FOIA. In theory the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow American citizens access to government, military and intelligence files, but that doesn’t always prove to be the case. The US government said of FOIA: “Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions that protect interests such as personal privacy, national security and law enforcement…The FOIA is a vital part of our democracy.” Nine exemptions exist that allow for the denial of files under the terms of the FOIA: *classified information for national defense of foreign policy * internal personnel rules and practices * information that is exempt under other laws * trade secrets and confidential business information * inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda or letters that are protected by legal privileges * personnel and medical files * law-enforcement records and information * information concerning bank supervision * geological and geophysical information. Redfern says that the flow of information is curbed or reined in, but quite a few exemptions are actually just housekeeping records. FOIAs exist in 70 countries. There are also SAPs with deep dark information. These are Special Access Programs and the only people who can see into these programs are people with a “need to know.” And it doesn’t matter if a person has a Top Secret clearance. And that is the key to secrecy. SAPs are so highly classified that only people with a need to know work on them. Usually the congress doesn’t know. They are buried deeply in black projects. The purpose of this secrecy is to make sure our enemies and frenemies don’t find out about our high tech weapons and other military technologies. ************* The Controllers. According to Redfern, the elite secret society world controllers want us to be dumb. He says: “If there is one thing the controllers want, its a population that doesn’t ask questions–chiefly because it has no idea what the hell is going on.” They want to keep us in the dark, with frivolous news and lousy entertainment. Redfern says that “if there is one surefire way of guaranteeing that the people of earth will be turned into unintelligent, uniformed and ignorant masses, it is by ensuring that a long term program of “dumbing down” the population goes ahead.” And its already happening according to Joachim Hagopian at Global Research. 20% of high school graduates can’t read. 21% of American adults can barely read at a fifth grade level. 20 years ago it was 10%. Something is going very wrong very fast. We do have more kids being identified with learning disabilities. As a substitute teacher, I see the many students with learning disabilities. They could be responsible for that 20% of the population. And they need another form of education other than compensation, which isn’t working very well. According to “Psychology Today,” “There is a growing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture today. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts and humanities, and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance and deliberate gullibility.” In the “Age of American Unreason” Susan Jacoby says that the convergence of social forces has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. This includes the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power now than ever before; the failure of public education to create an informed citizenry; and the triumph of video over print culture…Americans today have embraced a universe of ‘junk thought’ that makes almost no effort to separate fact from fiction.”************** Another way the controllers are keeping the masses under control is by keeping them obese. A person who is obese isn’t going to have the energy to confront the controllers in a head-to-head confrontation. Shortness of breath and diabetes goes with obesity, so that also adds to the 2 in 3 adults considered to be overweight or obese. These people are at risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, and cancer. Obesity is predicted to go to 40% for both sexes in the next few years.