I remember that phrase out of an old Simon & Grafunkel song – but I never gave it any real thought – till now. I had studied under some of the best at the Ft. Bragg Psy-ops school – read the wisdom of 6th century war lord Sun Tsu – and had even learned classic Soviet ‘brain-washing’ straight from an old acquaintance who defected from the Novosti Directorate of KGB he had once served – all this it seemed – was a lifetime ago.
Apparently I had not learned enough to prepare me for what was to happen in my own country much later on. Silence is the most deadly method of demoralizing anybody and anything from your 5-year-old child to an entire army! Sometimes – as in a courtroom – purposeful silence on certain matters can be construed as contempt of court – and the ‘witness’ is psychologically induced to render answers to questions. But – for many real life examples – simple silence can be cruelly devastating and eventually destroy an entire culture. Allow me to explain.
The child looks to his father for guidance – protection – love – and approval. Want to really build a permanent wall between you and your children? Simple – all you need to do is NOTHING. Ignore their questions – shun their concerns – slight their affections. The child will at first be hurt and puzzled – then suspicious and finally resentful and may be even hateful.
Want to ruin a good marriage? Do not respond to ANY request fears concerns questions trust or affection from your wife. You may smile and tell lies but after a while – that special trust bond will be broken and love will eventually turn to resentment – or worse. Logical? – Am I on track so far?
Lets carry this thing a couple of steps further. Your boss will not talk to you. Your Congressman will not respond to your concerns at all or just give lip service. The company you bought your car from will not make any real attempt to support their warranties or service. Your bank will not bother to even return calls about a serious account mix-up that has ruined your credit. Suppose you woke up one day in this ‘land of the free and home of the brave’ – and virtually every entity – organization – establishment you had ever trusted – suddenly just blow you off!
What would you do? – Or sure – call. An atty. BUT how many can you afford – AND what do you do when the atty you hire to protect your rights – treats you the same way? Everyday it gets worse. You hear unbelievably profane and blasphemous language by an entertainer in public, which offends your children, your wife – your business prospects and your grandparents. You call the FCC and file a complaint. – But they also ignore you or say it was “OK” what he did.
You witness a drunken soldier abusing threatening and terrorizing helpless civilians and of course being a veteran yourself – this disgrace to the uniform (aside from the fact that the man’s conduct is criminal and barbaric even if he were a civilian) that you – AND virtually all of those who served in your era – ALSO proudly wore with honor and respect. So – you report it to the authorities and guess what? You are ignored once again with that deadly cancer – of SILENCE!
Now just suppose that it comes to pass that we as a people have sunk so low that NO ONE in authority even cares any more about ANY conduct involving injustice or immorality – regarding standards that are not only universal but were enforced through out virtually all of your prior life in America. What do you suppose has happened to society – sobriety – civility and even law? Do you recognize the place you are in? Certainly all this must NOT be happening in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! You have now come to grips with the reality which I see – growing in – AND AS A RESULT of silence – like a cancer in our impersonal robotic society today.
Terrible evils happen every day now as a matter of fact and no one seems to care anymore – we just turn our backs and pretend like it didn’t even happen. What is really chilling is that we no longer even bother to ask – or challenge or expose – NOT for fear of harsh or discouraging words – but FOR THE FEAR OF THE SOUND OF SILENCE – simply being ignored, because these evil people know that we have become so impotent and spineless as sheeple – that we would not bother to question the ‘SILENCE’ that suffocates us like a cancer.
How far away are we from walking away from a dying person in the street – because it’s “none of our business”. What have we become as a people. How far away are we from watching a neighbor forcefully taken from his home – to be taken God knows where – and just turning our back – or being satisfied by the silence of a non-response to an inquiry and just hoping that WE will not be the next ones – BECAUSE we KNOW that NOBODY will come to our aid – nobody will ask questions – because we all FEAR THE SILENCE.
