Valenzuela's Veritas

In ominous times truth always finds a way out from darkness into light. Always. Through truth knowledge grows into the power and strength to question the actions of governance. In times that try men's souls it is those who seek enlightenment who are truly free. Given the choice of possessing ignorance or knowledge, even when ignorance would lead to an easier life, I would choose knowledge,thus escaping the life of sheeple, escaping the bondage of not knowing, not caring and not understanding.


Manuel Valenzuela is a social critic, commentator, Internet essayist and author of Echoes in the Wind, a novel now published by His essays appear regularly at various alternative news websites from around the globe. Mr. Valenzuela welcomes comments and can be reached at He encourages readers to surf the collection of over 100 essays he has written which can be found visiting his archives and by searching the Internet. He welcomes comments at

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

No Muslim Left Behind: The Christian Crusader, Religious Ideology and War Waged in Name of the Almighty

“With the might of God on our side we will triumph over Iraq. God will watch over our troops and grant us a victory over the threat of Saddam’s army. God will bless us and keep us safe in the coming battle.”

“God told me to strike at Al Qa’ida and I struck them." "And then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did."

"And now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East.

"Yet I know that liberty is not America's gift to the world-- liberty and freedom are God's gift to every man and woman who lives in this world."

“I also have this belief, strong belief, that freedom is not this country's gift to the world; freedom is the Almighty’s gift to every man and woman in this world. And as the greatest power on the face of the Earth, we have an obligation to help the spread of freedom”

"There is a higher father that I appeal to."

“Going into this period, I was praying for strength to do the Lord's will. I'm surely not going to justify the war based on God. . . Nevertheless, in my case I pray that I be as good a messenger of His will as possible. And then of course I pray for personal strength and forgiveness.”

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take awhile."

--- George W. Bush (2000-2004)

Part I: In The Beginning

In the beginning, before the arrival of Man, Earth was a Garden of Eden, a virgin canvas of immaculate beauty and untouched splendor. The air was pure, the skies clear; its bodies of water were pristine while its forests stretched in abundant radiance.

In the beginning, before the arrival of Man, balance in nature was law and freedom of life was the rule, not the exception. Gods and idols were non-existent, religion not even a sprinkle in the eyes of our mammal, rat-like ancestors. Earth was at peace, silent and placid, with only the power of nature calling forth the planet’s set of laws.

The universe had spawned a planet erupting with life, one of thousands, perhaps millions of celestial bodies floating in balance in the unimaginable expanse of dark heavens, energized by a symphony of organisms evolving together.

For billions of years Earth evolved, along with its plethora of life, godless and resplendent, flourishing not with the limiting boundaries of mystical religion but with the pragmatic realities of science, nature and progress. The theology of a living, breathing planet was not that of an all powerful god but rather an omnipresent nature flourishing with the passage of time.

Splendorous Eden thrived for millions upon millions of years, its circle of life assuring continual energy while working in concert with the ever-present power of nature from which all things derive.

One day, however, Man placed his foot on solid ground, falling from the trees above for the last time, sending tremors echoing through the tectonic plates of history. That most ominous footprint marked the beginning of the end of Eden, for the billions of footprints to follow would go on to ravage, rape and destroy the planet. Man had descended from the experiment of evolution, and Earth would never be the same.

In time and with growing intelligence Man began contemplating life and the environment that surrounded him. He began to question the unanswerable; he sought answers to the mysterious. Primitive minds could not fathom the complexities of nature or of life, and an ever-curious mind, absorbing stimuli like a giant sponge, therefore created answers to life’s most vexing questions using the intelligence and meager technology of prehistoric times.

A developing brain sought remedy from a bizarre and oftentimes confused environment. With a growing sense of self Man contemplated his own beginnings, his own existence. Becoming aware of an ever-changing world, Man sought to explain the purpose of life, the creation of his home and the reason for being. Awed by nature, clueless as to its blueprint and fearful of what he did not comprehend, Man eventually began worshipping nature, its complex phenomenon and the dynamic environment that surrounded his reality.

With solutions to dumbfounding problems, early Man could now explain to himself the world around him. The multiple tentacles of nature became gods; rain, sun, moon, stars, water, fire, lightning, forests and animals all became deities, mythical entities that had, through the imagination of early Man, become divine answers to all vexing questions.

Fear of death and what followed thereafter had to be explained. The thought of ceasing to exist into perpetuity was too much to bear. Man’s never-ending quest to continue living along with his insistence on never perishing gave way to the afterlife; now Man could be secure that even in death he was still alive, that he could go on living even after his body succumbed to the perpetual melting away into the circle of life.

Fear had engendered theology, a belief in the divine, in the afterlife and in the security that Man was not alone in a lonely and desolate world. Taxing insecurities of self and of not wanting to be alone in the world, along with trepidation of what was not understood spawned beliefs in the supernatural.

Questions as to how Man came into being were now answered; solutions to understanding a frightening and alien world were provided. Man thus gave birth to religion, not knowing the consequences such actions would have on history and on the fate of billions of human energies throughout time and in every corner of the globe.

With the passage of the sands of time religion became the central theme of Man’s life. Tribes united and separated, joined others they came in contact with, absorbing their respective beliefs and in many instances assimilating various mechanisms of each other’s theology. As the human Diaspora continued to all regions of the world, religion evolved along with environments, experiences and circumstances. Yet the belief in gods and idols never ceased.

Stories, myths and fables were created to better explain dogma. These beliefs were, through the telling of stories, more easily passed down from generation to generation and more readily absorbed by Man. Different tribes and peoples occupying the same region oftentimes shared very similar religions as a result of assimilation and contact.

Through time, beliefs evolved and adapted to changing circumstances. Civilization sprung cities and towns, saw the construction of temples and pyramids and brought together different peoples, each espousing their own tribal interpretation of human religion. Advances in technology began solving questions once posed to the gods. Human religion began to change, as it always has.

From the same religion the peoples of the Mediterranean arose. From one long ago source, most likely in Mesopotamia, the religions of Islam, Judaism and Christianity came into existence. Similar to other Mediterranean beliefs, such as those of the Greeks and Egyptians, the three pillars of Abraham can trace their origins to the stories and tenets created in the Fertile Crescent, that Cradle of Civilization from where Man’s ancient beliefs fused together to help form today’s three most clashing and polemic religions.

