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Posted January 4, 2002
Government Document? Hoax and Satire?
¿Report from the Iron Mountain¿ is a curious work. While promoted as a hoax by much of the established media, it is held as an unofficial government document by many conspiracy theorists. Whether a satirical document, or a true report, it is inconsequential to the evil stature of the programs and ideas espoused within the pamphlet. In the booklet, it is held that war is maintained and waged for stability and governmental control over society, and that without war, or some other programs of stabilization, society will fall apart. Hence, the document purports that in a post-war world, with standing peace, institutions must be devised in order to maintain the stability (supposedly) historically held by war. Such programs and institutions it calls for are mass euthanasia, the use of a neo-environmentalist movement calling for widespread government spending and controls, a massive expansion in welfare spending promoting socialism at an unprecedented scale, expensive disarmament, etc. A major flaw within the work is the supposition that society in general and stability is wholly dependent upon the 'war model.¿ This sounds much too like the Neo-Marxist/Radical interpretation of the international system of state governments and interactions. Likewise, the most gross error (obviously magnified by today¿s post-Cold War climate) is the belief that given peace, America¿s economic system would collapse at a catastrophic rate and our entire social order would be upheaved. Nonetheless, perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this work, however, is not the `controversy¿ of its alleged authentication, but how many of the programs and institutions it calls for, on a smaller scale, have become actual policy within the national and international agenda. Federal policies, such as the implementation of the EPA, Johnson¿s ¿Great Society,¿ legalization of abortion, and widespread `population control¿ measures, not to mention the United Nation¿s current calls for a world-wide implementation of such programs as ¿UN Social Development Programme,¿ ¿UN Environmental Programme,¿ ¿UN Commission on Population and Development¿ ¿ all promoting international environmental controls, worldwide social welfare programs, and population control (in the same methods as praised by China), show surprisingly the similarities of ¿Report from the Iron Mountain¿ and real-governmental occurrences after its writing. This gives credit to the idea that it truly is a government document. Or, more likely, it was a satirical work taken for a number of years as accurate and authentic. Still, it has made a tremendous impact, its cause and amount will, perhaps, never be known. Nevertheless, this just adds to the works infamy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 4, 2002
The notion that this is an actual government document is a dangerously frigthening supposition, indeed! If you would like an alternative insight or cause of current Federal practices and the UN Agenda, you MUST read this book!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.