|By Clyde Lewis
The war on terrorism is not a war. It is a campaign of fear based on a one-day wonder. It is being used as a campaign for Global supremacy, not the defeat of terrorism. Only those with an attention deficit believe otherwise. I am often asked, "What should we do?" I say that what THEY did should mean nothing. THEY want us to change. The more we learn about THEM, the easier we will end up like THEM. History repeats itself and as you read the headlines you will realize that everything our war dead fought for and suffered over has been lost in our apparent attention deficit disorder.
We are always told that if we are to uncover the "conspiracy then we must always follow the trail of money. The United States has spent nearly 400 billion dollars on weapons of mass destruction with nearly 6 billion of it used in the fight against terror. This gargantuan amount of money is being allocated for mass slaughter when it could be used to eliminate poverty and to educate people.
Forgive me if I sound like a bleeding heart, but the reality is that a nation that claims to have a monopoly on the sanctity of life has basically a deficit showing in it's "love of life" account.
This all because of a one day event.
A one-day wonder.
If anyone was to suggest that 9/11- should change nothing in the United states they would be more than likely be dismissed as a mad fool. They would be accused of supporting the ramming of planes into tall skyscrapers.
The madness lies in the accusation. The madness lies in the uninformed huffing and puffing that I hear coming out of the mouths of conservative bootlickers of the fascist state.
It seems that we are living in an Attention Deficit Democracy.
On the day that we were watching the fiery replay over and over on the up to the minute news programming that claims to be fair and unbiased, it would have been "fair" for the media to remind us of what terrorism is meant to do. It is meant to create political change through the use of violence.
You see, this violent act was the steel jawed trap. We have all been caught in it. In the animal kingdom, there are some animals that when trapped or wounded will chew away at the flesh until they can escape. When wolves are wounded they will eat at the wound and eventually bleed to death. Frightened animals that chew away their limbs for liberty eventually die a slow and horrible death.
Why do you think all of these men gave their lives to bring down the World Trade Center? Was it because they were fanatical mad men who hated America? Was it because they wanted to take away American Freedom?
Well I can answer that they most definitely hated America, but they didn't take our freedoms away.
It is our own government that is doing it for us.
Because they are using widespread violence as an excuse to make changes in the United States and according to history this is the first step in taking a free republic and turning into a nation of serfs.
You see all of these changes and curtailing of civil liberties has not and will not defeat Osama Bin Laden. In fact these changes have basically secured the continuation of terrorism and the re birth of the new and improved "Red Menace."
This is a new and improved Cold War.
The Red Scare of the 1950's was used to justify the growth of the Military Industrial Complex, the suspension of civil liberties and the silencing of dissenters.
The ugliness is found in the various sound bites delivered by the leaders who have put themselves in the places of the most high. They speak as if statues of them will be placed in memorials, and their actions will be praised for years to come.
Many times we have heard that enemy leaders such as Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden believe that their people look upon them as God's. We are told that their people follow with blind zeal, and raise statues in their honor and sing songs in their names.
We hear about how they claim that the "infidel" will fall and that people will dance with joy in the streets and praise them and Allah. Here is an example of a phrase that demonstrates this hubris:
"This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there ... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now."
However it is sad to say that Bin laden, Hussein, or even Hitler did not make this statement.
An American made it.
Richard Perle, an adviser to President Bush made that delightful sound bite.
You see the picture is becoming more clear to those who pay attention.
This is not a war on terrorism.
The War is terrorism.
However it is cleverly disguised and romanticized as "settling a score." We are beguiled by the "tit for tat" justice that somehow will take 50 years and billions of dollars to settle.
Once again if you are paying attention this settles no scores. It is not justice being served.
This is a well-planned out justification of murder. The murder of the "non people" and the classification of "terrorist" and "evil doers" are good marketing names to differentiate between us and them.
However if we look long and hard at history perhaps we will understand that we had a part in creating more than just marketing names for the "evil" in the world.
