>From the December 2007 Idaho Observer:
Part 2: Yes, we are being sprayed
This is the second part of an article that follows leads from government
sources proving that the unwitting (non-informed, non-consenting) public
is being sprayed with a variety of chemicals. Most of them have military
applications and are deployed as platforms for cloaking, virtual imaging
and communications technologies to enhance national security. But these
national security-enhancing chemicals have known toxicity and are,
without question, adversely affecting all life on earth.
By Carol Pellatt
*Aerosols over America*
*San Francisco. *_Special Military Report No. 142_ "Biological Warfare
Trials at San Francisco, California" was a series of six, open air
vulnerability tests performed upon the unknowing people of this city
from Sept 20 thru 27, 1950. Ships filled with bacterial aerosols along
with zinc cadmium sulphide florescent particles were positioned offshore
and 43 sampling stations were set up onshore. Each of the releases
lasted 30 minutes and engulfed the city.
According to Andrew Goliszek, "Based on the report, nearly everyone in
San Francisco inhaled 5,000 or more florescent particles each day for
the duration of the tests."
No one was ever warned and there was no post experiment monitoring of
people's health. And people did die.
*Minneapolis. *_Joint Quarterly report No. 3_ is a military report on
the spraying of Minneapolis with zinc cadmium sulphide florescent
particles over a three-month period in 1953. The people were never
forewarned. Zinc cadmium sulphide is a silvery-white electropositive
metal. It is used to test dispersal patterns. This means it acts like an
X-ray in the sky showing the routes that sprayed particulates take when
The military, in a "hazardous chemicals" report, admits that, "Cadmium
oxide fume is a severe pulmonary irritant; cadmium dust also is a
pulmonary irritant, but it is less potent than cadmium fume because it
has a larger particle size. The dust, at high concentrations, could be
expected to cause the same physiological effects as those arising from
fume exposure. Exposure to airborne cadmium is associated with
nephrotoxicity. Several inorganic cadmium compounds cause malignant
tumors in animals."
Repeated exposure to lower levels of cadmium in air has resulted in
chronic poisoning characterized by irreversible lung injury of the
emphysematous type with abnormal lung function.
In a report from the International Occupational Safety and Health
Information Centre (CIS), The International Labour Organization warns of
Zinc Cadmium Sulphide: "Prevent dispersion of dust! Avoid all
contact!" On the effects of long term exposure, "Lungs may be affected
by repeated or prolonged exposure. The substance may have effects on the
kidneys and bone tissue, resulting in kidney impairment and bone
weakness. This substance is carcinogenic to humans."
*St. Louis. *_Joint Quarterly Report No. 4_ describes "The Spraying of
St. Louis" with the same metal over a three-month period in 1953. The
people were never warned. No follow-up health studies were done for the
victims. Because this metal is electropositive, it is likely to be part
of the toxic cocktail we see spilling out of military jets into our
skies today for use in electromagnet weapons testing, experimentation,
*Utah.* We know by their own reports that the military has dropped nerve
agent VX out of jets over Utah, actually over half a million pounds over
an 18-year period (1951–1968). Once again, the people were not informed.
*Hawaii.* In 1965, Operation Big Tom involved the spraying of bacillus
globigii over Oahu during a 2-month period. No civilians were informed;
no one's health was subsequently monitored.
For three months in 1966, the air force dropped bomblets filled with
benzilic acid—a mind-altering chemical—into the Waiakea Forest Reserve
southwest of Hilo, Hawaii. No civilians were warned.
*Just a few examples.* These are by no means the only documented cases
of open air vulnerability testing on unsuspecting civilian populations.
This research paper represents a small sample in a large volume of
documentation that attests to the fact of the military's abuse of
civilian populations and it's abuse of the earth as a whole.
