Castro Writes on Global Conspiracy Theory HAVANA, Aug. 18, 2010

HAVANA, Aug. 18, 2010
Castro Writes on Global Conspiracy Theory
Intrigued by Reading Daniel Estulin's Book on Bilderberg Group, Former Cuban Pres. Publishes Article in Communist Paper

(AP) Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture....

The Rest:

Oh dear

its all good on the CBS piece until... "Estulin's own website suggests that the 9/11 attacks were likely caused by small nuclear devices" ...
I havent checked the website but anyway there has been a lot of good work done by and stephen jones to show the likely suspect is nano thermite rather then nooks

A lesson in propaganda

Interesting that of all the articles Castro has penned of late -- some quite lucid -- warning of World War III, environmental holocaust, Zionism and other subjects -- CBS chooses his piece on the Bilderberg group and Daniel Estulin -- then tosses in some 911 truth.

Thus are sensible and well supported areas of research conflated with mini nukes and macro conspiracies involving The Beatles.

"The excerpt published by Castro suggested that the esoteric Frankfurt School of socialist academics worked with members of the Rockefeller family in the 1950s to pave the way for rock music to "control the masses" by diverting attention from civil rights and social injustice.

"The man charged with ensuring that the Americans liked the Beatles was Walter Lippmann himself," the excerpt asserted, referring to a political philosopher and by-then-staid newspaper columnist who died in 1974.

"In the United States and Europe, great open-air rock concerts were used to halt the growing discontent of the population," the excerpt said."


Actually, Rock n' Roll evolved from African American music. It was a confluence of Blues, Jazz and Doo-wop which flowed up the Mississippi river to New Orleans and Chicago, and eventually burst on the scene through figures like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

The FBI file on John Lennon was bigger than that of many leading socialists in the United States.

Now, the idea that the drug culture may have had a negative influence on the new left is actually well supported. Eli Lilly & Company -- now known for manufacturing Prozac -- was the first American company to mass produce LSD -- for the CIA. The drug was then distributed en masse by figures like Ronald Stark, whom an Italian judge refused to indict because of an "impressive series of well enumerated proofs" that Stark worked for the CIA from "1960 onward".

Indeed, according to Martin Lee in "Acid Dreams", "A surprising number of counterculture veterans endorsed the notion that the CIA disseminated street acid en masse to deflate the political potency of the youth rebellion".

Famed MKULTRA psychiatrist Louis "Jolly" West once spoke of "studying hippies in their own habitat".

Notice that this is not the same thing as claiming that Rock n' roll itself is a giant conspiracy. It was undoubtedly subversive, but not in a positive way for elites. In fact, many of the leading rock n' roll artists were continually harassed by American intelligence, and died under extremely suspicious circumstances (see Hendrix and Morrison, for example).

By taking well supported conspiracies and conflating them with kookery, the article achieves its objective. All "Conspiracy theories" are wacko. Well meaning conspiracy researchers often fall for the same trick. For example, we know that the feminist movement became infiltrated by the CIA, causing it to lose touch with its anarchist roots; researchers then surmise that feminism itself (ie equality for women) was entirely manufactured by nefarious elites. Tell it to Mary Wollstonecraft, who wrote a "vindication of the rights of women" about a century before Rockefeller earned his first million.

Same with the Bilderberg group. It's not enough to point out that a pack of parasitic elites meet in private every year to discuss and influence policy in a completely undemocratic fashion. We must infer that the Bilderbergers are secret satanists who belong to the "illuminati" and are out to usher in the reign of the Anti-Christ.

I think what's missing on both the "institutional" left and the "conspiratorial" right is any sense of balance. Either everything's a conspiracy or nothing's a conspiracy. The MSM is only too happy to perpetuate either fallacy.

You may find this interesting

The mostly true story of Laurel Canyon, I know I did.

the case can be made that the peace movement was sabotaged with the hippie/rock/music scene.

Another Link...

I found it interesting too

Inside the LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation by David McGowan.

I agree. The most interesting story I have ever read. Extremely well written and thought provoking. A fascinating rabbit hole.

The Navy Admiral with control of US warships during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident had a very famous son. Who was he?

I've read it

McGowan basically infers from the fact that a handful of the big rock n' roll stars came from military families = they were all Manchurian candidates (!) You heard it here first: Hendrix, Joplin, Young, Morrison and John Lennon were CIA agents! ;) A slightly more sane hypothesis might be that children in authoritarian family structures often rebel against their elders - especially when rebellion is in the zeitgeist.

Incidentally, McGowan's thesis is not new. Lyndon LaRouche argued same, as have hundreds of extreme right wing nutcases who believe(d) that rock n' roll was spawned by Satan. Perhaps there's something to it. Robert Johnson is reported to have sold his soul to the devil at US 61 and Highway 49 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. How else could he play such mean guitar?

