I was offended by some reader comments to my post that exposed the military’s Jade Helm 15 exercise. I made an effort to be not unduly alarmist, to present objective verifiable facts, to not draw any definitive conclusions—yet I was accused by some of being a member of the “tin foil hat” crowd. Ouch.
The Internet is going crazy with all kinds of speculations and accusations that may or may not be true—that there are Chinese and Russian troops on American soil trained to be prison guards in FEMA camps designed for the sole purpose of detaining “dangerous” US citizens like Constitutionalists, military veterans, gun owners, etc.; that Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Al Shebaab terrorists are infiltrating our southern borders with the knowing assistance of the Department of Homeland Security; that the land beneath some Walmart locations is being tunneled to facilitate the clandestine arrest of lawful citizens and patriots; that the murder of 20 students and 6 staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax perpetrated in order for politicians to push through gun control legislation; that George Carlin was murdered by the Illuminati because they objected to his views about the “owners” of our country and the untrustworthiness of what our government chooses to tell us; that the Tsarnarev Brothers were set up by the CIA and the Boston Bombings were a false flag attack; that we have spent all our economic bullets, a credit collapse is inevitable, and silver and gold are the only form of money that will survive; that Jade Helm 15 is definitely a preparation for martial law and mass incarceration of people who don’t commit crimes, but merely hold opinions of which the government doesn’t approve; etc. It is very difficult to differentiate the real (or fragments of real) from the fantastic.
Alex Jones recently went on the air and warned that his “sixth sense” is screaming that a big change is imminent, and it is likely to be bad. Another website has fixed a date on this change—late in the day of May 28, 2015—based on planetary alignments. My own son reports that there seems to be a sadness out there, a social foreboding that something’s wrong. (If the shit does come raining down, you’ve probably got only 72 hours to do anything for yourself.)
As I pointed out in the Jade Helm post, a CNN poll from last August said that an all-time high of 87% of Americans simply do not trust their own government nor regard the mainstream media as truthful or credible. This fact alone is a disgrace, and should be seen as a root cause of all the conspiracy craziness. The government has been behind too many verifiable “false flag” attacks and deceptions to ever be trusted again. The government did it to itself.
So for those of us who have learned something from history, for those of us who are determined to be “Good Germans” and not mindless sheep, we must rely on the Internet despite its unsure footing. I have spent the last couple of weeks on the Internet looking for at least three credible stories that I think deserve your attention.
One thing that somehow got by me, and which I found very surprising, is that on December 14, 2013, China landed a robotic lander on the moon—an historic lunar development that makes China only the third nation to make a soft-landing on the moon and the first landing by any spacecraft in 42 years. Maybe I missed it because it happened just weeks after my stroke; some Internet gurus are saying that up-to-date technology is revealing surprising new facts about our nearest celestial neighbor. China is now actively at work on the critical technology required to conduct a manned landing on the Moon, perhaps establishing a moon base by the mid-2020’s or shortly thereafter. NASA has no such plans. But the fact that I missed the landing doesn’t rise to “foil hat” status. It only proves that I was asleep at the switch—and in the light that I had just suffered a stroke, perhaps you will agree that I had a good excuse.
But what is an appropriate excuse for not connecting the dots with the following three stories? Has the entire US population been in a coma for the last few years? These aren’t even the most pressing potential immediate priorities. But as bat-shit crazy as these stories may seem to be, I remind you that we live in a crazy world where the unbelievable should be seriously considered.
“Wacko” Idea #1: Seymour Hersh says the Osama Bin Laden raid was a lie
Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, said all the details surrounding the 2011 US raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound that resulted in the terrorist leader’s death are completely false. Hersh’s investigations led him to conclude that it was not the CIA that traced Bin Laden to his compound in Abbottabad (as the Obama Administration has claimed), but an officer in the Pakistani intelligence service who gave him up. Hersh’s revelations of White House mendacity suggest that there may be other shoes to fall which reveal that the present Administration is no more truthful than the last. Here’s what he said in The London Review of Books.
“Wacko” Idea #2: The “False Flag” Scenario of 911 is the most plausible explanation
Oh, 911. Won’t it ever go away? It has been fourteen years now. Can’t we just move on? No! This is the lynchpin event that has justified a steady erosion of our freedoms ever since. And then there are all the alleged criminals who supposedly had something to do with the destruction of the Twin Towers. They’re walking free and presumably wreaking more havoc. We must know how the Twin Towers were brought down. We must know who did it and why. Is the government delaying in order for the perpetrators to die first of natural causes before they are brought to account? 911 must be honestly investigated now.
“Wacko” Idea #3:’Embedded’ journalists & controlled media are enablers of endless war
In this film, John Pilger, a respected Australian-British journalist based in London, investigates the media’s role in war. He traces the history of ’embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of WWI to the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
And if there’s any doubt about how this practically played out, see this report by the highly-respected Bill Moyers.
But these stories just deal with the past. Where will the future take us? Can you blame the kooks for entertaining the possibility that the most menacing and outrageous possibilities are true?
Even if the worst should happen, the sun will rise the next day. There is always hope. But I am an optimist, and I do not live in the outer world.
Maybe I’m wrong. As I said before, we live in a crazy world. But I believe that the cycles of renewal will prevail, come what may. Such faith is possibly the ultimate mark of the tin foil hat.
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