It should be noted that none of this information was given of free
accord. It was gathered during congressional hearings, lawsuits, and
investigations. We can only assume, from the monumental efforts required
to acquire these reports and the government's typical 30-year delay in
declassifying documents—whatever documents they have not already
destroyed or hidden—that many more heinous and dangerous experiments
have been performed than we will ever be privy to. And based on this
consistent history of the military's abhorrent behavior in these
matters, we can also assume that experimentation has never ceased and
continues today without our knowledge or consent.
*Deliberate Radioactive Releases*
*Kodak.* If not for the Kodak company in Rochester New York, many of the
government's deliberate radiation releases may not have come to light.
Not long after the Trinity Sight blast in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in
June, 1946, customers started complaining to the Kodak company in New
York about fogged film.
A scientist from Kodak realized that the film was packed in corn husks
from Indiana. He took samples that were analyzed, and they were found to
contain Iodine-131. Kodak complained to the government. Six years later,
as people went about their lives in Rochester, they had no idea that the
Geiger counter readings at the Kodak plant read 25 times higher than
usual. Kodak complained again.
After these two incidents, the government provided the Kodak corporation
with maps and potential fallout zones for future tests. However, the
people were never warned.
Not by the government, or by Kodak. Dairy farmers never knew, children
playing in snow saturated with radioactive fallout never knew; pregnant
mothers never knew. It's important to note that experimental detonations
of nuclear weapons was not the only cause of the disproportionate amount
of radiation that runs rampant in our atmosphere today.
*Hanford.* During the cold war, the U.S. government, in an effort to
test it's newly installed radiation detectors, deliberately released
radioactive material from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast
This experiment, on December 2, 1949, was considered a disaster. The
meteorologists miscalculated the weather, specifically the winds, on the
day of the releases. The intensity of the releases, coupled with very
strong winds, created a drift pattern 40 miles wide and 200 miles long,
exposing all in that plume to 400 times the amount of radiation
considered safe. The people were never warned.
In 1962, Hanford performed deliberate releases throughout the entire
year, as part of an experimental program. In their modus of operandi,
the military didn't disclose this to the public.
*Cigarettes. *The cigarette industry became aware in the 1950s that the
spike in lung, tracheal, and bronchial cancer was due to the fact that
tobacco crops were increasingly being fertilized with chemicals that
contained radioactive substances. An internal memo from Philip Morris in
1961 acknowledged the presence of strontium-90 in tobacco. The Surgeon
General C. Everett Koop stated that radioactivity, rather than tar,
accounts for at least 90 percent of all smoking-related lung cancers.
The Center for Disease Control concluded "Americans are exposed to far
more radiation from tobacco smoke than from any other source."
U.S. patent No. 4,194,514 describes the process used to remove
radioactive polonium from tobacco products, validating the comments above.
*Spectator sport.* Regarding nuclear testing in the Bikini Islands, the
Marshall Islands and at Alamogordo New Mexico, people were encouraged to
watch nuclear blasts It's not just unsuspecting civilians who fall prey
to chemical and biological warfare experimentation.
Thousands of prisoners have been used as well as children, the elderly
and the sick. And the military doesn't spare it's own. Soldiers are
bullied into becoming guinea pigs to be injected, infected and to inhale
and ingest all types of experimental pathogens. Remember Agent Orange?
Gulf War Syndrome? There are scores of reports you can read on Gulf War
Illness, depleted uranium and mycoplasma. And it's been an obvious fact
since the 60s that the military has a shameful system in place for
caring for their injured, crippled, and traumatized soldiers.
*Agent Orange.* Just in from Montreal is a new report on the spraying of
Canadian soldiers with Agent Orange by the U.S. military in New
Brunswick, Canada. The U.S. military tested Agent Orange at Gagetown for
three days in 1966 and for four days in 1967. According to the report,
as reported by The Montreal Gazette Aug 22, 2007, "Only individuals who
had direct contact with herbicides at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick are
at risk of contracting a number of diseases associated with exposure,
including various cancers, Parkinson's disease and Type 2 diabetes."
