While reading in “Basic Writings” by Dr. Carl G. Jung, (The Modern Library, Random House, Inc., NY, NY) I noticed a passage inferring that the conscious sectors of psyche make use of imagianic symbols as components in the compiling of mental data, of “knowledge”. I took upon myself the grandiose vanity to merge for a fleeting moment my own and Dr. Jung’s ideology.
Dr. Jung had written, “The material with which we think is language and verbal concepts….” (Page 15)
I took that plus another term or two by Dr. Jung at face value, and it occurred to me just then to jot down the following line…
“If the material with which we think comprises itself of language and verbal concepts, are these then not the usages employed by an ‘acting force’ which displays the ‘discerning ability’ to choose the sequentiating words, and by so doing, does not this acting force imply it’s own invisible existence?”
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Unlike all other languages which have evolved from human culture, a new language is among us which is not a system of symbols reflecting the natural world and our experiences therein. In fact, this new language has not bothered to create a body of “words”, but has merely grafted itself upon the already existing body of words which we know as “English”.
Its purpose is anti-language, as the new language is a willful distortion of the common meaning in our existing words. Its purpose is to undermine our common sense, which it hopes to replace with an “invented” system of “dependent thinking”. As such, it is a barrier to the Doing of Freedom. I shall explain, but first, let us note some generalities.
This flourishing new language of the culture of power is spreading hotly over the landscapes of our lives, erupting like an atomic dictionary detonated deep within the heart of a volcanic summit. The language has splattered down upon everyone, coating our “discerning ability” with the murk of deception and confusion. Spurts of this new language flow like hot magma, trickling ever more visibly into the defining details of our lives.
Societies everywhere are permeated with it. People everywhere are stressed with it. Statist devotees and social exegetes everywhere are obsessed with it. The entertainment community and the media are married to it. Those in positions of false power are enthralled by it. The non-existent “public” swallows it casually.
And the Individualists, people like you and me, see this new language as embodied intent. It is the language of psychic coercion, a direct, “intended” attack upon the minds of persons by organized mind-mechanics in seats of borrowed power. The most powerful user of this language is the United States Federal Government, our very own UNcle Sam, (sic) who’s think-tanks are tied to every University everywhere in his quest to learn more about we the people than we the people can know about ourselves.
Well does government know the importance of mass manipulation via politicized psych-ops. President Clinton could never have flattened the voices of truth, for instance, had not a fervent force of Statist thinkers and writers fed amazing barrages of irrelevant perspectives to an unwitting public. (Or a government-bought polling community.) As it played out, public opinion became a very hotly contested prize as Perjury crowned a lunatic’s legacy. What you and I “think” is of keen interest to those who touch the nation’s purse-strings and legislate our government’s identity.
In touching our opinions, thoughts, views and beliefs, the government now is “intent” upon conditioning us with its recommended dosage by destroying our mental word/image associations. Within that very intent lies the motivating format for this subtle new language. This new language is a governmental misuse of English, and so it has become known as “Govlish“.
Govlish is an acutely “governmental” style of transmutation worked upon the English language. It is unique in several subtle ways, and in several not-so-subtle ways, and it seems earnestly intent upon introducing to the human experience a yet greater conveyance of mechanized mental states than the world has seen before. It is designed to falsify and deceive, to say one thing while meaning another.
This young language is in some ways a variation of George Orwell’s “newspeak”, excepting that where Big Brother would have blared, “War Is Peace”, Govlish, for its part, can send the “meaning” of those words without actually speaking those words at all.
It is a “slick” new language. Govlish is quite suitable to the purpose of the powerful. The energies from which its movements draw their shapes reflect something shadowy and sinister, but that dark reflection is subtle and seen only if and when it’s listener chances to awaken. As dissent is known to undo public programming, Govlish focuses hotly upon any voice of dissent, that it might protect its power to inject somnambulism into the collective consciousness.
Modern spirals in human perception are forged centrifugally in “spin”. The ideology of Govlish dictates, even demands, that “subtlety” overpower “blatancy”.
Govlish is nearly “invisible”. By that I mean two things at once. Firstly, it is a language without original words, having instead grafted itself upon a language which did spring from human experience. It is not a body of words, but is an alien attendant, an intruder into our common language. Secondly, Govlish makes use of existing words.; is a system of, actually, “mis-use” of established words.
As we’ve noted already, it’s purpose is to distort and to deceive.
To look into the ghost-like grope of Govlish into our lives as it flaps about the screens, airwaves and printed pages of today’s social mechanics, we’ll want to create together a certain point of view, a general foundation with deep footings which can stand us well as we trace deception deeply into the mystery of official confusion, distortion, and darkness.
Waking up to the realization that subliminal thoughts are introduced with “intent” into our minds with a secret purpose, we notice with curiosity that the government hides most of its covert “ops” behind a lock named “National Security”. We also notice that governmental policy-publishing is an incredibly huge machine. We begin to realize that the government really is too big to be controlled, that it cannot be controlled because of its sheer size, and that its nature has become possessive.
The government wants you and me to see things it’s way, and it wants us to let it help us. The government wants to “help” us with our major life-decisions, to protect us from ourselves as we are known to sometimes smoke a joint or “fudge” on our tax forms. It assures us that if we follow it’s leads on all issues that we will be happier people in a more lovable world. To help us understand what the government wants of us, it has invented “Govlish”.
Perhaps it is appropriate to step back for one brief moment and consider…
Upon some pristine mythical shore, from the surf of embryonic seas whose tides mark the far end of time, came wriggling or crawling, leaping or simply drifting, the evolutionist’s miraculous “original land-life form”. All we can know about that significant point in history and its un-interpretable legacy is that we cannot know anything about it. However, I feel it is safe to say that whatever its form, the first land-life form was neither a Government, nor a State, nor a Corporation.
It is also somewhat safe to imagine that the first land-life form upon dry earth breathed air, ate some sort of food, and slept. In other words it was a product of Nature and not the product of some consensus-projection of any collective special consciousness. Whatever it was, it preceded Homo-Sapiens on the tree of life, who as a species itself preceded the appearance of Government, States, and Corporations within societies.
