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Trinity’s Shadow

Edward Curtin

I sit here in the silence of the awakening dawn’s stillness stunned by the realization that I exist.  I wonder why.  It is my birthday.  The first rays of the rising sun bleed crimson over the eastern hills as I imagine my birth. The house and my family sleep.

Someday I will die and I wonder why.  This is the mystery I have been contemplating since I was young.  That and the fact that I was born in a time of war and that when my parents and sisters were celebrating my first birthday, my country’s esteemed civilian and military leaders celebrated another birth: the detonation of the first atomic bomb code-named Trinity.

Trinity has shadowed my life, while the other Trinity has enkindled my days.

Sick minds play sick word games as they inflict pain and death.  They nicknamed this death bomb “the Gadget,” as if it were an innocent little toy.  They took and blasphemed the Christian mystery of the Trinity as if they were mocking God, which they were.  They thought they were gods.

Now they are all dead gods, their fates sealed in their tombs.

Where are they now?

Where are all their victims, the innocent dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Where are the just and the unjust?

Where are the living now, asleep or awake as Trinity’s progenitors in Washington, D.C. and the Pentagon prepare their doomsday machines for a rerun, the final first-strike run, the last lap in their race to annihilate all the living?  Will they sing as they launch the missiles – “So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night?”

Joseph Biden, the second Roman Catholic president, while mocking the essence of Jesus’s message, pushes the world toward a nuclear holocaust, unlike JFK, the first Catholic president, who was assassinated by the CIA for pushing for the elimination of nuclear weapons and the end of the Cold War.

The wheel turns.  We count the years.  We wonder why.

Years ago I started my academic life by writing a thesis entitled “Dealing With Death or Death Dealing.”  It was a study of the transformation of cultural symbol systems, death, and nuclear weapons.  The last hundred years and more have brought a transformation and disintegration of the traditional religious symbol system – the sacred canopy – that once gave people comfort, meaning, and hope.  Science, technology, and nuclear weapons have changed all that. Death has been socially relocated and we live under the nuclear umbrella, a sinister “safeguard” that is cold comfort. The ultimate power of death over all life has been transferred from God to men, those controlling the nuclear weapons. This subject has never left me.  I suppose it has haunted me.  It is not a jolly subject, but I think it has chosen me.

Was I born in a normal time?  Is war time our normal time?  It is. I was.

But to be born at a time and place when your country’s leaders were denouncing their German and Japanese enemies as savage war criminals while execrably emulating them and then outdoing them is something else again.  With Operation Paperclip following World War II, the United States government secretly brought 1,600 or more Nazi war criminals into the U.S. to run our government’s military, intelligence, space, chemical, and biological warfare programs.  We became Nazis.  Lewis Mumford put it this way in The Pentagon of Power:

By the curious dialectic of history, Hitler’s enlargement and the refurbishment of the Nazi megamachine gave rise to the conditions for creating those counter-instruments that would conquer it and temporarily wreck it. In short, in the very act of dying the Nazis transmitted their disease to their American opponents; not only the methods of compulsive organization or physical destruction, but the moral corruption that made it feasible to employ those methods without stirring opposition.

There are always excuses for such moral corruption.  When during WW II the U.S. firebombed almost all Japanese cities, Dresden and Cologne in Germany, and then dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in gratuitously savage attacks, these were justified and even celebrated as necessary to defeat evil enemies.  Just as Nazi war criminals were welcomed into the U.S. government under the aegis of Allen Dulles who became the longest running CIA director and the key to JFK’s assassination and coverup, the diabolic war crimes of the U.S. were swept away as acts of a moral nation fighting a good war.  What has followed are decades of U.S. war crimes from Korea through Vietnam and Iraq, etc.  A very long list.

The English dramatist Harold Pinter, in his Nobel Address, put it bluntly:

It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force  for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.

Nothing could be truer.  When in 2014 the U.S. engineered the coup in Ukraine (coups being an American specialty), it allied itself with neo-Nazi forces to oppose Russia.  This alliance should have shocked no one; it is the American way.  Back in the 1980s when the U.S. was supporting death squads in Central America, Ronald Reagan told the world that “The Contras are the moral equivalent of the Founding Fathers.”  Now the Ukrainian president Zelensky is feted as a great hero, Biden telling him in an Oval Office visit that “it’s an honor to be by your side.”  Such alliances are not anomalies but the crude reality of U. S. history.

But let me return to “Trinity,” the ultimate weapon of mass destruction since I was reading a recent article about it.

Kai Bird, the coauthor of  American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the book that inspired the new film Oppenheimer about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist credited as “the father of the atomic bomb” and the man who named the first atomic bomb Trinity, has written an Op Ed piece in The New York Times titled“The Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.” True in certain respects, this article is an example of how history can be slyly used to distort the present for political purposes.  In typical NY Times fashion, Bird tells certain truths while concealing, distorting, and falsifying others.

I do not consider Oppenheimer a tragic figure, as does Bird.  Complicated, yes; but he was essentially a hubristic scientist who lent his services to a demonic project, and afterwards, having let the cat out of the bag by creating the Bomb, guiltily urged the government that used it in massive war crimes to restrain itself in the future.  Asking for such self-regulation is as absurd as asking the pharmaceutical or big tech industries to regulate themselves.

Bird rightly says that Oppenheimer did not regret his work inventing the atomic bomb, and he correctly points out the injustice of his being maligned and stripped of his security clearance in 1954 in a secret hearing by a vote of 2 to 1 of a security panel of The Atomic Energy Commission for having communist associations. “Celebrated in 1945 as the ‘father of the atomic bomb,’” Bird writes, “nine years later he would become the chief celebrity victim of the McCarthyite maelstrom.”  A “victim,” I should add, who named names to save his own reputation.

But tucked within his article, Bird tells us: “Just look at what happened to our public health civil servants during the recent pandemic.”  By which he means these officials like Anthony Fauci were maligned when they gave the public correct scientific information.  This is absurd.  Fauci – “attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science” – and other government “civil servants” misinformed the public and lied over and over again, but Bird implies they too were tragic figures like Oppenheimer.

He writes:

We stand on the cusp of another technological revolution in which artificial intelligence will transform how we live and work, and yet we are not yet having the kind of informed civil discourse with its innovators that could help us to make wise policy decisions on its regulation. Our politicians need to listen more to technology innovators like Sam Altman and quantum physicists like Kip Thorne and Michio Kaku.

