I learn something. Something new about war. I didn’t think there was anything new that I could learn about war. After all, war has been the one phenomenon about human life on earth that has dumbfounded and freaked me out ever since I was a small child. Why war? I’d ask myself, not daring to bring it up with adults, and certainly not with other, doll-playing, cowboys-and-indians playing kids.
I’d ask myself how come religion and god are used to make wars? Huh? Isn’t god love? And how come all my friends who aren’t Catholic are going to hell when they die? And especially, how come ideas about anything get so much power over what happens? How come? How come? I just didn’t grok it, and I still don’t. So I didn’t think there was anything new I could learn about war. And yet, there is.
David Swanson helps me dive even deeper into how the concept, imagination, and reality of “war” is officially and unofficially nested within our miasmic collective unconscious; how it corrupts our language and our souls in ways we don’t even realize. Here’s his new piece, today, in washingtonsblog.
His subject is the Vietnam War. Excerpt:
Of course, the views of the losers tend to obscure as much as to reveal. The war had to end. The people fighting for their homes had to prevail, sooner or later, over the people fighting for the fact that they’d already been fighting and couldn’t face the shame of stopping. But Last Days in Vietnam shows the Americans watching the rushed evacuation from home, the Americans who had earlier “served” in Vietnam. And they believed all their efforts had “come to nothing.”
Nothing? Nothing? Four million men, women, and children slaughtered. The U.S. society calls that nothing. The Germans are expected to know how many millions their government killed. The Japanese are required to study the past sins of Japan. But the United States is supposed to gaze at its navel, glorify its sinners, and pretend that its defeats are neutral, indifferent, nothingness. Try telling that story about Afghanistan or Iraq or Gaza, I dare you.
I wonder what David Swanson would say about the possible ET connection to war on earth. A connection which offers its own kind of fiendish complexity.
Meanwhile, I saw a notice today that some infernal new weapon was destroyed on takeoff in Alaska.
Hmmm. I wonder whether its controllers destroyed it (as Reuters portrays it) or whether the ETs decided to take it out. I know they’ve done this kind of thing. See the book Robert Hastings, UFOs and Nukes.
Oh, and BTW: if you recall, in the interview that Kerry Cassidy did with Simon Parkes, he clearly says that the reason war-making Israel is off-limits to criticism is because it’s the only nation that has the backing of some kind of ET race that is more powerful than all the others. True?
Which layer of illusion do we prefer to live in?