(Or, “Better Killing Through Neurochemistry”).
I’m going to ignore the FNAQ* regarding the previous post for now and merely mention in passing that HSBC, my bank after they acquired Republic Bank of NY in the 90s, my identity twice stolen while their customer, is settling over the LIBOR scandal, the laundering of drug cartel money through the US, and doing business with Iran. Deutsche Bank, a former client and tenant at 1251 6th Avenue where I worked from 1991 until 2010 for the landlord and many tenants (and never once spied on any of them), is similarly under investigation for tax dodging, though many of the same charges may apply to them as HSBC and like the German bank involved in the Mollath Affair.
Instead, I’m going to focus on how the reason some of what I’ve been blogging about might seem like fiction. Where fiction comes from. At least the good kind that serves to inform while entertaining.
Whether you think the neocon military coup sounds like Doctor Strangelove or not, or some other story from some novel I haven’t even read, does not mean it hasn’t happened. Recall again, this is the progression of the investigation that Seymour Hersh has delved into that began as “Cheney left some stay-behinds in the Obama administration” to “seven or eight radical generals loyal to Cheney have taken over portions of the government.” Not my idea. A decent explanation for why, as Chris Matthews noted some months ago, Obama looks like the “Manchurian candidate.” (Well, that and why not? the use of voice-to-skull subliminals on the President as well. Prove they aren’t).
Recall again that the reason we had a scare on Christmas Day 2009 with the so-called underwear bomber was because a database containing the suspect’s name (maintained by a Top Secret America subcontractor, who I doubt was the actual culprit that caused the name to be missed) somehow did not connect the dots as it was supposed to. The suspect’s father had contacted the American embassy repeatedly in order to make sure that his son did not harm anyone.
Around this same time, late 2009, early 2010, was when the s*** hit the fan in my life. Apart from the personal psychological harassment and things like apparently being framed as a co-conspirator with Wikileaks, there were odd things going on in NY that clearly were not directly aimed at me.
For example, there was what I would refer to as a very angry tea party type shouting at my co-workers and I on Fifth Avenue, I think it was, on the way to the Apple store. There was that odd, still unexplained issuance of information from the Obama administration indicating that INTERPOL agents working in the US had carte blanche for actions taken, but there was no indication as to what they were doing.
At the same time, as has been noted here a few times, the Open Government Directive was issued in early December 2009, the same day as the arrest of Peter Watts, the apparent beginning of what we’ve come to refer to as Squidgate (squid being a slang term for marine biologists, which Watts is).
And then there was the attacks on various fortune 500s allegedly by the Chinese. I question that explanation for a number of reasons, not the least of which is Thomas Drake’s assertion that assholes in NSA created phony threats in order to profit off of it and former head of same Michael Hayden calling for a “digital Blackwater.”
Is that why INTERPOL was called in? A massive defense and intelligence uprising (which appears to have been planned before the ’08 election)? The “testing” of a new president as was suggested by VP Biden early on after the ’08 election? Or a rebellion against any form of actual justice for the many, many crimes of the previous administration?
And again I note that Cheney went wild with trying to re-classify previously de-classified materials. The broad range of subjects this covered makes it difficult to pinpoint one thing in particular that he might have been most concerned about, but I’ve made a few guesses.
First, there’s the waterboarding issue. Despite my many misgivings and, let me be honest, adamant hatred of all things Langley, the facts are that CIA legal asked the Bush White House for legal clarification repeatedly over the request to engage in enhanced interrogation techniques. Of course there are two things to note in addition to that. First, they may have already been engaging in it before the request was even made. This echoes the Nixon administration asking for CIA (and others) to go after Vietnam war protesters, the reply that it would be illegal so no, meanwhile they had previously engaged in it. (This was, by the way, the main thrust of Seymour Hersh’s article in the NY Times). If not so directly, then handing people over to the Poles, Russians, or Egyptians to do these (or worse) techniques amounts to the same thing. So, second, it was more out of self-preservation than any sense of morality, legality, or concern over the fates of captured American and allied troops that they asked for clarification. In any case, there were very old documents regarding waterboarding on the list to be hidden away.
Next, not actually directly part of the re-classification (but possibly connected) there was NSA’s report asserting that the Gulf of Tonkin incident actually occurred. This event was what started the Vietnam war and, the official story had been that Johnson was told three days later that the event was false/did not actually occur as reported, but he had already given the order to enter the country and so was not going to countermand it. The report coming in 2007 sounds to me like an attempt to re-write history, as would hiding it, hence the connection there.
