Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Making By Zahir Ebrahim

With the experiment in bioweapons grade viral dispersion and its subsequent control modalities in progress in China, for overarching context that is always missing from the public's reactionary discourses in all such experiments, I draw your attention to my 2011 study on the foibles of Modern Medicine. It lends the backdrop from my study of the 2009 Swine Flu vaccine experiment initiated through Baxter “accidentally” releasing active contagion in its Swine Flu Vaccine that got detected and stopped in mid-stream by sheer luck (serendipity happens sometimes).
The China experiment is the next stage of this military-grade ops on unsuspecting population, or so it appears to me. Viruses don't just jump from animals to humans, which is the long running propaganda cover for experimenting with bioweapons and concomitant vaccination programs. And viruses certainly don't escape from BSL-3 (Swine Flu H1N1 virus of 2009) and BSL-4 (Novel Coronavirus of 2019-2020) level secured labs by accident, unless meant to escape.
I could be wrong of course... what does a common man know. The public mind must look to “experts” to inform it, right? Imagine the sheep asking the expert butcher if the knife he is sharpening is meant for spreading butter on toast and being satisfied by the response!
It may be too early to tell who is behind this new pandemic in the making, but nations and public is warned to not treat this as mere happenstance or “ooops”, but as potentially a very lethal bioweapons social experiment and act accordingly to defend themselves. I don't know what that caution and self-defence should entail after the genie has been unleashed from the bottle. Check with your local physicians and WHO / CDC / representative for official divine guidance. Follow their experts' advice.
This Report on Modern Medicine and its forensic examination, inter alia, of viruses and vaccines, is not medical or legal advice regardless of what it may state. It is only a layman's two cents, FWIW, to show you how easy it is to be taken every time. The cost to un caution and false premise in managing the pandemic crisis due to intense propaganda warfare and the Machiavellian making of the public mind, is irreversible to the public's well-being which no “ooops” can makeup ex post facto.
To not treat this virus pandemic in the making – the inability to control the virus dispersion, its remarkable virulence, its infection rate, its mortality rate (as publicly reported) – as anything but a diabolical social experiment would be unwise given the reality of the role of viruses and vaccines as biowarfare agents, and society's Machiavellian programming to create the public's own consent and demand for world government. This isn't as far fetched as the modern man of academic learning might think. The truth of this grotesque reality is easily demonstrated by this 2008 oped in the Financial Times: 'And now for a world government'.
It is simply naive to assume that vaccination – the programmed response to viruses – is purely a medical matter determined solely by science and the scientific process, and is devoid of all political agendas pursued by the oligarchy which owns both big-pharma and medical education, and also controls its regulation and administration at the global level through international bodies, to create an incestuously self-reinforcing closed loop of both theory and practice. Unless one understands that closed loop, it is difficult to entertain the idea that vaccination is a primacy driven ideology using science to enact that ideology under one pretext or another. Vaccinations, as the 2009 experiment in mass hysteria confirmed, is also a most effective mechanism for delivering viral payloads into human beings. Apart from spreading deadly pathogens in the name of pigs and bats and camels and monkeys with the scientific sounding explanation of Zoonosis to mask its biowarfare origins in laboratories, vaccination is another modality of biowarfare on unsuspecting civilian populations. Caveat Lector.
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org.
Issued January 30, 2020 2:00 pm | Last updated February 1, 2020 10:00 am




Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Making By Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org







An Activist's Calling

Thursday, January 30, 2020
When one's opinions are ignored, should one be lowering oneself to cater to popularity metrics, to the metrics of power and its incantations, to street pragmatism, or should one be focusing on what one thinks and believes is the truth of the matter that one should speak up on without syntactic sugaring, regardless of what the world of shepherds and its herds think?
Is truth a democracy, a popularity context, an ego stuffer, a paycheck earner? What d'ya think?
What d'ya think shall count in the grave: how many people read your bs or whether you told the truth to the best of your capacity even if the society, its power base, its opinion-makers, its establishment, all of which make the public mind, ignored the truth you tried to bring to them at much personal sacrifice and opportunity costs? Ignored you, that is, until they could no longer ignore you, and thense offered you the poisoned chalice containing the hemlock?
What d'ya think: wouldn't that be the most epiphanic moment for a truth-seeker / truth-teller / revolutionary?
A Muslim's heroes in this world are Imam Hussein (a.s), his father Imam Ali (a.s), for both of whom, striving for truth, striving for justice, as exemplars of the religion of Islam after the noble Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him), was the prime-directive.
Did they care how many people agreed with them? Imam Ali's short reign as the fourth Caliph of the Muslims was spent in internal strife and incessant fratricide, quelling insurrections from all walks of life, from ummul-momineen (mother of all believing Muslims, a designation of respect for the pious wives of the Prophet of Islam), to munafiqeen (bad guys wearing the pious garb of Islam, hypocrites) to khawarijeen (bad guys who were Muslims but due to their excesses are out of the fold of Islam). They didn't agree with him or his truth or his exercise of that truth despite Imam Ali being their Imam / leader and duly elected ruler (the only one interestingly) upon whose hand the elites and laity had both made their pledge of allegiance as was customary among them.