Here too he urges “us” to listen to the very people responsible for Artificial Intelligence, just as “we” should have listened to Oppenheimer after he brought us the atomic bomb.  Implicit here is the belief that science just marches progressively on and there’s no stopping it, and when dangerous technologies emerge from scientists’ work, we should trust them to control them.

Nowhere does Bird suggest that scientists have a moral obligation before the fact to not pursue a certain line  of research because of its grave possible consequences.  Maybe he has never read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, only written over two hundred years ago.

Finally, and most importantly, Bird begins his concluding paragraph with these words:

Today, Vladimir Putin’s not-so-veiled threats to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine are a stark reminder that we can never be complacent about living with nuclear weapons.

This is simply U.S. propaganda.  The U.S. has provoked and fueled the war in Ukraine, broken all nuclear weapon treaties, surrounded Russia with military bases, stationed nuclear weapons in Europe, engaged in nuclear blackmail with its first strike policy and threats, etc.  Putin has said in response that if – and only if – the very existence of the Russian state and land is threatened with extinction would the use of nuclear weapons be considered.

A little history is informative.

“Barely six weeks after the Hiroshima-Nagsaki bombings,” Michel Chossudovsky tells us, “the US War Department [Pentagon] issued  a blueprint  (September 15, 1945) to ‘Wipe  the Soviet Union off the Map’ (66 cities with 204 atomic bombs), when the US and the USSR were allies. This infamous project is confirmed by declassified documents.” (For further details see Chossudovsky, 2017)

Below is the image of the 66 cities of the Soviet Union which had been envisaged as targets by the US War Department.

The 66 cities. Click here to enlarge 

See also Michel Chossudovsky, Nuclear War. “90 Seconds to Midnight”: The Pentagon’s 1945 “Doomsday Blueprint” to “Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map”

But back to Bird, who, in writing a piece about Oppenheimer’s “tragedy” and defending science, has also subtly defended a trinity of other matters: the government “science” on Covid, the transformative power coming from AI, and the U.S. propaganda about Russia and nuclear weapons. There is no mention of JFK’s call to abolish nuclear weapons.  This is how the “paper of record” does its job.

I sit here now at the end of the day.  Shadows are falling and I contemplate such trinities.  I am stunned by the fact that we exist, but under a terrifying Shadow that many wish to ignore.  Jung saw this shadow side as not just personal but social, and when it is ignored, the collective evils of modern societies can autonomously erupt.

Bird argues that nuclear weapons are the result of a scientific quest that is unstoppable.  He writes that Oppenheimer “understood that you cannot stop curious human beings from discovering the physical world around them [and then making nuclear bombs or designer babies].”

This is the ideology of progress that brooks no opposition since it is declared inevitable. It is a philosophy that believes there should be no limits to human knowledge, which would include the knowledge of good and evil, but which can then be ignored since it and all thought and beliefs are considered a priori to be relative.

The modern premise that everything is relative is of course a contradiction since it is an absolute statement.  Many share this philosophy of despair disguised as progress as it has crept into everything today.  It is tragic, for if people accept it, we are doomed to follow a Faustian pact with the devil and all hell will follow.

I think of Bob Dylan singing :

I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet, but it’s gettin’ there

But I do care, and I wonder why.  As night comes on, I sit here and wonder.

Edward Curtin is an independent writer whose work has appeared widely over many years. His website is edwardcurtin.com and his new book is Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies.

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Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Aug 6, 2023 6:06 AM
Vagabard
Vagabard
Jul 25, 2023 7:06 PM

Does ‘Trinity’ have a shadow?

Trinity was a fireball, lighting up the pre-dawn sky of Los Alamos, New Mexico, US. Where once there was darkness, there was light.

Likewise, for the original Trinity:

“Let there be light” (Genesis 1). God could have simply created Light without a single Word, but He said “Let there be light”; whilst the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.
A God, a Word and a Spirit.

Maybe ‘legacy’ would have been a better term. ‘Shadow’ seems metaphorically incongruous imho

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 25, 2023 5:09 PM

From Major Jordan’s Diaries
federalexpression
May 29, 2011
Speech from the 1960s. Major George Racey Jordan was responsible for fascilitating the transfer of American Arms and Technology to the USSR during WWII under the Lend Lease Program. He kept a detailed diary including Primary Source documentation.
https://federalexpression.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/from-major-jordans-diaries

Watchtower
Watchtower
Jul 25, 2023 9:36 AM

Very good piece of literature! I really like your lyrical style.
But to live in fear of nuclear annhilation is to be forgetful of the fact that the fundamental rules and principles and dynamics that govern the universe are in God’s hands alone. And to quote Bob Marley: “have no fear for atomic energy coz none of them can stop the time”. It’s our obligation to expose and fight these dark forces but it would be wise to trust that Good (God) always prevails over evil!

Vagabard
Vagabard
Jul 24, 2023 8:25 PM

To “discover” is an integral part of human nature. To learn more of the world we find ourselves in. To coax out its intimate secrets. We do that individually from ‘babyhood’ onwards. And have done collectively (as ‘mankind’) since the time of Creation. But which discoveries should be pursued? And which discarded? Maybe that’s the real question. We do have some power to decide how to direct the discovery process, and/or how others may direct it for us. Though limited power over what independent ‘others’ may discover. Which, I suppose, is the eternal military mindset’s dilemma. What might the enemy discover first and use to their advantage over us. So should we not get there first? Technology marches on inexorably, though not all potentially discoverable technologies are created equal. And mankind would also be able to collectively ‘forget’, if there ever were such a will, though that seems unlikely where… Read more »

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 24, 2023 8:46 PM
Reply to  Vagabard

That’s a defective military mindset, always being paranoid about not being first and in control. Troublesome minds indeed. The real secrets are hidden in plain site and numerical rather than linear. Good luck military boy.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jul 24, 2023 9:44 PM
Reply to  Vagabard

Good observation. So the question shifts to why enemies and, equivalently, why military exists?

There are places on earth where technology is renewed at a very slow pace, places frozen in the past, technologically speaking. You know, you come back after 20 years and the grocery store is still using the same cashier machine, etc. Then you have Neil Postman‘s six questions to consider before adopting any new technology.

Vagabard
Vagabard
Jul 24, 2023 10:37 PM

Thanks. Big questions. I certainly don’t have all the answers.

The world is a big place though, as you indicate. A discovery/technology in one place, doesn’t imply a new technology globally.

Question 4 (from Neil Postman) seems particularly pertinent (especially in the light of the nuclear issue):

4. “What new problems might be created because we have solved this problem?”

