A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Service Announcement


14 April 2014

Visible is moving home April 15th 2014.

At the same time, all his blogs - including this one, will be relocating, too; this means that soon this page will disappear - as will all other pages on Vis' sites. The move (the blogs' move that is, not lord Visible's) is expected to take somewhere between 3 and 8 Earth days so should complete some time between 18 and 25 April 2014.

The blogs will remain accessible however, on their old blogspot.com URLS, and here is where you are going to find them - so please bookmark the following links!


Reflections in a Petri Dish
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Please also be aware that although all the existing blogs' content will remain accessible, many image links and other bits and pieces may look a bit tatty for the duration of the move (not that anyone visits Vis blogs for pretty pictures anyway, but it's just polite to let you know)



Thank you for bearing with us during the move!



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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

People Get Ready there's a False Flag Coming.

Yes folks, it’s that time again. If I was talking about the holiday season we’d be thinking about pumpkins and turkeys and holiday lights; Christmas shopping, school pageants and “chestnuts roasting on an open fire”. But I’m not talking about the holiday season. I’m talking about the next terror attack. It won’t be sugar plums dancing but the new booga booga bin laden dancing by way of Iran. It’s time for ‘Go west, young terrorist, go west.’

You’ve seen dozens of reports like this appearing all over the official, mass-terror media. These reports are appearing for several reasons. One reason is to let you know that we know they are coming. We also need to let you know that even though we know they’re coming we won’t be able to stop them; the actual reason being that the actual terrorists are employed by the U.S. government. Another reason is simple confusion as exemplified in the motto of one of the chief terror players, “by way of deception, thou shalt do war.” It’s a given that deception is greatly aided by confusion. Think how helpful it was for war games to have been in progress during 9/11 that were simulating exactly what was happening.

We’re seeing the strange ‘put options’ which are always a good indicator that both fan and shit are being readied back stage. We’ve got suspicious looking Middle Eastern men appearing in Seattle and flocks of geese walking over America’s grave in The Bay Area....


...enough with the links. We got links and you can get links too if your ipod dies or for some inexplicable reason you decide to pay attention to what’s going on around you.

By this time most of us know that if it isn’t the American neo-cons along with Israeli and British intelligence orchestrating the majority of all terror, domestic and abroad; including within Iraq, then its either aliens from outer space or those mysterious, inner earth dwellers, whose access ports to their underground realms are located at the poles.

Maybe the use of a little logic might help right about now. Who benefits from a major terror attack? Who has benefited from 9/11? Would Iran benefit from the coming terror attack that is going to be blamed on them? Hmmm... let’s see. They become the beneficiary of a horrific bombing attack from a collective American, British and Israeli joint operation. Yeah, I guess they’re really looking forward to that. Yeah, if I were an Iranian that would be at the top of my list of things to do; let’s blow up something in America so that we can be pulverized into rubble.

How did the Afghani Al Qaeda do following 9/11? They made out like bandits right? Let’s see, a bunch of guys, who couldn’t fly small planes very well, got together and hi-jacked four big airliners and did some synchronized aerial ballet that would try the abilities of an expert and then they won the Power-ball Lottery or... or...

American neo-cons got a mandate to wreak havoc upon every area of American life while looting the treasury and maintaining power over the landscape; war profiteers in London, in the center of world banking, made fortunes and Israel was able to turn world opinion against the Muslim, Arab world; turn public attention away from their apartheid and genocide practiced on The Palestinians and give free reign to unrestrained hegemony, not to mention attack Lebanon.

I know what my common sense tells me but then, I have common sense.

Yes people, it’s time to get ready. It’s time to stock up on duct tape, plastic sheeting, staple guns and staples, bottled water, dehydrated foodstuffs and lots of guns and ammo.

So where and when is it going to happen? Well, I’m not a psychic but I think we can speculate with some accuracy. It probably won’t be NYC; been there done that. It won’t be somewhere like Oklahoma because American conservatives are already onboard. The best place, from a tactical perspective is a heavy-weight liberal area. These are the clowns that are always complaining about Katrina and the war and other annoying things. Plus, they deserve it and double plus- scaring the liberal community will throw support to the fascists by sweeping in the fence sitters and ratcheting up the fear.

My best guess is in the area from San Francisco heading north. But... that could be a red herring. Now watch closely, at no point does the hand leave the wrist. Of course, LA is also a perfect spot. It would make sense to put public attention to the north while attacking the south. What's the latest Vegas line on Chicago? These are just mind games though and will only make you crazy.

When is it going to happen? The best guesstimates put it from early September to some time in March. It really depends on a combination of economic indicators, opportunity, who is where when and the usual concerns; remember, there’s no point in a major terror attack if you can’t make a financial killing too.

How totally devoid of conscience are these people? How cosmically arrogant are they? You only have to read this in order to measure both.

There is always the possibility that they will get caught in the act. People with the sort of gigantic hubris that they possess often make gigantic mistakes. Their present mindset is that it doesn’t matter what we think or do because they are in charge and they can spin it any way they like afterwards. As you can see from the last link, a lot of the time they don’t bother to spin at all. As one of their members said a few years ago, more or less, “We are an empire. We control and shape reality. It is whatever we say it is.”

So... here we are. You can hear the drums and the bugles. You see the new patriotic commercials with the mothers of the dead soldiers and the disabled survivors. We’ve got Bin Laden and the mysterious Al Qaeda with a franchise outlet around the corner from every Starbucks on Earth and seemingly thousands of members with unlimited funding and terror think tanks and dirty bombs. We’ve got unusual and anonymous stock market action. We got unknown Middle Eastern guys doing Jack in the Box routines along the west coast. We’ve got drama, people. The same folks who brought you 9/11 are ready to bring you the next segment in the series. So get the popcorn in the microwave, make sure there’s enough beer in the fridge, call Dominos, call your friends and then sit back in the Barcalounger and get the remote handy.

This is a multimedia experience. The same people doing it will be reporting it... and analyzing it... and protecting and not protecting you all at the same time. Why, even now, Bush’s speechwriters are probably preparing his address. Bush himself may well be in the mirror striking poses and listening to an audio-book version of great speeches by Marc Anthony, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt with a bullhorn in his hand and a roll of socks in his crotch. Whatever it’s going to be, it’s certainly going to be pay-per-view. It’s gonna cost. And whatever happens, in this case, it won’t be true that you have “nothing to fear but fear itself”. The fear and the fact, the problems, reactions and solutions are all going to be coming from the same place.

