MKULTRA Documentary and What We Need to Know

Watched this last night.

National Geographic, “CIA Secret Experiments,” 2008:

channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/episodes
/cia-secret-experiments/

Video:
youtu.be/gxiojvmaPGg

It includes how we got from Dachau to tests on the NYC transit system, LSD experiments on prisoners and Johns, Ewen Cameron at McGill, lethal Sarin nerve agent testing in the UK as motive for murdering Frank Olson, etc. It also mentions over and over how this may have been an over-reaction to the Red Scare. Finally, it includes discussion of Sirhan Sirhan and the possibility that he was a hypnotized assassin.

Working backwards, as I’ve noted before, I don’t think it works that way. Rather, if Sirhan was in some manner manipulated into being where he was with a gun in hand, they likely exploited his “native” pro-Palestine, anti-Israel opinions and pushed him over the edge. The question as to whether the fatal shot to RFK, behind the ear, was his is left open. In my opinion, if it was a hit, they knew they could not rely on someone so unstable and that shot would have been fired by a professional.

The sheer simplicity of it should help to make it at least a bit more credible. It’s simply pushing, or covert bullying if you prefer, people into actions that they probably would not otherwise perform. PSYOPs, covert harassment, and other techniques {such as surreptitiously dosing them with testosterone as they did to me, by the way this also apparently increases risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease at the very least, in order to make them more aggressive} are employed in such a manner that should the target become aware of it, he or she has a very difficult time proving it. Propaganda, in the form of painting the organizations responsible for it as heroes battling against the forces of evil in media makes the likelihood of the claims being true seem less plausible.

In fact, even smart people confuse the scientific method for a means of determining whether or not covert ops are occurring, as opposed to motive, history, and the psychological profile of the planners in and above such organizations.

WaPo, “Gary Webb was no journalism hero, despite what ‘Kill the Messenger’ says,” Jeff Leen, 17 October 2014:

washingtonpost.com/opinions/gary-webb-was-no-journalism-hero-despite-what-kill-the-messenger-says/2014/10/17/026b7560-53c9-11e4-809b-8cc0a295c773_story.html

A ridiculous notion that covert ops adhere to the same principles as claims about subatomic particles. There is no method of repeating an experiment. Once an op is complete, it disappears and there is a sizable, concerted effort to prevent its discovery.

Also, the idea of pushing, or even allowing to be pushed, drugs into poor neighborhoods is not one that should be poopoohed. Nor is it “antiquated.”

CIA makes a big deal out of claiming that they have a solemn duty to protect their methods. And yet it seems very likely that their methods have been out of their hands for decades and are now in the hands of political parties, private contractors, large corporations, and even powerful individuals. And they have done absolutely nothing that I can discern to rectify that situation, which makes them accessories after the fact if not acting as subcontractors to these special interests themselves.

The danger posed includes but is not limited to:

The shootings by police primarily of African Americans, though I believe once a more thorough examination is done that we will find many dead homeless among those numbers as well even if guns were not used as weapon. As with so many Deep State strategies, one can see several here. First, it serves to raise tensions and make it appear through the lens of lapdog media that black people are inherently violent. This in turn motivates and mobilizes racist and cryptoracist forces among the public at large. Further, should there be a massive public failure in terms of trust in the police to do their jobs, there are mercenary corporations waiting in the wings and whose fondest dream it to place armed mercs on every street corner. In fact there was one company tried to do that during the 2008 or the 2010 midterm elections in Oregon if memory serves, only to discover and become embarrassed because the state in question does not use physical polling places. Finally, it creates more fear that can be taken advantage of and plays into Limbaugh’s desire to see America fail simply because his favored Deep State puppet wasn’t elected.

And that’s just one. As I’ve noted before, I believe that the hopes set in driving me to violence was to help foster a similar perception that gays are prone to terrorism as they have succeeded in doing with Muslims if you listen to the loud minority among even atheists like Dawkins, Harris, and Maher.

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And here I thought the Baptists were just as bloodthirsty as anyone else. Maybe the Methodists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lutherans, etc. are watering down the numbers.

