Charlotte Iserbyt’s ‘The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America’

Here’s an amazing quote from Charlotte Iserbyt’s tome, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America.

“Many quotes in this book point toward radical restructuring of the nation’s schools in ‘the noxious nineties’.The one entry this author believes best illustrates this plan and how it would be implemented throughout the remainder of the 20th century and into the 21st century is taken from Conclusions and Recommendations for the Social Studies (Charles Scribner’s Sons: N.Y., 1934). This study was funded to the tune of $340,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, quite a sum of money in 1934 dollars! Professor Harold Laski, the philosopher of British socialism, said of this report: ‘At bottom, and stripped of its carefully neutral phrases, the Report is an educational program for a Socialist America.’ An important and revealing excerpt from Conclusions and Recommendations follows:

‘The Commission was also driven to this broader conception of its task by the obvious fact that American civilization, in common with Western civilization, is passing through one of the great critical ages of history, is modifying its traditional faith in economic individualism [free enterprise], and is embarking upon vast experiments in social planning and control which call for large-scale cooperation on the part of the people…(pp. 1-2)
…Cumulative evidence supports the conclusion that in the United States and in other countries the age of ‘laissez-faire’ in economy and government is closing and that a new age of collectivism is emerging.’ (p. 16)”


Civilian National Security Force is the Creature in Your Community!


“Global Governance” by “Economic Statecraft” 


Barack Obama, the first US President to chair the United Nations Security Council, said in a 2008 speech, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.  We’ve gotta have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well- funded.”


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Fusion Centers are just a few examples of post-911 “crisis” circulators (i.e. International Crisis Group) of the National Security bureaucracy.  The Economic Development Administration is the “comprehensive plan” pump for “councils of government (COG’s)” and “metropolitan planning organizations (MPO’s)”.  The International Economic Development CouncilUS CommunitiesAlliance for InnovationNational Association of Regional Councils (“the national voice for regionalism”), National Council of Governors and National Conference of State Legislatures connect some of the major dots of “soft law”.  The “National Security Professionals” is an all-sectors “cadre” spanning: the fractional-reserve banking system,  tax-exempt foundations, Federal Government, State, Local and Regional Governments (including COG’s/MPO’s), media, academia, education, business (including “for-profit”, “non-profit”, “not-for-profit”  and “public-private partnerships”), ”intergovernmental organizations”,”non governmental organizations”, “interfaith organizations”, “non-state actors”,  ”sub-national leaders and engagement”, ”knowledge management”, “workforce”, “major groups and key stakeholders” , “civil society” and “human capital”.

In 2007, George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13434, called “National Security Professional Development”, a military-industrial cartellization dressed as security.  Section 1 states: ” Policy. In order to enhance the national security of the United States including preventing, protecting against, responding to, and recovering from natural and manmade disasters, such as acts of terrorism, it is the policy of the United States to promote the education, training, and experience of current and future professionals in national security positions (security professionals) in executive departments and agencies (agencies).”  The “education, training and experience” of “current and future” professionals is rooted in Ch.36 of the United Nations “global to local action” plan, Agenda 21.

The National Security Professional Development (NSPD) program itself, established by Executive Order 13434, is a subcomponent of the Department of Defense, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS).

  • “The Leader and Professional Development Division (LPDD) is responsible for ensuring that DoD has a comprehensive, competency-based system, and integrated leadership development programs that support the deliberate development of highly skilled civilian leaders who are well prepared to lead and excel in a joint, total force environment.”
  • “The Civilian Education and Professional Development Branch will serve as the main advocate for education and professional development activities implemented at the highest levels of quality.  DoD civilian education and professional development will meet standards established by external accreditation and certification entities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Standards of cost-effectiveness will be established by the Department when external standards do not exist or are inappropriate.”
  •  ”Accept a Contingency Operations position through the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce and we will give you a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference. The Department of Defense deploys civilians alongside the US Military to provide crucial functions such as Senior Cultural Advisors, Logisticians, Contract Administrators, Public Affairs Specialists, and Engineers. There are many different roles, but a common thread unifies the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW): their investment in making the world a more secure and better place.”