How about big hand for the psychopaths in charge?

Visible sings: Songwriter by Les Visible♫ Iridescent Dreams ♫
'Iridescent Dreams' is track no. 10 of 10 on Visible's 2006 album 'Songwriter'
Lyrics (pops up)

Songwriter by Les Visible

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Generation of Vipers with the Patrick Bateman Shimmy.

A few years ago, Bret Easton Ellis wrote a book called American Psycho. It was about a psychopath called Patrick Bateman who killed people in horrible ways with no remorse whatsoever. The book was roundly condemned, often reviewed as without merit of any kind. The result was that it flew off of the shelves and made the author a pot of money. It later got made into a film with Christian Bale.

In recent times we’ve seen some disturbing characters come down the pike. From Charles Manson on we’ve had an epidemic of serial killers. We’ve had the celebrated cases of John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dalmer and Ted Bundy. Then there have been the Menendez Brothers and O.J. Simpson. A certain personality type has become commonplace in society and spans the gamut from the very poor to the obscenely rich. This personality type is defined as a Psychopath. They’ve always been around but never so many as today.

(Yes, I know the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath and we’re going to go with psychopath for the purposes of this essay.)

It’s a common misperception to believe that these types are exclusively confined to areas of criminal behavior, usually resulting in murder, though often engaging in other crimes against person and society. The fact is that these types often move through life without ever being directly engaged in ‘obvious’ criminal enterprise. But one thing you can be sure of, they hurt other people. They enjoy it. It makes them feel good; if they actually feel anything at all.

My interpretation of a psychopath is a person whose reptile brain has murdered their conscience. This is their first offense and it is against themselves. Some seem to have been born this way. Some are forged out of their environment at the hands of their parents and other forces. It’s my belief that they are predisposed in this direction. Many of us have suffered greatly but we don’t turn out like that. Often our suffering makes us into better people than we might have been.

For some reason, at certain times, these psychopaths flower; the earth has the right chemical balance, there’s the right amount of sun and rain and so on and so forth. I’d blame materialism but that’s my take.

Bush and Cheney, Rumsfield, Wolfowitz, Rice, Libby and their financiers... they are all psychopaths. The radio talk show hosts; celebrities of every stripe, bankers and lawyers, doctors and priests, academics and accountants, scientists and mine owners, stockbrokers and New Age guru’s. You can find psychopaths in every field working for the one objective that is the focus of them all... self interest; and woe to those who get in their way.

Often they work alone. Not infrequently they band together; in business, politics and religion. They take language and they give it their own meaning. They smile a lot and they are very engaging. You’ll get the same smile when they sell you your house as what you get when they take it away from you. It’s all the same to them. In their minds everyone is fair game and everyone is, or should be, working for them.

They see the thousands dying in Iraq; the people suffering in Darfur, Palestine and much of Africa as something akin to animals who do not feel pain as human’s do- not that that would matter. They see economic possibility; “Okay people, let’s think about how we can get some aid money for these people and then invest it in that sub prime hedge fund and then sell it to the Europeans and Asians.” Or, “You know, it looks to me that the Janjaweed could use some better weaponry but first, let’s put some pressure on Congress to intervene so we can ratchet up the conflict and increase the need.”

On and on it goes, centuries of suffering; tens of thousands impaled on stakes, thousands sealed still alive into walls as if they were some sort of strange mortar, hundreds of thousands starved and tormented behind razor wire. We always look back and think how uncivilized they were. We believe that we are civilized in our cities, in our suits, moving though the corridors of the workplace, making money- gambling on disaster and mathematical fluctuations where no matter what happens you're okay if you bet right.

Wars created for no other motive than profit and stock exchanges filled with expensively dressed men and women buying and selling, based on commodities dependent on death and destruction, with lawyers and accountants to handle their affairs except for the ones they're having in their townhouse on the nights they don't go home to Westchester or Greenwich.

People bopping down the street with the world sealed away by ipods and cellphones, drowning in entertainments designed to focus their attention on their own needs. When the screams become too loud they can just turn up the volume.

People in cafes and diners celebrating the murder of endless scores of people who had no part in the condition created out of lies to justify their good fortune in being innocent bystanders and collateral damage; people who see people as numbers, people detached in a nation of sociopaths who drive by people living in cardboard boxes in the richest country on earth where tens of thousands of children are working the streets as prostitutes, where the easy flow of opiates is guaranteed by the protectionism of the Afghan war whose profits flow into the accounts of the same people in suits who bet right, invested right and "if I don't do it somebody will." Money has no conscience and neither do they.

These are just a few of the thoughts that run through my mind while I trace the dotted line as it weaves from point A to point B and beyond; a tortured highway of connections between a piece of paper signed in one place that, a week later, activates an army of Patrick Batemans because that Patrick Bateman signed the paper on instructions from his banker who is also Patrick Bateman.

Some people think this is funny. Some people think this is business as usual and some people think it's none of their business. Maybe it's none of my business either in this generation of vipers.

Screwing over the competition, driving the competition out of business, forcing new businesses into economic peril with the assistance of complicit bankers and then buying up someone’s dreams for a song... this is considered smart business. You get patted on the back. You get oral sex from the children of the people you ruined and everyone laughs and has a martini. Yes, it’s that bad.

The corporations don’t have to worry. When they overextend and threaten the survival of an entire country, the banks, with the people’s money will bail them out. You see it every day. The rule of law, that instrument which guarantees fair play and equitable conditions that punishes evil doers? Justice is a decision in their favor. Justice is blind because they put her eyes out. Then they tore her clothes from her body and used her and then sold her to a McBrothel. When she can’t perform any longer they’ll juice her into Soylent Green frappe and sell her at Starbucks.

It’s got to be the nature of the system. It’s got to be that the system got progressively altered over time until it was a willing whore for corporate interests. Once that was established then everything from the education industry to the music you hear was all tailored toward creating a nation of Patrick Batemans who are conditioned not to care about anybody but themselves.

