Our government is as much
a terrorist as those in Beslam, Bali, New York and Madrid. It is
time we stop thinking ourselves the enlightened culture we are not.
It is time to stop a hypocrisy that seems to validate the atrocities
we commit while castigating those made against us.
10/02/04 "ICH" -- The prevalent and continued decline
of the Empire's mind can be attributed to the evolving degeneration
of American capitalism, through the inherent evils it espouses,
its subjugation and control of human nature, and its consequences
on a society entangled and indeed dependent on the very mechanisms
of exploitation of self, addiction to materialism and the pandemic
of greed. This latest stage of capitalism, the most sinister to
arise from the realm of human conscious, has replaced once nobler,
controllable, equal and just instruments. It is simply the erosion
of capitalism, after having flourishing in previous stages of development,
into a phase that has mutated beyond the control of humans and into
a realm of damaging and malevolent repression and exploitation.
Thriving off of human nature, feeding and growing from its ability
to dominate our animal instincts, our wants, needs and desires,
capitalism as we know it today has become an unrelenting disease,
jumping from host to host, contaminating a society that, more and
more, lives in utter disconnect from a greater world community and
that allows itself to be manipulated, dumbed down and owned by elite
capitalists whose control over our lives grows more discernible
every day. It is capitalism on steroids, a bulging muscled beast
that has succeeded in mutating American society, transforming our
culture to one whose assembly lines of human procreation manufacture
millions of consumers, producers, worker bees, soldier ants and
growing generations of unthinking automatons.
American capitalism in the first decade of the 21st century is
the inevitable result of an economic form of governance whose stages
have, over the last two centuries, and with exponentially-increasing
dominance, power and control over our society, created a vicious
cycle of evolving degeneration that today runs amok, destroying
the environment and planet, human health and intelligence, individual
thought and free-thinking minds, democracy and a once grand societal
experiment of equality, justice and freedom. It is American capitalism,
then, that now lives off of human exploitation and ignorance, breathing
in and usurping our energy, exhaling poisons that blacken our eyes
and minds while enveloping the Empire's horizons with a darkness
that infects us with its various forms of disease that are making
our society, culture and way of life the nightmares of yesterday's
slaves and the controlled programs hardwired into tomorrow's automatons.
The Light that brings forth Darkness
The darkness that has encircled the Empire and its people has over
the last fifty years grown thanks to the continued evolution of
the television monitor and the ever-expanding media tentacles of
the corporate world. The TV has become the single biggest tool for
the corporate beast, having morphed in the last few decades into
the apparatus by which consumerism, materialism, belief in fantasy,
mental manipulation, love of the almighty dollar and the virus of
greed are extracted and exploited from the masses, thus enriching
the corporate beast with both the treasure and the controlled, easily
manipulated mind of the American populace.
As the popularity of the television media has grown over the years
and with Americans watching more and more hours of the instruments
of fantasy, propaganda and brainwashing fostered by the corporate
Leviathan, the collective American mind has dissipated in power
and intellect, over the last few decades degenerating and becoming
instead a sponge readily accepting and believing anything and everything
implanted into it by the monitor the axis by which everything
in our home revolves around that now serves as its brain.
The television, that glowing light now reigning as the center of
our homes, robbing us of analytical minds and healthy bodies, that
invention celebrated and adored, has become the single biggest weapon
the corporate capitalists have to dominate, control and program
us. It lies as the great culprit in the continued regression of
the American mind and erosion of intellect, the further dominance
by corporations of our daily lives, the decay and festering ignorance
of our youth, the indifference to world affairs and apathy to the
plight of the peoples of the globe, the unconcern towards government
politics, accountability and transparency, the growth of our world
renowned amnesia and short-attention spans, and the increased conditioning
of and appetite for violence, death and destruction.
From birth it becomes our adopted parent, our consumerist advisor
and materialist shaman, guiding us with its hypnotic light through
the dense fog of capitalistic indoctrination. Training us from birth
how to become good parasitic consumers, bombarding our still undeveloped
brains with fantasy and psychological manipulation, illuminating
our virgin minds with a rapid influx of images that no incipient
human mind has ever been subjected with, the television begins to
distort our concept of reality, marketing fantasy and fiction, promoting
and distorting human needs and wants, rewiring our fragile mind
to suit the needs of the corporation and the government it owns.
Almost from birth the programming making us obedient consumers trapped
between the fantasy we see and the reality we experience distorts
the life we live, forever to psychologically confuse the mammalian
brain inside our skulls.
