Sunday, July 20, 2008

Oil - A Look at Geopolitical Reality

The mechanisms of real power are hidden. They seldom reveal themselves to ordinary citizens. Rather, the matrix that is the world we "know" is "true" and take for granted, actually masks the truth. Most people don't really want to know the truth. If they know the truth, then they have to act on it, or live with the knowledge of their cowardice and/or irresponsibility for having ignored it.

Jack Nicholson's famous line from the movie, A Few Good Men, applies to them: "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!"

I have had friends who, when shown the numerous
lies, distortions and contradictions in the official 9/11 conspiracy theory, slammed their minds shut when they realized the implications of what they were hearing. Their professed dedication to truth was overridden by a greater emotional need to avoid the psychological pain and distress of rethinking all they know. They are not able or willing to make the changes required by knowing the truth. They are "blue pill people."

To warm up to the subject, first take a look at Bill Moyers' report that the
Afghanistan-Iraq war really was primarily about oil. Even if you still believe it wasn't, or might find it difficult to listen to Moyers because he's "a liberal," open your mind and test what he says against the facts. [Yes, I know the Afghanistan-Iraq war is part of the NeoConservative "Project for a New American Century's" plan to control the Middle East as the linchpin in its strategy for unquestioned American world dominance."

Then move to the main course, Karl Schwarz's insightful article, "
How Do Americans Cleanse the Wound of 9-11?" There you will get a glimpse of the real geopolitical competition to secure control of the world's oil and gas supply and transportation routes. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not about "terror" at all. They're about geopolitical dominance. We never hear any of this kind of analysis from the talking heads in the lame stream media.

Schwartz shows why so many in the world hate America not for "our freedom," but because of the lawless activities our government undertakes in collusion with corporate interests that have caused immense human suffering and death.

This is a long article, much to long and meaty to even try to summarize. Some of it is speculation, as any intelligent attempt to "connect the dots" must be. He might have some of it wrong. So what?

If you're reading this, you're a more sophisticated user of media and a freer thinker than most. (Those who aren't, asked to be taken off my notification list long ago.) You can entertain a scenario and sift through the evidence checking to see what seems to be true, what isn't, and what is just plain interesting and deserving of further inquiry. You're not about to swallow anything whole. I don't.

So consider this post another "
red pill" to take on your journey toward more truth.

Grace, Peace and Courage be with you!

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