According to Denis Furlong, a government researcher, "While probably
only dozens of people were involved in the application, we do know that
a lot of members of the Canadian forces were in the area and in the
Jim Burke, a former Gagetown base soldier who now lives in Saint John,
N.B., reacted angrily when he heard the study results. Burke says he was
sprayed with Agent Orange when he was driving an anti-tank jeep at
Gagetown in the early 1960s. He recalls a plane flying in low and then
covering soldiers in a white fog. "It was like a white scum. That was
Agent Orange, because within the next two or three weeks all the foliage
on the left and right-hand side of that road died.
"Today Burke, 63, says he has congestive heart disease and has suffered
two heart attacks. The report will be forwarded to the federal
government over the next week. Ottawa is reportedly looking at a
compensation package for veterans."
*Mind control.* People from Montreal remember the revelation of the
ruthless torture of psychiatric patients at the Allen Memorial Hospital
under the auspices of receiving treatments. This was the CIA's mind
control program MKULTRA in action—another darling of Fort Detrick. These
poor people were used as guinea pigs by a doctor they trusted in some of
the most heinous mind control experiments ever documented. An article in
the Canadian press dated 7/6/07 describes these crimes against humanity:
"The patients were induced into comas and exposed to repetitive messages
for days on end to brainwash them. Dr. Cameron pioneered a technique
called psychic driving, which he believed could erase harmful memories
and rebuild psyches without psychiatric defect.
"The idea intrigued the CIA, which recruited him to experiment with mind
control beginning in 1950. Until 1964, Cameron conducted a range of
experiments at the McGill institute, often without the knowledge or the
permission of his patients. The experiments were part of a larger CIA
program called MK-ULTRA, which saw LSD administered to U.S. prison
inmates and patrons of brothels without their knowledge, according to
testimony before a 1977 U.S. Senate committee."
The government of Canada was sued successfully by the victims in a
class-action lawsuit. Some of them were still alive to collect decades
after the fact. The CIA also paid nine victims $67,000 each.
*Past transgressions.* Remember the Kool-Aid acid tests? DDT? Tamoxafin?
Check and see how many military bases are superfund sites, how many
glowing tons of toxic waste the military has secretly dumped into the
oceans and the air. How many more whales have to be pounded onto shore,
driven out of the ocean by painful, disorienting military sonar
*Irresponsible stewards.* As of July 2007, the military in Tucson Az is
being fined $32,000 a day by the EPA for the toxic jet fuel that has
spilled from Tucson International Airport into the drinking water
treatment plant there. "The plume of contaminated groundwater was found
near the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site, where
Raytheon and the Air Force share a 1,365-acre facility called Air Force
That's a common one, I kid you not. The military has poisoned the
drinking water of most of it's neighboring communities with jet fuels or
Do you know that pesticide is now a common ingredient in jet fuels? Why
all these macabre facts?
With each passing day I struggle harder to warn people that yet one more
chemical inundation is overrunning us with the tacit collusion of our
government, under the auspices of a national emergency. The president
has declared war on a "non-descript noun," to put it in the words of a
British journalist, heralding the feeding frenzy of a new arms race.
It's time to stop thinking that the government—of any nation—really
cares about you as a citizen. Or that the military—of any nation—cares
about you as an individual or as a citizen of the nation they are
purportedly protecting. I know we were all taught that our militaries
only slaughter the other side and usually do so in a concise and
righteous manner: No civilians, no rapes, no tortures, no
disappearances, no arms and legs of children blown into the air; no
innocent victims because the U.S. only fights the good fight. We never
destroy civilian power plants, water treatment plants, or hospitals.
That would cause the suffering of millions of innocent people and we're
the good guys, so we play by the rules. We only kill people who are
avowed "enemies of freedom."
