“In the End, we will remember not
the words of our enemies, but
the silence of our friends.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The underlying message, and it’s not a comforting one, of what this blog is really about is that the United States of America is a phony…Uncle Sam is a scheister. I know that there are folks who have always thought so for various reasons.
For example, the treatment of Native Americans. This will be redemonstrated for people of all colors in the near future via the indefinite detention clauses of the National Defense of America Act (NDAA). The NDAA always both passes and gets signed by the POTUS without much at all in the way of overall criticism of those responsible for that nor those to whom such absolute power is given through the legislation by the mainstream media.
Slavery is another. The surreptitious return of that utilizing psychological and neurological means is another point of this blog. Perhaps another way of stating that is: if they can, they will…and they can. Do the math.
But back to phony patriotism, faux nationalism, fair-weather compassion from those in government, I don’t think people realize the lengths that they would go to, the depths of the depravity possessed by those in power. At least in part, this is due to two related things that ultimately just mean good P.R. Most people are dangerously unaware of the scope, breadth, and depth of COINTELPRO and MKULTRA (among other concerted illegal operations and programs). They just aren’t aware beyond a few often simple, often whitewashed, details. Hand-in-hand with this is the hero worship that Hollywood has, as Washington’s bitch and that bastion of progressivism, succeeded in perpetuating. We are at the point, thanks to Operation Northwoods Updated, aka 9/11, at the point where the average American thinks that torture is fine, works the way that those who enjoy its use claim, and makes him feel better instead of worse for wanton cruelty being done on his dime. This despite the fact that torture doesn’t provide reliable intel if you are actually in the business of wanting to know what’s really going on. That has been the accepted truth for well over there centuries, but–again–Republican hatred of the education system has succeeded in creating an astoundingly ignorant populace especially where history is concerned. This is the point of that, of course, to make people easier to fool.
In short, they’ve also succeeded in making people so hatefilled of one another that when they do start rounding people up at the behest of four- and five-star brass, they will be happy to see others so miserable. Among the dumber things we’ve come to accept is trust of officials despite the typically low approval ratings. They haven’t only suceeded in making the self-dealing corporatists and sadistic psychopaths in CIA and FBI appear as heroes who wake up every day thinking about protecting people living in trailer parks (assuming they can still afford some kind of home at all), but also the unbelievably corrupt top military brass. Really, check out any show that has an episode with a corrupt agent or military leader and see if they aren’t depicted as the exception rather than the rule, as it is in real life. People line up to be used by these organizations who do not at all share the same values as those who worship at their feet; that’s just the lie they agree upon in order to continue to pull the wool over your eyes.
I should know about all of these criticisms having fallen prey to each and every one myself in the past. I have the “advantage” of having seen what they really do for a living. While that’s a great way to let go of various myths, the price is of course steep. It is difficult to blame others for not wanting to know. That tiny lying voice in your head that says it’ll all just work itself out and I’ll be blissfully unaware is preferable in most ways to admitting that there’s something big and hungry and you are on the menu.
The other sort of related thing they almost always manage to do is to get all of us to blame the wrong people, typically for all the wrong reasons. For example, the military budget and the war costs have themselves become national security issues because they threaten the economic strength of the country. And yet there are many Americans who do–having fallen prey to the Big Lie tactic of repeating it over and over–blame welfare fraud for the fact that they pay taxes and blame paying taxes for their lack of being a millionaire. The sheer number of lies accepted as truth “common sense” paints an ugly picture for any hope of correcting course.
Bottom-lined, they do precisely what Malcolm X said: “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” We accept the excuses given for curtailing the rights of others given to us by those doing the curtailing. We overlook the crimes committed by some corporations because they “provide jobs,” as if that is their sole purpose for existing and not, instead, attempting to get labor as cheaply as possible. As Aldous Huxley similarly stared, there will come a point where we will enjoy having our rights taken away, come to love our slavery. We’re almost there.
What is almost always missing from these anti-government criticisms and discussions is why they do these things. Though I’ve already alluded to part of the answer, they do it to garner favors with corporations, there’s likely more. Before moving on to that, I’ll state plainly that having a power opposed to other things like corporate power is the way things are supposed to work. That isn’t working because they are now mostly one and the same beast and you are the latest country to be invaded, the untapped oil field. They want to pick you up by your heels and shake all the change out of your pockets. Once that’s done, they want to sell your carcass for whatever they can get for it.
Now moving on to the more part…
Some months ago in the context of the NSA powers, someone suggested that there is a point where money isn’t the driving factor. Though I would still point to greed as a central piece of the Big Picture Puzzle™, I think maybe he was on to something. After all, the accumulation of wealth isn’t so great unless it means you can do something that other people can’t. It’s also about status. Being able to break the law and get away with it is the ultimate status symbol. Better still to be asked to do so by politicians as in the case of FBI and CIA past and present whether in the context of “national security” or the business of performing political hit jobs on behalf of members of the Senate as in the case of the old COINTELPRO and CIA involvement in Watergate, or for private citizens who themselves enjoy the other set of rules that don’t require adherence to the law due to wealth and connections.
Simply, what’s the point in being better than others if you can’t constantly remind them and yourself of that fact?
And so we come around the bend at last to the point: more evidence that the US government murdered Martin Luther King:
Probe, “The Martin Luther King Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis,” Jim Douglass:
I can hardly believe the fact that, apart from the courtroom participants, only Memphis TV reporter Wendell Stacy and I attended from beginning to end this historic three-and-one-half week trial. Because of journalistic neglect scarcely anyone else in this land of ours even knows what went on in it.
In addition to this, the undoubtedly skewed, but then so’s the government so what’s it matter?, The COINTELPRO Papers book that documents the attempt by the FBI to goad King into suicide just before he was to accept the Nobel prize based on documents released via FOIA and declassification.
As it is and remains for any story of true importance, the mainstream media discounts anyone who questions whatever power says as insane or radical. The worse the truth actually is, the less coverage it actually gets even when ignoring it presents serious and life-threatening consequences for many people.
This was not how we were told the world worked growing up. But then we were also told that people go into public service to serve the public, respect their oaths, and care about others in their community. Instead, Uncle Sam more resembles a combination of Sam Giancana, Son of Sam, and some dude hiding inside a white sheet named Bubba.
An additional note. Saw Starship Troopers 3: Marauder recently. Was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Has false-flag, mind control, blatant lies under the guise of patriotism, equating questions and protest with treason, and the damnedest song that really captures where it’s all going in a few short bars in which the lyrics say absolutely nothing at all, just the right combo of buzz words and a catchy jingle. Effing genius. Lacks some of the brutal charm of part one, but may make up for it with “bug god” and the inevitable ending. See it.