Valenzuela's Veritas

In ominous times truth always finds a way out from darkness into light. Always. Through truth knowledge grows into the power and strength to question the actions of governance. In times that try men's souls it is those who seek enlightenment who are truly free. Given the choice of possessing ignorance or knowledge, even when ignorance would lead to an easier life, I would choose knowledge,thus escaping the life of sheeple, escaping the bondage of not knowing, not caring and not understanding.


Manuel Valenzuela is a social critic, commentator, Internet essayist and author of Echoes in the Wind, a novel now published by His essays appear regularly at various alternative news websites from around the globe. Mr. Valenzuela welcomes comments and can be reached at He encourages readers to surf the collection of over 100 essays he has written which can be found visiting his archives and by searching the Internet. He welcomes comments at

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Recent Radio Interviews


After the publication of my essay "The Unearthing: An Awakening has Arrived," I had the honor of participating in two radio interviews last week, the first with 9/11 Scholar Kevin Barrett and the second with Michael Wolsey of Visibility 9-11.

Below are links to each recorded show.

Additionally, Mr. Wolsey has narrated and recorded "The Unearthing" as well. His outstanding voice narration now allows anyone to listen to the essay in its entirety. The link to this recording can also be found below.

Kevin Barrett Show:

Barrett-Valenzuela-MP3 (28MB)

Visibility 9-11 Radio Interview:


Michael Wolsey Audio Narration of "The Unearthing: An Awakening has Arrived"

The Unearthing

My sincere thanks to both hosts for allowing me the opportunity to share my thoughts with them.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Holocaust Redux


"The only thing for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"
----- Edmund Burke

The State of That Which Is

Such is the state of human affairs, whether in the present age or in those that came before, that not a decade passes without humanity resurrecting, in some corner of the globe, in some forsaken nation, the devastation unleashed by human wickedness. Whether mass murder, genocide, ethnic cleansing, endemic rape, pillage, scorched earth and yes, even Holocaust, human wickedness prevails upon the human condition, leaving us impotent beasts in its wake, unable to control or suppress its malevolent tentacles, seemingly powerless to alter or halt its predictable and disastrous momentum.

The barbarity to which we are predisposed, to which we are unable to exorcise from our nature, is as common to so-called primitive peoples, those humanity likes to call "third worlders," as it is to those societies considering themselves modern and developed. There is no difference between suicide bombers and guided missiles raining down from the sky. Technology does not behold humanity to label the terrorism falling from the sky as nobler, or as more moral, than that of terrorism bred through poverty. Possessing vast wealth and resources does not diminish murder and criminality, nor the birth of, and continuation in, a new Holocaust.

The crimes against humanity that are thrust upon the world with a consistency that betrays our anemic ability to control our mammalian nature do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity or religion. We are free to unleash wickedness, whether our powers derive from the machete or the smart-bomb, the suicide bomber or the guided missile, the knife or the machine gun, from tribal conflagrations or nation to nation war. The consistency by which human wickedness is thrust upon our conscious cannot be denied, nor can it be ignored.

Such is the state of human affairs, and so little progress have we made in dominating our primitive mammalian behaviors, that even in the supposed modern world of today, even in the supposed enlightened nations of the West, the harbingers of mass destruction and suffering are spawned, planned and executed. For those bastions of morality and exceptionalism we call the First World have realized that war is as old as humankind itself, and as profitable as well, for the violence that creates war is ingrained into our instincts, embedded into the most violent species the planet has ever evolved.

War and its multitude of deviations, along with its many devastating aftereffects, has never been controlled or sequestered; its extinction has never been a possibility granted the predisposition to our impotency of willpower. This reality the lords of war understand well. As long as internal strife exists inside a nation, as long as racial, ethnic and religious hatreds are fomented and maintained, and as long as tribes or peoples or sects or beliefs are allowed to mature into full blown animosity and anger there will be war.

As long as there exists individuals addicted to power and wealth, as long as governments and special interests vie for control of territory and land, as long as natural resources have immense value and as long as money is valued higher than people there will be war. As long as there is uneducation, intolerance, oppression, poverty, injustice, inequality and exploitation there will be war. As long as there is profit to be derived, money and power to be made, division to be birthed, resources to be stolen, there will be war.

As long as there is war, that is to say death, destruction, suffering and misery, there will also always be crimes against humanity, for war is the virus that unearths human wickedness and unleashes crimes against humanity upon each other. Indeed, if our history books and our anthropological and archeological studies teach us anything, if they convey any warnings that we must heed, it is that humankind has possessed a propensity to destroy one another from the time our first ancestors hung on trees.

This propensity, this inclination towards violence against members different than our own group or tribe, is apparent by observing our closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, with whom we happen to share 98 percent of our genetic code with, as they wage violent war-like battles between groups. It is apparent with every war modern man gives birth to and nurtures through our indifference and silent acquiescence. It is apparent with every act of genocide, ethnic cleansing, torture, mass murder, rape and extermination, in all corners of the globe, regardless of time and space. From primate cousins to modern man, violence is a reality, and a curse.

For if this malevolence that possesses us were not ingrained in our core, in our behaviors and psychologies, if it were not part of our human condition, would it keep surfacing over and over again, irrespective of time, distance, space and peoples? If our propensity to unleash carnage and violence upon each other were not part of who and what we really are, would such a thing as human wickedness and destruction and violence even exist? Would war and violence and devastation upon our fellow human beings? In fact, they exist because they possess us like a miscreant demon, living within our nature, controlling our destiny and our lives, unwilling to escape or be exorcised from our condition, creating the most violent species to ever roam Earth. War and genocide and Holocaust exist for the simple fact that we exist, because war without humans is no war at all, because violence of man against man cannot exist if there is no man, because humans are impotent to rid ourselves of that demon called human wickedness.

Indeed, our species has been defined through war and its inevitable crimes against humanity. Lingering in our midst for hundreds of thousands of years, endemic to all civilizations, tribes and peoples, the human wickedness we seemingly resuscitate with every new generation is a symptom of our disease, the very sickness maintaining us from advancing forward as a species. Just when we believe ourselves enlightened or reborn, just as we think we have exorcised the demons within, just as we think a new generation of humans has defeated that which enslaves us to our passions, released again and reborn forever is the violence and the destruction and the suffering and the mass murder and the catastrophe that is war.

Repeating the pattern that has held us hostage from time immemorial, we believe ourselves enlightened enough to think that violence and war and crimes against humanity will settle our differences, instead of increasing our animosity and hatreds. We have evolved war, yet war has not evolved us. There is but one common denominator in the perpetual stream of violence, war and crimes against humanity we have seen repeated over and over throughout history – whether it be written or long forgotten – and that is us, human beings, Homo sapiens. For we remain prisoners of our own delusions, slaves of our self-proclaimed exceptionalism, blinded to the true nature of our existence by the comfortable glow of our most primitive myths.

As long as we maintain our delusions, our purposeful ignorance, our disastrous belief in fictions and fables, the reality of man killing man will endure, long into perpetuity, possessing our nature and our condition, concocting war after war, molding violence and destruction through the deadly mixture of our instincts, behaviors and mammalian predispositions. Until we finally decide to purge the grip of our self-deception, of thinking ourselves beyond the realm of our reality and truth, of who and what we really are, and not what we pretend to be, humankind will linger on in the limbo of self-destruction, living a fantasy that does not comport with our reality, granting ourselves small windows of temporary sanity, inevitably blown to bits by the destructive qualities we chose to ignore and not confront.

