And pretend that the concept of responsibility is unknown to you, except as a burden others seem to accept without question, like gullible fools.
From THE PSYCHOPATH - The Mask of Sanity
Almost any American over 5 years of age is aware that the United States is involved in war. Most, if asked the exact number of wars in which we are currently engaged, will say that two wars are underway. But how many Americans actually realize that greater than two nations are being bombarded by the United States with uranium weapons, illegal under international law?
Sometimes subtle wars are waged that go unreported and hidden from public view. These operations can even be domestic - that is, they do not always necessarily involve foreign enemies. Furthermore, such activities can go on indefinitely, and may be covered up under various project names, often with hidden agendas, carried out just under the radar, thus keeping the public in the dark for many years.
The two wars that most Americans can tell you about involve the use of radioactive uranium in weapons overseas in the Middle East. It is, in fact, common knowledge throughout the world that the United States military has been using uranium munitions in Iraq ever since 1991
www.brusselstribunal.org/DU-Azzawi.htm and in Afghanistan since 2001
With regard to weapons containing Depleted Uranium (DU), in 1996 the United Nations called for the "need for their complete elimination". http://tinyurl.com/yp9nyd
Apparently, the UN position on the use of these weapons is of little concern to those who run the US federal government. It is abundantly clear that those in power do not concern themselves with such seemingly trifling, "quaint" and antiquated notions of what's legal - and what's not - with regard to international human rights and humanitarian law.
What many Americans - anti-war activists and war supporters alike - fail to realize is that Uncle Sam's widespread use of Depleted Uranium has not been merely limited to America's so-called "enemies" overseas. What does not yet appear to be common knowledge is the absolute fact that a radiological campaign is being waged in the more domestic, local "theatre"- the very place 300 million of us call "home".
Depleted Uranium (DU) is currently being used inside our own country, right outside in the very air where America's men, women, and children are trying hard to breathe. Those who previously had no clue about these "dirty deeds done dirt cheap" with this plentiful and inexpensive nuclear waste product are now starting to write and ask just how could it be that our own government shoots and explodes radioactive poison inside their own country - the very air that they and their families also breathe?
It is precisely at times like these when we, the sane, take a great big sigh and scratch our heads, look up into the polluted skies in the proximity of what many consider to be the heavens, and ask if someone - anyone - can please tell us exactly, precisely when did the good people of America become our nation's own enemy?
While recently writing about the serious matter of California's radioactive open air explosions, I reported http://tinyurl.com/32op2g that there are dozens of US military "test" firing ranges and National Laboratories where Depleted Uranium has been fired, exploded, and burned within the United States, right out into the open air. Some government "test" sites, in fact, such as the one in Livermore, California, near San Francisco, have been at it for over fifty years. www.llnl.gov/str/pdfs/3_99.1.pdf
How many of us knew that we were using the same poison on the Middle Eastern "enemy" that we have been using right here, on our own people at home? Certainly this was a story I must have missed out of the mouths of Katie & Matt and Charlie & Joan all those years of watching what I thought was the morning "news" on TV.
At the Livermore National Laboratory, the radioactive, microscopic aerosolized particles from mock bomb blasts are photographed emanating from these explosive "shots." This term, however, serves to minimize what are actually colossal detonations of hundreds of pounds of radioactive materials. Examine this picture carefully, if you will, and see if this photograph taken way back in 1961 looks like a "shot" to you? www.rense.com/general75/hyd.htm
At other military "test" firing ranges and proving grounds, soldiers practice using these radioactive weapons in preparation for combat. Meanwhile, collective human "dose" information is meticulously captured through the use of sensitive special filters positioned at various distances from detonation sites. All of this data is carefully recorded and preserved so as to prove to those who might happen to be paying attention that the levels of radiation do not exceed "permissible" limits.
