Turner's $1 billion United Nations Foundation and the $24 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are entirely devoted to population control activities although they are disguised as public health campaigns.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the single largest international source of overt funding for population and reproductive health programmes. Since it began operations in 1969, the Fund has provided nearly $6 billion in 'assistance' to developing countries.(5)The UNFPA only manages one quarter of the world's population control budget for developing countries, which is in excess of $1 billion per year.(6) The Netherlands, Britain, and Japan were by far the biggest funders of UNFPA in 2001, providing almost 50% of the total $396 million.(7) Meanwhile the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gives substantially more money to population control programmes than to healthcare and food assistance.(8)
14.2 AIMS AND METHODS - THE ART OF KILLING QUIETLY
The population control agenda is presented to the public as a universal concern for planetary resources and environmental pollution, and to a lesser degree, socio-economic deprivation, women's rights, and reproductive health. Whatever the truth of these arguments, the point is that population 'control' is coercive. The policy papers on population control contain objectives that are so extreme that coercion would certainly be needed to meet them. The 1972 benchmark environmentalist publication, The Limits To Growth, predicted planetary meltdown by 2050 unless radical limits to population growth were imposed. In 1974, this was translated into hard U.S. national security policy by National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger. His lengthy National Security Study Memorandum 200 laid out the aims, timescale, and methods of U.S. foreign policy for limiting the population growth of 'lesser developed countries'.(9) Measures were to be taken to keep the world's population growing beyond 8 billion, meaning 500 million fewer people by year 2000 and 3 billion fewer by 2050. However, many suspect that this is nowhere near the real target of the elite and their Malthusian collaborators, which is to cut the world's current population in half. The American population control think tank, Negative Population Growth Inc., recommended in 1992 that the population of the U.S. should be 125-150 million, requiring a 50% cut from its current level.(10) In 1995, the same think-tank published a study recommending an 80% reduction in global population. (11)
In NSSM 200, Henry Kissinger stated that no single approach would 'solve' the population problem. Multiple and seemingly unconnected approaches are also less likely to attract attention. Here follows a short-list of these approaches.
The environmental movement has been an important tool for justifying population reduction. As The Daily Telegraph recently reported, banning the pesticide DDT in the early 1970s was a huge victory for the population controllers. DDT was introduced as an insecticide in the 1940s and promised to eradicate malaria, one of the world's biggest natural killers. Despite all the scientific evidence to the contrary, the powerful environmental lobby declared it dangerous, and so it was banned. As a result, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to malaria unnecessarily.(12) Alexander King, president of the The Club of Rome, confirmed the real purpose of the ban:
My own doubts came when DDT was introduced. In Guyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria. So my chief quarrel with DDT,in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem.(13)
14.4 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND WESTERN MEDICINE
THE DRUGS TRUST
The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-trillion dollar business, and healthcare spending consumes a significant proportion of Western GDP. One family in particular has played a key role in the development of the pharmaceutical industry - The Rockefellers. As described in chapters 2 and 4, the Rockefellers invested in the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant, I.G. Farben in the 1930s. Sterling Drug, Inc., was the main cog and largest holding company in the Rockefeller drug empire during the first half of the 20th Century.(14)Today, Rockefeller owned Bristol- Myers Squibb Inc. accounts for nearly half of the chemotherapy sales in the world.(15)
The five leading private medical research institutes in the U.S. are either controlled by, or affiliated to, the Rockefellers: Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories. These institutes conduct cutting edge medical research which affects the world's entire health care system.
A brief chronology of the establishment of health and educational institutions by John D. Rockefeller:
1889 -1909 The University of Chicago
1901 The Rockefeller Institute For Medical Research, now Rockefeller University
1909 Rockefeller Sanitary Commission for Eradication of Hookworm Disease
1910 In partnership with the Harriman family, funded the Station for Experimental Evolution and Eugenics Records Office in Cold Spring Harbour.
