"How high's the water, Mama?"
Two feet high, and risin'...
Of all the Johnny Cash songs America could have become, it had to be this one.
You can't keep your ear to the ground anymore, not when you're worried about keeping your head above water. And you may have noticed, there's one helluva downpour.
Consider just these recent appointments:
John Bolton, UN Ambassador. Someone who contends that West Nile Virus is a Cuban WMD attack. A man who said "There is no United Nations.... When the United States leads, the United Nations will follow. When it suits our interests to do so, we will do so. When it does not suit our interests, we will not." An advocate of a One-China Policy: Taiwan. A man who keeps a bronzed grenade in his office "to show how proud he is of being called a bomb-thrower" Someone described by former patron Jesse Helms as "the kind of man with whom I would want to stand at Armageddon, if it should be my lot to be on hand for what is forecast to be the final battle between good and evil in this world."
Karen Hughes, "Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy." In other words, the task of sugar-coating US foreign adventures, chiefly the "War on Terror," and particularly to the Islamic world, has been entrusted to Bush's monolingual fixer from his days in Austin, who has nothing but domestic policy experience.
Michael Griffin, to head NASA. Griffin, reports a glowing New York Times, was the "president and chief operating officer of In-Q-Tel, a nonprofit investment organization sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency. He also served as the deputy for technology at the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and worked on missile defense systems from 1986 to 1991." Let the Hubble fall, and the missiles fly - space will be liberated!
And this morning, Paul Wolfowitz, US nominee for President of the World Bank.
There is no understanding these appointments, before we appreciate that uniting them all is one arrogant, fat finger in the face of the world. These are decisions of a White House that doesn't care, knows it doesn't care, and wants us to know it doesn't care. The choices would be bizarre enough if they had been made unconscious of the impression they would make. But Occam doesn't cut that way, especially when multiplied by four. And they keep piling up. That's why the real danger in keeping your ear to the ground these days is drowning.
And this is just the stuff in the mainstream. This is just the stuff you are supposed to know about.
Three feet high, and risin'...
The Russian news agency Novosti has conducted an interview with Leonid Shebarshin, who served as the KGB's "chief of foreign spying" in the 1980s, and was named acting KGB chairman after the failed coup of 1991. (A French translation of the interview may be accessed here; I've yet to find it in English.)
Shebarshin makes three points which stand out: Iran will be the next target; "international terrorism" is a convenient fiction, and Osama bin Laden "is still today an agent of the CIA."
Did you get that? The former acting chairman of the KGB says bin Laden is still working for the United States. Of course, we'd be foolish to take a professional spy's word for anything. But, and again of course, we don't need to. We have our eyes, and our brains, and our guts. We've had for more than three years the reports that bin Laden was treated at the American hospital in Dubai the summer of 2001, and there met with the CIA station chief and others. What we've done with it, how we've let that and much else inform our judgement of the "War on Terror" narrative, has been our business. Our responsibility.
Besides, you can't tell people this stuff. Everyone needs to intuit for themselves just how wrong things have become. Or not. But knowing that something has gone horribly wrong with America is also about self-knowledge, particularly for Americans. Because the cognitive dissonance between the national myths and the imperial reality is threatening to become a serious issue of mental health.
Also out of Russia, there is this rumour, which originally appeared yesterday on the global investor board Le Metropole Cafe:
The Café and GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee) have developed quite the information network around the world. On that note I am passing on what I am hearing from a solid source. None of this can go in the verified camp, so it all must be treated as rumor until we receive proper verification:
Russia is preparing for possible war and its actions on the dollar indicate just that; they are going to back Syria, Iran. China will back Iran.
Russia has made deals on oil and gas projects and opened its minerals to trading. This should show soon in response to Chinese raw materials buying.
Russia has also abandoned efforts to tie the ruble's movement closely to the dollar and switched to shadowing both the euro and the US currency. This is the first step to war. Other countries operating de facto dollar pegs will follow suit. With 81 per cent of Russia's oil exports currently sold to Europe, the move means that Russia will eventually denominate its oil in euros.
Asia is following Russia, or should I say leading, and is about to dump dollars in sizeable chunks; they believe that the U.S. dollar is no longer seen as a stable currency and it appears that Malaysia will be the first major Asian economy to dump the dollar. China has already calculated when they will optimize the dumping of the dollar to provide the greatest strength to a newly un-pegged Yuan. Both events will occur very close together and it will be planned to do the most damage to the US.
As the source says, "Take it or leave it. Time will tell on all counts." And time ain't what it used to be.
Four feet high, and risin'...
Now, if you want to wade real deep in the Big Muddy, go here, and download the video "Desperate Wives, Part One."
Let me tell you something of what you'll see.
You'll see a 20-minute clip of an interview with Kay Pollard Griggs, wife - widow? - of Marine Colonel George Griggs. She speaks of her husband's torment regarding rampant homosexual blackmail, rape, and systemic paedophilia in the highest ranks of the US military and government. Not exactly new to us who considered "Jeff Gannon," Craig Spence, Johnny Gosch and more; just corroboration. (By the way, Colonel Griggs's name comes up in this story, which adds the protected drug trade to the mix. He is also linked here to retired Colonel Michael Aquino, of "Franklin Cover-Up" notoriety, and the Temple of Set.)
You'll see a woman who, if she's lying, must first be lying to herself, because despite the sensational subject, she comes across as entirely credible.
Now, honestly, I don't know how this material can ever make a difference. The Left can't touch it because the gatekeepers will call it homophobia, though it's really about power. And the Right won't touch it because it tarnishes its own militarist fetish. And most, anyway, would dismiss it out of hand as nonsense, because nothing in the media has prepared them for such knowledge. So who is going to pay attention?
More importantly, why is it important now to pay attention to this, when there's so much being washed away in the flood?
There is no keeping pace with the acceleration of America's disorder, but there may be some understanding it, which must come before it can be corrected. For that, though, we have to go back, even before Project Paperclip and the attempted corpo-coup against Franklin Roosevelt. Maybe we need to go back to the 19th Century, and consider men like Albert Pike, and perhaps things like the erection of the Osirian phallus called the Washington Monument. Maybe we need to go back further still. Maybe millenia. Perhaps we need to do that, to discern a thread of history - either genuine, or meaningful only to the fascist imagination - that links ancient mystery religions and secret societies to today's imperial death cult, which binds itself in blood and semen.
Well, it's five feet high, and risin'....
A few days ago, someone mentioned Terence McKenna's Timewave theory, that time is literally speeding up, and novelty increasing, towards a temporal zero point in late 2012. I don't know about that. But as allegorical truth, it's brilliant. And particularly insightful since McKenna died in 2000, before the crazy kicked it up a notch.
I guess we'll see in seven years or so. And with time what it is these days, that's not too long to wait.