A Phil-for-an-ill Blog

September 13, 2008

Phil’s Mad World Lab “When Pills Just Don’t Cut It Anymore…”

Yesterday we had madness and insanity, today we are having craziness and lunacy… for a change

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11

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Phil’s Philosophy – Psychology – Anatomy of Narcissism v1.0


Phil’s Philosophy – Life – Musings on the Purpose of Death


Classifying evil into three degrees based on a universal morality, addressing the causes of evil:

Phil’s Philosophy – Humanity – Introducing Three Degrees of Evil


Revealing religious aspects of atheism, refuting Epicurus and Robert A. Heinlein’s anti-theistic arguments:

Phil’s Philosophy – Spirituality – Musings on Atheism, Religion and God


In the summer of 2007 trigger-happy a crew of a US assault helicopter mistook a group of Iraqi journalists for insurgents and promptly decided to deal with them swiftly and brutally:

Mad World News – Killing Iraqi Civilians, Like a Video Game – 2007 Baghdad Civil Massacre Perpetrated by Trigger Happy US Troops (Wikileaks)


Predictive Programming – Dark Knight (2008) – Excusing the Rude & Stoic Strongman Crime Fighter


Mad as Hell News – Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are Used for Human Depopulation


Phil’s Philosophy – Spirituality – Musings on Free Will – Letter to Prof. Alfred Mele


Predictive Programming – Robocop (1987) – Promoting the Militarization of Police


Phil’s Philosophy – Spirituality – Why Does God Suck at Being Our Nanny?


Phil’s Philosophy – Spirituality – We Are Not to Take the Lord’s Name in Vain… Why?

Phil’s Philosophy – Humanity – Psychiatry Going Psychopathic


Phil’s Philosophy – Spirituality – Meet Mr. Ego and Mr. Spirit


Phil’s Philosophy – Spirituality – Fighting Hate with…. Hate?

Phil’s Philosophy – Spirituality – Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:43-44)


Spirituality – Some questions regarding Mary K. Baxter’s “A Divine Revelation of Hell”


When is self-confidence a good thing and when is it not so good?

Random Insights – Videos – Commentary to the “What is Ego” Video


The cost of depreciating people:

Random Insights – The Downside of Talking People Down

Which is a more fundamental antagonist of Love, hate or fear:

Random Insights – Is it “Love vs Hate” or “Love vs Fear”?


Under what societal circumstances does psychopathic behavior confer survival benefits:

Random Insights – When Does Psychopathy Flourish? (Musings on Psychopathy II)


My biggest project to this date ladies and gentlemen, spanning no less than 9 parts:

Spirituality – Unmasking the Roman Catholic “Our Lady of Fatima”


Are vaccines really that meritorious? Do they really prevent disease or could they, heaven forbid, precisely help to cause disease rather than cure it?

Health & Well-being – Swine Flu – Vaccines, Cure or Cause?


Regarding the fashionable Swine Flu H1N1 hype:

Health & Well-being – Swine Flu – Is the Disease Really Worse than the Cure?


The package inserts leave no room for doubt, vaccines destined for Europe contain at least three potent poisons:

Health & Well-being – Swine Flu – Proof that European H1N1 Vaccines Contain Mercury, Squalene and TWEEN 80


The Jezebel spirit is a most fashionable but exceedingly hostile spirit that seeks to possess people:

Spirituality – When Love Yields to Fear – What is a Jezebel Spirit All About?


