Franz J.T. Lee, November, 2004
Venezuela: Global Emancipation versus Mental Holocaust
Seeing that we here are now celebrating "150 Years after the Abolition of Slavery in Venezuela," within the context of the "Revolution In The Revolution," it is imperative to bring to our attention the fact, that the social and mental emancipation of wage-slaves across the globe, has yet never ever been accomplished.
In reality, the European Mental Holocaust since centuries implanted into our very "souls" is still haunting our daily existence.
Hence, an intrinsic part of the current "deepening of the revolution" concerns precisely the annihilation of all forms of a slave mentality, of mental slavery, of dis-socialization and "mal-education" for barbarism. Only as such the Bolivarian Revolution will be able to create real, true, emancipatory scientific praxis and philosophic theory.
Not only Marx stated it, the very bourgeois, capitalist thinkers of the Enlightenment, all of them, began with religious critique, before they launched their social philosophy, the political theory of the French Revolution. We have no substitute for this, no alternative, we have to do likewise.
Older Forms of Mental Slavery: Many of us are unaware of the Mental Holocaust, that has ruined the healthy brains of billions across the planet for millennia already. Historically, the most effective and efficient forms of intellectual slavery were and still are official State Religion and ruling class Ideology.
In this age of destructive world wars, where the very existence of humanity is at stake, it is imperative to study everything that concerns emancipation, even to pluck the religious "forbidden fruits," to transcend the "sacred cows."
Hence, at first, let's get down to the core of religious mind and thought control, so effectively practiced and successfully divulged by our European and North American conquistadors, and our "Godfathers" elsewhere. Seeing that "Knowledge is Power" (Francis Bacon), let us tackle and grasp powerfully mental slavery at its very ideological roots.
Here we will just summarize religious ideology, its main elements, with reference to mental slavery, to a slave mentality towards authoritarian authorities, ruling by "the Grace of God," by petro-dollars, that "Trust in God."
We are not attacking any real human, true religious sentiments ... especially not those of an autochthonous, indigenous nature, rather our critical deliberations concern the massive "religious" doctrines and divine lies that were fabricated in Europe, in the Dark Ages, and which were spread via the Conquest to the rest of the world, having precisely the functions of mind enslavement and intellectual control, that is, to force us to internalize and sublimate colonial and neocolonial suppression, repression, depression and oppression.
Our slave-masters have not only implanted their ideas, they have also forcefully introduced their conquering religions.
Here, we will just illustrate very briefly the indoctrinatory and manipulatory quintessence of State Religion, of Rule by Divine Will, as explained by Ludwig Feuerbach and Karl Marx. At the eve of liberal capitalism, these two thinkers, at best, have explained the functioning of feudalist, capitalist, religious machinations of mental bondage.
For those who do not know how mechanical materialistic, how "atheist," our capitalist forefathers were, it is noteworthy to underline that nearly all the bourgeois, capitalist, democratic thinkers of the Enlightenment were experts in liberating themselves from obsolete beliefs, from obscurantist scholasticism, bigotry and obscure, absolutist, feudalist nightmares.
They knew how at first to get fundamental things very straight, and then to storm the Bastille: they separated the medieval Church from the absolutist State, replaced the burning stake with the guillotine, the "Rule by the Grace of God" with the "Reign of Terror," detonated the dogmatic religious ideology of the feudalist State, and launched their heliocentric rational world outlook.
Only as such bourgeois Reason alias Capital could triumph, could the French and Industrial Revolutions realize, materialize themselves, could Western Democracy defend itself vis-a-vis feudalism, could it become invincible.
Similarly, it became necessary for the Hegelian Left, the radical democrats, among them, Feuerbach, Marx and Engels, also to get things straight with feudalist religion, with blind-folding ideology, with the famous Faustian "Gretchenfrage," before they could present the Communist Manifesto to the world proletariat, a conditio sine qua non to develop their own revolutionary práxis and theory, as Negation within the Global System.