Next, regarding the NatGeo piece, you need to recall that MKULTRA went operational at least in part under MKSEARCH in the early 60s. None of that is covered, or very little without mention of the program name. Next, also note that MKSEARCH and the, in my considered opinion, more promising electronic manipulation were covered at all by the Senate committee who held hearings and published their report on MKULTRA. While again the Red Scare was likely the persuasive argument here, consider again the next point. The citizens of the United States of America were, among the smarter variety involved, always among the targets intended where manipulation was concerned. This is not only mentioned in the introduction to the CIA’s manual on guerrilla warfare but is also apparent in the Department of Defense’s emotional contagion tests performed on Facebook and other social networking sites.

If information is power, then disinfo is a removal, a denial, a diminishing of power. When it is directed at the public at large, then, it seeks to undermine the power of the people. This is not an “accident” of Islamophobia, not a clever covert op to protect the populace from disease and climate change. These are the intentional acts of people keenly aware that they are leaving the 99% out in the cold. That there may be those among them who believe the hype, the disinfo, the propaganda, is also in the intro of the guerrilla warfare manual.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t again mention that there was also research extending well beyond the early 60s, which is when the Senate stated that it ended.

Statement of Claudia Mullen

Dreams

Regarding this old post, I’m adding this:

Wikipedia, “Videos and Audio Recordings of Osama bin Laden,” last updated 14 October 2014:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videos_and_audio_recordings_
of_Osama_bin_Laden

See December 13, 2001.

And reiterating what I saw on CNN the day it aired. Afghanis were dreaming about the Trade Center attack prior to its occurrence and OBL said there was one man talking about it he considered killing in order to preserve operation security.

Recall again Charlie Wilson’s war:

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And companies and universities working there in the 90s looking for energy there.

I’m feeling too lazy to retype the rest.

The Locals

Two kind of quick pieces regarding potential local and/or state corruption that naturally rubs elbows with the national kind in places.

Mind you, I don’t much care about local and state corruption. It wasn’t Snyder ruined my life. That was Bush and Obama and people who work for them in some combination of actions and inactions. I am noting this to get this out of the way, off the back burner.

ASYLUM

The first involves the local woman whom I’ve already explained is paying the price for foiling someone’s plan to shoot up an office of a Pharma company on the West Coast back in 1999. Though I would take issue with many of the woman’s beliefs, she is able to function, able to care for herself. One also needs to keep in mind that a vast majority of Americans believe in the existence of angels. Assuming one is among those who believe that is not so, there is one obvious delusion that is held by a majority. So what is the norm in that case?

The same extends to all kinds of subjects and we largely have TV and cowardice to thank for it.

Anyway, I’m not alone in that. Two doctors, one from this county and one from the next one over, concurred. I’ve seen the paperwork. In fact, as previously blogged, I attended the court hearing where they were submitted to the court of John D. Tomlinson along with “Bundy Ranch Man,” as I referred to him.

However, Tomlinson did not, for reasons I cannot yet establish, agree with the two doctors and assigned her some public “assistance,” the extent of which she has yet to determine.

On the face of it, this sounds like…what? Socialism? Liberalism run amok, the State trampling the rights of the individual for some perceived greater good. Certainly, especially given the crazy behavior we’ve seen in every corner, especially the spate of shootings by police, it would seem on the face of it that mental health should be given a bigger priority. In fact, in what seems like a bizarre I’mInLoveWithObamacare move on the part of our governor, it seems as though that may actually be happening despite some funding misunderstandings.

But I seriously doubt it. What do I think is happening? Know how the private prison system has shifted a large chunk of the financial burden to the prisoner and her or his family and friends? You knew that, right?

Or how about how there are these new retirement groups who take all the federal money, social security, etc. in exchange for housing a senior citizen later? Quite an interesting prospect: “I’ll pay you now to take care of me later.” What could possibly go wrong?

Well, if this woman were to lose her rights to take care of herself, she would have mandated services provided to her, many of which are–you guessed it, didn’t you?–outsourced to the private sector. I mean that’s quite the scam, I get to deem you mentally unfit and may have private interests in where your disability, social security, and ultimately assets wind up.