It’s a hard road you’ve chosen and it grows darker by the day. With no one to stop it, it runs straight up to the gates of Hell. (A TV game show buzzer sounds.) “Shut up Cassandra, nobody wants to hear that crap.”

Visible sings: Almost A Capella by Les Visible♫ Brotherhood ♫
'Brotherhood' is track no. 9 of 12 on Visible's 2007 album 'Almost A Capella'
Lyrics (pops up)

Almost A Capella by Les Visible

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

History Channel, 9/11 Conspiracies Suicide-Swipe.

Oops, they did it again. They did it right in the middle of the road at high noon where the whole world could see every blemish on their big, fat, lying asses. Most of you would have to be at least as stupid as they think you are not to be made uncomfortable by such a poorly executed farce. This was overkill to the max. This was absurdity at a level never seen before and it will stand as compelling evidence of near smoking gun proof that the official version of what happened on 9/11 is a lie.

I realize that a lot of people are very upset right now. The internet is shooting sparks 40 miles high. Those suckered into an appearance on this spectacle are outraged and fuming like the smokestacks of the Industrial Revolution. However, that part of it is your own damn fault. Some of you were just looking for a little more celebrity out of this rich minefield of nitrogen. You know who you are. You’re the ones with the winking advertisements on your sites. You’re the ones who can’t miss a photo-op even if you have no control over the way you are going to be presented. You were hoping against hope even when you knew; YOU KNEW that they were going to go after you with dull axes and bad camera angles.

Too many of you are looking to make your careers on the back of this awful event. You figured that once you’d gained that greater celebrity that you will go on to do all kinds of good for the human race. Unfortunately you come off as the same kind of opportunists that you despise on the so-called ‘other side’. I want you to think about this and stop your howling like a stuck pig. It’s not as bad as it seems. In fact, if you’ll just cool your jets for a moment, I want to explain to you how this may well be the best thing that has happened so far.

Once you can step away from your sense of injury and wounded pride I want you to watch this program again. I want you to see that the extremes to which they went to make an indefensible point has now become one of the best weapons in your arsenal. This is living proof that they are scared and on the run. How could they have exposed themselves and their agenda in such a light? They’re as nervous as hens. Apparently people are listening to something other than the mainstream news. Apparently there is a revolution of complicit souls telling everyone they meet that the government and their corporate masters are lying sacks of a nitrogen rich substance. You should be overjoyed that they REALLY put their foot in it this time. I’ve got a feeling that, once you get over feeling bad, you are going to be very pleased.

They are on the run! Somewhere, at some point, most of the people in the country became aware that the government and the media are lying. They can’t undo this and when they put together such a disastrous and damning, unintentional satire as this they have really screwed the pooch and the pooch isn’t liking it one bit. People... this is a very good thing. They really should have known better but they did not. They have handed us the sort of thing every prosecutor and defense lawyer dreams of.

What? You’re saying, “sure, but millions of people saw this and we- the truth movement- do not have that kind of exposure...” Au contraire, if we didn’t have that kind of exposure they wouldn’t have felt forced into showing their hind end in such an embarrassing fashion. This may well be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and they put it there themselves.

I’m not a fan of Loose Change. I don’t find it near comprehensive enough. I wonder if its success isn’t partially based on that. There are much more concise and damning presentations about and this leads me to several possibilities.

Have you any idea what kind of a film can be made for $100,000.00? That amount of money is chump change and surely those of you with the bigger sites have got that kind of coin. From this History Channel hit piece you have all the material you need to sink them in the water. They have given you all you need if you will just look at what I am saying and then look at the film again. You could make a documentary based solely on this film and have devastating impact by merely dissecting their machinations; not to mention refuting the poorly contrived arguments. It’s not just the public who needs to wake up and smell the dead bodies in the road, it’s the 9/11 truthers who need to get a clue.

Such a film could be entered at every film festival and made available through the marvel of the internet to the whole wide world. Just once, let’s make something truly powerful and profound without being ballast ridden by minutiae. I’m not a film maker but even I could do this as a result of being organized and possessing common sense. It’s a slam dunk. Let’s not be pissed off. Let’s be grateful. They blew it. They shot themselves in the foot and photographed themselves propositioning the park ranger in the public restroom. We have the advantage. Listen to what I am saying.

Please put aside your opportunism and efforts at self-advancement. If fame is in your cards it will come. Fame gained for the purpose of fame turns into a negative gain. Let’s get canny and focused people. We have them on the run. They didn’t need to do this and they certainly didn’t need to do it this badly. So... think about it... why did they? Think.

The bad news is that they most certainly have to do something nasty now. They have to distract the world’s attention from what has become an avalanche of lies now rotting in the sun. My guess is that they are going to screw that up too. For the first time in a long time I get the feeling that the tide is turning. We have them on the run; Carpe Diem, people.

Trace the ownership of The History Channel and look at who is saying what and never mentioning the conflicts of interest and lay it out. Focus on the cherry-picking, creative editing and special effects and use your wit and clarity to nail them to the wall. Take the actual clips that they manipulated and SHOW THEM as they were in fact. There are thousands of us at work here. Some of us have large audiences. Some of us have smaller audiences. But when you put together the sum of our collective audiences, it is very large and world wide. They can’t stop us. We have the advantage and they handed it to us free of charge.

Everyone who got filmed with a mullet and taken out of context and dismissed with extreme prejudice should take heart this very hour. Millions are waiting to see what you are going to say and how you are going to handle this. Are these disinfo agents lying, murdering swine? Assuredly they are. Has their hour come round at last? It may well have. Mark my words; this is going to turn against them in spades. This is going to resound all over the world. They messed up. We have the advantage.

Go fix yourself a cup of coffee or crack a beer. Make your way out on to the deck, to the gazebo, over to the kitchen table or wherever it works for you and savor this moment. Put away your sense of injury and get frosty. Get gimlet-eyed and feel the delicious anticipation that precedes your opportunity to cut these fools to shreds. It’s in your hands now and the whole world is watching. We’re all counting on you to show us what you’re made of. This hatchet-job is a serendipitous gift. Make the best of it.

Visible sings: Almost A Capella by Les Visible♫ Light Up Ahead ♫
'Light Up Ahead' is track no. 1 of 12 on Visible's 2007 album 'Almost A Capella'

Almost A Capella by Les Visible

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Morlocks and the Eloi.

