Thomas Merton

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Person.png Thomas Merton  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(monk, author, activist)
Thomas Merton.jpg
BornJanuary 31, 1915
DiedDecember 10, 1968 (Age 53)
Bangkok, Thailand
Cause of death
electrocution, heart failure, head wound
NationalityAmerican
ReligionRoman Catholic
Victim ofassassination
Interests • peace
• US Deep state
SubpageThomas Merton/Assassination
An anti-war monk who referred to the US Deep state as "the unspeakable".

Thomas Merton was an author and anti-war Trappist monk and an early critic of the JFK assassination official narrative.

Activities

In 1948, his bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain inspired numerous Second World War veterans having difficulty re-transitioning to civilian life in the declining postwar economy to join a revived monastic movement in the United States. Although this was initially encouraged in the 1950's when religious identities were embraced to counter Soviet official atheism, in the expansion of the Vietnam War, Merton became an inspiration for conscientious objectors. Religious Vocation was a legitimate exemption from the draft. Merton was also an early critic of the JFK assassination official narrative.

Deep state concens

In the post Vatican council reforms, it was feared[By whom?] Merton could catalyze official Catholic opposition to the war. Merton's activities were an obstacle to the CIA's war ambitions in Southeast Asia. Merton was incorruptible and could reach a large and influential audience.[citation needed]

Assassination

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Legacy

Merton referred to the US Deep state as "the unspeakable", a phrase used by James Douglass for the title of his book on the JFK Assassination.

 

A Quote by Thomas Merton

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Consensus trance“Nine tenths of the news, as printed in the newspapers, is pseudo-news. Some days ten tenths. The ritual morning trance in which one scans columns of newsprint creates a peculiar form of generalised pseudo-attention to pseudo-reality... My own experience has been that renunciation of this self-hypnosis, of this particiption in this trance is not a sacrifice of reality.”1968Faith and Violence


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