The Dark Apocalypto Show
by Truth Excavator
I find it impossible to take an anti-war critic seriously if he does not support an independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks.
More than 3205 agonizing days have passed since the 9/11 attacks, the most vicious crime of our lifetime. On that day, a great deception was perpetrated against humanity. A deadly myth was sown into grieving and shaken minds; innocent human beings were sacrificed; a scapegoat was targeted, and continues to be targeted to this day. The world was struck by terror from authority like never before. In the wake of that tragedy, the real masterminds of the crime have went unpunished; and their version of events remains virtually undisputed in the public discourse.
Apart from the 2,998 people that died on 9/11, over a million people have met their graves because of the madness that was purposely unleashed by the ultimate terrorists through their original act of terror. In response to the 9/11 attacks, the United States government criminally invaded two innocent countries, poured hundreds of billions of dollars into the Pentagon's treasury, and destroyed the American people's liberties.
The fabric of society is tearing apart with the passing of every day. Good is declared as evil; and evil, as good. Reality was fractured on 9/11 because of the evil lie that was told by the Bush administration to the people of the world. The sense of a broken bond between the elite and the people, and the total betrayal of democracy by the U.S. government since WWII is deeply felt by a lot of people.
The corporate-government propaganda has tried to deaden our minds and our spirits, but our sense of justice is still alive, and our desire for truth instead of illusions has never been greater. What is holding many of us back from fully confronting the hidden monstrosity in our various "democratic" governments is our delusion that we live in a post-9/11 world. We don't; we live in a "9/11 world." The National Security thugs and government "intelligence" spies run things.
The people of the world cannot say goodbye to that day, and live as free human beings, until the truth about who committed and supported the attacks is known, and that they be severely punished. Facing the truth about 9/11 is the greatest task of our generation. Since the truth was the first victim in the "War on Terror" it must also be the first to recover. And facing the truth without deep historical reflection is impossible.
The 24/7 corporate media is the biggest barriers against historical reflection. Since 9/11, it has maintained the central myths in the "War on Terror," and in the Israel/Palestine conflict all day long for every day of the week; all week long for every week of the month; all month long for every month of the year.
Professor David Ray Griffin writes in his article ""9/11: The Myth and the Reality" " that the official 9/11 story has become a "Sacred Story." The story's inception began before the planes ever hit the towers. It was a pure fictional invention. Professor Griffin explains the significance of the myth in the public mind, and why it must be deconstructed at its core:
According to the official story about 9/11, America, because of its goodness, was attacked by fanatical Arab Muslims who hate our freedoms. This story has functioned as a Sacred Myth for the United States since that fateful day. And this function appears to have been carefully orchestrated. The very next day, President Bush announced his intention to lead "a monumental struggle of Good versus Evil."1 Then on September 13, he declared that the following day would be a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks. And on that next day, the president himself, surrounded by Billy Graham, a cardinal, a rabbi, and an imam, delivered a sermon in the national cathedral, saying:
Our responsibility to history is already clear: to answer these attacks and rid the world of Evil. War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. . . . In every generation, the world has produced enemies of human freedom. They have attacked America, because we are freedom's home and defender. And the commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our time. . . . [W]e ask almighty God to watch over our nation, and grant us patience and resolve in all that is to come. . . . And may He always guide our country. God bless America.2
Through this unprecedented event, in which the president of the United States issued a declaration of war from a cathedral, French author Thierry Meyssan observed in 2002, "the American government consecrated . . . its version of events. From then on, any questioning of the official truth would be seen as sacrilege."3
That attitude has remained dominant in the public sphere until this day, as the official account has continued to serve as a Sacred Story. When people raise questions about this story, they are either ignored, ridiculed as conspiracy theorists, or---as Charlie Sheen has recently experienced---attacked personally. When anyone asks what right the administration has to invade and occupy other countries, to imprison people indefinitely without due process, or even to ignore various laws, the answer is always the same: "9/11." Those who believe that US law and international law should be respected are dismissed as having "a pre-9/11 mind-set."
Given the role the official account of 9/11 has played and continues to play, the most important question before our country today is whether this account, besides being a Myth in the religious sense, is also a myth in the pejorative sense---that is, whether it is simply false.
I find it impossible to take an anti-war critic seriously if he does not support an independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks. By accepting the false premise that non-state violence was committed against the American State on 9/11 means that you believe in the mythic narrative that is defended by the imperialists, Zionists, and neocons.
Separating peace from war can't be done without first separating the truth from the lies. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will never end unless the mission against terrorism is seen as intellectually bankrupt.
