Thursday, June 3, 2010

Government Treachery

Recently I came across an article that should have, but didn't surprise me. For many others it is shocking evidence pointing toward a horrid event in which the U.S. government decided to debunk and cover up the truth. It also completely obliterates any credibility of well-known maverick John McCain, the apparent war-hero. The article was written by Sydney Schanberg, who was a correspondent during the Vietnam war and was the the only western reporter in Cambodia after its collapse. During his time in Cambodia, he often wrote about how the nation was better without an American presence.

The event that takes place in this article is of the American government abandoning hundreds of POWs, resulting in their deaths or disappearances. For over a decade they used committees, political figures, and other resources to cover up the autocracies they allowed to take place. They even sent false reports to the families of the missing POWs as a part of the scandal.

Here is an except from the Article titled, McCain and the POW Cover-Up:

Included in the evidence that McCain and his government allies suppressed or sought to discredit is a transcript of a senior North Vietnamese general’s briefing of the Hanoi politburo, discovered in Soviet archives by an American scholar in 1993. The briefing took place only four months before the 1973 peace accords. The general, Tran Van Quang, told the politburo members that Hanoi was holding 1,205 American prisoners but would keep many of them at war’s end as leverage to ensure getting war reparations from Washington.

Throughout the Paris negotiations, the North Vietnamese tied the prisoner issue tightly to the issue of reparations. They were adamant in refusing to deal with them separately. Finally, in a Feb. 2, 1973 formal letter to Hanoi’s premier, Pham Van Dong, Nixon pledged $3.25 billion in “postwar reconstruction” aid “without any political conditions.” But he also attached to the letter a codicil that said the aid would be implemented by each party “in accordance with its own constitutional provisions.” That meant Congress would have to approve the appropriation, and Nixon and Kissinger knew well that Congress was in no mood to do so. The North Vietnamese, whether or not they immediately understood the double-talk in the letter, remained skeptical about the reparations promise being honored—and it never was. Hanoi thus appears to have held back prisoners—just as it had done when the French were defeated at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and withdrew their forces from Vietnam. In that case, France paid ransoms for prisoners and brought them home.

So basically, Congress allowed the Vietnamese to keep about half the POWs so that they wouldn't have to pay reparations, all the while, John McCain was granted a Vietnamese POW war-hero status and he and the rest of the elected officials continued to discredit anything proving otherwise. Dick Cheney was also said to have been involved in this scandal, as well as many other foreign and domestic related unjustified actions sometimes directly proving criminal activity. Even the earlier mentioned article has been buried by mainstream media.

Below are some links regarding this issue:

The Dark Heart of the US Government - Discussing the Schanberg article with mention towards some of the media cover up.

Jesse Ventura on Dick Cheney - Gov. Ventura calling out Cheney regarding the Vietnam War.

How I met the Real John McCain

Why Small Media Breaks Big Stories

Jesse Ventura - "In the last 50 years, more people have died in their bathtubs then have died by a terrorist attack" - Afghanistan is Vietnam All Over Again

Monday, May 24, 2010

Today, As Per Way Back Then

Interesting how much what we know as now can be derived from the past.

Some retrospects of today:

Nineteen Eighty-Four a.k.a. 1984 (Published in 1948) - This impressive and fascinating novel written by George Orwell talks about the unity of nations into what we now call Unions [e.g. European Union]. There are constant wars worldwide and foreign "terror threats", especially from areas in Asia. A massively huge relating concept is that the leader of these foreign terrorists is a "Gottee-Bearded Man, of Jewish Descent" [consider the bearded Osama bin Laden] - the face of terror. The man the world despises and unites under their hatred. It has mention of heavy government surveillance [what we are having now, especially in the United States - they can now watch you through your webcam and via insects] and of a Big Brother aspect. The concept of children being taken as part of the State [rather than the parents being their authoritative figures] and brainwashed at an early age via government education [as they are doing now], how anyone who thinks outside of what the State or Party deems a suitable thought is a criminal of the State/Party [have you seen John McCain's new bill proposal?] - hence the novel's ThoughtPolice. It discusses sexual repression, but if you look at today, sex seems to be a good way to occupy the masses minds - plus it sells have you seen the new IPPF proposal?]. There is even mention of history being altered as per the Party propaganda agenda - if you look at education and what history has become now; forgotten and misinterpreted, falsely forged - it's a fact that America has literally dubbed down the quality of their education system. Emotion is concealed and for the most part it is absence amongst people. It also talks about Social Security and the leadership being a pyramid shaped governing system: Ahem!

