Regular readers of this site may be puzzled about why I took yesterday’s column to forecast the demise of the National Football League. After all, it isn’t football season and the NFL really isn’t on the radar of most people who read my writings.
I wrote the column to make a point.
I believe that how we do anything is how we do everything. I see that our leisure activities reflect our personal philosophy. An event in the sports world is an indicator of how we feel about things in the non-leisure world.
Therefore, the outcry over the violence for the sake of money in the NFL indicates that our society is reaching a tipping point regarding violence for the sake in money in other parts of life too.
Obviously, war is brutal. From my perspective, there is no valid reason for war.
However, even those who believe war is viable would be shaken if they knew about the atrocities that happen outside of the “normal killing” of war. I believe this knowledge would cause such an outcry from the general public that, like with the NFL, the MIC would have to make major adjustments in the way war is played.
I believe the fact that these stories are coming to the surface indicates that war is headed down the same path as the NFL.
A few months ago, former Navy Seal Bill Wood, aka Bill Brockbrader, told us of his involvement in bombing “soft targets” in the time between the two Iraqi wars. This included the controversial destruction of a quiet little Iraqi village that ignited internal fights between these highly trained Special Forces units.
A local author, who is also my client, has written a book about his involvement in taking out soft targets during the cold war. More than fifty years later, the horrors of carrying out the assignment to blow up an orphanage still cloud his brilliant mind.
Another client has told me stories of a brother who is currently locked away so that he doesn’t tell about the atrocities he committed while employed by the United States military.
I have heard numerous other firsthand accounts of wartime destruction that had no military value.
In every situation, the MIC has covered up, denied, or twisted these stories.
After all, if the general public knew the truth, there would be outcry and lawsuits, just like there are in the NFL. The truth is hidden from us by the MIC-controlled mainstream media because the MIC has too much money to lose if the truth becomes public.
Therefore, when a platoon of up to twenty soldiers, supported by helicopters dropping chaff to hide them from ground attack, killed more than a dozen Afghanistan civilians, the official story, which borders on the impossible, was that a single gunman with mental and alcohol problems did the killing.
Afghani investigators were not given the opportunity to question the solder further. He was rapidly removed from the country and is reportedly being held in the United States.
News agencies that reported something other than the mainstream media story were quickly ostracized by the MIC and condemned for their “propaganda.”
In other words, the MIC, with the cooperation of mainstream media, hid facts and prevented investigation. They know that, for the game of the war to be played and accepted by the general population, it must be less brutal. The MIC’s income stream depends upon it.
However, war, by definition, is brutal.
Therefore, the effort to make it less brutal, just like the effort to make the NFL less violent, is counterproductive.
As the truth of brutal acts for the sake of money comes to the surface, the MIC must face the consequences of its brutality.
At that point, the game will be over.