Archive for October, 2016


In addition to subscribing to US agri-pest firms controlling food production in India, telecom firms controlling India’s comm. infrastructure and the NSA working with Israel to intercept and control all electronic communication in India, India has signed away its sovereignity by allowing the US to access its forward bases to encircle China. What is it all about? NWO shills notching another mark or just business as usual? Propping up the petro-dollar or marking Russia and China? 

We face a catastrophic water and food shortage in the next 3 years, no thanks to poorly designed atmospheric engineering programs and its attendant microwave attentuation. In steps in, uncle sam to the rescue, obedient vassalage in return for water? 

Murugax.

Preparing for War with Russia and China: America’s Quest for Global Domination Depends on Space Technology
BRUCE GAGNON

The US, dragging the western allies behind them, is preparing for war with Russia and China.  Washington also wants India ‘onside’ for obvious reasons of geography, history, and growing economic power.  The US also needs allies with some money to help pay for the Pentagon’s endless war machine that is heavily dependent on expensive space technology.
GETTING INDIA “ONSIDE”

Washington wishes to bring India under its ‘Space Command’ so that all its military will be run through the Pentagon space warfighting satellite program.  A term ‘interoperability’ has been coined to describe the process where all allies must have suitable warfighting systems that can be technically run through the US Space Command system.  In the end this means the US is controlling the deadly tip of the spear because no other nation has all the satellites and ground stations around the globe that give Washington the ability to see everything on Earth, hear everything, and ultimately target every place on the planet.

All the new NATO allies (and ‘partners’ like Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand) are being brought into the global military alliance to control and dominate the planet on behalf of western corporate capitalism.  That means London-Washington-Brussels-Paris-Berlin running the world. Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba and a few other nations are on the list for ‘regime change’ in the coming years.  They still stand outside full control by the western bankers and militarists. The recent formation of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) alternative economic institution would loan money to developing countries and not exploit them the way western bankers do using the IMF and World Bank as their tools of domination.  The west is not happy about BRICS and thus we saw the leader of Brazil was recently dethroned in a coup essentially orchestrated by Washington.

Raytheon’s global missile system.
The US-NATO alliance is not happy to currently see many nations around the world begin to stand up against this long run of western imperialism.  The BRICS nations are calling for a multi-polar world and the US demands to remain as the unipolar leader of the planet.  Washington appears willing to go to war to defend its collapsing empire. The US is like a cowboy gambler with a black hat on a Mississippi riverboat playing cards.  The cowboy looks around and sees himself surrounded by those he has exploited for years.  He thinks his only way out is to start shooting – the law of the west.  That, I think, is essentially still the foreign and military policy of the US.  Its part arrogance and part fear that the world has woken up at last and is rejecting the cowboy mentality of ‘full spectrum dominance’.

A HISTORY OF DOMINANCE
Growing global poverty and the reality of climate change though are banging on Washington’s front door.  The corporations are trying to make money from climate change – their love for the dollar bill is so great that they cannot see beyond their lust for power and greed.  I call them pirates. The pirates have buried a treasure chest in the US – it is our national treasury created from the taxes from the people’s hard work.  About 55% of every federal tax dollar under the discretion of Congress goes to the Pentagon.  America has become a war culture.  Our economy is addicted to military production.  People are increasingly  being indoctrinated that the ‘Muslims’ are coming to attack us so we must spend more on weapons for war and we must have the very best space technology system in place to protect ourselves.  We are a paranoid nation – massive guilt and fear comes from our long legacy of genocide. First was the destruction of the Native Americans and then the illegal and immoral importation of slaves from Africa.  During the days of slavery that very institution became America’s dominant economic institution.  Slave labor made America rich.  This (let’s call it fascist) element of our culture might have lost the civil war in the 1860’s but they are running the country today.  We have a wedding in America of the government and corporate power – they are one in the same.  Democracy has been drowned in the United States.

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Thus no one anywhere on our Mother Earth should ever listen to the moralistic preaching that comes from Washington about democracy, freedom, peace, or the rule of law.  It’s all Hollywood talk – a scripted propaganda machine that has sold an image to the world.  Fortunately the initial shine has worn off the Stars & Stripes and most people around the globe clearly understand what is really going on.
THE “PIVOT TO ASIA”
I have been working on space issues for the last 33 years and today coordinate the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.  We are very worried about aggressive US moves to create more conflict with Russia and China – in particular the Pentagon claim that the US Space Command should “control and dominate space and deny other nations the use of space”. The dangerous notion of US ‘exceptionalism’ has now been extended to outer space.  In order to successfully operate the current US global space war fighting system ‘downlink ground stations’ have been based around the world to relay military communications from one place to another via space satellites. Activists around the planet are opposing the presence of these Star Wars bases in their communities and are the active membership of the Global Network. The US today is feverishly deploying so-called “Missile Defense” (MD) systems around the globe – essentially encircling Russia and China.  Added to that is Obama’s provocative ‘pivot’ of 60% of US military forces into the Asia-Pacific – what the Pentagon calls ‘rebalancing’.  This pivot is dangerous and hugely expensive, so costly that Washington’s allies in are being pressured to help pay for the program.

US military bases around China. 

China imports 80% of its resources on ships and thus we see the Pentagon ‘pivot’ as a military strategy to possibly block China’s sea routes – literally putting a loaded gun to Beijing’s head.  China has responded by building a couple new bases on tiny coral reefs to ensure their unhampered access to the sea lanes in their region. Last summer the Global Network held its 23rd annual space conference in Kyoto, Japan.  We were invited to meet in Kyoto in order to show support for the campaign opposing the recently deployed US MD radar at Kyogamisaki in the Kyoto prefecture.  One day during the conference we took a bus ride to have lunch with the Ukawa villagers and then joined them in a protest at the base. The MD radar base at Kyogamisaki would assist the Pentagon’s attempt to intercept Chinese retaliatory nuclear missiles that they would fire after the US launched a first-strike attack.  We are constantly told that MD is being deployed by the Pentagon in Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines, and Australia to protect against North Korean missiles.  This is a lie and a tactic to redirect the discussion.  In fact the US is deploying MD to be able to control and dominate China and Russia.