It's time to wake up. It's time to look up at the sky and see the
results of our indifference. The government is allowing the skies of
this and allied nations to be sprayed with unknown toxins in their quest
to militarize space. 9/11 sounded the alarm that woke the beast and
turned up the intensity. As we see historically, they—meaning the
government and the military—are not concerned with what falls to the
ground, intentional or not. And as we have seen, spraying the skies is
nothing new. They have been doing this since the '40s.
*Next month* we will pick up with "military chaff." We have official
reports admitting that military chaff, fiberglass-coated aluminum
particles, are being sprayed on us by fighter pilots practicing
maneuvers over America.
>From the January 2008 Idaho Observer:
Part 3: Yes, we are being sprayed
If someone takes conversational exception to the term "chemtrails" while
discussing the curiously lingering and spreading of "contrails" in an
otherwise blue sky, then ask them, "Are you aware that the government
admits to the deployment of aerosolized particulates of known toxicity
over America for training in military applications and other purposes?
At that point, dismissing the existence of chemtrails as "conspiracy
thinking" will be reduced to illogically denying that the government is
openly exposing us to dangerous chemicals because we reject the term
By Carole Pellatt
The substance being released from military aircraft is called "chaff"
and started being used during World War II to jam enemy radar. Chaff is
used today and is mentioned openly in many reports. Chaff has been
sprayed upon us in military exercises since the 1940s.
According to the military's paper "_Defensive Training
Initiative_," chaff contains; glass fiber (silica), aluminum, calcium
oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium and potassium oxide, iron oxide, aluminum
coating, silicon + iron, copper, manganese, zinc, vanadium, titanium and
Chaff is a health hazard if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin.
Here are some excerpts from a 1998 Department of Defense Report by the
United States General Accounting Office-09/22/98, _GAO/NSIAD-98-219_:
"/Chaff is used worldwide in conjunction with military training,
testing, and other assigned missions/.
"/While DOD (Department of Defense) components report that chaff is an
effective means of defense for aircraft, ships, and related weapon
systems, DOD and other agencies have identified some unintended and
potential side effects of chaff. Chaff can affect safety by interfering
with air traffic control radar. Chaff can also affect weather radar
observations and the operation of friendly radar systems, especially
when vehicles stir up chaff that has settled on the ground. It has been
reported that chaff has also caused power outages and damaged electrical
equipment. Potential effects cited by Defense and other organizations
include those on health and the environment. For example, the Air Force
reported that chaff has a potential but remote chance of collecting in
reservoirs and causing chemical changes that may affect water and the
species that use it/.
"/Chaff can show up on radar as a false weather phenomenon and may
affect lightning within storms. The National Weather Service (NWS) began
to observe the widespread and frequent use of chaff in the late 1980s,
when it started using new and more sensitive weather radar. Radar
observations show that chaff can spread over several hundreds of miles
and stay in the air for up to a day. A scientist formerly with the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who now performs
weather research at the University of Oklahoma, estimated it would have
taken more than 200 billion chaff particles to create a radar picture
taken in Arizona in 1997. DOD officials stated that it is improbable
that such a large chaff deployment occurred outside of combat and is
unlikely to occur in any future DOD training events...NOAA also provided
pictures taken since 1993 in many other parts of the country and showing
radar images of chaff./"
It's hard to believe that people spend time on the Internet arguing
about "contrails versus chemtrails" when this has been going on openly
for decades. Call it what you want, the military openly admits that is
has been spraying us with chemicals of known toxicity, without our
permission, for generations.
We know the military sprays for many reasons. If you go to any Air
National Guard site, aerial spraying missions are mentioned.