1914 The China Medical Board (16)
The $65 million endowment of the Rockefeller Institute dwarfed the budget of the Public Health Service in the first three decades of 20th century.(17) Rockefeller University is a world leading centre for pharmaceutical medicine. Its website boasts:
In its history, Rockefeller has been associated with 22 Nobel laureates and 18 Lasker Award recipients. Five faculty members have been named MacArthur Fellows and 11 have garnered the National Medal of Science, the highest science award given by the United States. And, 34 Rockefeller faculty are elected members of the National Academy of Sciences... Rockefeller forges collaborations with biotech and pharmaceutical companies as needed to speed research findings into development to improve patient care.(18)
The world's premier AIDS research institution, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Centre, is affiliated to the Rockefeller University by academic, infrastructural, and administrative ties.(19) Established in 1991, ADARC is the world's largest private research laboratory devoted solely to biomedical research on HIV/AIDS and is currently co-leading China's largest AIDS 'treatment programme'.(20) Rockefeller owned Time magazine voted their man at ADARC, Dr David Ho, 'Man of The Year' in 1996.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has worked in partnership with the Rockefeller University since 1986.(21) Founded in 1953, at close of financial year 2002, Howard Hughes Medical Institute endowment was $10.3 billion making it the second largest philanthropy in the USA after the $24 billion Bill Gates Foundation.(22) HHMI currently employs seven Nobel prize winners. (23) Current Trustees include James A Baker III and CEO of the Hughes Corporation, William R Lummis. In 1987 World Bank President, James D Wolfensohn, was elected as trustee. (24)
The Rockefeller University has close ties with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.(25) During early 1970s Laurence S. Rockefeller sat on the board of the Memorial Sloan -Kettering Cancer Centre and was trustee of the Sloan Foundation.(26)The Rockefeller University archive reveals that the Rockefellers provided substantial endowment for Memorial Sloan-Kettering. The New York Cancer Hospital, founded in 1884, was one of the first hospitals devoted entirely to the research and treatment of cancer. Later known as the General Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases (1899-1916), and then as Memorial Hospital, it was vastly expanded and modernized in 1936 as a result of contributions by John D. Rockefeller II and the General Education Board. The Sloan foundation was founded in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan Chairman of General Motors. In 1945, the Sloan-Kettering Institute was created to conduct intensive research in oncology. In 1960 the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center was formed to serve as an administrative umbrella for the hospital and institute.(27) Rockefeller's modernization involved relocating Memorial to a new site just across the street from Rockefeller University. (28) Nelson A. Rockefeller was a Member of Westchester County (NY) Board of Health from January 1933 to June 1953.(29) Westchester became home to the Phelps Hospital founded in 1952 with Rockefeller money. With a donation of 66 acres on the Hudson River and $500,000 by the Arthur Curtis James Foundation, along with a pledge of $800,000 toward the project by John D. Rockefeller II, the new hospital was born.(30) The Phelps Hospital is now one of the sites of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre.(31) James Robinson III, Chairman of the MSKCC board of Overseers and Managers, is also a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Richard Gelb, Vice-Chairman of the MSKCC board, is also Bristol-Myers Chairman of the Board. Richard Furlaud, another MSKCC board member, recently retired as Bristol-Myers' president.(32)
The Station for Experimental Evolution and The Eugenics Records Office was endowed with funds from the Rockefeller and Harriman families in 1910.(33) Since the 1970s, the re-named Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories have been home to the world's cutting edge research programmes on cancer as well as research in neurobiology, plant genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. James Watson, co-discoverer of DNA, was its Director from1969 to 1994 and it is undertaking work to map the human genome on behalf of The Human Genome Project.(34) The early research into eugenics at Cold Spring was mirrored by the Rockefellers' funding of racial hygiene research in Germany at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry in Munich and The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Eugenics, and Human Heredity in Berlin in the late 1920s.(35)
