Absurdity Rules the World
By Siv O'Neall
17, 2012 "Information
Clearing House" --
The absurdity of the world today is so blinding that we can
barely see through the fog to discern what went so wrong.
Plans had been spun
for years in the dark underground caves by the enemies of man.
The Neoconservatives had it all planned, but one factor was
already been working its insidious misinformation. The mass
media were already more than willing to play the game of Big
Money. Americans were thoroughly indoctrinated to toe the line
of Big Power. Respect for power and blind obedience were the
result of the U.S. educational system. “I pledge obedience to
the flag of the United States of America …” Millions and
millions of yes-men had been molded out of the clay of
propaganda and history books.
Neoconservatives had it all in hand. Ronald Reagan had taken the
first big step to load the dice. Anybody with a conscience was
now going to be deprived of any realistic means of resetting the
scales to a just balance. This was the beginning of the policy
of ‘starving the beast’. The little people had no say. Only Big
Money weighed heavily enough to tip the balance. Bill Clinton
continued in the steps of his predecessors and the famous
climbing ladder, supposed to be available to all Americans,
became more and more of an illusion.
But the real introduction of
lawlessness and the total contempt for the needs of the masses,
that were soon to follow, were still only in the sick minds of
the Neocon cavemen. In order to carry out their destructive
projects, one factor was standing in their way. The people might
become a powerful force against their openly unconstitutional
planned take-over. Could even the Supreme Court be relied on to
take the side of the Neocon monsters? The Project
for the New American Century
(PNAC) may well have as its goal the promotion of American
global leadership, but would the end justify the means? Could
this little clique of psychopaths do their deeds and clear the
hurdles that were still in clear view?
The path to world domination is
September 11 made it
all possible. Whatever really happened on that fateful day will
probably never be known to the public, even though theories
abound. But what we do know is that mass hysteria was awakened
in the American people and the surgeons could now come in and
chop away at human rights, spread fear instead of showing a
reasonable calm, and all this without being hampered by any
humanitarian considerations. The homeland had been attacked. All
means were from now on considered legal.
The cheerleaders were
in full swing, flags were waving all over America the beautiful.
National pride was steered towards revenge with an unstoppable
force, constantly nurtured by radio, television and
Patriotism had its
field day and barely any questions were asked. The tiny clique
of cavemen made preposterous statements, unsupported by any real
facts and the citizens lapped it up blindly, without the
slightest attempt at verifying the truth of the accusations.
Mass hysteria snowballed.
A country was pointed
out as being behind this incomparably heinous deed. It made
absolutely no sense whatsoever, but people didn’t pay any
attention. The propaganda channels were screaming: “Never in the
history of mankind has a deed been wrought that was more evil,
more undeserved, more incomprehensible.
What do they have against
There’s absolutely nothing in the world that we have done that
would deserve an attack like this one.”
The rah-rah chorus
got louder and louder. “Our country, the most civilized, the
most moral and the most powerful country in the world has been
attacked by an evil country. How did they dare?”
The patriotic screams
covered over any voice that dared point out that the entire show
didn’t make any sense.
The ingenious invention – the WAR ON TERROR
Now the doors were
open for the United States of America to put their underground
plans into action. From that day on, any lies were accepted
without so much as a question as to the logic and credibility of
the claims brazenly made.
The U.S. President
became an ever more powerful actor on the world stage. He could
wage wars that were not wars. He could kill civilians who were
not civilians. He could initiate invasions of nations that were
not invasions. Up was down and down was up. Sense and logic had
given up the stage to hysteria and illusions. Non-sense is the
rule of the day.
How was this
possible? Because of an attack on two skyscrapers that collapsed
like sand castles because two airplanes flew into them and a
third one that did so without anything hitting it? No, that
wasn’t enough. It wasn’t quite that simple.
They had to invent a
WAR ON TERROR. Never was a shrewder invention made in human
history. Everybody who opposes our holy war on terror is a
terrorist. Et voilà. As simple as that.
The fear and pride in
their country made Americans blind to what was really going on
in the aggressive U.S. politics. Countries were invaded and torn
apart, hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed, lost
their homes, were made to flee their countries. Families were
disunited, parents were searching for their children, children
were crying for their lost parents. The horror that spread
through the world was hidden from the American people due to the
corruption of the mass media. What they saw on their television
screens was theater à la carte. What they heard and read was
that the United States was saving the world from tyranny and
introducing freedom and democracy.
The overall purpose of the PNAC people, the
is to control the planet
At whatever cost. Cost in human lives, cost in destruction of
the environment, cost in the destruction of other people’s
Millennia of traditions are
To this end slogans
are made up that fit their goal. Muslims are terrorists.
Everybody who is against the War on Terror and Washington’s
all-means-justify-the-end principle is a terrorist and should be
sent to lifelong imprisonment or killed outright. Drug traffic
is evil, unless it’s run by the United States. U.S military are
all good people and are justified in doing whatever they are
doing. Except for a few bad apples, of course.
Whatever country does not cooperate
fully with the United States is corrupt and should be made to
see the light. See Libya. See Syria. See Iran. And first of all
there was of course Afghanistan and Iraq. Any country which has
valuable resources that they don’t willingly turn over to
U.S.-centered corporations must be taught to rethink their
policies. Or they will become the victims of invasions and
ghastly killing sprees.