Did Imam Ali bow before popularity? Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam was offered the hemlock by the ruling Muslim caliph in the form of Karbala --- did Imam Hussein shirk that cause despite virtually none from Mecca despite four and half months of preaching his truth to them, accompanied him?
For those who are inspired by such heroes of Islam, it makes no difference whether anyone pays attention to one or not. When the rulers as well as the public did not pay attention to the noble Imams from the progeny of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon them all), what is a common man's station? Only that which he or she apportions for himself / herself. That is the teaching of the religion of Islam. You get paid for every ounce of evil that you do and rewarded for every ounce of good that you do!
Let each one of us decide if the following is sound advice or not based on one's own sense of one's self worth. None shall value one higher than one values one's own self. Duh!
Even if the world thinks it is okay to ignore what Project Humanbeingsfirst is saying, that will not prevent me from continuing to state the truth the best way I can. If you don't understand my vocabulary, don't like my diction, don't like my stake in the ground because you think it is above your intelligence level, sorry, consult a dictionary, learn English better, and increase your intellectual capacity. I am not going to bring myself down to the level of sheep. The work I do is for those who are not sheep. Only Prophets of Allah are made responsible for guiding sheep, which is perhaps why almost all of them were shepherds. Many of the Prophets were killed by the people to whom they were sent. Thank God the common man is not asked to bear such burdens of leading the sheep. After the Prophets, the task is left to the devils and their apprentices. All we are asked to do as the commoner is to live in truth, speak the truth, and learn the truth (not necessarily in that order but recursively), to the best of our capacities. Let the rest take care of itself. If they don't pay any attention, Allah and the Devil must battle it out in their heart first. There is nothing anyone else can do. So, for the man of intellect who speaks the truth with ma'arifat --- don't try to lead sheep or become their pied piper. Stick to the remaining 2 percent.
Two cents follow for those who are not sheep.
1) flattery; ignore any good words said about your work; ignore how many people agree with you; ignore how viral your work gets; ignore who publishes your work; the only thing you cannot ignore is whether you are right or not, and none of the above are a barometer of correctness and truth, only popularity - it is the bane of scholarship and virtually everyone succumbs to it, especially when their stomach gets attached to it. You are paid by how many people read you, subscribe to you, write positive comments, etc. All of this has nothing to do with truth or correctness. Obvious but it is a temptation to watch out for as the first of many that lead to co-option. See Art and Science of co-option.
2) self-deception; that includes all biases. Incestuous self-reinforcement is the bane of scholarship; and virtually all scholars succumb to it. What it means is that one tends to congregate with those one agrees with; read those books, talk to those people, seek advice from those people, and pretty soon, in the limit, one ends up quoting one's own mind, which has now been made by and in the choir. See above link for the types of biases, the conscious awareness of which empowers the genuine truth-seeker/researcher/activist/anyone.
Just 2 cents that I wrote for my children in the above essay, and for all youngsters. Its dedication reads:
Dedicated to my children, and to all young men and women
I doubt whether my own children have read it or pay any particular attention to it. So what can I expect of anyone else!




An Activist's Calling By Zahir Ebrahim







Manufacturing facts to fit prophecy

Attention all Christians and Muslims who view current affairs from the prism of Biblical and/or Islamic prophecy
Facts to fit so called divine prophecy --- to my delight, a Christian and very spiritual activist friend of mine had reached the same conclusion most straightforwardly as I had in Waiting for Allah – God Is Running The World So Let Him Run It, of how self-fulfilling prophecy is being employed for social engineering by fitting manufactured facts to prophecy, and wrote about it in 2009 here. It is pertinent for Muslims as well as for Christians, especially Christian Zionists, to read.
I just have to say that 11 years later, this is more and more true, of “history's actors” creating / engineering facts, reality, to fit prophecy. Not just from the Bible, but from all three Abrahamic literature, including Muslims'. Muslim scholars like Imran Hosein and others throughout the world, especially those in Pakistan such as media savants like Orya Maqbool Jan, Dr. Shahid Masood, Tanzeem-e-Islami crowd founded by Deobandi philosophy of Dr. Israr Ahmed, et. al., are, have been, and will continue, falling into this trap of self-fulfilling prophecy, thus becoming part of the diabolical social engineering, mostly unwittingly.
Take a whiff of what the stinking history's actors are capable of, by their own admission, to create both reality, and the mass perception of reality:
‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’ — Senior Bush Advisor, The New York Times, October 17, 2004 (see The Mighty Wurlitzer - Architecture of Modern Propaganda for Psychological Warfare )
I don't get why these intellectual savants who are so well-read, become useful idiots of empire so easily; becoming victims of their own dogmas. Why don't they see the obvious fallacy! A god, who proclaims to be creator of the universe, requiring mayhem and tyranny to flourish to fulfill his divine prophecy can only be man-made ---- not the Creator of man who speaks of justice, mercy, benevolence, loving thy neighbor, not coveting thy neighbor's wife, striving for truth, living truth, striving for justice, living justice, etc. etc. etc.
