Shock and Awe-Numbness and Complacency
- Below we find a diagnosis that is plain to observe on a daily basis, in the
U.S. at least. I am certainly hoping that the rest of the world is more
informed than America. The subject is insanity, however from our perspective
we are dealing with mass numbness of soul. I suspect that the numbness
itself is caused by the faulty foundations of interest, education and any
developed sense of or organ of discernment for the perception of truth.
A mass of souls have migrated, incarnated, directly out of the Middle Ages
and still stream in from old Europe. The Church, belief, faith, bottled
Sentient Soul impulses and now these same undeveloped souls are knocking,
knocking on the Intellectual Soul doors, while many of us are already in the
Consciousness Soul. In the inundation of media, we naturally have a
drowning, an over kill and we have no actual built in foundations in the
soul that will give it a clear rudder so that any passage in the fog would
make sense. Numbness as a weakened religious instinct, which has become
babbling power grabbing Fundamentalists and rabid, mark rabid intellectual
soul attacks that are mainstreamed everyday as sort of entertaining
Gladiator violence, now brought to numbness in the Intellectual Soul is
Very few have even the faintest clue how massively Wizard of Oz this all is.
Because Ahrimanic Symptomology, observing the shadow as a foundational
basic training, or grasping the towering forces of the Christ Event, have
all been numbed, most of it externally, through massive technology and
media, where no Spiritual Journey, no Path, No Educated biograpical
picturing of rhythms, or even what and why you desire what you desire as a
consumer is applauded, sought for, questioned or highlighted in the daily
cartoon mugging and numb assaults we call our daily lives.
This diagnosis is the educational condition of a vast amount of souls. What
we research here are views held by all those who have cosmopolitan and
consciousness soul development we are working at or have arrived at. We ask,
without numbness, what next? What next, not negatively, but what next comes
in Spirit Self Development? How is the Earth coping? How do rhythms of
history and karmic biography, such as Weimar of 1933 to Bush of 2003 play
into events? What have we yet not mined from the Initiates who we trust?
For most of us, the numbness does not take root? We are not easily swayed to
spend time at malls, watching endless sports, fawning over media heros and
diversionary stories... but we are solid Watchers all along the Watch
Towers. Lucifer and Ahriman approach us as they do all others, but with
minimum effort, we can identify the cu;prits and learn something. But
numbness, abdications of ones senses and allowing the soul to be infected
with extreme insect poison, or South American Nerve agent poison iin such a
way that it circulates unconsciously as a refined deadness of soul in the
astral body. Animated with all the invisible strings that call for
animantion, that even allow one to have relationships, to pretend to be
interested and think, and above all wallow in sentimentality while
protecting your family reveals a betrayal of consciousness and allowing our
daily sonar to let vast submerged beings in the soul, slowly take over the
vehicle of consciousness and bring on a host of egregorial element beings
whose job it is to numb the soul and make it too frail to lift the sword of
Functionally Insane Americans
By David McGowan
There have been many attempts made, by both the legal and mental health
communities, to define "insanity." But it seems to me that that term can be
most succinctly defined as: "a disconnection from reality." And the severity
of any individual's insanity is a function of the degree of that person's
disconnection from reality.
That definition, of course, is entirely dependent on how "reality" is
defined. From the point of view of the state, "reality" is whatever the
shapers of public opinion say it is. Anyone who disagrees with the voices of
authority is, therefore, insane. From that perspective, people such as, for
instance, yours truly, are completely bonkers.
But if we base our definition on a relatively objective reality, then most
of the people that I know are, without question, insane. Most of my
relatives are insane. Most of my friends are insane. Most of the people that
I work with are insane. Damn near everyone in the country is at least mildly
insane. A very large majority are moderately to severely insane. And
according to polls, at least a third are stark raving mad.
These people hold beliefs that are clearly delusional�that have absolutely
no connection to reality. And they persist in holding these beliefs even
when not a shred of evidence can be produced to support them. And no, I'm
not talking about people who believe in UFOs, reincarnation, and the Loch
Ness Monster. And I'm also not talking about people who believe in some
supreme spiritual entity.