The erratic website of The Society of National Security Professionals (SONSP),, has displayed the quotes, “Improving national security one mind at a time…”

  • “SONSP is a not-for-profit professional society dedicated to bringing together practitioners from a variety of professional disciplines with a common interest in improving the national security community of practice.  SONSP welcomes past, present and future experts from a wide-variety of career fields to exchange information, experiences and best practices.”
  • “SONSP Community of Interest Collaboration Center-web based tools for practitioners from the civil service, military, private industry and academia that provide the latest news from think tanks, news services, and federal departments on relevant topics related to national security.  The resource library serves as an information clearing house for recent reports and information from a variety of sources.”
  • “SONSP Certifications-will set the industry standard for the national security practice…”
  • “SONSP supports the concepts outlined in Executive Order 13434 and will enable a broader audience to participate in this community.”

In 2009, Barack Obama signed the US National Defense Authorization Act into law.  Section 1054 titled “Study on a System for Career Development and Management of Interagency National Security Professionals” designated that an Executive agency commission a study for the new Integrated National Security Professionals System.  The commissioned report was to be submitted by an “appropriate independent, nonprofit organization,” qualified, “on the basis of having performed related work in the fields of national security and human capital development, and on the basis of such other criteria as the head of the designated Executive agency may determine.”   The commissioned report required the examination of: 1. Professional Development 2. Coordination 3. Funding 4. Military and State and Local Government Personnel 5. Incentives and Requirements to Participate 6. Current Efforts.


“The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professionals System for the 21st Century,” was the commissioned report submitted by the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR).  The PNSR had also  recommended a National Security Professional Corps in their Forging a New Shield report of 2008, after their 2007 launch.  The PNSR is a network of contributors headed by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), CIA, National Security Council and Henry Kissinger’s Business Executives for National Security.  The PNSR spun a semantics web among theUnited Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), Global Leadership CoalitionIntelligence and National Security Alliance,  National Homeland Security Consortium, etc.  The PNSR acted as the clearinghouse for “Transforming government for the 21st  century” ; supercharging the Rand Corporation’s (PNSR “Contributor”) “Hearts and Minds”, a Dept. of Defense-commissioned psychological operation of the ’60s in time for global restructuring via the UN’s heralded Rio+20; the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Agenda 21 Conference in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. The PNSR ostensibly ceased operations as of December 31, 2011, but of course, “had a variety of incremental successes and significantly influenced the prevailing narrative on national security reform.”

Project on National Security Reform: Contributors

  • Organizations That Have Provided Grants to PNSR: General Atlantic Corporation • Carnegie Corporation of New York • McCormick Tribune Foundation • BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Federal Government: Agency for International Development • American Red Cross • Bureau of Industry and Security • Central Intelligence Agency Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office • Commission on the National Guard and Reserves • Congressional Research Service • Department of Defense • Department of Homeland Security • Department of State • General Services Administration • Immigration & Customs Enforcement • Millennium Challenge Corporation • National Aeronautics and Space Administration • National Security Council • Office of Management and Budget • Office of Personnel Management • Office of the Director of National Intelligence • Sandia National Laboratories.
  • State and Local Government: Culpepper County Sheriff ’s Office • Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security • Maryland Department of Transportation • Virginia Department of Fire Programs • Virginia Department of Health • Winchester Emergency Management.
  • Foreign Government: U.K. Ministry of Defence.
  • Think Tanks and Other Associations: American National Standards Institute • The Atlantic Council • Brookings Institution • Business Executives for National Security • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace • The Cato Institute • Center for American Progress • Center for International Security and Cooperation • Center for a New American Security • Center for Research and Education on Strategy and Technology • Center for Strategic and International Studies • Center for the Study of the Presidency • Council on Foreign Relations • European Council on Foreign Relations • Heritage Foundation • The Homeland Security Institute • Hoover Institution • Hudson Institute • Institute for Defense Analysis • Institute for National Strategic Studies • National Academy of Public Administration • National Governors Association • Professional Services Council • RAND Corporation • Reserve Officers Association • U.S. Chamber of Commerce • Wilson Center.
  • Law Firms: Arnold & Porter LLP • Bingham McCutchen LLP • Cooley Godward Kronish LLP • Crowell & Moring LLP • Morrison & Foerster LLP • Venable LLP • Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP.
  • Academia: American University • Catholic University • College of William & Mary • Columbia University • Duke University • George Mason University • Georgetown University • George Washington University • Grand Valley State University • Friends University • Harvard University • Institute of World Politics • James Madison University • Johns Hopkins University • Joint Special Operations University • Kings College, London • London School of Economics • National Defense University • Naval Postgraduate School • New York University • North Carolina Central University • University of Notre Dame • Pennsylvania State University • Stanford University • Swarthmore College • Texas A&M • Trinity College, Dublin • U.S. Air Force Academy • U.S. Army War College • U.S. Military Academy • U.S. Naval War College • University of California at Los Angeles • University of California at San Diego • University of Maryland • University of Southern California • University of Texas at Austin • University of Virginia • Walsh College • Wake Forest University • Wayne State University.
  • Corporations: Analytic Services Inc. • Battelle Memorial Institute • Bonner Group Inc. • Booz Allen Hamilton • Cassidy & Associates • Center for Naval Analyses • Cognitive Edge • Cohen Group • Congressional Quarterly • DeticaDFI • • DynCorp International • EBR Inc • Econpolicy • Energetics Incorporated • Evidence Based Research, Inc. • FMP Consulting • GEO Group Strategic Services, Inc. • Global Strategies Group • Good Harbor Consulting • Hutchinson Associates • IBM • The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc • Kleiman International • Kroll • L-3 Communications • Microsoft • Military Professional Resources Inc. • MITRE Corporation • Monument Policy Group LLC • National Security Network • Northrup Grumman Corporation • Oracle • PRTM • Randolph Morgan Consulting LLC • Science Application International Corporation • The Scowcroft Group • SRA International, Inc. • Strategic Consulting LLC • TrialGraphix • U.S. Trust of Bank of America • VeriFIDES Technology.
  • “The Project is also informed by the experience and expertise of private citizens, including: a former secretary of the army and congressman from Virginia; a former under secretary for preparedness, Department of Homeland Security (DHS); a former director for combating terrorism, National Security Council; a former director for state and local government coordination, DHS; a former director of military support, U.S. Army; a former commander, Atlantic Area, U.S. Coast Guard; a former director of preparedness programs, DHS; a former chief of procurement, DHS; a former deputy inspector general for Iraq reconstruction; former ambassadors to foreign nations and multilateral entities; and former assistant secretaries of defense.”