Again, I think we have to look at what was revealed by CBS in 2003. OPERATION NORTHWOODS. The notes from a planning session were declassified. The notes included plans to shoot down a commercial airliner on which would be several US college students, then pin that attack on Cuba in order to sway public opinion to be able to invade Cuba politically, to have the support of the American people for it. In essence, a false-flag attack that worked as a massive PSYOP. News would pick it up, plaster pictures of the kids that DoD and CIA murdered all over the place, we would become so angry that we would demand they invade the place, depose Castro, etc.
(If I’m accused of being a Cuba sympathizer for pointing out how wrong it is for a so-called representative democracy to engage in that, then there is something very, very wrong. I consider that notion to be insane, and therefore just the kind of thing that would come out of the pathological liars club at CIA or the delusional paranoiacs at the Pentagon. Both groups also greedy enough to kill for a buck).
Instead, of course, we got the Bay of Pigs fiasco. The brainchild of CIA’s Richard M. Bissell, formerly of the Ford Foundation.
Anyway, that, NORTHWOODS, had to be on Cheney’s list. The implication of that, and knowing now that voice-to-skull existed in the 1980s, can really only mean one thing. NORTHWOODS was dusted off, rewritten, and executed as 9/11. Has to be that way.
You have CIA’s Buzzy Krongard’s former trading company shortselling airline stock that day. You have the eery similarities in what followed. The toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue, for example, was a PSYOP designed to show what the Bay of Pigs invasion did not: that the invaded people were happy about the invasion. You have the mad rush to profit off of 9/11 in general, and the resulting wars. All of which with most of Congress’ blessings. Those opposed got deposed (and in one case murdered in an airplane “accident”).
Basically, that’s Die Hard. It’s crooks posing as terrorists. Financially-motivated, and not really politically-motivated, violence. Theft disguised as terrorism.
Then there is Bruce Ivens and the Amerithrax events. That’s roughly Die Hard 4, except Ivens, unlike fictional NSA’s Thomas Gabriel and hacking of infrastructure (or realworld Hayden and Michael Chertoff), did not so far as I know seek financial gain for “helping” us see that Anthrax would be so easy to weaponize. Rather, there were others who capitalized off of Iven’s having gone off the deep end.
Both 9/11 and Ivens could be arranged via the same methods I’ve suggested are responsible for Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, James Eagan Holmes, Jacob Tyler Roberts, etc. Drive someone nearly out of their minds with PSYOPS, frustrate them through social engineering black ops and use of surreptitious untraceable drugs and voice-to-skull, and then direct them when there is a secondary target (as in the case of Jared Lee Loughner) to the target(s) via voice-to-skull subliminals. I mean you notice that this s*** never happens to CEOs of mulinational banks who launder drug and terror money, right? Maybe it should.
Prove me wrong. You can’t. You can’t because voice-to-skull can be in the hands of practically anyone at this point (though clearly military/defense and intelligence/security top the list along with their multinational partners). If there are any laws specifically preventing its use, I am unaware of them. The kind of psychopaths who approve this stuff undoubtedly consider the ability to remotely hypnotize someone into being violent as having been violent to begin with, despite also wrecking their lives through the use of other teams unaware of what the whole operation is up to. Maybe. Or maybe it’s all INFORMATION OPERATION ROADMAP’s Army PSYOPS teams doing it to protect their commanding officers’ many crimes and the banks who have been partners in the money-laundering business (do I need to remind that heroin production has increased since 2001?). Why not? It must bring a great feeling of power being able to cause destruction on American soil against those pesky citizens, “how dare they think civilians should have control of the military?”
That’s what they tried to do to me except I figured it out before they were able to close the deal. But they have not stopped trying either. That, and having so utterly destroyed my life mean I have no choice but to see this through to the end. They’ve made their positions clear: we are enemies for life, there is no other way it can be. They try to drop in via V2K “let it go” messages, the opportunity to “start over”, and I know full well it’s complete bulls***, a goddam delaying tactic, that if I had not already done damage to their operation they would have stopped long ago.
These people do not have any form of mercy in them, and therefore, when the time comes, deserve none. (But being more “important” than the American people at large–clearly, or at least there would not have been so many shootings this week–they can expect pardons for having murdered so many of their fellow humans anyway). Nor do they as far as I can tell have anything that approaches reason. I’ve tried, they refused, so it’s do or die, to the end.
All of which is coming around to the main point. There are no original ideas. They all derive from somewhere. Die Hard 4 was based on an article, “A Farewell to Arms”, about the uselessness of military action against attacks on infrastructure from hackers. The Ivens situation was based on what he viewed as being a dangerous security hole regarding anthrax.