The Dutch version of how I got set free from demons:

Spirituality – Hoe ik door demonen bezeten raakte en van ze werd verlost (set to private; temp. accessible only by email request)


The chronicles of my much needed deliverance. How Moziah saw to setting me free from demons:

Spirituality – Tragedy and Sin, Forgiveness and Restoration – My Own Deliverance Story (set to private; temp. accessible only by email request)


The second of a three-part blog on Mercury toxicity:

Health & Well-being – Dental Amalgams


The first of a three-part blog on mercury toxicity:

Health & Well-being – Toxic Mercury


Added a four part blog based on a four part youtube presentation provided with ample background material:

Health & Well-being – Dr John Rengen Virapen, Blows the Whistle on his Former ‘Big Pharma’ Employer


Selected Videos – Chris Strunk on Speak Up with Sandy Shulte

Selected Videos – Chris Strunk back on Speak Up with Sandy Shulte


Spirituality – Moziah Frees her Cousin Tina from Demonic Possession (Video Slideshow)


Spirituality – Moziah Frees her Cousin Tina from Demonic Possession


Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – I Am Legend (2007)



Random Insights – Musings on Psychopathy


Added the timely remake of the 1951 original:

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)


Added a predictive programming analysis of a Sci-Fi oldie:

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)


Added a blog series based on a 19 part Youtube repost of Jerry Brunetti’s – Food as Medicine filmed presentation:

Health & Wellbeing – Jerry Brunetti – Food as Medicine (Youtube repost)

Its predecessor is:

Health & Wellbeing – Jerry Brunetti – Food as Medicine – Eat Natural Food


Added the first three episodes of the TV series called Survivors aired in 2008 on the BBC:

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Survivors (2008 )



Mad as Hell News – Yahoo Email Censorship – Obama’s Fainting Women Travelling Circus Act


Obamania Memorabilia – Obamas Fainting Women Travelling Circus Act



Selected Videos – Psychology – Five Steps to Tyranny

To install a tyrannical regime is easier than people may think. To spur people into doing tyrannical deeds is also easier than people tend to believe.



Spirituality – Sister Keri and Moziah – Fighting Evil on a Spiritual Level (1of2)

Spirituality – Sister Keri and Moziah – Fighting Evil on a Spiritual Level (2of2)

How to fight evil in general, and the Catholic Church in particular, on a spiritual level rather than the usual physical level, something they by and large control.



Health & Wellbeing – Dr Tullio Simoncini – Cancer Is A Fungus – Baking Soda Is The Cure! (canceled 2009-06-11)

The dreaded public enemy nr.1. killer disease meets an elementary and effective cure.



Mad World News – Wal-Mart Worker Killed During 5am Store Opening Stampede


Obamania Memorabilia – “Something is happening of historic proportions”


Health & Wellbeing – Dr Russell Blaylock – Nutrition and Behavior

A tantalizing video in which Dr Blaylock elaborates on the connection between nutrition and (criminal) behavior. It is shown that bad behavior and bad nutrition are inseparably linked. In addition, the development of a variety of health afflictions and diseases (ADHD, Schizophrenia, depression, migraine, anti-social behavior etc..) is highly sensitive to improper dietary habits. As such, in many cases diseases of this type can simply be reversed by beneficial dietary adjustments instead of resorting to toxic medication to merely ameliorate the symptoms and thus ignore and cover up its root cause.



Mad as Hell News – American Militia Leader Speaks to Senate (10-2008 )

A US militia leader articulates his concerns regarding the slow transformation of the US into a Police State while people’s backs are thrown against the wall and how the militias will hold firm ground trying to preserve the Constitution.



Health & Wellbeing – Exposing The Hideous Nazi Monster Called F. Luride

Health & Wellbeing – Slaying The Hideous Nazi Monster Called F. Luride

An invention by the Nazis to dumb down and psychologically repress camp-inmates, it is hardly a surprise that fluoride compounds have a myriad of neurotoxic and poisonous properties. The evidence speaks quite clearly that fluoride compounds should be outlawed banned for public consumption.

The way to do this is to educate yourself and your social circle on the atrocious nature of these stupifying and toxic compounds. Rid fluoride from your tap water as thoroughly as possible and use alternatives to fluoridated toothpaste. In addition, be keen on using no edible products containing fluoride. Read the labels.

Perhaps only by a systematic boycotting and banning of products containing fluoride can a halt be put to the prevalence of fluoride compounds and its immoral infusion in myriad of consumer products.



Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Transformers (2007)

[...]personifying robots no doubt earns the sympathy of many young and naive viewers and there stands nothing in the way of viewers to even identify with the robots. Depicting robots sympathetically and which have literally superhuman powers reads like an effective advertisement regarding the merger of man and machine. By making robots come across as friendly and protective (the Autobots only though, not the Decepticons) the viewer is predictively programmed to look favorable towards a future in which man will be drawn closer to machine either by augmenting machines with human characteristics or by endowing humans with machine like qualities facilitated by neural implants. In short, humanizing machines while dehumanizing man. The latter is a most worrisome prospect to anyone preferring to be a flesh-and-blood sentient human being who enjoys his or her autonomic mind and takes pride in his or hers individuality, as opposed to being an essentially soulless and unconditionally obedient machine reminiscent of a human.



Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Cyborg Girl – Boku no kanojo wa saibôgu (2008 )

I believe that the purpose of movies such as Cyborg Girl is to help bridge the gap between sentient man and the soulless machine and make it more attractive for people to accept implants that directly interface with the human nervous system. Although there are certain benefits to be enjoyed by augmenting nervous systems in case they have been compromised say by, for instance, paralysis or neuro-degenerative diseases, regarding the preservation of privacy and individuality however, brain chips pose a tremendous danger to humanity if such technology is administered by an tyrannical regime in an Orwellian police state setting.



Obamania Memorabilia – Protect Democracy by Exposing Obama’s Hypnotic Deception

This blog serves as an research supplement to the document circulating on the web exposing the multitude of hypnotic strategies and techniques Barack Obama is using in his speeches. The document is called: AN EXAMINATION OF OBAMA’S USE OF HIDDEN HYPNOSIS TECHNIQUES IN HIS SPEECHES. It is also referred to in my previous blog on this subject. Although it is a very valuable and very important tool in understanding and exposing the “Cult of Obama” for what it really stands for, it was not always an easy task to get to access the references and source material cited in the document. The function of this little addendum blog is to help you to get to the evidence material quicker and more efficiently.



Obamania Memorabilia – Barack Obama Using Covert Hypnosis In His Speeches



Obamania Memorabilia – Obama Not US Citizen? Berg v. Obama dismissed – Berg appealing to U. S. Supreme Court


Health & Wellbeing – Coconut Oil – The Healthiest Oil on the Planet



Obamania Memorabilia – Holocaust Survivor Warns of Obama Becoming the Next Hitler

The parallels of the current cult-like frenzy surrounding the “messianic” Obama are frighteningly close to what happened in Germany when Hitler rose to power.


Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – The Happening (2008 )

A sudden surge of collective suicide secretly precipitated, through biological warfare, by the powers that be, but made to look as if it was brought on as the wrath of nature. If society is brought into a crisis, releasing a biological agent while using nature as a cover the perpetrators are given a cunning form of plausible deniability.


On the many dangers of soy, I added:

Health & Wellbeing – Good Soy is No Soy



Health & Wellbeing – Jerry Brunetti – Food as Medicine – Eat Natural Food


Added review of Bee Movie:

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Bee Movie (2007)


Added an addendum to:

Random Insights – Counter-argument to “The Illuminati Is Good” Video

in response to a brief Youtube message exchange I had with the representative of Nemesis, DJHives.



Mad World News – The Wall Street Welfare Act – Congressman Sherman


Mad World News – Market Watch Page


Mad World News -BANGKOK – Police throw bombs into a 30,000 strong crowd!

Added the third and last part of the vidoed Vyzygoth/Collins Brothers series on predictive programming in culture.

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Vyzygoth Interviews Phillip and Paul Collins – Invoking the Beyond 3 of 3


Added the first two video parts of an in-depth radio interview series by Vyzygoth and the Collins Brothers on predictive programming in culture.