Feuerbach's Explanation of Mind Vassalage:
The 19th-century German philosopher and moralist, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach already very early in his life, was a bourgeois, democratic materialist, who attacked religious Mind Control. Already before 1840, he wrote:
“that Christianity has in fact long
vanished not only from the reason
but from the life of mankind, that
it is nothing more than a fixed idea.”
of Religion was epitomized in his titanic work:
Das Wesen des Christentums (1841; The Essence of Christianity). In this work, he formulated the theory, that “man” is to himself his own object of thought, and that Religion is nothing more than a “consciousness” of the Infinite. His starting point was to analyze the “true or anthropological essence of religion.” As “anthropological essence,” he portrayed God “as a being of understanding,” “as a moral being or law,” in nuce, as “ Love.”
It's as simple as all that, God Is Love! But the true consequence of this view is the idea that God is merely the extensive self-projection of man's intensive nature. In other words, Ruling Class Man, "Big Brother," the Illuminati, is the Creator of God, and not vice versa.
According to him, Religion is a fantastic mental invention of Man, of ruling class Man, to be used against fear and ignorance, to instill fear and ignorance, but also a very useful and effective instrument for economic exploitation and political domination of his mind-controlled subjects. In other words, the most sacred and human emotions, feelings and sentiments of the subjugated peoples were violently violated.
This is one of the greatest capital and cardinal crimes that capitalist Europe has committed against the "colonial" world. This is the Mental Holocaust which very few people can see, can speak about, and for which nobody demands any reparation. This "fantastic invention" produces the perfect political cannon fodder for victorious, fraudulent elections, and for "Desert Storm" military campaigns.
To verify what Feuerbach stated, we need not study European medieval life in detail, in order to note how this type of fantastic State religion was used or abused to control the minds of the impoverished serfs and peasants, to burn innocent scientists and women on the stake, and to exorcise "rebels."
Nowadays Bush uses it for genocidal massacres in Iraq, in Fallujah.
Feuerbach suggested that laboring Man should re-appropriate his real, true, human essence, which has been ripped away from him, which has been hypostatized into fantastic religious ideas, all of which, in reality, have been fabricated by terrestrial "philosophers," like Marc Aurel, Seneca, Epitectus, St. Augustine, Pope Gregory and St. Thomas Aquinas.
This explanation of religion is so obvious, at least it merits serious thought, yet billions just cannot grasp its creative, liberating, emancipatory essence; many still prefer to clothe their dear, old “souls” in colonial and neocolonial, ideological array.
Marx's explanation of religious Mind Thralldom
Marx categorically stated: “Man makes religion, religion does not make man, religion is indeed man's self-consciousness and self-awareness as long as he has not found his feet in the universe. ... Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point’d honneur, its enthusiasm, ... It is the fantastic realization of the human being inasmuch as the human being possesses no true reality. The struggle against religion is therefore indirectly a struggle against that world whose spiritual aroma is religion.”
And now, here is Marx's precise, complete, not ideological fragmentary definition of religion: “Religious suffering is at the same time an expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”
Seeing that US president Bush feels that he has been assigned a divine, messianic, christian mission to "liberate "the "Arabian" version of Sodom and Gomorra, allow us just to add: “It's the 'republican' prozac of, by and for a certain already 'dumb' sector of the American peoples!"
Forms of Mental Slavery:
Certainly, the most disturbing example of modern forms of slavery is Mind and Thought Control. Authorized in April 1953 by CIA Director Allen Dulles, a "top secret" program, identified together with the code-name MKULTRA, was launched. Most of the CIA documents were destroyed in 1972, yet some important information leaked out before.
According to Jon Elliston, reviewing the experiments five years later, a certain CIA auditor wrote: "Precautions must be taken not only to protect operations from exposure to enemy forces but also to conceal these activities from the American public in general. The knowledge that the agency is engaging in unethical and illicit activities would have serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles." (Ibid.)
One of the notorious experiments was the production of the drug, lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, that later was used by millions, and that was especially intended to loosen the tongues of suspected "radicals" in CIA interrogations.
The CIA had hoped to produce a magic drug that could be used to clandestinely disorient and manipulate target foreign leaders, like Fidel Castro, to send them on acid trips, into a drug-induced stupor or tirade during addresses to the nation, or in foreign conferences.
For further information, see John Marks, The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate."
