- "Our society is run by insane people
for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal
ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
That's what's insane about it." John Lennon, before his murder
by CIA mind-control subject Mark David Chapman
- When Gandhi was asked his opinion of Western civilization
he said it would be a good idea. But that oft-cited quote, is misleading,
assuming as it does that civilization is an unmitigated blessing.
- Civilized people, we are told, live peacefully and cooperatively
with their fellows, sharing the necessary labour in order to obtain the
leisure to develop arts and sciences. And while that would be a good
idea, it is not a good description of what has been going on in the so-called
advanced cultures during the past 8,000 years.
- Civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation
of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been based on
slavery and "warfare." Incidentally, the latter term is a euphemism
for mass murder.
- The prevailing recipe for civilization is simple:
- 1) Use lies and brainwashing to create an army of controlled,
systematic mass murderers;
- 2) Use that army to enslave large numbers of people (i.e.
seize control of their labour power and its fruits);
- 3) Use that slave labour power to improve the brainwashing
process (by using the economic surplus to employ scribes, priests, and
PR men). Then go back to step one and repeat the process.
- Psychopaths have played a disproportionate role in the
development of civilization, because they are hard-wired to lie, kill,
injure, and generally inflict great suffering on other humans without
feeling any remorse. The inventor of civilization - the first tribal chieftain
who successfully brainwashed an army of controlled mass murderers- was
almost certainly a genetic psychopath. Since that momentous discovery,
psychopaths have enjoyed a significant advantage over non- psychopaths
in the struggle for power in civilizational hierarchies - especially military
- Military institutions are tailor-made for psychopathic
killers. The 5% or so of human males who feel no remorse about killing
their fellow human beings make the best soldiers. And the 95% who are
extremely reluctant to kill make terrible soldiers - unless they are
brainwashed with highly sophisticated modern techniques that turn them
(temporarily it is hoped) into functional psychopaths.
- In On Killing, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has re-written
military history, to highlight what other histories hide: The fact that
military science is less about strategy and technology, than about overcoming
the instinctive human reluctance to kill members of our own species. The
true "Revolution in Military Affairs" was not Donald Rumsfeld's
move to high-tech in 2001, but Brigadier Gen. S.L.A. Marshall's discovery
in the 1940s that only 15-20% of World War II soldiers along the line
of fire would use their weapons: "Those (80-85%) who did not fire
did not run or hide (in many cases they were willing to risk great danger
to rescue comrades, get ammunition, or run messages), but they simply
would not fire their weapons at the enemy, even when faced with repeated
waves of banzai charges" (Grossman, p. 4).
- Marshall's discovery and subsequent research, proved
that in all previous wars, a tiny minority of soldiers - the 5% who are
natural- born psychopaths, and perhaps a few temporarily-insane imitators-did
almost all the killing. Normal men just went through the motions and,
if at all possible, refused to take the life of an enemy soldier, even
if that meant giving up their own. The implication: Wars are ritualized
mass murders by psychopaths of non-psychopaths. (This cannot be good for
humanity's genetic endowment!)
- Marshall's work, brought a Copernican revolution to military
science. In the past, everyone believed that the soldier willing to kill
for his country was the (heroic) norm, while one who refused to fight
was a (cowardly) aberration. The truth, as it turned out, was that the
normative soldier hailed from the psychopathic five percent. The sane
majority, would rather die than fight.
- The implication, too frightening for even the likes of
Marshall and Grossman to fully digest, was that the norms for soldiers'
behaviour in battle had been set by psychopaths. That meant that psychopaths
were in control of the military as an institution. Worse, it meant that
psychopaths were in control of society's perception of military affairs.
Evidently, psychopaths exercised an enormous amount of power in seemingly
sane, normal society.