Thanks to diverging views and different cultures, egos, beliefs, interests, ethnicities, philosophers, visionaries and environments a once similar theology based on common ideology began to split apart, much like today’s various branches of Christianity. Over millennia three separate branches arose, each claiming to espouse the truth and the written words of God. Yet the central tenets remained similar, but religion makes blind those who follow too close.

Over the centuries more wars have been fought and battles waged over religion than any other human endeavor. Religious wars have killed more millions than any disease or natural calamity. Religion has been used over and over to justify the murder, rape, pillage and oppression of untold millions who have walked this Earth through the parameters of time and space.

More suffering and misery has been unleashed on the peoples of the world as a result of religious dogma than any other mechanism known to man. It has become the angel of death, a malevolent creation visiting humanity throughout time to claim an untold number of innocent victims into the grave of eternal damnation.

Religion has become that which it ultimately aims to destroy: Evil.

Part II: The Christian Crusader

Historically, humanity’s epochs of descent into misery and destruction are initiated by decadent leaders of immoral predisposition and moronic inclinations.

Warmongers and greedmongers in power, easily manipulated by ideological advisers knowing the intellectual limitations of the leader, force upon the populace war and death for the benefit of a small group of elites. It is leaders, elected or appointed, anointed or chosen, who lack an endowment of intelligence and are easily influenced by simple-minded decision-making capabilities that unleash the worst in the human condition upon our lives. History is replete with those whose blunders and mistakes have led to the violent extermination of hundreds of millions of human energies throughout our short reign on this planet.

George the Lesser is one such figure.

A born-again Christian of low intellect and real world curiosity, insecure in his own existence and soiled in god-fearing fright has taken residence in the White House. Perhaps in a hundred years America has not seen such a pious and devoted man sitting in the Oval Office. Using his god’s name and authority at every conceivable opportunity, reading the bible and Christian literature more than intelligence reports, pushing domestic and foreign policy in line with Christian extremism (to the great detriment and misery of millions worldwide; no doubt helping fulfill god’s wishes and those of his base), this bible-thumper-in-chief has, since 9-11, been under the impression that his god has chosen him to do the “Almighty’s” work.

George W. Bush is on a mission from his god to rid the world of evildoers, to bring freedom to the world that it is hoped will usher in the second coming of Christ. In the dull-witted mind of George the Lesser, the terror he creates must he exterminate in a convoluted vicious circle of cause and effect that is as asinine in structure as it is in implementation. What the Christian Crusader cannot see is that the terror he breeds around the world through his perpetually damaging policies cannot be defeated either by him or the Almighty until he is extinguished from power. Cause and effect.

Christians have been waiting 2000 years for the second coming, from the moment of Christ’s death until today. Generation after generation believes they will be the lucky ones, yet again and again the passage of time denies this fallacy. For 2000 years devout Christians have awaited prophesy to be fulfilled, though always hopes are dashed and patience is extinguished by that thing called age. The second coming is one more bible-laced interpretation without a foothold on reality, or the immovable reality of history.

Another 2000 years will pass, I am afraid, and still the horizon of salvation will be devoid of the burning light of a brave yet simple political activist/freedom fighter seeking independence from the Romans and the greedmongering hands of the Jewish high priests. For his message was much like Gandhi’s or Martin Luther King’s, yet they have yet to claim god-like status among men. Of course to the Christian Crusader, Jesus would today be a “thug and criminal,” a “terrorist,” “evildoer,” “insurgent,” dead-ender,” and “hater of freedom.” In George the Lesser’s simple world, people like Christ, fighting the power, oppression, corruption, inequality, injustice, misery, indigence and humiliation are battling the Almighty and must be destroyed. It is up to him to rid the world of this “evil,” since it is he doing god’s will.

For the first time in a long time, perhaps even ever, a Christian extremist is the world’s most powerful man, President of the United States of America. We have grown to fear Ayatollahs and Mullahs, fundamentalist sheikhs and crazed evangelists, yet today the world is controlled by a man who seriously believes he was chosen by god to govern during these troubled times. The world is today in the grip of a demented spirit believing he is doing god’s will. The absurdity of such belief can only be superceded by the danger of such delusion. To have such a man yielding so much power, fighting the world in the name of his Christian god, is to suddenly have a knot in one’s stomach as the nervous stress of the day’s reality slowly percolates through the veins and arteries of one’s incredulous body.

The Christian Crusader has been told by his god that he must rid the world of the “evil” forces sent by Satan to destroy “good.” The only way to appease this invented delusion, it seems, is to perhaps eliminate himself from the hallowed corridors of Washington. Messianic militarism has no place in the modern world, where humanity thinks itself beyond the diluted beliefs of prehistoric thought. Beliefs such as those of George the Lesser and the people who embrace them belong to times long since passed when primitiveness commanded the acceptance of such rudimentary contemplation.

The war being waged today against Islam is a reversion back to Christianity’s claimed superiority over heathen savages and those subhuman entities needing salvation and guidance. The Dark Ages have returned, and so have its messianic leaders, ignorant, easily manipulated, weak-minded and a scourge onto humanity. A Crusade is under way, there is no more masking the truth of reality under the guise of the “war on terror”. In this fast paced world we must understand the complexity of such an operation and see the fruition of what has transpired under the ever patient eyes of wisdom and pragmatism. It is here, it is slowly developing, and we must see it for what it is: a Christian Crusade.

To claim war out of religious dementia against peoples espousing different dogma, in their own sacred lands, is to dive into the confines of crazed zeal. All thinking men and women should pause to analyze the consequences of the inherent danger lurking in the continued presence of the Christian Crusader at the top of the world’s hierarchy.

George Bush is on a Crusade, the first of the 21st century, trying to rid the world of his interpretation of evil. It just so happens that his battle is being waged in the lands of Islam. The Christian Crusader, delusional in mind and invigorated in spirit can do as he pleases, unleashing hell to bring forth heaven, destroying a people in order to bring forth salvation. Anointed by god he can do no wrong. His mandate from heaven means he is mistake proof. God, after all, cannot err, and, therefore, in appointing George Bush, the Almighty has let the world know that what the Christian Crusader does is perfectly fine with him, even if it means leveling Iraq and murdering over 11,00 innocent men, women and children. When directly appointed by god – even when the Almighty had to commit fraud in Florida to assure employment – a man can do no wrong, as the Christian Crusader has told the world.

