Foto by tgw, New York City, November 2010
Meet John Stockwell, for the Second Time in My Case
I had totally forgotten about this guy until the good Gil Noble, a New York City television reporter who hosts a local ABC-tv show called Like It Is, reran a show he produced in 1986 where Gil lets John Stockwell have an hour to tell his extraordinary story. In case you have no memory of Stockwell: From Wikipedia
As a Marine, Stockwell was a CIA paramilitary intelligence case officer in three wars: the Congo Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the Angolan War of Independence. His military rank is Major. Beginning his career in 1964, Stockwell spent six years in Africa, Chief of Base in the Katanga during the Bob Denard invasion in 1968, then Chief of Station in Bujumbura, Burundi in 1970, before being transferred to Vietnam to oversee intelligence operations in the Tay Ninh province and was awarded the CIA Medal of Merit for keeping his post open until the last days of the fall of Saigon in 1975.
In December 1976 he resigned from the CIA, citing deep concerns for the methods and results of CIA paramilitary operations in third world countries and testified before Congressional committees. Two years later, he wrote the exposé In Search of Enemies, about that experience and its broader implications. He claimed that the CIA was counterproductive to national security, and that its "secret wars" provided no benefit for the United States. The CIA, he stated, had singled out the MPLA to be an enemy in Angola despite the fact that the MPLA wanted relations with the United States and had not committed a single act of aggression against the United States. In 1978 he appeared on the popular American television program 60 Minutes, claiming that CIA Director William Colby and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger had systematically lied to Congress about the CIA's operations.Listening to Stockwell talk back in 1986 would scare the hell out of most intelligent-thinking human beings--why, it should scare him to near death, because that's where John Stockwell says our government is taking us as a society...in fact, what he's been saying for 25 years should scare the hell out of the whole human race of upgraded monkeys.
Here's a couple of Stockwell quotes:
The major function of secrecy in Washington is to keep the U.S. people ... from knowing what the nation’s leaders are doing.
Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn.
And here's an excerpt from a lecture he gave back when his book The Praetorian Guard: The U.S. Role in the New World Order came out in the 1990s.
"What we're going to talk about tonight are the CIA's secret wars. But the subject is much broader than merely little CIA dirty tricks and shenanigans. We're talking about a situation ..... We're living in a world which has grievous problems. Our planet is terminally ill, and it's not a long term disease. We're talking about the nuclear arms race. This is something. These 52,000, soon to be 70,000, nuclear weapons are going to be going off sooner, rather than later.
"At the same time, the world is facing serious economic problems of the sort that triggered world wars in the past. Leaders of countries, leaders of banks, for purposes basically of greed, have never been able to balance their checkbooks. They always overspend. They run countries into bankruptcy.
"When the world has gotten blocked up before, like a Monopoly game where everything is owned and nobody can make any progress, the way they erase the board and start over has been to have big world wars. Erase countries, bomb cities, and bomb banks, and then start from scratch again. This is not an option to us now, because of all these fifty-two thousand nuclear weapons."The lecture ends with this:
"There's a lesson in all this. The lesson is: It isn't just the Gestapo maniacs, or KGB maniacs, who do inhuman things to other people. It's PEOPLE who do inhuman things to other people.
And we are responsible for doing these things on a massive basis, to people of the world today. We do it in a way that gives us plausible denial to our own consciences. We create a CIA, a secret police, with a vast budget, and let them go and run these programs in our name. We pretend like we don't know what's going on, though the information is there for us to know. And we pretend like it's okay because we're fighting some vague communist threat. We're just as responsible for these ONE TO THREE MILLION PEOPLE we've slaughtered, and for all the people we've tortured and made miserable, as the Gestapo was for the people that they slaughtered and killed. Genocide is genocide !!"