US THAAD missiles.

I’ll never forget a few years ago, when North Korea test fired a rocket, I read a story in a space industry publication that quoted US military personnel who were laughing at North Korea.  One US airman said that North Korea had virtually no space technology and thus could not really track their own rocket while the US, with its robust space capability, could follow the North Korean rocket with no trouble at all.  This made it clear to me that the Pentagon over hypes the treat from Pyongyang.  The truth is that the US is aiming their massive space-directed military machine at Beijing and Moscow.

MISSILE OFFENSE
MD used to be illegal under the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty between Russia and the US.  Both sides knew that MD is a destabilizing program that would give one side an advantage over the other.  MD’s key job is to be the shield that is used to pick-off a nation’s nuclear retaliatory capability after the Pentagon’s first-strike sword lunges into the heart of the opponent’s nuclear forces. One of the very first things President George W. Bush did after taking office in 2001 was to give Russia notice that the US was pulling out of the ABM Treaty.  Since that time US research, development, testing, and deployment of MD systems has been on steroids. At the time of the collapse of the former Soviet Union the US promised that NATO would not expand one centimeter toward Russia.  Since then that promise has been repeatedly broken and today NATO has established bases along Russia’s border in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.  Pentagon MD systems were this year deployed in Romania and next year will be deployed in Poland.  US Navy Aegis destroyers also carry MD interceptor missiles on-board and today are being deployed in the waters off the coasts of Russia and China. The first of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test. The test, conducted by Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, and U.S. Pacific Command, in conjunction with U.S. Army soldiers from the Alpha Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, U.S. Navy sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73), and U.S. Air Force airmen from the 613th Air and Operations Center resulted in the intercept of one medium-range ballistic missile target by THAAD, and one medium-range ballistic missile target by Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD). The test, designated Flight Test Operational-01 (FTO-01), stressed the ability of the Aegis BMD and THAAD weapon systems to function in a layered defense architecture and defeat a raid of two near-simultaneous ballistic missile targets

THAAD missiles being launched. 
In early 2014 the US spent $5 billion in a coup d’état in Ukraine that took down an elected government and replaced it with a government in the capital city of Kiev that included Nazis.  The US has established a base in western Ukraine where Army Special Forces troops come from the US to train neo-Nazis that have been assigned to the newly created Ukrainian National Guard.  These forces have then gone to eastern Ukraine, along the Russian border, where for the last two years they have killed thousands of innocent citizens by shelling their homes, hospitals, churches, schools, day care centers, airports and rail stations.  The only crime of the people in eastern Ukraine is that they are of Russian ethnic origin. The US intends to destabilize Ukraine in order to ultimately force regime change in Moscow.  One reason for this is that because of climate change the Arctic Sea ice is melting and the oil corporations are eager to drill in the once frozen Arctic region.  But Russia has the largest land border with Russia thus the supposed need to break the large Russian Federation into pieces (like happened to Yugoslavia during the presidency of Bill Clinton).  By doing this the oil companies believe they’d have an easier time in grabbing the oil near the Russian Arctic coastline. The Pentagon is deploying four basic MD systems today.  Inside the US (California and Alaska) are Ground-Based Midcourse MD interceptors buried deep underground.  Their job is to hit a bullet with a bullet in deep space after a retaliatory strike by Russia or China.  This program has the most difficult technical task and has the worst testing results.

Lockheed Martin’s THAAD designs.
In order to increase the chances of being able to knock missiles out of the sky it helps to put the MD interceptors closer to the intended targets.  Thus the US is deploying MD systems on Navy Aegis destroyers and porting them in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Guam.  These ship-based interceptors have the best testing success rates. Mobile ground-based MD interceptors like the Patriot (PAC-3) and Theatre High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) are used to knock out incoming missiles in the terminal phase.  These systems are now being deployed in Japan, Okinawa, South Korea and Guam.

MISSILES IN ASIA

This past August I spent three weeks in South Korea attending various protests against the announced deployment of the US THAAD (Theater High Altitude Area Defense) ‘missile defense’ system. The Pentagon plans to station THAAD in the farming village of Seongju (population 10,000). The right-wing South Korean government, following orders from Washington, likely chose this village because it had backed the conservative government by a margin of 85 percent in the last national election. But that has now changed. Just before I arrived in South Korea the residents of Seongju held a mock funeral where they announced that they had, en masse, resigned from the ruling party. Then, just before I left Korea, 900 of these same residents took the sacred step of sitting together and shaving their heads. In Korea this is a big deal. It indicates the commitment to fight to the death, and in this case many women also joined the hair shaving, which is rare.  This anti-THAAD movement has become a national issue and one of the top concerns for the peace movement in South Korea today. So the US is currently developing MD systems to hit nuclear missiles in the boost phase, mid-course phase, and the terminal phase.  This clearly indicates the seriousness that the Pentagon attaches to being able to launch a first-strike attack on China and/or Russia and then knock out any retaliatory strike they might be able to fire in return. MD is not just a theoretical program.  The US Space Command holds a computer war game each year where they practice such a first-strike attack – they call it the ‘Blue’ team against the ‘Red’ team.  In the war game a US first-strike is launched against Russia and China. When they respond by firing their own nuclear missiles that have survived the initial Pentagon attack, the Space Command’s MD systems go to work to pick of the remaining missiles.

South Koreans protesting the THAADs. 

