From old project BILDERBOK.
From an article in The Washington Post.
Wait for bus
Bus doesn’t come
Give up waiting
Walk away from bus stop
Uphill through interminable housing estate
Over first stile. Four horses galloping
Rain stops. Hot
Path skirts hilltop establishment encircled with razor wire and chainlink fencing
Warning CCTV In Operation
Derelict house in middle of field
Windows smashed or bricked-up with grey breeze-blocks
Echoing shouts seem to come from it
Mud. Barbed wire and brambles. Slippery
Still very high up. A buzzard flies below me
No wind. Crows chatter in the woods
Sun comes out
Cut a walking stick from a hazel copse
Easier on the muddy slope
Down into a valley over a stream
Chickens and ducks pecking about
Muddy field below an old church
Water gurgling and pouring
A sheep bleats in the distance
The ducks are watching me
They’ve alerted some geese
They stare at me
Suspiciously? I know. I shouldn’t be here
Old stony cart-track between hedges alive with birds bursting out as I approach
Old-mans-beard garlanded with red berries
Something has changed. Evening is pulling down the sun
Walk back up to the hills
Stalk about in a lumped field covering an old village
Traffic noise carrying easily in the stillness
A plaque tells me that hundreds of people died here fighting each other
Three hundred and sixty years ago
Suddenly it turns very cold
Warning Security Guards On Patrol
Cow field. Smell of hay and cow shit
Muddy track down into valley
Txt and pics by Stanley Donwood.
I am Human.
If I am The Dark Trees.
I am not Human.
Darkness over town,
sunlight, Sunday, quiet,
trees over empty streets.
An orange glow in the sky.
No, it is Modern Horror.
You can never ever be certain.
This is the new world.
”The Governor was finishing his reply to the short speech of the Surgeon-General. I heard him say: ”The laws prohibiting suicide and providing punishment for any attempt at self-destruction have been repealed. The Government has seen fit to acknowledge the right of man to end an existence which may have become intolerable to him, through physical suffering or mental despair. It is believed that the community will be benefited by the removal of such people from their midst. Since the passage of this law, the number of suicides in the United States has not increased. Now the Government has determined to establish a Lethal Chamber in every city, town and village in the country, it remains to be seen whether or not that class of human creatures from whose desponding ranks new victims of self-destruction fall daily will accept the relief thus provided.” He paused, and turned to the white Lethal Chamber. The silence in the street was absolute. ”There a painless death awaits him who can no longer bear the sorrows of this life. If death is welcome let him seek it there.” Then quickly turning to the military aid of the President’s household, he said, ”I declare the Lethal Chamber open,” and again facing the vast crowd he cried in a clear voice: ”Citizens of New York and of the United States of America, through me the Government declares the Lethal Chamber to be open.”
a) APA Ethics Policy Aligned with the Operational Needs of the CIA’s Torture Program
APA invited psychologists who were directly involved in the CIA’s “enhanced” interrogation program to meet with the APA Ethics Office and Science Directorate regarding the association’s ethics policies. The express and stated purpose of this meeting was for APA to help “navigate” the ethical challenges of psychologists’ involvement in interrogations. Two such meetings are known to have taken place.
The first meeting was held secretly in July 2004 to address “Ethics and National Security;” senior APA staff members and senior psychologists and others from the CIA and DoD intelligence agencies attended. Among the latter was Dr. Kirk Hubbard, then Chief of Operations for the CIA Operational Assessment Division. Hubbard has asserted publicly that he introduced Mitchell and Jessen as assets to the CIA.2 In the emails, APA explicitly stated that the aim of the July meeting was:
…to take a forward looking, positive approach, in which we convey a sensitivity to and appreciation of the important work mental health professionals are doing in the national security arena, and in a supportive way offer our assistance in helping them navigate through thorny ethical dilemmas.3
Another meeting – the 2005 APA Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS) – was derived from the 2004 secret meeting, according to the emails. The emails indicate that this meeting ensured that the legal safeguards built into the “torture memos” issued by the DoJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) were codified in APA ethics policy. Rather than protect detainees, the PENS report interpreted APA policy as permitting research into and monitoring of detainee interrogations, violating long standing medical ethics prohibitions against causing harm and conducting prisoner research without consent.
The emails indicate that this research section of the PENS report was written by Dr. Susan Brandon, a former White House official whose responsibilities included promoting research in order to improve the efficacy of interrogations. Without the monitoring and research permitted by the PENS language, individuals who implemented, planned, or authorized the “enhanced” interrogation program likely faced heightened risk of future prosecution.
1. Becoming Cenobite. (”The suffering, the sweet suffering!”) Made by me.
2. Rising as Cenobite. Made by Clive Barker (I think).
3. Robert William Chambers. ”The King in Yellow”.
4. APA report photos. The first photo describes as fake. The figure in the frame is fake rubbish. The second photo should be authentic. Here Mr. Kessler says that he is 100% sure that the figure on the second photo is The Yellow King.