Maybe that was the question that ultimately plagued Oppenheimer  🤔 

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jul 24, 2023 11:17 PM
Reply to  Vagabard

Yes. Regarding question 4, is there any human problem bigger than the prospect of human extinction? But how to convince the authorities to listen, they carry historical content that goes back very far?

According to Erich Jantsch’s (Club of Rome) “World Dynamics” (1971), these are Oppenheimer’s words shortly before his death:

“Let world dynamics continue its present course and go astray as quickly and as massively as possible, so that Nature gets another chance to build up a new ecology.”

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 25, 2023 12:06 AM

There is a mechanism to prevent a so called human extinction, everything revolves around the next stage of evolution and weather or not that is successful. Its a private affair and only once time passes, or not, is the answer a known.

If no, one outcome, if yes another outcome, neither I might add is beneficial to todays humans lifestyle, only Gods ability to evolve using humans as her subjects.

For a short while longer we have it easy, after that, not so much, I would be prepared to do w/o a lot of modern day conveniences, and then hope for the best, which being in the right place at the right time, according to ones own crystal ball.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 25, 2023 6:38 AM
Reply to  Vagabard

Smog (sulphur and soot) was a big problem in industrialised countries in late 19th. century and mid 20th century. There is a claim that regulation from the 1970s to combat it resolved “global dimming”.

But smog also absorbs heat above and below it. Over 1942-1968, surface air temperature in the Northern Hemisphere dropped by almost 1°C .
:

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mgeo
mgeo
Jul 25, 2023 7:05 AM
Reply to  mgeo

So, we seem to have cleaner air (though UN, EU and other authorities disagree), but the drop in temperature has been squandered. An unintended consequence.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 25, 2023 6:25 AM

At any level, a government cannot foresee all the implications of a technology. After the experts and con-sultants have blessed it, they should be asking the public, and doing trial runs. But that only happens in evil China. Elsewhere, the democratic free world free market leaders fear a potential loss of face – and kickbacks.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jul 25, 2023 1:58 PM
Reply to  mgeo

Of course, I don’t think Postman meant that those who should make an assessment on new technology “desirability” should be the government or only the government.

I wouldn’t know about China…

Sharon Gibbs
Sharon Gibbs
Jul 24, 2023 4:01 PM

If you are a Cold War aficionado and/or an espionage cognoscente and interested in Oppenheimer you may have heard of Operation Smiling Buddha. It was the Indian equivalent of the Manhattan Project and came to fruition in 1974. Courtesy of work undertaken in 1974 by Bill Fairclough (codename JJ), an agent for MI6 at the time, he unintentionally stumbled across the Indian operation while working at Coopers & Lybrand, now PwC. Fairclough was one of Pemberton’s People in MI6 (see the brief news article dated 31 October 2022 in the news section of TheBurlingtonFiles website). For details of Operation Smiling Buddha simply Google it. For more about MI6’s involvement best read Beyond Enkription in The Burlington Files series of fact based books about Bill Fairclough’s life. For a synopsis + reviews please also visit TheBurlingtonFiles website. It is like a living espionage museum and breathtaking in its own right. If… Read more »

Corarden
Corarden
Jul 24, 2023 3:16 PM

Has the the atomic clock clock edged even closer to midnight, will I wake up dead? I’m scared. Actually, no I’m not scared at all. I’m much more concerned about being finished off by the NHS.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 24, 2023 8:18 AM

Focusing the blame on Oppenheimer redirects it away from Einstein.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 24, 2023 4:16 PM
Reply to  mgeo

It also directs it away from Washington’s sick foreign policies.

moneycircus
moneycircus
Jul 24, 2023 6:17 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Einstein was a creation, from a PR perspective.

What happened was Israel, the Soviet Union (same thing) and South Africa (run in “white” rule by none so different – an despecially since “freedom”.)

One reason for for which JFK was assassinated – Dimona.

The role of Klaus Schwab Escher Weiss in supplying nuclear turbines to South Africa – which was a transit to Israel – is ignored in Johnny Vedmore’s perspective on Schwabb misrepresenting him as a Nazi when he was working closely with Israel.

But then read Edwin Black and The Transfer Agreement.

Ritter, Schwarz und Samuelsohn won’t tell you that.

Watchtower
Watchtower
Jul 25, 2023 9:44 AM
Reply to  moneycircus
Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 24, 2023 3:12 AM

Another incongruous relationship? This revelation adds a new chapter to an extraordinary tale of treachery that has been at the center of many a spy novel, and offers a fresh perspective on the Soviet Union’s complex relationship with Israel. What was the motive of the Soviet mole? He was almost certainly not inspired by the romance of the Zionist cause. Then (as now) the goal of the Russian secret services was to sow chaos and mistrust among their adversaries. — https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-russian-mole-and-the-fight-for-the-promised-land How Secret Russian Spy Kim Philby Helped Set Up Israel Penetration Agent A document uncovered by The Daily Beast shows that Soviet mole Kim Philby was hampering his British intelligence colleagues in their efforts to defeat the Zionist movement. Nico Hines May 07, 2017 Sir Gyles Isham, MI5’s top man in Palestine and head of the security service in Jerusalem, was out of town on Monday, July 22, 1946,… Read more »

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 24, 2023 8:24 AM

Sure. Hitler was in reality not Hitler but Mother Theresa, and Mother Theresa was not Mother Theresa but Hitler.

The Balfour Declaration was not written to the Zionist Rothschild in City of London, the Centre for Zionism by Britain, but written by Russia and Putin who wanted to serve the ultra radical Zionists.

Kim Philby, the Russian spy, secured that all the blame was thrown on innocent Britain MI6 who was trying to take out all the terrorists to protect vulnerable Palestinian children.

This is what new released documents from the national archive shows us, and this is science, and if you dont believe it, you are an ultra radical self hating joo.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Jul 24, 2023 10:12 AM

The Soviets were the first to recognise Israel.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Jul 24, 2023 10:17 AM

A future Israeli PM Menachem Begin helped blow up the King David hotel. He surfaced in Los Angeles and was hosted by mobster Mickey Cohen. Mobster Jimmy Fratianno recalls a fundraising party for Begin arranged by Cohen.

Jerry Alatalo
Jerry Alatalo
Jul 24, 2023 11:59 AM

Here’s somewhat concrete/variously undeniable proof that Wall Street movie goon Gordon Gecko was dead right when he (in)famously asserted: “Biting sarcasm/pun-making…………………………..is good.”

