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Return of the Tyranny of Beliefs

By Mel Rockefeller with Jeff Gates

Leonard Leo, Unnamed Nun, President George W. Bush

This nation’s original settlers braved a perilous sea voyage and a hostile environment to live free from the tyranny of beliefs. The tyrants of that era were the papacy and those who believed they had a Divine Right to rule over others and used the law to enforce that view. Today’s tyranny is more pernicious, more perilous and poses a clear and present danger to democracy—as the Knowledge Society Institute will show.

We will expose the common source of this threat, document how it proceeds in plain sight, trace its origins and seed a positive path forward. The modern version of this menace is enabled by an “unbreakable bond” with an enclave of religious extremists. Founded by an aberrant minority within a minority, they pose a danger to the U.S., to Israel and to Jews worldwide. Enabled by policymakers unwilling to force compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act, their lobby, composed of more than 600 “Israel affinity” organizations, urged us to wage a disastrous war in Iraq and seeks to have us wage war in Iran—and that’s not the worst of it.

Seven decades-plus of single-issue advocacy worked a ruinous impact both on the U.S. and Israel across three key areas: (1) the rule of law, (2) democracy, and (3) thought itself. The outcome is an erosion of faith in the rule of law, the rise of minority rule, and the displacement of facts with what we can be deceived to believe. Any one of those effects is perilous. In combination, they pose a threat to freedom, to the values on which the U.S. and Israel were founded, and to our confidence in self-governance. This outcome is no accident.

The Knowledge Society Institute (KSI) will prove how this influence is sustained working through people like Leonard Leo (above) who raised $250 million in dark money for a judicial influence campaign. Supreme Court jurists are now one-third Jewish and two-thirds raised as Catholic. Inspired by the dispensationalist Scofield Bible (1917), evangelical Christians now make up 25% of voters. It’s no accident that the Judeo-Christian community was represented by End Times pastors John Hagee and John Jeffress at the May 2018 dedication of our embassy in Jerusalem. Sheldon Adelson and his equally rightwing Israeli wife celebrated that event from their front-row seats of honor.[1]

This nation was founded by those who fled the religious persecution of the Roman Catholic Church and the interminable wars in Europe that raged on for centuries of Catholics versus Protestants. That faith-based conflict-of-opposites traveled intact across the Atlantic. The fact patterns confirm we’ve come full circle with beliefs again being deployed to create conflicts of opposites by displacing facts, reason and critical thinking—the crown jewels of the Enlightenment. To succeed, those KSI will expose required a sustained assault on the rule of law, democracy and our capacity for rational thought. Let’s review each.

Assault on the Rule of Law

The pre-staging of useful precedents facilitates future court decisions that support desired outcomes. For instance, in a 2015 separation of powers case, the Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot interfere with the President’s authority to grant recognition to a foreign sovereign. Though the case involved a passport listing “Jerusalem, Israel” as a place of birth, that precedent eased the way for Donald Trump, as president, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in May 2018.

In 2002, McCain-Feingold campaign finance “reform” doubled the amount that could lawfully be donated to political candidates nationwide. That precedent pre-staged the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United enabling unlimited spending on political campaigns with no mention of how this ruling favors the interests of the Israel lobby. KSI will show how the rule of law is corrupted through the repeated use of profiled assets—such as John McCain—who reliably pursue goals sought by the Israeli Right.

[For the role of assets and sayanim (Hebrew for volunteers), see A Primer on Duplicity. For the electoral math behind McCain-Feingold reform, see the Introduction to Guilt By Association—How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War where I am identified only as John Doe. For the production and repeated use of John McCain’s political career, see John McCain and Organized Crime in Arizona. See also the facts of my life experience confirming The War in Iraq Could Have Been Prevented and evidence of Israeli pre-staging in The Indonesian Connection.]

Since Citizens United, multi-billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson ($38 billion) and his wife have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in pro-Israel political candidates. Much of their money traces to their Chinese gambling operation in Macau. The Adelsons were the single largest contributors to the election-year psyop that placed asset Donald Trump in office, granting him the unitary authority entrusted by law to that Office.

[Note the Adelson’s seats of honor at the Trump inaugural. For the psyop that put Trump in our Office of the President, see Protecting the U.S. from the True Extremists.]

