You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world.  You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fool me twice...


About seventy-five years ago (October 30, 1938), Orson Welles created a national panic with his radio show depicting the invasion of Earth by Martians.  The simulated "live" broadcasts convinced many that the end of the world was unfolding in real time right before their eyes.

People packed the roads, hid in cellars, loaded guns, even wrapped their heads in wet towels as protection from Martian poison gas, in an attempt to defend themselves against aliens, oblivious to the fact that they were acting out the role of the panic-stricken public that actually belonged in a radio play. -- source


The lesson was not lost on the ruling sociopaths of the United States or the world.

In a prescient column, in the New York Tribune, Dorothy Thompson foresaw that the broadcast revealed the way politicians could use the power of mass communications to create theatrical illusions, to manipulate the public.

"All unwittingly, Mr. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air have made one of the most fascinating and important demonstrations of all time," she wrote. "They have proved that a few effective voices, accompanied by sound effects, can convince masses of people of a totally unreasonable, completely fantastic proposition as to create a nation-wide panic."

"They have demonstrated more potently than any argument, demonstrated beyond a question of a doubt, the appalling dangers and enormous effectiveness of popular and theatrical demagoguery...."

"Hitler managed to scare all of Europe to its knees a month ago, but he at least had an army and an air force to back up his shrieking words."

"But Mr. Welles scared thousands into demoralization with nothing at all." -- source


It is no coincidence that in the last 75 ears, the media outlets of the nation and the world have been bought up and consolidated into a few hands.  It is no coincidence that false-flag events like 9/11 (1 2 3) and the 7/7 London Tube bombings steer entire nations.  It is no coincidence that in the last week, the information about the Boston Marathon bombings presented to the public via the mainstream media differs markedly from the information available from citizens reporting via the Internet.


"You think that's air you're breathing?" -- Morpheus, in the movie "The Matrix".


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Killing ourselves and others

Human trash kills

(Originally published November 2, 2006 on MySpace)

"I'm ready.... to begin chemotherapy."  I'm enraged every time I see that particular TV commercial.  What are they selling?  Medical drugs.  Why am I enraged?  Because it implies that viewers are fatalistic idiots, perfectly willing to accept the cancers that result from the polluted environment that they live in and, paradoxically, create.  Drug companies are delighted to see a diseased public.  They make money when we are ill, lots of money.  No commercials try to sell us solutions to reduce vehicle emissions or power plant pollution or anything else that would make the air we breathe or the water we drink or the food we eat less harmful.  No ads prod us to change our behavior to pollute less.  Instead we are encouraged to buy, buy, buy, and be insatiable consumers purchasing products that allow us to sit on our butts in sublime comfort while we breathe the poisons these products create.

1200 miles northwest of Honolulu, in the middle of the Pacific, is the oldest island in the Hawaiian island chain.  It is uninhabited and has been set aside as a preserve, meant to be a pristine example of the islands before man discovered them.  It is a natural bird sanctuary, and birds there have almost no fear of people, since they have hardly ever dealt with humans.  A group of photographers was sent there to document the island environment.  One large sea bird in particular became quite friendly with them.  One day it appeared abnormally listless, and the next day it died.  Because this seemed so strange, one of the photographers, who was also a biologist, dissected the bird to determine the cause of death.  The bird's stomach and intestinal tract were completely full of an incredible assortment of indigestible refuse, like bottle caps, Styrofoam bits, rubber tubing, and broken bits of plastic.  It had essentially died due to a blocked digestive tract.  In the middle of the vast Pacific ocean, human trash is so common in the water that birds die from eating it.

My mother once described me as "an angry young man" because I was always pointing out the problems with the status quo, the standard human way of doing things.  She would have preferred that I adopt an "ignorance is bliss" attitude, like most other people.  Unfortunately, once your eyes are open and really observant, there's no going back.  And you will be angry.  Our own activities are causing other living things all over the world to die, and we ourselves are among the victims.  Unless we are all angry, there will be little motivation for us to change our destructive lifestyles.  It's time to be angry with eyes wide open.

Update (June 24, 2014):  Another video quietly censored.  You're supposed to watch bogus reality shows on TV rather than watch the true reality of our world.  True reality is censored.  True reality leads to the truth, and the people controlling you and the world don't want you to know the truth.  The truth would make you very angry, angry enough to fight back.  They don't want that.

Here is another video showing the deadly effects of plastic pollution on other living things.  It's called Bird Island - Plastic versus Nature.  We will see how long it takes for this video to be censored.



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