Questions over eyewitness reports of multiple shooters buried
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, August 10, 2012
Questions as to whether there were multiple shooters involved in the Sikh temple massacre are likely to remain unanswered given the fact that surveillance cameras covering the property were turned off at the time of the incident.
According to NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston, who spoke with FBI Special Agent Teresa Carlson, “There was no video in the temple itself. Apparently, their surveillance camera wasn’t on.”
Why the camera was turned off during what one would expect to be the temple’s busiest time, a religious service on a Sunday, has not been explained.
The absence of video footage of the event makes it impossible to corroborate multiple eyewitness accounts attesting to the fact that more than one individual carried out the shootings.
Speaking with the Associated Press, an eyewitness stated, “Between ten and ten-thirty, four white males who were dressed darkly, dressed in all black clothing, came in and opened fire on our congregation.”
Temple member Amardeep Kaleka, whose mother and father were injured victims in the shooting, also told WISN that his parents said there were “multiple shooters, multiple people”and that the attack was “very well coordinated.”
Kaleka added that his father saw “multiple shooters of caucasian descent.”
An ITN News report also quoted the niece of one of the temple members who said, “An unknown number of gunmen had walked into the kitchen of the Sikh temple and opened fire.”
Another man at the scene told Sky News, “I think they had multiple shooters.”
In addition, the Chairman of the temple stated that the day before the attack there were a “few suspicious men seen on Temple premises,” again clearly suggesting the involvement of more than one person
Although speculation has centered around alleged shooter Wade Michael Page’s ties to white supremacists, a definitive motive for the massacre has yet to be established. After initially claiming Page was killed by a police officer, authorities now assert that he shot himself in the head.
Page’s racist views were likely developed during his stint in the Army at Fort Bragg between 1992 to 1998, during which time he was a member of the psychological operations unit.
Aug 6, 2012
Was the suspect in the ‘Sikh temple shooting‘ case on a medley of pharmaceutical drugs like James Holmes, Columbine shooter Eric Harris, Ted Kaczinski the “Unabomber”, and virtually all others? The latest incident in which a minimum of seven innocents were killed at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, now known as either the ‘Sikh shooting’ or the ‘Sikh temple shooting’, has shocked citizens both nationally and internationally.
Directly following the Batman shooting case involving James Holmes, who is now known to have been taking heavy painkillers and suspected of potentially taking anti-depressants/SSRIs, the new shooting will ultimately lead to even further media outrage and calls by politicians to enact questionable legislation. The difference with the Sikh temple shooting, however, is that the suspect (currently unnamed and unidentified) was shot dead by law enforcement.
The shooter reportedly took down the first officer to respond to the multiple calls received about the incident around 10:25 local time. While tending to a victim in the parking lot of the temple, the officer was ambushed by the now-deceased suspect according to the local Police Chief. After another officer arrived at the scene, shooting and ultimately killing the suspect before the first officer was rushed to Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital to receive surgery.
Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect Amped Up on Legal Drugs?
The violent and horrendous acts committed by mass shooters are beyond daunting and incomprehensible to the average person, and for good reason. It ultimately takes some degree of mind alteration to even consider such acts, whether it be through hardcore pharmaceutical ingestion or a serious state of mental illness brought upon by outside influences. While certainly there are many factors at play here, and I plan on covering this topic further in another article regarding just how much of a role the media, entertainment industry, and yes even the internet plays, the blatant pattern of pharmaceutical drug abuse simply cannot be ignored.
Beyond the simple fact that the shooters are taking the drugs, also, is the more important fact that the makers of these drugs have been covering up the true side effects associated with their use for decades.
Side effects that include the following for anti-depressants like Prozac alone:
Violent actions and reckless behavior
And once again, these were side effects that up until 2005, when Harvard psychiatrist Martin Teicher blew the whistle on the cover up, were completely hidden from the public. As detailed in the USA Today article on the subject, Teicher explains how Prozac manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co. lied for 15 years denying the very real link between Prozac and suicide. In his own words, Teicher said that the public was being treated like ”guinea pigs” in a mass experiment.