The foreseeable effects of Citizens United are fast coming sharply into focus. Combine unlimited funds, Facebook-enabled online profiling and the targeting of voters by psyop specialists at Cambridge Analytica and what do you get? A classic asset posing as our Commander-in-Chief while he acts out his unfulfilled needs as a narcissist. His easily profiled arrogance, ignorance and a refusal to read make him a pliable asset of those corrupting the rule of law to advance their interests while undermining ours.

Exhibiting a disdain for facts, history and diplomacy while reveling in his self-absorption, Trump recently responded to a Congressional critic by describing himself as “an extremely stable genius.” Belief-distorted decision-making makes it all the more worrisome that, according to Washington Post fact-checkers, while serving as president, Donald Trump has lied or made misleading statements more than 10,000 times for an average 23 deceits per day. Either lacking character or unable or unwilling to distinguish truths from beliefs, he routinely exaggerates or embellishes while tweeting a stream of conspiracy theories with no basis in fact.

As KSI can prove, he would not be in office but for those elites and extremists who, for at least seven decades, have used their lobby to deceive both the U.S. public and the broader Jewish community. That systemic deception includes inducing us to wage their wars as my life experience proves beyond any reasonable doubt.

See The War in Iraq Could Have Been Prevented and The Indonesia Connection

I repeatedly sought engagement by elected officials in Arizona who were obliged by their oath of office to engage the facts I presented as a constituent. Due to the long-dominant role of organized crime in Arizona, I’m confident Senator Krysten Sinema was assured of her election to the Senate in November 2018 provided she avoided what my life experience proves (her campaign was endorsed by the newly formed Jewish Democratic Council of America). I also approached Governor Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Terry Goddard and Senators John McCain, Jon Kyl and Jeff Flake—all to no avail. David Schweikert, my former Congressman, refused to meet with me. I am confident each was provided a discrediting report from the Phoenix office of the FBI. FBI offices have tried to discredit me dating to no later than 1995. See The Poland Connection.

“If the people don’t have the facts, democracy can’t work.”

— Federal District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, March 13, 2019

Assault on Democracy

While we are distracted by an emotional debate over the future of Roe vs. Wade and entertained by Trump’s attention-seeking antics, a more perilous agenda advances in plain sight. Extremist Catholics are on a par with Israel’s rightwing ethno-nationalists. Those KSI will identify are packing the federal bench with True Believers in the unlimited power of a Unitary Executive to bypass Congress in order to wage wars without Congressional approval and utilize the courts to legislate. See Trump Gives Up The Game He’s Playing With Congress. Key proponents of that theory include the Trump-appointed Attorney General William Barr and Brett Kavanaugh, a Trump appointee to the Supreme Court. The role of extremist beliefs is ever-present.

For instance, on March 21, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an evangelical Christian Zionist and End Times True Believer, said “it’s possible” that Donald Trump was sent by God to protect the Jewish people from Iran. “I am confident that the Lord is at work here.” Fox News pundit John Bolton (advocate of a first strike on North Korea and author of “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran”) was hired as National Security Adviser at the urging of Sheldon Adelson[2] and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

If, as reported, Trump was not fully aware of Bolton’s extreme views, that’s because he relied on these extremists when hiring him. The Adelson-funded Republican Jewish Coalition supports pro-Israel lawmakers and those opposing criticism of Israel. His Coalition is chaired by Norman Coleman, a Jewish Democrat from Brooklyn who became a Republican U.S. Senator from Minnesota 11 days after the death in an airplane crash of popular Democrat Paul Wellstone. While serving as mayor of St. Paul, Coleman was complicit in stalking me in 1995.

Those I profiled while being stalked my entire life are adept at the tradecraft of displacing facts with manipulated beliefs, including the induced belief in Iraqi WMD that deceived us to wage a disastrous war in Iraq. Now the Israeli Right seeks to take us to war in Iran with intelligence traceable to Israel. This repeats a known pattern of duplicity, including a dramatic May 18, 2018 presentation by Netanyahu on Iran’s defunct nuclear program. Though experts agreed “there is literally nothing new here,” Trump’s White House press office issued a news release claiming (as with Iraq) that Iran “has” a “robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program.” That phony intelligence was later revised on the White House website but a corrected news release was never sent.

