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  • Dec 15, 2012 03:45 PM
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    Newtown: WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
    From Columbine to Newtown and from 9-11, the bogus war in Iraq, to the banking bailout of 2008, everyone is asking, “Why did this happen?” The answer lies within the domain of VALUES. We (the US and the world) have been sold a bill of goods in the form of “the great lie.” At least since the mid 20th century, global humanity has been subjected to a lie that has been fomented by fascist-thinking politicos and perpetrated through an increasingly powerful mass media that literally alters the neural structures of the brain—changing cultural values (consumerism), choices, and actions. Neo conservatives know this, and have used it to create a modern mythology based on fear. (see BBC documentaries: Happiness Machines, The Power of Nightmares, The Trap) In a word, most of our current problems have to do with delusions created by the media and perpetrated by…vampires—a virtual entity that sucks the life blood from humanity and the planet itself.
    If the vampire metaphor is accurate, this is no small concern, and it ain’t funny. Vampires are downright evil, and they understand the cognitive dynamics of the collective unconscious. The lie has taken many forms, but its essential rational is much worse than rabid anti-populism. It includes demonstrably dangerous ideas such as: the masses are sub-human and motivated by chaotic and destructive subliminal forces, the masses need to be controlled (through fear), they need to be controlled by a moral elite (mostly folks with money who constantly commit egregious crimes including high treason). The consequences of this worldview are multiform. Every planetary issue from global warming to human rights must be contemplated from a hard-line understanding that it either supports the delusion—the lie—or that it supports the harmony of life on the planet. Every cultural issue from guns to butter, from homelessness to defense of middle-class values is poised on this dilemma. The answer to the question, “Why did this happen?” is that collectives and individuals have been confused by the lie, and frustration makes some individuals crazy.
    Every time we are confronted by a catastrophe, it is crystal clear that human people are NOT soulless, ignorant, nor destructive. Rather, they are humane, they care, they are conscientious, and many of them live according to true humanitarian values. They respond instantaneously to the needs of others, and they are quick to provide both substantial and insubstantial aid. So what is the solution to problems arising from psychotic delusion? As Jim Hightower notes in his current “Lowdown,” we can’t play pattycake with the President. Progressives need to be hardliners. We need to use the mythic weapon—the stake to the heart of evil. That stake is truth, and MSNBC has demonstrated this exceedingly well. However, the populist message must get to the conservative unconscious in order for sanity to prevail. In addition to reading The Nation, Mother Jones, Lowdown, etc., for several years I have been reading the American Free Press. What I noticed was that their writers are not entirely off-base. Many of their issues are populist issues, but they are badly ignorant of the causes of problems. A case in point is economics. They have marked the corporate bad guys, but they misunderstand the concept of “big government.” They have swallowed that conservative lie whole. We must all take a hard-line approach to the process of freeing ourselves from the delusions and the lies. Solutions do not rely on bandage solutions like gun control or requiring the wealthy to pay taxes, they rely on the administration of equal justice under authentic law. When the psychotic “elites” can get away with murder, treason, warmongering, and the most grand larceny while the “masses” lose their homes, their livelihood, their health, and their human dignity, the predictable result will be cultural psychosis: collective frustration, alienation, and violence. If it is not corrected at the source, the Neo Conservative nightmare will continue to fester in the collective unconscious and manifest as fear-based violence.
    Best regards and thanks for your wonderful work,

    sschafer@digipen.edu