And while these elevated levels of radioactive poisons such as Tritium are captured in filters and measured in the wines grown from local vineyards in the valleys surrounding the Livermore Laboratory, so-called "acceptable" collective radiation doses are met with ho-hum blasÚ. What comes to mind are the words of the man called "the father of Health Physics", long-term Director of Health Physics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Karl Z. Morgan, who admitted, "There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero". www.acereport.org/safe.pdf
Certainly the US military and the Department of Energy must not have been listening to Dr. Morgan and others like Dr. John William Gofman, who had worked at the Livermore Laboratory and, at the request of J. Robert Oppenheimer, helped produce Plutonium for the Manhattan Project. In a 1994 interview with the University of California Medical Physics professor, Gofman was asked if the lowest doses [of radiation] will produce cancer? Gofman's response was clear, "The answer is this: ionizing radiation is not like a poison out of a bottle where you can dilute it and dilute it. The lowest dose of ionizing radiation is one nuclear track through one cell. You can't have a fraction of a dose of that sort. Either a track goes through the nucleus and affects it, or it doesn't." www.ratical.org/radiation/CNR/synapse.html
Tragically, radioactive contamination from atomic bomb blasts, simulated mock bomb detonations, artillery "test" sites, proving grounds, and live-fire air-to-ground ranges http://tinyurl.com/2j5m2m
has built up inside America - in our atmosphere, our water, our earth, our vegetation, and in all living things. All these years of military and National Laboratory "experiments" and what are loosely termed "tests" have taken a toll both on our environment - and our health.
Perhaps the hardest pill to swallow, however, is the sobering reality that even in the most unlikely event that all weapons-related activities involving radioactive substances were to suddenly stop? Consider for a moment only one of the radioactive materials, Depleted Uranium, which has been used inside the United States for over sixty years. Since DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, this means that the millions of tons of this radioactive poison and toxic contamination that the military and weapons "labs" have used through the current day will wreck havoc on our planet for more years into the future than the earth has even been around.
Since 1945, our citizens have been taking in this contamination by eating the food, drinking the water, and breathing the air. But sadly, these poisons will not go away when we have all left this earth. These military "tests" and National Laboratory www.brook.edu/fp/projects/nucwcost/sites.htm
experiments - involving at least eighty (80) radioisotopes -
www.llnl.gov/tid/lof/documents/pdf/335150.pdf contain some of the very deadliest substances in the world, which are even more hazardous to our environment and human health than Depleted Uranium alone. And worse yet, these toxic poisons are here to stay.
My God! We have wrecked this planet permanently - and there is no turning back.
It would be one thing if they did not realize and simply did not know what they were doing with the use of radioactive materials such as Depleted Uranium. But according to Dr. Doug Rokke, former U.S. Army's DU team health physicist and former U.S. Army's DU Project Director, "The primary U.S. Army training manual: STP 21-1-SMCT: Soldiers Manual of Common Tasks states "NOTE: (Depleted uranium) Contamination will make food and water unsafe for consumption." http://tinyurl.com/2m8q59
Today, virtually all fifty states are contaminated in one way or another by Depleted Uranium, either from wind currents that bring the Uranium aerosols into other areas of the country, or more directly, through mining, production, manufacture, storage, detonations, burnings, and/or "testing" - via artillery test ranges, air-to-ground drops, or ship-to-shore exercises.
Despite all this contamination, those in charge in America continue to use this material, often in increasing amounts, and conduct "testing" of it, as these activities are called, always working to devise more lethal weapons to more effectively do greater harm to increasing numbers of people. Americans are included in these hazards and forthright information is never given regarding the actual devastating health impacts these toxic, radiological munitions have on the unsuspecting population.
These radionuclides keep right on contaminating our air and environment and ensure deleterious health effects for multitudes of generations to come. Radiation wrecks havoc with DNA and causes permanent genetic cell mutation our descendents will pass down to future offspring - forever. Remarkably, even the EPA, the supposed protector of not the environment but, in actuality, grand defender of the aims of Empire, acknowledges on its website that: "Radiation can cause changes in DNA, the "blueprints" that ensure cell repair and replacement produces a perfect copy of the original cell. Changes in DNA are called mutations:" www.epa.gov/radiation/understand/health_effects.htm
DNA changes caused by radiation notwithstanding, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the maximum annual amount of radioactive materials, including Depleted Uranium and Tritium, that are permitted to be detonated in the densely populated greater San Francisco Bay/San Jose area was increased eight-fold on November 13, 2006 from 1,000 pounds to 8,000 pounds. http://tracypress.com/content/view/6154/
These now-larger explosions are being performed under the guise of "stockpile stewardship". What this boils down to is the simulation of various types of bombs through photographing, analyzing, and then recording the way that radionuclides travel through the air. The ultimate unstated goal, however, appears to be to harm as many humans as possible. Why else would such tests be conducted in the close proximity of ten million people?
