Posts Tagged ‘Dreams’


Friday, January 17th, 2014

Eyes were everywhere.

A German awoke trembling from this frightening dream during the 12-year reign of Adolf Hitler and rule of the Third Reich in Nazi Europe. Journalist Charlotte Beradt in her book The Third Reich of Dreams recounts the nightmares plaguing Germans, whether in denial or defiance of the pervasiveness of totalitarianism.

One reviewer wrote: “The book traces the ways in which the rising tide of Fascism infected the unconscious lives of ordinary Germans,skewing their dreams towards increasingly brutal and nightmarish reflections of the pathology of Nazism.”

Some of the 300 dreams Beradt collected discerned the terrible path the nation was taking but the dreamer felt helpless to change events. One housewife dreamt she ripped a swastika off a flag each night, but the swastika appeared on the flag again in the morning. Another German realized he was “inch by inch” raising his arm in the Nazi salute.

The Eyes collage is PDJ’s rendition of an imagined contemporary American’s dream as the U.S. government and U.S. corporations –- independently and together – spy on citizens under the auspices of national security and commerce. Concurrently, tactics copied from Hitler’s Fascist Germany –- fear, omnipresent surveillance, aggression against sovereign nations – and the parlance of fascism – homeland, patriot –- consume U.S. politics, policies, and culture.

(See more coverage of the rising tide of fascism under Political Diary on this website.)

9/11 and the CIA

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


EDITOR’S NOTE: On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, PDJ is republishing several of our previously posted articles on the CIA and 9/11 to re/focus attention on the Who,  the  element of the story often lost in efforts to “prove” the “facts” of 9/11.  The CIA’s role in  Syria, yet another Middle East country U.S and Western powers have destabilized since 9/11 and the recently revealed extent of the U.S. National Security police state underscore the imperative to continue revealing the “connection” between al Qaeda and the CIA


(Originally posted on PDJ September 8, 2011

These letters flitted across my dream screen in October, 2001, a month after 9/11, while I was investigating and writing about oil at the heart of 9/11 and the U.S. attack on Afghanistan.

In POLITICAL DIARY, the digital publication I founded in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential elections to wake journalists, politicians, and citizens to the truth-telling power of dreams, I penned (PD #5 — The Complicity Connection/From the Editor) about the dream clue:

“I expected to write a story detailing the role the Central Intelligence Agency played in Afghanistan since 1979: how this shadow government operating at the behest of elected presidents {and their corporate masters} implemented U.S. geopolitical interests—training rebels, nurturing Islamic fundamentalists notably Osama bin Laden, and creating the Taliban to do the bidding for UNOCAL so the U.S. oil company could build a $2-billion dollar pipeline through Afghanistan to the huge markets of Asia.”

Discovering  a covert action arm of the CIA was eye-opening for this reporter, schooled in social welfare reporting. Discovering there was more to CIA operations than intelligence gathering and spying was a big step in my awakening to Deep Politics.

Still, after nearly a decade as a political reporter in Washington, D.C. followed by more than a dozen years calling on dream guidance in all phases of my life, I sidestepped the message of the three letter dream — a certain clue to the Who of the five W’s a journalist seeks to answer in any story.

Denial — or perhaps healthy caution — spread through mind and writing. In PD #5 Editor’s Letter, I made a U-turn, back to the secure, safe perch of a month earlier:

“We (a human rights activist and I) had met at a Media Alliance event about Afghanistan a week after 9/11 and I decided to investigate. However, I admit I thought it preposterous the U.S. — the Bush Administration and/or the CIA — had foreknowledge of or involvement in the events of September 11.

“I would look into the oil connections and Bush family and associates financial dealings. I would, I thought to myself, sidestep the Complicity Connection and let {him) investigate that piece of the pie.”

In PD #5, I wrote 8,000 words debunking the mainstream media mantra about the bumbling intelligence agencies, asking, “What did the CIA know and when did it know it.”

The lengthy exploration did contain a few nuggets:

– A half dozen top CIA operatives from the Reagan-Bush and Bush 1 administrations held key posts for Central Asia in the Bush 2 State Department.