The philosophical and logical argument is laid out in my Waiting for Allah that proves (or at least demonstrates if you will, as proof on esoteric matters is at best always arguable) to the rational mind that all this happening in current affairs is really facts made-up to fit prophecy, to enable: a) the masses to not resist the tyranny as it is god's will and those inclined to resist to wait for the messiah, mahdi, etc.; and b) to enable the rulers to live their primacy imperatives in their own private heaven on earth today while promising Heaven to the dumbed-down masses in Afterlife for being patient in this one and suffering their own hells in resignation to fate.
Why are scholarly people such fools? Never mind the masses! Especially why are Muslims like Orya Maqbool Jan, and organizations like tanzeem-e-Islami Lahore, who appear to be such literate people, behaving like likkha-parrha jahils bereft of any ability to reason from their own first principles? On the one hand they proclaim Allah, God, to be Just. On the other hand they spout gibberish from the writings of antiquity attributed to the Prophet of Islam that calls for a really unjust and tyrannical god who shall require earth to be filled with tyranny before god shall intervene to divinely enact justice. I spell god lowercase to denote that the absurd understanding full of contradictions is only in the convoluted mind of man who can't think straight.
Faith should not mean gibberish. Otherwise, stupid faith makes incredibly intelligent people worship cows and take baths in its urine... faith has no boundaries of illogic, rhyme or reason. Islam does not call for belief in gibberish and fallacies, but calls for deep reflection. Countless verses in the Holy Qur'an call for cleansed heart in order to understand its Message, the Divine Guidance to man for his spiritual and physical ascendance to the highest levels of virtues which it also defines. And cleansed heart metaphor, to me, among other things, means to avoid both prejudice as well as confirmation bias in order to understand the Scripture as Divine Guidance; sort of akin to deciphering cipher-text correctly into plain-text --- there is only one singular plain-text that is correct, the rest of it is bogus plain-text. That latter in this context simply means to avoid following one's ancestral religion, beliefs, socialization, culture, interpretation of favored scholars, sects, group-think, and to try and understand and live the Scripture in the context of what it says itself, rather than what socialization says it means.
That in turn simply means, drum roll, to use one's head for any and every aspect of belief system. It also means to not be taken in by fallacies and intellectual scams, self-serving whims and desires, historical and cultural myths, in the name of “religion of Islam” (or “religion of Christ”) in an incestuous self-reinforcing cycle of Confirmation Bias. I doubt very much if any Muslim scholar preaching prophecy (same for Christian scholar) even knows what that term means!
That's the foundational tragedy of Muslims today (and Christians, more so the Christian-Zionists, I am sure they have moms who love them, but the rest of the world rather consign them to the hell of their own making, right alongside the Judaic-Zionist). We, mankind, have become a culture of our respective religions and superstitions rather than culture of intellect with faith! And those who rebel go in the opposite way, are so fed up with dogmas and tyranny of majority that they become agnostic and atheists. The use of intellect does not and should not mean atheism is the answer. Both belief in God as well as non-Physicalism is rational. It just depends on which god and what aspect of non-physicalism.
Some beliefs are entirely immanent and arguable, and some even entirely absurd to be sure, but some rational and based on the reason of man and his consciousness --- our best human tools to understand reality, both physical as well as metaphysical. Atheist's denial of metaphysical reality is gratuitous and absurd. See Some problems in Epistemology if you want to understand matters in far greater depth than your high-falutin degrees from Western academia or Madrassa education ever exposed you to --- nothing too profound, but never taught in formal settings lest one becomes independent thinker and destroy the foundations of empire, injustice, primacy, national and cultural mythology, all of which rely on united we stand with crippled epistemology in order to foster gratuitous beliefs and control public behavior.
Oh well. Who the fck cares anymore! This is only for those who do; others I apologize for intruding into your inner sanctity of pursuing your American dreams that leaves little time to pursue anything but confirmation bias. Soon, that dream shall, if it already has not, become living nightmare in a global dystopia while you enable at least the one part of prophecy coming true while you await the Messiah of your religion, the part of tyranny spreading and false prophets arising, to recreate their long lost empire --- hahahaha as they laugh their way to the banks commenting “these stupid goyem”.
Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org




Manufacturing facts to fit prophecy

America's War Veterans PTSD and Hypocrites with a Conscience

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Preamble
With rising suicide rates and increasing disaffection among returning American war veterans of America's barbaric wars upon Muslims in several disguises that spans the gamut of imperial uniforms, from soldiers in official stars and stripes to proxy service providers in “militant Islam” pirate's uniforms and sharp-shooter contractors in civvies and spies in disguises, America continues to search for palliatives for their discarded soldiers of economic conscription who have killed millions in the Muslim lands and now cannot sleep at night for the want of a dead conscience.
Their PTSD is a blessing in disguise.... their soul is still human. When murderers and butchers of mankind experience pangs of guilt, they should be glad. For they are not sociopaths who cannot experience remorse (see The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, and Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes by Andrew M. Lobaczewski).
I am dusting out an old Letter to Editor from about a decade ago... bottom line, stop crying afterwards... don't become killers in the first place.
