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Somewhere inside the halls of governance, where power and control and greed unleash their fiery cocktail of wickedness, where corrupt men and criminal cabals strategize over master plans of delusion and domination, there lies an unnerving fear of a movement, still in its infancy, of a mass tectonic shift in human energy. This movement, while barely growing legs, gaining experience and slowly learning the massive power within its grasp, is the tremor being felt underneath the putrid and rotting nest of corruption and criminality called Washington.

This movement, while still learning to fly, while still small compared to what it will invariably become, is the harbinger of a revolution to end all revolutions, the inevitable, and end result, of a system that through its principles begets greed, injustice, criminality, exploitation and inequality. It is this system, which controls the present state of human affairs, which by its implementation and maturation, indeed by its very nature, has overextended itself to the point of eventual decline and fall.

Devastating humanity and the planet through its hypnotizing allure of wealth and power, where only a few benefit and the many suffer, the system has for years been planting the seeds of its own demise. By creating unfathomable levels of animosity, anger and resentment through its dependence – and insistence – on the creation of vast inequality, by becoming the assembly line of greed, that blinder of empathy and humanity, and by giving birth to the idea that the Almighty Dollar is worth more than human beings, the system, and its greatest defenders, have slowly, but surely, been assuring the eventual decimation of the human imbalance they cherish and the narcotic they have become addicted to.

It is has been the steady rise of greed, birthed through the system’s very essence, that has assured its decline and fall as well. A system dependent on exploitation of human beings, of natural resources, of the planet itself, of maintaining a caste system of inequality that is designed to make the rich richer and poor poorer cannot sustain itself, especially in this so-called democratic stage of human development. By its very nature the system creates the vices of greed and exploitation, the need to possess and control power, the necessity to control human beings.

Indeed, the system thrives because its success depends on unleashing the worst vices in the human condition. The system fosters our selfishness and greed, our mammalian urges of domination and hierarchy, of power, of possession of territory – and ownership of objects –, our ingrained desire for procreation – wealth and power assures the selection of the best possible mate – and the uncompromising desires of comfort and security. Thus, like a parasite, the system has attached itself to our civilization, and has succeeded accordingly, because its existence is dependent on those vices the human animal has the hardest time controlling and defeating. In short, the system has become our master through the exploitation of our weaknesses, through our own mammalian instincts, behavior and psychology.

Capitalism, for this is what the system is called, has become predatory and pathological over the decades because it is easier for humankind to fall prey to our temptations and addictions than to devise a system that directly contradicts our wants and needs, our instincts and behaviors. Capitalism succeeds because it is a system designed to thrive under the mammalian psychologies that have evolved for millions of years, from days as rats to days of primates. A species of high intelligence and brain capacity is still enslaved to our evolutionary journey, and our insistence on the present system, even as corrupted as it has become and as terrible as it is for the vast majority of humans, is but one manifestation of this. Capitalism is designed for the minds of primitive primates, not enlightened humans. It exists because it captures our instincts and behaviors, not our thinking, reasoned minds.

Undoubtedly a better system exists, and has indeed already been thought of, yet until we realize that we are in fact mammals, think like mammals and behave like mammals, and not some all important being molded in the image of an omnipotent and omnipresent invisible god, we will remain lingering in a system that continues to deteriorate both humans and the planet. Our society and psychology must be understood for what they are, not what our delusions and our primitive theologies make them out to be.

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Capitalism is thus a system for a primitive society, for a society that cannot escape its addictions and control over its vices and animal psychology; a better system, one that evolves forward and does not remain stagnant, one that depends and thrives on our virtues and our human intelligence, awaits an enlightened society, an awakened species. For what is harder and more difficult to follow, implement and accomplish, the social and communal philosophies of Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, putting humanity above and beyond the selfish inclinations of the self, where our mammalian psychology are put aside in favor of our enlightened, human intelligence or the philosophies of capitalism’s staunchest supporters and creators, leaving our destiny to the easy flow of our mammalian condition, becoming addicted to the cheap allure of a materialist and consumerist society? Based on society today, it is easy to decipher the answer. It is easy to see that we have evolved society, but society has not evolved us.