To read the whole lecture, here ya go: www.serendipity.li/cia/stock1.html
And of course our government knows John Stockwell; they know him like a book. They consider his kind an enemy, a traitor, and brand everything he reveals as endangering the safety of all us Americans. You see the reason We the People are constantly at War is because our economy, our whole vision for the world, that New World Order crap, is based on WAR, something I've been growling about since I joined CORE way back in New Orleans in 1964 and the Anti-Vietnam War movement in Mexico in 1965. These Warmongers who rule us go to war justifying it by saying we must go to war in order to protect We the People of the USA from being attacked and killed by "terrorists" who are out there all over the whole wide world thinking up deadly ways to attack us and annihilate us. This then leads to the bloody-flag-waving attitude of "We either confront them on their ground or else we'll have to confront them on our ground," which was G.W. Bush's excuse for preemptively striking Afghanistan (that had nothing to do with 9/11; nor did the Taliban have anything to do with 9/11) and Iraq (which absolutely had nothing to do with 9/11 or planning to attack the USA using drone aircraft carrying Weapons of Mass Destruction (weapons We the People of the USA sold to poor old quickly-hanged-by-Bush Saddam Hussein--"He tried to murder my old Pappy!" was also one of Georgie's bloody-flag-waving war-cry slogans). Remember, John Stockwell told us we need enemies in order to justify our warring nature--We the People, and by the way, that statement doesn't include ALL of us; what that phrase stands for to me is We the White People who claim they are the founders of this nation, who claim Great White Fathers with the help of the Christian God wrote the Constitution based on White Christian ethics and principles (thus their justification for prayer in our public schools or having the Ten Commandments in tacky stone in front of our court houses). Now we can become aware of who We the People REALLY ARE thanks to noble men ("traitors") like Daniel Ellsberg (remember, he worked for the Pentagon), John Stockwell (ex-big-time CIA agent), and now Julian Assange (a concerned World citizen and journalist--he was allowed bail just today by a Brit judge). The revelations these men leaked prove beyond intelligent doubt that We the People (no matter our color, our country of immigrant origin, whether we were once enslaved or indentured, whether we are illegal immigrants, or whether we are American Indians, etc.) are now ruled by a giant war machine with generals and ex-generals and corporate CEOs at the controls. Our largest corporations are also producers of war machines and weapons (General Electric, General Motors, Ford, DuPont, Monsanto, AT&T, etc.). And we also now know that the truths revealed by these noble men prove that We the People have a government based on lies and back-room deals and top-secret shenanigans.
WE BECAME THE WORLD'S POLICEMAN when John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower's Sec'y of State (a professional Ivy League-trained diplomat type), came up with the Cold War theory--which included "the Domino Theory" (all proved to be forms of national paranoia)--and his brother Allen became head of the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services (formed by General Wild Bill Donovan in WWII), when it was renamed the CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, through the back-room secret dealings between President Harry S. Truman and the military (who were outright against the CIA). Here's a recollection of the Act that created the CIA:
"In 1949, the Central Intelligence Agency Act (also called "Public Law 110") was passed, permitting the agency to use confidential fiscal and administrative procedures and exempting it from many of the usual limitations on the use of federal funds. The act also exempted the CIA from having to disclose its "organization, functions, officials, titles, salaries, or numbers of personnel employed." It also created a program called "PL-110" to handle defectors and other "essential aliens" outside normal immigration procedures, as well as give those persons cover stories and economic support.  (http://www.fas.org/sgp/jud/tenetvdoe-petresp.pdf) The Central Intelligence Agency reports to U.S. Congressional committees but also answers to the President directly. The National Security Advisor is a permanent cabinet member responsible for briefing the President on pertinent information collected from all U.S. intelligence agencies including the National Security Agency, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and others.
"Some critics have charged that this violates the requirement in the U.S. Constitution that the federal budget be openly published.That last line scares the hell out of me. I still consider George H.W. Bush as the kingpin behind all these evil plots against us by criminal people Unka Dick, Karl Rove, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, these creeps Old Pappy brought with him to power, and these crooks would include his worthless spoiled-brat rich-kid sons and his one daughter. The Bush family from Day 1 of its existence back in Ohio when old Sam Bush went into cahoots with the Harriman family to grab banksful of government-back railroad equipment contracts--on down through Prescott Bush who through the Bush Family-Harriman-connected banking interests kept Adolph Schickelgruber's money and investments safe for him--on through World War II up to this very day has lived off government doles and tax-break-loopholes and rich-family privilege. And this is especially true about the very worthless Pappy Bush and his worthless branch of the family. Pappy's the Prescott-Bush boy who after failing in his business attempts (for instance his Zapata Offshore Drilling company--which he had trouble making ends meet with even given the big tax breaks for oil people on the books back in the late 40s and early 50s--remember the oil-depletion allowance?) turned to politics for his We-the-People-provided nest egg.