Of course in the real world things don’t always work out so nicely.  But the main point is that the Pentagon is actively preparing for such a first-strike attack. The Pentagon deployments of MD interceptor missiles and radars gives Space Command the confidence (and arrogance) that they can use this system.  Thus MD becomes highly destabilizing and very dangerous to world peace. While in Okinawa in late 2015 on a solidarity trip to stand with those actively opposing US expanding bases on their island, I spotted a base called Fort Buckner which plays a critical role in “inter-base, tactical and strategic Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) network support of joint Pacific warfighters”. Fort Buckner relays military satellite communications between bases in South Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Guam, the Philippines, Hawaii, and the Pentagon.

TRIGGERING WWIII
Sadly Washington is now run by corporate interests who have determined that America’s role under globalization of the world economy will be ‘security export’ which translates to endless war.  The number one industrial export product of the US today is weapons.  When weapons are your #1 industrial export, what is the global marketing strategy for that product line? Despite Pentagon claims that they are out to create peace, democracy and stability around the world with their more than 800 military bases, quite the opposite is the truth.  I came away from recent trips to Japan, Okinawa, and South Korea seeing that the expansion of US bases in the Asia-Pacific is largely about creating the military infrastructure to take down China and Russia.

Thousands of Japanese protest US bases. 

Add up the current US ‘pivot’ into the Asia-Pacific; the Japanese Shinzo Abe government’s ‘reinterpretation’ of peaceful Article 9 in their constitution to allow Tokyo to deploy offensive military forces; the destabilizing US-Japan-South Korean military alliance; and we find the makings of a very aggressive program that could easily trigger World War III. The Chinese and Russian governments have repeatedly said that they would like to reduce their nuclear forces but cannot do it as long as the US is encircling their countries with MD systems.  China and Russia each year go to the United Nations and introduce a new treaty to ban all weapons in space.  The US and Israel (which has 200 nuclear weapons) annually block serious negotiations on that important treaty.  Both Russia and China have been forced to expand their military operations and to even build more nuclear weapons as they face the US MD program and an expanding NATO. When Japan recently launched a satellite into space few took notice.  When North Korea launches a satellite or test fires a missile the world screams bloody murder.  Clearly the US and its allies are hypocrites as they lecture North Korea and Iran about weapons of mass destruction but at the same time they are creating the largest military buildup in world history. US foreign military occupation must end if there will ever be true world peace. The Global Network is determined to do what we can to help build such a peace with justice.  We are grateful to those in India who are working so hard to put an end to this madness.
We need peace workers in India to educate your fellow citizens about US plans to bring Delhi into the Pentagon’s Space Command program aimed at China.  We hope you can help prevent this growing danger of WW III that could consume the entire planet in a hell fire of nuclear war. Our governments need to be dealing with the reality of climate change and growing global poverty.  We must demand they convert the expensive military industrial complex to sustainable technology development to help us protect the future generations. Keep going – we all need each other.  Holding hands let us work together.
Bruce K. Gagnon lives in Bath, Maine, USA and is Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space  www.space4peace.org

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The Ukraine story – torpedo Russian Oil Pipeline to Europe.

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Demonizing Russia

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Middle East Oil Reserves

 

Pipelines in the works

 

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Bomber bases for prosecuting War in Syria

5,848 kms from Deigo Garcia to Syria

B1 Bomber Range 9400 kms

B2 Bomber Range 11,000 kms

 

 

The New Israel?

 

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Welcome to the Future of the Middle East – Spot the new boundaries.

 

The Cost: 250 million dead, permanent nuclear contamination, the end of society as we know it.

 

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Beyond the bluster of the main stream media and the inane propaganda demonizing Russia, the West headed by vicious financial cartels and their proxies -governments from the US, UK, NATO and their poodles,are to launch a full scale nuclear attack on Syria, Russia and Iran. The hardware is in place and the large scale genocide of vast swaths of humanity will commence soon. Repercussions of these strikes are unknown at this time. Language which we have seen in the, ‘media’ include the Orwellian terms of , Freedom, Democracy, Liberation, Terrorism, War Crimes etc etc. We call on all our readers to take cognizance of these plans which will be in motion ASAP. God bless you all.

To all you thinkers out there – Jai Hind

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Neocons Are Stealing Our Souls

By Jack Speer-Williams

veteranstoday.com
Most Americans believe many popular untruths and have a resistance to unpopular truths. Too many of us are led by popular opinions, which are usually incorrect.
By the end of the Ronald Reagan administration, in 1989, the Soviet Union was falling apart. Soon America would have no enemies in the world, at least none who could seriously harm us. Such an idyllic state was, however, intolerable to the controlling Neocons (US/Israeli* dual citizens), who have long directed the disastrous domestic and foreign policies of America. *These US/Israeli dual citizens should be called Israeli citizens as their total allegiance is to Israel, the Rothschilds, and the One World government, with obvious contempt for gullible America.

The term Neocon is a misnomer as Neocons are not conservative. The word Neocon has come to mean (to those in the know) the dual-citizen Jews (US/Israeli) who are appointed to high positions in all three branches of the American federal government, including the Supreme Court, in spite of the fact that Jews comprise only about two to three percent of the US population.

Since it is politically incorrect to call a bunch of psychopathic Jews what they really are (psychopathic Jews), they are called Neocons. The Jewish-owned media has made sure that none of this can be discussed, as Americans have been trained (yes, actually trained) to feel uncomfortable whenever hearing about Jewish crimes. Even pointing out that most Neocons are Jewish is an affront to many mind-controlled Americans.

These Neocons have no place in their hearts for a better, safer, and happier world. They spend trillions of dollars on bringing about ruination, poverty, starvation, and death, but not a farthing on peace or prosperity for those other than themselves. In point of fact, five years ago Time Magazine estimated that America had spent five trillion (5,000,000,000,000) dollars on our concocted war on terror.

First of all, that cost was estimated five years ago; those costs have exploded to much higher heights since then. Secondly, who knows how much higher our war costs will go?
Thirdly, and most importantly, these war expenses are ruining our economy, causing our infrastructure to fall apart, while tent cities are springing up all across our country.

