World's Gone Mad Cookbook--Part 3
A Simple Recipe to Take Down Civilization
This is the third and final piece to this series—These are my views of how and why society has devolved to such a worrisome state. I’m really glad to be done writing this—It’s been cathartic and grueling—And I don’t plan to take these roads again any time soon.
Like the warnings I’ve given before Parts 1 & 2, the same holds true here: It’s not my intention to add stress to the life of anyone—Ever.
If you read on, please go into it knowing that this bell cannot be unrung. So if you’re susceptible to severe anxiety, please skip this series of articles and I’ll see you again in a lighter, happier theme.
After reading Part 1, a very smart and well-informed person who I’ve known for years told me something like, “I read that warning for Part 1 and thought, ‘Yeah, OK, whatever’ but you were right. I didn’t expect to be so disturbed by it. I almost wish I didn’t read it—But, it’s really well-documented and ultimately, I think it’s better to know.”
I agree. I need to know the truth of things. Do I enjoy staring into the darker parts of humanity to get there?—Not at all. But in the pursuit of truth, I can’t look away.
If you too can’t look away, join me once again down the rabbit hole. And remember, each part in this series builds on itself. If you haven’t read Part 1, then Parts 2 and 3 will lack context, so please read them in order.
A Pinch of War
If there is a single aspect of human behavior that communicates the smoldering pathology of our species, it’s war. Purposeful killing on a grand scale—I know of no better reason to explain why the intelligence behind the now well-documented UFO’s zipping around our skies hasn’t yet made open contact with our global population. If there’s a reason to be ashamed of our kind, it’s war.
And yet it continues to this day.
There are those who feel that circumstances exist when war may be justified. Others question if war can ever be justified. Licit or not, I’ll let philosophers with more patience than I debate the moral calculus of any given war—But what is not debatable is that wars are rife with lies. If not for war propaganda, I doubt that any empathic being could condone the horrors of battle.
"The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never again escape from it.”—Joseph Goebbels, Nazi party propagandist
War propaganda, parroted by complicit media, is not some innocent white lie. It’s an ugly and brutal thing, delivered meticulously adorned in honorable and virtuous packaging, the spoonful of sugar to make the poison go down. The purposeful manipulation of the masses—The means to a vile end, whose science has been honed for decades. So often based on deception, wars share a common goal—Controlling the narrative to exploit a vulnerable population into sanctioning the obliteration of our most precious commodity—Each other. Who would orchestrate such a thing?
“I heard a lecture by an Army psychologist who contended that after 90 days of combat, the casualty rate was 98 percent. Those not wounded physically were wounded psychologically. The other 2 percent were psychopaths.”