Many people still believe in the government version of 9/11 because acknowledging that you were fooled triggers feelings of shame and guilt. And our memories of how we were, and why we blindly supported a criminal system, will never be forgotten. Two innocent populations, and the religion of Islam was vehemently targeted to avenge the 9/11 attacks by America's criminal empire. The injustice that the people of Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered is incomprehensible. Imagine all the innocent detainees, tortured and killed; all the people that have lost their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children. Arthur Silber notes that the mass killing in Iraq amounts to "a 9/11 every day for ten and a half years."
And the war crimes against Iraq and Afghanistan can't be explained away as the work of evil forces alone. Evil has been allowed to operate in the open because good people have either kept silent, or decided to remain willfully ignorant. Accepting collective responsibility for the murder of a million people in Iraq, and thousands of people in Afghanistan is hard because the leaders in authority in America and the West have cast a hypnotizing historical spell on the people. It is much harder than simply assigning blame to the war criminals and the paid propagandists, and punishing them for their deeds. The latter simply requires evidence, and the rule of law; but the first requires wide-spread knowledge, political will, collective moral conscience, and psychological understanding of how people can be tamed and trained like sheep.
Arabs and Muslims are the biggest victims in the "War on Terror" because of an age-old mass phenomenon, scapegoating. Ignorant, and brainwashed societies throughout history have targeted, persecuted, and killed innocent people in the aftermath of a mass trauma, or a violent event. Jews were victims of German scapegoating. Japanese-Americans and Japanese-Canadians were of North American scapegoating. If we want to end the "War on Terror," and achieve peace and freedom for everybody, then we must get to the root of this psychological crime, and refuse to scapegoat any group of people for whatever problem that ails us.
René Girard, a French literary critic and philosopher, has important insights on mass scapegoating. He says:
"One of our favorite ways of dealing with scapegoating is to see it as a plot of government leaders, whereas the rest of us have not participated in it. But scapegoating is a collective phenomenon. It would not work if it were not. Of course, leaders can manipulate it, but there must be something to manipulate, which is the belief of the crowd, our own belief."(The Girard Reader, pg. 266).
Girard's work also focuses on revelation, truth, and self-discovery. The films Dark City, Apocalypto, and The Truman Show, deal with these themes, too.
II. Lost In the Dark
In Alex Proyas's Dark City, a dying underworld alien species called The Strangers are in control of a walled planet that is unwittingly inhabited by human beings somewhere in the dark corners of space. The people's basic instincts, and memories are manipulated by The Strangers. Their minds inhabit a slave consciousness as their bodies inhabit a slave system. And the planet is always dark. At midnight the people fall into an automatic sleep, and then wake up as if nothing strange happened to them. In their sleep, The Strangers engineer their memories in a quest to obtain the secrets to the human soul.
The film centers on a protagonist named John Murdoch that wakes up one day without any memory of himself or his past, and is falsely accused of a crime that he didn't commit. Without an identity, and without a home, he runs from the authorities, and searches for the truth of his past, and of his strange society. Along the way, he is drawn to a Utopian place called Shell Beach, believing it exists, but he painfully discovers that there is no escape from the prison planet that he lives on, and that Shell Beach is an illusion.
It is scary how many parallels there are between early 21st century society and Dark City. The corporate-globalist elite that have so much contempt for the mass of humanity are The Strangers. Their social engineering and mass brainwashing through the corporate media, and public schools is just as diabolical as the aliens' manipulation of the people's memories in the film. And they want to establish a system of control that ensures their power for generations to come. But, like The Strangers, they are also a dying species. A mass global political awakening is happening, as CFR strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in December 2008 in a New York Times article called "The global political awakening":
For the first time in history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. Global activism is generating a surge in the quest for cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world scarred by memories of colonial or imperial domination.
The global political awakening is a positive development in human affairs, but let's not fool ourselves: a dying elite is even more dangerous than a powerful and dynamic elite. It is very alarming that depopulation of the majority of the planet is an idea that is openly discussed by leading elitist under the cover of "environmental conservation." Judging by the United States government's atrocities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, nothing is out of the question: not even genocide.
The National Security State in America that is controlled by international financiers is one of the most evil government forces that has ever existed in all of human history. And it is dominated by corporate fascism, not free-market economics. Since 9/11, it hasn't even bothered to hide its crimes against humanity. It tortures innocent detainees, spies on American citizens, suppresses legitimate political debate, and continues to illegal occupy two sovereign countries.
The evil forces that control the U.S. government are pushing for a "New World Order" global revolution so that people don't rise up collectively to bring justice to the criminals behind the fraudulent "War on Terror" and Wall Street's heist of America and the world.
