Bertrand Russell – The Impact of Science on Society

I recently came across Mr. Russell’s 1952 book “The Impact of Science on Society”. I had heard that it was a book that advocates of “One World” socialist government frequently referenced and I wanted to see what it was all about.  Russell begins the book by explaining how scientific breakthroughs have advanced civilization through the ages.  He comes to the conclusion that the only way to save mankind from itself is to have a totalitarian government or a “scientific dictatorship”.  On pages 29 & 30 of the Simon & Schuster hardback copy that I read he advocates the use of mass psychology to indoctrinate children especially through the education system. On page 50 he talks about the necessity of sterilizing most of the population and that in the future “diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from an early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy because the government will tell them that they are so.” He continues on page 51: “Sires will be chosen for various qualities, some for muscle, some for brains. All will have to be healthy, and unless they are to be the fathers of oligarchs they will have to be of a submissive and docile disposition. Children will, as in Plato’s Republic be taken from their mothers and reared by professional nurses. Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.”

On Page 54 he states:  “When the government controls the distribution of food, its power is absolute so long as it can count on the police and the armed forces.  And their loyalty can be secured by giving them some of the privileges of the governing class.” He also talks about population control on page 103: “I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others , which one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in the respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full.”  Disgusting. They gave this guy a Nobel prize in literature.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell

If he was the only person to hold these disturbing views I would not waste my time mentioning him but I believe that a large percentage of politicians and bureaucrats that control our lives through legislation and regulations share this ideology. People like Russell can be found in positions of power in every country on this planet.  Logic states that a certain Darwinistic “Dog eat Dog” attitude would be rewarded and only the truly ruthless find themselves in high-ranking positions. This is not to say that all politicians are evil or that they are even a majority but there is no doubt in my mind that people with this mindset are very active in government and have been for decades if not centuries.

I was able to get this book out of the Cincinnati library. The library has many of Russell’s books and I would encourage you to read them to gain an understanding of how the intellectual elite view the world.  For a possible different take on this book, here is a link to the reviews on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impact-Science-Society-Bertrand-Russell/product-reviews/0043000908/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

In addition to Bertrand Russell here is a list of other intellectuals who have been linked to Fabian Socialism or Socialism in general:

Carol Quigley – Two books: Tragedy & Hope and The Anglo-American Establishment

Aldous Huxley

Julian Huxley

H.G. Wells

Maurice Strong

Sydney Webb

This is just a small list. There are many more. I would encourage you to investigate these people, read their books  and get to know what they stand for. If you find anything interesting please let me know.

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Recap of June 15th Westside Neighborhood 9/12 Meeting & WestFest

Team,
I apologize for the tardiness of this e-mail. I was out of town for a week and I am just now getting caught up on things. At our last meeting we had a last minute discussion about our booth at WestFest. I was out of town for most of the weekend but I was able to volunteer at the booth on Sunday night. Based on my experience and the reports I received, I believe the event was a success. We were able to distribute lots of informational material and talk to concerned citizens. It was encouraging to see so many people who cared about the future of our country. I would like to thank everybody who volunteered on a very hot and muggy weekend. We appreciate it very much.
We also talked about the success of the recent petition gathering effort at Western Bowl. Our small group teamed up with the Northwest Tea Party and over four or five Saturdays we were able to collect over 1,000 signatures on three separate petitions. Once again I would like to thank all the volunteers. The only way we can make a difference is if everyone bands together.
My wife Lisa spoke about two books that are invaluable for family preparedness. “Just In Case – How to be self-sufficient when the unexpected happens” by Kathy Harrison is an excellent resource. It has a lot of info on how to prepare for various emergencies. It is a paperback and it lists at $16.95 but you can get it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Just-Case-Self-Sufficient-Unexpected-Happens/dp/1603420355/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275612651&sr=1-1 This book is one of the best purchases you can make. Lisa also discussed “The Survivor’s Club” by Ben Sherwood. Glenn Beck has discussed this book in detail so you may be familiar with it but it deals with different types of personalities and what type of mindset you need to survive a major crisis. http://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Club-Secrets-Science-Could/dp/0446698857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277863777&sr=1-1
I spoke about Fabian Socialism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabian_Society and the one hundred plus year history of the socialist/progressive movement. I wanted to highlight some of the extreme views that progressives have and to point out that this is not just a recent phenomenon. I am sure most of you are familiar with the work Glenn Beck has done on this subject and viewed the footage of George Bernard Shaw advocating mass extermination of people he deems not useful to society. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WBRjU9P5eo&NR=1 I read some shocking excerpts from Bertrand Russell’s 1952 book “Impact of Science on Society”.  The book advocates a one world totalitarian government controlled by a “scientific dictatorship”.  In an effort to keep this e-mail relatively short I will post more details about this book at our blog. https://westside912.wordpress.com/
Our next meeting is on Tuesday July 6th. Future meetings are scheduled for Thursday July 22nd, Thursday August 5th and Wednesday August 18th.

