The shattered glass
( ... and the milk it spilled)
What if what we thought
was healthy was actually killing us?
By John Kaminski
The only sound in the darkness was the voice of a woman on the phone outlining
her plans to awaken a sleeping citizenry with an accurate video version of the
crime of the century. But when a man listens to a woman, he often doesn't hear
her words, but instead drifts off into the uncharted narrative of his own
Fifty years ago I stood in the kitchen of my childhood. The giant glass of milk
I always consumed before bedtime had accidentally crashed onto the kitchen
floor, spewing a white Rorschach blot across the checkered linoleum. I loved
milk, I told her. But her voice chided through the line: no adult animal drinks
milk; it isn't healthy, because the excess protein putrefies in your digestive
tract and catalyzes all manner of debilitating ailments.
So we learn what we thought was essential to our well-being may in reality be a
recipe for needless misery, not to mention serious injury. This passing thought,
this shattered glass in my memory, got me thinking about what we once learned
was good and life-giving can with the right information lead to the realization
that we are killing ourselves because we remain ignorant of basic facts.
This evolving image coalesced in my mind as she talked about the need to
convince people that 9/11 was really an inside job inflicted on the American
people by our own leaders. Hence this thought: what we thought was good and pure
can, without accurate information, actually be a poison that we eagerly and
happily guzzle down.
I have long insisted that the heart-wrenching trauma that was 9/11 is the key to
understanding both the past and the future of American history. If you choose to
accept the official version of these horrible events, you are continuing to
ingest a poison that has killed millions of innocent people, and will surely
kill millions more.
Once you begin to contemplate the notion that our own leaders callously
engineered the whole tragedy simply to advance their own greedy agenda, you open
up a very unsettling window into the predatory behavior of the United States,
both throughout its bloody, falsely reported history, and obviously also to a
terrifying future of what America's power-mad leaders have planned for the rest
of the world in the coming months and years.
Yet most Americans, willingly distracted by simpler concerns like children and
bank accounts, cannot — or will not — see this, despite an avalanche of
evidence that could, if we had an uncorrupted court system, convict thousands of
rich and famous men of profoundly serious crimes.
Intellectually stunted by a one-size-fits-all educational system and constantly
deceived by clownlike media that deliberately ignore certain negative events
like fixed elections and toxic medicines, a majority of the American people
simply cannot bring themselves to believe their leaders could be such
cold-hearted villains, such sociopathic criminals.
Could President Bush, who throbs the hearts of blue-haired ladies across America
and sends squadrons of superficial preachers into convincingly feigned
rhapsodies of Rapture fever, have supervised the murder of 3,000 Americans just
to get his geopolitical way?
To most Americans who have sworn their allegiance to their churches and their
country, the idea is too preposterous to consider. Yet this allegiance, based on
false information, is, for so many (including those many Americans who are
persuaded to physically fight for their country), a fatal misstep.
But when we do open our minds to the endless string of lies, the towers that
couldn’t have fallen due to airplane crashes, the phonecalls that couldn’t
have been made with existing technology, the so-called Arabs who never showed up
on the passenger lists (allegedly devout Muslims who ate pork and went to strip
clubs), the building that fell for no reason, the air defenses that failed to
respond, the deliberate lies, the stonewalled investigations, the confiscated
videos and tapes that would have more clearly revealed what happened, and
various other pieces of the puzzle that will never in a million years fit
together, we have an inkling that something is really wrong, regardless of
whatever allegiances we may profess.
That we have not been told the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
And then we recall bits and pieces of history that still stick in our craws like
bad fish. The window opens.
Historian William Blum always describes these matters best.
“From 1945 to 2003, the United States attempted to overthrow more than 40
foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements
fighting against intolerable regimes. In the process, the U.S. bombed some 25
countries, caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many
millions more to a life of agony and despair.”
But one need not lurch into history books to taste that sour burp of genuine
American history. One need only not rely on newspapers and look elsewhere for
unspun info on the American genocides transpiring this very day in Palestine,
Iraq, Haiti, Colombia, Serbia, Afghanistan and throughout Africa and Asia to
acquire an accurate picture of the way America really works.