Indifferent to suffering, displaced from reality and sequestered
from the constructs of human behavior, the innocent mind is, through
television, manipulated to seek what it can never attain. The perfection
of fiction, the happiness of fantasy, the allure of what will never
be and the mesmerizing glow of a world beyond what humanity could
ever become is nonetheless absorbed into our conscious understanding
and subconscious being, haunting us seemingly from cradle to grave.
Throughout our lives the belief that what we see on the screen is
reachable invariably results in a reality altogether different.
We entrap ourselves in a vicious cycle of a lifetime of production
and consumption, as if buying and producing enough goods and services
will lead to the perfection we have been conditioned to believe
can be attained.
What follows over the course of one's life, naturally, is a perceived
belief in failure that the perfection we desperately seek to emulate
and the fictions ingrained in our minds escaped us, thereby blaming
ourselves or our loved ones for the unclimbable mountaintop whose
passage no human could ever reach. The subsequent unhappiness that
follows, of never reaching the beauty, wealth, happiness and perfection
of the fictionally created characters we become enamored with, combine
with other factors prevalent in our capitalist society to depress
our emotions and feelings about ourselves and the life we lead.
Even the accumulation of money, material goods and modifications
of our physical selves fail to transport us into the fantasy world
that invades our living rooms on a nightly basis.
In many ways, the Molotov cocktail of capitalistic unhappiness
has led to the enormous growth in, demand of and addiction to pharmaceutical
mind altering and hallucinatory drugs so prevalent in society today
that act as conduits of escapism from the unhappy lives we portend
to lead. It is these drugs, now pervasive in American society yet
nonexistent for centuries and millennia before that have arisen
along with the degrading stages of capitalism we now find ourselves
immersed in. It is the television, along with the other tentacles
of modern day capitalism, that is causing an eroded conscious of
human psychology through the indoctrination of the human brain,
from the time of birth, of seeking the perfection that in the human
condition does not and cannot possibly exist but that thrives in
the realm of television, movies and video games.
Seeking meaning and happiness through the possession of material
goods and wealth, becoming insecure of our bodies and beauty by
the incessant bombardment of human perfection and kneeling down
to pray to the Almighty Dollar in front of its altar called the
television, Americans are finding that the goals espoused by the
corporate Leviathan are unattainable. When compared to the perfection
we have seen on the monitor from our early age, the life we lead
is boring, unexciting and imperfect. The real world thus cannot
compete with the vision the corporate capitalists have marketed
for us in order to manipulate buying patterns, control behaviors
and expand profits margins.
The cause for concern among Americans is the effect capitalism
and its tentacles, including the pervasive disease of television,
is having on our psychology. The rise in pharmaceutical drugs designed
for the human brain and our psychological behaviors should act as
the canary sent down the mine shaft. More and more, America is a
nation of pill poppers unhappy and depressed, preferring the escape
of hallucination and the zombie-like behavior of anti- depressants
to the realities facing us today. With 11 million children on anti-
depressants and many more adults dependent on drugs, questions must
begin to be raised as to the causes of such utter degeneration,
the likes of which no society has ever experienced. This is but
one more symptom of a disease the corrosive tumor of capitalism
has engendered onto a society that offers so much wealth, freedom
and materialistic bliss yet lacks enduring waves of human happiness
Corporate owned television produces mind-numbing, ignorance-laden,
thought- controlling, escapism-filled, fantasy-saturated and propaganda-laced
programming designed for one simple reason: to hook us like fish
out of water so that we are subjected to a barrage of advertisements
that, it is hoped, inspire us to spend our hard earned wages on
the products that best manipulate our human needs, wants, emotions
and passions. Fiction-filled shows, laced in the aura of televised
perfection and beauty, endeavor our minds to seek what cannot in
reality exist. They are created so that addicted we become to the
characters and story lines, thus becoming loyal viewers and possible
prey. These programs are formulated to attract whichever demographic
and target market a corporation wants as loyal consumers. The advertisements
and products designed for this particular target are then plastered
throughout the enormous window of opportunity, blitzkrieging our
eyes and minds with a volley of images that attack our psychology,
emotions, animalistic behaviors and human passions.
Methodically the attack starts in our youth as the marketing vipers
seek to incarcerate us into their vast array of products from as
early an age as possible. They know that once they succeed in squeezing
into their grip a young child the strong possibility exists that
a loyal and conditioned customer they will have for an entire lifetime.
