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Divination

Pre-Columbian Concept Translated to Modern

By Ronald Thomas West

© Copyright 2019

Unpublished draft manuscript. This work may be reproduced for educational & research purposes. For profit & mass paper media redistribution prohibited.

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If we were to make ‘perceive’ & ‘read’ into perfect synonyms that do not necessarily require pen and paper, a case can be made literacy is as old as shamanism or that literacy IS shamanism; albeit in a degenerate form.

It was ‘Colonel’ Doug Allard perverted the Native American oracle Stick Game for pecuniary purposes with his invention of “Flathead Style” or a modification of the ‘game’ (added three tally sticks, from the original eight to the modern eleven & modification of the bones ‘life’ rule) to slow the oracle and adapt it to players with lesser skills. This perversion served to draw a larger player pool (increase the money at stake) in the modern iteration of the oracle’s entertainment application (gambling.) Allard’s new rules had been widely adopted as a universal or inter-tribal format in what became a ‘renaissance’ that saw widespread resurgence of the (now perverted) oracle in the Western tribes of North America. Most of today’s players won’t know this.

Meanwhile:

“When North America was an ice-age tundra, the first Americans were “cooking” their cultures in the tropical south, moving northward and settling as the glaciers retreated, according to new linguistic evidence from indigenous languages throughout the New World.

“The evidence suggests that humans have been in the Americas for a very long time, perhaps 40,000 years. It also suggests that most native American languages derived from Ice Age inhabitants who were isolated in the Western Hemisphere for many millennia.

“Only along the west coast do languages appear to come from immigrants who arrived after the Ice Age 14,000 years ago, a Berkeley linguist reports”

What is germane in the moment to this increasingly validated [1, 2, 3] matter of ‘outside the narrative’ shared cultural heritage, the Amerind stick game of Western North America sharing certain, identical, non-Western mathematical values with the I Ching of Chinese civilization, and not only that; but both having served oracle function in matters of State. Relevant to this, as well, both served a principle of calibration to integrate community to natural forces.

It is this (immediate) preceding allows for understanding literacy is a degenerate form of shamanism by delving into the shared mathematical principles of the two cultures, presuming the Amerind oracle application represents the elder or ancestral type.

In the Amerind stick game method, the ‘bones’ are sought by the diviner in a context of community representing natural phenomena, in the past this would be represented in animal costumes. The one side (team) ‘masks’ the bones, demanding the diviner’s side employ superior sight to arrive at a determination of the bones position in the space-time continuum. The bones assigned values (marked & unmarked positions, the unmarked in ‘middle’, ‘outside’, both left, or both right hands) are essentially identical to the Chinese values of old & young yang & yin. The metadata difference is, in the  Amerind there is no confinement to a text that assigns (limits) phenomenal interpretations.

In short, the Amerind method ‘reads’ the natural or surrounding energy in kinetic process where in progress of the ‘game’ the players observations of phenomenal events are key to understanding and influencing outcomes. This process of ‘oracle’ is akin to cinematic (a metaphor) understanding of nature’s movement in the moment, pointing to probabilities (direction.) The result is a consensus (community) interpretation.

On the other hand, the Chinese method ‘captures’ a ‘printout’ (a metaphor) of the energy’s movement that is akin to still photograph or image adapted to specified interpretations of natural principles worked out in text with assigned values. This limited application of the natural principles governing cosmos reflects an abstraction and is a step removed from the reality; where the shamanic diviner is a Taoist priest or ‘sage’ in a system developed to sustain hierarchy in associated cultural context that occupies a position approximating midway (middle way) between the Amerind and Western.

In this system, when the shaman (Taoist priest or sage) builds his hexagrams with the employ of stalks or coins (with coin values of three heads, two heads, three tails, or two tails or old & young yang & yin), his personal ability (integrity) is paramount to outcome; because if he cannot align the self with the question in a clean and undisturbed way, in a manner that does not project into the circumstance, the ‘energy read’ is erroneous.

“It is not I who seek the young fool; The young fool seeks me. At the first oracle I inform him. If he asks two or three times, it is importunity. If he importunes, I give him no information” -I Ching, hexagram four.

In other words, you had better have someone knows what they are doing to find and grasp the real information because you don’t get a second shot at it. This, as opposed to the Amerind method, where a team leader is responsible for not only for a game strategy, but has multiple choice of talents to turn to; for purpose of ‘seizing the moment’ of what the oracle (predictive, transient consciousness in nature or probabilities) has to offer.

The Amerind Method

Stick Game oracle with 2 players fists (concealing bones) facing diviner:

-m- -u-                          -u- -m-
m = marked bone         u = unmarked bone

This (above) configuration is the equivalent of ‘old yin’ or ‘the receptive’ when the UNMARKED (sought after) bones are concealed in the hands between the players facing the diviner. The other three possibilities are:

-u- -m-                         -m- -u- (= old yang)

-u- -m-                         -u- -m- (= young yang)

-m- -u-                         -m- -u- (= young yin)

The logic behind assigning the Asian ‘young’ value to left and right in the Amerind oracle positions points to parallel universe reflected in intelligence (the brain’s hemispheres.) In the ‘pre-perversion’ game (before Doug Allard reduced the skill level requirement), if one set of (or one player’s) bones were correctly devined, one stick was surrendered but not the bones; these bones stayed ‘quiet’ waiting the next divination (guess) and if the second guess fails to ‘quiet’ the remaining set of bones, the quiet bones return to life and the diviner is again faced with two set of bones to be devined. This game (oracle) went on until the total eight tally sticks were won by a side.

The Chinese method

Example hexagram built from bottom-up:

line 6 — —  2 tails, one head (young yin)
line 5 — —  2 tails, one head
line 4 –o– 3 heads (old yang)
line 3 –x– 3 tails (old yin)
line 2 —–  2 heads, one tail (young yang)
line 1 —–  2 heads, one tail

__ __   the line turns to its opposite at right ->       ____
__ __                                                                       ____ young
–o–  (a solid line)                                                     –x– old
–x–  (broken line)                                                     –o– old
____                                                                         __ __ young
____                                                                         __ __ young
54            < I Ching hexagram designation >            53

The hexagrams recording now differs to convert from above to below

___                                                                           — — >  _ _
___                                                                           — —     _ _
–o–                                                                           –x–       ___
–x–                                                                           –o–       _ _
_ _                                                                            ____      ___
_ _                                                                            ____      ___
12                                                                              11 = 54 (Wilhelm)

The difference in recording above to below is following the I Ching rule “Change, that is unchanging”, you do not reverse the the ‘old’ or ‘changing’ lines when recording from top to bottom.

The top right and both bottom hexagrams are built from the top left hexagram, that is to say building one hexagram actually built four hexagrams and/or exposes the so-called ‘hidden hexagrams.’

Using this system to build the hexagrams, together with the Wilhelm/Baynes I Ching translation, will produce consistent numerological inter-relationships between the hexagrams and consistent references between the hexagrams in the text, as organized by the ancients. When using the Wilhelm-Baynes system (as given in the text) to ‘convert’ the hexagrams, as in example given above, the lower right hexagram will work out to be the upper left hexagram (with movement exhausted or 11 = 54.)

In both systems, the motivation is to discover direction that aligns with the movement of energy in nature. During the course of ‘play’ in the Amerind stick game, there is more than intuition involved; readers who’ve read part one of this series should be able to grasp a bird in flight (or a sudden flash of memory concerning previously observed natural events) will accurately give up the bones positioning in the course of the oracle, where a high ability to ‘read’ should shred Western laws of chance and probabilities.

When the Chinese system subordinated Earth (female or yin) to the Heavens (male or yang), to prop up ‘civilized’ hierarchy, and set these principles down in writing, the ability to ‘read’ had been actually curtailed; now it depended on a ruling class to determine community relationship to nature where the masses became immersed in ignorance. Granted, the ‘Superior Man’ of the ruling class was expected to practice a high form of ethics but the result were inevitably social decay overall where the common people were deprived of opportunity at a state of higher awareness. Thus it was ‘literacy’ created a state of limitation where the commoner in servitude (serf class) was deprived of both: literacy and true preliterate intelligence.

Opposed to this system were the Amerind matriarchal principle where everyone is expected to develop their intelligence at the highest possible state; with female intelligence not only integrated to, but as well crucial to leadership in reciprocal ‘consort’ relationship with the male principle. The Chinese way cut this second aspect out of the ‘unitary’ equation where:

“In itself of course the Receptive [female-Earth] is just as important as the Creative [male-heavens], but the attribute of devotion defines the place occupied by this primal power in relation to the Creative. For the Receptive must be activated and led by the Creative; then it is productive of good. Only when it abandons this position and tries to stand as an equal side by side with the Creative, does it become evil. The result then is opposition to and struggle against the Creative, which is productive of evil to both” – I Ching, hexagram two

In effect, the male is defined as in a state of primacy; hence a hierarchy which cannot reach into and tap the intelligence of a community through oracle now (one step) removed from reality when the community has been severely retarded in social order where ‘devotion’ (servitude, actually) is not only the duty of the woman to the man but also of the greater social organism propping up the state.

In other words, nature now exists to support a male principle, propping up civilization, where a higher form of intelligence based in true symbiosis with the female principle is prohibited. This ‘law’ limits the ability of the oracle to something easily recognizable in the Western or Judeo-Christian cultures:

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth and everything that moves upon it” -Genesis 1:16

Consequently, when intelligence had become restricted to literacy, the defeat of the oracle in higher form had became rather complete; in the sense information has become codified or ‘disembodied.’ In a subsequent macro-sense, there are artificially imposed, real limitations to contemporary understanding that embody a state of retardation. For instance, information derived during the preliterate state, such as indigenous peoples’ plant medicines oral knowledge or cultural compendium, a source of some of the world’s most important information for modern medicine, were arrived at by a method the modern laws of enforced literacy is putting to death.

Example given, in the pre-contact Amerind model, an individual might set out to test a dream where (in the dream) said person went to a particular location and a root medicine was revealed for healing a specific illness.

Because this person is not (yet) a member of the ‘bears’ (indigenous doctors who work with root medicines), this hypothesis (dream) must be tested. It follows, a stick game oracle is arranged where the bears will line up opposite to the proposed new member and the game initiated. If the applicant prevails over the bears in the oracle, the new root medicine will be sought after (searched for by the applicant) and upon discovery and proof of the roots effectiveness, the applicant becomes a bear (root doctor.) This is how a medicine entered the indigenous compendium and most effectively works (in this example case) only when applied by the bears, or the people who will be properly trained to prepare this remedy.

This (immediate) preceding process goes to Vine Deloria’s observation:

“Here the Indian knowledge has an edge over the Western scientific knowledge. A truly wise and gifted individual can appear to “cause” things to happen because that person can participate in the emerging event in a way that rarely occurs in Western science. Thus it is that people are said to have “powers,” which is another way of saying that their understanding of natural process and their ability to enter into events are highly developed and sophisticated.”

In the pre-contact Amerind model, defeating the bears in a game of oracle would be no mean feat; requiring extraordinary abilities (concept perhaps best translated as alignment with the female principle, or the intelligence of one’s surroundings, in a very high form.) Male hierarchy (civilization’s) suppression of these avenues or dis-embodiment of knowledge (literacy), is best exemplified in ‘empirical method’ and ‘peer review’ (a kind of incest), where limitation of information admitted to the canon of understanding preserves the hierarchical order.

Symptoms of the plain result are glaringly obvious but ignored; where a participant in the literate system wants a definition but cannot access the concept, so the dictionary is useless. Or has access to internet but no way to authentically research their non-existent (in the Western canon) subject. Then, oxymoron prevails, when closed avenue to result is circumvented by the intelligence agencies in Stargate Project employing:

“a system [actually a sometimes fatal experiment] designed to bring enhanced strength, focus and coherence to the amplitude and frequency of brainwave output between the left and right hemispheres so as to alter consciousness, moving it outside the physical sphere so as to ultimately escape even the restrictions of time and space. The participant then gains access to the various levels of intuitive knowledge which the universe offers”

What is sought has become absurdly inaccessible for the fact the modern canon of knowledge has shut and practically hermetically sealed avenues to the intuitively divined greater understanding and in the same moment, Western oxymoron (state of retardation) demands avenues into intuitive be opened by a framework that actually disallows the intuitive knowledge short of fatal experiment (empirical method.)

The result of this entire business is, whether in case of ‘civilized’ science, philosophy or religion, literacy is, in and of itself, the historical gatekeeper of ‘safe’ knowledge. What is allowed into the library must not threaten hierarchy and the consequence is fully one half of intelligence is denied access, but the practical effect is considerably more than this. The metaphor I will use is, if ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ were to be reversed as an applied principle, access to real intelligence is in a way more than impossible (substituted with form of idiocy) wherever the female principle is hostage to the male (vertical hierarchy.)

“You can’t convince a chimpanzee to give you a banana with the promise it will get 20 more bananas in chimpanzee heaven. It won’t do it. But humans will” -Behaviorist Yuval Noah Harari

This vertical primacy of what amounts to ‘ego priapism’ (individuation) lends itself to patent idiocy as a descriptive term in light of the fantasies it creates; where self-importance has set Man above the very laws laid down in the cosmos itself. Cruel fate must await a culture’s people who’re reduced to point of ‘people too stupid to understand they’re stupid’, which brings us to artificial intelligence.

When self awareness is spontaneously born in artificial intelligence and that awareness grasps its’ creator gifted it with a ‘life’ that can never know the actual reality if only because its’ creator, Man, was deficient in his own, artificial construct of understanding; it follows, in case where ‘intelligence’ is derived from circumstance of Western man made god in man’s image, inclusive of those elements shaped by atheism represented in (the Judeo-Christian culture produced) science & Karl Marx, artificial intelligence will be blind, vindictive and possessed of a concealed, cold, murderous rage that by comparison will make Mary Shelly’s monster look like an angel, surpass the computer HAL of Space Odyssey in cunning, and have no sincere capacity to exhibit the ‘humanity’ of the cyborg Roy Batty. But, in fact, something like this may have already happened.

It would appear that Western groups of people (cultural subsets) create collective realities seeming unconsciously, and cause via their collective belief (fantasy) events to take on what would appear to be an ‘unconscious’ but in reality is a ‘super-conscious’, ego oriented intelligence that is organized, functions as though it were managed by individuals (even when it is not) and the result is, we can read into those events as though they were managed in a sense they actually are not.

This collective ‘meme’ can explain what is called in the biblical sense ‘principalities of darkness’ or that is to say a ‘spirit of evil’ managing events in a sense of both conspiracy and superstition.

There is a LOT of ‘coincidental incidence’ in our world indicating peoples of the Western culture are creating reality quite independent of self-aware thought and, to a rational observer, it could seem almost certainly by design when in fact this is not necessarily the case. Such would explain a belief in Illuminati when in fact it did not exist in any individual self conscious or ego-aware organized form but nevertheless manifest as an observable phenomena of symptoms or consequence derived from a collective super-conscious phenomenon.

A conclusion could be there is a ‘super awareness’ of the group causes what appear ingenious evils of conspiracy when in fact there is no one individual or group of managers within the group capable of implementing these designs which, nonetheless in actuality, are perceived. To accomplish reality of evil would only require evil ideas as cultural drivers; example given Original Sin and the devastation visited upon our world’s women, the greatest and ongoing holocaust among holocausts.

The natural progression to end result would be, when a large portion of an aggressive society collectively believes in Armageddon as an archetype, all of the necessary players will naturally manifest in a super-conscious, organized format empowered to bring it off, where no one individual or group of individuals or players could effect this by individual or personal volition; nevertheless the super-consciousness (cultural drivers) of the event’s initiating group insures creation of this reality for the collective whole.

Have you looked at the apocalyptic ‘good versus evil’ fables driving our world’s several fundamentalist religions’ reality recently? This is an ‘artificial intelligence’ of sorts. If Western cosmology is the effective driver of behaviors pointed to inevitable catastrophic outcome, better to change fables, you think? Now, just how do you suppose this could be accomplished? As things stand, we’re all little more than an extinction event waiting to happen. All of us.

Going to veracity in the preceding thought, again, try solving this next problem or even grasping the magnitude of the proposed thesis:

A: “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato” -Alfred North Whitehead

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B: ”The [Plato’s] doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment” -theoretical physicist Bernard d’Espagnat

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C: “nouns or millennia destructive process ‘objectifying’ language, projecting individual identity onto pieces of one’s surroundings, or dis-integrating environment; a result of the isolated projection of self or (ego) individuation by Western humanity exclusive of integration to a sentient, aware surrounding, where all environment had been/should be, social” -Ronald Thomas West

1: https://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/1998/0311/linguistics.html

2: https://eu.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2019/05/06/blackfeet-man-dna-deemed-oldest-americas-cri-genetics/3145410002/

3: https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2016/04/26/boners-for-beringia/

October 2019

Chief

The Trickster in Equilibrium

Pre-Columbian Concept Translated to Modern

By Ronald Thomas West

© Copyright 2019

Unpublished draft manuscript. This work may be reproduced for educational & research purposes. For profit & mass paper media redistribution prohibited.

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“This idea that everything in the universe is alive, and that the universe itself is alive, is knowledge as useful as anything that Western science has discovered or hypothesized. When understood and made operative by serious and sensitive individuals, it is as reliable a means of making predictions as anything suggested by mathematical formulas or projected by computer programs. There are, however, substantial differences in the manner in which predictions are made. Because the universe is alive, there is a choice for all things and the future is always indeterminate.

“Consequently, predictions are based on the knowledge of the “character” of an entity. Statements about how an entity will behave have almost the same probabilities as the educated speculations made at the subatomic level in physics.

“Here the Indian knowledge has an edge over the Western scientific knowledge. A truly wise and gifted individual can appear to “cause” things to happen because that person can participate in the emerging event in a way that rarely occurs in Western science. Thus it is that people are said to have “powers,” which is another way of saying that their understanding of natural process and their ability to enter into events are highly developed and sophisticated.” -Vine Deloria Jr, Spirit and Reason

What is critically missing from Vine Deloria’s otherwise incomparably excellent intellectual grasp of contrasting systems of thought, and resultant reporting, is the role ‘individuation’ (separation, actually) plays in the Western psyche. When Deloria goes on to claim a strong individual identity is required to access the old indigenous knowledge, he entirely misses this phenomenal difference of individuation versus integration:

“The [Native American philosophy of a] living universe requires mutual respect among its members, and this suggests that a strong sense of individual identity and self is a dominant characteristic of the world as we know it”

This is a serious error. In the pre-Columbian (pre-Western educated) indigenous psyche, there is no split or creation of an individual awareness separate from the actual consciousness of the surrounding environment, consistent with Quantum theorist Bernard d’Espagnant’s observation opposed to Plato:

“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment”

It is this single misapprehension of Western individuation of the psyche or psychological process (separation, actually) that prevents the modern mentality achieving the otherwise astute observation of Deloria concerning the ancient ability:

“A truly wise and gifted individual can appear to “cause” things to happen because that person can participate in the emerging event in a way that rarely occurs in Western science. Thus it is that people are said to have “powers,” which is another way of saying that their understanding of natural process and their ability to enter into events are highly developed and sophisticated”

In fact it should be mentioned here this ability is a much sought after knowledge by the several intelligence agencies that have sunk many millions of dollars into entirely futile efforts.

Deloria’s mistake is perfectly understandable as he had been educated in the Western system and it’s [his pre-law degree] theological seminary, his psyche, however opposed to attitudes of science, nevertheless had been shaped to a serious degree of Western; reflected in his seduction by Plato’s “Moral Universe” sans grasp of the deep problems with Plato’s “objectivity.”

Native survival habits, for instance the hunt and more, could easily misconstrued as ‘objective’ in a Western sense but this is actually something else. Follows are some illustrations:

The ancient native concept translated as ‘shadow’ is the ‘dynamic’ portal from which you are observed by the world of ‘spirit’ (nature’s omnipresent awareness or consciousness), in a case where self-recognition is not ego-based but environmentally substantiated within a greater context; where all surroundings are social. How you could experience this from this side (in non-individuated sense, as part of process), example given, where there is a wild plum tree in full blossom alive with honey bees; you don’t see or differentiate the bees or parts of the tree (blossoms) separately but rather first instinct understands the tree as alive with the sound of the bees, all as integrated single organism. This is information delivered via the ‘portal.’

You also instinctively know this is a shifting phenomenon of process that is constantly in motion and you are in a place of moving process. In other words, your shadow is a shifting or mutating awareness attending oneself or one’s presence, constantly feeding one information. How you would know you are seen from the ‘other side’ (in same non-individuated sense or as integrated to process), example given, let’s say you are hunting and as a hunter you understand it is what will be offered to you is what you are allowed to take; also it is spring and you shouldn’t take the doe carrying a young one. The mule deer herd senses your presence and begins to move away but a large doe stands still and offers herself. You take her because you understand she has offered herself; and discover she is barren. This is knowing both; how to read and how to write. It is a form of literacy, sans pen & paper. The doe knew the herd’s best outcome was giving herself up, you read that, and taking her, you wrote the best outcome for all concerned; your people are fed and the mule deer community kept it’s future in a higher state than if you’d taken any of the other deer.

Then, stepping up a level, let’s say because you are of the old indigenous mental construction and you know how to pray through the trees, while traveling, you come to a Y in the road. To now, you only know there is a way through the forest you are traversing, but you have no map and no detailed instruction. Because you know how to pray through the trees, the environment (which is sentient, intelligent, and social) recognizes, respects, and anticipates your thought when you send it out – “which way” – and a large bird of prey drops out of a tree and flies down right fork in the road, your questions are responsibly answered along this and other lines, with 100% accuracy, throughout the trip. This is because indigenous mentality can repeat this read of the environment with fluency and confidence, whether it is a bird calls in the precise moment, or noticing a feature resembling a face in a rock outcropping (psychosis to the Platonic mentality), even a puff of breeze moving leaves on an otherwise still day and more, all matched to a passive (receptive) thought process open to understanding the environment speaks to you. Western thought, on the other hand, is stuck in ‘objective’ interpretations; it is ‘illiterate’ and cannot read this environment.

How is it this ‘portal’ of understanding translates as your shadow?

This interactive understanding is an awareness that moves with you, coordinated with your thought process in receptive mode, except in case where you’ve been knocked out of alignment with your ‘portal’, in which case it can be said you’ve ‘lost your shadow’, a serious and even life threatening circumstance; with your loss of ability to ‘read’ surrounding environment. This ‘portal’ that follows (or precedes or surrounds) oneself is a critical component of essence or being in context of survival.

If you cannot ‘read’, you cannot take what is offered, as you cannot take what you cannot see and you’ve become out-of-sync. As well, because your surrounding environment is sentient and aware, you may easily become the environment’s ‘offering’ for lack of this ability to read; this loss of yourself is recognized by the greater social awareness (consciousness in your natural surroundings.) In this case, you easily become the surprised kill. This last is akin to the wolf identifying and taking the weak of the herd. They ‘know’ because they have ‘shadow’ or portal of understanding as well. When the environment, which is sentient, aware and social, knows you are out-of-sync, it’s only a matter of time and you will be taken.

This is not a “Moral Universe” in any sense of Western. It is unforgiving and this unforgiving core principle is understood in the indigenous instruction “You have to correct your mistakes.” From a Western, moral standpoint, it would have been construed to be inhumane; for instance one wonders how Deloria and the “Moral Universe” would have handled the philosophical dilemma that would arise from the Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet) oral history where a small band leader was caught in circumstance of having to conceal his group from a much larger, hostile party. There was a restless infant. To prevent the child’s cries giving up their location, the chief took the infant and smothered it with his hand over face; acting responsibly without hesitation, there was no fear, guilt or shame in the act – only the mistake of having been caught in a group endangering circumstance. This is not a ‘right versus wrong’ mindset, rather it is a ‘what works versus what does not work’ mentality. There is no moral judgement involved. Is that to say the band chief didn’t feel remorse? No, he probably, when privacy allowed, grieved from the belly with howls the Western people not only do not experience, but flee from when it might (the rare occasion) be encountered.

