Saturday, April 1, 2006

Is it All in My Imagination?

I guess the hardest thing for any of us to do is to cut through our own bullshit. Every time I go to write something I have to ask myself; “Do I know what I’m talking about? Am I right?” There are so many axes grinding these days that sometimes it is almost too loud to hear yourself think. There are enough wheels within wheels to make a Swiss Watchmaker smile. The word ‘Byzantine’ comes to mind. The word ‘Machiavellian’ follows soon after.

I’ve had card sharks show me how they do what they do; things I would never attempt but it’s good to see it in action. Sometimes the hand is indeed quicker than the eye but often it is a matter of mis-direction. I’ve had scams run on me and I’ve had them explained to me. This was earlier in my life. I’m not open to scams anymore because I don’t want anything that isn’t on its way or that I don’t already have.

You’ve got to assume that those playing in the international political and economic arenas have got more subtle methodologies than three-card monte hucksters, card sharks or Murphy artists. Whatever their methods are though they all trace back to the simpler scams; they are all variations on a theme.

So I look at things and I try to look into things and I try to look into myself at the same time and see if what I see is really there and if I am seeing and analyzing correctly. I noted the recent appearance of Zacarias Moussaoui in the headlines at the same time as I see Charles Sheen come out about 9/11. I note the release of the ‘one-sided’ 9/11 tapes and the absence of mention that the fires had gone out. I noticed all of the things that were missing. The focusing on Moussaoui is to give us the impression that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by Arabs. Somehow we are supposed to believe that a handful of individuals who weren’t that good at flying Cessna’s suddenly were able to pilot large commercial aircraft. Now this doesn’t make even a little bit of sense but we are told it is so.

I have been told that Iraq had WMD’s. Then I see that they did not have WMD’s. I’m told that Iran is building a nuclear bomb. The actual evidence shows that they can’t be building a nuclear bomb- not yet. I keep hearing from Bin Laden and yet the voice and the images don’t match up. The Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptual Artificial Intelligence said that it wasn’t Bin Laden’s voice on the tapes. They are the experts. They said the tapes were almost certainly faked. My common sense tells me Bin Laden is dead.

It is supposed to be anti-Semitic to say that the Jews control the American media or exert a powerful influence upon American foreign policy and political life. Yet I see this-

“According to Israel radio (in Hebrew) Kol Yisrael, [Shimon] Peres warned [Ariel] Sharon Wednesday that refusing to heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests and "turn the US against us."

At this point, a furious Sharon reportedly turned toward Peres, saying "every time we do something you tell me Americans will do this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."

The radio said Peres and other cabinet ministers warned Sharon against saying what he said in public because "it would cause us a public relations disaster."

Two respected scholars release a report that corroborates all of this and immediately those whom we are told do not control certain things and do not exert certain influences suddenly appear to control and exert these influences and this we can see right before our eyes.

I have observed George Bush for years and I have concluded that he is a stupid, incurious demagogue who is incapable of governing anything. I must logically assume that someone is governing him. I observe that he lies nearly every time he opens his mouth but no one of any importance seems to call him on it. If a man who is president of the United States is lying all the time, shouldn’t there be a national outrage? Why would the president have to lie all the time unless he was doing the wrong thing all the time? There are supposed to be two parties in the American Congress but I cannot locate the opposition party. I see one version of the news in the alternate press and in foreign media and I see an entirely different version in America.

All of my research into 9/11 tells me that Arabs were not behind the 9/11 bombing. My research inevitably leads me to the American neo-con movement, PNAC, Mossad and British Intelligence as the culprits of this event. I can’t seem to come up with other conclusions. I don’t want to indict, even in my mind, these powerful forces. It can’t be good for my career. What am I supposed to do? Should I seek the truth wherever it may lead or should I shut my mouth and bow my head?

Why isn’t anyone in congress or even foreign governments and the foreign press coming out and saying what is obviously true? There really seems to be a very effective suppressive force at work. It seems to me that the governments and religions of the world are all in the wrong hands as far as any greater benefits for the human race.

A single IDF soldier is killed and it is a headline at msnbc.com/ Palestinian children are regularly targeted by IDF soldiers while doing nothing at all. In some cases full clips of ammunition are discharged into their bodies and it doesn’t even make the news. Cui bono?