A religious fundamentalist controls the world’s greatest military, doing the self-delusional deeds of the Almighty to bring freedom to the world. An entire army of Christian soldiers has invaded Muslim lands, conquering, pilfering and raping a nation that was better off under yesterday’s “evil” than under today’s version of “good.”

If Bush’s mandate from heaven, which has unleashed so much death, destruction, misery and evil onto the world comes directly from his god, then, in all honesty, I care to not ever meet this most heinous of gods.

To believe you are doing god’s will by destroying thousands of his children who are born in his image is to seriously consider checking yourself into a psyche ward. It is to proclaim to the world that delusion is your best friend, rapacious self- aggrandizement your mistress. To seriously even consider such a fantasy betrays your mental ineptitude to hold the office you possess. It is to allow the world to tremble at the thought that such a demented personality dictates wars and condemns thousands to their premature death.

A Crusade of a nut case is upon the world, being advised by lunatics such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, two of the most ignorant, bigoted, closed-minded
disseminators of falsity a civilized nation has had the misfortune of producing. Bush,
Falwell and Robertson are viruses upon the world, proclaiming to help it but in reality only constraining progress and subverting the betterment of civilization. Together they are helping to make real the prophesies of extinct belief lost among the dunes of times past that served to control and command peoples living in times of ignorance and unfettered religious power. Their action are leading to self-fulfilling prophesy that endanger all the people of the world.

Together with Zionists, Christian and Jewish, George the Lesser is helping the rapture be born. Israel must fulfill its role in the coming prophesy, and so the Christian Crusader must insure that its survival and expansion is guaranteed, even at the expense of Palestine’s indigenous people. The second coming needs Israel as a viable state, and Jews to be exterminated or converted. In the meantime, Jewish and Christian Zionists seem content to dance together as friends and war criminals in arms. Comrades today, Zionists seem not to mind that Jews will have to suffer still another Holocaust when Christ descends to make final judgment. Until then, however, Christian fundamentalists and zealot Zionists are fighting together to assure Israel’s “rightful” claim to the “promised land,” nothing but the greatest lie ever bestowed onto the world.

Under the rubric of the “war on terror,” proclaimed by the Almighty himself directly to the American president, Bush has granted himself powers to kill, maim and destroy thousands of innocent infidels who fit his definition of evildoer. As the Christian Crusader, Bush has proclaimed his messianic mission to rid the world of those entities at odds with Bush’s simple-minded vision of black and white, good and evil. As a result, Bush has unleashed the beginning stages of a much wider, grander war, what could conceivably be labeled the early stages of the Third World War, pitting Christians and Jews against Muslims, America and Israel against the greater Middle East.

Pitting Islam against the armies of western Christian nations that have invaded Arab lands, Bush has opened a Pandora’s Box full of flammable matches ready to ignite the fuse of explosive warfare. His foray into Iraq, combined with his one-sided alliance with Israel, has angered an already searing region that already saw Bush and the United States as the Great Satan.

As a result of the Iraq invasion, the Middle East might soon see the elimination of American-friendly puppet regimes as the people living on the street bring down those residing in the palaces. Instability may continue to grow, hatred will only expand and Holy War might one day be declared. If the Almighty wants world war, as Bush and his lunatic actions seem to suggest, that is exactly what it will get, and the Christian Crusader, hand picked by god, will be the catalyst to yet one more sad moment in humanity’s bloody history.

From the minds of the ignorantly demented and powerful arise the miseries and destruction of humanity.

Part III: No Muslim Left Behind

Severed limbs and body parts lay thrown indiscriminately on the streets of Fallujah. Pools of blood, both dry and fresh, fill the streets as if a blood-soaked storm had just passed through. Anywhere from 700-1000 innocent civilians have died, many women and children. Ambulances have been shot at by American snipers, hospitals have been made inaccessible; relief aid has been denied entry into the city under siege. Mosques have been damaged and destroyed, those seeking comfort and shelter inside murdered. Bombs rain down daily, some of them weighing 2000 pounds, some of the cluster variety, innocently looking like toys. To many, Fallujah is synonymous with the powerful Guernica painting by Pablo Picasso.

Iraq is in turmoil, as is Palestine. The humiliation of Arabs in these two nations by American and Israeli powers has escalated the temperature throughout the entire Middle East. Hatred is boiling; the winds of vengeance traverse the porous borders of the region. In Washington and Tel Aviv, it seems, Arabs have been declared subhuman. To those in power, their actions have betrayed their intentions. Infidels, heathens and savages must be oppressed and quashed. American and IDF forces punish without remorse, or empathy. They shoot anyone, anything, asking questions only if their crimes are brought to the surface and if a camera happens to record the atrocity.

Crimes against humanity are being committed by Christian and Jewish armies against people of mostly Muslim faith, and we think this war is for freedom and defeating terror? It seems those espousing these silly ideas are themselves guilty of state-sponsored terror, itself considered evil in the eyes of the Christian Crusader. But when the Almighty converses in secret with you the definition of evil ceases to exist and can further be defined by those writing and rewriting history.

On two fronts Muslims are being attacked and subjugated. In partnering up with Sharon and Israel, Bush has in essence declared that he will leave no Muslim behind, joining those of Iraq and Palestine suffering like no human being should. Every Muslim is in the same boat. Their lands are being invaded, occupied and exploited. Misery, indigence and lack of opportunity abound. Their nations are run by American puppets and patsies loyal to the Great Satan, furthering not the interests of the population but rather those of the US.

To the Muslim world, indeed, the world at large, America has become more than the Great Satan; it has become the essence of evil itself.

No Muslim left behind seems to be the new call emanating from the White House. Subjugation and exploitation of Muslim lands continues its dastardly path. A military draft in America will soon be introduced, sending more young Christian soldiers into Arab lands. There they will be told to fight peoples alien to them, subhuman brown-skinned terrorists one and all, just like those in Fallujah.

A Crusade has begun. Iraq is the launching pad where America will extend its tentacles to pacify Muslims all over the Middle East. The Christian Crusader has declared war against Islam; hundreds of millions of Arabs are now in the cross-hairs of the American military machine.