The Rockefellers’ Centennial Society (est. 1907) sponsors the Economic Club of New York (ECNY), which  claims the title of “The foremost non-partisan forum in the country” and the address of the Empire State Building.  For over a hundred years, the ECNY has gathered “Past Guests of Honor” that include:  Bilderberg Steering Committee Chairmen, CFR and Trilateral Commission members, Federal Reserve Chairmen, Presidents, Vice Presidents, CIA, two Secretary Generals of the United Nations, Secretaries of State and Defense, Prime Ministers and a king.  The Trustees include the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and the CEO of JP Morgan.  The institutionalization of the PNSR’s “whole of government” approach to national security strategy by the Obama Administration and the acceleration of the Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum’s 3D (“defense, development, diplomacy”) ”smart power” manifest “global governance” by “economic statecraft”;  solutions for ECNY-financed crises.


The United Nations Charter of 1945 codified the establishment of a world state of collectivism by which the UN defines human rights and enforces economic intervention internationally.  Obama has executed Ch. 7 of the UN Charter, thus maintaining the  “collective self-defence” by policing the planet, has signed ObamaCare onto the Bank for International Settlements Joint Forum (United Nations: IMF & World Bank, Financial Sector Assessment Program) via the National Association of Insurance Commissioners  and has centered the Rockefeller Foundation and Independent Sector on the White House Council for Community Solutions (EO 13560).  Independent Sector is sponsored by, among others: Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. George W. Bush and Barack Obama have parroted the fusion of the 3D (defense, diplomacy, development) US strategy with the 3E (economics, environment, equity) UN strategy of Agenda 21 especially by Executive Orders:

Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship and Compliance Assistance Center: Sustainability Program Area

“Federal agencies currently collaborating on FedCenter include the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Treasury, State, Interior, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, as well as NASA, the U.S. Postal Service and Tennessee Valley Authority, EPA, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Participation by all Federal agencies is welcome to help independently govern, self-promote, financially support, and guide the Center’s activities.”

A recent Executive Order, the National Defense Resources Preparedness (EO 13603), authorizes the Executive takeover of the US economy, guaranteed by the Federal Reserve, even in peace-time.  Others such as the Global Development Council (EO 13600) and the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (EO 13602) further facilitate the mainstreaming of “economic statecraft”.


