Terror is the weapon of all tyrants, all empires and all wishing to keep hold on their iron fist rule. If sanity, critical thinking and seeing through the veil of deception becomes too prevalent then it has always been common practice to tighten the screws.
Today’s screws are the very implement that has been created in order to personify and exemplify the real and present danger – Terrorism. Within its acts and very nature are all the ingredients that serve such draconian purposes of those in power and those wishing to maintain their hegemony.
In the UK it has been obvious the people, in spite of their myopic incredulous election choices of the past, are fundamentally more intelligent and clear thinking than most, especially their cousins in the USA. Thus the perpetration of so called “terror threats” has been carefully and emotionally charged to work on a somewhat deeper level than normal delivery, if any of this can be described as normal.
Thus the 7/7 attacks in 2005 to foster an ongoing reason for continued illegal and terror inflicted take down of even more democratically elected governments around the world, alongside belligerent Unites States of America’s Neocon plan of a World Order on their terms, played into the psyche of a British people robbing innocent blood and treasure. Any thoughts and concern for the blood and treasure of those states we participated and continue to participate in virulently ransacking, destroying and firebombing for our military industrial corporate pleasure and financial emolument is so often rubbed out instantly diverted through the xenophobic use of home kills. When home terrorism is not used then propagandised lies and misinformation is thrown like raw sewage in our faces.
Division, bigotry and the soft target of the Islamic world was sufficient to get the chattering, blood lusting revenge classes up in arms – pun intended. Demonisation of all those intent on bringing peace and stability is flouted then crucified on the cross of self righteousness Western allies cower behind, in pathetic attempts to justify illegal and unconscionable action .
This tool has been so often used to instill rank fear in the populace that even the 2012 Olympics made to illustrate a show of strength of how “we were doing all in our power to prevent such tragedies” was observed to be mere grandstanding in the face of the real truth of the situation.
Talking big and acting like warriors for right and justice were merely the stuff of TV and Newsprint drama with the concomitant assistance of billionaire mainstream media moguls to blast and bullhorn the message into battered and enfeebled heads whose emotional balance was so off centre. Anything easily associated with terror was enough to keep most of the population compliant.
What never fails to work on the popular psyche are actual blood, devastation and guts on the streets at home.
Because there have always been enough of us seeing through the emperor’s new clothes, calling him and his couturiers out with a loud cry of foul, means the need to cultivate means to staunch these truths become an imperative.
The last bastion of freedom to speak and truth aired has been the Internet, the main and last battleground. Control of that terrain has become the red line for the Powers That Be. The trouble is weapons of lock-down, censorship and denial are seen as draconian and way beyond the pale. This has the effect of alerting even the less informed.
Cyber war although a legitimate threat is easily trolled out as weapon of choice, for purposes not only of criminal-like intrusion but also as a useful finger pointer to the obviously incriminated distraction criminals. Its fingerprints are easily forged, as we know from recent disclosures of CIA files by Wikileaks, to look like the usual suspects the elite always roll out. Of course Russia, Iran, North Korea and China to choose just some, become easy and physical targets for such plans and distraction during inconvenient elections, politics of tyranny and any reason substantiating offensive acts and behaviour.
Whether the goal is sport, tourism,invasion and encircling of independent democratic spaces – they are all fair game. As ludicrous as most of these claims turn out to be, lies told often enough become truth for an illiterate and ill initiated population.
However even these techniques are cracked open from even superficial scrutiny. Maintaining a ‘Russia did it’ theme throughout everything, it’s apparent the slightly more enlightened British electorate would not fall for that tripe. Thus Plan B is called for.
It’s obvious when the Conservatives felt they had an almost coronation- like procedure to enact winning a swiftly called snap election, running into their game plan with such hubris, arrogance and assumption as typified years of rule things could and would go most probably awry. Not helped by the rise, twice attempting to thwart his leadership, of a man and his true partners in opposition, of integrity, peace seeking and people caring and oriented. Simple care for each other, support for the distressed, needy, abused and forgotten hit the British nerve, always alive yet so often dormant recently. Awakened and compared with the spiv-like lack of empathy displayed by the sitting government greater problems began blossoming.