The predictable unleashing of our worst inner demons invariably destroys all that is achieved during the small frames of sanity we exhibit. For every step we take forward in our evolution, the demons called human wickedness takes us ten steps back. This demon has prevented us from progressing to the full capabilities of human thought and understanding. In the near future, given our level of technology and modernity, it might very well be the catalyst that sends us back to the Stone Age or indeed, buries us permanently under the rubble of our once-great civilization. If the pattern continues, so will the trend, and in time, so will our self destruction, for as John F. Kennedy once said, "If we do not put an end to war, war will put an end to us."

Only time and our willingness to alter inevitability stand in the way of where we are headed. Only humankind can put a stop to human wickedness. Only we can destroy that which is slowly, but surely, destroying us all.

Abandonment of Brotherhood

How does one even begin to examine the devastation that Iraq has become? How does one begin to contemplate what is now, thanks to America’s illegal and immoral invasion and occupation, an utter collapse of incomprehensible proportions?

What was once the nation, and the people, of Iraq has been transformed into an amalgam of carnage, blood, misery and decimation the likes of which the world has not seen since World War II, or Vietnam. Iraq has become a human catastrophe, a defeat for humanity itself, birthed not through tempests or tsunamis or earthquakes, but through the criminality, corruption and human wickedness of one nation. It has been humankind that has routed itself in self-debasement, our failure to act one more silver chalice in our trophy case of human wickedness.

It boggles the mind to even begin to fathom the suffering and misery of the Iraqi people, a collection of what was once 25 million human beings, the vast majority living in peace and apparent happiness, maintaining sectarian harmony, content with stability and security, living normal lives and cherished memories. The collapse of their society into chaos and anarchy has been one of the most spectacular crimes against humanity ever witnessed. Indeed, hell on Earth has been imported into Mesopotamia, creating, since the early 1990’s, a Holocaust that defies logic, reason and common sense, an evil so malevolent, so egregious, that its devastation will not cease until decades after Empire’s last throes have returned normalcy to the people of the planet. What is now seen as a debacle, as a failure, is nothing more than a malevolent crime of mass murder, rape and pillage, a crime against humanity itself.

The seeds of Holocaust were planted in the fertile soils of Mesopotamia, where the Tigris and Euphrates flow, where humankind was nurtured, feeding off the bosom of rich land and life-giving water, at the beginning and after the end of the first Gulf War. It was at this time that the Iraqi people, and not the government, were chosen to feel the collective punishment of the rising Empire, a nation so consumed by hubris and arrogance that, using its vast powers of persuasion and control, instituted a regime of devastating sanctions, most targeting the infrastructure, food and medicine necessary for the general welfare of the populace.

The decision was made in the upper echelons of governance during the Clinton administration to enact and enforce sanctions that were always known to harm only average, ordinary citizens, those that depended on the state for health, food, shelter and education. This conscious decision was made even knowing that the Saddam Hussein regime would not suffer as a result of the sanctions. Indeed, the regime of sanctions was aimed specifically at the Iraqi people, 25 million innocent human beings whose only crime was being Iraqi, their homes located above the enormous fields of the devil’s excrement. The Iraqi people were about to feel the wrath of the American Empire, enabler and disseminator of a new Holocaust.

Compounded with the complete destruction by aerial bombing of Iraq’s electricity, sanitation, sewage, food production, medical industry and civil infrastructure during the war, all using radiation-saturated depleted uranium filled missiles, artillery and shells, a nation once among the healthiest on the planet began to feel the aftereffects of disease, cancers, stillbirths and deformities. With little food supplies trickling into the nation, hundreds of thousands of children and adults began to suffer malnutrition, hunger and starvation. Soon disease and malnutrition, easily remedied by adequate supplies of food and medicine, began to take their terrible and debilitating toll.

This medieval and barbaric blockade, sponsored, enacted, enforced, defended and maintained by the Empire, began to rob 25 million Iraqis of nutrition, healthcare, education and of the standard of living that was the envy of the Middle East. Iraq soon went from having some of the most nourished children and adults in the world to having one of the most malnourished populations on the planet. One of the best standards of living in the Middle East was transformed into a cesspool of backwardness, a rotting and eroding society robbed of strength and vitality. Without adequate medicines, supplies and machines, their importation into Iraq being prevented by America, children began to die by the thousands every month.

Children became weak and anemic, their bodies and bellies turning to symbols of malnutrition. Immune systems were weakened, collapsing the body’s ability to fight disease, toxins and viruses. Those once healthy and strong now succumbed to easily preventable diseases and viruses, losing once vibrant energy, losing the will to live. Those once bright and intelligent had their development halted, for food and the energy needed to sustain growth dwindled. Children began to die in an epidemic of economic genocide, enacted and enforced by the American Empire, as always tightening the noose on the sanctions regime, as always caring nothing for the plight of millions of Iraqis. An entire generation of Iraqi children had perished, vanished from the Earth, never more able to play and dream and grow up, never able to experience the life we all strive to have.

After a decade of sanctions, up to one million Iraqi children had died, with 500,000 adults buried in graves as well, the products of easily preventable disease, the products of a nation not being allowed to have medicine, supplies and the necessary machines that can save lives. Close to 5,000 children were dying every month, to say nothing of those whose brain and body development became stagnant due to malnutrition. By the beginning of the 21st century, the American Empire had caused the death of 1.5 million Iraqis, spirits like you and I, never to take a breath of air or a gulp of water, never having the opportunity to grow old and enjoy the wonders of life, perishing in a war upon the Iraqi people they were impotent to wage war against.

The seeds of Empire had been planted, cast upon soils of genocide, watered with the blood of dead Iraqi children, winds of devastating silence spreading disease and viruses and cancer and mutations to all corners of Mesopotamia, affecting rich and poor, Shiite and Sunni, its invisible wickedness scattering itself into young and old, indiscriminately securing new victims through the inhalation of oxygen.

By the time new Pearl Harbors had been concocted by the Empire, by the time towers were demolished and the American people became the obedient warmongers of those cheerleaders pretending to be leaders, by the time Iraq had been chosen for destruction, invasion and occupation, up to two million Iraqis had died at the hand of the Evil Empire, victims of sanctions, a genocide in itself, a Holocaust by any definition, though only a precursor to what was yet to come.

The devastation of the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq has brought unfathomable levels of misery and suffering to the Iraqi people. The utter debacle that is Iraq, many would say the greatest strategic disaster in American foreign policy, has become a monument to human wickedness, yet at the same time it represents one of the most egregious criminal enterprises in the history of humankind.

For what transpires today, and what has transpired for the last four years, cannot be labeled as a mistake, or a lie, or a quagmire. What it is, indeed, what it has always been, is a crime against humanity, war crimes of the highest order, a conspiracy that has led to the collapse of Iraq as a state and to a creation of a Holocaust that will in the end, years from today – when combined with the economic genocide of the 1990’s, endemic disease and the radiation poisoning that will kill for decades to come – have cost the lives of anywhere from four to six million human beings, to say nothing of the refugee crisis, the mass displacement of people, ethnic cleansing, the loss of property, collapse of society, of lives altered, nation shattered and child development damaged.

The Iraq War represents humanity at its worst, with the elite of the Empire destroying a nation as an excuse to rebuild it, caring nothing for dark skinned Arabs, yet claiming contracts in the billions of dollars, as always designed to pillage the American treasury and rob the people. Meanwhile, the American masses have and continue to sit silently in lazy obedience and acquiescence while war crimes and crimes against humanity are committed in our name. Like the Good Germans of World War II, millions of Americans will one day claim they had no idea what was being done in Iraq, all the while knowing that comfort and gluttony helped maintain silence and willful ignorance to one of the worst cases of human wickedness ever to rise from the violent nature of humankind. To millions of Americans, the latest gossip from tele-trash and infotainment has more value than a Holocaust presently being waged by our government.

