July 2, 2012
All Psychosis On The Western Front: The Psychological Ramifications of The 9/11 Myth
“All at once everything seems to me confused and hopeless.
Kropp feels it too. “It will go pretty hard with us all. But nobody at home seems to worry much about it. Two years of shells and bombs—a man won’t peel that off as easy as a sock.”
We agree that it’s the same for everyone; not only for us here, but everywhere, for everyone who is of our age; to some more, and to others less. It is the common fate of our generation.
Albert expresses it: “The war has ruined us for everything.”
He is right. We are not youth any longer. We don’t want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.” – Erich Maria Remarque. “All Quiet on the Western Front.” (1).
The 9/11 myth has been used to destroy the heroic legacy of Western liberty and introduce a totalitarian mindset into Western societies. The post-9/11 political changes are dangerous and easy to recognize. Despite being minimized and rationalized by the Western mainstream media, these changes are highly unpopular. Whether they will be permanent will be a matter of brute force.
The U.S. government doesn’t seem to be shying away from the prospect of using state violence against American rebels. Government agencies have stocked up on ammunition, and preparations for martial law have been made. The government’s course of action is clear and predictable. Current American leaders are not planning on telling the American people that American soldiers died for a lie in Iraq and Afghanistan. They would be committing suicide if they told the truth about 9/11.
So hoping for change and reform from within the system is a delusion. The tyrants in Washington have alienated the country from themselves so much that they would rather have war with the American people than peace.
But the political transformation of America and the West is less interesting than the deep spiritual crisis that we find ourselves in. This crisis is demonstrated is numerous areas, from the social and cultural to the political. To put it simply, many people are unhappy, and this is a cause for much resentment, jealousy, and hatred. America was supposed to be about the pursuit of happiness. What happened?
Instead of creating a culture of life and happiness, Washington is creating a culture of death and depression. Most high-level successful American and Western politicians like Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, and Tony Blair are emotionally and psychologically sick. They have no spiritual and psychological connections to the people they claim to represent. They live in an entirely different world, while paying lip service to the noble traditions and laws of America and Western Civilization. What they’re afraid to say is that the 9/11 myth greatly contributed to the destruction of America and Western Civilization.
II. The Triumph of New Religious Myths And The Destruction of Western Civilization
“The sciences have improved our health and given us great powers of communication, production and transportation. The erosion of “divine right” has fostered democracy, and shifted the burden from monarch to citizen in a way which brings dignity and worth to the individual. At the same time, as Jung noted in 1936, “In the last analysis, most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old unforgotten wisdom stored up in us.”
Instinctual wisdom may in fact be lost to the conscious mind, but in the vasty depths of the unconscious, the wisdom which nature embodies is never forgotten, and will manifest itself in pathology if otherwise denied expression.
This history of history is well known and shall not be repeated here. But the problem of accessing the invisible world is always our core condition. To find a new slant in our time, as Barfield called it, requires a psychological attitude, the willingness to look beneath the surface to see what forces are at play and how they are internalized by each of us.
Much modern psychology is hardly worth the name, for it is not, as the etymology demands, a mode for the expression of “soul” (Greek psyche). Most modern psychology fractionates the person into behaviors, cognitions and neurology, treated in turn by modification, reprogramming and pharmacology. While these modalities can prove useful in specific situations, the larger question of meaning is frequently discarded in a failure of professional nerve and/or surrender to mass marketing. When the soul is not attended, what kind of healing can occur? Why should we go faster to some place, or learn more about some thing, when we have no idea who we are, or what values those bytes of information serve?
When we do not ask what the gods want–that is, what is the silent intention of those old autonomies of the soul–then we are living not only a superficial life, but also a deluded one. This insight is hardly new, but it requires a spiritual constancy in our lives lest we be carried away from ourselves by waves of acculturation.” – Prof. James Hollis. “Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World.” (2).
“The conspiracy theory/theorist soubriquet is reflexively feared by professional journalists and academics alike who believe (with some justification) their reputations will be undermined by such thought crimes against the state. Thus, like an instrument that would easily be at home in the most extreme totalitarian regimes, intellectual workers self-discipline themselves as the “conspiracy theory” mechanism determines the trajectory and parameters of public discourse, dissent, and recollection.