Let me tell you of such an instance which has happened to me to prove my point. I was recently sent a site which had a video taken in Iraq which should have turned the stomachs of. and incited the righteous outage and indignation of every decent man woman or child who witnessed this filth. The site Click here:http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=52295&s2=03
I strongly urge you to watch it and listen VERY carefully to the language AND the sinister sadistic dehumanizing psychological intent of that tirade of blasphemy and unparallel vulgarity – at least for people that I have elected to associate myself with in life. You MUST see this to understand what we have become AND what type of conduct our Government NOW OFFICIALLY CONDONES!
REMEMBER THIS FACT. People allover the world are watching us and what we do. For hundreds of millions – the only image they have of the American soldier is what they have witnessed overseas from sources such as ‘uruknet’. The conduct of this creature (and I will NOT insult the reputation of true patriots and REAL men by calling this thug a ‘man’.)
I trained airborne bound combat basics for over a solid year – day in and day out 5 days a well 10-12 hours a day during the Berlin Crisis before almost every man in Iraq was even born! I was on jump status with Special Forces units for about 2 years and in that time I NEVER EVER heard the kind of putrid gang-banger mentality filth that spewed out of the mouth of that US soldier in charge as he addressed civilian nationals of Iraq in public. I never heard it in airborne briefings – locker rooms – onboard aircraft – in the field – even when I was training Marine paras in joint branch exercises – or anywhere in my presence while I wore the uniform.
IF – ANY of you young people reading this believe that to be a real man in the US military you must conduct your self as a rabid ignorant crude filthy street animal – I genuinely feel sorry for you – your families and God forbid – if you ever have children. IF – I am so out of touch with what it takes today to be a ‘REAL’ American soldier is to be putrid filth like what witnessed on that disgraceful tape – then I thank GOD that I am not facing military service today.
I ask myself why I was in disbelief at what our government has become in the past decade or so. We have had a President ( READ: ‘elected dictator’) who suspend the Constitution (yes Dorothy – Just in case you have been asleep in Oz, our Furher DID trash our Constitution – we have condoned torture and we now officially condone blasphemy of the Lord, humiliating innocent civilians (when we are not murdering raping and burning them to death) and crude animalistic language of gang-bangers. Anyway – I decided enough was enough – so I filed an official complaint with our Department Of Defense (DOD) – which has in recent years become the DOIMO (Dept of Imperialism Murder and Occupation). I had a long conversation with an official there identified only as ‘Buddy’ -who was quite polite and ‘heard’ everything I said but obviously wasn’t ‘listening’.
A copy of the Email I sent is as follows – and I of course was promised it would be read and I would receive a proper timely answer :===.
“Buddy – thank you for your kind attention and courtesy to my sincere concern regarding the deteriorating conduct of the US military. This kind of filth has NO Business in the nature of the American warrior. We were NOT trained to be psychopathic killers and bullies (like those Marines who gang raped a 12 year old child,murdered an infant, then murdered and burned the bodies of an entire family some time ago – ” for thrills” and have NOT EVER BEEN PUNISHED! ) when I wore the uniform of a Unites States Special Operations Paratroop officer over 40 years ago.
The individual in this universally offensive disgusting video MUST be punished and this kind of thing made public and KNOWN that as Americans – we are NOT savages and do NOT approve of such rancid conduct. The man’s CO MUST be reprimanded as well, for allowing such unconscionable conduct under his command. Had an NCO or JR officer in my command conducted himself in such a manner as to ‘disgrace the uniform’ – an article 15 would have been the LEAST punishment considered.
Intimidation and humiliation by threats insults and blasphemous language and profanity used against civilians (at least thirty five times in 5 minutes) is totally unacceptable conduct for a civilized and Christian principles based nation such as ours. Thank you for helping preserve the integrity of the image of the American soldier as I remember it during the period in which I proudly and honorably served to protect against REAL ENEMIES and REAL THREATS.