What am I missing? I have often stated that I am willing to change my mind immediately if someone will point out to me how it is that my conclusions are wrong. Where am I going wrong? Am I right? I don’t need to ask why certain things are happening because that is obvious. What I want to know is why does it continue? Why is nothing being done about Dafur? What the Hell is going on?

It appears to me that Muslims were targeted to be the villains of 9/11 because it served the agenda of certain interests to cast them in this light. We have seen what followed as a result. On the surface, without much argument in my mind, it seems obvious that America is behaving as a fascist state. Can the American people really be as stupid as they appear?

More ominously, all of the signs seem to indicate some new horrible action on the horizon. Bin Laden is popping up all over the place in the press. Who decides to print this? Who is doing all of this and why? I keep coming back to the same agenda and the same players? Am I missing something?

The more I look into the history of the Palestinian plight the more I see that history has been altered. The more I look at what is actually happening and what I am told is happening the more lies appear. Honestly, I don’t want to be a gadfly. I don’t want powerful forces at my throat simply because I love the Truth. Meanwhile the peoples of the world sleep in their pastures, grazing on what they can find and being manipulated, confused and set against each other. Surely there is a better way. Surely there are better leaders somewhere among us. Surely the world is not what it could be, much less what it appears to be. Is it just my imagination?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seeing things, Les? I actually think you're right on the money re 9/11. The deeper question is, how many moves ahead are they? Is there in fact a centuries-old Illuminati pulling the strings of the politicians, the spooks, & the mass media?

If there is, do you think they're really dumb enough to bet the farm on the pathetic American Empire scenario? They know everything goes in cycles, or they'd never have lasted this long. I think they not only foresee the inevitable revolution, they will be leading it (as they have many times before).

Cryptic messages are abundant in the V For Vendetta movie for those who can see them. That film did not slip past the Illuminati "by accident". That goes for other recent "rebel" films like Syriana.

Like you, I'm also trying to reconcile what we see on this material stage with the mystic vision & perennial philosophy. I'm currently reading I Am That by Sri Nisargatta Maharaj.

For what it's worth, I send you my blessings.

Cheers,
WM

Anonymous said...

For independent television news check out INN WORLD REPORT on Dish TV Channel 9415 or on the internet at:

www.innworldreport.net

Independent media is available in the United States, you just have to find it.

Anonymous said...

Nothing imaginary about it. That's just how it is. Shit's gonna happen too.

Anonymous said...

Some people see things sooner than others - a lot sooner. These (and this includes you) can see that we've entered an era built upon plundering the treasures put aside over centuries and even eons. Everything social is increasingly if not completely degraded. And no, in answer to your question, there are no up-n-coming leaders waiting to straighten it all out. It's like great clouds of stupid gas are wafting across the continent, leaving very few untouched.

steven andresen said...

You asked this question,

"...What I want to know is why does it continue?..."

I've been reading Peter Dale Scott on "Deep Politics" where he wants to strip away the surface layer of "conventional wisdom" and point out that there are mobsters pulling the strings. I appreciate the work that he does to make connections and point out that the conventional story about JFK's assassination, for example, cannot explain the facts the we know.

I think there is a serious failure in the argument that he makes, however. It's one thing for him to strip away the conventional wisdom and point out that in reality, people murder Presidents. He thinks the FBI is particularly corrupt. However, it is another thing to make the case that we should not follow along with the FBI and the people who murder Presidents. He thinks just exposing things will be enough for people to see they should themselves oppose the murderers. However, I don't see him making an argument to that effect. I think he fails to make the case that, given the opportunity, people shouldn't again kill JFK.

So, you do a good job of pointing out the inadequacies of the conventional wisdom on 9-11, for example. But, what would be the argument that the perpetrators, whether they are Arabs, which I agree is unlikely, or the CIA/FBI/neocon cabal, should not have done such a thing?

You may say, well, the argument is that Americans were killed, that innocent countries were invaded and hundreds of thousands were killed, and stuff was looted, all crimes. However, I can just see the people who did these things and the rest of us who go along with it, saying "So what!" After all, I think they would say, the point of all this is for a select few to survive, and that doesn't require that the way it's done needs to be pretty.

You may not agree that the people who do these things think it's about a few people surviving. But, what else could they be thinking?

eyeswideopen said...