This is the next wave in vulture capitalism destroying the middle class. And this woman wouldn’t be in this position if those who tried to “Manchurian candidate” or Ted Kaczynski her cousin into going postal at his former job had been brought to justice. See how it all rolls down hill where the Deep State is concerned?

KEEP FLYING

The other bit involves something I’ve also already alluded to but left out the details pending the finalization of the settlement.

The Squidgate juror’s husband–and she herself to an extent–was discriminated against, subject to retribution over blowing the whistle at the St. Clair County Airport and cost cutting.

Now, what do you suppose they cut corners on? Was is some silly FAA or NTSB requirement for paint, or lights spaced a particular distance, or some bureaucratic paperwork requirement they shirked regarding how often the restrooms were cleaned? You know, that Ralph Nader crap the GOP always complains about.

No. Of course not.

They were faking the reports regarding ice and relative traction on the runways. Quite literally a plane crash was possible. Noting this got the Squidgate Juror’s husband labeled a troublemaker.

They reduced his hours due to–they said–Obamacare, even though he himself was an exception as both Native American and a Army veteran. The emails discovered showed a blasé attitude toward the whole thing, a serious attempt to run him out, and even a paranoia of a violent reaction that had them getting the State police involved that I mentioned previously. Those encounters in turn resulted in the Squidgate juror seeing her car insurance premiums going up significantly.

The County very quickly moved to settle without arbitration the morning that the arbitration was to occur. Though he got the check, they took out taxes. I’m not clear on whether or not that was kosher–was this a settlement or a paycheck?–but it reduced the amount and there had been no mention of that in the meeting itself.

Finally, the Squidgate juror herself lost her job. Though this was more about opportunity on the part of her employer–he’s on the airport board–it was likely had she not been who she was, she could have kept her job. However, though it remains to be seen how it will turn out, she has started her own business and being away from an increasingly frustrating call center–companies that cannot perform are increasingly outsourcing complaint lines further separating themselves from reality resulting in even poorer performance * –so that’s not all bad.

* The new American exceptionalism: do shitty work and lie. US government and corporate America continue to show the path to the bottom of the toilet bowl.

Also: have added many Squidgate-related links at right, though there are still many more to add. May have to compile them into a tab up top instead, but there they are for now.

How I Know That They Are Full Of It

My travels and travails have provided many insights.

This is about just one of them. Probably the most important one, at least for the moment.

Currently, there is a debate regarding the Koran between those atheists, secularists, and agnostics who think the words in the book are sufficient reason to torture and murder people–and though they might use different words, that is what it means–and those who don’t coupled with some Muslims who seem to be trying to say that murdering and torturing people upsets people. Who knew? In addition, there are many similar passages and events in the other books that comprise the Abrahamic religions. In this case, it is that Maher and others seem to be trying to say that there is something different, that it is a lack of enlightenment on the part of the world’s Muslims that is the problem.

I question our enlightenment.

What did I learn from my interaction and subsequent brainwashing where ‘Janus’ is concerned? What, when coupled with over half a century of research and tests on disseminating substances conducted by the CIA and Department of Defense, means, that–ridiculous as it sounds–we could have near world peace in a month or six? And what does it say that those who are familiar with these means and methods steadfastly refuse to use them?

Working backwards, it means, of course, that they don’t want anything like world peace. There is too much money to be made, too many political {and religious, see below} goals to be achieved, too many opportunities to spread Mickey Mouse and Starbucks to the nonbeliever, now with Richard Dawkins as John the Baptist to help spread the Gospel of coffee and cartoon rodents.

Right. The many tests, whether you’re talking potentially Pont St.-Esprit, the Hawaiian and other places crops tests, or those subway tests in NYC that the Mayor never bothered to tell people were happening because fear is good for power grabs.

Then there’s MKULTRA, MKSEARCH, and the myriad other projects designed to see how we can manipulate human behavior for the real purpose to be achieved, as mentioned in the intro to the CIA Guerrilla Warfare Manual:

This concept of guerilla warfare as a political war turns Psychological Operations into the factor that determines the results. The target, then, are the minds of the population, the entire population: Our troops, the enemy troops, and the civil population.

It is only natural that people like Dawkins, Maher, Harris, etc. would be targeted as well.

