The Usurpation of Democracy by Repugnant Secrecy in Government

This video is recommended viewing as it is time for people to wake up and learn about what is done in their name.  Moreover, the secrecy that is reflected in what is termed the shadow government is the corruption of democracy through the advancement of capitalism which is increasingly about self interest over best interest.

In Australia the recent announcement of holding suspects of terrorism for 14 days without trial is a resurrection of the ASIO Act we encountered under the Howard years of great misinformation and hidden agendas.  Moreover, the Premiers of each state coming together to sign off on the Federal Government and policing authorities being able to access photographs on licences as a database and then correlated this with facial recognition software. The issue in truth is do we trust our own government given the secrecy, alliances and interference in the name of national interest or specific interests? We do not know who exactly the interests are?  The concern is innocent people being stifled from freedom of speech and bringing up issues in the public interest. This is critical for a functional democracy that values citizens rights and is representative of their needs and wants rather than those who have influence or agenda’s benefiting the few. 

It is clear from the former CIA operative in this video that those within the intelligence establishment are bound by secrecy clauses which threaten termination, destruction of finances and families if they disclose secrets which he is indicating are not for the defence of a country but to suppress dissent.  This is the reality of when an industrial-military complex is not held in check by democratic structures and is not operating outside of public accountability under the mask of national interest (specific interests). 

It is indeed the reflection of what John F. Kennedy was quoted as saying:

“…The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know…”

The statement you are ‘either with us or against us’ is divisive language utilised by those seeking to bully others into submission through demonization, isolation, smears or fabricated illegality or in the worse cast scenario either murdered in suspicious ways or driven to suicide.

The issue of terrorism is one that masks the various illegal and violent operations that have occurred to maintain control and the justification for warfare, fear, expansion of ideologies and the diminishment of civil rights.  There need not be a trade off in my view.  We have to investigate the roots of violence, who is funding it, the various agenda’s that are playing out under the guise of national security and what is to be gained by labelling behavious and no narrative on resolving of these conflicts as problems to be solved.  What I don’t hear is conflict resolution, cultural understanding, religious unity narratives, structural violence (poverty, education etc.), appropriate dialogue and listening and seeking ways to resolve problems in order to address concerns, needs as a global community that learn that ‘what you do to another you do to yourself’.  This is being flushed up for public understanding and awareness.

What I have learned by my work as a market analyst was to respect the diversity of viewpoints and for issues to become visible.  I found that problem solving flushed up alternative ways of seeing and creative ways to implement strategies that serve people.  The issues we are facing is illegality in the name of democracy and the protection of those secrets by those who are afraid of exposure.  It comes from fear of vulnerability and the belief that people need to control to be safe and to make profits.  Yet money is not the basis of happiness and it is used to buoy up status, influence and to get what is wanted without fear of threat.  So a closed shop is created to ensure lips are sealed and outside scrutiny. 

Greed is another mask that drives behaviour to get more and more.  Interestingly the more corruption people experience and legitimise with accepted reasons the more they seek to cover up and threaten those who may uncover the cover-ups.  I see humour in that.  The fear of exposure and the shame that comes with it.  Yet the universal mind is one of ‘what you put out comes back’ (law of attraction) and also ‘what you resist persists.’  These are dynamic laws where energy response occurs and this cannot be manipulated.  Life is an experience or a mystery that has its own rhythm yet responding to FATE – from all thoughts everywhere.  I feel the times we are moving through are exposing what has been kept secret as we move towards a significant global transition.  It is like coming clean after a storm or a dispute, people finally revealing the truth of matters.  This is essential if we are to move to a renewable trajectory.  At the end literally we realise we are ONE.   My near death research revealed this to me.  I can see that what goes around comes around and we are here to learn about ourselves and others.  So how do we as global citizens handle the news that the world is not what it seems?

What would love do next? I can see change. 

Here is a video that reveals what is going on behind the mask of the CIA and the shadow government secrecy that is maintained in the name of national or special interests.  It speaks of the illegality that has been sanctioned by sections of government or beyond government (secret clearances) and maintained by thousands employed in security industries for fear of threats and persecution. This is not democracy and if it allowed to continue we will head into a future that serves no-one.  It is for all to ask themselves – does this serve us? Does this truly serve the intelligence community?  Does this serve the future of peace.


Mohandas Gandhi

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”