A few sensible takes on elites vs. rock n' roll:

The U.S. vs. John Lennon:

Did the CIA poison Paul Robeson?

Jimmy Hendrix:

"I don't believe for one minute that he killed himself. That was out of the question." — Chas Chandler, Hendrix Producer

"I believe the circumstances surrounding his death are suspicious and I think he was murdered." — Ed Chalpin, Proprietor of Studio 76

"I feel he was murdered, frankly. Somebody gave him something. Somebody gave him something they shouldn't have." — John McLaughlin, Guitarist, Mahavishnu Orchestra


The CIA and Reggae:

I think the CIA and the State Department paid attention to Bob Marley for the same reason they took an interest in John Lennon-because he was such a huge figure in Caribbean culture. It's very important for people to realize two things: that the Third World is most of the world, and that, from a philosophical standpoint, no one is free until everyone is free.

High Times, February 1990

"After Bob was shot and he survived, he went on to perform at the concert, which was December 5, 1976, in Jamaica. He was supposed to be under government protection, but many of those men vanished. He was supposed to take a plane out of Jamaica the following day under police protection. And those guards vanished. It was a very mysterious thing".


There are similar stories surrounding almost all of the major rock figures from the period.

speaking of manchurian candidates

What about Mark David Chapman? Anyone got any doubts on that one. More than likely the CIA eliminated many of our counter culture leaders who were targeted for their ability to draw mass appeal etc.

Another of my favorites was David Hinckley. Reagan survived with the help of one of the world's best heart surgeons who luckily was close by at the time. I am sure Ron got the message and George ran the show behind the scenes anyway.

One of the items I found interesting in the Laurel Canyon piece was David Crosby talking about how great Charlie Manson's music was.

The Family

Neil Young also praised Manson's music, and to be quite honest, it's not half bad. There's a certain melancholy to it; dare I say it's almost touching.

Another interesting tidbit about Manson: he was seen on numerous occasions with the aforementioned CIA LSD pusher Ronald Stark.

I don't dislike all of McGowan's work: he has a tendency to go way, way overboard, but his stuff on Manson himself, for instance, is quite fascinating. The "family"'s turf represented more a military compound than a hippie commune. And the Tate/Polanski home was not a random target.

Manson was a sort of Manchurian in his own right -- his personality traits were manufactured by a lifetime behind bars. Like Ted Kaczynski, it is also likely that Manson was subjected to MKULTRA experiments at some time in his life; at least one of the prisons he was interned in is alleged to have been contracted by CIA, and he ended up in Vacaville, where "mind control" experiments were routine.


John Hinckley's brother was to have dinner with Neil Bush the next day after the assassination attempt. Hinckley's dad was a friend of G H W Bush, who would have become president if Hinckley was successful. Coincidence?

Really good post. I wish that

Really good post. I wish that more people would take the sensationalism out of 911 research, the fact that the official story is false is hard enough to get people to see without all of the fear-mongering crazy stuff about secret societies with satanic agendas. Honestly I think the movement has at times asserted a false equivalency between the right and the left also, supposing that all people within government are somehow complicit in the attacks and the way they were used. My belief is that we need to understand the neo-conservative movement in a better way, and understand the way they achieved power. I think a big part of undermining their agenda is to support progressives and agitate hard for a leftist agenda in our country at all levels of government.

How did the neo-cons come to power..

The Power of Nightmares

Politics - The Power of Nightmares, (Part 1/3), “Baby it's Cold Outside“

The Power of Nightmares Part 2: The Phantom Victory - by Adam Curtis

Politics - The Power of Nightmares, (Part 3/3), “The Shadows in the Cave”


that Castro mentions the Bilderburg group. Jesse Ventura is doing his next show on the Bilderburg group. I watched it the other day on the net. It was on Check it out. It is very good.

This is positive in my book

Any talk about 911 is a plus. Any talk about the fact that it may be an inside job is a big plus. The mention of the bilderberg troup and the NWO in the same article is a plus.
That the TWA flight may not really have had anything to do with Libya is a big plus. The fact that the alleged bomber was released from prison a year ago based upon the lie that he only had 3 months to live is good timing. Anything that gets the public thinking that the official propaganda may just be that is a very big plus in my book. When you look at the twin towers and think that something other than those planes may have knocked them down you're heading in the right direction. Castro has survived when the odds were against him. He outlived the kennedy boys, johnson, dulles and many other enemies. That alone gives him some standing as a world class leader who's opinion may be worth a look. Keep it comming CBS you could paint yourself in a corner one of these days!