READ THE BOOK! - Another good one by the same author is Animal Farm

Equilibrium (2002) - This is a great movie that somehow was a mishap in the box-offices. It stars Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Dominic Purcell, Taye Diggs, William Fitchner, Emily Watson and was Written and Directed by Kurt Wimmer. It is set in an extremely Fascist world in which a similar dystopian setting is in place. It features some unique and stunning combat techniques and action sequences. Something I found similar to today in this film was the hiding of history and culture, especially in America. What we were is no longer cherished, it is another
forgotten aspect. Also, in this film, emotion does not exist amongst people, unless it is brought forth by something. Every individual is trained to hide their emotion. There is also a "medication" which is prescribed to everyone, a sedative to keep them under the States control.


Fahrenheit 451 (1951) - Another impressive dystopian novel, only this one was written by Ray Bradbury. Its main focus is around futuristic "firemen" which, rather than putting fires out, their job is to burn all books. Reading is outlawed and thus critical-thinking is eluded. This in someways has relativity towards today in the fact that historical books are nothing more than garbage, or, something to place in the fireplace. There is no meaning to reading what was once written and what has much potential knowledge and information. There has actually been a recent flooding of novels and ebooks, especially political based, a lot of politician auto-biographies (guaranteed most are ghost written) and biographies, all expressing the same opinions and views.



"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
– George W. Bush, 43rd US President

"There's three things to remember: claim everything, explain nothing, deny everything."
– Senator Prescott Bush (Skull and Bones, 1917) The Bush family patriarch made the above statement in a 1966 interview for Columbia University's oral history project on the Eisenhower administration. Prescott Bush said that political dictum had been explained to him by Claire Boothe Luce, congresswoman, ambassador and wife of Time-Life media magnate Henry Luce (Skull and Bones 1920)

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
– Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under Richard Nixon, and Secretary of State under Gerald Ford

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false."
-- William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)

"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
– William Colby, former CIA director

"It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America's power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifice (casualties, even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization."
— Zbignew Brzezinski—from The Grand Chessboard, 1997

"The world is divided in to three classes of people: a very small group that makes things happen, a somewhat larger group that watches things happen, and the great multitude which never knows what happened."
– Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, 1931 Nobel Peace Prize winner

"If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees."
– Bill Clinton

"The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people."
– Bill Clinton

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans."
– Bill Clinton, U.S.A. Today, 11 March 1993

"As America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstances of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat."
-- Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"Fascism is on the march today in America. Millionaires are marching to the tune. It will come in this country unless a strong defense is set up by all liberal and progressive forces... A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government, and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. Aboard ship a prominent executive of one of America's largest financial corporations told me point blank that if the progressive trend of the Roosevelt administration continued, he would be ready to take definite action to bring fascism to America."
– William Dodd, former Ambassador to Germany, 1938

"In order to bring a nation to support the burdens of maintaining great military establishments, it is necessary to create an emotional state akin to war psychology. There must be the portrayal of an external menace. This involves the development to a high degree of the nation-hero, nation-villain ideology and the arousing of the population to a sense of sacrifice. Once these exist, we have gone a long way on the path to war."
- John Foster Dulles

"This [the U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other."
– Benjamin Franklin

"Few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundations of our free society as the acceptance by corporate officials of a social responsibility other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible."
– Milton Friedman

"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
--Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
--Adolf Hitler

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
--Adolf Hitler

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
– Adolf Hitler

"It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them."
– Adolf Hitler

"The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all others."
– Adolf Hitler

"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one."
--Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

" the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted… they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie… It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously."
– Adolf Hitler, Main Kampf

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
– J. Edgar Hoover

"To the extent that the United States was governed by anyone during the decades after World War Il, it was governed by the President acting with the support and cooperation of key individuals and groups in the executive office, the federal bureaucracy, Congress, and the more important businesses, banks, law firms, foundations, and media, which constitute the private sector’s ‘Establishment’."
– Samuel P. Huntington, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"Those who own the country ought to govern it."
– John Jay, first chief justice of the United States, 1787

"We have about half the world's wealth ...but only 5 percent of its population.... In this situation ... our real job in the coming years is to devise a pattern of relationships which permit us to maintain this position of disparity... To do so we have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming, ... concentrate everywhere on our immediate national objectives...[and] deal in straight power concepts. The less we are hampered by idealistic slogans, the better."
George Kenan [Department of State Policy Planning Study No. 23, 1948].