Countdown to Armageddon has begun in the minds of the lunatic and demented, all to the great pleasure of Christian fundamentalists, Muslim extremists and zealot Zionists. To them end times are upon human civilization, and they will use anything at their disposal to help guide it on its rightful sojourn towards fulfilling prophesy.

Anger against the United States has never been more profound in the Middle East. Bush and Sharon are now seen as the two-headed beast. Soon the war will spread across the region, Syria, Iran are most likely next. No Muslim left Behind is the call for this new Crusade, kneel down to your Christian and Zionist masters or you will pay the ultimate price, the Christian extremists and zealot Zionists seem to say.

Overwhelming military might will be unleashed, young American men and women will soon be conscripted, and a war greater than Vietnam will soon commence. Iraq is but the first battle in a much wider war. George the Lesser is on a mission from the Almighty, thousands will die in the malicious calamity that will devour life, limb and humanity.

Insurrections and revolutions are about to erupt like a mighty volcano spewing hot magma miles in all directions. The carnage in Iraq is the rallying cry for all Muslims who see the injustice and the oppression, the exploitation and the humiliation. The call for jihad is not far off. Soon minarets will sound the cry for Holy War.

Leave No Muslim Behind, the Almighty has told the Christian Crusader. And so, as George the Lesser prepares to meet his god’s demands, hundreds of millions of innocent people in the Middle East prepare for the coming storm that will release the winds of war upon the world. In Bush’s footsteps, rumbling like the American bulldozers destroying homes and lives in Palestine and Iraq today, lies the military industrial complex and its war machine, built to eviscerate, exterminate and decimate.

In its wake will be a trail of blood and tears traversing the deserts of Muslim land, yet occupied peoples never stop fighting and battling those intent on occupying their nation. Just ask the Palestinian people, who in over sixty years have yet to yield to the Nazi-like tactics of the Israeli government.

The war for Iraq is lost, and the Christian Crusader knows it. Revolution there is growing, along with the resistance. The people want America gone; they want freedom from oppressive occupation. Yet admit mistake Bush will not do, he would much rather send to death thousands more troops. It’s an election year, after all, and to lose Iraq now would be to get buried by the quicksand that is the Iraq debacle. At all costs Iraq and his election must be won; No Muslim Left Behind is now the rallying cry.

Only carnage, death, maiming and destruction will be left alive.

The fight for freedom is being waged, as Bush has said, yet the fight is for freedom from Bush, America and the Corporate Global Empire itself. In trying to bring freedom to the world, Bush has succeeded in creating a movement for freedom from the omnipotent and corrosive tentacles of American power. The battle has started in Iraq, and may soon spread to Latin America, Europe and Asia, and perhaps even the United States.

If George Bush wanted to bring freedom to the world, he is on the right path. The world, it is becoming quite apparent, wants freedom from the Evil Empire. Perhaps the Almighty wanted this all along, using the Christian Crusader as the ultimate pawn.

Brace yourself, the calm before the storm is fast approaching. The world as we know it is about to take a paradigm shift towards the surreal.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

In the Shadow of Wolves

Discomforting as it might seem for us to acknowledge, the corporate media is our enemy. In concert, the ABCNBCCBSCNNFOX hydra has declared open war against our right to truth and open democracy. Americans have been made ignorant to the world that encapsulates them thanks to the purposeful sequestering of information and open dissemination of propaganda by entities controlled by the great Corporate Leviathan.

In this age of corporatism – the entangled power of government and corporations dancing together – our right to know what our leaders are doing has been extinguished. Government accountability has in many ways become an oxymoron as corporate media whitewashes the chicanery and corruption transpiring at the highest levels of governance. Since this malfeasance involves the same spoon that feeds today’s media, hiding of truth becomes second nature. Corporate media, we must understand, is protecting its mother, the great Leviathan.

Once noble seekers of truth have been replaced by seekers of deception, censoring and cleansing any and all news seen as harmful to the government and Leviathan. Honor and integrity in journalism has disappeared, only to give rise to manipulation and conditioning. What was once an institution of American democracy has mutated into a compliant prostitute to the oligarchy. As a result, the US has been made blind to the evils done in our name and the crimes committed against us.

We are living in times where truth on the airwaves has ceased to exist. Realities are hidden, fictions are espoused and the indelible fogged mirror over our monitors continues to grow. With government/Leviathan entities controlling most every channel in the vast array of escapism we are inundated with on television it becomes a rather easy endeavor to control a population. One only needs to look at the enormous canyon separating the views of the world with those of Americans when it comes to the actions of the Pax Americana.

It has become apparent that the ignorance of most Americans is directly tied to the manipulation prevalent in the corporate media. Incurious and spineless journalists have become, selling out their integrity for fame and greed. How people of supposed intelligence can spew distortion and propaganda on such a massive scale and be able to live with themselves is beyond my scope of understanding. American media has become a farce, nothing more than a mouthpiece for government/Leviathan interests and a censor to truth and reality. From the mouths of journalists have been born the spurious sons and daughters of manipulated conditioning.

In the shadow of wolves we find ourselves living, trapped in caverns of distortion, seeking truth but finding only the sharp fangs of fiction. Reality has been hidden from our ever-curious eyes, buried deep in the lair of mouth-foaming beasts intent on making us subservient creatures of passivity. We see not what transpires but only what expires, filtered and washed, censored and distorted. The expiration of fact has yielded to the renunciation of truth.

The greatest victim of today’s corporate media has been the American people. We are being lied to, manipulated, conditioned and robbed of our democratic right to question authority and seek accountability. News has become a charade, an Orwellian mutation extending the tentacles of government and business into our homes and lives. It is used to control and pacify, numb and brainwash. The corporate media has become a tool to protect vital interests necessary for the continued existence of the oligarchy. What we don’t know won’t hurt us; what we are told to believe simply becomes history.

The debacle in Iraq has been transformed into a whitewashed version of “a bad week.” Except the bad weeks keep coming and coming, with no reasonable end in sight and no will or leadership apparent to help guide us out of the cesspool that has been engendered. The ruination of American forces, falling deeper and deeper into the abyss, has been hidden from the spectrum of American curiosity.

We are led to believe otherwise, however, as a censored and edited version of the “fight against evil” is rerun for tens of millions to feast on. We are battling terrorists, after all, waging a war of good versus evil, right versus wrong, freedom versus tyranny. Of course George Washington, Paul Revere and all American freedom fighters battling the British would take exception to being labeled “terrorists” or “insurgents” as today’s resistance fighters are.

