henrymakow.com — May 26, 2017
Miles Mathis says that modern culture is essentially mental programming by the CIA, an arm of the Illuminati banking cartel. The systemic destruction of traditional art is intended to promote “alienation,” the satanic view that human life is inherently meaningless, incoherent, trivial and ugly.
The satanist is the origin of the modern “anti hero” – the man who denies the moral order and therefore feels an outcast in society and in the universe.
Satanism is the inversion of all spiritual ideals-
Mathis: “By a constant stream of top-down propaganda, writers were convinced that being solipsistic, quotidian, and creatively modest were artistic virtues. As with painting, science, politics, and every other category, the inversion of the thing was sold as the thing itself.”
Makow comment- Mathis is a brilliant and prolific writer. Although his claims that many sensational murders were faked seem outlandish, his assertions about modern culture are credible. As a Ph.D. in literature, I always felt modern culture was fraudulent. This confirms it. I feel betrayed by the education system and society. An highly organized satanic cult has recast Western society in its image. Contrary views are not funded or publicized. Another example of de facto Communism, and how we have been unwittingly inducted into a satanic cult.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
from March 28, 2015
by Miles Mathis — From Theosophy to the Beat Generation
(excerpt by henrymakow.com)
A reader alerted me to an article just published at the Chronicle of Higher Education by an English professor at Providence College, Eric Bennett. This article is about the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, at which he was a student from 1998 to 2000.
He admits that the writing programs at the University of Iowa have long been underwritten by the CIA, via the Farfield Foundation, the ACCF, [The Artists and Community Collaboration Fund] and the Rockefellers.
The sentence in the article that is most useful here is this one: Creative-writing pedagogues in the aftermath of World War II, without exception, read Partisan Review, The Kenyon Review, The Hudson Review, and The Sewanee Review .
They breathed the intellectual air of New Critics, on the one hand, and New York intellectuals on the other. These camps, formerly enemy camps–Southern reactionaries and Northern socialists at each other’s throats in the 1930s–had by the 50s merged into a liberal consensus that published highly intellectual, but at the time only newly “academic,” essays in those four journals, all of which, like Iowa, were subsidized by the Rockefeller Foundation.
As we have seen and will see, they were also subsidized by many other CIA front organizations. The government used the purse-strings to exert control over these programs, keeping them in little pens that Bennett says serve “to venerate and fortify the particular, the individual, the situated, the embedded, the irreducible.”
Or, in other words, to keep them small and disempowered. By a constant stream of top-down propaganda, writers were convinced that being solipsistic, quotidian, and creatively modest were artistic virtues. As with painting, science, politics, and every other category, the inversion of the thing was sold as the thing itself.
A 2012 Salon article by Joel Whitney tells us the Partisan Review and the Paris Review [were linked to the CIA] as well.
Peter Matthiessen, the magazine’s founder, has now admitted that in interviews, such as this one … that he was recruited by the CIA right out of Yale in 1953, and that the Paris Review was his “cover.” That information has been added to the Paris Review page at Wikipedia, but it is a bald admission with no commentary as to how it must affect everything to do with the magazine.
Both Matthiessen and George Plimpton, left, have tried to maintain that Matthiessen was the only one who knew, but–given what we now know from the CIA itself (see Tom Braden)–that isn’t believable in the least. When various writers were pleading ignorance back in the 1960’s and 70’s, Braden flipped the leak, outing them.
He said that all these writers and artists knew exactly what was going on, and [Francis Storer] Saunders’ book [The Cultural Cold War] confirms that over and over. So does the article at Salon , which outs both Plimpton and Nelson Aldrich as members of the [CIA-front] ACCF.