(For the creationists who may read this, we can note that the same fact applies when transposed onto the theory of creation – Adam and Eve paid no taxes to any government, did not hold jobs in any corporation, but instead, as the Old Testament has it, lived in the Garden of Eden until their Fall. No mention of any government or corporation being a part of Adam’s and Eve’s lives in the Garden of Eden exists, to my knowledge, in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)
I think that it is valuable to recall this basic fact. A few other basic considerations are also helpful. Example:
Indeed, gravity does intersect the horizon at right angles. Earth, air, fire and water, (give or take the ethers), constitute a grid upon which the feats of history and pre-history have displayed the infinite possibilities of the varying modalities of the expression of the Being of Nature. The four seasons, in defining time, are themselves timeless templates of solar procedure.
Govlish organizations invented neither you nor me, nor gravity, nor the elements, nor any life-form nor the seasons, nor the space/time continuum, nor any of the infinite orbits of our natural Universe. I try to remember this every day. Unlike governments, you and I have a real life for which to answer. Government, Language, and thereby Govlish, are merely projections of our collective mentality. But we, the human race, Homo Sapien or Adam and Eve, were here before Governments, before Corporations, and before Language. We bear that in mind.
Death is part of life. The Tao of the Dow is a but popular illusion in a wink of the eye of time. Government did not create man, but rather, man created Government. That is, Government is a creation of man’s imagination, his thought, his mentality. Governments, States, and the Corporations which own or influence them, just as with the value of the dollar, exist exclusively in the mind of man.
Ask any Mexican wading the Rio Grande and he will tell you that the sun and sand on both sides of the river are quite the same, despite the alleged fact that one side of the river is called Mexico and the other is called the United States of America. In Nature’s reality, whether one side of that river calls itself the USA or calls itself Mexico, is completely irrelevant.
We note that the musings of the human psyche, projected outward as our collective capacity for thought organized it’s thinking, created systems of governance, of order, of hierarchies. As Lao Tzu stated, “When mankind lost sight of the way to live came codes of law and order.” Only after human-kind perceived itself to be in existence came elevations in human thought. From the sophistication of human thought has come Government, the State, Society, and Corporations.
And, in a relatively recent flourish of Statist misconception, we now have “Govlish”. The Govlish mentality believes that the problems of human thought can be solved by adding more human thought to them, except that just what specific and particular thought is to be added should be decided upon and supplied by those who perceive reality through the lens of Govlish.
“Freedom” has to do with the question of “rights” in a modern world bent on global governance and induced cultural entropy. In such a world spontaneous individualism is interpreted as a threat to world peace. Specifically, Freedom has to do with our rights to not be ruled by Governments or the Corporate Dynasty. Oddly, those are the very source-springs of Govlish. From that we can know that Govlish presupposes statism and works within statism to expand statist consciousness. Some have called the symptoms of that fact the “new world order”.
We see powers at work today seeking on many fronts to force the commonality of all culture and society around the planet. It is the Statist’s answer to the Christian’s missionary programs. We could call it the Gospel of Govlish, so to say. Such powers, blinded by the terms of Govlish, are convinced their pseudo-autonomy via the magic of personification is “real”. The wordsmiths of Govlish believe that government grants to us our “rights”. They also believe that Govlish has an intrinsic right to modify human behavior toward a theoretically abstracted “common good of the many”. And the aim of government intends to do that with, as we notice more-so each day, whatever brute force is deemed appropriate.
The power-elite also use biological and chemical means to modify physiology, psychology, and life-style of each individual ward of the state.
However, as we shall see in the two samples of Govlish below, Govlish has cleverly attempted to coerce among the citizenry the new understanding that militant governmental force as a response to our symptoms of individuality and sovereignty are to be seen as “caring” for our common good.
The Cult of Statism would have we the people believe that our sacred rights are given us by the state, on stone tablets thunderously presented by the fiery wings of Government. But the Statist overlooks the correct historic perspective, which declares undeniably that humankind, complete with his wiles, ways, and his “unalienable rights”, was here on this planet before any State.
Considering that, we find that if human thought has invented the present world’s community of nations, governments, societies, cultures, and religious expressions, then none of those institutions has a “right” to claim it can “give” or “grant” to humankind anything aside from service or expedition. Or a pain in the neck.
Neither of these phenomena of projected and institutionalized human mentality contain any power to grant to any human being his “rights”. Our “birthright” comes from elsewhere. Statist institutions have a motivated interest in assisting you and me to conclude otherwise, and to acknowledge and “believe” that instead of being our “protector” for our rights, the State is actually the “origin” of our rights.
Think-tank language-tampering followed by mass dissemination is psychic aggression, though the various agents who write Govlish may never carry a firearm. Mental warfare is the type of warfare designed to confine social behavior in ways which facilitate Statist indoctrination and expedite the goals of institutionalized “agency”.
For example, mental warfare is how a large number of American voters can be convinced with words of the rightness in their minds of voting “against” a candidate or party, instead of voting their consciences. Mental warfare aims at our minds. It seeks to influence our thinking, our psychological sense of our reality. Our sovereignty as individual human beings is under siege, is being and has been been being mentally assaulted by Govlish.
Govlish would reverse the origin of the divine within the human psyche. Govlish seeks to cause one to perceive “authority” as residing somewhere “outside” one’s autonomous self. As we know, “authority” enters this world through the fires of individual conscience, which itself is an expression of the unity between the three higher realms of human manifestation: spirit, soul, and psyche. Spirit provides the energy, soul provides the imagery, and psyche furnishes both with the ability to use language for the expression of the trinity.
Aside from the Department of Education’s occasional blurb about the value of holding “pep rallies” at schools, wherein the mis-term “team-spirit” is used, you and I will never hear Govlish make mention of “spirit, soul, and psyche”. That is because to even touch upon those terms would risk exposing the entire Statist philosophy for the sad sham it is.