Retrofitting C-135 refueling jets for aerial spraying missions is also
mentioned. And if you read the annual military budget proposals,
equipment and a myriad of heavy metal and chemical compounds for
spraying are always on the wish list. According to the military, these
spraying missions are for the alleged purpose of eradicating West Nile
Chemical and biological pathogens
We have every reason to assume that the military is still performing
"vulnerability testing," meaning that it is constantly testing how
vulnerable we are to chemical and biological attacks by attacking us. We
are "at war" and trying to make connections between past behaviors and
probabilities of the present. I believe that some of the spray patterns
we see in the air are to study drift patterns for chemical or biological
weapons deployment in populated urban areas and to see how many people
can be made ill by such attacks.
Geoengineering is at the forefront of weather modification. Weather
modification exists, there's no debate about that. Experimentation in
the U.S. began in the late 1800s in an effort to bring rain to midwest
farms and accelerated in earnest in the 1950s as the Russians had
already been working on it for military applications and the cold war
had begun. _National Security Memorandum 165_, from May 2, 1972, is
called "_International Aspects Of Weather Modification_." The U.S. was
well into it's program by then. The document was de-classified in 2002.
The United States and Canada entered into a weather modification treaty
in March of 1975. To quote this document: "/The Government of Canada and
the Government of the United States of America, aware, because of their
geographic proximity, that the effects of weather modification
activities carried out by either Party or its nationals may affect the
territory of the other/;
"/Noting the diversity of weather modification activities in both Canada
and the United States by private parties, by State and Provincial
authorities, and by the Federal Governments/;
"/Believing that the existing state of knowledge warrants the
expectation of further development over a period of time in the science
and technology of weather modification. (a) "Weather modification
activities," means activities performed with the intention of producing
artificial changes in the composition, behaviour, or dynamics of the
This is a very interesting document, as it describes, in 1975, the
intended atmospheric changes these countries were planning to execute.
*Arizona: *Here's a little about Arizona's role in weather modification
exercises: Weather modification experiments began in 1952. From
1952-1956 Wilhelm Reich demonstrated clear desert greening effects
during his cloudbuster operations near Tucson, AZ.
The OROP ARIZONA Experiment of 1989 was a series of cloudbusting
experiments to "Bring Rain Into The Desert Southwest." These experiments
were conducted by Dr. James DeMeo, Phd., of Therough Orgone Biophysical
Research Laboratory in the summer of 1989. Five separate field
experiments were planned and announced in advance, undertaken by teams
of workers using portable equipment, and recorded in extensive field
observations. National Weather Service (NWS) data were used later to
analyze the geographical distribution and intensity of atmospheric effects.
It's interesting to note that one of the observations Dr. DeMeo made
after his experiments was the connection between rainfall and
underground nuclear testing: "/The relationship between underground
nuclear bomb testing and atmospheric phenomena needs further research
and study. Soaring summertime temperatures were observed in the open
desert shortly after a series of such tests. Additional systematic
observations suggest a tendency for rainfall-diverting high pressures to
build in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast following
underground testing in Nevada. Similarly, an increasing buildup of DOR
[dead orgone]-laden air, followed by drought or severe storms, has been
observed in the Great Plains also following testing in Nevada./"
In 1992 The Water Resources Department of Arizona was studying weather
modification as a way of increasing the water table for a vastly growing
state. After BuRec's (Bureau of Water Reclamation) role lessened, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through its
Federal-State Cooperative Atmospheric Modification Program (AMP), became
Arizona's chief federal partner in weather modification studies.
Arizona, which joined AMP in 1989, was one of five U.S. states
participating in the program. The other current (1992) AMP states are
North Dakota, Utah, Illinois, and Nevada.
To quote this 1992 report, "/regardless of what the projects were
called, early advocates of weather modification often promised more than
could be delivered. During the early years of weather modification work
in the 1950s and 1960s, the shift from research to actual application
was too rapid. This premature action was not consistent with the careful
evolution of a body of knowledge and the maturing of recognized
scientific principles. This created weather modification credibility
problems. Others remain fully convinced that weather modification holds
great promise to augment water resources. They believe its premise is
sound and scientific findings promising. They believe its potential will
be realized with more research and the eventual application of cloud
One of the chemicals used in "cloud seeding" is silver iodide. Under the
guidelines of the Clean Water Act enforced by the EPA, silver iodide is
considered a hazardous substance, a priority pollutant and as a toxic
At this point in history, we were heavy into the "Star Wars" program.
