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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

Thursday, June 24, 2004

The War of Error

First published 24 June 2004

“September 11, 2001, Independence Day for all Oppressed Peoples”
-- Anonymous Graffiti sprayed on wall in Plaza Real, Barcelona, Spain, 2003

To understand the above mentioned quote in the context of the so-called “war on terror” one must rise above the incessant government/corporate media haze of all-encompassing propaganda that has permeated our society, causing us to become confused energies lost in the consuming darkness of ignorance.

If one truly wishes to understand the “war on terror” the mind must be resurrected from the tomb of conditioned fear and insecurity that grips our every emotion, making charades of our understanding of the world outside our comfort zones.

The indelible power of the mind must be opened, the myopic view spewed by both government and corporate media must be exorcised and a journey of self-reflection must be taken. Empathy must replace apathy, humanity must replace selfishness and knowledge must replace the ignorance purposefully ingrained into our collective conscious by those whose interests lie in keeping us as far away from truths and realities as is possible.

Utter blackness must be purged; the path of truth must be seen, and followed. Only then can we make sense of a world tearing itself apart.

The radiant lantern has been lit, let it guide our way.


The so-called “war on terror” was lost the moment George W. Bush was appointed to the presidency by the Supreme Court. Of course at the time nobody could foresee what the fraud in Florida would help set free. At that moment the clandestine inevitability of the invasion of Iraq became a certain reality whose consequences we will absorb for the next several decades. True, 9/11 had yet to happen, but already fixations with Saddam Hussein were metastasizing throughout the self-righteous Bush administration. 9/11, more than anything else, became, politically, the perfect excuse needed to drag America into a war that had already been preordained by those with axes to grind, scores to settle, empires to expand and profits to make.

The dubiously named “war on terror” was lost the moment the cabal of neoconservatives usurped power in Washington, descending like a flock of vultures from their warmongering flight. At that moment delusion morphed with ideology, ignorance fused with zealotry and the neoconartist dream of an Iraqi invasion, already having been trumpeted for years, was put in motion. Pushed forward by those wishing to fight Israel’s enemies using American financial and military might, the Iraq war was born in dogmatic democratic delusion, historical and cultural ignorance and in criminal apathy for the over 600 American soldiers sent to die for causes having nothing to do with fighting for freedom or democracy or for fighting terror.

Thus was born the War of Error, a war unlike all others, self-defeating and perpetual, that instead of solving problems has and will continue to exacerbate them. Thus was born a War of Proxy, of Greed, Deceit, Criminality and Stupidity. A war not of necessity but of choice; a war that only enraged an already burning world opinion resulting from America’s continual devastation of people’s life, health, opportunity, ability and freedom through the incessant mechanisms of oppression and exploitation arising out of the debilitating forays into global empire building.

A war of excuses, not principle, of vengeance, not morality, of unleashing death and destruction, not winning hearts and minds has only served to make the world a much more dangerous, sinister place.

Symptoms of the Disease

The War of Error is being waged by nefarious Cold War mentalities espousing modern exploitive criminal capitalism using fervent psychologically corrosive fear-mongering to control populations and assure power through the perpetual shedding of blood. A war without necessity has become a war without end. A war of illegality has become a war of resistance.

Like the unquestionable callousness of human wars that have scarred our entire history, the War of Error will once more prove that the most violent, self-destructive species of animal must satisfy its thirst for blood and appetite for death and destruction. The primitiveness of our being is proved yet again through the absurdity and punishment of killing our own kind.

Increasing valid grievances that have only risen exponentially with every year of seething anger and hatred at American foreign policy, the War of Error assures that the desperate and crazed will continue their wave of terror. The continued exploitation of world peoples by the Pax Americana, be it through tentacles such as the IMF, WTO and World Bank, by the support of despotic, murderous, corrupt and tyrannical regimes or by the sheer hypocrisy of championing freedoms, liberties and democracy worldwide while advancing the virtual enslavement of billions has given birth to a movement, strongest in the Islamic world, to cleanse regions of American meddling and involvement.

The tragedy of 9/11 was a symptom of this disease. American economic, corporate and military interests, so detrimental to billions of humans worldwide, has brought forth a growing surge to excrete from entire regions and nations what is seen as the most pestilent of viruses. Is it so difficult to understand that billions of people’s lives have been ruined as a result of the policies of the American Empire? These policies only serve to make America stronger and more powerful while exhausting and decimating the vast majority of the people of the south.

The War of Error fails to understand the other side, or to confront it. 9/11 was a manifestation of frustrations and hatreds that had been boiling for years. It was a massive demonstration of resistance, targeting the two most repressive symbols of American power gone awry. This truth is a reality 280 million Americans have not been made privy to. It is truth hidden in fictions and manipulation, carefully orchestrated to make captive and ignorant those living within the belly of the beast. Why is it that the world’s view and opinion of reality is so vastly different than those who are enveloped by airwaves transmitting an umbrella of distortions and deceptions from Atlantic to Pacific Oceans? It couldn’t be the altered state of world reality Americans are bombarded with, can it? Certainly it isn’t the escaping of fact for fear of uncovering the evils done in our name, right? Living in and experiencing heaven on Earth is certainly better than seeing how American excessiveness, capitalism, consumerism, greed, individualism and materialism have condemned most of the world to hell.

The day we decide to uncloak our fog-laced eyes to this undying reality and put an end to and alleviate such a plague upon the world is the day our fears, insecurities and terror will be replaced with the lives we once knew to exist. The roots of and reasons for terrorism must be understood and confronted, not discarded. Fighting and waging war with terrorism’s extensions will only help it spread. The roots must be pulled out, and this begins with confronting the reality of our royal superfluity and extravagant lifestyles that spawn so much exploitation, oppression, indigence and suffering worldwide. If we continue the War of Error the terror will never end, only expand, getting much worse, more dangerous and putting in peril the future of our progeny.

Symbols of Global Empire and its Evils

The World Trade Center, the economic symbol of worldwide economic genocide, incessant suffering, perpetuating poverty, wasted opportunity and ability, acrimonious capitalism, debauched democracy, protection of tyranny, market colonialism, oppression, exploitation and enslavement by the Pax Americana was besieged and destroyed by crazed zealots of macabre intentions waging jihad on the enemy of their lands. Three-thousand innocent beings were slaughtered, forever to be mourned and remembered.

