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The Unspeakable, The Unthinkable,
and The Imperative to Increase Consciousness

David T. Ratcliffe, rat haus reality press, New Moon: 7 May 2024
All photographs by the Author

This is a personal reflection guided by a steadfast curiosity to understand how the world we all belong to by right of birth actually operates. I write it in concert with illuminated souls I have had the privilege to work with and learn from.

The Unspeakable

I started working with Jim Douglass in 2012, twelve years after I received a letter from him requesting a copy of my 1999 book, Understanding Special Operations. In the summer of 2012, as I began reading his book, JFK And The Unspeakable - Why He Died And Why It Matters (2008), I kept thinking: This is the book I’ve been waiting for for 35 years (I began studying the life and death of President Kennedy in 1977). As mutual friend and author, Marty Schotz has observed: “What Jim did was to resurrect the JFK in each of us, and thus to set before us the task of carrying on the work he was doing. Jim was able to do this because he saw and was able to render JFK’s story as a gospel tale.”

A central figure in JFK And The Unspeakable is Thomas Merton, as described near the end of the Introduction:

The reader may wonder why the perspective of a contemplative monk, Thomas Merton, figures so prominently in a book about the JFK assassination. Why is the Trappist monk Thomas Merton my Virgil on this pilgrimage?
Although this book is filled with history and biographical reconstruction, its ultimate purpose is to see more deeply into history than we are accustomed. If, for example, war is an unalterable reality of history, then we humans have a very short future left. Einstein said, “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophes.” Unless we turn our thinking (and acting) away from war, we humans have had our day. Thomas Merton said it again and again at the height of the Cold War, as did Martin Luther King—and John F. Kennedy. What the contemplative Thomas Merton brought to that fundamental truth of our nuclear age was an ontology of nonviolence, a Gandhian vision of reality that can transform the world as we know it. Reality is bigger than we think. The contemplative knows this transforming truth from experience.

Jim initially wrote a letter to Merton in 1961 after reading Chant to be Used in Processions around a Site with Furnaces, describing it as “an anti-poem, spoken by the commandant of a Nazi death camp.... ‘Chant’ proceeded matter-of-factly through the speaker’s daily routine of genocide to these concluding lines: ‘Do not think yourself better because you burn up friends and enemies with long-range missiles without ever seeing what you have done.’” As Jim described it, “When I read those words, I was living in the spiritual silence that in 1961 surrounded the threat of a nuclear holocaust. The reality underlying Cold War rhetoric was unspeakable. Merton’s ‘Chant’ broke the silence. The Unspeakable had been spoken—by the greatest spiritual writer of our time. I wrote him immediately.”

The insights and illumination gleaned through correspondence with Merton informs the core of Jim’s book, the essence of which is “an evil whose depth and deceit seemed to go beyond the capacity of words to describe.” [emphasis added]

“The Unspeakable” is a term Thomas Merton coined at the heart of the sixties after JFK’s assassination—in the midst of the escalating Vietnam War, the nuclear arms race, and the further assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy. In each of those soul-shaking events Merton sensed an evil whose depth and deceit seemed to go beyond the capacity of words to describe.
“One of the awful facts of our age,” Merton wrote in 1965, “is the evidence that [the world] is stricken indeed, stricken to the very core of its being by the presence of the Unspeakable.” The Vietnam War, the race to a global war, and the interlocking murders of John Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy were all signs of the Unspeakable. It remains deeply present in our world. As Merton warned, “Those who are at present so eager to be reconciled with the world at any price must take care not to be reconciled with it under this particular aspect: as the nest of the Unspeakable. This is what too few are willing to see.”
When we become more deeply human, as Merton understood the process, the wellspring of our compassion moves us to confront the Unspeakable. Merton was pointing to a kind of systemic evil that defies speech. For Merton, the Unspeakable was, at bottom, a void: “It is the void that contradicts everything that is spoken even before the words are said; the void that gets into the language of public and official declarations at the very moment when they are pronounced, and makes them ring dead with the hollowness of the abyss. It is the void out of which Eichmann drew the punctilious exactitude of his obedience ...

Today, the void in the language of public and official declarations concerning health, biological weapons, and war exponentially magnifies the hollowness expressed in the 1960s.

The Unthinkable

I was privileged to work with Graeme MacQueen, near the time he hung up his human overcoat, to compile his opus work, The Pentagon’s B-Movie - Looking Closely at the September 2001 Attacks.

