February 21, 2006
kind of doctors has the United States trained who stand by idly while
prison guards force-feed prisoners in Guantanamo Bay with plastic pipes
shoved down the noses of the shackled and tortured?
What kind of psychologists have we educated
who assist the Pentagon inventing new ways to torture men and women,
breaking their minds without breaking their skin; who help create
government propaganda, plant false news stories, devise "psy-ops" to
mislead us all?
What kind of lawyers are these who work for the Department of "Justice",
the "Defense" Department, the Pentagon or the White House, who waste their
careers finding legal loop-holes justifying torture, deceit, eavesdropping
and imprisonment without charge?
What manner of scientists, hardware and software engineers have we
graduated who dedicate their intelligence and creativity to devising
deadlier weapons, more secretive ways to snoop, and more innovative ways
What types of ministers, priests, rabbis, chaplains and reverends are
these who mutter empty palliatives to their congregations, run through
empty chants and mindless prayers and paeans to Love and Holiness in
pursuit of a Life to Come, while today, right now, human carrion
burns in their names, and naught do they do at all?
What types of writers, journalists, editors, reporters, actors, what types
of men and women are these who slavishly say and write and do as they are
told knowing that they spread lies and deception and blather?
Although this nation is led by a few, its actions are facilitated by many.
We are the facilitators -- the professionals, the educated, the trained --
we are the ones whose skills and knowledge keep the whole machinery
moving, the cogs oiled, the system operating smoothly. Without the
collaboration of the entire class of facilitators, nothing happens. No
invasions occur, no bombs drop, no one is tortured, no one is disappeared,
no doublespeak is spoken. The minority of "Leaders" do not actually commit
hands-on crimes. You will not find Mr. Rumsfeld's, Mr. Cheney's, Mr.
Bush's fingerprints at the crime scenes in Iraq any more than you could
find Mr. Kissinger's on the casket of Allende. The leaders lead, but their
employees, the facilitator classes, do the deeds.
I deny that America is a land of fools. We all know. Everyone of us. What
some do not know, they do not want to know. The myth of propaganda is that
it imparts falsehoods to the people. The truth of propaganda is that it
discovers the falsehoods that the people want to believe, and imparts it
to them as they want it.
The hypnotist cannot hypnotize someone who is not willing.
The falsehoods disseminated by the Leaders and the Media are the alibis
for the Many doing what they want to do anyway. Propaganda is the cover
for the crime: We did not know what we were doing. We were deceived. We
were dupes. We were fools. Therefore, we can profit and do what we do with
a clear conscience.
There is no one in the educated world who cannot know the truth if s/he
will know it.
The psychologists, lawyers, writers, reporters, ministers, scientists,
engineers and doctors who deny the reality of the harm they do as
employees and as gladiators-for-hire for this global empire would also
deny the nose on their face.
The brightest minds on earth gave us the nuclear bomb... deployed by the
dumbest, most venal minds on earth. Science and medicine and the law, in
the service of military aggression, do not discover knowledge, heal or
seek truth. Rather, they become weapons themselves, no better than cudgels
wielded by cavemen. The scientist, doctor, psychologist, chaplain or
reporter who sell their services, and their professional oaths, their
professional creeds, their professional standards, for the sake of a Job,
a Career and Security, do not deserve the name "professionals." These are
not real doctors, psychologists, lawyers or scientists who "research" on
behalf of their clients and employers how better to harm people, how more
efficiently to interrogate them, how more effectively to kill them, how to
sell them more drugs, more lies and more harmful products, how to develop
more intrusive technologies to probe private lives. They are prostitutes.
They are mice. They are the facilitators of crime. They know it. We know
It is not endless polite protest and demonstrations -- as and where
permitted -- that will stop war and aggression. Nor will socially
responsible investing nor voting for Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum nor giving
to charity nor meditating nor even publishing trivial little essays like
What puts a stop to all is when the majority of the facilitators of
fascism -- the professionals, the psychologists, lawyers, doctors,
writers, reporters, teachers, ministers, priests, rabbis, scientists and
engineers decide, at last... if ever... to rebel against the employment
that makes them well-salaried galley slaves rowing to the beat of a
Let there be Leaks.
Let there be breaks in the ranks.
Let there be Dissenters.
Let there evolve vertebrate professionals and the evolution of a new
facilitator class. One with true professionalism. A facilitator class with
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