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Friday, March 12, 2010

The Arrogance of Power

By Nicholas DeVincenzo

I find it totally ironic that the state would try to equate people who are asking questions about 9/11 with violence, and domestic terrorism. Look at what our government did in response to 9/11. Everything from the Patriot Act, domestic spying, torture, two wars/occupations, the bombing of Pakistan and Yemen; what do you call that? Millions of people in the Middle East have been demonized, displaced and hundreds of thousands killed. Now that's real violence!

Those of you who sit there believing the official narrative, and talk about the potential violence of an Alex Jones, or Richard Gage, I say to you what hypocrisy. What a misplaced and disproportional response to what the former Bush and now Obama administration is doing. They have and are using 9/11 as an excuse to wage what Obama calls a "Just War" in Afghanistan, and from my perspective a completely fraudulent "WAR ON TERROR". Is it any wonder that the state would engage in COINTELPRO type tactics to stop people from seeking a new investigation, 9/11 is quite literally their Achilles heel.

Meanwhile many have the audacity to call those who question 9/11, tin foil hat wearing, kooky, potentially violent, conspiracy theorists. You should be so pompous, snide and aggressive towards the violence of an illegal immoral war of choice, (Iraq) or with drone attacks that kill innocent children. The whole country of Iraq has been decimated, this can be compared to a woman being raped repeatedly until she is no longer her former self. Our troops are being used like pawns by those who harbor false notions of Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism.

Let's talk about terrorism; what do you think the Shock and Awe campaign was, that was perpetrated against the people of Iraq? What do you think they targeted? Everything that makes a civil society function. The so called smart bombs were dropped on water and sewerage treatment plants, power stations, bridges and on almost every one of Iraq's ministries except for the ministry of oil. This is terrorism. Iraq was virtually defenseless from aerial bombardment and had very little ground defensive military capabilities. All this death and devastation while the officials knew that there were no weapons of mass destruction. Or perhaps you still believe that there were, just as you believe the official story that building Seven fell due to fire. Or that the government was completely inept. Unfortunately the arrogance of those who identify with state power, matches the arrogance of power itself. Stop making those who ask legitimate questions illegitimate, stop enabling those who are using 9/11 for an ill conceived agenda to cover up their crimes.

Our government has lied to us on many levels, our government is and has been engaged in State Sponsored Terrorism abroad for centuries. Still you find it hard that some within our government might lie to its citizens and or be complicit in the crime of this century, the terrorist attacks of September the eleventh 2001. Well as the evidence builds it appears the chickens have come home to roost. For Native Americans and Black people the chickens have been coming home to roost since Columbus sailed the ocean blue. You see, Malcolm X was right, when he said that of the Kennedy assassination. I tell you, no I beg you humbly to take the rose colored glasses off. Also, I know for many of you, you are unaware that you even have them on.

Who determines the information available to you and me? Who frames the argument?
What are the perimeters of allowable beliefs, and who sets them? Who determines when a line is crossed? Like on the streets of New York, there is a shell game being played by the plutocrats, and it is being played out within the context of the major media and our perceptions.

September the eleventh 2001 was a marketing tool used to Manufacture Consent, your consent. The War on Terror was sold to the American Public with the skill of Madison Avenue and Wall Street. What are the motives? Why would this be done? The answers are not very complex, this is all about what is called Global Hegemony and Full Spectrum Dominance. In other words the consolidation of power, and this is being done at the expense of those who are deemed to stand in the way, and of the world's working class. Instead of the US military's budget being cut in half. it will be the living standards of you and I. If we persist in closing our eyes and not seeing things as they are.

It was said that Osama bin Laden wanted to destroy the US economy, well that has been done, but not at the hands of Osama or Al-Qaeda, but by the hands of Wall Street and the major banks, yes the very banks that were declared too big to fail. Think about that, Wall Street and the banks did what Osama could not; and has there been a war declared by our government on Wall Street? Of course not, for they are our government, they own the politicians we supposedly elect. We live in a Corporatocracy not a Democracy, run by big corporations like those that make up the military industrial complex. This is the Arrogance of Power personified, it is a mistake to blame the government per se, one needs to look at the puppet masters not their puppets. Like in Plato's Cave.

"Plato imagines a group of people who have lived chained in a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to Plato, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to seeing reality. He then explains how the philosopher (truth seeker) is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not constitutive of reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners".

If you think that I am a radical, I would say yes, for the meaning of the word radical is to get to the root of the problem, so yes I am a radical. I would tell you also that I am a revolutionary calling for a revolution, not a violent revolution, but one steeped in the evolution of ideas and consciousness, and for this you do not need guns. You need only to raise the level of your awareness and seek the truth, and yes the truth will set you free. Free from the bondage of propaganda and falsehoods. This world we live in is one of abundance, not scarcity, poverty exists throughout the world, because of the uneven distribution of wealth. 1% or 2% of the US population controls 90% of its wealth, something is not right there.

The Kings and Queens of old have merely moved into the boardrooms of Mega Corporations and think tanks like the Council on Foreign Relations, or the now disbanded Project for a New American Century, yes the very Neo Conservatives who called for a Catalyzing Event like a New Pearl Harbor in their 2000 report called Rebuilding America's Defenses.

Make no mistake another world is possible, and it begins by taking a long hard look in the mirror. It is time for the collective consciousness of humanity to shed its arrogance, and realize that we are all part of the web of life. This means giving up what seems most dear to us, and what we may most identify with, as to whom and what we think we are, and in the end the truth is, what we are is life itself.

"When I despair, I remember that all through history
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers
and for a time they seem invincible
but in the end, they always fall --
think of it, ALWAYS".

-- Mahatma Gandhi

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