- I receive 200-500 e-mails per day. Needless to say I
can't read them all, never mind answer them all. But many of them are like
this one, and these I always try to answer these even though I really don't
have THE ANSWER when people ask me, "What can I do to stop this
- "Hello, John. Thanks for the education. I am
what is that makes most people "uneducable?" Fear? Denial?
- "I have a friend who had opened up a bit to the
idea that 9/11 was pure theatre, but now is sliding back to "I don't
want to talk about it ... after saying to me, 'What are you trying to prove
that the government is wrong? Why should people care?'
- "I guess I must examine my own fears: the feeling
I had when I first started e-mailing people - after learning just enough
on 9/11 to be convinced it was an inside job. Maybe it's just the crowd
- "So I am asking you, what do you think is the main
reason why people are uneducable?
- "I'd appreciate your opinion.
- "Craig R."
- Craig, I think there is one overriding reason that
people from confronting the lies their government tells them, and it's
the hardest one to realize. And by your phrasing, I can see you're already
- Sure, you can blame a lot of the American public's
and uninvolved behavior on a deliberately retarded school system that
regimentation as far more important than enlightenment, or our bozo media
industry that reduces everything to lowest common denominator pandering
to our baser instincts.
- Or, you can suspect the mentally debilitating effects
of fluoride, chemtrails, and food additives - not to mention the
radioactivity increasing in our atmosphere by the day, or the
aphasia of antidepressant drugs - as possible reasons for this detached
malaise that causes many people to be completely disinterested in the vital
processes that control and diminish their own lives.
- But really, you hit it on the head when you speculated
that you must examine your own fears.
- I've said this before, and I'll never stop saying
- The real opportunity for growth and learning when
the events of 9/11 is this.
- Once you realize that 9/11 was an inside job, conceived
and carried out by members of the highest levels of the American
a window opens in your mind that reveals the hypocritical and destructive
nature of American behavior over time, and you begin to see that all these
heroicized wars that have been conducted in the name of democracy and
were really something quite different.
- At this point, it becomes a matter of do you have genuine
integrity or don't you? As we all know, the first requirement of true
is admitting your own faults. I think there is no question in anyone's
mind at this moment that America has no integrity (hell, you just need
to look at the Indian treaties to realize that). Certainly the mainstream
American media has absolutely no integrity, in that it's obvious to
the real stories about the Iraq war, depleted uranium, public corruption,
fixed elections, and on and on ad infinitum are never mentioned by the
hateful robots you see reading the "news" on TV).
- But the larger question is: Do WE have integrity? I'm
talking about you and me.
- Are we willing to look at the truth as we perceive it
and try to identify and admit our own complicity in all these atrocities,
as the American government runs around the world shooting innocent women
and children in the head over reasons we KNOW are lies. I mean, we're
to be fighting terrorists, right, but we KNOW these terrorists are not
Muslim malcontents, and that most likely they are CIA/Mossad-contracted
mercenaries assigned to kill Iraqi aid workers, behead innocents and blow
up churches and mosques in order to inflame the situation to kindle support
from the braindead public, who then mindlessly cheer the genocidal tactics
of George W. Bush and pretend not to notice that not only did America
the terrorists and start the war with phony evidence, we now continue the
war as viciously as we can, continually murdering innocents and turning
our own troops into raging psychopaths. Why? Increased profits for the
military contractors, of course, which means increased under-the-table
payments for our elected officials.
- In a way, the easiest way to deal with that guilt is
to pretend it's not really happening, which is what most Americans are
doing right now.
- But in the conversation between you and me, Craig, we
both know that WE are partly responsible - not matter how small or
a part - for the American mass murder in Iraq, because we know we are
citizens and as such have a responsibility for controlling what our
does, at least if we are to believe and endorse the fact that America is
a participatory democracy in which the people are ultimately responsible
for what their government does.
- Of course on another level, we have absolutely no control
over what our government does. The Congress and most elected officials
throughout America are bought off by the financial powers-that-be, and
they do what they want, ordinary people like you and me be damned. But
again, if we have integrity, we can trace a small shard of responsibility
back to ourselves, to some small event in our histories in which we did
not stand for principle, but instead held back and let some innocuous
pass us by unchallenged with the rationalization that "there's nothing
we could have done about it" or "it didn't affect me that
- Although these events seemed unimportant at the time,
these small defeats, multiplied by the American population total - some
300 million - have combined to produce the situation we face today - an
endless war aimed at stimulating hatred and conflicts for the ubiquitous
and ever-present purpose of increasing profits for the goons who make and
sell the weapons.
- Why people try to hide in their own indifference is a
very old question. So is why they are uneducable.
- But beyond the political ramifications of this widespread
indifference are the spiritual dimensions, the conversations each of us
has with ourselves, either lying on a pillow in the dark late at night
or taking that first hard glance in the mirror before shaving in the
- To a degree, you are right about the crowd mentality.
Everybody wants to fit in. Our minds create and accept authority figures,
and we try to live our lives according to these dictates we have accepted
as legitimate to our own self-worth.
- But a deeper reason exists with regard to what we choose
to believe. And let me preface this by admitting I've been saying this
for a long time, and haven't found all that many who agree with my opinion.
But that doesn't stop me from repeating it.
- I believe that religions are ultimately debilitating
to the spirit, because they try to make us believe things that we know
are not true, and in accepting the tenets of any religion, we leave
open to a pattern of behavior that accepts things on faith, without
them rationally. And this process habituates us to accepting lies as truth,
as long as they emanate from an authority figure we have conditioned
- Once you are willing to accept something that deep in
your psyche you know goes against what you perceive to be rational truth
- e.g., Jesus died for our sins and rose again from the dead - THEN YOU
CAN BE MADE TO BELIEVE ANYTHING, whether it is true or not, as long as
it comes from an authority figure to whom you have given credibility in
- I believe this is a central component in the phenomenon
of a majority of the American people believing the government's bogus story
about 9/11, and in their willingness to accept the psychotic carnage in
Iraq as being somehow relevant to their own well-being.
- Thus, according to the tenets of the psychological
known as transference (in which we take the feelings of trust and
that we feel as children toward our parents and transfer them as adults
to a relationship with an imaginary sky god to maintain our inner feelings
of security), we want to accept what George W. Bush tells us because we
have embedded ourselves in American society, and our whole meaning becomes
challenged and distorted when we lose that focus by realizing that probably
everything that has come out of Dubya's mouth in his whole life has been
a cynical and sarcastic rich boy's lie.
- Therefore, challenging his public statements can be
to those who are not committed to their own integrity or trapped in the
psychological prison of a fictitious belief system that can be proven
should such believers suddenly develop the courage to confront the lies
they are telling themselves.
- In some cases, confronting these lies can totally shatter
a person's sense of self, which is why the majority choose not to do that.
Unfortunately, not confronting these lies is very likely to shatter our
world into little radioactive bits, a profoundly ugly process we see
- and accelerating - as we speak.
- Thanks for writing, Craig.
- John Kaminski is an Internet essayist whose writings
can been seen on hundreds of websites around the world. They have been
collected into two anthologies, the latest of which is titled "The
Perfect Enemy." For information go to http://www.johnkaminski.com/