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Unveiling the Governing Class
A Resource Guide
In 2021, I published a lengthy compendium of independent sources of news and information entitled How to Inform Oneself While Living Under a Censorship Regime. This shorter research guide is a companion to that one, and it is also intended as a companioning reference to a series of articles I am now about to publish in 2023 that are meant to summarize my broad understanding of how the ruling powers of our world are organized, how they operate, what their attitudes are, and how they were formed.
I spent much of 2022 delving deep into these matters, sorting through various sources of independent media, scouring through interviews and articles, weeding out hyperbole and speculation, and arriving at a synthesis from verifiable historical research and journalism by which to understand these matters. I am now closing the chapter on this phase of research in my work so I may return my focus to my deeper callings of philosophy, psyche, and spirit. This resource guide serves to assist in that process as I will not provide extensive citations in my companion articles, but instead offer this guide as a starting point for readers who wish to challenge or verify my conclusions, or dive into research on these matters themselves, for their own education.
To summarize my findings, the locus of power and control that shapes and operates political, economic, military, and technological developments in our world can be found in the financial sector. Its leaders are the people who wield the greatest control and influence over central banks and the largest conglomerations of capital adjacent to these, which are organized in various ways. These oligarchic networks are not a monolith—they do vie and contend with each other—but like the Five Families of the Cosa Nostra, they are also united by shared interests.
Indeed, the best way to understand how these power centers operate is to recognize them as a form of organized crime. It is widely understood that organized crime networks operate as secret societies with internal arrangements of hierarchical structuring and exclusive membership. However, the organized crime networks that sit at the nexus of finance are differentiated from the mob, mafia, and other criminal enterprises in that their subsidiaries write and enforce the laws of nations. In other words, when comparing the power of organized crime networks, the understanding to be reached is that the most powerful of these networks are identified as such because their rule becomes official law and policy, while less powerful networks must instead contend with the threat of official law and policy.
This form of structured rule is neither shocking, nor surprising, and is indeed evident to any student of history who has explored the plots and intrigues that guided and controlled the structure and exercise of power in countless empires and cultures, from Ancient Rome to Byzantium— from China, Japan, and England—to Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Europe. This can be understood, and I believe is best understood, as the usual and expected condition of organized power found in highly complex and interconnected cultures and societies. The level of secrecy found at the center of such networks varies historically and regionally. It is no secret at all, however, that the ruling power structure behind the United States, to cite a current example, has operated in official secrecy since the inception of the National Security State during and after World War II.
The most powerful and influential of these networks was termed the Anglo-American Establishment by Professor Carol Quigley, whose work is cited in this guide. This financial network has been the nexus of power that united the fading British Empire with the burgeoning American Empire in the early 20th century and has ultimately steered Western society and its policies ever since, while profoundly influencing and controlling developments in the rest of the world as well. Having transcended its Anglo-American foundations (while remaining rooted in them), I refer to this group simply as “The Network.”
The senior members of the Network were those who controlled the largest and wealthiest banks and financial institutions in London and New York, and especially those who controlled policy at central banks in the western world, including the BIS (Bank of International Settlements—known as the central bank to the central banks) and later the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the World Bank, and similar instiutions. By concentrating financial power in private hands within the rubrik of the Network’s internal governing structure, political control of states and militaries could then be achieved with this power and influence.
The Network can be understood as an organized crime network in that its ruling committees are unelected, utilizing private or secret internal hierarchical structures. Also, through its control of finance and the money supply through central banks, as well as through its control of military/intelligence agencies in key states, and through financial control of the corporate press, it operates above the law whenever it needs to, and can quell or sideline investigations through media whitewashing.
The other foundational understanding arrived at through my own research is related to the aims and prevailing philosophies that guide the governing classes who wield power in our world today, particularly within the Network. This is perhaps best summarized by the term “technocracy,” a form of rule in which technological advancements and the structure of society and life itself can be seen in terms of programming, with global aims. As technology develops and expands, the structure of such programs become increasingly better at organizing and ruling not only society, but biological life itself. Under technocracy, political rulership is placed trustingly in the hands of this process and manifests in phenomena such as the military-industrial complex President Eisenhower famously warned the public about in 1961. Unlike time-honored structures of oligarchic rule, implemented through exclusive membership systems and varying levels of secrecy, the advent of technocracy is a much newer development, and it must be reckoned with to understand the exercise of power and rule in the world today.
