"In the Absence of Reason" by Chas. Sullivan

In the Absence of Reason

By Charles Sullivan


Two excerpts:

"I offered to cite the evidence and even provide source materials for them to peruse. Neither of them was willing to examine the evidence. Neither would hear any of it. Both men were visibly agitated at the thought that such evidence may actually exist, and that it could be so easily produced. They were afraid to confront the facts, or to be confronted by them. Their entire belief system was at risk.

The very idea that the United States government might be complicit in the death of thousands of its own citizens as a pretext for war is still preposterous to most U.S. citizens, despite the historical record that is suppressed in the mainstream, but widely available from other sources. The sound of so many minds slamming shut like a steel prison door is deafening."


"The death of civilians means nothing to a government that routinely murders civilians around the world, and sends its own to kill and be killed for imperialistic purposes. The historical record speaks for itself. Pax America is an old phenomenon, not one that is peculiar to George Bush and Dick Cheney. It is a phenomenon that is deeply rooted in plutocracy, corporatism, racism, and capitalism—a fact that too many U.S. citizens are terrified to face.

It is tragically sad that so few U.S. citizens are even willing to confront the evidence and demand accountability. 9/11 and subsequent events were made possible by a systemic absence of reason in our culture. We behave as if ignorance somehow protects us from reality. It does not. Eventually, darkness must give way to the light.

Hiding our collective heads in the sand out of fear can hardly be considered an act of courage or enlightenment. Indeed, it is moral cowardice of the worst kind.

What we don’t know, and what we refuse to know, does us, and the world, considerable harm. Reality has a way of intruding upon our preconceived ideas. Hiding in fear does not make evil go away; it assures its continuation."

...if you repeat a distortion long enough, it can become reality

So I was flipping through the channels on the brainwashing machi... er... I mean the TEE-VEE tonight, and I decided to watch a few minutes of The 700 Club. For shits and giggles. I can't even bring myself to describe what I saw. Check this madness out:


Watch the video, IF YOU DARE!!

We really are living in the Fourth Reich. This is so surreal. It really feels like a bad dream.

I'm having a lot of trouble laughing these days.

There are tens of millions of people out there gobbling this shit up. Talk about an assault on reason

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
"What you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Gandhi
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." - Thomas Paine

If I were in France, I

If I were in France, I might exclaim "Mon Dieu!"..... or perhaps "Merde!".

Innocent bystanders must have their heads spinning round and round.

See also http://cryptogon.com/?p=895

"The American Culture Bomb: Satire from the Onion and a Long Forgotten U.S. Army War College Essay "

Merde indeed.

That is some unbelievable stuff.

Check this out: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/featured_articles/Jun07/1Jun07-CSL.htm

"Oh, wouldn't a military dictatorship in the U.S. be just 'dandy'?"

Or this: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/featured_articles/Jun07/5Jun07-CSL.htm

Do you realize the nightmare, the absolute horror that humanity will face if we begin waging large-scale war with robots and artificial intelligence? Think The Terminator or The Matrix. REALLY!!! This shit isn't sci-fi anymore!! It is coming, and we have to take it seriously. How could public opinion ever be turned against a war if none of our young people had to go to distant lands to die? Only robots would go!! And of course, you can't try a robot for crimes against humanity. You can't accuse a robot of being immoral, or killing indescriminately. Then all they have to do is control the media coverage, make sure we don't get any information from the killing fields... How many people would stand up to stop a war then? How would we even know that there was a war happening on the other side of the world? DARPA must be dismantled.

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
"What you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Gandhi
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." - Thomas Paine

Yes, indeed...

See also:

The Militarization of Neuroscience
April 27, 2007
Hugh Gusterson / Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

“The Mind Has No Firewall”
The War at Home
New Weaponry
Psychopharmacological Warfare


The Present and the Future:
‘What’s Wrong With This Picture?”
Repeated Trauma and Deliberately-Induced Fear
Computer-Age Information Warfare
Electromagnetic Weapons and Psychological Control of Civilians


The book “Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance and the Culture of Control”
Derrick Jensen and George Draffan, Chelsea Green 2004

The 20-minute video "The War Machine Arises...":

When you are all done with that and need an antidote or cleansing, see "Seedlings" at http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/index.php?automodule=blog&...

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'Every [weapon developed and used] signifies, in the final sense, theft from the needy.' "The world in arms is not spending money alone [but also] the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children." -- Ike