The Israelis should never have started, initiated, originated and/or commenced that criminal mafia murder sh*t with Begin… :))

moneycircus
moneycircus
Jul 24, 2023 6:09 PM

Philby’s grandfather was close to the future Bolsheviks… Kim Philby was not a double agent, he fulfilled his role. Except in the false narrative presented to the public.

A mastubatory narrative essential to the middle class perception of us vs them.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 25, 2023 4:25 AM
Reply to  moneycircus

Yes; they (British Intelligence) needed to have a cover story for how the Soviets managed to get all this information. Though it’s possible that some of the five believed they were double agents.

When Five Cambridge University Students Became Soviet Spies
Timeline – World History Documentaries
Oct 25, 2020
They were five disillusioned young men studying at Cambridge University in the 1930’s when they were secretly recruited by Soviet agents. They went on to become the most successful spies of the 20th century, penetrating both American and British governments at the highest levels.

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jul 24, 2023 1:44 AM

I am skeptical as to the existence of nuclear weapons (such as they’re envisioned) – anyone got any proof out there hiroshima and nagasaki weren’t firebombed…? (thanks)
😉

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jul 24, 2023 1:48 AM

…considering Gulf of Tonkin, Planes on 9/11, and ‘Sars-CoV2’…? (thanks again, in advance)

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jul 24, 2023 4:52 AM

one and one a/o 3:50 am- GMT
bases loaded…

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jul 24, 2023 4:56 AM

-and to the down-voter, all I have to write is, “I look forward to your Disney/Lookout Mountain-proof..”
😉

Howard
Howard
Jul 24, 2023 2:39 PM

I didn’t down vote you (I don’t like the voting system). However, I am skeptical of this whole idea of “firebombing.”

I believe Tokyo, Dresden, et al were hit by arsonists. The US (naturally the US!) sent Special Ops to set fires to every building they could get to before being discovered. It was, quite frankly, a suicide mission – but for a good cause.

Thanks to burning everything in Europe and Asia, the US was able to bring Freedom and Democracy to those two continents.

Sonny-Raye Hayes
Sonny-Raye Hayes
Jul 24, 2023 5:08 AM

Are you also skeptical about all the tests at Alamagordo and in the South Pacific ?

Saltwater
Saltwater
Jul 24, 2023 5:37 AM

Yeah there are real questions & assumption that need to be looked at. It’s a bit like the Moon Landing or Spaceforce or do Viruses Exist. Its no wonder Tik Tok doesn’t have anything on this topic (1) Look at the Tokyo Fire Bombings. They look the same as Hiroshima. (2) Two metals collided at 10,000 km/hr using a TNT detonator, go completely catastrophic (critical mass) and turn in an implosion of pure energy. Effect, Boom boom. More sci fi. (3) Nuclear holocaust movies. Actually there is one out now. Oppenheimer. Worth a look if you are a debunking kind of guy or really like this sort of stuff. (4) Off topic but why did John G Trump (Trump Trust) get to steal all of Nicola Tesla life work when he died, and how does this relate to the fortunes of Donald and Elon. (5) War against the Strawman. Poor… Read more »

Howard
Howard
Jul 24, 2023 12:49 PM

Silly old me, I’m still waiting for “proof” they weren’t nuked.

So firebombing and nuking look the same, eh? From a distance, silk and polyester look pretty much the same too. In fact, lots of things look the same.

What is it they say about correlation and causation?

Vagabard
Vagabard
Jul 25, 2023 10:44 PM

This seems proof enough:

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john hubbard
john hubbard
Jul 24, 2023 12:54 AM

I love reading what you write Ed Curtin and I have done so for two years or more but I had already read Death Object by Akio Nakatani before I came across your work via probably the OffGuardian.
I had already seen that Chernobyl was a scene of nature recolonising the spaces vacated by humans (and isn’t Bikini Atoll the same?) so although I agree with you on all of your observations about the nature of things political, generally, I am just not sure that the “nuclear bomb” evidence and “nuclear accident” evidence is convincing. I am not saying that people didn’t die in their thousands at Hiroshima-Nagasaki but is there a piece of evidence for the “reality” of nuclear “danger” that you personally found utterly incontrovertible?

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 24, 2023 4:31 PM
Reply to  john hubbard

“I am not saying that people didn’t die in their thousands at Hiroshima-Nagasaki but is there a piece of evidence for the “reality” of nuclear “danger” that you personally found utterly incontrovertible?”

According Ed and similar? Mm…Putin’s words?
If nuke don’t real – Putin (also) is lier. -> This is impossible. -> So nuke is real.
It’s simple.

sandy
sandy
Jul 24, 2023 12:23 AM

Why is my comment pending?

susan mullen
susan mullen
Jul 23, 2023 11:48 PM

Today’s US-UK post WWII warmonger structure was never voted on, was put in place behind the scenes at the 1944 Democrat Party convention by the installation of Sen. Harry Truman as FDR’s new VP. Everyone knew FDR would die soon, that his VP would be appointed pres. Insiders wanted a globalist warmonger and USSR hater despite USSR being an ally in WWII, so removed current FDR VP Henry A. Wallace and installed Sen. Harry Truman in his place. Truman was “appointed” pres. on April 12, 1945 after only 83 days as VP. Four months later Truman dropped two nuclear bombs on Japanese civilians, clearly a terrorist act. He was hailed as a great peacemaker for this mass murder. A new standard was set for the US.

Michael
Michael
Jul 23, 2023 11:35 PM

The Trinity is not an original Christian concept. The Trinity came from Babel and consisted of Nimrod (born 25 December), Semiramis (mother and wife) and Tammuz (risen son).
If it is written the trinity began somewhere else in the distant past it has not been publicised, yet.
What has been written is the archetype has been put to good use since those Media magicians conquered Babylonia.

kevin king
kevin king
Jul 23, 2023 11:29 PM

I’m surprised the author has fallen for the nuclear bomb hoax. They firebombed the two Japanese cities. Even in the pictures, you can see most of the buildings still standing. And how the hell are people able to live there as if this event never happened? Where is the radiation fall out? An American officer went to inspect the sites just after the war. He reported the sites looked exactly like the German cities he had visited and he could find no evidence of anything extraordinary having happened. Furthermore, look at any of those old films of nuclear bomb detonations and you can see they are obvious fakes. Just like the Moon landings, just like the Dinosaurs, Evolution, etc. The list is long. They rule by fear of the unknown and if you haven’t figured that out yet you never will.