Adjacent to and intertwined with technocracy is another very ancient system of belief that is also central to understanding the prevailing power structures and aims of the governing class. This belief system was historically known by the term “aristocracy,” translated from Greek to mean the rule of the superior, or the rule of the best. The oligarchic governing class I refer to in this article has been referred to by some as the predator class, or by the historically more common term: the ruling class. These terms are synonymous, but I shall mostly use the term “ruling class” moving forward. This choice is made in observance of the through line that links the historical oligarchies and aristocracies of antiquity to the technocratic and oligarchic governing class that presides today.
Since ancient times, the ruling class has justified aristocracy as a system of rulership by their assertion that they possess a superior level of divinity to regular humans, passed on through their bloodlines. When applied to the modern ruling philosophies of technocracy, the somewhat mystical superiority once ascribed to the blood of the nobility now finds its expression in terms of genetics. The philosophy of eugenics arose in tandem with technocracy, and these have merged to form the new ethos of transhumanism, the belief that human beings will evolve into a superior form through technological modifications and by merging with technology itself. The eventual destination beyond transhumanism is post-humanism, when the human form has become so thoroughly modified and altered, the resulting species is no longer human at all, but is far superior.
To summarize, the ruling classes once believed themselves superior due to divine bloodlines, and then adapted this belief to frame it as “eugenics” in terms of superior inherited genetics. Both nobility and eugenics have faltered as popular concepts since those days, but the oligarchic networks of rule and financial control have remained, as have the philosophies of inherited or inherent superiority. The intended next stage of this evolving philosophy is to further enhance the superiority of the ruling class through genetic/biological enhancements and via merger with nonbiological technologies and artificial intelligence. The ruling classes of the Network aspire to become analogous to and ultimately achieve union of identity with the perfected technology that rules through technocracy, and establishes total management and control over the minds and actions of the ruled.
I am not myself a researcher or journalist by nature, but a philosopher, healer, musician, novelist, and student of spirit and the human condition. I have delved into research and commentary regarding politics and the mechanisms of power and control these past three years due to the awakening brought to me through the covid fiasco. I strongly believe we need to understand the operations of power, control, and deception present in our lives, and understand the destination intended for us through their exercise. This knowledge is vital for us as people so we may choose whether we wish to be led to that destination or not. And this knowledge is also vital for us in our search to achieve healing, wisdom, empowerment, and awareness on our human journeys.
Others have conducted and continue to conduct the painstaking research from original sources needed to verify the information I am relating in this resource guide and its accompanying series of articles. This work, and the work of passing the fruits of this research on to the public, is best performed by their able hands and minds so I may return to the work I am called to. But I wish to make their work available to my readers for their own research and verification processes. It is important to be able to trust and verify the facts and understandings we gain about the workings of power, whether we discover the truth to be in alignment with mainstream understandings, or counter to them.
Websites and Podcasts
The following five journalists/historical commentators are my best recommendations for those who wish to dive into the recent historical roots of the ruling classes and their corrupt and covert mechanisms, along with current applications of this knowledge. There are many other researchers I could name, but focusing on these five will provide a strong foundational framework for understanding these matters, along with a strong grounding in verified and authenticated information to back it up, often from official ruling class sources themselves.
Whitney Webb is the finest journalist I know of working today. She retains an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the history of intelligence operations, military objectives, the intersection of these interests with organized crime and finance, and the history of how this interlocking web of connections was formed and maintained over the decades. Her website is Unlimited Hangout, and she also hosts a podcast, but is more frequently found as a guest on various interview shows in the independent media world.
She recently published a two-volume set of books entitled One Nation Under Blackmail, which is a compendium of the history I referred to above. Webb is meticulously sourced in her journalism and draws all of her information from verified and official sources.
James Corbett has hosted this video show and podcast for over 15 years, and although he does not hide his own opinions and conclusions, nor his voluntarist/anarchist political perspective, he mostly does a superb job of sticking to verifiable and authenticated reporting on current and historical developments. He always implores his viewers/listeners to do their own research and reach their own conclusions, and provides ample links to all his source material so his viewers can do just that. The Corbett Report website provides a wealth of information and documentaries for anyone who wishes to learn about the workings of secret government and the ruling classes, and who wish to challenge his own research by verifying his source material themselves.
