The opening shot — piercing the soft underbelly of the rogue GOP elephant — hit the target on August 31, on the front page of the bravest little newspaper in America: The Lone Star Iconoclast of Crawford, Texas. It announced production of a Fellini-style film titled:Deflating the Elephant, to be directed by the author of this article, a 75-year old anti-fascist film maker who collaborated with one of the world’s greatest directors, Federico Fellini, almost half a century ago.

There you’ll find the following paragraph:

Americans must deflate Bush’s ugly and false frame of « war on terror, » created to justify siphoning billions of our tax dollars into an overblown war machine and stuffing the pockets of his corporate cronies. Terrorists are criminals. They are not nations Congress could declare war against. We don’t need generals to stop international crimes. We need James Bond. We need international police action to find killers like Osama and Omar that our chicken hawk pResident let escape. We need to neutralize the box cutters and homemade bombs by learning from Scotland Yard how to catch bombers in a couple of days without moving an army half way around the world to hunt insurgents among oil wells and without bombing innocent villagers out of existence. We don’t need nuclear bunker busters and Abraham tanks.

On September 7, by natural coincidence, another 75-year old man, George Soros, who also, like this author, lived through the horrors of Nazism in his early youth, published an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal containing the same idea:

I should like to challenge the very concept of the « war on terror. » It is a metaphor that needs to be challenged because it has been accepted uncritically and applied literally. If anybody dares to say that there is something wrong with framing the struggle against terrorism as « the war on terror, » it is immediately assumed that there is something wrong with him. So nobody dares to say it yet it needs to be said because the war on terror as we have waged it since 9/11 has done more harm than good. It has not prevented terrorist attacks around the world yet it has diverted our attention from other vital tasks (like strengthening the levees in New Orleans), damaged our dominant position in the world and endangered our open society.

This was indeed a natural coincidence demonstrating that George Soros and Aldo Vidali both share a clear understanding of how fascists cunningly abuse the art of framing. Such understanding comes from first-hand experience of right wing oppression. Though never having met, Soros and I, both expressed the importance of understanding the framing of language, not only for the survival of democracy, but for the survival of humanity.

Understanding the art of framing is essential to regaining control of the steering wheel of history. The importance of this fact cannot be overstated in a time when life, liberty, and justice are in perilous balance on the edge of a deadly abyss.

These circumstances compel all sane people to urgent united action. Immediate cultural transformation is now a matter of life or death.

What Republicans have been concealing behind their false « war on terror » frame was starkly revealed by the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. That frame, as Soros has written, was used to divert our attention from other vital issues facing our nation, especially the widening gap between wealth and poverty. The top 1 percent of the U.S. population owns about one third of the wealth in the country, while the middle class and the rest of the population are sinking evermore into poverty. It is ridiculous for most of the wealthy upper class to claim that this obscene wealth imbalance has been earned by honest work.

Deflating the Elephant is a mind-expanding co-production by a growing association of multi-media professionals and activists, aimed at cultural transformation by empowering of citizens to reclaims their civil and human rights.

The first net-streaming trailer, which progressive organizations are invited to link to, is already online. Similar online capsules will be streamed to prepare audiences for an entirely new experience: a nation-shaking Fellini-style movie that will intriguingly reveal how the American people have been taken on a long dupe-ride by a bunch of greedy con men. Through unforgettable entertainment the film will give audiences the skills and tools to debunk false conservative frames and will reveal the way to positively re-frame the national dialogue, as taught by George Lakoff in his bestseller: Don’t Think of an Elephant.

Framing is intrinsic to human language. Over the ages it was applied in both positive and negative ways to advance political and religious agendas. Lakoff’s unique merit lies in his revelation of how Republicans, through acquisition and control of mass media and the financing of multi-billion dollar think-tanks, deftly used this art in dark ways to subvert America’s liberal and progressive culture into a narrow, regressive, non-compassionate, ultra-conservative, class-divided society that protects the selfish rich and exploits middle class families and working people into increasing poverty.

Frames, used skillfully, are powerful brain-invasive devices. Millions of hard working Americans have been mesmerized into voting against their own economic interests by being made to believe that if they keep « pulling themselves up by their bootstraps » (an old false frame), they will some day strike it rich. This ridiculous frame paints a literal impossibility because no one can pull oneself up by his or her own bootstraps, and the frame becomes even more absurd when one is too broke to buy boots, no matter how much one may wish to believe in Horatio Alger fairy tales.

