President Eisenhower : 1960 Visionary

In 1960, President Eisenhower recognized the dangers of the Deep State, and academia corrupted by government funding. Exactly what has occurred.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation

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7 Responses to President Eisenhower : 1960 Visionary

  1. arn says:

    Other Visionary people who predicted the perverted future we now have to live in:

    Charlotte Iserbyte in 1981:”The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”
    (she also worked for the government,therefore whistleblower,not conspiracy theorist)

    George Orwell in 1984- though he missed the target by 50%,
    as they have learned a lot of communistic failures in the past,
    created the Frankfurt School and promoted Freuds Polymorphic Perversion
    and now hedonism,crime,drugs, perversion and perverted pathological humanism(=tolerating evil and everything else that is destroying family and society) are hiding the fascism by directing peoples individualism into wrong and meaningless directions.

    Michel Chossudovsky: “The globalisation of poverty(by the IMF)”
    more than 20 years ago.

    Jean Respail:Les Camps des Saints(( a fictional book from 1971-100% spot on)

    Theres also a “consipracy”tv- speech of JFK before he got killed but i’ve only seen
    an incomplete version of the speech therefore i don’t know wether this was taken out of context or edited.Therefore – do your own research.

    When i was a small boy i watched some repeats of Star Trek and i thought to myself:
    “My god,these people are so naive and dumb and they never learn from their mistakes and their good intentions are so blind and fake and have nothing to do with reality.Thanks god real grown ups aren”t so stupid”
    I needed to grow up to find out (and to get to the point to acceppt)that
    many grown ups ,and especially most white educated people,are really so stupid that you can sell them the same lie again and again and again.

    This Star Trek mentality is really killing common sense.

  2. Gail Combs says:

    Central to the ” the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” is the US State Department, as Hitlery Clinton showed.

    Despite the kicking and screaming … Change Agent Rex Tillerson Takes Rusted State Dept. Down To Frame – “Career Diplomats” Apoplectic

    I nearly spewed my tea all over my monitor when I read this sentence:

    <a href="At the rate Tillerson is going he might even eliminate the entire staff for the Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N. Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights. That’s the threshold where things are really going to get ugly:"

    From the NYT quote: “For those who have not been dismissed, retirement has become a preferred alternative when, like Mr. Miller, they find no demand for their expertise. A retirement class that concludes this month has 26 senior employees, including two acting assistant secretaries in their early 50s who would normally wait years before leaving.
    The number of those with the department’s top two ranks of career ambassador and career minister — equivalent to four- and three-star generals — will have been cut in half by Dec. 1, from 39 to 19. And of the 431 minister-counselors, who have two-star-equivalent ranks, 369 remain and another 14 have indicated that they will leave soon — an 18 percent drop — according to an accounting provided by the American Foreign Service Association.”

    GO T-REX!!!

    I think I can here the screaming and Libratard Head exploding all the way down here in NC.

  3. CO2isLife says:

    Great post Tony:
    That exact quote was featured in the Documentary The Changing Climate of Global Warming.

    And featured here:
    Climate “Science” on Trial; The Prophet Eisenhower Warned Us About Climate Scientists

  4. GW Smith says:

    I’m glad to see Eisenhower now getting the credit he deserves for warning us about the tentacles of leftist machinations we’ve been taught to ignore and take for granted. Solitary investigators like we here are the people IKE was talking to.

  5. JOHN ELVIDGE says:

    Eisenhower was born in the 19th century and watched the changes in the USA through WW 2 and beyond. I’m not sure he liked all that he saw. He used real ‘soft power’ in Korea. The just tested atomic cannon was ordered, secretly but obviously to listening spies, to be sent to Japan. Suddenly, peace was at hand in Korea. He refused to intervene in Indochina as the French lost. We gave equipment and support to the French but he wouldn’t send US forces to pick up the pieces. Eisenhower used the US lead in reconnaissance to spy on the USSR and learned quickly that there was no missile gap or bomber gap. His administration canceled many top projects like the B-70, much to the consternation of the military industrial complex. Kennedy was the candidate of the military industrial complex, no matter what Oliver Stoned and the MSM have told you for decades. See this
    Eisenhower didn’t invade Cuba, or install missiles in Turkey and Italy, knowing there was no need, we had a massive nuclear advantage over the USSR and held it until the early 70’s. He did move forward on Corona (spy satellite) and the new high speed recon aircraft to replace the U-2, SR-71. (Actually the CIA used a version for spying before the USAF got the SR-71). Eisenhower was warning you about Kennedy and his crew. No one ever listened!

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