Thoughts While Watching the End of a Great Civilization

The United States of America is unique in its governmental structure and the freedoms afforded its people. It stands as the land of the free, the home of the brave, the bastion of equity and freedom throughout the world ……. except there are some issues.

To run a sovereignty on the stage of the world, one must have some secrets. It isobvious to the intelligent and the educated that for a government to protectits people, it must protect itself. A level of suspicion and care must be utilized to assure that secrets are kept and that the plans set forth are not foiled, even by the constituents of such a government. It is also true that the people who constitute a democratic republic have a duty and a right to accurate and honest information about what said government does on the stage of the world, and introspectively toward its people. Kennedy put it thusly;

Ladies and Gentlemen, The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society…. we are, as a people, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings…. there is very grave danger that the announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. and no official of my administration whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, shall interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press or the public the facts they deserve to know, but we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence, on infiltration, instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system that has conscripted vast human and material resources into a tightly knit, highly-efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations.…”

A short time later, his motorcade slowed to a near stop in a nearly empty Dealey Plaza, Dallas Texas, and assassins executed him. We were immediately told that he was killed by a slight man, with Cuban ties. Even today, the relevant documents are hidden from us. Even today the truth is cloaked to protect some nameless people or organization, who we may otherwise act against, if the truth was allowed. When we understand what was happening in Kennedy’s time, it sheds light on his statements and his intentions. When he asks the press to tell the truth, is he asking them to do that which is right in the face of pressure to do otherwise? He sees the birth of President Trump’s “Fake News” and he opposes it, threatening to expose those who seek to control our press and the truth.

One of the remarkable things about this murder is that almost no one believes what we were told. It seems that Kennedy thought more of the abilities of Americans than did those who followed. It is a cover-up. It has been since the day when a coffin with a dead man was flown back to Washington with a crying and blood-soaked widow standing by. One of the few truths told during those hellish days was told by Oswald, himself, when he said “I am a patsy.”

He was a patsy, set up and murdered to hide some truth, a truth that remains, still, hidden. I use Kennedy’s assasination as an example because it is so well documented andwitnessed. There are a million such truths. Still, there is the “other” truth, the truth that we are fed, the truth that is “acceptable”. So often I hear said, to those who question, “You are a conspiracy theorist.” It seems that John Kennedy was a conspiracy theorist, too. There are those who despise conspiracy theorists including both of the George Bushes. Each of them declared, at different times in history that such conjecture was not to be tolerated. “We will not tolerate conspiracy theories, which tend to divert attention from the true perpetrators of this crime, Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda” (paraphrased).

From Wikipedia:

Operation Mockingbirdwas an alleged large-scale program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) that began in the early 1950s and attempted to manipulate news media for propaganda purposes. It funded student and cultural organizations and magazines as front organizations.

This is a remarkable thing. An intelligence organization manipulating the press to bend the truth for purposes of propaganda. Could this be what Kennedy referred to when he said, “I am not asking your news papers to support an administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people.” Kennedy was President at the beginning of “Operation Mockingbird”. During Kennedy’s tenure, too, the operation to destabilize the sovereign nations of Central America was ongoing; 1954-Guatemala, 1959-Haiti, 1961-Bay of Pigs in Cuba, to be followed by 1969-Uruguay, 1971-Bolivia, 1973-Chile, 1980-El Salvador.

Now, these many years later, we are told that “Operation Mockingbird” was disbanded. I believe that President Trump’s “Fake News” is the fruit of this operation or its offspring. Any thinking person can see the spin assigned to certain stories. Still, the majority are, seemingly, mindless drones believing what is told, even when the flaws in the tale are so obvious.

One may, if sufficiently old, as am I, reflect back to Nancy Reagan telling America to “Just say NO to drugs.” Think of the implications of the cooperation with Noriega and other such men and the allowed movement of cocaine into the United States that took place, under the nose and the signature of her husband, at the hands of Ollie North and his superiors, who he so dutifully protected. I remember Miami and other such cities being awash in cocaine. Meanwhile, “black operations” were funded with a part of the proceeds. Now our cities are, again, awash in drugs. Now it is heroin instead of cocaine.

Then we destabilized Central America with its coca plants. Now we are destabilizing the Middle-East and Afghanistan with its poppies. I think it a reasonable probability that the gains from looking the other way may, well, now fund the “Project for a New American Century,” a think-tank written document that planned the actions of the United States of America against the countries of the Mid-East before they occurred. (Many of those drafting the document became the Cabinet for G. W. Bush, and acted to enact their plan.)

America was drafted by a small group of men who bet everything on the slight chance of a fledgling nation to grow to become the “Land of the Free, The Home of the Brave.” They would be disgusted at what we have become. We are neither. There is no freedom without privacy. When a government spies on their people, they cannot, also be free. Brave men would not have allowed freedom to be subrogated to induced fear, fear designed to control. We are controlled. We are manipulated. We are threatened, and we are far from free. A government that is acting in the best interests of its people, a government that is “of the people, by the people, and for the people”, as Lincoln (paraphrased from a 1384 prologue to a translation of the Bible by John Wycliffe) included in the Gettysburg Address, has no need for propaganda, for coverups, for torture.

The earth is awash with relics of grand societies and governments. They are buried in the sands of time, hidden in deep jungles, manifested in tablets, and monoliths, and hieroglyphics on the walls of tombs. They include the Roman aqueducts, roadways, frescos, mosaics, and the ashes of the burned library of Alexandria. Little is known of these societies. Knowledge is not a lineal progression. Mankind is too flawed to use the past to build upon.

Now, we, the great United States of America, watch on the sidelines of our government, as our roadways and bridges crumble, our dams fail, our once great infrastructure decays into our own irrelevance. Perhaps in some unnamed desert one day, a man in a hat will brush from the soils of time, a case. He will carefully remove the dirt and oxidation. He will peer through the shattered glass, and there, torn and decayed, perhaps he will read “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal….”

We are losing everything so hard fought for, so dear, still, we stand by, impotent and dumb, and watch as history repeats itself. Shame on us.

Scott Cahill

Author: Scott Cahill

Political blogger, construction expert, writer, public speaker, expert witness, sailor, and pilot

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