The protest against this outrage is growing, however, because at Homan Square, as it’s known, the local police ‘disappear’ American citizens before charging them with any crime. They hide them there for hours or days without the knowledge of lawyers, family, or friends, interrogating, threatening, abusing and at times coming up with cleverly inhumane ways to torture them.
Think Gitmo, think Abu Ghraib. Think Pol Pot, think Mao. Pardon my French here, but, c’est quoi ce bordel?
This sort of thing has always been in the play books of imperialists and barbarians, but in just over a short decade in the ‘land of the free,’ torture has clawed its gory soul into mainstream ideology, and it’s making the death march to becoming acceptable public policy for your local police goons. Who, by the way, are already up-armed to the teeth and better equipped than most of the world’s national armies.
Utterly impossible to conceal or ignore the moral depreciation taking place here, it’s puzzling to consider why so many otherwise good Americans either actively or passively support so many emergent government sponsored atrocities like the illegal detention and torture of enemies, both foreign and domestic. The answer to this riddle says a great deal about where we’re at as human beings, where we’re going as a society, and how bumpy and horrifying the ride is going to get along the way.
Here’s a look at how the matrix coerces us into tacit or explicit acceptance of things that only the most psychopathic of us could conjure up.
1. Human an Human Violence Conditioning
Social engineering is a pet project of the corporate and political elite, it’s how they sell consumerism and maintain a ‘business as usual’ attitude when usurping rights and corrupting humanity. As products of a multi-generational experiment in mass mind control, human on human violence has been presented to the masses as a God, and is equal parts fearful, righteous and entertaining, appearing in every form of consumable media.
The torture of nameless aggressors by the military and police state is a drop in the bucket of what we’ve already witnessed, and as such, it’s just not that big of a deal to most.
2. Fear the Fear Itself
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda
Instilling great fear in their subjects has always been the most basic offensive play for tyrants, control freaks and cult leaders. When you’re afraid of everything, the reptilian mind is given dominion over our more human qualities, and the world seems a far more dangerous than it may actually be. Anything becomes justifiable as self-defense, and anyone with a big enough stick to pose as a savior is revered as a savior.
3. The Applied Science of the Shock Doctrine
And so the nightmares themselves must evolve and intensify in order to keep carrying their weight… and so they do. The application of fear-based propaganda is now ubiquitous in modern life and it always intensifies. Ruby Ridge becomes Waco. Bird flu becomes ebola. Al Qaeda becomes ISIS. Search warrants become no-knock raids. And routine police work becomes torturous.
The point of mass-inflicted crisis consciousness is to alter how we perceive the world and how we react to stressors in life bycreating the illusion that catastrophe lies around every corner. When agitated by the continuous consumption of violence, shock and fear programming, protection from anything and everything becomes top priority. From this level of consciousness our behavior is both predictable and manageable, and we readily accept the solutions proffered by those who market themselves as our heroes.
4. Compliance Training and National Opinion Manufacturing
But let’s be honest here, government authority comes explicitly from its capacity and willingness to inflict violence. Watching how coldly they enforce their rules and suppresses dissent, the message is crystal clear: obey. Compliance is a survival tool in a police state.
Original thought is rare in an environment where obedience is expected, and most people just repeat ideas from the sources in front of them. Mainstream media, national opinion theatre, and social cliques set the tone for national opinion building, as talk celebrities, shock-jocks, and expert pundits chatter away 24/7, reinforcing the narratives of impending doom, the need for safety, and the vainglory of deference to the military industrial complex.
Group-think is an epidemic, and compliance is contagious. It’s easiest and most convenient to sail with the prevailing winds rather than to row against the current. It’s a survival mechanism, triggered by shock and trauma conditioning.
5. Trickle Down Psychopathy
No wonder we accept atrocities like torture… our most revered leaders have been showing the way for decades now. When the insanity of violence, corruption and torture is coming from the highest positions in public leadership, it is little wonder that the rank and file citizenry has lost much of their humanity as well.
Those people you meet who openly advocate torture are merely the top-products of the mold, and they’ve accepted their free ticket to join the party and indulge the darkest parts of themselves. Psychopathy begets psychopathy.
6. The Sheeple Have Been Sent to Pasture
It wouldn’t be entirely fair to say that most Americans approve of torture, but that doesn’t matter much, because itis fair to say that the majority of Americans are so heavily entranced in their own immediate affairs, and so heavily sedated, poisoned, intoxicated and entertained that they are powerless to confront the reality of state sponsored oppression. Out to pasture in the American dream, the sheeple are sidelined from any meaningful participation in public decision making.
In fact, the infamous political insider Karl Rove gives a realistic impression of how little influence the masses have over the activities of empires and tyrants:
“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” – Karl Rove
Being part of the herd is like being at the movies. It’s easy… you’re reality is created for you. You just stay put, stay quiet, stay focused on the actors appearing in front of you, enjoy your junk food, and try not to ruin the movie for others by making noise or breaking the rules. It doesn’t matter if the movie is any good or not, you just need something to occupy your time.
Apathy has been bred into our genetic code.
7. The Collapse of Spiritual Intelligence
Yet, there is a spiritual war being waged to prevent us from realizing this natural fact. The sum total effect of this effort against society is to disconnect us from our spiritual intelligence, soften our resistance to evil, and weaken our natural draw towards the beautiful and endearing aspects of being.
They want us to believe, as Orwell said, that “people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” That there is no other source of peace than violence.
But these stories are losing their potency, because, let’s face it, it’s tough to claim moral authority when you’re torturing people. The recent news about Chicago’s black-site detention center should be taken as a severe warning to us all that the powers that be are no longer too concerned with maintaining the impression of being morally superior.
The American police state now has all the pieces in place to make its Great Leap Forward. Welcome to the express elevator to hell, comrades… going down.
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” – Thomas Jefferson
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