#2501

The post below, About a Boy, was post number 2500 on this blog. I discovered that after writing it. It’s a milepost, and a good time to stop and reflect.

The photos below the fold in that post clearly show strong resemblance between Charles Harrelson and the Dealey Plaza tramp. St. John Hunt, E Howard’s son, looked at the photos and said that the third in line behind Charles Harrelson was his father. There was no mistaking him. That is my dad, said the son. The dad had the power of denial and it works on most everyone, but not on his son. St. John Hunt had a mental awakening when he saw that, and passed through a portal.

Make no mistake: Power keeps a lid on the JFK assassination because it is a transformative experience for any who venture there. The accumulated evidence of conspiracy and cover-up, of an American crime, is simply overwhelming. No one of sound mind can look at it and remain agnostic.

So what do people do? It’s simple. They refuse to look at it.

But your refusal to be curious is a tell. It means that you know what I know but are afraid to say so. You are not cowards, that’s not my point. You are set in your ways. If the murder of JFK was a high crime committed by Americans, and if the American justice system won’t investigate and prosecute (there has never been a trial), and if the American media is afraid to broach the subject, then you have got work to do. You have to change the way you view our country and its institutions, its leaders, history, and even our present. That is a giant undertaking. Few are up to it.

The first baby steps are so utterly baffling, unsettling! Security goes out the window, uncertainty and mistrust rule. But after all of the crying is done, the pain and anger of betrayal, you do grow up and learn to walk again, you do learn to live in the real world and coexist, even if uncomfortably, with ugly truth.

The two critical elements in propaganda and indoctrination in any country are what we call “news” and “education.” In the United States, power owns all of it. Power has always defined our reality from birth to death. It imposed an artificial reality on our young and impressionable minds, and reinforced it at every opportunity. We got our daily affirmation in school, on TV, in our newspapers, movies, books… if certain books are avoided.

Living in the real world astride the lies is hard, but essential to a clean life. We have to face ugly truth. We have to look at our leaders and realize they are lying liars, and perhaps forgive them as they cannot tell the truth and hang on to power. They are cowards, they live in the gutter of indignity and yet seem to like it. They are detestable human beings. But we learn to live with them.

Some even think we should vote for them, as some are worse than others. I don’t buy that myself.

Power demands homage to lies. The mind follows the body. That is all that Hans Christian Andersen was telling us in his fable about the naked emperor.

Most people, it appears 95%, want no part of this world I live in, and power has provided an easy escape. It has given you the power of ridicule (“Oh, he’s just some conspiracy nut.”) It has given you the power of avoidance. (Out of sight, out of mind.) It has given you the power to rely on authority figures. (No one in position of power ever breaches the subject, as immediate retribution awaits.) It has given you the power of distraction (our lives are filled with things that don’t matter, from Superbowls and other orgies to mindless entertainment in high-definition all day and night long.) It has give us the power to replace learning with the illusion of learning. (Our education system teaches our kids not to think and grades them on that inability, those best at regurgitation achieving the highest marks.)

But if you are reading this, you have a choice, and you know it. You can take that first step, and doubt. That’s all it takes – that first quiet act of betrayal, to decide not to believe, but rather learn for yourself. After that, the road is long and winding, and God only knows where your curious mind will take you. You are on your own. I can only give you one guarantee: It’s fun.

8 thoughts on “#2501

  1. And what does God really know? God and belief in God may hold some clues to the ongoing mystery of how the hell this is all possible. Is it true, we are generally descendants of European religeous outcasts and criminals? Well, that’s what we have been told anyway. Belief that links us to “the ultimate power” is nothing new. Could we be playing out a hand that was dealt a very long time ago? What can explain the horribly unspeakable acts we inflict on fellow humans, and upon the landscape that provides for our very existence? And what can explain why it happens repeatedly with such predictable regularity? Surely, the Greeks were more curious about such things than we are today. And the study of philosophy continued for hundreds of years. Today, we have substitutes for philosophers and no philosophy. What a shame.

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    1. Dammegard thinks the model for assassinations of high-profile people is not a recent phenomenon, perhaps going back even to Julius Caesar where all had to dip their hand in blood even though only a few committed the murder. If the guilt is spread out far enough, the likelihood of investigation is diminished too.

      He ID’s the shooters in the various teams and says that one of the four in the DalTex building was George H.W. Bush. He probably was just dipping his hands in blood, an ambitious man on the road to power. His son, George W., was absent and unaccounted for during the period over which JFK Jr. was killed, perhaps dipping his own hands.

      Philip K. Dick says when he looked out his window during his weird phase, he saw the Roman Empire in the first century and realized that the same evil corrupt forces in power then had seeded everything since, not by intention or plan, but just because evil resides among us and finds its way to power.

      Good and normal decent people don’t crave power in the way that the Bush’s, Clinton’s and Obama do, and so don’t get power. That’s the deciding feature in life, that power goes only to people who want power.

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  2. Funny, I was thinking of Caeser’s rise and fall when trying to collect thoughts about your post. I do think that cultures with more than a passing interest in philosophy have overcome long, dark periods. Then another storm rolls in and washes away everything, including the foundation. Deep erosion takes lifetimes to heal. The murders of the Kennedy brothers, MLK and others in that short period will define our generation and hopefully mark the beginning of the end of Empire for all time.

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    1. There are far, far more good people than psychopaths, so even though there is always an undercurrent of criminal elements with power, they don’t often get complete control of the state apparatus. But when they do, watch out. They’ve been present throughout our history, but the National Security Act of 1947 legally opened the door to unaccountable power in creating CIA and NSA and hoping they behave themselves. 16 years later they had enough people in position to topple the executive.

      I think about Harry S Truman, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, CIA and NSA and the millions of people killed in the Post-War era in pointless wars of aggression, and think he may be one of the most tragic figures in history. By 1963 he realized his blunders, and wrote in the Washington Post about how signing the National Security Act was his biggest mistake. WaPo ran it in the afternoon edition, and never mentioned it again. It was indeed his biggest blunder, and we are paying for it even now.

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    2. Funny, I was just running thru my quote file and found this one pertaining to Caesar.

      “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”
      — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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          1. Andersen talked about thought control in his Emperor’s New Clothes, so it can be done without mass media. Interesting subject you broach here, but first you have to make your own escape. Not holding breath.

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