So We the People keep on supporting these worthless old political baggages and family empires and hidden-wealth "non-profit" thereby tax-free foundationed families. These richer-than-God assholes all of whom have lived off We the People for over a century now. This bunch of freeloaders also includes now all these hedge-fund billionaires and their worthless families. Did you know thanks to their power in Washington, the District of Corruption, hedge-fund pirates pay no taxes on their capital gains? Another gift to these crooks from We the Stupid Scardie-cat People. Like Warren "Jive Ass" Buffett, a filthy-rich hedge-fund pirate. His old pappy was a conniving shiftless-skunk politician and Wall Street finagler, which means Buffett's family have also feathered their nest with government doles and tax breaks.
It is so frustrating for a clear-thinking American to comprehend how in spite of these creepy Republicans, the Teabagger or the rightwing nutjob side of the Party, whichever, being responsible for our ungodly deficits in the first place--starting with the Great Communicator and his economy-wrecking economic policies and going on through the further economy-wrecking voodoo economics of Pappy "Read My Lips" Bush--the largest-ever deficit until his son took over in 2000 with a Democrat President's surplus and drove us down to the point of economic disaster we are now in--We the People of the USA who vote keep putting them back into power--this in spite of the Democratic presidents of the past being the only leaders to overcome these economic depressions Republican Hoover-Reaganomics gets us into.
In the current budget, the Pentagon rakes in about 1 trillion bucks--and since the Pentagon hasn't been audited in over a decade, We the People of the USA have no idea how these military monkeys are wasting that grabbag of good ole worthless US bucks they've got their unregulated sticky mitts on--all of which We the People's hard-earned money--dumbass Americans working for $30,000-a-year for fat cats making 10-to-100 times as much. How dumb are We the People to be also keeping on struggling to keep up payments on credit cards designed by these fat cat accountants/bankers/financiers/corporate lawyers to keep us in a perpetual debt. Or keeping our money in these big Goliath banks (like it's gotten so out of hand, Snoopy has his Met-Life Bank; Walmart has declared itself a bank; PayPal is a bank) or continuing to go to them for loans or remortgaging schemes. We the People as income-earners are in debt and the corporate bosses ain't creating any new lower-or-upper-level jobs and the workers look around and see half of the old staff now gone, outplaced, leaving them with more work, maybe a new title, but with less money. Plus, the new "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps" philosophy (which Mr. Compromise Obama has taken up as his philosophy, too) says it's up to the worker to take care of himself and his or her family in terms of getting ahead and not the job of the 1% Power Elite who now control the US government and as such control us, too. Workers either working or out of work have no time or the knowledge to stop and think about their situations. Instead they keep on faithfully struggling for honest bucks at the same time FEARING either losing what barely-making-it job they currently have or FEARING perhaps not being able to find another job when they eventually do get laid off or FEARING suddenly being hit with a crippling disease or being in a car wreck and becoming unable to work, blah, blah, blah--while up above these scared shitless workers in their luxurious top-floor corner offices--those sacred corporate upper rooms containing those altars to Mammon housed in those sacred cathedrals of high finance all full of corporate priests, the fat cats who are busy planning their next fabulous vacation ("We're sailing one of the yachts down to Bora Bora....") or their next teleconference ("I want to meet with the Cleveland office on this workplace spying technology one of their best and brightest has come up with....") or their next vision for the company ("How do we get more work for less money out of these high-paid lazy American workers?"). Our economy is tanking--wars actually wrecking us, but, hey, you can't complain about these wars--without them, we'd all be shoveling shit or selling rotten apples and lead pencils on the street corners--or maybe our women, including our mothers, our wives, or our daughters will have to become whores; fat cats with lots of money and power need whores. That's the true role of women in the Power Elite world.
It is a New World Order dropping down on us like a big net. And this New World Order is a military order. The Bush Family has made millions off all the wars they've put into motion--Pappy Bush and his futile Persian Gulf War (the only war we've won, according to Pappy, since WWII (paying for it using Pappy's scheme of forcing Japan and his Saudi-Arabian pals and other of our allies to help him pay for it) and the two unending wars perpetrated on us by his worthless, spoiled-brat, AWOL-coward, numbskull (Skull & Bones--"Hey, Georgie Porgie, come 'ere and suck my dick! It's a brotherhood thing, bro"), lying-like-a-dog son. The Bushes love war and money. And We the People keep giving their wars and all our money along with 'em.
for The Daily Growler