I come from what was most likely the last generation of high school students taught anything at all about American history or government.  Even then, the revising of historical events was rampant and one had to go outside of the classroom and search for historical records and archived documents to get a real picture of past world events.  It was probably during this period and as a result of it that the decision was made privately to un-educate the masses.  If there is one thing that our government cannot tolerate, it is an educated public.  Education is power and power is highly coveted by those in government.

To come of age in the 60’s was to have everything you had been told, everything you thought you knew about our country, turned on its ear.  For many it was a time of free love and drug experimentation, the drugs provided for the most part via the CIA as was depicted in the book, “The Big White Lie” based on the recollections of a former agent.  The CIA is still quite possibly the largest supplier of cocaine and other drugs in the US.  There is a method to their madness.

Although the media and the government took great care to highlight the hippie lifestyle, they took far more care in portraying those who advocated for social change as anti-American communists who wanted nothing more than the overthrow of our government and a hedonistic lifestyle.  Behind the scenes these same self righteous hypocrites were doing many of the same things and some of them were formulating what would become in later years the neo-conservative movement, although this wouldn’t rear its ugly and repugnant head until the early 80’s.

In the early 90’s, led by Dick Cheney for the most part, but supported by Donald Rumsfeld and other one world government advocates (as long as they were the resulting government) the Project for the New American Century was launched (PNAC).  Had this type of document with its plans for government to attack its own people to institute radical political and structural changes in our country, to eradicate our founding documents and forfeit our sovereignty been floated by any other group, arrests would have been made and several people would either be in prison for life or hanging from a public gallows.  But the “crazies in the basement” as Bush (1) called the neocons, were loose.  They had not only escaped but now were firmly in control of the institution.

The year 2000 was so pivotal in what was to come.  The election fraud that saw the Supreme Court interfer in a national election when it had no right to do so was only the icing on the cake.  The entire 2000 election scam was the first real test of the apathy of American citizens and voters.  And, taking their cue from this sense of helplessness or laziness on the part of the majority of the American public, GW Bush was selected as president with a duly compliant media palying its part.  Having co-opted the so called “religious right”, born again Christians were jumping up and down with joy claiming “God” had put Bush in the White House.  Only it wasn’t God…..it was the neocons with the help of the Supreme Court, Diebold, Sequoia and corrupt state secretaries that promised Bush the White House before the phony election took place.

As predicted and prayed for in PNAC, there was a need for a new “Pearl Harbor” type incident to coerce the American public into accepting the intended changes in the dynamics of our government and to their civil liberties.  For some reason, neocons cannot abide the idea of common everyday people having any rights, which would by their very nature imply that they had personal power.  Reading the material that has ensued from this faction by the likes of William Kristol, Alan Keyes, Grover Norquist and other demented and controlling personalities, it becomes quite apparent that unless you are monied, corporately connected or politcally cooperative, you have no real value.  Because you have no real value as a human being, you should have no power.  Elitism perfected.

The desired New Pearl Harbor came on 9/11.  For some reason on that day, every government agency from intelligence to the military and everything in between…….failed.  An estimated 3000 people parrished in what had to be the greatest coup ever succesfully attempted by any faction of government.  Yes.  I said that.  9/11 was nothing more than a coup to overthrow our government.  And it worked.  It was the perfect storm for the planned destruction of our nation. 

To help facilitate this overthrow it was necessary to find a puppet leader, one with a massive ego who could be easily manipulated and not too smart.  How else could you explain the presidency of someone like GW Bush who is obviously mentally compromised and oblivious to reality?  A man who obviously is not and never was qualified to hold that office but was and is for some reason, still there.

9/11 should have been a wake up call although not for the reasons we are spoon fed by the gigantic propaganda machine of our new corporate government.  We should have stood up collectively and demanded an investigation of why our government so conveniently failed us that day.  We should have fought back relentlessly against the trashing of our founding documents and our loss of civil liberties.  And we should be collectively and actively pushing for impeachment and trial of the entire administration that enabled this tragedy.  The terrorists we need to fear are centered in the Oval Office.  No terrorist could have accomplished what this anti-American administration has done to us.  Destruction is coming from within.

Thinking of all of this, I can’t help but remember the 60’s.  College campuses were the hubs of activity and activism.  We may not have agreed with what they advocated or how they went about it, but those kids had passion and energy.  They also had courage of conviction.  Today we have iPod’s and text messaging and kids that are so dumbed down they have no idea just how ignorant they are.  We have schools that are training centers for the new world order, and students who can barely read and write.  All is going according to plan.

Personally, I would give anything to see the passion and the level of activism of the 60’s.  Drugs and sex aside, never was the American public so heavily invested in the policies of government.  Never was there a time when corruption and lies of government were so thoroughly exposed.  Of course for many all they will remember about that time was that drugs were being used, and sex was no longer practiced in secret.  For those who think or believe that the 60’s were nothing more than a drug and sex revolution I can only say that you watched too much TV and believed only what was convenient to believe.  It was far more than that.  It marked the last time that our young people stood up for their country and demanded that government of the people, for the people and by the people be adhered to and honored. 

I can fully understand how the neocons got away with their new Pearl Harbor event……kids today don’t even know what Pearl Harbor signifies and can’t make the connection.

Marti Oakley  (c) 2008