We, as individual humans, each are born with our own “authority”, though for some reason I cannot discern most folk choose not to exercise it. As individuals we have the “authority” to become our “willed” selves, to direct our personal destinies, just as we also have the “authority” to own our minds and to own our bodies and to accept and act upon the responsibility for owning those minds and bodies.
Despite what Govlish would tell us, no state can create a life. Neither can it create a thought. States have no specific gravity, have no pulse, no emotions, no breath, no visible form. Yet the thinking mind of man does have these fruits of life, alongside many other principles of individual entityship which the state cannot possess. Today’s state is a mere mechanical symbol of un-perfected theory. Hence the world’s angst as noted incessantly by our daily headlines.
The best way to study Govlish is to break it down into sentences or paragraphs. Entire speeches, proclamations, legislation texts, announcements and other types of government issue are usually exercises in illogical associations. Interpreting the entire screed could, on first try, seem to be pointlessly taxing. Govlish renditions by high-ranking government officials, once deciphered, are usually even less meaningful than an obituary from a foreign city.
In considering all the foregoing, we now may approach a couple of examples of Govlish. Deciphering Govlish can be fun, as you shall see.
Of an endless and voluminous geyser of Govlish eruptions, I’ve selected here some excerpts from two speeches. The first speech is from Barry McCaffrey of the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the second speech is from William Cohen of the Pentagon.
Mr. McCaffrey [was] the Justice Department’s reigning Drug Czar in the Clinton Administration. < http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/ >
Mr. Cohen [was] the Clinton Administration’s Secretary of Defense.
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First, a section of Mr. McCaffrey’s speech in Govlish, of April, 2000, with my “translations” from Govlish back into the peoples’ English.
Govlish: (McCaffrey) From my perspective, the struggle against illegal drugs is not a “war.” Misplaced battle imagery leads people to expect a conclusive victory.
Wars have an end, but drug education–like all schooling–is a continuous
process. To reduce the demand for drugs, prevention must be ongoing.
Addicted individuals are to be helped, not defeated. They must be held
accountable for their actions and offered drug treatment to help change
English translation: (Elias Alias) We think that you the people will have no trouble at all understanding that the War On Drugs was never an actual war, despite the fact that for half a century the government itself has been calling it a war, and also despite the fact that it has created more than three-quarters of a million political prisoners each year. Americans arrested for violation of anti-marijuana laws alone total more than five million nation-wide just since President Clinton took office. And it is true that our goon-thugs have managed to shoot dead and/or burn to death a goodly number of citizens. It is also true that we have taken at gunpoint countless properties from such people as would defy our Law. But we categorically deny that we have been running a “War”.
We are aware that due to a slight oversight at some of our think-tanks, the media was long ago unwisely asked to bill our aggressions out to the public as a “War On Drugs”. The pure, the morally present, the conscientious American, and that American’s elected public officials have all been struggling legally, morally, objectively, but vainly, to turn this tide of popular piddling with illegal drugs. As we have stormed houses, sank boats, shot down aircraft, shot suspects to death, burned homes and property, beat and interrogated countless “enemy” operatives, conducted “Sting” operations on citizens everywhere, flirted with snitches as if they were counter-spies and heroes of our War effort, we really expect you to understand all that for what it is, which is simple federal-level policing in an attempt to enforce The Law. Our only goal has been the peace of drug offenders.
But despite the Army’s involvement at Waco,
< http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com/keytopics/Waco.shtml > despite all the armaments and defensive equipage of goon-squads, despite the militarization of civil police forces everywhere, it’s really not been a “War On Drugs”, but merely a social-improvement exercise benevolently bestowed upon the American public as a graceful and tangible benefit returned to the tax-payers. Surely everyone can see this.
The DEA has absolutely nothing to do with the Pentagon or the US Military community. (That the DEA wrongfully helped the ATF falsely accuse that strange little church in Texas of drug manufacturing while requesting over a million dollars’ worth of military equipment, armed helicopters and tanks, communications facilities, and Delta Force “advisors” from the Pentagon, was an isolated quirk of mis-communication, a mere aberration of procedure for which no one should rightfully be punished.)
What we used to call the War On Drugs is most certainly not to be seen as the concerted efforts of divisions and regiments of militarily-armed goon squads sent out across the land by competing agencies of intrusive aggression policies against the average tax-paying citizen.
We know and understand that for half a century we have called the situation a “War On Drugs”. But. That is beside the point now.
We simply cannot admit that we lost that “War”. We fear that if we admit defeat we will lose countless government thug-jobs, maybe even entire agencies, as well as a trillion dollars’ worth of covert governmental creative financing. Of course all this could negatively effect the national economy, and thus lead to a state of national emergency, from which only FEMA and the National Security Agency, in lock-step with the Pentagon and the Oval Office, could save us.
We now, in failure’s denial, realize that we cannot possibly win that “War”, so we naturally need to update you on our shifts in perspective here at the top. The War On Drugs will continue as it has since it’s earliest beginnings, expanding in strength and scope daily, but we are going to call it something different. But please do not be concerned. We’re still going to spend billions each year on having our troops stake out, lay siege to, invade and conquer the homes of the omni-present drug offenders, but we’re adding a subtle twist which we hope you understand will be a dandy refinement that can help us spend even more billions of dollars in state-sponsored behavior-modification “treatment centers” for our captured, er, ‘arrested’ POWs, er, ‘criminals’.
There is no reason to fear that the national prison industry will have to suffer a downturn in prison population and a resultant dip in profitability. We realize how costly to business such a problem would be. So our game-plan calls for stepping up the tactical-area-of-responsibility (TAOR) for all Drug War agencies.
However, we will bill this out to the press as “recruitment efforts” (conducted with the persuasive force of gun-bearing troops, naturally, if only to keep up appearances) for the benefit of miserable workers and students who may have succumbed to the temptations of the illegal drug world, the nefarious underground, or the undisciplined counter-culture.
We will have the press stress that the re-education centers project is a free service provided to drug offenders, who qualify for the program by simply being a convicted ex-con. We are preparing already a massive fleet of permanently-moving mobile prison units for some of these “guests of the State”, in addition to “live-in” dorms with the militaristic quaintness and outdoors scenery as available on a number of closed, un-used military bases.