Where humanity once rose and was nurtured today only Holocaust, torture, mass detentions, mass rapes, genocide, ethnic cleansing, radiation poisoning, stunted development, miscarriages, hatred and dehumanization can be seen, as clear as sunlight, penetrating deep into the dark recesses of our conscious, wanting to stop blood from flowing and body parts from exploding, yet impotent and unwilling to put a halt to a nightmare Iraqis live on a daily basis and Americans only read about.

To be living in Iraq today is to live in constant and perpetual fear, unable to walk once tranquil streets, unable to shop in comfort, as always grazing bullets and bombs, unsure where explosions will go off next, afraid to be caught between warring factions. It is to experience an insecurity and a fear no American has ever felt inside our shores, of chaos, anarchy, of civil war where to be one religious sect and not another could cost you your life, and that of your family. To live in Iraq is to be subjected to daily car bombs and suicide bombers exploding in markets and streets, of having bullets whizzing by your head, of shrapnel attacking your every pore. It is to breathe the smell of death in every street corner, of feeling the concussions of bombs reverberating inside your home, and head.

To live in Iraq is to be unsure whether you will make it through the end of the day, if you will see another sunrise, another sunset. It is to see 70 percent of your children exhibiting symptoms of acute stress and traumatic disorders, not being able to sleep at night because the nightmare of what they have seen, smelled and heard cannot be exorcised from their minds. It is to see your child become a constant bed wetter due to the fear and insecurity that roams her mind. It is to see your son unable to comprehend the endemic death and bodies he sees trying to get to school. It is to witness as your child can no longer learn what she is taught, nor understand her schooling, as the fear and stress of living in civil war has become too much to bear. To live in Iraq is to realize that there are now 900,000 children who are orphans, their parents dead from a war that makes no sense, their tiny minds forced to confront the reality of being alone. It is to experience death firsthand, in large numbers, as no family left in Iraq has gone unharmed, without a murder of a relative.

To be Iraqi today is to see the most horrible deformities in young children, many mutated unlike anything seen before, a product of the invisible ghost of death afflicting expectant mothers, its radiation penetrating a body’s pores and bloodstream, traveling into placentas and embryos. To be Iraqi is to see cancer become an endemic reality, over the last fifteen years growing exponentially and methodically, inevitably claiming its victims with the tumors and infections caused by depleted uranium, becoming a silent killer that will last centuries, quite possibly altering the genetic code of your fellow citizens.

To be an Iraqi today is to realize that the professional class has left the country, becoming refugees in Syria or Jordan, a number two million strong, while one million more have become displaced within their own nation, ethnically cleansed by religious sects, forced to leave their homes, possessions and neighborhoods, forced to abandon both hope and lives once worth living. To remain living inside Iraq is to witness criminals control the streets and militias transforming entire neighborhoods and districts. To remain in Iraq is to live without doctors or medical providers, knowing that it has become too dangerous for them to stay. It is to see professors assassinated on a daily basis, many now having fled along with architects, teachers, engineers and state officials. To remain in Iraq is to see the shortage of professionals, to see that only the poor and those that do not have the money to flee remain, trapped in hell on Earth, in a land a devastation, of Holocaust.

The state of Iraq has now lost 1,000,000 citizens since the beginning of America’s war of arrogant ignorance began. In four years, one million human beings have died, an average of 250,000 every year, nearly 70 people every day. Combined with the two million people who have died as a result of sanctions, it can be stated that 3 million Iraqis have died since the early 1990’s. The carnage has only intensified, with bombings routinely killing 200 Iraqis one day and 150 more another day. Assassinations of military age men has become routine, found in the morning haze, bullet holes in the back of their heads, victims of America’s counter-insurgency, El Salvador-style tactics. Over 20,000 men, most of them innocent civilians, now saturate America’s vast gulag system in Iraq, held captive without due process, existing in limbo and uncertainty, in essence kidnapped from their homes or from the street, victims of American dehumanization and ignorance of culture. How many of these men have been or are tortured in places such as Abu Ghraib? How many have died while in custody, made to disappear, forever lost in some remote mass grave?

To be in Iraq is to be living in hell on Earth, a place so devastating, so horrific, that it has become the rule, not the exception, to see feral dogs eating from dead corpses. It is to see football fields become mass graveyards, mosques become mortuaries, and how missiles and artillery destroy homes and businesses, turning lives into rubble. It is to experience the rape of your daughter, the mental retardation of your son, the humiliation of your family, the invasion into your home by American forces, the dehumanization of American boots stomping your face, placing a dark hood over your head, taking your clothes off, calling you humiliating words, treating you like an animal.

Living in Iraq is to survive day to day, roaming city streets ducking bombs and bullets, possessing little money for food, lost in a sea of fear and uncertainty, unable to find employment, having two to four hours of electricity, an unworkable sewage and garbage collection system, having to spend up to three days waiting in line in order to fill your vehicle with gasoline. It is to have the smell of death permeate your every pore every single day, the smell of bombs and smoke and bullets becoming constant reminders of your closeness with death. It is to wonder if luck and fate will decide a car bomb will blow you to bits when you walk to the market, or whether a sniper will cause your head to explode like a watermelon. It is to fear an American contractor or soldier will decide your vehicle should be machine-gunned for fun and games, because it is cool to destroy the lives of enemies that are not considered human, and whether your son and father have had enough of the occupation and humiliation and will inevitably join the resistance.

To be Iraqi is to wonder if the world has forgotten your plight, if it even cares about the fate of millions of your fellow citizens. To live in Iraq is to see the worst in the human condition, to see human wickedness stamped with the seal of the United States. It is to believe life has abandoned you, wondering what you and your people have done to deserve America’s wrath and punishment. It is to wish for the nightmare to end, to wake up to normalcy, to security and peace, just how it was before, when Iraq was a model for the Middle East and the Arab world. You want to open your eyes and hope the last two decades have been but an illusion, a hallucination that does not really exist.

Perhaps you feel hope has been lost, that wickedness has triumphed, that Iraq will never be the same, that she is no more, that the land of fertile soils and running water has ceased to be a viable society. You think the occupation will never end, that America will be your master until the last drop of oil is exhausted, that the nightmare you have lived will only dissipate when the Empire is defeated by the resistance, or by its own over-extension and ignorance. You see a one-hundred acre fortress being built, larger even than the Vatican, the largest embassy the world has ever seen quickly rising from Iraqi ground, and you know the Empire will never leave. You see permanent military bases sprouting up alongside petroleum pipelines and you notice the pillage of your land’s oil through laws enacted by the Empire’s puppets and you weep for a nation destroyed from within, damned by the devil’s excrement, cursed by Western powers who for a century have only cared for the black gold lying below your feet.

Most importantly, perhaps, you wonder where the voice of the world has gone, in her uncomfortable silence, in her complete stillness, why she does not heed your calls for help, why she fails to stop the carnage and the destruction, why she has turned a blind eye to you and your people. You look to the heavens and ask why even in Iraq’s despair and suffering the world’s people have abandoned millions of her children to the greed and hubris of the rapacious Pax Americana. You ask fate why the American people have done nothing to stop this new Holocaust from continuing, why they casually ignore the plight of Iraqis, why they continue their blissful ignorance of reality. You ask why the death of millions of Iraqis is hardly mourned, why the maiming and psychological devastation of her children is ignored, why her implosion as a state and as a people is hidden from the beautiful minds of Americans.

In the end, you ask yourself how a nation that mourns the tragic loss of thirty-two college students, with wall to wall media coverage, with flags flying at half staff nationwide, with services held from coast to coast, rarely, if ever, cares to even blink at the death and horrible misery of millions of Iraqis, or offer the same mourning, memorials and media coverage to the death, and memory, of nearly 3,500 of its sons and daughters. You ask how it is not understood by the people of the world that Iraq loses in one month what America lost in one day, on September 11, 2001, when 3,000 innocent victims of state terrorism and psychological war were murdered.