A small band of greedy murdering international psychopathic fuckheads. A tiny nation of fascist goons. An entire world of dumb ass clowns. Do the math.

Anonymous said...

It seems to balance out after terrible periods. I'm not sure what is coming now. Like you I am pretty sure that some terrible event is in the final stages. Sometimes they get caught though. Don't they?

Anonymous said...

always a pleasure to come here. keep on keeping on. when the shit hits we'll find shelter somewhere.

Anonymous said...

The Sharon quote says it all. Not only is the holocaust the biggest cash cow in history, it has proven a defense of any action on the part of the Israelis, no matter how brutal and no matter how treacherous to their American lap dog. God sees.

zenmonkey said...

Sometimes I am afraid that the fatted calf known as the United States of America is now being led to the slaughter. I find it hard to swallow that the forces that have been pulling the strings so well without tipping their hand actually don't have a clue.

It's been said that the 'Clash of Civilizations' is being manufactured in order to destroy nationalism and religion in preparation for the formation of one world government. This is also hard to swallow.

All I know is that if humanity doesn't wake up, things will only get uglier.

Anonymous said...

“I am prepared to wager that well within twenty-five years the Americans themselves will have realized what a handicap has been imposed upon them by this parasitic Jewry, clamped fast to their flesh and nourishing itself on their life-blood. It is this Jewry that is dragging them into adventures which, when all is said and done, are no concern of theirs and in which the interests at stake are of no importance to them. What possible reason can the non-Jewish Americans have for sharing the hatreds of the Jews and following meekly in their footsteps? One thing is quite certain -within a quarter of a century the Americans will either have become violently anti-Semitic or they will be devoured by Jewry.” –- Adolf Hitler, Transcript XIV, 24th February 1945

Aquino said...

Les,

When one looks thru a spiritual looking glass one has already acquired an ability, a gift, of critical and analytical ability to view things as they are. It's the burden of the cross. That weight that can crush or provoke a profound deep love for this imperfect world.

Anonymous said...

Re: "Two respected scholars release a report that corroborates" the Sharon quote...

Have you got a link/reference for this? Thanks.

puck said...

http://www.csmonitor.com
/2006/0324/dailyUpdate.html

Mind that you join up all the text in the link.

This ought to point you in the right direction. It's been all over the news. I'm surprised you haven't seen it.

Unless you are asking about the quote itself. The blog author wasn't refering to the quote. He was refering to the way the report corroborates the quote expresses. The quote is public knowlege and can be found all over the place with a little research- nor has it ever been denied.

Anonymous said...

You're funny. Using this simpler form of language and argument will appeal to a wider group of readers. The new arrival will think this is your style if they don't happen to read the other entries. Trying to go mainstream, or just experimenting a little?

Anonymous said...

I couldn't leave a comment on your other post so will leave it here: Rupurt Murdoch is a Jew. His mother was an orthodox Jew and Judaism is matrilineal.

I believe the Rockefellers have Jewish blood as well, and don't deny it.

The study that everyone is talking about is called "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" It's on the website of the London Review of Books and also at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government site.

It has been roundly attacked by the usual suspects -- Alan Full-o-sh*t (Dershowitz), the Jerusalem Post, the Jerusalem Post U.S. version i.e, the New York Sun, Ruth Wisse, Marty Peretz, etc.

However, many Israelo-philes are holding their fire hoping that if they don't attack the study it will not get into the mainstream media. So far they have been successful except for the Washington Post and Boston Globe, both of which commented that David Duke agreed with the study.

I like ice cream and I'll take bets so does David Duke, so I must be an all out neo-Nazi for agreeing with him on one thing. Well, two things. But I'm married to a Jew (who complete agrees with the study's contentions on the pro-Israel lobbies powers), so I guess I must sleep with "the enemy" every night ;-)

As many have pointed out, the attacks on the study only prove its thesis, which is that a combination of pro-Israel lobbies silence a real discussion of what our carte blanche support of Israel means to the U.S.

When I see Wolf "Jeruslaem Post" Blitzer or Paula Zahn interview Ayalon or Olmert or Netanyahu and lick their you-know-whats I might as well be watchin Israeli TV, which is actually less worshipful -- it appears that only in Israel can one have an honest debate without being called an "anti-Semite" or a "self-hating Jew."

