Saturday, March 05, 2005

The Sliding Scale of Paranoia Part 3

I will continue with the high end of the scale.

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One of the more dangerous tasks on earth is to effectively demonstrate to humanity that there are other options, other means of engaging with the universe, other perspectives on reality. If you do so in an engaging, energetic, intelligent manner, and demonstrate that non-violence is an option for change then you are in big trouble.

Martin Luther King, Jr is an example of such a creator of new worlds. He demonstrated to a troubled segment of the population that they did not have to view themselves as they were told, that they have rights as human beings, and the most effective manner to create change was through non-violent creative action.

There is little that is more threatening to the Control Structure then people growing in awareness and taking creative action based on that awareness. To do so non-violently, in an honest straight forward manner is the worst. If you are engaged in such an activity set the scale on high and never lower it.

Control thrives on violence, it cannot have people becoming creative individuals with the realization that they can stand up for themselves and a principle and allow the universe to reform around them.

Such threats have to be eliminated for the control structure to remain in place. The Control Structure is based on a rather flimsy pretext: That you will remain an idiot sheep for the rest of your life, and insist that anyone within your sphere of influence does the same. A lot of people make good money creating distractions or reinforcing the status quo to help you remain in the herd, contently chewing cud until it is abattoir time.

I am not going into details about the assassination. I will just state that it was probably not just another crazed gunman acting alone. Some good links can be found here.

Every once in a while some academic writes a book about conspiracy. He will state something like, "In times of uncertainty, the populace will turn to conspiracy in attempt to make sense of an uncertain world."

Duh. But, when he says it, it sounds like a pathology.

The book will then proceed to examine a few conspiracies that are a bit off the wall, to put it kindly, such as the one that there were no moon landings, and everything was faked.

It's a mean trick academic-man is playing, and you are supposed to believe that all conspiracy theories are created equal. No one would say all scientific theories are created equal, why would anyone believe that about conspiracy theories? Only those who want to believe that god is in heaven and all is right in the world.

Such an academic is not actually disputing conspiracy theory. It only superficially appears that way. The mass media talk about conspiracies every day. Some cable channels devote 24 hours a day to looney conspiracy theories.

A guy in a remote cave is directing a world wide network of conspirators, and was able to demolish some of the heaviest guarded buildings in the world, violating the heaviest guarded air space in the world. It is okay to believe in that conspiracy.

A world wide network of communists were attempting to take over the world, and infect every human being with their godless anti-capitalist theology. It is okay to believe in that conspiracy.

What such an academic is trying to convince you is that you shouldn't trouble yourself with thinking for yourself; just put all your faith and trust in those arbitrators of reality - the mass media.

"Its okay, you don't have to think," he soothes, "join me in mocking those who think that people may act out of their own self interest and conspire to alter reality for their personal benefit rather than your own. Trust power. Trust authority. I do, and look how I turned out," he emotes while stroking his chin beard on C-Span.

I wonder if he can really be so juvenile in his thinking? This supposedly learned individual wants us to believe, with all our heart, that once people gain power they become honest and trustworthy? He wants us to believe that the CIA, NSA, FBI, etc., despite bus loads of evidence, always have our best interests at heart, and would never conspire against anyone?

Well, they do conspire, he may admit, but only against the bad guys.

Who determines the bad guys? Those in power decide who the bad guys are. The bad guys are anyone who stands in their way. The mass media report back to us what they are told to report.

You can't get out of saying there are no conspiracies. It is the only reality here on earth. Of course, an unbalanced individual can take that too far. Every once in a while, a plane crash is just a plane crash.

His work is damage control. The worst thing that could happen to the Control Structure is for the American public to wake up and understand the why behind the assassinations of JFK, MLK, RFK, Wellstone, etc. We continue to pull the trigger by ignoring reality.

I have been talking about paranoia in this series. It was a bit of a trick. What I am really talking about is just a basic awareness of how reality works.

Academic-man is telling us to put our faith in the status quo power structure.

To which I respond, "Et tu, Brute?"

Cold war scholar Richard Dolan discusses our national security state with intelligence and great insight. I will discuss his work in later posts, but for now I will just quote the below:
The most noteworthy feature of the American national security state during the late 1960s was its covert pervasiveness throughout American society. First, Hoover's FBI. In 1968, the bureau initiated a COINTEL program [...]

Next to the bureau, the military intelligence services became the most important component of the domestic intelligence scene. Army intelligence had nearly unlimited funds, extensive manpower, specialized personnel, deep planning and training resources, and the most sophisticated communications and data processing capability. [...] The army's intelligence surveillance did not focus on tactical and reconnaissance data, but on political and ideological intelligence within the United States. (This was wholly illegal.) [...]

Then there was the CIA. By the late 1960s, there were more spies than diplomats in the State Department, or employees in the Department of Labor. [...] When the Weather Underground, a radical splinter of the SDS, had an "acid test" to detect agents provocateurs, they had no idea that the CIA had been tripping on LSD throughout the 1950s, creating a special caste of "enlightened agents" for precisely these occasions. [Based on this, we wonder about "agents provocateur" in the New Age and UFO community who are "specially trained?"]

The agency continued its work on mind control. Following the work of Dr. Jose Delgado [experiments in] Electrical Stimulation of the Brain [were conducted.] This involves implanting electrodes into the brain and body, with the result that the subject's memory, impulses, and feelings could all be controlled. Moreover, ESB could evoke hallucinations, as well as fear and pleasure. "It could literally manipulate the human will at will," [said Dr. Rober Keefe, a neurosurgeon at Tulane University.]

In 1968, George Estabrooks, another spook scientist, spoke indiscreetly to a reporter for the Providence Evening Bulletin. "The key to creating an effective spy or assassin, rests in creating a multiple personality with the aid of hypnosis," a procedure which he described as "child's play."

By early 1969, teams within the CIA were running a number of bizarre experiments in mind control under the name Operation Often. In addition to the normal assortment of chemists, biologists, and conventional scientists, the operation employed psychics and experts in demonology.

Over at the NSA, all one can say with certainty is that its budget dwarfed all others within the intelligence community. ...

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