However, the roots of this pharmaceutical stranglehold penetrate deep into the American education system. In 1910, a report was produced by the American Medical Association that changed the course of medical history. Previously, American medical education had been unregulated and suffered a bad reputation. Seeing an opportunity, the Carnegie Foundation offered to produce guidelines and qualifications for medical schools on behalf of the AMA. The Flexner Report, named after Abraham Flexner of the Carnegie Foundation, included recommendations to strengthen courses in pharmacology. Rockefeller and Carnegie then commenced to pour money into those institutions which conformed to the new requirements. To date, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, Sloan, kellogg and other foundations have showered over a billion dollars on the medical schools of America. (36)
According to The Drug Story by Maurice Bealle, an investigation into Rockefeller influence on medicine, the Rockefeller Foundation was the single largest contributor to American medical education:
Harvard, with its well-publicized medical school, has received $8,764,433 of Rockefeller's Drug Trust money, Yale got $7,927,800, Johns Hopkins $10,418,531, Washington University in St. Louis $2,842,132, New York's Columbia University $5,424,371, Cornell University $1,709,072, etc., etc.(37)
The Rockefellers and their alumni have held key positions directing American public health, and were directly involved with the establishment of American public health institutions. In 1938 Jewish German researchers fleeing Hitler were welcomed at the newly founded National Institutes of Health, built on a private estate in Bethesda donated by John D. Rockefeller.(38)This is still the home of the NIH today. Nelson A. Rockefeller was Under Secretary of Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from June 1953 to January 1955. Prior to this appointment he was Chairman, Special Committee on Defense Organization from February to April 1953 and afterwards, Consultant to Secretary of Defense on Organization of the Department of Defense from January to April 1958. Between January 1953 and December 1958 he was Chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on Government Organization. Rockefeller took the HEW job to reorganize the health department to meet the secrecy requirements of U.S. biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons programme which required substantial testing on unwitting American and Canadian citizens, as described in the section on AIDS below.(39) Laurence S. Rockefeller was also on the board of the Community Blood Council of Greater NY, funded by the Sloan Foundation. (40) Rockefeller University faculty boasts 34 National Academy of Science members and eight of the New York Academy of Sciences' Council currently work for Rockefeller connected companies or institutions. (41)
THE BUSINESS WITH DISEASE
Charges of genocide against the Drugs Trust are appropriate on three counts: 1) Most pharmaceuticals do not cure diseases; 2) Pharmaceuticals kill and injure vast numbers of people; 3) Pharmaceuticals are forced upon the public by governments and effective alternatives are denied.
Given the first two charges, it might seem impossible for the third to be accomplished in a free society. This is how it's done: 1) Laws and regulations controlling medical treatments, mainly administered by agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. and The Medicines Control Agency in the U.K. mandate which treatments are safe, effective, and legal; 2) Professional medical associations who licence doctors dictate what treatments can be prescribed; 3) The British and European model of socialized medicine allows the government health departments to decide health policy and purchase treatment on behalf of the public which very rarely includes non-drug based treatments; 4) Medical research bodies controlled by the Drugs Trust and the government, influence the policies of the previous three. 1, 2, and 3 are the enforcement arm of the cartel whilst method 4 is the propaganda arm. In this way western public health-care system is the epitome of fascism: The corporations use government to enforce a cartel at the expense of the public interest.