Bush’s team in the State Department are “the very same individuals who indoctrinated Osama bin Laden under the Administration of his father {a one-time CIA director},” wrote Yoichi Clark Shimatsu, former general editor of The Japan Times Weekly in a September 20, 2011 article.

– The importance of the UNOCAL pipeline. (I discovered later its partner was Enron, whose financial fortunes. I would conclude, were linked to the pipeline.)

–The decades-long working triangle of the U.S.-Pakistani-Saudi Arabia intelligence agencies, creators of the “enemy” blamed for 9/11.

– A recitation of U.S. planned or executed false flag operations, including Operation Northwoods, eerily like what occurred on 9/11.

I also urged an independent Citizen’s Commission to investigate 9/11. Yet, the question I proposed for its investigation mirrored the media/congressional line: What did the CIA knew and when.

Perhaps, the U-turn was justified caution rather than real-time fear. After all, as a political reporter in the nation’s capital, I covered domestic matters, not foreign policy. And then, until the 2000 presidential election and illuminating dreams predicting the recount results, I wrote about metaphysical matters.

So, perhaps, hesitancy was smart and professional.

By Spring, 2002 intuitive and investigative ducks lined up.

The post-9/11 dreams about oil and the CIA awakened me and permitted journalistic consideration of an alternative story-line to the government/media mantra 9/11 was a terrorist attack by a previously unnamed group of Islamic fundamentalists called al-Qaeda.

– Joyce Lynn, Editor



Originally posted on PDJ September 8, 2011

al-Qaeda = CIA

When you read a story in The New York Times or hear a report on CNN attributing 9/11 to al-Qaeda, instead say/think “CIA.”

Notice how this simple mind game reflects and counters the psychological conditioning of the unwavering government/media narrative foisted on the world within a half hour of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center.

This action is inspired by Lori Price, editor of the Center for Legitimate Government’s news digest CLG News. After the phrase “al Qaeda” in a news story, she writes: {al-CIAduh}.

Try the simple tactic saying/thinking “CIA” whenever you see/hear a news source attributing a terrorist attack to  al-Qaeda. It’s your personal psych-op, opening — rather than closing — the mind to veracity.


Excerpt from POLITICAL DIARY, The Inside Source for News, Joyce Lynn, editor

posted December, 2001

(A newsletter about the truth-telling power of dreams—how dreams can
report the news, help readers make informed choices, and bring healing
and peace.

In a September 20 article ,(Youchi Clark) Shimatsu wrote, “Bush’s current State
Department officials were CIA experts who funded and trained bin Laden
under the Reagan-and Bush Administrations.”

The CIA has determined the power structure in Afghanistan since 1979 by
funding and supporting the chosen regime via the ISI. Saudi Arabia has
been the U.S. companion in this operation. As reported in PD #4, the
Reagan and Bush Administrations funneled more than $3 billion to the
Mujaheddin to fight the Soviets. Bin Laden emerged from these factions
along the mountainous camps in Afghanistan. In 1994, Pakistan and Saudi
Arabia buoyed by the U.S. supported the Taliban because they would
protect the U.S.-led pipeline slated to go through
Afghanistan to Pakistan.


Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

“Celebrating” the 10th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq

A square piece of anemic-looking yellow cake topped with chocolate icing appears on my dream screen.– March 17, 2008


March 19, 2013 9 P.M. ECT

On this the tenth anniversary of the illegal U.S. bombing of the sovereign country of Iraq, I decided this morning to post here at PLUM DREAMS JOURNAL my POLITICAL DIARY March 19, 2011 post on A Piece of Yellow Cake, how a dream unmasked the yellow cake/nuclear bomb rationale the Bush Administration fabricated to attack the people of Iraq.

As you will read, I first posted the Editor’s Letter and Dream Exploration two years ago while listening to radio host Mike Malloy’s replay of the seemingly endless audio of the bombs dropping on Baghdad. I tuned in a few minutes ago, relieved to hear Mike say he was going to play a series of clips of the Bush Crime Family (his name) associates leading up to the bombing.

