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This is what needs to done


For a long time, I’ve been obsessed with changing the world. I’ve written volumes, attended meetings, took part in demonstrations. Contemporary activists such as Noam Chomsky, John Pilger  (Pilger was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize), people much brighter than I, have written volumes on the topic, but from a variety of perspectives. Even so, what have these people achieved? Little, in my view. Their exposés are ineffective to drag the public away from their TVs. Although, I’m of the view that they might also “Just watch [TV] and fall into a daydream trance.” Yet, they are people of consequence. But ineffective to boot.

The world is in a mess!  This is what needs to be done: treasure and care for our blue orb; create peace on earth (no wars, no killing); create mechanisms for sharing the plentiful bounty of our earth.

I recall Saturday 15 February 2003, when I was one of some two million people who took the anti-war message onto London’s streets. History was made with the largest ever political demonstration. The city came to a standstill – some couldn’t even reach London due to the sheer throng of people. Special trains brought thousands from Manchester, Liverpool, and elsewhere.

That evening Tony Blair told the nation that the protesters had blood on their hands! What a scoundrel!

And, what did we achieve? Nothing. What did the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators around the world achieve? Nothing. The invasion of Iraq went ahead as planned on 19 March 2003. Millions of protesters world wide were unable to stop the invasion. That was the outcome. The madmen knew that the majority had embraced their despicable lies. They were not the least concerned by a mere few million protestors. Mass media is the most powerful tool used by the ruling class to manipulate the masses. It shapes and moulds opinions and attitudes and defines what is normal and acceptable.

The Establishment has perfected its machination of propaganda, creating the realities it wants into society, forming whatever truth that will be of the greatest benefit, not to society, but to itself. Whatever reality it wants to create and disseminate is quickly absorbed by a population eager to feed off the mammary glands of television. The Establishment, the corporate world and government have for years told us how and what to think, how to act, who to obey and where to follow, condemning our minds to obedience, our lives to conformism and silent acquiescence.

I have shown that the greatest thinkers were ineffective to bring about change; as were today’s demonstrators and activists (myself included). Thus it stands to reason that we require a fresh perspective. The focus must be on education. We need to fight fire with fire (to use the same methods as someone else in order to defeat them). And the message is simple: “Turn off your TVs and read a book.” There is no other way. Why? Because the mainstream media is complicit in erecting a sick and deranged world, that serves the elite and its bottom line at the same time. Authority never gives a damn about anyone. Thus, the need for a world wide education programme that teaches people how to counter propaganda, and thus enhance the possibility of world change. It can be done.

People need to be educated to the reality of the propaganda they are subjected to; and taught how to counter the machinations of propaganda. That requires similar techniques to that of mainstream. In addition, I point to two informal forms of thought transfer: a) Morphic resonance, Rupert Sheldrake, British biologist; b) The hundredth monkey effect, Lawrence Blair and Lyall Watson. I have no idea how this is implemented, unfortunately.

I have highlighted what will not work (that is the easy part), and that could be used as a starting point. I have highlighted the central issue and some ways forward. Ultimately, this is mission impossible!

I’ve reached the fine but remain open to learn. That’s my life’s journey.


  • Alfred L.C. van Amelsvoort (2011) Propaganda techniques and how to counter them:
  • Alfred L.C. van Amelsvoort (2014) A review of the despicable use of propaganda to manipulate the gullible masses and enrich the few by war:
  • Alfred L.C. van Amelsvoort (2014) The AGE of the New Media:
  • St-Onge (2014) How to change the world (free eBook):

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