Graeme’s 2014 book, The 2001 Anthrax Deception - The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy is THE go-to account of how “the group that carried out this crime consisted, in whole or in part, of insiders deep within the US state apparatus” and how the “anthrax attacks were meant to facilitate a seizure of power by the executive branch of government through intimidation of Congress and US civil society. They were also designed to achieve public acquiescence to and support for the redefinition of US foreign policy, replacing the Cold War with a new and aggressive global conflict framework, the Global War on Terror.”

In Chapter 8, The Unthinkable, Graeme described two instances of the use of “the unthinkable” in 2001 that reflected a “decades-old tradition in strategic thinking” and how “‘the unthinkable’ is an expression that functioned to help launch a new conflict framework, the Global War on Terror.” The chapter opens with:

In 2010 Gerald Mandell, a specialist in infectious diseases, gave a presidential address to the American Clinical and Climatological Association. The talk was entitled, “Thinking about the Unthinkable.” By “the unthinkable” Mandell meant a bioweapon attack on the United States. Referring to the conclusion of a U.S. commission that “a serious bioterrorism event in the US by 2013” was likely, Mandell seemed to have no doubts about who would be the perpetrator. The chief danger was from “evil elements in Islam.” “These people,” he said, “want to kill all who don’t follow their fanatical religiosity.” Unlike previous enemies of the U.S., Mandell said, these evil elements in Islam are not rational and thus constitute “a truly diabolical threat.” In addition to the fact that “they have no qualms about killing children, women, and other non-combatants,” they have no fear of death. Indeed, “many of them actually wish to die, as is evidenced by suicide bombers and pilots of planes used as missiles.”
Mandell, writing in 2010, was not the first to speak of a bioweapons attack as “the unthinkable” or to refer to thinking about the unthinkable.

Immediately following this, seven MSM sources are cited from October 7 through October 23, 2001 with each one referring to “unthinkable” as well as terms including “anthrax,” “bioterrorism,” “bioweapons attacks,” “biological and chemical attacks,” “biowarfare,” and “infectious diseases”.

The short chapter (all of 20 pages counting 40 endnotes) summarizes the two unthinkables:
  1. the May 1, 2001 policy speech by George W. Bush to withdraw unilaterally from the ABM Treaty, where, speaking “of making the shift to what he called a ‘new framework,’ Bush said the U.S. must be willing to ‘rethink the unthinkable’” where “weapons of mass destruction” comprised “a category that at the time referred mainly to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons”; and
  2. the October 2001 anthrax attacks, centering on a letter received at NBC news postmarked September 20 that began with THE UNTHINKABEL” SAMPLE OF HOW IT WILL LOOK.

Graeme identifies Herman Kahn as the person who coined the term, “the unthinkable,” in his 1960 book, On Thermonuclear War and reinforcing it in Thinking about the Unthinkable (1962). He goes on to point out its adoption by US neoconservatives.

For Herman Kahn, however natural the recoiling of the mind before horrific weapons, this shrinking away from reality must be resisted with “an act of iron will.” One must think about the unthinkable. The neoconservatives who have exerted so much influence in U.S. politics in recent decades appear to have taken Kahn’s admonition to heart for themselves, but there is no sign they have ever wished ordinary citizens to do likewise. Citizens are meant to be afraid, to be anxious—likewise, Congress—and to hand over power to the executive branch, which will protect and save them. Citizens are exposed to horrors, are victims of horrors, and are told to believe that a new evil that passes all bounds has them in its sights....
Citizens need not imagine biowarfare in detail; they need not ponder “the unthinkable.” The executive branch will take care of all that.
While we need not ascribe special profundity to the neoconservative usage of “the unthinkable,” it is clear that one of the tasks of the term within the ideological vocabulary of this group has been to mark off the conceptually forbidden, and to thereby serve particular ways of thinking and the elites associated with such thinking.

The anthrax attacks were a watershed in unthinkable biological warfare operations conducted by the executive branch of the US federal government. The chapter’s second-to-last paragraph highlights Gerald Mandell’s association with the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network at the time he gave his “Thinking about the Unthinkable” presidential address in 2010.

When Mandell gave his address he was a member of the Medical Advisory Board of GIDEON, the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network. Whatever the merits of this organization, its founder and CEO is a former Commander in the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Corps.[Endnote 40: GIDEON received a positive review in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) in 2005: http://www.gideononline.com/reviews/jama2005/. I would recommend, however, that its work related to bioterrorism be approached with caution. CEO Uri Blackman’s credentials can be found here: http://www.gideononline.com/about/team/] Given how closely Mandell’s words on the dangers of extremist Islam resemble familiar Israeli government discourse, we have a right to be profoundly suspicious of the aims of his speech.

