JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

Hello Everyone,

Been quite a while. Taking a needed break. However, I ran into this video, and it made me think of all of you - Big Al in particular.

h/t to New Bohemian Media on Facebook for the link. I know many of you aren't on FB, so I won't leave a link. For those of you that do drop by FB, I think you would like New Bohemian Media's page.

The video is really long, so bring popcorn, a pillow, and a blanket. I just started it. What an eye-opener. Much of it we know, but when you see the dots connected back to WWI and add in JFK to 911, it is a new look. You will get a warning that the community has deemed the video unholy or something like that. Ignore it and click on through.

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Qt6a-vaNM

Hope you enjoy the film. Take care. Hope to see you soon.

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dkmich's picture

Hitler and the Holocaust is ours too.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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@dkmich ..... are not "ours too".

At least, not if you're in the 90+%.

Of course, the mileage of our 1%ers of the time, and their allies amongst the die-hard neo-Confederate KKK types, will deviate from this. Hitler and the Holocaust are indeed theirs.

But these aren't "us".

And the fact remains that the anti-Zionist argument from the World Wars years remains true: The Jews' real "promised land" wasn't their old stomping grounds in Palestine, but rather here. "Not Jerusalem, but rather New York."

n.b.: I do maintain that turning the St. Louis and other such refugees away was a big American mistake.

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
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@thanatokephaloides

We have no power. We're just along for the ride and to supply cheap labor. The ruling elites are fuckers all the way back to the robber barons. Hell, they're still running the show.

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@dkmich

Nothing is us as people.

We have no power. We're just along for the ride and to supply cheap labor. The ruling elites are fuckers all the way back to the

..... Roman Emperors .....

The "knights of old" had more in common with Tony Soprano than Sir Launcelot:

"In Ma‘arra our troops boiled pagan adults in cooking-pots; they impaled children on spits and devoured them grilled."

-- Radulph of Caen
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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@dkmich

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@dkmich @dkmich I am having the same reaction many here are expressing: just what can be done? What can we do to change direction? Critical mass?

I too am in Europe and am blocked by YouTube. Can you give me the title, maybe I can find a work around. I had Viper accounts at one time, but they were found and shut down. Damn. The surveillance state in full swing, with help from the technology sector. I found it.
It seems other sites have put it out there. Some discussion about a two hour version versus a two part 3.5 hour version. Any help on titles so we get the correct parts, greatly appreciated.

We need to get out into nature for a fresh air fix and then keep looking for and gathering solutions to the many problems which face us. I have on step kid, but nieces and nephews and others in the following generations I am so worried for.

The kids under thirty may not even miss the birds and insects in the air, but those of us of a certain age remember. Germany has been running a 27 year study of insect mass by catching insects in refuges (not cities or over ag country) to see the diversity and pure weight of insects. The shocker was the huge drop in both. The week before the study was published Monsanto had struck a deal with the EU to make countries like France walk back their bans on nicotine-based insecticides and glyphosphate. The publication caused even Germany to say, ok, we give up. This is really bad.
From The Guardian

From PLOS

In a three year period in France when the nicotine insecticides were banned, the explosion of insects especially Bumble bees and pollinators was staggering. You could hear the hum in village gardens. It is possible for nature to rebound, given half a chance.

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@LeChienHarry

The name is above the link. Know of anyone with a long term let in Stockholm? Housing is totally nuts.

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@dkmich Also less money required (liquid) in the bank before applying for residence.

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@LeChienHarry

For me. Clicked the "I understand" thing several times, but it just sat there.

Seeing as I've been on Red Alert since November 1963, I really wanted to see this. So I went looking. A couple sites alluded to having it, but just sent me back to YouTube. Then I found this:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/12/03/john-f-kennedy-to-911-eve...

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@Pariah Dog incomplete 2 hour version and another, original version, of two parts equaling 3.5 hours. People on YouTube are saying there are a couple a false versions of the part number 2. Would love to have the right one.

Thank you.

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@LeChienHarry

billed as "Part One." But since dk said it was 3 1/2 hours, I kept searching until I found that one linked above.

I was twelve when this happened and remember it vividly. Even at that semi-tender age I knew there was something terribly wrong the moment Jack Ruby shot Oswald on live TV. Here we have a man charged with killing the President of the United States, and Dallas police allow someone carrying a gun into the building while they're moving the prisoner? Then the rubber-stamp Warren Commission, the totally ludicrous magic bullet.... Apparently the truth was never going to come out in my lifetime, and it seemed nobody really cared anymore anyway. Time's passing, the horror story I've witnessed since, and the endless parade of them have caused me to pay less attention to these documentaries.

This one though is well worth watching. Although I'd heard mention of a few of the things covered in it - the missing brain, different coffins, etc. - I'd never heard them detailed before. Let's face it, when you hear someone say JFK's brain was missing, and you hear this only in passing, you tend to dismiss it as hoogy-boogy from those not around at the time. Now I know what was meant by that allegation. I comprehend why it would have been necessary, and see how it could have happened. Jaded as I've become about our government, that adds a ghoulishness that one doesn't expect to find in people who present themselves as normal and competent. Or maybe I still possessed a bit too much naivete.