To advance their religious agenda, both Christianoid and pseudo-Muslim fundamentalist fanatics have crafted false frames couched in ancient Biblical and Quoranic metaphors that underpin the forma mentis of each tradition. For example, the centuries-old Islamic vision of paradise implanted in millions of minds provides the background upon which evil leaders can erect new mind-distorting frames, frames never intended by the founder of any religion, such as the false promise of 72 virgins waiting to delight young warriors willing to commit suicide to kill innocent Christians or Jews for the cause of Allah. The Biblical Samson committing suicide to kill 3000 Philistines by bringing down the temple is probably the first recorded act of God invoking suicidal terrorism. The number of victims is eerie — almost the same as the number killed in the falling WTC towers, the temple of modern commerce.

Similarly, distorted Christian frames couched in the same Abrahamic tradition are invoked to justify sacrificing the lives of thousands of young men and women for the « noble cause » (a Bush false frame), a « crusade » to « liberate » a Moslem country from its oil.

For thirty-five years, Republicans deceived the public. They financed and erected a massive framework of false metaphors designed to devalue traditional American ideals of Liberty and Justice and to destroy the separation of powers that has protected us from despotism since we got rid of King George. A very rich minority of corporate powers bought control of Congress through campaign finance bribery and acquired a near monopoly of mass media, thereby transforming our government into an obedient vassal. Millions of TV-addicted citizens were intimidated into fearful, exploitable, and dependent subjects willing to surrender their freedom for false security. All this was done while cleverly maintaining the transparent illusion that America is an enduring Democracy fighting evildoers. Remember the Bush frame: « enduring freedom? »

To document the offensive falsity of this « enduring freedom » frame and many others like it, I quote Dr. Paul Craig Roberts’ September 16, 2005 article: « America Has Fallen to a Jacobin Coup. » Dr. Roberts is a John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, contributing editor for the National Review, and assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Dr. Roberts co-authored The Tyranny of Good Intentions.

The most important casualties of September 11 are respect for truth and American liberty. Propaganda has replaced deliberation based on objective assessment of fact. The resurrection of the Star Chamber has made moot the legal protections of liberty…

Two and one-half years after the March 2003 invasion, the US Congress and the American people still do not know the reason Iraq was invaded. The US is bogged down in an expensive and deadly combat, and no one outside the small circle of neoconservatives who orchestrated the war knows the reason why. Many guesses are rendered – oil, removal of Israel’s enemy – but the Bush administration has never disclosed its real agenda, which it cloaked with the WMD deception.

This itself is powerful indication that American democracy is dead…

There is an even greater cost of the war – the legal system that protects liberty, a human achievement for which countless numbers of people gave their lives over the centuries. The Bush administration used September 11 to whip up fear and hysteria and to employ these weapons against American liberty. The Orwellian-named Patriot Act has destroyed habeas corpus. The executive branch has gained the unaccountable power to detain American citizens on mere suspicion or accusation, without evidence, and to hold Americans indefinitely without a trial.

Foolishly, many Americans believe this power can only be used against terrorists. Americans don’t realize that the government can declare anyone to be a terrorist suspect. As no evidence is required, it is entirely up to the government to decide who is a terrorist. Thus, the power is unaccountable. Unaccountable power is the source of tyranny.

The English-speaking world has not seen such power since the 16th and 17th centuries when the Court of Star Chamber became a political weapon used against the king’s opponents and to circumvent Parliament. The Star Chamber dispensed with juries, permitted hearsay evidence, and became so reviled that « Star Chamber » became a byword for injustice. The Long Parliament abolished the Star Chamber in 1641. In obedience to the Bush regime, the US Congress resurrected it with the Patriot Act. Can anything be more Orwellian than identifying patriotism with the abolition of habeas corpus?…

Federal officials have sensed the sea change in American law: arbitrary actions and assertions by federal officials are taking the place of statutory legislation. We saw an example recently when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that news media covering the New Orleans hurricane story were prohibited from taking pictures of the bodies of inhabitants drowned when the levees failed. Nowhere is FEMA given authority to override the First Amendment. Yet, FEMA officials saw no reason not to issue its decree. Rome had one Caesar. America has them throughout the executive branch.

We see the same exercise of arbitrary authority in break-ins by police into New Orleans homes in order to confiscate legally owned firearms. No authority exists for these violations of the Second Amendment. No authority exists for the forceful removal of residents from non-damaged homes. Tyrannical precedents are being established by these fantastic abuses of government authority.

In the US today nothing stands in the way of the arbitrary exercise of power by government. Federal courts have acquiesced in unconstitutional detention policies. There is no opposition party, and there is no media, merely huge conglomerates or collections of federal broadcasting licenses, the owners of which are afraid to displease the government…

As Professor Claes Ryn made clear in his book, America the Virtuous, the neoconservatives are neo-Jacobins. There is nothing conservative about them. They are committed to the use of coercion to impose their agenda. Their attitude is merciless toward anyone in their way, whether fellow citizen or foreigner. « You are with us or against us. » For those on the receiving end, the Nazi and Jacobin mentalities come to the same thing.