The BBC even reported back in 2000 that Prozac ‘led to suicide’, one of many reports on the subject. And it doesn’t end with Prozac. It was exposed that another leading anti-depressant drug Paxil was associated with violent behavior back in 2006. Mulitple lawsuits and voiced concerns later, the use of anti-depressants is actually growing exponentially each year. Meanwhile, virtually all massacre shooters are known to have been taking them, including:
Columbine shooter Eric Harris
Ted Kaczinski the “Unabomber”
John Hinckley, Jr.
Mark David Chapman
Charles Carl Roberts IV, the Amish school killer
And this is not a complete list. It’s very easy to see that a trend is indeed present, and while many factors go into such a horrible incident, it’s important that we take a serious look at the link between these shootings and the abuse of ‘legal’ drugs.
This post first appeared at Natural Society
Lone gunman identified as US Army vet while reports of multiple shooters ignored
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, August 6, 2012
The tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, which is now being treated as an act of domestic terrorism by the federal government, is set to be blamed on a US Army veteran, fitting perfectly the narrative pushed by the Department of Homeland Security that veterans are a terror threat on a par with Islamic extremists.
“The gunman who shot six people to death and wounded three others during a rampage at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb was an Army veteran who may have been a white supremacist, according to a law enforcement source involved in the investigation,” reports CNN.
The man was also described as having a “9/11″ tattoo on one arm, indicating to temple member Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka “that there’s some level of hate crime there.”
Of course, Sikhs adhere to a completely different religion than Muslims but that hasn’t stopped them falling victim to a number of racially charged attacks since September 11, 2011.
Despite the fact that a number of different eyewitnesses reported multiple shooters, the narrative of the lone gunman, a disgruntled US Army veteran, has now been fixed. This conveniently dovetails with recent efforts by the feds to demonize returning veterans as potential terrorists, which itself is part of the wider move to smear conservatives as domestic extremists.
The FBI has also gone out of its way to characterize returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat. Additionally, Janet Napolitano said she stood by an April 2009 DHS intelligence assessment that listed returning vets as likely domestic terrorists.
Just a month later, the New York Times reported on how Boy Scout Explorers were being trained by the DHS to kill “disgruntled Iraq war veterans” in terrorist drills.
Just as with the James Holmes ‘Batman’ massacre, overwhelming evidence of a wider plot has been immediately brushed aside while authorities and the media work feverishly to massage the narrative behind the SIkh shooting.
Testimony from one eyewitness that four men carried out the attack has been dismissed, despite the fact that his story is corroborated by other victims who told family members that there were “multiple shooters” involved.
In addition, the Chairman of the temple stated that there were a “few suspicious men were seen on Temple premises,” again clearly suggesting the involvement of more than one person.
Such testimony will be suffocated in a blitz of media hype and hand-wringing over the threat posed by veterans, conservatives and gun owners as the federal government further greases the skids for eviscerating Posse Comitatus and re-focusing the weaponry of the war on terror domestically to target adversaries of big government tyranny.
Aug 6, 2012
The official and repeating scenario (“we believe there was only one shooter”) has already been contradicted.
Two witnesses (one who was apparently inside the temple and one outside who obtained information from his father) state there were multiple shooters.
The second witness says four white males unleashed a coordinated attack inside the temple. The first witness says gas was released.
The FBI is calling this an act of domestic terrorism. Why? No reason given. Domestic terrorism would indicate the intent to attack America itself. Even if this is called a hate crime, that doesn’t automatically equate with “domestic terrorism.” The authorities are going to work with this idea of domestic terrorism and make some hay out of it for themselves.
Coming on the heels of the Batman murders, this attack is sure to spur efforts to enact tighter gun control.