Saltwater
Saltwater
Jul 24, 2023 5:42 AM
Reply to  kevin king

Got to get me some better pills. Yep, one fake binary to rule them all!!!!!!!

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 24, 2023 8:25 AM
Reply to  kevin king

The military officer and other observers remind me of the brave medical volunteers going to West Africa when it was struck by ebola. When one or two of them came back to US, they failed to keep up the quarantine act, and got arrested.

sandy
sandy
Jul 23, 2023 10:46 PM

Thanks again Edward! Upon reading the Mumford quote i explored his work and the book cited. Criticism and seeing the problems we face is clearly the first step. But if we keep circling above the carcass, we’ll not solve the problems. Mumford in Pentagon of Power, according to the Wikipedia write up, was deeply concerned with technology being guided to solving human needs within bioviability concerns. Meaning not technology for it’s own sake that has worse side effects than the “improvements” intended for humans and our Earthly ecosystem. But that Humanity must choose wisely what technology is moved forward and what we must all live with after the fact. Another article yesterday got me to take a second look at Hannah Arendt’s work, that got her called an anti-Semite. A Jewish person who accurately deconstructed the “banality of evil” that was the engine of the fascist mental virus enabling unsurpassed… Read more »

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Jul 23, 2023 10:40 PM

The celebration, followed by the dismantling of Oppenheimer is a typical MO of Evil. Evil cannot be trusted. Those who make a deal with the devil need to bear that in mind.

Zelensky is the latest example – no longer useful as a ramrod for US mega companies and poticial control, he is currently being frozen out of the inner circle. They will take from here.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Jul 23, 2023 9:53 PM

Opphiemer big boy little boy time normal monitor programming digitalization apps imo.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jul 23, 2023 9:41 PM

It has always amazed me, when living in South America, how many times I saw flattened pigeons on the streets, run over by the wheels of some rushing vehicles. I mean many many times. A daily massacre in human terms. I know that pigeon infestation is not in the species’ habits; it only occurs in major cities where there is much waste of food and where people indulge in feeding the pigeons instead of letting them “earn a living”, free they are from the restrictions of the capitalist mode of production.   But despite so many pigeons painfully? dying under the wheels, I just have to look to the park side to see that they still display the same spectacle as always; they seem not diminished in number; no mourning, not even a curiosity about the butchery that just happened; as if the passing away of that and other pigeons,… Read more »

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 23, 2023 6:11 PM

Again, I want to say that I am very concerned about the rumors and yet another dirty act by the vile American empire. What keeps me is the belief that they won’t succeed, that their global opposition will resist their subterfuge, get their way, and finally, they all together will realize the Sustainable Development Goals that they all support, with all the pandemic agreements, CBDC and total tokenization, biometrics and so on, and we will all live in smart 15-minute cities.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Jul 23, 2023 7:32 PM
Reply to  Chuka

So only the American Empire is the problem? How easy then, all we need do is get rid of the American Empire and all will be sunshine and light. The WEF would probably agree with you there, as they too need one common “enemy” to blame to keep the rubes busy and focused on that one common fake enemy while they finish consolidating power and control, not to mention that wealth… As for the American support for SDG and the pandemic agreements, best read up a bit and see that not ALL Americans support those things. At least Americans who know what those things really mean don’t support it. The ignorant in America believe the weasel words regarding those things, but not all Americans are that ignorant. There’s plenty of the rest of the world that support SDG, etc but why think about that? Blame the American assholes and move… Read more »

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 23, 2023 8:22 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

Have you ever tried “getting rid of the American Empire”…?
There’s nothing ‘easy’ about it at all.

But you’re right.
It’s just that the U.S. will similarly have a hard time ‘getting rid of’ any other nuclear nation, since ‘nuclear’ isn’t going to be uninvented any time soon…

You are also right about not all Americans being ignorant, but that goes for any other country.
The trouble is, the informed people everywhere are currently being cancelled and de-platformed.

In addition, the sick dogma of ‘American ‘Exceptionalism’, along with the geographic location of the U.S., thousands of miles away from the consequences of its reckless government’s foreign policy, leads many U.S. citizens not to bother with learning anything at all about the rest of the world.

That leaves us with a relatively huge portion of Americans being very ignorant indeed.

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 23, 2023 8:27 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

That’s right, Lizzie, that’s right! Greedy American hegemony is the only obstacle to having, all together as one global family, a better world, a world of equality and progress, a world of sustainable development, protected from pandemics and green! “The Federation Council is the “upper” chamber of the Federal Assembly, the Parliament of the Russian Federation.” Galina Karelova is Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council! The Federation Council, March 11 , 2023 The Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council spoke at the 35th session of the Forum of Women Parliamentarians within the framework of the 146th Assembly of the IPU. … “The topic of our meeting is extremely relevant. In the conditions of international turbulence, Russia consistently defends the principles laid down in the UN Charter. Unfair restrictions have been imposed against our country for the sake of suppressing our sovereignty. This has had a negative impact on the whole… Read more »

Human values
Human values
Jul 23, 2023 8:43 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

The American Empire, being Empire, is global. They’ve conquered the world and their world domination has been clear. They’re number one. American president is the president of the world. American politics rules on other continents. We are all victims of this empire.

The Empire, being transnational and global, is concerned with one thing only: its own survival. Being evil, it’s been trying to destroy good from the world. The Empire wants to control everything. It is insane in that way.

Being insane, the empire employs insane followers.

And it’s been led by psychopaths.  

DOA
DOA
Jul 23, 2023 5:48 PM

Sunday Morning/afternoon and a Ed Curtis article…….
Nice. ☕ 

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Jul 23, 2023 5:47 PM

Well said Edward Curtin. Just think: We give confetti parades and sell lots of children to these warmongering assholes. We dress them up in outlandish costumes, and salute their idiot flags. It’s not just the Oppenheimer types. It’s the stupid fucking jerks that pawn their guilt off on the Hitlers, Stalin’s, and Mao Tse-tung’s in our insane asylum…

“Progress: We’ve progressed from a generation of experts that graduated from hiding under their desks, to a generation of experts that are hiding behind their desks.” Wonderful…

– Paul Vonharnish –
(3/14/2022)

Ann in Oregon
Ann in Oregon
Jul 23, 2023 5:20 PM

Thank you, Edward. You are enmeshed in my sacred canopy.