Grand Theft World is a weekly long form news and history commentary show that provides extensively useful knowledge and historical citation regarding the formation and operations of the ruling class and their intelligence agencies, with particular focus on American and British operations along these lines and their roots in the Anglo-American Establishment and their financial-political alliance that dates back to the decades before World War I. The show is long and cumbersome, usually clocking in at over 6 hours, so it is somewhat inaccessible to those with only a cursory interest in these matters. But viewers or listeners can jump ahead to seek out the historical analysis and reporting, which is usually found in the back half of the show, starting around hour 4 or so. Grove refers to himself as a forensic historian; he is mostly very diligent about sticking to verifiable and authenticated sources and reporting, and pointing out when content is not dispositive but simply something to consider. Many sources for additional research can be discovered through his show and website.
Dyer has been hosting a podcast/webcast for many years now, and has studied philosophy and theology extensively, along with historical research and film analysis. He also retains an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, literature, and white papers of the ruling class and technocracy. He commonly relates a wealth of knowledge as a guest on other interview shows and on episodes of his own show. Dyer is a diligent historical researcher and his show provides a wealth of knowledge, replete with references to books and white papers written by members of the ruling class and technocracy themselves, as well as those written about them by other researchers. He does engage in speculation from time to time, and devotes much of his efforts in other directions, such as Orthodox Christianity, film, and humor, but he is usually very good about delineating when his perspective is drawn from verified historical reports, and when it is drawn from more speculative reports or his own opinion. Jay Dyer frequently makes reference to a wide variety of white papers, books, and essays that reveal the attitudes and objectives of the technocratic ruling class in their own words. He has not as yet compiled a reading list of these, and the scope of such a compilation is beyond the reach of this short reference guide. I highly recommend listening to his interviews and lectures and thereby discovering the titles of these works to supplement the research recommended in this article, as many of those sources are invaluable.
A lawyer by profession, RFK Jr. has become a de facto journalist and historical commentator through his work as an activist to inform the public about the workings of official corruption in various manifestations. His website is mainly a news site geared towards public awareness and protection regarding environmental or bodily risks and harms due to corporate corruption and unsafe products. However, he also hosts a podcast called RFK Jr - The Defender Podcast in which he conducts incisive interviews with a wide variety of guests—and during which he regularly discusses his extensive knowledge regarding the workings, operation, and history of the military industrial complex and intelligence agencies, and the intersection of these interests with corporate, industrial, academic, political, and NGO actors. Kennedy comes from a left-leaning perspective on these matters; he has a brilliant mind, and a strong sense of integrity. Having spent his whole life near the center of the workings of political power, and having lost his father and uncle (RFK and JFK) to assassinations by the military-industrial complex, he has become an expert commentator on these forces. His perspective and sources of information are immensely valuable.
His bombshell exposé of governmental and institutional corruption in concert with/directed by the military-intelligence-industrial complex is entitled The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health. This book is so extensively cited and indexed, the verifiable information found within it could keep a researcher who wishes to know more busy for years.
I have not personally read all of the books listed in this reference guide, and some of them I have only read selections from or am still in the process of reading. The books below have either been cited by the researchers listed above or are my own recommendations as excellent sources of information by which to understand the historical and journalistic basis and confirmation of the claims made about the formation, workings of, and attitudes of the world’s ruling classes. They detail the web of connections between intelligence agencies, financiers and financial institutions, militaries, organized crime, and technocrats that have guided and controlled the levers of power in our world for decades.
Whitney Webb’s compendium of corruption, One Nation Under Blackmail, and RFK Jr.’s exposé on the workings of this web of corruption during the covid crisis and in the pharmaceutical and medical industries during the preceding decades, The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health, have already been cited above. In addition to these, several works by economist Anthony Sutton, such as Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, and The Best Enemy Money Can Buy carefully trace the flow of capital from Network financiers to finance supposed enemies of the West, from Nazi Germany to Soviet Russia to Maoist China, and more. This research helps show how the Network exists above the Hegelian dialectic of international war and politics, just as it sits above supposed political rivalries such as Republicans and Democrats, controlling or influencing both sides.
One of the best ways to get an understanding of the goals and objectives of this ruling class and their technocratic aims is to read their descriptions of their aims directly from them. They are often quite proud of what they are trying to do, and periodically lay out their aims and methods quite plainly to the public. Presumably this is grounded in the hope that the public will agree that their aims and methods are actually necessary and positive, as will be seen in the book recommendations below.
