Quote of the Day: Remembering Henry Kissinger

Official Photo of Henry Kissinger, taken 3 March 1976Henry A. Kissinger passed away last night at his home in Kent, CT at the age of 100 years old. Kissinger, who at age 15 fled Nazi Germany with his Jewish family for New York City, was a former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam War, helped Nixon normalize relations with Communist China, and established a relationship of detente (“relaxation”) with the Soviet Union which resulted in nuclear arms reduction and under President Reagan the liberation of Russia and Eastern Europe from Soviet Communist rule.

While there’s no doubt Henry Kissinger had a distinguished and accomplished career as a diplomat and foreign policy expert I can’t help but recall this quote attributed to him from 1992 – a quote which today resonates on so many levels as to be almost disturbing:

“Today [in 1992] Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government.

You have to understand. Future wars will be fought by capitalists and anti-capitalists as society polarizes. When that happens, control of information will be as important as control of territory used to be in conventional conflicts. If you can stop your enemy from destroying your information, then you have a good chance of winning the war.”
  Henry Kissinger, address to the Bilderberger meeting, Evian, France, May 21, 1992 (as transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates).

It almost seems ironic that a man who fled a ruthless 1930′s German Dictator who attempted to use global conflict – and, the destruction of the World’s Jewish population – to reset the world and establish a “Third Reich” “New World Order” run by a central government would deliver a speech to the world’s most influential elites from industry, finance, media, politics, and academia advocating something very similar (except for the intentional genocide aspect).

(BTW: It was the same ruthless 1930′s German Dictator who in 1940 spoke to his people of how promises of a “Golden Age” of Justice, Democracy, disarmament, free trade, culture and religion by Western countries were like old records “played once too often”.)

I suppose the eternal lesson here is that if someone is going to control the world that “Someone” it’s best if that “Someone” is you instead of the other person.

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