AntiSoof
AntiSoof
Jul 23, 2023 4:34 PM

“I am amazed that we exist, but under a terrifying shadow that many want to ignore.”. I think ‘they’ are lying about covid, they are lying about a moon landing, they are lying about war and peace, they are lying about many big things. Wouldn’t they be lying about a destructive weapon? I wonder. Not only would the top have been transported from Germany to the USA, they say, but they would also have been taken to Russia. But since the potboilers also seem to belong to the club, we can’t believe anything in the history books. In short, I wouldn’t be surprised if Holywood is much more than silly entertainment, but its job is to modify the brains. Something that seems to work well for them. Ergo, the fellow man who makes bad murder weapons is not wise, I think. It is an unbelievable betrayal of the other fellow… Read more »

Corarden
Corarden
Jul 23, 2023 4:33 PM

I think Edwige is right about the timing of this new movie ‘Oppenheimer’ that my other half (of course )wishes to go and see. It seems that all of a sudden, the dark controllers want us to be scared about nuclear war. Nobody gives a fig about monkey pox, and nobody gives a poo about the climate change hoax. They floated the alien invasion with some ‘Recon’ aliens turning up in somebody’s backyard in LA a few months ago, and if Reddit is anything to go by, most of the youngsters found it hilarious – so default back to nuclear annihilation…old, but reliable. All my life, they’ve been spooking us with that one. Then it was the AIDS iceburgs in the cinema (if you’re in the UK), along with all the hideous theories of the AIDS virus and how it spreads and is lurking in yours, or somebody else’s underpants… Read more »

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 23, 2023 3:20 PM

While I am extremely concerned about the latest attempt to escalate from the vile Americans waging a proxy war against sovereign Russia through the Nazis in Ukraine, events that began with the American-sponsored Maidan in 2014, I love peace. So I want to announce that in 2014 there was not only war, but also a little peace between Russians and Americans. “On October 16, 2014 at the office of the Russian Venture Company (RVC), an expert seminar “The Neuronet Roadmap” was held with the participation of Stephen Dunn, director of Starlab Neuroscience Research; Karen Casey, creator of the Global Mind Project; Randal A. Kuhne, CEO of the Science Foundation Carboncopies.org and the founder of NeuraLink Co. .. … […]the world’s leading experts in the field of neuroscience and members of the Russian Neuronet group discussed neuroscience and neurotechnology – one of the most relevant areas of research. The seminar participants… Read more »

Balkydj
Balkydj
Jul 24, 2023 4:40 AM
Reply to  Chuka

You can’t say fairer than that, Chuk-a Khan Crowning moment in electronic history of Protocols, right now going down, another Oppenheimer Trinity Event of such significance, and yet,
Sheeple sleep soporifically seduced by sex, saunas, identity, climate, energy, oil, gas, lighting
Wars & Fires … maybe Elon could offer Greta Thunberg an upgrade and then question
Thunberg on Geo-engineering and the ramifications.
Just for fun, you know logic.

A fine parallel comment to compliment Curtin’s Trinity Shadow, amplifying upon Ed’s shadow,
Bang upto Date. Whatever one thinks, scientists keep experimenting & disguise the limits
Of Damage Mitigation, as do Governments… coz’ the sky’s the limit, innit’ The O’Zone,
Is for Wizards with Hydrogen Bombs.

Мир-in-deed,
Balky

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 24, 2023 4:07 PM
Reply to  Balkydj

Thanks, I get it.
(But I don’t know what really said Curtin, I think he don’t know about 2014 and he is fooocused and foooocused and fooooocused deep in the fog-point. Like a magic. Funny:))

and my pleasure to see you again, Balkandji 😉

Admin Support
Admin Support
Jul 23, 2023 3:01 PM

The unholy trinity.

The principalities of

Washington DC = The Military hub for the parasite’s.

The City of London = The financial hub for the parasite’s

The Vatican = The spiritual hub for the parasite’s.

They are independent to the the countries they operate within.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Jul 23, 2023 2:43 PM

The author seems to think he’s the only one on earth who cares about the threat of nuclear war.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 24, 2023 1:53 PM

The problem is he is right. I dont care and I dont see many others who care………LOL.

moneycircus
moneycircus
Jul 23, 2023 2:11 PM

Someone has to be stupid enough to fall for this. Maybe it will protect against a nuclear blast.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jul/21/facekinis-become-all-the-rage-in-china-as-temperatures-soar

Violet
Violet
Jul 23, 2023 2:24 PM
Reply to  moneycircus

Well what else can you expect from thicko sheeple.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Jul 23, 2023 10:17 PM
Reply to  moneycircus

Its Super Doppler app. let me guess Bright Red Yellow Green. Your right, some think the World is a volley ball, lol!

Jerry Alatalo
Jerry Alatalo
Jul 23, 2023 1:42 PM

Given the substantial international discussion created by the new film “Oppenheimer”, combined with an extraordinary, distressing increase in references to potential nuclear war via escalation in Ukraine, it might be the perfect/obvious time to revisit and appreciate the achievements made by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – most notably, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-awardee organization’s central role in the 2017 passage/signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW – which went into force on January 22, 2021).

Then-ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn delivered the Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture in 2018:

https://livestream.com/thenewschool/fateoftheearth/videos/181530633

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 23, 2023 2:36 PM
Reply to  Jerry Alatalo

“the substantial international discussion created by the new film “Oppenheimer”, combined with an extraordinary, distressing increase in references to potential nuclear war via escalation in Ukraine”
..
Indeed, discussions and references are increasing tremendously and alarmingly. I can’t even remember the moment since 2020 when they stopped. It makes one wonder how it works. (We leave aside whether this is related to other identical events taking place at the same time in each of the two divided warring blocs, which are the subject of growing rumors of a potential “any moment could start” nuclear war.)

I am extraordinary concerned and follow the discussions and references on a daily basis.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 24, 2023 8:42 AM
Reply to  Jerry Alatalo

In 2017, UN Gerneral Assembly banned all types of nuclear weapons. Mr. Rules-Based Order could not care less.

Jerry Alatalo
Jerry Alatalo
Jul 24, 2023 12:22 PM
Reply to  mgeo

One suspects the stupid, drive-by-shooter person or persons downvoting these perfectly sane/reasonable Pro-TPNW comments are led by former United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, – as the Fascist war pig Haley led the (Twilight Zone episode) “Pro-Nukes protest” outside the room at the United Nations where final negotiations on the profoundly historic TPNW were effectively sprinting to victory and the finish line…

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 25, 2023 6:15 AM
Reply to  Jerry Alatalo

Downvotes are not significant. 77th Brigade is facing difficulty hiring competent operatives like the Hasbara. We are seeing more active IDs here, but they are largely vacuous, verbose or abusive. So, offG is getting it right.