It’s like the constant drip of water from a faucet with a bad washer. It’s like cold February wind leaking under a badly hung door. It’s like rats in the attic and garbage on the yellow lawn. It looks like a rusted truck on cinderblocks in an empty lot; there’s a doll’s torso and an old tennis shoe. Its gang tags and gum on your seat and all the warning signs of something going down hill into a bottomless abyss.

From inside a house you can hear a loud TV. It’s saying America has talent. It will say a lot more before the night is through. In that ordinary night people will hunt each other in service to the elemental hungers. In some cases aggression will win out over restraint. There will be blood and fury and regret. Sometimes there will be no regret.

It won’t just be America. It will be all over the world; the violence of thoughts that become words and then acts. It won’t be just tonight but every night and every day and it will all be explained as something other than what it was. The bigger the crime the less the explanation will resemble the actual event.

Most people don’t know about Israel’s attack on the U.S.S. Liberty. Few people know that it is documented that Israel knew that it was an American ship. Fewer people still know that Israeli planes went on to fire on the sailors in the lifeboats. Even fewer people know that the reason Israel attacked the U.S.S. Liberty was because they had evidence that Israel was responsible for the Six Day’s War. You see, the U.S.S. Liberty was an intelligence ship. The U.S.S. Liberty had intercepted communications that revealed this.

Most people think that the recent Lebanese conflict was started when some IDF soldiers were ‘kidnapped’ on Israeli soil. Actually they were captured on Lebanese soil. Israel was massed for their assault on Lebanon even before this so-called kidnapping. They’re psychic, after all. Why do I sometimes repeat things I’ve said before? It has to be done. John Mearsheimer and Steven Walt just had their September appearance at the Chicago Global Affairs Council cancelled. Intense pressure was placed upon the council and that was that. Interestingly, Michael Oren, an Israeli neo-con was allowed to speak there and that was just fine. And so it goes with Rachel Corrie and the play about her struggle...

...and so it goes with engineering the Iraq War and the press to attack Iran and Syria... and so it goes with all the 9/11 evidence... and so it goes in Gaza... and so it goes at Barnard University... and so it goes. So it goes in such a multitude of examples that they could not be contained here. Where and how does it end? Who cares...?

America has become a nation of Morlock and Eloi. The Eloi are the American people and the Morlocks are the American neo-cons in the service of Israel with their foot soldiers, their harvest workers, their storm troopers; the bad acid Christians, the brainwashed bullet heads and everyone frightened enough to kill because they have lost their reason. The Morlocks eat the Eloi. But... it’s one of those things. The Eloi know that they are afraid and they know that a certain number of their fellows disappear but they don’t ‘really’ know what happens. They don’t want to know.

Let’s just say it right out. Let’s just say it and not pussy-foot around. Israel is a hegemonic, fascist nation. They lie and cheat and steal and kill without remorse and then they blame it on someone else. From the days of the Irgun to these days of using Palestinian children for target practice and starving the populace; marooning them in the Egyptian desert, bulldozing their trees and walling off their gardens... nothing has changed, except for a widening theater of operations. You’ve only got to ask any of the international force of aid workers in Palestine about what is happening there. You’ve only got to study the real history of events to see what’s what. You’ve only got to study the players, their backgrounds and loyalties to see who brought you the Iraq War.

It is obscene... all those cluster bombs dropped on Lebanon AFTER peace was agreed on. It’s obscene, all those Israeli contractors in Iraq and those working in Abu Ghraib prison. It’s obscene, the routine beating and murder of Palestinians by Israeli settlers on Palestinian land. Once again, there isn’t space here to lay it all out.

Meanwhile, in the Homeland... things just get worse. It’s an occupied country under foreign rule. It’s a massive stock-pen of disposable livestock being groomed for the killing fields of Israel’s wars. It’s a land where the people are, at a remarkably frightening rate, coming to look like fattened animals... all for the table of the Morlocks.

The Morlocks are laughing at you and you can’t do a damn thing about it, can you? A tiny handful of vicious psychopaths are blowing up your real estate and they aren’t Muslims. Bin Laden flat out stated he had nothing to do with 9/11. No one could say that Bin Laden ‘was’ a coward or that he wouldn’t take credit for such an impossible, surgical strike. How freaking stupid are you- American Eloi- that you still don’t see the insane mountain of evidence blotting out the sky in front of you?

You can’t say anything critical of Israel in occupied America; the Morlocks won’t have it. You can lose your job and be censured across the board. How outrageous can these occupying overlords become? When Paul Wolfowitz was asked what he thought about the term ‘neo-con’, he said it was anti-Semitic. That ominous, looming club of the anti-Semitic slur hangs over every head like the Sword of Damocles.

What I want to know... what I really want to know is; where are the cries of outrage among the American Jews at what is taking place? Why the silence... friends? Is America not your homeland? Would the silence be so telling: ...if it were China or Russia who wielded such enormous and illegal influence upon the laws of your land? You have a history of oppression? Should not such oppression and stifling of free speech not deserve comment? How did you come from “never forget” to such a capacity to overlook the same thing happening in Palestine and other parts of the world today?

It would not matter so much were there not such a magnitude of bloodshed and suffering. Yet the lives of the Eloi are of no account. It is their destiny and their value as living beings clearly laid out in the Talmud. They are of no importance. They are “ants in the afterbirth.”

No matter what the degree of the carnage and oppression, voices will cry out. The Earth itself cries out. There is something in the human spirit that will not be extinguished by mere suffering and want. There is some unknowable force in human affairs that will always rise to the occasion. History will be the judge. Your own conscience will be the judge and there is no hiding place where that which you are will not follow you.

I’m going to paraphrase Bertrand Russell. He said something to the effect that, when a people are oppressed the whole world mourns and looks on and says, “What can be done for these people?” but just as surely as they throw off their chains they become ten times more vicious than their oppressors ever thought of being. So it is.

So long as people are content to be Eloi, there will be Morlocks to feed upon them.