The Bush administration has abandoned American principles. It is a Jacobin regime. Woe to its citizens and the rest of the world.

Fellini experienced the horrors of tyranny in fascist Italy, so he dedicated much of his art to ridiculing and demolishing the insane frames of fanaticism with stunning images.
I was a child under Mussolini’s dictatorship. Now at 75, I still remember my own fears. An SS officers club had requisitioned the third floor of the ancient building where my family lived in Rome. I remember the terror and trembling of a family of friends hiding in our eighth floor apartment, fearing a knock on the door and deportation to Nazi death camps in Germany. For more about that story read the interview .

Restoration of our original liberal and progressive tradition is possible if enough American leaders come to understand the amazing power of the art and science of framing and unite behind a vigorous restoration movement that can demolish the deceitful Republican framework by engaging as many Americans as possible in the exciting sport of « deflating the elephant. » It only takes a few leaders to move millions into action. That is all we need: a few leaders who understand clearly the utter urgency of deflating all the hot air out of the elephant.

The production of Deflating the Elephant answers that need by setting up a creative battle station for leading thinkers and movers willing to make this project their own and able to participate both creatively and financially in re-framing our culture and re-taking control of the national dialogue. It took 35 years and billions of dollars for Republican corporations to erect their ugly framework to transform America into the most insecure, truculent, and hatred aggressor in the world. The good news is that it takes a fraction of that time and money to demolish the ugly structure. All we need is a wrecking ball. Deflating the Elephant is it!

The Fellini way is a proven wrecking ball that has knocked down walls and revealed human folly. Fellini is to cinema what Shakespeare is to the theater, and both changed society in progressive ways.

America appeared on the stage of history with grandiose ideals framed in heart-lifting, unforgettable metaphors:

Land of the free, home of the brave.

One nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.

Our team is seeking creative minds, co-producers, and financial supporters to help complete and distribute this first production and to launch a collective plan of nationwide action as soon as possible.


The current White House troubles are evidence of a cosmic law: The truth shall be revealed.

Many who followed the heroic stand of Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier, in Crawford, Texas’ Lone Star Iconoclast may have noticed that the question Cindy repeatedly asked was one too embarrassing for W to answer: « What is the noble cause for which our soldiers are dying? » Conniving George couldn’t answer because his « noble cause » metaphor is an outrageously false frame coined to cover the ugliest of facts (which are the exact opposite of anything noble): the « cause » George paints as « noble » is a series of vile, premeditated international crimes, the worst being an illegal armed aggression against another nation.

The 1945 Nuremberg Charter is clear: « To initiate a war of aggression…is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole. » At the Nuremberg trial of the Nazi leadership, counts one and two, « conspiracy to wage aggressive war » and « waging aggressive war, » refer to « the common plan or conspiracy. » These are defined in the indictment as « the planning, preparation, initiation and waging of wars of aggression, which were also wars in violation of international treaties, agreements and assurances. »

A wealth of evidence is now available that George Bush, Tony Blair, and their advisers did just that. Nazi leaders were sentenced to death and hung for their crimes. Under U.S. law the penalty for the same crimes is capital punishment. In the near future when the American people realize fully what has been done to them and their country and understand the irreparable damage they and their children have suffered at the hands of greedy, treasonous murderers, we will witness another war crimes trial.

No presidential pardon could ever be valid for such crimes against humanity no matter what platitudes and false frames right wing media cook up to defend these criminals.

In « The Epic Crime That Dares Not Speak Its Name, » John Pilger reports:

At Nuremberg, counts three and four referred to « War crimes and crimes against humanity. » Here again, there is overwhelming evidence that Blair and Bush committed « violations of the laws or customs of war » including « murder… of civilian populations of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war. » Two recent examples: the US onslaught near Ramadi in which 39 men, women and children – all civilians – were killed, and a report by the United Nations special rapporteur in Iraq who described the Anglo-American practice of denying food and water to Iraqi civilians in order to force them to leave their towns and villages as a « flagrant violation » of the Geneva Conventions. In September, Human Rights Watch released an epic study that documents the systematic nature of torture by the Americans, and how casual it is, even enjoyable. This is a sergeant from the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division: « On their day off people would show up all the time. Everyone in camp knew if you wanted to work out your frustration you show up at the PUC [prisoners’] tent. In a way it was sport… One day a sergeant shows up and tells a PUC to grab a pole. He told him to bend over and broke the guy’s leg with a mini Louisville Slugger that was a metal [baseball] bat. He was the fucking cook! » The report describes how the people of Fallujah, the scene of numerous American atrocities, regard the 82nd Airborne as « the Murdering Maniacs. » Reading it, you realise that the occupying force in Iraq is, as the head of Reuters said recently, out of control. It is destroying lives in industrial quantities when compared with the violence of the resistance.