- How could that be? In Political Ponerology, Andrzej Lobaczewski
explains that clinical psychopaths enjoy advantages even in non- violent
competitions to climb the ranks of social hierarchies. Because they can
lie without remorse (and without the telltale physiological stress that
is measured by lie detector tests) psychopaths can always say whatever
is necessary to get what they want. In court, for example, psychopaths
can tell extreme bald-faced lies in a plausible manner, while their sane
opponents are handicapped by an emotional predisposition to remain within
hailing distance of the truth. Too often, the judge or jury imagines that
the truth must be somewhere in the middle, and then issues decisions that
benefit the psychopath. As with judges and juries, so too with those
charged with decisions concerning who to promote and who not to promote
in corporate, military and governmental hierarchies. The result is that
all hierarchies inevitably become top-heavy with psychopaths.
- So-called conspiracy theorists, some of whom deserve
the pejorative connotation of that much-abused term, often imagine that
secret societies of Jews, Jesuits, bankers, communists, Bilderbergers,
Muslim extremists, papists, and so on, are secretly controlling history,
doing dastardly deeds, and/or threatening to take over the world. As a
leading "conspiracy theorist" according to Wikipedia, I feel
eminently qualified to offer an alternative conspiracy theory which, like
the alternative conspiracy theory of 9/11, is both simpler and more accurate
than the prevailing wisdom: The only conspiracy that matters is the conspiracy
of the psychopaths against the rest of us.
- Behind the apparent insanity of contemporary history,
is the actual insanity of psychopaths fighting to preserve their disproportionate
power. And as that power grows ever-more-threatened, the psychopaths
grow ever-more-desperate. We are witnessing the apotheosis of the overworld-the
criminal syndicate or overlapping set of syndicates that lurks above ordinary
society and law just as the underworld lurks below it. In 9/11 and the
9/11 wars, we are seeing the final desperate power-grab or "endgame"
(Alex Jones) of brutal, cunning gangs of CIA drug-runners and President-killers;
money-laundering international bankers and their hit-men, economic and
otherwise; corrupt military contractors and gung-ho generals; corporate
predators and their political enablers; brainwashers and mind-rapists
euphemistically known as psy-ops experts and PR specialists-in short,
the whole sick crew of certifiable psychopaths running our so- called civilization.
And they are running scared. It was their terror of losing control that
they projected onto the rest of us by blowing up the Twin Towers and inciting
temporary psychopathic terror-rage in the American public.
- Why does the pathocracy fear it is losing control? Because
it is threatened by the spread of knowledge. The greatest fear of any
psychopath is of being found out. As George H. W. Bush said to journalist
Sarah McClendon, December 1992, "If the people knew what we had done,
they would chase us down the street and lynch us." Given that Bush
is reported to have participated in parties where child prostitutes were
sodomized and otherwise abused, among his many other crimes, his statement
to McClendon should be taken seriously.
- Psychopaths go through life knowing that they are completely
different from other people. They quickly learn to hide their lack of
empathy, while carefully studying others' emotions so as to mimic normalcy
while cold-bloodedly manipulating the normals.
- Today, thanks to new information technologies, we are
on the brink of unmasking the psychopaths and building a civilization
of, by and for the normal human being - a civilization without war, a
civilization based on truth, a civilization in which the saintly few rather
than the diabolical few would gravitate to positions of power. We already
have the knowledge necessary to diagnose psychopathic personalities and
keep them out of power. We have the knowledge necessary to dismantle the
institutions in which psychopaths especially flourish - militaries, intelligence
agencies, large corporations, and secret societies. We simply need to
disseminate this knowledge, and the will to use it, as widely as possible.
- Above all, we need to inform the public about how psychopaths
co-opt and corrupt normal human beings. One way they do this, is by manipulating
shame and denial - emotions foreign to psychopaths but common and easily-induced
- Consider how gangs and secret societies (psychopaths'
guilds in disguise) recruit new members. Some criminal gangs and satanist
covens demand that candidates for admission commit a murder to "earn
their stripes." Skull and Bones, the Yale-based secret society that
supplies the CIA with drug-runners, mind-rapists, child abusers and professional
killers, requires neophytes to lie naked in a coffin and masturbate in
front of older members while reciting the candidate's entire sexual history.
