Ghoul's Paradise -
A Blood Banquet

By Sean Cracraft
"power is the capacity to transform a living person into a corpse, that is to say, into a thing"
--Simone Weil (1)
The continuum of corruption Bush fronts for has devoured much of the substance of freedom. A nearly barren shell of bones has been left behind to perpetuate the mass delusion called the United States of America. The corpse still stalks the globe, but the indwelling spirit is long since departed. Can it be recovered? The historical record proves that it can. Our time isn't the only to have witnessed unprincipled, ambitious, megalomaniacal criminals hijack the gears and levers of power. Experience has shown the way to defeat criminal elites. We must first recognize the pathology of power run amok. In order to expose the men behind the curtain, it is necessary to gaze into the abyss without being sucked in.
There is a place so far removed from love that those possessed by such evil become enchanted with its dark majesty. Most of us have made brief excursions into the outer perimeter of this nether world of the human psyche and were repulsed by what we found. Nightmares we called them, or perhaps spates of feverish fits. The elite of the world-- royalty, corporate thugs, the hierarchy of tax exempt foundations, and politicians--have made a permanent residence out of this benighted realm. Walled off from remorse and compassion, they sit in the citadels of power plotting the doom of us all. Causing suffering on a massive scale is their sacrament and their most cherished currency is that of power. It is this ideology, that of power pragmatism, that drives them and fuels their lust. Their mission is total control, which requires a universal regime, a global prison state. A system of global Sadism is the ultimate consequence if they succeed. The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and future wars on "Gap" countries are indicators of this demented teleology (2). Perpetual warfare is a means, not an end. The domestic ramifications of the Iraq occupation go far beyond the cost of keeping the fiat currency presses printing. Power might be attained with iron, but it is only preserved with grey matter, therefore the real war that the Iraq chaos serves to obscure is the psychological war being waged on the people of the United States. The war is not against terror, that is a mist of lies; the true war is the perpetual war for the domination of all reality.
Being completely unfamiliar with the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, most people simply project their own worldview onto everyone else, especially those clean-cut smiling men on TV wearing $8,000 tailored suits (3). The results of this stunted workaday culture of naïve malaise have been devastating. The scientific management of mass psychology is at the heart of globalization--the goal of all Power fanatics to unify the globe under a single, seamless, networked system of control. It is the merger of 1984 and Brave New World, and this dystopic convergence seeks nothing less than the material, ethical, moral, spiritual, and physical exsanguination of humanity. The cult of Power and its high priests have no room for truth or beauty, for they are walking abscesses who can never be satisfied. To this elite predator class there is nothing more sublime than power and its corollaries. These Sadists delight in mutilating beauty and obscuring the truth. They revel in destroying and debasing humanity.
Sadistic power pragmatism divides the world into the dialectic of the strong few who have the right to torture and feed off, by dint of their willingness to be ruthless, what they perceive to be their weak prey, the majority. Giving in to the thrill of domination, they celebrate every moment of the debauched orgy of desecration. It is this combination of social Darwinism, psychopathic blood lust, and greed which has painted the surrealist landscape we find ourselves in today. Despite all their trappings of material success, these elitists are no better than the mental patient who found it amusing to swing cats by their tails into brick walls. What they view as their greatest strength, the suppressed conscience, is actually the weakness that contains the seeds of their downfall. The neighbor dog of David Berkowitz had no real power and neither do the Owl Shrine and bone fetishes of the predator elite. It is all symptomatic of the mindset of jaded, death-obsessed, retrogressive perverts who refuse to find peace of mind. The flaw in social Darwinism is clear: the tumor, the parasite and the plague are not more fit and therefore superior to the lives they snuff out.
An indication of this infantile and ravenous need to control everything and everyone that festers within members of the Iron Rule of Oligarchy is the remark made to reporter Ron Suskind by what is widely believed to be power tactician Karl Rove:
"The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." (4.)