As with the two witnesses in Aurora who contradicted the official scenario, these two in Wisconsin are remarkably calm.
Neither Wisconsin man is wearing the ubiquitous Sikh turban. One man has a beard (traditional for Sikhs). The other man is clean shaven. Unusual. They both cut their hair—not traditional for Sikhs. I’m bringing this up because sometimes witnesses are planted, for various reasons, to offer misleading accounts.
The term “hate crime” is employed for a political agenda. For example, Major Nidal Hassan’s massacre of soldiers at Fort Hood was not called a hate crime or an act of domestic terrorism.
In the wake of the Aurora shootings and this one, the memory of Operation Fast & Furious is being pushed further out of the public memory. Keep that in mind. Fast & Furious obviously contained the agenda to enact tighter gun control.
Then we had Aurora, and now Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Both massacres will be used to push the gun control agenda, minus the obvious government crime associated with Fast&Furious.
It’s worth noting that new gun legislation in Wisconsin was enacted on Nov.1 of 2011. Concealed carry with a permit was made legal. Between Nov.1 and December 28, a stunning 64,832 applications for permits were received. And now we have today’s shooting, which will surely motivate some legislators to rethink the recent law and come out in favor of more control.
The furor in the press urging more gun control after Aurora will escalate to new heights now.
There is another more oblique formula at work here as well. The Wisconsin governor and public employees of the state have been at each other’s throats over cuts in public-employee benefits. Those who oppose the governor will try to set the temple killings as an illustration of “private citizens” as crazies, whereas government is “sane and dependable.” Propaganda is all about manipulation of images and vague generalities mixed in a potent stew to bring forth desired emotions. This formula was worked to perfection by Bill Clinton after the Oklahoma bombing in 1995. Faced with rampant anti-federal sentiment in the country, Clinton said, “Come home to the government.” And people did.
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
About the author:
The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon
was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of
California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an
investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics,
medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine,
Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon
has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic,
and creative power to audiences around the world.
Seeking The Devil: Sikh Shooting Is A Deep State Psy-Op
In the aftermath of the shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, U.S. government officials and U.S. journalists are going by a script that was written for them in advance of the event.
The most important detail of this tragic incident has not been mentioned at all by the rotten establishment media, which is that one of the victims was the father of a documentary filmmaker whose new film called “Sirius” exposes the shameful century-long cover-up of free energy technology by the U.S. government. The film also documents the UFO cover-up, and features the work and research of Dr. Steven Greer.
The filmmaker’s name is Arm Kaleka. Pray for him, his family, and the entire Sikh community that has been impacted by this event.
There is speculation that this shooting was done by a professional hit squad who deliberately targeted Kaleka’s father to send a message to him and also to spread terror in the hearts of the individuals behind the project.
In other words, this shooting was not the work of a single, hateful, and crazy individual who mistook Sikhs for Muslims, but of a small and well-trained group of assassins who are on the payroll of the U.S. shadow government.
Soon after the event happened there were reports that multiple shooterswere on the scene. And, yet, the media has pointed to one man in particular, a U.S. army vet whose background fits the exact description of the Department of Homeland Security’s list of potential domestic extremists. Paul Joseph Watson writes:
“Despite the fact that a number of different eyewitnesses reported multiple shooters, the narrative of the lone gunman, a disgruntled US Army veteran, has now been fixed. This conveniently dovetails with recent efforts by the feds to demonize returning veterans as potential terrorists, which itself is part of the wider move to smear conservatives as domestic extremists.”
When a story advances the Deep State’s agenda for total control almost to a ‘T’ then chances are that it was invented for public consumption.
The psy-op programmers in the U.S. shadow government killed two birds with one stone with this shooting: sending a message to documentary filmmaker Arm Kaleka, punishing him in fact, and drumming up fear about the rise of domestic terrorism.
It is also highly suspicious that the shooter in question worked in the psy-op division in the U.S. army. He is literally a shadow patsy. The FBI says he was on their radar. Yeah, I bet.