No false frame like « noble cause » can ever blot out the infamy of evil men pushing the planet back to the death camp days of the past. The truth is surfacing everywhere.

Metaphors, slogans, proverbs have shaped all cultures for good or evil. In the best historical periods inspiring verbal frames have elevated and liberated human societies from oppression. The French Revolution followed the outcry of a people rising against the oppression and cruelty of greedy aristocrats: Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité (liberty, equality, brotherhood). That was a noble cause, a sincere aspiration. In dark times evil frames enslaved millions. Mussolini’s frame was: Credere, Obbedire, Combattere (believe, obey, fight). Hitler called for German supremacy with: Deutschland über Alles. The deluded Bush Administration has adopted the Mussolini-Hitler pseudo « patriotic » framing style to incite hatred of Islam as a way to justify his invasion and control of one of the world’s richest oil regions.

The sinister Orwellian aspect of right wing frames is embedded in their blatant duplicity. It is nothing new. This goes back to the invasion of native lands on this continent.

« Manifest Destiny » was the false frame that justified a chain of Native Americans massacres. That evil frame was concocted by hypocrites like the present Republicans to make satanic genocide of native tribes appear as an act of Divine Will.

A transparently deceiving frame was created by the Bush mob to pay back coal and oil industries’ campaign cash bribes. This frame hides the illicit licensing of more poisonous pollution, allowing a brutal gradual repeal of our clean air and clean water legislation. It is purposely misnamed the « Clear Skies Initiative. » More than 300,000 Americans a year die victims of air pollution, 100 times the number who died on 9/11.

Instead of being punished or held responsible, the corporate killers of these people are rewarded with tax cuts. The pollution costs of production — instead of coming out of their burgeoning corporate profits — are paid by the American people in this land of « freedom and justice for all…billionaires! »

It takes brass-faced impudence for conservatives to voice one of their most hypocritical frames: « Leave No Child Behind! » One wonders how criminally negligent right wingers dare to utter this grotesque misrepresentation when millions of children are left in desperate poverty behind the smoke screen of corporate media blackout. « Leave no child behind?! » What atrocious crap! That frame really means: « cast poor and black kids aside…let them starve or drown » or in Bennett’s evil words: « Let them be aborted. »

The Katrina tragedy was a wake up call, a bolt of lightning in the darkness of conservative egotism, evidencing again that Truth, in the end, will always be revealed.

That irrefragable law liars never learn. It came home to conservative America with the shocking power of a hurricane. With Katrina, facts of widespread poverty, hunger, the uncared for sick in the richest country on earth were suddenly out in the open. The tempest of wind and tides aggravated by the Bush cabals’ long suppression of global warming science was a preview of coming attractions. The Administration’s choice to ignore predictions of a potential New Orleans disaster in favor repaying campaign finance bribery with tax cuts left thousands of our citizens unprotected. « Let them pull themselves up by the boot-straps! » « Let Jesus come walking on water again and save them! » So the poor were abandoned and died.

Meanwhile, America’s criminally negligent leadership was out playing golf, shopping for expensive shoes strumming an acoustic guitar, imitating Nero while Rome burned.

Now our low life politicians are busy playing the « pass the White House buck » blame-game. So much for « homeland security » farce with its bison-dung color coded alerts. The Taliban are laughing themselves silly at the Robinson, Falwell, Dobson failure of prayer. The christianoids couldn’t keep their psychotic God from devastating their holier-than-thou red states. They better go back to Sunday school.

Osama is singing, « Come get me dead or alive! Bring them on, buster-Bush! »

The storm exposed facts so overwhelming that corporate media bordellos faced in house revolts of pundit-whores who, for a few days, recovered their journalistic principles, shocked enough to protest. But that fresh air of honest reporting did not last long. Now the media pimps and harlots have been whipped back into their dungeons, tied down with even thicker chains and ordered to avoid the glaring images of a country ruled by treasonous liars like George Bush, Tom Delay, Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, Condi Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, and the rest of the cow-dung-patch mob.

Republicans do not want body counts on TV. That would upset advertisers. How can you sell cars or diapers after seeing dead bodies floating in the streets or after watching flag wrapped caskets bringing home the body parts of young Americans? Definitely not good for Halliburton’s bottomline.

On the political left the stagnant pool stinks a little less than the right wing sewer. A pathetic bunch of blindfolded donkeys has been intimidated by the loud trumpeting of elephant trunks, broadcasting endlessly deceiving verbal frames. And the Greedy Oppressive Pachyderms the (GOP) have been winning because Democrats are not even trying to be a real opposition party. The intimidated donkeys forgot that they were once the people’s party. If they don’t fight back, they may soon be extinct, leaving Democracy crushed under the iron boot of a coming neo-fascist dictatorship.

