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Seuraava artikkeli ilmestyi alunperin Counterpunch-julkaisussa helmikuun 6. vuonna 2007. Käännös on julkaistu tekijän luvalla.

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“Lähde lätkimään!” …tai kuinka Charles Manson pelasti minut Vietnamin sodalta

Alan Cabal

Vuonna 1971 Vietnamin sota levisi Laosiin ja Kamputseaan. Presidentti Nixon oli vähentänyt amerikkalaisten joukkojen määrän siellä 196 000:n, mikä oli pienin määrä sitten vuoden 1966. Tästä huolimatta sota oli selvästi täydellinen katastrofi ja Harris Poll osoitti, että 60% amerikkalaisista vastusti sotaa. Amerikkalaiset kävelit kuussa, amerikkalainen nimeltään Ray Tomlinson lähetti ensimmäisen sähköpostin “ARPAnetin” kautta ja amerikkalainen nimeltään Charles Manson tuli Kaliforniassa tuomituksi erityisen inhottavista murhista. The New York Times julkaisi Pentagonin paperit, jotka paljastivat Amerikan syyn olla Vietnamissa täydelliseksi petokseksi.

Täytin 18 vuotta, minkä vuoksi saatoin joutua kutsuntoihin.

Minulla ei ollut aikomusta mennä yliopistoon. Olin nippa nappa selvinnyt lukiosta. Vihasin koulua, joten lykkäys opintojen perusteella oli poissa laskuista. Olin puolitoistametriä pitkä, painoin 56 kiloa ja viiletin sokeasti yläilmoissa, päätyen lopulta kohtuullisen vakavaan amfetamiinipsykoosiin. Siitä oli kiittäminen holtittomia nuoruuden innossa tehtyjä kokeiluja useiden eri hallusinogeenien ja vastaavien aineiden kanssa kolmen edellisen vuoden aikana.

Omantunnonsyistä kieltäytyjän status oli todella vaikea saada. Se piti sisällään vakiintuneen uskonnollisen vakaumuksen ja sotaa vastustaviin ryhmiin kuulumisen yleisesti. Minulla ei ollut sellaisia vakaumuksia, mielestäni Vietnamin sota oli yleisesti ottaen perustuslain vastainen huijaus eikä minulla ollut mitään halua ottaa siihen osaa.

Noihin aikoihin siitä, kuka sai kutsunnat, päätettiin arpajärjestelmällä. Vuoden jokainen päivä merkittiin satunnaisesti valitulla numerolla. Oletus oli, että lukua 200 pienemmillä luvuilla todennäköisesti sai kutsunnat, ja lukua 100 pienemmillä luvuilla sai varman lipun Vietnamiin. Minun numeroni oli 38.

En voinut ajatellakaan asuvani maanpaossa Kanadassa, vaikka olinkin tehnyt vapaaehtoistyötä ryhmässä nimeltä Philadelphia Resistance, auttaen muita tekemään juuri niin. Olin melko hätääntynyt koko kuviosta siinä vaiheessa kun minun piti rekisteröityä paikalliseen valikoivan palvelun toimistoon kotikaupungissani Camdenissa, New Jerseyssä.

Poltin paljon pilveä lepuuttaakseni hermojani rekisteröintiprosessia varten. Kun täytin kaavaketta, miettien vielä Kanada-optiota, sain väläyksen, joka tuli kirkkaana kuin timantti läpi otsan. Kaavakkeessa oli kauttaaltaan pieni reunus, ehkä vähän yli 5mm. Täytettyäni kaavakkeen, kirjoitin pienin kirjaimin reunukseen: Olen ottanut LSD:tä yli 200 kertaa ja kun saan ladatun aseen käsiini, ammun ensimmäisen eteeni tulevan upseerin. VAPAUTTAKAA CHARLES MANSON!!!

Annoin kaavakkeen pienelle vanhalle naiselle tiskin takana. Hän katsoi papereitani, muuttui punaiseksi kuin juurikas ja silmäsi minua katseella, jolla olisi voinut niittää heinää.

“Lähde lätkimään”, hän murisi.

Ja niin Charles Manson pelasti tämän amerikkalaisen Vietnamin sodalta.

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Aiheeseen liittyen aiemmin Mesikämmenen blogissa:

Interview with Alan Cabal

Alan Cabal explains everything # 1

Sibel Edmondsin pulloposti: Apua! Nostakaa amerikkalaisten poliittisten pakolaisten kiintiötä!

Pentagonin paperit vuotanut tutkija Ellsberg ja senaattori Gravel vaativat uutta tutkimusta syyskuun 11. iskuista

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Päivän biisit: Dead Kennedys: When ya get drafted ja Holiday in Cambodia.