Refuse primacy.
Refuse to be in service for American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives.
Refuse to be in service for Jewish Lebensraum.
The ubermensch god's chosen people have no conscience. They sleep quite well at night after killing goy, and getting goy to kill goy. It is the Christian goyem who ex post facto experiences the sporadic pangs of humanity after killing Muslims under false machismo, which he then tries to unsuccessfully dull with drugs and alcohol, and ultimately, murder and suicide.
The chosen peoples shall fight for Eretz Yisrael and control of the world government in the making to the last Christian goy fantasizing his war machine dickery.
For the life of me, I don't understand why the dumb Christian goy cannot see it. Indeed, why does he and she not see the obvious? For the same reason that the dumb Muslim goys don't see the obvious. Many among them are as much part of this murder and plunder of fellow Muslims under the sound of trumpet as the heralded and oft glorified aiders and abettors of America's war machine. How? By licking its boots; by falling in prostration before the American dollars, the pursuit of American dream, and under the threat of American bombs; for the want of an iota of dignity and self-respect.
Instead, be in service for justice.
Be in the service for self-defence of your own lands and not by invading others twenty-thousand miles from home.
Be in service for all humanity with the riches and resources plundered from the untermensch not just during the yesteryears of colonialism, but in the ongoing plunder with inflicted “democracy” using stooges and neo-colonialism under American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives.
Those suffering PTSD are the fortunate ones. But instead of smoking dope to assuage your guilt, here is a humble prescription – for what it's worth – it is, after all, only from an ordinary Muslim whose co-religionists, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, moms and dads, children of all ages, you have killed and maimed and raped and plundered in large numbers to the sound of trumpet in the name of saving American lives.
For, indeed, American lives are far more precious than others. These must be saved at all cost.
Well, here is my evergreen two-bit saving the still humans among the criminals who would all hang, or be put into Western internment camps and starved to death like Eisenhower did million(s) of German soldiers and others of the Third Reich, under even an objective victor's justice seeking eye for an eye. That, of course, is quite impossible. How can one punish and seek compensation for millions of death, starvation, refugees, homelessness, innocence lost, nations plundered and destroyed? Well, we shall try!
Fear that day. For it shall come, if not from the untermensch victims of today, then from the ubermensch victors of tomorrow of the greater Lebensraum for whom the muscular Christian soldier (of all skin colors and races) carrying the white man's burden is still just the brain-washed white trash to be used as condoms and discarded. There is surely a karma of cosmic proportions at play, one way or another. Those making dead monkeys of us are laughing their way to the bank!





By Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Saturday, December 18, 2010 | Updated Dec. 22, 2010
Iraqis responding to the 'liberation' brought them by the brave Veterans of America under Bush - Image via angryarab
The two American websites, Veterans Today and Salem News, run by two former US Military veterans, contain some of the most outstanding RealitySpeak writings by both civilians and America's war veterans, presumably, all mostly being eagerly ingested by other American war veterans. In full disclosure, these websites also reprint my two cents every now and then. The Editors in chief of both websites whom I have never met but communicate with occasionally, very generously invited me to become Staff Writer on their respective panels, and I politely declined in each case. I prefer my lonely voice to stay independent – for it allows me to explore my own confusions as no one else can.
So, exercising that independence of thought, if I may be permitted to ask the next logical question to great penmanship and reportage by recovering war veterans, does such RealitySpeak affect a change in status quo?
Does all this verbiage ameliorate the suffering of the bemedaled American war hero who brought my fellow Muslim men, women, and children of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, perhaps Iran next, the 'liberation' depicted in the images?
Do the oft maligned liberators of truth from the sharp jaws of deceit, ever impact the inflexion of hegemonic power with mere moral words and intellectual theses which unravel the never ending lies of the hectoring hegemons du jour?
For, if words alone could make appreciable difference to the calculus of hegemony, then, the Ten Commandments would have surely eased mankind's journey over the past hundred years of successive world wars and vile deprecation of humanity. As the noted essayist and novelist Aldous Huxley had once observed when responding to the question “What does one do?”:
'Well this is the real problem. Nothing is easier than to formulate high ideals, but few things are more difficult than to discover the means for by those ideals might be implemented, and the categorical imperatives which spring from them can be a pain. This is the real problem. I mean one has to dream, but one has to dream in a pragmatic way to consider how... Merely preaching to people doesn't have much effect, people have been preaching for an awefully long time and we are still pretty much where we were.' (Herman Harvey: Sum and Substance with Aldous Huxley, co-produced with University of S. California, KNXT Public Affairs. http://www.huxley.net/ah/huxley-interview.html )
The undeniable practical fact of the matter remains, that unless moral prescriptions and copious intelligent analyses appearing on these websites get translated into direct activism, into building organizations, into building movements, and into creating a powerful national chorus collectively saying NO to the murdersome hectoring hegemons now bringing vile indignities to the American people right here at home, elegant moral words on paper, wonderful prose bringing exposes to the intelligent, is only self-entertaining the armchair internet warriors.