Now the remedy. If you haven’t read the explosive best-selling little book published by a brave independent publisher Chelsea Green from the best-run state of Vermont, you should get a copy ASAP to protect yourself and the future of your kids. George Lakoff’s, Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate,exposes the 30-year-long conservative linguistic-fraud that cost us our country and freedom.

A Fellini-style film now in production — DEFLATING THE ELEPHANT: The Art and Science of Framing — based on Lakoff’s ideas, will show people how to deflate rogue elephants in a short time. Find out how to effect immediate change through the power of language at:

Here is a frightening example of the power of words every American should hear about.

On September 9, 2005, only a month after Katrina’s blow, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck an even more devastating blow to America by illegally overturning a lower court’s ruling that denied the President the authority to indefinitely detain any U.S. citizen without due process, thereby abolishing the most fundamental principles of our Constitution. This ruling set a staggering precedent for absolute executive power over citizens. No American citizen can let this outrageous, treasonous ruling stand unchallenged. The Germans made this mistake with Hitler. Let us not repeat it!

Our Constitution states: « The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it. » Is there a rebellion? Not yet. Have we been invaded? No. We are the invaders. This Administration is in rebellion against our Constitution.

There can be no democracy without due process of law and a presumption of innocence.

The Fifth Amendment guarantees due process: « No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. »

The Fourteenth Amendment contains the same guarantee.

Unless we impose an absolute restoration of our Constitution and punish those who have betrayed their oath to defend it, we are no longer the land of the free.

In the words of a real patriot, Mike Whitney:

All the icons of American liberty — the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty — are sad, empty shrines. The Vietnam Memorial, Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, the 4th of July, the Federalist Papers, the American flag are empty souvenirs of a greatness that has vanished from America. Every man and woman who died in the service of our country, died in vain. Their sacrifice has been rendered completely worthless.

The problem is that most Americans are not well informed and don’t know that their democracy is being methodically stolen from under them. To change this is our most urgent task.

Let all be aware that by spreading false frames that incite public fear like “war on terror,” immoral media corporations, driven by evil men, have intimidated our representatives into passing legislation that violates the Constitution and our civil rights, like the maleficent “Patriot” Act. That vile, repugnant law never stopped a single act of terror: it just took away our liberty. False terror frames and outright lies swindled us into an illegal war that increased terror all over the world, made the plundering of our treasury possible, and sanctioned the pirating of a sovereign nation’s oil wealth.

All this evil was done by persistently using the power of verbal frames that demean traditional American values, values that have always been progressive. The repetition of false words through the vehicle of mass media allowed evil men to confiscate and distort the image of one of the most liberal and progressive teachers of all time: Jesus of Nazareth. They turned him into a grotesque supporter of oppression, assassinations, and ugly fanatical cults.

To survive this onslaught of poison, we must fully understand the awesome power of human language. Language can incite violence, start wars, and prevent us from resisting the destruction of our country. On the other hand, if we realize the magic of words, we can liberate ourselves from deceit. We must transmit to our young the liberal and progressive ideas we inherited from great Americans like Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, and others.

DEFLATING THE ELEPHANT will illustrate the science of framing so it is easy for people to use. We must deflate the rogue elephants or be crushed by them. Any person exposed to this coming film will become immune to political hogwash. The liars who dragged America in the right wing cesspool of corruption and pollution will find it impossible to deceive people who learn how to see through the transparent dishonesty of neo-con fascists. The Fitzgerald investigation is another proof that sooner or later the truth must be revealed.

Tell your friends to contact the production team of DEFLATING THE ELEPHANT at or by calling 831-454-9191 to contribute their verbal bow and arrows. Join the rogue elephant hunt so together we can take back our country peacefully and with some deserved fun.


The careful research our enemies did revealed to them and now to us that those who manned high-tech detectors in all airports were underpaid, poorly trained incompetents. It revealed that the FBI with its famous « carnivore » software could not detect the difference between a billion « I love you » e-mails and the one Dear John « signal » message that might have given the time and place of the attack in words like: « Don’t forget to buy four cans of Alpo for our pet at the supermarket at 9 am before we meet as agreed. » That kind of innocent message with images and an exchange of time and place is the kind of impregnable message that all the high technology in the world will never decode. It takes a James Bond to penetrate the network and find out what the symbols mean and how information is transmitted daily without the need of sophisticated software.

George Bush knows that and his corporate supporters are still getting what they want. 15 billion to the poor airlines for losing a week of business, but not a word about Al Gore’s aviation security study. Not a word about making airplanes impregnable to hijackers. Bush has a problem with a number of extremely simple and logical solutions.