Visible sings: Songwriter by Les Visible♫ And We Could All Be Free ♫
'And We Could All Be Free' is track no. 8 of 10 on Visible's 2006 album 'Songwriter'
Lyrics (pops up)

Songwriter by Les Visible

Sunday, August 12, 2007

God Bless You Cindy Sheehan

You were just another American mother who lost her son in the war. I suppose at first there was nothing but grief and loss. From what we hear, your son was a fine person; maybe he had become a man already and maybe not but he was man enough to go to war. Something died in you the day you learned that he was gone. He didn’t tell you he was going. He didn’t like Bush and he thought the war was wrong but he felt it was his duty to go. This is what you said about him afterwards

A good portion of those we send to war are not men but in the process of becoming one. Possibly they hope that the military will make them one. Many of them join for the promise of education. They hope the odds will be in their favor. Many of them join because of trouble at home or the lack of opportunities. Some join because they love their country and some, it must be said, join in the hope that they might become a hero or get to kill someone.

I imagine that you grieved for some time. I imagine that you grieve still. At first the grief must have been all consuming and you didn’t think about much except the fact that you had lost your son. As time passed you began to wonder just what Casey had died for. As you studied the circumstances surrounding the war you discovered that it was based on a pack of lies. You discovered that the leaders of your country were among the most depraved and venal to ever serve in their positions; and that was saying something.

The more you looked, the more ugly truths were revealed to you. I imagine you found it hard to believe that such things could happen in America. I imagine that America began to seem like an unknown country to you. I imagine you got angry and you wanted answers. You decided that you would go see ‘the decider’. You wanted Bush to tell you why your son had to die in his illegal war. You wanted to hear the horse’s ass speak to you from the horse’s mouth.

You discovered that no one gets to see Bush unless they have a lot of money on the table. You found out that Bush doesn’t much care for anyone who doesn’t serve his interests. Bush’s handlers began to make comments about you as you began to make a nuisance out of yourself. They told of how they understood your grief. We got the impression you were a simple woman, not very bright, whose grief was being exploited by traitorous factions within the American culture. You weren’t smart enough to see this happening to you so it wasn’t your fault. However, giving you a forum also gave support to this country’s enemies. You were dismissed. You should go home and take care of your family.

Something died in you the day you heard your son had gone down in Sadr-City, killed in an ambush a mere five days after he got there. He got shot in the back of the head in an unprotected trailer. Maybe something died in you that day but something else was born as well. Something came to life in you and it has become a force for change that will not be denied.

You’ve made a lot of people angry. Your husband left you. You’ve said that you have lost every friend you had before Casey died. It must be real important to you to stop this war. It must be really important. You are slandered and vilified in the press. People make jokes about your looks and your appearance. I’ve seen the hateful words and the sly innuendos. It seems there is nothing people will not say to shut you down.

You headed down to Crawford, Texas and camped out near Bush’s ranch. What a circus that turned into. A lot of people started to see that there was something to the effort you were making for some kind of explanation from your country’s leadership. You became a hero. You are a hero. You have traveled the road to speak to people in many countries. They were none as unkind as what you faced at home. The press said that you were collaborating with America’s enemies. Still, you are just a simple woman, manipulated by dark forces that hate America for her freedom.

You’ve lead a march for impeachment on Washington. The press did not cover it. You’ve spoken many times in many places and the press did not cover it. You’ve been arrested many times, the press did cover that. We know about the press, Cindy. We just saw them at work ignoring Ron Paul’s presence at the Iowa Straw Poll. We see how they ignore Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich. It is fairly apparent who the press works for. It must disappoint you to see the press behave like hyenas and monkeys. You must wonder what has become of your country. Isn’t the deception and vile pandering a horrible thing to see Cindy?

Now you are going to challenge that fugitive from the Wax Museum, Nancy Pelosi. Good for you. Nancy Pelosi is a whore to special interests and a toy poodle for AIPAC. It’s AIPAC and PNAC and the American neo-cons who manufactured this war that killed your son. They are the ones now fabricating a war with Iran. The democrats were elected to end the war and bring change to the corrupt way of doing business that has flourished for the last six years. They have done nothing Cindy. They have rolled over on the floor like dogs in anticipation of having their bellies stroked. It’s a crying shame.

The press says you have no chance Cindy. I beg to differ. I think you have every possibility in the world of defeating this Kabuki-masked fraud that glad-hands and dances in a sanctimonious ballet as Speaker of the House.

I believe that you represent the very best of what is inside of us Cindy. You are living proof that there is light in the darkness. I believe you make the vampire bats in office sweat blood when they hear your name. I believe that you are honest and sincere and a credit to the human race. It makes me feel good to know that you are on the same planet. It stirs my heart.

I believe that what you do Cindy will have an impact on history. I believe that what you do will shame this generation for their apathetic postures. I believe that what you do shines a necessary disinfecting light upon the criminal operations of the present administration. I believe you do more good than you know and that more good will come from what you do than we presently imagine. I believe that one day you will win the Nobel Peace Prize.

You are the classic example of that spirit that rises now and again from the common crowd and gives us evidence of what we all should be. Don’t mind the sneers and the slander. Don’t mind the dismissive words and nasty commentaries from the mainstream gutter press. Many before you have experienced the same. We have come to now hold them as the heroes of their time.

It’s a dark time, Cindy. Malevolent creatures cavort upon the dais with bloodstained hands and empty hearts; their minds devoid of conscience or remorse. We may not win this battle but we must fight it regardless of the outcome or the consequences. The day will come when the whole world will look back upon our time and see the truth of the matter. You have my gratitude and love for having been on the right side of the affair, for having had the courage to continue when so many did not.

She was another American mother
Who lost her son in the war
Death is hard when they go so young
When they die for nothing it hurts even more

The greatest love is the love of a mother
Out of her substance the body is formed
Out of her dreams the soul goes walking
sometimes the dream dies hard

God bless you Cindy Sheehan
For walking this road you are on
Many more sons may live a little longer
even though your son is gone

The president lied to his people
He ducked when his time came to fight
He's a man without honor or any regret
and justice will gather him yet

You may think god’s not watching
but we're living proof God is real
yes sometimes God wakes up in people
that's something you see and you feel

God knows our country is troubled
God sees our leaders are blind
God is speaking through the love of a mother
open your heart and your mind

God bless you Cindy Sheehan
For walking this road you are on
Many more sons may live a little longer
even though Casey is gone

The president lied to his people
He ran when his time came to fight
He's a man without honor or any regret
and justice will gather him yet

I don't always know what the truth is
But a lie isn't that hard to see
Whatever is living in this woman’s heart
I hope it will wake up in me

The rich and the powerful tremble
When truth appears at their door
One simple woman in a state of conviction
And look I see ten million more.
Look I see ten million more

God bless you Cindy Sheehan
For walking this road you are on
Many more sons may live a little longer
even though your son is gone

The president lied to his people
He hid when his time came to fight
He's a man without honor or any regret
and justice will gather him yet
oh yes it will...


