The Invisible Fist: Military in the Context of Everything Else
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By Vicky Davis • September 28, 2017
In 1997, Michael Douglas starred in a movie titled The Game. The brief description of the movie on IMDB goes like this:
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
I remembered that movie as I was trying to think of how to explain The Helsinki Game: Battle of Ideas and Systems in such a way that people would understand that it’s real and it’s what is breaking apart our country.
The game began in 1975 when Gerald Ford signed the Helsinki Final Act and in 1982, when Ronald Reagan accepted the challenge of the Soviets to a Battle of Ideas and Systems, the playing field was defined: security, economic and human dimension. The purpose of the game was: Whose ideology and systems of governing would prevail – The communist ideology and systems of the East or the capitalist ideology and systems of the west.
Normalcy bias will prevent most people from accepting the fact that we were set up by the leaders of our own respective countries for a psychotic, real time game for global totalitarian control. Why would they do it this way rather than fighting it out man-to-man? Because the fear they used to create the east-west divide was nuclear annihilation for both sides. That interrupts commerce. Besides, combat is a man’s game. Women can’t play effectively. In an all out war of ideas and systems, women can play equally as well as men. It should be noted that while I use the language of games, it is not a game. It is a deadly serious contest for global control and the future of humanity.
From 1982 through 1989, George P. Shultz was the Secretary of State. Obviously, in an international contest of this magnitude, the Secretary of State is like the Supreme Allied Commander of Diplomacy. A paper found on the Rand Corporation website titled: The Case of the Soviet Union: The Dictator’s Dilemma quotes George Shultz:
Totalitarian societies face a dilemma: either they try to stifle these [information and communication] technologies and thereby fall further behind in the new industrial revolution, or else they permit these technologies and see their totalitarian control inevitably eroded. In fact, they do not have a choice, because they will never be able entirely to block the tide of technological advance. George Shultz, 1985.
A little farther down in the paper, the author sums up the dilemma more succinctly:
The dictator may be stuck with a stark choice between securing the rewards of either the invisible hand or the iron fist, market success or social control.
The obvious solution to the Dictator’s Dilemma is: The Invisible Fist.
Ubiquitous computing combined with the partnership between government and corporations has resulted in a technocratic tyranny that is in fact, an Invisible Fist.
The following are a few excerpts at the beginning of the paper, Dictator’s Dilemma (with emphasis added):
The Role of Information
Proselytizing his Foreign Affairs thesis, the U.S. Secretary of State held a continuing “‘information age’ classroom in the Kremlin” in preparation for presidential summits. Shultz claimed in his memoirs that these tutoring sessions had a “profound impact” on Gorbachev. Recalling meetings in Moscow before the 1985 Geneva summit, Shultz wrote:
I then talked about the information age. . . . “Society is beginning to reorganize itself in profound ways. Closed and compartmented societies cannot take advantage of the information age. People must be free to express themselves, move around, emigrate and travel if they want to, challenge accepted ways without fear. Otherwise they can’t take advantage of the opportunities available. The Soviet economy will have to be radically changed to adapt to the new era.” Far from being offended, Gorbachev lighted up, “You should take over the planning office here in Moscow, become the new head of Gosplan [the Soviet ministry charged with economic planning], because you have more ideas than they have.” (591)
Gorbachev did seem to have learned the lessons well. Three years later, speaking before the General Assembly of the United Nations, he announced,
The newest techniques of communications, mass information and transport have made the world more visible and more tangible to everyone. International communication is easier now than ever before. Nowadays, it is virtually impossible for any society to be “closed.” (1988)
George Shultz, our Supreme Allied Commander of Diplomacy set the stage for information and communications technology to be the weapons in The Helsinki: Battle of Ideas and Systems and Gorbachev’s reference to transport is an indicator that systems for transportation were the initial focal point.
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President Gerald Ford – Remarks in Helsinki
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