The result is a mass culture, driven by profiteers who exploit the hunger for vulgarity, pornography, and even barbarism. Such supremacy of decadence and hedonism in a culture cannot help but have a demoralizing effect on the values of society, undermining and eroding once more deeply felt beliefs.
==Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the 21st Century (Zbigniew Brzezinski)
Our new gods are the gods of chaos and war.
They have been so for many years, it is just that most of us, the somnolent masses, brainwashed by the media and the messages of normality that permeate every venue for the systems propaganda machinery, have not noticed. As we are subsumed in weekend football and mesmerized by the new, new reality shows, America and the world have been pushed past the edge of chaos in a planned, coordinated fashion that transcends our mental capacities to truly grasp.
I have always felt that Americans testosterone, its willingness to anger and to rise up against the rapidly completing tyranny around us, has been purposefully sapped through the provision of diversions that adsorb our essential humanness in totally absurd, useless and lobotomizing pastimes. Where the lines outside the Apple stores on the day of the iPhone 6’s introduction contain more citizens in the pursuit of totally irrelevant technological “advancements” than are willing to gather to protest the destruction of our Constitution, our laws and our freedoms by a power elite in Washington that flaunts their disregard for the people and laws of this nation so blatantly, we are very likely doomed. We are indeed engaged in a Holy War, it is just that it is with our government and the governments of the “West” and it is with ourselves.
As long as we remain the docile sheep quietly being herded to our collective doom, buying into to the myths of purposeful elections, personal freedom and a government and the “establishment” powers that control it who care nothing about any of us, then we have lost not just the battle, but the war.
“We are living in Hamburgistan.” — Daniel Abdin, imam of Hamburg’s Al-Nour Mosque.
One politician has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq.
“As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and… born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here in Germany, the IS threatens to become a refuge for frustrated young people….” — Claudia Roth, Vice-President, German Parliament.
“Under no circumstances should [politicians who receive death threats] give in and change their stance, otherwise the extremists will have achieved their objectives.” — Wolfgang Bosbach, CDU official.
Parts of downtown Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, resembled a war zone after hundreds of supporters of the jihadist group Islamic State [IS] engaged in bloody street clashes with ethnic Kurds.
The violence—which police say was as ferocious as anything seen in Germany in recent memory—is fuelling a sense of foreboding about the spillover effects of the fighting in Syria and Iraq.