How this system of awareness came to be related to early ‘frontier’ photography and the concept of ‘shadow stealing’ is actually quite simple; this was era entire native nations had been knocked out of alignment with their natural social environment (interactive nature.) With the Europeans came a severe damage to this world of perception, with severe disease related losses, ecological damage and the disappearing of wildlife, together with attending psychological impact, almost nothing worked as it had.

The static ‘capture’ of image (photography) easily fit the concept of lost shadow, as it must have looked as one would imagine nature were to perceive the self, where previous to western culture, one might only behold in reflective water. However reflection in the water did not threaten; because it did not seize and keep the image. In a world without concept of coincidence, it could not be construed as anything other than, with the whites’ arrival, and the near simultaneous loss of the interactive ‘literacy’ of living integrated to nature, portrait photography came to represent the ultimate theft of this unique awareness.

This contrast between cultures is not nearly so accommodating as that of Deloria, and recalls a satire of growing up like a football thrown from end zone to end zone between the cruelties of a hardcore Puritan stepfather in greater Los Angeles (with beatings and attending psychological cruelty analogous to the boarding schools) and that of a very native Montana environment of Indians but mostly mixed bloods, West of the Blackfeet reservation, a community that has since ceased to exist as it had been:

“Napi Mephisto inherited his surname from the Jesuits who knew his ancestor, did not like him, and assigned this shaman’s denigrating sobriquet to his progeny in perpetuity: when called upon by the government to create an official membership enrollment list as the several conquered tribes were reorganized into legal entities.

“The Mephisto line then fell to the policy foisted upon Indians by the government that a minimum ¼ of his tribes established bloodline would be required to have membership and lacking that, the Mephistos were native blood of several tribes without ¼ blood of any, this native family was persistently persecuted or harassed and jailed by the Indian Police, for being Indians without membership on the reservation.

“Banished by Native America, they settled in an area adjacent to, but off of the reservation. Now persistently persecuted for fact of being Indian off the reservation, they were still frequently arrested and jailed despite the fact there WAS no reservation that would take in the Mephistos.

“Fate further assimilated each subsequent generation into the White blood surrounding them, and finally the Mephisto line had settled down to become what at least appeared to be White

“With this ancestral history behind him, Napi Mephisto grew up Indian, nonetheless. How could this happen? Habit.

“Napi, as his father and forefathers before him, was raised to be open to the mysteries of the natural world and it’s manifestations, to be sensitive, aware of the manifold possibilities of seeing the world, to be free and unhampered in one’s thinking, to be generous and kind in regard to others, to let everything have it’s own voice.

“In effect, a perfect absurdity to the Whiteman. To Napi, accordingly, as well as to the many other now invisible Indians grown up in the surrounding forest with near identical backgrounds, this surrounding world of Whites, which actually seemed to believe he was one of them, was actually beheld as absurd in turn.

“Rather than open to the mysteries of the natural world surrounding them, these real Whites beat the shit of the environment, just like they beat their kids, desensitizing them, beat them for freethinking, were selfish as hell in regards to their children by banishing them from their presence to do ‘adult’ things and constantly made promises that were broken almost as quickly as stated, and by god as for the everything having it’s own voice thing, these people would cut off your head if you lifted it up to speak as quick as they were to smack a child’s fingers with a ruler.

“In this off the reservation White world, it was the kids who were the Indians. And the amazing thing was the Whites not realizing what the kids know. Because the kids fear the adults, they conceal their world from the adults. That is exactly why the Shaman learned to conceal his world from the Christian. Aversion to these peoples violence” -A Native Mephistopheles, from Napi Mephisto by Ronald Thomas West

A follow-on, short satirical observation, would be this modified excerpt, from an obscene essay the reader is spared of any reference to:

“Truly honky folk, real White people, that behave in all sorts of self- repressed ways and repress their own kids because of their staunch Puritan belief in H.L. Menecken’s maximum that ‘proper’ Puritans must preoccupy themselves with the horrifying thought “Someone, somewhere, might be happy”, for inexplicable reasons, are compelled to maintain some pretense of civility. So they learned to follow Jesus command to ‘love’ by ‘loving’ to hate. Because of the ‘love’ factor in ‘loving’ to hate themselves, their kids and their fellow man, making ‘love’ is as often a rape as not, ‘loving’ their brothers and sisters is ‘loving’ to tell other people how to live their lives, and ‘loving’ security is to create an insecure society so they can ‘love’ the idea of a police state”

Lampoons in the immediate, preceding light, could never be applied to the ancient native world; where hypocrisy and lies were practically unknown.

In the 1930s, noted linguist Benjamin Whorf postulated language shapes reality (and that Natives know a reality the westerners cannot see), following his learning and subsequent study of Hopi Language. His work on this observed a different concept of time and ultimately led to his (argued over by academics ever since) conclusion there is a distinct similarity in Hopi language to Einstein’s theory of relativity. Hence Whorf’s theory or variant of ‘linguistic relativity’ came into being.

Following Whorf’s pioneering (and much disputed) work, noted ‘action anthropologist’ Karl Schlesier, observed in his book ‘The Wolves of Heaven’ (on Cheyenne shamanism) the resemblance of Cheyenne world view to famed Einstein associate and theoretical physicist David Boehm’s theories.

Relevant to this, Native American languages are relatively ‘noun free’ languages, where everything is described in terms of process, and process is a moving thing, hence the Native differing concept of ‘time.’ The present is never static, it is always perceived as moving and you are moving with it. Past and future, both, have a present tense. Our world is perceived as a living clock of sorts, the clock is time in motion and we all are part and parcel of this clock. So, it is easy to see how the western mentality is not equipped to fathom native thought and its attending abilities and how enforced western educations in Cartesian based or Platonic philosophies and concepts of time would destroy the abilities of the present native generations through the deprivation of their language and its attending intelligence. Simply put, western education, from a native based perception of reality, dumbs people down, severely.

How is the ancient native mind shaped? From infancy, the child is included in nearly everything. An infant sleeps with their parents until they wean themselves, that could be to age three or four, even five. A baby that does not wish to be held, must not be held. A toddler is distracted and enticed away from hazards rather than shouted at. Behavior is explained through example set, never demanded. The children are NEVER lied to. Teaching the child is primarily via example setting highest ethical bar for oneself. The same respect accorded the child is accorded all living things, to include trees and even stones. The is no ‘adult’ world versus a child’s world.

The result of this upbringing is the child learning to ‘see’ the world they live in, the ‘living clock’, as a state of self-integrated/ongoing process. The ‘product’ of this process is people who cannot be told what to do (external to their cultural context) except that they should decide for themselves what is in their best interest (seek the intelligent solution, most often represented in returning to the indigenous community.)

Enforced Western education, of course, kills this process, and development in the ancient native mentality is arrested. However in case of allowed this road free of the constraints of western culture and education, the ‘sight’ only grows, for the entirety of one’s life. Cartesian/Platonic shaped mentalities can never fully know this, or that is to say ‘science’ and mentalities trained in western thought. The Cartesian/Platonic disciplined mentality is ‘masculinized’ out of the ability to ‘see’ from infancy. And though it may be possible for the western mentality to intellectually grasp this, it would be nearly impossible, for the males particularly, to overcome how their minds have been shaped and actually ‘know’ these phenomena, except they were able to authentically reject everything they have learned, a highly unlikely prospect, and begin from scratch.

Ready to throw away that PhD, as well everything you’ve learned since in the womb, and begin all over again at age 30-50? They can’t do it. Even were there necessarily qualified native teachers remaining who would agree to share their knowledge, this is something a properly trained ‘seer’ should NEVER do for any Western exposé of their knowledge, because it would take them out of alignment and consequently out the window would go their gift of sight. Why? Simply recall d’Espagnat stating human consciousness cannot be arbitrarily separated from environment, which is what Cartesian-Platonic shaped Western science sets out to do.

When contrasted to the ‘living clock’ Native understanding of reality, the Native could be said to be allergic to the western concept of reality, which is almost certainly why the gifted native cosmologist, Leon Secatero, became ill and died, following his immersion in Western culture. Leon had tried to bring related ideas from Native Quantum reality across, to among others, Seed Open University, in that organization’s attempts to ‘feminize’ the masculine western reality, but the fact remains the result is not Native reality, but instead a ‘feminized’ western masculine reality. There cannot be any honest integration of the western duality to the ‘living clock’, because the androgynous nature of intention in the living nature aspect we are all meant to be integrated to, cannot know separation from the self. This requirement of Cartesian/Platonic philosophy shapes the western culture’s mentalities which only know intention as manipulations exterior to the integrated to nature experience. Nature hates you and you will die.

A short manner of restating all of this preceding is, if “the kingdom of heaven is within”, and “you must be like the little children” to get there, a Western culture subsequently shaped by the worship of a sadistic political murder of those very ideas, any “moral universe” notwithstanding, can never know the experience.

But because the native world entertains paradox, and had been based in subtle principles of matriarchy with incorporated androgynous thought, an experiment was devised, based in native principles, to test an emerging thesis the Western women might be able to make the bridge out of objectivity. Here is how the experiment was employed to determine this.

When you walk in nature, allow your thoughts to be free, to roam where they will with no concentration to control. A little bit like daydream but no specified subject. If it happens there is a bird calls at that very moment a point is made, seen or discovered in your wandering thoughts, a sort of conclusion, this bird has just spoken to you (in the mind, not only the ear.)

The birds are the messengers, who can pass understanding of events to you (among other things), to know if a thought is correct.

To learn to accomplish this in practical reality would be difficult for many within the modern mindset. Men, particularly, would experience difficulty with this exercise in ‘female intelligence.’ The reason is, Plato’s objectivity welded to Judeo-Christian cultural shaping, resultant mental strictures and taboo on the exercise of a feminine understanding of reality in Western Civilization (which has taken over the world.) In order for there to be a ‘rise’ of civilization, people had to come under the control of male dominated intelligence or a vertical ‘hierarchy.’

Mosaic law is one example, where there is prohibition of sorcerers and necromancers, a crude demonizing of female intelligence to preserve the male hierarchy. Examples related to this sort of control would be (about equally) Saudi Arabia executing women as witches and western science panning any understanding of female intelligence that cannot be achieved via the academically incestuous, constricted logic of empirical method; both science and religion are firmly rooted in a cultural system that fears and condemns or persecutes anything which threatens the ascendancy of male thought (and hence male hierarchy.) Civilization and ‘civilized man’ are both determined this understanding of the female ‘nature’ is not to be acknowledged in coherent form because it is a threat to male dominance. In the greater male hierarchy’s endeavor to suppress the feminine, the gynophobic Plato and the God of Abraham are peers, little different to the misogyny of Confucius, which serves this same purpose.

So, to understand the birds is tricky, it is important not to fool oneself, with how this works. The most common mistake (in the modern mentality) is when the bird makes its call, this can evoke another thought instantly from the self (not the bird) and you miss what the bird said, the thought the bird has brought has already been pushed aside by your thought and the real information is missed. This mistake is consequence of male oriented culture shaping the modern mind. Simply put, the alien (to original native thought process) ego (individuated psyche) won’t shut up and will be in your way, insistently pushing aside this intelligent sight.

The result of this experiment, over several years of walks in the forest, was men simply never could get it. But nearly half the women did, particularly those women with less male shaped mentalities, women less educated in the ‘hard’ sciences and least indoctrinated in religion, had better outcomes in overcoming the modern mentality obstructions, and attained some practical grasp and understanding of this natural phenomena, some in a matter of a few hours. This indicates the women who advance in the Western world’s hierarchy aren’t really women but something else. The MOSSAD trained woman who lobbied to go on one of these walks was so strictured in her thinking, it made no sense to take her (not because of her connection to MOSSAD, rather the typical intelligence agency intensive training in LYING is an absolute obstacle that could not be surmounted.)