Though it will cost us, we will spare no expense in seeing that prisoners get de-briefed correctly by government guidelines and then get re-implanted psychologically with a value system which would be in greater harmony with the needs and desires of the Corporate Dynasty. We shall not “defeat” those arrogant violators of our sacred law, but instead we shall merely brainwash them in prisons of various types which we shall call “re-education and treatment centers”.
This of course is for society’s own good. The government is a good guy after all. Of course, our prisoners have to be taught a little respect for their loving government, so we will have to confiscate their real worth when we induct them into our program, and we will have to bleed them dry financially as we fatten the coffers of the lawyer population, but we will call that: “teaching responsibility”.
We the State will show you the people that you can always rely upon us to be more powerful than you are. Bow, and know the State’s greatness; submit your error-prone ‘free-will’ to the wisdom of the State. Uncle Sam cares. And yes, please do be willing to go the extra mile when your legislators beseech you to accept a slight increase in taxes to fund our new Drug War POW Re-Education Programs. We must all shoulder the responsibility together. If you find this to be uncomfortable for some reason, just remember, it’s the fault of all those potheads, and NOT your government.
Govlish: Cancer, rather than war, is the more appropriate metaphor for the nation’s drug problem. The key to reducing both is prevention coupled with
treatment and research. Slashing drug-use rates will require a sustained
effort to change individual and social attitudes. It also will demand
fundamental shifts in the way our public health and criminal justice systems
deal with chronic addicts. We cannot arrest our way out of the problem.
Neither can we make unrealistic promises to solve the drug problem in just
a few years or rid the world of drugs entirely. We must be serious and get
organized with long-term prevention and treatment programs that work.
Translation: Drug use has spread more inclusively into all levels of American society than we ever anticipated, and as each person has discovered that the government has been lying about marijuana during all these years, it is as if that person were to become by virtue of knowledge a single, mis-shaped “cell” in the body of America which has gone awry in its behavior.
From the clinical, technically-correct view of mass disrespect for the mystique and power-facade of the State, we today prefer to educate the public toward believing that this War On Drugs shall be terminal for the patient, which is you the people. Drug-users’ presence in our society is as malignant and unacceptable as a cancer in your mother’s breast. Under the “Prevention” phase of our program, we can continue to fund huge anti-drug advertising campaigns and reinforce that message by stepping up our Narco Squad militations, our lucrative informant programs, and our DEA invasion tactics. As our arrest numbers have assured you that we’re tirelessly and relentlessly packing the jails and prisons of the nation with fresh Prisoners of War, we acknowledge that we can do even more.
Instead of allowing the offenders to merely pay their debt to society by doing their time, we now can involve them, once released from prison, in re-education programs which can feed untold millions of dollars directly into the private-sector economy. It will, in keeping with the State’s tradition, create an abundance of new jobs for unwitting citizens who see “government jobs” as a sure bet for security, thusly cementing the wreckage brought down upon the lives of the would-be “individual” rebels who would defy our laws.
You may have confidence that your government will not stop until there is a supervisor/counselor/healer assigned to every citizen to help that citizen make of his life a success, (by US Government-recommended standards of course), as an auto-modified person of compliance and subserviency. As you can readily see, this approach will insure that fedgov can continue to vent the economy while redistributing created wealth back into the deserving hands of State employees. We’re sure that even the unions will support this approach.
Of course, while your tax dollars are being wasted by the billions in all this, remember the economic lessons of George Orwell’s little bombshell book, 1984,
< http://www.george-orwell.org/1984 >
and know that we are tirelessly committed to keeping the money-pumps running smoothly. And of course, we do not want to guarantee you anything besides the fact that we can stretch this undeclared War On Drugs into eternity. We’ve got a lot of arresting and re-educating to do!
Govlish: The government’s response is only a small part of the national effort to
counter illegal drugs. The drug problem is in essence a collection of local
epidemics that can best be addressed at the community level by coalitions
of parents, coaches, health professionals and teachers. Our children are
most influenced by people they love and admire, rather than by rock stars,
celebrities and other remote figures. An adult involved with mentoring can
change a child’s life.
Translation: Of course, as we need to fan the flames of ignorance within the ember-beds of American society, we the state shall continue to furnish more ways in which everyone can participate. We fully intend to empower all students to snitch on their parents, who otherwise might escape capture by our excellent covert operatives. We will continue to establish national and local hot lines for snitches, and we can offer added budgetary blessings to athletic departments in schools for random drug testing, to socialist clinicians who are keen on altering people’s mentality in favor of Statist values, and to teachers unions.
The State’s aim is to achieve universal allegiance from each member of every American generation, and our quest begins in the school systems. We also will continue to insure that plot-lines on popular television programs are salted heavily with anti-drug messages. We are asking for adult assistance in the training of a generation’s minds against any predisposition toward experimentation with any substance which might alert a young person to the reality behind the facade of socialized government. We want you to do our job for us, but we want you to keep paying us since we were the ones who wised you up to how this works. You can feel important in helping us keep people off marijuana. Let’s all get that “feel-good-together” feeling in our hearts, and take pride in being involved in the destruction of half of this nation’s lives.
Govlish: Much of the work that needs to be done against drug dependence will take place within the criminal justice system. Drug courts are able to offer
treatment in lieu of prison for nonviolent offenders. Drug treatment must be
married to legal coercion if America’s 5 million hard-core users are to be
stopped from ruining their lives at great cost to our country in terms of
overcrowded courts and prisons, spiraling health-care costs and violent
criminal behavior. Strict law enforcement, combined with humane and
intelligent policy, is the answer to the enormous public safety problem
posed by drug dependence.
Translation: The government is leading the way for all of us. The criminal justice system is still a growing industry, so we will continue to hire more cops and oath-breaking thugs and further develop our powers over the average citizen, as you would want us to do. But we can create a side-industry called loosely, “drug treatment centers”, and that industry will also be doubly important as it generates new jobs and also provides another area wherein many citizens can blindly promote the State’s power. The neo-con Christian Right should love this. People like working for the government, as we offer a good bennies package. Such people also like to play their self-righteous games of one-up-man-ship over their neighbors, which helps them feel that they are contributing to the greatness of America. These workers will justly feel in some way as if they were extensions of the real govgoon squads, and will enjoy their dedicated efforts in forcing loyalty to the State upon all resistors, while caring for their fates as individuals impeccably.
