February 8 2005
THE SHATTERED GLASS ( ... and the milk it spilled)
What if what we thought was healthy was actually killing us?
By John Kaminski
The only sound in the darkness was the voice of a woman on the phone outlining her plans to awaken a sleeping citizenry with an accurate video version of the crime of the century. But when a man listens to a woman, he often doesn't hear her words, but instead drifts off into the uncharted narrative of his own dreams.
Fifty years ago I stood in the kitchen of my childhood. The giant glass of milk I always consumed before bedtime had accidentally crashed onto the kitchen floor, spewing a white Rorschach blot across the checkered linoleum. I loved milk, I told her. But her voice chided through the line: no adult animal drinks milk; it isn't healthy, because the excess protein putrefies in your digestive tract and catalyzes all manner of debilitating ailments.
So we learn what we thought was essential to our well-being may in reality be a recipe for needless misery, not to mention serious injury. This passing thought, this shattered glass in my memory, got me thinking about what we once learned was good and life-giving can with the right information lead to the realization that we are killing ourselves because we remain ignorant of basic facts.
This evolving image coalesced in my mind as she talked about the need to convince people that 9/11 was really an inside job inflicted on the American people by our own leaders. Hence this thought: what we thought was good and pure can, without accurate information, actually be a poison that we eagerly and happily guzzle down.
I have long insisted that the heart-wrenching trauma that was 9/11 is the key to understanding both the past and the future of American history. If you choose to accept the official version of these horrible events, you are continuing to ingest a poison that has killed millions of innocent people, and will surely kill millions more.
Once you begin to contemplate the notion that our own leaders callously engineered the whole tragedy simply to advance their own greedy agenda, you open up a very unsettling window into the predatory behavior of the United States, both throughout its bloody, falsely reported history, and obviously also to a terrifying future of what America's power-mad leaders have planned for the rest of the world in the coming months and years.
Yet most Americans, willingly distracted by simpler concerns like children and bank accounts, cannot — or will not — see this, despite an avalanche of evidence that could, if we had an uncorrupted court system, convict thousands of rich and famous men of profoundly serious crimes.
Intellectually stunted by a one-size-fits-all educational system and constantly deceived by clownlike media that deliberately ignore certain negative events like fixed elections and toxic medicines, a majority of the American people simply cannot bring themselves to believe their leaders could be such cold-hearted villains, such sociopathic criminals.
Could President Bush, who throbs the hearts of blue-haired ladies across America and sends squadrons of superficial preachers into convincingly feigned rhapsodies of Rapture fever, have supervised the murder of 3,000 Americans just to get his geopolitical way?
To most Americans who have sworn their allegiance to their churches and their country, the idea is too preposterous to consider. Yet this allegiance, based on false information, is, for so many (including those many Americans who are persuaded to physically fight for their country), a fatal misstep.
But when we do open our minds to the endless string of lies, the towers that couldn’t have fallen due to airplane crashes, the phonecalls that couldn’t have been made with existing technology, the so-called Arabs who never showed up on the passenger lists (allegedly devout Muslims who ate pork and went to strip clubs), the building that fell for no reason, the air defenses that failed to respond, the deliberate lies, the stonewalled investigations, the confiscated videos and tapes that would have more clearly revealed what happened, and various other pieces of the puzzle that will never in a million years fit together, we have an inkling that something is really wrong, regardless of whatever allegiances we may profess.
That we have not been told the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
And then we recall bits and pieces of history that still stick in our craws like bad fish. The window opens.
Historian William Blum always describes these matters best.
“From 1945 to 2003, the United States attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements fighting against intolerable regimes. In the process, the U.S. bombed some 25 countries, caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair.”
But one need not lurch into history books to taste that sour burp of genuine American history. One need only not rely on newspapers and look elsewhere for unspun info on the American genocides transpiring this very day in Palestine, Iraq, Haiti, Colombia, Serbia, Afghanistan and throughout Africa and Asia to acquire an accurate picture of the way America really works.