In all honesty, haven't we, the narrators du jour, merely substituted the mind numbing television, America's favorite sedative, with a new type of cognitive programming for a minuscule sub-minority who indulges in study, but which remains as impotent in mobilizing the conscience to act in order to affect change, as the former medium was effective in amusing us to death? The “history's actors” in fact even brazenly noted that this is all we shall be able to do. The New York Times quoted a senior White House Advisor during the Bush Administration while explaining how fait accompli enacted by “history's actors” actually worked for “imperial mobilization”:
We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’ — Senior Bush Advisor, The New York Times, October 17, 2004 (see Convince People of Absurdities and get them Acquiescing to Atrocities: The Enduring Power of Machiavellian Political Science )
I say, bullshit! Let's grasp the bull by the horns and turn the tables on its head for the criminals who, with cold chutzpah and flushed with hubris, openly proclaim themselves 'Hectoring Hegemons' working on ending national-sovereignty through successive hegelian mind-fcks!
Harvest of America's Operation 'Iraqi Freedom' upon the 'untermensch' - one day someone must pay the full payment for this largesse of 'freedom'!  Image via scoop
But in order to do so, one must first have the courage to spell bullshit as B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T, without dropping any letters to pass our delicate sensibilities which can shatter the tabula rasa of civilian populations 20,000 miles from home, but can't handle seeing RealitySpeak in print. This, in case it isn't already obvious, is merely a metaphor for first being able to face reality without syntactic sugaring. What follows is plain RealitySpeak – no bullshit. While you don't have to agree with anything here, there is no Newspeak in it. For, only in straight plain talk without bowing to political correctness, is there a way out of being mere narrators of the murderous shit continually being left behind by 'history's actors'.
I believe that the brave veterans of America's wars upon the 'untermensch' 20,000 miles away, the principal audience of both these websites I imagine, can actually play a leading role in helping to change that dismal state of affairs.
HOW?
By rising to protect their own nation's peoples for a change, where, while they were busy bringing 'democracy' and 'liberation' to my 'barbarian' peoples in exotic faraway lands, their own land of the free was being turned into a police-state.
Instead of the increasing number of war veterans being perpetually trapped in PTSD and seeking palliatives to assuage their guilty conscience, 'VA says PTSD claims up 125%' Veterans Today, December 18, 2010, undertaking principled moral acts with discipline to safeguard the decent peoples in their own nation, may prove to be far more therapeutic than the Marijuana being pitched by experts like Dr. Phil Leveque, as in 'You Can't Go Back and You Can't Come Back', Salem News, December 13, 2010.
The 1978 Hollywood movie, The Deer Hunter, graphically brought home to civilians a vicarious touch of what soldiers of patriotism, fortune, and economic conscription, can experience in horrendous modern wars that are principally illegitimate, whose principal victims are civilians, cultures, and civilizations. Those creating the victims often end up with the guilt complex which modern soulless medicine, unable to comprehend the delicate connection between mind-body-spirit and the damage which wars cause to man's essence, calls its symptomatic display PTSD. The psycho-babble of the learned, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in the case of wars, is primarily symptomatic of the injury to the conscience, to the soul, which perpetually remains un-amenable to brain surgery, to palliatives, to sedatives, to psycho-therapy, and to modern medicine. The Deer Hunter's main focus, if the reader will recall, was primarily to demonstrate the consequences of the horrendous dysfunctionalism of modern warfare causing maladjustment back into normalcy for both victims and victimizers, the latter becoming war's second victims. Therefore, for them to not astutely comprehend that modern warfare by superpowers moving pawns around on the Grand Chessboard is itself a monumental crime, a racket, and those participating in it as soldiers and technicians under waving flags and blaring trumpets, themselves commit crimes against humanity, is to miss the point of it all.
Call the suffering of the conscience from that backlash PTSD if you will, but being able to separate cause from effect, symptoms from disease, doesn't seem to be a forte of Veterans Hospitals. And while that symptom is captured most precisely, most elegantly, almost poetically, in the aforementioned article title by Phil Leveque, “You Can't Go Back and You Can't Come Back”, it does nothing to focus attention on the primary cause of it: the injury to the 'self', the essence of man, what, for the lack of a better terminology, we variously refer to as conscience, soul, superego, all elements which remain elusive to modern medicine. Ask any AMA approved medical doctor for any alternative to big-Pharma led prescriptions, and they will only give you the same standard response they have actually been taught to give in medical school in order to pass their AMA certification – I don't know anything about alternatives not recommended by the FDA.
But just as the Hollywood movie had left its audience hanging, had offered no real solutions for the returning veterans, nor for preventing the creation of future maladjusted veterans, neither does Phil Leveque with his prescriptive conclusion in bold: “WHY CAN‘T THE VA USE THE BEST DRUG – MARIJUANA?” When the illness is misdiagnosed, the cure can at best only be a placebo.
Please permit me to lend some Eastern Zen here – for, Western experts have sufficiently ruined this nation, and the world, to warrant any faith in their diagnosis and their prescriptions.
First, let's try to understand how the war veteran got to the stage of PTSD in the first place.