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Alan Cabal

I will never forget the first time I saw Alan Cabal. The place was San Francisco and the year was 2000 of the common era. We both participated in a certain occasion that dealt with all and everything with a great magical twist. I don’t remember what the topic of the presentation was but Alan took part in a discussion that followed it. The man was so full of energy that it was electrifying. Intense. His ideas were wild but well argumented. A bit like Robert Anton Wilson’s but much better. Someone said that Al was a guy ”who had turned into a werewolf and never turned back”. Without a doubt this referred to his intensity and not his character for the guy was smart and much more well behaved than any werewolf I had met before. Two years passed and I met the man again. This time the place was Las Vegas. He used an Area 51 mug as a Holy Grail. We talked a bit about various things and my impression of him got even better. I thought he certainly was not a werewolf but nevertheless was dangerous because he spoke so much truth, shamelessly.

I learned later that Alan was a journalist. He had written for the New York Press, CounterPunch and other publications. After reading some of his articles and exchanging some notes about politics, religion, humor and other topics with him, I thought it would be nice to make a little interview with him for this blog. So here we go.

 

Who are you, Mr. Cabal? What kind of things you’ve been doing, are doing, and plan to do?

I am above all an orphan. I may not have punctuated that correctly.

I have an impression that you know lots of things that people in general do not know – is this correct?

I do not know what the Generals know.

What do you think of the Area 51, in general? Is it just a bullshit hype of new age idiots and other losers or is there something real behind it? There are lots of high credibility sources talking about the subject, for example, within the Disclosure Project. What do you think of them?

USA stealth aircraft account for many UFOs. Incidentally, there seems to be a cancer plume eastward of Groom Lake, following prevailing winds. The evidence is largely anecdotal. The category “UFO” covers a multitude of sins in the USA, not limited to cocaine smuggling.

I’ve read and heard of nazi UFO’s from various sources. One of the more seminal ones is Jim Marrs (author of The Rise fo the Fourth Reich). What do you think, is it true that the US worked with nazi knowledge within some black budgets on UFO’s and other similar stuff?

Operation Paperclip is one of the open secrets people should be paying attention to.

What do you think of Black Projects within the US administration in general?

There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it’s all dark.

Do the US black projects include knowledge of anti-gravitational power?

If they did, they’d find a way to fuck themselves up with it.

Does The US have their own UFO’s?

We have things that have been identified as UFOs on numerous occasions worldwide, yes.

Did the Nazis have UFO’s?

They had some odd things going on. It’s very difficult to sort out the disinformation on the Nazis.

What are the strenghts of the US in the current world situation ? The weaknesses?

It is cursed beyond redemption.

What are the strenghts of Europe? The weaknesses?

Your blood ties, in both cases.

Who Killed John F. Kennedy?

Ultimately Meyer Lansky and James Jesus Angleton.

What really happened on 9/11? I understand that you were among the very first journalists who wrote about the event in a way that was sceptical about the official story.

A leisure service of Mossad, Halliburton, and a few other corporate anti-Christ enterprises. The Bush Crime Family comes immediately to mind in my short list of suspects.

What is the NWO? Is the New World Order just nonsense? Or is there something real behind it?

I am the New Flesh.

Who are the most dangerous men on Earth? Why?

Darth Cheney has no pulse. Do the math. Does the name “George Romero” ring a bell anywhere? HE’S A GODDAMNED ZOMBIE, they are fucking RARE now, but the fucking things will be galloping over YOUR GODDAMNED WELL-MANICURED EUROPEAN HEDGES shrieking about their RIGHTS to bite into your BRAINS and SPINAL CORDS turning you into their feces or worse.

Who are the best men on Earth? Why?

The regular people who get through their regular days of struggle without screwing anybody else, or each other. There are quite a few women in that roster.

I have got an impression that you are very critical of the US. Why? If you could, where would you move on the planet Earth? Why?

Watch the movie POLTERGEIST. That is America. Nowhere is “safe” right now, but I think about comfort. I wouldn’t say where.

What makes you American? I feel you are in your own peculiar way very American – what is the essence of your American soul?

I was born here. I could not possibly be anything but an American. I have no discernible or traceable biological origin. It is sealed.

I have got the impression you’ve been accused of being a pro-Nazi. What do you have to say about this? Why is this the case?

Nazis and I are antithetical life-forms. That is why the Zionists hate me.

Why are you so much against Israel? Is it because they are against palestinians just like the Nazis were against jews?

Nazi is Zion spelled inside-out.

Are Americans stupid?

Is the Pope Catholic?

Has Obama brought ”the Change” he promised?

Fill one hand with shit and the other with promises and see which one fills up first.

How about drugs? What do you think of legalizing ganja? I remember that LSD once saved you from Vietnam, so I guess you have some positive angles on these substances.

People should learn about drugs. Antibiotics are not a bad thing, though they can be harmful. I avoid vaccines generally, but I did take a HepB series.

Is Elvis still alive?

I hope so.

What do you think of religiosity and religions? Are humans in some genuine way spiritual or is all of this just ”opium for the masses”? Are you an atheist, agnostic or something else?

I make my religion up in my dreams as I PROCESS the data.

What do you think of Finland?

High Elven Territory and definitely not to be fucked with, as has been PROVED.

What is the meaning of life?

Mine, or yours?

What makes you happy?

That’s a dangerous question.

If you would win the Nobel peace prize, what kind of speech would you give to the world?

“Deeds, not words.”

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