In 1979 President Jimmy Carter gave Secret orders for something called "Operation Cyclone." The Idea was to give the CIA $4 billion U.S. Tax payer Dollars to create an Islamic terrorist organization. The coaches of Operation Cyclone recruited the candidates at an Islamic college in Brooklyn, New York and then trained terrorists at camps in Pakistan and in Virginia.
The purpose of course was to train these men to fight for us and remove the scourge of the evil empire. Later statements such as this praised their machinations of terror:
"Throughout the world its agents, client states and satellites are on the defensive - on the moral defensive, the intellectual defensive, and the political and economic defensive. Freedom movements arise and assert themselves. They're doing so on almost every continent populated by man in the hills of Afghanistan, in Angola, in Kampuchea, in Central America ... They are freedom fighters."
Did the Ayatollah Khomenni make this statement? Abu Nidal? Saddam Hussein? Was it made by bin Laden?
Of course not.
The statement was made by Ronald Reagan.
One of these freedom fighters that Reagan praised was of course "freedom fighter" Osama Bin Laden.
How things change in so little time.
Osama Bin Laden the "freedom fighter" is now cursed by our Government and the controlled and ultra homogenized mass media as a "terrorist mastermind" "murderer" and "evil doer."
Obviously he is everything they say he is. He is the best American money could buy.
Once again if the media was fair and honest they would give us the story and let us decide who is right and who is wrong.
They fail miserably in this endeavor.
In the 1989 Movie "Batman" you may remember the classic face to face stand off between the Joker and Batman.
Batman is about to destroy joker and says, "I'm going to kill you!
The Joker angrily yells at him to his face, "You IDIOT! You made me. Remember? It was YOU who dropped me into that vat of chemicals. That wasn't easy to get over, and don't think that I didn't try.
Batman holds the Joker up and tells him "You killed my parents." The Joker gasps for air as his mouth fills with blood, "What? What? What are you talking about?"
Batman then replies, "I made you? You made me first.
The Joker nervously makes a joke, "Give me a break. I was a kid when I killed your parents. When I say, "I made you" you gotta say, "you made me." How childish can you get?"
Both fail to admit that by some odd twist of fate they were both responsible for each other's pain.
Art sometimes can predict life.
The US government refuses to admit that Operation Cyclone and $4 Billion dollars of our tax money spawned bin Laden, the Taliban and Islamic fundamentalist terrorists that now are being called our enemies.
Will the mainstream media re-educate a people who have widespread ADD?
Not at all.
One of the strangest anomalies in Washington is Republican Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah. Hatch, was a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee which approved US dealings with the Mujaheddin a.k.a. the Taliban.
As far Back as 1998 Hatch was stating that he still thinks that our dealings with them were right even knowing what bin Laden would later become.
"It was worth it. Those were very important, pivotal matters that played an important role in the downfall of the Soviet Union."-Orrin Hatch
So those unfortunate souls that perished on September 11th 2001 meant nothing.
So what happened on September 11th means nothing.
The sanctity of life means nothing. Hatch would make a deal with the devil all over again even after what has happened.
Zbigniew Brzezinski makes a very chilling commentary on the whole affair:
"What was more important in the world view of history? The Taliban or the fall of the Soviet Empire? A few stirred up Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?"-- Zbigniew Brzezinski
Now in the aftermath of 911 the question is "Did the Russians know something we didn't?" Was our deal with the Devil and the training of terrorists worth the "blow back" that eventually led us down the path to 9/11 and eventually the major changes in our rights and liberties as citizens?
It is very clear to me that the warlords and planners of history make decisions without even thinking of their consequences.
Or is it the opposite?
Was this a well planned out scheme to bring about a Global order subtly and with the support of the Citizenry of the United States in a fit of fear and in their never ending desire to settle some score?
What has been done means nothing.
You see the mass attention deficit disorder that has this country in its grip has convinced you that our leaders are capable of winning this war.
However in that strange twist of irony our leaders have handed the victory to the terrorists.