Howard
Howard
Jul 23, 2023 1:38 PM

Science and the US Empire are kissin’ cousins. Both entities share the same dynamic in people’s minds:

If it’s used for good it’s okay; but if it’s used for bad it’s not okay.

Never mind the reality: Neither entity can ever really be used for good. It always was the bad that drove both.

There has never been a Science or an Empire that wasn’t used for war. Any “good” that ever came from either was purely by accident.

It is merely wishful thinking that Science or Empire could be forces for good if only people would stop using them for bad. People cannot stop using them for bad – because that’s how they work best. Period.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 23, 2023 12:24 PM

Its already duly advertised as per universal law. NYC will be the first on line, and all the bombs are for peace…..and to preserve our freedom. https://youtu.be/d8kQImYo3Ww

Thanks for the map. It was as I thought. Siberia will be the only neutral place.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 24, 2023 1:54 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

Dont run away. This here is reality. Read my lips.

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Jul 23, 2023 12:19 PM

The biggest problem all civilisations have is that the attribution of ‘seniority’ and ‘reputation’ are all completely open to corruption, particularly when unanswerable global organised crime syndicates are prevalent. The vast majority of people are still emotional children, naively believing the lies that are put out by propagandists, be they in Government, religious pressure groups, the billionaire-controlled ‘media’, ‘science funders’ etc etc. The most important lesson all parents can teach their children overtly is that lies are told and there’s nothing we can do to stop that. What we can do is to recognise them as lies and take appropriate action based on what the implications of those lies might be. Every war promulgated by either the USA, the UK or the two together in my lifetime has been based on lies. Vietnam was not a threat to world peace, any more than Nicaragua posed an existential threat to the… Read more »

Admin Support
Admin Support
Jul 23, 2023 2:35 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Few wish to accept any of what you rightly say. Caught up in the stories & false hubrs it has instilled. Never been comfortable with these ‘Wars’ always wondered what gave the countries you identify the right.

But you get labelled many things for not towing the mafia’s line. Good to read objectivity here.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Jul 23, 2023 2:51 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Ya, OK, what do you want to do to us Americans? Exactly how do you want to hold us “responsible”. Every single one of us, including my grandkids. What do you suggest? And how about Britain’s crimes, do Britain’s royal subjects get excused from their country’s crimes?

Zorgling
Zorgling
Jul 23, 2023 3:23 PM

There is not much you can do. There is something you can not do. And that goes for everybody, not just Americans.

If you take a page from Second World totalitarianism, the only thing that kinda worked was the Solidarity Movement in Poland.

It means strikes. Stop participating. Exit the American Dream. Fuck it. Let the wheels of the economy come to a halt.

They can prevent you from doing something, but they can’t prevent you from doing nothing. And if you’re ordered to go to work, then ‘accidentally’ fuck up something big time.

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Jul 23, 2023 5:19 PM
Reply to  Zorgling

Haven’t you figured it out yet? The globalists themselves are destroying our economy. That’s just part of their plan. It’s not going to stop them; far from it. What’s really happening is that the American people — actually, more broadly speaking, the people of the West — are being made into scapegoats for the actions of the ruling élite, over whom they have no control. Ultimately, once the credibility of the West (if not the West itself) is destroyed, ‘victory’ will be handed to BRICS, and it is they will play the leading role in introducing the NWO. Globalism will be marketed to the Third World as a way to protect themselves from the evil, decadent West, and to prevent that West from ever rising again.

Zorgling
Zorgling
Jul 23, 2023 7:25 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

I don’t think so.

I think that the ….ists are slowing down, or destroying, the economy because the economy as a whole is on a collision course with its inherent flaws, the inherent flaws of the socioeconomic system, and the way it’s been abused and exploited.

In other words, the economy cannot support itself the way it is and the external factors that have been boosting it (cheap energy, slave third-world labor) are drying out, debt is too high.

The people of the West are the biggest offenders – check the public debt, the fact that the elite have enjoyed a bigger piece of the pie notwithstanding.

As to Western decadence, that’s a real thing, unfortunately.

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 23, 2023 7:38 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

That’s right, Seamus. This is Revolution, Cybernetic Revolution! The West will not rise again, the future belongs to us, the BRICS people – the MAN-BRICS nation! We will be the head of the World-organism! Everything is designed perfectly, see for yourself: Two of – according to Klaus Schwab, who wrote it in 27 January 2022 in his book The Great Narrative – “the 50 foremost global thinkers and opinion-makers” (which, unknown why, are completely unknown), Leonid Grinin and Anton Grinin, has a different opinion about covid. ScienceDirect: “COVID-19 pandemic as a trigger for the acceleration of the cybernetic revolution, transition from e-government to e-state, and change in social relations” Authors: Leonid Grinin (HSE University, Moscow; Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), Anton Grinin (Moscow State Lomonosov University, Russia), Andrey Korotayev (HSE University, Moscow; Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia) Received 7 April 2021, Revised 4 November 2021, Accepted 7… Read more »

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 24, 2023 1:57 PM
Reply to  Chuka

Losers. Only the One will win.

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 24, 2023 4:10 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

Yeah. But many will lose.

James R
James R
Jul 23, 2023 4:57 PM

Our children are visited with the sins of the past for sure. Shit like fentanyl has blown back all the way from the Opium Wars. The way to avoid future Karmic pile-ups is to drive carefully in the first place. Or better still, just walk, enjoy the view and, think.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Jul 23, 2023 7:43 PM

Oh Al, colonization and Empire are uniquely American, no other countries have EVER participated in shit like that. Resource wars? All American. There is no historical precedent for crimes such as those committed by the American people and their leaders. And never you mind just how many countries of the world have been heavily dependent on that over consuming, ignorant American consumer either, there was no money made off of that behavior, and it was again uniquely American in nature, no historical precedents there. Same for slavery, right? Why, no other nation in the entire history of the globe ever made bank off the slave trade, only America. Once they wipe us off the map, all will be goodness and light. Never mind the innocents who have never even had the chance to participate in the American Dream, they too deserve what they’re going to get. Hell, my cats are… Read more »

Human values
Human values
Jul 23, 2023 9:45 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

People are not the governments, states or empires. Governments, states, and empires are organizations. They are not human.