Yet the corporate media lives to label and stereotype, casting this most ignoble battle as America bringing freedom and democracy to a beleaguered people in desperate need of our assistance. The screenplay is typical of Hollywood fantasy, pure bull manure designed to captivate a fiction-loving audience conditioned through years of escapist propaganda to seeing America playing the role of hero and liberator to the world.

Reality demands, however, that we look beyond the golden shores of our oceans and into the eyes of a world altogether different. It is the corporate media, that most innocent looking nebula that alters our definition of the planet, rendering us believers of mirages and charred truths. It is the corporate media that grants us the illusion of our leaders’ noble and altruistic intentions at the same time the world considers us a bigger threat than terrorism.

We live in a fantasy world, America in Wonderland, where everything that is cannot possibly exist and where everything we see must therefore be. The alteration of reality for the continued existence of the Leviathan and oligarchs has made us creatures of conformism and ignorance. Lies about our greatness, manipulations about our atrocities, delusions about our place in history and charades over our role in leading the brotherhood of nations has permeated into our minds, making our existence the grandest Hollywood fantasy that ever existed.

The pulsating echo of reality is made to vanish like a bad dream while the hemorrhaging screams of falsity reigns supreme in the nightmare called corporate media. America has become the most incurious nation on Earth, easily believing its injurious government and absorbing the propaganda spawned by the mouths of the Leviathan. It is this grave imperfection, thrust upon the people of the world, that endangers our future and helps release the demons of man upon the globe.

An incurious and easily manipulated population, unwilling to question authority or the falsity of their beliefs has helped launch the brazen grip of terror the Bush administration has unleashed onto the world. Yet corporate media filters prevent us from seeing this most important of facts. Why? Because America’s government and corporate entities are today one and the same, BushCo, Inc. To have the citizenry controlled, believing the trash thrown into our living rooms, is to have the power to exploit and oppress at will, not only the world at large but the American people as well.

From the beginning of the Iraq war corporate media was spewing propaganda beneficial to the Bush administration and to the Leviathan. Rose petals awaited our triumphant soldiers, millions greeted us as liberators, we were made to believe tens of thousands toppled Saddam’s statue. Once again, however, the fictions promulgated and the realities concealed were mutually exclusive.

In the year since the invasion and subsequent occupation, the corporate media has ensnarled itself with the Bush administration, following the president like a lost little puppy. The crumbs thrown at the pack of wolves is quickly gobbled up and regurgitated back to us. The most incurious, deceptive and acquiescent media the US has ever known has helped transform democracy into plutocracy, a once questioning populace into an accepting one and the global corporate empire into a most malicious evil empire.

Journalists of honor still exist, espousing truth and ideology to make a difference in a troubled world. They are the exception rather than the rule, however. Many more have been washed away by the tide of patriotic fervor questioning dissenters and making traitors of seekers of truth. Many have sold out to the demons of the Leviathan, easily gobbled up and bought, transformed into loudspeakers seeking nothing but the lies and deceptions they are spoon-fed.

What has happened to American media? What has become of a once noble institution of change and accountability? What has happened to reporting truths and masking away the lies and propaganda the government gives birth to? Where is Walter Cronkite?

Today’s diluted versions of Cronkite have been corrupted by the system. They have fallen prey to greed and the evils of corporatist capitalism that serves them up as pawns in the game of power and control. They are used in order to wage war against the people, becoming nothing more than voices declaring what those in power want the populace to believe, and follow.

It is a sad day when we can no longer place trust in corporate media news or in the seemingly intelligent newscasters, reporters, pundits, talking heads and purveyors of information we once thought so highly of. Their words can no longer be trusted, their information no longer believed. Censoring so much truth, fabricating so much hogwash, questioning nothing but the viewers themselves and helping turn democracy into the illusion it has become is today the job of the corporate news.

I for one no longer blink an eye to the fallacies preached over the television set. I have stopped listening altogether, and the world has suddenly become a bastion of information readily available at the click of a mouse. Reality has returned, encaged I no longer am and the chains of enslavement making me captive to corporate media have disintegrated with the enlightenment the Internet has provided. The world and its truths are at my fingertips. I am no longer relegated to American propaganda and the festering crap that constitutes for news. Goodbye Wolf Blitzer.

Suddenly the horrors of depleted uranium have opened my mind to the nuclear war in Iraq. Why does the corporate media not cover DU, I wonder, even when American troops in both Gulf Wars have died and become sick in enormous numbers? Where is the coverage of their deformed and diseased newborns waking to the reality of depleted uranium? Why is there no mention of the voluminous number of tons of DU shells, munitions, bombs and missiles dropped in Iraq and Afghanistan, even when both nations have become a nuclear waste dump giving birth to cancers, birth mutations and disease that will last into perpetuity? Shame on you, corporate media!

I am now able to see the deaths of American soldiers, the atrocities of American bombs, the blown to bits Iraqi children and the inherent absurdity of war. I see the damage done by cluster bombs, carpet bombing and oppressive occupation. Eyewitness accounts of Fallujah collective punishment and Baghdad war crimes have sickened me to my stomach. The reality of war has manifested itself to me, and trust me, we are not the good guys nor the heroes nor the gods of honor. Where is the corporate media to report to us the truths of this most heinous and immoral of wars? Shame on you, corporate media!

I know more about the neocons than I care to admit, discovering their ideology and fascination with Israel. Where is the corporate media coverage of this slithering group of vipers that falsely led us to war in Iraq and manipulated government in order to achieve its goals? This conniving cabal of corrosiveness has made us less safe by their delusional foray into the Middle East that has only served to heat up the conveyor belt of hatred and resentment against the US. Why are they not held to accountability? Shame on you, corporate media!

I have become outraged at the dehumanization being committed to the Palestinian people in the name of the Star of David. I can see myself walking along an horridly indigent, waste infested, overpopulated and encaged refuge camp in the West Bank, ducking for cover as IDF soldiers shoot indiscriminately while their tanks and bulldozers demolish lives, homes and orchards. I become Palestinian, living in an utter state of apartheid, humiliated at every turn, enslaved, encaged and enraged. Now I comprehend what makes a suicide bomber turn himself or herself into a guided missile, similar to those used by the IDF on Palestinian populated areas.