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Vyzygoth Interviews Phillip and Paul Collins – Invoking the Beyond 2 of 3

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Vyzygoth Interviews Phillip and Paul Collins – Invoking the Beyond 1 of 3

Added Counter-argument to “The Illuminati is Good” Video, a response to a presentation in which it is maintained that greedy sheeple are the source of all the world’s problems and the cause for the rise of the Illuminati and their dominion over the world.

Random Insights – Counter-argument to “The Illuminati Is Good” Video



Random Insights – Other Reasons Why Marijuana Is Kept Illegal



Random Insights – Information, Misinformation, Disinformation, Comparing Definitions


Added two short youtube videos detailing the predictive programming relationship between the movie Independence Day and the September 11 attacks. Videos based on Vyzygoth Interview of Paul and Phillip Collins from 2007: Vid1 and Vid2.

The videos are to be found under item 3 of the references list of my review of Independence Day (1996).


Added Death Race (2008 ), on the rise of the modern-day prison gladiator and the Prison Industrial Complex.

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Death Race (2008 )


Added The Concept of Ego-sphere and the Tragedy of Being Wealthy, on Public Enemy Nr.1: Narcissism.

Random Insights – The Concept of Ego-sphere and the Tragedy of Being Wealthy


Added Independence Day (1996). Also a very important movie in that it helped to prepare the public into accepting a simple but deceptive terror paradigm of good, the patriotic American citizens, versus evil, the perceived demonic enemies of America.

Immediately following September 11 2001, the media began their barrage of showing us various footages of disintegrating WTC towers, over and over again, ad nauseum. Those who have watched ID thus have had ample opportunity to recognize the destructive real life events being similar to the fictional ones as portrayed in the movie. Thus, by virtue of this kind of recognition and familiarity gained from fictional imprinting, the witness is led into accepting a context of response similar to the one as presented in ID. In the movie, a clear identification is made of the enemy and a clear distinction is made between forces of good, that being the world in general and the US in particular, and forces of evil, that being the alien invader from outer space.

So when the real attacks happened, those who have watched ID are inclined to also adopt this dichotomous and uncompromisingly gung-ho mindset of good vs evil. This type of response was further reinforced when the government, most notably Bush himself, immediately following the terror attacks began to spur the public into immediately start thinking in purely black and white terms of good versus evil. That this technique of moral coercion left no room or time for careful and honest deliberation and reflection became dramatically clear with slogans such as, “you are either with us or you’re with the terrorists.”

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Independence Day (1996)


Added Swordfish (2001). This is quite an important movie as it details government involvement in procuring funds, through illegal means, as a means to support its counter-terrorism operations.

“Although I would find it unlikely, considering the myriad of risks involved, that covert FBI or CIA organizations or programs secure funds through such spectacular means as portrayed in the movie, the viewer is nonetheless inculcated with the idea that normal ethics hardly apply to these organizations, and indeed may be ‘justly’ suspended if so desired. In other words, downright illegal means of ‘fund-raising’ are permissible. The use of potentially unethical and unlawful acts of misdirection, being of crucial importance to make the movie script work, is not shied away from either. After all, given the supposed value of its supposed protectorate, that being the safety of US citizens and/or their lifestyles, to such organizations the single paramount rule upheld must be that the end is considered ‘sacred’ enough to afford the justification of any means necessary. Everything else is of subordinate importance.”

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Swordfish (2001)


Added Things to Come (1936). Yeah I know it’s a crappy old movie. But don’t let that put you off as it is, precisely by virtue of its age, an excellent testing ground to see if any featured predictions have come true. If they have, which is indeed the case, the raison d’etre of the programming is thus validated.

“The movie predicts a war involving a town called ‘Everytown’ (which is a peculiar way of stating that the war is also a global war) by Christmas 1940, whereas the actual World War broke out in September 1939 when the Nazis invaded Poland. So Wells was only off for about a sloppy one year. It goes to show that Wells was definitely ‘in the know’, as Alan Watt calls it, as to what the agenda entailed.”

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Things to Come (1936)

Added Youtube, Lieberman and Censorhip. Your freedom of speech is about to go down the tubes. Act now before they completely Nazify Youtube.