OTOH, I had NEVER heard the backstory on JD Tippit! Although I questioned the assertion that he bore a striking resemblance to Jack Kennedy, that was based on the one photo most closely associated with him. Looking around yesterday I found a composite photo with half JFK's face and half JD's face. He did look like Kennedy. Strangely, I've never heard anything about Tippit's political views. Was he a Democrat or Republican? How did he feel about JFK? Those little factoids would have a bearing on whether, or how much, he would play up his resemblance.

Yes, this one is well worth the three and a half hours. It should be on TV where more people could be exposed to it. But it's detailed coverage is the the very reason that will never happen.

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@LeChienHarry As it says in the video: when they see someone who is going to do good for the common people, they simply kill him.

I might point out that:

a: There aren't actually very many of them.
b: non violence hasn't accomplished one single thing against these people.

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good to see you, had thought about you. Hope the break did you well. I'll give it a try tonight with that popcorn. Thanks for the heads up.

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Something happens when you become red pilled. It has been more and more difficult for me to write or comment lately because I have learned too much.

It becomes difficult to swallow when you realize just how little control we have over our lives and our destiny. The evil embodied in the people who run this world is so profound that it was far more shocking than I expected. I could never imagine that there would be so many human beings in this world who see other human beings as simply expendable commodities. Man's horrific inhumanity to his fellow man is beyond what most of us have ever imagined.

Once you have been red pilled, you can never go back. I knew that when I decided to become red pilled. And I would not trade learning the truth for living in a fantasy dream world again, but damn, I wish the truth was not so brutal.

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@gulfgal98

It has been more and more difficult for me to write or comment lately because I have learned too much.

A comment or two squeak through here and there, but I have been sidetracking my investigations and conclusions. They disrupt even me. I envy Marcy Wheeler, who can embrace the Russians hiding under her bed without a spark of embarrassment or self-awareness. That, after years of rigorous intellectual discipline. And she writes on.... bless her heart.

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@Pluto's Republic

... I envy Marcy Wheeler, who can embrace the Russians hiding under her bed without a spark of embarrassment or self-awareness. ...

I'll bet she's getting all the cute male ones. I keep checking and all I ever find under mine are Russian dust-bunnies...

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

@gulfgal98 I couldn't agree more and it gives a whole new meaning to the term "Ignorance is bliss ".

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@gulfgal98

It becomes difficult to swallow when you realize just how little control we have over our lives and our destiny.

That's true for all of us.

When I pointed out why ordinary Americans aren't complicit in the global fuckover our country is part of -- because ordinary Americans don't have any effective means of exercising control over the behavior of what's supposed to be their country -- it's too much for even many c99ers.

The red pill isn't the comfortable pill, no, not at all. But sooner or later we all must take that road. The Truth will out -- count on it -- and it's better overall if you can be prepared for it.

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@gulfgal98 so sad.

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dfarrah

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I'm not gonna watch...

Heh.

Will watch. Thanks

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@EdMass

...about that age-old tradition of lying the nation into war. Wilson was anxious to intervene in Europe's local struggles because he wanted to be a war president on the International stage. But Americans were rightfully reluctant to become lab rats upon whom the latest advances in warfare would be tested, such as poison gas, armored tanks, machine guns, submarines, and arial bombing.

So, how could Wison bamboozle millions of Americans, who heatedly opposed entering a European war? How would he convince them to support entering a war that posed no human or material threat to the United States? One possibility was immigrant-bashing. Pointing a finger at the "Alien Invasion" proved to be such a good bet that it continues to be the go-to tool for the Neocons in the present day.

Wilson had no illusions; this “war to end all wars,” as he called it, would send thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of American men and boys home from Europe in coffins. He therefore considered unwavering public support to be crucial to the entire wartime effort. The absence of such unity was of fundamental concern to Wilson and key members of his administration as the nation moved ever closer to intervention.

In addition to playing the role of world visionary, Wilson was a shrewd politician fully committed to winning a second term in 1916. He was keenly aware of the rapidly changing demographics of the American population. In 1916, approximately one-third of the nation consisted either of immigrants or their offspring. This change was brought about in large measure by the immigration of new citizens hailing from the very countries that were locked into the war in Europe.

Wilson understood that his chances for reelection in 1916 rested on keeping the United States out of a war that was hated in states with large populations of German and Irish immigrants. The German-American population, which exceeded eight million people, in large part supported the war goals of their homeland. Millions of Irish-Americans sided with the Central Powers because of Ireland’s traditional hatred of England.

German-Americans strongly supported neutrality and used their influence in an attempt to keep the United States out of the war. They were joined by Irish-Americans in their condemnation of the massive loans and arms sales that the US was making to the allies. Such agreements were viewed by these groups as violations of Wilson’s stated policy of neutrality.

As pro-war sentiment began to increase, many Americans felt concerned about how determined these immigrant subgroups might be. They were justified in their concern. There was a troubling sense that the great American “melting pot” was failing to melt. Theodore Roosevelt raised the issue of whether minority communities would be loyal to their mother country or to the United States. To what extent could America depend upon on the millions of Germans, Austrians, Hungarians, Poles, Irishmen and other "aliens in our midst,” as Roosevelt called them?

What of enemy spies, of whom there were said to be thousands in the US, and their allies, the pacifists, Socialists, and labor agitators? Wilson was not above using the time-honored technique of instilling fear of insidious foreign subversion from within.

