Crazy Rulers of the World (1/3) – The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Three years in the making, Jon Ronson’s Crazy Rulers of the World explores the apparent madness at the heart of US military intelligence.

With first-hand access to the leading players in the story, Jon Ronson examines the extraordinary – and plain bizarre – national secrets at the core of George W Bush’s war on terror.


ultimate truth about the human animal


It is very much like the method used by the Eskimos to kill a wolf. The Eskimo’s take a very sharp knife and dip it into a bucket of blood. They take it out and allow it to freeze to the blade. This process is repeated numerous times until the blade is surrounded by a block of frozen blood. Then, they bury the knife in the snow with the blade up and the block of blood exposed to tempt the wolf. Upon catching the scent of the blood the wolf quickly makes his way over and begins licking the block. The more the wolf licks the bloody block the more blood is yielded and eventually the wolf becomes so ravenous in his blood lust that it doesn’t realize that it’s own tongue has been slashed off and it is gorging on it’s own blood. Soon the wolf dies of shock and blood loss gorged mostly on it’s own blood.


A Basic Instinct For Sigmund Freud

(1856-1939), pleasure was a basic instinct, initially taking the form of sexual gratification or libido. Since full pursuit of the “pleasure principle” appears incompatible with civilized order, the drive of pleasure is either thwarted (causing neurosis) or sublimated into art, religion, work and other creative or productive activity. Thus Freud, and by extension modern values, in many respects reversed the priorities of earlier theologians and philosophers. They saw happiness, based on higher values, as the experience of truth, and hedonism as a kind of illusion, or at least less valuable. Freud, by contrast, saw the drive for sensory and sexual gratification as the ultimate truth about the human animal.
These views have become pervasive in modern literature, psychology, academia and even politics. These peddlers of perversion (past and present) are using the Pleasure Principle, a powerful and destructive principle virtually unknown in full by the layman to subvert the hearts and minds of our populace. To most of the uninformed it sounds avant garde, and even chic. It is anything but avant garde or chic, it is fiendish and extremely manipulative.
Most Americans (and westerners) have been seduced by it’s powerful allure without any general awareness. Surely you have noticed the glorification of casual sex, materialism, violence, alcohol, drugs, and ignorance in movies, on television, in today’s “music” and advertisements. These are the signs of the Pleasure Principle at work in a self centered culture.

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Daniel Pinchbeck on consiousness


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The Future of Mankind – Psychic tyranny

Lost city of of Mu ‘found’

Japanese explorer claims to have uncovered the location of the ruins of the lost city of Mu.

The search for the mysterious city which is said to have sunk somewhere in the Pacific Ocean has captivated the popular imagination of adventurers for years.

Many scientists dismiss the existence of Mu (sometimes called Lemuria) as sheer fantasy on the lines of the lost continent of Atlantis.

But marine geologist Masaaki Kimura believes he has found its ruins in the waters off southern Japan.

Undaunted amid persistent scepticism, he has worked for decades on proving that a group of extraordinary rock formations off Japan’s southern-most island of Yonaguni is actually the foundations and evidence of an ancient culture that disappeared into the Pacific over 4,000 years ago.

Mr Kamura believes the city had a castle, a shrine, a triumphal arch, Moai-like statues found on Easter Island and even a coliseum once upon a time, when the city was above water.

He said: “Judging by the design and the disposition of the ruins, the city must have looked just like an ancient Roman city. I can envisage that a triumphal arch-like statue stood on the left side of the Coliseum and a shrine over the hill.”

Mr Kimura believes the city sunk in earthquake about 3,000 years ago.

However, his claim only has received a frosty reception from most other scientists who say the ruins can be accounted for by natural phenomena such as tidal and volcanic activity.


The Zen Teaching of Mu

When discussing Zen Buddhism, one often encounters the character for emptiness, mu, in expressions such as “no self,” “no ego,” “no holiness,” and “no permanence.” It is through the actual experience of mu — which means transcending affirmation and negation, being and nonbeing — that satori or spiritual awakening occurs and one can finally come to realize the essential spirit of Zen. Gaining some intellectual understanding is merely a first step in knowing about Zen; to enter into and deepen that understanding, one must experience mu for oneself.

Manly P. Hall- Love of Truth

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