It is the undeveloped, susceptible, easily manipulated and conditioned
mind, devoid of analytical thinking and human experience that the
corporate marketers drool over. It is their Holy Grail, a virgin
mind easily exploited and programmed, naïve to humanity and
ignorant of experiences, slowly but surely becoming the mental and
physical slave to those whose incessant brainwashing fills the airwaves.
In the most pure and innocent among us the corporate sharks enjoy
their greatest meals.
Copied from organized religion, which for centuries has perfected
the formula for conditioning and brainwashing children into controlled
and subservient followers of archaic myths and primitive fables,
the systemic usurpation of innocent minds guarantees loyalty, lifetime
consumers, unthinking individuals, psychologically fragile drones
and easily controlled beings. With the twist of a marketing campaign,
corporations can dictate tastes, trends, consumption patterns and
the direction a society or a target market takes. Through the television,
we thus become putty in the hands of those who are experts at exploiting
our senses, feelings, emotions and passions.
Manipulating our minds and rewiring our thoughts, the television,
nothing more than the mechanism by which the corporate world controls
and dominates us, has transformed human thinking and behavior like
no other instrument in our history. Our minds are being bombarded
with image after image, fantasy after fantasy and manipulative emotion
after manipulative emotion. Our still primitive brains have never
evolved to this reality, and the damage can be seen in the rise
of attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, lack of discipline
and loss of intellectual capacity in children. It can be seen in
a society that has not been able to adapt and handle the blitzkrieg
we see on our monitors on a daily basis and that cannot escape the
conditioning and brainwashing the corporate world and our government
so readily apply into our minds. The proof is all-encompassing,
surrounding us like a thick fog, doing tremendous damage to the
still undeveloped brains of youth, shackling and controlling almost
every activity we do as adults, and haunting our daily life until
death finally opens the gates of escape.
The Bubble of Ignorance
From the cradle to the grave, the television works its corporate
magic, helping make America the most consumerist, materialistic,
gluttonous and wasteful society to ever grace the green lands of
Earth. We gorge on food, we waste like no other, consume as if our
life depended on it and pollute with devastating effect. Like a
plague of locusts we are devouring the natural resources of the
planet, indifferent to the plight of the oceans, the forests and
the other 6 billion people we share this small planet with. Our
thirst for oil can only be met through war, destruction and death,
our appetite for cheap products and labor enslaves billions of humans
worldwide and the need to quench our addiction to material wealth
is rapidly hemorrhaging an Earth ready to purge us from its surface.
We are four percent of the world's population yet contribute 25
percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. We are four percent
of 6.2 billion humans yet indifferent we remain to the damage our
greed unleashes onto humanity. Global warming is now the greatest
threat facing mankind, yet we ignore its truths and our complicity.
Our greed and voracious appetite to consume blinds us to the rape
of ecosystems, the extinction of cultures, the devastation of nations
and the ever-growing despair among the billions of humans not lucky
to live inside the belly of the beast.
We are 290 million people, most of whom believe the lands and inhabitants
of this Earth have been placed by the Almighty in their rightful
position as exploitable property and servants of America, the only
nation allowed to dictate its commands on all others, even when
tens of millions of us have not a clue or a remote idea that an
outside world of peoples and nations exists outside our borders.
Even as the globe becomes a giant village, where the actions of
one affect all others and the collective destiny of humanity depends
on the unity of the entire spectrum of world citizens we seem to
care not a trickle what occurs outside our borders nor understand
the complexities of human interaction.
Through the catastrophe we have created in Iraq our ignorance and
lack of knowledge can be witnessed. In our failure to learn alien
cultures, religions, beliefs and societies, by failing to understand
peoples beyond our shores and remaining oblivious to the hatred
our policies have created our lives have been made less safe, not
more, condemning us to a fear that has augmented our already paranoid
schizophrenia even more. The colossal mistakes in Iraq, Vietnam,
the continued support of Israeli dehumanization of the Palestinians
and our continued shunning of the global community are testament
to the decline of world knowledge and the exponentially-growing
ignorance that only serves to endanger our lives and further alienate
the billions who once admired what America once stood for.
Cocooned and protected by a bubble that insulates us from the truths
and realities affecting billions living at the edge of starvation,
suffering, indigence and under constant threats of disease and death,
we rejoice in our own arrogance and perceived omnipotence. Unfeeling
and apathetic humans we have become to a planet and its inhabitants
that more and more depend on the interconnectedness of man and synergy
of nations to survive from the disaster humankind always seems to
unearth. Yet instead of embracing the rest of humanity we isolate
ourselves from it, hiding behind our wealth, our gluttony, our arrogance,
our perceived aura of superiority and our incredible and ever- growing
ignorance both of ourselves and the rest of humanity.
The Black Hole of American Education
In a nation of vast wealth, tremendous resources and great diversity
one would expect ignorance to be extinct, intelligence to be all-encompassing
and world and human knowledge to be absolute. Instead, in America
we find the opposite to be true. Our educational system, reeling
from under-funding, incompetence and a crater-like hole of indifference,
resembles the quality of learning one would expect in an under-developed
nation in Africa, where per capita investment in education is worth
$8 dollars per year. The education system has failed miserably in
the last few decades to instill the knowledge in our children necessary
to foster free-thinking and analytical minds capable of being privy
to the past history and present course of human existence.
Today, education to the vast majority of Americans is a fiasco.
Instead of liberating minds it is enslaving children, programming
our young to always stay in between the lines, becoming obedient
drones whose independent thoughts are superceded by the corporate
and state dictates. Textbooks and curricula distort American history,
brainwashing our future to a revisionist past that fails to convey
the state terrorism, genocide, ethnic cleansing, enslavement, incessant
war and crimes against humanity it took to secure the home of the
free and the land of the brave. The whitewashing of our past crimes,
and what it took to achieve our present wealth, has been erased
from memory, instead giving way to the fictional romance and revisionist
nostalgia of how the United States became the Empire it is today.
By failing to teach history, with its plethora of lessons and truisms
for understanding who and what we are, our government is making
sure that it is repeated, once again to condemn entire generations
for the mistakes they will commit. For those who have no concept
of humanity nor its easily decipherable nuances and behaviors that
manifest themselves through the eons of human existence will only
repeat the errors of times past that perpetually linger in the human
By preaching and indoctrinating that our nation can do no wrong,
that it epitomizes the enlightenment of human thought, that we stand
on the moral high ground of human affairs and that our government
seeks only the protection of freedom, liberty and democracy is to
do our progeny a great disservice, for to live in delusion and fiction
only assures that all that is purged from history's texts will resurface.
The naïve assumption and distorted belief in our grandeur and
altruism, simply because the state makes it so, robs us of understanding
of why today the world hates America.
Instead of thinking on our own, demanding answers, seeking accountability
and questioning authority we acquiesce to the terrorism the state
spawns around the globe, its grip and control over our lives, and
the crimes against humanity committed in our name. But because we
have been trained to believe in the sanctity and perceived goodness
of the state, where it has our best interests at heart, where it
never lies and is incapable of the worst horrors of human evil,
we fail to halt the handful of miscreants that power has endowed
with our collective destiny.
The economic genocide labeled ‘sanctions' imposed on Iraq
in the 1990's that exterminated up to a million and a half human
beings, 2/3 of them children, is a perfect example of the wickedness
our government is capable of unleashing thanks to our silent passivity.
The murder of three million Vietnamese by bombings, chemical poison
and endemic disease and indigence brought on by American devastation
is another poignant example.
The so called ‘war on terror', and our indisputable belief
in its valid implementation by the state, allows us to see the blind
faith we place in a government that has mutated into a tool for
the corporate Leviathan and the military-industrial complex. Never
do we question or seek the truth to what might very well be a fiction
that only serves to enrich wicked capitalists through the implementation
of fear to control the populace and the introduction of perpetual
war for perpetual profit.
The fictional war on terror is designed to breed insecurity and
fear so that assembly lines continue spitting out profit and the
corporatist ideology of total power and control arises. Enemies
are thus manufactured, much like those Communist Reds we were once
conditioned to hate and fear, thereby planting paranoia and schizophrenia
onto a populace that blindly wraps itself around the flag every
time our elected leaders press the buttons of psychological manipulation.
It is because of our inability to stand up and question the state
that this ‘war on terror' charade will continue to haunt our
waking conscious and devastate our exponentially-growing fragile
It is our government that is perpetuating the vicious cycle of
violence and whose actions will result in real terror being imported
to our cities and streets. It is our government that, through our
inability to question authority, will assure that perpetual conflict
never ceases and terror remains planted firmly in our minds. The
eternal darkness of the American mind is therefore helping to cement
fear, insecurity and psychological stresses on our present population
and future progeny.
American education has and continues to create unthinking automatons
trained to follow the decrees of the state and the mandates of authority.
Trained to never think for themselves, children are today prepared
for standardized tests while being denied important liberal arts
subject matter that instill analytical thinking, creativity and
inquisitive thought. Thanks to the evisceration of educational funding
and the appointment of George Bush to the White House, however,
millions of children are today being programmed like robots, robbing
them of intellect, knowledge and the power of liberation that education
engenders. This is not by coincidence, as the corporate owners of
government have succeeded in creating a populace whose only function
is to become the slave labor of the capitalist elite.
Millions of children, many bursting with incredible talent and
ability, are being deprived of opportunity, instead destined to
remain fragmented in their allotted caste, becoming the work force
of the corporatist few, content to sacrifice the keys to mobility
for the comfort of exploitation. With minds that do not think or
question, the few controlling the reigns of our society are free
to implement the tools to further empower themselves at the expense
and degradation of the masses. It is when the people are ignorant
to what is being done to them that the powerful have succeeded in
spawning the eternal darkness of the American mind. This is our
As American as Apple Pie
Conditioned through shows, movies and all-too real video games
to violence, war, death and destruction, our minds easily accept
the horrors of war and human evil unleashed by the state. War and
violence has become as American as apple pie, resurfacing every
decade to grease up the assembly line of death and the conveyor
belts of human destruction. We have become rapacious animals addicted
to bombs, bullets, explosions and guns, seeing in ourselves a Rambo
society needy of enemies and battles. We are a war culture, carefully
cultivated by the state and the corporate world, breast-fed the
sanitized and whitewashed parameters of violence. In our minds,
death and destruction are but special effects, the enemy a necessary
entity providing the blood and guts that grace our monitors and
To us, war remains a PG-13 or R rated Hollywood produced movie
or show, full of pyrotechnics and special effects, heroes and enemies,
good guys and bad dudes. Yet our love for war and violence is based
on the fictions and creations of Hollywood, offering us only a detached
semblance of reality. This, in turn, becomes our perception of real
war, death and destruction, a completely distorted view of a reality
that hundreds of millions worldwide have experienced.
In America, war is a video game, a Hollywood action movie where
blood and guts are spilled and the hero, usually the US, is always
declared the winner. The enemy, nowadays Arab bogeymen, are ingrained
into our minds as the propaganda used to condition us to the war
on terror is inculcated into society. In truth, the horror of war
and violence, excluding 9/11, is as alien to our lands and cities
as the sheer misery befalling billions of humans living outside
our shores. It is because our nation has been safe for so long that
we fail to understand violence and hinder war. Europe, after centuries
of war, finally understands that war and violence are not a solution
to anything human or a means to a viable end.
Our answer to trouble is always in the form of a smart bomb or
a guided missile or through the barrel of a gun. Yet it is brains,
not brawn, that makes humans out of animals. It is our humanity,
not our weaponry, that brings about solutions. It is intelligence
and knowledge, not ignorance and arrogance, that creates friends
and brings forth adoration. Force can never foster emulation; occupation
can never win hearts and minds; guns can never birth democracy;
state terrorism can never defeat the hatred and thirst for vengeance
it unearths. Five beheadings of Americans can never become more
barbaric than the aerial bombing of cities, where hundreds of innocents
are dismembered, maimed, killed and yes, even beheaded. We do not
possess the monopoly on the moral high ground, and if a few beheadings
are barbaric and medieval, then what are we to call the terrorism
raining down from the sky above that exterminates and maims men,
women and children?
Our government is as much a terrorist as those in Beslam, Bali,
New York and Madrid. It is time we stop thinking ourselves the enlightened
culture we are not. It is time to stop a hypocrisy that seems to
validate the atrocities we commit while castigating those made against
us. Up to 30,000 Iraqis have died from our candy-like cluster bombs,
guided missiles, rampaging soldiers and hollow-tipped bullets. In
our name the government falsely imprisoned thousands, raped hundreds
and tortured untold numbers of innocents. In our name tens of thousands
have been injured and millions now suffer the effects of our occupation.
Let's stop the bull manure. Our silence makes us all complicit in
the state sponsored terrorism the Bush administration and the US
military have exported into Iraq. Iraqi lives are not worth less
than American ones simply because they are Arab or possess darker
skin or believe in a different religion. They are human, like you
and me, breathing air and bleeding red, burying loved ones and living
under constant fear, so stop the hypocrisy.