In Washington, the Pentagon, the machine controlling the expansion of the American Empire through its over 700 bases worldwide and its legions of sentries was attacked, symbolically illuminating the sword gutting an entire world open through its conquest and intimidation by violence, injury, maiming, death, suffering, destruction, poisoning, extermination, cleansing and genocide. Hundreds of fellow citizens perished, both in the building and in planes, great symbols of innocence lost and energies extinguished.

Fundamentalist extremists at one point supported and trained by the United States in their struggle against another superpower, incensed at America’s implementation of economic genocide in which up to one million Iraqis perished, seething at America’s continued usurpation of Arab land, military presence in the Middle East, support of its oppressive dictators and rulers and infuriated at American military, financial and political support of Israel’s continued crimes, occupation, subjugation and dehumanization of the Palestinian people declared war inside American shores, shaking the mighty empire to its foundation while giving us a small taste of what evils are done in our name.

The symptoms of the disease had caused the virus to cough up a manifestation of monstrous barbarity, yet it paled in comparison to the millions killed by the Pax Americana’s government over the course of the last century. 9/11, though dastardly and demonic, was but a minute expression of violent rage compared to the innumerable and seemingly impossible to count actions by our leaders that have decimated millions upon millions of people and untold areas of land and civilization. For every action, it seems, there is an equal and positive reaction. This we have yet to understand.

Ceaseless Profit, Fear and Violence

Unwinnable in every respect, the War of Error is designed to never cease in its quest to perpetuate fear and insecurity. As long as people fear for their lives, future and security the beast of war will exist. The War of Error’s oxygen is our own insecurity and blind faith in the Bush administration. Its food is our ignorance and penitent reverence to the manipulation and conditioning being flooded into our minds by those in power.

Created to enrich and empower oligarchs and corporations, the War of Error subjugates us and sends us spiraling back to times of feudalism and religious intimidation and trepidation. We are put at the mercy of the powerful that become more powerful the more they spawn fear into our conscious. Witness the gradual evisceration of American civil liberties and the increased power over our lives now prevalent in government.

The War of Error is a vicious cycle of unfettered fear, insecurity, violence and destruction. It is a product of an administration limited in knowledge and vision, common sense and history, understanding of culture and empathy for humankind. It was begun by a Commander in Chief possessing inalienable limitations of grey matter, incurious and unlearned of both people and planet, born into royalty lacking understanding of how billions see the world and with a myopic vision of delusion, fantasy and religious weak-mindedness. Throughout history easier battles and smaller wars have been lost by more able men.

The rise of the bogeyman terrorist and the new evildoers of our time, namely Al-Qaeda, have simply coincided with the demise of yesteryear’s enemy, communists and the Soviet Union. Having enemies is part of the fabric of American society ranging all the way to the time Custer was massacring savage Indians. Enemies are the American government’s best friend, for they help expand the economy, curtail the population and enrich the oligarchs. It is, therefore, natural that with the implosion of the evil communists a new, more sinister and wicked enemy arise from the ashes of human wickedness to scare the living daylights out of average Americans ignorant to the manipulation of their primitive emotions.

This new enemy is a true evildoer, a mutated barbarian lurking behind every bush and underneath every rock. Of course we are more likely to get struck by lightning than by a famed suicide bomber but that does not stop the Bush administration from reminding us all of the deadly manifestations of fright possessing dark-skin and a different religion. For this newest of enemies, reincarnated from the graves of all previous evildoers to dare cross paths with the Pax Americana, is the deadliest of them all. Terrorists, you see, are shadows and ghosts, you or me, enraged lunatics hating our freedoms, democracy and society. Or so we are told.

They are the new enemy, ambiguous extremists living among us, without loyalty to land, flag or state, appearing and disappearing, launching ceaseless guerilla war on our society. To Bush and his corporate cohorts in the military-industrial complex, terrorists are a gold mine. They are the answer to lagging profits and power that had dwindled and virtually disappeared with the twilight of the dreaded Soviets. The Cold War was over, military cuts were everywhere; industry was struggling, profits and wealth eroding. A new enemy had to be born, one that could last into perpetuity, instilling terror and fear like never before onto a citizenry subservient to the fictions promoted by the government.

Thus, 9/11 became the greatest profiteering launching pad ever devised by the military-industrial complex. With a war with no end, countless invisible enemies prowling everywhere and a fearful and obedient population the quest for perpetual profit in times of perpetual war and perpetual fear came to be born. Today, everything evil done in our name is excused as being done in the noble name of the war on terror. After all, war is peace. Yet also extremely profitable, which is why the War of Error will last years, perhaps decades into our future.

It is in the MIC’s interest to prolong this most ambiguous and marketable war for as long as possible. When the citizenry has been successfully turned to submissive sheep, ignorant as to its role as a massive pawn, primordial emotions dictating logic and common sense, the MIC is assured of ever-increasing power, control and wealth. From cradle to the grave, we are but slaves to the military-industrial complex, nothing more than puppets whose strings are attached to the massive claws of the omnipotent masters tearing us to shreds as they amuse themselves with the games of disquieting existence and rapacious divisiveness they thrust upon our oblivious selves.

Greed-mongers, fear-mongers, warmongers and profiteers, the Bush administration, the Corporate Leviathan and the MIC together are annihilating our future. When greed intermingles with the almighty dollar, profit is placed above people, we become statistics in cost-benefit analysis, we are shamelessly exploited and we all become open wounds waiting to become collateral damage.

War of Error

As Paul O’Neill and Richard Clarke have made clear, the Bush administration was never seriously concerned with Al-Qaeda, even with multiple warnings about its dangers. Instead, upon squirming into the Oval Office, Bush began concentrating on Iraq and Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile, others began to unilaterally dislodge the US from numerous world protocols, treaties, institutions and conventions. Missile defense was given priority, as was the entire spectrum of scorched earth and polluting industries. Yet Al-Qaeda was placed in the back burner, of little concern to an administration intent on catering to its corporate masters.