One of the things that has served to convince us that the Prussian autocracy was not and could never be our friend is that from the very outset of the present war it has filled our unsuspecting communities and even our offices of government with spies and set criminal intrigues everywhere afoot against our national unity of counsel, our peace within and without, our industries and our commerce.

— Woodrow Wilson
Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Germany 1917

Wilson was prescient on that last thing, though:

...has served to convince us that the Prussian autocracy ... could never be our friend.... It has filled our offices of government with spies and set intrigues against our national unity, our peace within and without, our industries and our commerce.

They have evolved a great deal since then, and we don't call them Prussians anymore.

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@Pluto's Republic

Wilson was prescient on that last thing, though:

...has served to convince us that the Prussian autocracy ... could never be our friend.... It has filled our offices of government with spies and set intrigues against our national unity, our peace within and without, our industries and our commerce.

They have evolved a great deal since then, and we don't call them Prussians anymore.

No, we call them RUSSIANS, RUSSIANS, RUSSIANS!

Wink

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@thanatokephaloides

It's not the Russians who have embedded themselves into the highest levels of authority in the Federal government, particularly in Departments that focus on foreign affairs. Prussian may rhyme with Russian, but they have always epitomized the anti-Russian ideologues. By the end of WWII, when the troops returned with large numbers of select former-Nazi advisors and experts in tow, the German Americans had evolved, as well. Even though they were the majority ethnicity in the US, they assimilated and became relatively invisible. No identity politics for them.

Essentially, Wilson bamboozled himself with his convenient lies and distortions, but they did hold a core truth. The Prussians really had infiltrated the government, and they were indeed no friends of our's. They waited with efficiency and nurtured their authority roles, while establishing connections with US bankers and industrialists. They mentored their replacements and quietly developed the survellience state. xx. They oligharchy of the times and their ilk remain indifferent to the after-tax American people. For centuries, they only cared about hating Russia and destroying post-industrial communism. They promoted global privatization in order to establish the all powerful corporate-capitalist State. So, in that sense, they are the ones pumping out the "Russia, Russia, Russia" propaganda at the Federal level. It doesn't matter that Russians aren't communists. They are Russian. Hence the confusion and foolishness of the US.

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@Pluto's Republic

Indeed! And of course industrialists and other Nazi sympathizers like the Bush family will be revered for their part in this. Even though Bush 2 was such a very obvious idiot.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

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@Ellen North , just start part
of your first sentence in the "Title" field.
Close enough.

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@Wink

but it somehow seemed like cheating, since that used to happen anyway, lol.

I've been waiting to watch the JFK to 911 video, once I finally finished watching something else in bursts as it loaded, lol, and between doing other stuff so I could take that off before starting that video. Going to include the URL for that other video below, in case you/anyone hasn't yet seen it and might be interested.

About 40 minutes in, Fletcher Prouty begins talking about the actual derivation of petroleum, which apparently is not a 'fossil fuel' derived from organic matter, although it's presented as such even by geologists; this was said to have been arranged by Rockefeller (Standard Oil monopolist) to make it appear to be far more rare than it was and to keep the price as high as possible.

He says that it's mined more deeply than any known fossils have ever been found. He doesn't say what it is though, refers to it just as a chemical... So, according to this, they can keep spilling and burning it to destroy life on the planet for profit until there's no-one left to buy it, without ever running out. I suppose that's what behind the ability to suddenly quit with the 'peak oil' price hikes. They know better. Just as they knew that this was killing the world decades ago.

Blow 'em all out with sunlight and wind, on a wave, while we still have these things available and are around to enjoy and benefit from them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_E8HDE9Kg4

Remembering Fletcher Prouty

Corbett Report Extras

Published on 1 Feb 2016

SHOW NOTES and MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=4681

Some might know Fletcher Prouty through his involvement with Oliver Stone’s JFK. Others may know his book on The Secret Team. Still others might know of his insights into subjects as diverse as the Gary Powers U2 incident, MKULTRA, and the Origins of Oil. Today we explore the life, the experiences and the secrets spilled by Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty.

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@Pluto's Republic

Gives a blow by blow account of how much of this started, and who the players were. The author focuses on the Dulles brothers and the presidents of their tenures. But there are many others who were major participants we recognize. Well researched and documented. Not a conspiracy book, imo.

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@LeChienHarry

I need to have all of it connected in the same place. And that era keeps popping up in my independent work. The goundwork that was done then is very much with us today. And it is an ugly thing that continues to diminish our lives. So much needs to be undone.

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@LeChienHarry Hope you are faring well, enjoying your retirement in the French countryside.

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@Pluto's Republic

‘In 1914 any American would have laughed to scorn the idea that in three years time he would be struggling and suffering in France for the sake of affairs which had no connection with those of his own country.'

On April 13, 1917, Wilson authorized creation of the Committee on Public Information (CPI), a new government agency that would ultimately employ thousands of men and women dedicated to selling their fellow citizens on participating in what many Americans still thought to be a European struggle. The CPI, which was essentially a massive generator of propaganda, would report directly to President Wilson.

And yet, when 1917 came, the same man enlisted enthusiastically. Every soldier whom we happened to interview and questioned as to his personal motives for fighting, invariably replied: 'we are fighting for democracy'. They were one step ahead of their fellow soldiers from other nations, who went for their own country's sake.