Mad World News – Youtube, Lieberman and Censorship

Added Alan Watt – Predictive Programming Theory and Practice

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Alan Watt – Predictive Programming Theory and Practice


Added V for Vendetta.

“The parallels between Equilibrium and V for Vendetta are hard to miss. Both films depict dystopian societies which heavily refer back to Nazi Germany. In V for Vendetta the government has transformed itself into a full-fledged Police State ruled by an oligarchical rod of iron.”

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – V for Vendetta (2005)


Creation of this page (Chronology) for the purpose of enabling a rapid page load, ease of oversight and display of posting chronology.

2008-09-12 and further back:

Added Minority Report.

“In Minority Report it is being advertised and bragged about that, through pre-crime, murder-rates have plummeted to negligible levels. Therefore, of and by itself, the notion of pre-crime is presented to the viewer as being not something that is altogether disadvantageous to society. The great downside of pre-crime is type of intrusion and indeed the violation of privacy associated with the imposition of a pre-crime system onto the public. Through movies like Minority Report the viewer is acquainted with the idea that there will come a time in which there will be no such thing as privacy and that all the things that make you who you are, including not only all the superficial things such as shopping habits etc. but also deeply personal things such as medical history, will be up for grabs and ready to be exploited by all kinds of commercial entities as well as governmental (“Big Brother”) agencies. The realization of a pre-crime system therefore ultimately boils down to increases in governmental control and less freedom for its citizens. The mantra never changes, sadly.

You may therefore look towards a time in which you will have less and less control in and over your very own life and you will experience a time in which you can only hope that the control you have (tacitly) consented to relinquish does not end up in the wrong (i.e. tyrannical) hands.”

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Minority Report (2002)

Interpreting Movies – Inferred Meaning – Into the Wild (2007)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Gattaca (1997)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Predictive… What?

Interpreting Movies – Inferred Meaning – The Devil’s Advocate (1997) (Vanity and the Psychopath)

Random Insights – Memetics – Is Logic a Meme?

Random Insights – Memetics – The Spoiled Reward Pathway Hypothesis II or Learning-Machines

Random Insights – Memetics – The Spoiled Reward Pathway Hypothesis

Random Questions – Gnosticism – 4. Rise Of The Spirit Mind And The Rise Of The New World Order, Dealing with the pending clash

Random Questions – Gnosticism – 3. The Ontology Of God – Evolution Vs Creation, Is a synthesis possible?

Random Questions – Gnosticism – 2. Eastern Martial Arts And Spirituality, Animal Emulation and becoming fully human

Random Questions – Gnosticism – 1. Ridding The Ego And Dealing With Extremely Threatening Situations

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Equilibrium (2003)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Code 46 (2003)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008 )

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Starship Troopers – Marauder (2008 )

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Cloverfield (2008 )

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Conspiracy Theory (1997)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – I, Robot (2004)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Shoot em Up (2007)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – John Rambo (2008 )

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming -The Invasion (2007)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – The Kingdom (2007)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Soylent Green (1973)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – 28 Weeks Later (2007)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – 300 (2006)

Interpreting Movies – Predictive Programming – Children of Men (2006)

The Law of Relativity of Sanity (Psychiatry Blues):

If insane people are regarded as sane by insane people then, conversely, sane people will be regarded as insane by those same insane people.

April 20, 2010

Killing Iraqi Civilians, Like a Video Game – 2007 Baghdad Civil Massacre Perpetrated by Trigger Happy US Troops (Wikileaks)

An Ah-64 Apache Attack Helicopter flying over Iraq

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Related Reading:

In early April Wikileaks released into the public domain specific unreleased footage documenting a tragic event that could be considered as a severe incrimination of the US military forces operating in Iraq today:

5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff.

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded. collateralmurder.org

Running Commentary

The video starts when the helicopter crew is alerted of possible pending danger, which is referred to as “target fifteen” in presumably proper military jargon.