Carol Quigley was a Georgetown Scholar and mentor to the elite, including a young Bill Clinton. He wrote two historical volumes which detail the establishment of the Anglo-American financial alliance, it’s operations, goals, attitudes, and workings through military, economic, intelligence agency, political, and research operations. Quigley was permitted by the key members of this ruling class network to study their internal documents and create a historical record of their functioning. Quigley himself was permitted this opportunity as a colleague adjacent to their social circles, and as a supporter and admirer of their ends. Quigley lays out the entire formation of this ruling class network and their historical actions in two essential volumes: Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time from 1966, and The Anglo-American Establishment, published in 1981.
Zbigniew Brzezinski was the US National Security Advisor during the Carter Administration and founded the Trilateral Commission in the early ‘70s in concert with David Rockefeller, a steering committee of the ruling class designed to facilitate the consolidation of political and financial power along technocratic lines. He is a strong, outspoken proponent of technocracy and what he calls the Technetronic Era, as detailed in his 1982 tome, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era.
Klaus Schwab is the leader of the World Economic Forum, founded in the early ‘70s around the same time as the Brzezinski’s Trilateral Commission. He was a protégé of Henry Kissinger, and a member of the same ruling class circles of thought that Kissinger, Rockefeller, and Brzezinski all belong to. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is also a ruling class steering committee, similar to the Trilateral Commission, but with particular emphasis on facilitating what Schwab calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution—summarized as the biodigital convergence represented by transhumanism and institution of a technocratic ruling system that supersedes and transcends governmental rule. The WEF’s annual summits in Davos, Switzerland have been frequented by world leaders, the billionaire class, and other ruling class luminaries for many years. Schwab’s 2020 book, COVID-19: The Great Reset, details the precise frameworks for the vision of the future he is working with world leaders to create.
Edward Bernays can be said to have written the book on Propaganda, especially since he literally wrote a book called Propaganda in 1928. Bernays was the nephew of Sigmund Freud, and studied the findings of Freud and other early psychiatrists to identify the subconscious motives that determine human behavior and belief. He plied his trade in the burgeoning advertising sector in the 1910s, followed by service in the Committee of Public Information, the propaganda arm of the United States government during World War I. Bernays aptly referred to this work as psychological warfare, and continued to serve in this capacity later in his advertising and public relations career, notably to help facilitate the CIA’s successful coup in Guatemala in 1954. In Propaganda, Bernays blatantly and proudly states that democracies can only function properly under the direction of unelected elite rulers who utilize propaganda to shape and mold the preferences and beliefs of the masses. He also asserts that by 1928 this was already the case. He goes on to explain why that’s a good thing, along with detailed descriptions of how propaganda works and is implemented.
HG Wells is widely known as the science-fiction author who wrote classics like The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, the latter of which was famously converted into a radio broadcast by Orson Welles in 1938, terrifying the public into believing a Martian invasion was actually occurring. What is less known about HG Wells is that following his early successes as a novelist, he achieved social integration with members of the Rhodes-Milner Round Table group (the group that formed the genesis of the ruling class network referred to by Quigley as the Anglo-American Establishment). Wells became something of a propagandist for this group in his later days, first collaborating with the Round Table Movement in 1915 to promote the formation of the League of Nations during World War I. Two of his essential works of non-fiction in this capacity include 1928’s The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for World Revolution, and The New World Order in 1940. These tracts detail the technocratic goals for unified world governance by the Anglo-American Establishment Wells had become a spokesperson for, and provide a good reference for the early development of these agendas.
Jonas Salk – Survival of the Wisest. It turns out the famous developer of the polio vaccine was also a eugenicist who promoted mass sterilization to avert overpopulation. Read all about it in his own words. Survival of the Wisest, written in 1973, is currently out of print, and a used copy costs around $400, but you can read the book on the internet archive here.
Charles Galton Darwin – The Next Million Years, 1953. Like Salk, Darwin was also a eugenicist with strong fears of a Malthusian overpopulation scenario in humanity’s future. Unlike Salk, he was the grandson of Charles Darwin, whose half-cousin was Francis Galton. Greatly inspired by Darwin, Galton applied Darwin’s approach to evolution and heredity to the human race, coining the term eugenics in 1883, and thereafter popularized the philosophy among the British elite, from whom it quickly spread to America, Germany, and elsewhere. Charles Galton Darwin follows the lead of his forbears with this prediction of humanity’s future from a eugenicist and Malthusian human overpopulation perspective, complete with assertions that the ruling classes have achieved wealth and power due to possessing superior genetics and are thus entitled to rule over lesser humans.