E. Malynski: La Démocratie Victorieuse, 1929

The Espionage act was created in 1917 and the Sedition in 1918

Continuing fears of widespread disloyalty led to the passage of the Sedition Act in May 1918. The Act outlawed the willful speaking or publishing of “any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States, the Constitution, the military or naval forces, the flag or the uniform of the Army or Navy.” The Sedition Act even made it a crime to express the wish that the war would end.

Thanks, Pluto. Good article.

Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels. Both men considered America’s World War I propaganda program as a model on which to build the communications apparatus by which they would sell their own war to the German people.

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Maybe democracy exists somewhere as being more than a propagandized lie, but democracy certainly does not exist, and cannot exist, within the global alliance for evil.

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You may or may not have ever heard of him, but he's impacted your life in a thousand different ways. Meet Eddie Bernays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ3RzGoQC4s

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@Pluto's Republic the world where modern Germany is located is one of the oldest civilized areas in the world? Study the history of Eurasia. It's right up there with China and the Middle East/Fertile Crescent. Rec'd!!

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

@orlbucfan

Not the German's fault they were taken over by psychopaths and their society pathologized; they had no idea of what they were dealing with.

Not the American's fault they were taken over by psychopaths and their society pathologized; they had no idea what they were dealing with.

But we're getting a damn good idea of what we're dealing with now. Psychopaths. They self-identify. It's what they are; it's what they do.They need to kept out of positions where they can abuse power over others.

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@Pluto's Republic

Four Psychopaths Tell the Truth About US Foreign Policies. I'm sure that none of this is a surprise to anyone here, but seeing it in print is another thing. Thank Dawg for alternative websites because we know that the main stream media will never cover it. The PTB can't have people knowing that they really are just cannon fodder as Kissinger said, now can they?

Rare Glimpse Into Inner Workings Of American Empire In Middle East January 19, 2018Guest

In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, four former U.S. diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent U.S. involvement in the Middle East, revealing a number of the most closely guarded secrets of U.S. diplomacy.

The four former diplomats emphasized the importance of the region’s oil, spoke critically about the weaknesses of U.S. strategy, made a number of crude comments about U.S. partners, displayed little concern about ongoing violence, and called for more “discipline” throughout the region.

One of the former diplomats, James Jeffrey, criticized the Obama administration for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011 rather than going through with a secret deal to maintain a secret network of military bases in the country. Even today, Jeffrey said, officials in Washington must not “melt down” and retrench when U.S. forces get killed. Officials must accept that there could always be “new Benghazis and new Nigers,” he said, referring to incidents in which U.S. agents have been killed.

But I thought that they were fighting to defend our freedoms? The PTB aren't concerned about the number of people who lose their lives fighting so that the oil companies can steal other country's resources. Or if innocent civilians die just because they happen to live on top of oil reserves.

Former diplomat Eric Edelman made the clearest statement on the matter, explaining in his prepared statement that geostrategic calculations have been central factors in U.S. policy since the end of World War II. “U.S. policymakers have considered access to the region’s energy resources vital for U.S. allies in Europe, and ultimately for the United States itself,” he wrote. “Moreover, the region’s strategic location—linking Europe and Asia—made it particularly important from a geopolitical point of view.”

Edelman went on to suggest that U.S. actions in the region have been consistently based on these geostrategic factors. He cited the Carter Doctrine of 1980, which identified the Persian Gulf as a region so vital to U.S. interests that the U.S. would militarily intervene in the region to expel outside forces.

It goes on to tell how they feel about the leaders of other countries and how they should be managed. One person admits that this country did have a role in the Turkey coup attempt. They were very upset when Obama pulled the troops out of Iraq.

Together, these four former diplomats called on the Trump administration to play a more assertive role in the Middle East. Although they largely agreed that IS has been significantly weakened over the last two and a half years, removing a significant challenge to U.S. power, they saw ongoing challenges from Iran and Russia and growing problems between the U.S. and its allies. They wanted to ensure that the United States remained well positioned to call the shots in the region and maintain a U.S.-led system of hegemonic regional order.

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Maybe democracy exists somewhere as being more than a propagandized lie, but democracy certainly does not exist, and cannot exist, within the global alliance for evil.

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@snoopydawg

...into a corrupt alliance between the government and its legal powers and the corporations and their exploitive powers. They fund themselves by privatizing state assets and seizing global assets via financial or military domination. They corral and harness human capital to serve the State's economy, protect the Classes through tax relief and privilege, and regard the outcome as a call to Empire. Mussolini was proud to call it Fascist. It is a Utopia for soulless thugs with persistent E.D., who send the handsome young men off to die in battle or return with broken minds.

The signs and appearance of Fascism was always the one thing that the towering leaders of the early twentieth century could agree upon. Approvingly or otherwise, economic fascism was unmistakeably easy to recognize in a culture. It still is. A state that functions via a mutually beneficial partnership between government officials and powerful corporations is a fascist state. A place where inequality is deep, life is cheap, and the People must sacrifice to pay for Empire's violent greed. The People don't realize they are fascists because it is a forbidden topic. They are taught to fear fascism, which makes them blind to it.