In the meantime, we're on to Israel enemy number two, Iran. Not without the prerequisite false flag "tur-ror" attack though. Wonder where they'll stage this next one...

Here's another tidbit for you all: the company in charge of Tube security during the London bombings is Verint. It's owned by Comverse, the Israeli company that installed the phones at the White House and Capitol Hill.

False terror and blackmail are two tactics admitedly used by the Mossad, so what about 9/11 then? And the Israeli spies who tracked the alleged hijackers -- devout Muslims who neverthe less went to strip clubs and drank whiskey? And the dancing Israelis and the other hundred or so Israelis who where held -- what exactly were they up to?

Israel admits that it has operatives in deep cover around the world.

Things that make me go hmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

You are, for the most part, right about 9/11. I would suggest, however, that it's a little more spread out than you imply. I see the perps as being a synthesis of neo-cons/radical Zionists/military faschists/corporate moneygrubbers working together with their puppets in the *liberal* media (heh) to fracture our minds.

You see, they all have common goals, areas of intersection that has caused them to bond and work together. Their common goals, unfortunately, are going to be the death of a happy and healthy society. As those who gather here seem to know, it's coming and there isn't a lot we can do about it...meanwhile, we're exposed to constant lies from the heads of our governments whilst the media does everything it can to promote those lies as truth, which in turn causes widespread cognitive dissonance in all who expose themselves to these vile radiations.

Today, we were confronted with the shocking thought that the Iranians might actually retaliate if they are nuked! Horrors! What barbarians! Don't they know that brown-skinners are supposed to absorb whatever pain that the white boys dish out? My question remains: what is *really* going on in our world to cause such widespread moral capitulation? What studies have come from the worlds top academics that have caused the leaders of the world to abandon all pretense of civilization and to rush at each others with swords in hand? What madness awaits us that is being kept from us "for our own good"? Is it really "for the good of the elite" who will withdraw as the world burns to ashes?

Think about how things *really* are now, what we're expected to swallow as we're made dizzy by the increasing shambles around us. There's something very curious about it all, something of a subtle horror under the overt horror... it feels absolutely creepy when I do my best to pick up the common wave within the barrage of signals. Mark my words, something dreadful lies just ahead, something that we can't control, only react to. Suit up and gather what you need around you, the near future will test us all to our limits.

Anonymous said...

http://www.sas.org/tcs/weeklyIssues_2006/2006-04-07/feature1p/index.html

Anonymous said...

Not since the rise of fascism in Germany have we seen anything like this. Those responsible for it are the supposed victims of the last affair who behave exactly like their former oppressors,

bumfucklaw said...

Excellent article and commentaries included!

I came over here from the Worst of the BOTF blog!

jc said...

hola les,

just linked your last post and cited a part of it.

it fit, is all i can say as to why. also, out smoking mirrors on my roll.

hope you don't mind.

i'll leave you with a few drops from Marcabru (c. 1130-1148), who walked in places you perhaps walk: d'Oc…

Marcabru?
you'll not find him
sniffling in the corner, he knows the score,
His lady's of the good school where
Joy is master.
And when the license is given outright
he always extends himself a mite
more than he has to…

But to return to these birds,
despaired of reaching the clouds, and being
by nature fools, they bow
for all (and more than) they're worth.
And whether or not it's said amiss,
barons who sell out for cash
have hearts below their umbilicus.

He has his heart below his unwashed navel,
that noble baron
who dirties himself for cash…

Damned blackguards and blockheads, these boobs-gone-bad,
can't even imitate what their fathers did.
Towns like Cazeres and Sarlouch
you'd say are worth Montpellier? and Toulouse?
I know what deaths their fathers had–
made for themselves!
And the best of these bushes is an elder.
You can say he would be damned lucky
to look and find among them olive and laurel.

Even the gardner and the turnkey go, flee, eyes
closed, as if wind blew them out.
These later scions have made a villainous swap:
for smock and clogs
they leave fine britches and their cloaks of vair,
there's nothing to gain from the new locataire.
All that they can raise in way of fire
is my anger!
These willows and elders…
if they weren't backed up by kings or counts or dukes
they'd be plain vags, roadmen, thieves, con-men…

God aid the valiant who have their price entire,
for these malevolent rich appear as elders–
one reason the world's a mixed up stupid mess
that grubs
and rots
and vegetates
in its own disease.