Aldous Huxley is famous for writing Brave New World, which paints a picture of the totalitarian technocratic eugenicist future imagined by members of the British ruling intellectual class at the time it was written in 1932. He and his brother Julian Huxley were both members of that class, grandsons of TH Huxley, the prominent biologist known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his fierce support of Charles Darwin and key role as an early promoter of Darwinism. Julian Huxley was a prominent eugenicist, serving as president of the British Eugenics Society from 1959-1962. He coined the term transhumanism in 1951, and led the way in shifting elite discourse away from the term eugenics (which had fallen out of favor in the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust of the 1940s) and towards transhumanism. Transhumanism can be understood as intending the ends of eugenics (producing a genetically superior human race) by other means (biological modification rather than controlled breeding programs and sterilization). While Aldous Huxley was also a committed eugenicist and believer in the superiority of the ruling class he was a member of, he was also somewhat ambiguous regarding the virtues of the future technocracy he predicted, as is evident in the Brave New World itself, which can either be read as a straightforward dystopian novel, or as a neutrally aligned inquiry regarding the inevitable world to come.
The three selections listed above are but a sample of the eugenicist line of thought that has prevailed in ruling class circles since the 19th century, now rebranded as transhumanism. Current torch-bearers of this tradition include Ray Kurzweil and Yuval Noah Harari, whose books can be read alongside Klaus Schwab for a sense of the plans our technocratic ruling class continues to hold for humanity.
Along with the earlier selections, these books demonstrate a through-line of technocratic and eugenicist thought in ruling class circles from its origins in late-nineteenth century Britain, through the Rhodes-Milner Round Table groups, the Fabian Society, and into the United States through the Council on Foreign Relations and the Rockefeller, Morgan, and related banking and industrial dynasties.
To complement these selections, I also wish to include two selections that helped me understand politics and power early on in my adult life.
Niccolo Machiavelli – The Essential Writings. I read The Prince and the Discourses of Levy by Machiavelli as a university undergrad, and it instantly clarified my understanding of how ruling power is sought, wielded, and maintained. Although these works were written in the sixteenth century and contain much that do not apply to current political realities, the primary themes of these works are timeless. From the vantage point of Machiavelli’s sober and practical perspective, it is clearly shown that those who rise to the ranks of oligarchy and maintain their positions there are necessarily ruthless and disingenuous. Only those who single-mindedly devote their attentions to the acquisition and retention of power achieve these things in the ruling and governing classes. Machiavelli gives numerous examples of this from ancient history and what was then contemporary history. It becomes very clear that the instinct and necessity for the powerful to collude with each other is entirely natural to their position, as are the attendant practices of deception, manipulation, and secrecy. I’ve never read anything that helped me understand the psychology of the ruling classes better, and the considerations that motivate their decisions.
William Shirer – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. Published in 1960, this massive work is the second book I am recommending for its contextual application rather than due to any specific information in it that would be relevant to understanding the formation, structure, or aims of the Network. It carries no such information, but rather provides a comprehensive history of Hitler’s rise to power and eventual ruin. Its relevance is due to its detailed consideration of all the processes and steps that were necessary for Hitler to build a movement, consolidate power, gain financial backing, rise to power in Germany, eliminate threats to his power, and then do all of it over again internationally through diplomacy and warfare. These processes and steps were by no means invented by Hitler. Indeed, Shirer makes it clear that these processes were already well known at the time, and had a long history of use and integration in the concerns of governing.
Using Hitler’s rise as a case study, it can be seen that the processes he utilized to acquire power are the very processes used to acquire and maintain power in other countries and empires as well. This remains true whether the state is controlled through an overt dictatorship or a covert oligarchy. The tactics of murder, conspiracy, secrecy, propaganda, assassinations, coups, and media control are all addressed, as are the mechanisms utilized to carry these things out. This book also helped me identify the importance of controlling different institutions within a society for a would-be ruler or oligarchy, such as the military, the universities, the press, and industry, and how that can be accomplished. Shirer walks the reader through Hitler’s approach to the levers of control needed to establish rulership, and also walks the reader through the mirroring responses of rival powers. That made it possible for me to identify the same processes at work in my own country, internationally, and in other societies as well. Combined with Machiavelli, this education opened my eyes to the ways aspirants to power think and operate. Much that was hidden becomes possible to see with this context.