The pro-Israel Bolton remains notorious for politicizing the phony WMD intelligence that mis-led us to invade Iraq in pursuit of a regime change long sought by the Israeli Right. The $825,000 that his political action committee invested in pro-Israel Senator Tom Cotton’s 2014 campaign realized an immediate return when the Israel lobby arranged for Netanyahu to give a March 3, 2015 Iran-bashing speech to a joint meeting of Congress while Barack Obama was negotiating the Iran nuclear accord. Six days later, Cotton released a letter to the Iranian leader signed by 47 Republican Senators stating that any Obama-negotiated nuclear accord could be undone by the Senate or the next president—signaling Israel’s sprawling lobby what was required to displace democracy in 2016.[3] This ongoing manipulation of decision-making confirms the urgent need for an arm’s-length relationship with Israel that is best achieved by forcing their lobby to register as foreign agents.

By catalyzing the “crisis of ISIS,” the war in Iraq ensured an Israeli alliance with its former foes—the U.S.-armed Arab monarchies of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. This did not “just happen.” As KSI can prove, these outcomes were game theory model-able, dependent on false intelligence and, by design, circumvented informed consent, the very foundation of democracy.

[For a chronicle of how such narratives are created, marketed and sustained, see The People in Between and the “prepare the minds” role of Israeli asset Jerome Corsi in The Poland Connection.]

To induce serial wars required a lurch to the geopolitical right, most obviously in Israel and the U.S. but also in Europe and elsewhere: the Filipino Duerte, the Hungarian Orban, the French LePen, the Brexit Party of Nigel Farage. We’ve seen this movie before. KSI will show how a focused few have repeatedly provoked conflicts and wars by evoking an angry and reactive ethno-nationalism.

Our current “special relationship” with Israel implies U.S. support for a Netanyahu-led coalition composed of ultraorthodox Hasidic Jews, ethno-nationalist Zionist settlers and devotees of the late racist Rabbi Meir Kahane whose motto was “Kill the Arabs.” As payback for Trump’s help in winning a record fifth term as prime minister, Netanyahu will mobilize the Israel lobby to support his reelection in 2020. Should that tit-for-tat strategy succeed, their lobby will again advance the interests of an extremist minority in their seven-decade quest to prevail over the interests of an oft-deceived majority—both in the U.S. and Israel.

Assault on Thought

In a 1964 speech at Harvard, my father chose an ethnicity-free term to describe these duplicitous few as sharing a “tireless genius for crisis.” The more dramatic the crisis (e.g., 9/11), the greater the likelihood that critical thinking—and facts—can be displaced with what a traumatized, grieving and angry nation can be deceived to believe. KSI will prove the source of the premeditation and pre-staging required to ensure that a targeted populace can be induced to embrace the next conflict-of-opposites narrative.

The U.S. segued seamlessly from a Cold War to The Clash of Civilizations without missing a fiscal beat in the funds deployed to wage yet another war against yet another plausible enemy. As my life experience proves, this assault on thought began no later than with the conflict-of-opposites known as the Civil War (1861-65). In 1956, when I was age four, those KSI will reveal arranged the marriage of my mother to the brother of an operative in a transnational syndicate of elite German-Jewish bankers who opened their offices in Manhattan in 1850 where they prospered by financing both sides in the Civil War.

[See the online Timeline and the Introduction to The Hidden Tax on Humanity.]

In 2016, modern algorithms enabled the AI-facilitated online micro-targeting of profiled voters by Cambridge Analytica to create the appearance of a legitimate Electoral College victory for a classic asset. By enabling that fraud, Facebook advanced what Plato called The Noble Lie, also known as the magnificent myth that rationalizes deceit in pursuit of a greater good—as the deceivers see it. Deception as a form of warfare is ancient. Only the enabling technologies are new, including social media and search engines.

Russia wasn’t the primary beneficiary of a Trump victory and Moscow didn’t enable him to prevail in the Electoral College with 77,744 votes in three states. Russian interference is real but, relative to Israel, a sideshow. The key operatives in that 2016 election-fraud psyop were (1) Hasidic son-in-law Jared Kushner who retained the psyop specialists at U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica, (2) campaign strategist Steve Bannon who Kushner described as “an incredible Zionist who loves Israel”, and (3) Russian-Jewish oligarch Yuri Milner who provided an early $200 million investment in 2009 to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

“There were multiple systematic efforts to interfere in our election and that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”

— Summation comment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, May 29, 2019 (emphasis by Mr. Mueller)

[See my memo of September 7, 2018 to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and FBI Director Christopher Wray and It’s the Israelis, Stupid.]