From the start Iraq was an object of desire to the neoconartists and the Bush cabal. The subsequent invasion of the dilapidated state under the rubbish of imminent threat was a rather simple operation, almost like taking candy from a baby. Severe sanctions and Gulf War I had crippled Saddam’s army and Iraq’s infrastructure, meaning the potent American forces blitzkrieged their way to victory. Winning the war was never in doubt, though securing the peace certainly was. Delusions of ignorance failed to yield warm embraces of flowers and welcoming arms in the arm from the Iraqi people. Instead, the United States today finds itself bogged down in swamps of discontent and dunes of hatred and revenge for the carnage and crimes against humanity it has perpetrated against the Iraqi people.

Flowers of fantasy have given way to burned, dragged and hanged American bodies. The invasion and occupation has turned into a quagmire and nightmare for America. It is finding that imposing a western capitalistic and democratic ideology through the barrel of a gun is harder than the neocons expected. To our great detriment, their wet dreams of Machiavellian splendor have turned instead to blood-dripped hands smeared in complicity and maimed faces soaked in fault.

Iraq is a disaster, an unwelcome catharsis of rage and animosity that has spread from the Sunni Triangle to the rest of the Muslim world. Hatred of America is at an all time high. Thousands of jihadists have been created, ready to die in holy war against the Great Satan. Bush has succeeded in employing more “terrorists” than American workers. Winning hearts and minds has failed throughout a Muslim world that sees an American Crusade to conquer, pilfer, rape and humiliate. The war in Iraq has allowed terror to sprout and thrive throughout the lands of the western world.

The Iraq war was unleashed to satisfy the ignoble loathing Bush and the neocons had for Saddam, to quench the thirst of the military-industrial complex and the energy industry and to put into place a new era of market colonialism with the Middle East subservient to America and deferential to Israel. Genuflecting and penitent the Arab world is expected to become, allowing one more time the infiltration into their lands of Western Judeo-Christian ideology and armies intent on pilfering all black gold the Arabian lands possess.

What the war in Iraq has accomplished is the near universal undermining of the pursuit of Al-Qaeda, a group of highly skilled warriors, much more creative than those commanding America’s armies, that can at any moment attack virtually anywhere, at anytime and with virtually no warning. The imminent threat was Al-Qaeda, not Saddam. The real target was Osama bin Laden, two years ago.

Today, the capture of Osama and his number two is meaningless, of little value towards stopping the Muslim organization. Osama has succeeded in franchising Al-Qaeda throughout the world. America has played right into his hands through the foolish ignorance of the Bush administration. Now, Al-Qaeda has branched off, inspiring thousands of new recruits spread out throughout the world that continue to be assembled faster than they are killed. Bush’s war has created hundreds of new bin Laden’s eager to punish America for its continued subjugation of Muslims. The assembly line Henry Ford invented Bush has, through his dim-witted sojourn into Iraq, allowed to flourish in the hands of purveyors of violence.

Bin Laden can be killed tomorrow and be bigger in death than he ever was in life. His mission is accomplished; he has seen the birth of a movement that now spans the world two times over. Like a grandfather overlooking his many grandchildren upon his death bed, bin Laden has bequeathed to the new generation of Al-Qaeda his vision, beliefs and hatred of America. Almost three years removed from 9/11 bin Laden is still alive, inspiring and planning, training and plotting. Why? Because Bush took the US to war with Iraq, a boxed-in, contained misery of a nation threatening to no entity but the dreams of the neocon establishment loyal to Israel.

Al-Qaeda is today much more powerful, much more clandestine and much more willing to attack western interests. Able to strike virtually unimpeded, since 9/11 the group and its branches have unleashed a wave of bombings that has been ceaseless and devastating. How dare Bush claim he has made us safer when there have been so many attacks on western interests, many more than ever existed before 9/11? How dare Bush claim Al-Qaeda is weaker when it has only mutated, morphing with other groups and fusing with utter devastation?

We haven’t been attacked since 9/11 because Al-Qaeda has wanted it so. We are at their mercy for they know America can do little to stop an attack. There are literally thousands of sites from which to strike that cannot be guarded. It is physically impossible. The day the organization decides to launch an attack is the day the next rumble is felt in our belly. They are waiting for the right moment at the right time. They are comprised of clever and intelligent men with an understanding of patience and the long-term benefits of history. Unlike those in the Oval Office, those “living in caves” envision the larger context of humanity and our history. To underestimate them is to make a grave mistake.

America had a window of two years to find bin Laden but instead diverted its resources to Iraq. It has had two years to shore up its defenses and security at home yet wasted over $160 billion in Iraq, most of it going to the profiteers and the greed-mongers in the military-industrial complex. The War of Error has been a disaster, the American homeland is under funded and unprepared which has grievously placed the American people in much more danger than before 9/11. How this sitting president can run as a leader that has made the nation safer is preposterous given all he has done to strengthen Al-Qaeda. It is a shameless fraud. He has done nothing but make the US a bigger, more inviting target that will soon have to once more bury its sons and daughters thanks to the policies of the worst administration in history.

When the military-industrial complex is your pimp, however, you can only bend over to its dictates, unbuckle your belt and prepare to meet your maker.


The War of Error must be beheaded before more damage is done to America and the world. Terrorism can only be defeated by declaring war on its roots and causes. The real war must be declared on poverty, lack of education, lack of healthcare, suffering, hatred, animosity, lack of opportunity, injustice, inequality, unfairness, despotism, exploitation and dehumanization. Only then can the War of Error be transformed to the War to end all Wars. Only by understanding the reasons why we are hated can we declare victory. We must eliminate the egotistical and asinine excuses that the world hates us because of our success, society and freedoms. That makes us feel good but it is pure bull fecal matter. We must educate ourselves, forever burying our world ignorance and our detested arrogance. Empathy and humbleness must be instilled into our future.

Until then, however, actions will only lead to reactions, cause will only be followed by effect and the whole world will go blind. Until Americans realize the causes of such anger directed at their national symbols and until we see the damage being done in our name we will not be made safe. Fear will follow us to all corners of the globe like an epidemic jumping from host to host, robbing us of the opportunity to live in symphony with the greater fraternity of nations. Insecurity will become a way of life, imprisoning us in our own homes, making our shores enormous walls of separation that will prevent us from seeing the wonders Earth has to offer. Fortress America will make withering flowers of us all.