What have the Neocons given us in return for their interminable wars on terror? National security? What a joke. The United States of America and her citizens have never in history been less secure than today, with each succeeding day making us more vulnerable to nationwide disasters. The Neocons, with their control of television, have conned Americans into such a surreal existence, that few of us try to understand who we are fighting or why.

Are we fighting al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, ISIL, al-Nusra, or the Islamic State? It is all purposely made complex so we will turn a blind eye to the daily crimes committed by those who run our Department of Defense – the Neocons. You might find it difficult to believe, but the Defense Department lists sixty terrorist organizations, more than enough to keep the Rothschild-owned military/industrial complex busy, with both dead bodies and bucks piling up.How many of us even know that five trillion dollars is five million dollars times a million – an incomprehensible figure for any human being.

The Neocons have no interest in any of that money being used for practical facilities, such as desalination plants, which could make the deserts bloom and help end starvation and death in our world. There is no sane reason the Blacks of Africa have to continually suffer with starvation, disease, and genocide; a fraction of the trillions of US dollars the Neocons have spent on destruction and death, they could have used to end hunger in Africa. The Neocons have never wanted peace and prosperity anywhere, especially in the Middle East; they chose instead to make the hot, struggling lands of the Muslim people war zones of perpetual destabilization and deadly chaos.

Certainly the Rothschilds, who control the US Neocons, have a huge interest in stealing the oil and other natural resources of the Middle East, but total destabilization is their prime objective on their way to hegemonic control of the world. To accomplish their never-ending conflicts and chaos throughout the Middle East, the Neocons directed US/Israeli dark undercover agents to sow bloodshed and hatred between various sects of the Muslim religion.

Additionally, with secret funding, direction, equipping, and organization, the Neocons (who have long run the American federal government) created terrorism with religious radicals and mercenaries brought in from as far away as the nations of Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other countries.These fledgling foreign terrorists were and are brainwashed for as long as six months with all sorts of insane and perverted “Islamic lessons” until they were and are ready to kill those who will not join their jihad. Most of these foreign terrorists are brought into countries like Syria and Libya where they are called by the Neocon controlled media moderates, rebels, or even freedom fighters who are fighting against cruel oppressive governments. This allows cover for the Neocon-controlled Western militaries to give air and supply support to all terrorists, while claiming they are only aiding freedom fighters who want and deserve our support.

Certainly you have heard the words rebels, moderates, or freedom fighters used by the Neocon’s lap-dog media dozens if not scores of times. The next time you hear those terms, just replace them all with far more correct words: CIA/Mossad terrorists. With their control of the US press and the mainstream media, these black-hearted Neocons have convinced most Americans that the terrorists hate all Americans for their freedoms. This absurdity was even repeated by the Neocon’s puppet, Little George Bush, while the freedoms Americans once enjoyed were falling away daily.

American politicians spend a lot of time lying about how we should up our war effort against terrorism, without ever saying a word about indicting, prosecuting, and convicting US/Israeli Neocon terrorists of murder, espionage, misleading Congress, perjury, public corruption, organizing and providing material assistance to terrorists, and obstruction of justice. After all, the Neocons are the real terrorists of our world.

Of course, it would be difficult for our US political leaders to prosecute the Neocons, as Israel’s Mossad has video proof of many of them engaged in sex or hiding some sort of financial crime.Moreover, most of our congressmen and senators have been elected with Jewish oligarch campaign funds, which I suspect came to them from Israel. And from whom did Israel get so much money? From American taxpayers in the form of US foreign aid.
Without these dauntingly large campaign donations, by way of the Zionists, no honest, patriotic US representative or senator can be elected.

Since WW II, America has given Israel (in non-inflation-adjusted dollars) over $125 billion. This fact, added to all the other destructive Neocon policies, has gone a long, long way in demolishing the American economy.Americans, whether they realize it or not, are giving their permission to be abused by their own government by actually paying for it. This makes Americans guilty of the murder and slaughter of millions of people around the world, with their own ignorance being at the base of their crimes.

The US crimes against humanity in the Middle East, however, did not begin in earnest until the industrial/military complex (owned by the Rothschild tribe) lost their “cold war” foe – the Soviet Union. Then in 1990, the insane, death-loving Neocons quickly whipped up a casus belli with Iraq, using our American ambassador, April Glaspie, as their instrument of war.

The Neocons wanted to bomb a lot of human beings, with the support of a majority of the American people.

On the 5th of January, 2011, a message from the Veterans for Common Sense was released to the world. Its text is reprinted below.

A secret July 25, 1990, [US] State Department Cable [was widely] released by Wikileaks. [It] shows how US Ambassador April Glaspie told Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein the U.S. had “no position” on the Iraq – Kuwait border dispute, where Kuwait was allegedly stealing oil from Iraq [by slant drilling]. At the time, the U.S. supported Iraq’s recently ended war with Iran (1980–1988) that had ruined Iraq’s economy. On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. On January 12, 1991, prompted by a massive propaganda campaign, the U.S. began bombing Iraq, and never stopped. More than 20 years later [now 25 years] the war continues with deadly consequences for Kuwait, Iraq, and the U.S.

Based on the State Department cable, the facts are clear: in 1990, then President George H[erbert} W[alker] Bush’s administration [and Ms. Glaspie], failed to denounce Iraq’s intended military action against Kuwait in July 1990. The silence encouraged Iraqi’s Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait in August 1990. The Gulf War was left unfinished for thirteen years, with an embargo, sanctions, and “no-fly” zones.*

In 2003, then President George W. Bush lied about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction and launched a second invasion [called Shock and Awe].*It has been estimated, and later confirmed by Us Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, that our post war sanctions against Iraq resulted in the deaths of over 500,000 Iraqi children. The first US/NATO bombings of Iraq consisted of 100,000 sorties dropping an estimated 88,500 tons of bombs on Iraq and her people.