Visible sings: Songwriter by Les Visible♫ God Bless You Cindy Sheehan ♫
'God Bless You Cindy Sheehan' is track no. 1 of 10 on Visible's 2006 album 'Songwriter'

Songwriter by Les Visible

Friday, August 10, 2007

Slip Sliding Away Down the Behavioral Sink.

Pinpointing the causes of a nation’s decline is not always easy. Picking the moment when it started going down is even more difficult. Perhaps the major difficulty in both of these cases is that everyone has an opinion and a lot of the most powerful and forceful opinions are coming from agents of the decline who may well opine that it is not in decline at all. I can’t believe I wrote that last sentence AND left it in. Possibly that is an example of my own individual decline or some latent desire to write a Broadway musical, but I digress.

Some might say that a bad government came out of nowhere and hijacked the nation and rode it into the ground. You could make that argument; America has never seen a government like this. Some might say it is a cultural thing, exemplified by the fact that two thirds of the nation is overweight or obese. You could make that argument. Some might say it was caused by turning away from the official text of the doctrine of the God that watches over them. A lot of people would argue that. Some might say this and some might say that. Some might say that agents of a foreign power caused the condition.

Yadda, yadda this and... yadda, yadda that. Down it goes no matter what anyone says. Maybe it’s a natural phenomenon similar to autumn; brown, dead leaves falling, stark trees and hard winds coming. Maybe that’s what all that excess flesh is for; to protect you against the pending, cold winter.

You would have to be pretty dense not to see the persistent and incremental loss of basic freedoms. You’d have to be dense or distracted not to notice the blatant, justifying lies; the manufactured boogeymen, the atmosphere of impending terror and all of the reflex actions taken by the government for... your own good. What kept you nailed in your seat while the ship went down? Was there something good on TV? Had you fallen and been unable to get up without the help of a winch? Was it bread and circuses? Was it the fear of being singled out and censured by the rest of the crowd? Did they call you Chicken Little?

Maybe another illustration would be more helpful. How do people become slaves? How are they placed into the position where they can be enslaved and trafficked by whoever is playing that role? I’ll wager that you become a slave when you cease to be your own master. You become a slave when your higher ideals are discarded for the benefit of your lower appetites and when superstition prevails over reason.

Was it fear, stupidity or hunger than kept you locked in the house and nailed in your seat? Does it matter once the chains go on? It matters only if you get a chance to regain your freedom. In that case it’s always good to know what the mistakes were that you made; if you get the chance... if you get the chance.

The Constitution and The Preamble and The Bill of Rights were based on observations made concerning the past. The authors knew about the dangers that could threaten a nation. Everything they wrote down was put there for a reason and all of it was based on events that had happened before. These documents were created as a protection against these events. Over the course of time quite a few examples of these dangers reared their ugly heads in many places around the world. Generations of Americans agreed that they had a good thing going.

You can look at it two ways. You can subscribe to the concept of ‘the barbarians at the gate’ or the ‘danger from within’. Over the course of history both of these have acted out many times in other lands. America has had to deal with both conditions; the threat- whether it ever got that far or not- of foreign invasion, as well as the assault on national interests abroad and internal problems of large magnitude; the Civil War, Joe McCarthy, the Nixon White House and the present Bush administration. It was America’s charters, her documents and laws that protected her. It was the checks and balances of her system that, intended for the common good, always brought her back to the center. Well, as Yeats once said, “Things fall apart, the center cannot hold.” Is that what is happening now?

In order for America to go down, they have to compromise her charters, annotate her documents and change her laws. You need a really good reason to do this. To enslave a people in a democracy you have to get rid of the democracy first. You have to frighten the people about foreign enemies and internal dangers to the point where they will let you get rid of their democracy. Most people, given a moment to think about it will choose to live on their knees as opposed to dying on their feet (that is human nature), at least for the moment- and then you can change something else and then ask them again and then change something else. That’s how it gets done.

You don’t dismantle a country in a few days. There is so much that is involved in the process. You’ve got to weaken it here and weaken it there. At a certain point it will still be standing. It will look like it always did and then all you got to do is pull out this thing here and... fascinating to watch it all slip away and come tumbling down... just like controlled demolition.

There are some interesting comments to this blog entry that relate to fungus growths and mushrooms.

Scroll down to number five and begin reading. Fairly engrossing stuff; something to think about. There’s a lot of hope there and it may be all we have to hope for given the long and accelerating, greased slide- down the behavioral sink.

It’s not the government that takes your freedom. You give it up. You cut a deal. You make a tradeoff. Are they gaming the system? Of course they are. Have they got control of the media and the armed forces and the police? Sure. Is it over before it’s over? No. No it is not.

The same force that inspired your documents and charters lives in you today. You may have a problem finding it right off. After all, you’ve piled a lot of crap on top of it and being as it is a fire like the one symbolized by the torch carried by that lady in the harbor, when it burns crap, it smokes. You’re going to have to clear away the crap and you’re going to have to feed that fire with some other things you may not have seen in a while. You’re going to have to look for these things; these virtues and ideals that you misplaced or replaced with something you found more flexible for your fancies and appetites.

When you find these things you are going to be able to see a little more clearly. First off, the smoke will have dissipated and secondly these things are going to help; these ideals and virtues have that capacity to help you see better; to think and feel with more precision. You’ve got to find your way back to who you are. You’ve got to remember what was important to you. One of the unfortunate things about losing something is that after awhile you forget it was ever there.

We have the power to change the world. Look at the impact a single individual has made in the past. Look at the inspiring tales of our heroes and legends. Look at the desperate times in which they labored and what they were up against. Despite the terrible conditions, despite the enormous bloodshed, history is filled with tales of courage and triumph. There are a lot of good examples. How are you doing with that at the moment?