This radiation is being exploded, shot, burned, and fired into our air on purpose, and even the EPA admits that the radiation harms cells and the genetic material of American babies yet to be born. Can there then be any doubt that those who use bombs, bullets, missiles, open air explosions and burnings as dispersal methods by which to blanket our atmosphere and radioactively contaminate our earth are entirely void of conscience? Admittedly, it is this psychopathic disdain for human life - and American ones at that - that is difficult for the normal mind to even comprehend.
Clearly, these "users" and "pushers" of Depleted Uranium are not like you and me. These psychopaths do not operate out of thought processes involved with customary rationality. They feel no remorse for their amoral and illegal actions. Nor do they exhibit compassion for those whose suffering they cause. And while the healthy among us shed tears when contemplating the vast amounts of pain and suffering experienced by foreigners and fellow citizens alike who become sick and die as a result of this radioactive poison gassing? Psychopaths can even find their health-destroying handiwork downright stimulating.
Since these creatures who masquerade as regular humans live and breathe this contaminated air, too, it's hard to grasp the twisted tendency that includes not only harming others with these munitions of death but also exposing their own selves to this devastating health risk in the process. Thus, these puppets who carry out these radioactive explosive "shots" and conduct these military burns and artillery tests carry out sacrificial Kamikaze missions where their own health and prospects for the enjoyment of longevity are apparently secondary to the mission of national "defense" by radiation at hand.
Perhaps they feel like martyrs or something, willingly exposing themselves to excess rems of radiation? These order-takers are clearly not only willing to harm others and themselves in the process, but most incredibly, like the dutiful military and non-military "soldiers" they are, sacrifice even their own families by living in these communities near radioactive "test" sites and passing down cell mutations and damaged DNA for their future generations to carry along to their offspring. Such is the passionate devotion and blind obedience to performing the mechanics of pre-calculated, permissible radiological "doses" as part of the radiation dispersers' daily workday regimen.
Those who perform this self-sacrificing work at these military "test" sites and national weapons laboratories as radiation-dispersers working under the cover of national "defense" are programmed by the psychopaths to accept as their patriotic duty the contamination by radiation of themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live. These tasks, of course, are rationalized by the radiation workers as loyal, nationalistic, patriotic gestures considered within the realm of protecting America's "freedom" and "liberty". For those firmly rooted in reality, however, one can clearly question how freedom or liberty can be experienced when one is being poisoned by the very same government that simultaneously feigns the role of benevolent father figure by pretending to care about its charges and giving assurances of its intent to safeguard the citizens' security and protection.
It is merely unthinkable for the average citizen to contemplate that its own government would seek purposely to do him harm. Thus, psychopaths in power have been allowed to get away with what is, in actuality, the most unthinkable of all crimes - that of harming one's own. So what us normal folk legitimately call "sick puppies" are good-to-go even with the prospect of their own potential early demise - as well as that of their family and friends.
It therefore comes as no surprise that the high level military and DOE supervisors who order these "tests", the scientists who develop them, and the order-takers who carry them out are fully aware of the effect that radiation has on humans and all living things. For many years, in fact, these quite literally "mad" scientists who worked in national weapons laboratories sacrificially subjected themselves to human experimentation for what they must have actually believed was in keeping with some great, worthy, "noble cause".
A college course in basic psychopathology tells us all we need to know about those who knowingly inflict physical harm on themselves and others. In addition to what is an intent to do harm, or, at the very least, blatant non-concern over inflicting personal damage upon their fellow man, the psychopathic mind that cares not one whit for others can also possess a blatant disregard himself, as well. And while the psychopaths' total disregard for the sanctity of life is understood within the context of serious mental illness, it is perhaps only mental health professionals who may be able to shed some light on why the rest of us, the 96% of American non-psychopaths, do not put an end to the radiation madness exhibited by these madmen?