The Corporate Leviathan, Global Empire and Military-Industrial Complex must be stopped before the country that we have grown to live in and love is but a distant memory in a never-opened history book of bygone times. Our freedoms and liberties are being eroded, our nation is becoming a police state and the rights once enjoyed by all will become but a distant glimmer of memory to our children. We must put a stop to the three-headed monster laying in our wake, run by the few elite greed-infected capitalist oligarchs that are transforming democracy into mockery, the Constitution of the many into that of the few, diversity into despotism and the American Dream into exploitative capitalism descended from the innards of feudalism.

Together we can take back America. Together we can unite and help make right what has been made wrong. The further we descend away from the brotherhood of nations and peoples the closer we approach implosion. The closer we become to our world brothers and sisters the closer we will be to reclaiming the wonderful lands and dynamic society of the United States. There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders. It is time to erase the Bush administration from the pages of history and salvage all that has been lost, rebuild all that has befallen a once great nation and march forward to the trumpeting sounds of peace and progress.

The War of Error must be erased from the long memory of humankind’s civilization. It is one more mistake in a long line of human errors that scourge our long journey. Enlightenment must replace primitiveness, the Other Superpower must replace the only superpower and humanity must put an end to the pandemic called violence. Eliminating the War of Error is a good start. Understanding the plight of billions is another. Bush has undone progress made and exacerbated the “war on terrorism.” To change our ways we will have to start from behind, handicapped and with the demons unleashed by the Bush administration at our feet. Yet start we must before what we once knew no longer exists.

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Looking Down the Precipice at the Face of Human Evil

Upon the precipice do wise men and women stand, straddled with the burden of the world they see and feeling impotent to the destruction others unleash. Gazing over the canyon that encloses humanity the evisceration of forests, deserts, savannahs, jungles and oceans can they see, becoming nauseous breathing polluted air, overlooking voracious locusts as they make barren once fertile lands. Tears of sorrow befall those whose eyes can take no more, for their fellow species is on a collision course with self-extinction, destined to take away life where it once flourished, ruining a planet and all energy giving it vibrancy.

It is man in the 21st century that will finally accomplish what antecedents past once started. The birth of industry will inevitably lead to the death of man as it slowly unwinds through hills of time and space, societal change and the human condition, patient in its knowledge that eventually the same species that created it is doomed to self-destruct. The sands of time continue to pass by uninterrupted and unhindered, humankind ignorant to the path it has chosen to lead, not knowing the monster it has birthed nor the child of death that now walks among us, exploiting and destroying, ruining and pilfering, and advancing the decay and debasement of the most powerful Empire to ever rise from the soils of Earth.

Human evil has always graced us with its ominous presence, yet rarely does it succeed to grip power in times of carnage and in conjunction with strength and might. It is those memories of history, marked by genocides, cleansings, wars and exterminations that manifest the combination of evil with its ascendancy to power. When combined with sheer military might, economic prosperity and a gullible sheep-like population, human evil, ingrained in the essence of an immoral leader and his cabal of like-minded charlatans, can dispose of human flesh easier than we dispose of garbage.

The reality of war is that warmongers, war-like leaders and those whose appetite for blood is only matched by the magnified apathy for human suffering and death come to power with human evil firmly immersed into their existence. It is war-like leaders who make war-like people of those they rule. It is their human evil that releases the ghosts of war, destruction, suffering and violence upon the same brethren they command. If power corrupts, then those who carry the virus of human evil and are ascended to the throne of omnipotence are made stronger, thereby increasing the virus growing inside, waiting eagerly to become the pandemic infecting millions whose thirst for blood now matches that of their leaders.

We find ourselves living in that most dangerous of times when the world of man can destroy itself thousands of times over. It is in this time when the choosing of our leaders must be done in a most careful manner, selecting only those whose wisdom can be matched by their honor. For to leave the world’s most powerful military in the hands of wickedness is to risk perpetrating human evil upon the people of the globe. It is in this exact situation that the planet finds itself, caught in a parallel universe of devastating tragedy that is spiraling six billion people into dimensions worthy of fantasies the human mind is too terrified to enter.

A junta of miscreants usurped the will of the people and inserted itself into the halls of power, finally capable of implementing what had for years escaped their grasp. An entire nation gave way to a fraud perpetrated in front of our very eyes, helping to seal a most unfortunate future the likes of which had not existed since 1930’s Germany. The putrid breath of the neocons and the Christian fundamentalists contaminated the air of the Pax Americana, hypnotizing hundreds of millions into acquiescent enslavement that continues to detrimentally affect the collective energy of those now residing inside the belly of the beast. The evisceration of America as it had once existed could finally be set in motion.

September 11, 2001 forever altered human history for the worse, as if skyscrapers falling and disintegrating had unearthed wicked demons from the inner dungeons of the human mind. The gates of Hades had been opened, unlocking the chains that for years had kept imprisoned the worst evils in the human condition. The sons and daughters of wretchedness now dispersed to cast their malevolence on a civilization always plagued by the demons of man, never understanding the chaos of its own existence nor the frailty of its fragile cohabitation that condemned the countless of history to death, misery and destruction.

Finding opportunity has always been the hallmark of human evil, and with 9/11, an event that was purposefully allowed to transpire in order to achieve that which was most sought, evil was able to breathe freely once more as it flew like an uncaged bird, extending its wings, rising like a phoenix and awakened to once more envelope humankind with its violent virus of self-destruction that has historically wreaked havoc upon the lands and energies of man.

From the nadir of inconsequential ineptitude rose he who would help prosecute a false ‘war on terror’ that itself has only worked to invoke terror in the psyche of human understanding. Gaining strength from death and destruction, he without mandate was thrust into history, neither ready for it nor seeking it, neither competent to grace its pages nor wise to the lessons sketched in its verses. Finding opportunity in the rubble of 9/11 human evil percolated into a frightened and easily manipulated populace, vulnerable to the human emotion and animalistic passions that were witness to live carnage and collapsing humanity. Seeping energies of anger and vengeance rose to the heavens along with smoldering plumes of heat filled smoke. Waiting anxiously stood human evil, ready to inject reaction to an action born in cause and effect.

