To my readers: I was moved to write this article today after discovering the blatancy of material I found in my voluminous library that I had previously not had the opportunity to read. Today I read it closely. I composed the following article. I thought it needed to reach a much larger article. As I am still a columnist for NewsWithViews.com, I contacted the publisher who agreed with me that it needed to reach the public as soon as possible. This article will be running on that website which has a much broader reader base than mine. It is up there now, this Tuesday morning of December 4, 2012. I want my own readers to have the earliest exposure possible, so here it is. I would appreciate your feed back. Sometimes writing is painful and difficult. The material I found in the book, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY INTELLIGENCE, by Dr. Wesley K. Wark angered me to the point that the words immediately flowed and found expression.
The article content is found below. This is what they are planning for surveillance for our current times.
LEARNING TO LIVE AND LOVE GEORGE ORWELL’S
“Intelligence” for the 21st Century –
© 2012 by Constance E. Cumbey
Our long perceived liberties are now
at a dangerous tipping point. I’ve been recently
reflecting on my life’s work informing
the public of the New Age Movement and its related “hidden dangers.” Those dangers are now becoming much less
hidden. Many are diverted by 2012 New
Age Mayan prophecies and fail to see more here and now dangers. Almost
all from believers to those who have viewed the movie series THE OMEN
the LEFT BEHIND
books and films are familiar with the following Book of
15And he had power to give life
unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and
cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be
16 And he causeth all, both small
and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand,
or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or
sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that
hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a
man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
As I first wrote in 1981 in my
expository book about the New Age Movement, THE
HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW
, New Agers, and allegedly Christian fellow
travelers were calling for a New World Order with an accompanying global food
redistribution program -- aided of course by modern technology, i.e.
computers. Much more than mere redistribution,
bad as that might be, was implied by that prophecy. It also clearly meant surveillance
On the secular side, George
Orwell (1903-1950) led a relatively short but insightful life. His landmark novel, 1984
, amply and
graphically described the potential horrors and desensitization of a total
surveillance society where we would eventually “come to love Big Brother.” If you can no longer find that book, here is a place to read it on line for
The last two paragraphs of the
book are the saddest part of Orwell’s prophecy.
The prisoner of the system had come to love Big Brother:
voice from the telescreen was still pouring forth its tale of prisoners and
booty and slaughter, but the shouting outside had died down a little. The
waiters were turning back to their work. One of them approached with the gin
bottle. Winston, sitting in a blissful dream, paid no attention as his glass
was filled up. He was not running or cheering any longer. He was back in the
Ministry of Love, with everything forgiven, his soul white as snow. He was in
the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking
down the white-tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an
armed guard at his back. The long hoped-for bullet was entering his brain.
He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it
had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark
moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile
from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his
nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was
finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
Well, there are serious elements out there in the
“HUMINT” (Human Intelligence) community now demanding for real that “we come to
love Big Brother.” They consider George
Orwell a practical threat to their control freak aspirations. As they expedite their manufacture of drones
and other surveillance apparatus, they plot how to “De-Orwell” the populace. Wesley K.
Wark, a participant-author-professor on the subject of Intelligence has
overseen the collection of essays by fellow spies and wannabes on the
subject. The intelligence network is an
international one with USA, Brits, Canadians, and even Russians now collaborating
on how to flush out the rest of us who value both security and privacy. I have one of his major books in my personal
library, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
INTELLIGENCE. Individual chapter
writers include besides Wark, Alan DuPont, Michael Herman, Melvin A. Goodman,
Matthew M. Aid, Gregory F. Treverton, Nick Cullather, John Ferris and Ronald J.
Wark might be the most frightening thinker of
all. If his fellow collaborators agree
with him, as I suspect they do, we are all in deep trouble. The apparent consensus is that “we must learn
to live with Orwell.”
“The diminution of 'Orwell', a codeword for the fear of intelligence, will be a necessary
condition for the success of a revolutionary change now unfolding in the practice
of intelligence. Looking back, the twentieth
century may be seen as the age of Secret intelligence
. . .
Whether rare, or
the norm, public intelligence will require a new
public outlook on intelligence, one beyond,
as suggested above, the
habit of 'Orwell'.
Wark and his fellow contributors consider the task crucial and
urgent. His introductory remarks
conclude with the excerpted following:
age of public intelligence is upon us, it will demand a revolutionary change in the practice of intelligence and in
the doctrine of secrecy. New attention will have to be paid to devising intelligence assessments
designed for public consumption, as opposed to products shaped
for intelligence's traditional government 'consumers'. While
such forms of intelligence assessment are devised, great care will have to be given to protecting the role that intelligence traditionally plays in informing government decision-making on
national and international security issues. Great care will also be required in protecting intelligence sources and methods - the lifeblood of intelligence work. New restraints will have to be devised
to ensure that
the intelligence product does not become completely
politicised [sic] in its transit
to the public audience, both domestic and foreign. As US
scholar John Prados put it, 'what is there to
prevent public intelligence from becoming public relations?'20 Integrity
of intelligence reporting will be a huge issue. The quality and persuasiveness of intelligence
judgements [sic] will face an
enormous test, in the open and
fractious marketplace of public debate. To persuade its new, and much more diverse audience, intelligence assessments will have to be very good indeed.
Finally, there will be a reciprocal onus on public consumers of intelligence to understand the nature of the intelligence product, both its strengths and its limitations.
public intelligence is the radical future, its emergence will build on the technological
enhancement and delivery of intelligence.
Public intelligence requires
display, precisely of the sort delivered by Colin Powell's address to the Security Council in February 2003, with
its Sigint soundtrack, and its satellite
imagery. Public intelligence is unthinkable without the technological infrastructure
that supports a global media and global Internet.
High sounding words
all to justify what we so justifiably dreaded – an age of total surveillance
and snooping. They are determined to
have it, but they cannot have it unless WE FIRST LEARN TO LOVE BIG
BROTHER? As of this writing, December 3,
2012, there were 50,500 google NEWS
references alone to the emerging drone technology. There were in more than 30 million GOOGLE
hits on the scary technology.
Drones serve both
spying and weaponry functions. Are they
to be used as the potential enabler of prophesied search and destroy operations
against believers? We may currently rest
in peace believing they are only to be used against believers of Islamic
religions and ideologies. As we were
told in law school, harsh cases make bad law.
Once the precedent is set, it is out there for use against whatever
stands in the way of “glocalist” agendas (“think globally, act locally).
I for one have no
present plans to embrace Big Brother. I
pray you have none either. Big Brother
is decidedly NOT YOUR FRIEND! It has
long been said that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. That vigilance is now needed more than ever. Otherwise, the “necessary condition” for
“revolutionary fear is here!
The diminution of 'Orwell', a code word for the fear of intelligence, will
be a necessary condition for the success of a revolutionary change now
unfolding in the
practice of intelligence.