Why do all of us, that is, those who can legitimately claim sanity, allow the four percent of the non-sane to desecrate, via radiation, not just our own country but all corners of the planet - and outer space too, for that matter? www.armscontrol.org/act/2002_04/moltzapril02.asp Why do we continue to allow these persons void of conscience to use their radioactive poison "toys" - these weapons of death - upon ourselves and citizens of other nations?
What is wrong with us - those who care about ourselves, our families, our fellow citizens, and human beings throughout the world - for continuing to allow such abuse at the hands of those who clearly do not care? Are "we the people" perhaps, as psychiatrist Carol Woman, MD, writes,
www.counterpunch.org/wolman12302006.html "being abused by the members of the Executive Branch, whose job it is to carry out OUR will, the will of "we the people"? Is it possible that we, as Dr. Wolman states, are "like a wife trapped in an abusive marriage, who feels that duty and economics prevent her from leaving. Perhaps she still feels some love and loyalty to the husband who mistreats her. Perhaps she feels she deserves ill treatment, or that she's too weak and pitiful to do anything about it. She becomes depressed and resigned to a dismal life"?
And, on the topic of what to do, rather than become "depressed and resigned to a dismal life", Dr. Wolman offers, "When a woman is being abused by her husband, it is commonly accepted that he is committing criminal acts, and needs to be brought to justice." So with no serious actions on the part of Congress, our Courts, and certainly, least of all, on the part of our Executive Branch, what then, is exactly our problem?
It is merely common sense to realize that those who have no regard for the sanctity of human life require removal from their positions of "leadership". These individuals need to be sequestered away from civil society to a place where they can be prevented from doing any further harm to themselves or others. It is beyond the normal mind's capacity to even fathom how and why these psychopaths - the same ones that invaded, occupied, destroyed, and rendered uninhabitable two nations with the promiscuous use of tons of radioactive munitions - are still in power. It is further unfathomable to conceive why we continue to allow these humans-in-appearance-only to have any control whatsoever over our vast stores of lethal radioactive materials.
In studying child psychopathology, we learn of young children who actually enjoy torturing animals (such as exploding frogs) and setting ablaze structures like dog houses and backyard sheds merely for the kick they get from watching obliteration of life and conflagration. Not surprisingly, these sick boys and girls grow up to be sick men and women. Apparently, while their bodies grow into the outer casings of what passes as human adult personhood, the apparent thrill of witnessing painful and catastrophic devastation and grand, fiery displays of exploding Uranium-238 by these aberrations of humanity apparently never goes away.
Case in point. There exists one such "subject" in a high level of power in the country who the mentally ill have fashioned as their role model - a psychopath who is ultimately the person in charge of killing large numbers of people - who generally wears a facade of non-affect out of either disdain or disregard for life in general. Even more horrifying is when an actual smirk is worn that has been reported to chill non-psychopaths all the world over to the very bone. And while Christians "in the know" are often tempted to get close enough to take a peek at the scalp for the tell-tale triple 6 numbers, psychiatrists are instead tempted to perform a lobotomy to eliminate that portion of the brain where the mental process of contemplating the annihilation of other human beings takes place.
The rest of us, Americans of conscience with a normative intolerance for harming other innocent people, can immediately recognize mental illness for what it is. The poisoning of civilians in large numbers and then giving repeated advance broadcasts as to who the next nation of innocents might be on the list of contenders for receipt of future poison gas treatment is one glaring indicator of serious and severely abnormal cognitive functioning.
So the big question is, how can - and why do - the vast majority merely sit idly by while these madmen get to "act out" their pathological fantasies of death and destruction? With virtually all of Congress clearly acting like mind-controlled pod people in some "real world" invasion of body snatchers-type horror flick, are the rest of us too under-informed, too apathetic, too distracted, too un-empowered, too brainwashed in our "learned helplessness", and/or too depressed to do anything effective to stop the maniacal captains of America's radiological-powered ship in their tracks?
Does our nation's absolute obedience to authoritarian leadership, with its unprecedented ravenous appetite for death and destruction, dictate that we merely give up the fight for non-contaminated air, water, soil - and sanity? Are we so programmed to play follow the leader (even when that leader swats out human lives faster than at flies at a picnic) that we are conditioned to go about our everyday activities - that consist almost entirely of basic survival and mindless amusement - and completely ignore what is, most arguably, purposeful genocide both here and abroad?
