What is the truth? To thine own self be true!
Tuesday--July 22, 2003—Ground Zero Plus 678
To Thine Own Self Be True:
Rupturing The Rapture of Terror Intelligence
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--July 22,
This above all: to thine own self
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
In Shakespeare's famous play,
Hamlet, the above 27 words leap from the scribe's manuscript like
arrows of truth shot into the hearts of all the world's moral
world is awhirl with untruths
How do I be true to others?
Be true to yourself first!
What is it?
Today, the world is spinning about over untruths, or
It's all about war.
It's all about finding ways to kill the messengers of
President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain
are under heavy attack by both critics of political skullduggery, as
well as from frontal assaults of opposing parties seeking to cripple
their efforts to lead their respective nations.
All is fair and unfair, it seems, in politics and war.
Bush's State of the Union Address suggested Hussein was seeking
"yellow-cake" uranium from Niger to make nuclear weapons
central issue in both leaders' clogged political toilets is the
intelligence issue leading to a statement in President Bush's State of
the Union Address in 2003 that suggested Iraq was in the process of
purchasing nuclear material from Niger. The 16 words
incorporated in his statement fueled the justification for launching
war against Saddam Hussein. While not the primary reason for the
decimation of a tyrannical leader who supported Terrorism on a
worldwide basis, it has become the focus of political vultures eager
to bare the bones of deceit of leaders they would like to displace
with their own vultures.
The issue at hand is about the Truth, not
In Britain, one of the nation's leading
scientists who served on the U.N. arms inspection team, Dr. David
Kelly, allegedly told the BBC that Tony Blair's government had "cooked
the intelligence books" and "sexed up" information to imply that
Saddam Hussein was buying nuclear weapons material from Niger.
Kelly adamantly denied he was the source of the information to the BBC
and, following his testimony into the issue, Kelly was found dead.
He was an apparent "suicide."
Many question his death, which is currently
He died with the Truth locked inside him.
British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently
sought significant quantities oF uranium from Africa."
Bush fueled the case for war with Iraq in his State of the Union
address with the above 16 words
The Truth of
the British government's "cooking of intelligence books" is buried
with Dr. David Kelly
BBC, however, claims he told an investigative reporter a story
different than the one he denied. In a clash of Truths,
the BBC is like the New York Times and the Jason Blair incident--the
veracity of their "Truth" is now being called into question.
Could the BBC have "cooked their own reporting books?"
Evidence from across the pond suggests if the New York Times can let a
reporter like Jason Blair "cook the Truth," why not others in
other parts of the world able to do the same?
In the New York Times incident, reporter Jason
Blair manufactured facts and stories without checking them out,
including making up false evidence found at a location where a
Terrorist sniper in Washington D.C. was on a rampage shooting
people randomly. He has been subsequently fired, and
that "Truth Editors" of the Times replaced with another squad of
Cracks in the public's credibility of news
issuing from the Times remain open.
Now, the BBC joins the crowd.
What if, some purport, that David Kelly
didn't admit the government had "cooked its books?" What if, the
BBC was on a private agenda to cripple Tony Blair and twisted
Dr. Kelly's words to fit an agenda that had little to do with
The New York Times editorial staff was more
than willing to turn its head and let Jason Blair manufacture critical
national news misinformation, why not the BBC?
In other words, why not let the Beast of
Terror Terrorize the Truth?
The media is
supposed to be the Guardian of the Truth
The media, allegedly, is the supposed to be the guardian of the public
Truth. It is supposed to be true to itself first, so as
Shakespeare says, it can be true to all others. Without
one being honest within, it makes it hard to be honest without.
The United States is under attack from the same
front. The former ambassador to Gabon, Joseph Wilson, was
sent to Niger to investigate claims about the African country selling
"yellow cake" to Iraq. "Yellow cake" is a term used to describe
nuclear material able to turn a missile into a bomb.
He is being described as the source
of the infamous 16-words that wormed their way into the State of the
Union Address, strengthening the government's immediate need to attack
Iraq on a "national defense" agenda. If Saddam was going
to fuel up nuclear missiles, then the United States had to act
Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, IV
Wilson is denying he is the source of the misspeak. The
intrigue goes farther. New information leaked
accuses his wife as being a CIA operative, charged with ferreting out
information about nuclear development in nations the U.S. wants to
keep out of the arms race.
On one side of the Atlantic we have a
British scientist refuting he was the source of intelligence about a
government twisting of Truths and then committing suicide. On
the other side, are an American former ambassador and his alleged CIA
wife, the husband claiming he wasn't the one who manufactured the
Truth confirming Niger had, or was about to, sell nuclear yellow cake
It all comes down to a big, ugly
Stir into the cacophony a pack of
political rats vying to dethrone both the current U.S. and British
government leaders--add to that a wounded press including the BBC and
New York Times reeling from accusations that they are
Un-Truthful--and, you have a quagmire of Truth under attack.
So what, says the average
person viewing the mudslinging?
person seems unfazed with the current mudslinging
For the most part, nothing is new in this story. Anyone who ever
believed that the Truth wasn't dressed up by government doesn't know
the source of the word "spin." Since the beginning
of time, governments have issued only that face they wished to
present, and held back from exposing the warts.