Intellectual cowardice is reinforced by a set of circumstances whereby even if alternative accounts questioning the official line are exhaustively researched and documented with credible information and sources, mobilization of the “conspiracy theory” label by state censors and their journalistic accomplices will render the counter-arguments suspect. And, in an on-the-go culture where citizens are heavily reliant for information on headlines and sound-bites versus deliberate analysis, such lines of reasoning are destined for the memory hole.” – Prof. James F. Tracy. “State Propaganda, Historical Revisionism, and Perpetuation of the 9/11 Myth.” (3).
“The Age of Reason and rationality — together with the neocortex — is long since gone, and what’s left is the human monkey climbing back up the trees where he can watch his cities, together with all his dreams, sink into the mire of historical oblivion.
That is what the myth of apes taking over our cities is really conveying.” – John David Ebert. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A Movie Review.” (4).
The political retrogression and spiritual retardation of the West go hand in hand with the official 9/11 story, which has served as a new religious myth. People who support the official narrative of the 9/11 events co-sign the designs of the perpetrators and send America to its doom.
Forget men and might, it is myths that conquer the world. What the 9/11 myth teaches us is that the power of central authority to inject false beliefs and false memories into people is greater now than ever before.
Of course the rise of the Internet and decentralized communication changed all that. It is harder now for the American government or the Israeli government to get away with a false flag operation. But let’s step back into the fall of 2001 and reflect on the god-like power of the Western mainstream media. The global independent media was in its embryonic stage and voices of truth in American society like Alex Jones and William Cooper were treated like crazy uncles.
In 2012, Alex Jones remains one of the few defenders of America and Western civilization. His mission to wake up the American people and get America back on the right track has made him a cultural hero. But the growth of 9/11 truth and justice movement is not connected to or depended upon any one man. The greatness of Alex’s heroic speech cannot be denied, it is sublime, but it is the ordinary heroism in the global truth movement that will save America, the Middle East, and the world from destruction and perpetual bloodbath.
III. The Death of The American Soul
The 9/11 myth did not cause the death of America’s soul. It was dead before 9/11. The CIA assassinations of JFK, MLK, and RFK in the 1960s weren’t just political assassinations, they were spiritual assassinations. The CIA murdered the American soul when it eliminated the heroes of the counter-culture and peace movement.
These three men were kings of the American political landscape in the 1960s and they were making spiritually inspired speeches. Their words apply to the situation today in America and the West because their analysis of the American spirit under the cloud of war was so spot on that time cannot minimize its significance.
The killers of JFK, MLK, and RFK were protected from the law and their identities are still kept a secret from the American people. Forget about democracy, what does this mean for the soul? I think the American soul has collapsed since the 1960s because justice has not been served. Americans are seen as animals, not human beings, and the same is true for the rest of humanity.
IV. Implanting A False Historical Consciousness In The Western Mind
The question of why Americans are fighting Muslims is always answered with the three sacred numbers in the American mind: 9-1-1. But when the truth about 9/11 is known, this reason shatters to dust. The question the becomes why has America been given a false mission, a false memory, and a false war?
A nation’s identity is shaped by its memories. Injecting false memories into people’s minds is a grave sin because it distorts their character and twists their identity. The official memory of 9/11 is a national weight on America. In 2012, what is America’s identity? Is it a defender of values and human rights? Is it a destroyer? A liberator? A terrorizer?
In my article, “The Triumph of Myth and Government Lies Over Truth, Common Sense, and Science,” I quoted Professor Aleida Assmann on the subject of collective memory and the political uses of national remembrance. Here is an excerpt:
Aleida Assmann, a researcher of literature and culture at theGoethe-Institut, has written extensively about collective memory, and the fusion between memory and history, power and myth. In her 2008 paper, “Transformations between History and Memory,” she writes that, “Historians can play contrary roles: they can either support the play of political power or challenge it; they can act as architects or critics of national memory constructions,” (5). Assmann says that under authoritarian regimes a false history is constructed and manufactured to serve the interests of the regime, which is then presented to the public as real history.