American society must escape the chains of bondage our minds are
presently trapped in. The dungeon that is our conditioned psychology
must be burned to the ground if we are to exorcise the brainwashed
demons that linger in our beliefs and society. We must do this to
free the young from the darkness encircling them. They are our future,
and our hopes, and must not be made to suffer the pandemic presently
strangulating our society. Let us not condemn another generation
of Americans to the virus destroying free thought. If we do they
will be made to suffer from a perpetual fear and an incessant insecurity,
forever fighting, killing and dying as cannon fodder for the corporate
wars for profit and power. If we fail them they will grow up lacking
the freedoms and rights we once took for granted.
Into the tunnel of the surreal
American society at the beginning of the 21st century is undergoing
a monumental transformation into dimensions bordering on the surreal.
As capitalism exerts tremendous pressure on parents to become machine-like,
efficient-seeking, Puritanical work ethic slaves of the corporate
Leviathan the television has become parent, teacher, role model
and best friend to America's youth.
It is manipulating, conditioning, brainwashing and programming
their minds, creating obedient drones and unthinking sloths. Attention
spans are being made extinct, collective amnesia is all-encompassing
and anti-depressants are replacing candy as our children's yummy
treats. Relevant news and valuable knowledge are considered boring,
not fast-paced or hip enough in a society born with a remote control
in hand. Reading, the great empowerer of minds, has been all but
abandoned by our young generations, replaced by the video game and
the television. If books bring knowledge, which enables power, then
television creates ignorance, which fosters mental indigence. Parents
have stopped teaching, rearing, raising, disciplining and loving.
Children have stopped learning the concepts of human interaction;
they are losing all semblances of empathy, discipline and knowledge.
The corporation now owns our youth's future; the state now engineers
Capitalism has eroded happiness while birthing depression. It has
programmed us for its wars and crimes, making us subservient and
acquiescent beings. Like a marionette it controls us, pulling all
the strings to get its desired results. Into the tunnel of the surreal
our society finds itself, trapped in darkness, shackled to murky
walls of shame, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel yet unable
to move an inch away from the corrosive grip the latter stages of
capitalism have on us.
In time this economic form of governance will implode upon itself.
The wickedness of its existence and the demons of human nature it
resurrects make this truism an inevitability. The exploitation,
subjugation, and greed it fosters will one day soon force it to
collapse under its own weight. Too many people are made to suffer;
too much inequality and injustice roams the planet. The symptoms
of its disease are presently wreaking havoc on American society.
The signs are visible to anyone who can see how fast the degeneration
of America has taken place, coinciding with the enormous rise of
crony capitalism that has created unsustainable levels of consumerism,
materialism, waste, unhappiness, corruption and greed.
The implosion of what today we call capitalism might take ten years
before it commences, perhaps fifty, yet in human history this is
but a hiccup of time, a mere nanosecond in the vast history of Earth.
The love of the almighty dollar and her sister greed will be the
downfall of the capitalist elite and the sinister form of governance
that continues to devastate American society, our Earth, its lands,
air, water and inhabitants. The eternal darkness of the American
mind is but one more sign of an inevitability that is beginning
to creep over the horizon.
In time, it will be the masses who will one day awake, once more
ready, willing and able to experience a human renaissance, standing
up in the face of everything malevolent that has taken place, demanding
change and an evolved form of economic governance based upon the
principles of equality, justice, morality and worldwide humanity.
The vicious circle of capitalism, where only the few benefit and
the many are in essence enslaved cannot sustain its circular motion
for very much longer. The weight of its own crimes and the decline
of its historical path are cracking its foundations.
Soon, the eternal darkness of the American mind will dissipate,
allowing us the freedom to once more gaze upon the horizon where
we can see the magnificent sunrise that has for too long been denied
but that will finally rise to show us the path to a better day.
Manuel Valenzuela is social critic and commentator, international
affairs analyst, Internet columnist and author of Echoes in the
Wind, a novel to be published in mid October of 2004 by Authorhouse.com.
A collection of essays, Beyond the Smoking Mirror: Reflections on
America and Humanity, will be published in early 2005. His articles
appear regularly in alternative news websites including informationclearinghouse.info.
His unique style and powerful writing is read internationally and
seeks to expose truths and realities confronting humanity today.
Mr. Valenzuela welcomes comments and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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