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Power And The Controlled Transparency


There has always been this ongoing debate on a lot of talk shows as to why the united States does not rise up against the government. Why we continue to roll over and play dead to all of the corruption that goes on in the Washington D.C. corridor.

After reading a lengthy article and watching an alarming press conference that was offered by former CIA chief James Woolsey I am beginning to figure it out. I know that my hypothesis may cause some controversy but what I am beginning to understand and from what I am learning is that the American people are used to having many things. Many of them, even though they are impoverished still have more than their foreign counterparts.

One thing they have access to is an incredible machine. The machine has been around for hundreds of years and we don’t even see the machine but we use it all the time. This machine provides us comfort, warmth, entertainment, and information. This machine cooks our food, it makes it possible for us to get money and it can cool us off from a heat wave.

Flip the switch and the machine makes things come to life. Turn a spigot and clean water fills your tub, sink or glass and you are able to drink cool water.

Pick up a telephone and you hear the voice of someone just down the street or someone that is on the other coast. You push a button and a screen lights up. The screen gives you information for your day, or it can entertain you with movies and television shows. It can also provide hours of amusement with games and other activities.

The machine that we have had for hundreds of years that seems to never go away is the power grid.

Without that power grid, without that vital machine that we plug into, our world would not only plunge into despair, but many people would die and many others would have to adapt and in the chaos would find themselves doing things like looting or even killing to find a power source so that their lives could feel a sense of normalcy.

We have seen situations in fictitious stories where people are faced with the fear of having to live in a world with limited or virtually no resources to give them comfort. Television shows like “Under the Dome” and “Revolution” may be for some, a look into what an unplugged dystopia may be like.

For the majority of time the Continental United States has nonchalantly taken for granted that the great power machine known as the grid won’t fail us. There are little inconveniences like power outages from a transformer that may have short circuited because of an unforeseen circumstance and we always hope that a lineman or electrician will be there to restore our sense of entitlement so that we can get on with our day.

Take away that comfortable necessity and the United States turns into a land mass that becomes quite literally an obstacle of big trees, huge rivers that need to be crossed, rugged mountains, deserts and plains that become disconnected with terrified people that realize that they are alone and desperate when the night falls.

We all know our ancestors dealt with all that in the past, but they had to struggle before they found that time where conveniences could be had. With all of the power and the geniuses who were able to connect us all, we won over the perils of the primitive life.

A few days ago I shared with my audience my concerns about what was going on in space. I gave an esoteric perspective about planet alignments, stars that has spiritual significance, and how solar activity was looking peculiar as a coronal hole formed on the sun and sent towards the earth chunks of material, electrically charged particles and gas.

I shared it for the fascination, and in the back of my mind the purpose was also to somehow convey how this type of activity can be a sobering reminder that we are always just an unanticipated disaster away from going back to that primitive America that existed before.

I hear from people who want to hear more about corrupt government that when I present these things I am buying into a distraction from what really is going on. I always cringe and wonder just what am I missing? What can be so pressing that the thought of everything that we have taken for granted can be taken away in a fraction of second?

I guess it would be a bit pre-mature at this point to tell you that earth had a close call a few days ago. I had no idea that what I was talking about on an esoteric level was really happening on an environmental level. It was so serious that an emergency panel was held to discuss the implications of the possibility of a power grid fail that would thrust the American people into living like their pioneering ancestors for at least a year or even more.

Two weeks before the month of July was coming to a close two EMP experts were literally shaken to the core when it was realized that all of the particle matter and the electromagnetic pulse from the coronal mass flashed through earth’s typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there.

Strategic arms and missile expert Henry Cooper spoke at a panel with former CIA chief James Woolsey about just how close of a shave we had with the Sun’s electromagnetic kill shot. It was just too close for comfort and other experts observed that this activity is putting the world at risk for a so called Carrington event.

“There had been a near miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us,” said Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission from 2001-2008. He was referring to the 1859 EMP named after astronomer Richard Carrington that melted telegraph lines in Europe and North America.

Pry, Cooper, and Woolsey have been recently demanding that Washington prepare the nation’s electric grid for an EMP, either from the sun or an enemy’s nuclear bomb. They want the 2,000-3,000 transformers in the grid protected with a high-tech metal box and spares ready to rebuild the system. Woolsey said knocking out just 20 would shut down electricity to parts of the nation “for a long time.”