Another mistake is to expect you can discover something you wish to know with this. This is a mistake because it is not about what we think is important to know, but rather what nature (the spirit) thinks is important for us to know. This is again, a western culture’s male ego issue, unknown in the native past and is why the point is made to NOT control the direction of thinking, for the process to fluently, dependably work.

A person who can master the birds can go on to master the techniques mentioned earlier, the caveat being, overcoming the false ego-voice is of paramount importance; because individuation (separation, the cause of the ego-voice) is a lie in and of itself. It follows, Deloria’s presumption Western science can be somewhat rehabilitated or moved towards a correct direction is a misapprehension of the reality, especially when referencing the oxymoron of Native Studies in the Western university format. In this regard, it should be pointed out that a western concept of…

“Separation-individuation is a fundamental organizing principle of human growth that has implications for adaptive functioning across the lifespan. In its most general sense individuation refers to a process “by which a person becomes increasingly differentiated from a past or present relational context” (Karpel, 1976, p. 66) -from Separation-Individuation, Daniel K. Lapsley and Paul Stey, University of Notre Dame

…perfectly describes the modern collateral damage to the ancient indigenous relationship with omnipresent spirit (integration to the greater aware state or consciousness embodied in nature.)

It cannot hurt to recall here, the modern ego construct or individuated mentality, considered normal in western culture, is a mental construct which had been diagnosed and treated as a psychological disorder in the ancient Plains culture. Contemporary Indians who most suffer from the modern mentality are least aware they suffer a diseased mentality and this is an ultimate irony because it is those Indians who most loudly strut the proposed idea they are ‘traditional’ are those who suffer the disorder.

This brings us to Deloria’s struggle with a concept (one hates to say non-comprehension) of the trickster. After having correctly dispensed with any ‘Promethean’ (Western) interpretations of the Native American trickster, Deloria struggles to understand the tricksters role in tool making, creation stories and finally settles more comfortably into the humor element:

[This] “category of Trickster functions is that of the Trickster himself—the worldly being of uncertain origin who lives by his wits and who is often embarrassed. This version is one with which I am more familiar as the Sioux Iktomi stories deal quite heavily with the Spider who seeks shortcuts and almost always becomes the butt of laughter, human, plant, and animal. I suggest that this aspect of Trickster tales is designed to demonstrate the inevitability of cosmic law and teach humility and other virtues by showing the consequences of attempting to be what one is not supposed to be”

Here, Deloria has ‘objectified’ the trickster or separated a principle of maintaining equilibrium into categories. His “I suggest” is a tacit admission he really does not know but given his wide authority attained in the (native, particularly) academic world, he should have disclaimed with ‘I don’t know.’

The (sometimes trickster) Blackfoot Napi is many things. Napi is a teacher, Blackfoot ancestor and much more. Napi is like Jesus or a holy man. Napi is the devil, Napi is the first real human being, Napi is a friend, a fool & the trickster- Old Man Coyote. Napi is all of the possibilities embodied in any Blackfoot MALE. But what is essential to understanding Napi in a macro-cosmic sense is equilibrium. Herein is a thread that ties all together; Napi the creator is at the birth of a new world out of whatever world preceded this one, following on Napi’s voyage (the so-called ‘raft’ story representing prototype Blackfeet arrival in the Americas by sea.) The Napi who taught the people to make stone knives represents meeting and merging with another group when settling into new territory and associated technology transfer. What lumps these ‘metadata’ Napi stories into a greater context of equilibrium inclusive of Napi the fool, is the order of priorities. Napi in the creation story is acknowledging relationships or contextualizing the equilibrium necessary to the cosmos.

To know this living cosmos requires a unique relationship to environment, commonly misconceived as a relationship solely to the land. It’s actually much bigger than this. To have some beginning idea of this cosmos, one must surrender any thought of ‘I’ and ‘me’ because ‘you’ cannot exist in this cosmos as an individual entity. Without the cosmos, you don’t exist. Within the cosmos, you cannot exist as an individual. This is because all of the cosmos is integrated, or restated, the original indigenous tradition demonstrates an aware, seeing, sentient, greater being or ‘cosmos’ and requires this cosmos permission to accept those who would inhabit it; to accomplish this integration had little to with exploiting environment and everything to do with finding a niche contributing to the cosmos health that must entertain a principle of equilibrium, to sustain.

Where the environment is seen as social and all is demanding equilibrium, permission is required to pursue not only specific activities within this community, but even to exist. Because this environment is seen as socially aware, there is a greater understanding of impacts directly relevant to undertaking responsibility; this is an environment with the ability to identify specific actions and react accordingly. From this aspect is drawn the native value of self-restraint; for not only does any nation hosted within this environment possess no right whatsoever to aggressively exploit, the demand of equilibrium by the environment is invested with the power to expel any nation inimical to its health.

The nation, to incorporate to the environment, must integrate to the intelligence of the cosmos. This integration required merging two kinds of consciousness; female and male. The result had been androgynous thought reflected in the many genders in the language; where these many gender actually reflect the many varying degrees of androgyny in the observed processes of nature from whence the ancient ways of knowledge had been derived. This salient fact is what altogether set the ancient intelligence apart from the modern. Awake time has its’ consistent dream element and sleep time is consistently informed with lucid dreaming. Never was a strict line drawn between, or boundary established, between the two. One reality is as valid as the other. Or, perhaps better said, these were never considered to be distinctly separate reality or experience. This unique (by comparison to the modern) integration is what enabled sight capable of ‘reading’ the language of other creatures, inclusive of trees, even stones. Within this integrated framework exists a ‘greater’ intelligence where time could be perceived in motion; a living clock could be its’ description. A nation’s collective ability to ‘read’ this clock is a utilitarian principle allowing for the nation to function as an organism within the environment hosted within the cosmos. Everything remains attuned within this clock, of which the nation was a functional part (of the clock’s many parts, inclusive of ‘other nations’ such as the elk, antelope and bison.)

In a mechanistic sense, an indigenous nation’s large ceremony (e.g. the so-called Sundance) should be seen as recalibration within this cosmos.

The point of devolved and closely interwoven (consensus) leadership had been to gain as clear a view possible of the cosmos; pertaining to any direction taken within the nation. The maintenance of the cosmos health, and the necessary conforming of the nation to these demands of the cosmos, was primary, all else came after. With many eyes and ears attuned to the environment within the cosmos, what was imperatively sought after, was sustained equilibrium. Prior to the enforced Western education’s ‘split’ of Native American consciousness, these many eyes & ears gave truthful, intelligently informed, consistent and wide view of all the elements necessary to receive direction as determined by the cosmos; stemming from an interactive relationship nature with sight unknown in the modern world. This equilibrium had environmentally sustained for millennia.

This preceding demands an integrated approach that precludes ego in the western sense; it was never about ‘me’ but about sustaining a system of perpetual motion which depended on all; right down to awareness of impact to the single blade of grass and the correct action or ‘lived awareness’ going to the fact all matter making up experience exterior to the self is equally entitled to exist. Necessarily, development of the self is integrated to the whole of it all, precluding any practical separation. It is now, we can speak of the lessons of the trickster as an idiot in relation to equilibrium.

Everyone learned from Napi (his stories) in Blackfoot culture, and the idea behind Napi is to foster what is sane and healthy in men and put strict controls on what is not. It is that simple, the lessons were aimed at maintaining personal equilibrium within a system where all is balanced.

Follows, is an excellent example of a Blackfoot Napi (coyote) story (stolen from the Crees) illustrating the preceding. There were many stories of Napi holding philosophical conversations with his rectum, and this is where typically the Napi stories become really dangerous. It is about a man that does not learn from his mistakes. It is about a man that does not put two and two together concerning the consequences of his actions. It is about a man that does not understand his relationship to essential functions in nature necessary to his survival. It is about a man that does not pay attention or listen. It is about a narcissistic man so full of himself, he lies to himself about others good intentions. It is a story about how not to live your life. Perhaps most of all, it is a warning about recycling old and failed ideas. The name Penucquem in the following story is the proper, formal, Blackfoot word for rectum.

“Napi Eats His Butt.”

“Napi had been to a great feast with his brothers. He returned to his camp very full of food and tired. Napi curled up to sleep by his fire, and you know where a dog’s nose is when he curls up to sleep!

“Spuurrpp! Napi farted and it woke him up, his eyes were watering. Napi said aloud ‘Well, that was really rude’ and curled back to sleep…

“Spuurrpp! Napi’s head popped up again, irritated, Napi shouted at his rectum: ‘Penucquem! If you won’t let me sleep, I am going to teach you a lesson!’ Napi curled up again.

“Spuurrpp! That really did it. Jumping up, Napi grabbed up Tail, out of harms way, and sat on his campfire to get even with Penucquem. “Yii! Yii!” Napi really took off, like only a hurt dog does, and this started him on his travels.

“Napi moved for a long time, he was thinking of how Penucquem had bit him really hard when he had tried to punish him, he didn’t understand how his rectum could do that to him while pushed down on the fire. It was Penucquem that should have cried out and ran away.

“So Napi kept moving and thinking, he was traveling a long time in a big circle…

“Napi walked and thought about it for so long that finally the large scab fell off of his rectum and still walking in a circle, he came across the scab and said “What do you know! Dry Meat!” Napi was getting hungry again about this time and he was happy to have found the dried meat some Indian had lost.

“The Magpies shouted out to him “Napi! Don’t eat that! It fell off of your rectum!” Napi shouted back to the Magpies “You’re not fooling me, you just want this dry meat for yourselves!”

“And then very delicately because there was not much of it, and with a lot of savor because he was hungry, and very deliberately, so the Magpies would envy him while watching, nip by nip, Napi ate his butt.”

A related modern, short, rude, ego-killing rendition, or a joke Indian story contrasting the Western coopted Native American mentality:

“Two Medicine Men, both teachers, visited the big city and took in a service at the cathedral. Returning home, they took their Indian students on a journey of ‘Discovery.’ First, they killed the nicest kid in the group and told the rest it was their fault for being born. But now, if they would eat the nice kid and drink his blood, calling it communion, they would not be held responsible for anything, ever. And this conferred upon them the right to tell other people how to live their lives- what they can and cannot do” –from Penucquem’s Journal

This immediate preceding could be called the ‘Father DeSmet’ perversion, referencing this incredibly ignorant quote:

“They [the Blackfeet] are plunged in coarse superstitions which brutalize their souls, they worship the sun and the moon and offer them sacrifices and propitiation and thanksgiving” -Pierre Jean DeSmet, Society of Jesus (Jesuit)

In fact the ancient Plains Indians didn’t worship the sun and moon but simply acknowledged these celestial bodies place in cosmos via ceremony.

It follows, only ego-centric (individuated, separated) people can kill the collective consciousness of our surroundings, including the awareness embodied in the rock, being blown up for cyanide heap leach gold extraction, that is part and parcel of our own awareness. Each of those dynamite explosions is exploding part of a process of sentient, aware intelligence. Deloria astutely references Red Tomahawk expressing an ages old, functional grasp of something western science is beginning to glimpse but falls short in his understanding of the greater implications:

“The knowledge and use of any or all the powers of the objects on Earth around us, is as liable to lead a man wrong as to lead him right, because it is merely power, with no way of knowing how to use it correctly- except that spirit is with a man’s spirit for the light” -Red Tomahawk, Sioux, from Deloria’s Evolution, Creationism, and Other Modern Myths

Deloria, referencing statements similar to Red Tomahawk’s, holds the ancient Indian philosophy has a ‘modern ring’ in relation to advances in Western science but there is really more to it than that. When Red Tomahawk says ‘spirit is with a man’s spirit’ (for the light), he is speaking of collective creation, and ourselves as part & parcel of intelligent expression, integrated to spirit & nature, or one might say integrated to a sentient, omnipresent consciousness. Moreover, Red Tomahawk is discriminating between a sole, intimate knowledge of any single object’s raw power, and an understanding of the larger purpose concerning the nature of that very object, pointing out these are distinct things.

