I borrowed this title from David Halberstram’s 1972 book about the origins of the Vietnam war. I wanted to write an inside chronicle of our Secret Team operations since 911.
I was told I was the Best and Brightest America had to offer when I graduated with a PH.D from MIT in 2000. My doctoral thesis was classified top secret by the CIA. I had been recruited into MIT with the advice of a clinical psychologist who first noticed me in 1992 at a Pennsylvania state mental health clinic. I had the highest IQ score in the history of the clinic. I also scored off the charts on the MMPI personality inventory in the psychopathology category.
After graduation, I decided to join the Secret Team. I was recruited to take part in 911. They wanted me to model a media control system to drive everyone trapped inside the network insane if they followed the nightly news since 2001. Trying to understand and make sense of the artificial reality we were creating in the media would by design drive people insane.
A case in point was the two weeks beginning with the Obama Birth Certificate ending with the capture and execution of Osama bin Laden. I saw the original Birth Certificate from Mombasa. I decided we needed a really bad forgery. I found a professional forger who just happened to be a former cell block mate of my father and my second step-father.
I had him make the absolutely worst Hawaiian birth certificate we could imagine. He started with a copy of someone else’s certificate and built it up in layers with deliberate mistakes on each layer. Then he threw away the hard copy of his forgery at my instructions. Finally we released it as an Adobe Photoshop pdf file without the original.
The day after Obama released the Birth Certificate we tuned into Alex Jones who was paying attention to the birther movement and skipped Rivero who backed out of the controversy. AJ was a riot. He had Photoshop experts going through layer by layer. My forger was really nervous. He thought everyone would notice that his forgery was an obvious fraud. He did not understand I really did want a bad forgery until we were halfway through the AJ show. Then he burst out laughing.
Someone told me once that timing is everything in Black Ops. We timed the original release of the Birth Certificate with the ‘I shot Osama hoax’. And we piled on with unbelievable and deliberately contradictory press releases. This really drove AJ insane. AJ went wild. He said this story did not even make sense. He was unarmed and yet fought back. Osama threw one of his wives at the Navy Seals. Osama had herbal Viagra. Osama’s body was thrown into the ocean.
Osama’s death had been announced eight times in the past by the government. Osama was officially dead until that video of Osama endorsing George W Bush against John Kerry in the 2004 elections surfaced. Then Osama dies seven more times and was resurrected each time over the next six years. Jones was near a nervous break down by the end of the show. Wow! Did we do a number on him. He kept repeating that these two stories did not even make sense. He was trying to use logic.
That was our trap. What we had done was to construct an artificial reality which has no logical exit. Americans were like lab rats in our maze trying to find a way out. The maze was designed by me to have no rational solution. It was designed to induce a nervous breakdown in anyone who seriously followed mainstream news since 911.
I was just an observer to 911. But I did set up mobile vans to get readings of people who were watching the news all day long that day. The results were encouraging.
We had a secret satellite program funded by the Federal Reserve. JP Morgan made a “bad loan” which was used to fund the satellite that we use to take readings of everyone in the US except Alaska and Hawaii.
The “bad loan” was bought by the FED Discount Window so the program we used to drive the remaining literate and attentive people in the US insane was funded through an increase in the money supply which is to say inflation.
Inflation is a good thing. Our satellite surveys reveal that inflation and the inability of people to make ends meet are tied as the third leading cause of extreme stress.
I am designing a society and a media reality that needs more and more extreme stressors. The more stress the better. We calculate that by this time next year 70% of all Americans will not be able to pay their bills. That is good for my model.
I have also made predictive models for America as a social network with increased stressors of higher unemployment, much higher inflation and drastic cuts to benefits. It is looking good for me. One of my three predictive models forecasts a national nervous breakdown at about this time next year. This is good because a collective nervous breakdown will preclude a violent revolution. In fact none of my three predictive models indicate revolution.
There is an exit path from our nervous breakdown maze construct. People could just say they are no longer willing to accept a government that lies to them. For example, when they discuss the unemployment rate, they could say they no longer accept government lies. The unemployment rate is not 9%. The real rate is 22%. Or they could refuse to believe that there is no inflation. Food and gas prices are going up every week.
If a man or woman stops accepting our lies, then there is a clear exit path from the artificial media reality maze. Other people trapped inside the maze might follow them out of the labyrinth. We do not have data for Hawaii but there is a fellow there that has been saying, “I refuse to accept a government that lies to me.”
This ‘refusal to accept a government that lies to us’ is not good. I hope we can get to the next phase before people just walk away from my artificial reality media experiment.
If I am right, then I am the Best and the Brightest America has to offer. And, if I am right, you will be trapped forever in the artificial media reality I constructed to drive you insane.
If I am wrong, then I will have enjoyed myself torturing the minds of the American public for the past ten years.