In a democracy, politicians in key positions of power have to be gifted actors because they have to perform their appointed roles in front of the public in order to keep the public out of the loop and make sure that real history is never leaked. It is a tough job to tell fake stories to the public and pretend that it is the truth, and some politicians like George Bush are not as gifted rhetorically as others. Also, a little cold-bloodedness helps a great deal for a person who takes on the job of selling monstrous lies to the people.After the fall of a totalitarian regime there is also a fall of history, that is, the regime’s history. Once that happens, the people experience the rebirth of truth and discover the real history of their lives and their world that was denied to them by their political leaders. Assmann writes:
A new awareness of the interactions between history and memory was triggered by the profound political changes of the 1980s and 1990s, when new memories emerged and old ones were seen in a different light. After 1989, with the thawing of frozen memories and the opening of archives, both memory and history took on a new force that carried them into the center of the public arena. Historians were baffled by the enormous impact of living memories that they had hitherto considered to be a negligible entity. A historical caesura always introduces the chance to narrate the past in a different way. Such a moment of retrospection can become a moment of revelation; then it suddenly becomes obvious that what had been presented and passed as objective history turns out to have been a biased construction of political memory. The experience of a fundamental change of values exposed the contingence of earlier accounts of the past. In such situations both history and memory become self-reflexive; a sense is developed of their constructedness by discovering that memory has a history and that history is itself a form of memory. (6).The totalitarian regime in America is in a unique position because unlike the Soviet or Nazi regime, America is a global superpower, which means its version of history automatically becomes global history. Never before has such a state existed in any period of human civilization. We are truly living in crazy and exciting times. The only state that has challenged the official story of 9/11 is the regime in Iran, and preparations have been made to make war on that nation, so it is not wise for states to speak the truth about Washington’s designs. Those who don’t go along with the new global political paradigm will not survive. But, of course, nothing in history is guaranteed.
The collective memory of 9/11 was crafted by American and Israeli state agents immediately after the chaotic events. Since then, numerous TV specials, films, documentaries, books, and newspaper articles have imprinted the lie on the global mind.
V. A Second Dark Age: The Worldwide Reversion To Barbarism, Slavery, And International Chaos
Everywhere we look we find totalitarianism and fascism in various stripes and colours. Zionism, Islamism, and American exceptionalism are different forms of tyranny. False flag terrorism and the breakdown of the rule of law define our age. Western political discourse has been dumbed-down and captured by the language of intellectual death. Terms like “conspiracy theorist,” “anti-Semitism,” are thought-killers. To be amongst the “conspiracy theorists” means social suicide for journalists, academic professionals, politicians, and everybody else.
What are the main problems do we face as a culture and as a civilization? Here is a short list:
1. Media domination of the public mind and social reality.
2. State irrationality.
3. Environmental destruction.
4. Suppression of technology, especially free energy.
5. Banking and corporate ownership of governments.
6. Loss of belief in the common good and a collective future.
7. Top-down collectivism.
8. Sacrifice of the self to the state.
What is needed is a second renaissance in both the West and the Middle East. The global independent media must continue to play a big role in jump-starting political changes, and ending the power of the state media. The separation of state and media will be the defining political victory of our times, as was the separation of church and state centuries ago. But that’s only one goal. A free world must abolish war forever. The government’s war powers in every country must be destroyed, especially its capacity to wage propaganda warfare against civil society.
Are these goals too idealistic and unrealizable? Maybe. But, if we’re going to dream, why not dream big?
1. Remarque, E.M. “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Translated by A. W. Wheen. 1929. Ballantine Books: New York. Pg. 87-88.
2. Hollis, J. “Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World.” 2004. Inner City Books: Toronto, Ontario. Pg. 13-14.
3. Tracy, J. F. “State Propaganda, Historical Revisionism, and Perpetuation of the 9/11 Myth.” MemoryGap.org. May 6, 2012.
4. Ebert, J. D. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A Movie Review.” CinemaDiscourse.com. August 8, 2011.
5. Assmann, Aleida. “Transformations between History and Memory.”Social Research 75.1 (Spring 2008): 49-72. Print. Pg. 59.
6. Ibid. Pg. 61-62.
Saman Mohammadi is the writer and editor at The Excavator
This article was posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:30 am