Unfortunately, Al Gore was too intelligent a president for the Christianoid right that is now telling us that God punished America because we give gays their civil rights and women the right to choose. He was too sophisticated for the Greens who think that politics in this country will yield to consumer protection activism Nader style. Al Gore, like Gorbachev, knows he must bide his time, that superior men must remain near invisible while inferior men rule. Al Gore cares about the American people and the global environment. He knows that corporations care only about plundering the public and that as long as we allow campaign financing by business, no one can ascend to the Presidency without compromising enough to get the financing needed to run.

George Bush lied and lied to get votes. He sold himself and the country to Big Money like the lowest class whore that he is and all his acts since he has been in office are a quid pro quo travesty of bribery and deceit. He started his rape of America by letting people drink arsenic to protect the profits of his sponsors and the sins of his first year in the White House would fill a thousand pages.

Those desperate madmen who attacked the financial and military heart of America for revenge could easily deduct from the arrogance of the Bush Administration that dishonors international treaties, as past presidents dishonored treaties with Indian tribes, that our national defense and security must be run by feebleminded morons devoid of imagination and a sense of contemporary reality, and without respect for the American people, let alone for other countries.

Further, the enemy knew that our gargantuan economy is propped by a ridiculously unstable debt structure ready to fold like a castle of cards and that a global securities market based on hysterical greed can be spooked into a stampede at the drop of a hat, let alone at the fall of a 110 story skyscraper less than one mile from Wall Street. So the target was as easy to choose as it was easy to spot visually on a sunny September morning.

Seventy years ago, after the Reichstag burned, the new Nazi police was ordered to show no mercy to those suspected of independent thinking, i.e., those hostile to Hitler – especially alleged « Communist terrorists » – who were suddenly believed to be hiding under the beds of all Jewish German homes or wherever mixed blood might be found. The pure Arian race alone was German and trustworthy enough to goose step for the Führer.

Immediately after the fire, Hitler rushed from the scene to his newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter, to oversee coverage of the story. He worked all night with Goebbels putting together tales of Communist plots to seize power violently. The same security apparatus allegedly caught with its pants down was suddenly so clever and efficient that it instantly spotted culprits and terrorists everywhere and was able to harangue Germany into a frenzy of violent revenge against Communists, Jews, gypsies, and all non Arian races.

This happened in 1933. There was no independent investigation nor a shred of evidence brought forward about who really had plotted the fire.

Thereafter the Nazis were trumpeted by the press and radio – which the state and their sponsors owned – as the only force qualified to protect Germany from evil. Germany’s citizens were called upon to unite behind the Führer, to be seen as patriots or else. « You are with us or you are a Communist terrorist against us! » This climate of hysteria foreshowed the ultimate destruction of Germany and millions of dead in Europe and across the globe.

The insane killers who attacked the World Trade Center are all dead, so why is the Government silencing their last sounds which might reveal the alleged struggle for the control of the last plane or give some clue about their organization? Why is the Government refusing to release the cockpit voice box contents? To protect whom? Will it hand the information to our « free » corporate media later after a doctoring and sanitizing it to confirm claims of heroic passengers in action against the terrorists? Let us remember that our corrupt Government has yet to release pertinent documents about the Kennedy assassination and will not do so for another 35 years. Why? Your guess.

Think carefully. Assuming Osama Bin Laden was the direct master-mind who plotted this highly skilled evil action, it follows that he may have many more jihad-kamikaze pilots trained in America and elsewhere hiding and waiting to strike again. If that is the case, then the American people had better remove the Texas cowboy squatter in the White House and send him packing back to his ranch and restore to his rightful position the intelligent leader they elected, because Al Gore also happens to be the very man who had recommended as far back in 1997 greater aviation security (see: Al Gore has all the skill and knowledge needed to make our country secure and respected once again. He can restore the economy and protect our environment from the brutal depredations of a crazed oligarchy of oil barons and bank tycoons.

We the People must also demand that our representatives in Congress stand up as good Americans or resign. We must demand that they be faithful to our Constitution and impeach the five criminals who stole the election – throw them in jail and save our Democracy from Republican neo-fascism for the next hundred years.

America’s foreign enemies, whoever they are and wherever they are, without question planned their attack very skillfully, and we’d better find all of them whether they be in Switzerland, China, Iraq, Israel, Korea, Afghanistan or even in Texas, Mexico, or Chile, plotting with American double agents, etc. We cannot just go helter skelter and massacre thousands of people, shotgunning rockets and bombs all around the world, losing lives of our own young men and women to help those Republicans who betrayed America so their corporate sponsors may gain more power and destroy our Democracy forever. We need to find real American heroes and send them on their own Mission Impossible. After all, if 18 terrorists armed with pocket knives, allegedly supported by a horse riding bandit hiding in Afghanistan’s caves, were able to pull off a Mission Impossible of that magnitude, American and British James Bond types supported by our trillion dollar technology should do better and find the den of evil even if it’s like looking for a needle in the haystack. Killing thousands of innocents in hope of hitting one Osama Bin Laden disguised as a camel driver or slipping from place to place among a million refugees veiled and appearing to be a pregnant mullah’s wife is as stupid as wasting billions for a useless fat Secret Service to police American homes and find every excuse to destroy our Bill of Rights because Osama Bin Laden may be hiding under the bed of a Middle Class Republican family in Austin,Texas.