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@3 @3

Think of you often. I do come by to read, but as Pluto said, it gets harder and harder to comment. I don't want to participate with the world, I want to escape from it. I am one inch short of telling every conservative, Republican, liberal, centrist, person/cheerleader from an approved identity group that I know to go fuck themselves.

Looking forward to your response to the video.

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@dkmich

Meanwhile, I have seen this notion discussed a bit in certain circles:

I don't want to participate with the world, I want to escape from it. I am one inch short of telling every conservative, Republican, liberal, centrist, person/cheerleader from an approved identity group I know to go fuck themselves.

Some are saying that the frustration comes from the fact that in the US, solutions are never presented or discussed in national or social dialogue. All energy on all sides is engaged in expressing violent opposition toward even the most pointless issues. The people and their leaders have no vision about the future in their heads. Not one word about our long term goals is spoken. Not a single priority is set because we aren't going anywhere. They say pushing back on people and the ridiculous ideologies available in the US, is the wrong approach. So is walking away because you are left with nothing but an aimless dystopia. They also say that Americans want 95 percent of the same things, but our language has been deliberately and systematically distorted so that words mean their opposites and blame is the only verb available. This makes us easier to destroy when they are done with us. There is some suggestion that every response should be a "what if" or a proposed solution, with indifference toward blame.

Now, I realize most of that does not generally apply to us, because we are largely transformed and well beyond blind affiliation. However, the intellectually honest, constructive approach has not been very rewarding, either, has it? Too much thoughtless anger and propaganda-induced brain damage out there.

But I think we can probably figure out a solution.

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@Pluto's Republic
Since Obama has no reluctance to drone anyone including Americans, maybe we could all chip in and pay him to drone DC. The good news about Trump is that he's an aspartame drink or two away from a heart attack.

I agree the frustration is the lack of options we have as citizens of this country. Everything is their way or their way. IMO Jeremy Corbin is not possible in this country.

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@dkmich integral than you realize.

As sick as I get of everything, I recall just as Dean was becoming an item, that Michael Moore was urging his audiences to let everyone know what they think, because there are so many out there who feel isolated and think they are the only ones who hold their 'radical' political positions, because all they hear is the garbage of the mainstream.

I get some encouragement, and I'm sure many others do to, to know that there are others out there like you.

Then again, I think about the movie Brazil, where a person just slowly disappears into a bunch of newspapers being blown about by the wind (if I recall correctly). I feel that is what is happening overall (and what has happened).

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@Pluto's Republic definitely studied psycho-linguistics and how to manipulate it. Couple that with the systemic destruction of our public school system and you see the idiot results. No wonder they stay buried in the bright shining thing called a cell/'smart' phone.

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

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@Pluto's Republic .

We just have to be the ideas lying around. It's impossible. It's David vs a cartel of Goliaths, but we've got truth, hope, and a future to offer. The Goliath Cartel has nothing but a mountain of cash... you know the shit that normal humans don't got?

We can tattoo them. We can make them own this; it is an idea lying around. More of your point of view means more of that lying around.

I think the key is that we keep burbling. Burbling and drawing attention to the false reality we're fed and the brute reality that is enforced upon us by the Goliath Cartel. It is palpable. It's a zeitgeist. We just have to be lying around when the shit hits the fan and that lightning strikes.

And I know this is a wishful idea, but I think that's what we're left with. Beat the omniscient, omnipotent tyrant with discarded shit lying around.

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@k9disc

It can be construed as the Gandhi thing. But don't forget, I see a bashing coming from a coordinated world, that will take out the power of the State and surgically strip it down to transparency. You think this could happen at the hands of the People? Their fury is not statesmanship. I don't think they are aware of what they are looking at. Expecting a deeply disunited people to sort things out, does that seem promising? They don't have a working moral compass between them.

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@k9disc

Discarded shit sometime provides a fertilizer suitable for seeds to grow a rich harvest right the fuck over it.

Like Bernie Democracy-Seed, planting the realization throughout the public consciousness that government should be of, by and for the people, with equal rights, treatment and opportunity for all. Somebody really should put that shit in a constitution guaranteeing people all such and other rights, so it'll be enforced.

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@dkmich I'm in the same boat. Logged onto the laptop this morning to a sea of pink-pussy-hatted friends posting their selfies to Facebook.

A year ago I merely thought they were naive.

Now I think they're fucking morons (pardon my language). And I don't like feeling that way.

Stepping back is good.

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@Eagles92

I know what you mean. I had at someone today for being a Christian and Trump supporter. Aren't they synonymous? I know better than to belittle someone's religion, but WTF is the matter with these religious nuts? There is no fuckin god, no devils but them. I am tired of respecting something that should ban people from office, owning guns, and really ought to require institutionalization.

See why I put myself on leave? Didn't soften that one bit. If they can refuse the morning after pill, I can tell them to FO.

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@dkmich @dkmich

... I know better than to belittle someone's religion, but WTF is the matter with these religious nuts? ...

It's the indoctrinated mind-set, where they grow up believing, perhaps unconsciously, that they have to shut down all critical faculties in order to avoid eternal torture after death by ignoring and rejecting even the most obvious (or at least certain select portions of) reality in favour of an unprovable and omniscient authority represented by other mortal authorities. One of the strongest and oldest mind-control tactics and one using what appears to potentially be (major caveat: based on what little I currently recall; still trying to recover from chemical exposures) some possibly incidental evolutionary left-over, this (as far as I currently recall, personal) theory (which I currently don't remember many details on) based on the results of a study, which I read some time back, using brain-scan tech on those 'speaking in tongues' and the like, utilizing a part of the brain which does not hook up to anywhere else.

