The strangers

“What you have to understand … Is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions that you cannot do anything about them, no matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence you have. This is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to face.”

These words above were addressed to author John DeCamp by William Colby, Director of the CIA from 1973 to 1976. During his tenure the famous “Phoenix” program was going on, and cold-blooded murderers were running about in Vietnam killing thousands of people Obama-style (pre-drone) without judge or jury. (One has to wonder what such highly skilled murderers do when they return stateside after our wars – become accountants? Stock brokers?)

Colby himself met a violent end, face down in the Wicimoco River after an impromptu canoe ride which he decided to take without a life jacket and in the middle of a meal. While I do not wish harm to any person, a man who presided over so much suffering certainly had an appropriate exit. (I have to wonder – did his comrades at CIA decide he had gone soft? The quote above almost seems to be that of a reflective man of conscience.)

I write this because to understand the world we have to understand the minds of others. Power is a magnet, and those who gravitate towards it are often imitation humans looking to participate in the great game. They walk among us, devoid of emotion, killing and destroying lives, thinking nothing of it.

Cord Meyer, for instance, was one of the big guns in the CIA when that agency murdered his ex-wife, Mary Pinchot Meyer, in 1964. As Mr. Colby said above, no matter the evidence, there will be no justice in that matter, but what did Mr. Meyer do? Quit in disgust? Or did he help plan the grisly affair? It would be interesting to occupy that mind for just one day.

We live on a planet inhabited by two species, humans and humanoids. The latter look like us, dress like us, spend their lives learning how to imitate us. But among themselves they are free to be themselves, and they are at work daily making our world more to their liking. Their private gatherings, freed of social constraints, are debauched affairs replete with drunkenness and perversions, pedophilia and occult rituals, as in Bohemian Grove. And man do they have fun!

Theirs is a world just barely hidden in the shadows. We catch a glimpse now and then. Most who come to view it cannot imagine it to really exist, and turn their heads,

In my world and in all my travels and inquiries, the veil has lifted. I see them saunter in and out of positions of power, including the presidency and head broker at the local brokerage firm. In terms of money and power, they win, win, win. It is rare to see any one of them, Bernie Madoff*, for instance, pay a price.

That is simply a hard fact of life, and I have learned to live with it. I do not suffer from the notion that justice exists.
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*Madoff, I should add, sits in jail not because of what he did, but who he did it to. He chose powerful victims, a fatal mistake. Had he spent his time scamming regular people, he’d now be sitting in a mansion overlooking the Pacific and sipping wine instead of sitting in a prison cell. What was he thinking?

About Mark Tokarski

Just a man who likes to read, argue, and occasionally be surprised.
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4 Responses to The strangers

  1. steve kelly says:

    Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
    – Carl Jung

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    • To get inside the mind of a sociopath … Very difficult. They can get in ours and imitate us quite well, displaying appropriate behaviors at appropriate times. I would venture most don’t know they are sociopaths, and are just low-functioning people looking for ways to survive this crazy place.

      But for the “high-functioning” ones, it’s a different story. They are adept, like Bill Clinton, at showing one face to the world while at the same time living a depraved existence, virtually a predator. He has savaged women, left them bloody, and his victims find they cannot gain any justice. Spotted by others, understanding himself, and spotting others up the food chain, he moves upward, adept at the game. Bohemian Grove is a huge ‘tell’ where they can come out, let it all go, and feel safe.

      And because power cedes only to those who want power, these are our leaders. The ideal system of governance would be one where leaders are drafted, and anyone who seeks a leadership position is automatically disqualified. That’s the best I can do.

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  2. Big Swede says:

    Never underestimate the power of the authoritarians. Orwell warned us.

    “The real division is not between the conservatives and the revolutionaries but between the authoritarians and libertarians.”

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    • I tend to agree. Most of our debates are false, and when something important comes up, our conservatives and liberals, all authoritarians, form a circle.

      But I do suggest that the American notion of a “libertarian,” a mere market fundamentalist, is at odds with what Orwell would have called such.

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