We are in the end-times. The dark curtain has been pulled away. And there sits the NSA Wizard of Oz, Master of War, Inc. blinking in the light while robotically pulling the levers of blackmail to foment endless war. His hand shakes. He tries not to notice. It doesn’t work. Not even the “wizard” can go back to sleep.
I told you to go to Rappoport’s blog, but I couldn’t help but repost just one more essay from this master writer and investigator of our current cultural conundrum.
Remember T.S. Eliot?
Things fall apart
The center does not hold.
The best lack all conviction.
And the worst are full of passionate intensity.
These lines kept grinding through my mind during the social and political ferment of the Vietnam War era, when Uranus conjuncted Pluto and all hell broke loose. And now that Uranus has pulled far enough ahead of Pluto so that the two planets are “square,” 90° apart, all hell breaks loose again. This time, however, rather than focus on a the perfidy of a single war, we dive into the roots of all war, what makes the whole sick dynamic go. Hopefully, we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully we can start over again.
But before we reconstruct, we must deconstruct. And it’s not going to be pretty. Top story in the local Herald-Times today: Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center (the nearby military base) is furloughing 4500 civilian workers one day a week for a 20% pay cut. There will be more. As those who are affected (and we all are, whether by osmosis, psychosis, or symbiosis) feel the pinch, may they and we also see that the continuing pursual of endless war is both a massive dead end and an ethical travesty. Hopefully, thankfully, we are waking up in time to both consciously suffer the loss of our cozy little consumer comfort zone and be willing to fully surrender to a more or less harsh, more or less flowing, rebirth.
Harsh, or flowing? Just how we move through this difficult time depends upon our level of awareness. It behooves us to wake up to as wide and deep a perspective as our swelling hearts will allow. I can’t imagine any of us are really happy with the way this bullying nation has been acting in the world. I can’t imagine any of us are really okay with the idea is that the only way to get ahead is to destroy everything.
by Jon Rappoport
Every director of the NSA is a general or an admiral.
The NSA is organized under the US Dept. of Defense.
Imagine that you are a powerful player who straddles two worlds—the Dept. of Defense and the private sector where corporate defense-contractors live and flourish.
You’ve served many times in both arenas. Your name is Mr. Military Industrial Complex.
Your mission is war.
The reasons for war don’t matter. Reasons can be invented at the drop of a hat. You want endless armed conflict.
That’s how you make your money. That’s how you express your impulses. That’s your single obsession. That’s how you forward Empire.
You don’t have to justify what you do or consult your conscience. Those days, if they ever existed, are long past. You’re a war-monger and you’re proud of it.
Your basic challenge, on behalf of the military industrial complex, is working the political machinery in Washington—the Congress, the president, the two major Parties—in order to make war happen.
One day, you look around and you say, “I have a whole super-agency at my disposal. It’s organized under the Dept. of Defense. It-called the NSA. It spies on everybody all the time.”
You realize you can use the NSA to collect endless amounts of information on Congress, the White House, the president, the press, and the Democratic and Republican leadership.
Well, the NSA is already doing that.
So the question is: will you use that explosive information, that very private information gained through spying, to coerce these politicians to go to war when you want to go to war?
Is the Pope Catholic?
Of course you’ll use it. You’d be a complete fool not to.
In fact, in the long run, this may well be the most important function of NSA.
Yes. Given your overriding mission in life, it is the most important function of NSA.
It’s job number one.
So you’re going to make sure the resources of the NSA are tuned up quite effectively to extract the information you need.
It’s called blackmail.
It’s called extortion.
It’s the natural use of the NSA, within the overall structure of the military industrial complex.
There are always recalcitrant members of Congress and reluctant presidents who could use a push to go to war.
These politicians, the overwhelming majority of them, are criminals. Let’s face it. They’re remarkably indifferent to human life.
They cheat and lie and steal. They have private secrets. They commit acts that would, if exposed, embarrass them and destroy their pathetic careers.
They’re wonderfully fertile targets for spying and blackmail.
You have the spear. The leading point that can penetrate those secrets.
The logic is perfect and complete.
So you really have two enemies or targets. One, the foreign nation you intend to invade, and two, the politicians you need to convince to support that war.
In light of your latter target, the politicians, these words of Sun Tzu (The Art of War) take on new meaning:
“Attack [your enemy] where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” For example, in a Senator’s hotel suite, with video capability, while he is in the arms of a hooker.
“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle.” For example, calculations focusing on politicians’ offshore bank accounts.
In the era of kings and queens, the monarch’s court was rife with intrigue and extortion. We labor under the misapprehension that this has all been cleared up and swept away in the time of “open government.”
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Only means and tools have changed.
Relentless PR projected at the public makes a case for honest, honorable, and embattled politicians. Secondary layers of PR make the case that rabidly morbid partisanship infects political life.
Both of these psyops are cover stories.
The core truth is harsher. Politicians are, overwhelmingly, creatures who have decided whom to sell their souls to.
That’s who they are. People of this stripe always wander off course in their private lives.
The NSA is there to record the wanderings and compile the secrets.
NSA is the elephant in the infested room called Washington.
It remembers everything.
War is war, and preparing to go to war is also war. The military industrial complex needs the NSA to close the deal.
This is how politicians’ arms are twisted and war is guaranteed.
Things aren’t left to chance. It isn’t, “Maybe some day we’ll go to war or maybe we won’t.”
The military industrial complex sells death. It’s backed up by the largest spying agency in the world, who has red-hot files on politicians’ scandalous private behavior.
From Russ Tice, former intelligence analyst with 20 years of experience at NSA, the US Air Force, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, in a June 2013 interview with Boiling Frogs:
“They [NSA] went after [spied on] — and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things — they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the — and judicial…
“They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of — heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House — their own people.
“Here’s the big one… this was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s who they went after, and that’s the president of the United States now.”
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com