I'm talking about people who believe that 'weapons of mass destruction' have
been uncovered in Iraq . . . who believe that 'weapons of mass destruction'
were used against our troops over there . . . who even believe that 'weapons
of mass destruction' is something other than a arbitrary term cooked up
recently by Uncle Sam to describe weapons systems possessed by our
'enemies,' regardless of the actual destructive capability of those systems.
The functionally insane also believe that Iraqis were among the hijackers
who allegedly commandeered the planes on September 11, 2001. It is difficult
to fathom, but these people are so crazed that they have actually taken the
government's already fanciful conspiracy theory, which is itself totally
disconnected from reality, and they have made it even more ludicrous by
adding some Iraqis to the mix. I'm betting that a few years down the road
these same people will also believe that there were a couple of Liberians on
one of the planes, as well as an Iranian guy, a couple of North Koreans, a
Syrian, and perhaps a Cuban or two. Maybe even a French couple.
It's the damnedest thing, but in addition to holding these bizarre beliefs,
these people can't even seem to see the walls going up. Perhaps that is the
silver lining in being completely insane: when you are that thoroughly
disconnected from reality, you don't even know that you are living in an
And so it is that we see the functionally insane behaving as though they
still live outside the walls .. as though nothing has changed in their lives
. . . as though their children haven't been stripped of any sort of
meaningful future. You see these people everywhere, walking around without a
care in the world, discussing who should have won the last American Idol,
who the newest Bachelor should choose as his soul mate, whether a
professional bodybuilder would make a better or worse governor than a
professional wrestler, and whether Dr. Phil gives better relationship advice
than Dr. Laura.
The beliefs of the functionally insane are not, by definition, based on
objective facts, so it can be quite frustrating trying to communicate with
one of them on anything other than a superficial level. Fully documented
facts will either be dismissed out-of-hand or explained away using the exact
same verbiage that spills from the cable 'news' programs�as though these
people's minds are mere tape-recorders, rather than tools for analysis. It
is not uncommon for the most severely insane to greet inconvenient facts
with a practiced look that seems to say, more or less: "What are you�some
kind of an idiot? Obviously you don't watch Fox News, 'cause if you did, we
wouldn't need to have this conversation!"
One of the more bizarre ideas that seems to have recently taken root in the
minds of the functionally insane is that the question of whether the Bush
administration lied to the American people during the selling of the Iraq
war hinges entirely on a mere 16 words inserted into the State of the Union
Address�overlooking the rather obvious fact that every official on the Bush
team knowingly and quite deliberately lied pretty much every time they
stepped up to the plate to offer some imaginary justification for the war.
Another strange belief that has taken hold is that if Team Bush�at the very
time that the media had actually called them on one lie out of thousands,
and at the very time that the congressional 9�11 committee had released a
heavily whitewashed but still damaging report, and at the very time that
U.S. troop morale had sunk to levels that could soon see the American people
reintroduced to the term "fragging"�suddenly announces that a band of its
great and noble warriors have slain the sons of the evil one, then it must
About the only thing that seems to be required for a fallacious fact to take
root in the minds of the functionally insane is for a known liar in
Washington and/or the media to have authoritatively uttered it. It matters
not if the fallacious fact is later retracted and/or completely discredited.
It matters not if the fallacious fact represents a brazen rewriting of
history just weeks after that history was recorded. And it matters not if
belief in the fallacious fact requires belief in a whole host of other
fallacious facts that are internally inconsistent and completely lacking in
Never mind, for example, that it is extremely unlikely that the Hussein
brothers would be holed up in a Kurdish stronghold, where they are,
according to Team Bush, universally despised. Never mind that it is equally
unlikely that the pair would be holed up, together, in an unsecured location
with no means of escape. Never mind as well that it is very unlikely that,
between the two of them, they had just a single guard. Never mind that it is
unlikely that the two would seek refuge in the home of a man who apparently
sometimes claimed to be a relative, but actually was not. And never mind
that that home has already been bulldozed, thus destroying all evidence of
what happened there.