By the looks of it, the FBI most likely oversaw this entire operation from beginning to end. They took special care of the crime scene, too, as they did on September 11, 2001.
II. Keeping America And Humanity In The Dark
Let’s face it: America is controlled by psyop vultures and genocidal murderers who commit assassinations and then falsely portray them in the mass media as mass shootings done by a lone gunman.
But it is not just America. Out of control secret services and intelligence agencies in every country pose the greatest threat to security, peace, and freedom on this planet. State terror is their modus operandi.
The satanic controllers of the U.S. shadow state only know the language of violence. They speak through terror for those in the know, while using Orwellian rhetoric for the mentally enslaved public to retain their unthinking support for new state policies and objectives.
One of the shadow state’s new objectives is demonizing veterans, gun owners, and conservatives because they pose the greatest threat to the stability of the psychopathic regime in Washington.
The psyop officers in the U.S. shadow government and their partners in the corporate media put out scripted versions of mass shooting events in order to gain the psychological upper hand in the battle for the American public mind and the world’s collective soul.
Explosive documentary films like “Sirius” expose the corruption of high officials in the U.S. government and educate the American people as well as the world about the most gravest of matters. But if the sick rulers of the satanic U.S. shadow state have their way, films like “Sirius” will never see the light of day.
They want to keep America and humanity in the dark until the end of time.
Watch the video below of Alex Jones breaking down the latest psyop event at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
Alex’s Key Analysis on The Tailored ‘Black Op’ in Oak Creek, WI.
JULY 24, 2012
The Deep State Rises: End of The Lone Gunman Legend
The U.S. deep state has a long and complicated history of conducting covert operations inside the United States to shape the evolution of U.S. politics and control American public opinion. A majority of these operations are political assassinations which are blamed on a “lone gunman.”
It is easy for the deep state to find individuals who are connected to the government in some way and set them up in the media after a politically motivated crime is committed. Lee Harvey Oswald was the most famous character to fit this archetype. Read, “The Scapegoat in American Culture: From Lee Harvey Oswald To Osama bin Laden,” for more details.
The question of whether or not “Dark Knight” killer James Holmes is an innocent patsy can be answered by looking at the details of his university life, his invented Joker persona, his academic connections to the deep state apparatus, his family’s military background, and the strange coincidences connected to the event. Also, we must remember that the political plan by the White House to implement gun control, which was exposed in the Fast and Furious scandal, is a long-term plan that is based on state terror, gun demonization and deception. Fast and Furious should serve as a reminder that the White House is prepared to committ a little evil for what they see is the greater good.
Deep State investigator Wayne Madsen, “said accused shooter James Holmes had a number of links to U.S. government-funded research centers, including the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, or DARPA,” (from Kurt Nimmo’s article, “Shooter James Holmes and DARPA Weird Science”). Nimmo writes that, “The Holmes family appears to have deep connections to the military-industrial complex.”
Is it just a coincidence that a rising star in the field of brain research dropped out of his PhD program, went mad in a month, and then shot up a theatre at a midnight screening of the most anticipated film event of the year? The official story of the shooting spells out totalitarian propaganda, plus it doesn’t add up. Three oddities stand out:
1) Eyewitnesses said that someone opened the exit emergency door from the inside, and an alarm bell didn’t go off. What a coincidence.
2) A training exercise was being held at a medical school in Colorado on the same day as the shooting that involved the exact mass death scenario. Other false flag events like 9/11 and 7/7 also included government drills that matched the events almost down to the last detail.
3) Holmes was described as calm, numb, and subdued when the police arrested him. Wouldn’t you think that your adrenaline would be pumping like crazy after you just shot over 60 people and killed 12? It is supernatural for someone to switch off so fast, and go from being a dominant killer to an obedient dog in a matter of minutes. People just don’t operate that way, with the exception of soldiers in war. Plus, Holmes doesn’t seem like the type to master an environment and unleash a reign of death.