Since 2020, humanity has been surreptitiously conditioned to accept the unthinkable without understanding—by any acknowledgment from government officials, corporate state press, so-called medical and academic expert talking heads, or a significant portion of so-called alternative media—that the trigger of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was used to activate the parallel military-public health emergency framework mostly promulgated through the Federal Register since 1969.

The Imperative To Increase Consciousness

The darkness of expanding biological and kinetic warfare is reaching its supremely dangerous apex. Truly, the Unspeakable remains deeply present in our world. Today’s suffocating darkness of heretofore unthinkable censorship, controlled and directed by the executive branch of the U.S. federal government, is unprecedented. It has actively directed big tech to delete all debate and information not conforming to official dogma regarding “public health”. As a result, the nightmarish and unspeakable global numbers of people who have been severely injured and those who have died resulting from the experimental mRNA injections since December 2020 is unthinkable to many souls. As Graeme MacQueen wrote 10 years ago, “Citizens are meant to be afraid, to be anxious—likewise, Congress—and to hand over power to the executive branch, which will protect and save them.”

Speaking in 2008 about his newly released book, Jim Douglass emphasized the necessity of confronting this cessation of light.

It’s that everything [in the Cold War in 1962-1963] was totally out of control and then, through a kind of incredible process where these two men [JFK and Nikita Khrushchev] were communicating secretly with each other over the year previous [Sep 1962-63], and smuggling letters back and forth to each other, in the midst of this conflict, they were beginning to trust each other.... It’s a remarkable process. And it’s all beneath the surface. But so are all the things that count as Merton understood.... And that’s why I have some hopes that if we are willing to go deeply enough into the darkness – and Kennedy was, and Khrushchev was – anything can happen for the good. But if we don’t go into the darkness it doesn’t happen.

Katherine Watt is a writer and a paralegal. She works in part,

on finding, reading, analyzing and reporting on statutes and regulations passed by US Congress, implemented by US Health and Human Services secretaries and Secretaries of Defense, and executive orders and legislation signed by US presidents, mostly since 1983, and on judicial decisions by federal and state courts, as criminal acts of treason that built the legal foundations for the unconstitutional, democidal American public health-police state, which was deployed fully for the first time on January 31, 2020 with HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s declaration of public health emergency on the Covid-19 pretext.

In recent years, Watt has worked with Sasha Latypova, an ex-pharma/biotech professional with 25 years experience in clinical trials, clinical technologies, and regulatory approvals. She owned/managed several contract research organizations, worked for 60+ pharma companies worldwide, and interacted with FDA as part of a scientific industry consortium on improving cardiac safety assessments in clinical trials.

On 13 December 2022 Watt and Latypova participated in a zoom call with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) scheduled by Johnson’s staffers, and subsequently worked up this memo upon his request: IN RE: Evidence of Covid-19 Regulatory Failures, Criminal Wrongdoing and Attempts to Avoid Liability by Senior Executive Service Officials in Multiple Federal Agencies. The opening paragraphs [emphasis added] state:

Americans were misled about all Covid-19 “countermeasures,” including those products marketed as “vaccines.” Covid policy was managed by the National Security Council (NSC) acting on war footing and countermeasures were contracted for by the Department of Defense (DoD) and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) without any effective regulatory oversight at any stage along the process.

The activities passing as “regulatory processes” appear to have been fraudulent attempts to create color of law and avoid liability for what were clearly criminal acts. These multiple overlapping and mutually reinforcing violations of federal law have imposed serious harms on the American people, including severe injury and death.

Both the Memo and the 775 MB of Countermeasures Evidence References and Exhibits are based on publicly available sources and provide extensive detail of how “The Covid countermeasures deployment program has been partially coordinated through the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise [PHEMCE] and via several other public, private, hybrid and quasi-governmental entities, including but not limited to: the FDA’s Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi); BARDA; and the Medical Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear [CBRN] Defense Consortium (MCDC).[8]

Watt’s contribution to the Memo is the 14-page: LEGAL HISTORY - AMERICAN DOMESTIC BIOTERRORISM PROGRAM, Enabling statutes, regulations, executive orders, guidance documents and budget allocations. This documentation amplifies our genuine living, albeit hidden, legal history that “authorized and funded a coordinated US Government attack (actors), on the American people (targets), using toxic biological and chemical material (bioagents/biochemical weapons) distributed across state borders labelled as ‘Covid-19 vaccines.’”

Writing in Construction of the kill box: legal history (May 2023), Watt described how:
In December 2022, I drafted an executive summary version of the legal history of the biomedical police state kill box system for Senator Ron Johnson, at his request. At that time, Sen. Johnson’s stated goal was to send a letter enquiring about military control and lethal intent of the Covid-19 program, to President Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.... After several weeks reviewing the material with his staff, Johnson decided not to engage further in the process of exposing and stopping the killing program; removing the killers from the government offices they occupy; building criminal prosecution cases against the killers; and bringing them to justice.”

