The Insanity Of The Manipulated Masses
During the weeks after 9-11 and during a time when the Bush Administration was talking about aggressively
attacking the invisible enemy he called "world terrorism," something very strange happened to a lot of Americans.
I think just about everybody went crazy.
Everywhere you looked the American flag was flying. The red, white and blue was displayed on store fronts,
on every flag pole, and their cars.
Young men and women rushed to local recruiting offices to sign up because they wanted to defend their country.
America was like a hive of disturbed bees, buzzing about wildly, prepared to sting anything that looked
threatening, and sacrificing their all to do it. Nobody was thinking. Everybody was going to war even though nobody
knew exactly who the enemy was.
While patriotism is usually a good thing, somehow I thought there was a lot of overplay going on. And
for many, it still is. Throughout the Midwest those flags are still waving, and it seems they are even bigger than they used
Even our leadership was caught up in the frenzy. The Bush Administration sent troops off to attack Afghanistan
because intelligence told us that Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the attack. And even though Osama is a native
of Saudi Arabia, intelligence said he was operating with the Al-Qaeda, a group of radical Moslem militants stationed in
Afghanistan. Thus we bombed, shot and killed Afghanistan people. Then we shifted our attention to Iraq and did the same thing
there and for even less defined reasons.
Two years later we are still in Afghanistan. We also are in Iraq. And our troops are caught in a strange
quagmire that can't be resolved. Many thousands of innocent civilians in both countries are dead. Hundreds of our troops are
dead and many more are hospitalized. Osama bin Laden is still at large. So is Saddam Hussein. Now new intelligence tells
us that the attack might really have been perpetrated in Saudi Arabia. In fact, most of the terrorists involved in taking
over those airplanes are now known to have been from Saudi Arabia, not Afghanistan or Iraq. I wonder why that didn't
occur to our military leadership at the start?
Talk about going off half cocked.
While war insanity was going on our legislators let a document called the Patriot Act slip into law without
a fight. That document, designed to strip Constitutional freedoms and turn the nation into a police state, has since fallen
under severe public attack. The last I heard Congress agreed to take a look at it; something I think it didn't do the
first time around.
How could stuff like this happen in the United States?
Writer David McGowan, in a recent article in the Web's Online Journal, titled "Funtionally Insane Americans,"
suggests that most people in the United States were so emotionally upset during the days following the
9-11 attacks that they lost touch with reality. I think they found safety in numbers and a form of hive mentality took over.
McGowen wrote: "the severity of any individual's insanity is a function of the degree of that person's disconnection
"That definition, of course, is entirely dependent on how 'reality' is defined. From the point of view of
the state, 'reality' is whatever the shapers of public opinion say it is. Anyone who disagrees with the voices of authority
is, therefore, insane."
One example of the mass hysterical insanity was an arrest in Albany New York of a man who wore a "peace"
T-shirt in a shopping mall. That the man associated himself with the peace activists of the 1960s so incensed the war-charged
masses that the man was actually led away in handcuffs by uniformed police officers.
Of course not everybody in America bought into the war fever. I know that I was among thousands of people
voicing concerns to one another via the Internet in those crucial weeks. The media all but igorned public demonstrations opposing
military action. Public comment, we quickly found, could lead to open verbal if not physical confrontation.
How could so many people be guided into a mass hysteria like that?
The 9-11 event was so severe and unexpected, it seemed to glue the public into a state of mass fear. That
we were constantly shown the video clips of the airplanes flying into the World Trade Center towers was a form
of collective conditioning. After this, it did not take much for the nation's leaders to take us in any direction they
Jeff Rense suggests on his web site that mental manipulation can be accomplished through our television
sets with more than images. He said U.S. Patent No 6,506,148, for example, is a device for "nervous system manipulation by
electromagnetic fields from monitors."
Rense writes: "Certain monitors can emit electromagnetic field pulses that excite a sensory resonance in
a nearby subject, through image pulses that are so weak as to be subliminal.
"This is unfortunate since it opens a way for mischievous application of the invention, whereby people are
exposed unknowingly to manipulation of their nervous systems for someone else's purposes.
"Such application would be unethical and is of course not advocated. It is mentioned here in order to alert
the public to the possibility of covert abuse that may occur while being online, or while watching TV, a video, or a DVD."
They wouldn't do that would they?