But Washington is giving them the cold shoulder. Woolsey told Secrets that some in Congress are interested in the issue, but the administration is just in the “beginnings” of paying attention. Woolsey said that Air Force One and aircraft used by the Strategic Air Command to control nuclear-tipped missiles are hardened against an EMP.

The EMP effect is not rare. One occurred in Canada in 1989, knocking out Quebec’s electric transmission system. And North Korea is reportedly testing a device to attack the U.S. with an EMP attack.

However during the panel chaired by Woolsey there was also some gurded talk about how the internet is affecting the grid and also hinted at the possibility that some of the intelligence that was leaked to Wikileaks by Private Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden did have information about the vulnerability of the grid and the risk we face from an enemy EMP or a Carrington event.
There was information that was shared regarding concerns about the ability of North Korea or other potential enemies to launch a space vehicle which could deliver a stealthy nuclear attack on the United States by orbiting a nuclear weapon over the South Pole where the U.S. has no radar or missile interceptors facing south. Apparently it was revealed that North Korea orbited a satellite over the south polar region on a trajectory and altitude consistent with making a surprise nuclear EMP attack against the United States.

In the summer of 2011, ABC news reported that homeland security had issued a warning that the public utility was at risk and that they had intelligence that indicated that there was an unknown security breach where intelligence agents from an unknown foreign country were on the inside preparing a terrorist attack on either nuclear power plants or the power grid itself.
The intelligence reports were creating what was dismissed as fear mongering about foreign black hat hackers that were planning to take down the grid. This would be a great way to at least give the Obama administration carte blanche with their proposed cyber-security proposals and with Manning and Snowden in the news what better way to explain how the grid and the so called weaknesses were exposed to would be hackers.

Gen. Keith Alexander, National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command chief has gone on the record as saying that he believes that hacker groups like Anonymous are hell bent on bringing down American infrastructure and it looks as if the power grid is the prime target for the attack.

Back in 2007, researchers successfully hacked into a power generator in Idaho, causing it to “self-destruct.” The Department of Homeland Security released footage of that event, which was aired on news networks everywhere.

This was baffling when now we are being told that there has been even more intelligence that has been breached because of the recent leaks we have heard about in the mainstream. Why would DHS who has a lack of transparency want us all to see how it is done? Why are we now finding out after the fact that a doomsday scenario was just two weeks short of happening on earth?
Are we witnessing a psychological preparation for something that the government is aware of and that they are doing nothing to prevent it whether it be caused by the sun, a known enemy, or even a so called “false flag” exercise?

If you think that what I am presenting sounds like a script from a movie, you can chalk up another form of predictive programming provided by an old Bruce Willis film.

In the fourth installment of Die Hard, “Live free or Die Harder,” Gabriel a hacker, successfully shuts down the stock Market and transportation grids through a series of computer hacks. The market fails, transportation services become cumbersome and another hacker believes that the next step for the cyber terrorists is to shut down the power grids.

Another hacker tells the Bruce Willis character McClane that whoever is responsible for the grid hacks is trying to run a “fire sale”, to demonstrate the over reliance of the country on computer-controlled systems, creating an “everything must go” situation by shutting down grid systems one by one destroying the entire infrastructure.

The frightening part about this so called close call is that in an eerie play of Déjà vu we begin to possibly name the scapegoats that have leaked the information, the method of how that information can be use in an “event” and the possible culprits that can be used for convenient story by the mainstream press.

These problems and scapegoats make fair game for chaos planners who wish to top the body bag count. One of the most effective ways of sending a message is to destroy the infrastructure. The power grid and internet systems seem to be open to hackers, terrorists, and solar storms.

Think of the consequences. With one electromagnetic pulse most late model cars would not run. Water would not flow from pumps. Nuclear plants would over heat. Any building over 6 stories would not be inhabitable. Police and fire departments would not be able to communicate. Water and food distribution would be limited to government bodies that may take months or years to reach you.

The cost of rebuilding would run into the trillions of dollars. The United States would then have a lifestyle be equal to our enemies now in the Middle East and any wars fought would have to be done with asymmetrical warfare. The entire country would be a war zone, the envisioned battlefield America.