‘War on terror’ was declared, human evil would have no end, traversing mountains and valleys, cities and towns, raining destruction and bringing suffering to innocent believers of Muslim faith. 9/11 became the key that ignited the engine of profitability, enriching the capitalistic oligarchy controlling the military-industrial complex. A war of perpetuity meant profits without cessation, power without accountability and control without challenge. Perpetual war with ambiguous enemies, defined by Washington and manipulated in its image, the so called ‘war on terror’ is an illusion, based on manipulations of fear and insecurity, designed to enrich, erode and engulf.

Human evil has fused with human greed, both needing control to exist, both feeding off the fear of human psychology. War was designed and fostered by those entities ideologically driven by evil masked as good, espousing enslavement disguised by freedom and seeking control marketed as democracy. From the ashes of Ground Zero human evil emerged, passed from one group of fundamentalists to another, creating in one a messianic purpose of militaristic might, believing himself appointed by the metaphysical to alter the real, delusional in thought and ignorant to workings of human civilization past and present, born in the confines of a protected bubble, manipulated and easily controlled by zealots whose advice mask the evil intentions they possess.

America has been hijacked by tainted blood enraptured by their arrogance and absorbed by their sheer ignorance. The cloud of pollution emanating from the early morning of 9/11 New York City traversed to all corners of the nation, blinding our mind to the audacity of the warmongers controlling the strings of government that has released terror upon the world and the slow but eventual destruction of the building blocks that sustain America. Make no mistake, our foundations are crumbling from under our impotent legs while at the same time our lives are being endangered more and more every day by the purposeful policies of the human evil residing in Washington.

It is impossible to think that those in the upper echelons of power have not been aware of the consequences of their actions or do not possess the intelligence to know the danger they have placed the Western world in. It is inconceivable that men and women of power do not possess the capacity to realize the inherent defeat their policies have on the people they were appointed to protect and defend. Perhaps the time has come to acknowledge that they indeed know what they are doing and that their actions, as self-defeating as they appear, are designed on purpose. The question therefore arises whether or not they are purposefully condemning us to the cause and effect karma that will surely soon befall Americans in order to achieve their goals.

If this is the case, then human evil has come to roost in houses white and old, in halls of power shaped like pentagons and in capitols standing proud and large. Condemned we all sit, pawns in games of power and control, nothing but expendable beings destined to live inside the barrel of a gun in a sick and twisted game of Russian roulette where today’s technology will be our future catastrophe. In the capitalistic game of the ‘bottom line,’ however, human evil’s ends justify the means, and, like the profit driven world of the corporate Leviathan, where costs are analyzed against profits, and if it takes 10,000 or 100,000 dead Americans to achieve goals, then the benefits outweigh the costs. When government is run like a money-making corporation, we need to understand cost-benefit analysis, and we need to understand the profit derived and the goals attained by the death of tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans caught in the game of power and control, trapped in a disease not of their own making in which they will eventually be used to attain what human evil desires.

Those in power are not the ignorant buffoons they make themselves out to be. Rather, they are calculating, conniving creatures devoid of morals and integrity. They seek what they want, what those holding their strings want and what the giant Leviathan wants. In a perpetual war against an enemy that cannot be seen nor easily understood, possessing Eastern philosophy and intelligence, weathered by time and space, living collective experience and historical precedence, and seething in anger and vengeance, battles won are fights lost, cementing a never-ending vicious cycle of violence that will kill and maim thousands, unleashing an era of suffering that is all too familiar to all humans of times past.

Yet from Washington comes the manifestation of continuance, of feeding the flames of war and reaping the seeds sowed in hatred and revenge. When power lingers as a result of war and violence, then power is only retained by ceaseless war. When control is achieved by death and destruction then from eternal suffering will control remain. A war president ceases to exist in times of peace; profit evaporates when mankind puts down its weapons; control vanishes when fear disappears; fear is made extinct when ignorance is eliminated.

The human evil residing in our midst depends on you to obey, acquiesce, fear and remain ignorant; it thrives from your progeny’s blood and our making of instruments of death. Human evil now in power seeks American death, both at home and abroad, in order to justify its insatiable addiction to the horrors of humanity and its clandestine accumulation of control that is quietly eviscerating our rights and freedoms.

The last three years have seen an escalation of violence that only seems to grow with time and through the mechanisms of action and reaction, cause and effect. ‘Terrorism’ worldwide has only continued to climb the mountain of violence; American state-sponsored genocide keeps rising. Humanity is climbing stairs whose top cannot be seen, robbing us of energy and hope, killing us on our sojourn upwards, eliminating what we once cherished and collapsing all semblance of humanity we once thought existed.

Human evil is prospering, from the sandstorms of Iraq released due to American missiles to the sadistic torture of innocent Iraqis in Abu Ghraib to the clandestine gulags built by Halliburton that litter the world to the rape, pillage and murder of tens of thousands of Mesopotamians whose lands and ancient rivers now run barren and polluted thanks to an occupation sponsored by human evil and the virus it has spread.

From the very top of America’s government where the buck supposedly stops to the very bottom of America’s grunt filled army human evil has proliferated, passing from host to host. From Israeli war criminals teaching torture methods to Appalachian women holding leashes to pyramids of nude Arabs to hooded prisoners to the many rapes and murders in American run prisons to privatized mercenaries killing without impunity throughout Iraq, the virus of human evil has found in the Fertile Crescent a fruitful basket from which to harvest its malevolent virus.

The endemic is spreading, masked in occupation and smeared in human wickedness, giving the world the thumbs up that the mission is almost accomplished. The human evil that has mutated into various forms since 9/11 has made a once proud Empire the laughingstock of the world, stained by the embarrassment of its military and the blatant wickedness of its leaders.

It is America wearing female underwear on its face, it is America posing in sexual positions, it is America being humiliated, raped and murdered by the same faces that today walk its Main Street USA sidewalks. America has been hooded by a human evil that instead of being eradicated keeps prospering, from fear to intimidation to preemption to ignorance to insecurity to gulags to torture to rape to murder to war to genocide. We have been made blind thanks to the hood of human evil that has been placed over our heads, festering in our minds from the swamps of the Potomac, born in the cesspools of privilege and becoming the Crawford mosquito pestering an entire world.

