April 4 2005
also has the power to make you commit atrocities."
— Voltaire (1694-1778)
Everyone who knows me knows I won't be preaching any kind of old time religion anytime soon. And yet, the problem that we seem to have lost our souls seems to be the main problem in the world right now.
I have lately been fond of saying religion doesn't help anyone see God, doesn't help anyone connect with the divine or sacred aspects of things, which is just another way of saying that religion ultimately blocks us from appreciating the finer things in life, things that usually can make us happy. The most important is an objective respect for all life.
Religion actually prevents all that. It's a terraforming of the mind that permits only acceptable rituals, etched-in-stone prescriptions for all life's situations. As a consequence, we condemn things that make other people happy. Two random examples that come to mind are love between homosexuals and appreciating people whose skin color is different from our own. I don't want to veer off into either of those subjects, but I just want to ask what right does any of us have to make judgments on things that are really none of our business.
Aren't kindness and compassion the ultimate currency? When the time comes to die you will think they are — count on it.
Religion creates an archetypal behavioral template for the distribution of misinformation. If people accept religion, they're more likely to embrace authoritarianism, which is why the neocons embrace the evangelicals. Religions belong to the Dark Ages. Ultimately, religious people cannot perceive reality, because they're fogged in by a false template of default auto-suggestions. Also, religion provides them with a license to be irresponsible and duplicitous, because they think they will be “forgiven.”
As one philosopher whose name I’ve now forgotten once suggested, religion doesn’t teach you how to be good, it only teaches you how to pretend to be good.
Several items that have crossed my cyberdesk in the last day all stick in my mind as some kind of vortex by which to understand what is happening to us all at this time.
They involve the brainwashing aspects of religions and, judging by the behavior of American soldiers in Iraq, also the loss of our souls. But mostly they show why you can’t rely on religion to find your soul.
The first, from Russia, was forwarded by a respected pagan philosopher and titled "The secret of Jewish circumcision and the meaning of the Jewish skull cap." For purposes of the point I am trying to make, I will cull some of its thoughts:
It should be pointed out here that the Jews are not the only bio-robots among us. Majority of people do not demonstrate individual thinking or behavior and can be easily programmed. Their heads can easily be filled with stereotypes, which those in power select for the crowd programming and control. And most people are not even aware that they are being programmed and turned into the bio-robots.
Control of information can be effected by limiting available information, by selectively withholding information, falsifying, feeding selective information that presents distorted view of the world and so on.
If a person is open to such manipulations of the information field around him, he would ... think that his decisions and actions are made independently. And yet he is a bio-robot ... being programmed by someone else.
Why the Jewish baby boys are circumcised on the eighth day?
The secret to this lies in the occult knowledge. Levites possess that knowledge. And incidentally, they do not perform circumcision on their own babies, they do that only to their "livestock" — the Jews.
During the first eight days only three lower Chakras are developed. All the higher Chakras remain undeveloped in the body of a circumcised Jew. In other words — a circumcised Jew is only half a person — with mutilated soul and brain.
Jewish circumcision ritual produces real bio-robots that cannot tell the difference between good and evil, and who cannot be reprogrammed.
We have all seen that religious Jews wear a skull cap. The meaning of it is very profound — that skull cap covers the highest, seventh human Chakra — Sahasrara, which is located at the top of the head. The Jews close it, thus cutting themselves off the Cosmos. Note that the Catholic Pope and the highest catholic priests also carry skull caps. If you try to talk with a circumcised Jew about philosophy, you would encounter such fanaticism, that it would be senseless to continue the conversation. That's what it means to be dealing with a bio-robot!
Chakra of the third eye is not developed among contemporary Europeans, in this respect the Jews are no different from the others. But in ancient times this Chakra was well developed among a much greater percentage of people.
One of the most important human Chakras is Anahata (heart). Practically all normal people feel it. Probably every language has an expression, “I can feel it with my heart.” And it is true that people can feel many things with their heart. It can feel trouble, suffer, feel pains of conscience, shame, to feel fear, to love, to hate, to feel compassion, pity, to be able to commiserate, to feel good and evil . A person without a developed heart Chakra is rude, compassionless, "heartless.” All circumcised Jews are like that.