Recent articles in the mainstream media and medical journals have revealed the tip of the public death-care iceberg. Killing 250,000 patients a year, doctors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the Journal of American Medical Association.(42)
A recent editorial in The Lancet (Vol. 359, No. 9313; 2002) warned of the corruption of Western medicine by drug companies. The editors of this most esteemed scientific journal asked, "Just how tainted has medicine become [by pharmaceutical industry payoffs]?" They concluded, "Heavily, and damagingly so," urging "doctors who support this culture for the best of intentions" to "have the courage to oppose practices that bring the whole of medicine into disrepute." (43)Up to half the articles on drugs which appear in mainstream medical journals are written by ghost writers employed by drug companies not the named authors.(44)
Congressman Dan Burton has been investigating vaccines for four years as Chairman of the Dan Burton Committee on Government Reform on The Status of Research into Vaccine Safety and Autism. He believes that conflicts of interest at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are a problem, particularly on the vaccine advisory panel:
This presents a real paradox when the CDC routinely allows scientists with blatant conflicts of interest to serve on influential advisory committees that make recommendations on new vaccines, as well as policy matters... All the while these same scientists have financial ties, academic affiliations, and other vested interests in the products and companies for which they are supposed to be providing unbiased oversight.(45)
Dr Matthias Rath, research colleague of Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling and Director of Cardiovascular Research at the Linus Pauling Institute in Palo Alto, California, is a world expert in nutritional medicine.(46) On 14th June 2003, Dr Rath filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court in The Hague against the pharmaceutical industry. The charges brought were 'genocide' and other 'crimes against humanity', committed in connection with the pharmaceutical industry's business with disease:
The accused willfully and systematically maintain cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetic complications and other diseases, cancer, infectious diseases including AIDS, osteoporosis and many other of today's most common diseases that are recognized to be largely preventable by natural means. The accused have deliberately caused the unnecessary suffering and premature death of hundreds of millions of people. The accused systematically and deliberately prevent the eradication of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other diseases by obstructing and blocking the dissemination of life-saving information on the health benefits of natural non-patentable therapies. Thereby, the accused have deliberately caused further unnecessary suffering and the premature death of hundreds of millions of people. The accused deliberately and systematically expand existing diseases and creating new diseases by manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical drugs with short-term symptomatic relief but with known and detrimental long-term side-effects. Thereby the accused have deliberately caused further unnecessary suffering and premature death of hundreds of millions of people. (47)
In 1996 the U.N. Codex Alimentarius Commission launched a world-wide initiative to restrict access to natural medicines. The Codex has been translated into hard law by the E.U.(48) In August 2005, The European Food Supplements Directive will become law across the E.U. including the U.K.. This will remove over 5000 vitamin formulations from U.K. shops and dramatically cut the dosage of many others. The Herbal Medicines Directive under consideration by the European Parliament will prevent any new herbal formulas ever coming onto the market and remove any herbal product which hasn't had a proven track record in the E.U.. The Pharmaceuticals Directive seeks to expand the scope of the drug classification. In its current wording even food or water can be included as a substance which 'restores, corrects, or modifies physiological functions'.
The banning of over-the-counter natural medicine will create a two tier planetary health system as the E.U. laws are imposed in other countries under World Trade Organization 'harmonization' rules which will include America. Natural Medicines will be available on prescription only for those that can afford to pay for private consultations whilst the state-run health-care systems will continue to prescribe pharmaceuticals to the public. In this way, the elite will blatantly deny most people access to ground-breaking life-extension herbal and vitamin formulations that they themselves will continue to enjoy.
Dr Rath states that 'No sinister dark men stand behind the unethical plans of the 'Codex Alimentarius" commission, but unscrupulous shareholders and investors of the pharmaceutical industry bank on it'. (49) However, the controlling stake in the pharmaceutical industry is held by the same tiny cabal that controls all other major industries. They are committed to planetary de-population as their policy papers show. It is not, therefore, just about making money.
A challenge to the E.U. Food Supplements Directive is currently being mounted in the European Court of Justice by the Alliance for Natural Health (see http://www.alliance-natural-health.org/).
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14.6 VACCINATION: THE WEAPON OF CHOICE
VACCINES FOR STERILIZATION
14.7 MIND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
ELECTROMAGNETIC MIND CONTROL
14.13 GM FOOD
14.14 WEATHER MODIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
14.16 EUGENICS: THE FINAL SOLUTION
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