Added: 21. March 2010
Lesson 3 – Revisiting Civics 101 describes how the media projects a false picture in terms of who controls the US. This lesson illustrates the real power structure, which is modeled after the corporate governance system.
It typically uses Ivy Leaguers to fill its ranks and it exercises ownership rights over the country to some degree.
“I am delighted to be here in these new [Council on Foreign Relations] headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.”
– Hillary Clinton
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
– Benjamin Disraeli
“There is something behind the throne greater than the king himself.”
– William Pitt 1770, British House of Lords
“You know, by the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions. … You may find you can get away with virtual presidents, virtual prime ministers, virtual everything.”
– Bill Clinton
“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.”
– General Douglas MacArthur