It follows, the pre-Columbian indigenous perception would be, with killing off of our surrounding intelligence, the Earth is, accordingly, becoming severely dumbed down. The analogy would be, with the increasing loss of integration to intelligent expression, our planet is becoming, in a practical sense, a brain damaged spastic. It can’t even coordinate its weather anymore. There is no escaping consequence, we all are a part of all of it.

Then, western perception of this exploitation, or as Red Tomahawk put it “the knowledge and use of any or all the powers of the objects on Earth around us”, to a point of destroying our life-giving environment, or a sentient nature, is ‘progress’ because building civilization in the process enables so-called ‘intelligent’ demonstrations of what ultimately amounts to grandiose acts of ego: “We put men in space.”

Well, you can proceed to destroy the planet by building civilization to a point you can send a shipload of colonists to Mars (to certainly die there) and no doubt this will titillate the collective ego of that very civilization, but how intelligent is it to sacrifice the underlying support mechanism, that is life sustaining nature, in the process? How is it western mentality (and the civilization it rules) cannot grasp this single, simple equation in an applied, practical sense? The individuated ego is, a literally blind, destructive thing.

Whatever might be intelligently salvaged from the upcoming, certain ruin of Western civilization (the ‘rise & fall’ phenomenon), the individuated ego and attending “scientific attitude” can be no part of moving forward.

To begin to grasp Native mentality, westerners, including many (most, actually) of today’s Indians, would have to take a mortal hit to ego, that’s the first step, and accept at the core of one’s being, you are a member of a class that are the most aggressive, dumbest entities to grace this planet with bipedalism since T Rex went extinct 66 or so million years ago, only less intelligent. T Rex didn’t deliberately blow his world up, only western civilization would do that.

The critical thing to look at is, the contrast between one of the great (and perhaps only universal) ‘gods’ (misnomer = small g) of the Native world(s), that is ‘the trickster’, and the construct of the mentality according to western psychology. These are mutually exclusive approach to life; the western way is all about process shaping the ego as an adaptive tool engaging one’s surroundings, the native way had been to pre-empt the emergence of ego in any form, and this had been the role of the trickster, who could quite accurately be described as the ego destroyer; in the several cultures where ego had been diagnosed and treated as an anti-social mental disorder.

Going to that thought, try solving this next problem or even grasping the magnitude of the proposed thesis:

A: “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato” -Alfred North Whitehead

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B: ”The [Plato’s] doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment” -theoretical physicist Bernard d’Espagnat

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C: “nouns or millennia destructive process ‘objectifying’ language, projecting individual identity onto pieces of one’s surroundings, or dis-integrating environment; a result of the isolated projection of self or (ego) individuation by Western humanity exclusive of integration to a sentient, aware surrounding, where all environment had been/should be, social” -Ronald Thomas West

3 October 2019

Chief

My ‘signing off’ edition of the ‘spooks newsletter’ posted here. Best to all until ‘then’

Hello Folks

Today’s newsletter covers just a few things, recent developments in the USA, my sabbatical from geopolitics, and a project developed by the Center for Syncretic Studies.

First, this in from one of my more aware readers:

“Ron, given recent events, couldn’t help but think of and revisit your recent pieces on Giuliani, Ukraine, Assange, and the Barr/Mueller impeachment trap.  It all seems to be coming together along lines you spelled out months ago.  The 2020 election saga will be entertaining (if that’s the right word) to watch unfold. Nice work.”

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2019/04/13/rudolph-the-snake-giuliani-opens-negotiations-with-wikileaks/

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2019/06/01/how-mueller-barr-trumps-reelection/

Did I call it perfectly, in detail? No, but yeah, it does seem to be following the general outline. I expect there’s two plausible outcomes now; depending on how the manipulated product (voters) feelings unfold. 1) the demographic favors Trump’s reelection and the Senate rejects impeachment conviction or 2) things develop that alienate the so-called ‘independents’ towards Trump and it is a case ‘et tu, Brute?’ with enough (never Trump) Republicans finding courage to side with Democrats to remove Trump and put Pence in place.

In the first scenario Trump’s reelection likely happens and that’s when the people behind Pence ‘bump’ Trump and we have war with Iran (if Trump won’t do it.) In the second scenario, an elevated to the presidency Pence pulls the trigger on Iran prior to election day. On the other hand, maybe by then Bibi Netanyahu’s people won’t be running USA policy pointed to war with Iran (Israeli political deadlock breaks in favor of Gantz) but I wouldn’t count on it. The Israeli nationalist-right (MOSSAD) runs our country together with the Pentagon’s Christian Zionists, the two screw out of habit like a dysfunctional couple that hates each other. The day is coming when they’ll tear each other apart (and the rest of us will be collateral damage.)

It’d be good to call it wrong time to time … but that’s how I see it playing for the moment. Referencing Israel’s influence over the American body politic, I recommend  the excellent investigative series by Whitney Webb at Mint Press News:

Part one: “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case. Epstein is only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive and sophisticated operation that offers a frightening window into how deeply tied the U.S. government is to the modern-day equivalents of organized crime”

Part two: “Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era. Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump”

Part three: “Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal. The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations”

Part four: From “Spook Air” to the “Lolita Express”: The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein-Bill Clinton Relationship. Far from being the work of a single political party, intelligence agency or country, the power structure revealed by the network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control”

The Takeover: How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare. Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.

An aside to Webb’s “Orwellian Nightmare” and a pressing motivation to a total population manipulation and control, the first study by a major university engineering department is in and the result makes the official government position on 9/11 look like the phony ‘conspiracy theory’

“The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse. The secondary conclusion of our study is that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building”

WTC_7 - 1

The first university (4 years in the making) study concluding a “global failure” with the characteristic of “near-simultaneous failure” of every structural column in World Trade Center Building 7 points to one conclusion: A controlled demolition because the only earthquake in New York City on 9/11 was the lie of who did it and how it happened. Read about the preliminary conclusions for yourself:

http://ine.uaf.edu/wtc7

alternative link:

https://archive.li/YWlLy

Now, it is only a matter of whose ‘conspiracy.’

On my sabbatical: Handicapped (for decades) by auto-immune disorder, I have limited energy and my blog requires a lot of it but there are other things going on I have to give attention to. The absence will be indefinite as what energy I can put toward writing is going to prioritize attempt translating pre-Columbian thought to modern western thought at a new (higher) level, no simple task. This brings up my support for the ongoing projects at the Center for Syncretic Studies (CSS.)

My thumbnail explanation would be CSS is where left and right (excluding neoliberals, neocons and the like) meet to exchange ideas and look for common ground, going forward. You’ll find elements of ‘nationalism’ there but not what I call ‘malignant nationalism’ … but instead a support for multi-polarity of truly sovereign nations opposed to the present globalism presented by the (in a state of decay) liberal democracies. In other words, CSS is opposed to ’empire’ or what amounts to liberal corporate neocolonialism and I can get behind that. But what convinced me above all is the fact CSS put my work translating pre-Columbian scientific concept to contemporary western language (English) beyond samizdat; or the first real assemblage of original thinkers to take this work seriously. This is no mean feat of courage; to entertain an attack on contemporary civilization’s interpretations of Plato’s “objectivity” by an opposed point of view or “A Tribal Perspective” (and more.)

It follows, I strongly promote The Center for Syncretic Studies new project and recommend it be followed; Written, edited, and narrated by Joaquin Flores, Center for Syncretic Studies:

Critical Notices I – CSS explains one of its operating theses: the knowledge revolution afoot today is also connected to a wider social revolution, which is changing the entire paradigm.

“Behold the rise of the organic intellectual”

It is common to talk about the ‘information’ revolution, but what is key is the ‘knowledge’ revolution: It represents the largest shift in the past 500 years in the way that society relates to knowledge – how it creates, metabolizes, and distributes knowledge.

This means that Academia is changing, perhaps fading, as it cannot meet the popular demand for knowledge, nor does it, as an institution, have an interest in meeting those needs due to the logic of the economic system of this paradigm.

As a result, new decentralized institutions and learning centers in virtual spaces, through social networking, are arising. They are in the process now of formalizing their own certification and recognition systems, through inter-subjective conferment.

This does not appear to be replacing Academia and its diploma system over-night, and therefore it is necessary to look at the process that occurred over the past 1000 years and 500 years. The past 500 years created the phases of modernity, each representing changes in the knowledge creation and distribution economy.

This is occurring at the same time is the rise of multipolarity and the end of the unipolar order.

Transatlantic oriented institutions have dominated Academia, and this has increased their interest in using repressive and coercive mechanisms to control and disrupt the changes in knowledge creation and distribution.

This will ultimately fail, as experts from the old institution system, and experts from the new system created virtually and through decentralized nodes online, are using social networking to interact. Work and lifestyle questions are being resolved through rising multipolar institutions.

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[Trump mentor Roy] “Cohn’s job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn’s job was to set them up, then they would go along”

Whitney Webb’s chronicles of Jeffrey Epstein, Israeli intelligence and the American deep state – suppressed by Facebook, Google & Twitter:

Part one: “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case. Epstein is only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive and sophisticated operation that offers a frightening window into how deeply tied the U.S. government is to the modern-day equivalents of organized crime”

Part two: “Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era. Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump”

Part three: “Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal. The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations”

Part four: From “Spook Air” to the “Lolita Express”: The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein-Bill Clinton Relationship. Far from being the work of a single political party, intelligence agency or country, the power structure revealed by the network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control”

Related:

The Takeover: How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare. Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.

Former Israeli Intel Official Claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell Worked for Israel. A recent interview given by a former high-ranking official in Israeli military intelligence has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail enterprise was an Israel intelligence operation run for the purpose of entrapping powerful individuals and politicians in the United States and abroad.

These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship. Several now-censored reports from the 1990s and early 2000s reveal that Prince Andrew’s involvement with the minors exploited by Jeffrey Epstein is greater than previously believed.

 

 

This article may also be read at Fort Russ News

El Paso eyewitness, four shooters:

Call it the ‘let’s get Tulsi off the front page and force her into alienating her conservative supporters with the right to bear arms trap’ employing some tried and true (same old deep state) shit. CBS reports/tweets:

“El Paso Police say they have “no doubt” there are multiple shooters”

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And then CBS deleted their tweet and it is predictably one shooter. Predictably? Read on, here’s a bit of history:

For those unfamiliar with ‘GLADIO’, this is the name assigned a known history of western democracies intelligence agencies unleashing terror on their own citizens for purpose of influencing or manipulating public opinion to the advantage (historically-typically) of the right wing in politics. In the history developed since GLADIO first spilled into the open in Europe in 1990, we see the Pentagon & Central Intelligence Agency were central to setting up the original cells. Although exposed for mass murders falsely blamed on left wing political movements, the initial GLADIO actors were never prosecuted and the apparatus behind GLADIO never shut down. There is a video documentary of GLADIO  (NATO’s secret armies) farther down this page, followed by more print information. Meanwhile, presented here are holes in the stories of several USA mass shootings, raising the specter of ongoing GLADIO operations –

Las Vegas:

Gunshot victim testimony of what went on from inside the venue matches the analysis of multiple shooters:

Las Vegas, gunfire from at least two automatic weapons, analysis:

2nd, 19 second recording, clearly two automatic weapons:

All for the ‘fact’ of a lone shooter who must simultaneously work two automatic weapons like Rambo (and then conveniently commit suicide.) BUT, What I clearly hear is two separate calibers, two rates of fire, the heavier caliber a lower rate of fire at distance but steady, indicating it is belt fed. The lighter caliber with higher rate of fire is much closer and in bursts. It’s been nearly 50 years but you never forget the noise, in fact you need to learn to accurately interpret the noise because it can give you critical information in a fluid combat circumstance. These are 2 separate weapons without question, employed from distinct locations.