Afghan baby killed by American soldiers in Khost, collateral damage of course! Baby's name unknown - can you put a name to it? Image courtesy of rawa.org
For the reader's orientation, please permit me to coldly state that I am that 'untermensch' upon whose civilizations the proud, the brave, the bold veterans of America and its Allies waged their boundless courage 20,000 miles away from their own home, in whose homes they slaughtered our children calling it collateral damage just as the CIA's hit team started arriving in Afghanistan courageously proclaiming: “We will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of our great nation.” (Bob Woodward in Bush at War).
You, dear veteran, could have shown a different kind of courage too at that time and avoided the injury to your soul altogether. Instead of signing up to bravely rain Daisy Cutters and cruise missiles upon barefooted children, upon cities, upon civilian infrastructures, upon wedding parties, upon defenseless men, women, and children, and continually be fearing that hypothetical day when a future Nuremberg might administer you the same victor's justice as your nation routinely administers to the vanquished, you could have signed up to say NO to immoral conquests of your ruling elite. You could have signed up to say NO to economic conscription and found other ways to fund your college education, other ways to earn your livelihood. And you could have used the tiny gray matter to see through the facade of false patriotism, of inculcated false beliefs, of false flag operations, of false enemies, of falsely identified culprits, of “imperial mobilization” disguised as “war on terror”.
Just like one among you had done, not too long ago, sparing himself the moral scar tissue you find yourselves saddled with today as its new victims. This is what this courageous fellow had found the nerve to state then:
'Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.' (Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties (1999) by Mike Marqusee, quoted from Wikipedia page on Muhammad Ali)
You could have done the same thing, no?
Yet, you didn't.
PTSD and American War Heroes - Victims of their own Barbarianism
You took that uncourageous path of accepting to shoot at my 'untermensch' peoples because your leaders ordered you to do so. Your blind deeds borne of “I was just following orders” have made you your own victims. Don't think that only you know in the privacy of your anguish how horrendous some of these crimes were. The victims know too, both the dead ones for whom the war and misery has ended, and the living for whom it is never ending. You think your suffering from PTSD is painful? Ask those whose tabula rasa you have shattered while “following orders”. And though silently and apathetically spectating, the world spectators aren't blind either. The veterans suffers only in a glass cage that appears opaque to them in the hell of their private shame. But it is only a one-way mirror, entirely transparent from the other side.
Unless you can squarely face up to that grotesque fact without self-delusions and false justifications, that you have monumentally wronged the 'lesser peoples' while slumbering under your patriotic zeal and implanted false beliefs, the redemption will remain illusive. Just like this Winter Soldier squarely faced up to his crimes against humanity without making excuses:
'And I tried hard to be proud of my service but all I could feel was shame. These were peoples, these were human beings. I have since been plagued by guilt. I feel guilt anytime I see a mother with her children. I feel guilt anytime I see a young girl. We are told we are fighting terrorists; the real terrorist was me and the real terrorism is this occupation. Those who send us to war do not have to pull a trigger or land a mortar round. They don't have to fight the war, they merely have to sell the war. They need a public who is willing to send their soldiers in a harms way. They need soldiers who are willing to kill and be killed without question. They can spend millions on a single bomb, but that bomb only becomes a weapon when the ranks of the military are willing to follow orders to use it. Our enemy is not 5000 miles away, they are right here at home. If we organize and fight with our sisters and brothers, we can stop this war, we can stop this government, and we can create a better world.' (Iraq war veteran Mike Prysner admits his shame and guilt after the fact, and suggests the only remedy possible for preventing future shame – had he only paid attention to what Muhammad Ali had done before the fact, March 15, 2008, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jGmMbQPJTU )
But that private suffering, I believe, is also a mercy upon man – for within it also lies the only seed of positive redemption. This aspect is very important to comprehend fully. It is not theological gibberish of religious salvation which I expound here (I leave that to the priests), but empirical psych-physiology of what makes us a human being. In its clarity, lies the practicable solution-space. Both for suffering veterans of today, and for preventing future suffering veterans of tomorrow.
So please permit me to explain at length, for indeed, no leader glibly sending America's kids off to perpetual wars, no MD serving in empire's own imperial institutions under AMA and FDA guidelines to stick to their officially mandated medical protocols or lose the license to practice medicine, and no priest carrying empire's renewed white man's burden to bring us 'untermenschen' their 'Jesus' (watch video http://youtube.com/watch?v=hVGmbzDLq5c ) will explain the following commonsense.
Only if man has a conscience, a soul, that he naturally suffers when he indulges in horrendous crimes, what modern soulless medicine calls PTSD. Just think, if we had no conscience, there would be no mental anguish, and thus no psychological traumas!
The proof of this straightforward observation is to simply ask the empirical question: do we ever observe the mighty generals and noble presidents, who, under orders from their own task-masters, destroy entire nations and civilizations before being awarded Nobel Peace Prizes for their peace-making, suffering from PTSD? No. They are never known to walk the night lamenting: “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”, and die rather “holily in their beds.” (MacBeth). That is because they have no conscience, they have no 'soul'. This pathology, more aptly termed pathocracy, is not just Zen-babble or Shakespearean theater. It is now even clinically coming to the surface. See the book Political Ponerology: A Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Political Purposes by Andrew M. Lobaczewski ( http://ponerology.com ).