And finally, to complement the two works above, I can’t recommend highly enough this series of interviews and lectures featuring Yuri Bezmenov, interviewed by G. Edward Griffin. Bezmenov was a Soviet KGB Agent in the 1960s who defected to Canada after coming to recognize the hypocrisy and corruption of totalitarian society. In this compilation of lectures and interviews from 1983-1984, Bezmenov provides an indispensible education in propaganda, intelligence agency psy-ops, manipulation of the masses, and other topics pertinent to propaganda and media control, delivered with his unique brand of humor and personable style. As with Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, the importance of Bezmenov’s message is not due to its reference to Soviet Russia itself. By understanding the tactics, persepctives, and deep propaganda operations conducted by the KGB and the Soviets generally, it becomes possible to see them at work in the United States and other countries, as well as in the larger Network itself.
Conducting Your Own Further Research
Attempts to verify or refute the information I’m relating above through simple internet searches are likely to produce skewed results. That’s why I recommend engaging directly with the linked material as a starting point. When exploring the goals and methods of the ruling powers of our world, it is crucial to understand how information can be manipulated. An important understanding I’ve gained from my own research is the extent to which The Network employs propagandists and intelligence agencies to manipulate information in the corporate press and social media, but also—and notably—through Wikipedia.
Although Wikipedia remains a good source for uncontroversial information, such as finding out what year an album was released, who the CEO of a particular company is, chronologies of elected officials, and much more—it is not a good source of information regarding controversial subjects. The same tactics of bias and manipulation are employed on Wikipedia that are employed by “Fact-Checking” articles. For a review on how to spot these kinds of tactics, please refer to my 2021 article Fact-Checking is the New Pravda.
Personalities or viewpoints that have fallen out of favor with the Network or represent challenges to prevailing Network narratives will have their character smeared or viewpoints misrepresented on Wikipedia. Supporters of these personalities and viewpoints are not able to edit these pages to provide a contrary view, or if they are able to, their contributions will quickly be erased. The evidence for this is the absence of those contrary views on Wikipedia pages, even when those contrary views are held by millions of people. Wikipedia is controlled.
Like Fact-Check articles, Wikipedia has become a tool of perception management directed by agents of the Network, just as Edward Bernays recommended almost 100 years ago. They are a powerful tool in perception management due to the fact that Wikipedia entries and Fact-Check articles invariably rise to the top of any internet search on controversial topics (or in the case of Wikipedia, on almost any topic). Without careful discernment, blanket assertions that certain ideas are “baseless” or certain people have been “discredited” will be taken by readers at face value. More subtle forms of perception management will simply list critiques made against these people or ideas (in which the critiques themselves issue blanket assertions) and counter-critiques or responses to the critiques will be entirely absent.
Other tactics will include Wikipedia articles that go on for pages about dry and irrelevant information on a given topic, entirely omitting any reference to relevant, controversial, or probing information on that topic. Other times, reference to such pertinent issues will receive a one or two sentence stub, but there will be no links to further reading regarding those issues, nor any statements that highlight the reasons why such issues might be considered important. In addition, whereas in the early days of Google, search results on any subject would routinely yield hundreds of pages of hits, it is now common to find only a few pages of hits on certain subjects. Hundreds or thousands of potentially relevant search results are suppressed and inaccessible, not just on Google but on many other search engines. Even Duck Duck Go, once touted as the uncensored privacy alternative to Google has implemented suppression and manipulation of its search results. I am currently using Presearch as my search engine of choice as a result.
Although internet-savvy independent thinkers are aware that YouTube is a heavily censored platform, this is not widely known by the public. Revelations about censorship on Twitter, directed by arms of the US Federal Government itself, have recently become big news in my world, but I wouldn’t be surprised if people plugged into mainstream news and discourse have heard little to nothing about it. It’s likely that many are equally unaware of how heavily censored other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have become. The existence of the censorship itself has been censored.
These are just reminders of how easily pertinent information can be effectively hidden or skewed and made difficult to discover or access. The five journalists and researchers I’ve highlighted in this resource guide are great people to follow and receive pointers from on where to look next for further information and verification. The book list I’ve offered is a great place to look for a deep dive into the operations of the ruling class, the Network it operates, and its guiding belief systems and future predictions and goals.
Again, I’ll refer you back to my more extensive resource guide and links trove, How to Inform Oneself While Living Under a Censorship Regime for further elucidation.