War, the most virulent human activity, has been made perpetual, with no end in sight, with no remedy or anti-venom available that humanity can be inoculated with. Our own fears and ignorance of what we do not know or understand is feeding the violence against Arabs. Our own failure to act is inevitably helping to seal our own fates. The America that once existed is disappearing right in front of our eyes, never to be enjoyed or cherished by our children or grandchildren, left in the grip of those whose claws drip with the blood of humanity. Because of them America has become the human evil it seems so eager to chase down, morphing into a terrorist nation through its leader's heavenly mandate and responsibility to change cultures and peoples.

Because of this fallacy America will be struck once more, deadlier and scarier than before, giving rise to an America that is losing its soul to the human evil born on 9/11. Those holding the leashes of power have made us all nude creatures lying impotently on cold-hard floors, subjected to dehumanization and torture, ridicule and suffering. For Lyndie England lives on Pennsylvania Avenue, giving her masters the thumbs up in assurance that the American people have been defeated, in mind, body and spirit, ready to be interrogated, ready to be broken, bit by bit, until the America of freedoms, liberty and democracy lies in ruin, under control of fascism, martial law, dictatorship or the human evil whose audacity only continues to grow.

Negative energies have been released onto the world that will be almost impossible to stop. The recipe for perpetual war has been set in motion by those whose interests lie in condemning humanity to its own worst enemies. The war now encapsulating our world will only increase in size and temerity, killing scores in the process, leaving human carcasses in its wake. The war for corporate profit and elite control is upon the mass of humanity who are mere bumps in the road to the miscreants playing their deadly games.

Human evil has been set free, released from the chains of bondage it somehow always seems to miraculously escape from, as always ready, willing and able to contaminate humankind with the virus of self-destruction that has marked civilization from the beginning of time. It is the symptom of our disease, and today it resides in houses white and old, in buildings shaped like pentagons and in capitols once proud and large.

Humanity is falling into a trap, becoming the prey of a small group basking in comfort and power, driven by false beliefs, delusional ideology, thirst for human blood, addiction to power and control and guided, as always, by the omnipotence of the Almighty dollar and his sister greed. We are pawns, one and all, Muslim and Christian, American and Iraqi, turned into nothing more than the means that justify the ends, the costs justifying the benefits and the dead from which the elite oligarchs harvest control and power.

Human evil has yet again escaped the Hades of humankind, once more peering its dreadful eyes into a civilization that fails to learn its mistakes, its history and corrosive disease. And, as always, it has found opportunity once more, possessing control over the Pax Americana, the most powerful and wealthiest empire to ever sprout from the fertile soils of planet Earth.

The tremors of fear can be felt underneath America’s weakening foundations, for wise men and women can see the coming storm, looming over the canyon of humanity and into the horizon smeared in crimson.

Upon the precipice do we all stand, our feet slipping with the eroding rock. The most monumental decision in our history is upon us, from where we can either continue on our downward slippage into the nadir of human evil or where we can communally lower the rope of peace and subsequent salvation.

To follow human evil, no matter how likeable it may seem, no matter how much fear it paralyzes us with and no matter how much it tries to manipulate and condition with lies and delusions is to condemn all of humanity, not just America, to a future that may not last too long. For our decision is much more than a simple election for America. Indeed, the cumulative energy of the world is hoping our decision when leaves begin to fall is a wise one. The world knows what is at stake; the question remains, do we?

Let us purge from our pores the human evil that continues to linger in our civilization. Until it is completely eliminated, however, we will continue to suffer the sickness that has afflicted our kind since the dawn of time. Until we eliminate it from our existence it will continue to seek opportunity in the lesser endowed men that destiny bequeaths with the leashes of power collaring humanity that ultimately succeed in breaking open the dark abyss from where human evil is imprisoned. It is these men that create the human suffering spawned by war, violence, destruction and death. It is these men that should not be allowed to hold the keys to the possible extinction of the human race.

Human evil cannot be allowed to triumph, for humanity erodes more and more each time we seek to destroy one another. It is our future children who suffer through the fault of present generations who allow humanity to be diluted through the sins of our fathers. It is our children who become condemned to the chains of misery and human bondage thanks to our failure to become the wise men and women who fail to synergize all vestiges of proactive denunciations to the wrongful path we are taking.

If we fail to act, with the passage of time nothing will remain of man, and in the contours of time and space the next rulers of the planet will send their wise energies to inspect the vast precipice of deep canyons’ littered with the fossils of the only species to exterminate itself. And they will understand: it was human evil and the carriers of its virus that destroyed such a wonderful species, full of promise and ability, life and energy, beauty and virtue. Humanity, they will realize, was a race whose future was betrayed by the symptoms of a disease it could never control and the hosts of the virus that were allowed to rule.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

National Nightmare, American Disgrace: Has Bush given birth to the Death of America?

The nightmare of the last three years has swallowed us whole, spinning us into the black hole of empty understanding. A parallel universe of splintered dimensions have we traversed, enveloped by a once espoused fiction by visionaries past that has become our all too scary present. Our sojourn into the land of the morally bereft and cowardly led has scarred us for generations, smearing all Americans with the indelible reputation as warmongers, greed mongers, fear mongers and ignorant exploiters of less fortunate lands and peoples. George Bush, the American disgrace, the most reviled man to ever breathe the polluted airs of Earth and the worst president to ever reside in a White House that now stands stained in dark blotches of excrement has transformed the United States into the second most hated nation on the planet, seen as the epitome of a terrorist nation whose ignorant citizens stand complicit in the atrocities of their government.

Bush: Tool of Empire and Corporations

A coup that altered the very fabric of democracy in the heart of the self-anointed bastion of that very principle placed a cabal of morally corrupt and ideologically driven blood-suckers at the helm of the most powerful economy and military the world has ever produced. At the time the highest court in the land had robbed a nation of its vote nobody could have envisaged the calamity the miscreant from Texas would have on the entire globe.

The tool of Empire and Corporatism had arisen, the poster child of ignorance and idiocy had been born. The Caligula of the Pax Americana had been appointed, donning the purple, taking the throne and giving birth to the downfall of an Empire. For dozens of great Presidents have come and gone, only to be besmirched by the actions of another whose mind has never been equal to the office he holds. It only takes one man to help bring down an Empire, unleashing the beginning stage of an ever-growing snowball rushing down a mountain whose momentum cannot be stopped. Much like the worst of the Roman Emperors that helped seal the fate of Rome, Bush has never been endowed with the tools necessary to lead an Empire. Unwise, unintelligent, unlearned, immoral, debased and ignorant, Bush is unworthy of leading a nation that lays at the forefront of an ever-changing world.