No American should be persecuted or abused as « disloyal » because of race or national origin. This great democratic ideal is what makes us a civilized country. Let us not allow the Bush neo-fascists to destroy our social progress and human rights.

We all share grief and outrage over the tragedy of September 11 and want those responsible brought to justice. As free people and REAL patriots we defend liberty which alone defines us as true Americans. We must stand for the right to dissent and for equality before the law.

Nazi and Republican newspapers would never agree with our American sentiments. In fact, the Nazis continued to print false claims of Communist terrorist conspiracies, declaring that only Hitler and the Nazi Party could prevent Communist terror and takeover. They took control of the State-run radio and broadcast Hitler’s inflammatory speeches all across the nation.

Next Hitler turned his attention to election day. All resources necessary for a big win were placed at his disposal by the large industrialists who had helped him to gain power and now gladly coughed up millions of Marks. Representatives from Krupp munitions and I. G. Farben were among those reaching into their deep pockets and several American corporations were included (see: Today the same corporate beasts are supporting war, ecological devastation, exploitation of labor the world over, right wing dictators, censorship by media control, medical monopolies, and a pseudo war on drugs which conceals the reality of an ocean of ill gotten money supporting political abuse and fraud.

Goering, acting for Hitler, much as Rove and Tom Delay act for Bush, said: « The sacrifice we ask is easier to bear if you realize that the elections will certainly be the last for the next ten years, probably for the next hundred years. »

On March 5,1933, the last free elections were held in Germany, but the people denied Hitler his majority, as Americans denied Bush a majority in the 2000 elections. The Nazis received only 44% of the vote. Despite massive propaganda and the brutal crackdown, just like the abuses in Florida 70 years later by Jeb Bush and his criminal moll Catherine Harris with the GOP mob, the goal of establishing a Nazi dictatorship after the election debacle was now within reach, however, the lack of the necessary majority was an obstacle. For Hitler that obstacle was soon overcome by violent means, just as Bush was to in Florida where the Tallahassee Jeb Bush mafia, in league with the Supreme court right wing majority, raped America as Hitler had raped Germany.

The difference between the Nazi rise to power and the takeover of the American Government by neo-fascists in 2001 is that neo-fascism is not just national. America is being taken over by a multinational corporate fascist network setting itself up above national governments through world trade and financial manipulations. The WTO is a rising super-government voiding national sovereignty. George Bush and his clan are only the errand boys of mega corporations who have supported the likes of the Bushes for over a century. The congressional record reveals that the Bush family supported Hitler and also shows Bush Sr. being in business with the Ben Ladin family.

Our last hope is in overwhelming opposition at the polls in 2002 and 2004. Unless we Americans march en masse to vote for freedom and turn the tables on the GOP Nazis in 2002 and 2004, what happened in Florida will go down in history as the end of Liberty and Democracy in America. It is our duty as a free people to oppose tyranny and deceit, to regain control of our Government, and to sue the world for peace and justice for all. It can be done if we, united and free, fully engage our proverbial courage.

Does Consciousness Evolve?

Therefore the integral realization of consciousness itself is not possible without the de-repression and intensification of the psychic dimension by virtue of which our reintegration to the cosmic continuum is achieved. This is why I have said elsewhere that the realization with which I am concerned occurs in the context of the total cosmos from the very beginning, not at the end. This context is realizable through the activation of the sutratma, the line of continuity that passes through the axis of the being.

The total universe or the boundless universal field is always, and from the very beginning, the context of spiritual practice, not concentration on any point that can be located within the body-mind, not any form of mystical interiorization. This is the real significance of the idea in Sufism that in order to realize the unity of existence (wahdat al-wuj_d), the being must first attain the station of universal man (al ins_nu l-k_mil). If consciousness or the psyche is merely an epiphenomenon of matter, that is, a merely electronic byproduct of chemical matter and hence of the body to which it is strictly confined, the very premise of a universal participation in existence by means of the devotional extension of the psychic being becomes impossible.

If mind, and ultimately consciousness, is the principle of the organization of life, then a reductionist theory that denies the seniority of the consciousness principle and irrationally derives intelligence and cognition from what is inherently non-intelligent–namely indeterminate and inanimate matter–must perforce be false at its very base. The premises of such a theory and all the subtle restructuring of the human mind that it causes are directly opposed to the process in which the senior position of consciousness and its unifying energy or shakti is realized.