Yet the corporate media fails to lift a hair to report these truths, deciding instead to turn its attention to protecting the interests of Israel. Where is the objectivity? Where is the fair and balanced approach to truthful reporting? It isn’t found in the corporate media – that much is certain. Why are Palestinians stereotyped, vilified, smeared and condemned while the occupiers/oppressors are protected, cherished, honored, and elevated on a pedestal? Shame on you, corporate media!

I have been made aware of the corruption within the Bush administration, of the sheer malfeasant leadership we have in Washington. John Kerry was not wrong when he labeled this cabal crooks and liars. If the constant stream of emerging patterns is any indication, an elected George W. Bush could mean the implosion of America. Where is the corporate media on this issue? For three years it has allowed Bush to trample on the Constitution and on the American people without raising an eyebrow. It has allowed the chicanery and the sleaze to continue. When the sole beneficiary of the pillaging of America is the hand that feeds it, however, only lip service is paid lest the people be informed to what is in effect their enslavement and exploitation. Shame on you, corporate media!

Now, more than ever, I have become aware of the coming decimation caused by global warming, itself a creation of man. We are destroying ourselves and our progeny by our continued use of carbon in our lives. The reality of global warming is upon us, so much so that the Pentagon is worried. The planet is reeling, changing and will soon purge the plague of locusts devouring it from its surface. Is there any concerted effort by the corporate media to report this most dangerous threat to the American people? Absolutely not, even when experts have stated that global warming is a bigger threat than terrorism. Shame on you, corporate media!

In the shadow of wolves we find ourselves in, trapped in their den, unable to see light emanating from outside. In the shadow of wolves our reality exists, altering our perception of what truly is. War has been declared against us and truth, fact and reality. In battle we have yet to win, being brainwashed to accept sin. America in Wonderland is what we are, seeing the world change from so very far.

Corporate Media is turning us into obedient drones that allow the Leviathan carte blanche to exploit, suffocate, exterminate and obliterate both minds and lives. Numb creatures of ignorance we are meticulously being turned into, unable, unwilling and uninspired to question the authority that technically answers to us. The corporate media has turned its back on the American people. It now acts as a tool of dominance and control.

The age of the Internet is upon us, however, revolutionary as the printing press and as informative as the world’s best libraries, combined. Throw away your remote and pick up your mouse, evade the feces thrown at you by ABCNBCCBSCNNFOX, and become witness to a world of truth, fact and reality. The chains of bondage gripping you will cease to exist just as the shadow of the wolves dissolves into the dark light of a full moon burning bright.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Fallujah Crusade and Iraq Escapade

Voices of Iraqis

"We shall knock on the gates of heaven with the skulls of Americans."

“When we get the order for jihad, no foreigner will be safe in Iraq.”

"The people are prepared for martyrdom."

Voices of Reason

"They are not coming to grips with the greater realities of the opposition in Iraq. It's far more widespread than the administration is letting on."
---- Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution attacking the Bush
Administration's estimate of Iraqi resistance.

"There is no point in saying we are going to stay the course if we are on the wrong course…The US forces have got to stop acting like warriors and start acting like peacekeepers."
---- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

"When I turn to Aljazeera, I need a few minutes to realise that this is Iraq, not Palestine…For some mysterious and deep-rooted reasons, the Americans think like Israel. They have the same mentality and will be condemned to the same conclusion."
---- Uri Avnery, Israeli journalist and commentator

The problem was that American troops viewed Iraqis as untermenschen - Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: "My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans' use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don't see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen [the Nazi expression for "sub-humans"]. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are. Their attitude towards the Iraqis is tragic, it's awful.
---- Anonymous senior British Army officer

The Fallujah Crusade

Bodies that have ceased to breathe lie motionless on the streets of Fallujah, becoming stiff now that energy no longer flows through them. Everywhere they lay, dropping where they were killed by American forces. Those lucky enough to have been picked up from sidewalks and asphalt have been laid to rest in gardens and soccer fields. Still many others are buried in several feet of concrete, steel and brick, their lives extinguished as buildings they occupied were disintegrated by bombs and missiles falling from the heavens above. Yet many relatives are too afraid to venture outside their homes and makeshift shelters to collect and bury their dead, in accordance with Islamic faith, for fear of American bombs, missiles, sniper bullets and artillery raining down on them.

Their city is under siege, systematically being flattened section by section, block by block and house by house. Fallujah is reliving wars fought by Western nations when madness became king and reason turned a blind eye on humanity. The most modern weaponry known to man has been unleashed on the Sunni city of 300,000. The most powerful army the world has ever known has descended like a firestorm to release its winds of destruction, maiming, death and suffering. Fallujah is being made an example, you see.

Welcome to the Fallujah Crusade, a Christian adventure reborn, waking from the slumber of 1000 years, reincarnated through the armies of the Evil Empire. Over six-hundred Iraqis have perished in one city; over 1,200 have been injured, maimed or wounded. A new Crusade is upon the world, intent on conquering Muslim lands and the devil’s excrement they sit on. Forces of carnage have been released upon the splendor of the Fertile Crescent; blood now flows through the mighty Tigris and Euphrates, those fountains of civilization that gave us life by catapulting humanity to all corners of the globe.

Collective punishment on hundreds of thousands of people of all ages is being exercised by a nation whose quench for violence is dastardly ceaseless and hereditarily conditioned. Men, women and children are dying in barbaric ways by barbarian occupiers opening up the gates of hell on the doorstep of Iraq’s mosques and minarets. An entire population is being punished for hating without remorse those who have brought death and destruction into their city. The killing, beating, dragging and hanging of American mercenaries proves without question the parasite of hatred boiling against Americans in Fallujah. These manifestations of frightful animosity, desperation and frustration are signs that the oppressive occupiers are no longer welcome in Iraq.

The Cradle of Civilization has become the Grave of Humanity. All evil done by humankind, all negative energy spawned by the great human race now flourishes in Mesopotamia. Carpet bombing and depleted uranium fill the land, cities and towns have been made harbors of misery and suffering. Fallujah is being destroyed, wiped off the face of the planet. The nightmares of Somalia are being exorcised through the targeting of Muslims. Bullets, artillery, bombs and missiles, having the brain of men, are set free to indiscriminately blast craters and vaporize houses regardless of the innocence of life or the absurdity of fate.