5. American Psychological Association Bolstered C.I.A. Torture Program, Report Says from (The New York Times). Read the report as PDF.
Förlåt mig men jag måste säga att tapeterna är blodfärgade.
Tänderna gnisslar och molnen där borta är slaktade kaskelotter.
Frihet. Något måste definieras.
Eller i alla fall släppas fram – nerver i biomassan genom matematik (en tredjedel av äktenskap i USA matchade genom dating-sajter).
Soon after Being and Time appeared a young friend asked me, “When are you going to write on ethics?” Where the essence of man is thought so essentially, i.e., solely from the question concerning the truth of Being, but still without elevating man to the centre of beings, a longing necessarily awakens for a peremptory directive and for rules that say how man, experienced from ek-sistence toward Being, ought to live in a fitting manner. The desire for an ethics presses ever more ardently for fulfilment as the obvious no less than the hidden perplexity of man soars to immeasurable heights. The greatest care must be fostered upon the ethical bond at a time when technological man, delivered over to mass society, can be kept reliably on call by gathering and ordering all his plans and activities in a way that corresponds to technology.
(Fet-stilat i citatet av mej.)
Above: The official logo of The American Psychological Association transformed by an unknown street artist.
The American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration of President George W. Bush to bolster a legal and ethical justification for the torture of prisoners swept up in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror, according to a new report by a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists.
Below is a fiction/art thing by me that has taken many thing from the report (if you want the straight report, click the link above) but it is only to be read/seen as fiction/art/entertainment. If anyone has a problem with this, just contact me.
Psychologists should encourage and engage in further research to evaluate and enhance the efficacy and effectiveness of the application of psychological science to issues, concerns and operations relevant to national security.
One focus of a broad program of research is to examine the efficacy and effectiveness of information gathering techniques, with an emphasis on the quality of information obtained. In addition, psychologists should examine the psychological effects of conducting interrogations on the interrogators themselves to explore ways of helping to ensure that the process of gathering information is likely to remain within ethical boundaries. Also valuable will be research on cultural differences in the psychological impact of particular information gathering methods and what constitutes cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.
(American Psychological Association, 2005b, p. 8) (emphasis added)25
Seminar Five (more info needed here.(note))
Photos included in the Seminar Five folders. These animal tests were done to prove several theories about how to, in the easiest way, get information from a human being. Dr. A. Kessler were asked in an e-mail (that exist in the full journal) if animal testing really were necessary when the question was to get information about how we as humans work and interact with each other. The answer led: ”We can’t put tubes in humans right? Well, then.”
Important: About 1000 animal tests were made only as a cover-up. The tests had no meaning, they were used as a kind of propaganda. The conclusion is that with these tests made about how we interact (on animals) could justify further interrogation of prisoners. This is made possible when critics hear that no, there were no torture, the only ones who suffered were animals, and by that we didn’t need to hurt one human being to get the information they tried to hide..
/ In truth about 750 animals died and the torture of prisoners continued.
Seminar 5 where held secretly. This written report by Dr. A. Kessler shows the urgency of it all. The report looks like notes taken very fast:
”three thousand chickens executed . enormous heat springs from your hand. a hot spot on earth . uncovered . bony legs . they say that she has cancer. they told them that she was dangerous. silence the sounds for only yourself . loops continues inside out. he and he loves. behind the city walls lies the empty room. love with you always when the picture is taken up by the second image is extracted an eternity. and you are in the picture. I could see that you were not interested enough to stop right there . and now that you’ve gone out – I stay in the loops – which is day and night – all in retakes . she offers chicken. I eat with great appetite. when she speaks I spit out parts of a wing on her. I get the picture of animated pornography. wing members running down his cheek and over the lip and into the mouth. she moans . all the loops. she is outside. the eternal recurrence: I.”
/ The following photo only had a note made with pen: ”Close to Dubai, near the excavation site.” After that the notes by Kessler continues. Here he used the word ”Corcosa”. That is a word drawn from fiction. Why he uses it we do not know. We know from further e-mails (that will be publish in a near future) that his co-workers at the time were worried that Kessler seemed to work constantly and that few people ever saw him sleep.
”It is a quiet space .
It is monotonous. Banal.
Sequence after sequence in a loop. Infantile .
An echo from the rhythms .
The objective space. Corcosa,
Black Stars of the White Sky.
The square recognizable .
‘Suicide risk young adults have now increased markedly margin. We here at […] thought it was a sign parallel with the increasing narcissistic collective conscious and gave our full energy to examine its area and its nearby areas. But this patient showed that the hypothesis was wrong. In this patient (no. 300067 ) was shown patterns and behaviours that have not been previously reported. […] Refused to call in para-psychological experts on the ground that […] was […] in a state where this particular science is […]. Since […] in the green room […] escalated […] syringe to prevent […] final amputation.'”
”Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals – the same fate awaits them both; as one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath.” Ecclesiastes 3:19
Alla foton från en artikel i The Guardian.
Video: Almost all material are Radiohead stuff.
Audio: Radiohead. Pyramid Song made 800% slower. Found it here.