The reason I say this is because we are now being told to change. We have been told to heed the warnings. We are returning to the old McCarthy ethic. We are embracing that age-old paranoia and are forging a new an improved Cold War.
We had no enemy after the Soviet Union fell and so we had to invest in a new one.
We paid $4 Billion for the deaths of 6000 people, a 50-year war, and the continuing vicious cycle of spying, threats, and fear.
These attacks should have meant nothing - it was just business as usual.
But the reality is that they have succeeded in convincing you that surrender to leviathan government will give you security.
It seems that lately I have dug deep into my books by Orwell such as "Animal Farm" and "1984" but I paused for a moment and hidden in the papers of an unfinished movie script sat a book that I hope Americans would read.
The book is called "The Road to Serfdom" by F.A. Hayek. Hayek may have impressed me a lot more than Huxley or Orwell when he concluded that if we believe that Government has the power to deliver us from evil, we might see a repeat of what happened in Nazi Germany.
In another sick twist of fate we may be seeing it already.
In the most unlikely of places.
If you remember the initial aim of Nazi policy was to make Germany free of Jews.
By making life unbearable, German Jews were forced to try to emigrate. Through "legal" means, the State eliminated Jews from German society. In January 1942, the Nazis decided to make all of Europe "free of Jews" through mass murder.
Now we are seeing basically the same type of treatment being levied to Palestinians in this New World that has been created through lies, and bad decisions.
The leaders of the Jewish State are now announcing their intent to create a Palestinian-free nation using whatever means necessary to do so.
The Israeli's aren't all to blame blame. They merely see what we are doing. They have an alliance with us.
The scary part is that maybe they don't know what the future holds.
After looking at history we know what will eventually happen. First the Palestinians will be taken out and eventually the Jews will too. All of our Allies eventually become our enemies.
It will get to the point where you won't be able to trust your neighbor or your brother.
Even the mistrust of your neighbor will be secured as the self-policing of the bewildered herd is fast becoming a reality.
The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS is new idea in the fight against terrorism. The Bush Administration will recruit millions of United States citizens as domestic informants.
In the Future the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East German Stasi secret police. The program is looking to recruit 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious activity" to the Alphabet Agencies.
TIPS volunteers would be recruited primarily from those whose work provides access to homes, businesses or transport systems. Letter carriers, utility employees, and truck drivers are among those named as targeted recruits. Assuming the program is initiated in the 10 largest US cities, that will be 1 million informants for a total population of almost 24 million, or one in 24 people.
This of course has the potential for abusive, large-scale investigations of US citizens and backed of course by the department of Justice. As with the Patriot Act, TIPS is being pursued as part of the sham called the war on terrorism.
This of course is a Department of Justice project.
Just more evidence to show that there seems to be a mass attention deficit disorder in the United States. We apparently haven't learned anything from the McCarthy era. Nor have we learned anything from East Germany.
We are reconstructing a wall of brick and mortar, barbed wire and control towers.
We should also get hammer and nails and make a sign. Have the sign sit at the borders of every state. It should sit at every county line. It should be placed above every office building.
The sign should read "Arbeit Mach Frie."
Let us then hoist the flag above every place of commerce, every government building and school. Let the flag fly in the wind flapping out its dark message.
Let it be the flag of death, tyranny and fascism.
The red flag emblazoned with the mark of the Nazi Spirit.
If you are bothered by what I am saying then perhaps losing your freedoms to a group of evil controllers means something to you.
But to the controllers who demand perpetual war, those who crave the protection of a leviathan police state this means nothing.
For the paranoid herd who knuckles under to the manic warnings about 'future attacks' and for those who support the revocation of civil liberties, neighborhood spying and scores of detentions without trial, these things mean nothing.
The deaths of those who fought for our freedoms mean nothing.
911 meant nothing.
And soon you will realize that to them you mean nothing.
Copyright 1998-2007 Ground Zero Media, Clyde Lewis, and John Hart. All Rights Reserved.