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Helplessly Hopeless?
Sunday, 29 July 2007 17:30
by Peter Chamberlin

For many years, American society has lived under a state of siege. We have constantly been bombarded, every minute of every day, with psychological conditioning that is meant to lead us into a state of hopelessness. We are addicted to the source of this Pavlovian conditioning - television. This medium serves as an extension of the government propaganda apparatus, pumping-up the fear and anxiety levels, until the people become numb, convinced that we are helpless in a roiling sea of great dangers. We are literally being scared to death, so that we will give-up, roll over, and play dead. They want our surrender to be assured before they take the final steps to murder our democratic-Republic.

The people don't understand that they are the source of all power within this Republic. Our task, as we fight those who seek to force nuclear war against Iran upon us, is to remind the people of their power and their freedom to reject another illegal, immoral war, to be fought on behalf of Israel. We must find ways to overcome the inertia of hopelessness, by replacing it with reasonable hope. It is up to the American people to enforce the common will to avoid this war, by restraining the monsters who push to unleash it. All of the war plans that are being carried out, and those that are yet to be carried out, since the decisive November elections, stand in direct contradiction of that common will. Our Constitutional rights have been violated by the leaders of our government, who have taken oaths to defend that same Constitution. Our only salvation lies in protecting the Constitution from those who seek to destroy it. The path to preserving freedom is spelled-out clearly within its living words. When free people stand together and speak with one voice, then government has no choice, but to listen.

It is illogical, that the majority of American people don't want to be warned about the coming American economic collapse, or the imminent Muslim genocide that will most assuredly usher the whole calamity in. But logic has nothing to do with it. It is all about fear and denial, with denial being understood as a psychological defense mechanism that that people use to isolate themselves from disturbing conditions. People, who are "in denial," disavow knowledge of painful realities, in order to reduce anxiety/fear levels, sometimes to the detriment of their own health.

Our government has developed Psychological Operations (PSYOPs), which are based on manipulating populations who are in full-blown denial. In addition to these ongoing programs of conditioning and disseminating disinformation, Internet reports have revealed that the Department of Defense is developing a simulated "Parallel Earth," to help them to fine-tune their plan. Sentient World Simulation (SWS) bases its AI "thinking" on the psychological theory of "learned hopelessness."

According to researcher Marlena Plavšic', "learned helplessness" refers to the passive acceptance of unpleasant situations, nullifying the natural reactions, which normally cause attempts to escape or to control the situation. "Learned hopelessness" is a state of deep depression, brought on by prolonged immersion in a reality of learned helplessness.

"A person with learned helplessness easily gives in her/his goals if s/he failed few times in achieving them. Such persons show apathy, no motivation, depression and pessimism. The intensity of learned helplessness depends on what a person holds responsible for the helplessness: she herself/he himself or the outside factors...the victims believe they are helpless. Many concentration camp prisoners die of helplessness. They are told and convinced that the environment, i.e. the guards have absolute power over them. Bruno Bettleheim, psychologist and a survived nazi prisoner from the WW II says that that the concentration camp prisoners became 'walking corpses' in the moment when they gave up trying to influence what was happening to them."

The SWS computer simulation allows military leaders to "develop and test multiple courses of action to anticipate and shape behaviors of adversaries, neutrals, and partners. By applying theories of economics and human psychology, its developers believe they can predict how individuals and mobs will respond to various stressors." Homeland Security and the Defense Department are already using it to simulate crises. They try to anticipate how stressed-out populations can be manipulated by increasing the fear and anxiety-induced helplessness, through the introduction of panic-causing events, like earthquakes, tsunamis and terrorist attacks. Sound familiar, to anyone? Sounds like the fear-mongering basis of the whole "war on terror," doesn't it?

So, the Dept. of Defense is using computer modeling to learn how to manipulate people, especially the American people, who have been so debilitated by fear that they have become as sheep, "sheeple." We must assume that the experience amassed by the CIA mind control experiments (that have been revealed in the "Family Jewels") during the Vietnam war have been assimilated into this research, as well as that gained by their manipulations of democratic elections around the world. This is the latest manifestation of Admiral John Poindexter's "Total Information Awareness (TIA)" project, which was supposedly terminated by Congress. Two of the most important components of the TIA program were moved to the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Md. and the Army's Information Awareness Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., which was also home to the Army's "Able Danger" program, which identified 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta more than a year before the attacks. The NSA is now at the center of a political firestorm over President Bush's program to eavesdrop on the phone calls and e-mails of American citizens. Poindexter conceived of TIA in part, because of his frustration over the lack of such powerful tools, when he was national security chief for Reagan.

Here we see another covert op that has been designed by another key player in "Iran/Contra," just as Ollie North drew-up the first "Continuity Of Government" plans when he worked at FEMA and the "Reg 84 program" of civilian concentration camps that he inadvertently revealed under cross-examination by Congress. Does anyone think it coincidence that names from this secretive group of law-breaking renegades keeps coming up in connection with our darkest hours, or whenever a "black ops" is exposed (or a president needs to be dealt with)? You will read their names whenever you examine the darkest hours of modern history, from the "Bay of Pigs," to the JFK assassination, to the secret war in Laos, to "Watergate," to the Iran "hostage rescue" fiasco, to Iran/Contra, to the Monica Lewinski affair ( Linda Tripp)was Richard Secord's personal secretary and held a GS-16 federal job rating herself), to the secret arms/drugs pipeline that operates from Pakistan to "the Stans." Wherever the "secret government" rears its ugly head, many of these names will be associated with it. If it wasn't for the mistakes made by the secret government operatives during the illegal war on Nicaragua and the ensuing political firestorm, we would probably have no idea today of the depth of their penetration into our legitimate government.