Holocaust Redux

It is reality, not hyperbole, to describe what is presently happening in Iraq as a new Holocaust, a new paradigm of devastation and destruction, of mass murder and horrific suffering. An entire nation has been made to implode, an entire society has been disemboweled, its vital organs gutted and spilled into hell on Earth. The blood of one million Iraqis covers her streets, the severed body parts of the maimed pile up on her corners, and the severed psychology of her youth lies in tatters. Iraq’s entire society is in disarray, her upper and middle classes having fled her bosom, living the life of refugees, her poor and working classes trapped in an inferno from which escape is but a wishful dream.

Disease and radiation poisoning, those silent assassins that kill and murder in clandestine pleasure, those unleashed poisons imported by the Empire, have and will continue to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraq’s poorest and weakest individuals. For like the gas chambers of yesteryear, radiation poisoning from depleted uranium, along with the Empire’s destruction of sanitation, sewer and civil infrastructure, will, in the end, kill countless and as yet untold numbers of Iraqis, most forced to suffer sickness and cancer, deformity and miscarriage, misery and death.

For a Holocaust does not need toxic chambers to count its dead, nor crematoriums to hide its victims. It does not depend on concentration camps to starve its prisoners, nor barbed wire to hide the truth. Deadly poison can be released into the air, penetrating soil, crops, water and food, slowly penetrating human bodies, killing from within. It can be created by the destruction of the infrastructure needed to contain and fight off infection, disease and outbreaks. Holocaust exists in sanctions that refuse to let in vital medicines and food, it exists in making the Iraqi nation itself into an enormous concentration camp. Holocaust can be flamed by the dropping of bombs, missiles or artillery into homes and neighborhoods. Holocaust can be created, molded and furthered by causing civil war among religious sects, using counter-insurgency machinations to divide and conquer, caring nothing for the plight of millions caught in the crosshairs of a societal collapse engineered by the Empire’s war architects. In the end, the result is the same, whether a Holocaust is molded by Nazis or nurtured by the Empire itself. The only reality that changes is the method to the madness and the cast of characters for whom the flame of humanity has long since ceased to exist.

What the world is seeing today, for those few who care to see and disturb their beautiful minds, is a carnage and a devastation that fits the pattern of Holocaust throughout humankind’s brief reign on the planet. The Iraq Holocaust, while still not apparent to all, while still hidden from the conscious of the world, while still taking place even today, is but another manifestation of a pattern that is all too familiar to the human condition.

For no ethnic minority or religious group can claim a monopoly on Holocaust, no matter how convenient it has become, no matter how beneficial its incantation and remembrance may be. Holocaust is an all-inclusive devastation, a human wickedness that preys upon all peoples, throughout all time and space, whether they be from 20th century Armenia, Korea, Manchuria, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Uganda, Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Mao’s China, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Yugoslavia or World War II’s wickedness, which killed tens of millions in Russia and more than a dozen in Germany and Eastern Europe. The term Holocaust is not exclusive to any one particular group, nor can its use be defined by Empire's propagandists or by history’s victors.

Of course the Empire will never call what is happening in Iraq a Holocaust, for to do so would criminalize the very enterprise of destroying a nation and its people for the purpose of controlling its vast oil fields. To call the Iraq Holocaust by its rightful name would be to make war criminals of its architects, its boosters, its propagandists, its stenographers and its military leaders. It would be to place the Empire on par with some of the worst atrocities of the vanquished Nazi regime, creating comparisons between warmongers and leaders of different eras. To call what is happening in Iraq by its proper term would be to make tens of millions of American citizens the equivalent of yesterday’s good Germans. To allow the use of the term Holocaust to describe present day Iraq, America would risk the shame and scorn of the people of the world, becoming a pariah nation, a rogue state, and a failed people.

The Empire will never allow the term Holocaust to be used alongside the reality, and devastation, of Iraq. The truth of what has been done and continues to be unleashed upon Iraqis will, as always, be whitewashed and made to be hidden in a dark, dank recess of history’s uncomfortable dirty little secrets. In time, even though the magnitude of what transpired in Iraq will become known to some, its truth will be suppressed, its reality contorted, its victims soon forgotten. Just as three to four million dead Vietnamese were erased from uncomfortable memories, just as that Holocaust was a reality that never took place, so too will the Iraq Holocaust dissipate from our conscious, to be replaced by the dumbed-down heroin of tele-trash, the addiction of infotainment, usurped by the only Holocaust that ever took place, the only one that matters, the only mass murder that must remain ingrained in our memories, never allowed to be replaced, never allowed to be forgotten.

Yet to the Iraqi people, to those that will invariably survive the catastrophe that has been imported to their land, the Iraqi Holocaust will remain an all too real calamity, a truth that exists in rubble, in mass graves, in the memory of lost souls and never forgotten memories. To these human beings, the millions that have already died, along with the millions that have yet to perish, will never be forgotten, becoming a reality ignored by the world, yet remaining entrenched like a small flame inside the hearts of survivors. Every deformity or mutation of Iraqi babies will remind survivors of the poisons unleashed by the Empire. Every death caused by malignant cancer and disease will bring back memories of dropped bombs and devastating guided missiles. Every scar, burn and amputated limb will forever become a horrific and eternal memory and reminder that cannot be erased from one’s brain, their grotesque appearance becoming a time machine of suffering and misery. Seared in their minds for decades and centuries to come, the Iraq Holocaust and its creator will never be forgotten, to be passed down to each new child born, to each new generation.

In time the present collapse and corruption of humanity, the present entanglement of human wickedness, this thing called Holocaust, which we as a species always vow to never again repeat, will predictably be replaced by another such tragedy. In time that new horror will itself be replaced by yet another. The cycle of violence will continue, just as it has always been, just as it will always be, for its viciousness has never been stopped, its demons have never been controlled. We are slaves to its demands, mere weaklings to its call to arms. Impotent we have been from the very beginning, from the genesis of humankind, passing enlightenments, reformations, renaissance and modernity, and still today it cannot be defeated, still we have failed to free ourselves from its omnipotent grip. Every century that passes we fall prey to its temptations and its cruelty, its brief rewards and long-term curse.

Today, in every corner of the globe, in every continent where man exists the genesis of the next Holocaust is being birthed. Somewhere, someplace, the next Hitler or Stalin or Mao or Pol Pot or Bush is being nurtured by hate or anger, feeding off the breast of intolerance and ideology, living among corruption of morality, breeding in the self a taste for psychotic narcissism. For it is a given that wherever man settles in, death, destruction, extermination and devastation soon follows. It is written in our history books, in stone tablets, in our cultures and ruined cities. Its warnings and lessons are everywhere, if only we wished to look. It is wired into our human condition. It remains a virus afflicting our conscious, never exorcised, always resurrected.

Somewhere, someplace, a leader is being molded among men, as always infected in delusion, infested with selfishness, though possessing the qualities of attraction, of leadership, of hypnotizing thousands through stare and voice. It is this human being, like so many that have come before, that will recruit a group of like minded individuals, each, like him, with an insatiable thirst for power, immoral in character, criminal in personality, in time concocting power grabs and debasement of the human condition.

It is from these so-called leaders of men, these alpha males, from where human wickedness derives, flowing from its oasis of hate, through rivers of unending blood and carnage. For mostly, throughout time, it is the warmongers, the war-like leaders that create the devastation and destruction called Holocaust. It is from war-like leaders that war-like people are created. It is from them where human wickedness derives, passing from person to person like a virus, making monsters of us all.