Echoing O'Brien's torturous remarks to Winston Smith in George Orwell's 1984, people such as this White House lackey, be it Rove or not, only prove how imbedded this idea of total control is even in the upper management levels of power (5)
The black hole of psychological, economical, ecological, and territorial warfare and the whirlwind of depression are cutting off the sustenance of sanity and kindness by strangling civilization with the pollution of deceit, the slough of un-free trade slavery, and the stupefaction of plastic pop culture programming. A pall of deception has cast its shadow across the globe and the predators are on the march. But so too are the remnants of sanity who remember that legitimate authority is that which serves with benign restraint, not that which catapults into the Coliseum all those who oppose it and then cheers at the ensuing bloody tableaux. The ancient Aztec elite, amongst other Sadistic practices, would disport in the ritualistic rolling of people tightly bound into balls down tall flights of stairs. If they survived the ordeal their heads were hacked off, unfortunately little has changed in the substance of tyranny, regardless of form (6). Today the ritualistic blood-letting in the meat grinder of Iraq endures despite over 2,000 admitted U.S. soldiers dead for a massive bundle of lies, and the countless heaps of Iraqi corpses which have amassed since the Gulf War of George H.W. Bush.
Words have been redefined, corruption institutionalized, and humanity betrayed with malignity which knows no boundaries. Their sickening miasmic refuse is the factory of death, otherwise known as the Military-Industrial-Complex. Fear is the tool they use, absolute subjugation the goal, and war the mechanism for global transformation. When the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace found that the surest way to mold a society was warfare, they were presaging what Hitler had written in Mein Kampf: the fear of sudden death is the perfect Pavlovian conditioning method (7). In the weltanschauung of neo-Machiavellian pragmatists, humanity is simply a malleable animal that is the product of a random universe, in the end nothing but automata to be used for sustaining the total tyranny of Strongmen. Thus there is only stimulus and response, action and reaction, nothing but atomistic materialism and the forces that hold it all together. Since energy is neither created nor destroyed, and the building blocks of matter, atoms, are held together via energy subject to entropy, there is no epistemological basis for morality. In the dim world of the elite, there is only the ever-gnawing grind and throb of Power. A mechanistic worldview leaves the inferiority-complex ridden and inbred parasitical power elite with one option--either be the programmer or be programmed. A lion devours gazelles, a leach sucks blood, and the domineering dissolute mutant class grows fat off the hoi polloi.
The redefining of words has now surpassed Edward Bernays spin-cycle and is on a full-tilt boogie to oblivion. Case in point: torture. Brown victims of the war on terrorism can fill a football stadium (8). Deaths abound from CIA torture, now merely redefined as "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" (9). America could do no worse if Charles Manson were President, Vlad the Impaler Vice President, and Mao Tse-tong Secretary of Defense. What will the human hordes in hovels do once they collectively perceive the steely bite of the war against them, the "useless eaters" (10)? As it was in the past, by the time such realization dawns it may be too late for many. In any case it will be a long and trying recovery. This Sadistic siege of control freaks must be broken quickly if freedom and progress are ever to flourish again
1. George Orwell. 1984. New York: The New American Library, 1961. Afterword by Erich Fromm, first footnote p. 263.
2. Barnett, Thomas "The Pentagon's New Map." Esquire, March 2003 issue. Available at:
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4. Suskind, Ron. "Without a Doubt." The New York Times online 17 Oct. 2004. Available at:
5. "We, the Party, control all records, and we control all memories. Then we control the past, do we not?.You are here because you have failed in humility, in self-discipline. You would not make the act of submission which is the price of sanity. You preferred to be a lunatic, a minority of one. Only the disciplined mind can see reality, Winston. You believe that reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you, Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes; only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be truth is truth."--p. 205 George Orwell. 1984. New York: The New American Library, 1961. Available online at:
"Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love and justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy--everythingThere will be no loyalty, except loyalty toward the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no employment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always--do not forget this, Winston--always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--forever."-- op. cit.. p. 220.
6. Feats and Wisdom of the Ancients. "A Deadly Ball Game," pp. 105-6. 1990 Time Life Books.
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9. "CIA's Harsh Interrogation Techniques Described" by Richard Esposito, and Ross, Brian. ABC News online, 18 Nov. 2005. Available at:
10. "Useless Eaters: Disability as Genocidal Marker in Nazi Germany" by Regent University. Available at:



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