From Rob Ossell
When I was a boy, there was this guy. When he got off work, he would go outside, open his briefcase, and it would unfold into a car. Then he would get inside it, and fly away to his home in the clouds. Once there, he would get out of his car, push a button, it would fold back into the briefcase, and he would hand it to his maid, Rosie the robot. Then he would go and kiss his wife, well you know the rest of the story.
The guy was not real; he was a cartoon, a fictitious caricature named George Jetson. Also when I was a boy, we had a president who said, we should boldly go where we had never been before, the moon, and we went to the moon. But something happened to the bold future I thought I would get to live in.
One week after my tenth birthday, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by what according to the official story, was a single assassin, who could only achieve his goal, by way of a physics defying magic bullet. A myth was born and we bought it.
The experts told us, the official story was true, that anyone who questioned it was a nut job, a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist. And we bought it. The physics defying magic bullet theory, we bought it. The physicist, scientist, engineers, all who should have known better, all went along to get along, and bought it. Somehow we have all been conditioned to accept the idea that 2 or more people, getting together and planning something in secret (aka a conspiracy) is rarer than Bigfoot or unicorns. All you have to do is call someone a conspiracy theorist and their rational thought processes shut down.
I’d like to change gears here, so pause for a moment, and then consider The Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman, case. For the families and friends involved, this was an absolute tragedy. But for the rest of the nation, this was a local story and did not deserve national attention. And yet somehow the mainstream media has whipped this up into a nonstop frenzy that could only lead to race riots. I repeat, this story did not deserve all the national attention; it was a tragic local event.
So now we come to the tricky part, the thing I struggle with in my mind. In the JFK assassination, the national media tells us not to question the official story, disregard physics, and accept the magic bullet theory. In the Trayvon Martin death we are told to question the jury verdict, and demand vigilante justice.
The point I’m trying to make is that we expect the national media to provide us the information so that we can make up our own mind. But instead we are fed propaganda to pursue a hidden agenda. Or as others have named it, we are given a propaganda (origin unknown).
So what is the propaganda? In the words of the late great George Carlin: “anything that they can do to keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank.” We repeat or even argue the talking points from Fox News if we’re on the R team or CNN – NPR if we are on the D team. What we should be doing is trying to unite on common ground. “A rising tide lifts all boats.”
Now, let’s consider over a decade of wars. The mainstream media is constantly feeding us terror terror terror fear fear fear, and how we must kill them over there, so we don’t have to fight them here. Most of the people we have bombed back to the Stone Age, do not hate us for our freedom. Most want the same thing that we want, a chance to raise their family in peace and prosperity.
I remember before the war on terror, when the Soviet Union was alive and kicking, we seldom heard of terrorists. When the Soviet Union collapsed, we enjoyed the peace dividend and most people were employed in real jobs instead of being kicked around by temp agencies.
Although most of us are war weary, many of us profit in one way or another from war. We don’t say anything for fear of losing our job. We don’t question the illogic of intense screening at the airports while the borders are wide open, or amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, while our middle class jobs are exported to other countries. We have bumper stickers that say “We Support the Troops” while our veterans have the highest suicide rate ever. What do our Vets know that the mainstream media is not telling us?
We forgot the lessons we should have learned from Vietnam. We have invaded multiple countries, destabilized their government and poisoned their land with the nuclear waste that we could not figure out how to dispose of (depleted uranium or DU). All in the name of fighting terror, which isn’t even a real enemy; it’s a tactic.
In his farewell address, George Washington warned of the dangers of maintaining a standing army. Dwight D Eisenhower warned of the rise of the military (congressional) industrial complex. And John F. Kennedy warned of secret societies conducting business by covert means. Secret societies have always been around, and many in the conspiracy research community believe the JFK assassination was our nation’s “Crossing the Rubicon” moment.
Finally, as a baby boomer I wonder what happened to my generation. We started with such promise, and yet our generation will leave the world a worse place for the next generation to inherit. We’ve had a war on drugs, a war on illiteracy, on obesity, diabetes, cancer, etc., and all seem to be making the same kind of headway as our war on terror. All are failures, but all make huge profits for a select few.
It’s time we question everything, and then question the answers. If the mainstream media say, don’t look there, that’s a conspiracy theory, that’s the signal that we should dig even deeper. IF we would get out of the “go along to get along” mind set, and return to “not on my watch,” then maybe we could return to our noble path and boldly go where we have never been before.