Such is the state of human affairs that one Holocaust will give rise to another, and another after that, filling a century of civilization with systematic death and murder. Its consistency is overwhelming, clear as day to see, for those willing to confront uncomfortable realities. For every step forward we take, our self-destructive ways push us back ten, committing us to the primitiveness that has yet to be surpassed and the mammalian behaviors we have yet to understand. The human wickedness will continue until we reach an enlightenment of who and what we truly are, escaping the machinations and institutions that spawn hatred, injustice, inequality, anger, division, bigotry, animosity, oppression, ignorance and poverty.

From where will the next Holocaust be born, ruining land and people, corrupting humankind ever more? When will humanity say enough is enough, never again, and actually mean it? Will it be when we put an end to war and human wickedness, or when war and human wickedness put an end to us? In the meantime, the seeds of the next act of human devastation are today being planted. Where, we wonder, will this wicked weed grow next? For where can be anywhere, and anywhere can be gone tomorrow.

In Iraq we find the answer, for its shows where we have been, where we at present are and where we will again, and inevitably, soon be.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Great American Catalyzing Event


System Embedded

Somewhere inside the halls of governance, where power and control and greed unleash their fiery cocktail of wickedness, where corrupt men and criminal cabals strategize over master plans of delusion and domination, there lies an unnerving fear of a movement, still in its infancy, of a mass tectonic shift in human energy. This movement, while barely growing legs, gaining experience and slowly learning the massive power within its grasp, is the tremor being felt underneath the putrid and rotting nest of corruption and criminality called Washington.

This movement, while still learning to fly, while still small compared to what it will invariably become, is the harbinger of a revolution to end all revolutions, the inevitable, and end result, of a system that through its principles begets greed, injustice, criminality, exploitation and inequality. It is this system, which controls the present state of human affairs, which by its implementation and maturation, indeed by its very nature, has overextended itself to the point of eventual decline and fall.

Devastating humanity and the planet through its hypnotizing allure of wealth and power, where only a few benefit and the many suffer, the system has for years been planting the seeds of its own demise. By creating unfathomable levels of animosity, anger and resentment through its dependence – and insistence – on the creation of vast inequality, by becoming the assembly line of greed, that blinder of empathy and humanity, and by giving birth to the idea that the Almighty Dollar is worth more than human beings, the system, and its greatest defenders, have slowly, but surely, been assuring the eventual decimation of the human imbalance they cherish and the narcotic they have become addicted to.

It is has been the steady rise of greed, birthed through the system’s very essence, that has assured its decline and fall as well. A system dependent on exploitation of human beings, of natural resources, of the planet itself, of maintaining a caste system of inequality that is designed to make the rich richer and poor poorer cannot sustain itself, especially in this so-called democratic stage of human development. By its very nature the system creates the vices of greed and exploitation, the need to possess and control power, the necessity to control human beings.

Indeed, the system thrives because its success depends on unleashing the worst vices in the human condition. The system fosters our selfishness and greed, our mammalian urges of domination and hierarchy, of power, of possession of territory – and ownership of objects –, our ingrained desire for procreation – wealth and power assures the selection of the best possible mate – and the uncompromising desires of comfort and security. Thus, like a parasite, the system has attached itself to our civilization, and has succeeded accordingly, because its existence is dependent on those vices the human animal has the hardest time controlling and defeating. In short, the system has become our master through the exploitation of our weaknesses, through our own mammalian instincts, behavior and psychology.

Capitalism, for this is what the system is called, has become predatory and pathological over the decades because it is easier for humankind to fall prey to our temptations and addictions than to devise a system that directly contradicts our wants and needs, our instincts and behaviors. Capitalism succeeds because it is a system designed to thrive under the mammalian psychologies that have evolved for millions of years, from days as rats to days of primates. A species of high intelligence and brain capacity is still enslaved to our evolutionary journey, and our insistence on the present system, even as corrupted as it has become and as terrible as it is for the vast majority of humans, is but one manifestation of this. Capitalism is designed for the minds of primitive primates, not enlightened humans. It exists because it captures our instincts and behaviors, not our thinking, reasoned minds.

Undoubtedly a better system exists, and has indeed already been thought of, yet until we realize that we are in fact mammals, think like mammals and behave like mammals, and not some all important being molded in the image of an omnipotent and omnipresent invisible god, we will remain lingering in a system that continues to deteriorate both humans and the planet. Our society and psychology must be understood for what they are, not what our delusions and our primitive theologies make them out to be.

Capitalism is thus a system for a primitive society, for a society that cannot escape its addictions and control over its vices and animal psychology; a better system, one that evolves forward and does not remain stagnant, one that depends and thrives on our virtues and our human intelligence, awaits an enlightened society, an awakened species. For what is harder and more difficult to follow, implement and accomplish, the social and communal philosophies of Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, putting humanity above and beyond the selfish inclinations of the self, where our mammalian psychology are put aside in favor of our enlightened, human intelligence or the philosophies of capitalism’s staunchest supporters and creators, leaving our destiny to the easy flow of our mammalian condition, becoming addicted to the cheap allure of a materialist and consumerist society? Based on society today, it is easy to decipher the answer. It is easy to see that we have evolved society, but society has not evolved us.

After all, our instincts, behaviors and psychology simply exist; they simply are wired into the human condition. It is the outside the box thinking of the great philosophers – those enlightened beings rare in existence yet resplendent with thought – on the other hand, that is harder to implement, for it contradicts the very behaviors we have evolved under, putting us at odds with our primitive selves. Yet it is these more difficult ideas that will inevitably be the salvation for humanity, for the system as we know it is slowly, yet assuredly, helping us dig our own mass grave. Only by understanding who and what we truly are, only by fighting against our mammalian behaviors, and only by using the intelligence of enlightened beings and not of primates can we alter and/or abolish a system that will invariably, and conclusively, collapse both society and our humanity.

The Seeds of Greed Turn Soil Toxic

The movement growing in our midst, presently in its infancy, but which rises stronger each day, had as its conception a most horrific and tragic event, one that shifted the reality of America, and the world, towards the precipice of human wickedness. This event, born of controlled demolitions and orchestrated criminality became, to those seeking it, a new Pearl Harbor, an event mobilizing a nation for war. Its architects, delusional and pathological, both Machiavellian and Faustian, envisioned a catastrophic and catalyzing event that would unleash a 1,000 year reign dressed in imperial wealth and power, having America become the new, and better, Rome.

As grand masters of an event that would define their triumph, that would alter the course of history, that would usher in a new era of power and control, the architects of 9/11 waited patiently for the perfect circumstances to arrive, waiting in the wings, behind the scenes, eagerly anticipating their opportunity. In the meantime they planned, strategized, and set their plan in motion, meticulously recruiting like-minded individuals, methodically putting together all the separate parts that would eventually create one wondrous whole. In their delusions they wrote manifestos, policy papers and philosophies. Blinded by greed, they saw only what they wanted to see; with tunnel vision eyes seeing a future written in ignorance, incompetence and delusion. The world would accept their vision of tomorrow, for what was to come would hypnotize the world entire to their ideology, hidden in fear, terror and insecurity.

Upon the stolen election, selection and ascension to the throne of a very useful puppet, a village idiot really, the architects of a catastrophic and catalyzing event set their machinations upon the halls of governance. They strategically placed and appointed themselves inside the most important offices of power, from the White House to the Department of State to the Pentagon, the easier to manipulate and control what was to come. Most importantly, they had the ear and mind of the emperor, an individual so weak-minded in character, so ignorant and incurious in intelligence, so insecure in psychology and corrupt in being that they would be able to implement their vision without hindrance, without accountability.