Most of the Mind and Thought Control experiments were led by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, the Stranglovian scientist, who dosed his unfortunate "guinea-pigs" ... preferably Afro-American prisoners, some of whom died due to overdoses ... with LSD-laced drinks, and studied their psychological reactions and social behavior that could benefit CIA covert actions. See: Evan Thomas, The Very Best Men.
Of course, the LSD experiment was just one of many other programs of mind control, for example, there were, and probably still are, experiments that probe the potential of numerous para-psychological phenomena, hypnosis, telepathy, precognition, photo-kinesis and "remote viewing." This is part of the program of the "war of ideas", so to say, of m-weapons, mind-control weapons of mass destruction, bringing about a global Mental Holocaust, creating millions and millions of Zombies.
A MKULTRA memorandum of 1955 informs us about the huge assortment of mind-altering and -modification substances that were planned to be developed. The bellicose objectives were:
* "promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public"
* "increase the efficiency of mentation and perception"
* "prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol"
* "promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol"
* "produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc."
* "render the indication of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness"
* "enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called 'brainwashing'"
* "produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use"
* "produc[e] shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use"
* "produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc."
* "produce 'pure' euphoria with no subsequent let-down"
* "alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced"
* "cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning"
* "lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts"
* "promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects"
Gross, Peter, Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles (Houghton Mifflin, 1994).
Thomas, Evan, The Very Best Men (Simon & Schuster, 1995).
Marks, John, The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate": The CIA and Mind Control (Times Books, 1979).
Mark Zepezauer, The CIA's Greatest Hits (Odionan, 1994).)
Surely, as far as public information is concerned, within the international disinformation campaigns, these CIA mind control experiments are supposed to have been abandoned.
Whether this is true or not ... and we have sufficient reasons to doubt the official statements ... in more sophisticated forms they were surely continued under other secret projects such as HAARP.
HAARP AND ELF
In a previous commentary, we have introduced the project HAARP as follows: "In fact, long ago already, the Pentagon and the Kremlin had developed weapons to manipulate the world's climate. For example, already in the Vietnam War, the USA had used them against the Vietcong. In the USA, this kind of war technology is being used in the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) as part of the (Star Wars) Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which till this day is being propagated as part of the Project for a New American Century."
However, what interests us most here are the Extra Low Frequency Waves, the ELF-Waves in Action. Also, we should not forget the Scalar Waves experiments. Because of their urgency, and their direct relation to the discussion here, below we will repeat some of our observations that were made in a previous commentary.
The ELF-waves penetrate everywhere, even the earth and the oceans. They affect the scientifically well-known brain wave bands:
-Delta (1-3 Hz.)... deep sleep. coma;
-Theta (4-7 Hz.)... Hypnosis, Trance, Dream;
-Alpha (8-13 Hz.)... Meditation, Prayer, Relaxation;
-Beta (14-40 Hz)... Condition of Awakedness.
They force our awareness and consciousness towards the delta and theta regions, causing tiredness, towards a lack of power, motivations and drives. It lowers or damages the immune system; one adopts a carpe diem life style.
By means of ELF-signals masses of people are converted into pack animals, working themselves to death, and into pathological consumer bees. They lose all revolutionary fervor and social optimism; they acquire a psychotic disassociation syndrome; as automatons, their minds and thoughts are being controlled.
The result is that nobody thinks anymore, simply because there is no drive, no motivation, no power, no time to think any more. Such masses can be indoctrinated, manipulated very easily.
They could influence, direct and control the very health of the president, of the sovereign, of the people, by attacking their very brains with a sabotage frequency below 40 Hz. In its over-all social damage, this could be worse than any economic sabotage. In this case, religious fate or faith will or cannot defend us anymore.
At the moment, Latin America, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are experiment stations for all these mind and thought control devices, are guinea-pigs to test all the deadly, genocidal weapons of the USA.
Over the last decades, the weather was not fine anymore in the USA, who knows what kind of experiments are currently being performed in Latin America ... the Vargas flood catastrophe in Venezuela of 1999 was suspicious enough already.
Logically, against such massive attacks of the human mind, against thinking and thought, we really need sound, healthy brains, revolutionary praxis and theory, Science and Philosophy, to defend us, to further the Bolivarian Revolution, World Emancipation.