We shall continue to feed the prison industry
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in this country and others, as it benefits the economy of the Corporate Dynasty. However, just when we thought we were out of ideas, it now occurs to us that we can pick up on drug-law convicts as they are released from prison following the serving of their “time”, and can, at great public cost, enroll them in a new system of “re-education” camps, er, *centers*. This program will doubtless create many new jobs in the private sector, as each *center* will need State-made doctors and psychologists, nurses, clinicians, admin personnel, clerks and communications specialists as well as additional guards and a host of related jobs.
In the absence of War, we can vent this economy domestically by simply continuing to pour more billions into the expansion and diversification of all sectors in the War on Drugs. The fact that such approach strengthens the centralization of fedgov powers is merely a benign coincidence. The enrolled ex-convict drug-law offenders will be treated with as much respect as the Geneva Convention suggests would befit any Prisoner Of War. Our mental programming will treat each “after-prison prisoner” in an officially humane and intelligent manner.
As the Justice Department has already ruined their lives by incarceration and confiscation and withdrawal of “rights”, our excuse to further detain these hapless citizens lies embodied in the greater good they can do society by their participation in a multi-billion dollar re-education experiment, which will be completely government-funded and destined for future privatization, and which will be created in liaison with the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA. The object is to make them subject and keep them subject, and if that takes a part of every earned dollar in America, so be it. It is a small price to pay for influencing affluency.
[Elias Alias note: The paragraph by McCaffrey, above contains a Govlish “boo-boo”. It is a violation of the Govlish ethic that McCaffrey let slip the two-word phrase, “legal coercion”. Govlish almost never says what it truly means. This sort of error is very rare.]
Govlish: The indirect campaign to legalize drugs has tried to manipulate the issues of “medical marijuana” and “harm reduction.” This approach should offend America’s sense of integrity. The welfare of children must come first.
Reducing drug abuse is in our country’s most fundamental interest.
Translation: Any system of leverage which might appear friendly to libertarian and “individualist” or “sovereign” ideology must be denied the citizenry, no matter how ridiculous it appears to be. What is the suffering of a few terminal cancer and aids patients compared to an entire generation of American children? Hey, so you got cancer and you say it hurts and you mistakenly believe that smoking a joint helps you gain some temporary relief from the symptomatic pains of cancer. Listen, life is hard, you know?
Surely you must understand why the State cannot possibly be reasonable about medical marijuana. It has nothing to do with the fact that nobody dies from smoking marijuana, or that marijuana has been smoked with no ill effects around this planet for countless centuries by a huge percentage of the earth’s population, or that the plant itself might have a Natural right to inclusion in this Universal garden, if some God did indeed create this earth and everything therein, or even if it’s genetic struggle through carbonated stardust and eons of quantum warp space simply mathmatically configured its existence on this planet as a grace of time itself. This can only demonstrate the fact that the national government is asserting ownership of each citizen’s mind and body and intrusion-rights into both, in seeking to control drug-related choices among the biological citizenry.
The point is that the very concept of “medical marijuana” flies in the face of everything Govlish has been preaching to the public for over a half a century, and it is not profitable for this government to subscribe to any truth which would cost our economy the countless jobs and governmental power-structures we stand to lose should Uncle Sam cease and desist with the War on Drugs. Just think of yourselves as making a noble sacrifice for your government, and take the pain.
We’ve by God been swearing for over half a century that marijuana is bad for people, and no matter what the doctor-patient relationship reveals in reality, that’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it. To the lily-livered overly-sensitized and misled crusaders who suggest that the criminal damage wrought upon the lives of all students busted for marijuana, or upon the working folk so busted, is actually a greater harm to those individuals’ lives than a few tokes on a joint, I would simply say that you need to learn how to restore your faith in your elected leadership and the great American way. Your government cares about the slightest threats to your health and happiness. Your government forbids to you the use of certain drugs because your government loves you.
Reducing drug abuse will automatically save the children. As you know children rank a close “second” just below the economy in governmental priority.
We also know that it is an impediment toward the successful indoctrination of Statist principles to permit our students to presume any far-fetched “right” to alter their minds. Those minds belong to the State, as they constitute the State’s “citizenry”. It is absurd to imagine a State without it’s citizenry, and marijuana is known to undo years’ worth of dedicated conditioning and programming of young minds in the State’s educational systems. Marijuana advocates are trying to make the American national government look like a big, unjust bully. America is really the best friend any citizen has. Even though I’ve said we cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem, I swear to you that we will spare no expense to make the best dent in popular cultural mores that money can buy.
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End translation of Drug Czar McCaffrey’s Govlish speech.
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Well, there you have one of McCaffrey’s complicities in Govlish. Now let’s look at a few choice examples excerpted from Secretary of Defense Cohen’s speech of July, 1999.
Govlish: Welcome to the grave New World of terrorism — a world in which traditional notions of deterrence and counter-response no longer apply. Perpetrators may leave no postmark or return address — no tell-tale signs of a missile launch, no residue of TNT that can be traced to a construction site, no rental truck receipts leading to the foolhardy suspects. In fact, their place of business may be a number of countries that are conducting bioengineering under the guise of pharmaceutical research. Penicillin for the poor, or ebola for the enemy? Who is to say, and with what deterrent is America left?
Translation: Ladies and Gentlemen, as the Secretary of Defense it is my responsibility to inform you that, owing largely to US Corporate imperialism around the planet for most of the twentieth century, and our Statist policy of deploying the US Military globally to help insure that our corporate trade lanes remain in a state of safe expansion, the good old USA has inadvertently made a few enemies.