And it’s ridiculous to think that man made organizations cannot be destroyed.

The fact is, the Empire is destroying itself. Capitalism contains seeds of its own destruction.

The money system has failed because it is based on theft. And the most greedy are now on top. The most evil, murderers and mass murderers, rule the state governments forming the empire.

Because the empire is totally evil, it will also be destroyed by those who remember what good is.

And so this war on humanity shall end.  

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 23, 2023 8:32 PM

We could start with GWB’s whole administration in the dock, being tried for lying to the American people, along with an associated charge of treason.

You and your grandkids are okay, unless you sold arms to Saddam, Gadaffi, Putin and Assad.

You’re also quite right about the UK.
But Her Majesty’s so-called ‘subjects’ will be left in peace, while Tony Blair and other war profiteers will be in the dock along with GWB.

We’re not unreasonable people here.
The principle we operate on is simple:

Nobody wants to start a war with other countries – literally, not one sane person.

Where we hit a problem is that our politicians do want war.
It’s profitable for them, you see, and most of them are afraid of not fitting into the elite club by saying something different.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Jul 24, 2023 1:07 AM

Europe’s Central Power is Germany not the UK. Man, us Europeans are over here helping you to wake up since 2000 for the 21st. Some longer all their working lives, God’s sake take it off with the whatta aboutist Rubbish.

Hereticdrummer
Hereticdrummer
Jul 23, 2023 8:43 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

How the fuck are we responsible for the crimes of a ruling class Cryptocracy that stays in the shadows while its sock puppets in government do its bidding when we have no say in anything and no control over anything of significance? Don’t even be ludicrous and mention voting, which at best trades one set of compliant sycophants for another. “What need we fear who knows our plans, when none can call our power to account?” (Quote/Paraphrase From “Macbeth”)

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 24, 2023 8:50 AM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

time for every American to be made responsible
Strange, but that is just what Osama bin Laden said, after he was maligned.

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 23, 2023 11:58 AM

Puzzles or muzzles take your pick,

they both end in the same place,

and pretty darn quick.

Bryan
Bryan
Jul 23, 2023 11:08 AM

This is the ideology of progress that brooks no opposition since it is declared inevitable. It is a philosophy that believes there should be no limits to human knowledge, which would include the knowledge of good and evil, but which can then be ignored since it and all thought and beliefs are considered a priori to be…. absolute! Our philosophical and intellectual system of interpretation is absolute absolutism: from Plato to NATO…. Just because some bloke called Popper introduced an element of fallibilism does not make the system relative. The system resists any call for relativisation and integration of the “two cultures” (scientism and psychologism) remaining resolutely absolutely absolute to the core. Absolutism is rational determinism a priori grounded in a an immovable First Cause or First Principle. If we can follow the causal determinism back, we can project it forward and become masters of the universe…. If only we… Read more »

Balkydj
Balkydj
Jul 23, 2023 11:04 AM

Happy Birthday, Ed.

Many fine returns & sound reflections,
Confirming current objectivity. Likely, one of
Your best efforts to justify your reasoning &
Lifelong sense of compulsion towards ✌
Peace, being within you.
Philosophical Sound-bites.
Best wishes,
Balky

N.B. Ed. Have you ever considered the value in recycling
Nuclear Fuel Rods ? 🌊 Amongst other elements,
You know scientists 😉
& Military ‘intelligence’,
Let alone Corporate !

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Jul 23, 2023 10:54 AM

Hollyweird

So Hollyweird has released a new movie on Robert Oppenheimer. I presume he is unrelated to the Nicky Oppenheimer of de Beers notoriety. I remember a photograph of Nicky haranguing an intimidated and respectful Putin.

Hollyweird does make movies of it’s heroes and I presume Robert O is one of them. Large numbers of Nobel prizes were handed out in subsequent decades to key Manhattan Project figures but for other alleged achievements. The subject will be most probably be treated reverentially. I doubt if they will display images of the human shadows in Hiroshima.

Hollyweird also has a soft spot for McCarthy “victims”. Oppenheimer was apparently one. The phoniness of the cold war is obvious from the fact that a nuclear scientist was sympathetic to the other side.

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jul 24, 2023 5:59 AM

human shadows may be hollywood, or time-life, or just hackneyed re-touching- why can you walk around Hiroshima today-? (I am patient and will listen….) granted- criticality in a nuke plant is something different altogether..perhaps.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Jul 23, 2023 10:34 AM

A mixed feeling reading this article. I agree with some of it’s statements and conclusions but disagree with others. Creepy Joe is indeed repulsive. I can’t think of a single redeeming feature in that arsehole. JFK was doomed from when his father opposed WW2. The CIA assisted another covert agency in liquidating him. The nazis are on this forum history’s ultimate villains. I will not on this occasion point out that the real shapers of history have ruled for a very long time. I think nuclear weapons exist. The very fact that a certain Middle Eastern nation did so much to obtain the bomb is a strong indication of this. We did witness live the nuclear demolition of two very large architectural excrescences on 9/11. There was the little known but critically important Vela incident. However the belief that we lived on the brink of annhilation during the cold war… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 23, 2023 9:42 AM

Anyone else think that the timing of the new movie about Oppenheimer is curious i.e. after the flurry of viral and climate catastrophe memes? The World Socialist Web Site is now pretty much admitting, in the face of clearly declining interest in covid schmovid, that the old flu is back and it’s more deadly than ever. Maybe the media, faced with general indifference to climate schmimate, and the failure of their “UFO Booh!” thing, are rolling out the old guns with a rehabilitated nukery?

“There bastards aren’t scared enough! Come on! There must be something that will keep them screaming!”

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 23, 2023 11:00 AM
Reply to  George Mc

The Kissingerites have been pushing nuclear fear-porn for some time. It’s pretty much all they’ve got left!

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 23, 2023 9:05 AM

The unholy Trinity.
War
Avarice
Ignorance.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 23, 2023 8:57 AM

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Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 23, 2023 12:29 PM

Off course. Neither Strelkov or Dugin could scare a dudgeon away from a chess board.

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 23, 2023 6:18 PM

Yesterday I was looking for a recipe for apple pie. I don’t know if the search engine reported it.  🍰 

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jul 24, 2023 5:55 AM
Reply to  Chuka

what are apples…?

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 24, 2023 1:58 PM

Apples are like Oranges. They are the same.

Chuka
Chuka
Jul 24, 2023 5:16 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

Nuke apples is the best! In ’80s I eated many from Chernoobil. And now I’m perfect.