But since Holmes has been cast as the “lone gunman,” other narratives are mocked and rejected. In the brave new world real police investigations only occur on CSI, not in real life.
II. Popular Prejudice Against Crazies
Collective insanity is what plagues the West, and mankind, not individual freaks. It is a myth that any crazy nut can pull a trigger and kill countless numbers of innocent people. Over the years, this myth has been created because the hijacked globalist U.S. government wants to scare Americans and make people demand strict gun control laws. If this myth persists in the collective psyche then the tyrant’s secret wish and the slave’s public plead will be the same.
The popular prejudice against the “crazy nut” is connected to the totalitarian propaganda that changes politically motivated state crimes to irrational acts committed by a “lone gunman.” The “lone gunman” propaganda works so well because there is a deep-seated prejudice against mad people, the “crazies,” who make easy scapegoats. According to the public, only lone individuals are crazy, not masses, governments, nations, religions, and civilizations. People who view 9/11 truth-tellers as “crazy,” as opposed to the diabolical mass murderers in the USraeli government who staged 9/11, are truly the crazy ones because they do not investigate reality with their own intellect.
Mass shootings are freaky and unnatural events because they are staged. They are not a product of a gun culture or a drug culture in America, but of a deep state structure that uses false flag operations to advance political agendas and brainwash the public.
Why do we assume that killers work alone when the most dangerous killers are in gangs and governments? Mentally ill people are not good with weapons. Imagine math genius John Nash, whose life was fictionalized in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, putting on military gear and shooting up a place. To expect mentally unhinged characters to perform such difficult military feats is lunacy.
Mad people are too self-obsessed to plan out a major operation. They don’t have the mental presence and inner will that it takes to execute a plan of such magnitude and deadliness. They’re too busy jumbling the different thoughts in their head to concentrate on methodically murdering innocent members of society.
I saw some pictures of Holmes in court, and it is very hard to believe that he is a killer. He doesn’t seem mentally capable of doing the things that he has been accused of doing. What kind of stone-cold killer colors his hair red and poses as a clown like he is part of a freak show? Holmes doesn’t look mean and hostile, but bewildered, lost, and confused.
I had doubts that this mass shooting was a government false flag and aCIA black op. But after some nights thinking about it my best guess is that Holmes probably gave his consent to his government handlers to participate in a mass social experiment. He said he was interested in learning about the nature of subjective experiences, so the role he is playing now in public could be connected to his research aspirations. If Holmes is a willing patsy, standing in as a research subject who has been medicated, then the real killers were highly trained soldiers, most likely psychotic vets who enjoy killing people and take pride in being part of a secret government project.
III. Secret Societies, Intoxicated Assassins, And Mystery Cults
It is a tradition in the East and the West for military leaders to intoxicate assassins before they sent them out on a mission. In the late 11th century, the Persian religious teacher Hassan al Sabbah founded a secret group of professional assassins called Hashshashin, whose members took hashish before killing their designated targets. Prof. Dr. Nazeer Ahmed gives a short history about the group’s rise to prominence in an article called, “The Assassins.”Here is an excerpt:
“Hassan al Sabbah retreated to the mountains of northern Syria and established his hideout in the remote mountain areas of Mazanderan. There he set up his headquarters and let loose a reign of terror. The structure of his clandestine movement was pyramidal with Hassan at the apex of the pyramid. He carried the title of Shaykh al Jabal. Next in the hierarchy were the dais who were trained to propagate the movement. Below the dais were the fidayeen, who were indoctrinated as true believers in the gospel of Hassan and acted as agents of their master. It was they who were charged with the responsibility to carry out the assassinations in the far-flung corners of the Islamic dominions. At the bottom of the rung were the rafeeqs, the uninitiated recruits, who were undergoing indoctrination prior to their initiation as fidayees.