We’re confident KSI will confirm that these narrative-manipulators, serial agent provocateurs and crisis initiators draw on insights dating to Anaximander of Miletus (610–547 BC) who theorized that worlds are produced by a conflict of opposites out of the apeiron—the boundless, imperishable and eternal surrounding—described in modern terms as “the field of all possibilities”. Dynamism is the point; the opposites are largely irrelevant—ideological, geopolitical, racial. Those profiled succeed by framing thought with serial conflicts of opposites. The shared field of consciousness is targeted to create well-timed crises featuring agenda-advancing narratives.

[See Lessons Learned from Charlottesville and Weaponry Deployed in Israeli-Style Warfare: Fracture to Consolidate; Consolidate to Fracture.]

The latest narrative, The Clash of Civilizations, pits Islam against the West as a successor to the Cold War narrative of communism versus capitalism that, in turn, was a plausible conflict-of-opposites successor to the WWII narrative of fascism vs. freedom. That 1940’s crisis, in turn, was enabled by a 1930’s financial crisis imposed on Germans by the onerous terms of the WWI-ending Treaty of Versailles. The humiliating result evoked in Germany an extreme ethno-nationalist reaction that—foreseeably—led to the ethno-nationalist extremism of today’s Jewish state. The Clash narrative features a war-without-end conflict between the Christian West and the Islamic East. Such crisis-driven, algorithmically model-able, probabilistic game theory warfare has long been a specialty of those KSI will continue to profile.

[See Game Theory and the Mass Murder of 9/11 from Guilt By Association—How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War.]

The Dynamics of Deceit

Shape a nation’s narrative and the future becomes determinable within an acceptable range of probabilities. With a sustained upstream manipulation of the shared mindset—even myth will suffice—downstream outcomes become game theory model-able and mathematically probabilistic. Serial crises, in turn, ensure serial fiscal claims that generate more risk, instability and crises.

Convince lawmakers to embrace a shared mindset such as deficit-financed supply-side economics and outcomes downstream of that consensus become algorithmically foreseeable. The readily modeled result of supply-side tax policy ensured an emergent crisis due to an ever-increasing concentration of wealth and income—undermining both democracies and markets—while fracturing civil society, triggering an angry public, catalyzing an epidemic in “deaths of despair,”[4] pre-staging a debt-induced fiscal crisis, and further eroding faith in democracy.

This algorithmic math was knowable in Babylon during the bifurcation of the Talmud in the 5th century and the emergence of an elite Chosen who believe themselves accountable only to God. Then, as now, that protected class expects accountability to them. Attempts to outlaw criticism are reflected in the 26 of 50 states that enacted anti-BDS legislation (boycott, divest, sanction). As KSI can prove, those profiled have long used crises to shape outcomes while hiding behind the toxic smear of anti-Semitism.

[See March 11, 2019 memo to Speaker Nancy Pelosi re anti-Semite attacks on Representative Ilhan Omar and March 31, 2018 analysis provided to U.K. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.]

Complexity theorists suggest that even those outcomes accompanying chaos are “remarkably predictable, deterministic and simple”. KSI will identify emergent crises, model their probabilistic results and quantify the costs. Risk management and anticipatory conflict resolution require knowledge about the source of this nonlinear deception and clarity about how duplicity proceeds in plain sight yet, to date, with legal impunity.

My father gave Harry Truman a book by Vietnamese General Tran Hung Dao chronicling how Vietnam twice defeated Mongol invaders, the Super Power of the 13th Century, using the same guerilla tactics deployed to defeat the U.S. seven centuries later. As with the disastrous and unwinnable war in Iraq, the war in Vietnam was also foreseeably disastrous and unwinnable. By initiating U.S. involvement, Harry Truman, a Christian Zionist political product of organized crime in Kansas City, aided those who launched with that crisis the ongoing loss of Americans’ confidence in their government. By inducing us to wage a disastrous war in Iraq, those identified accelerated that process. A war with Iran could signal the end of democracy and enable the emergence of a genuine autocracy. Their success in producing the Trump presidency is democracy’s canary in the coalmine.

As KSI will prove—from Truman to Trump—those described targeted the power we entrusted to our elected officials, corrupting both our leadership and the rule of law meant to protect us from unaccountable power. Our Constitutional system of checks and balances should have prevented what is unfolding—unless this systemic corruption was planned over decades to achieve what now threatens us all. The warning signs are there if only people will follow facts able to prove how so few could wield so much influence over so many for so long without being held accountable at law. If this duplicity did not trace to a common source imbedded inside our government, we would not see the same behavior patterns repeated over and over again while a naïve and trusting public waits in vain for a different outcome.