In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill ... All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself."
– Alexander King, Bertrand Schneider - founder and secretary, respectively, of the Club of Rome - The First Global Revolution, pp.104-105

"Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."
– Henry Kissinger, 56th U.S. Secretary of State and 1973 Nobel Prize-Winner for Peace

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
– Henry Kissinger

"Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
– Henry Kissinger

"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."
– Henry Kissinger

"What we in America call terrorists are really groups of people that reject the international system..."
– Henry Kissinger

"Covert action should not be confused with missionary work."
– Henry Kissinger, about the CIA's betrayal of Iraqi Kurds,

"[The New World Order] cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most
significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United
States to change it's perceptions."
-- Henry Kissenger, World Affairs Council Press Conference, April 19th 1994

"Control the oil and you can control entire Continents. Control food and you control people."
-- Henry Kissenger

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervour - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it."
– General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander

"Capital must protect itself in every way... Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd."
– J.P. Morgan

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power."
– Benito Mussolini

"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
– Theodore Roosevelt

"Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? - stupid."
– Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1965

"We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
– David Rockefeller (Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank)

"Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history."
– David Rockefeller

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National autodetermination practiced in past centuries."
-- David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991

"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
-- David Rockefeller - From Rockefeller's "Memoirs"

"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependant on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class."
-- Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws."
-- Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson, and I am not wholly excepting the administration of W.W. (Woodrow Wilson.) The country is going through a repetition of Jackson's fight with the Bank of the United States—only on a far bigger and broader basis."
– Franklin D Roosevelt

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
-- Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister, October 3, 2001

"You kill one person it’s a tragedy, you kill ten thousand people it a statistic."
– Joseph Stalin [Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili] (1879-1953)

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past."
– Joseph Stalin

"The easiest way to gain control of the population is to carry out acts of terror the public will clamor for such laws if the personal security is threatened."
-- Joseph Stalin

"I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in ’47, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo."
– Harry S Truman (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Senator

"If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany and that way let them kill as many as possible."
– Harry S Truman

"Our strategy [after the fall of the Soviet Union] must now refocus on precluding the emergence of any potential future global competitor."
– U.S. Defense Planning Guidance, 1992

"Oh Mortal Man, is there nothing you cannot be made to believe?"
-- Adam Weishaupt

"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men."
-- Woodrow Wilson

"Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
- Woodrow Wilson

"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
-- Henry Ford

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Green Prisons

I just came across a very interesting article that gives perspective into the prison monopoly that has been created through U.S. Government regulation of, well, Freedom and Liberty. It carries factual evidence revealing how relevant this actually is to the general public then, but also today, yet it is still so overlooked (like so many other askew aspects of society these days). A few examples of what is included: The major increase in criminals being imprisoned and rise of drug-related crimes involving time behind bars. The lessening of violent crime sentences, meaning more offenders of violent crimes are being released back out onto the streets (and then most likely going back in to help maintain this high prisoner population). How government policies have effected the tripling of inmates entering prison, especially since most of these new policies refuted alternative sentencing. How these changes in policies and enhanced government regulation has actually caused more harm to general public safety.

The article exploits how the majority of prisons in the United States are overcrowded (Florida prisons held 20,000 inmates in fiscal year 1980-81 and now (1994) hold over 48,000), which only opens the door for the continuously piling reports of assaults on both guards and inmates. The only thing this has accomplished is a higher percentage of the population being incarcerated, which results in billions and billions of tax dollars being spent to maintain these operations. *California spends $2.1 billion a year operating its prison system and has $4 billion in prison construction scheduled. Pennsylvania saw its corrections budget soar from $126 million to $453 million in 10 years. Even in frugal New Hampshire spending on prisons has risen three times faster than other state spending.*

This article was written in 1994 but has much contrast to today's current increasing prisoner rate - it has only gotten worse over the past 16 years. The article is fascinating and although it is lengthy, there is good reason for its extensiveness.