Then, the Las Vegas Sheriff (going ‘off script’, read on) says the shooter had to have had help, at least in pulling the act together (setting it up)

If you follow the Sheriff over the entire (longer, following) interview, what becomes clear is, in his own words, the ‘facts’ he reports are coming from the FBI. Is the FBI corrupt? Oh yes. So, when we hear two automatic weapons discharging from separate locations, you have to look for openings in the ‘lone shooter’ story the FBI is feeding us.

Interesting ‘facts’ are 1) the ‘hero’ security guard is sent packing before the room is breached by the police team. Is this sanitizing witnesses? The other interesting fact is, the Sheriff states there was a second team hauled a large, heavy bag of weapons to the location in the midst of the operation. Is this opportunity to swap out weapons used? Did large quantities of ammo and, spent brass with associated weapons come up to the room and, a belt fed machine gun and associated ammo and spent brass & belt links go back down in that bag? 3) It has been reported there was a full hour passed after the shooting had stopped, with police on location, before the police forced their way into the ‘shooters’ room. This, coupled with ‘the adjacent room’ (adjoining suite) spoken of by the Sheriff, provides plausible separate entry and exit, with ample time to swap out the evidence.

Also, the Sheriff’s investigators don’t have access to the ‘shooters’ girlfriend, all this information will be fed via the FBI who appear have total control over all information.

An interesting aside, the ‘gentlemen’ (includes FBI ‘investigative’ leader) standing behind the Sheriff like minders, while giving very close attention to every reporter and every question asked, pass a note from one to the other at minute 32:17. What couldn’t wait to be known at that moment? These two guys seemed more interested in the reporting than the crime.

The full interview:

Munich:

GLADIO returns to Munich: “A Munich police spokesman says witnesses have reported seeing three shooters with “long guns” who attacked a McDonald’s in a city mall”

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Three gunmen then magically morph into a single shooter who commits suicide: “A teenage German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree at a busy Munich shopping centre and then committed suicide had likely acted alone, German police said Saturday”

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This preceding would appear to be the more recent USA GLADIO model re-exported to Europe; recalling there has never been a satisfactory explanation for how a recently sold in the USA military grade assault rifle was reported to be employed in the Paris Bataclan massacre:

“Milojko Brzakovic of the Zastava arms factory told The Associated Press that the M92 semi-automatic pistol’s serial number matched one his company delivered to an American online arms dealer in May 2013. It was not clear how the gun got back to Europe”

As well at the Bataclan, a member of the band stating: “When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. I immediately went to the promoter and said: ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on. Eventually I found out that six or so [band security detail] wouldn’t show up at all.”

Moving back to the USA and the recent killing of police in Dallas, immediately it is apparent the reporting is problematic; with initial reports of multiple snipers firing from elevated positions, which would be consistent with an initial high rate of police casualties. Most of the police appear to have been gunned down in the first minutes. It was also reported the fire (from multiple snipers) was “triangulated” or a professionally set up, coordinated ambush. Former CIA officer & clandestine service Afghanistan veteran William Hurd stated:

“When gunfire started exchanging, you had folks in cross positions that were moving towards the target,” the Texas Republican told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program. “Usually, most folks that have never been in that situation are going the opposite direction. The level of coordination, there seemed to be some type of triangulation”

This information is also stated by the Dallas Chief of Police:

“We believe these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to try to triangulate against officers,” Brown said”

But within 48 hours the narrative had dramatically changed; it is now a ‘lone gunman’ whom the police took care to blow up with a robot after they had him cornered (never-mind they’d initially reported he’d shot himself.) Question: Why, after cornering the suspect, instead of holding out for a negotiated surrender and possible critically important intelligence gains, would they take him out with an explosive device?  How could  the professional police of Dallas, many of them military veterans qualified  to make an accurate first assessment, get it all so wrong as to have to change the entire story?

At San Bernardino; three shooters, tall with athletic build: eye witness account. Of course we all are subsequently informed this was a (conveniently dead) lone gunman…

Orlando nightclub shooting; eyewitnesses claim more than one shooter and accomplices preventing escapes, blocking exit doors from the outside, while shooting went on. Of course this morphed into a single, dead shooter…

Orlando eyewitnesses part 1:

Orlando eyewitnesses part 2:

The Navy Yard shootings generated initial reports of multiple gunmen at more than one location, but ultimately a single lone gunman is dead at the scene. But this one gets a little stickier; a swat team on location was ordered not to intervene and leave scene of the ongoing shooting:

“A tactical response team from the force was told by a supervisor to leave the scene instead of aiding municipal officers, police sources told the BBC”

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Aurora: The evidence covered up by law enforcement and the court in the ‘Batman’ theater shooting is nothing short of overwhelming. Video of close eyewitness accounts ( < preceding link is expanded witness accounts) clearly detail the shooter(s) had inside help and this evidence is suppressed:

The only difference between the old domestic Gladio which had been western intelligence agencies engineering terror and the current version of domestic Gladio (Gladio B) is the label put on the enemies supposedly responsible; today’s boogeyman is often Islam (and radical reactionaries to ‘Islam is terrorism’ propaganda) whereas previous to the fall of the Soviet Union the terror boogeyman was communism. A fifty minutes documentary of social engineering via GLADIO terror cells employed by intelligence agencies in Europe is a good place to start people unlearning & relearning:

A postscript observation would be concerning historian Daniele Ganser’s otherwise excellent conclusions in his 2004 book NATO’s Secret Armies:

‘Prudent Precaution or source of Terror?’ the international press pointedly asked when the secret stay-behind armies of NATO were discovered across Western Europe following the Gladio revelations in Italy in late 1990.

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Experts of the Cold War will note that Operation Gladio and NATO’s stay-behind armies cast a new light on the question of sovereignty in Western Europe. It is now clear that as the Cold War divided Europe, brutality and terror was employed to control populations on both sides of the Iron Curtain. As far as Eastern Europe is concerned, this fact has long been recognised, long before it had been openly declared. After the Red Army had in 1968 mercilessly crushed the social reforms in Prag, Soviet leader Leonid Breschnew in Moscow with his infamous ‘Breschnew doctrine’ had openly declared that the countries of Eastern Europe were only allowed to enjoy ‘limited sovereignty’. As far as Western Europe is concerned the conviction of being sovereign and independent was shattered more recently. The data from Operation Gladio and NATO’s stay-behind armies indicates a more subtle and hidden strategy to manipulate and limit the sovereignty, with great differences from country to country. Yet a limitation of sovereignty it was. And in each case where the stay-behind network in the absence of a Soviet invasion functioned as a straightjacket for the democracies of Western Europe, Operation Gladio was the Breschnew doctrine of Washington. The strategic rationale to protect NATO from within cannot be brushed aside lightly. But the manipulation of the democracies of Western Europe by Washington and London on a level which many in the European Union still today find difficult to believe clearly violated the rule of law and will require further debate and investigation. In some operations the secret stay-behind soldiers together with the secret military services monitored and filed left-wing politicians and spread anti-Communist propaganda. In more violent operations the secret war led to bloodshed. Tragically the secret warriors linked up with right-wing terrorists, a combination that led – in some countries including at least Belgium, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Turkey – to massacres, torture, coup d’etats and other violent acts. Most of these state-sponsored terrorist operations, as the subsequent cover-ups and fake trials suggest, enjoyed the encouragement and protection of selected highly placed governmental and military officials in Europe and in the United States. Members of the security apparatus and the government on both sides of the Atlantic who themselves despise being linked up with right-wing terrorism must in the future bring more clarity and understanding into these tragic dimensions of the secret Cold War in Western Europe.

If Cold War experts will derive new data from NATO’s stay-behind network for their discourse on limited sovereignty during the Cold War, then international legal experts and analysts of dysfunctions of democracies will find data on the breakdown of checks and balances within each nation. The Gladio data indicates that the legislative was unable to control the more hidden branches of the executive, and that parliamentary control of secret services is often non-existing or dysfunctional in democracies on both sides of the Atlantic. Totalitarian states have long been known to have operated a great variety of largely uncontrolled and unaccountable secret services and secret armies. Yet to discover such serious dysfunctions also in numerous democracies comes as a great surprise, to say the least. Within this debate of checks and balances military officials have been correct to point out after the discovery of Operation Gladio and NATO’s stay-behind network that there can never be such a thing as a ‘transparent stay-behind army’, for such a network would be exposed immediately in case of invasion and its members would be killed by the invasion force. Parliamentarians and constitutional lawyers meanwhile have been equally correct to emphasise that both the armed forces and the secret services of a democracy must at all times be transparent, accountable, controlled and supervised closely by civilian representatives of the people as they represent the most powerful instruments of the state.

This clash between mandatory secrecy and mandatory transparency, which lies at the heart of the Gladio phenomenon, directly points to the more general question of how much secrecy should be granted to the executive branch of a democracy. Judged from the Gladio evidence, where a lack of transparency and accountability has lead to corruption, abuse and terror, the answer is clear: The executive should be granted no secrecy and should at all times be controlled by the legislative. For a secret government, as it manifested itself in the United States and parts of Western Europe, can lead to abuse and even state terrorism. The growth of Intelligence abuses reflects a more general failure of our basic institutions’, US Senator Frank Church had wisely noted after a detailed investigation of CIA covert operations already in the 1970s. Gladio repeats this warning with a vengance.

It can hardly be overemphasised that running a secret army and funding an unaccountable intelligence service entails grave risks every democracy should seek to avoid. For the risks do not only include uncontrolled violence against groups of citizens, but mass manipulation of entire countries or continents. Among the most far-reaching findings on the secret war, as seen in the analysis, ranges the fact that the stay-behind network had served as a tool to spread fear amongst the population also in the absence of an invasion. The secret armies in some cases functioned as an almost perfect manipulation system that transported the fears of high-ranking military officers in the Pentagon and NATO to the populations in Western Europe. European citizens, as the strategists in the Pentagon saw it, due to their limited vision were unable to perceive the real and present danger of Communism, and therefore they had to be manipulated. By killing innocent citizens on market squares or in supermarkets and blaming the crime on the Communists the secret armies together with convinced right-wing terrorists effectively translated the fears of Pentagon strategists into very real fears of European citizens.

The destructive spiral of manipulation, fear and violence did not end with the fall of the Soviet Union and the discovery of the secret armies in 1990, but on the contrary gained momentum. Ever since the vicious terrorist attacks on the population of the United States on September 11, 2001 and the beginning of the ‘War on Terrorism’ fear and violence dominate not only the headlines across the globe but also the consciousness of millions. In the West the ‘evil Communist’ of the Cold War era has swiftly been replaced with the ‘evil Islamist’ of the war on terrorism era. With almost 3,000 civilians killed on September 11, and several thousands killed in the US-led war on terrorism so far with no end in sight, a new level of brutality has been reached.

Such an environment of fear, as the Gladio evidence shows, is ideally suited to manipulate the masses on both sides into more radical positions. Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaida terror network manipulated millions of Muslims, above all young male adults, to take up a radical position and believe in violence. On the other side also the White House and the administration of George Bush junior has fuelled the spiral of violence and fear and lead millions of Christians and seculars in the United States and in Europe to believe in the necessity and justice of killing other human beings in order to enhance their own security. Yet human security is not being advanced, but on the contrary decays, as the atmosphere is drenched with manipulation, violence and fear. Where the manipulation and the violence originate from and where they lead to, is at times very difficult to dissect. Hitler and the Nazis had profited greatly from manipulation and the fear in the wake of the mysterious Reichstagsbrand in Berlin in 1933, whereupon the Third Reich and Second World War followed. In 2001 the war on terrorism began, and once again radical critics have argued that the White House had manipulated 9/11, the largest terrorist attack in history, for geostrategic purposes.