If, on the other hand, Dawkins would say, “Climate change is real and the only solution that the scientific community has come up with is population reduction. Sadly, this means some portion of the world population must go. It is simpler, from a pragmatic standpoint, that we use the radicals within our own power structure: the radical Catholics among the Joint Chiefs of Staff whom investigative reporter Seymour Hersh described as thinking themselves the Knights of Malta; the sizable Mormon contingent who joined the CIA in the 1980’s when it was determined that foreign missionaries who were already in place and spoke foreign languages would make useful additions, as reported in the New York Times when this occurred; and the wealthy evangelical Christians in the Religious Right movement–started in part thanks to the father of mercenary Erik Prince–without the approval of whom, no politician can be elected or remain in office. Because these groups are untouchable, we, the world’s top atheists and scientists have no choice but to hitch our wagon to theirs until such time as the population is more manageable. What could possibly go wrong?”

At least that would be honest.

Even George Lucas and Robot Chicken know the result.

For something more serious, see ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson, who kept telling London that Hitler was just swell.

Or should I just launch into Niemöller quotes?

Right, so we could definitely poison or drug massive amounts of people at once if we so desired. Easy to do via plane, drone, covert ops.

The next point, here’s again that 1955 MKULTRA draft memo from the appendix of the Senate report:

11. Substances which will produce “pure” euphoria with no subsequent let-down.

12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.

Mind you, this is as illegal and likely somewhere almost as unethical and immoral as what we’ve been doing, eg raping women with broken bottles and blowing the children apart with drones. It’s exactly the kind of thing that worried Aldous Huxley as well. But I figure as long as we’re killing the concept of the individual anyway and giving way to the multinational as God, this is merely the touchstone that shows that they have no interest in peace, merely pelf and power from war and chaos.

Because, folks, that was the most remarkable thing. My life was literally disintegrating before my eyes, I was being constantly harassed, and I didn’t care because I was also drugged or had some electronic device used on me that had much the same effect.

Got that? Between the moments of euphoria there was, “Oh, it’ll all turn out fine…it must.” Because as neuroscientist Sam Harris surely knows, mood–and to a large extent personality–comes from brain chemistry. The fact that the person over whom I was brainwashed just turned out to be another sadistic covert ops creep with no regard for civil liberties nor what he is doing to his country isn’t really relevant to the point. The point is, it worked. No matter how angry they got me, there was that light at the end of the tunnel to remind me to just survive until things changed.

And that’s how I know our intel community and the Pentagon is full of shit. Peace is a choice, they chose otherwise, and are sweeping the rest of us along in the momentum of their wake.

How It Is

How it is.

How it is is, world governments no longer recognize the individual as a person, but do recognize the multinational as a person. Multinationals are the new religion and everyone is being forced to worship at their altar or be destroyed.

How it is is that really smart people fight amongst themselves and don’t even comprehend why, that there is a sizable intel community, both public and private–not that there is much difference now except you can’t FOIA contractors at all much less get the foot-dragging, runarounds, and plain old deception that one gets with the actual government agencies involved.

How it is is that everything up to and including assassination is permissible. They hope you’ll rebel just so that they will have an excuse to kill you.

How it is is that you are on your own because people can’t step back and see when they are being manipulated, and it is very, very easy to do. In fact, I think the smarter, more imaginative you are, the easier that may be to achieve. Arrogance, because you know zoologists like Dawkins and comedians like Maher are of course immune to being PSYOP’d because they are superhuman and not subject to the foibles of the rest of us mere nonhuman pieces of meat. Nevermind that they are destroying the very movement they seek to nurture because they’ve been suckered by the Mormon boys club at CIA, the “Knights of Malta” among the Joint Chiefs of staff resulting in just another religious sect that cannot fathom solutions beyond those posed by the Inquisition: torture and death of “the other.” What a great sales pitch. Khodasan didn’t even exist and these alleged seekers of truth instead focus on excuses for murdering Muslims. I wonder how sloppy CIA would have to get for this brain trust to smell a rat over the stench of dead Arab children.