If you try to tell the circumcised Jew about these feelings, he would not understand you. He would think that you are either a fool or an actor. It is probably similar to trying to describe colors to a color-blind person. It should be noted that Jesus from Nazareth, who called himself Christ, was also a Jew, who was circumcised on eighth day. (Luke 2:21)
Yes, I know, that’s a load to contemplate. Do your best. Your future depends on it. And there’s more.
My friend Professor Minja, the distinguished Serbian thinker, furnished me a short essay which I spent all day reading and rereading, and even after I had pored over it, I could not underestimate its impact or its importance. It was the foreward to a new book, for which I do not have the publishing information, but is titled “A New World is Possible,” by Dunja and Ljubodrag Simonovic.
The most dramatic truth is: capitalism can survive death of the man as a human and biological being. For capitalism a "traditional man" is merely a temporary means of its own reproduction. “Consumer-man” represents a transitional phase in the capitalism-caused process of mutation of man towards the "highest" form of capitalistic man: a robot-man. "Terminators" and other robotized freaks which are products of the Hollywood entertainment industry which creates a "vision of future" degenerated in a capitalist manner, incarnate creative powers, alienated from the man, which become vehicles for destruction of man and life. A new "super race" of robotized humanoids is being created, which should clash with "traditional mankind", meaning with people capable of loving, thinking, daydreaming, fighting for freedom and survival – and impose their rule over the Earth. Instead of the new world the "new man" is being created – who has been reduced to the level of humanity which cannot jeopardize the ruling order.
Exactly so. This is precisely what’s happening in our world today.
The Simonovics explain: “The final stage of a combat between mankind and capitalism is in progress.” Our “technical civilization” is creating a “dehumanized and denaturalized man,” a description that reminded me of the warning issued by the great and largely inscrutable French Situationist philosopher Guy Debord (“The Society of the Spectacle’) more than 40 years ago, when he ranted about “society’s real unreality” sliding humanity into a “generalized autism.”
The Simonovics further explain: “Capitalism has eradicated the man from his (natural) environment and has cut off the roots trough which he had drawn life-creating force. Cities are ‘gardens’ of capitalism where degenerated creatures ‘grow’. Dog excrement, gasoline and sewerage stench, glaring advertisements and police car rotating lights that howl through the night – this is the environment of the ‘free world’ man. By destroying the natural environment capitalism creates increasingly extreme climatic conditions in which the man is struggling harder and harder to survive – and creates artificial living conditions accessible solely to the richest layer of population, which cause definitive degeneration of man as a natural being. ‘Humanization of life’ is being limited to creation of micro-climatic conditions, of special capitalistic incubators – completely commercialized artificial living conditions to which degenerated people are appropriate.”
If that doesn’t describe our post 9/11 condition I don’t know what does. We live in a society that deliberately misses the point of just about everything. We argue about sports and brands of religion while our government kills hundreds of innocent people every day, and when people like me try to point that out to you, many of you get very upset and run and hide. How difficult is it for you to admit we have been robotized?
A few more mindbusters from the Siminovics (for whom I will get the publishing information, because this is one book I plan to read):
Capitalism systematically destroys the man's ability and need to raise essential questions about his own (social) existence, as well as his potentials to provide answers to them. Almost the entire media space is controlled by those who destroy life and marginalize the essential while attributing crucial dimension to the marginal. "Sensational affairs", "historical matches", media "star" shows, "spectacular" Hollywood films and TV soap operas – become the vehicle for averting of people's attention from the issue which determines survival of mankind or its idiotization. Blocking of conscience and giving vent to the man's repressed being, his growing discontent, fear, anxiety – and insemination of man by the ruling spirit of capitalism wherefrom the "positive man" should be born – this is the essence of the "spectacle". Therefore the growing importance of sport.
The story of the "American dream" is over. Assassinations of Martin Luther King, of John Lennon and other numerous people who fought for the human world – have clearly demonstrated that the notion of "a better society" represented the greatest threat to the ruling capitalist groups for it provided a possibility for development of a political platform that could direct the growing discontent of the oppressed toward creation of a new (righteous) world. The major goal of the capitalist propaganda machinery is to kill the people's hope that the future is possible and that fighting for it does make sense.