When that fateful day arrived, shocking and awing the people of the world, burying America under clouds of pulverized concrete, furniture, equipment, wires, asbestos and human remains, filling our streets with toxins and poison, entrancing millions through horrors never before seen, civilization as had existed before was altered. In the days that followed nobody could have envisioned what was to come, what the new Pearl Harbor was designed to accomplish. The architects had destroyed 3,000 lives, and the World Trade Center, to achieve the catastrophic and catalyzing event they so desperately needed.

In the aftermath of demolished buildings and decimated lives, millions of Americans had their psychology altered, rewired and remolded as a result of watching mass murder taking place on the television monitor. Repeated countless times, the horrors of 9/11 were shown in a constant stream of terror, pounded into the American psyche like a nail being driven to the ground by a hammer. The psychological war upon the populace had commenced; the incessant saturation into the airwaves of propaganda and manipulation had begun.

The American people, most still shocked and awed, most engendering inside them insecurities and fears never before felt, were hypnotized by the clouds of 9/11, unable to question the government and corporate version of events. In time of great fear and terror, in time when most needed comfort and protection, the government was the one entity we could count on, the one entity we could place blind faith in. To hundreds of millions of Americans, the government, epitomized by the Bush administration, became security, protection and vengeance, truth, integrity and trust. In it we placed our lives, our futures, and our complete faith. Psychologically traumatized, our minds torn to pieces by horrors unleashed inside our shores, truth became whatever government told us; reality became anything the corporatist media aired.

Yet inside government, inside the corporatist world, higher and higher levels of greed began to manifest themselves. The military-industrial energy complex (MIEC) smelled blood in the Middle East, with billions of dollars in profits awaiting those who profit in death and destruction, those who manufacture and market the machines and weapons of human wickedness. Hypnotized by the Almighty Dollar and by the pursuit of power and control the MIEC has destroyed Iraq, its infrastructure and its society so that it can later claim it rebuilt it, so that it can have an excuse for pillaging over a trillion dollars from the American taxpayer. For these conglomerates and their directors, war is their lifeline, their livelihood, their manna from heaven; living well from the killing of human beings. To the MIEC, human blood is the oil that greases its assembly lines and feeds its bank accounts. It is the reason war is fought.

Thanks to the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hundreds of billions of dollars have been pillaged from America’s treasury, in essence shifted away from the People and towards the pockets of the MIEC. Today, the MIEC’s power is astounding and absolute. It has become a war machine; its funding grows exponentially. It owns and controls the Pentagon and the military, the White House and the Presidency.

For the energy giants, those in bed with the White House, billions of dollars in profits awaited them, for global insecurity and conflict, especially in regions vital and strategic to American and British petroleum interests, are the golden chalice from which they drink from. To the corporatist world, war is the instrument by which the oasis of the Almighty Dollar flourishes. To them, war is a necessity, much like the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat. To the energy conglomerates, the aspirations of empire are the means by which to conquer, exploit and pillage enormous reserves of third-world oil. To them, empire is synonymous with the control of the world’s energy supplies, which is about as powerful as an entity can get. To these corporatists, black gold is green dollar. Through control of all aspects of Middle East oil, rivals and friendly governments alike must bow down in obedience and kiss the imperial ring.

Not to be outdone, greed became a pervasive symptom to the neocon vultures nesting in the highest echelons of governance, as well as the myriad number of neocon stenographers entrenched in America’s corporatist media. Most of them long-standing members of PNAC, most fervent and staunch defenders of Israel, with most holding dual citizenship, most rabidly pro-Zionist, possessing strong connections with the Israeli right wing Likud political party, most espousing the principles of AIPAC, the neocons wanted nothing better than to invade several Middle East nations, both for the imperial aspirations of America and, most importantly, for the short-term protection of their mother-country, Israel. After 9/11 both the neocons in government and those in the corporatist media galvanized their energy and power in pursuit of preemptive wars of aggression against several Middle East nations, including Iraq, Iran and Syria.

The greed of the architects of 9/11 became so endemic, so pervasive, the longer their blueprint to their Machiavellian plans was used, the more billions of dollars their thieving pockets collected, that mistakes became as common as their lies. Once they acquired billions, they wanted billions more, unable to control their vices and their addictions. Their greed angered and upset citizens, causing a thirst for knowledge about corruptions and crimes. Their arrogance became so self-defeating the more they were enamored by the new Pearl Harbor they had masterfully pulled off that they began overreaching, demanding policies unpopular and corrupted, manufacturing ceaseless lies in their media, thinking themselves masters of reality and destiny. The longer their reign lasted, basking in the aura of grandeur, the greedier their kind got, the more lies they told.

Such was their arrogance that they blatantly lied – almost without caring if they got caught – an entire nation into a war of choice. Thinking themselves masters of reality, they attempted to cajole hundreds of millions into an illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq by creating reality itself, as if the world would never realize the lies and manipulations. Using the scars of 9/11 against the people, they concocted lies and deceptions and manufactured propaganda to push the nation to war. This grand lie, a noble lie as they would label it, was the beginning of the end for the architects of 9/11, for in this purposeful deception, based on lies stacked upon more lies, millions of individuals became aware that if a government could lie a nation to war, it could lie to a nation about anything. When one lie was destroyed, another would take its place, until an avalanche of lies covered an entire mountain of reality. The lying became so endemic, so obvious, that millions began suspecting that lies were being told about more than the Iraq war.

The debacle in Iraq accelerated the awakening of millions more whose discontent at a war destined to be lost the moment it was begun continued to grow. The Iraqi resistance, comprised of average citizens, became in short-time an army of freedom fighters whose purpose was to rid their lands and cities of the occupying power. Slowly, yet surely, they have bled the great American military in a classic case study in guerilla warfare.

Because of the sheer ignorance and idiotic incompetence of the neocon armchair warriors who could plan new Pearl Harbors but not invasions and occupations of ancient lands, the Iraqi resistance brought about the debacle and quagmire that exists today. Without their efforts, the delusional neocon plan of attacking Iran, Syria and other nations has been trapped in the sand. Regrettably, without the loss of American blood in Iraqi soils and without the readily apparent defeat of America’s military industrial complex in Mesopotamia, the American people would never have turned against the war.

Without defeat and debacle, without having won the battles but lost the war, the American people would never have seen the litany of lies, the greed of the MIEC, the ideology of the neocons. Had victory been achieved in Iraq, parades and confetti would have been seen, celebrations would have been glamorized and propaganda would have successfully covered up the lies and the pillaging of our treasure. In defeat, Americans have been allowed to see the countless lies and the incomprehensible corruption and the incompetent cover-up of a lost war. We have been allowed to experience the criminality and the incompetence. Victory, in the words of John F. Kennedy, “has a thousand fathers and defeat is but an orphan.”

A Movement Rises

As the clouds of 9/11lifted from our collective minds, evaporating with each new lie concocted by government or by those in power, as the healing of psyches intertwined with the passage of time, and as distance separated us from memories of collapsing towers, more and more people throughout the world began to wake from their slumber, as if the war crimes and the torture and the rendition and the mass murder and the dehumanization of Iraqis possessed strong and odorous smelling salts. With the discovery of what the government was doing to our civil rights and freedoms and liberties, to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, more and more citizens began snapping out of the hypnotized state fear and terror had insulated them with. Soon millions of Americans were once again questioning their government, questioning authority.

What began as a small trickle of individuals who always suspected government complicity in the attacks of 9/11 soon began to mutate into ever larger groups of truth seekers, people who used the Internet to research what seemed almost impossible to believe. Millions of Americans that had escaped the echoing sirens and colors of alarm and fear and insecurity spawned by 9/11 began to take notice of a perpetual stream of government lies and propaganda and mass manipulations. The government they thought could not and would never lie to them suddenly became a pathological liar, manipulating wounded psychologies using fear and terror. Through the Internet the truths of reality became apparent, escaping the veil of fiction for too long prevalent in the corporatist media. It soon became apparent that the government of fantasy was not that of reality.