Are we so blinded beyond all hope that, instead of educating our neighbors about the harm being committed even upon our own people, we continue to tune mindlessly into television programming that would have us contemplate nothing more significant than Britney's latest find-the-shaved-body-part photo? Have we been lulled mindlessly, through media distractions and what narrowly masquerades as "news" programs, to surrender any hope whatsoever of opposing the madmen in power with their focused, intense Lust To Maim, Harm, and Kill?
So far, the Psychotic Team in control of the United States government is way ahead in winning this twisted and pathetically sick and sad, life-destroying game. And as much as a crisis intervention of sorts might appear to be in order for the deranged psychopathic "users" and "pushers" of this deadly Depleted Uranium? Like the true blood-thirsty, "addicts" they are, no amount of reasoning with these life-sucking vampires will ever get them to regret the error of their ways and give up their killing "habit".
The non-rational who hold the keys to the inventory of radioactive materials are incapable of listening to reason. Their complete absence of conscience after committing horrific and unthinkable acts which would typically yield remorse in any normal human tells us that the power holders are simply incapable of stopping their pathological, genocidal, and suicidal ways on their own.
The only way to effectively beat those in control at their deadly games is to have equally brilliant and well-adjusted mental health professionals work together to out-intellectualize the pathological national controllers at their psychological warfare pursuits. It basically boils down to waging a battle of the best and the brightest of the non-psychotic minds versus the twisted, heartless ones in control who hold, with a vice-like grip, the reins of America's power that's gone astray much like a locomotive train that has jumped its tracks.
In this case, however, the train wreck of America's collective radiological poisoning was meticulously orchestrated and pre-calibrated by nuclear engineers and health physicists fully aware long ago that they were steering the freight train off course into an irreversible nightmare zone - a place where there would be no hope for remedial return - even before the train, chock full of uranium, ever left the station.
Contrary to popular misconception, curing the ills of the United States government is not an issue of the age old battle of good triumphing over evil. Instead, it is a matter of the sane taking back control of power from the insane. Admittedly, this is no easy task - when psychopathology has completely permeated all three branches of government and the mainstream media as well.
Never before has it, therefore, been so necessary to convene in magnificent, concerted effort the collective brainpower of the wide awake psychological experts from all over the world to figure out how to effect counter operations against the comparatively few homicidal controllers who use what the United Nations calls their "weapons of indiscriminate effects" upon both foreigners and their own citizens, too. http://tinyurl.com/yp9nyd
In order to make this happen, we each need to find a few mental health professionals and work to educate them around the sixty years of history of America's own radiation poison gas holocaust. Believe it or not, many Americans - even so-called "well educated" ones from the most prestigious universities - still do not know half of what is going on. Their university research centers, merely an offshoot of the federal government's tentacles of control, do not typically permit the truth to venture too far astray from the desired message of the Doctor Strangelove-types in control.
It is therefore imperative that we, those of sound mind who exhibit a heart, a conscience, and good mental health, come now to the rescue of our children's and grandchildren's future. With the issue of the well-being of our offspring and their descendents in precarious balance, we must quickly work to educate the non-aware around the use of radioactive substances that are permanently poisoning our air, earth, and water. This simple tool, education - if used liberally and quickly - is positively the most effective weapon we possess in order to stop the increasing radioactive contamination of America - and the rest of the world.
Getting the word out - that this radiation weakens, sickens, and kills all forms of life - is our greatest hope of effecting a successful strategy to stop the psychopaths in their tracks. With sheer numbers alone (Sane 96% vs. Killing Psychopaths 4%) on our side? What we need desperately is massive informational outreach to every sane man and woman around the globe.
Then and only then, together, we the people - or, rather, we the *sane* people - can put an end to the psychopathological radiation poisoning of our nation - and the rest of the world.
Cathy Garger is a freelance writer, antiwar and anti-radiation activist, and a certified personal coach. Living in the shadow of the national District of Crime, Cathy is constantly nauseated by the stench emanating from the nation's capital during the Washington, DC, federal work week. Cathy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .