Ken O’Keefe: “We Can Make A Better World.”

By Jerry Alatalo

ocean222Alphabet One can only hope the time is short between now and when people around the Earth all speak as frankly and directly as Ken O’Keefe. Today’s admirable group of men and women from all nations working for social change, justice, peace and a better world do an excellent job of describing historically persistent problems and their unfortunate consequences.

In contrast, Mr. O’Keefe does the same but goes on further to describe the source or root cause of those ongoing problems: privately owned and controlled central banks. In other words, while the majority of people working to create a better world are genuinely concerned about humanity and future generations, the analytical foundation or worldview they operate from is too often incomplete; practical consideration of the international finance sector as it determines real-life situations doesn’t occur and get factored in.

Without that essential awareness, and inclusion of it into one’s worldview, solutions-focused action falls short by failing to account for and/or identify causes to the greatest extent possible. In simpler terms, most people concerned about creating conditions that result in greater health, happiness and well being for all people on Earth have, although genuinely moral and acting with the best intentions, been for various reasons going about it with less-than-complete analyses.

Yet the missed, avoided, or otherwise omitted part of one’s analysis of worldwide conditions – private central banks – is the part that is absolutely necessary and relevant for developing effective solutions and building a better world. In a 1-hour 53-minute talk on March 20, 2016 in Berkeley, California Ken O’Keefe does an extraordinary job of pointing out those analytical parts too often missed in discussions and writings by otherwise good and moral people. He talks about those referred to by French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) in his famous quote: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”.

Excepting an even deeper metaphysical, philosophic or spiritual analysis of life on Earth, Mr. O’Keefe discusses actual global conditions to the fullest descriptive extent possible in the material realm. Perhaps in the next major leap of human evolution non-material factors will become a larger part of the discussion, but for now it seems of high importance to accurately perceive the physical realities present and responsible for what occurs on the ground, experienced by billions of our brothers and sisters, over a large portion of the planet.

One could predict a short interval of time between when the information presented by Mr. O’Keefe becomes widely known and acknowledged and when metaphysical aspects of reality become increasingly more a part of societal awareness, conversations, and agreed-upon perceptions. In a real sense, and why his talk is important and timely, Mr. O’Keefe leaves listeners with the essential and eternal Earthly choice between love of money and love for our fellow brothers and sisters in the human family. The following biblical passage goes unmentioned in his talk, but adds another, metaphysical perspective:

1 Timothy 6, 9-10: “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs”. 

All the world’s great religions, spiritual and philosophical traditions speak in their most revered writings to this aspect of the human condition. His use of expletives aside, one could guess Ken O’Keefe would describe himself not as a religious but a spiritual human being. What he covers in the talk is very likely the most difficult information listeners will encounter, and which afterward inescapably presents them with the choice of acceptance or rejection of points presented as truth. He describes the very raw, hard and uncomfortable truth of what has been and is now occurring on planet Earth.

As ever, an apology for sharing such a lengthy talk of close to 2-hours. If time doesn’t allow, consider making a note to listen to Mr. O’Keefe’s powerful talk at a later date. For those who choose to listen to the talk in its entirety, it might be the case after doing so to conclude he’s fundamentally talking about a profound and collective facilitating of rapid human evolution. Although nuanced, understated and sprinkled with curse words, Ken O’Keefe would probably agree the foremost characteristic of his evolutionary proposal is spiritual.

Thank you, Ken O’Keefe. Keep the faith.

(Thank you to Ken O’Keefe at YouTube)

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O’Keefe: ISIS Means ‘Israeli Secret Intelligence Service.’

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-32Alphabet People familiar with Ken O’Keefe know that in public appearances he doesn’t pull any punches. His recent appearance on Press TV to discuss the Paris terror event is no exception, and time will tell if his explanation of ISIS as ‘Israeli Secret Intelligence Service’ equaled a form of knockout punch.

For some people, Mr. O’Keefe’s intensity or righteous indignation during public debates is hard to accept, most likely because media commentators typically restrain themselves emotionally. For others, his style is exactly what’s required to get to the truth of events negatively affecting millions of human beings.

Is righteous indignation in response to continual lies and corruption at the highest levels of global power surrounding the terrorist group ISIS perfectly reasonable?  Considering over the last four, going on five, years the nation known as Syria has become literally destroyed/torn apart by paid ISIS mercenary terrorists, perhaps the question should become: “how is it possible that Ken O’Keefe is seemingly alone in standing up and expressing the one moral and philosophically correct response – righteous indignation?”

It’s possible that if opponents of unchecked terrorist financing behind the horrific war in Syria had responded with righteous indignation years ago the conflict might have already ended. Persons who express righteous indignation more than likely know the truth about situations causing them to become indignant, so for that reason Ken O’Keefe’s message must become considered very, very seriously.

In late 2015, humanity is experiencing a historic transformation – a planetary moment of truth. And what is that truth? It’s spiritual wisdom Mohandes Gandhi described as “old as the hills” – that every human being is directly related as brothers and sisters to all others in the human family. Those whose actions aren’t based on that wise spiritual foundation have broken both international and universal (spiritual) law, and are fully responsible for the overwhelmingly tragic, clearly observed consequences.

Now is the time to hold accountable the people behind wars of aggression and intentional violence, because such soul-shattering actions are directly opposite to actions of spiritual wisdom founded on, aligned with, the sacredness of all life.

On matters of unjust wars and bringing intentional harm and suffering to our innocent brothers and sisters in the family of man, righteous indignation is not just the logical, reasonable, spiritual response. Righteous indignation is truly the only response.

(Thank you to Ken O’Keefe at YouTube)

Would Ending Private Control Of Money Creation Improve Everything?

Posted on December 3, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-14Alphabet According to Ken O’Keefe and a growing number of men and women around the Earth, the answer is yes. Mr. O’Keefe, at The 2nd International Conference of Independent Thinkers in Tehran a few weeks ago, said that taking the massive power held now in the United States, Europe and many other nations by a very small number of private, extremely wealthy individuals and transferring that power to the people in the form of a monetary public utility would change everything on Earth – for the better – in a day.

The United States government issues 3% of the money supply in the form of coins. The remaining 97%, in the form of paper currency, becomes created by private interests through the Federal Reserve system and privately owned banks – out of thin air, by typing some numbers into a computer screen. Quite simply, such a profoundly large power in the control of a very small number of ultra-wealthy global élite must end before there is any chance whatsoever to successfully defeat centuries-old problems faced by humanity like starvation, wars, homelessness, disease, environmental degradation, wealth inequality, species extinction and more.

In a recent post we shared a video of British MP Michael Meacher speaking during a historic debate on just this issue – monetary reform – inside the British Parliament, including pro-monetary reform speeches made by both conservative and liberal MPs. Just as governments in Sweden, Britain, Ireland, Spain – and now France – have made strong statements recognizing a Palestinian state recently, the world is evolving in such an accelerated manner that monetary reform will soon become just as publicized as the people of the world rapidly grow in awareness of what is really happening, and take the actions which lead to corrections of unjust, immoral, extremely harmful events and conditions.

Let us be thankful that the world’s people are acting to finally correct the decades-long injustice experienced by the Palestinian people. Give thanks as well that men and women in every nation and region are finally acting to correct the way money has historically become created – at least since 1913 and establishment of the Federal Reserve banking system in the United States – under private control, which has been a massive societal failure responsible for the tragic cycles of global economic booms and busts – and every war.

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(Thank you to Ken O’Keefe at YouTube)

Global ISIS Debate Intensifies.

Posted on September 22, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

OKEEFENarratives are stories of events. President Barack Obama says the world is threatened. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says, “We were not convinced that the United States government was serious. I’m sure that what happened yesterday in the House and the Senate approving the request of President Obama for financing the Syrian opposition does not correspond well with an attempt to fight terrorism. You do not fight terrorism by weakening the central (Syria) government”. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister says the United States is “playing with the ISIL in Iraq, and turning a blind eye to the terrorist group’s operations in Syria”.

Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja’afari told the Security Council, in a reference to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, that “some participants in the coalition themselves helped create ISIL”.

Does anyone feel the need for some serious gun control legislation for the Middle East. Perhaps people would lose their employment at the corporations who build the weapons which are now in the Middle East, but the situation seems to have gotten out of hand. Some are suggesting harsh sanctions on nations like Saudi Arabia and Qatar and others who have financed the terrorist groups in Syria over the past three years, including weapons, supplies, training and pay. There have been similar calls for sanctions against Jordan and Turkey, where mercenaries such as those now in ISIS received their training.

With so many narratives/stories now becoming published about ISIS/ISIL/IS, perhaps the first step in eliminating the threat they pose is a truth commission for arriving at the true causes behind the rise of the ISIS. Once the factors become identified, actions can then be taken to eliminate those factors, then ISIS will begin to rapidly and steadily diminish in power until at a certain point the group is no longer a threat to people in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East.

Television programs like “The Debate” may, in the eyes of some, represent a form of “minor” truth commission, while others will see the program produced by Iranian network Press TV as a kind of state-owned propaganda organ. However men and women hold their opinions of “The Debate”, every now and again it produces some memorable moments like the episode/debate to follow between peace activist Ken O’Keefe and former US intelligence officer Bob Ayers.

The show’s focus is on America’s division of terrorists into “good” and “bad”, and whether the US’ main goal is overthrowing Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria. The title for the show is “Dubious Mission” and the guests begin their discussion after the woman host asks, “does the US really want to stop ISIS?”

Bob Ayers: I think that the United States wants to stop ISIL, but I don’t think the United States is willing to take the steps necessary to actually defeat and get rid of ISIL.

Ken O’Keefe: Absolutely not. And I find it laughable that anybody would ever consider the United States to be seriously interested in ending terrorism. We’ve had over 13 years of this farcical war on terror, all of it built on lies. From the false flag of 9/11, to the non-prosecution of Osama Bin Laden because the FBI admitted there was no evidence linking him to 9/11, from every policy sense… The invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, the attack on Libya destroying that country, attempting to fully destroy Syria – all of this is terrorism. Terrorism on a grand scale.

Host: … killings and beheadings going on for years now in Syria, why is the United States acting now?

Bob Ayers: I think there are several triggers that caused the United States to react in this current timeframe. One trigger was the continuing success of ISIL in terms of expanding its territorial acquisition, and (2), the extension of, if you will, beheadings and things like that, to include United States citizens. That always triggers the United States. So, the United States is reacting to events that have caused them to sit up and take notice of ISIL.

Ken O’Keefe: … the beheadings have largely been debunked. At the very least, the people who are being executed in those videos are not alive. We know when you execute somebody by cutting off their head, their heart is still beating, blood will pour forth profusely. This is not the case with these videos, and it also is one massive manipulation to suggest that the life of one or two Americans somehow justifies yet another invasion and occupation, which we have destroyed three countries at the very minimum – in terms of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

We have largely caused the breeding grounds for so-called terrorism all around the region. It is beggar’s belief that anyone would be manipulated in yet another policy in which invasion, bombing, and occupation, ultimately destruction of entire areas, is somehow going to make the world a better place. We have seen this all before, and the United States is repeating the same role as it has been. And it will make for more blood and more guts and more misery, and ultimately a breeding ground for those who see the West for what it is. Absolutely hypocritical.

The West has no moral authority whatsoever; it is in no position at all to discuss any issue regarding morality. Because it is the most corrupt and most violent of all peoples on this planet. The West is the problem, not the rest of the world. And our little boogeyman we create will stop once we stop having the power through the global reserve currency of the US dollar, to be able to pay those psychopaths to run around and behead, and so on and so forth.

Host: … actual goal the government in Damascus?

Bob Ayers: Certainly that’s the opinion of some people. The purpose of this debate tonight is to try to understand why the United States is acting the way they are, and what the steps are that they plan on taking to try to defeat, degrade, or destroy ISIS. It’s not a venue for standing on a soapbox and preaching against all the perceived ills and crimes of the United States over the last 50 years.

Host: … Syria is obviously in this scenario.

Bob Ayers: There’s no question that Syria is involved in this current situation. The United States position is that they have been trying to unseat Assad. Now, the United States is in an interesting position in that to defeat ISIS or ISIL, they’re going to have to defeat them not only in Iraq where they’re located, but also in Syria. If they defeat them in Syria, they are inadvertently supporting Assad, because Assad is fighting ISIL in Syria.

Host: … they don’t want to defeat them there (Syria)?

Bob Ayers: No. What I’m saying is, they want to defeat them there, but they don’t know how to do that without bolstering the Assad regime, which is something they don’t want to do. So the United States is resorting to these consortia, which they’re trying to find alternative ways, and alternative sources to defeat ISIL, without the United States doing it themselves.

Host: What kind of precedent does this set?

Ken O’Keefe: Well, it’s not a precedent at all. We’ve already been bombing Pakistan, Yemen; we have been running around the world basically in a lawless kind of way, have been carrying out policies including executions of anyone, anywhere, anytime, based on the so-called President of the United States having a meeting and declaring somebody to be a terrorist. This even includes American citizens. So, there is no sovereignty of nations. There is no international law.

And this so-called intelligence analyst. This intelligence analyst appears to be completely oblivious to the fact that it was the United States which supported the mujahideen, which became al-Qaeda, which morphed into al-Nusra Front, then ISIS, ISIL, IS, whatever the hell you want to call it. Has been arming these people, training these people, providing bases and training in Jordan and also in Turkey. Their little proxies of Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Kuwait have been funneling money and arms, and now we’re being told they’re going to be training these so-called moderate factions of resistance in Syria in Saudi Arabia, that bastion of moderate behavior, the Saudi Arabia regime, one of the most offensive – if not the most offensive – regimes on the planet.

A place that we give weapons and we give cover to, political or media cover. The idea that an intelligence analyst could be so oblivious, and so completely incompetent at his own field that he does not recognize the United States having supported, armed, trained, coddled, and protected all those terrorists for decades now, is beyond belief. He can’t be so stupid surely, not to know that the United States has an inherent interest in propping up continuously one boogeyman after another to justify what I said earlier: the military-industrial-complex, the goal of full spectrum dominance, military bases all around the world. This is what’s happened. People with half a brain know this.

Bob Ayers: I can’t continue to be insulted by this other person. I’m ending this interview. Find somebody else who’ll listen to this moron speak his mind.

Ken O’Keefe: You insult the people of the world with your so-called intelligence analysis. You are sending the American sons and daughters off to yet another war, so that they can become so traumatized, and so sick and so maimed that they can come back home to the tune of 22 American sailors and servicemen a day committing suicide. You are a traitor to your nation, or criminally incompetent.

At this point Mr. Ayers has ended his internet connection and his participation in the discussion. The host apologizes to the viewing audience and Ken O’Keefe is the lone guest. A few of his statements from the rest of the program worth noting:

“But at the end of the day, I come from the West, and what we can see is that my birth nation in the United States is the #1 terrorist. This is simply not debatable. And so I understand that many people are still being conned into believing in this nonsense – the latest boogeyman creation – but ever-growing numbers of people are not buying it. They are not. And this is extremely promising, and a necessary step to create a better world”.

“…The policy is being carried out exactly as it was written, and the scenes of sectarian hatred and divide, which are necessary to fracture the people of the region so that you’ll be in a weakened state and therefore be subject to the real intention and the goal, which is to expand the Israeli empire. Ultimately, this is going to fall flat on its face, but right now the chaos that is being sown is extremely advantageous for the powers that be”.

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(Thank you to Ken O’Keefe at YouTube)