Despite the successes of scientistic propaganda that the Neo-Darwininan theory of evolution has been established beyond all reasonable doubt, an objective review of the theory demonstrates otherwise. On its own grounds the theory is contradicted by paleontology. Not only has a « missing link » never been found, the number of transitional forms required between species ought to be statistically far greater than the defined forms, most of which should already have died out. In fact no transitional gradualism exists in the fossil record, all species suddenly appear with no antecedents.

A theory as full of holes and contradictions as the modern theory of evolution cannot, as a matter of simple logic, be upheld as established or proven. To claim otherwise is scientific fraud. In 1993 Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson published a monumental work entitled Forbidden Archeology which presents a vast array of anomalous evidence from major archeological collections around the world indicating the existence of man of the modern type over a million years ago. This work provoked a massive hostile reaction from the establishment scientists which included threats of lawsuits against the U.S. media company CBS for presenting a summary of these findings in a documentary account. The « orthodox » view is that modern man has only existed for 100,000 years. Now in good logic a theory may be regarded as « probable » when none of the evidence, though insufficient, contradicts it, and « certain » when all of the evidence excluding none is consistent with it. Neo-Darwinism does not even satisfy the logical criteria for a theory that is probable, let alone certain.

Knowledge of man’s divine genetic descent has been destroyed by the self-proclaimed Creator Gods of the religions that emerged as part of the collectivization of human consciousness, a process which, in light of certain data preserved in the Vedic tradition and elsewhere, began at the end of the golden age (satya yuga) and reached its culmination at the beginning of the present age (kali yuga). According to Hindu astronomical computations, the commencement of the kali yuga was 3102 B.C.E. This date has a purely relative and provisional significance since what is really in question is the final transition to the collectivization of the sphere of mind on the earth and the definitive emergence of mass humanity as a defining characteristic of human consciousness.

Since the human species is a freewill species capable of volitionally realizing consciousness itself as the integrator of existence, the notion of « prophecy » as a possibility of human cognition and of history as following a purely mechanical determinism is nonsense. The universe cannot be mathematically defined by an equation or any number of equations as the proponents of a mathematical reductionism in vain attempt to do, the most celebrated of which has been Albert Einstein. The element of consciousness, which is self-originated and self-determined makes the universe an open system subject to an inherent unpredictability. However this is only true in the case of the actual realization of consciousness since a freewill species must volitionally realize consciousness in order to be free. From the moment that human beings lose the knowledge of this truly humanizing process and fall into the relative unconsciousness of the mechanical collective mind, human history becomes increasingly predictable.

Beyond the Green

It’s been several months or so since I’ve rested my soul long enough to even begin to think of writing. Yet I knew as summer came to an end that the thought and feel of autumn would beckon my soul to whisper or yell out something. And yesterday, when feeling that first touch of cooler autumn air, I was taken to many places in my heart, mind, and soul.

This morning I thought of a big tree with many leaves that are about to change color. And how the leaves would fall to the ground in a timely sequenced matter. And in the moment I thought of how similar life is to us. How the leaves in our lives all change, and in the end, fall away from us.  Yet during their time as part of our branches they were critical in our growth. Some were even part of a branch that had fallen with us.   So at a high level, our colors change in our lives, our leaves come and go, our branches grow stronger and sometimes simply break off.  And of course, there are all the pains and joys of seeing our leaves change or tumble off in our lives. Yet we somehow grow. And the leaves rumble on, carried by the winds and rains and eventually play a bigger role in something else.

There are days I wish I could grasp all my leaves and hold them to me forever green. Not wanting any to fall or to change. And then I think of an autumn 500 years ago. And in that time there rests a tree quietly. And just as the leaves do today, the leaves of that tree slowly changed and fell. And life moved along. Long before any thought of my current existence, there is life transcending. There it was. A beautiful tree on which I was once perhaps just a leaf. And even today, although that tree has died, it’s been a big part of our world. My leaves won’t last forever. My body is only here for a blink of existence. Yet my soul can transcend forever if I believe so.

This autumn, be certain to grasp a few leaves. A red, yellow, orange, and pink one. Smell them, hold them, and tumble them in your hands. Press one to your cheek and close your eyes and take deep breaths and absorb their colors. It’s not the falling leaves of autumn that represent the transcending spirit of life. It is the color.  Each red and orange and yellow represents the spirit of change. Change that corresponds to color for a reason. Leaves could fall simply green otherwise. Listen to the color of your world and feel the spirit given to us in color.  That is all I have to whisper today. Thank you for sharing some autumn with me. I’ll see you in orange!