- It was nineteen fifty-nine, just over 48 years ago-I
was sitting alone in an empty barrack on Guam-playing solitaire at the
edge of the jungle.
- I'd been there for I-don't-know how long, waiting for
an emergency flight out: A flight that would take me "back to the
- How much easier everything was then-but of course that
wasn't clear, at least not then. The stench of the coral island was encased
in tropical heat, and the jungle was still steaming from an afternoon squall
that had just passed. That was five years before I began to do what I do
now; it was actually September 17, 1959. The flight back to San Francisco
would take 30 hours, and after several more delays - I arrived in Oklahoma
City the day after my father died from his wounds, he had been murdered.
- What I didn't realize at the time was how lucky I had
been to have been sent to Guam (as punishment for failing to believe in
military discipline). Because what we did there gave me a basis for understanding
a lot of the things that most people fail to even question. My roommates
were typical of the 'lot' that ended up on Guam. One ran away to the Oilfields
of Texas at eleven, another was the son of a mob boss in New Orleans who
played the sax; the third man was from Little-Rock Arkansas a rebel to
the core. The radar-squadron was in Thirteenth Air Force Advanced, and
was attached to the SAC base on Guam, in the Marianas Air Defense Division
(MADD). The duty was three day-shifts, three swing shifts, three midnights
followed by three days off: Four years of that completely destroyed any
thought of traditional body clocks. I was a radar operator and a combat
operations team member. Most of us were misfits.
- To counter our strangely lost existence we talked the
days and nights away in endless conversations about literally everything.
Our "room" which shared a 'john' with another group of four -
was packed with people around the clock - the conversations almost never
ceased . . . but we had no idea what we were learning in those marathons
of mini-debates or from our private journeys of discussion. We drank a
lot, but most of us were very young and between the heat and the skewed
regimen that basically destroyed the ability to sleep - most of us were
only living to escape the island anyhow - or so we thought. This was during
a lull in the Cold War, and everyone there had received their obligatory
"dear john" - or most of us had anyhow - but being young and
optimistic that was just a part of "being there."
- What brought this day back to me today seems to have
come from that 'impending feeling" about events 'about-to-be: So much
so that I cannot see, no matter how many times I try to unscramble this
nightmare: in order to discover what seems to be leading us all, to some
irrevocable moment in time that will change this world forever. On Guam
it was what the personal mystery of the 'future' might actually hold for
me, just me. Now it's about what history's one-way mirror may hold for
all of 'us.' But the mirror has been clouded, time and again by the smoke
from Shock & Awe - yet we continue to wait for the 'Next Big Thing'
that may forever change our world-regardless of what we might believe or
disbelieve today. . .
- Naomi Klein recently discovered something pivotal that
encapsulates both the how and why in all of this - here she talks about
that from her book: (1)
- But there are also the conversations from those directly
affected by these cataclysmic events. At coffee yesterday I spoke at length
with a long time friend from Iran who still has family there. "We're
F#@%*d" he said - "no matter what happens. There are the Mullahs
in the south, the religious zealots that want complete control, there are
the Americans, and of course there is the government with its own agenda
- there is no way out for the people there!" We spoke about the refugees
and what that ever-moving, ever growing mass of displaced people is doing
and will continue to do, to the entire region - with little hope for any
relief for millions of people: Another crime that our unilateral and obscene
- At home I get mail that suggests that I'm completely
"off course' - that I'm being taken in by what, to some others - seems
obvious: see the quote:
- ". . . from a Psychological Warfare POV Bush wins
again. He wins by moving the warheads. He wins by letting it be surmised
one has gone missing. He wins by once again amping the terror factor.