Prison Blues: How America's Foolish Sentencing Policies Endanger Public Safety

More Government Regulation = More Problems

It's Plain, It's Simple, It's Logical: The People That Make Up The Country Deserve More Say Than Filling A Ballot To Which Politician Of Two Parties They Will Elect As God Of Their Falsely Identified Sovereign Nation

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Random Poem

harbored atrocities alongside authoritative hypocrisies
perfidious democracies deviating distorted philosophies

the world spins backwards, flourishing with contortion of what is real
the masses walk backwards, a misguided extortion of the surreal

dissension intruded by iniquitous disparity
consumption mundane yet merit has no clarity

education defies truth - logic and history, no longer of concern
government defies liberty - needs and honesty, no longer of concern

idols entrap ,deceitfully enrapturing as justice remains blind
so many question the purpose but run from the truth they find

this is the world the majority struggle to survive in – indifference leaving many stranded and alone; each is to their own
it is not how it should be, as the majority should prosper – our world and civilizations have grown; why do we choose to disown?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Interview With a U.S. Soldier

Over the past few weeks I have been in contact with a current member of the U.S. Army. I asked him if he would be willing to answer some questions for my blog about himself and his involvement with the United States military. This is how it went:

How old were you when you decided you wanted to join the military?

I was seventeen when I decided that I was going to the army.

When did you enlist?

I enlisted August 27, 2007. Immediately after finishing summer school and receiving my diploma.

What were the motivations and influences behind your decision?

I played way too many video games when I was young. After a recruiter talk to me and my mom, it was pretty much written in stone. I was fast, strong, and a bit reckless, so it sounded perfect. Also, I could not afford, nor do I think that I would have survived, college. I wanted to help fight terrorism. In addition, the bonus ($30,000) was too tempting to pass up.

What were your pre-enlistment beliefs of the United States and of the world outside?

I still believed in the country and the government at the time. I was extremely naive, and knew nothing abut the world around me at the time that I joined. In short, I thought that America was the best and most righteous country there ever was.

Can you give me a description of what your biggest influences were growing up and how they effected your beliefs of your country and the world outside it?

I think that my biggest influences were video games, television, and society in general. School was an amazingly efficient indoctrination center in that, the lies of omission were astonishing. Television hardly portrayed life outside of the United States, so thinking about other countries was not common. Also, America is nearly always portrayed as the "good guys" or in a positive light, so to speak. The general consensus (though it sounds farfetched) is that if you were not born in America, then it sucks to be you, and it is your fault.

What was your opinion on the military, specifically that of the United States, and your thoughts towards war in general?

I thought that the US military was made up of the bravest men and women of the country. I thought that folks in the military were tough and all about the team. I knew nothing about the unbelievable sexual assault rate in the military. Also, I thought that wars were always justified. I never would have guessed that War is a Racket.

What were your beliefs on 9/11 and the "War on Terror" prior to your enlistment?

I thought that 9/11 was an evil attack on the American people and justified the war on terror. I had no idea how many foreign civilians were being killed; or that three buildings actually fell on 9/11.

What about the countries the U.S. was fighting against?

I had never heard of Iraq or Afghanistan before the wars and I knew hardly anything about them until I joined. I honestly thought that they were just crazy Muslims attacking America out of hatred. It never dawned on me that they might be slightly upset about us invading their countries; or that 9/11 could have been a false flag operation.

What was the extent of your knowledge of 9/11 and of the reasons your country was at war upon being enlisted? How did they differ from pre-enlistment beliefs?

Before I enlisted, and at the time of my enlistment, my beliefs about 9/11 remained the same for the most part. I still thought that 19 Arabs hijacked planes and attacked America unprovoked. I never looked at any of the evidence for myself or tried to figure out exactly what happened. I believed everything that the media said. I did not listen to the mainstream media because I recognized their fear mongering at an early age; but I got my information from others that only listened to the mainstream media.

Upon joining the military, what were your intentions?

I wanted to get some action like I did all the time in the video games. I needed that bonus to buy what I wanted in life. Also, I needed the money for college, if I were to decide I wanted to go at some point. I wanted to serve the country and earn my citizenship, in a sense.

Why did you enlist? Why did you choose to fight overseas?

I enlisted because my options were extremely limited and it seemed ideal at the time. I knew that I would be sent overseas upon enlisting and I was glad. Upon learning more about what was really going on, I wanted to avoid going to Iraq and hit Afghanistan instead; as I felt that war was more justified. Later on, while in Iraq, I realized that no aspect of the "War on terror" is justified, even remotely.

How long were you in the military for before you were sent overseas?

I was in the military for almost two years before I went overseas. We did a lot of training and stuck together a bit. After hearing so many stories about Americans being killed overseas, Muslims seemed less and less human. Thinking back on it, the racism almost seems systematic. We were trained to disregard the Iraqis' civil rights. In a sense, we were their masters. It seems logical (though not moral) given that we had the bigger guns.

Where did you first serve and for how long?