The  US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development (since 2003), is the nexus of the UNA-USA and the US Global Leadership Coalition at the Department of Education, which altogether leverages the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014.  UNESCO, the lead agency of the Decade, defines Education for Sustainable Development as “education for everyone everywhere” for the “lifelong learning” (i.e. Goals for Americans outcome document of 1960) of “current and future generations”.  The UNA-USA runs various “capacity-building”  operations (Delphi Technique), such as Model UN, across America and tailors its Global Classrooms curricula to whichever setting the kids happen to be participating.   In the Model UN theater, children are unknowingly trained in the global governance lexicon to respond with prescribed behaviors to the situations, simulations and stimulations of the particular activity. In 2012, The Council on Foreign Relations is calling for the US military to police America,  and is at the same leading the “whole of government” indoctrination via its Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA)  and Independent Task Force for Education Reform and National Security.  Global Kids is the CFR arm of Connect All Schools Consortium, a new Department of Education network, led by Independent Sector and The White House via United Planet Partners.  Global Kids is preparing children for Agenda 21.  The White HouseNSA and CIA now have website divisions aimed at kids.  The Public Education Network is a national association funded by Independent Sector donors: plus Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Department of Education.  Also, the Education Development Center,  Digital PromiseBusiness Roundtable and One Economy Corporation are among the premiere disseminators of the pre-determined ”locally relevant” and “performance-based”/”research-based”/”outcome-based”/”evidence-based”/”community-based/”data-driven”/”best practices”/”joint” operant conditioning conscripted by the “social justice” engineers.  ”Funders” of the Rockefeller Foundation-backed International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), “Members” of the the Sustainability Consortium, backed by the EPA and BSR (Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, State Department) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-backed International City/County Management Association (ICMA): Center for Sustainable Communities (an ICLEI “Partner”) are “partnered” with local schools and governments.  From the Partnership for 21st Century Skills aligning the Common Core State Standards with “professional development” content for teachers and principals and Lego Robotics curricula for students (Carnegie Mellon/Lego Education); to software curricula through websites like:,,,, and; to the weekly deliveries of Time for Kids magazine and textbook curricula into classrooms; kids are programmed with UN-defined values.  State Governors administer Federal funds to “Community-Oriented Policing” systems like Crime Stoppers (The UN, FBI and other law enforcement and corporate partners administer Crime Stoppers International), the local student-equivalent of the Department of Homeland Security’s’ “See Something, Say Something” campaign; whereby children see hand-drawn posters of child characters on school walls displaying ”Eyes Looking”, “Ears Listening”, “Mouth Reporting”.  Presidents Bush and Obama have personally followed the George H. W. Bush/Clinton trail in the Agenda 21/Sustainable America megabanks-maze by signing the No Child Left Behind Act, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,  American Jobs Act and Serve America Act into law and via executive orders pertaining to those laws (e.g. STEM, Race to the Top, Response to Intervention, Investing in Innovation Fund) , as well as to the NDEA of 1958, the ESEA of 1965 and the IDEA of 1975.  John Dewey’s  ”service-learning” sees a new century by the Points of Light Institute.

In the State of the USA, the Security and Prosperity Partnership (North American Union), isn’t about your prosperity. Mitt Romney was endorsed by the same banking cartel and maintained the same centrally-planned Keynesian platform as Obama; each supporting the Federal Reserve System and United Nations.  Are you a “global citizen” thinking “mentally healthy” thoughts?  Regardless of consent, the corporatist oligarchy is enforcing the “full personality” (UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 i.e. Article 29 Sec 3) consciousness, “for the greater good” and “human security” of your “community”, through inter alia “global governance” and ”economic statecraft”.

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Eyes Wide Shut conspiracy debunked

EyesWideOpenI was sucked into Stanley Kubrick’s world at the submission of conspiracy and the addictive emotion it elicits.  Hints of the moon landing being faked embedded in The Shining.  Turning Eyes Wide Shut from its erotica dream novella origin to a discreet expose of illuminati ‘secrets;’ all at the response of saving his daughter from a cult’s wrath if not meeting their demands.  Zoom in on conspiracy two: Eyes Wide Shut — The conspiracy being that it serves as trojan horse of explicit illuminati exposure.  The circumstances surrounding this conspiracy seem to feed off one another.  At the same time, and in turn, they were far stretched from plausible reality.  After all, why would studio heads release the film if it compromised secrets of their alliances to the illuminati.  Wouldn’t THEY be the ones prosecuted and not the mere filmmaker?  Stanley didn’t pull the trigger distributing the film reels to over 10,000 theaters worldwide.

Enough reasoning, let’s consider a new vantage point.  New?  Hardly in relation to time but critically in terms of exclusion to the conspiracies published thus far.