While the rest of us may suffer from the “banality of evil” whose only known cure is moral courage and moral redemption, the psychopath is observed to be suffering from some yet to be precisely identified structural abnormality which makes him and her completely impervious to feeling empathy. He and she is evidently either born without a conscience (or, some how had it killed off in unrecoverable ways in rituals and rites peculiar to the elite who send ordinary men and women to the slaughter without batting an eye). This creature appears as normal person to us, lives and moves among us as a normal person, but inevitably always seems to rather uncannily end up in ranking leadership positions where it easily makes immoral decisions for narrow interests without compunction and remorse. He and she experiences no more cognitive dissonance ordering an atomic bomb dropped, than ordering a rendition flight, or sentencing a frail Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in jail. Whereas, the evil normal people face, both you and I, was aptly captured by Hannah Arendt by that term “Banality of Evil” when trying to comprehend how the Good German was created in Nazi Germany.
Hannah Arendt arrived at the conclusion that it was a combination of lack of moral courage, easily succumbing to authority figures by one's nature, through sustained indoctrinations to obey authority, and due to the blind allegiance to discharging one's duties without reflecting upon the consequences of those duties. The 'banality', ordinariness of individual evils, added up suddenly becomes extraordinary in its proportion and consequences. This is the exact same description of how the Good American has been created today for which, you are now paying the price of PTSD due to all that red blood of my peoples upon your hands.
No? Yes! Read it here to see it from the eyes of one upon whose Muslim civilizations, your patriotic munificence was so courageously unleashed by the cumulative “banality of evil”.
We, the ordinary peoples, who often become canon fodder for pathocrats, have a conscience, we are not psychopaths. We may however become so if we continue to suffer and continue to inflict suffering upon others to the point that physiological changes in our bodies irreversibly kill off those brain structures where empathy springs from, where conscience resides, where, in Freudian terms, the superego keeps our id and ego in check. But short of becoming a psychopath, there is a moral path of redemption available to all of us which isn't available to the pathocrats who send us to our death smiling. Who never suffer from PTSD.
So, what is the cure for this tortuous scarring of the moral psyche of normal persons which modern medicine calls PTSD? What is the path of redemption? Permit me to share our Eastern wisdom, our ancient medicine, our redemptive therapy, something that adventurers coming to bomb and rob us somehow conveniently fail to carry back with them to their own civilization along with their plunder and their mental scars. The cure is not in physical therapy, it is not in confessionals in priest boxes, and it is not on a psychiatrist's couch, nor in going back into childhood to find and kill-off old demons, real and imagined. The damage caused to the spiritual essence of man for enduring horrendous moral crimes, only the spiritual resurgence can cure. That is what modern medicine cannot give you because there is no profit in it for big-Pharma. Nor is it in the interest of the war-mongers to have their VA hospitals advocate spiritual resurgence – the kind I describe below – for they must have a continuous supply of new recruits of patriotic and economic conscriptions as canon fodder to fight their perpetual wars.
Moral or spiritual redemption is only possible in undertaking moral acts, not in mere words, but in courageous endeavors which go beyond the normal existence, just as the cataclysms which created PTSD went beyond the normal existence. Acts which border on heroism, and which permit us to rise to our better-selves primarily in the service of those whom we have injured by both commissions, and omissions. Only such redemptive acts can assuage our guilt sufficiently to enable atoning for our earlier moral lapses. In certain societies, perhaps still today, judges would sometimes award the guilty a punishment of such a type, to go humbly serve the family of those whom they have injured, whose bread-winners they killed. When implemented properly, it helped heal both the victim, and most interestingly, also the victimizer. Not too profound when one thinks about it, is it? Even Hollywood learns – as they evidently did in what may have been the topical sequel to the Deer Hunter, Tom Cruise's 2003 movie, The Last Samurai! The Metanoia experienced by the American soldier Nathan Algren, beckons today's PTSD villains. The Greek term for 'afterthought repentance', metanoia, denotes a change of mind, a reorientation, an awakening, a fundamental transformation of outlook, a spiritual conversion, walking the path of moral redemption and penitence in consequence.
Those who have undertaken such strivings, ask them their experiences. I imagine that asking Ken O'Keefe for instance, the man who is off in Gaza braving bullets whizzing by his head, bullets which he once himself inflicted upon the 'untermensch' in whose defense he now braves it with empty hands, might be an interesting exercise for America's veterans.
Not only can the veterans help heal themselves with such courageous efforts undertaken with direct moral acts in their own nation, but they can even help prevent future veterans from coming into existence by leading conscientious objector movements across their nation, teaching and warning the youngsters often enlisting as victims of economic conscription and state propaganda, the very words and analyses available on these stellar websites.
If each suffering veteran of America can prevent just one new future suffering veteran from being created, the healing efficacy of their moral strivings will be nothing short of miraculous! Just imagine when they can prevent ten?
