Sunday, 11 November 2012

"Lest we Remember"

Well, it's that time of year again! That day when we're all expected to fall on the ground in a frenzy of religious worship, not of God but of... other people. Why? Because... they do a particular job. (It's usually two days, but this year the 11th of November falls on a Sunday) Yes, this is Military Religion high season! I've written and spoken about this subject so many times before, but every year I feel compelled to come back to it because it's so important.
See these articles and films for background:
Does the Military Religion exist? Is there any justification for it? Why is it promoted so vigourously in our culture, society and media? Well there's no doubt it exists. Anybody who is in the armed forces, or has been in the armed forces, is forever marked out as a superior class, almost a separate species. I remember during the firemen's strike a few years ago, which the army filled in for, there was a debate in the media about the army's aging “Green Goddess” fire engines, a design that has changed little since the 1930’s, and whether the forces should be allowed to use modern fire appliances. Both myself and all my friends agreed that they should, but I pointed out that the army are not trained to use modern fire-fighting equipment; in fact the Fire Brigade have to train for a long time to become proficient enough to use it properly. Who was going to give the army that training? “But, Ben,” said one of my mates, “these are soldiers!” These are soldiers, he thought, superhuman Man-Gods who know everything and can do anything; only we mere mortals need training! There's even this ridiculous word: "civilian" (I know I use that word too, but I only do so facetiously and ironically) which implies that there is some kind of fundamental difference between somebody in the military, or has been in the military, and somebody who is, or has, not. I don't see it personally. The effect all this propaganda has on the soldiers themselves is remarkable. If I’m talking to somebody who is in the forces or used to be, they will find some way to slip it into the conversation within two or three sentences. They then always expect me to immediately change the subject and talk about it. I’ve found that some of them can become quite peeved with me when I don’t. They see themselves as separate and superior from everybody else and feel uncomfortable in the presence of somebody else who does not. They need recognition of their status from non-military people they meet in social situations; better still, envy! This is why they like it when they get trouble from others, because they know it's based on envy. What they cannot abide is indifference. I was once challenged by a group of uniformed soldiers in a London pub... because I wasn’t looking at them! The way they acted towards me you'd think I'd just dumped rubbish in their garden! If a soldier is in the news for a non-military reason then their status as a soldier will always be alluded to, even if it is irrelevant to the story? For example: no article or interview about the singer James Blunt has so far failed to address the fact that he used to be an army officer. Why is it that very little journalistic literature about another singer, Marc Almond, refers to his former life as a Hospital Porter? In the same vein, a man recently rescued a group of pensioners from a burning building in Oxfordshire and every news report about the incident declared the information that he was an army sergeant. But how often do you see the headline: Insurance Broker Chases off Mugger or Painter and Decorator Saves Child From Flood? As if this Remembrance Poppy-Cult holy day wasn't enough we now even have Armed Forces Day too! See:
Is there any justification for it? Let's look at it logically. To join the army or other forces is to do a job that inevitably carries some risk. We see this today in Afghanistan where, sadly, young men and women are currently being killed or injured fighting there. In fact I think it is correct to feel respect towards somebody who does a difficult and dangerous job, like a solider. But is fighting in Afghanistan the only dangerous job in the world? No. There are many other jobs in which those doing it have to face equal danger, or even more, than a solider in Afghanistan: Miner, oil rig worker, fireman, deep sea diver; according to The American and Canadian Almanac of 2008 the most dangerous job you can do is to be a fisherman. So why is there not a Fishermen's Memorial Day? Why are there no trawler disaster monuments in the centre of London? Why do we never open up a copy of The Sun and see the word "HERO" jump out at us concerning a young man who got killed or maimed so that we can enjoy eating something with our chips? Why is his body not paraded through Wootten Bassett with people on the street doffing their hats? It's true that there are non-military memorials, in fact I've been on a search for them, see:, but you'll only find them tucked away in smaller local areas. They are also invariably far less ostentatious in nature. They're often only erected on a very low budget, sometimes after a long campaign by their beneficiaries. Conversely it’s impossible to walk through any city centre without seeing the military memorials. In London there is a gargantuan mausoleum, covering the entire area around Buckingham Palace and Parliament, featuring enormous structures standing in pride of place like sacred temples, a separate one for each war and each branch of the Services. It's so difficult to study this subject, to ask these questions, because to do so one has to strip away such an enormous amount of cultural baggage. One inevitably encounters those who will react angrily to the questions one asks. There are many people in the Truth Movement who still don't get this!
So why has the Military Religion been created and why is it maintained? I think this is best summed up by Dr Lawence Britt in his Fourteen Signs of Fascism: "Soldiers and military service are glamourized and glorified." The Military and war are so important to the Illuminati-occupied governments; that's why they do it. To make sure people keep signing up and to keep everybody else supporting them they make it a career in which you become a social God. Who could turn down such an opportunity? Would anybody do the job otherwise? It's made worse by the disgraceful treatment of "conshies" and "peaceniks" in conventional society. This improved after the horrors of World War I, but you'll still get accusations of cowardice and "chicken!" to this day. As if it takes a real man to blow somebody up so that an oil company can build a pipeline through their village! The Military Religion has always had a place in Illuminati-controlled societies throughout history, but in the last few years it's got far stronger, being spread more and more thickly by the methods I describe above, and in the linked articles and films. I do think it is right to show respect and hold memorials for those killed in wars, and for those who fight in them, but for me it is a tragedy; it's not something to sanctify and revel in. "Lest We Remember" to keep our eyes clear of religiously-tinted spectacles and keep our heads clear of media propaganda. The words on the side of the Cenotaph are: "THE GLORIOUS DEAD". Well, I've seen the victims of the Afghanistan war who come back to my hospital! There's nothing glorious about dying in war at all.