The helicopter camera then homes in on a group of people gathered on some open court yard or square, and the crew is quick to single out a few individuals who supposedly carry weapons. The crew apparently is blind to the overtly casually acting and unsuspecting members of the group. There’s no sign of hostility at all, not towards the Apache chopper or towards possible US ground troops. When it would’ve been a band of genuine insurgents, one would expect a certain amount of apprehension and hostility towards enemy combatants, especially the ones who are controlling the skies. No such hostility is shown however. Yet the crew interprets otherwise.

By virtue of the crew concluding that some of the members are armed and dangerous, they have no qualms to assert that all members of the group as indeed equally threatening.

One crew member communicates to presumably army command the fantastical notion that the supposed inimical group harbors “5 to 6 individuals with AK47s.” The perception of inimical hostility is further fired up when one member of the group is suspected to have an RPG ready to fire at the Apache.

Thinking they are under a pending serious attack, the crew is all too eager to ruthlessly deal with the perceived threat on the ground.

After finishing the administration of the first part of the massacre, the pilot gives the shooter a compliment for a job well-done.

Immediately following the initial carnage, one victim turns out to have survived and manages to crawl away. The crew suspects that he might be grabbing for a weapon but I just think he’s calling a friend for help on his cellphone. Again, the crew is still as trigger happy as ever and again demonstrate the willingness to fire at the victim if he so much as waves a semblance of a weapon at them.

Then a van arrives on the scene of carnage. The crew suspects that it’s there to pick up “bodies and weapons.” However, I think that the van responded to the call from the sole survivor and that the people in it are not at all interested in collecting dead bodies or alleged weapons.

But this notion did not occur to the shooter, who instead still has an itchy trigger finger and is dying to unload his guns on the new batch of cannon fodder brought in by the van. It is remarkable that the crew remains blind to the obvious notion that the van in fact can be understood to be a makeshift ambulance that’s only there to rescue the sole survivor and then take off to the nearest hospital.

Relatively speaking, the initial carnage is somewhat understandable on the basis that the crew mistook the group of civilians for threatening insurgents. However, the event with the van is more puzzling because all so deemed insurgents have now been killed and, apart from a single wounded individual, all that remains of the “threat” are dead bodies and a few presumed weapons.

Are dead bodies and weapons really enough cause to unload the guns again and claim more kills?

The motive of the shooter to again open fire becomes somewhat clear when he expresses his fear of possible insurgents grabbing the weapons supposedly laying around, scatter and start blasting away at the helicopter. But this anticipation contradicts the alleged insurgents focusing their efforts on carrying the wounded survivor into the van. However, paranoia restricts conscious awareness and the ability to reason rationally and logically (i.e. being in “the fog of war”) and so the crew remained oblivious to the real function of the van, to simply serve as a vehicle to salvage the last remaining survivor.

Battle? What battle? You mean the massacre of a group of innocent civilians who posed no threat whatsoever? Suffering from the fog of war is one thing, but to blatantly mistake casually acting civilians carrying film equipment for dangerous insurgents carrying AK47s and RPGs is quite another.

I think you were not the only one who was having a brain fart. Indeed, I think the entire crew suffered from a collective mental breakdown the whole "battle" long.


The Wikileaks footage shows that the attitude of the involved US soldiers was comprised of a volatile mix of (militarily indoctrinated) paranoia and downright lack of caring for potential human targets, in other words a sure recipe for de facto psychopathy. As such, under these conditions, the US soldier can adopt a mindset that enables him to kill instantly on a mere reflex basis yet at the same time sleep rather well at night, untroubled by a guilty conscience. In addition to the ability to kill reflexively, the video also demonstrates that the soldiers, presumably fueled by paranoia, are in fact eager to kill. It’s very unsettling to see just how easy the act of taking lives of fellow human beings can become.

Not only were the soldiers eager to administer their deadly fire, they even seemed to enjoy themselves as they padded each-other on the back while making jokes about the claimed casualties as they went.