We are witnessing a declaration of war against Islam. Destruction of mosques, rape of women, humiliation of Arabs and oppression of a region is slowly giving birth to hatred, animosity and vengeance. The occupation of Iraq is unsettling tens of millions of pebbles of dust that have remained placid during the long years that Western boots have trampled Arab ground. An enormous dust storm is arising, however, full of energy and power, building momentum and unconscionable anger, soon to engulf Bush’s Crusaders with winds of carnal fury.
Fallujah is where heads had to roll, where Bush proved yet again that the size of his testicles is larger than that of his diminutive, virus-infected brain. Espousing all things wonderful about Christianity from his pulpit of hypocrisy he has only served to unearth, yet again through the commands of premeditated suffering he shouts out, all things inherently evil in the religion he professes maniacal faith in. From indifference to state executions in Texas to Fallujah decapitations, Bush has shown the world the high disregard he and his right-wing messiahs have for human life. It is this apathy, combined with lack of wisdom and honor that the world must fear.

Propagators of Extinct Prophesy

Forces are slowly being created that will be hard to contain. The inertia of the Bush/neocon experiment is entrapping, as is America’s sojourn into the Middle East. Once unleashed, as is the case now, there will be no turning back, and soon America will find herself immersed in a next generation Crusade whose inevitability has been assured by zealous and delusional neocons loyal to Zionist interests, Christian and Muslim fundamentalists seeking Armageddon and an American administration lacking the precepts of human wisdom.

The world has been hijacked; growing tensions and expanding resentment continue to lubricate the engine of hate and violence. Slowly we are turning the indifference of ignorance into the omnipotence of fear. We have allowed ourselves to be taken over by the pestilence of malevolent religion that is corrupting the honorable, spiritual form of worship. Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the three pillars founded by the same patriarch, are being led astray by leaders whose ignorance of human reality is only surpassed by the wickedness of their ultimate intentions.

Fundamentalists and extremists, ignorant and uneducated, seeing the world in black and white, good and evil and unable to open their eyes beyond the pages of primitive fable are dictating the future of our civilization through the dogma of times past, when to honor oneself with flatulent winds was to bestow upon the world the power of the gods.

So-called leaders of today are directing us towards the primitive prophesies of ancient times, when the human mind had yet to comprehend the vastness and complexities of the truths we live nor the sheer dimensions of a world much larger than the microscopic parcel of land they inhabited. Modern man is being misled into the coming storm of war by the impotence of stories once created by nomadic tribes and curious peoples wanting in vein to understand the world that enveloped them. These small-minded visions of times gone by are of no use to those who comprise humanity in the 21st century. Yet it is these beliefs, together with the men who preach them, that are making the absurdity of primeval thought the inevitability of modern reality.

We are being led astray by those with a myopic interpretation of history who are unable to understand the passage of time or the advancement of civilization. Professing a deep knowledge and enlightenment for the archaic myths of simple-minded tribes living in ignorance of science and awe of nature, those leading us down the passage to the abyss cannot fathom the world of pragmatism that has passed them by. Instead they rely on the prophesy of those whose understanding of the world consisted of gods and fear, ignorance of human nature and primitiveness of self. These are our hijackers, these are our horsemen carrying us in their chariot of demagoguery to the dungeons of Armageddon.

These are the evildoers of our time, eviscerating the brotherhood of humankind by the separation of the divine. Terrorists upon the world these men have become, resurrecting fear and hatred among us by the devastating effects of ignorance and the cancerous nourishment of violence, destruction and death. The world is seeing the engenderment of world war. Forces have been put in motion, their inertia gripping us away from escape. Those seeking the fulfillment of prophesy have hijacked the caravan of humankind, leading us down the path of decay and destruction through the resounding trumpets of war and into the battlefield upon where our spirit will be made to rest.

The Coming Storm

The siege of Fallujah by troops encircling the city like Medieval armies of times past intent on smelling the blood of thousands and seeing the razing of lives is a microcosm of the much larger Crusade leisurely entering our conscious. What has transpired cannot be undone. The pain, suffering and seething hatred created by every missile, bomb and bullet tearing apart human flesh and extinguishing innocent life will not evaporate. Madness has replaced moderation, rage has expropriated tolerance and vengeance has superceded morality. The seeds of the coming storm have been firmly planted along the marshes of the Fertile Crescent.

Iraq has exploded into violent resistance to oppressive occupation. An entire nation, plastered together by colonial powers using unmatchable puzzle pieces, is uniting into one giant storm of jihadi martyrdom. Honor and vengeance brought about by humiliation, subjugation and violent uneven-handedness is rupturing the submissive acquiescence the Iraqi people patiently exhibited for a year. The Revolution has been let loose, continuing to grow exponentially as more and more Iraqis, thanks to a multitude of reasons, decide to wage holy war on America and its legions and proctors. The Cradle of Civilization has become the spark that has ignited the coming devastation that only man is capable of accomplishing.

The cries and shouts of Fallujah have awakened an entire nation into resistance and revolution from the American Crusaders invading Arab land. For a year Iraqis have waited, setting their trap, building strategy, learning their enemy, carefully and patiently laying the groundwork for the coming battles. America, through the stupidity of her leaders, is trapped in a hornet’s nest she will not be able to extricate herself from. Her leaders’ vision of delusion has condemned her sons and daughters to the guillotine of death.

Trumpets proclaiming jihad will soon resonate from minarets, Algeria and Palestine will be reborn, and the historical allegory of resistance by those conquered and invaded will be forever sworn. Fallujah is the rallying cry, the call to arms that might enflame an entire region, mobilizing Muslims against invading Western Christians in what future history books will surely label the first Crusade of the 21st century.

Two-headed beast

The ranks of mujahadeen continue to swell. Each day gives birth to thousands more who are willing to die and kill American infidels who through their actions give credence to the term “Great Satan” that more and more Arabs are adopting into their lexicon. Together with Israel, America is becoming the most reviled nation on the planet. A venomous hatred has risen, thanks to the Bush debacle in the Middle East that has made, in the eyes of billions, America and Israel one and the same, nothing more than a two-headed beast. Both are synonymous are inextricably linked in the eyes and minds of billions of world citizens who see two terrorist states flourishing thanks to the exploitation of fellow human beings.