Ideologists of capitalism represent things as if nothing serious was going on – as if the world were not brought to the very edge of total ruin.
It is not any more the fear of the man that has to face his own unavoidable natural death, but the anxiety of the man who has to confront the increasingly realistic possibility of destruction of life on Earth, and consequently of mankind itself.
Capitalism has not only deprived the man of his spiritual homeland (Heimatlosichkeit) but also of his vital environment through annihilation of nature and of man as biological being; it does not only deprive the man of his human essence, but questions his survival.
So .... with those two heavy stories percolating in my brain, the third element of today’s picture of the world came crashing down on me in yet a third e-mail. It was Paul Rockwell’s story about what Army reservist Aiden Delgado saw during his stint at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison
What Rockwell quoted the soldier as saying about “the breakdown of moral order within the U.S. military, a pattern of violence and terror that exceeds the bounds of what is legally and morally permissible in time of war,” is actually something quite worse — it is the breakdown of civilization enthusiastically triggered by the leaders of the American armed forces. Rockwell quoting Delgado:
The worst incident that I was privy to was in late November. The prisoners were protesting nightly because of their living conditions. They protested the cold, the lack of clothing, the rotting food that was causing dysentery. And they wanted cigarettes. They tore up pieces of clothing, made banners and signs. One demonstration became intense and got unruly. The prisoners picked up stones, pieces of wood, and threw them at the guards. One of my buddies got hit in the face. He got a bloody nose. But he wasn't hurt. The guards asked permission to use lethal force. They got it. They opened fire on the prisoners with the machine guns. They shot twelve and killed three. I know because I talked to the guy who did the killing. He showed me these grisly photographs, and he bragged about the results. "Oh," he said, "I shot this guy in the face. See, his head is split open." He talked like the Terminator. "I shot this guy in the groin, he took three days to bleed to death." I was shocked. This was the nicest guy you would ever want to meet. He was a family man, a really courteous guy, a devout Christian. I was stunned and said to him: "You shot an unarmed man behind barbed wire for throwing a stone." He said, "Well, I knelt down. I said a prayer, stood up and gunned them all down." There was a complete disconnect between what he had done and his own morality.
Originally writing in Motion Magazine, Rockwell asked Delgado: “The theologian Reinhold Niebuhr tell us that, with the sanction of the state, driven by nationalism, moral, decent individuals become killers and torturers in groups. You attribute the break of restraint to racism. When did the process of dehumanization of Arabs begin?”
Delgado recounted the words of his own commander.
"Now don't go tell the media that you're going over there to kill some ragheads and burn some turbans." Everybody laughed, and he laughed with them. I remember standing there in formation, having grown up in Egypt. And I was thinking: "Oh, my God, this is going to be a disaster. Our commander has this anti-Arab attitude even before we go over." The commander would give lectures about Islam. He said that Muslims advocate a holy war against us, that Islam promotes perpetual war. I've been surrounded by Muslims for a decade, exposed to their culture. He is wrong.
So now we see the complete prostitution of human society manifesting its evil face as basic American policy. And as well, as the unquestioning attitude of most Americans.
You see now unadorned the complete and ugly truth. You may not turn to your religion for help because your religion has blocked your own compassion, and perhaps by circumcision (or perhaps one of many other things) has blocked your ability to see with your heart and discern what is truly right from what is truly wrong.
Your allegiance to trivial capitalist folly has atrophied your ability to perceive what are the truly important things as you pile up those electronic trinkets to keep yourself from admitting the love you do not have.
You have been turned into a mind-controlled robot by the two things you have relied upon most for guidance — your God and your country.
So what will you do on that one day soon when the gun barrel is pointed at you? Your prayers and patriotism will be meaningless, because they have been the very causes of your misery.
Will you wake up then, when it is too late? Or will you wake up now, when it is not?
John Kaminski’s Internet essays can be seen on hundreds of websites around the world. They have been collected into two anthologies, the latest of which is titled The Perfect Enemy about how the Zionist-controlled U.S. government created the terrorist group known as al-Qaeda. His booklet The Day America Died: Why You Shouldn’t Believe the Official Story of What Happened on September 11, 2001 was written especially for those who cling to the government’s false explanation of the events of that tragic day. For more information go to http://www.johnkaminski.com/