People started to see through the fog of cant, deception and downright lies. Lies and obfuscation began eroding images of strong and stable to look like weak and feeble. As more and more people rose to the truth facing them the regime’s weapon of ultimate choice was to nuke the minds of these renegades with terror: Terror from within their midst.
The ogre of 7/7 re-enacted in 2017 was called up and thrown willy nilly into first the Westminster terror effort, then Manchester and now the London Bridge attack. Alongside that the call for respect, remembrance, and muted silence for the dead and injured was essential for the overall dumbfounding of the people. Any vestige of sincerity towards these atrocities may rightly have been felt by the people but little other than superficial gratuity would be paid by those who feel they benefit from such atrocity. Divergence from this approach is always blasted as condoning violence and supporting terrorism.
Black and white.
With us or against us!
A slam dunk to shut up and put up.
As terrible as home grown deaths are and as tragic and heart wrenching, where for God’s sake is the same response and heart wringing sorrow been afforded the tens of thousands of families, children, men and innocent women slaughtered through the actions of the UK Governments, the Allied illegal warmongering perpetrated and the stigmatization and blanket blame insinuated, forced and projected onto the 1.5 billion people not of the faith so pliantly professed by their perpetrators?
Where is the freedom and democracy in all that?
Where is the reporting of all this foreign field butchery traduced day after day, month after month, year after year under cover of aid, support and bringing that so called democracy?
Where are the human rights of all those innocents slaughtered in Yemen by bombs made and exported to so called friendly dictator kingdom states whose records on human rights has yet to leave the Stone Age?
Where is the conscience of the nation when the naive belief of what they read and digest from press and television is so distorted and skewed towards the elite party line as to scream BS from a thousand metres?
It maybe fact that these travesties created in the UK at this time are offered conveniently to confuse, distract and divert attention from greater awareness. It would also seem most strange when polls showing a wake up inconvenient to the cause of the ruling elite runs parallel with triggering of what to all intents and purposes look more and more like false flag attempts maintaining the status quo.
‘Horror of horrors, our government and rulers would NEVER do this to its people!’ the cry goes up.
‘Conspiracy theory, if ever there was!’ others immediately judge.
Well, for the ill informed what we are seeing on our streets today is yet one more manifestation of the sort of control that has been perpetrated down centuries and more especially down the last two, to keep a lid on the status quo.
Blatant perpetration of our linked terrors in the UK over the past few months ought be viewed through the lens of desperation an exposed power structure tries vainly to control. Even if, at best, its fingerprints are not directly on the weapons and perpetrators, the paper trail inevitably leads back to the casus belli of initial invasions and subjugation of innocent peoples around the world through the perpetration by parties now openly accepted to not be extremist Muslims. War in whatever form leads to that no matter how we wish to sugar coat it. War of Terror, yes of not on, is the most specious, pernicious and abhorrent to any society considering itself civilised to any degree!
The last we need, as a nation, is to be forced into and controlled, diminished and staunched out of our right to voice and express ourselves. To suspend our right to vote out these puppet pariahs against freedom, traducing the very goal of peace – merely feeds the very ends expected not only from terrorist patsies used for these purposes but their masters intent on survival and rule at all costs.
Bottom line the terror inflicted in the Middle East, in Africa, in the Far East, Pacific and mainland Europe, Asia and the US are all down to the planning, creation and manipulation of forces under the control of those wishing to keep populations subservient, compliant and quiet.
The best we in the UK can do now is vote for the voices of peace, the voices wishing to uncover this cabal of criminality perpetrated by the Few. It demands the Many rise up in sufficient numbers to halt this cancer, cut it out and defy it once and for all.
It is time we stood up pen in hand and voted more sanity, integrity and all hope for future peace.
The alternative will surely make George Orwell’s vision seem like a picnic beside the Thames, assisted and instigated by a fabrication on that oldest of bridges in the capital, London Bridge, to make it happen
Jonathan L Trapman is an author, creative writer and photojournalist who has spent the better part of his 45 odd years in public life, learning from his personal experiences, sharing them, listening to others, whose lives have allowed him to open his own mind to a beauty, even within horror, that is transforming and empowering. His written work endeavors to convey, through true tales and fiction, impressions thus garnered. Dreams and Realities can be purchased (signed by the author if wanted) here.