The events of 9/11, after the period of shock and awe faded away, and combined with the blatant crimes, corruption and abuse of power of all branches of government, became like a giant clap of thunder to millions of Americans, its resounding noise reverberating throughout body, mind and spirit, its stalwart force waking slumbering automatons up and rupturing a fissure from where truth could enter and fiction escape. History will one day recognize 9/11 as the catastrophic event that had the unintended consequence of snapping back to life a population that had for too long been sleepwalking through life, its collective brain catatonic, flat-lining to the whims of distraction, propaganda and corporate infotainment.

The new Pearl Harbor was such a horrific event, of such profound importance and mind-changing dimensions for the American people, and its lies and deceptions so obvious and apparent, that its criminality has completely transformed the views and beliefs of millions of Americans. For too long insulated by friendly shores, for too long captured in a bubble of fiction and fantasy by corporatist media, for too long innocent and naïve and unaware of what was done to the world in our name, Americans have now been attacked with an event that has shaken the foundations of belief and thought. To millions of Americans, the brainwash education of youth, where black is white and grey does not exist and where good always triumphs over bad and where America is always good has been eroded.

The shroud blinding us to America’s imperial crimes throughout the world, and throughout her short history, is coming undone the more Americans discover what has been hidden from us. Together with the advent of the Internet, 9/11 has catalyzed millions of individuals to research truth too long coded in mirages and façades. No longer dependent on corporatist media for information and reality, those seeking truth can see the what globalization really is, namely the exploitation by developed nations of labor and consumer from the third world along with the pillage of third world resources and wealth. This curiosity of the American mind has led millions to understand 9/11 in a new light, seeing that the American empire, already possessing much of the globe through its control of puppets and proctors, through its control of the World Bank, IMF and WTO, and in competition from growing rivals, needed the means by which to lay claim to and control of billions of gallons of Middle East oil. He who controls the oil controls the world, after all.

Possessing both an economy and a standard of living that is not sustainable in the long run, that is, in fact, based on perpetual and excessive consumption and production, demanding higher levels of production every year, the MIEC and corporatist elite understand that in order to maintain the McMansion and gas-guzzling SUV lifestyle, full of toys and gadgets, full of overabundance and materialism, gluttony and greed, the American empire must be maintained and even expanded. The people residing inside the empire must always retain the comfort and lifestyle they at present possess, lest they begin rise in anger at dwindling standards of living. The control and acquisition of oil, and thus the events of 9/11, thus take on new meaning. Imperial hegemony in the 21st century, in a civilization dependent on petroleum, has as its basis the control of the remaining fields of oil. Like it or not, a major reason 9/11 occurred is our unsustainable and uncompromising standards of living, our insatiable greed and materialism.

This reality the growing movement must realize, for to understand 9/11, and therefore to defeat it, we must know its architects. We must know and understand our way of life, our gluttonous consumption patterns and our love of materialist goods. If this movement wants to change the present course of America, we must change ourselves, our ways of life, our society and our conditioning as producers and consumers. We must stop being cogs in the system and start clogging the system, as always understanding that the system will not be easy to defeat because of its genius, namely, using our own vices against us, controlling us through our own behaviors and psychology. The system thrives because of our inability to control our instincts, our animal society, and our primitive urges. It feeds off our pleasures and our addictions, our likes and wants, demanding we feed it through our growing greed and selfishness. This the movement needs to remedy.

As the days and months turned into years, as fear and terror and insecurity dwindled in the collective mind of the American populace, and as 9/11 becomes easier to bear and deal with again, its toxic memories now stored and faded, millions of people are starting to investigate the events of the new Pearl Harbor on their own, using the great tools of the Internet to search for truth. For this movement, more than any other that has ever risen, has the devastating weapon of knowledge at our disposal. At no other time has the collective brain and intelligence of humanity been allowed to unite and join forces. At no time in history have millions of talented minds been allowed to see each other’s views, beliefs, research and investigations. The Internet has become the movement’s consciousness, the tool that has been and continues to wake millions of minds to the realities of present day America.

Without the Internet, the movement would have a very difficult time getting off the ground. Indeed, there would be no movement that continues to grow today without the Internet. It has been our great emancipator, our freedom fighter, our battle field, freeing us from the shackles of corporatist fiction and the dungeons of ignorance, allowing us to see light where only darkness once thrived. What the printing press did to humankind the Internet has surpassed tenfold, creating out of nothing entire communities with common thought and purpose. In their now extinct mindset, the architects of 9/11 never counted on the power of the people through the power of the Internet. All that would have been hidden in years past comes into existence on the Internet, allowing us to see, at our convenience, perfect controlled demolitions. We can read and study evidence, research and opinions. We can, at the click of the mouse, educate ourselves about an entire catastrophic and catalyzing day back in 2001.

Combining the Great Emancipator with the collective brainpower of humankind, guided by millions of eyes and hands, the movement will continue to grow in force, becoming the tremor being felt underneath Washington. What the anti-war movement could not achieve after the Vietnam War, with its millions of peace loving hippies promising to change the world, the Truth Movement will accomplish. We have no choice, for to fail is to regurgitate Vietnam, Iraq and more 9/11s into the mouths of our progeny.

It must be remembered that as valiant, powerful and as wonderful as the Vietnam War movement was, the system was invariably not altered or abolished. Rather, it grew stronger. The system outlived the movement, it outlived the peace and love and anti-war generation. In fact, it gobbled that generation up, eating up millions of individuals who had promised a better world, a more just society. Millions of so-called hippies became but cogs in the system, turning free thinking minds into the automatons of the corporatist world. Many sold out once cherished principles to the pursuit of wealth and power and material goods, becoming compliant and obedient members of the system they once despised. Today, many of these free love, communal rights followers are proud owners of McMansions, SUVs and a growing treasure chest of debt.

The power of the system and that of its masters cannot be underestimated, for it will erode beliefs and opinions and the constructs of the movement itself. Simply learn from the hippie generation. The system ran over them like road kill, as if the movement never existed. After Vietnam, it never skipped a beat, gaining power, enriching the system further, corrupting the nation once again, and setting up the blueprints for the continuing and perpetual war against the American people. Today, the corporate world has full power and control over the state and through the state, full control and power over the People. Many who lived and experienced the late 60’s and early 70’s never thought they would see another Vietnam, yet here we are, once again. They thought they would never see the monolithic corruption of those in power, yet here we are, once again. They thought the military industrial energy complex would finally meet the justice and accountability it deserves, yet here we are, once again, its power over us greater than ever, its ability to dictate war and profit mightily from it remains undisturbed.

The more things change, the more things stay the same and, as can be seen with the Vietnam example, there will always be a group, a cabal of criminality, that will run amok of human standards of decency, always eager to concoct wars and wage battles, either for ideology, for profit, for power, or for all three combined. Under the system, there will always be warmongers, and by consequence, war.

The Cold War was an excuse to control the populace through fear and insecurity, using the dreaded Communist as enemy extraordinaire. Through this ploy, the elite and the MIEC grew tremendously wealthy. The same Cold War tactics are being used again, though this time the enemy has no nation, no flag, no face. This time the dreaded enemy of America is ambiguous and even deadlier, a dark-skinned evildoer that terrorizes minds, lurks in closets and can attack at any moment. This enemy, of course, hates America for its freedoms, for its rights, for its way of life.