To those who want to maintain that the event captured by this footage was but a freak occurrence, please read what two involved US soldiers wrote in a recent open apology letter to the Iraqi men and women who were victimized by the attack:

From our own experiences, and the experiences of other veterans we have talked to, we know that the acts depicted in this video are everyday occurrences of this war: this is the nature of how U.S.-led wars are carried out in this region.

We acknowledge our part in the deaths and injuries of your loved ones as we tell Americans what we were trained to do and what we carried out in the name of “god and country”. The soldier in the video said that your husband shouldn’t have brought your children to battle, but we are acknowledging our responsibility for bringing the battle to your neighborhood, and to your family. We did unto you what we would not want done to us. informationclearinghouse.info

At the end of this article you will find some video clips that show that using Iraqi civilians for virtual target practice is anything but a rarity.

How is it possible that seemingly normal young American men are capable of such gruesome acts?

In my opinion, the answer to that question is not hard to guess. Here is an article excerpt that helps shed light on the matter:

This is scary and maddening. Unable to get the necessary recruits for the military the old-fashioned way, the U.S. Army has sunk $16 million into a government-sponsored video game that blurs the line between fantasy and the reality of war.

The taxpayer-financed “America’s Army” is so clever a mind game that even the military folks behind it get a little confused when talking it up. Time magazine said Major Chris Chambers, deputy director of the video’s development team, had to stop and correct himself when he called the violence, combat and “death animation” in the game “real.” “It’s not real; it’s simulated. But we’re simulating reality,” he said.

Got that?

The computer-based video game was rolled out as a recruitment and training tool — primarily recruitment — on July 4, 2002. And players can click a button in the game menu and go directly to an Army recruiting Web site, Time reports. military.com

Another article writes:

In short, video games made better soldiers and sailors faster, safer and cheaper.

“The realism you get is the ability to keep somebody engaged and play a game for three or four hours as opposed to in a classroom, where after 15 minutes they’re bored,” says McCracken.

And, one thing young recruits in today’s military have in common is that they’ve all played video games. They all talk the jargon.

“They know all the words,” says gaming expert John Beck. “They can talk, ‘Oh, this is like that game, and when they talk about it everybody knows, this is like Halo 2.”

And talk about realistic.

One game teaches how to survive ambushes on what looks like a Baghdad street. cbsnews.com

On Facebook someone wrote me:

Call of duty Modern Warfare Two is the most popular video game in the world. Players face off on-line, and at any given time there may be as many as 500,000 people playing at once. This three minute clip says it all. I used to be a gamer…..I can tell you, there are teenagers who play this game 10-20 hours a day. In fact, I had “friends” on X-box who were serving in Iraq and Afganistan. They are allowed to play this game when they are off duty…..supplied with everything they need.

Further more, this is the kicker: The US Army sponsered the world debut of COD MW2!!! This is not a conspiracy theory, they had huge ad’s posted everywhere right when the game came out in November.

Also, as I recall, Game Stop had a big “release” party in Nov 09, and there were US military recruiting banners everywhere. I don’t know how many gamestops had this type of party, but at least 4 in North Carolina did, so I suspect that it was nationwide.

Indeed, the army doesn’t seem to really make much of a secret in using freely offered video games for recruitment and training purposes, as these short youtube videos demonstrate:

“America’s Army – or the Army Game Project – is a freeware tactical multiplayer first-person shooter game — owned by the United States Government.

It was created as a global public relations initiative to help with U.S. Army recruitment — and with 8 million registered users and 17 million downloads — it’s been very successful.

It’s the first game that made recruitment its explicit goal — and the first well-known use of computer gaming for political aims.

Gamers should also realize that America’s Army was originally designed to test military aptitude — and that your online gaming data IS being collected.

Big Brother and Uncle Sam are definitely watching…

…and so are some Islamic fundamentalists. They’ve taken the video game as propaganda idea – adapted it – and created their own game where the US is the enemy.”

