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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:07 PM
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Why they cover IT all up..
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 12:09 PM by undergroundpanther
Childhood abuse and the role it plays in maintaining coercive power

by Herb Ruhs, MD, June 9, 2005

"It doesn't make sense that we are breaking the lives of our children," singer Nathalie Simard is quoted as saying as another celebrity child abuse scandal erupts.

While I do not doubt the sincerity of her words, she apparently fails to understand the overwhelming importance "breaking the lives of our children" has in dominator societies.In these "conquest and rule" societies, the myths surrounding "childhood" serve the purpose of concealing the most important function of child-rearing in the militaristic society, in fact, the true lynchpin of their militarism.

In militaristic societies, abuse of children is institutionalized. Child abuse, in its various guises, is the means for "breaking" members of society to the rule of authority. Basically, it turns out to be hard to get happy people, the result of happy childhoods, to gratuitously kill on command. In fact, it is the express purpose of military training to so abuse new young recruits (children actually) that any results of kind childhoods are muted or destroyed (see Full Metal Jacket). Virtually all of us in the militarized societies, particularly in the West, are perseverating about our personal abuse histories. A whole industry has grown up around the need to "heal" adults who were abused as children.

This perpetual uncertainty about whether or not we were truly and sincerely loved is what makes us so anxious and so easily controlled. The spectrum of such childhood maltreatment varies from the totally depraved at one extreme to mere emotional distance at the other. We are led to acknowledge only the extremes and ignore emotional abuse almost entirely.

The Bystander's part...
....In fact, on examination of the full story, these people generally are found to have private, personal motivations for not seeing the crimes that are going on under their noses. Husbands with jobs are harder to come by than children for some. Alliances within families are threatened. Family "honor," which underpins the financial success and class status of the family in very real ways, is placed above the needs of the victims.

Family members who report these crimes against the conspiracy of silence are generally treated badly, called names like "traitor," have their motivations questioned for "lying" about the perpetrator, and so forth.This dynamic is part of a characteristic response of people that scales up all the way to the national level. Passive perpetrators have many reasons for participating in heinous crimes, and even more reasons for denying their complicity.

The most significant enabling force for this kind of behavior is the natural tendency of the rest of us to want to be fair, to give the benefit of the doubt, and finally, of just not be able to imagine that ordinary people, that we identify with, may have denied, but depraved motivations. This blindness growing out of kindness creates the opportunity for these people to get away with their hidden crimes, and thus, virtually all of us, at one time or another, to one degree or another, are passive coconspirators to heinous crimes.
The Gangsters mentality...

It is not, as Senator Clinton asserts, "a vast right wing conspiracy." Gangsters are not ideologues. Lacking humanistic values or any future orientation outside their need to hold on power and wealth, their "political" views are entirely instrumental of their goals of domination and subjugation of the greatest number of people for the greatest amount of profit.

Gangsters are often viewed as mere parasites on the body politic, low class pretenders to status, an unfortunate side effect of the progress of civilization. Hogwash. Gangsters are our modern equivalent of omnivorous cannibals, who, left to their designs, will destroy the earth. Parasites design to preserve their hosts, cannibals devour theirs.

Gangsters do, like any potentates, retain in their service numerous intellectuals, the better to cement their rule with disingenuous argument. The classic, and still a favorite of literate gangsters everywhere, is The Prince, by Nicol Machiavelli.

The neoconservative thinkers, especially Leo Strauss, are the most modern manifestation of intellectual service to mobsters. Anyone who defends deliberate lying, ends justifying means, and the responsibility of an elite to dominate by force all other sources of power is in the service of gangsters and does not deserve the respect of decent people anywhere.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:10 PM
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1. Very interesting stuff.
Makes much sense on the face of it. Saved to read more thoroughly later, after work.

Thanks for posting!

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:39 PM
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2. Good stuff
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