The term assassin derives from the Arabic word hashashin (those who consume hashish) because the fidayees used hashish as an intoxicant and while intoxicated, committed their murders. The hashish was mainly imported from India although some was also locally grown. The Hindustani name for hashish is “ganja”, a product similar to marijuana, still widely cultivated and used in the subcontinent. The assassin movement is also called the fidayee movement and its followers are referred to as fidayeen. In Turkish it called the Nisari movement. Both designations imply a willingness to die in the cause of a movement. The Arabs called the fidayeenmulahida (the impious).”
Groups like the Hashshashin are highly secret in nature. Individuals are reprogrammed by the leaders once they step into the closed social circle and they quickly develop a whole new outlook on reality and the world. They become a society onto themselves. Their detachment from the regular world occurs over several phases, and drugs play a big part in the process. Many of the high ranking members of such groups are full blown mystics.
Young warriors who are brainwashed and led by old mystics are incredibly lethal. The most deadly kind of warriors are those who are in a double state of ecstasy, having hallucinogens and dreams of murder in their system. As dope fiends with weapons, they exist on an entirely different level of reality. Approaching them in battle is tantamount to approaching death in the flesh.
American solders who are taking Big Pharma drugs in Afghanistan like it is candy are seriously deadly warriors because they have entered a state of madness that very few can tolerate and handle. The ones who are the most successful in this state are those who naturally lack inner moral qualities. Their mental and emotional capacities are also totally destroyed so they cannot be brought back to normal reality. They can go on killing rampages in civilian villages on one night, and wake up the next day feeling super invincible as they face the enemy in the mountains.
IV. The Evolution of State Terror
The secret U.S. deep state most likely has within its ranks thousands of brainwashed assassins around the world, including the fanatical members of Al-Qaeda who are massacring civilians in Syria, Iraq, and Libya.
Since the CIA has ordered its Arab assassins to massacre innocent women and children in Syria in order to stoke chaos, it is natural to assume that similar CIA operations have been planned for the United States to create terror in the American public mind and exploit it for several political goals. 9/11 was only the beginning. The state terrorists who control the CIA and Mossad have not yet rolled up their sleeves.
Maybe this is a conspiracy theory taken too far. But I’m getting the impression that the hijacked globalist totalitarian state in Washington is entering a new phase in its evolution. And state terror and mass murder operations are central to its evolution.
JULY 30, 2011
The Scapegoat in American Culture: From Lee Harvey Oswald To Osama bin Laden
“From the very beginning, the Powers that Be have treated the Warren Report as if it is the word of God, come down from on high, etched in stone. In the picture above, that big book almost looks like a stone tablet. Why, it might was well be Moses himself placing it in Lyndon Johnson’s awaiting hands. Later, he would tell Walter Cronkite that he never believed in the lone gunman theory.” – George Bailey, “The Sum Of All Things.”
“Those who lack all idea that it is possible to be wrong can learn nothing except know-how.” – Gregory Bateson. (1).
These famous names – Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Sirhan Sirhan, Osama Bin Laden – are famous for the wrong reasons. All of them are innocent of the great crimes they were accused of committing by the United States government and the mainstream media.
Oswald and Osama never received a trial. Oswald’s guilt for the murder of President John F. Kennedy was never proven in a court of law, and neither can we say that Osama bin Laden is guilty for the September 11 attacks. Both men were framed by the powerful oligarchical forces that seized the United States government from the American people.
It is a fact that a ruthless and cunning oligarchy has shaped American history for at least a century in order to advance a private agenda for a dictatorial world government. When America and the West is liberated, and real history is restored, the men listed above will be remembered by future generations as scapegoats, not assassins and terrorists.
II. The Manufacturing of a Scapegoat
From time immemorial, rulers of tribes, nations and empires have created scapegoats to deflect the evils of their political system onto a powerless individual or group, and thereby stop the people living under their harsh system from recognizing the real sources of evil in their society and correcting their problems.