I am painfully well aware that ‘standards’ have been LOWERED for military service in recent years – and can have no effect but to tarnish our image internationally.
There is SUBSTANTIVE proof that individuals who have been assessed as being “psychopathic” – are now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan (the Marine criminals above mentioned are glaring examples) This HAS TO STOP!
I have not taken this serious matter to the press yet as I fully expect the military of my country to discipline ‘its own’ – on its own. See ‘click here’ Link below
A full week went by and only silence. TWO weeks went by and even more silence so I decided it was apparent that I had been ‘blown off’. So this is the way in which we may expect to be treated should we DARE to break the silence. Apparently our Govt. cannot deal with truth at ANY level
As a last gesture of my disgust with this insulting treatment (yes – even in many civilized, modern societies – silence or it’s body language manifestation – turning your back on people may be considered the ultimate insult) I decided to write the DOD one more reminder of their ‘insult’ to me AND every decent American who ever wore a uniform with honor and integrity. A copy of that last attempt is as follows:===
“Buddy – since it has now been close to TWO full weeks I spoke with you regarding this outrage and universal insult to the American uniform. I fear that I may accurately assume that you have elected to just blown me off. It must be quite a thrill to demean and mock the sincere concerns of an American patriot who risked his life for the security of people like YOUR OWN family – to retain those fragile and now eroded freedoms I had enjoyed for long before you were born. Back then – we ‘walked the risky walk’ – for THIS country – not for IsraHELL or any powerful politician’s oil portfolio either!
What you have done to me hurts way down deep inside as a veteran and patriot. I would have liked to gone to my grave knowing that at least the risks, pain, and sacrifice I endured and the maintenance of honor of the motto – ‘De Oppresso Liber’ was not empty hyperbole or arrogant bravado – but you damned sure proved me wrong. I hope that turning your head the other way when given opportunity to defend the TRUE reputation of the American soldier – was worth the pieces of silver that they pay you.
When I and countless other ‘older’ veterans of moral character come to the reality of seeing the day when an official of our OWN DOD sees fit to deny TRUTH – ESPECIALLY UGLY TRUTH – to the American people – perhaps we have become obsolete and naive to believe that there is still goodness, propriety, decency and MORAL courage in the spirit of the calibre of men I served under – with and for, nearly two full generations ago – many now dead and or forgotten.
Blaspheming the Lord and the mockery and humiliation of innocent people – not to mention the incessant sadistic murder of their wives and children in cold-blood is NOT – never WAS and never WILL be in good favor with God – nor does that constitute a REAL man. I have lived long enough and had enough REAL LIFE experience to know FULL well what ‘makes’ a real man – and you will NOT find them – those who disgrace MY uniform by murdering children – in Iraq.
Shame on you sir! SHAME ON YOU and all those like you, who place comfort lies and career above truth, God and country!”
It has been a couple of days since I sent that last condemnation of their ‘silence’ – and I do not expect to hear from them with an apology to countless thousands of servicemen current and prior who have now all been cast in the same lot – image-wise with that foul-mouth thug bully.
If there is still an ounce of outrage or character left in any of the readers – I encourage you to contact the DOD and tell them how you feel. Here is a good Email address you can use email@example.com You may procure phone numbers from the Webb on DOD.
I am only one man – a voice in the wilderness and my reward has been silence. There is strength in numbers and you may make the difference if anyone still cares about basic old-fashioned matters like – truth – honor – character and simple decency and will NOT be satisfied with the insult of back turning and silence to our OWN people as if we were peasants or serfs under the dictatorship of a king.
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
A free people will NOT live in silence.
My name is Joe Cortina. I was a 60s Green Beret commander and a representative for IBM as well as a scientist for Honeywell Aerospace in Florida. I later became President of my own manufacturing company.
I have two sons and 2 granddaughters who are the reason for my dedication to expose the threats to the freedoms I hope to see them enjoy as I did many decades ago when America was still a Christian-based sovereign nation free of Zionist influence.