Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
January 30, 2006
Smoking Mirrors: And Down Will Come Baby, Cradle and All.
Reading the above linked blog nearly made me cry. Why? Well, because I have heard the same frustration and despair expressed by other sincere
activists for World Peace in the past couple of weeks. The despair of the front line is setting in. Yes, it looks like COINTELPRO is winning.
The depression is spreading among those who have been keeping up the good fight for so long; we are succumbing to the disease. But is that
Perhaps with understanding we can find a remedy, a Bridge Over Troubled Water.
When you're weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all. I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough and friends
just can't be found, like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down. Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
When you're down and out, when you're on the street, when evening falls so hard, I’ll comfort you. I'll take your part, oh, when darkness
comes and pain is all around, like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down. Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.
Sail on silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine, All your dreams are on their way. See how they shine, oh and when you need
a friend, I'm sailing right behind Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind. Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease
your mind. [© 1969 Paul Simon]
First of all, I think that Lobaczewski has produced about the most valuable document for our times (or any times) that I have ever
encountered. Every activist needs to read this material and read it carefully. You can't go into battle without studying the opposition,
knowing their strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and so on. Lobaczewski and those other activists and resistance fighters have already been
through this. They studied it and mapped it. And the fact is, if you don't study what you are up against, you will make stupid mistakes, you
will think you are winning when you are losing, and conversely, you will think you are losing when the opponent is just bluffing.
This information is crucial. A good activist can NOT ignore it. He or she does so only at his or her own peril. Yeah, sure, it seems like a
huge burden to have to deal with accusations and counter-accusations in the COINTELPRO world, but if we don't, we are toast. As Lobaczewski
"If physicians behaved like ethicists, i.e. left in the shadow of their personal experience of relatively un-esthetic disease phenomena
because they were primarily interested in studying questions of physical and mental hygiene, there would be no such thing as modern medicine.
Even the roots of this health-maintenance science would be hidden in similar shadows. In spite of the fact that the theory of hygiene has
been linked to medicine since its ancient beginnings, physicians were correct in their emphasis upon studying disease above all. They risked
their own health and suffered sacrifices in order to discover the causes and biological properties of illnesses and, afterwards, to
understand the patho-dynamics of the courses of these illnesses. A comprehension of the nature of a disease, and the course it runs, after
all, enables the proper curative means to be elaborated. "[Political Ponerology]
Just now, activists are the physicians of society. We can't do a thing if we don't know the nature of the disease and that is what
Lobaczewski lays out for us in all its horrible detail. We don't want to give up in despair thinking we have incurable cancer when it is just
the measles or something that must run its course and can lead to full recovery if proper nursing is applied.