Sex, Money, Power, Nonsense and Killer Euphemisms


It doesn’t have to make sense, unleash the dogs of war!

Many things in this world, some of them of great consequence, don’t make sense. That’s because the world doesn’t run on sense. It runs on greed and lust. It runs on envy and revenge. It runs on ambition. And let’s not forget cynicism and falsehood.  That said, a minuscule part of the world is actually driven by love and loyalty, truth and sincerity, altruism and generosity. Say Iceland…

For most of the rest it’s half-truths and false appearances, vested interests, bribery and chicanery. (Want to know how it works? Read John Perkins’s book in PDF here.) Cravings for fame abound, along with hidden agendas and false-flag operations. Pride and obstinance coexist at the highest levels. Good God, I can’t believe I almost forgot sex, money and power, the aristocrats in this senseless world. I was tempted to include examples of all these sins, but I decided not to. It’s not necessary. Examples abound. Choose your own.

After a few decades of this state of affairs the bottom line is depressing. Nothing is what it seems. Senseless inequality, racism and intolerance are at all-time high water marks. Judges are accepting plump commissions for sending young black men to their cronies’ private prisons. (Why educate young people when you can lock them up and make money off their backs? Or drive them into their last-resort option: the military. Gots to keep the grim wheels turning.) Armed white supremacists are on the march. Public schools are understaffed and underfinanced. (There’s no quick profit in public services, so why bother.)

If all of the above makes no sense whatsoever, then what does make sense? The mainstream American consensus holds that it’s perfectly sensible that the most militarily powerful country in the world should impose its implacable suzerainty, willy-nilly, on all of the rest of the planet. The American military even coined a catchy euphemism for this diabolical plan. They call it “full spectrum dominance.” Would you like to know more about it? Let the United States Department of Defense explain it to you here. But there’s another side to that coin. Bruce Gagnon of the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research refers to it as “the Pentagon’s strategy for world domination.” Nobody is joking here, ladies and gentlemen.

If you read that Pentagon position paper you might have noticed that the US military, by sharing their plans with their enemies in a public forum is telegraphing its punches. Why are they doing that? Floyd Mayweather never does that and his ring record is much better than that of the Pentagoners.

The American power elite will have their way and reap their profits come hell or high water and if millions of innocent people are wiped out in the process that’s “collateral damage.” Not wholesale murder, not genocide nor even injustice. It’s merely “collateral damage.” You weren’t aware that euphemisms could kill, were you?

Then there’s “regime change.” That’s a rich one. We used to call it by a harsher name, “imperialism.” It’s used as a pretext for destabilizing, bankrupting and, ultimately, taking over resource-rich or strategically-located countries like Iraq, Venezuela or Syria. The standard script for these “regime change” operations isn’t complicated, either.  None of this is rocket science. It’s bullying rooted in greed and opportunism. Key players in this passion play are the American-run international economic welfare institutions, the World Bank and the IMF. They will take charge of bankrupting the country in question. For the rest it just requires a softening up program of financing reactionary “opposition groups” in the country, accompanied by media campaigns to divulge the alleged evil of the current elected government, a process that has been going on in Venezuela for 20 years. That, followed by a cocktail made up of equal portions of ruthlessness, cynicism, anti-communism (It’s them pesky Russians agin.), running-dog politicians on the ground and General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drones in the air, should get the job done. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.

So now we know, there are not only five senses or even six. There are many more, a great toolbox of pretexts to advance any program the worst people in the world might like to promote. And the most powerful of all? Nonsense, of course.

Thanks for commenting and sharing.

Read the full story in my ebook, The Turncoat Chronicles.


Author: Michael Booth

Michael Booth, the creator of, is a US-born publicist, author and online publisher who has lived in a Spanish village in the foothills of Sierra Nevada for the past five decades. Though better known abroad for his fine-art printmaking sites and online magazine, Booth's day job for the past decade and a half, until recently, was his communications agency, dedicated principally to designing and implementing Internet strategies for Spanish companies and institutions. It took him a long time to get out of publicity and into writing but it was worth the wait.

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