By forcing the neophyte to engage in ritualized behaviour that would be
horrendously shameful in normal society, the psychopaths' guild destroys
the candidate's normal personality, assuming he had one in the first place,
and turns the individual into a co-opted, corrupt, degraded shadow of
his former self - a manufactured psychopath or psychopath's apprentice.
- This manipulation of shame has the added benefit of making
psychopathic organizations effectively invisible to normal society. Despite
easily available media reports, American voters in 2004 simply refused
to see that the two major-party presidential candidates had lain naked
in a coffin masturbating in front of older Bonesmen in order to gain admission
to Skull and Bones and thus become members of the criminal overworld.
Likewise, many Americans have long refused to see that hawkish elements
of the overworld, operating through the CIA, had obviously been the murderers
of JFK, MLK, RFK, JFK Jr., Malcolm X, ChÈ, AllendÈ, Wellstone,
Lumumba, Aguilera, Diem, and countless other relatively non-psychopathic
leaders. They refuse to see the continuing murders of millions of people
around the world in what amounts to an American holocaust. They refuse
to see the evidence that the psychopaths' guilds running America's most
powerful institutions use the most horrific forms of sexualized abuse
imaginable to induce multiple-personality-disorder in child victims, then
use the resulting mind-control slaves as disposable drug-runners, prostitutes,
Manchurian candidates, and even diplomatic envoys. And of course they
refuse to see that 9/11 was a transparently obvious inside job, and that
their own psychopath- dominated military-intelligence apparatus is behind
almost every major terrorist outrage of recent decades.
- All of this psychopathic behaviour at the top of the
social hierarchy is simply too shameful for ordinary people to see, so
they avert their gaze, just as wives of husbands who are sexually abusing
their children sometimes refuse to see what is happening in plain view.
If deep, deep denial were a river in Egypt, American citizens' wilful
blindness would be more like the Marianas Trench.
- But thanks to the power of the internet, people everywhere
are waking up. The only obvious non-psychopath among Republican presidential
candidates, Ron Paul, also happens to be the only candidate in either
party with significant grassroots support.
- If "love" is embedded in the Revolution Ron
Paul heralds, that is because Dr. Paul - a kindly, soft-spoken physician
who has delivered more than 4,000 babies - implicitly recognizes that
government is the invention and tool of psychopaths, and therefore must
be strictly limited in scope and subjected to a rigorous system of checks
and balances, lest the psychopath's tools, fear and hatred, replace love
as the glue that binds society together.
- The decline in militarism since World War II in advanced
countries, the spread of literacy and communications technology, and the
people's growing demands for a better life, together represent a gathering
force that terrifies the pathocracy, (those alternately competing-then-cooperating
gangs of psychopaths who have ruled through lies, fear and intimidation
since the dawn of so-called civilization).
- Since nuclear weapons have made war obsolete, the pathocracy
is terrified that its favourite social control mechanism - ritualized
mass slaughter - is increasingly unavailable. And if war was the great
human tragedy, the pathocrats' pathetic attempt at a war- substitute -
the transparently phoney "war on terror" - is repeating it as
- Truly, we are witnessing the twilight of the psychopaths.
Whether in their death throes they succeed in pulling down the curtain
of eternal night on all of us, or whether we resist them and survive to
see the dawn of a civilization worthy of the name, is the great decision
in which all of us others, however humbly, are now participating.
- About the writer:
- Dr. Kevin Barrett, co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish
Alliance for 9/11 Truth, LINK, has taught English, French, Arabic, American
Civilization, Humanities, African Literature, Folklore, and Islam at
colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay area, Paris, and Madison,
Wisconsin. Barrett became a 9/11 truth activist in 2004 after reading
David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor and conducting follow-up research
that convinced him Griffin had accurately summarized evidence indicating
9/11 was an inside job.
- In the summer of 2006, Republican state legislators and
Fox newscasters demanded that Barrett be fired from his job teaching an
introductory Islam class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but
the University refused to buckle, and Barrett got high marks from his
students. He has appeared in several documentary films, lectures widely
on 9/11 and hosts three radio programs on three different patriot networks.
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