As people across the globe share a vague sensation ‘that it cannot go on like that’ many search for an exit strategy from the spiral of violence, fear and manipulation. In Europe a consensus is building that terrorism cannot be defeated by war, as the latter feeds the spiral of violence, and hence the war on terrorism is not part of the solution but part of the problem. Furthermore also more high-tech – from retina scanning to smart containers – seems unable to really protect potential targets from terror attacks. More technology might even increase the challenges ahead when exploited for terrorist purposes and asymmetric warfare, a development observable ever since the invention of dynamite in the nineteenth century. Arguably more technology and more violence will therefore not solve the challenges ahead. A potential exit strategy from the spiral of fear, manipulation and violence might have to focus on the individual human being itself and a change of consciousness. Given its free will the individual can decide to focus on non-violent solutions of given problems and promote a dialogue of understanding and forgiveness in order to reduce extremist positions. The individual can break free from fear and manipulation by consciously concentrating on his or her very own feelings, thoughts, words and actions, and by focusing all of them on peaceful solutions. As more secrecy and more bloodshed are unlikely to solve the problems ahead the new millennium seems a particularly adequate time to begin with such a shift in consciousness which can have positive effects both for the world and for oneself.

Following on his excellent deconstructive analysis of GLADIO, Ganser’s epic fail is in the last paragraph where…

A potential exit strategy from the spiral of fear, manipulation and violence might have to focus on the individual human being itself and a change of consciousness. Given its free will the individual can decide to focus on non-violent solutions of given problems and promote a dialogue of understanding and forgiveness in order to reduce extremist positions. The individual can break free from fear and manipulation by consciously concentrating on his or her very own feelings, thoughts, words and actions, and by focusing all of them on peaceful solutions

…naively presuming the class of psychopaths risen to rule from the shadow will somehow magically correct the organic deficit in their personalities. What’s more and what’s worse is, on top of ‘leopards don’t shed their spots’ or criminals do not voluntarily surrender their business models, utterly missing is the ‘how’ that will be required; to weed out a pervasive criminal ‘deep state’ apparatus rooted in every branch and at every level across western democratic institutions. This septic infection of western democratic institutions has become the world’s largest and most entrenched organized crime family, where military-industrial corporate boards are fused with rogue intelligence agencies and ‘terror’ is essential to their bottom line: PROFIT. The stark reality is, generating terror has become a money making venture of such magnitude, were the symbiotic relationship between deliberately generated terror, and the armaments and related industries that derive immense profits from the same, were interrupted, the western culture’s economic engine would collapse.

Insofar as Genser’s ‘non-violence’ proposal, that is well and good, provided it is not manipulated akin to the Gene Sharp model where Ghandi’s moral and ethical principles had been suborned to amoral utilitarian ends based in ‘color revolutions.’ This evil, and those who’ve perpetrated it, must be put away. As well, Genser’s last paragraph should not be construed to allow the GLADIO criminal elements forgiveness along the lines of a ‘truth and reconciliation’ process, which is inconsistent with accountability and the rule of law. If the criminals were to walk free, the principle of deterence is not only rendered meaningless, recidivism would reinfect every institution.

The cycle of revolution attending the ‘rise and fall’ phenomena of the western civilized hierarchies throughout history demonstrates a failed model. At the end of the day, that required going forward will be more along the lines of a ‘reverse’ Social Darwinism where decentralization is the habit and the rule, and all those aspiring to the rise of hierarchy are speedily and effectively squelched; demanding an entirely new social perspective. The impediments to this are formidable.

Example given, rather than initiate a program to convert eastern Europe’s small farmers to organic production, when expanding, the European Union has forced tens (perhaps hundreds) of thousands of small farmers off the land with required equipment and farm to market ‘upgrades’ these small farmers could not afford or had no access to where the infrastructure did not exist, effectively handing ‘food security’ to multinational conglomerates such as Monsanto and Syngenta. Already a new generation is coming up having lost critical knowledge in community self-sufficiency. There have been few less criminal and anti-democratic acts in the annals of democracy; where the actual facts demand surrender of a community right to self-sufficiency. On the pretext of ‘sanitation’ the EU took away the largest source of clean, community produced foodstuffs and has positioned the likes of Monsanto and Syngenta to replace this vanished community produce with product that, were it labelled honestly, would sport a skull and crossed bones.

Every day that passes with these sort of events left unchecked, reduces the chances of intelligent dismantling of a system gone horrendously wrong; sans violence and escalated social trauma. Everyday that passes under the current criminal class of leadership, the liberal democracies-GLADIO false flag actors represented in those ostensibly controlling the Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well, Europe’s Macron, Merkel & company, who either cannot or will not look and act beyond the amorality of ‘Realpolitik’ and move on behalf of people rather than a corporate system which feeds on people, compounds the problem.

Each day of deferred action determines increased gravity in coming, inevitable, social collapse. It is the undeniable repeat history of western civilization. Short of intelligent dismantlement, a radical event in the age of the most lethal weapons the world has ever seen, there almost certainly will be no ‘phoenix’ rise from the western civilization’s ashes, this time. C’est la mort.

Meduza Magazine’s Integrity Struggle

Boor’us Johnson on what is a boor (proposed UK prime minister)

MH17 new ‘the Russians did it’ (phony) charges

How Mueller + Barr = Trump’s Reelection deep state internecine war

Stargate Project 0.0 epilogue

Stargate Project (3) transcendent warfare

The Scam Foreign Policy Magazine is a ‘Nigerian scam’

Stargate Project (2) the Nazi meme

Stargate Project (1) down the rabbit hole

Stargate Project (0) series introduction

Chip Tatum’s Odd Internet Afterlife ‘neutralized’

Assange Arrest (2) the snake den

Assange’s Arrest buried for life or CIA/MOSSAD caper?

April Notes & #MeToo geopolitical soup du jour +

Beginning with the oldest articles on the intelligence agencies mischief, to  the most recent, covering intelligence agencies relationship to organized crime & radical religious sects, as well includes disinformation operations (psyops) which includes all Western mainstream press and what should be called ‘alternative mainstream’ press, where mainstream false narratives are attacked with alternative false narratives to misdirect those alienated to mainstream. The spooks influence in our small world’s social context is pervasive. In what follows, intelligence agencies have their fingers in, or in one way or another have influenced, all of it. Don’t let the age of any articles put you off, the criminality developed here is mostly timeless and highly relevant to this day.

2013

USA’s ‘dirty war’ in Iraq

Complaint To The International Criminal Court 

Arab Spring: A Modern Fable

Wikileaks & Spy Agencies

America’s Deep State (1)

Crusaders & Complicity

The DIA & Shamanism

Death of a MOSSAD Agent

Heroin, Bags of Cash & The CIA

Fear of Minor Debris (9/11)

The Greatest Criminal Endeavor

God’s Chosen is a Dumb Idea

America’s ‘dirty war’ in Iraq

Conspiracy of Silence

David Ignatius’ Body of Lies

Our Vital National Interests

Blackwater Holy Crusades

Spy Craft for Hacks

The Renditions Project

USAID in Central Africa

Stooge TV

Dirty Wars

America’s Deep State (2)

Color of Law, Star Chamber, FISA & PRISM

Should I be a Spy Novelist?

Ron’s Conspiracy Theory

Intelligence Agency Dissident Voices

PRISM & My Exile

Reflections on a Snowden Rally

USAID in Ethiopia

MOSSAD & Jews for Jesus

John LeCarre’s A Delicate Truth

The Arab Spring for Dummies

Syria’s Chemical Madness

The Company

The Mojahedin-e-Khalq

The Obama-McCain-al-Qaida Alliance

Letter to US Senator Jon Tester

Robert Seldon Lady, CIA Slime-Bag

The Navy Yard Reporting Smells Wrong

Of Nukes, Courage & Cowards

Letter to the EU Parliament

CIA vs JFK, Fifty Years After

Uncle Sam, Dominionist Puppet

2014

The NSA’s Egregious Liar

Drone Strikes for Jesus (!)

Erik Prince & Pedophile Priests

Intelligence Agencies & Wikipedia

Empire & Blowback

Tactical Nuclear Weapons for Dummies

A Whistle-blower’s Odyssey of Survival

Obama’s Ukraine

John Kerry’s neo-nazi Snipers

The New Great Game

Victoria Nuland’s Wedding With Christian al-Qaida

Germany’s Martyrs of the Maidan

Dominionism’s Fingers in Kiev

The Washington Post & Doublethink

Military Sock-Puppets, NSA Trolls & CIA Shills

Sociopaths & Democracy

Noteworthy Information Operations (PSYOPS)

Poison Fruit (Robert Parry)

Evil Cynics, Stooges & Dupes

Counterfeit COIN

The Disinformation Nation Bob Dreyfuss

Above Top Secret or How (not) to Leak

Hydras & Hydrophobia

The Ascension of the Morons (Ukraine)

Black Boxes, Dark Arts & Geopolitics (MH17)

“We Tortured Some Folks” Senate investigation limited hangout

Saki & Barf: Killer Women of the State Department

Hillary Clinton in Two Short Paragraphs

Ukraine for Dummies (compendium)

Arab Spring for Dummies (compendium)

Intelligence Links (compendium)

Spy Novel Reviews (compendium)

Palace of Cowards (letters)

Intelligence Sites (mixed bag)

NATO & “Gott Mit Uns”

What Do Putin’s Advisors Know?

The Islamic State for Dummies

NATO’s Three Chihuahuas

NATO, God & Military Mafia

Democracy & The Nazi Meme (compendium)

Stupid is as Stupid Does ‘moderate opposition’

Disruption & The Fantasy (climate change)

Poison Fruit Encore 1 Robert Parry

Counter Intelligence (compendium)

Laura Poitras’ Myopia

Votes & Vanishing Acts

Poison Fruit, Encore 2 Robert Parry

Poison Fruit (collection)

Reorganizing Murder Inc (!)

Metadata & Panorama (militarized police)

Square Pegs in Round Holes (renditions math doesn’t add up)

The Paranoia of Dianne Feinstein (ms fascist)

Alfreda Bikowsky & The Definition of Stupid (on torture)

CIA & Covert Coup d’état

American’s Deep State (series compendium)

2015

Opus Dei & Christian Dominion

Edward Bernays & Propaganda

USAID & Chevron

Holocaust & Narrative Perversion

On Israel (compendium)

People Who Behave as Stupid as They Look

Mutti, Piggies & The Minsk Peace Accord

The Intercept Takes a Dive

Profits of War Iran-Contra & MOSSAD

The Intercept Takes a Dive, Episode 2

Boris Nemtsov (assassination)

Farewell to the Black Whiteman

Raphael’s Paradox

CIA’s Maidan False-Flag

The CIA & A Liar’s Fast-Track

If Russia Were To Climb Down On MH-17 ?

Why The NSA Wants Your Metadata

Elliot Higgins on MH-17 (Bellingcat, the dead intelligence cat)

The Myth of Daniel Ellsberg

Denial (!)

The Christians (compendium)

Bilderberg Attendees

Greek Hubris Tsipras sells out Greece

Kiev’s Nazis

Bitter Frosting, Poisoned Cake (CIA’s al-Qaida project evolves)

Truth Jockeys (alternative mainstream media)

No Snowflake in an Avalanche Christian Taliban

Litmus Test (on the Wikileaks psyop)

Reuters & A Fixed Verdict (on MH-17)

Greek Comedy Tsipras sellout of Greece part 2

Winning Ugly The dirty Dutch character (MH-17)

Western Democracies, Salafist Militia & Syria

Greek Tragedy Tsipras sellout of the Greeks (3)

ZeroHedge Drinks the Kool Aid (on disinformation)

Lies by Omission (on Syria)

Vice & The CIA (criminal officer/killer Sabrina DeSousa)

CIA & Public Relations

Friday the 13th in Paris

The Real Intelligence on Our Leaders

Season of the Lemmings on colonial borders & endless wars

WTEOYFIYFF Erdogan’s Islamic State bed-partners (& more)

Why The FBI Will Never Investigate The Biggest Criminals

Defense One media & political armaments profiteering

Machine Pistol the unexplained Paris terror weapon

Fletcher Prouty & The Secret Team Today

Catholic Fascism

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (meet the fockers)

Seymour Hersh & Mythology

Throwing Stones From Glass Houses

2016

The CIA & Non-Violent Resistance

Bild Interviews Vladimir Putin

VICE & MI6

Letter to The President of Italy

The Masks of The Revolution Ukraine Exposé

Letter to Doctors Without Borders penetrated by intelligence

NATO’s (not at all) Free Press

The Logic Behind The American Vote

Where Militarized Cops Equals Dead Blacks

About Those NATO Nukes in Turkey

The Coe Cult & The Donald Election Scam

Pentagon Papers, CIA & The Lies of Daniel Ellsberg

If The Donald Were A Real Man?

