Has the US Government Gone Crazy?Author of this text: Don Havis
Editor (sent to various American
newspapers just before the war on Iraq):
you ever get the feeling that our government has simply gone crazy?
The Mad Texas Stetson Hatter has for months been trying to explain to us
how continuously bombed, economically devastated, sanctioned and embargoed Iraq
presents a terrible and imminent threat to the most powerful country on earth.
General Colin Powell has explained to us, using „irrefutable evidence,"
that "no evidence" ('There is no smoking gun') is actually „evidence."
On February 8th Donald Rumsfeld explained to the nation on TV
that continuing with the inspections would only „increase the likelihood of
war."Apparently, instead of
waiting for this "increased likelihood" of war, we had better just go ahead
and start the bombing. That course, you see, would „preserve the peace."
other words, „War is Peace."
of this madness is only possible by keeping the general public hopelessly
ignorant of the facts. The strength of those having their own agenda is thus
increased. The real agenda has to
do with oil and empire, not UN Security Council resolution breaches or WMDs. The
success of this global chess game, hatched more than 10 years ago, depends
entirely on keeping the masses fearful and ignorant.
other words, „Ignorance is Strength."
key to maintaining the government's mass distraction is control, either
directly or indirectly, of the mass corporate media. With control of the media
dissent is much easier to stifle and civil rights much easier to restrict and
then remove. The first step was the
hastily passed Patriot Act. This will soon be followed by the recently unveiled
Patriot Act II¾Patriot
Act I on steroids. (Check out www.
publicintegrity.org). The truly amazing thing is that the majority of the
general public still blissfully believes that our basic freedoms are intact and
that we are not being indoctrinated and enslaved.
see, „Freedom is Slavery."
it is clear for those who have eyes to see.
Our government is now insane! George Orwell's frightening book, 1984,
from which the above State Mottoes were taken, was just „off" by about 20
the insanity! Write or call your
legislators. Do whatever you can think of. There is still a ray of hope, given a large and clear enough outcry, that reason my yet prevail over madness.
Published in the March/April
issue of the American Rationalist ©
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