You might have to change yourself first but you CAN change the world. Just a handful of people forged this nation and look where it went. Think about it. Think about what you might do if you decide not to slide down that sink. Ask yourself what is most important to you. What are the things you could not bear to lose? I’ll wager that if you are a real human being that your life is not first on the list.

Visible sings: Almost A Capella by Les Visible♫ I Am Alive ♫
'I Am Alive' is track no. 8 of 12 on Visible's 2007 album 'Almost A Capella'
Lyrics (pops up)

Almost A Capella by Les Visible

Monday, August 6, 2007

Dov Zakheim and the Missing Trillions.

What is the most outrageous piece of news that isn’t being discussed? I would venture to say it is the strange tale of Dov Zakheim and the missing trillions. I hear all kinds of numbers. I hear 2.3 trillion from Rumsfield and I hear about one trillion that Zakheim can’t explain. Still, you’ll need to check the dates of Zakheim’s days in the saddle as Pentagon Comptroller and then you can wonder to your hearts content. There’s no doubt the money is gone and there’s no doubt about who should know where it went but...what do I know? I know one trillion dollars is a lot of money. Isn’t one trillion dollars a million million? Zounds!!!

Has the cost of the entire Iraqi incursion come to a trillion dollars yet? It certainly isn’t anywhere near 2.3 trillion. Why isn’t this under discussion? Is it just too big a thing, too enormous to comprehend, that our minds go blank when we think about it? Hmmm...

There are a number of researched sources for all of the details you need to get a grasp of the situation. I’m not going to go into that kind of detail here. It’s been done better than I can manage at places like here

and here:

this last link gives you many further links. You might want to read some of this before you continue here. And you should probably read this, by the author of the first link.

The man at the center of this sub rosa controversy is Dov Zakheim. Here is what is said about him. He’s a dual national Zionist and also a Rabbi. He’s the co-author of this PNAC gem...

or, he isn’t the co-author but he signed off on it and it was really written by Kristol and Kagan. I read different things and, having been burned once, I’m in no mood for putting anything out that isn’t just as close to the truth as I can get. If you read the sources I have given and you extrapolate out to some degree you will find that Rabbi Zakheim is right there in the bed and under the covers snuggled up tight with all the other names that keep coming up. You’ll also find an alarming amount of connections to 9/11. WTF?

Here are a few salient features that struck me. He resigned in March 2005 when it was discovered that a a trillion dollars was missing.

On September 10th, 2001 (note this auspicious ‘night before Christmas date) Rumsfield announced that 2.3 trillion was missing.

Now wait a minute... doesn’t this come to over 3 trillion dollars? Is Zakheim responsible for all of it or part of it? Is it a mere trillion for him and someone else lost the rest? I’m relying on you to square this away for me. This blog is interactive.

How can you not account for this amount of money in this day and age with computers?

Why has this, along with other news, (such as the WTC being near condemned status, prior to the attacks, because of billions in required refurbishments) with which we are familiar, disappeared from the landscape?

Most importantly, what was a dual nationality cat like Rabbi Zakheim doing in charge of the Pentagon’s money supply? Forget that, what is Chertoff, another dual nationality cat doing in charge of Homeland Security?

You might find a number of things in this article interesting, one of which is this, "Chertoff allowed scores of suspected Israeli terrorists and spies to quietly return to Israel . In several cases, Israeli suspects working for phony moving companies, such as Urban Moving Systems from Weehawken, N.J., were caught driving moving vans which tested positive for explosives. On September 14, Dominic Suter, the owner of the moving company, which was found to be a Mossad front company, fled to Israel after FBI agents requested a second interview.

One group of 5 Israelis was seen on the roof of Urban Moving Systems videotaping and celebrating the destruction of the World Trade Center. These Israeli agents were returned to Israel on visa violations.

These Israeli suspects, and others, who had apparently transported explosives in the New York area, were allowed to return to Israel without being properly interrogated or their presence and activities in the United States having been vigorously investigated." (1)

Does it all sound like science fiction to you? Put “Chertoff dual nationality” into Google and see if you have enough time in your life to read the things you find.

Any time you start looking into the rabbit hole you run across the same names. There is this handful of people who constantly show up. Why are there continuous connections to Israel? As I have said before, I don’t enjoy having to reach these conclusions. There is no more heavyweight subject than Israeli involvement in 9/11. There is nothing that causes more screeching and name calling, slander and opprobrium. But... every time you look and everywhere you look, the same names, the same connections, the same events pop to the surface of the lake like a dead body and smell as bad.

Now, either this is the most fantastic, most outrageous set of coincidences of which there is no parallel in human history or... there is something to it.

What are so many members of one of the smallest groups of people in the world doing in so many sensitive areas of the American government? How come they have so many irrefutable connections to one of the biggest events in American history? Honestly, I just want some answers. I don’t know what to think and I don’t like having to think about and speak about things that can make me a target of powerful interests that seem to be in control of a whole lot of bad shit.

Now, once again, either there is something to all of this or it is an unbelievable chain of coincidence that defies reason. What do we make of this?

This website had to remove it due to Zakheim’s lawyers. There’s a lot of information from several sources here...


...I don’t speak to the truth of the contents. I’d just appreciate it if you would READ, THINK, REFLECT and REASON. What I have placed before you is a small, small portion of what you can find which all speaks to the same thing. And speaking of outrageous coincidences, what is Zakheim doing as Corporate Vice President of System Planning Corporation? ...more freaking coincidences. I’ve got more coincidences than there are illegal immigrants.

Unfortunately for me, this has gone way past coincidence and the circumstantial. This is some unknown animal hiding in plain sight. I don’t know what to call it. It can’t be coincidence or circumstantial, there are enough grains of sand here to create your own beach. It blares at me through klaxons. It’s screaming from rooftops. It’s dancing with ten thousand Broadway revues surrounded by all the lights of Las Vegas. I have to conclude what I fear to conclude.

How do we come to empirical fact? We get there by repeating experiments, by observation and by weighing evidence to the point where doubt is removed from our conclusions. I’d really appreciate the readers weighing in with their thoughts and any further information they might have. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck and looks like a duck and you see it mating with other ducks and producing more ducks; what do you think it might be?