I did basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia for 14 weeks. Then I was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington where I did most of my training for the previous two years. I am currently in Baqubah, Iraq. Our tour was for a year, and we have less than 90 days left.

Has anything occurred that may have altered any of your beliefs? If so, what has changed and what caused the alteration?

My beliefs changed profoundly after I started reading about a year into my service. Initially, I mainly focused on Black History, war, and philosophy in regards to the books that I looked for. I became utterly disgusted with the US government as result of what I learned. I felt that it was even more odious I did not learn any of this information in school.

Funny enough, when I arrived in Kuwait, which is a mandatory stop for all soldiers on the way to Iraq, I happened to watch the renowned Loose Change documentary. To put it lightly, it blew my head away. I started digging deeper to see if the information was valid or just nonsense. What I found was surreal, to say the least.

What would you say about the military training and information given in accordance to the "War on Terror"? Was it accurate?

The training and information that we received was fairly decent. We were prepared to defend ourselves and do what we thought was right. We had no idea who owned KBR or when the war would actually be won. We were told very little about the culture of the people, right up until it was time to deploy. At which time, we were informed on some basic do's and don't's. We were never told why the people are really attacking us; or that they might just want their country back. They never asked us to come get rid of Saddam, even though it is my understanding that we put him in power.

What are some events, people, books or videos that may have, opened your eyes so to speak?

IVAW is one organization that I would credit. Various people that I have talked to on the internet; who suggested topics for me to look into. Also, I would credit Alex Jones and Ron Paul to an extent. Two books that really changed my life: Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. As far as videos I would strongly recommend the latest version of Loose Change to everyone; especially those with Friends and/or family in this war. There is a myriad of articles that have left me stunned. One that I feel everyone should read is called "False Pretences"; it is about Bush's 935 lies in regards to Iraq.

Is there anything else you want to add in regards to:

1) Education

To say that the current public education system is a debacle would be a detrimental understatement. Students learn how to obey orders. Critical Thinking is overrated. Independent thought is shunned.

There is so much History left out of school nowadays. The average student has no idea what the Gulf of Tonkin incident is; that both Kennedy and MLK were killed as a result of conspiracies, or MLK was murdered for his anti-war rhetoric rather than his demands of Civil Rights; what the Bill of Rights are; that we funded the Taliban at one point; etc. It is simply odious. Also, children learn absolutely nothing about Black History in regards to before Africans were forced to come to America. It is asinine, in my humble opinion.

2) Government

The government is completely out of control and has no restrictions. The Constitution is essentially null and void. If people knew what the Declaration of Independence actually says, and the Truth about who controls the economy (Federal Reserve Bank) the government would likely be overthrown immediately.

To Quote Ron Paul: "The roll of government is to defend our Civil Liberties. If we have those intact, the rest will fall into place." Right now, it would be impossible to think of any aspect of life that the government does not reach into. The government is simply too big, and the foundations of America have been all but forgotten. It is literally mind-boggling. People are afraid of the government which is completely opposite of how the country should be. The government is supposed to be afraid of its people.

3) Mainstream Media

The mainstream media is likely the most despicable corporation in America. They are essentially the Fourth Branch. The average citizen learns most of his/her information from the mainstream media. So if the mainstream media vehemently refuses to report on the collapse of WTC 7, then we will have current estimates of about 5% of Americans even knowing about WTC 7. The American people are so unbelievably gullible, and the mainstream has perfected their propaganda techniques. People turn to the mainstream when they want to know how they should feel about matters. If the American people knew the Truth, there is no telling what they would do to the corporate media whores. In theory, their job is to be objective and tell the American people what others would rather they remained ignorant about. In actuality, the media is merely a mouthpiece and is controlled by only a few people. There is no free press. One will never see a 9/11 first responder, family member or survivor on FOXNews talking about why they do not believe the official story.

For more information on how the mainstream media screws the American people, and ultimately the world, please see War Made Easy

4) Any other subject that can be related to this.

One other matter that I feel needs to be stated here is that the soldiers currently "rebuilding" Iraq and Afghanistan could not care less about either country. We are only here because rank dictates. It is commonly known that if a lack of interest could cancel missions, then we would never roll outside the wire. There are people losing their homes and jobs in America while we pretend to care about a foreign country. It completely defies logic and common sense. Nearly everyone is open (at times) about how they cannot wait to get back to states; how much he/she misses his/her family; and just general disdain for Iraq. Soldiers are frank when they state that they are only doing this for their family. Yet, one has to wonder if we would ever do missions if my fellow soldiers knew the Truth about this war. Luckily, there are rules preventing me from sharing what I know. At any rate, most of them remain willfully ignorant.