Washington's sore toe
Latin America was
once considered the U.S. backyard and it is against nature
itself that those countries now have the gall to run their own
business. So Paraguay happens. So Mexico happens. How long will
they be able to run business in Colombia? When will the freedom
fighters (the ‘terrorists’ of course) manage to stop the corrupt
and deadly U.S. influence over the running of this nation?
When will the other
September 11 be repeated, the one in Santiago, Chile, in 1973,
killed and a murderous dictatorship installed? Oh yes, the
neoliberalism of Milton Friedman and the Chicago boys dates back
much farther than to the Neoconservative fanatics.
coup was tried again in
April of 2002, this time against Hugo Chávez,
but the rage of the people made this coup a miserable failure.
Chávez was reinstalled after two days of rightist brainless
celebrations. If the mass media had done their job, the power
behind the coup, that is the United States, would have become a
Caring for the people is communist-inspired soft-headed nonsense
Socialism is for the
weak of heart, and a strong nation doesn’t need nationalized
enterprise. Private ownership is what makes for progress and
private profit is what makes the world go round. Real men are
The people are of no
importance. They are all collateral damage. Who needs the local
store owner? Who needs the industrial worker since labor is so
much cheaper elsewhere. Who needs the small farmer since
agribusiness is so much more profitable to the corporations?
The United States is
busy wielding its secret power in any country that becomes a
threat to the Empire – any country that might possibly be won
over to democracy in a popular uprising. Egypt looked at first
like a promise to the world of freedom, but there is not a
chance that a new regime will ever heed the voice of the people
who fought so bravely in Tahrir Square over a year ago. The
military and the Muslim Brotherhood will no doubt do whatever
Washington tells them to do.
Libya was callously
and stealthily destroyed. Tripoli and much of the rest of the
country was bombed to smithereens. And what had
Qaddafi made himself
Making Libya the richest country in Africa after its having been
the poorest. But he threatened to nationalize the oil and gas
and that is strictly verboten if the U.S. can have a say. And
they made sure they did. Qaddafi had to go since Libya is
essential for U.S. control over the Middle East .
And then comes Syria,
an increasingly bloody mess, waiting for its turn to be
submitted to the same destiny.
And who is in
collusion with Washington in all this western imperialism? NATO,
of course. The EU with all its puppets called Barroso, Christine
Lagarde (IMF), Cameron, Sarkozy/Hollande (in spite of Hollande’s
empty talk of ending austerity measures), Merkel, who might well
be the one honest prime minister/leader in Europe, since she
seems to be acting for Germany more than for the Empire.
But Washington is the
preserver of freedom and democracy in the world and no country
is as free or has the moral rectitude of the United States.
Follow the example of Washington and all will be well. We will
all be little Americans and we will all be eating big Macs at
MacDonald’s and buying our T-shirts at Walmart’s.
The way the Empire
runs its mission of saving the world is by ignoring any
humanitarian needs at home or abroad. The standard of living is
steadily going down in the Western world. Who cares? People are
dying by the hundreds of thousands all over the world and in
particular in the countries that have become the special targets
for Washington since they are considered essential for U.S.
absolute global domination.
The corporations are
getting together to make the poor farmers in Africa a mass of
starving slaves of Big Money, the victims of the monstrous
proceedings of the totally immoral corporate agribusiness.
The absurd world
We are living in a
theater of the absurd. Our world has been emptied of all real
meaning. The substitute for real living is accumulating –
whatever. Mainly money, of course. Or things. Anything. In the
absence of money, we accumulate debt. Our reason for living has
become adding one gadget to another, or one million to another,
and then, finally, sitting on top of a tower of failed hopes and
getting limited to incessant blabber on our mobile phones to say
– nothing. People have let their own hearts and minds go stale
and they are now only occupied with a semblance of communication
which has become an obsession without any meaning. With no
ideals, no goals in life, what are we going to become? Empty
vessels of hate and fear, exactly the robots that the monsters
in power were planning on.
Politics have become entertainment, another soap
opera to distract the masses. There is no sense in participating
in the election game since all elections are rigged in advance.
The stage is set for the Corporations to run the planet Earth
into the ultimate abyss.
Have people even noticed that democracy is dead?
The predator hawks
are flying across the skies, swooping down to attack wherever
there is a vague sign of populism, combined with resources of
any kind that can be turned into money.
All this is made
possible in the thick fog spread over the world by the WAR ON
TERROR. Anything goes. People are totally ignorant of how the
Corpocrats are busy destroying their lives and the environment.
The blind and deaf people, the propaganda victims, are the
perfect, easily manipulated human robots that the Neocons were
depending on for their total success.
Unless we can relearn to use our brains and our
critical sense, our ability to see the reality through the fog
of fear and indolence, not only will we ourselves be done away
with through the gradual ‘starving of the beast’, but the whole
planet will be made a sterile desert. At the end of the day the
predators will be found begging for the crumbs of food left over
from the few self-supporting farmers who managed to withstand
the corporate predators.
O'Neall was born and raised in Sweden where she graduated from
Lund University. She has lived in Paris, France and New
Rochelle, N.Y. and traveled extensively throughout the U.S,
Europe, and other continents, including several trips to India.
Siv retired after many years of teaching French in Westchester,
N.Y. and English in the Grandes Ecoles (Institutes of
Technology) in France
The Project for the New American
was an American think tank based in Washington, D.C. that lasted
from 1997 to 2006.