Nero said it best: "When people
are starving, give them a circus."
And that's what people have today.
They have the government, supposedly the guardian of the public trust,
being untrustworthy, either through intent or neglect of questioning
the Truth before delivering it as the Truth.
Then, you have the "watchdogs of the
public trust," the news media, supposedly set in place to create a
Fourth Estate between government and the people, to serve as the
conscience of the people, and to challenge the Truth being issued by
more important than Truth
But when the Fourth Estate itself twists and "spins" the Truth to meet
its own private or political agendas, then you have the Un-Truth
eating the Un-Truth, and to none being true.
Even Shakespeare would be
confused over all this.
Vigilance is more important to
me than the Truth, for the Truth is about what one thinks it is from
his or her perspective. It is all about one's agenda,
one's composition as a being. Truth to one person can be a
lie to another.
But if we take what Shakespeare
said to heart, we realize that the Truth is not really about what one
thinks it is. "To Thine Own Self Be True," is only one-half of
The second half is the vital
factor: "And it must follow, as night the day, thou canst not
then be false to any man."
As a Sentinel of Vigilance, I
hear Shakespeare's words telling me that my Truth is not as important
as the Truth that I issue forth to the Children's Children's Children.
The second part of what he says in Hamlet is my checkpoint.
"What is the Truth for the future, not the present?"
As a person, I want to be
"right." Often, as all people, I will twist and bend data in my
mind to fit my own righteousness. Sometimes, I'll believe
what I say to be the Truth despite all evidence to the contrary.
However, what stops me cold, what
sends shivers through my bones about my Truths is when I am forced to
think about delivering the Truth to the innocent, to the Children's
Something inside me puts the brakes
on certain thoughts and ideas I hold as Truths, and drives me to
question my own Truths in relation to what is right for the future of
Would I, as a responsible adult, tell
a child a lie about the world they face? Would I pass on to a
child my prejudice, my bigotry, my politics, my beliefs or lack of
them, without first asking myself: "Is it right to pass on to an
innocent child anything that is false, or possibly false?"
remind me what I say entails a duty and responsibility far
When a child asks me a question I do not quickly answer.
Inside, a switch lights up. I see yellow warning lights flashing
and hear sirens. I am being cautioned to check my tongue.
I am being warned that whatever I am about to say has a duty and
responsibility to it that far exceeds my self.
I find myself speaking to a child
from a deeper well.
I find myself more conscious of the
Truth than with anyone, for I see the child as vessel, a Holy Grail,
upon whose ears I cannot paint un-Truths, half-Truths, almost Truths.
I know the Beast of Terror attacks
children's ears. He thrives on telling children lies,
un-Truths. He sees the ears as roadway to the soul, and whispers
into them words that create Fear, Intimidation and Complacency in the
I can follow the Beast's path if I am
But, as a Sentinel of Vigilance, I
know my mission on earth is to help the child develop
counter-Terrorism tools: Courage to displace Fear, Convictions
to quash Intimidation, and Right Actions that benefit future
generations rather than Complacencies that ignore the duty to the
|The Beast of
Terror thrives on "un-Truths"
So I try to sharpen my tongue to cut through the deceits of the self.
I measure what I say, knowing that
truth to my own self is only that truth worthy of being published to
all the children of all time, and that all the other so-called
"Truths" don't measure up to those I tell the children
Today, unfortunately, the press
and governments try to fit their Truths to fit the adults, they lie to
their own generations because they limit the Truth to the present.
This is the big lie. It is Terroristic in nature, because it has
no validity to the future. It spins about like a top, resting
where it will.
However, if the media and governments
were to speak only to the Children's Children's Children, and gear
their decisions solely to future generations, and justify them from
that perspective, fewer un-Truths would be heard, less quagmires would
bog down the Vigilant and make them appear the Beast of Terror.
Right now ugly arrows are being shot
at people with good intentions. They are trying to slice
the tongues of the leaders and make them objects of selfish deception,
willing to lie and cheat their way toward agendas they believe in,
that oppose the public's goals.
With them is the press, just as
And, sadly, on the sidelines, are the
children. They watch the icons of Truth being demolished before
their eyes. They hear adults calling each other names, and
wonder: "Who's watching out for me?"
really meant "To Thine Children's Children's Children Be True."
I urge the leaders of the world and the leaders of the press to take
the Pledge of Vigilance. If you want to protect the Truth,
you must act in behalf of the future generations, and tell the people
why you act the way you do. The more you do that, the less
you need 16 words to justify removing a Beast of Terror from a lair of
Only when each us, the average citizens of
the world, believe the Truth rests not within us alone, but in our
ability to pass on the Truth to our Children's Children's Children,
will we truly find the Truth as Shakespeare meant.
Then, we just might change that
saying from: "To Thine Own Self Be True," to what Shakespeare really
meant, "To Thine Children's Children's Children Be True."
July 21--Be An Archer Of Vigilance
- 2004, VigilanceVoice.com, All rights reserved -