Dial Press in 1967 published an unauthored book titled “The Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace” that the publisher put forth as a report from a government-appointed panel. The publisher claims it’s the product of a special and secret study group of 15 men whose identities were to remain secret. The year it was published, it became a New York Times bestseller.
A 79-page pdf of “The Report from Iron Mountain” (RFIM) is available via Wikispooks.
The heavily footnoted report concluded that peace was not in the interest of a stable society, and that even if lasting peace “could be achieved, it would almost certainly not be in the best interests of society to achieve it.” War was a part of the economy. Therefore, it was necessary to conceive a state of war for a stable economy.
The major conclusion of the report was that, in the past, war has been the only reliable means to achieve that goal. It contends that only during times of war or the threat of war are the masses compliant enough to carry the yoke of government without complaint.
RFIM sets up the false dialectic of nations versus world government. It’s implies that the national system is highly dependent on war, and that the cure is one world government. This is invalid on it’s face.
Examples of “Iron Mountain” logic and revelation of method:
War is the defining element of any nation’s existence vis-a-vis any other nation. Without the war system no government has ever been able to acquiesce in its legitimacy or right to rule society.
The possibility of war provides the external necessity without which no nation can remain in power. The basic authority of the modern state over it’s people resides in it’s war power.”
War is a necessary economic waste. It operates outside the normal supply and demand system. It creates artificial demand. Defense spending is a simulator of national metabolism. War is progressive for research and development of weapons systems spurring technological advances.
Winter Watch Takeaway No.1
Substitute scamdemics for war and the same “Iron Mountain” authority over people is put in play. In the RFIM scheme, substitutes or enhancements to the war system must be credible and must be accepted by the vast majority of the population.
RFIM states that “new political machinery would be needed at once” and “the threat will have to be invented.”
Interpretation: Keep war system until all substitutes (such as scamdemics) are in place and running so that justification for autocratic kakistocracy rule has continuity.
A member of the panel, an unknown professor at a college in the Midwest, decided to release the report to the public.
On Nov. 26, 1967, RFIM was reviewed in the book section of the Washington Post by Herschel McLandress, which was the pen name for John Kenneth Galbraith, a Harvard economics professor and U.S. Ambassador to India John Kenneth Galbraith during President Kennedy’s administration.
Galbraith, who also had been a member of the CFR, said that he knew firsthand of RFIM’s authenticity, because he had been invited to participate in it. Although he was unable to be part of the official group, he was consulted from time to time and had been asked to keep the project a secret.
G. Edward Griffin wrote in his book “Creature from Jekyll Island”:
Although the origin of the report is highly debated, the document itself hints that it was commissioned by the Department of Defense under Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and was produced by the Hudson Institute located at the base of Iron Mountain in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The Hudson Institute was founded and directed by Herman Kahn, formerly of the Rand Corporation. Both McNamara and Kahn were members of the CFR.
The final candidate for a useful global threat was pollution of the environment. This was viewed as the most likely to succeed because it could be related to observable conditions such as smog and water pollution– in other words, it would be based partly on fact and, therefore, be credible. Predictions could be made showing end-of-earth scenarios just as horrible as atomic warfare.
Accuracy in these predictions would not be important. Their purpose would be to frighten, not to inform. It might even be necessary to deliberately poison the environment to make the predictions more convincing and to focus the public mind on fighting a new enemy.
The masses would more willingly accept a falling standard of living, tax increases, and bureaucratic intervention in their lives as simply “the price we must pay to save Mother Earth.”
As the Report pointed out, truth is not important in these matters. It’s what people can be made to believe that counts. “Credibility” is the key, not reality.
Doth Protest Too Loudly? Decades of Muddy the Waters
Three men — Victor Navasky, Richard Lingeman and Leonard C. Lewin — allege they lied to create a political parody as a leaked government report supposedly delivered to Mr. Lewin by one of the 15 members of a special government group.
Having read “Iron Mountain,” I really don’t see how these echo-chamber leftists would have had the motivation, insight and ability to concoct this book. It’s a non-starter for me, but decide for yourselves.
But in 1972, after the book gained significant traction for over half a decade in the patriot community, Mr. Lewin suddenly materialized to announced that he was the real author of the report; and furthermore, it was written anomalously as a “satire.”
Lewin, the Jewish self-proclaimed “author,” denied that RFIM was a real government report; and therefore, was not in the public domain and insisted on copyright protection. Rather than allow free and open discussion, his posse then proceeded to devote all of their energy to exposing his own alleged work as a hoax and suppress the book, with nary a positive mention of the prophetic revelation of the method messages contained in RFIM.
The copyright was ultimately enforced after a lingering legal fight with the Liberty Lobby, which was represented by Mark Lane, who wrote “Rush to Judgment,” a book that challenged the Warren Commission’s account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Victor Navasky was the editor and later the publisher of the leftist rag The Nation. The Jewish Navasky was also a supporter of alleged Soviet spy Alger Hiss, having published vociferous defenses of the man’s innocence in The Nation.
This self-admitted, takes-one-to-know-one hoaxster and liar later wrote a script called “The Experts Speak: The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation.” In 2008, he wrote a neocon Zionist puff piece called ” Mission Accomplished! (or How We Won the War in Iraq).”
In 2005, Navasky was named chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR). This appointment engendered some controversy. Critics on the political right saw this as hiding that — despite the magazine’s purported lack of political bias — a “major left-wing polemicist is calling the shots at CJR without any mention on the masthead.”
In 2008, Victor Navasky asserted his involvement in creating RFIM and named Leonard Lewin as the main writer with “input” from the aforementioned economist Galbraith, two editors of the satirical magazine Monocle (Marvin Kitman and Richard Lingeman) and himself.
Richard Lingeman in his own biography page states he was an intel agent. In the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps, wrote Lingeman, he found himself “plunked in an appalling hotbed of McCarthyism.
“By luck of the draw, I ended up in Japan, semi-undercover and spying on ultra-nationalist groups.”
Lingeman wrote “Drugs from A to Z,” a dictionary of slang and illicit substances published by McGraw-Hill. He then went on to become executive editor of The Nation.
Simon & Schuster, a unit of Viacom, Inc., has its own suppression group of electronic detectives, who aggressively patrol the Internet for copyright violations of its publications. They were helped by a tipster, who simply called himself “nobody,” an anonymous messenger, who sent emails alerting company lawyers about the appearance of pirated copies and the locations of RFIM texts.
Winter Watch Takeaway No. 2
Given that the owners of the copyright want to make a buck, the book today is not entirely suppressed and can be bought on Amazon for a reasonable price – but with the hoax disclaimer. The latest edition comes with a 20-page forward by Leonard Lewin and Victor Navasky. They laboriously drum out their reasoning as to why RFIM should be dismissed as a fraud.
Doth protest too much, in my opinion, and in an odd manner, especially when one considers that the book is so over the target.
The whole sistema has piled on to the hoax narrative. The book was even listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the “Most Successful Literary Hoax.”
Regardless, and much like the “Protocols of Zion,” the important point is that RFIM, whether written as an amoral think-tank study or political satire, explains the reality that surrounds us. Regardless of its origin, the concepts presented in it are now being implemented in almost every detail. No wonder the sistema has tried to steer the narrative, memory hole and deep six the book.