Syria: The permanent structure of the US government is geared for war

Syria: The permanent structure of the US government is geared for war

by Jon Rappoport

September 4, 2013

This article is about the psychology of big government; criminal psychology.

Face it. Deal with it. The US government, in its present form, is all about going to war. That is what it knows how to do.

I’m not just talking about the Pentagon. The FDA is happiest when it’s trying to attack nutritional supplements and alternative doctors. The EPA is roving the country looking for businesses to punish. The National Institutes of Health is fighting the eternal fraudulent “war on cancer.”

The IRS is searching for people to audit. The Dept. of Justice is always on the lookout for drug traffickers to jail (except when it has immunity deals with them). The NSA is spying on everybody all the time in a war to catch a few terrorists. Of course, in that case, the real enemy is any human being who believes in privacy.

The USDA, through its massive support of Monsanto and GMO food, is making war on farmers and public health. WINPAC, the CIA group that twisted reports of WMD in Iraq and helped send the country into war, in 2002, is now interpreting reports of Assad/chemical weapons to bolster the White House’s case for bombing Syria.

War, war, and war spawns reams of new labyrinthine regulations that, when broken (mostly by citizens who have no idea they exist), indicate it’s time for the government to attack.

If you work for the government, you want, on some level, to make war. It’s what gives you a shot of adrenaline and saves you from a life of grinding boredom.

Curiously, though, these wars are fought but not won through any sort of authentic resolution. Several examples spring to mind. The wars on poverty, cancer, and drugs. In these areas, things have only gotten worse. And then there was a little engagement called Vietnam. How did that turn out? Nevertheless, the government presses on.

Given the psychology of big government, going into Syria is a natural. It’s a war looking for an excuse. Any excuse, real or imagined, or staged.

With the upcoming debate on whether to invade Syria, Congress finally has something to dig its teeth into. They’re no longer screwing around with 2000-page bills they never read. This one is simple: should we fire the death-dealing missiles or not?

Which is like asking a lion whether she’d rather spend the night sleeping on the ground or padding out to the hunt.

Suddenly, everybody has an objective. It’s defined. It’s real. It’s on the table. The palate is cleansed, ready for the taste of blood.

We’re in the Circus Maximus.

Exit From the Matrix

As time goes by, the federal government becomes less and less about enacting restraints on its own actions. That’s relegated to ancient history. Only a fool would work for the government and suggest cutting back on its power. He’d be trampled. The successful employee finds new targets to focus on. He gets out in front of the wave.

If you feel an urge to addle your own brain, pick up a copy of FDA or IRS rules and regs and start reading. You soon realize that you’re familiarizing yourself with details of repression and warfare.

You’ll have a similar experience if you read the DSM, the bible of the American Psychiatric Association, a group which is essentially a government partner. In their fabricated war on mental illness, psychiatry arrives at the inevitable conclusion that all human behavior is a disease. Note that the NSA reaches a parallel conclusion.

The lion on the plain may wander around for a while, but as soon as she spots a target, all extraneous behavior ceases. She crouches and stares. Life now makes perfect sense. It all comes to this. The launch.

In Orwell’s 1984, the continuing war against the enemy is the lynchpin of the whole society. There is no way to confirm any of the war’s details. All that matters is the mobilizing of emotion.

As with all such psychology, there need to be rationalizations for insane actions. I could compile a familiar list, but I’ll just mention one old stand-by. John McCain, who has surpassed even Joe Biden in bumbling, mumbling, and stumbling, just voiced it:

[Not going to war in Syria] would undermine the credibility of the United States of America and the President of the United States of America.”

Ah yes. “Undermine the credibility of.”

In other words, despite the progressive disappearance of solid evidence that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people, the die has been cast. The President has said the evidence is clear. Therefore, the US must attack. Otherwise, no one would believe in our ability to tell lies and back them up anymore. And that would be catastrophic and tragic.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

6 comments on “Syria: The permanent structure of the US government is geared for war

  1. ontariorealestathacks says:

    I just returned from a visit to Vietnam. The ravages of war are still going on today from the 70’s. The dirty bombs that were dropped still radiate and cause Tuberculosis which is epidemic there and in Cambodia. Mothers with TB pass it on to their newborns through breast-feeding, TB in infants causes Encephalitis.

    I was giving blood in the hospital while there and couldn’t understand the hoards of families living on the street outside the hospital. Literally thousands and thousands of peasants all with little babies suffering a horrendous multi-generational wound going back to the 70’s. The war is still causing massive pain, suffering and death. The Vietnam war (and any other one) is still going on in full force as far as victims are concerned. Not with shrapnel or explosions, but with human contamination that starts in the soil and food.