WestFest

We will have a booth at WestFest in Cheviot next week. WestFest is a street festival that takes place on Saturday June 26th & Sunday June 27th. Our booth will have information about the 9-12 group as well as merchandise and candy for the kids. We will be selling T-Shirts, copies of the book “The 5,000 Year Leap”, David Horowitz’s booklet “Rules For Radicals” as well as the U.S. Constitution. Volunteers are needed so if you have some time please contact me through the 9-12 group. I believe an e-mail will be coming out from the Cincinnati 9-12 group with information on how to volunteer. If you can’t volunteer, please stop by and visit the booth. Thanks.

http://www.westfest.info/

American Values

Here is a link to Prager University. Dennis Prager outlines the distinct American values that have made this country the most prosperous in history. It is imperative that all Americans understand this. Pass it on to as many people as possible.

Petition signing at Western Bowl June 5th

The petition signing effort on Saturday was a success. We collected roughly 250 signatures in 4 hours. The rain held off until we finished. It was perfect timing. As soon as everything was packed up the rain started. We are hoping to do it again next week if we can get enough volunteers.

Upcoming meeting dates

Here is a list of our upcoming meetings. All meetings are at the Green Township Library. They begin at 7 PM. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend.

Tuesday June 15th

Tuesday July 6th

Thursday July 22nd

Recap of Westside Neighborhood 9-12 meeting Tuesday June 1st

Team,
As you may know from previous meetings Mike arranged an event several weeks ago to collect signatures for several petition initiatives we are working on. Mike has his own business and wasn’t sure when we could get together to do this again. Luckily a member of our team Laurie took it upon herself to organize an event for the next Saturday and with the help of other 9-12 & Tea Party members it was a huge success. She is now in to the third week of this on this Saturday. So far she has collected roughly 600 signatures. Adding that to the 170 we were able to collect from the first event you can see that this has made a difference. On top of this we learned from a new attendee to the meetings that they were alerted of the petition via a Facebook message sent out by another team member Susan. Susan wasn’t asked to do this she just thought of it and acted. On top of that both Mike & Laurie have called in to Brian Thomas’ radio show to promote the events. I believe Brian also added the info on his website and twitter account. The reason I bring all of this up is I wanted to detail the kind of synergy that can happen when everyone chips in a little. As a group we can accomplish so much more than working on our own. Having said that there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved and that is what we discussed at the meeting last night. Here are a few of the opportunities:
Petition signing at Western Bowl parking lot this Saturday June 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM. We will be collecting signatures for three different petitions. We will need volunteers to oversee the signing and other volunteers to stand by the roadside with posters alerting the traffic of the event. You do not have to stay the whole time. You can stop in for an hour or  two to help. If you plan on coming we ask that you print copies of the petition packages & bring them with you to help defray some of the costs involved. The sites for all three initiatives are listed below. You can get PDF files from the sites that contain the petition.
Healthcare Petition: http://www.theohioproject.com/
Ohio Sovereignty: http://pccoh.com/ From the main site go to “Amendment” then “Petition”. You can download & print it from there.
Westside 9-12 Project booth at Westfest in Cheviot Saturday & Sunday June 26th & 27th. We have a booth at Westfest. We will be collecting petition signatures, handing out info about the 9-12 project and selling books and constitutions. This message will be positive. Pro-America and pro-Constitution. We are hoping to have balloons or other give away items for small children. Any ideas you have are welcome. The more volunteers we have the less time any one person will have to be at the booth. I believe we are planning on having at least two people at the booth at all times.  Come work for a while and then enjoy Westfest. Let me know if you are interested and I will get you in touch with Diane who is coordinating the event.