Never mind as well that neither Hussein brother was known to wear a full
beard. That new look, according to U.S. officials, was part of their
disguises. And that is a reasonable enough claim, I suppose, but is it also
reasonable to assume that the two have been on a three-month feeding frenzy
in order to pack on some extra pounds, also as part of their disguises? And
never mind, I should add here, that the corpse identified as Uday appears to
be sporting a beard that was created with a black magic marker. And never
mind that we are left to conclude that the extra weight and facial hair
enabled the two to live unrecognized in enemy territory, but will not
prevent their corpses from being identified by the Iraqi people.
Never mind that officials at the scene of the firefight initially said that
the recovered bodies were too badly damaged to be visually identified, which
would be expected given the firepower that was unleashed upon them, but
which was, nonetheless, directly contradicted by the release of the photos.
And never mind that while Team Bush claims that captured Iraqi officials
have positively identified the bodies, those same alleged officials have
never been paraded before the Iraqi people, or the American people, despite
claims that such displays are necessary to reassure everyone that the old
regime is no longer in charge.
Never mind that no attempt was made to take the Hussein brothers alive,
despite the fact that the real Uday and Kusai would be invaluable
intelligence assets, since they presumably know where all the bodies are
buried, and where all the mythical WMDs are hidden, and where all the
fugitive Baathists, including their father, are in hiding. And never mind
that live prisoners would have been far more convincing than photographic
images of mutilated corpses. And never mind that it is decidedly more
difficult to pass off a live impersonator than it is to falsely identify an
And never mind, finally, that there is something seriously wrong with the
claim that it took 200 or more of Rummy's best fighting men�armed with
state-of-the-art missiles, grenades and guns, and accompanied by the world's
most deadly helicopters, airplanes and tanks�several hours and millions of
dollars worth of munitions to defeat an enemy force of two able-bodied
adults, one disabled adult and one young teenager, armed only with AK-47s
and pinned down in what could hardly be described (and yet still was) as a
Never mind all of that because the Bushmen do not lie, so if they claim to
have slain a couple of dragons, then it must be true. And if they claim that
doing so marked a major turning point in 'post-war' operations, then that
must be true as well. Clearly, we are winning the War on Terr'ism. America
is standing tall.
Never mind that nothing has really changed in Iraq. The 'diehard resistance'
will continue to fight�indefinitely. U.S. troops will continue to die. Troop
morale will continue to plummet as it becomes ever more apparent to our
soldiers that they have put their lives on the line and lost a part of their
souls to serve not as liberators, but as occupiers.
In the asylum, it is now firmly ingrained in the national psyche that the
Sons of Saddam are dead�and that is cause for joyous celebration. This is
not the time for doubts about what is in that congressional report on 9�11.
Nor about whether the Bushettes lied to sell their war. And pay no attention
to those distracting little stories that sometimes pop up, usually only
briefly, in the news. Who cares, for example, that some Brit whistleblower
decided to kill himself? Or that Bush's nominee to head the Navy also
decided to kill himself? Or that Guantanamo is morphing from a concentration
camp into a death camp? Or that someone shot a councilman in council
chambers despite elaborate post-9�11 security measures? Or that the gunman
was then picked off in a crowd by an uncannily accurate plainclothes officer
who just happened to be on hand and who was able to immediately assess the
chaotic situation and know within seconds exactly what to do?
In the asylum, none of that matters because nothing is real unless our
masters tell us that it is, and then it only remains real until it becomes
necessary to render a new reality. And the functionally insane nod their
heads in agreement, their eyes never betraying a hint of confusion over the
ever-shifting reality being created for them.
And the walls, meanwhile, get a little bit higher. Can you see them yet?
David McGowan is the author of "Derailing Democracy" and "Understand the
F-Word: American Fascism and the Politics of Illusion."
The Center for an Informed America
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