I wonder if any of those guys in the matrix who decided to save the world from communism, even considered what long lasting effects Agent Orange would have on the countries of Vietnam and Cambodia during their American war. Or how many
millions upon millions of life forms our planes would destroy while carpet bombing the Laotian Plain of Jars.
I wonder if they even cared that they not only killed 58,000 of our own, but an estimated 1 to 3 million peasants and soldiers who farmed or fought or merely lived there. I wonder what Henry Kissinger (a long time member of the matrix) thought as he was lolly gagging his way to a cease fire in Paris.
Reality check: Henry Kissinger, the great statesman, once said to Alexander Haig, “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” I researched this and yes, he said it at the White House in the sixties when we were losing three or four hundred kids a week in combat in Vietnam.
This is the matrix talking folks and these guys don’t care anymore today than they did then, this nationalistic ‘hero worship’ stuff is just good PR for them. They don’t care how many of our kids get killed, they believe that the end justifies the means and that means WE DON’T COUNT. . . . we need to free ourselves from them.
My point. Those young guys who did all that horrible stuff in SE Asia were the same kids who in earlier days were no different than any other kid, including the ones violently opposed to the war.
They had to be TRAINED to kill.
They had to be TRAINED to endure the destruction and chaos they created.
They had to be TRAINED, TRAINED, TRAINED . . . because a normal person would not shirk his duty to humanity and do those things without being deemed insane.
So who, what, where, is our enemy? Is it the Republicans? The Democrats? The Russians? The Muslims? The Christians? . . . NO! IT’S THE TRAINING!
The beat goes on even today as our young and excited bow to the training and hop
aboard the war train where in spite of the promises all they may receive is a free ride to hell.
What does that all mean? It means we are wasting our time going after a group of individuals and corporations who have been brain washed into believing that profit for the corporation is far more important than the humanity it was created to serve.
Those guys are too far gone.
When the coal company blows the top off a mountain in W.VA all it sees is profit. It must be destroyed and replaced.
When Monsanto and their ilk stir up another toxic brew or create a new line of GMO’s, their bottom line is profit. It must be destroyed and replaced.
None of these ‘PROFIT FIRST’ corporations, although made up of our friends and neighbors, has the ability to see how wrong they are when they decide to place their corporation over your children’s ability to breathe properly. They all have a contrived
excuse that sounds pretty good until you take a closer look and ask yourself a few simple questions like; Who’s profiting from this? The planet? The people? The corporation? They must be destroyed and replaced by corporations who believe EARTH FIRST. . . and there are many out there awaiting their chance who believe just that.
There is no end to the lengths this kind of ignorant, profit first thought will lead us. Do we want our country to end up like the mess we created in SE Asia? Check a current aerial map of a W.VA coal mining area and you won’t see much difference from a bombed out hill in Vietnam.
It’s funny how destruction all looks the same after the fact . . . guess in the end it proves that we ARE one world, one country, one people. We ALL live off the same energy. We ALL eat, and breathe, and laugh, and cry and die . . . together.
On this site we are not at war with the corporation, or the country, or the faith, or anyone called ‘them’. We are at war with their training and mind manipulations. If we hope topermanently put a stop to destructive pollution, we must get to the root of the problem and change things there . . . and honestly I don’t have a clue as to how that will get done. So for now we must learn to survive on this poisoned planet among the polluters until someone comes along who does.
It took me many years of observation and serious thought to deliver myself from the training of those earlier years. I am so glad I lived long enough for that to happen . . . but today there is so much work to do that we don’t have thirty years to make
Let the finger pointers and name callers go about their business, this is a personal matter. This is about surviving, not accusing. Nothing changes around you/us until something changes within. As long as there is darkness upon the land there will be war, but war fighting between ignorant peoples will only produce more ignorance. The world suffers enough from close minded intolerance already. Open up to wisdom and
become a person who can actually help restore balance.
Chris Hedges says in his essay:
We do not possess the intellectual skills—and this is by design —that permit us to question power, to see ourselves as part of a long human continuum. We have forgotten, or never been taught, that each individual must be seen as an ultimate end if we are to retain any human decency and hope. Once we depersonalize others, once we forget who we are and where we came from, we make evil possible. “Act so that humanity, both
in your own person and that of others, be used as an end in itself, and never as a mere means,” Immanuel Kant wrote. If we cannot think morally, if we live devoid of empathy, if our advancement comes at the expense of the other, if we lose touch with the wisdom of the past, we cannot rebel. And if we do not rebel we will sustain a system that will ultimately slay us. – end quote
Since this chapter is based upon our individual and corporate training, let’s discuss Chris’s thought “and this is by design” a bit . . . because my bet is that many today don’t know what the hell he is even talking about.
In the early 1900’s a group of major industrialists realized they were going to need a steady stream of thousands of workers to man the assembly lines of their growing industries. John D Rockefeller got together with his people and formed the
groundwork to what essentially became the modern compulsory education system we live under today.
