Newt the new-age fruitcake: Gingrich interviews his lifelong mentor (2006 vid)
By Martin Hill
In the 54 minute interview, 'After Words with Alvin Toffler' which aired on C-SPAN May 21, 2006, and is still available online, [also here] Gingrich begins by admitting that he and Al Gore were in the same group. Later in the interview, Gingrich admits that Toffler's radical societal changes must be implemented by government institutions. Let's take a look at what Alvin Toffler advocates.
When Newt Gingrich was set to become Speaker of the House in 1994 after Republicans won a majority in Congress, he issued a "required reading" list of eight books which he wanted all members of Congress to read. The U.S. Constitution was not listed among Gingrich's highly lauded suggestions. What did appear though, was a book by new-age radical Alvin Toffler entitled THE THIRD WAVE.
In Chapter 28, the final chapter of The Third Wave entitled "Twenty-first Century Democracy", Toffler began with a letter "To the Founding Parents". In it, Toffler called for the death of the American Constitutional system which the founders created. The chapter read, in part,
"For the system of government you fashioned, including the very princplies on which you based it, is increasingly obsolete, and hence increasingly, if inadvertently, oppressive and dangerous to our welfare. It must be radically changed and a new system of government invented - a democracy for the twenty-first century..."
"...For this wisdom, above all, I thank Mr. Jefferson, who helped create the system that served us so well for so long, and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced."
In the 2006 C-SPAN BookTV episode, Gingrich begins the program expressing that it's a "personal thrill" to spend an hour talking with Toffler, explaining Toffler offered an"extraorinarily important contribution" to thinking in the world, referring to people "whose lives were changed" by his work.
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They explain how Newt met and started working with the Tofflers while he was a professor at West Georgia State College in the early 70's. In 1975 they went to Capital Hill to speak with congress about the future. Newt points out that as a young assistant professor, "it was a big deal to come to Washington to be part of that kind of group. And I think coming out of that there was a caucus of the future that people tend to forget both Al Gore and I belonged to at one point."
Proceeding to the interview about his book REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH, Toffler basically tries to explain his vague and rambling ideas about the three stages of society; the first being an agrarian society, the second being the industrial age, and the third based on technology and innovation. The interview is muddled and difficult to listen to, with constant reference to unexplained turmoil and drastic societal change while never seeming to get to specifics. After wasting 54 minutes watching this program, it is frightening to realize that a man presented as a serious contender for president of our Republic could be so thoroughly enraptured with such utter nonsense.
Starting around minute 10 of the program, there are about ten minutes of vague catch phrases as Newt and his mentor exchange their extremely annoying and strange pseudo-intellectual babble. Toffler insists that "Changes will be more social than technological" and they throw about a hodgepodge of ideas: "transformation that is taking place... The U.S. spearheading a new way of life. But we havent made the institutional changes required... family life, schools, the way we deal with parenting...we have a problem in America...consumer change not citizen change'...desynchronization... Toffler dramatically says we will have a series of "institutional implosions" and katrinas.
At around 19:50, Gingrich says "the institutional problems are inherently solvable largely through politics. You almost have to get to the Revolutionary Wealth political framework in order to then get government to move into..."
"I think that thats true", Toffler interrupts, explaining that there must be a "bitter battle of restructuring" of the current system. Toffler refers to Bill Gates comments about education, that we must "Replace the system.. reform is not enough".
Toffler opines that the existing systems, whether they be the "Intelligence agencies" or "corporate dinosoars", "we are going to have to radically upset the existing relationships within them". He says there will be "tremendous internal fights whether to do this, how to do it, and so forth. It's gonna be exquisitely painful, but we have to do it."
Newt replies with another admission of a long-term close relationship with Toffler: [21:17] "One of the things I've been saying, remarkably parallel which shouldn't surprise you since we've spent so many years talking pursuing ideas together-" "bouncing ideas", interrupts Toffler. Newt continues "Bouncing ideas. But I've been saying to audiences that real change requires real change..."
Newt continues to babble about Toffler's "prosumer economy" and this "important book", then asks Tofler to go over his history, to get "a sense of the richness that underlines Revolutionary Wealth".
At minute 34, Newt seems to relish his potential role as some sort of vague change agent, saying "I am extraordiarily fond of you and Heidi and I think the world needs to know better what a remarkable person she is.. .. it's important to see how much things have changed in the last 50 years ..and so things can change and they can change very dramatically... and third to suggest that theres a human freamework of this change...and this is in a sense the continuing evolution from 'The Third Wave'. That this wave of change keeps coming through. So it's not just being a prosumer but that the process of this new revolutionary wealth changes how we relate to each other, how we relate to families, how we relate between generations. And could you expand a little bit on this notion of this perevasive process on a personal level of the kind of changes that you see evolving?"