Conceived decades earlier and made famous in the Reagan era, space is
the new frontier for war and weapons. It is the playground of the
military and a new theater for the arms race. Nuclear weapons,
space-based lasers, first strike missiles, radar jamming satellites,
electromagnetic weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and weather
manipulation are all part of it. These high tech weapons require
chemicals such as barium, aluminum, silver iodide, strontium, zinc and a
whole array of other toxins to blanket the air—for radar jamming
purposes, to test bacteriological drift patterns, to x-ray the sky to
find optimum missile routes, to shroud a city or battlefield in cloaking
metal particulates, to line up the criss-cross patterns in the sky with
GPS, serve as a platform for virtual imagining and communications
technologies or to cover an area in seeded clouds for weather
modification. And these toxins are now being discovered in
disproportionate amounts in bodies of water, soil, vegetation and even
People are discovering chemicals like barium fallout dusted on their
cars and the rooftops of their houses. People are testing positive for
barium poisoning and toxic levels of other heavy metals attributable to
the incessant spraying activities.
Don't expect the sky to look the way you remembered it any time soon.
The government has forfeited the skies and militarized them on your
behalf, without your permission and with your money. They are up there,
every day, putting their weapons and poisons in place and experimenting
freely, in plain sight, with the gusto of kids on Christmas day. And we,
the public, has given them our blessings through our non-action due to
ignorance and indifference.
*A fraction of what is going on in the air right now.* You need only to
read military budget reports to see what's under-way: _Department Of The
Air Force Fiscal Year 2007_—The report is 566 pages long, so here's only
a few highlights of what projects the air force is asking Congress to
*National Security Space Weather Programs*
*WEATHER SERVICE Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. *
*Air Force Weather Agency Beddown*
*Tactical Weather Radar *
*Weather Service Equipment Maintenance *
*High Energy Laser Initiatives *
*Space-Based Surveillance *
*Aerospace Vehicle Technologies *
*Aerospace Propulsion *
*Aerospace Sensors *
*DIRECTED ENERGY TECHNOLOGY (which means weapons) *
*Multi Disciplinary Space Technology*
*High Energy Laser Research *
*Advanced materials for weapons systems*
*Advanced aerospace sensors *
*Electronic combat technology,*
* MAUI SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM*
*High Energy Laser Advanced Technology Program *
*Polar MILSATCOM (Space)*
*Advanced (EHF MILSATCOM (Space).*
*National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System *
*Space Control Technology*
*Space Radar *
*Airborne Electronic Attack *
*Next Generation Long Range Strike (NGLRS)*
*Nuclear Weapons Support*
*Space Situation Awareness Systems*
*Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS)*
*High EMD *
*High Frequency Ground Control Antennas*
*Threat Simulator Development*
*Ranch Hand I (epidemiology study)*
*Space Test Program*
*Air and Space Operations Center - Weapon System (AOC-WS) *
*Space-based Infra Red System*
*Alternative Infra-red space system*
*Rocket Systems Launch Program*
*Space Test Program*
*Space and Missile Test evaluation center SPACE WARFARE CENTER*
*Space & Missile Test & Evaluation Center*
*Space Situation Awareness Operations, Counter-Chemical Biological
*Nuclear Ops, Electronic Warfare Battle management*
*Satellite control network… *
This is barely a "teaser" of the types of experimentation going on in
the troposphere of our earth right now. If you read army, navy, air
force and marine operations reports and requisition reports, they are
asking for hundreds of billions of dollars every year, and executing
thousands of space based, chemical and biological, nuclear,
weather-based, electromagnetic, laser, and traditional weapons testing
and defense testing "research."