As we Americans have grown in power to become the dominant military/industrial force on the planet we have found it necessary in many instances to utilize the CIA’s unique manipulation talents in many lesser nations’ political climates. While it is true that we’ve been guilty of assassinations of numerous political leaders in many foreign lands, and that we have launched countless propaganda coups and programs, all of our CIA’s activities have been in the best interests of our nation. The CIA works for us.
However, regarding a few disgruntled foreigners who have objected to our corporate expansionism and cultural imperialism, I must inform you now that these people are terrorists. As America has the most powerful military presence in the world, upon which the sun never sets nor pixel percolates, we’ve made it obvious that no rogue nation can expect to exist in defiance of US policy for world peace. (You do understand, I trust, that “world peace” means American profitability, right?)
Consequently, a number of lesser nations, insignificant and under-developed as they might be, are now suspected of harboring terrorists who would like to see all Americans dead. We just can’t seem to please all the people all the time. As such centers of unrest and hatred don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of opposing us militarily, they are now resorting to tactics which our conventional military knowledge finds difficult to anticipate.
We do admit that our CIA gave Saddam Hussein, back in the late 1980’s, Anthrax, with hopes he would use it against Iran.
And we do acknowledge that Saddam may have sold some of that stuff to some other minor governments, so that we now have no idea who might pop up with Anthrax next. We know how things work, don’t we? Same as with China, to whom we’ve recently sold some rather interesting satellite technology, and who may have already dispersed that technology outwardly to several other agitated governments such as North Korea.
However, terrorism is not fair, and I am afraid that we may have to destroy American freedom in order to save America from unwarranted terrorist attacks. Lord knows we have no intention of slacking off regarding continued corporate expansionism, but don’t worry. Just because our aggressive nature as The American Government has raised a few eyebrows here and there, I am here to assure you that the US Military can defend America. And defend America we must, no matter what we have to destroy about our antiquated founding documents. Which would we prefer, old papers or the terrorist plunder and plague of death? It all comes down to that, you see. You DO pay us to be here and do these things, you know.
We will defend you. But do be assured that tempers out there in the terrorist community are at fever pitch, if unjustifiably so, and that Disneyland, our children’s sacred icon, is not safe. Therefore, you must accept the Defense Department’s assessment of our eminent danger and agree to cooperate with our national effort to combat this threat of terrorism. After all, as it now appears that we are losing the War on Drugs, which we’ve been successfully using to vent our nation’s economy for so long, and as it’s getting ever-increasingly more difficult to get away with starting a handy little war in third-world nations, we already see the need to promote the ushering into our lives of this War on Terrorism as the new substitute for the failing War on Drugs.
And by the way, that aspirin factory in Sudan? Well, I have reason to believe that they were making more than aspirin there! Why else would they have wanted to build a pharmaceuticals plant, since they could have bought drugs from our own Global Pharmaceuticals Giants like everybody else does, right? Never mind that the Carter Foundation has an office there, and that Jimmy Carter had toured that plant several times before we blew it to smitherines. Those Sudanese tricksters probably lied to Jimmy Carter while they made new wares for the terrorist market. Just like them to welcome an ex-US President during several visits over time, share with him their pride in the creation of their nation’s own pharmaceuticals plant and invite him to openly tour it, crowd about his every move offering praises and appreciation for what his Foundation there was doing for them. Then do a dump on American Corporate interests behind his back.
Govlish: Preparation is itself a deterrent. By minimizing the death and destruction would-be terrorists hope to spawn, we reduce the likelihood they will even try. Yet a chemical or biological strike on American soil could quickly surpass any community’s ability to cope.
Translation: As a result of our global dominance and the resultant affluency, we are now wisely anticipating that somebody out there has a bad attitude about our good fortune. Sour grapes, dollar-envy, and all that, you know. Therefore, we have concocted some rather drastic defense measures which I have been asked by Clinton to explain for your general understanding.
A prime objective in my delivering this speech to America today is to legitimize a strong fear within the nation’s collective consciousness. I must whip up a great mountain of fear about terrorism within the population here, because it will take something as dire as the threat of domestic mass-death for the people of this country to buy the installation of a military/industrial police state and the martial law under which that police state will protect this nation.
Uncle Sam has deep pockets, and we’re bound to be more effective in the wake of a terrorist attack than your local service agencies or the Red Cross. We in the Defense Department are always thinking, and we’re thinking about you the people first! We are prepared. Never mind that it took us ten years to catch Bin Laden, and that we never could catch the Unibomber until his family snitched him off. Never mind that we had no idea about the upcoming bombing of those two US embassies in Africa last year even though one of the master-minds who planned the bombings chanced to be an FBI informant who also worked for the CIA. Never mind that we can’t catch John Doe II. Never mind Flight 800. Good citizens with developed sentiments of loyalty will not focus on our shortcomings. Things are not always as they seem, you know. Same goes for John Doe II and the Birmingham Bomber. For all you know they both work for the CIA and were supposed to plant those bombs. How else could we get in place so many laws against personal freedom? How else could we cause you to see the need for more governmental control and intrusiveness. Uncle Sam needs you to believe in the severity of the Terrorist Threat. And, bottom line, your bank accounts and portfolios need this War on Terrorism.
Govlish: As part of a federal interagency effort launched last year by President Clinton and led by the National Security Council, the Defense Department is doing its part to prepare the nation for the catastrophic consequences of an attack that unleashes these horrific weapons. Because it has long prepared to face this grim possibility on the battlefield, the military has unique capabilities to offer in the domestic arena as well.
Translation: I am sure that you know already that Clinton’s “executive orders” and “presidential decision directives” have provided for the federal government’s empowerment in times of national emergency. It is now legal to confiscate all transportation, food distribution, housing, civil enforcement, communications, and many other logistically-related functions of society. To implement this governmental grab, Clinton has wisely foreseen the need to consolidate all governmental powers into an hierarchy headed up by the Pentagon itself. The National Security Council and Federal Emergency Management Agency are the two work-horses created to pull the Defense Department’s plow down the dangerous furrows of the future.