The Knowledge Society Institute is uniquely qualified to prove the common source of a belief-enabled fraud that fractures societies, undermines democracies (including Israeli democracy) and provokes unwinnable wars that endanger our nation, our liberty and our habitat. Time-critical issues like global warming can no longer wait while we cater to the self-absorbed needs of this elite and extremist minority within a minority. The Institute will prove the source of this threat, expose those responsible and seed a practical path forward. The duplicitous few that KSI has profiled can be displaced over time with a bottom-up relational economic model designed to replace a transactional consensus that, backed by the rule of law, displaces those nonfinancial values essential to healthy communities and a resilient environment.

Much as our national commitment to the evidence-based rule of law enabled us to escape earlier forms of tyranny, this fact-displacing modus operandi presents a challenge that can also be solved by restoring the fact-based rule of law. That outcome is best achieved by acknowledging the depth, duration and common source of this deceit and, as a first essential step, forcing their expansive lobby to register as what they have always been and remain: foreign agents.

  1. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was seated next to Adelson at the event presided over by Chabad Lubavitch devotee David Friedman, former Trump bankruptcy attorney, a long-time supporter of Jewish ethno-nationalist settlements in the occupied territories and now U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Jason Greenblatt, former counsel to the Trump Organization and a devotee of this same messianic sect of Hasidic Judaism, now serves as Trump’s international negotiator. Jared Kushner is also a member along with his wife, Ivanka Trump (her Chabad Lubavitch name is “Yael”). Trump’s purported success in business traces to three sectors long dominated by those profiled: casinos, pop culture (The Apprentice) and commercial real estate in midtown Manhattan. Two of the most problematic figures in this ongoing deceit were seated next to each other: Harvard-Zionist law professor Alan Dershowitz and former Senator Joe Lieberman who, along with Senator John McCain, was a primary salesman of the false intelligence that induced us to invade Iraq. [See Game Theory and the Mass Murder of 9/11 from Guilt By Association—How Deception and Self-Decit Took America to War.]
  2. Adelson’s support for Birthright Israel targets impressionable Jewish youth (650,000 to date) with free trips to Israel to discover their inner Zionist. That well-funded psyop steadily replenishes Israel’s mission-critical corps of sayanim (Hebrew for volunteers or helpers) to assist Israeli operations in the U.S. and worldwide. See A Primer on Duplicity.
  3. The Bolton PAC was financed largely by Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah (primary funders of Cambridge Analytica) and by Irving and Cherna Moskowitz of Miami who for years supported settlements meant to create a Jewish majority in Arab neighborhoods. Bolton appeared on Trump’s short list for Secretary of State; Cotton was an early Trump favorite for Secretary of Defense. Cotton’s campaign received more than $2 million from pro-Israel groups and individuals. No single incident was enough to indict anyone for espionage or treason. The influence of Robert Mercer was apparent in the contribution of more than $1 million to the Club for Growth Action, a Super PAC that backed Cotton. The Emergency Committee for Israel, led by Jewish neoconservative William Kristol, invested $960,250 in last-minute ads supporting Cotton’s campaign. Kristol is co-founder in 1997 with Robert Kagan of the Project for a New American Century to lobby for regime change in Iraq. Victoria Nuland, Kagan’s wife, played a key role in catalyzing regime change in Ukraine. Paul Singer, a New York hedge fund billionaire and supporter of Birthright Israel (along with Adelson), invested $250,000 in producing Cotton’s pro-Israel political career. Seth Klarman, a Boston-based pro-Israel billionaire, contributed $100,000. The role played by Israel and its lobby was apparent but nontransparent and went largely unmentioned by a pro-Israel mainstream media. Those skeptical that a 37-year old freshman Senator would take this step on his own initiative had good reason to worry. Calls to Cotton were overheard when President Obama ordered the National Security Agency to monitor Netanyahu and his aides as they and the Israel lobby sought to scuttle the Iran nuclear accord from which the asset Trump then withdrew.
  4. Life expectancy is declining more rapidly in the U.S. than in any developed nation while “deaths of despair” are rising due to the stress accompanying foreseeable insecurity, indignity, instability and inequity. See the work of 2015 Nobel laureate Angus Deacon and his wife, Anne Case. This outcome is a game theory foreseeable result of a consensus economic model that leaves four of ten U.S. adults unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense without selling something or borrowing while 78% of American workers live paycheck to paycheck.