Throughout history and to the world’s great detriment men of higher capacity have eroded civilization; the wonderment of Bush is that he has done so with so little and in such a short period of time. It is to history’s great torment that such a man had to exist in such tumultuous times, bringing onto our world the manifestations of ineptitude and deceit, newfound wars, deaths and untold destruction. History will not be kind to George W. Bush, and neither should we, for those whose job it is to record humanity’s foibles will forever acknowledge the rotten seed that sprouted such a diseased tree.

Perhaps in time we will acknowledge the mistake of placing at the throne he who possesses the ingredients needed to bring a mighty Empire to its knees. One day we will learn that Emperors must be molded out of uncontaminated clay, not poisoned soil, espousing honor and virtue, not immorality and connivance, possessing empathy and humbleness, not indifference and arrogance. The person who leads an Empire must lead by example, knowing the world, its people and its history. Understanding of culture, civilization, differences and humanity should be a prerequisite, not just likeability. It is ignorance and weak-mindedness that have condemned us and bankrupt morality born out of privilege that now haunts us.

Hijacked by scoundrels

We are reaping the harvest of three years of leadership by the worst scoundrels found in America that through our silent acquiescence continue to lead us to the bowels of perdition. The momentum only increases with each passing month, becoming harder to contain and reverse, guiding us deeper into dark caverns of blackness from where we might never again see the light of day. The American disgrace in Washington prevents us from waking from a national nightmare enveloped by fear, insecurity, uncertainty, death, war and deficit, both financial and moral, that is corroding what we once were and what we once hoped to achieve.

The chicanery, malfeasance, immorality and incompetence of the Bush administration has for three years nose-dived America into the armpit of world opinion, making the US a splinter of its former self among the fraternity of nations. Our reputation has been tarnished for generations, soiled in the minds of billions whose lucid dreams, once hypnotized by America’s romantic appeal, have been extinguished by the enormous hood covering a once-bright beacon of hope, freedom, democracy, human rights and liberty.

Hijacked by the neoconartists and forced to drink their hallucinatory cocktail of self-defeating illusions, America was forced to declare war in contrast to principles once held dear and true. A war that has become the greatest blunder in American foreign policy history was fought for ideology and proxy, in delusion and fantasy. Fighting for another nation’s interests, killing its enemies and furthering its goals have led America to be hated and repulsed as much as the malignant tumor that is today infecting and endangering all peoples of the planet.

Greater and greater numbers of people around the world are beginning to question the government accounts of September 11th. To many, it was the perfect tool that enabled those whose interests lie in perpetual war, dividing peoples and growing power to commence what they had been salivating for. The new Pearl Harbor can in hindsight be seen as the launching pad that enraged an American public that would otherwise have remained unwilling to embark on years of war. The question must be asked as to who benefited most from the atrocious attacks of 9/11? Which group or groups would have the most to gain from the resulting blowback that dreadful day would undoubtedly produce? Perhaps the time has come to begin questioning and seeking answers to the government’s interpretation that arose seemingly as soon as the first plumes of smoke became visible.

America has become that which she seeks to destroy

The United States has transformed itself into the resurrected remains of tyranny past, espousing the same Nazi-like treatment of Arabs as its welfare-client state in the Mideast. What has become of the protector of human rights? What has happened to a nation living the ‘perpetual moral high ground’ it has claimed for decades? The defender of humanity has over the course of the last three years become the purveyor of brutality, unleashing two wars against Arab nations, affecting mostly civilians, killing tens of thousands, while claiming to fight in honor and in pursuit of evil.

It is America, however, that has become what she seeks to destroy, now transformed into the same beast she claims to fight and impregnated with the seeds she most wants shattered to pieces. In her belly human evil now lives, breathing and growing, spawning carnage and suffering to untold thousands feeling the wrath of terror. A metamorphosis is taking place, mutating peace into war, happiness into suffering and life into death. Infected with the appetite for conquest and blood, thirsty for revenge and power, the same enemy being sought now lies inside America, becoming everything she stands against. The enemy hides inside, growing with every bomb dropped, village razed, family annihilated, bullet shot and blood splattered. America is now synonymous with terror, evil and death. What have we become? Silent we remain, not wanting to challenge authority, not wanting to know the truth, afraid that war criminals we have all become in the complicity of our daily lives.

Being made aware of the evil perpetrated under the banner of our nation is not what we seek for fear of knowing that our cherished government does not manifest good but rather an evil the rest of the world is all too familiar with. Thus ignorant we choose to remain, oblivious to a most dreadful past and a horrid present, unwilling to question the warmongers whose consequences may yet fall on our door. Ignorance in bliss, knowledge imprisoning, and so we live comfortable that without knowing we can manage to escape the reality being committed in our names.

Iraq: A gestating pit of quicksand

The Iraq war has in one year become a gestating pit of quicksand sucking America’s energy into a nadir created out of our leader’s own willful stupidity. A war can never be justified if it is based on a caravan of lies designed to manipulate the people. A nation’s leaders deceiving their constituency in order to go to war are failures devoid of the right to govern. The decision to go to war was made, out of choice, not necessity, and only then were the excuses to justify the action concocted. Iraq was a nation targeted for war even before 9/11, a battle the neocons and Bush had designs on before their most fortuitous appointment. September 11th was the key that opened the door to an ideology that will forever be remembered as a complete and utter debacle, worthy only of being dumped deep inside the garbage bags of the world’s landfills, left to bloat and rot in eternal waste.

Like false prophets promising heaven, Bush and the neocons who controlled him offered charades of freedom and democracy that would transform the entire world. The ridiculous fallacy behind this delusion was energized by ideology and arrogance; its sponsors blinded by ignorance, politics, power and loyalty. The truth has never emerged from their mouths, living in bubbles shielded from reality they breathe, manipulating, deceiving and altering the very existence of the truth has become their full time job.