After all, our instincts, behaviors and psychology simply exist; they simply are wired into the human condition. It is the outside the box thinking of the great philosophers – those enlightened beings rare in existence yet resplendent with thought – on the other hand, that is harder to implement, for it contradicts the very behaviors we have evolved under, putting us at odds with our primitive selves. Yet it is these more difficult ideas that will inevitably be the salvation for humanity, for the system as we know it is slowly, yet assuredly, helping us dig our own mass grave. Only by understanding who and what we truly are, only by fighting against our mammalian behaviors, and only by using the intelligence of enlightened beings and not of primates can we alter and/or abolish a system that will invariably, and conclusively, collapse both society and our humanity.

The Seeds of Greed Turn Soil Toxic

The movement growing in our midst, presently in its infancy, but which rises stronger each day, had as its conception a most horrific and tragic event, one that shifted the reality of America, and the world, towards the precipice of human wickedness. This event, born of controlled demolitions and orchestrated criminality became, to those seeking it, a new Pearl Harbor, an event mobilizing a nation for war. Its architects, delusional and pathological, both Machiavellian and Faustian, envisioned a catastrophic and catalyzing event that would unleash a 1,000 year reign dressed in imperial wealth and power, having America become the new, and better, Rome.

As grand masters of an event that would define their triumph, that would alter the course of history, that would usher in a new era of power and control, the architects of 9/11 waited patiently for the perfect circumstances to arrive, waiting in the wings, behind the scenes, eagerly anticipating their opportunity. In the meantime they planned, strategized, and set their plan in motion, meticulously recruiting like-minded individuals, methodically putting together all the separate parts that would eventually create one wondrous whole. In their delusions they wrote manifestos, policy papers and philosophies. Blinded by greed, they saw only what they wanted to see; with tunnel vision eyes seeing a future written in ignorance, incompetence and delusion. The world would accept their vision of tomorrow, for what was to come would hypnotize the world entire to their ideology, hidden in fear, terror and insecurity.
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Upon the stolen election, selection and ascension to the throne of a very useful puppet, a village idiot really, the architects of a catastrophic and catalyzing event set their machinations upon the halls of governance. They strategically placed and appointed themselves inside the most important offices of power, from the White House to the Department of State to the Pentagon, the easier to manipulate and control what was to come. Most importantly, they had the ear and mind of the emperor, an individual so weak-minded in character, so ignorant and incurious in intelligence, so insecure in psychology and corrupt in being that they would be able to implement their vision without hindrance, without accountability.

When that fateful day arrived, shocking and awing the people of the world, burying America under clouds of pulverized concrete, furniture, equipment, wires, asbestos and human remains, filling our streets with toxins and poison, entrancing millions through horrors never before seen, civilization as had existed before was altered. In the days that followed nobody could have envisioned what was to come, what the new Pearl Harbor was designed to accomplish. The architects had destroyed 3,000 lives, and the World Trade Center, to achieve the catastrophic and catalyzing event they so desperately needed.

In the aftermath of demolished buildings and decimated lives, millions of Americans had their psychology altered, rewired and remolded as a result of watching mass murder taking place on the television monitor. Repeated countless times, the horrors of 9/11 were shown in a constant stream of terror, pounded into the American psyche like a nail being driven to the ground by a hammer. The psychological war upon the populace had commenced; the incessant saturation into the airwaves of propaganda and manipulation had begun.

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Manuel Valenzuela is a social critic and commentator, international affairs analyst and Internet essayist. His articles as well as his archive can be found at his blog, http://www.valenzuelasveritas.blogspot.com as well as at other alternative (more...)

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simply wonderful. ... by Tony Forest on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 9:51:51 AM
Really? All I see is another movement cashing in o... by "Hoss" David P. on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 1:56:23 PM
Great article, Manuel. Keep it up!... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 6:19:30 PM