If a capacity is not fatal to the carrier(s) prior to child-bearing and raising, it's not going to be reduced/eliminated from the overall gene-pool, and if there are no or insufficient alternatives to that capacity, the species has to learn how to deal with it. In our case, I'm guessing that means working out to how to not be suckered at an early age into shutting down critical thinking and locking any portion of our minds into a limited area from where we cannot progress to, perhaps, any real understanding of anything or of any belief in anything not presented as The (trademarked) Truth by The Right Authority Figures. And so we have no blind creationists or Hillary-supporters here, just people who like to think for themselves, in a world where The Psychopaths/Parasites That Be hate us for our freedom to do that...

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@Ellen North @Ellen North

“It's the indoctrinated mind-set, where they grow up believing, perhaps unconsciously, that they have to shut down all critical faculties in order to avoid eternal torture after death by ignoring and rejecting even the most obvious (or at least certain select portions of) reality in favour of an unprovable and omniscient authority represented by other mortal authorities.”

So, all people who have religious beliefs are brainwashed morons who use their religion to avoid facing reality?

It’s always good to know rhe mindset of people who pretend to be open minded. I can remember another place who’s denizens thought the same way about things.

Now certainly you’ll show how committed to your beliefs you are by telling everyonr with religious beliefs that you good ‘progressives’ not only thnk they shouldn’t havr the same rights you do,, you don’t want their votes either.

Oh wait...

You do want the votes though, don’t you?

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@Amanda Matthews

... “It's the indoctrinated mind-set, where they grow up believing, perhaps unconsciously, that they have to shut down all critical faculties in order to avoid eternal torture after death by ignoring and rejecting even the most obvious (or at least certain select portions of) reality in favour of an unprovable and omniscient authority represented by other mortal authorities.” ...

Sorry for any misunderstandings, but that's specifying those having an indoctrinated mind-set cemented into those paths.

You see that in fundies/corporate-funded-and-worshiping Dominionists, as was mentioned.

Lots of people hold various religious beliefs which do not exclude all reality to deny any/everything from evolution to man's ability to poison the Earth and screw up weather patterns, to the right of people to democratic government over corporate/military fascism, based what some accepted-by-them authority figure told them.

Unfortunately, lots of people do - and it's being more widely spread into countries other than the US. Scares hell out of me. We're being boxed into all kinds of limited thought patterns, and if we aren't aware of this, we need to become so, in order to protect ourselves and to try to understand why some people react the way they do, due to propaganda, no matter what vehicle is used to instill the perceptions while shutting down critical thought.

But the fact that religion has been used by con-men for a very long time doesn't invalidate people's right to belief in whatever they like. Although I do firmly hold to the belief that nobody believing in anything restricted to serving the interests of a small group of people - whether corporations/the wealthiest or those following The Right Religion - to the sacrifice of the rest, should be holding any public office. There cannot be exclusionary habits of perception affecting public policy decision-making within democratic government, where the overall public interest must be considered.

If I recall correctly, there were concerns over JFK's Catholicism before he was elected President but he seems to have kept his promise not to let it affect his policy decisions. And that's a concern which seems to have been forgotten by the heavily propagandized electorate - as has the concept of the public good itself.

And the essential principle of separation of church and state:

http://christiannews.net/2016/06/07/church-plant-part-of-tim-kellers-gos...

Church Plant Part of Tim Keller’s ‘Gospel Coalition’ Urges Pastors to ‘Tell Us to Vote for Clinton’

By Heather Clark on June 7, 2016

The Gospel Coalition

WASHINGTON — A leader at a Washington, D.C. assembly that is a part of Tim Keller’s Gospel Coalition recently penned an article asserting that pastors nationwide should encourage their congregations to vote for Hillary Clinton. ...

... Anyabwile also wrote in a post for the Gospel Coalition last month that “I regard a President Trump the worse of the two evils before us.”

Now, Rodriguez, a leader in Anyabwile’s congregation, has also penned an article entitled “Evangelical Leaders: Tell Us to Vote for Clinton,” in which he explains why he thinks pastors should get behind a Clinton presidency.

“I think that evangelical leaders—in particular, conservative evangelical leaders—need to use all the influence God has given them to encourage thinking Christians to vote for Hillary Clinton. No dithering; no qualifications. The stakes are simply too high,” he wrote.

Rodriguez then outlines six reasons why he believes pastors should encourage their congregations to vote for Clinton, starting with the assertion that every election is a choice between two evils. He pointed to the fact that a number of evangelicals were willing to vote for Mitt Romney, a Mormon, during the 2012 presidential election. ...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-campaign-religion/election-blurri...

#U.S.
November 12, 2012 / 4:35 PM / 5 years ago
Election blurring of church, state separation draws complaints
Mary Wisniewski

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Political watchdog and secularist groups are asking the U.S. government to investigate whether Catholic bishops and a Christian evangelical group headed by preacher Billy Graham should lose tax breaks for telling followers how to vote in this year’s election.

Under constitutional protections of free speech and separation of church and state, churches are free to speak on any issue. But they risk losing tax breaks worth $145 billion in the past decade if they violate Internal Revenue Service rules by promoting or opposing any particular candidate. Other non-profits also have special tax status.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a political watchdog group, in its complaint to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, cited reports of individual bishops “abusing their positions to advocate against the election of President Barack Obama.”

The group’s executive director, Melanie Sloan, said some bishops went too far by saying a vote for Democrats would mean going to hell. ...

The Flying Spaghetti Monster, by whose beer volcano I hope one day to lounge, watching my personal male strippers while one drops meatballs (dunno if they have grapes there) into my mouth, would really rather we wouldn't use religion or anything else to control the minds of other to use them as we please.

Drat, maybe I'll have to do without those male strippers...

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@Ellen North @Ellen North

buddy were posting earlier.

“Lots of people hold various religious beliefs which do not exclude all reality...”

Seriously, there’s no need for further discussion. I got it when you defended the poster that said religious belief was justification enough to disenfranchise, take away their Constitutional rights, and commit us to a mental institution.

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

Some of us may not be gifted in clearly expressing ourselves, but the last thing that I was intending to do was to hurt anyone in pointing out that there were alternate ways of interpreting what someone else said in a brief vent, (being what they are, they are also often not carefully phrased) because, rightly or wrongly, I did not take that post the way you appear to have, or intend any of my posts to imply that anyone following any religion should have their rights stripped or be confined to a mental institution.

Certainly, perceptions may differ, but the various people regularly posting here are, as far as I can tell, not out to attack anyone and that's not my go-to reaction if something sounds a bit off on first reading. I'm certainly very sorry if my phrasing was clumsy enough for you to arrive at the conclusion you did, although it's certainly your right to drop the matter there if you choose.

I have found, however, that sometimes re-reading something after a break helps one to see how one may have misinterpreted something due to exhaustion, stress, mood, whatever; this probably happens to us all; does to me, at any rate.

And even if you choose to be upset with me, I am certainly not upset with you, as I realize that misunderstandings can happen (I don't sleep much, react badly to various household chemicals and screw up a lot, lol,) and will continue reading your essays and commentary with great interest, as always.

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@dkmich @dkmich

You
think is reason to

“ ban people from office, owning guns, and really ought to require institutionalization.”

Being a Trump supporter? A Chirstian fundy fuckwit? Or just believing in ‘God’ all together?

EDIT: added “think is reason to” that got cut off in the first line and I didn’t notice.

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

I dunno but I suspect that it's the evident incapacity to reason and the blind acceptance of the pronouncements of authority figures that's being objected to, in candidates for any legislative office. (Seems like a fair point to me.)

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@Ellen North @Ellen North @Ellen North

FORGOT to ask mainpoint:

Incapacity by whom? Trump supporters? Fundie fuckwits? Or EVERYONE who has religious beliefs?

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@Amanda Matthews

The statement, which was evidently venting frustration with what I presume to a general propaganda-generated inability (such propaganda also spread within too many religious groups, especially fundies/corporate-sponsored-Dominionists by any name,) to recognize unsuitability in candidates for public office, started with the premise that they should be prevented from running for office (referring to politicians) and owning guns (which I took to likely imply also, never mind having access to the US military invasion forces and Weapons of Mass Destruction) and institutionalized (which made me think of Trump and the Clinton 'option' in 'RUSSIAN!!!' roulette electoral choice) so I guessed, as I'd specified, and very likely did guess wrongly that this was being at least predominately applied to political candidates, if also applying to those supporting them.

Obviously, I can't answer for anyone else, but that was the way I guessed it to be as most likely intended.

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@Ellen North

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@Eagles92

Nada. Yet there they are again coming together to protest. Are they protesting his warmongering and insisting that he quit helping the Saudis commit genocide? Or his regulatory guys who are taking the country back to the 60's when there was so much air and water pollution or the things that the other members are doing? Nope. They're protesting his behavior and Twittler word salads. So much energy wasted.

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@snoopydawg in 2018's "Blue Wave."

I kid you not, I saw a sign that said that. Underneath, it said:

Take Back > Our healthcare / Our education / Our climate / Our science / Our [whatever the fuck].

I'll say it again: MORONS.

(I'm in an angry place right now; can you tell?) :LOL:

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@Eagles92

Some of them are pretty funny.

Funniest signs from the Women's March

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@snoopydawg

.... he lacks DEPTH and WARMTH!

Stolen!!

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-- snoopydawg

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@dkmich

Mollie


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."--Lao Tzu


"Purity test"??
I've come to flag that phrase, like many others, as a tool of neoliberalism in order to shut down intelligent conversation. When someone disagrees with you, their issues are not lesser than yours. The lines that they draw are not inferior to yours. They are not being "pure" when they honor those lines. Rather, they are acting with principle.
--SnappleBC

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Lovely afternoon today in the Old Pueblo, 75 degrees as I write this.