- He wins through FEAR. See how all these websites are
now so helpful in Psychological Warfare? From RMN to Rense, from Jones
to Justin, it is all good to spread the FEAR. It strikes me that none of
our hard hitting websites have gone out on a limb and said General Strike
this Friday. No matter what. Instead they say VOTE RON PAUL. A WASP Republican
for President! Ron Paul is Jesus Christ Superstar and a REPUBLICAN FROM
- That's one opinion, and of course there are many others
as well. At the end of yesterday mine went something like this:
- In "Who Really Calls the Shots" - I was going
to ask about any real connections between Cheney and SAC but I lost that
thread" The lapse in control over SAC could have been absorbed and
seized by Cheney. When Bush left the 2nd graders he flew directly to SAC
headquarters: I always wondered about that particular few hours. Just like
I wondered how Alex could have gone to such a major demonstration without
ID, knowing that if stopped he would be asked, in addition to having a
- A Strike would be the perfect response - except that
there is no way to "call for one." Too much risk for too many
people to even consider that - yet that is the only thing that would stop
their planning, and possibly even cause them to hold-off on the invasion
- as well as on their plans to implement Part II of 911.
- Even that is skewed - which one will be "the plan"
and which one the cover-story? Either way "we" lose, because
underneath everything "our" money is consuming itself, and the
second that real oxygen reaches the true extent of all that fraud - it
will combust in a nanosecond and leave the planet in a crash this world
cannot even begin to imagine. England is already talking of a major monetary
crash. . .
- STILL - at the end of all of it there are these naggingly
- Why poison the land, the water and the air - just to
steal something that is only necessary IF the existing world remains functional.
With the nuclear half-life a fact that lingers at 4.5 billion years
- this is insane!
- Also there's the question of where could anyone hide
the number of troops it would take to make even a dent in rounding up the
population - some say 'inside the underground cities' And what about after
the obvious goes up in smoke - all that's left are those underground facilities
that supposedly already exist - but AGAIN to what end?
- Why "save" the Outlaws and their henchmen,
if the "world" is basically uninhabitable? Who could want
to inherit that ruin? Why "the camps" if there's no one left
to buy anything that the thoroughly corrupted corporations create? It all
becomes a wash - there can be no "winners" - only losers.
- Why bother to corrupt the economies of entire nation
states all over the planet, if in the end - the goal is just to either
kill the people or enslave them all? Where's the new Du Bai - for
them to wallow in - where's the Garden of Eden in which they can all act
like conquerors and revel in their "paradise"?
- The other little problem is that there will be no "audience"
to envy them- all their illicitly stolen new powers? Once the planet
is reduced to a bunch of human cogs for their machines - then where's the
profit in that? There will be no innovation - no creativity, hence there
can be no "new opportunities" for even more to steal. From that
point everything will begin to go backwards . . .
- The depression that's coming will see the completion
of the reduction of competition to equal just one bank, just one
airline, just one store for everything - all of which 'they'll own' - what
could slaves possibly be good for (they have to eat and drink) which makes
them more of a liability than an asset. There will be no refuge - no luxury
because there will be nothing to "get away from." The communists
tried this system of only one of everything (the state ran everything)
- and it failed bigtime! But there was a whole other world for their corrupt
leaders to escape to - this time there will be nothing but them--everywhere!
- Civilizations have spent thousands of years building
up the idea of a complex and enjoyable life for a lot of different kinds
of people. Now in a flash all that work all that talent and industry will
just go up in smoke & mirrors - only to be ruled over by the Cheney's
the Bremer's and whatever remains of Corporate life: which is technically
- NOT TO BE ALIVE.!
- So what's the point in ALL this fear: Fear dripping with
terror: in a WORLD that has no point in being - after everything has been
destroyed or stolen?
- Given the Rise of Disaster Capitalism ~ ask yourself
why would so many want to implement all these crimes in so many places
- if there is no place left to hunger for - no place to SPEND that filthy
loot, and no one to care either way about tomorrow?
- About the only potentially possible light here is the
sheer ineptitude of the Outlaws - because in the longer view they have
been consistent in only one thing: They have always failed to actually
finish whatever they set out to do -
- (1) The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - Naomi Klein