How it is is that I have wasted my time and energy in the attempt to educate and warn others of just how goddam easy it is to be distracted, distorted, manipulated, etc. All of my loss, all of my suffering, all the fucking torture at the hands of our Machiavellian President and his certifiably insane predecessors was for nothing at all. Pointless. People have to actually go through what I have in order to understand just how bad things have gotten. And I assure you, many would not survive that process. That’s not to brag, I was “lucky.”

How it is is that the Deep State remains monolithic while every single oppositional force shatters a little bit more every day. This is no accident, but try explaining that to people who think the worst thing there is their cellphone data being recorded. Or birthers.

How it is is that I’m disgusted. I don’t know what that means.

How it is is that the Deep State is real and doesn’t intend any human being well. You are either a useful tool–and that can change at any time–or you are its prey.

Believe it.

BBD – Poison Candy

Was reminded this evening of another event, this one Halloween of 2008, which I note predates both the election and Janus’ trash theft in November.

The main event was a party put on by my friend, an attorney, who worked for an alternative energy nonprofit. They sought to connect inventors to investors. He is the same friend whose ex-girlfriend was Kate Conway who, I have mentioned often, wound up in the hospital as did her father Michael after their condo building burned down under strange circumstances in December of 2009.

The bank bailouts were all the talk of the town and the nation, so I went dressed as Barney Frank.

Some gent, thin, with blond or at least light brown hair I think, dressed in a blazer and only plastic devil horns for a costume showed up at the party. He was in his early to mid twenties. He came up to me and offered me something to smoke, which I took without question. I would later discover that not a single person at the party knew who he was.

I thought little of it at the time. As is usual, I didn’t really feel anything from it. The guy left the party soon after. As I think back on it, he had come straight up to me as if he knew me.

Later on, my partner went home.

Still later, while traveling to visit another party elsewhere, I was stopped by some fellas dressed as desperate day-traders. They had been drinking and we made a moment of it on the street. They asked where the money was and I did my best Barney impression stating some non-committal reply.

Then I returned to my friend’s place.

Later on, I acted very much out of character and insulted my friend and host. Belligerent, I think is an apt description.

I made it a point to come back over and apologize the next day. Though the apology was accepted, this began laying the groundwork for what would come later: essentially the Martha Mitchell effect. They would use these means and methods later to make it seem to all my friends as if I had lost my mind. In fact, it’s probably fair to say that I did as long as one also note’s the long history of this tactic {see item #1}.

Previous to the Halloween party, my friend had had a strange event occur. A girlfriend who came before the one at the Halloween party and after Kate had passed out one day at their apartment. My friend made his own cider and she believed that that was the source, that she had been rufied…by my friend.

He arrived at the hospital, taken aback by all of this, only to find her brother preventing him from entering the hospital room and demanding to know, “What was in the cider?”

My friend told me this story and it was not lost on him that this is the kind of thing that comes back to haunt you when you run for office…something he intended, perhaps still does, to do one day.

What was lost on him was that our own public/private intelligence community, at the behest of some subset of the 1%, are the ones who arrange things like this, just as they do with reporters, pundits, celebrities, and others. Go along with the oligarch-friendly talking points and you’ll be fine. Fail to do so, and you’ll find yourself under attack.

Or worse, like Gary Webb, who revealed that CIA was facilitating drugs into black and latino neighborhoods:

Narcosphere/The Field, “Hollywood’s Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn’t Kill,” Al Giordano, 10 September 2014:

narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/5047/hollywood-s-gary-webb-movie-and-message-big-media-couldn-t-kill

Kill the Messenger represents nothing less than Hollywood’s recognition that the new McCarthyism has more often than not come wrapped in a war on drugs. And those that attacked Gary Webb will be cast into the same dustbin of disgrace in which the blacklist proponents of the Red Scare are now buried.

Firstlook/The Intercept, “Managing a Nightmare: How the CIA Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb,” Ryan Devereaux, 25 September 2014:

firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/25/managing-nightmare-cia-media-destruction-gary-webb

Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.

