March 9 2006
The setup to destroy America
Failure to recognize whatís really happening and who is really behind current events is going to cost us our lives, our country and our planet.
By John Kaminski
Although the thought has been in my mind for decades, it took a trailer from the controversial new Turkish movie "Valley of the Wolves" to jar my consciousness into really recognizing what is happening.
America is being set up to take the fall for everything that's wrong with the world.
In the movie, Americans are portrayed as heartless killers, reminding me of the way Germans were portrayed as the evil perpetrators of World War II. And I sensed at that moment that very soon, if not already, Americans are going to be the targets of a worldwide backlash that will be far worse than anything the Germans ever experienced.
And rightly so, because what Americans have done to Iraq, Afghanistan and so many other countries is far worse than anything the Germans ever did to anyone.
But have you ever thought about the common factor that links Americans and Germans in their tragic fall from grace in the eyes of the world?
Created from well-known accounts of real events, the principal scene in "Valley of the Wolves" shows ruthless U.S. soldiers shooting up a wedding party in Iraq, butchering women and children, and then reveling in it, like they were slaughtering beings whom they regarded as less than human. Wonder where that idea came from?
I remembered a similar story in the real news from Afghanistan a few years back that curdled my blood, and was mostly covered up by mainstream media. And of course youíve heard variations on this story for decades from that tortured territory called Palestine, and more lately, Iraq.
But this sense of foreboding about what is happening to Americans ó how they have become mindless killer robots who enthusiastically rationalize the need to torture innocent people ó led me to realize that the movie lacks one important component.
Namely, who is behind this reversion to barbarism and senselessness? How did all this come to pass, where the country known for its freedom and tolerance had suddenly turned totalitarian, and was even persecuting its own citizens who wanted accountability and justice, or even wanted to ask legitimate questions?
And why is it almost no one can see or describe it, or, for most, even fail to recognize what has happened, never mind bring it up in polite conversation?
How have Americans become so blind to the pain they are inflicting on the world, even as through draconian new laws they are actually inflicting the same pain on themselves?
The process of the perversion of America from a nation of God-fearing, community-loving folks didnít happen overnight. Some people say it took about a century and a half. But over the past 50 years, Americans has morphed from a compassionate sanctuary for the oppressed into the worldís worst oppressors themselves.
Why? And how?
It all involves the subject we canít talk about. If you mention a certain word, otherwise competent news organizations wonít touch the story. Ordinary people cringe at the mere mention of it. Many supposedly democratic countries have passed laws prohibiting even discussion of this topic.
Yes, itís the elephant in the living room again.
What if the mysterious force behind all of these atrocities is the very same bunch that has provided all the information you have ingested throughout your life? How will you ever detox from deception if the very tools you have been given to think and act in this world were provided by the same folks? Which they have.
Think about the decline in morals we have experienced in the last half-decade that has turned young females from prim ingenues committed to marriage, family and community into pill-popping prostitutes with no hope for anything except luxurious servitude. How do you think that happened, or who made that happen?
Think about newspapers, TV, and movies, and how theyíre willing to tear down America, its people, and its religions, but always fail to mention one particular group, the same group that is behind all the changes, and owns all these media outlets.
Think about politicians that have all been bought off by so-called special interests, but when journalists report on these matters, they donít tell you who these people really are. They only use vague labels, like New World Order, Communists or Illuminati, without telling you that these are all synonyms for the same group.
Think about supposedly progressive commentators like Noam Chomsky, Jeff Blankfort and William Blum, who will eagerly describe every American depredation they can catalog, yet never mention the motivating factor that changed the behavior of Americans. What factor do these three writers have in common?
Think about every elected official in this country, particularly in Congress, who wonít make a single decision without first checking with a certain group, because not to do, as everyone knows, would mean political suicide?
Do you see any connection between this subject that in your self-absorbed pragmatism you deem it imprudent (and unprofitable) to mention, and the intensification of atrocities that are done in your name?
Because you are unwilling to do so, you are about to lose your life, your country and your planet.
And all because you didnít see that some people who pretend to mouth platitudes that seem progressive, compassionate, and reasonable to you were simply being disingenuous.
You refused to see that some people say one thing but mean something else. And because of that, you have made their agenda your agenda, without even noticing that your decision cost you everything and them nothing.
Do you think, at that moment when you draw your final breath, you will finally understand that you have been misled?
Now is the time to think about such things, because that moment draws ever closer and will arrive soon.
Donít you see that you have not done all this to yourself, but that someone else has? And that your failure to recognize and identify who has deceived you, who has changed the shape of your life to suit their own needs, has robbed you of everything you held dear.
The word you were afraid to utter, the group you were afraid to identify (for fear of loss of revenue), has become the very factor that destroyed everything you hoped to love.
And still, in your fear, you do nothing, except maybe rail at the ready-made issues that have been constructed for you to make you feel that you are doing something, when in reality they have been constructed to keep you from focusing on the real problem.
Right now, if you harbor any hope of continued survival, you may wish to focus on that word you were always afraid to mention, and understand what your fear of saying that word has done to you. In case you havenít noticed, it is about to destroy your life, your country, and your planet.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida whose Internet essays have been seen on hundreds of websites around the world. His latest collection, Recipe for Extinction, is now available at http://www.johnkaminski.com/. He is also the author of two collections of essays, America's Autopsy Report and The Perfect Enemy, 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 Shouldnít Believe the Official Story of What Happened on September 11, 2001, a 48-page booklet aimed at those who still believe the governmentís highly questionable version of events. For more information and announcement of release dates, keep track at http://www.johnkaminski.com/