Clearly the amassing of data and analysis comprising the Memo to Sen. Johnson would have established a highly significant historical thrust concerning military control and lethal intent of the Covid-19 program had Johnson sent his letter to Biden, Austin and Becerra. It is telling that even Sen. Johnson, who has otherwise been at the forefront of holding public forums, speaking in interviews, etc., will not “take the spear to the chest” to challenge the supremacy of the unspeakable biomedical police state kill box system.

In January, Latypova published a Memo on EUA Countermeasures to send to your doctor, pharmacist, employer, school, sheriff, county commissioner and state lawmakers for the purpose of clarifying the legal status of EUA [Emergency Use Authorization] Medical Countermeasures (MCMs). So-called “trusted ‘news’ sources” did not and do not inform humanity about the lynch-pin used to justify locking down the world and forced coercive injection of DOD medical countermeasures: “The process through which the EUA products enter interstate commerce and claims about their safety, efficacy or contents are based solely on the HHS Secretary opinion, which requires no supporting scientific evidence” and how “Misrepresentation of safety, efficacy and/or contents of EUA products is allowed by federal law.

Last October Latypova and Watt spoke at Let The Science Speak conference in Reykyavik, Iceland. I took Watt’s 16-page PDF slide deck and fashioned a hyperlink-referenced version of her presentation, Intentional killing. Legal frameworks for State-sponsored biochemical warfare, as the best summary I’ve found to comprehend the unspeakable-by-“official”-sources reality created with a stroke of the pen by the HHS Secretary.

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The goals and actions of the individual humans working on the global Covid-19 democide project are so brazenly and profoundly evil that good human minds shut down the instant they confront the information. We recoil instinctively—emotionally, cognitively and spiritually—from the extraordinary saturation of evil; we struggle to grasp how it can be so comprehensive in its scope and destructive in its force.
—Katherine Watt, Legal Walls of the Covid-19 Kill Box, 26 Feb 2022

Compounding this is the unspeakable evil whose depth and deceit goes beyond the capacity of words to describe in the parallel tracks of the U.S. proxy war against Russia in Ukraine and the genocidal settler colonial war in Palestine, both supported primarily by U.S. taxpayer’s money. Speaking in April 2023, former Blackrock fund manager and author Ed Dowd observed how, “War is a way out for bankers. Not for us, but for bankers. There’s 330 trillion in global debt. It’s coming to a head; we’re 21 years into the 6th economic cycle as tracked by commodities.... Only 2 ways out of this problem: Default or Inflate. They’re not going to default. So war is the only palpable narrative that populations will accept to inflate with proper propaganda.”

Again: If we are willing to go deeply enough into the darkness, anything can happen for the good. But if we don’t go into the darkness it doesn’t happen.

In all this destruction and desecration of the sacred life spark in each soul incarnate here on Mother Earth, all who can see through the contrived mind fog—of omission, distortion, lack of contextual analysis, and disinforming opinion stated as obvious, incontestable fact—possess the supreme power of choice.

Always remember: we are divine beings having a physical experience. Dogma has been used to take away the idea of our own divinity and put it in the hands of someone else. Tyranny started with that idea of laying dogma on people and pulling everyone away from their own relationship to spirit. There is no greater purpose than to choose for ourselves the lens we adopt to view the world and our place in it. Doing so opens us up to seeing more of the infinite mystery life contains and expresses through all our relations.
Recognizing the intelligence we have been given by our Creator and using it as clearly and coherently as we possibly can is the antidote to the entire techno-logic perceptional reality that is based upon death. The eventual, inevitable outcome of such reality is oblivion and annihilation. It is our responsibility as human beings to see and acknowledge this and then act upon this understanding.
Near the end of his autobiography, Carl Jung distilled the work of a lifetime in the following observation (emphasis added):
Our age has shifted all emphasis to the here and now, and thus brought about a daemonization of man and his world. The phenomenon of dictators and all the misery they have wrought springs from the fact that man has been robbed of transcendence by the shortsightedness of the super-intellectuals. Like them, he has fallen a victim to unconsciousness. But man’s task is the exact opposite: to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. Neither should he persist in his unconsciousness, nor remain identical with the unconscious elements of his being, thus evading his destiny, which is to create more and more consciousness. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. It may even be assumed that just as the unconscious affects us, so the increase in our consciousness affects the unconscious. (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, p.326)
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