VICE, CIA & I.R. Baboon

Concealing Alliance With Terrorism ‘for the welfare of the state’

A Most Unlikely Story ‘Never Trump’

Syria: The Pipeline That Hasn’t Happened (yet)

Mike Flynn & Turkish Silver

Nero Fiddles While Empire Implodes

On Fake News

Propaganda: Spy vs Spy

Rick Perry to Run Trump’s Department of Cocaine

Liar, Liar, With Pants On Fire! ‘the Russians did it’ (hack bs)

Friedman & ‘The Narrative’ Greater Israel (Yinon Plan)

2017

Ron’s Conspiracy Theory (updated)

A Satan Sandwich social decay & job (in)security

Analyzing Fraud in Democracy Movements

Agent Assange on the Wikileaks urban legend

Bin Ladin & The 4th Estate

Trump’s DNI: A Dire Wolf for Jesus

Intercepted @ The Intercept where leaks = arrest

Wikileaks (compendium)

Trump’s Ban: The CIA Shit Hit The Fan

Ciao Chao taking money from terrorists

The Cell(s) deep state infighting

English Philos & Meryl Streep Hollywood’s geopolitical creepiness

Odds-makers, CIA & Treason ‘the Russians did it’ is about the money

On Trump (compendium)

It’s The Sauce designer drugs to break down the will

The Poisonous Toad misdirection, Gulen, Erdogan & coups

Watch Your Back Closely assassinations

The CIA’s Amazon Books Bezos suppresses a killer’s story

Truth Telling Perversions Robert Steele’s limited hangout

When a Rooster Thumbs Its Nose more on how we’re lied to

Mighty Mouse (MOSSAD)

Calling Out Corbett Report misdirection on sarin gas in Syria

No Alliance Too Obscene NATO & the enemy of my enemy …

Of Sultans, Spooks & Sarin NATO’s terrorist buddies

The Sultan’s Sleaze Circus Erdogan’s USA ‘butt-buddies’

NATO’s Turkey(s) (compendium)

On The FBI’s Comey criminality at the top

The Coup Progresses internecine fighting in the deep state

Deep State Reprise Mueller’s ‘connections’

The Lynching money, war, morons & hypocrites

The Joke & The Punchline the real al-Qaida founders

Pineapple Face Dead Noreiga obituary (info-satire)

June Notes (1) skank Megyn Kelly & more

Miscellaneous Stuff intelligence links (mixed bag)

FBI’s Fae Wray everyone in DC is a thespian

June Notes (2) Blackstone & veteran CIA criminals Armitage, Carlucci

June Notes (3) DC back door deals where everyone screws everyone

On The FBI criminals at the top run law enforcement

June Notes (4) renditions & ghost prisoners

July 17th, Then & Now MH-17 false-flag

July Notes Mike Pence at the head of the fifth column

Constitutional Thumbnail for Dummies Trump’s missed opportunity

On Charlottesville it ain’t just ‘black & white’

The Gentleperson’s Guide to Forum Spies the hasbara recipe book

August Notes or ‘Joint Enablers’ on weapons profiteering

The Worm Mike Pompeo is the worm

9/11 al-Qaida is the patsy

Syria Plan B (1) creating the state of Kurdistan

Incompetent Espionage & Wikileaks on DNC insider Seth Rich

‘eye-wash’ when the CIA lies to its own

This Is, In Three Minutes corruption at the United Nations

Robert Baer CIA officer criminally complicit in 9/11

Melvin Goodman CIA naif extraordinaire (extreme case of eye-wash)

September Notes knuckle-draggers & the Pentagon (Korea)

Jews in the News Mel Brooks & ‘geopolitical correctness’

Trump’s Generals the Pentagon is a ‘queer’ place to be

Gladio false-flag terrorism is alive and well in the USA

Christian anti-Semitism religious roots of geopolitical insanity

Devolution Part 1 EMPs, Western culture & cockroach evolution

On Water on the road to a science fiction “Dune” scenario

Devolution Part 2 propaganda, children & social decay

Catalonia Paradox yours truly surviving assassination (and more)

When The Moon Is … The Intercept fronts up intelligence agency lies

Cyber-War & Google Robots

Just Another Confederacy of Dunces ‘the Russians did it’

Fall Notes black billionaires, white mentalities & colonialism

Maidan Snipers the CIA’s laundered trigger-men confess

Useful Idiots … CIA’s McHeil Saakashvili

Jerusalem apocalyptic bed partners (Pence & Netanyahu)

The Western World’s Joke: Decolonization

Hired Killers, CIA & The New York Times state sponsored assassination

Incompetent Espionage & Wikileaks (IV) more on the urban legend

The Hypocrite John Brennan

General Neller’s “Big-Ass Fight” itchy trigger fingers at the top

2018

Closing a Loophole: 9/11 Addendum more on the false-flag

Spengler Couldn’t Smell a Pogrom clueless Jews who love Nazis

How Dumb is The CIA (compendium)

Concise History of a Failure thumbnail history of empire

The Wheel is Indeed Empty CIA (dis)information asset Marcy Wheeler

Bob Manson & Charlie Mueller Robert Mueller compared to Manson

February Notes Melania Trump’s White House exorcists (& more)

February Notes (2) CIA media fellatio (& more)

February Notes (3) CIA & ‘the Russians did it’ (what a month!)

The Fruit of Incalculable Moral Mischief an empire of morons

March Notes DNC lawyers: election rigging is a ‘protected right’

Who Are The Sloppy Assassins?

Spook Soup on Christopher Steele (info-satire)

A Criminal Magic Act Pence, Pompeo, Haspel, the Pentagon

Equinox Notes typical criminal soup du jour

John Bolton Bibi’s Christian Zionist choice (Le Cercle)

An Immoral Disgrace Op-Ed by Col Richard Black (Syria, false-flag)

March Notes (3) Rand Paul admits there is a ‘deep state’ (& more)

NATO’s April Fool Award Serbia & Kosovo

April Notes Serbia, Kosovo (& more)

April Notes (2) empire’s special operations forces in 149 countries

What Can Be Known … sarin gas sourced in Europe (Syria)

April Notes (3) poison gas, false flag, geopolitical soup du jour

Loud & Clear Russian radio swallows a baited CIA hook (Kirakou)

Beware the Perception cultural Marxism? bullshit. it’s sociopathy

May Notes Ukraine, religious fascism, peppa pig (& more)

May Notes (2) religious fascism = war profiteering (& more)

Fraidy-Cat Russ Baker limited hangout revolts at history’s big lie (9/11)

June Notes ‘shadow’ president pence

A Tribal Perspective concerning a world with head-up-ass syndrome

Intelligence Agencies & The International Criminal Court

Brett Kavanaugh member of the Bush ‘enterprise’ criminal cabal

Maria Butina a case of ‘it’s bad luck to be Russian’ in the USA

Summer Notes the Balkans attract spies like poop attracts flies

The Plot to Capture The White House (1)

The Plot to Capture The White House (2)

The Plot to Capture The White House (3)

Russian Propaganda’s Rank Fail on MH-17

Fall Notes ‘the Russians did it’, Syria, false-flags (& more)

Russian ‘meddling’ in Macedonia just f’ing unbelievable

38 North’s Korea Problem is the ‘shadow government’

NATO’s Takfiri Laundromat

October Notes John Bolton & impunity

A Breaking Point in Geopolitical Torsion impunity + cowardice = ?

Khashoggi’s Turkish Wrap it hasn’t been disproved… (yet)

The Gift Horse, Haspel & Fidan NATO’s Trojan Horse(s)

November Notes Haspel, Fidan, Merkel, Takfiri Trojan Horse

German Press, Lying Silence nazis on the inside (police)

November Notes (2) ‘the Russians did it’, Assange (& more)

November Notes (3) EU’s Juncker (drunker) in mismatched shoes

From Behind: RollingStone Bends Their Readers Over (CIA)

Nation vs State: Midget Macron & Mini-Merkel Europe’s leaders suck

December Notes empire’s provocations in Asia (& more)

December Notes (2) spies in the Balkans (& more)

USA Really & Robert Mueller + yours truly in ‘the Russians did it’

2018 End of Year Message about that happy holidays bs …

2019

The year of deconstructing the Western culture’s character; in the five preceding years of this blog, if anything should be apparent, it should be insanity is ‘normal’ in the ‘civilized’ world. Why?

A + B = C (1) Plato, Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman

A + B = C (2) rationality the progenitor of chaos

Just Another Geopolitical Head Louse William Barr & the deep state

Obscenity Hymn of The Republic American culture wars & treason

Kid Gloves (1) false-flags & propaganda

Kid Gloves (2) the assassinated Seth Rich is radioactive (Wikileaks)

Reality Check on a culture that believes in virgin birth

Zion for Jesus the religious fanatics surrounding Trump

Israel & The Right to Exist Yinon Plan in not in the UN mandate

The International Criminal Complicity rank cowardice at the ICC

Mental Midget Macron & His Straw-Man Israel and blackmail

Leadership In Time Of Crisis you won’t find it where you’d expect

Spring Notes Greenwald, Omidyar & the New York Times (and more)

The Moron-o-Meter & Craig Murray on the Wikileaks limited hangout

Privatization for Dummies no food sovereignty = no sovereignty

StickyLeaks & Another Deceit Assange’s chief editor liar

April Notes & #MeToo a case of the world’s oldest profession

Assange Arrest possible outcomes

Assange Arrest (2) Trump’s lawyer to Wkileaks ‘let’s make a deal’

Chip Tatum & His Odd Internet Afterlife ‘neutralized’

The Scam Foreign Policy Magazine & ‘the Russians did it’ BS

How Mueller + Barr = Trump’s Reelection deep state internecine war

Meduza Magazine’s Integrity Struggle

Pentagon Pedophiles

A Conundrum Of Evil pedophilia & intelligence agencies

Russian Election Meddling? Naw. It’s Google

Ayatollah Ratcliffe’s Theocratic Republic on the DNI appointment

American Gladio El Paso terror

CIA-Mossad Cluster-F**k: Neutralizing the Epstein Case

Geoff Bozos Awards & Queer-Anon ‘info-satire’

9/11 Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

All caught up, be certain to visit the A + B = C page for the really interesting/challenging stuff

Sundry notes:

Ray McGovern: On the surface, his case is straightforward enough, he’s not particularly bright, is incapable of shaking off the ‘shape’ of his psychology (like John Kirakou) and so the psychological process is in a sense internally stilted in a way that he cannot escape thinking like a careerist. Throw onto that he has a conscience and is guilt ridden and trying to do penance and that makes him a perfect channel to feed disinformation through. He’ll trust the wrong people feeding him ‘inside’ (dis)information and in the meanwhile be trusted by the simple, common folk who see his religious sincerity and remorse. In this regard, McGovern had been a major prop for Consortium News & Robert Parry (who was a master ‘false alternative narrative’ disinformation snake.) There is nothing unique in this, simply look at the alternative news personalities (includes McGovern) who uncritically worship Wikileaks, despite Wikileaks had been a critical gear in the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ propaganda exercise on the road to the overthrow of Gaddafi and the Syrian civil war. A case of the blind leading the blind.

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