They Control You!!
After reading Government Secrets #1, you should know that I had access to a lot of intelligence over a long career and had a lot of insights into our governments actions on the international political stage. What I observed first hand and in my historical research is that repeatedly over decades, the US government has gone to great effort to create wars. You will never hear a military person admit this because most of them are not a part of the decision process that commits us to war but because they believe in the idea that we are always right and they will go to prison if they disobey, they will execute the directions to go to war with great gusto. We have a very warped view of our own history. In every war we are the heroes and we fought on the side of right and we did it honorably and with great integrity. Well, that is what the history books would have you believe. Did you ever learn that we issued orders to take no prisoners at the battle of Iwo Jima? Thousands of Japanese were shot with their hands raised in surrender. To be fair, some of them would feign surrender and then pop a grenade but you wont see this in our history books.Did you know that our attack strategy in Europe was to destroy the civilian population? The worst example occurred on the evening of February 13, 1945, Allied bombers and fighters attacked a defenseless German city, one of the greatest cultural centers of northern Europe. Within less than 14 hours not only was it reduced to flaming ruins, but an estimated one-third of its inhabitants, more than half a million, had perished in what was the worst single event massacre of all time. More people died there in the firestorm, than died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
Dresden, known as the Florence of the North, was a hospital city for wounded soldiers. Not one military unit, not one anti-aircraft battery was deployed in the city. Together with the 600.000 refugees from Breslau, Dresden was filled with nearly 1.2 million people. More than 700,000 phosphorus bombs were dropped on 1.2 million people. More than one bomb for every 2 people. The temperature in the center of the city reached 1600 centigrade (nearly 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit). More than 260,000 bodies and residues of bodies were counted. But those who perished in the center of the city can’t be traced because their bodies were vaporized or they were never recovered from the hundreds of underground shelters. Approximately 500,000 children, women, the elderly and wounded soldiers were slaughtered in one night.
Following the bomber attack, U.S. Mustangs appeared low over the city, strafing anything that moved, including a column of rescue vehicles rushing to the city to evacuate survivors. One assault was aimed at the banks of the Elbe River, where refugees had huddled during the night. The low-flying Mustangs machine-gunned those all along the river, as well as thousands who were escaping the city in large columns of old men, women and children streaming out of the city.
Did you ever read that in your history books? Did you know that we deliberately avoided all attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki so as to ensure that the civilian population would not flee the city?
This sparked my interest to look into “my war” Viet Nam and I began to study it in detail. I read about its start and how the famous Tonken Gulf Incident was a complete ruse to let Lyndon Johnson boost troops for political gain and out of a personal fear that America might be seen as weak. He had great faith in our might and ability to make a quick and decisive victory so he trumped up a fake excuse to get the famous Tonken Gulf Resolution passed to give him more powers to send troops. The whole war had been just a political whim by a misguided politician and bolstered by the military-industrial complex that profited by massive arms sales, which also happened to be the largest contributors to the political campaigns. More than 50,000 US lives and countless Viet Namese lives later, we left Viet Nam having had almost no effect on the political outcome of the initial civil war effort to reunite the North and the South under communism except that there were a lot fewer people to do it.
Even our basis for most of the cold war was mostly fake. For instance, I found pretty solid evidence that as early as the early 1960’s there was a massive campaign to create a false missile gap mentality in order to funnel massive money into the military.
Look up Operation Paperclip, it had actually given us a huge advantage in missile technology so the whole basis for the cold war from before the Cuban Missile Crisis to the present is all based on a lie. Despite having the largest nuclear warheads, Russias missiles are known for being so poorly guided that an ICBM had a probability of hitting its target with the effective range of its warhead of only 20%. That meant that it would be expected to hit within a +/- 30 miles radius of its target. Our missiles, by contrast, are rated at less than 1,000 feet. In every crisis involving Russia in which we refused to back down, the Russians gave in because they knew that they did not have a chance in a nuclear war exchange with the US. There was never any real missile gap nor any real threat to our world from communism. It was a scapegoat for all our mistakes and expenditures.
Did you know about the testing of bio-weapons, nuke weapons and designer drugs on our own US military? Do you know the truth about the start of Viet Nam? How about Angola, Nicaragua, the Congo, Grenada, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Argentina and dozens of others? Do you know the real story of the USS Liberty? The list is huge of what is not fully known or understood by the US public. I can guarantee that what you think happened, what is in the history books and the press is NOT what really happened.
Heres just one example of how the news is not really the news as it happened but as our government wants us to hear it. The Falkland Islands went to war in 1982. One incident we had a lot of intelligence about was the sinking of several British warships. One of these ships was hit and sunk by an Exocet air to surface missile despite the use of extensive electronic countermeasures. Or so that was the way it was reported in the news.
Because of my access to intelligence reports, I found out that the use of electronic countermeasures by the British was nearly flawless in its effectiveness to divert or confuse these missiles. The skipper of the HMS Sheffield, in the middle of a battle, ordered the electronic countermeasures equipment to be shut off because he could not get a message to and from Britain with it on. As soon as his equipment was off, the Argentine air attacks from the Super Etendard launched the Exocet.
OK this was a tragic screw up by a British officer but what our military planners and politicians did with it was the REAL tragedy. The bit about shutting of the electronic countermeasures equipment was deleted from all of the news reports and only the effectiveness of the Exocet was allowed to be published by the US press. The Navy and the Air Force both used this event to create the illusion of an anti-missile defense gap in the minds of the public and politicians and to justify the purchase of massive new defensive systems and ships at the cost of billions of dollars. All based on a false report.