If the suffering veterans of America can forge a movement to loudly say NO to the vile indignities being heaped upon us right here at home in the land of the free, they can make a difference to their own healing.
Image Who is laughing their way to the bank while the land of the free is groped, reviled, bankrupted, and turned into a fascist police-state?  Image via sott.net is a composite from  mprophetphoto.blogspot.com/2010/11/creative-commons-and-tsa-photos.html  and  davidvincentwolf.com/notes/22611-land-of-the-free
Here is the most recent grotesque example of what we all face: Boy Asks TSA ‘Why Pat Down Mom And Not Me?’, TSA Replies “You Don’t Have Boobs”.
Saying NO to invasive body scans at airports, and saying NO to humiliating patdowns as well, and drawing media and public attention to those bold NOs can even galvanize the public to do the same, and to join forces with you to reclaim your nation from the rapidly closing jaws of a police-state. If servicemen remain unaware of the real agenda behind these vile physical gropings of America's men, women, and children, as is amply evidenced by the blind compliance of the active duty American soldier going through an American airport in uniform carrying an automatic weapon – a narrative which appeared in Veterans Today and which drove me up the wall that someone can so courageously shoot at barefooted people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, but can't say NO to absurdities in his own country – see my article 'Body-scan Alert - Not Suffering Indignities at Airports'. Will that soldier also only acquire his moralsense under PTSD once he is a veteran? Isn't there something grotesquely wrong with that picture?
A single dose of resonating moral NOs across the land of the free will prove to be far more therapeutic to the veterans of America than a 1000 psychedelic joints of Dr. Phil Leveque's prescription which he simultaneously avers: “My subject matter is that whatever the degree of PTSD/TBI the condition is almost permanent.” And thus, by his own admission, asserts all ingestive medicines being ineffective.
Can you, the veterans of America who have finally woken up, kindly give an active think to this prescription? As Ray McGovern lamented in Washington DC at a war veterans' march upon the White House, December 16, 2010, which was only a hundred veteran strong instead of one to two million:
'[quoting Daniel Berrigan] Those who say let us have peace, often tack on: but let us risk nothing, let our lives stand intact, let us know neither prison, not ill repute, nor ridicule from friends, nor disruption of ties. There is no peace, says Berrigan, because the making of peace is just as costly as the making of war. At least as liable to bring disgrace and prison. So, we accept our responsibility here. We are going to do all we can to stop the violence being perpetrated in our name. And so, if the making of peace means prison, that's where you are gonna find us!' (watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WK5--Us7v0 )
And where were all the tens of thousands of war veterans suffering from guilty consciences?
They were, and still are too busy reading websites like this one to bother striving for real redemption – they'd rather just talk about it while collecting their minuscule pecuniary compensation from the Veterans Administration!
You don't need any more knowledge my friends. You don't need any more study. You don't need to read any more websites to learn what has happened to you. All that these words do for you is to turn you into even more armchair wallowers caught between diligent study and PTSD. But no redemption. Knowledge does not lead to acts of redemption. Only metanoia does! And that comes from within – not by reading more websites!
How can you, the equally discarded victims of America's wars of hegemony, elevate your metanoia, your new found awareness of how you were sent off to fight for the narrow interests of an elite hell-bent on destroying your own nation – all amply demonstrated by the stellar writings and beautiful words appearing on Veterans Today and Salem News for those who really don't already know – into principled coordinated moral acts which can reverse the grotesque police-state transpiring in your own nation right now? And by so doing, help avert a global catastrophe, a planned Armageddon upon the remaining 'untermenschen'! That is an unparalleled self-healing path, unmatched by modern medicine as well as natural sedatives.
If I, a mere civilian mouse, a foreigner in the United States pursuing his 'American Dream' like everyone else, can say NO to state tyranny – read it here – and I scare just as easily as any other mouse, have a family, have aspirations, have passions, have no history of maladjustment except by choice since 911 when I consciously chose to become a malcontent (in H. G. Wells' words) and maladjusted (in Martin Luther King Jr.'s words) because there was simply no other choice (read it here and here); if this disabled wheelchair bound young man protesting state tyranny in the streets of London can say NO – watch it at http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZL4eL0sLzKU – and he is suffering from cerebral palsy; is there some very good reason why the hurly-burly American veterans of wars' brutalities should continue to comply with tyrannical absurdities which are destroying their own nation-state? I believe this is where the certificate of everlasting virtue from the Veterans Administration comes in handy. But, if the war veteran, you, boldly rise beyond such certificates, if you rise beyond the mere psychedelic words you read on paper which always look good in print and in speeches, if you instead stand alongside the very 'untermensch' whom you once oppressed, serve the victim families from Afghanistan to Iraq whose bread-winners you once destroyed with a humility you were never acquainted with as a US marine, stand-up for your own nation's peoples suffering under the jackboots of the same tyrants who caused you to suffer PTSD in immoral imperial mobilizations deceptively sold to you as preemptive war on terror in defense of your nation, your yesterday becomes a mere prologue, the rest of your life, finally your own.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
California, United States





The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://humanbeingsfirst.org/#Copyright.

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Republished with new Preamble on January 11, 2020


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