the whites of its eyes
by David Holden
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
a preliminary diagnosis
as our terminally constipated “politicians” all so frequently say if ever anything resembling a microphone is thrust towards their dully arrogant and hideously complacent mouthparts:
let me make this ABSOLUTELY CLEAR…
the West, now aptly termed global arrogance, shows every day more clearly that it has opted for the narrow goal of technical progress backing up a notion of global politics based entirely on economic domination and military strength.
the West also demonstrates that in its ruthless pursuit of such narrow aims — which are wholly circumscribed by (perceived) self-interest — it will attempt whatever is in its power to suppress anything and everything to do with our broader human purpose of spiritual development, and in particular, innocence, compassion, and joy.
the West is thus defined, in aspirational terms, by an exaggerated technological ambition placed at the service of an extremely unhealthy megalomania.
this creature, the West may also be defined negatively, by what it lacks. in this respect the careful observer notes a total failure of creative imagination applied to the development of our human potential. narrow aims and lack of creative imagination need only a spark of hatred to burst into flame – and the resulting conflagrations of fanaticism soon press into service every available reserve of cruelty and malevolence, albeit such demonic forces always claim to be acting in the service of the worthiest and noblest of goals.
this situation can be properly understood only if we first of all realize that it is pathological.
you. Madam, yes, you. you nod your head in sage agreement. why so calm? is it so simple? does it not disturb you a little to acknowledge that we live in a madhouse? a madhouse equipped with an arsenal of the most terrible weaponry?
we live in a madhouse on top of an ominously rumbling volcano, and it is long, long ago that the patients took over the administration of this asylum. such a truth cannot be easy to live with. but it must be accepted because only truth can begin to set us free. the long reign of polite pretending has been exactly what any person of sense knew from the beginning it must be – an elaborate scheme for evasion and waste of time. nothing is so truly undignified as uttering elegant phrases which bear no relation whatsoever to the reality in which we count our days.
the widespread oppression, impoverishment, death and destruction we see all around us is not the byproduct of a normal and healthy modus vivendi for the species homo sapiens. all these undesirables are due to one-and-the-same cause – a serious disease in the soul of humanity and one which continually perverts the normal spiritual metabolism of our species to synthesize, time after time, instead of the intended servants of humanity, sackfuls of seedy and pathetic selfseekers each enslaved to some humiliating perversion by means of which they are easily seduced, blackmailed and controlled. this same diseased metabolism also synthesizes those at the opposite pole of these soft types – the rarer class of dangerous madmen, not seducible, but whose immoderate cravings for power bestow upon them a negative shamanic gift, a baneful, almost hypnotic, ability to lead the masses astray.
this situation can be understood only if we first of all recognize, unequivocally, that it is pathological.
and in scrutinizing this pathology we cannot fail to recognize in its every phase the deadly sins of greed and pride, along with their inevitable accomplices – cruelty and carelessness of others welfare.
amongst the most notable external features to be observed in the progression of this disease is a continual process, akin to the operation of a kind of self-destructive madness, of large-scale environmental degradation – with the inevitable side-effect of wholesale extermination of many other species. we are polluting and poisoning everything with our wastes and filth, and at the same time we are destroying the Earth’s delicate ecological balance with the unintended(?) consequences of irresponsible experimentation.
therefore this sickness does not merely affect humanity. it has become a sickness afflicting the Earth itself, or rather its beautiful surface layer of water, landscape and atmosphere which has recently been called our biosphere, inhabited by a myriad lifeforms, animal and vegetal, each depending for its continued survival on the existence of carefully shaped niches, the totality of which forms an interlocking system of remarkable intricacy.
refusing the lies
recently Harold Smith in a VT comment produced an excellent preliminary list (we could each add to it from our own experiences) and which we might think of as:
a draft non credimus for the early 21st century
I don’t believe that Abraham Lincoln gave a damn about Black people and their status, nor do I believe that he DID NOT deliberately provoke the Confederate attack on Ft. Sumter; I don’t believe that the Spanish blew up the USS Maine in Havana Harbor; I don’t believe that the Lusitania WAS NOT carrying munitions intended to kill Germans; I don’t believe that warmonger and consummate moral slug Woodrow Wilson involved the U.S. in WW1 to “Make the World Safe for Democracy”; I don’t believe that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a “surprise”, nor do I believe that it was “unprovoked”; I don’t believe that Hitler exterminated 6 million Jews in gas chambers; I don’t believe that Harry Truman dropped atomic bombs on defenseless Japanese civilians as a “military necessity” “to save American lives”; I don’t believe that General George Patton died from injuries received in a “car accident”; I don’t believe that the government of Jacobo Arbenz (in Guatemala in the 50s) was any kind of “Communist threat” to the U.S.; I don’t believe that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy; I don’t believe that the Vietnamese attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964; I don’t believe that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 was an “accident”; I don’t believe that James Earl Ray assassinated Martin Luther King; I don’t believe that Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Robert F. Kennedy; I don’t believe that Saddam Hussein WAS NOT deliberately provoked into invading Kuwait, nor do I believe that George H.W. Bush, by and through his agent, April Glaspie, DID NOT deceive him into thinking the U.S. didn’t care wherether he invaded Kuwait in response to the said provocations; I don’t believe that Clinton wanted a peaceful solution with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, over the Kosovo issue; I don’t believe that TWA Flight 800 exploded in mid air because of “a spark in a fuel tank”; I don’t believe Saddam Hussein tried to buy “Yellow Cake” uranium oxide from Niger; I don’t believe that Saddam Hussein had “reconstituted” any WMD programs when Dick Cheney said he did; I don’t believe anything that Colin Powell said about Iraq in his speech to the U.N.; I don’t believe that “Arabs” attacked the U.S. on 09/11/2001, in part because the “U.S.” “government” has never produced any evidence in support of its story; I don’t believe that Osama bin Laden would pull off such a daring and successful attack and then deny it, therefore I don’t think Osama bin Laden had anything to do with it; I don’t believe that the three towers “collapsed” due to “fire”; I don’t believe that Bruce Ivins was the anthrax killer; I don’t believe that any of the numerous post 9/11 U.S. wars of aggression against any Arab/Islamic countries have any justifiable legal, moral or practical basis; I don’t believe that Pat Tillman was killed by a “friendly fire” “accident” any more than I believe that General George Patton died from injuries due to a “car accident”; I don’t believe “Obama” (if that’s even his real name) has a legitimate U.S. birth certificate, because if he did he would produce it, thus I don’t believe he is even a legal U.S. citizen, let alone a “Natural Born Citizen” of the U.S.; I don’t believe that “Obama” et al. want to repudiate the Second Amendment and disarm the U.S. citizenry because they care about “the children”, because if that were true, they wouldn’t be senselessly murdering children in far away places like Afghanistan and Pakistan and Yemen on an almost daily basis, nor would they be arming and supporting a bloodthirsty, illegitimate rogue state, Israel, which brutally and routinely kills defenseless Arab children, apparently for sporting purposes. In summary, I don’t believe anything the “U.S.” “government”, its owners, agents, enablers, apologists, and Court Historians say about anything of any significance.