Is it a necessary part of the spiritual journey to be able to see the collective shadow? I have increasingly become aware of forces acting in this world which appear to have no compassion for mankind. My first sight of this shadow occurred when I was travelling in Australia in 2001. I met a war journalist who suggested I read John Pilger’s work. Reading this maverick war journalist on the subject of Britain and America’s actions in supporting/perpetrating war and oppression abroad, was an eye-opener. For the first time I was able to identify with ‘distant’ foreign wars – which became ‘real’ to me. I saw in my own governments actions the same bully-boy tactics I had seen in my own life, but with far, far worse consequences; I started to feel outraged.
My awakening galvanized around the events of 9/11. At the time of 9/11 I was in Byron Bay, Australia, whilst taking a year out to travel. I had just returned late at night to the hostel I was staying in, and there was a group of Israeli travelers huddled around a radio, looking downcast. I joined them and it quickly became clear that something serious was taking place. Then, something strange happened… I spluttered out the words – ‘it was Mossad’! My words seemed to have come from somewhere other than my conscious mind, as I did not even know, at the time, what Mossad was. The Israelis were as shocked as I was at my words and were further confused when I then said ‘who is Mossad’? They informed me, of course, that it was the Israeli Intelligence Agency. It seemed a strange coincidence that I was surrounded by Israelis, as if, what had come out of my mouth was being confirmed.
Subsequently, I came across the underground information on the internet, questioning the official story of 9/11, and was astounded to realize that 9/11 may be a huge deception; I began to see that perhaps my strange intuition on September 11th may have some truth in it. The enormity of what had been perpetrated on humanity became more apparent over time: a catalyst apparently set up to justify a perpetual war against any country deemed to be part of the ‘axis of evil’ and the erosion of our civil liberties – some see this war on terror as the start of the third world war, and part of the plan for a ‘new world order’.
With just the intent to do something I found myself, after a series of coincidences, back in England campaigning actively against the impending war on Iraq. I think many others had a political awakening over the issue of Iraq, and the result was the largest global protest the world has known. Around 2 million people took to the streets in Britain and about 30 million people worldwide. Who does not recall the endless daily headlines ‘War on Terror’, ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ repeated over and over as a series of twisted lies were made to make the case for war? It was apparent to me, and I would imagine, to a large proportion of Britain, that a fierce propaganda campaign was being wrought by the media against the British public. Indeed strange fates befell individuals who were well-placed to question the justifications for war, such as David Kelly, the weapons inspector, found dead in the woods, days after he was revealed as the source of Andrew Gilligan’s article questioning the accuracy of the governments justifications for war. Joe Wilson challenged the US government on its statement about Niger selling uranium to Iraq. Joe Wilson had been sent to Niger to investigate claims for the US government and had found the there was no evidence that such a sale had taken place. The documents incriminating Iraq were later found to be forgeries, but not before Joe Wilson was harassed by the authorities and in an unprecedented action, they released his wife’s name, who was an active CIA operative, into the public domain; condemning her career and endangering her life. Consequently, we have seen three wars causing death and devastation in millions of people’s lives. The Americans have scarily promise us a war against 40-50 countries!
I came across so much evidence to suggest that 9/11 was not what it appeared to be. Many people worldwide are convinced by this evidence, indeed some polls say that as many has half of the Americans have serious doubts about 9/11. If you have not come seen any of this information – check out ‘Zeitgeist’ a 2.5 hour documentary which is the most downloaded film in the history of the internet or ‘In Plane Sight’. These films show how each aspect of the story we have been told about 9/11 does not hold water when scrutinized, something the mainstream media, has almost universally, failed to do. Tellingly, a group of 90 academics in America have formed a group to challenge the lack of veracity of the claims of the US government over 9/11.
Back in the 1990’s Obama’s mentor and a prominent neo-con, Zbignew Brezinski wrote of the need for ‘a new Pearl Harbour’ in his influential book the ‘Grand Chessboard’. He wrote of the need to gain control over the Middle East for its oil and strategic advantages and said that what America needed was a ‘another Pearl Harbour’ to accelerate their plans. They knew they needed a faceless new enemy to replace communism, to justify endless war and terror and the restriction of our liberties. 9/11 fitted the bill and enabled the plans for an attack on Iraq and Afghanistan that had been in the pipeline (if you pardon the pun) for years, to go ahead. In the USA, plans for the 21st century were recorded by the Government in the ‘Project for the New American Century’. In this plan they wrote that they wanted ‘full spectrum dominance of the planet, land, sea, air and space’.
The more I have started to question 9/11 and the official version of 7/7, the more I have started to see a dark hand of manipulation behind a lot of what is going on in the world. So much of what is happening seems to be acting against the good of humanity. Things such as Codex Aliementarus – an attempt to control global food. Through codex, global access to vitamins, alternative health and organic food is under attack. Also, the worldwide vaccination program resulting from the bird flu and swine flu scares, smacked to me of manipulation. Again there was an aggressive media campaign. As a result some countries now have been forced to accept mandatory vaccinations, such as Australia, some European countries and some American States, and the WHO (World Health Organisation) has set up sweeping new powers to enter into hundreds of countries with powers to take over all security and health systems in the event of a pandemic.
There have been strange events, surrounding the vaccines. Apart from being extremely lucrative for Big Pharma, tonnes of live Bird Flu virus, was apparently deliberately put into Baxter’s seasonal flu vaccine to be distributed to 18 countries in Europe. The vaccines were stopped from going out to millions of people in Europe only by a careful Czech lab worker who decided to do some final checks before the vaccine went out. This was reported extensively in the Czech republic. Scarily, attempts have been made to commit the female journalist, who broke the story, to a mental institution.
There are many ways to of seeing what is happening in the world. You could see it as simply human greed flowering in the fertile soil of the marriage of state and corporatism – otherwise known as fascism. You could see it framed in religious terminology and call it ‘evil’, some even see what is happening as part of some kind of ancient extra-terrestrial domination of the planet, with our leaders being either descendents of or with whom they are in collusion. From my own reading and understanding of the world, all three of these ways of seeing what is happening are possibles, perhaps even all three. Those that do see the increasing deception and manipulation of humanity are often described as ‘awakening’ and those who do not as ‘asleep’. I have never felt sure enough to say that I am awake, but what I do know is that, increasingly, what we are being told about our world does not ring true and that a lot of the motives behind the actions of our governments and perhaps those who control them, reveal zero concern for human life and the life of the planet.
Whilst there are current attempts to bring in massive controls of the internet, the current ‘global free media’ that constitutes the internet has been a powerful tool in the hands of people to get the truth out. Julian Assange, the creator of Wikileaks, speaking from his detainment under house arrest, feels hopeful that identifying the part that media has played in war is an important key. He says:
‘One of the hopeful things that I’ve discovered is that nearly every war that has started in the past 50 years has been a result of media lies. The media could’ve stopped it if they had searched deep enough; if they hadn’t reprinted government propaganda they could’ve stopped it. But what does that mean? Well, that means that basically populations don’t like wars, and populations have to be fooled into wars. Populations don’t willingly, with open eyes, go into a war. So if we have a good media environment, then we also have a peaceful environment’.
A top media academic filmed on the British documentary ‘Taking Liberties’ reminds us that ‘the press is not a check on the establishment, it is the establishment..’. Therefore it seems vital that we protect the freedoms of the internet now at this crucial time when it is under attack. I have joined Avaaz (an online campaign) to help fight for these and other important issues. It feels empowering to be part of 40 million other people worldwide who want to see positive actions for humanity.