The Neocons called their second, 2003, bombings of Iraq – Shock and Awe!
Those bombings were meant to totally terrorize, paralyze, demoralize, cripple, or kill all Iraqi men, women, and their children. The incomprehensible death and destruction committed by the US military was a crime against humanity Americans will forever have to bear all because we allowed the psychopathic Neocons to control our government, as they still do.

The American crimes against Iraq have become so obvious that both of the presidential candidates of 2016 have denied they supported those wars. Hillary lied. The widely reported media use of the words smart bombs, complete with careful targeting and precision strikes was not something the Neocons ever thought Americans would believe, as only fools would believe such a rash of nonsense. The term smart bombs was used so Americans could push the crimes out of their minds, thus making us unknowingly as criminal as our government.The other spiritual trap for Americans was the Neocon’s media use of the misleading words collateral damage, which allowed many Americans to think, “Well … it’s understandable that a few good people will get killed while we’re going after the bad guys.”

Another aspect of the Neocon’s dark strategy included having their media reporters tell us (with serious voices) how few civilians were just accidently killed while US forces were defending themselves against the wild and fierce Republican Guard of the evil Saddam Hussein.

The Neocon’s Iraqi slaughter-of- human-life scenario have been played out again and again in the countries of Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria, with their hired mercenaries maintaining chaos, creating fear and starvation, homelessness, disease, and death throughout the brutally bombed and devastated nations. The prime targets, via their secret proxy terrorists, has been the horror and death they spread amongst innocent civilians.

Now the stage has been set for the Neocons in Europe and America to destroy the White Christian cultures and civilizations of both America and Europe with millions of immigrants, mostly from the sub-Saharan African continent. These immigrants are falsely called Syrian refugees by the Neocon’s media, when in actuality they are not refugees, nor are most of them from Syria. They are mostly young, ignorant, unskilled, uneducated black men, with I.Q.s that are estimated to range from 60+, with few women or children to be seen.The Neocons, however, did not set these Zionist goals; they only try to implement them. No one can prove who set the goals of destroying the Middle East, Europe, and America, but the Rothschild banking tribe ranks as high as can easily be proven.

But there can be no denying that many Jews have been and are being used to destroy, Islam, Christianity, and other religions, with both Black and White Christians ignorantly going along with it. Perhaps the world’s best known terrorist in existence is Philadelphia reared and MIT educated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who claims to have written a book entitled Fighting Terrorism. If Bibi really wanted to defeat terrorism, he’d have Mossad stop helping the CIA to create it.

Jews the world over would be wise to speak out against the Rothschilds and their Neocons, as has researcher and writer Mr. Bernie Suarez.Below, Bernie Suarez lists 5 Master Crimes You’ll Have to Explain to Future Generations – all attributable directly to American Neocons and their cultural Marxists in government and the media:

Over a decade of geoengineering and in-your-face weather manipulation.

A generation without justice on 9/11 crimes.

Open genetic (GMO) contamination of the food supply of the species.

Tons of toxin-laced vaccines injected directly into newborns … no accountability, no proof of safety, no problem!

Choosing impractical top-down tyranny over small/self-goverance.

But what actual chance do Americans have against their foremost enemies – the Neocons?
I feel confident that Vladimir Putin of Russia understands and disagrees with the Rothschild push for world hegemony. Please tell me why else would the Rothschilds’ Western media so unjustly continue to attack Putin and his country?
The Rothschilds well know, with his growing military might, Putin and his country may actually become the hope of the world, as Edgar Cayce long ago predicted. Unfortunately, however, Neocon war initiatives could mean the physical destruction of America, especially with the warmongering, mentally unstable Hillary Clinton as our president.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has said that Russia has bombs that are 17,000 times more powerful than the ones we dropped on Japan. And that just one of those terrible bombs could level three-quarters of the entire state of New York – killing most plant, animal, and human life for perhaps billions of years.

And yet, the Neocons want to throw dice with our futures by continually poking the Russian bear in his eyes in Syria and Ukraine. Already the US has missiles on Russia’s western border, with the ridiculous claim they are for protection against Iran. How much more will Russia take from the US Neocons? More ludicrous yet, the Neocons have been asserting that America could win a nuclear war with Russia. Is that not an idiot’s remark? Is it not a statement of provocation? It is not patriotic to support preposterous national policies or crimes against humanity – crimes against all life forms.One of these batshit crazy Neocons asked, “What’s the use of having nuclear bombs if you don’t use them?” That is insanity; deep insanity. Have these demented psychos never heard of MAD – the old doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction? Have there ever been truer words spoken or written than these?

Certifiably insane, dual-citizen terrorists are running our government and implementing its seriously dangerous policies. Please understand something of supreme importance: due to our sloth and ignorance, the US/NATO/Israeli combine have become the force of the archfiend Satan. We now all need God, and our religion, more than ever before.

May God bless and spare us.

What happens to a society when thinking is eviscerated and is disdained in favor of raw emotion? [1] What happens when political discourse functions as a bunker rather than a bridge? What happens when the spheres of morality and spirituality give way to the naked instrumentalism of a savage market rationality? What happens when time becomes a burden for most people and surviving becomes more crucial than trying to lead a life with dignity? What happens when domestic terrorism, disposability, and social death become the new signposts and defining features of a society? What happens to a social order ruled by an “economics of contempt” that blames the poor for their condition and wallows in a culture of shaming?[2] What happens when loneliness and isolation become the preferred modes of sociality? What happens to a polity when it retreats into private silos and is no longer able to connect personal suffering with larger social issues? What happens to thinking when a society is addicted to speed and over-stimulation? What happens to a country when the presiding principles of a society are violence and ignorance? What happens is that democracy withers not just as an ideal but also as a reality, and individual and social agency become weaponized as part of the larger spectacle and matrix of violence?[3]

The forces normalizing and contributing to such violence are too expansive to cite, but surely they would include: the absurdity of celebrity culture; the blight of rampant consumerism; state-legitimated pedagogies of repression that kill the imagination of students; a culture of immediacy in which accelerated time leaves no room for reflection; the reduction of education to training; the transformation of mainstream media into a mix of advertisements, propaganda, and entertainment; the emergence of an economic system which argues that only the market can provide remedies for the endless problems it produces, extending from massive poverty and unemployment to decaying schools and a war on poor minority youth; the expanding use of state secrecy and the fear-producing surveillance state; and a Hollywood fluff machine that rarely relies on anything but an endless spectacle of mind-numbing violence. Historical memory has been reduced to the likes of a Disney theme park and a culture of instant gratification has a lock on producing new levels of social amnesia.