Pro-rating American deaths over the course of weeks and months so the public is not alarmed or bothered by high casualty figures, thereby never giving a true and accurate number of dead and wounded and inculcating into our minds the belief the Department of War is telling the truth about its dead and wounded, our leaders have gotten away with an Enron-style accounting of American dead and wounded. Twenty dead in one day thus becomes two dead over the course of ten days. Some observers even believe American dead are closer to 1000 than 800, waiting to be made public according to Kenny Boy Lay accounting rules. With the Pentagon, however, to expect anything less than manipulation and propaganda is to live in the clouds. The first casualty of war is the truth, after all.

Today America finds itself trapped in a land it knows nothing about, incapable of extricating itself from desert dunes and dust storms. Its military will be bogged down for years to come, fighting a growing resistance, becoming the launching pad to further violence. June 30 means nothing but a charade built upon a foundation of charades, mere lip service to a puppet regime taking orders from the Puppet in Chief. We should not be fooled by the corporate media excitement about this date. In reality nothing will change, and the violence will most likely only get worse. In an occupation built on lies, however, only lies flourish where flies take refuge. The Iraqipation will continue, as will the lies, the charades and American deaths.

An administration filled with professional liars, lacking any concept of morality or truth in their withering minds, has entrenched the nation into a war that could not be won in a battle that should not have been fought. The rapid defeat of the occupiers, triumphantly achieved in one year, worthy of the Guinness book of World Records, has become not only an American fiasco never before seen but a conduit for an exponentially-growing hatred of the United States. Iraq was never the main front on the war on terror, but today it has become the main beacon of fire calling thousands to war.

In bringing Americans to Iraq, Bush has created the real war on terror. Calls of hatred, revenge, death and destruction to America now rise from many corners of the globe. The war in Iraq has awakened an army of dormant humans, perpetually indigent, exploited, ignorant and with futures devoid of opportunity thanks to mostly American foreign policy, whose marching legions continue to swell. George W. Bush has spawned a war that did not exist before, a war that will continue feeding itself through the principles of cause and effect, action and reaction.

The vicious circle of death and destruction now feeds the negative energy needed for human evil to ascend high into the blood-colored sky, creating dark clouds of ominous repercussions unleashing powerful bolts of hatred and revenge thundering across the vast expanse of Earth.

The fallacy of the War President

The war president thrives off of war, not peace, murder, not life, suffering, not happiness. Fear is his oxygen, insecurity his plasma. We are all being made pawns in his and the cabal of cronies’ game of power and control. Fear grips us, insecurity and uncertainty enslave us to the Bush administration’s sinister intentions. Bush’s bid to retain power depends on war abroad and fear at home. It depends on lie after lie and in American citizens’ ignorance to and participation in the greatest con game ever invented.

The world is in the grips of a catastrophe being orchestrated by Bush and the now quiet neocons/Likudniks that is forever altering the face of human interaction and civilization. The world has not been in such danger since the rise of the Nazis. With the increasing proliferation of technology the day is not far off when our cities will become biological nightmares we are afraid to contemplate. Small glass viles of chemicals or biological agents carried by twenty lunatics seeking revenge for the family Bush has murdered can in seconds kill hundreds of thousands in cities across the US. The day is fast approaching when this nightmare will become a reality and America as we know it will cease to exist.

The war president and the delusional neocons he fell trap to have made us all less safe, not more. The only thing Bush has done in his three years in office has been to endanger American citizens throughout the world, including inside America, and to unleash a wave of animosity and hatred the likes of which have never been seen before. In all other respects, George W. Bush has been a complete failure, worthy of being banished from the great lands of the United States the moment he is soundly defeated in early November. Such is the chaos, incompetence and failure of the 43rd President of the United States of America.

A Glimmer of Hope

Bush’s war on terror is a fallacy that cannot possibly be won. Rather, the more negative karma our weapons and soldiers set free upon the peoples of the world the more likely America will lose. Our greatest weapon is not in military might but in American goodness. The time has come for us to embrace the world, educate ourselves to different nations, cultures, religions, regions and the human condition. It is time the richest nation on Earth gives back what it has taken for decades from the peoples of the world. A year living abroad, helping those less fortunate than us should be made a prerequisite for every young American in their twenties. Instead of an army of killers we should embrace an army of givers.

The debacle that Bush has created will take many decades to rectify. It is vital to America’s national interests to reclaim our reputation and our honor. Hundreds of millions of Americans are peace-loving decent human beings, full of high morals and integrity. These last three years have sullied what we stand for, they have eroded the world’s perception of American citizens. Programs should be established to create a Department of Peace, enlisting millions of Americans to help reconnect with a world that no longer respects us. Building schools, hospitals, good will and truly winning hearts and minds is the only weapon against an otherwise bleak future.

The greatness of America lies in its people, and from us, the other superpower within the superpower, should come the change so desperately needed. The course of our ways must be altered, the leadership in Washington must be exorcised from our consciousness. Only human goodness, understanding and peace can battle those who hate us for what our nation has done to them. Only a more equal and just world endeavoring to alleviate past injustices and exploitations can lead to security and tranquility. Only by fixing what has been broken can we create a better world for us and our children.

American’s are creative, talented and incredibly gifted. Surely the collective brain can come together to help solve the grand dilemma of our time. For decades our government has unleashed incredible amounts of negative karma around the world. It is up to the children of those past generations to make right what has been made wrong. Only positive energy can combat the negative. Only a new way of combating those who wish us harm can prevent the further erosion of the America we once cherished. If we fail in this experiment, our lives, futures and progeny will forever be charged with existing with the consequences of our failures to act.

The way of the Bush must be burned like the sickness it has created. Bush is not America and we are not him. The last three years have been a national nightmare we cannot seem to wake up from. The American disgrace festering in Washington must be purged from our pores like the many toxins sweated out by an active body. The time to reclaim America from the claws of tyranny and corporatism is fast approaching. We can either take back control of our nation or we can continue to rot in an existence whose future looks bleaker by the day.

The death of America can be prevented, but not by the ‘war on terror’. Only by waging jihad against poverty, suffering, exploitation, injustice, inequality, tyranny, lack of education and healthcare can we triumph. If we choose wisely our greatest moments lie ahead, and, after November 2004, from our worst nightmare will we finally wake.