The American empire is no different than any other world empire. It engages in acts of evil around the world, it commits crimes against sovereign nations, and it oppresses its own people in the name of “national security.” But none of this would be possible if the rulers of the empire were not exceptionally good at one thing in particular, which is manufacturing a scapegoat to justify its acts of evil and its atrocities.
In the book, “Up from Scapegoating: Awakening Consciousness in Groups,” psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Arthur D. Colman explains the psychological roots of scapegoating, writing:
The creation of a scapegoat requires a process akin to the psychological mechanisms of projection and projective identification in that it uses an other to contain aspects of oneself.
The scapegoat is created by “projecting” the darker side of group life, the darker side being the reality of evil and sin in society. For the individual, the shadow contains those elements of the psyche that are not accepted as his or her own. As individuals we attempt to project that shadow onto others. Likewise, the group finds common negative ground in the scapegoat. But the scapegoat is not identical to the shadow; the scapegoat is a collective creation, a symbolic compromise for many individuals’ negative projections. One can say that the scapegoat is humanity’s societal vessel for the shadow–a vessel which is, by definition, innocent of the burden it assumes.
The scapegoat is a very ancient archetype and scapegoating an ancient activity, so ancient that there are few primitive societies where evidence of the practice has not been found. (2).
The scapegoat is the embodiment of all that is evil and bad in the world, and Osama Bin Laden fits the bill perfectly. He has a dark beard, a long face, a turban, a shady background, and he speaks Arabic. But he was just a man from a rich family who had connections with the Bush family. That’s all. Of course, he was not a just man or a good man. But he was not the head of an Islamic movement with dreams to take down America and Western civilization.
It is clear that Bin Laden knowingly offered himself up as the scapegoat in the American empire’s world drama. He sacrificed his name, image and memory and in return the American empire guaranteed to give government contracts to his family. Also, Bin Laden knew he was going to die soon because of his kidney disease, so he decided to make the best of his situation by agreeing to the use of his image by the American empire as a world symbol for terrorism.
Author Kenneth M. Gould said in his book, “They Got The Blame: The Story of Scapegoats in History,” that in ancient primitive societies “a criminal or a weakling was chosen who would soon die anyway,” as a scapegoat (3). Bin Laden was both a criminal and a weak dying man, making him the perfect candidate for a scapegoat.
Gould writes that rulers often use the scapegoat mechanism to cover up their misdeeds and keep down a potential rebellion:
In any event, the history of mankind is full of tragic examples of all sorts of guilt and evils being ascribed to innocent but unpopular groups or “minorities,” who, for one reason or another, seemed different from the rank and file of the community, and thus aroused suspicion, fear, or hatred. Rulers soon found it to their advantage to let these popular prejudices concentrate on the heads of such groups, until widespread persecution resulted. By such means, it was easy to distract the attention of the public from the real shortcomings of the group in power, or to cause the masses to forget their own miseries. (4).
In Washington, the rulers behind the scapegoat-industrial complex work day and night to manufacture new scapegoats in order to keep the anger of the American people from being directed at them. Scapegoats like Osama Bin Laden also help generate profits for the military-industrial complex and the new terrorism-industrial complex.
The corporate/government media brainwashing machine is cunningly used as the modern version of the ancient circle of fire where the tribe huddled together around tribal leaders and priests who told them that all their anxieties, fears and problems will be taken care of if they follow their authority and do as they say.
III. Modern Scapegoats, Modern Ignorance, Modern Persecution
We like to think that we live in a civilized and advanced era because of our technological gadgets. But that is not true. Fifty years ago the world came very close to a full-blown nuclear war. And the same threat exists today. The manufactured conflict between Western civilization and Islamic civilization could easily go nuclear.
It is critical that we know the truth and understand how our brains work. How we think and what we think is a matter of human survival. If our beliefs about terrorism are not based in reality then we must change our beliefs. And that sounds easy but it is not.