As we learned in the recent debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton (a billionaire and millionaire), ignorance is the DNA of authoritarianism, serving to subvert the truth and obscure the workings of power. Willful ignorance has become a normalized political tool and form of public pedagogy that both provides the foundation for what Noam Chomsky labels as the rise of the “stupid party” and which works incessantly to create a “stupid nation.”[4] Trump, of course, proves that stupidity is in fashion and deeply entrenched within the larger culture while Hilary capitalizes on her penchant for disingenuousness by claiming support for policies she really disdains, i.e., stating she will raise taxes on her buddies from Goldman Sachs and other members of the financial elite. Hardly believable from a woman who “has earned millions of dollars from speeches to Wall Street banks and investment firms (and) was paid $675,000 for a series of speeches to Goldman Sachs.”[5] No hints of the radical imagination here, or the truth for that matter. Only the politics of stupidity and evasion and a media spectacle supporting the celebration of corrupted and limited and pathologized political horizons.

Manufactured ignorance also makes invisible the corruption of the financial elite, allowing them to plunder resources and define the accumulation of capital as a divine blessing. It gets worse. Manufactured ignorance aided by the voracious seductions of commodified corporate-driven disimagination machine that promotes a culture of empty pleasures through and endless regime of consuming and discarding. American society is now dominated by a pervasive commodified landscape of disimagination machines that extends from Hollywood movies and video games to mainstream television, magazines, news, and the social media. These mind-numbing desiring machines which thrive on speed and sensation function mostly as workstations of ignorance to create a fog of distractions that promote forms of social amnesia that erase from memory and public discourse the structural, systemic and social forces that reinforce what can be called organized powerlessness and massive human suffering. This is the stuff of a politics of disappearance that erases the presence of the poor, unemployed, the “approximately 11 million Americans cycle[d] through jails and prisons each year,” black youth, immigrants, ecological disasters, class warfare, acts of state sponsored terrorism, the rise of the police state, and the rise of the warfare state.[6] As the machinery of social death accelerates, America’s most precious investment, youth, also disappear. As neoliberal disimagination machines such as Fox News make clear youth as a social investment no longer count in a society that disdains long term investments and their messy calls for being included in the script of democracy. As such, the current war on youth is about erasing the future, at least any alternative future and any notion of imagination that might summon one into view.

When coupled with an age of precarity and endless uncertainty in which young people have few decent jobs, are strangulated by debt, face a future of career-less jobs, and isolation, young people have little room for politics because they are more concerned with trying to survive rather than engaging in political struggles, or imagining a different future. At the same time, armies of the unemployed or underemployed are caught in a spiral of receding wages, diminished social provisions, and increasingly find themselves paralyzed by anxiety and free-floating anger. In such situations, thinking and informed action become more difficult while a politics wedded to economic and social justice is eviscerated. Moreover, politics becomes toxic when dominated by unapologetic discourses of racism and hatred and is on full display in the Trump campaign. Tapping into such anger and redirecting away from the real problems that produce it has become the central script in the rise of the new authoritarians. This poisonous discourse gains momentum and accelerates as it moves between white supremacist incantations of Trump and his zealots and the deceptive vocabulary of Hillary Clinton and her financial elite backers who embrace a savage neoliberalism with its false claims to freedom, choice, and the virtues of militarization. Civic death is on full display as the ideals of democracy disappear in an election in which authoritarianism in its various forms rules without apology. As thinking dangerously and acting with civic courage wanes, state violence, disposability and voicelessness become the dominant registers of an authoritarian politics that has intensified in American life producing neo-fascist movements in American society that have moved from the fringes to the center of political life.

Tragedy looms large in American society as the forces that promote powerlessness and voicelessness intensify among those elements of the population struggling just to survive the symbolic violence of a culture of cruelty and the material violence of a punishing state. The issue of losing one’s voice either to the forces of imposed silencing or state repression weaken dissent and open the door to the seductions of a dogmatism that speaks in the language of decline, making America great again, while touting the coded vocabulary of white nationalism and racial purity. How else to explain Trump’s call for imposing racial profiling as a way to boost the notion of law and order.

Thinking undangerously is the first step in the triumph of formalism over substance, theater over politics, and the transformation of politics into a form of celebrity culture. The refusal to think works in the service of a form of voicelessness, which is another marker of what it means to be powerless. Within this moral and political vacuum, the codes, rhetoric, and language of white supremacy is on the rise wrapped in the spectacle of fear-mongering and implied threats of state repression. In this instance, emotion become more important than reason, ideas lose their grip on reality, and fashion becomes a rationale for discarding historical memory, informed arguments, and critical thought. Reflection no longer challenges the demands of commonsense. In the mainstream media, the endless and unapologetic proliferation of lies become fodder for higher ratings, informed by suffocating pastiche of talking heads, all of whom surrender to “the incontestable demands of quiet acceptance.”[7] Within such an environment, the truth of an event is not open to public discussion or informed judgment at least in the official media apparatuses producing, distributing and circulating ideas that parade as commonsense. As a result, all that remains is the fog of ignorance and the haze of political and moral indifference.