This could be the only scenario horrible enough to warrant an abrupt changing of policies and order in a country that relies on its power grid for comfort. When comfort leaves, so does the sanity of the country.

Let’s hope we never have to face this nightmare.


linda barnett

some people are in denial about the possibility that this could
happen. what makes it worse is that we cannot be sure anymore
that if this should actually happen, the government would not be
behind it in some way, or take advantage of it to repress the
people. imagine if the grid went down. a lot more people today
would be likely to blame the government. the low information
public would blame it on all Qaeda, because they have been
programmed to do so. but I could even imagine this govt
blaming it on the “tea party terrorists” or some ridiculous
confabulation, when they knew this was NOT really the
cause. this is just a continuation of operation patcon, and
if people realized it, they would figure out that the tea party
being demonized is just today’s version of the evil militia
bogeymen they created in the Janet reno days. practically
every right wing extremist group we ever had back then was
a govt creation, not a real group, and there were only a
handful of actual kooks that most conservatives would
not touch with a ten foot pole. some people are too young
to even remember the Clinton days.


If the GRID truly went down we would not have ANY info…Could national ELECTIONS be held? ….

linda barnett

the govt would suspend elections. but the right
thing to do would be, vote with paper ballots
and require photo id’s. the left will never do it,
because they want illegal and multiple voters to
be able to throw the election to the left. it would
take a long time to count manually and check
I’d’s but we would have the first honest results
in many years. best way to survive a total blackout
is to get with your local govt and organize your

8/2: Power And The Controlled Transparency | Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

[…] Two days ago, former CIA director James Woolsey held a panel stating that the Earth was two weeks away from doomsday. Americans are unaware how close we are from a devastating EMP that could take down the entire power grid. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis takes a look at just vulnerable and fragile our existence is in ‘Power And The Controlled Transparency‘! […]


According to Third Wave author Toffler, the 19th century gave us the industrial age and it was based on 1) standardization- eg, all the railroad tracks were the same width; 2) specialization- eg we all did one job all day long as opposed to the kind of multi-tasking that went on in the day of a farmer, with his multiple skills; 3) synchronization- eg, we all showed up for work at the same time. No individual schedules; 4) concentration with 5) maximization- eg, the US Steel plant was the biggest in the world and its production replaced lots of smaller companies’ plants, but the cost savings made it worthwhile.

The modern IT-dominated world operates in the opposite direction, allowing decentralization, desynchronization, custom-sizing, multi-tasking-discipline approach to work, and flexible hours.

Politically, the 19th century was a wet dream for the power-complexed egomaniac, whether from the anarchist wing of free-for-all capitalism that played into the hands of the various Rockefellers, Carnegies, and JP Morgans of the world or to their Bizarro Planet reverse images, the egomaniacal, ruthless, sociopath Communists with their pseudo-cure for capitalism’s evils.

Any real cure, any real preparation for future catastrophes involves SHARING the power and decentralizing the assets of command-and-control in the US.

The progressive left and some of the internationalist capitalist right don’t see any real need for this. It goes against everything they need to keep power and control, which they justify out of need to deal with disaster.

Some of the resistance is pure head-in-the-sand sloth at the idea of having to do anything at all, but, at the highest levels where sloth is not so much a problem, it is not sloth but a self-exalting view of self that will not surrender its power that is the problem.

A great example of all of this comes from the past, from FDR’s confiscation of US citizens’ gold, the gold that could have been used to create an alternative currency, the ultimate threat to Fed Reserve/Fed Gov control.

Many observers seeing the enormous demand for gold from private citizens in India and China have taken to explaining the price drop of gold as a result of the attempt by central banks and governments to undermine gold as a basis for a currency that they could not control.

Another aspect of the pure hubris here is that the central governments of the world don’t get that they are spending themselves into a disaster and they run lemming-like over the fiscal cliffs we lesser being all see in the relative near future.

I haven’t prepared enough for the coming hard times, but your whole discussion is just another reason prompting me to get started.

Christopher Davis

Hi Clyde… just listened to (most of) this episode tonight. In the past, you’ve mentioned how it seems like there is a lot of media aimed at preparing us for various events that may be coming our way. Well, I found this movie released this year called “The Carrington Event”…

Thought you might find that interesting.

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