    I got back to Canada and thought to go see a movie. I happened to go see the most gruesome, horrific and saddening movie I have ever seen. It is called “Planes” by those wonderful masters of manipulation, brainwashing, and inveiglement called Disney.

    It’s a heartwarming little tale depicting humans as machines and the transformation of our little protagonist ‘Dusty’ morphing from a lowly country boy crop duster into a modified, snarling fighter jet with a new home on an aircraft carrier.

    I looked around at all the 3-10 year old boys in the theatre who looked on with doe-eyes and inspiration at the well crafted and entertaining pixelated indoctrination propaganda.

    My heart sank as I saw that the wolf in sheep’s clothing recruiting young minds into the war machine at the most tender of ages. There is no violence as detestable as the exploitation of innocence.

    I knew then and there that the US has a fully functioning and determined military agenda that stretches generations into our future. There is no contemplation of a free world in the future, there is only the continuing agenda of military dominance.

    In that theatre I witnessed the recruiting of the future arial bombers of the wars that will be waged in 2040.

    It is not a question of if there is going to be war in the future, it is only a question of when.

    This madness is not ending anytime soon.

    My 8 year old daughter asked me on the way home what I thought of the movie.

  2. joanie says:

    According to, “The Report from Iron Mountain,” peace would be not be desirable for government. Addressing those goober agencies you mentioned; the IRS, NSA, USDA, FDA, EPA etc, although they appear like fraudulent in their agendas in serving we the people, they are successful with their true goals – war against the people of the united States of America, of which I’d label as soft-kill wars, culling the sheep. For instance, what does a “war on cancer” really mean, when in actually they’re creating more cancer? — just look at the skyrocketing stats.

    “War on Drugs,” this or that, I hope people have figured out da goobers agenda by now! Simplified by reading the definition of WMD.

    Weapon of Mass Destruction – U.S. Code—-000-.html

    Weapon of Mass Destruction – U.S. Code
    TITLE 50 CHAPTER 40 § 2302

    In this chapter:
    (1) The term “weapon of mass destruction” means any weapon or device that is intended, or has the capability, to cause death or serious bodily injury to a significant number of people through the release, dissemination, or impact of—
    (A) toxic or poisonous chemicals or their precursors;
    (B) a disease organism; or
    (C) radiation or radioactivity.

  3. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Reblogged this on Jericho777's Blog.

  4. Churchill says:

    Quite right. The permanent structure of the US Government and the DoD with it’s Military Industrial Complex is and has been geared for Offensive Wars for many, many years. Both Government and Military are not trained in Defending the populace or our Bill of Rights. The only defensive posture they know of is to defend the COG within Government with it’s non-elected NGO’s and Central Bankers other-wise, it’s Offense all the way both here and abroad.

  5. clark says:

    RE: “If you work for the government, you want, on some level, to make war.”

    I think that’s true. For some in gooberment, they want to make things better, the try to fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. They try to get the gooberment to stop wasting money and return it to the taxpayer.

    They only wind up validating the empire by doing so. They waste their efforts, of course.

    It’s those very small little victories that keep them going. I.e. sometimes they end this program, or that waste.

    I can’t say as I blame them for trying.
    [Perhaps I’m alone in that thought?]

    Anyway, the wonderful thing that’s been happening lately is, they’ve begun to ask themselves, “Why have laws at all, if they’re not going to be followed?” Such questions are really monumental, imho. As it spreads.

    You say, “Only a fool would work for the government and suggest cutting back on its power.”

    I know several such fools. They think they are chopping at the roots. They Never get promoted. They do Not wonder why.

    Maybe they are thorns in the side of empire?

    That would mean they are good, no?

    I hope they all just up and quit. The empire is only held together by some 10,000 of such people who are the, “go-to” people and know how to do things. Without them, the empire would collapse inward, like a black hole in space.

    [Note to the NSA guys reading this: you know they’re not going to make good on all those cushy retirement promises they made you, don’t you? They’re going to leave you twisting in the wind. Oh, but you don’t study economics, and history, so you probably don’t know.]

    Hey look Ma! It’s just like I was in the old Soviet Union, a Party Handler is watching my every word. And no hands on the handle bars!

    …Just another day in The Twilight Zone. Where things are the exact opposite of what I was taught they should be.

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