Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Monday, March 12, 2007

poisoning young minds...

Joshua Key is a US Army deserter living in Canada. He served in Iraq and deserted rather than go back there. He has written a book The Deserter's Tale. Here is a snippet from Key's ABC Lateline interview with Tony Jones:

TONY JONES: We'll talk about some of the details in a moment, but let me take you back to your account of basic training. Because it's here you argue your minds were poisoned. Could you describe to us just how you were taught, what people were saying to you about Iraqis and Muslims?

JOSHUA KEY: You know of course they were never called Iraqis or Muslims, they were always used in derogatory terms as hajis, habibs and so on. I would say it was definitely a form of dehumanising. I mean, if you see something - that effect all the time - they were never referred to as civilians or Iraqis or Muslims.

TONY JONES: You say of the training that you were told that all Muslims were terrorists, that all Muslims were responsible for September 11. Were people actually saying that to you specifically?

JOSHUA KEY: Yes, and then I got it to the term that instead of being, what would you say, not guilty until proven guilty, I would say to us it's “they're guilty till they're proven innocent”, to us all Muslims were terrorists. That's the way we were taught and it's the way we conducted our business.
I still remember clearly the way our minds were similarly poisoned in order to "condition" us to hate the Vietnamese, so as to make us want to go there and kill them. We were told lies, half truths, and pure propaganda about why the war was necessary. We were endlessly fed derogatory, dehumanising language about the Vietnamese by our instructors. They were not Vietnamese, or human beings, they were "gooks" or "slope heads" or "nogs".

It's widely known that there is a branch of the military called Psy Ops (Psychological Operations). The purpose of Psy Ops is to f*ck with the enemy's mind.

What is less widely understood is that the whole process of recruiting and basic training is a Psy Ops type of thing too, designed to first f*ck with the civilian's mind in order to get him/her to join, and then to f*ck with the trainee's mind to get them to sufficiently hate "the enemy" in order to want to kill them.

It's all just one big mind f*ck designed to turn nice young people with good intentions into political killers. And they call it "serving your country". That's just another lie on top of a whole stinking pile of lies.

And that is why one should not blame the service personnel for taking part in a war. They are victims of mind control methodology as evil as that of the worst religious cults, blindly believing they are saving the world. Forgive them, for they know not what they do...

But don't EVER let the bastards who sent them there off the hook. THEY are the real war criminals. I'm talking about YOU, John Winston HoWARd !!! (And your Liberal party predecessors who "sold" me the Vietnam war back in the sixties !!!)


Blogger JahTeh said...

Do you think blogs/internet would have made a difference in the sixties? It doesn't seem to have made much difference in the US but then the soldiers I've seen interviewed didn't join up to fight but to get an education or a decent feed. Colin Powell tried to make a volunteer army that was motivated and well trained but it seems to have come unstuck. At the end of Jim Lehrer's Newshour they have a rollcall of the dead and it breaks me to see the age of these children, which is what they look like. Very few are over the age of 25.

March 12, 2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

JahTeh, yes I do think the internet made a difference. I think ithelped dissent grow much more quickly than it otherwise might have. It gave instant access to information the mainstream media was not covering (till the guts were spilled on the internet, that is). Oh yes, the cryptocracy must absolutely HATE the internet. That's why I keep predicting that they'll find a way to limit access.

This thing about "join the military to get an education", whist theoretically true, is mostly a recruiting slogan, I suspect. a way of sucking in the undereducated and underprivileged.

It might well have been a motivated and well trained Army, but send any army to a wrong war and watch it all go to pieces. This is what the arseholes failed to factor in.

I want to see all the main players face the International Court of Justice, I want them to be found guilty, and I want them to get life sentences, to be served in Guantanamo Bay, which is to be preserved, as is, for the "pleasure" of these people. That would be justice done.

March 12, 2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger JahTeh said...

I have a new site for you.
The Centre for Media and Democracy is a non-profit organisation based in Madison, Wisconsin and investigates public relations spin and propaganda.

March 12, 2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Thanks, JahTeh. I've added it to the "Brain Food" category in the sidebar.

March 12, 2007 11:11 PM  

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