It's ironic that they try to hide their operations, yet their
appropriations and congressional validations are not classified.
Here's the announcement that the air force will now take over space duties:
*8/3/07 - WASHINGTON (AFPN)—*Air Force officials here completed the
final phase in integrating space functions into key Air Staff processes
for operations, plans and requirements, or A3/5.
As of Aug. 1, space functions previously found within the Directorate of
Strategic Security, or A3S, have been reorganized to better integrate
the space domain throughout the A-staff. "Air Force missions have
evolved to encompass air, space and cyberspace," said Maj. Gen. Roger W.
Burg, the director of strategic security at the Pentagon. "We are
witnessing an evolution in what it means to be an Airman, and this
evolution should result in an 'Airman's Culture' that embraces the core
domains of air, space and cyberspace equally."
As they say, "In war, the only form of truth is denial."
You just have to watch the sky to know that every day the military is up
there. The corroborating evidence and official documentation is
infinite. Yet what concerns me is the blatant denial on the part of the
military and the government that anything is going on at all. Would it
be so wrong to say, "Of course we're working on weather modification,
we've been doing it for years, you can read the documents."
Instead, the message we get is, "Nope, not up there, you don't see
anything, nothing at all, contrails, commercial airliners, you see
And it's telling that denial is also the official story from any
organizations that are connected to the government, be it NASA, NOAA,
FAA, NWS-which includes the /Weather Channel/, /PBS/, the EPA, the
military and anyone connected with the military. Equally astounding to
me is the number of people who are willing to accept these empty excuses
from industry representatives. This causes my internal alarm to awaken
my sense of historical memory and warn me that what we see in the sky is
even more dangerous than any documentation we can get our hands on at
the present time.
Meanwhile, doctors are trying to treat our "mystery" flus and illnesses,
on-coming aches, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, low-grade fevers, sore
throats, "allergies," swollen glands and coughs that go on for unnatural
spans of time. We are spending many more days per year with illnesses
we've never previously known. And there's lots of them. Get used to this
phrase: "It's just a virus."
Perhaps we should consider that NASA was never about "one giant leap for
mankind." Our technologies have made us no smarter, no less aggressive
and infinitely more dangerous to ourselves and to our planet. Until we
accept the realities and responsibilities of our political choices and
our assent through silence, things will get worse. Until we accept our
role in the escalation of violence in the world today, we will continue
to see ourselves as innocent, righteous victims and the cycle of mass
poisoning and violence will feed upon this blindness.
As we come to a close, I wanted to include in this article some quotes
from a speech by a long time military man and decorated war hero. Major
General Smedly Butler, USMC, was the most decorated marine in U.S.
history at the time of his death in 1940 after 33 years of military
service. In a speech delivered in 1933 he said, "/War is just a racket.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it
seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it
is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense
of the masses/."
What if this is another crucial point in history where our government is
using fear against us in order to further dominate the world of
business, at the cost of our retirements, educations, health, social
systems, natural environments, world status and the lives of millions of
Will our children be reading about all the illnesses and destruction
caused by weather modification and the militarization of space? Will
they read of official denials and a brutal unwillingness on the part of
authorities to reveal the names of the chemicals and substances we were
forced to inhale daily under protest?
Will they read of class action suits and recently unclassified documents
revealing how many thousands, if not millions of people were victims of
military experimentation during the "war on terror?" Perhaps it's time
for mankind to wake up and realize that maybe, just maybe, WAR IS WRONG
and poisoning people without their knowledge or consent IS WRONG.
Perhaps watching television, playing video games and surfing the
Internet while our government kills people in foreign lands IS WRONG.
Perhaps keeping ourselves entertained and distracted while our
government rains toxic chemicals on us from airplanes is the WRONG
spiritual path for the American people. Or is it that weapons of mass
destruction, whether they are killing foreigners or killing us, are okay
just as long as they are made in USA?