Laudator . Temporis . Acti …

He who acts straight as he talks
will not have the same laments as
yeah,
Sir Eglain, that balancing grain-sack.

For myself I hold no more
with Sir Eble's theory of trobar
that's made a stack of foolish decisions
and upholds them against all reason.

I say, and've said, and will again:
they feed us only rationalization.
Love weeps to be differentiated
from lechery. Plain, it's plain
that he who whines against Fine Love
's a botch. Let him complain
yeah…

Seducers, drunkards, false priests, false
abbots, nuns, the false recluse
will get theirs then, says Marcabru.

For each one has his seat reserved,
Fine Love has promised it will be thus:
great lamentation and gnashing teeth.

O Noble Love, source of all giving,
by whom the whole world is illumined,
I cry mercy!
Keep these whiners from me! and
may I be defended against the fire!
On every side I hold myself your prisoner,
and comforted by you in all things, hope
that you shall be my guide and all my light…

Voila! salut, mon frere! Go with God as you say, there.

peace,

jc

i on the ball patriot said...

"Surely there is a better way. Surely there are better leaders somewhere among us. Surely the world is not what it could be, much less what it appears to be. Is it just my imagination?"

When the student is ready, the master appears.

Robespierre's Ghost said...

You had better believe they are watching you Vis. They are watching Rivero too. So far you haven't stung them enough to bring their wrath down upon you. You say what you say because they are letting you say it, for now. They can still dismiss you merely as conspiracy nuts, but a time will come very soon where this will not work anymore. I suggest you buy yourself a heavy duty weapon. Something that accelerates soft, dense metals at high velocities. Keep it close to your heart. We are all being watched by their automated silicon sentinels and an army of flesh and blood enforcers waiting to pounce. Waiting to smear, bankrupt, libel, slander, or murder us. They have every resource in the world to actively and aggressively turn against their opposition, and they will, once the subtle and passive methods lose their effectiveness.

Johnito said...

I am pretty sure it's not your imagination. I've got the same feeling here in The Netherlands.When I surf the net I see messages about Bush beating the wardrums for probable unprovoked attacks on the people of Iran and Venezuela, but the news we read in the papers and see on television is about Hugo Chavez threatening to invade the Dutch Antilles...

amj said...

"Surely there is a better way."

Pour un instant-- par Harmonium

Pour un instant, j'ai oublié mon nom...
Ça m'as permis enfin d'écrire cette chanson...
Pour un instant j'ai retourné mon miroir...
Ça m'as permis enfin de mieux me voir...
Sans m'arrêter j'ai foncé j'ai foncé dans le noir...
Pris comme un loup qui n'a plus d'espoir...
J'ai perdu mon temps à gagner du temps...
J'ai besoin de me trouver, une histoire à raconter...

Pour un instant, j'ai respiré très fort...
Ça m'as permis de visiter mon corps...
Des inconnus vivent en roi chez moi...
Moi qui avait accepté leurs lois....
J'ai perdu mon temps à gagner du temps...
J'ai besoin de me trouver, une histoire à raconter...

Eeeehah!

Pour un instant j'ai oublié mon nom...¸
Ça m'as permis enfin d'écrire cette chanson....


Hallo Les :)

For some reason that song came to mind as I was re-reading your Imagination piece. Just thought I'd share it.

Of course there is a better way. Only fools, liars, and charlatans pretend otherwise. It's them who complicate every *goddamned* thing.

A curse on all their houses: that they may see, follow, and spread the light. Meantime, we should continue to challenge and confront them; call them out from the shadows in which they choose to dwell. We were not created to live in boxes, caves, or cower in shadows. We are creatures of the light. We are meant to walk upright, and to bask in beauty, harmony, love, and all the delightful wonders of Creation.

One love :) annemarie

the_last_name_left said...

Well, what a shock to see you using that *FABRICATED* Sharon quote, Les.

Have you *EVER* bothered to go and look for its source?

If you have, you should know it isn't true. So as much as you go on about liars, you must accept you're guilty of the same.

And if you haven't *EVER* bothered to check the source of that quote, well, shame on you and your 'journalism'.

Go and check the source of the quote, and consider changing your methods?

If fabricated quotes are your basis of proof "for all the things" you claim, then that's no proof at all, is it, Les?