Consortium News, “The CIA/MSM Contra-Cocaine Cover-up,” Robert Parry, 26 September 2014:

consortiumnews.com/2014/09/26/the-ciamsm-contra-cocaine-cover-up/

In fall 1998, when the CIA inspector general’s extraordinary findings were released, the major U.S. news media largely ignored them, leaving Webb a “disgraced” journalist who – unable to find a decent-paying job in his profession – committed suicide in 2004, a dark tale that will be revisited in a new movie, “Kill the Messenger,” starring Jeremy Renner and scheduled to reach theaters on Oct. 10.

The “Managing a Nightmare” report offers something of the CIA’s back story for how the spy agency’s PR team exploited relationships with mainstream journalists who then essentially did the CIA’s work for it, mounting a devastating counterattack against Webb that marginalized him and painted the Contra-cocaine trafficking story as some baseless conspiracy theory.

Additional example of collusion between news and shadow government:

Firstlook/The Intercept, “The CIA’s Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication,” Ken Silverstein, 4 September 2014:

firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/04/former-l-times-reporter-cleared-stories-cia-publication/

“I’m working on a story about congressional oversight of drone strikes that can present a good opportunity for you guys,” Dilanian wrote in one email to a CIA press officer, explaining that what he intended to report would be “reassuring to the public” about CIA drone strikes. In another, after a series of back-and-forth emails about a pending story on CIA operations in Yemen, he sent a full draft of an unpublished report along with the subject line, “does this look better?” In another, he directly asks the flack: “You wouldn’t put out disinformation on this, would you?”

barney

Even Stranger Bedfellows

Among the aborted short stories still drifting in the back of my mind was a piece about the…I don’t know exactly who he was supposed to be exactly. The Son of Perdition maybe. Like a lot of my fiction, there was going to be a punchline.

In this case it was a meeting of…whatever they are…world’s Luciferians. Illuminati maybe. The 1% of the 1%. A big party in a canyon where those who couldn’t get in were throwing themselves into pits of spikes and fire while the big dogs arrived in their armored humvees. The Antichrist was supposed to be speaking but somehow this other guy wound up taking his place. Complete with a human sacrifice, this was supposed to be the big end of religion as we know it.

But as I was piecing together the flow and plot in my head, it occurred to me: the tops guys are evil, right? They enjoy inflicting pain. So, what better way to end the story than a speech:

“…so here it is, folks. The moment you’ve been waiting for…

“6,000 more years of Abrahamic fundamentalism!”

The crowd laughed assuming he was kidding.

“No, really. I mean look at you, with your Beamers…your portfolios…and the rest of your bullshit. It’s what you deserve. You haven’t learned a goddam thing…”

Anyway, it would continue this way with some fun zingers {that seemed hilarious to me at the time in my state of surreptitiously drugged by government in order to cover up mass spying for insider trading at CIA and NSA}. It would end with him grabbing the proposed sacrifice and riding off on a motorcycle with the yuppies and billionaires all frantically calling on their cellphones trying to figure out why and how they had just been screwed out of decades of secret planning to reshape the world in their image.

I don’t recall precisely why I didn’t write that one up, but I do vaguely recall all hell breaking lose in terms of noise and distractions and I chose to concentrate on some other fiction instead.

Last night, I watched The Unbelievers. A documentary about the push by zoologist Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss attempting to bring atheists, secularists, and agnostics out of the closet.

I agree with them on several things. The idea that people have to lie about their religious beliefs in order to get elected, for example. That science should be getting a lot more backing, financial and political for another. It is also quite problematic that religion is so often used as an excuse to exclude, murder, or otherwise infringe on the rights of others.

However, I cannot help but notice a few other things and in light of current events, I think I may have to part ways on those. In fact, it may be the collusion with some of the people they claim superiority to in terms of morality that I take issue with for starters.

First, Krauss was put on President Obama’s science advisory board in 2008. I think we recall the first, or at least the first in recent memory, swearing in event that included mention of non-believers. It did appear that atheists might earn some respect. Since then we have, for example, Hillary, the likely shoe-in in 2016, stating that her favorite book is The Bible.

Next, there was the mystery of Christopher Hitchens’ support of the invasion of Iraq. Not really a mystery since Hitch explained his position as being in support of women’s rights. As he saw it, Islam stood in the way of progress. The film goes further into this explaining that the Middle East was the center of reason and science such as it was and it was wiped out by the rise of Islam.