Those of us who change our beliefs about the guilt of Osama Bin Laden and the reasons for the war on terrorism are denounced as “conspiracy theorists,” and politically isolated. Meanwhile, the U.S. military and NATO are on a hopeless quest to hunt down terrorists in a modern re-run of the witch-hunts.
French philosopher René Girard writes in his book, “The Scapegoat,” that the people who hanged innocent women because they believed they were evil witches were acting in good faith. They were convinced of their guilt, just like people today when they say “let’s kill all the terrorists,” and “let’s drop bombs on the evil Muslims.” Girard writes:
We are all able today to recognize the stereotypes of persecution. But what is now common knowledge scarcely existed in the fourteenth century. Naive persecutorsare unaware of what they are doing. Their conscience is too good to deceive their readers systematically, and they present things as they see them. They do not suspect that by writing their accounts they are arming posterity against them. This is true of the infamous “witch-hunts” of the sixteenth century. It is still true today in the backward regions of the world. (5).
What separates modern persecutors in the war on terrorists from medieval persecutors in the war on witches is the fact that modern persecutors have nuclear weapons. The obsession against “evil Islamic terrorists” could potentially lead to nuclear annihilation. Also, if the American empire continues to act like the “Great Satan,” then Iran’s religious leaders who are also on a stupid quest to rid evil from the world will resort to nuclear weapons.
IV. The 5 Steps of The Scapegoat Process in American Politics
1. CIA grooming of the scapegoat. This is a very important step. Oswald and Osama were both CIA agents who were groomed and trained, and told to fight against the Soviet Union. In Oswald’s case he was betrayed and double-crossed by the CIA, as he was killed soon after he was charged with the murder of JFK. Bin Laden, as mentioned before, wanted to be the scapegoat. Members of the Bin Laden family were escorted out of America by the government shortly after the 9/11 attacks, no doubt a return for a great favour.
2. The execution of a violent act that is highly symbolic in nature. It could be either an assassination or a false flag attack. The goal is to cause social panic, collective fear, confusion, terror, anger, and righteous hatred in the spirit of the people.
3. The scapegoat must be identified by the government to the press and the public immediately after the violent act occurs. There can be no time for speculation, introspection, and deep thought. The masses must connect their feelings of hatred and anxiety with the designated scapegoat while they are still in a state of confusion and mental chaos.
4. The glorification and transformation of the scapegoat into a cultural symbol and world icon through the media. This image of Bin Laden is one of history’s most recognized images for a reason. Images are powerful and speak volumes. The crafty neocons turned Bin Laden into the Che of Islamic terrorism.
5. Establish a cult of belief around the scapegoat. The guilt for the deed has to be psychologically glued to the scapegoat. Every other explanation for the violent act, whether it be 9/11 or whatever, must be dismissed as a crazy conspiracy theory.
V. An Empire of Myth and Betrayal
Facts and evidence are powerless against myth and scapegoating. Washington has deliberately created a culture of brainwashing and unreality, of terror and trauma, of myth and pseudo knowledge. The world is held hostage to this dumbed-down and poisoned culture.
But America’s collective psyche is not resistant to truth and reality. Millions of individuals in America and other Western countries are not submitting their minds to the false beliefs and prejudices of a dumb and blind herd that is being misled by an evil and ruthless power elite in Washington and Israel.
The second part in this series of articles will be called, “The Scapegoat in American Culture: The Hidden Hand of Satan.”
1. Bateson, Gregory. 1979. “Mind and Nature.” E.P. Dutton: New York. Pg. 26.
2. Colman, Arthur D. 1995. “Up from Scapegoating: Awakening Consciousness in Groups.”Chiron Publications: Wilmette, Illinois. Pg. 7-8.
3. Gould, Kenneth M. 1942. “They Got The Blame: The Story of Scapegoats in History.”Association Press: New York. Pg. 12.
4. Ibid. Pg. 13-14.
5. Girard, René. 1986. “The Scapegoat.” The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. Pg. 8.
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