Atrocities and terror are bastard twins being born from the belly of the two-headed beast, devastating Iraqis and Palestinians. Cities are condemned to Hades using the same tactics of decimation. Peoples are exterminated using the same methods and circumstances. Citizens are dehumanized thanks to the same policies and apathy of leaders. The Stars and Stripes has fused with the Star of David, morphing into the German Swastika of yesteryear. Two nations are leading the world to the eternal caverns of darkness from which we may never escape.

Indistinguishable to billions, especially to those of Muslim faith, the two-headed hydra, repressing and exploiting dark-skinned, developing nation peoples continues its reign of terror onto lands hostile to its occupation. A war is being built up, slowly conditioned into our minds, made to exist in our reality and being pushed into existence that will see the hydra engaged against the indigenous races of the Middle East. Unfortunately, those in the Western world appalled at the crimes done in our name will be dragged into the flame of multilateral carnage. It is already occurring, as American men and women, mostly low and middle class citizens, Christian in faith and made ignorant to truth fight as mercenaries against the enemies of other nations and for the ideology of fanatical oligarchs.

Intifadah in Palestine, Intifadah in Iraq, can Intifadah throughout the Arab world be far behind? Indigenous Semitic peoples are reaching their boiling point; their lid is about to explode. The region is at the brink, overflowing in scorching anger, exerting tremendous pressure on the dam of tolerance as the monolithic angel of vengeance circumvents the lands of Islam. The dangers to the world of a US/Israel war against all people of Arabian descent cannot be underestimated. It would be catastrophic, yet in this very direction we may soon find ourselves in, trapped in a modern day Crusade pitting Christians and Jews against Muslims in a clash of civilizations, religious belief and utter hatred. This conflagration is closer to rearing its ugly head than we might think.

Terror breeds terror, just as violence begets violence. The debacle in Iraq will only get worse. American soldiers and Iraqi resistance fighters are at war, using cities and towns to kill and maim each other. Yet no successful occupation in the last century has succeeded in squashing nationalistic fervor. The odds are heavily in favor that it will not occur this time. Jihad is about to be declared, mujahadeen are emerging everywhere. Time is inconsequential to them. Whether they succeed in two months or two years or two decades the patience they possess will result in hundreds, perhaps thousands of “transfer tubes” returning to the safe shores of America. In the end, a new Palestine will emerge, and the US will become the next Israel, struggling to keep alive in the wake of continuous occupation through perpetual death and destruction.

The US is now stuck in quicksand, sleeping restless nights under cover of Arabian nights and living a nightmare in sun-drenched days. Urban warfare will result in the unnecessary deaths of thousands, innocent or active participants, trapped in a quagmire not of their making. Street to street, house to house, battles forged and fights undone; bullets sprayed, missiles fired, blood soaked streets and bodies rattled.

America is trapped not in another Vietnam but in another debacle based on lies and deceptions. Again war has been awakened, its drums sounding loud, the Evil Empire’s armies once more marching proud. Insensitive and uncultured, naïve and arrogant, the worker bees and soldier ants follow directions without knowing, kill without understanding and destroy without questioning. The army of drones, abusing and using, humiliating and decimating, stomps its boots in the face of the Iraqi people, not knowing that ignorantly treading into unknown lands and alien cultures is a grand recipe for disaster, and near-certain retribution. The Iraq Intifadah is the effect of such arrogant causes.

The vicious circle of death has been liberated as vengeance and hatred intertwine to form that most ruthless concoction of human psychosis: mutual assured destruction. War is a game of losers, of death, destruction and enduring suffering. It is a no-win contest played by those sitting comfortably secure from the confines of their perched positions of leadership. War is real-life chess, pitting plebian foot soldiers against one another, becoming cannon fodder to the corrosive power of man’s deadliest and most evil inventions. It is war-like leaders who destroy humanity. It is they who lead us to our graves, yet we blindly follow and acquiesce, sacrificing blood and life for the interests and egos of emperors, kings and presidents. What do we expect? We are all human, after all.

The Human Virus

It has not yet been three years since 9/11 and look where we find ourselves. Patience is a virtue the evildoers leading us at present seem to possess. After all, WWII did not erupt overnight. Rather, it built up steadily, much like today, until finally a blitzkrieg unleashed years of war onto the planet. The same is happening in today’s world. Every step toward madness gets us closer to that which we most fear yet some want to procure. Every battle and death, continuing oppression and exploitation and call for genocide and extermination is a march forwards toward the coming war. History is full of Crusades by Christian armies invading Arab lands. Add to the Molotov cocktail of ideology, religion and culture the malevolence of black gold in its presently dwindling supply and the ingredients exist for that most self-defeating activity known to man: war.

We are witnesses to the birth of the next horrific war. When the entire history of man, from the moment we hung on trees to the present predicament we find ourselves immersed in has been defined by war and violence is it any wonder that our present is so haunted by our past? War is the symptom of our disease, and, like addicts, the human race needs violence and war as much as we need love and affection. We are violent, war-like animals, territorial and selfish, tribal and fearful. Our primitive selves cannot evolve as quickly as our technology, or our civilization. The great ape, ruler of the planet and despoiler of all things beautiful, has co-existed along with war, death and destruction. We have never known peace, never seen the light. Simply glance at history, glance at society, glance at today.

Respites from warfare may last a few decades, perhaps a bit more. Yet, pragmatically speaking, fifty years is a mere hiccup in the long history of man. A break from killing and maiming usually follows evils such as those of WWII as the victimized generation suffers the ingrained demons of human violence. In time, however, as new spirits emerge and warlike leaders are born, and as memory dwindles and history fades, the longstanding human pastime of killing each other rises once more from the coffers of terror to wipe itself clean of the cobwebs of human suffering and tragedy. New reasons are given, new excuses made, new lies are manipulated and the vicious cycle of man versus man, tribe versus tribe is reborn.

Cries of “Never Again” echo in time, yet we never learn, this thing called humankind. Genocide and cleansing, extermination and oppression, our rallying cry seems to be “Again and Again.” We will never be free of this thing called war, for death and destruction lives inside us galore. We are cursed, one and all, condemned to repeat the sins of our fathers and of those who continue to fall. Fallujah is humankind, humankind is Fallujah, and the continuing siege upon our species will continue its decrepit control over our lives and our ever-shortening destiny.