The outspoken and rightfully so screenwriter, Frederic Raphael, wrote the blueprints of his interactions with Stanley.

Spoiler alert: The findings after reading his book are disheartening… as if a religion I subscribed to was proven to be a cult.

Frederic thought up / created the highly cited orgy scene in such a detailed, believable way, that Stanley himself demanded to know its basis, expressing serious fear that they’d both risk being in serious trouble if they exposed such secrets in their film without knowing for sure if it had been officially disclosed in permitted manner.

Although Raphael’s depiction of Kubrick begs the possibility of post traumatic stress disorder traits, I can’t believe that a man whose daughter’s wellness was threatened would silence their dilemma to friends/family/feds.  So, if anything, his behaviorisms of paranoia are a byproduct of his ‘genius’ essence fighting to preserve reputation amongst the masses or his ‘The Shining’ apollo moon landing hoax conspiracy bearing truth, which I doubt.

If anything, a more twisted conspiracy  can be hatched: Stanley Kubrick IS the ‘Alice’ character — her ‘MK ULTRA’ brainwashed character is a reflection of what he experienced after he faked the moon and released ‘The Shining.’  What else could have inspired him to shift gears to the erotica genre to service a novel focused around the separation of dreams vs reality?

Radiohead the ultimate new age band

The love for Radiohead was born when seeing the Paranoid Android music video for the first time on MTV.  My mom supported this and bought their OK COMPUTER album for me.  I listened to it over and over again non stop.  I grew obsessed.  Bought their previous two albums to see if it was even more of the same.  Bought their forthcoming albums.  Couldn’t get enough.  Still cant.

Upon doing several hours worth of research on new age studies for a project, multiple light bulbs clicked in my head.  I’m an advocate on human-invented language, lexicon and words limiting the full meaning of something and that holds true here.  New Age is simultaneous with cult according to my Christian upbringing.  Although I’m still a bit skeptical as to what the full truth is behind it, it gave me endless comfort and reshaped my mind.  It gave me an unruly means to view the world and life and everything under the sun in a more objective way than ever before.  I became calm.  I saw every moment in a linear time line happening at the same moment.  Time no longer exists to me as a result.  It makes everything more enjoyable and care free.

What I took from new age studies more than anything is the message of love and the discovery that our conscious recollection of historical events is only scratching the surface in terms of the full scope of occurrences to have taken place in our universe on a multidimensional level.  Furthermore, multidimensional enables me to better understand what and where Heaven and Hell are in relation to our dimension and our planet.    In essence, new age studies represent forbidden Christmas presents of knowledge that God / Jesus will reveal once we die.  We aren’t meant to know these nuggets of knowledge until then.  And Satan is the cool uncle your parents don’t want you hanging around that tells you jokes you aren’t supposed to hear.  Whether or not all the ‘new age’ secrets will prove truthful is not significant.  Who cares if it doesn’t all come true when your ‘life’ ends on earth?  The bottom line is that your creator might not want you to know certain things until that moment.  While I’m against living in fear, I do believe in a time of judgement.

Back to RADIOHEAD.  Here are songs by them that fit the cut of the new age movement:  I am listing three categories: Directly & Indirectly & Evolvement.  The indirectly are my subjective interpretations of songs that lean New Age.  Evolvement are songs that walk the pathway towards New Age progression.

Direction —

1) Pyramid song

2) Subterranean Homesick Alien (I know.. you’re saying that Thom Yorke already explained why he wrote this song and what it means.  Doesn’t matter)

Indirectly —

1) Feral

Evolvement —

1) Creep: Creep is about a social alien.  Someone who doesn’t feel as if they’re on the same frequency as other beings they grew up with.  Something isn’t right.  It’s off.  I feel like this album deals a lot of the theme of misplacement.  Another song screaming this theme is ‘Prove Yourself.’  The song title & song lyrics suggest one’s societal standards don’t seem to be important and after the machine wins and wins, “I’m better off dead.”  Thom raises the white flag and says “remove yourself,” as if the best solution for this system is to simply remove yourself and observe objectively in the after life.

Albums —

1) Pablo Honey: confusion album: Subjective Thom Yorke … Why the hell am I here?

2) The Bends: objective album looking down to earth

3) OK COMPUTER: part 2: objective album looking down to earth

4) KID A: alien album

5) AMNESIAC: Pyramid Song


7) IN RAINBOWS: Love songs

8) KING OF LIMBS: Ultimate ET album