Darwin saw what everyone saw, but thought what nobody thought. – Author unknown1
This is the first part in Barrie Zwicker’s 12-part series on false flags. The next installment isMaximum Illusion Time.
Everyone has seen a False Flag Operation, but few have recognized one. The classic example is 9/11, seen by millions on TV but not recognized for what it really was – a treasonous inside job.
Unlike 9/11 and the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin “attack” (that never took place) and the 1933 torching of the Reichstag, the German parliament building, by Hitler (but which he blamed on “the communists”) not all False Flags are both large and brazen. In this series I will try to give some idea of the dizzying array of forms that False Flags take: false flag events, false flag pseudo-events, false flag front organizations and false flag operators. You can barely open a newspaper without seeing the telltale markings of a False Flag – if you know what these markings are.
What all False Flags have in common is that they are deceptions, a category of phenomena too ambitious for this series. But I will argue that historically, materially and politically the False Flag is the most important and damaging type of deception.
The word deception and the concept it describes are familiar because of the fact, again known by everybody, that deceptions abound.
Equally important, if you stop to think about it, is that there’s this well-established word,deception, that names the phenomenon. It has a well-grooved place in our neural pathways. The concept and its emotive and other nuances can be instantly retrieved when we encounter an obvious deception.
In contrast, the term False Flag is not yet widely known. No well-grooved neural pathway leads to a mental storage area.
Additionally, those familiar with the term offer similar but varying definitions of what it means. (The sizable definitional issues will be addressed later in this series.). Continue reading