In addition, we have the current situation of supporting and fighting nearly every single party in Syria and Iraq at the same time. Sides switch by the minute, and it starts to seem as though there is almost no rhyme nor reason to it at all.

I suggest that there is. The point is not the points being mentioned by the MSM at all. The point is that when it comes to really big moves, you need the backing of multiple powerful groups at once. In this case, the military industrial complex, who doesn’t care who it blows up so long as someone puts in an order for more, along with the Religious Right, who wants to evangelize the Middle East into a Christian region, and the Big Atheists who think a few less sky fairy followers will make for better world sometime in the future.

I’ve written, tweeted, spoken, etc. at length about my distaste for the former two groups. No need to repeat that. The bone to pick here is with those who agree with Dawkins and Krauss, and I am being a little unfair since as far as I know neither has come out and said publically that they agree with Hitchens on conversion via bomb.

But I think that’s the point. These powerful lobbies have struck a deal. Think about that for a minute. Sleep on it. Doesn’t it make sense?

Now, why do I have a problem with scientists taking this stance?

First, because they claim that they may hold better answers. Instead, they have come up with the very same answers that those they claim to despise have. It’s shameful. The best they can do to fight world hunger is to reduce demand for it and let Monsanto become a monopoly? The best that they have come up with for climate change is to reduce population?

It gets worse. A large portion of the world’s population needs to believe in something. I say that from a scientific perspective. The effects of placebos are a statistical, empirical, and therefore scientifically provable fact. Yet, it has not been explained by science exactly how it is that nothing {yeah, I’m poking at Krauss here} can result in healing disease.

Does it always work? No. Does it work often enough to be statistically significant? Apparently so.

New York Times, “Placebos Prove So Powerful Even Experts Are Surprised; New Studies Explore the Brain’s Triumph Over Reality,” Sandra Blakeslee, 13 October 1998:

nytimes.com/1998/10/13/science/placebos-prove-so-powerful-even-experts-are-surprised-new-studies-explore-brain.html

This same thing is what gets some people to survive natural disaster over others. Note that it was most often the people who do not take to cannibalism who ultimately survive situations in which others find it necessary. How? It’s not yet explained by science. It’s a evolutionary survival advantage and it is both unexplained and, it seems, disrespected by some top scientists due to its association with religion.

That is bias.

Without explaining that and offering up an alternative, and coupled with mass murder, science–as represented by some of these top folks–is throwing its hands up. If things are going to get very, very bad before they get better, people need better than this.

Now, let’s look closer at the logic and the long view, suspending for the moment the fact that these purveyors of reason are looking at death for a solution.

The implied argument is that Muslims are savage, uncivilized, and unreasonable. And yet:

Telegraph UK, “CIA ‘tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths’ :Exclusive: As the US Senate prepares to release a report documenting US torture programme after 9/11, Telegraph reveals new details about the scope of CIA excesses,” Peter Foster, 7 September 2014:

And yet:

Google search: military rape epidemic

And yet:

Google image search: drone damage

Who’s uncivilized? What makes, given the fact that privileged white men can sit in relative safety, separated from the rest of humanity as all manner of horrors are unleashed on the world at their behest, the West, the US, the UK, the EU, or any of the rest of world “more civilized”?

It’s a lie. And these men claim to love the truth and hate lies.

Ultimately, this is a pointless post. These kinds of scientists will claim that it’s because they didn’t have enough funding, because of the Religious Right, because of a lack of understanding on the part of the layman, or whatever else they want to blame.

“If only everyone thought the way I do.” So much for evolution. Apparently, they know who should live and who should die. They know better than the rest of us.

“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” If you can’t beat ‘em, you suck.

Human.Epic.Fail.

I close with a link to a recent post by a former supporter of Dawkins’ who pulled her support over some of the things he’s said, positions he has supported. I suggest again: white man out of touch with reality. *

NeonTommy, “Unfollow Richard Dawkins,” Carrie Poppy, 23 September 2014:

neontommy.com/news/2014/09/unfollow-richard-dawkins

And a suggestion that the answer is right in front of us. How do we get there?

Not this way.

* Either that or the Pope is mindcontrolling him, lol.

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