Although listening to the lies are painful enough, I doubt Mike will spare us the actual audio of the U.S. “shock and awe” bombing. Several years ago, I saw a photography exhibit including fiery photos of that night by U.S. photojournalist Molly Bingham. She was in Baghdad during the attack. Listening to the audio and viewing those pictures simultaneously should be required of every American .

I am republishing here the original POLITICAL DIARY post #29 as it could well have been written today.

But I am taking this opportunity to add the conundrum plaguing me whenever the Iraq invasion is revisited or contemporary saber rattling about “red lines” over Iran and nuclear weapons arises. Why do we accept that U.S. foreign policy, international law, and the United Nations Charter making acquisition of nuclear weapons justification for attacking another country? It’s an A leads to B equation – (when the U.S. wants to attack the “violating” country.


Be the (Positive) Force

Perhaps you will dream the dream offering insight into a rational policy approach and will be the trim tab force to change the current destructive direction.




Mar 19, 2011 21:20 PST


A few minutes ago (March 17, 2011, 7:00 p.m.), I listened to a six-minute replay of the U.S. bombardment of Iraq, from March 19, 2003, an annual anniversary ritual by talk show host Mike Malloy.

To drown out the horrifying sounds and the mind’s imaginings of their consequences, I prayed aloud to nameless, faceless Iraqis, please forgive us, please forgive us, please forgive us. A hollow gesture perhaps as the U.S. continues its murderous ways in the Middle East, but at least the prayers were salve for my own soul.

As the excruciating rebroadcast mercifully ended, I remembered an essay I wrote three years ago, in 2008, on the then fifth anniversary of the U.S. attack on Iraq. G.W. Bush was still sitting in the White House, the Democrats controlled Congress, but Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats exhibited no intention of pulling out of Iraq.

Now a different president sits in the White House and wars and huge military spending spiral in Iraq and Afghanistan (despite rhetoric to the contrary). Tonight, we added Libya, a third Arab country, to the bombing battlegrounds. Covertly, we are destroying the people of Pakistan, Yemen, and other Muslim countries.

Many of the culprits mentioned in this previously unpublished piece,joined by a few new ones, continue playing their war games.

I share this previously unpublished piece (still a work in progress) hoping it evokes a remembered dream of yours serving a piece for peace.





A square piece of anemic-looking yellow cake topped with chocolate icing. — Monday, March 17, 2008, a.m.

Before drifting into sleep the night before, I asked my dreams for guidance about my next writing project. I had learned years before, when my first remembered dream imparted the pivotal scene for a screenplay I was writing, the value of dream guidance for a writer and journalist.

I woke up and walked to the kitchen, mumbling, “Why am I dreaming of a piece of yellow cake? Why am I dreaming of a piece of yellow cake?”


As often happens, talking aloud about a dream imparts a clue to its meaning.

It was the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an illegal war precipitated by the lies of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. In his 2003 State of the Union address, Bush ominously declared Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had purchased uranium, known as yellow cake, from Niger for his nuclear program. The U.S./world must act, Bush’s Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had intoned, before the smoking gun became a mushroom cloud.

The U.N. inspectors told the world no “weapons of mass destruction ”were in Iraq. Yet, the Bush administration’s half-baked yellow cake fakery conjoined with other U.S. presidential-false evidence and false flag incidents to jump-start war:

The blowing-up of the U.S.S. Maine, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Spanish-American War; the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt, and World War 2; the fabricated North Vietnamese attack on a U.S. ship in the Gulf of Tonkin, Lyndon Johnson, and the 1964 escalation of the war in Southeast Asia; Saddam killing babies in incubators, George H. W. Bush, and Gulf War 1, and an Arab hijacker’s passport miraculously surviving the World Trade Center inferno, landing atop a pile of rubble, G. W. Bush, and the U.S. attack on Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11, launching a worldwide, endless ”war on terror.”

In dream symbolism, cake can represent sensual enjoyment. Chocolate, which activates endorphins, also connotes sexuality.

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