Reading “Columnist Calls for Internet “Quality Control” to Quash Dissent sent absolute shivers up my spine. As I posted on my Facebook Wall: “Is it just me noticing the increasing lock-down, the increasing propaganda FOR lockdown and abrogation of human rights, and the masses seem to be sleep-walking through it all?”
But what is happening has happened before in many times and places; it’s just that now it seems to be spread over the entire globe. Just so you know, I’m not one of those who is taken in by the saber-rattling war propaganda. That too, has happened before and before and before. It’s a ruse, a drama played out between ostensible adversaries to keep the masses afraid and loaded with stress so that they will welcome draconian controls everywhere.
Another thing that has happened before is the end result of such dramas: mass death and destruction AKA “collateral damage”. A few comments on my FB wall indicate that I am not alone in what I see. One poster wrote: “Not just sleep-walking, but sycophantically justifying their own abuse and mindlessly trying the same failed methods to “solve” it over and over. It’s been said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting it to come out different.” (HB)
That’s it, exactly. Psychopaths in power never seem to be able to get it that the end result is always and ever the same: the germs do not realize that they will be burned alive in the fire to which the body they have infected and killed will be consigned.
Another comment was: “This is the long-planned and meticulously coordinated recrudescence, on a global scale, of Nazism.” (DST)
Exactly. And that is why I am resurrecting this topic which I wrote about back in 2008, back when Bush – remember Bush, the guy who was the puppet who got all this mess started? – was still president of the U.S. The article was focused mainly on Bush and the U.S., but since then, so many other world leaders and nations have gotten on the Totalitarian/Fascist/Nazi bandwagon that I have done a little re-working of the piece to bring it up to date.
Back then I wrote: Reading Robert Parry’s When a Great Power Goes Madgave me the shivers especially when I read:
With the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War and the grim milestone of 4,000 US dead, the nation has been awash with news retrospectives on the war and speeches by politicians, mostly offering sanitized versions of what’s transpired. [...]
In the news media, there were specials, including a much-touted PBS “Frontline” two-parter on “Bush’s War” which followed the mainstream line of mostly accepting the Bush administration’s good intentions while blaming the disaster on policy execution – a lack of planning, bureaucratic rivalries, rash decisions and wishful thinking. [...]
Remaining outside the frame of mainstream U.S. debate was any serious examination of the [Iraq] war’s fundamental illegality.
During the post-World War II trials at Nuremberg, the United States led the world in decrying aggressive war as “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”
Yet, “Frontline” and other mainstream U.S. news outlets shy away from this central fact of the Iraq War: by invading Iraq without the approval of the U.N. Security Council and under false pretenses, the Bush administration released upon the Iraqi people “the accumulated evil of the whole” – and committed the “supreme” war crime.
An obvious reason why the mainstream U.S. press can’t handle this truth is that to do so would mean that President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, a host of other U.S. officials and even some prominent journalists could be regarded as war criminals.
To accept that reality would, in turn, create a moral imperative to take action. And that would require a great disruption in the existing U.S. power structure, which hasn’t changed much since Bush won authorization from Congress in October 2002 to use force and then invaded Iraq in March 2003.
Not only are Bush and Cheney still in office – and two of the three remaining presidential candidates, John McCain and Hillary Clinton, voted for the war – but the roster of top Washington journalists remains remarkably intact from five years ago.
We realize, of course, since the above was written, that even Barack Obama – supposed to be the NKOTB who was not part of the insiders was, in fact, very much an insider and selected to carry on the Bush/Neocon/Fascist legacy. The only “change” that Obama has brought has been more of the same and worse.
It is obvious to many, though certainly not to everyone, that the World Body Social, following the Pied Pipers of the Body Politic have increasingly lost their ability to think rationally and perceive psychological reality with even a modicum of common sense. Almost the whole planet has descended into half-wittedness with its growing intellectual deficiencies and moral failings. Any group of people that can sit down and discuss the Iraq War as though it were anything other than a War Crime of the highest order, or debate whether or not waterboarding is torture, or whether or not torture is acceptable in this or that situation, has lost not only their moral compass, but their qualification as sentient beings on the evolutionary scale.
As noted above: The terrifying thing about this is that we have seen this before! After World War II, everyone was asking, “How could a civilized, modern nation such as Germany, descend into barbarism so rapidly, and so completely?” Well, of course, we know it wasn’t instantaneous; an entire society doesn’t go mad all at once, it takes time. It took some 25 years, from the end of WW I until the Nazi invasion of Poland to complete the process.
So, when did it begin in the U.S.? (The U.S. then became the infecting agent for the rest of the planet.)
I think it has proceeded faster in the U.S. than it did back in Germany mainly because the same ideological consortium is behind the Fascist takeover of America that was behind putting Hitler in power (including members of the Bush family). I also think that the beginning of America’s rapid descent into chaos really picked up steam with the election of Ronald Reagan. When America descended to electing an actor for President, that was the real beginning of the end, the sign and symptom that the country had truly lost its mind. But certainly, the assassination of JFK was a serious milestone in the process.
One of the best books a person can read to really understand what happened in Germany in the 20s and 30s, to be able to really see how precisely those times correlate to the present time in America, is Sebastian Haffner’s Defying Hitler. Haffner writes about the many politicians in Germany who might have saved the country from Hitler, but did not because they all, individually and collectively, caved in to strange, occult pressures. We can see this repeated “caving in to pressure” in the present day in our own Congress and media.
The passage of the Torture bill in September of 2006 is a case in point. As was said in the media, this legislation was held by Republicans to be necessary to win them political points in the elections they were facing. At the time, I wondered from where they were hoping to get those political points? Certainly they were not going to get them from the majority of Americans (and they didn’t). An MSNBC Poll reveals that at least 67% of Americans believe that the government is NOT telling the truth about 911; more than that, they suspect government involvement and complicity in 9-11!