[Updated November 9, 2012] Imagine the following scenario: A handful foreign-sponsored rebels start to try to wreak havoc to the only true democratic system in the world. After failing to succeed in their evil plans, they start to cry for help to the most powerful military alliance in the history of time. It still takes this most powerful military alliance in the history of time more than seven months to bomb the democratic and sovereign country into submission. Subsequently, after hundreds of thousands of casualties and deaths, the country’s resources are robbed and its assets are stolen – stolen to be used in a similar war, with similar purposes, causing similar casualties and deaths.
Imagine this all would happen in a very short period of time – let’s say in one or two weeks – and humanity would be able to fully see through the veil used by the imperialist powers to hide their true intentions. Won’t we all be in constant utter shock and awe over the excessive injustice, the immense crimes and the indescribable suffering that human beings cause to their fellow human beings?
But because these criminal acts are skillfully phased and happen in stages, the conditioned human mind tends to put it into some vague perspective or even to forget.
Our perception of time has become one of the most powerful weapons of mass destruction, as it influences our perception of reality by changing a past reality in our memory to something that equals less actual with less important – no longer actual with no longer important – only to psychologically prepare us for absorbing new shocks, new crimes and new atrocities in a way that disconnects them from the importance and relevance of earlier events.
If we are able to connect the dots and to relate what happened in the past to what is happening in the present, there is no doubt we will be overwhelmed first of all by how all the pieces of the puzzle start falling into places, and subsequently about how incredibly ugly and corrupt the complete image turns out to be – and that we are part of that mess. Continue reading