Precinct Education Project. The Cincinnati 9-12 Project has started this initiative. In a nutshell they are looking for volunteers to work their precincts before the next election. Your precinct is basically the number of streets in your area that all vote in the same polling station that you do. If you volunteer, the 9-12 group will provide you with a list of registered Republicans, Democrats & Independents in your neighborhood. They will then give you a flyer that they will ask you to print at your own cost (to defray over all costs) and then distribute to the people on the list, concentrating on Independents & Republicans. You can just leave the flyers on doors or you can ring the bell and engage in conversation if you would like. Remember you will already know the person’s political persuasion based on the info that will be provided you.  If you are interested contact me and I can put you in touch with the person running this project. If you are concerned about the cost of printing we can ask for donations from other members to help. Think synergy.
Speaking of Synergy, several ladies from the Westwood Concerned Citizens group joined our meeting last night. Mike spoke about our group briefly at their last meeting. They are very organized and active in the community and we are hoping to learn some things from them about how to be more effective when engaging politicians and bureaucracies. We may also be able to provide assistance to some of their causes. We stressed the need for us all to get more active in local politics. As Gary mentioned “All politics are local”.
Speaking of local politics, we discussed the last Green Township Trustee meeting. Without going in to much detail there was a citizen that addressed the trustees with the concern that a recent hiring was politically connected. He presented compelling evidence that all of the other twelve top candidates were more qualified. The response from the trustees was rather shocking. They stated that the person was doing a good job (that was never an issue) and that there is nothing to talk about. They then sent mixed signals about whether the meetings were the proper forum for citizens to address their concerns. There will be a letter to the editor in the next Western Hills Press. Please look out for it and if you are concerned with the content contact the Trustees and let them know. There was a related article about the hiring in the Press about a month ago. If you would like more details I can get them for you. We all agreed that we need to keep a closer eye on our elected officials if we want a government that works for us. I encourage you to attend the next Trustee meeting on Monday June 14th or watch the meeting on the public access channel. We also encourage you to attend other school board and trustee meetings and let us know if there is anything that is concerning. We can give you a forum to report to the group or we can report for you. Which ever is most comfortable for you. http://www.greentwp.org/
Also if anyone was elected Precinct Executive please let me know. The Tea Party sent me a list of all executives and they are trying to identify all of the 9-12 & Tea Party members. Jim F., Jack S.  & Laurie F. are already identified but Debe T., Todd M. & Mike R. are not. Please respond and let me know if it is okay to pass your name along as being affiliated with the 9-12 group. I do not like to pass on info without permission. If there is anyone who I missed please let me know and I will pass it to the Tea Party. Out of the 387 Republican executives on the list it looks like they have identified about 112 that are 9-12/Tea Party members. That is about 29%. I know it has to be more based on the members of our group that they have missed.
I was just made aware of an event that Organizing for America is hosting for Steve Driehaus this Saturday. We will be at Western Bowl but if anyone wants to protest this or just observe the info is listed below. I am told that this organization is really Acorn and that they have been banned from Ohio due to voter fraud but I can not vouch for the accuracy of that statement. You have to RSVP for this event so you may not be able to get in. I couldn’t find a website for it. I’m not sure if there is an organized protest against this. Sorry for the lack of details but this is late breaking news.
What: Cincinnati Vote 2010 Kick-Off event
Where: Driehaus for Congress Campaign Office, 3502 Boudinot Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45211
When: Saturday, June 5th, 1:00 PM
Finally we would like to stress the importance of family preparedness. Food storage, self defense, etc. We spoke about it at the previous meeting and we are hoping to add it to the agenda of most of our meetings. We have a lot of good resources that we can share if you are interested. The time to think about this is now not when there is an emergency. Our next meeting is on Tuesday June 15th at the Green Township library.