“As its troops continue to face lengthy and mutiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States is looking at new ways to attract potential recruits.

The US military says the economic downturn and rising unemployment are sending more and more young people into their recruiting offices. And as Monica Villamizar found out, a lot of those conversations happen at the Army’s newest, multi-million dollar recruit venue in Philadelphia – the military’s version of a video arcade.”

So what effects do video games have on the people, mainly boys and adolescent men, who play them? Modern video games give approximate renditions of reality, where real life objects and real life people are represented by pixelated objects moving around and about on a computer screen. If a video game depicts a war scenario, the act of representing human beings by mere groups of moving pixels brings a certain risk with it. In simplistic us-or-them kind of game scenarios, the player can afford to not hesitate and neutralize any human target represented by pixelated objects since, after all, they’re just animated pixel groups. In a training environment, the repeating of the mental act of neutralizing simulated human beings over and over again leads to a transference from the conscious part of the mind, which is relatively slow as it’s the site of learning and training, onto the subconscious, which is fast as it’s all about reflexes. In other words, as the player becomes more experienced and skilled in playing combat games, the acts of simulated killing slowly become reflex-wise, ultimately requiring little or no mediation from the conscious part of the mind.

The blind reliance on reflexes during real-life acts of combat engagement together with the possibility of the soldier’s inability to distinguish fiction from reality poses a real danger to civil life. The footage demonstrated that this is not merely an academic- but indeed a very real possibility. Video games become dangerous when they serve as instruments for bringing about the desensitization of the aspiring soldier in regards to fellow human beings when games glorify and sensationalize death and destruction while objectifying human beings as being nothing more than animated pixelated targets.

The video clearly illustrates the actuality of the above psychological mechanism. Here we have a few US soldiers clearly desensitized to the human targets they chose to engage. Absent of any compassion whatsoever, they were quick to interpret ordinary Iraqi civilians as dangerous enemy combatants (“insurgents”) and reflexively decided to deal with them accordingly.

In addition to saturating the average soldier’s imaginative powers by simplistic black&white political themes and fostering an infantile blood-thirst quenching desire through playing countless hours of violent combat video games, it’s not a stretch to assume that the soldier’s mind is further spoiled and corrupted by ditto countless hours of watching porn. The effect of watching porn is to encourage the development of selfish instant gratification drives while also promoting further objectification of human beings. Therefore, playing video games and watching porn both serve to promote the dehumanization of potential victims.

Also the US soldiers acted from a considerable distance away from the human targets. Acting from a remote enough distance further minimizes any empathetic connection between killers and victims. There’s no looking into the eyes of the enemy before the kill. So there are no painful and “obstructive” reminders of the horrific act of killing. Taking the lives of fellow human beings all has become very impersonal and anonymously, and so is “comfortably” out of reach from any conscience interference.

The actuality of the risk of confusing fiction with reality is greatly captured by the following video which merges is the actual Wikileaks footage with corresponding video game scenarios:

Video games are not the only kind of brainwashing tools that operate under the cloak of entertainment. Movies help to accomplish the same thing and, in this particular context, especially war glorifying movies. However, movies overall imbue a less effective form of brainwashing since the interactive role-play element that games do carry is absent. The video game player is able to immerse himself or herself completely into a game play environment and as such be subjected to a much more profound level of programming than passively watching movies could ever hope to accomplish. I’d like to think that movies serve more broadly to subtly brainwashing entire populations, while video-games more profoundly condition a much smaller target group, namely potential new military grunts.

Overall, the existence of this footage testifies of a gloomy indictment of a militarily geared culture that is capable of churning out batches of de facto psychopaths needed to blindly pull triggers when ordered, while not only incurring a minimum of remorse but even snicker and giggle along the way.

Alex Jones’ initial response to the released footage:

Wikileak’d video shows eager-to-kill troops firing on Reuters reporters and children

The next day, on his radio show Jones had this to say:

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Here’s a small grasp of videos illustrating the brutality of US soldiers in Iraq:

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