The Rockefeller education board: “In our dream we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make
these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science. We are not to raise up among them authors, orators, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians. Nor will we cherish even the humbler ambition to raise up from among them lawyers, doctors, preachers, statesmen, of whom we now have ample supply.”
– Rev. Frederick T. Gates, Business Advisor to John D. Rockefeller Sr., 1913 
The General Education Board was not interested in encouraging critical thinking. Rather, its focus was on organizing children and creating reliable, predictable, obedient citizens. As award-winning former teacher John Gatto puts it, “school was looked upon from the first part of the 20th Century as a branch of industry and a tool of governance.”
The Rockefeller’s, along with other financial elite and their philanthropic organizations (such as the Gates, Carnegie’s, and Vanderbilt’s) have been able to mold society by funding and pushing compulsory state schooling for the masses.
Our education system was never intended to further the broad and complete education of individual children, it was instead created to supply able workers who would be smart enough to do the job but not wise enough to think for themselves and cause problems.
The goal of old John D. was to enable a smooth transition of the American populace from a rugged individual lifestyle to one of docile order taking . . . a perfect worker and money
spender who would buy their bullshit as well as their product. As we can see the ploy succeeded above all expectations.
Today, as America wanders aimlessly down the isle of consumerism we are the perfect zombyized drone the elite owners always wanted us to be. We buy their junk for more
money than it’s worth.
We buy their medicine and health care for far more than it’s worth.
We purchase their insurance, listen to their bullshit and elect the best liar to lead us off to yet another war to get our kids killed in the name of patriotism and heroism. (and profit!)
Today there is little left of that rugged individualism that we once had. Today a person like that is considered quaint, or eccentric, or just plain nuts. We idolize the people who own us and revile those who want to change their system. We are in such a sad condition that we better hope Big Brother, for whatever reason, no longer needs us . . . OOOPS! Guess What?. . . . HE DOESN’T!!
Now do we hate the Rockefeller’s for training us to be their good workers? No, of course not. It was at the beginning perhaps, a win, win, situation. It began the formation of a strong middle class that kept us at the top of the economic heap all these many years. I’m sure it would have gone on indefinitely if technology had not come along and advanced to the point where the elite no longer needed us. As a matter of fact, according to some of the sources I read, they are in a huddle right now trying to figure out what to do with all of us.
Now, as a bona fide conspiracy theorist ( part time) I have my ideas on what they have planned for us, but to point fingers here is not my goal, my goal is to reveal the mental
conditioning that has trained us to this point, and what I feel we need to do in order to survive our immediate future.
Those who remain rutted in their current teaching are in a world of hurts when the curtain closes completely on the industrial age and they find themselves wanting. It’s time to exit the matrix and reconnect ourselves to a more sustainable future. Evolution demands movement . . . it’s time to move.
As I see it there are two main avenues available to us when it comes to learning . . . we either learn from teachings or we learn from experience. As we get older and wiser we begin to realize that many times the two do not gel and we have to ask ourselves how much of our earlier teachings were just plain wrong.
We can not take for granted that WE are the chosen ones when so many arrows point in the opposite direction. We were powerful as leaders of the free world, but are we still leading?
Are our motives as pure as we’ve been taught or are we just another addition to a long list of empires that have existed throughout history, each in turn claiming the God given right to rule?
Take four kids for instance, one a poor farm boy in Afghanistan, one a Jewish kid born on a kibbutz in Israel, one a black kid from Georgia, one a white kid born on the high side of NY City society. Each of these kids were born into vastly different circumstances, each received a vastly different education and each sees the world in their own way.
Chances are each would have been taught by priest and parent that THEIRS was the true religion and THEY, among all races and creeds were the CHOSEN people. The deeper and more sincere they were about their religion and social order the more divisive and arrogant they would become when it came to including the others.
In the beginnings of their lives, say three or four years old, were they to meet at the city playground all it would take for them to get along and play together would be friendliness. They would play together without prejudice . . . until they were
taught by their elders to do otherwise.
In the end we have four young men filled with fear and disrespect and perhaps even hatred towards the others until, if they are lucky, they will have had an experience powerful enough to change the mental conditioning. The key word here is experience.
Awareness is a gift that is available to all human beings and most of the time our awareness is activated via the avenue of experience NOT by teaching. Teaching can lead a person to the doorway, but to really know something, as a general rule, it must be experienced.
Allow me to present a personal war story about a good friend of mine. This is not a hero story, or a glory in battle story, this is a sad tale of brothers who have been taught by their leaders that they must kill for god and country and freedom from tyranny. Rarely do the kids who don their nation’s uniform and fight these wars receive the true story behind the necessity for them to die such a horrible death.
Bob Murphy was as unassuming a man as you can get. When we first met he was a neighbor who had hired me to do some remodeling for him. By the time I was finished with the job he had become a good friend. One day after work we were having a beer and telling stories, I must have said something about the VA when he began to tell
me about his experience with them.