So how do we nullify the ongoing plans of the "secret government" to finalize the destruction of democracy in America, that are characterized by the "national emergency" plans, secretive executive orders and law-nullifying "signing statements"? We must first adopt a "holistic approach" to our ongoing efforts to educate the sleeping American majority, whereby we seek to simplify the story, without omitting too many facets of the secret government PSY-OPS that are being deployed against us. We must work to simply the narrative that we will employ to create an awareness of our dilemma, to awaken the sleeping American body politic. Our second task must be to adapt this common narrative to our own understanding of psychological principles, in order to counter the effects of "learned hopelessness."

The people must be made aware of their own unique power to effect political change, restoring a sense of optimism in our Constitutional government, treating the pandemic of hopelessness with a healthy dose of renewed hope. Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, the author of "Learned Optimism," claims that "we can choose how we think; about ourselves and our coping strategies, in the first place." His advice for overcoming pessimism is "not to ruminate about what happened (or in our case, what is about to happen), but to do something pleasurable that will distract the thoughts from the troubles." Perhaps the sheer pleasure of standing side-by-side with other like-minded Americans, releasing all the repressed feelings and hopelessness in a great expression of resistance to the evil that looms before us would prove cathartic for us all. Standing up to a relentless bully, with others who have also been bullied, often proves to be a healing experience.

We see in the character of George Bush many of the characteristics of "the serial bully." This has been his "m. o." throughout all of his foreign and domestic policies, as it was throughout his brutal career as governor of Texas. His bullying tactics, combined with Cheney's devious scheming have been merged with the psycho/political science of fear-mongering, that has been perfected by the dark forces of the secret government over many years. The concept of "false flag operations" fits in nicely with the demonic form of politics/government practiced by this government.

The pieces are falling into place, so that we may actually be getting very close to constructing an accurate narrative of the past six years. We know that Al Qaida and the CIA shared a long and sordid history. On 9/11 the terrorist attacks were carried out with the help of, as yet, unnamed military experts, and coordinated into ongoing US war games that were simulating the same attacks, at the exact same time. We do know that American air defenses were not called into action to defend Washington and New York, and that during the attacks many unexplained "coincidences" occurred, among them was a coded warning against Air Force One, over top secret channels. The great unknown at this point is the dividing line between our legitimate government and the shadowy secret government, or at least the "CIA within the CIA" that was mentioned during the Iran/contra hearings. According to revelations of Congressman Charlie Wilson ("Charlie Wilson's War"), one rogue former agent, Ed Wilson, (who is spending the rest of his life in the Pennsylvania State Prison system, for selling explosives to Gaddafi) told Nicaraguan dictator Somoza that he could mobilize a "one-thousand-man army of former CIA operatives...(to) crush the Sandinistas." Was this rogue network involved in 9/11? If so, were they acting on their own, or were there other traitors involved from within the government itself?

We do know for certain that the attacks and the accompanying campaign of fear were used to capitalize on the imperialistic opportunities provided by them. We know for certain that the illegal aggression against Iraq and the coming nuclear aggression against Iran have nothing to do with retaliation for the attacks and everything to do with seizing the oil and gas fields of central Asia. We also know full well that our weakened national and global economies cannot bear the burden of the hyper-inflation of oil prices that the planned assault on Iran will surely bring with it. Cold indifferent Americans, who could care less that a million or more Iranians and other Muslims are about to be incinerated, will not be able to ignore the personal suffering that will come with the impending mega-crisis, if they are made to see the price tag of economic collapse that will come with it.

Our task is to overcome administration attempts to spread fear and anxiety amongst the people, a key factor in their calculating quest to obtain the ultimate dictatorial powers that they continually strive for. If enough people understood the truth about the unintended consequences of this next illegal war and the mountain of evidence which confirms these charges, then no force on earth could restrain them from taking to the streets, to exercise their first amendment rights to peacefully express their "righteous indignation" at the national travesty that is known as the Bush Administration.
 
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That is funny stuff!
That is a hoot. Poor chubby americans staring at the boob tube, believing all its bullsh!t. What do you expect from a population that has no cultural backbone. Americans have no culture and do not want to learn about other cultures.

Americans do not deserve the standard of living that the land they invaded has provided them. They invaded a foreing land, killed and enslaved its population and raped the land. All that is happening these last couple of years and the upcoming economic meltdown will bring The United Suckers of America to their respective standard of living.

The American ruling elite has understood something the rest of the world knew for years: "Americans are idiots. They believe everything the TV tells them. They have a very short memory span. Have no culture, no education or knowledge of the world. They are racist and violent. They can be easily manipulated as any other poor people on this earth who have no means to get this education!"

Some losers still have hope in Ron Paul! Isn't he Republican?
 
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a guest said:

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Keep Writing!
Pllease keep up the effort and enlist new voices to carry the truth to others who are still sleeping. They have shut me down but my work inspires others and you are in the same position to continue the work.

Mike Jordan

 
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a guest said:

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The fear is justified - but not for the reason you might think
Often overlooked is the fact that the quality of life of the American masses, declining though it may be, exists entirely on the backs of the exploitation of the rest of the world by the US ruling elite. The Neocon push is in fact the final desperate act to hide from the masses the expropriation of the country's wealth, which should be spent on the people's welfare, for the ends of empire. American's face a slow haul back to the average levels of security, freedom, health and peace that the vast majority of humanity lives under. It will not be a pretty sight when the truth finally dawns or when the increasingly militarised establsihment responds to that realsiation.
 
July 30, 2007
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twelphsoul said:

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good work ! I have experienced the amerikan tragedy first hand. I feel unable to tell my fellow citizens the truth for so many reasons. Chiefly, because they lack the will to understand.
 
March 08, 2008
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