Americans occupy a historical moment in which it is crucial to think dangerously, particularly since such thinking has the power to shift the questions, provide the tools for offering historical and relational contexts, and “push at the frontiers…of the human imagination.”[8] Stuart Hall is right in insisting that thinking dangerously is crucial “to change the scale of magnification. … to break into the confusing fabric that ‘the real’ apparently presents, and find another way in. So it’s like a microscope and until you look at the evidence through the microscope, you can’t see the hidden relations.”[9] In this instance, the critical capacity for thinking becomes dangerous when it can intervene in the “continuity of commonsense, unsettle strategies of domination,” and work to promote strategies of transformation.[10]

As Adorno observes, such thinking “speaks for what is not narrow-minded—and commonsense most certainly is.”[11] As such, dangerous thinking is not only analytical in its search for understanding and truth, it is also critical and subversive, always employing modes of self and social critique necessary to examine its own grounds and those poisonous fundamentalisms in the larger society haunting the body politic. As Michael Payne observes, thinking dangerously (or critical theory in this instance) should be cast in the language of hints, dialogue, and an openness to other positions, rather than be “cast in the language of orders.”[12] Of course, this is not to suggest that thinking dangerously guarantees action, but at the same time, any action that distances itself from such thinking is bound to fail.

In an age when shouting, rage, and unchecked emotions shape public discourse, self-reflection becomes a liability and suppresses the axiom that critical thought should function to “lift…human beings above the evidence of our senses and sets appearances apart from the truth.”[13] Salmon Rushdie is right in viewing thinking dangerously as a type of political necessity whose purpose is to “push boundaries and take risks and so, at times, to change the way we see the world.”[14] As Hannah Arendt noted, thoughtfulness, the ability to think reflectively and critically is fundamental to radical change and a necessity in a functioning democracy. Put differently, formative cultures that make such thinking possible along with the spaces in which dialogue, debate, and dissent can flourish are essential to producing critically literate and actively engaged citizens.

Unfortunately, thinking undangerously cuts across ideological and political divides. For instance, there is a new kind of historical and social amnesia overtaking some elements of resistance in the United States. Many progressives have forgotten the lessons of earlier movements for real change extending from the anti-Vietnam War and Black Freedom movements to the radical feminist and gay rights movements of the sixties. History as a repository of learning with vast resources to enable people to build on historical legacies, develop mass movements, and take seriously the pedagogical task of consciousness raising, is in decline. Too much of contemporary politics has become more personal, often reducing agency to the discourses and highly charged emotions of trauma. These historical legacies of resistance did not limit their politics to a call recognition and security within the confines of isolated political issues. Instead, they called for a radical transformation of capitalist and other authoritarian societies. Moroever, they understood that the truth of domination lie in understanding the totality of a society and how various issues were connected to each other. George Monbiot exemplifies this issue in arguing against responding to the varied crisis associated with neoliberalism as if they emerged in isolation—a response that contributes to neoliberalism’s anonymity. He writes:

Its anonymity is both a symptom and cause of its power. It has played a major role in a remarkable variety of crises: the financial meltdown of 2007?8, the offshoring of wealth and power, of which the Panama Papers offer us merely a glimpse, the slow collapse of public health and education, resurgent child poverty, the epidemic of loneliness, the collapse of ecosystems, the rise of Donald Trump. But we respond to these crises as if they emerge in isolation, apparently unaware that they have all been either catalyzed or exacerbated by the same coherent philosophy; a philosophy that has – or had – a name. What greater power can there be than to operate namelessly?[15]

This politics of the disconnect is exacerbated by the fact that mass social movements run the risk of undermining by a politics that has collapsed into the personal. For example, for too many progressives personal pain represents a retreat into an interiority that focuses on trauma. Robin Kelley provides a caveat here in pointing out that all too often “managing trauma does not require dismantling structural racism” and the larger issues of “oppression, repression, and subjugation” get replaced with “words such as PTSD, micro-aggressions, and triggers.” [16] Kelley is not suggesting that the pain of personal suffering be ignored. Instead, he warns “against … the consequences of framing all grievances in the ‘language of personal trauma.’”[17]

Personal trauma in this case can begin with legitimate calls for spaces free of racism, sexual harassment, and various other forms of hidden but morally and politically unacceptable assaults. And at its best, such a politics functions as an entry into political activism; but when it becomes less a justifiable starting point than an endpoint it begins to sabotage any viable notion of radical politics. Kelley is right in insisting that “trauma can easily slip into thinking of ourselves as victims and objects rather than agents.”[18] Moreover, the language of safe spaces, personal trauma, and triggers can easily become a topsy-turvy discursive universe of trick mirrors and trapdoors that end up reproducing a politics of intimidation and conformity, while forgetting that pedagogical practices and a corresponding politics in the service of dramatic transformation are always unsettling and discomforting.

Progressives must avoid at all cost is the rebirth of a politics in which how we think and act is guaranteed by the discourses of origins, personal experience, and biology. When individuals become trapped within their own experiences, the political imagination weakens, and a politics emerges that runs the risk of inhabiting a culture of exclusion and hardness that shuts down dialogue, undermines compassion, kills empathy, makes it more difficult to listen to and learn from others. A politics that puts an emphasis on personal pain can become blind to its own limitations and can offer falsely a guaranteed access to the truth and a comforting embrace of a discourse of political certainty.

In such cases, the walls go up again as the discourses of biology and exclusion merge to guard the frontiers of moral righteousness and political absolutism. Put differently, the registers of militarization are on full display in such alleged sites of resistance such as higher education where a growing culture of political purity marks out a space in which the personal becomes the only politics there is housed within a discourse of “weaponized sensitivity” and “armed ignorance.”[19] The first causality of armed ignorance is a kind of thoughtfulness that embraces empathy for the other, a willingness to enter into public discussion, and dialogue with those who exist outside of the bunkers of imagined communities of exclusion. Leon Wieseltier is right in arguing that “grievance is sometimes the author of blindness, or worse.”[20]

Under such conditions, empathy wanes and only extends as far as recognizing those who mirror the self, one that endlessly narrates itself on the high ground of an unassailable moralism and stultifying orbits of self-interests. In addition, politics collapses into the privatized orbits of a crude essentialism that disdains forms of public discourse in which boundaries break down and the exercise of public deliberation is viewed as fundamental to a substantive democracy. Of course, there is more at work here than what might be called the atrophy of critical thought, self-reflection, and theory, there is also the degeneration of agency itself.