It always comes as a shock to me to realize that today’s majority of the
American population was not alive for Watergate, never mind that tragic spate of
assassinations in the Sixties — all of which were engineered by the same
demonic faction of the
U.S. government that exerts its murderous impulses over all of us today.
So for you young victims of the American public school system, let me recount
just a little of the actual history of your country that you may, in your
media-induced, consumeristic coma, have missed.
Few Americans know that America's involvement in World War I was triggered by a
deliberate deception known as the sinking of the Lusitania, which was a
passenger ship torpedoed by a German U-boat that changed public opinion in
America from neutral to pro-war. 128 Americans died and America eventually went
to war over the incident, after first concealing that the Lusitania was covertly
carrying ammunition to Britain, and that fact had been deliberately leaked to
German intelligence to assure a suitable public affront to American dignity.
Many historians theorize that this period actually signalled the end of the
republic, since the most important legislative act ever passed in American
history, the Federal Reserve Act, gave control of the currency to private
bankers, who have been igniting wars ever since for the purpose of making huge
amounts of money.
This process remains the centerpiece of the American economy, and is the reason
you can bask in your self-depleting trivalities while the rest of the world
forever mourns the millions murdered by the American war machine.
World War II was triggered by an almost identical process. Americans did not
want to participate in another European war, but it's well known now that
Franklin Roosevelt goaded the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor, creating the
necessary outrage and support for millions more to die so the bankers could make
money with that best moneymaker of all — all out war.
And Vietnam. Surely you’ve heard by now. The famous Gulf of Tonkin incident,
in which the Vietnamese supposedly opened fire on a U.S. ship, never happened.
It was a total fabrication that triggered 20 years of misery for all and killed
up to four million people, but the bankers who start these things made out like
the bandits they are. They even loaned money to the Russians who furnished
weapons to the Viets just to prolong this profitable operation as long as
Most of you still remember Saddam, the Iraqi stoolie put in power by the
Americans, and, thirty years later, declared to be the reincarnation of Adolf
Our leaders said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, so we bombed. But now
we know he had no such weapons, and yet still we bomb.
The bad perpetrators of 9/11 were hiding in Afghanistan, they told us, so we
bombed. But when we had the chance to catch them, we didn’t want to, and still
What kind of lies have you been telling yourself that America is the land of the
free and the home of the brave? Are you still feeding your children this crap?
America is the land of racist mass murderers. And you wave your flag and cheer
as the rest of the world bleeds.
If 9/11 is the key to understanding American history, your own ignorance of how
America has behaved over time is the key to understanding how America is raping
and prostituting the world, and always has been. And you cheer that. By our
silence, we are all complicit in these crimes, because we elected these fools.
Every one of them. We are the real fools.
Realizing all this is possible when you understand what happened on 9/11, and
what has happened in all of America’s foreign adventures. America sees a
commodity it likes, arranges with corporate bigwigs how to steal that commodity
for its big campaign donors, invents a false story enumerating some perilous
threat to the American people, and goes off and murders millions.
America also kills thousands of your own sons and daughters just to make it look
authentic. And you cheer.
This is the key to understanding. Your own participation in mass murder. Look in
the mirror. And see how your opulent standard of living is the direct result of
all those people who were killed, who are being killed as we speak, in your
name. You are the mass murderer. And you cheer. And then you lie about what’s
really happening. It’s the American way. And it always has been.
A toast, then. To the real American justice. The real history. Your wonderful
way of life. Raise your glass of champagne high in a salute to our valiant
heroes defending freedom and democracy around the world. Then let the glass slip
through your fingers, and crash onto the kitchen floor. You may now choose —
or not — to see the blood you’re standing in.
John Kaminski’s Internet essays can be seen on hundreds of websites around
the world. They have been collected into two anthologies, the latest of which is
titled “The Perfect Enemy,” about how the Zionist-controlled U.S. government
created the terrorist group knowns as al-Qaeda. For more information go to http://www.johnkaminski.com/