Bob: “Back in the war I spent over a year in the VA hospital.”
Me: Waaa? Wow . . . What happened?
He took a sip of beer, thought a moment, leaned back and began his story. “Well I was in the D day invasion of Europe you know. Omaha beach.”
“Wow man. No, I didn’t know. Tell me about it.” I was all ears.
“Well here I was, a drafted kid who immediately after basic training found myself in the English Channel preparing to hit the beaches of Normandy. It was the largest mass of boats and soldiers I had ever seen and I was scared shitless. We landed ashore in the second wave. The ramp went down and there we were.
The noise was unbelievable, dead and dying Americans were strewn everywhere, screams . . . and fire . . . body parts and explosions. It was total hell, nothing that anybody could prepare for.
I stumbled forward loaded down with gear. I almost made it off the beach, but then I got shot and ended up falling into a bomb crater. I crawled to the side and hunkered down. I was bleeding badly and in shock . . . soon unable to move . . . figured I was finished.Minutes went by . . . a German soldier jumped into the other side of the crater . . . my rifle was gone and I knew I was about to die.
The German glanced over and studied me a moment, then crawled up to me, checked out my wound and said in perfect English, “I’ll fix you up, you’ll be fine, just stay here where it’s safe” He wrapped a compression bandage on my shoulder and
jumped out of the hole to meet his fate. I doubt he made it far.
I stayed where I was until the medics found me. I was taken aboard a hospital ship and sent home to spend the next year and a half in Walter Reed. That’s where I met my wife, she was my nurse.” He smiled and ended with, “I’m so glad I never
even shot my rifle at anybody.”
Now this is what I mean by experience. Bob had been taught to fear Germans. He had been taught to kill Germans. But when the rubber hit the road his life was saved by a German who could very well have taken it.
The last many years I have thought a lot about war and those who send us, and today I am a firm believer that I personally have more in common with the man in the other uniform than I do with the cowards in high places who love to give tough talking speeches and send our nation’s youth off to fight for god and country in the name of freedom and peace and . . . profit for the MIC. (military/industrial complex)
Sometimes we have to fight, there’s no doubt on that, but before we do we need to hold those in charge to more accountability. War fighting should be a last resort instead of
the first. And when we do go in, we should go in to win a quick and decisive victory, not these protracted political bullshit forms of war that we have engaged in since at least Vietnam.
Since 911 we have been trained to accept whatever they tell us. Even if we know they are lying we are so indoctrinated by our teachings that we lack the strength to resist. The great tragedy of this time for me is when I hear a mother on TV remembering
her son who gave his life for peace and freedom. If she only knew the reality, if all the mothers only knew the reality we may be able to put a stop to this nonsense.
This change that is needed is up to us. Today we buy the party line without question and in doing so we have become less than men. Bob learned a great lesson that day in Normandy. All the years I knew him I rarely ever heard him denigrate another human being. He wasn’t religious or any of that stuff, he was experienced.
I’ll tell you, I worry about today’s people and this war on terrorism, and all the hard fought for freedoms we are giving up to chase after ghosts. I worry about the mental conditioning that goes on unabated across the world by the power brokers who pretty much own it.
We’ve all heard about the dumbing down of America, if not get on Amazon and buy the book entitled, ‘Dumbing Us Down’ byJohn Taylor Gatto and learn something that may help you get a grasp on the deceptions we all live under.
The elitist system that has taken over America is powerful and many of it’s goals have already been met. The entire world, through the influence of the U.N., is tilting towards the Orwellian state we were warned about in the books ‘1984’ by George Orwell and ‘A Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley.
These guys, though their writings were a little different, both worked as English spooks at one time and knew what they were talking about. Exerpt from: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/19/orwellhuxley-and-americas-plunge-into-authoritarianism/ by HENRY GIROUX . . .
George Orwell and Aldous Huxley shared a fundamental conviction. They both argued that the established democracies of the West were moving quickly toward an historical moment when they would willingly relinquish the noble promises and ideals of liberal democracy and enter that menacing space where totalitarianism perverts the modern ideals of justice, freedom, and political emancipation.
If I were younger I would be inclined to fight in the resistance, but I am old and may even be dead before any large change takes place. My strategy is to survive and make a difference on the start over (believing there will be one). . . and hopefully give a few of my readers the option to also do the same. I know this one world totalitarian system has feet of clay and will not last for long, but until it collapses . . . we must survive.
There are many physical things we can do to make that happen, but first the most important of all is to become aware of who we are fighting and how we have been deceived into believing them in the first place.
We cannot defeat them by open conflict, though many may try. They have held reign too long are far too strong to conquer in that way. We must wait until they defeat themselves, as they surely will. A foundation built upon the sands of greed will not,
cannot, stand for long. If it’s one thing history has taught us, it is that. In the meantime we must survive.