To insure their complete power over the vital organs of America, our president has arranged for all other governmental agencies, federal, state, county, and local, to become assimilated into an appropriate collage of unified force. This is necessary for our protection, of course. But because of the great expenditures made on the behalf of the US Military’s research programs involving nuke/chem/bio warfare, we here at the Defense Department know better than you how devastating such a terrorist deployment against our homeland could be. The Pentagon therefore is the right power to put in charge of the NSC and FEMA.
Naturally, all other agencies, such as the Justice Department, HUD, DOT, IRS, FDA, and etc., etc. ad infinitum, shall receive their directives from the Pentagon through those two primary agencies. When I say “interagency effort”, I definitely mean “interagency effort”. We can all be thankful that the Defense Department has time to assist with the prevention of terrorism in America. Never mind the radiation experiments of the fifties which used thousands of our troops as guinea pigs in our atomic bomb test programs. Never mind the Agent Orange with which we bathed our troops in Viet Nam, or the Gulf War Syndrome inflicted upon our troops in Desert Storm. Those quirks of imperfection are not valid indicators of our Military Wisdom regarding chemical/nuclear/biological phenomena. We do, no matter what anybody thinks, know what we’re doing! You can trust the Pentagon. God does, as the message on your money implies.
Govlish: Several core principles are guiding our efforts. First, any military assistance in the wake of a domestic attack must be in support of the appropriate federal civilian authority — either the Department of Justice or the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Second, an unequivocal and unambiguous chain of responsibility, authority and accountability for that support must exist. Third, military assistance should not come at the expense of our primary mission — fighting and winning our nation’s wars. A special Task Force for Civil Support is being created to ensure that we have the military assets necessary to help respond domestically while still meeting our foremost mission.
Translation: While you are not looking, I’m gonna sneak a little concept into your head here. The “appropriate federal civilian authority” phrase in the first sentence of the paragraph immediately above should, if our speech-writers are correct, insert into your subconscious the erasure of whatever division you’ve previously held that caused you to think that “federal” is not the same thing as “civilian”. It is important that all Americans relinquish their sleepy notions about fifty sovereign states bound by mutual agreement into an effective union. That notion is just more gibberish from the distant past and can’t possibly serve our government’s present needs. I want you to practice saying and thinking, “federal-civilian” as if they were one word instead of two. In fact, in the tradition of Orwell’s “newspeak”, let’s just coin the new word for it, “fedciv”. There now, it has a nice ring to it.
Despite the fact that FEMA uses less than thirty per cent of its allocated budget in assisting stricken communities around the nation, FEMA is doing admirably well in spending over seventy per cent of its budget in defending today’s national government from people who still believe in the Second Amendment and the Second Coming of Christ. < http://www.constitution.org/y2k/megiddo.pdf >
FEMA, better than most government agencies nowadays, understands that there is a real and present hatred among the citizenry for the metamorphosis the federal government has undergone in the past half-century, and consequently FEMA was selected as the proper first-option for the dispersion of Military Rule from the Pentagon outward to all communities in the country.
Of course, the Military is big on “command”. Everything has its proper place in the structure of our man-made world. Generals have no value to this nation if they do not have large numbers of privates to command. The private looks up to the Private First Class, who in turn looks up to the lance-corporal, who takes his medicine from the corporal, who obeys the sergeant, who obeys the Staff-Sergeant, and on and on it goes right up to the top. All US soldiers and military personnel are under the command of Clinton. Clinton is my (Cohen’s) boss. I (Cohen) run the Pentagon. The Pentagon now runs FEMA, the NSA, the Justice Department, and indeed, all lower aspects of enforcement right down to your local cop on the beat. You have noticed, I trust, that your local police force has been gradually militarized, so that today all police forces are extensions of Pentagonal policy, capable of enacting military-styled operations against child-pornographers, 2nd Amendment nuts, religious zealots, and drug abusers. All those sorts of people are potential terrorists, so it is a good thing that your police forces are now extensions of federal policies.
Since you the people would probably react negatively were I to say that we now have a “chain of command” in place which is designed to extend federal mandates all the way from the Pentagon down to every local police department, with all local, state and federal agencies sandwiched into that chain of command, I will not call it a “chain of command”. That could tend to let a nasty cat out of the bag, eh? So I will just say that we now have an “unequivocal and unambiguous chain of responsibility, authority, and accountability”. Of course, that is exactly what a chain of command is and does, but I’m banking on the fact that most voting Americans today will not pause to reflect on that.
This is a great and grand moment in American history, a moment in which the federal powers can truly see the end of their struggle to establish a totalitarian military/industrial/corporate/police/State with an unbroken and uncontested chain of command over the entire nation. This progress is bound to improve our standing in the United Nations. It is a proud moment for the “establishment”. Much useless and frivolous freedom has been allowed to exist in America in the past, but now we have hope of finally containing that nonsense. Now we are poised to get down to business!
Of course, as we would rightly expect, if the Pentagon is going to fulfill its obligations as the top seat of power in this national chain of command, it has to have some say about how it’s policies and directives are lived up to by subordinate agencies. Clinton has outlined the Pentagon’s authority with his near-genius reinterpretation of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. He has further fortified the Pentagon’s authority to manage civil planes of life in America with a series of significant executive orders, not to mention the genius of “Presidential Decision Directive-25”, which gave the Pentagon authority to show up at Waco and turn tanks, helicopters, and Delta Force military sharpshooters against those rebellious Christian constitutionalists.
Never mind that McCaffrey claims the Justice Department doesn’t work for the Pentagon. That is false info. All government, be it local, state, or federal, now has a proper place in the structure of the national military/police State, and that State is paying the Pentagon nicely to preserve it’s glorious reign and rule.
Govlish: Fourth, our military response efforts will be grounded primarily in the National Guard and Reserve. In contrast to their more familiar role of reinforcing active-duty forces overseas, our guard and reserve are the forward-deployed forces here at home. Special National Guard teams are being positioned around the nation to advise and assist communities upon request.
Translation: We will not, however, be sending in the Marines just yet. Our hope is to use the Military simply to back up the National Guard and Reserve, who in turn will reinforce local and state enforcement agencies as they attempt to carry out their directives from the Pentagon. We are presently indoctrinating portions of the National Guard with the proper Govlish interpretations on Military directives. However, should enough people resist the National Guard, the State Patrol, the State Bureaus of Investigation, the Sheriff’s offices and Police Departments, well, by God, we just might have to send in the Marines. It’s up to you the people.