Nobody ever said the elite and the MIEC do not evolve better systems of control with the passage of time. Nobody ever said they were not intelligent at marketing fear and terror and insecurity, the better to do as they please with America, and the world.

The Ripple of Momentum

The system will always face challenges, like the Vietnam anti-war movement, just as it will always produce neocons and their kind. The neocons are nothing new, or different, simply a new generation of warmongers and delusional Machiavellians, eager to plunge the world in war and eager, as always to decimate democracy at home and hundreds of thousands of lives abroad. The system has not remained in power decade after decade for being nice and honorable; indeed, it is ruthless, murderous, tyrannical and wicked. It will fight tooth and nail to retain its preferred imbalance, for its lifeline is a system that grants much to the few and little to the many. It feeds off exploitation of human flesh, the destruction of the planet. It will destroy the movement if the movement touches off a raw nerve. The system has the power of the state, of the military, of the police force, of the intelligence infrastructure. It has the power of unlimited financing, the power over the ignorant, the army of good Americans.

To fight the system the movement must rely on the one thing it has a comparative advantage in, namely, truth and power of the people. It must rely on the anger over what was done on 9/11, the resentment of people fed up with the system itself. It must strike like a virus, attacking from within the corporatist world, using the power of individuals that work or reside within to destroy the system from inside, much like cancer does to the human body. It must spread knowledge and truth, it must demand change, it must protest in public, building empathy in and for the movement, not fear or animosity. It must control the channels of knowledge and information, through education of the masses first, dissemination of information, awareness, raising anger and animosity for what was done to 3,000 innocent men and women within our shores, what was done to 3,200 of our bravest in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what is being done to thousands of New Yorkers whose labored breath and sickened bodies are the reward and thanks from the system for being First Responders. The death of one million Iraqis and the displacement from their homes of two million more needs to see light of day as well, for this is what the system has imported into Iraq.

The movement is growing, and will continue to do so, for truth is universal. Indeed, the 9/11 Truth Movement is not an American monopoly, it is a human monopoly. Movements are sprouting like wildfires through all corners of the globe, just as they are in America. The system is a global emperor, affecting every inch of the planet. Perhaps for this reason we are joined in solidarity with those from other nations, for they know, better than we, what it is like to be at the bottom of the American stomping boot. It is they, because they can escape the filter of propaganda and lies we are subjected to by the corporatist media, that know reality better than us. It is they, more than us, that understand a system that destroys human beings, body, mind and soul, eroding the fabric of humanity by the laborious shedding of blood, sweat and tears. It is they, more than us, that understand that 9/11 and its architects has everything to do with imperial aspirations and control over the world’s population. They are our brothers and sisters in arms, and they should be welcomed with open palms.

This movement is a truth movement, yet it is a movement to change the system that has for too long dominated human society. This movement has uncovered the truth, yet it must also alter or abolish the system itself. For what good does knowing the truth do if the same system that created 9/11 is allowed to once again roam freely in power and control? If the system is not changed, if it does not evolve, we the People will see many more 9/11’s, many on a grander scale, many created for one purpose: control. This movement is a movement to build solidarity among the People, to build constructs of knowledge and create a system beneficial to all, not just the few elite.

This movement should send shockwaves of fear and insecurity into the nervous system in Washington, a bastion of corporatist thought, where only the concerns of the corporation get heard. It should inflict panic in the minds of our so-called leaders, both Democratic and Republican politicians, one only slightly less corrupt than the other, whose only purpose in life is lying and cheating and cajoling their way through life, caring not one ounce for their constituents, caring only for themselves and their ever-growing bank accounts. This movement can and should change the system hijacking America in Washington, of corruption and criminality and perpetual dishonesty. We should make clear that one should not be born in wealth in order to become a Washington politician. Our movement should strive to take back America and the world away from our corporate masters, that Leviathan of exploitation, returning it to humanity, finally placing people over profit.

As this movement grows and gains strength, as it gains wisdom and experience, as it combines its many groups into one collective whole, exposing the world entire to the crimes done the American people on 9/11, those in Washington who have ignored our call for democracy and restoration of the Constitution, those who refuse to listen to our calls asking to end the illegal war in Iraq, and those whose pockets are lined with the Almighty Dollars provided by the corporate world will tremble in fear of the approaching storm, shocked and awed by a mass tide of angry Americans demanding justice and truth. They will be unable to protect each other through fictional investigations and farcical hearings. They will not be allowed to whitewash reality and the truth. It will be our right, enumerated to the People, as written in the Constitution itself, to alter or abolish government if it has stopped functioning as a servant to the People. For contrary to belief, we are its Masters, not its Slaves.

What started as a ripple has turned into a massive tidal wave, heading not towards any shore or village, but straight to Washington. We are many, though still young, in a short time, millions more will join, for truth cannot be hidden for long. The events of 9/11 have indeed become a catalyzing event that is transforming America, though not the way its architects envisioned. It has made us aware, knowledgeable, and angry, it has created a deep tremor that everyday inches closer to the surface. Through demolished towers and ash filled clouds the many have woken up, awake from our slumber, slowly, but surely, destroying the brainwashing and propaganda and control we have been bombarded with all our lives. We are seeing the light, many for the first time, of madness and malevolence and great degrees of human wickedness. The Great American Catalyzing Event has arrived, not with a whimper or in silence, but with the growing momentum from which great movements are born.

It has taken several years, and it might take several more, yet The Great American Catalyzing Event has indeed sprung life back to the People. We have woken from dark days and darker nights. We are tired of the lies, of the gatekeepers, of the corporatist media, politicians and the elite. We have had enough of the system that controls us. We have had enough killing, murdering and war. We are through with warmongers, war profiteers and corrupt, immoral leaders. We seek justice, more equality and, above all, truth. The Great American Catalyzing Event has woken a sleeping giant, tens of millions strong, our communal brain using the talents and abilities and potential of people everywhere.

Though we do not have the power of the system, we are the sparkplugs in it, living inside it, working under it, understanding its prowess, its abilities, its weaknesses and its vulnerabilities. We are engineers, actors, directors, scientists, students, teachers, writers, technicians, doctors, lawyers, information technology experts, drivers, truckers, nurses, garbage collectors, activists, janitors, housewives, executives and gardeners. We are America. We are the World. We are the many, the masses, the salt of the earth, the cogs making the system run, yet also the cogs that can make it stall. We must use our collective talents and abilities to build a better Movement, using our skills to best curtail the power of the system.

The law of unintended consequences has introduced the 9/11 Truth Movement to the World, thanks to The Great American Catalyzing Event, that new Pearl Harbor the architects of mass murder spawned. We did not start this war upon the American People, upon the Iraqi People, upon Muslim People. But we are going to try our hardest to end it. The Movement grows, and with it so too does courage, and bravery and the uncompromising belief that the mass of humanity is worth more than the individual self. This Movement shall take us forward, into new enlightenments, into new rebirths, into an inherited world for our children free of the demons afflicting us today. Yesteryear’s mass movements grew in time and space, in patience and understanding, in having the support of the masses. They achieved their goals because from a single ripple a massive tidal wave rose, bringing truth to power and power to the People.

Let us become the giant wave that will inevitably come crashing down upon the shores of the system and the people that hold its levers. Let us change, alter or abolish the system, let us return and restore the nation to the People, let us finally, and emphatically, join hands in unison in pursuit of a better tomorrow, using strength in numbers to defeat strength through wealth. We did not choose this upon ourselves, yet we have chosen to carry the torch of those that have come before, brothers and sisters in struggle, guided by their strength and bravery and conviction, in time passing a flaming and energized torch to a new generation that will one day recognize the patriots of early 21st century America for the sacrifice and courage they exhibited and the enormous contribution they made to humankind.

Let the awakening continue.