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October 30, 2001

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I've been sleeping well. Always have, and now is no different. What's changed since September 11 is my waking thought: "Has anything horrible happened?" I'm in no hurry to find out, lie abed wondering what good I can do with this day.

The men with guns are dropping bombs on Afghanistan. I don't see how this will help. The "war" on terrorism stands as much chance of succeeding as the War on Drugs. Or maybe they're part of the same plan?

Impossible to prove, but it seems the dots want to be connected:

  • Bush Sr.--of whom G.W. is but a puppet extension--served as CIA director (1975-77); was (by Dan Quayle's father) appointed director of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, mind control government contractor who synthesized LSD for CIA programs in the 1950s and still produces many precursor chemicals for heroin production (1979); and headed Reagan's Drug Task Force (1981-88)--"OK, Cat, now I want you to watch this canary."

  • The CIA (what Buckminster Fuller referred to as "Capitalism's Invisible Army") has been repeatedly linked to drug trafficking.

  • The #1 industry of southern Florida is cocaine. That state's governor is Jeb Bush and it is where George Jr. wrangled his highly suspect "victory."

  • Afghanistan is the source of 72% of the world's heroin-producing poppies.

If you want to understand history, follow the money.

Hundreds of years ago, wars were fought, millions enslaved, and empires built around the spice trade. Those dynamics of free trade have not changed. The U.S. flag, which so many now proudly display in a bid to feel a part of a community, is a direct adaptation of a corporate logo--the herald of the East India Trading Company, which was the power behind the British throne and developed, through its college, the protocols and strategies of the Royal Navy as a means of controlling and protecting the flow of private wealth. Today those same roles are played by supertankers and aircraft carriers, with nuclear subs as aces in the hole.

Follow the money.

Follow your money.

Boycott any corporation which exploits labor, damages the environment, or invests in companies engaged in these shortsighted practices. Start with oil and gas.

It's not much, but it's more than a gesture. Each individual action has its effect. If you doubt you can live without their products, ask yourself how you became so dependent.

I lie in bed, worried in equal parts about our so-called government (i.e., vested corporate interests) and the terrorist backlash its actions provoke, wondering what I can do about any of it, and the end result is this web page, which is kind of pathetic, but I don't know what else to do.

Do you?

Excerpts from Critical Path
by Buckminster Fuller:

George Washington took command of the U.S. Continental Army under an elm tree in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The flag used for that occasion was the East India Company's flag, which by pure coincidence had the thirteen red and white stripes.... While the British government lost the 1776 war, the East India Company's owners who constituted the invisible power structure behind the British government not only did not lose but moved right into the new U.S.A. economy along with the latter's most powerful landowners. (p. 78)

We have also noted how the power structures successively dominant over human affairs had for aeons successfully imposed a "specialization" upon the intellectually bright and physically talented members of society as a reliable means of keeping them academically and professionally divided--ergo, "conquered," powerless. The separate individuals' special, expert glimpses of the separate, invisible reality increments became so infinitesimally fractionated and narrow that they gave no hint of the significant part their work played in the omni-integrating evolutionary front of total knowledge and its power-structure exploitability in contradistinction to its omni-humanity-advantaging potentials. Thus the few became uselessly overadvantaged instead of the many becoming regeneratively ever more universally advantaged.

Hyperspecialization also prevented popular comprehension of what the ongoing world power structure was doing--ergo, hyperspecialization kept society preoccupied in ways nondetrimental to the power structure's interests and practically dependent upon the power structure's media for information. (p. 162)

We may soon discover that all babies are born geniuses and only become degeniused by the erosive effects of unthinkingly maintained false assumptions of the grown-ups. (p. 26)

Realistic, comprehensively responsible, omnisystem-considerate, unselfish thinking on the part of humans does absolutely affect human destiny.(p.47)

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