A new corporate order behind the veil of a responsible global government is evil genius mixed in with great PR. What better way is there to stopping a revolution than by starting your own? The world's revolutionary oligarchs are seizing even more power by destabilizing global society through manufactured social, and economic crises. Their control of the private Federal Reserve Bank represents their grip of America, but their appetite for power is the whole planet. In the elite's game plan, killing the people may be the final solution.
John Bart Gerald writes in "Essay on State Terrorism" that there is a serious threat of "genocide under US emergency management." Gerald writes:
If society moves ahead as it is, without radically reforming corporate capitalism, without distribution of wealth, without jobs with rights, then the result will be a continued genocide of the poor. That is happening now. It is a continuum, a corollary of capitalism, yet always disguised in other perspectives. Capitalism is simply legalized abuse of humanity at its best, and mass murder/genocide at its worst. As wealth becomes increasingly isolated in a smaller percent of the population, the means of protecting this wealth will become brutal and more and more criminal. If its acquisition is criminal, its maintenance will not suddenly go to church.
Active depopulation of a major percentage of the planet seems crazy and conspiratorial, but the elite's vision for a post-humanist technocratic society is actually very clear headed. But it is a dark vision. The global diabolical elite believe that in a brave new world, the people don't deserve to live. For years, they've described people as "useless eaters", and planet Earth is too precious for such people. Gerald says that conditions exist in the Third World for a genocidal program, and it can be accomplished under the cover of plagues, food crises, and wars. Gerald:
What historical example suggests for the future is that the distillation of extreme wealth will be accomplished - 1. by diminishing the actual numbers of people, particularly in the Third World countries; historically that has been accomplished by war, plague, deprival of local production of food; 2. by driving more people into poverty as a prelude to existence without human rights; 3. by increasingly isolating people from each other so they/we can't work toward or protect common interests; 4. by increasingly isolating government from the people; this is done partly by high government salaries, "buying" elected officials into representing the interests of the wealthy rather than constituent poor, and encouraging control of the people for the benefit of trade; 5. by increasing control of information so the sensibilities of the wealthy don't suffer from the effects of their policies.
The threat of depopulation is only a threat, and if we are vigilant and brave, it won't ever be a reality, but we can't be idle anymore. The admission by some of the world's top oligarchs that a majority of people should be wiped out to "save the planet" should stir us to immediately reclaim power of our democratic governments, and prosecute the criminals who are involved in the conspiracy.
III. An Epoch of Mass Graves
Our civilization, like the Maya civilization as depicted in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, is ruled by fear, greed, and oppression. Instead of a priestly class to cast future fortunes that existed in Mayan society, there is a criminal banking class that secretly manipulates the global market, but wants everybody else to view them as workers of God.
It is not a new revelation that modern Western society is controlled by a monetary system that is owned by international banking houses for the enrichment of a connected few, but their power was never expressed as directly as it is today. The oligarchical system works like a cartel, and usury is its hallmark. And the banksters power over Western countries is bizarrely real. The analogy between this elite and the elite in Mayan civilization is not perfect, but there are scary resemblances within their systems of control. Corporate raiders on Wall Street, similar to Mayan raiders, have pillaged Third World countries for the past sixty years through the IMF/World Bank/WTO, and now they're pillaging American cities, and European nations.
Also, America's needless killing of a million people in the name of fighting a "War on Terror" is just as insane as what the Mayas did in the name of ritual sacrifice to their gods.
IV. The Show Must Go On For The System To Function
In Peter Weir's The Truman Show, the protagonist Truman Burbank is deceived about his world, and who he is from birth. He is a reality T.V. character that lives in a false reality, and everybody around him is complicit in his conditioning and slavery. Truman eventually realizes his fake surrounding, but he is too afraid to escape, partly because of his own psychological limitations, and partly because of the traps set up by the billionaire owner of the show and T.V. set. Ultimately, however, the powers of reality pulls Truman away from the powers of illusion, and he exits the manufactured world.
We each have to be like Truman and escape our own illusions about the "War on Terror," modern democracy, and the fraudulent banking system. The media machine will never get rid of these illusions for us, we have to take the steps towards reality for ourselves. Controllers of the media will present endless illusions and inventions as our world collapses because without their fiction and lies the current system can't survive.
V. Journey To Freedom
All three protagonists in the films, Jaguar Paw, John Murdoch, and Truman Burbank, go on a journey to freedom, and a new reality. And in their journey, they discover their own strength, and new revelations about their world. Their emancipation from mental, physical, and spiritual slavery is also our destiny. We all must emulate these three heroes because the world needs millions of heroes right now. Individually and collectively, we must ignore the mainstream media, and not be afraid to deconstruct the myths about 9/11, end the insane, monstrous and fictitious "War on Terror," terminate the National Security State, and destroy the usurious monetary system. After that, we can begin thinking about a new reality, a new way of life, and a new civilization.