Ode To Joy, the choral part of the fourth and final movement of Beethoven's 9th symphony is my favorite piece of classical music. Bar none. It's not just a tribute to Joy but also to Brotherhood, Love, Nature and Freedom, which is why I think it's particularly relevant to the world today.
Over the years, Beethoven's Ode to Joy has remained a protest anthem and a celebration of music. Demonstrators in Chile sang the piece during demonstrations against the Pinochet dictatorship and Chinese students broadcast it at Tiananmen Square. It was performed (conducted by Leonard Bernstein) on Christmas day after the fall of the Berlin Wall replacing Freude (joy) with Freiheit (freedom), and at Daiku (Number Nine) concerts in Japan every December and after the 2011 tsunami. (see Ode To Joy)
I already posted the first clip in another article in 2014 as an example of how the power of music can bring people together. In this article I added a video about Beethoven's 9th as a symbol of Freedom and also the concert, so you can read the words that are in the choral. I realize that classical music isn't for everyone :), so you can jump to 55:05 in the last video to skip the beginning of the concert and jump to the choral. I promise you goosebumps! and maybe even a tear or two.. (unless you're soulless, in which case you shouldn't even be on my website)
In the video below you will see that Ode To Joy was what I would call 'hijacked' by the European Union, which I think is a disgrace (and probably not something Beethoven would have agreed with, as with the use of it by the Nazis), but that doesn't take anything away from his genius of course.
Watch from 55:05 onwards for the choral with English subtitles.
People who are already well informed and well versed in Hidden History know that there were many forces behind, and reasons for, the creation of Adolf Hitler. So although the title of this documentary is "How Europe Created Adolf Hitler" it doesn't quite cover the entire Hitler backstory.
I'm posting the documentary because it consists entirely of archival footage that shows extremely well how demagogues and dictators, in this case Hitler, attract their followers by creating and playing into people's fears, and presenting themselves as "the solution" to every conceivable socio-political and economic problem.
In my opinion it is highly valuable to compare the images and rhetoric that are shown to those of modern day political campaigns and political rallies around the world.
Notice the similarities, especially with regard to the upcoming US presidential elections. (for more, see the playlist in this article)
The history that you have forgotten has never been more relevant.
If the Mainstream Media (MSM) or excessive use of social media has trained your brain into a state of "say it in a sound bite or I don't understand" – you should not be on my website. I say this frequently and I mean it. However, if you find complex subject matter intriguing and if you want to be truly informed, you're in the right place.
I can highly recommend this 5 part documentary series titled Counter-Intelligence.
Quote from the documentary's website:
From the rise of the national security state and mass proliferation of state/corporate propaganda, to the normalization of constant, now remote (drone) warfare and the ongoing decay of constitutional rights, Noble (director) lays out some of the most significant – yet often overlooked or outright censored – information about one of the most significant issues of our times: Black Ops.
Noble helps to expose the real conspiracies factually, transparently, and responsibly. It's a film that should be screening across the US, but given the nature and subject of the film, don't count on it.
Share and show it far and wide.
Counter-Intelligence would be an excellent addition to college classes on political science, history, sociology and critical thinking, to spark debate and discussion, utilizing what's left of our First Amendment rights while we still can.
Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation and Professor of Social Science and History
In this Project Camelot interview (published on February 10th, 2014) author Ole Dammegård connects the dots and discusses the similarities, or 'templates' as he calls them, between high profile assassinations and false flag operations, which have taken place in recent and not so recent history. Some of the topics discussed are the false flags 9/11, Aurora, Sandy Hook and Boston Bombings and the assassinations of JFK and RFK to name but a few.
If you watch this interview and some (or all) of the content seems outlandish to you do your own research. If nothing else I guarantee the least you will learn, is that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.