What personal transitions have you undertaken since joining the military and serving overseas?

Personal transitions that I have undertaken since joining the military. I like to think that I have started exercising Critical Thinking a lot more. I focus more on mental strength as opposed to that of physical. I realized that the cliche about Knowledge being power is true. I have become much more critical and untrusting of the establishment. I do not care about money as much now that I know the Truth about the US economy and who controls it. I try to avoid obtuseness and still enjoy life at the same time. Take care of the people that I love and have fun. At the same time, I know that the future depends on what we do now, so I continue to speak out against the war and inform the public via facebook for now. When I get back from Iraq, and eventually out of the army, I plan on being extremely vocal and active in communities.

What are you doing now?

I am currently doing what I can to awake the public and maintain my sanity while in Iraq. Sometimes Friends of mine and I will take over fan pages with a lot of young people. Essentially, we flood them with information that we feel they need to know, all at the same time. I continue to find out for myself what is really going on in the world, and share the information with anyone bold enough to ask me my opinion. It is extremely rare to have an intellectual conversation with someone in the military. Also, when I do not have work to do, I try to take a break from the world and spend time with my lady Friend.

How did the military treat you during your time in service? Did this change at all?

I was treated fairly decently throughout my service because I did not question the system; I was highly motivated; and I was extremely fit. There was slight racism due to my dark skin, but I handled it accordingly. Once I started to think for myself and question my spoon-fed reality, I began to really sense the unwelcomeness. One would think that the government was infallible from where the other soldiers were sitting. Needless to say, they had never heard of the Tuskegee Experiment; PFC LaVena Johnson; 50 million dead Africans in the Atlantic Ocean; the incarceration rate of Blacks in America; etc. Neither are these matters important to them. Once I learned the Truth about 9/11, and had the audacity to talk about it, I was essentially ostracized. Some of it is due to fear, but soldiers seem to generally hate anything that goes against the grain. It is difficult to fathom, whilst I am even living it!

To close, the Youth are the future, the key, and the only hope. They are tomorrow's military. The hand that rocks the cradle truly does rule the world. If people want to change the human course at all, they have to focus on the Youth. My personal motto is to: Above all else, Awake the Youth (aka The Sleeping Giant).

Umoja, Malik


I was hoping to ask Malik more extensive questions on his experiences but as he was recently given a gag order from his chain of command, being directed to cease being opinionated and to keep "controversial" facts to himself, as he has recently begun sharing them across Facebook. He is now unable to post as he wishes on Facebook and must follow these orders and not continue sharing facts with others as he chooses to do so. These are facts - Funny how things work. Regardless, in less than three months he will be home.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Politically Failed Debates to Techno Music

In a recent Daily Show episode, John Stewart and John Oliver exploit how mechanically manipulative our politicians are becoming in their actions. They reveal how much of it is simply unintelligible acting; the truth is never interpreted and the people are of no concern. These politicians flash their "democratic" persona's and mix in a "suitable" identity so that the masses will succumb to their words. Barrack Obama is the greatest at it, that is when he has his teleprompter.

Daily Show - April 21, 2010

No Teleprompter 1

Here is Obama lying 7 times in under 2 minutes

More Obama Fail w/o Teleprompter

Also, in the Daily Show episode - An interview with Fred Pearce in which he and Steward discuss how difficult it is for women to be able to have a family and work simultaneously, thus the lack of mothers and increasing females into the workforce.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Reflections And Warnings: An Interview With Aaron Russo, Entire Film

"I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility towards any form of tyranny over the mind of man"
- Thomas Jefferson

If you haven't seen any of this footage before, here is the full-length interview with Aaron Russo, a man who has had connections to the most powerful people today. He knows of an agenda in place that is destroying and eroding the minds of most humans. We are being desensitized to reality and transformed into mindless sheep. Those that dissent towards this corruption of truth and believe in patriotism and community, that carry morals and think outside-the-box, are condemned as criminals of the state. We are under a deceitful form of martial law, where administrations carry all the power and the people are stripped of liberty. Self-reliance is no longer in tact and justice literally is blind.
Russo is an amazing individual and he speaks openly and honestly in the following interview with Alex Jones. It's a fairly lengthy video but it is definitely worth watching:
Reflections And Warnings: An Interview With Aaron Russo, Entire Film