In fact, an objective look at how we have been playing an aggressive game of manifest destiny with the world for the past 150 years would make you wonder how we can have any pride in our nation. From the enslavement of millions of blacks to the genocide of the American Indian to the forceful imposition of our form of government on dozens of sovereign nations, we have been playing the role of a worldwide dictator for decades. It has all been a very rude awakening for me.
The military-industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us about is real but latter day analysts now call it the “military-industrial-congressional complex”. It is congress and some of the Presidents that we have had that are the power side of the triangle that consists of power, money and control.
The money buys the power because we have the best government in the world that is for sale on a daily basis and that sale is so institutionalized that it is accepted as a way of doing routine business. The bribing agents are called Lobbyists but there is little doubt that when the visit a congressman to influence his vote, they are clearly and openly bribing him with money or with votes. The congressmen, in return, vote to give tax money to the companies that the lobbyists represent. Or perhaps they will vote to allow those companies to retain their status, earnings or advantages even when that is at the cost of damage to the environment, other people or to other nations.
The control comes in the form of propaganda to sway and manipulate the masses; the military might to exert control over our enemies and our allies and the control of the workers and people that empower the congressmen thus making the interlocking triangle complete.
What is not well known is a basic psychological mechanism that the military-industrial-congressional complex employs that few people understand or realize. Historical Sociologists (people that study how societies think over time and history) have discovered that every successful society in the world and over all of history, has had a scapegoat group of people or country or culture on which to blame all their problems.
Scapegoating is a hostile social – psychological discrediting routine by which people move blame and responsibility away from themselves and towards a target person or group. It is also a practice by which angry feelings and feelings of hostility may be projected, via inappropriate accusation, towards others. The target feels wrongly persecuted and receives misplaced vilification, blame and criticism; he is likely to suffer rejection from those who the perpetrator seeks to influence. Scapegoating has a wide range of focus: from “approved” enemies of very large groups of people down to the scapegoating of individuals by other individuals. Distortion is always a feature.
In scapegoating, feelings of guilt, aggression, blame and suffering are transferred away from a person or group so as to fulfill an unconscious drive to resolve or avoid such bad feelings. This is done by the displacement of responsibility and blame to another that serves as a target for blame both for the scapegoater and his supporters.
Primary examples of this include 1930 Germany in which Hitler used a variety of scapegoats to offset the German guilt and shame of World War I. He eventually chose the Jews and the entire population of Germany readily accepted them as the evil cause of all their problems. The US did this in the south for more than a century after the civil war by blaming everything on the black population. But this is true today for most of our successful countries: The Japanese hate the Koreans, the Arabs hate the Jews, in the southwest of the US, the Mexicans are the targets but in the southeast, it is still the blacks, the Turks hate the Kurds and so it goes for nearly every country in the world and for all of history.
In some cases the scapegoat might be one religious belief blaming another as in the Muslims blaming the Jews or the Catholics blaming the Protestants. These kinds of scapegoats can extend beyond national boundaries but often are confined to regional areas like the Middle East or Central Europe. Finally, there are the political and ideological scapegoats. For many years, the US has pitted conservatives against liberals and Democrats against Republicans. This often has the effect of stopping progress because each side blames the other for a lack of progress and then opposes any positive steps that might favor the other side or give them the credit for the progress. Unfortunately, this scapegoat blame-game ends up being the essence of the struggles for power and control.
What is not well understood or appreciated is that our government is very well versed in this scapegoating and blame-game as a means to avoid accountability and to confuse the objectives. By creating an enemy that we can blame all our insecurities on like we did with communism in the cold war we can justify almost any expense, any sacrifice demanded of the public. If you question or oppose the decisions, then you are branded a communist sympathizer and are ostracized by society. Joseph McCarthy is the worst example of this but it exists today when we say someone is not patriotic enough if they dare to question a funding allocation for Iraq or for a new weapon system.
We, the public, are being manipulated by a power and highly effective psychological mechanism that is so well refined and developed that both the Democrat against Republican parties have an active but highly secretive staff composed of experts in the social psychological propaganda techniques that include, among others, scapegoating. In the Democratic Party this office is called the Committee for Public Outreach. In the Republican Party, their staff is called Specialized Public Relations. Even the names they choose make use of misdirection and reframing. Right now, the Democratic Party has the better group of experts partly because they raided the staff of the Republican office of Specialized Public Relations back in 1996 by offering them huge salary increases. By paying them half a million dollars per year plus bonuses that can reach an additional $50 million, they have secured the best propaganda minds in the world.
In both cases, the staffs are relatively unknown and work in obscure private offices located away from the main congressional buildings. Their efforts are passed as quietly and as low a profile as possible and to only the senior most party members. The reports begin with clearly defined objectives of diverting public attention or countering fact-based reports or justifying some political action or non-action but as they work their way through the system of reviewers and writers, the objective remains the same but the method of delivery gets altered so that the intent is not at all obvious. It is here that the experts in psychology and social science tweak the wording or events to manipulate the public, allies or voters.
The bottom line is that the federal government of the US has a long and verifiable history of lying but it is a fact that the lies that have been discovered are perhaps 5% of the lies that have emanated from the government. If you care to look, you will find that a great deal of what you think you know about our nations history, our political motivations and accomplishments and our current motives and justifications are not at all what you think they are. But I warn you dont begin this exploration unless you are willing to have your view of your country and even yourself seriously shaken up. But, if you dont want to see the truth, then at least be open minded enough to listen to what will be declared the radical views that oppose the popular political positions of the day.