Toffler replies with an attack on the very institution of the family. "we went around and asked leading experts on the family, from the census bureau to the psychologists, psychiatrsists everybody who talks about the family, what's gonna happen to the nuclear family? And the answer we got almost 100% was 'nothing is gonna happen to it because it is a universal and eternal form'. Well it is not a universal and eternal form. And we thought, how can you have a lot of technological and social change going on in society uh and not it affect the structure of the family? Well we now know. We now know that uh ...family is going through "enormous and rapid change."
Toffler then speaks of the "changing the structure of family life" and even mentions 2nd and 3rd divorces, an ironic reference given Newt's infidelity and repeated marriages.
Toffler says we are living in a "very confusing period" and are "very decadent. The values we learned as kids are being attacked", that we're in "a period of incredible rapid and complex change." He explains how institutions and "the organization sends out the values," how we are in a time of "high uncertainty", "creating a new way of life", and how culture, society, values, technology, and institutions are all intertwined.
Newt compliments Toffler, claiming "Your impact hasnt just been in the U.S.", but around the world.
Toffler then explains how his book THE THIRD WAVE was the 2nd best selling book in China after the Chinese government printed millions of unauthorized translated copies in 1983. Gingrich makes repeated reference to Tofflers's "extraordinary life" and asks what advice he would give to young viewers if he were their "Dutch uncle". Toffler suggests "diverse life experiences" and reading diverse information.
Gingrich wraps up the love fest by thanking his "very dear personal friend and somebody who I think has made an enormous contribution to America", and encourages Toffler to "continue to develop new ideas". According to another C-SPAN interview with both Alvin and Heidi Toffler, "They feel political elites are the decision makers and need to be flexible in order for a society to change."
Gingrich, who has said that government should allow terrorist attacks, supported and even worked on the campaign of globalist Nelson Rockefeller over Barry Goldwater in the 60s. Gingrich has also sneered that people who oppose corrupt banks and bailouts should "take a bath and get a job" while himself accepting millions in payoffs from those very banks which recieved bailouts on the backs of hard-working Americans.
Gingrich was the key player in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat Ron Paul's return to Congress in 1996. He supported a liberal Democrat who had switched parties and unsuccessfully ran against Paul. During the 2012 campaign, Newt said that "Ron Paul's views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American."
Gingrich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a group whose known goal is establishment of world government.
When asked about questions concerning the attacks of 9/11/01, Gingrich replied "Anyone who believes 9/11 was not an enemy attack is insane," despite the fact that countless government insiders and Bush and Reagan appointees insist it was a false flag event. Alleged to be a high level freemason and an acknowledged member of California's occultic bohemian grove, Gingrich admitted agreement with Democrats on alleged "global warming", stating "we do agree our country must take action to address climate change." During an April 2007 debate on the issue with Skull and Bones member John Kerry, Gingrich stated "that the evidence is sufficient that we should move towards the most effective possible steps to reduce carbon loading in the atmosphere."
In one of his more blatantly outrageous statements addressing terrorism, Gingrich suggested the government allow attacks, saying "This is … one of the great tragedies of the Bush administration...The more successful they’ve been at intercepting and stopping bad guys, the less proof there is that we’re in danger. And therefore, the better they’ve done at making sure there isn’t an attack, the easier it is to say, ‘Well, there never was going to be an attack anyway.’ And it’s almost like they should every once in a while have allowed an attack to get through just to remind us."
In an excellent video presentation entitled THE REAL NEWT GINGRICH, John McManus of the John Birch Society exposes Newt's very shady track record. The video covers how Newt supported the establishment for the U.S. Department of Education, favored giving most favored nation status to China, supported millions in funding to the United Nations and to increase the size of the IRS, supported federal land grabs, sovereignty-destroying GATT, etc. Well known paleoconservative Pat Buchanan also opposes Gingrich.
In 2010, Gingrich denied that he had any involvement in freemasonry or the bohemian club, despite being an admitted attendee of the occultic gathering where mock human sacrifice is performed. Newt was featured in a National Review column about 'the grove' in 1995. The article, written by William F. Buckley, Jr. and coincidentally dated September 11, 1995, was entitled "Newt draws fire- Newt Gingrich and the Bohemian Grove".
Republicans who want smaller government need to reject this disgusting fruitcake establishment's man Newt Gingrich once and for all. He does not deserve any place in the leadership of our country.
Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, National Motorists Association, WorldNetDaily, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, The Press Enterprise, and many others. You can view a full archive of his work at LibertyFight.com.
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