Visible sings: The Sacred and The Profane by Les Visible♫ Nothing More ♫
'Nothing More' is track no. 5 of 13 on Visible's 2007 album 'The Sacred and The Profane'
Lyrics (pops up)

The Sacred and The Profane by Les Visible

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Lonesome Death of the American Dream

As bad as we know it is; two terms of an unelected psychopathic stooge in the presidency, a murderous assault on home ground by the very government empowered to protect the people against it, the daily erosion of personal freedom, the trashing of the economy, the banal vomit inducing entertainments, the collective efforts of disinfo agents who present themselves as truthseekers, the cowardly opposition party crawling backwards in estrus toward the dark side, the control of American foreign policy by a foreign government and the enormous human suffering it has all brought about... as bad as it all is, it just keeps getting worse.

The worst part of all the evils presently operating under diplomatic immunity and protected by SWAT-bot forces of true believer enforcement agencies is what is happening to The Laws of the Land. America was a nation of laws. You may think it is the police and the army that protects you. You may think God is watching over America. You may have the idea that The Second Amendment provides you with a catastrophe backup and... there... there... is the area I want to visit today; no, not The Second Amendment but that of which it is a part.

The most serious danger you face is not from terrorists, crazed gun nuts, or even your poor discipline about what you eat and your reluctance to exercise. The first two are minor possibilities akin to being struck by lightning. The second is a real concern but more of a long term thing. Your most serious danger is what is happening to your laws; to the basic foundation of your rule of law. And this, this is what is intended by those who are determined to and engaged in the effort to enslave you.

It is your laws that determine how and where and when the military will act; how the police will act. It is your laws that determine whether agents of the law can drag you from your homes in the middle of the night. It is your laws that allow for you to be beaten by agents of the law for flying a flag up side down on your front porch. It is your laws that determine whether you can be shoved around, denied the right of assembly and generally messed with whenever they want to mess with you. Where are the laws that go into force when those who enforce the law are breaking the law? Where is the process that should be automatic that deters the abuse of the law by those empowered to defend it? Where is this thing that isn’t working as I type these words?

You don’t wake up one morning in a concentration camp and then wonder what happened. You were supposed to see the steps in the process. You were supposed to say something. You were supposed to get together with your neighbors and make a whole helluva lot of noise. You should have been smart enough to see all the manufactured events that led to all of the laws that were being designed to protect you from the imaginary threats being drummed up by those who were empowered to protect you and which wound up stripping you of your basic rights.

You should have wondered at the missing ballots in Ohio. You should have wondered at the yo-yo terror alerts. You should have wondered at the endless string of lies that justified all the horror and bloodshed and... you should have done something. You should have been part of a greater movement of citizens who gathered by the thousands and tens of thousands in parks and community centers and commercial areas and demanded that these ruthless profiteers and traitors be held accountable. You should have all refused to go to work. A nation that refuses to go to work WILL bring down the government. An informed public is a safe public and so... you should have wondered and you should have wondered aloud. You would have found that most everyone else was wondering too. Meanwhile you got fatter and shorter and more stupid until, one day, you couldn’t remember when it first was that you dropped down on to all fours and forgot to get back up. You forgot when the last time you spoke a human language was. Now you make these animal sounds and no one can understand what you are saying.

Is this the way it is? Is America a nation of sheep? One poll after another show that you believe by a wide majority that 9/11 was an Inside Job, one poll after another show that you have no confidence in your leaders, one poll after another show that you want the U.S. out of Iraq, one poll after another show that you know, you think, you feel... that a whole lot of things have gone wrong. And one day after another your leaders on both sides of the aisle show that there’s only one side of the aisle filled with milling opportunists and professional liars.

All of this comes down to an agenda driven core of merciless psychopaths who are agents of a foreign power. These PNAC/AIPAC vampire overlords in cahoots with the multinational corporations own the media that informs you of what to believe, even though you don’t believe it. Unless you band together and shout from the rooftops and refuse to turn the wheels of the machine, you are lost. Don’t blame me. Don’t blame fate. Don’t blame the immigrants. Don’t blame the weather. Blame yourselves. Shut it down now.

Look at this people. Use your freaking reason. Use your minds-

look at this and listen to what the BBC says about what cannot be explained away, no matter what sort of BS they employ. And yeah, The UK is also in the hands of the same people who are doing the same thing to you.

Look at this people-

and look at who is behind this presentation. Could it be more clear? Do I have to grab you by the back of the neck and rub your face in it and scream at you to tell me what you smell? Is it the buffet on the table that you smell? Is it your own fear that you smell which convinces you that you had better convince yourself that you don’t smell anything at all? Wake the Hell up.

Now you want to run around like Chicken Little because some bridge fell down in Minnesota and a handful of people died? More people are dying in the Egyptian desert right now than went down off of that bridge and they don’t have to die. They are being murdered. Yeah, let’s all just wring our hands for awhile about a bridge collapse and then we won’t notice that much larger numbers of people are dying every single day because your country is in the hands of agents of a foreign power.

History repeats itself. It’s doing it right now. Very few Germans were Nazi’s. They only needed a few. It’s easy to accomplish once you control the law-making process and thereby those who enforce the law. It’s enough to intimidate a village if you imprison or kill a few of the residents. You can always then count of a portion of the rest of the village to enforce further atrocity just so they can avoid it themselves. Human nature isn’t a virtue.

You had better start holding your leaders accountable. You had better start taking responsibility for what happens in your name or you soon won’t even have a name, you’ll have a number. You had better get about it today. Now is the hour. Let me hear the sound of millions of voices raised in protest. Let me hear the sound of silenced machines. Let me see stalled cars and empty trains and buses and airplanes. Let me see empty malls and empty amusement parks.

Then... let us collectively listen to the anguished screams of the corporations as they gasp for breath. It doesn’t matter what it may cost in the short term. It doesn’t matter if some of us must die if it means that freedom shall continue after. Many before us have paid the price. You ‘had’ what you had because they did.

Visible sings: 911 was an Inside Job by Les Visible♫ While the President Makes War ♫
'While the President Makes War' is track no. 8 of 10 on Visible's 2002 album
'911 was an Inside Job'

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911 was an Inside Job by Les Visible