What does thinking look like when it is transformed into a pedagogical parasite on the body of democracy? At one level, it becomes toxic, blinding the ideological warriors to their own militant ignorance and anti-democratic rhetoric. At the same time, it shuts down any attempt to develop public spheres that connect rather than separate advocates of a politics walled in by suffocating notions of essentialism dressed up in the appeal to orthodoxy parading as revolutionary zeal. What must be remembered is that thinking undangerously mimics a pedagogy of repression that falsely assumes a revolutionary stance when in fact everything about it is counter-revolutionary. In the end this suggests a kind of theoretical helplessness, a replacing of the courage to think dangerously with the discourse of denunciation and a language overflowing with the comforting binary of good and evil.

There is more at risk here than legitimating the worse forms of thoughtlessness, there is also the intolerable potential for both the moral collapse of politics and the undermining of any vestige of democracy. Thinking dangerously as a critical enterprise is about both a search for the truth and a commitment to the recognition that no society is ever just enough and hence is fundamental to the always unfinished struggle, making the impossible all the more possible. Not one or the other but both. Such thinking should be used to both understand and engage the major upheavals people face and to connect such problems to larger political, structural, and economic issues.

Thinking dangerously can make the pedagogical more political by mapping the full range of how power is used and how it can be made accountable in all of its uses. Thinking dangerously is about more than doing a critical reading of screen culture and other texts, it is also about how knowledge, desire, and values become invaluable tools in the service of economic and political justice, how language provides the framework for dealing with power and what it means to develop a sense of compassion for others and the planet. Dangerous thinking is more than a mode of resistance, it is the basis for a formative and pedagogical culture of questioning and politics that takes seriously how the imagination can become central to the practice of freedom, justice, and democratic change.

Notes.

[1] This essay draws upon a number of ideas in Henry A. Giroux, Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism (New York: Routledge, 2015).

[2] I have borrowed this term from Jeffrey St. Clair, “The Economics of Contempt,” Counterpunch (May 23, 2014).

[3] Brad Evans and I have taken up the issue of violence in its various valences in Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of the Spectacle (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2015). Also, see Henry A. Giroux, America’s Addiction to Terrorism (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2016).

[4] Noam Chomsky, “Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose the Common good,” Alternet (Sep9tember 29, 2014). Online: http://www.alternet.org/visions/chomsky-corporations-and-richest-americans-viscerally-oppose-common-good

[5] Chris Cillizza , “The New York Times just perfectly explained Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speech problem,” The Washington Post (February 26, 2016). Online: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/26/the-new-york-times-just-perfectly-explained-why-hillary-clintons-answers-on-her-paid-speeches-dont-work/

[6] Rebecca Gordon, “There Oughta Be a Law…Should Prison Really Be the American Way?,” TomDispatch.com (September 25, 2016). Online: http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176190/tomgram%3A_rebecca_gordon%2C_arresting_our_way_to_%22justice%22/

[7] Brad Evans and Julien Reid, “The Promise of Violence in the Age of Catastrophe,” Truthout (January 5, 2014. Online: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20977-the-promise-of-violence-in-the-age-of-catastrophe

[8] Arundhati Roy, Power Politics (Cambridge, Ma: South End Press, 2001), P. 1

[9] Stuart Hall and Les Back, “In Conversation: At Home and Not at Home”, Cultural Studies, Vol. 23, No. 4, (July 2009), pp. 664-665.

[10] I have taken this phrases from an interview with Homi Bhaba in Gary Olson and Lynn Worsham, “Staging the Politics of Difference: Homi Bhabha’s Critical Literacy JAC ((1999), p. 9.

[11] Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid Life (London: Polity Press, 2005), p.139.

[12] Michael Payne, “What Difference Has Theory Made? From Freud to Adam Phillips,” College Literature 32:2 (Spring 2005), p. 7.

[13] Ibid., Bauman, Liquid Life, 151.

[14] Salman Rushdie, “Whither Moral Courage?” The New York Times, (April 28, 2013)

[15] George Monbiot, “Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems,” The Guardian, (April 15, 2016) Online: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot

[16] Robin D.G. Kelley, “Black Study, Black Struggle – final response,” Boston Review, (March 7, 2016). Online: http://bostonreview.net/forum/black-study-black-struggle/robin-d-g-kelley-robin-d-g-kelleys-final-response

[17] Ibid., Robin D.G. Kelley, “Black Study, Black Struggle – final response.” Boston Review.,

[18] Robin D.G. Kelley, “Black Study, Black Struggle,” Boston Review, (March 7, 2016) Online: https://bostonreview.net/forum/robin-d-g-kelley-black-study-black-struggle

[19] The notion of weaponized sensitivity is from Lionel Shriver, “Will the Left Survive the Millennials?” New York Times (September 23, 2016). Online. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/opinion/will-the-left-survive-the-millennials.html. Armed ignorance was coined by my colleague Brad Evans in a personal correspondence.

[20] Leon Wieseltier, “How voters’ personal suffering overtook reason – and brought us Donald Trump,” Washington Post, (June 22, 2016). Online: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/22/how-voters-personal-suffering-overtook-reason-and-brought-us-donald-trump/

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Ryerson University. His most recent books are America’s Education Deficit and the War on Youth (Monthly Review Press, 2013) and Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education (Haymarket Press, 2014). His web site is http://www.henryagiroux.com.