And so I turn to R. Scott Bakker’s Neuropath and Peter Watts’ Rifters Trilogy:
First, Bakker’s book. It contains government operatives who voluntarily give up their conscience in order to be “better” at what they do. They are going to be asked to do horrible things, so they let this be done to them, do this to themselves, so as to not feel guilty about it. Additionally, it shows that by careful toying with the brain, you can induce all sorts of interesting side-effects.
Similarly, in the Rifters trilogy, you have methods such as using engineered virii to instill company loyalty, to contain people chosen for their position due to having been a “born” sociopath. Essentially, Achilles Desjardins is a drone pilot. His drones (that Watts labels botflies) are weaponized. The multinational corporations who have essentially taken over (sounding familiar yet?) use them to contain uprisings and outbreaks of viruses. They use sociopaths to carry out the work of eliminating entire communities of unwanted people and use the drugs, viruses, etc. to control the sociopaths, to prevent them using their what-would-otherwise-be-autonomous power on areas and people that the corporations don’t want destroyed.
Simply put: it’s mind control for financial gain. Does that yet sound familiar?
Like Die Hard 4, all of that, Bakker’s tale and Watts’ trilogy, are based on the work of others. All they did was take the “what if?” and make it into a story. (I say “all” they did with a bit of sarcasm…writing a novel is no easy task and both of these gents are very good at it).
Watts’ approach is as a scientist Bakker’s as a philosopher. And yet they both see the same issues at heart: what might we do to ourselves? What might we do to each other? All because we can, as neuroscience learns more and more about how the human brain works, the more easily we can all be manipulated, controlled.
And that points, especially in Watts’ case, to the interest in him as a target. He showed exactly what might happen. And so it is ironic I suppose that I am working to make the work of my favorite science fiction writer irrelevant.
You will also find in the Rifter’s Trilogy that the world geography has changed. There were unnamed secessions, conflicts, etc. that lead to redrawing the lines between various places.
That is where this is all going. That is the point, I suppose, of having gone after him in the first place.
As I have said repeatedly, I believe that my and likely other former denizens of the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival main function were as red herrings, fall guys, dupes, patsies. If anything went wrong with an op, we were close by to take the blame, to draw suspicions.
That the first book of Watts’ next trilogy had its audio book version narrated by one such person and it was handed to me months later to read is in itself odd. I don’t think he had any more conscious intention of causing any harm to Watts than I did or do. Rather, I think it was as I said and that when exposure got to be imminent, they have tried to cover it up by all sorts of methods, not the least of which is attempting to undermine my credibility via all sorts of means including making me so crazy that it seems I must have always been that way, must have imagined it all.
And yet there is enough in the odd coincidence category to make even the most cynical wonder. The problem, the people who can confirm parts of my story are estranged (another thing they have done, isolated me from my old friends) and tight-lipped, order-following, investigators who likely have already been told to butt-out due to national security concerns.
It is a national (and international) security concern. It’s just that those they are trusting to handle it are bribed, intimidated, or brainwashed into allowing it all to proceed.
Can democracy survive the discovery of biochemical methods of controlling people? Of black ops run rampant in the name of protecting us from our own terrorist proxies? Of “job-supplying,” “economy-building” multinationals who would just as soon have slave labor? A pile of lies so high and large that it could take many, many historians their entire lives just to sort them out?
Can it survive power, the likes of which the world has never seen, handed to a few people to utilize? Imagine being able to get virtually anything you want by making other people want to get/do it for you. Do you think that you could resist that temptation? If so, how?
I don’t know. Maybe just having one’s conscience removed is preferable. Would make shutting up easier. Would make fighting the tide by oneself easier. Would make torture and loss easier. Would make watching our internal enemies in government murder school children while the rest is helpless to stop them easier. Just take and take while pretending to do one goddam useful thing like many other people, like most of our government and their private partnership does. Overall, it would be easier.
But then I’ve always hated following trends.
Up next, my version of The Forgotten. The one that explains what it really means, and why memes like UFOs and aliens always seem to get thrown in.
Hint: unfounded belief that assholes in government agencies like NSA and DIA have your best interests in mind, Clarke’s Third Law and voice-to-skull subliminals and other methods of disseminating disinformation, and, of course, the real reason: unbridled greed and selling us all out to the likes of HSBC, Deutsche Bank, and other non-state terrorist sponsors. Thank the neocons for that. They played us all for suckers and continue to do so.
* Frequently Not Asked Questions. The timing of the NDAA indicates that it was merely a codifying, a post-legal act, to make the “coup” a bit more legal. In other words, “We’ve illegally taken over the Legislative branch. So now let’s make that legal.” It’s the Pentagon’s version of “first we kill all the lawyers.” Get it? Got it? Good. Now what?