Govlish: Finally, we must not and trample on American lives and liberties in the name of preserving them. Fears about the military’s role in domestic affairs are unfounded, as evidenced by a long history of reasonable and successful military support to communities ravaged by natural disasters, such as fire and flood.
Translation: Of course you all know what this means, but just for the record and for the sake of appearances, when a combat boot slams down upon your burning neck and a rifle butt jabs your prone rib-cage, you may take heart in the knowledge that your own Secretary of Defense has sworn publicly that the US Military will not interfere with domestic affairs. After all, has not the Military been helpful in the restoration of order following hurricanes and other acts of natural disaster? Of course it has. You have no valid reason to resist the Military presence and command in your hometown or county. Remember, we are the good guys.
However, I would just like to note in passing that it is a little unfair that I would even have to address your fears about the Military’s presence in your hometowns. You’ll hurt my feelings if such rumors persist! Please feel ashamed for bringing that up.
Govlish: As in the past, any military support will be precisely that — support. Both legal and practical considerations demand it. The Posse Comitatus Act and the Defense Department’s implementing policies are clear — the military is not to conduct domestic law enforcement without explicit statutory authority, and we strongly believe no changes should be made to Posse Comitatus. Also clear is that the military’s unique assets are most valuable when used to supplement — not supplant — continuing federal, state or local efforts. This is one of the reasons we are helping to train the local emergency “first responders” in 120 cities under a program mandated by Congress and now being transferred to the Justice Department.
Translation: The US Military has never taken over this country before, so why should you worry that it wishes to do so now? (Aside, to the speech-writer…..”hehehe!”) Despite the fact that the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was specifically made a part of federal law to prevent the sort of horror which happened at Waco, under Klinton’s reinterpretation of “The Law”, there is now seen to exist a perfect bypass around Posse Comitatus.
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Therefore, we can smugly say that there is no need to alter or violate the Posse Comitatus Act. Under today’s structure of Statist totalitarianism the Pentagon can simply do as the President orders. It is our hope that you will not be alarmed by our establishing a hundred and twenty military logistics and command centers in a hundred and twenty American cities and townships. We shall make every endeavor to keep you from having to actually see military troops in your communities. Toward that end we have militarized your police forces and established their subserviency to federal/Pentagonal mandates and policies, that they, instead of front-line troops, can enforce our government’s laws.
Of course, eventually we will have to use troops to meet the additional needs for manpower as we draw the net on those terrorists. It is not out of the question to imagine military checkpoints at all state lines and school zones. Having to submit to body searches in grocery-store parking lots should not really disturb your wives to any great degree. Just remember, any of your neighbors could be a child-pornographer, a doper, a 2nd Amendment advocate, or a far-right Christian. One never knows! We may have to inspect everyone to sort out the potential terrorists. But don’t forget, it’s for the children.
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End translation of Secretary of Defense William Cohen’s “Grave New World” Govlish speech.
So there we have a couple of examples of Govlish in action. The Drug Czar was faced with admitting publicly that all the billions of dollars spent, and all the millions of citizens who were jailed and otherwise deprived of their freedoms, rights, properties, and Constitutionally-protected status as citizens, and even all the Americans who were murdered by enforcement agencies over this insane War On Drugs, all were spent/abused/murdered for nothing, as the national government now knows that it has lost the War On Drugs. McCaffrey’s Govlish speech-writers found a palatable (for him and his Statist ilk) way to change the rules of the game and simply say that it was not, after all, a “War” On Drugs.
Similarly, when Cohen was forced to take the heat of announcing the underwriting of all law enforcement agencies at all levels of American government by none other than the US Military, his Govlish speech-writers came up with an incredible mis-representation of the truth of that government move, claiming it was necessary for the Pentagon to run this country in the event of a state of “national emergency”, which as current national law presently stands can be issued and proclaimed to be in effect by the commander in chief of all Armed Forces, the sitting sex-addict.
Briefly, let’s look at what we’ve learned about Govlish. Here is a list which comes to mind.
Nature and characteristics of Govlish:
A. Govlish always says less than it really means. Therefore, anyone speaking Govlish around you knows something which he feels it would be better not to tell you.
B. Govlish makes use of cultural-shock catchwords and psycho-stun phrases as a means of bypassing the common mental defense systems of normal people. Cohen’s use of a disfigured variation on Aldous Huxley’s title, “Brave New World”, was an attempt to sub-consciously establish in our minds an association of the State with a revered and famous writer, thus silently encouraging us to feel that the Government is on our side. The fact that Huxley wrote “The Doors of Perception“, which contradicts intelligently and completely the entire platform of Govlish’s War On Drugs is countered effectively by inserting that unconscious association into our minds.
C. Govlish operates on the presumption that if something is true, it does not need to be said. (Govlish was invented to displace truth, not herald it.)
D. Govlish is only used successfully when citizens have super-imposed a degree of blind faith and trust over their mental image of their government. Advanced students of Govlish explore new ways in which Govlish can assist in the debunking of the traditional views on peace, prosperity, freedom, self-governance, responsibility, goodness, morality and truth, to name just a few key areas targeted by Govlish. The disintegration of previously known truths, the sorts of things which our founders considered to be apparent and self-evident, is a key objective of Govlish.
E. Govlish makes use of your words to convey it’s will.
F. Govlish has no inherent definition for the word “is”.
I’m sure each reader has more characteristics to add to that list already.
I hope that readers have found that deciphering Govlish can be a fun and educational habit. It is easy to find plenty of Govlish to work with. You can get about fifty-million dollars’ worth of Govlish for fifty cents at any newspaper vendor, and of course the national television networks keep a steady stream of Govlish rolling constantly. You’ll find that regularly scheduled radio news broadcasts are also troves of Govlish. In fact, once a person gains a bit of momentum in looking for Govlish, surprisingly, one finds that it is everywhere.
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