It always comes as a shock to me to realize that today’s majority of the American population was not alive for Watergate, never mind that tragic spate of assassinations in the Sixties — all of which were engineered by the same demonic faction of the U.S. government that exerts its murderous impulses over all of us today.
So for you young victims of the American public school system, let me recount just a little of the actual history of your country that you may, in your media-induced, consumeristic coma, have missed.
Few Americans know that America's involvement in World War I was triggered by a deliberate deception known as the sinking of the Lusitania, which was a passenger ship torpedoed by a German U-boat that changed public opinion in America from neutral to pro-war. 128 Americans died and America eventually went to war over the incident, after first concealing that the Lusitania was covertly carrying ammunition to Britain, and that fact had been deliberately leaked to German intelligence to assure a suitable public affront to American dignity.
Many historians theorize that this period actually signalled the end of the republic, since the most important legislative act ever passed in American history, the Federal Reserve Act, gave control of the currency to private bankers, who have been igniting wars ever since for the purpose of making huge amounts of money.
This process remains the centerpiece of the American economy, and is the reason you can bask in your self-depleting trivalities while the rest of the world forever mourns the millions murdered by the American war machine.
World War II was triggered by an almost identical process. Americans did not want to participate in another European war, but it's well known now that Franklin Roosevelt goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor, creating the necessary outrage and support for millions more to die so the bankers could make money with that best moneymaker of all — all out war.
And Vietnam. Surely you’ve heard by now. The famous Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the Vietnamese supposedly opened fire on a U.S. ship, never happened. It was a total fabrication that triggered 20 years of misery for all and killed up to four million people, but the bankers who start these things made out like the bandits they are. They even loaned money to the Russians who furnished weapons to the Viets just to prolong this profitable operation as long as possible.
Most of you still remember Saddam, the Iraqi stoolie put in power by the Americans, and, thirty years later, declared to be the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler.
Our leaders said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, so we bombed. But now we know he had no such weapons, and yet still we bomb.
The bad perpetrators of 9/11 were hiding in Afghanistan, they told us, so we bombed. But when we had the chance to catch them, we didn’t want to, and still we bomb.
What kind of lies have you been telling yourself that America is the land of the free and the home of the brave? Are you still feeding your children this crap? America is the land of racist mass murderers. And you wave your flag and cheer as the rest of the world bleeds.
If 9/11 is the key to understanding American history, your own ignorance of how America has behaved over time is the key to understanding how America is raping and prostituting the world, and always has been. And you cheer that. By our silence, we are all complicit in these crimes, because we elected these fools. Every one of them. We are the real fools.
Realizing all this is possible when you understand what happened on 9/11, and what has happened in all of America’s foreign adventures. America sees a commodity it likes, arranges with corporate bigwigs how to steal that commodity for its big campaign donors, invents a false story enumerating some perilous threat to the American people, and goes off and murders millions.
America also kills thousands of your own sons and daughters just to make it look authentic. And you cheer.
This is the key to understanding. Your own participation in mass murder. Look in the mirror. And see how your opulent standard of living is the direct result of all those people who were killed, who are being killed as we speak, in your name. You are the mass murderer. And you cheer. And then you lie about what’s really happening. It’s the American way. And it always has been.
A toast, then. To the real American justice. The real history. Your wonderful way of life. Raise your glass of champagne high in a salute to our valiant heroes defending freedom and democracy around the world. Then let the glass slip through your fingers, and crash onto the kitchen floor. You may now choose — or not — to see the blood you’re standing in.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He is the author of two collections of essays, America's Autopsy Report and The Perfect Enemy, about how the Zionist-controlled U.S. government created the terrorist group known as al-Qaeda, many of which have been published individually on hundreds of websites around the world. In addition, he has written The Day America Died: Why You Shouldn’t Believe the Official Story of What Happened on September 11, 2001, a 48-page booklet aimed at those who still believe the government’s highly questionable version of events. A second booklet, 9/11: The Manipulation of Reality, will be published before the end of 2004. For more information on John or to purchase these books, go to http://www.johnkaminski.com/