Here's an interesting piece from Fear and Droning: Manufacturing Consent for War as a Public-Private Partnership

It's long and full of links Here's the last paragraph:

Armed with the light of knowledge, is it really all that absurd to question if the elite American establishment is actively trying to manufacture consent for a large-scale conflict that would effectively eliminate Vladimir Putin’s influence in the Middle East by attacking Russian-allied Syria and Iran? When you consider how many billions of dollars would undoubtedly be riding on the outcome of that PR push, is it somehow unreasonable to wonder if emerging neo-McCarthyism and the Russiagate scandal aren’t at least in part about priming the public for an extremely likely proxy war with Russia that western imperial powers have been anticipating for years? Frankly, wouldn’t it be more than a little silly to assume that the US establishment’s recent fascination with blatantly Russophobic propaganda isn’t really all about the almighty dollar and that somehow, this time the masters of war are actually telling us the truth?

Welcome; to the machine.

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@snoopydawg

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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Good to see ya dkmich thanks for the link. I used youtube-dl to get that to my machine for viewing offline on my own devices.

After 23 minutes of Skull & Bones, I am wondering if it will then go on to Bilderberg, and probably the CFR, just to complete the triangle of mind-fckery inside my head. Thanks a lot.

My reaction to such information is not good, but I was a mental case anyway so nothing has changed. All of my instincts want to pound pavement, phone bank, blah blah blah gotv for something. omfg please not again, someone stop me before I vote again. Electoral politics is like addiction at this point, bad behavior to be avoided. Voting just elects more of them, the ones I want begone. Eternal game of whack-a-mole. Thanks and no thanks.

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@eyo

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@dkmich I helped make it, but got off as soon as he started campaigning for Her. Now, he owns it all I guess, and doesn't want to share. That's fine with me. I did have to spam block ngpvan email, giving up after continuous unsubscribe failures, even their technology sucks.

Save money or invest it outside of the system, that's what I say. Time off from politics, social media, neighbors, it's all good to take a break and gain some perspective periodically. Observe as the system eats itself, don't be consumed by it. Haha listen to my 2% conscious thought, as the other 98% goes hungry. lol

good luck

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great to have you back!

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@JtC

Nice to see everyone.

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you. Anyhow, I am not happy, because from here in Germany, I can't see the video you linked to. This video is not available in your country, it it says. I just don't understand the laws behind this "geographical" shutdown of you tube videos.

Also, call me a little slow, but I like to know what the meaning of the expression "red pilled" means.

And call me a little hesitant to believe that all Russians are saints, but it doesn't mean I slip into Russia-gate paranoia either.

I tried to listen into Marcy Wheelers video about what we know about Trump and Russia. I always admire her detailed non-sensationalized reporting. This one is so long my eyes glazed over and I fell asleep. I might try again, mail1*

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@mimi

Good to see you. Sorry you can’t see it. I think you would have found it interesting. You’re in Germany are you not?

Censorship everywhere. Pissing me off.

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@dkmich @dkmich
I am often in Hawaii too. I used to be on the East Coast near Washington DC and miss it a bit. At least there I knew my neighborhood around face to face.

So, alert, ain't I perhaps an agent representing the interests of foreign powers in a political or quasi-political capacity?

You are not supposed to be naive and believe me to be an elderly mommy, who is a bit lost and wants to chat with some folks online, who are not on Facebook, Twitter or other virtual places?

I also could be the evil witch from the Haensel and Gretel fairy tale or Snowhwite who waits to be kissed by a virtual prince. Nobody is supposed to not lie online. So, never believe what I am saying. That would be terribly naive.

Sigh, I am kidding, but isn't this whole online thingy a big idiocy?

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@mimi

Once someone takes it they see the truth about things and can't go back to not seeing what They want people to see.

"You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth."

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@snoopydawg
those movies most of you have. It's very strange, if on both ends, in the US and in Germany, I have to catch up with four decades of art and movie culture. Ok, I just watched the trailer of the Matrix. To be honest, I can't watch it. Can't stand it. Hate the cuts and the overload of effects. Reminds me too of the Walking Dead and other Sci-Fi fiction films. I even didn't see the Star Wars in full. That I should do though one day.

Sigh.

Red Pills. I thought may be these were the pills pilots had so they could kill themselves if they were shot down in 'enemy territory' when their only chance were to be tortured in camps to make them speak. Actually my sister and I talked about those films. We both can't stand them. We watch only stuff that is sweet fiction with happy endings (we need those as real life endings are seldom happy and sweet) ... or real documentary with original uncut historical film material. (we need those to not get manipulated).

Just saying. YMMV. No offense.
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It is one of the more compelling illustrations of a manufactured reality and our human response to it.

It really is rather amazing as a piece of fiction and as a metaphor for thw 21st century Earth of the 1st world. It ought to be resonating with Germany pretty hard right now.

I feel bad for your response to the jump cuts and cinematography of the trailer. It is a precursor film of this style, but it is really well done, and has many, many mesmerizing long cuts.

I really do think you should watch it for the mythology and the lore. I do think it is a terrific social story that many of us on this planet right now share.

@mimi

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@mimi

Good whether you watch it or not. Think Orwell and 1984 and oppressive thought police.

Revolutionaries offer our protagonist, Neo, a Blue Pill, which will put him back into the coma of daily life — which is the Matrix. Or Neo can swallow a Red Pill, which will reveal to him how the world really works. It gives a state of awareness he will not be able to escape again.

The revolutionaries explain to Neo: "The Matrix is a system. That system is our enemy. But when you are inside and look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters—the very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the System, they will fight to protect it.

The Revolutionaries are taking the Red Pill and making plans to overthrow their electronic keepers.

At some point, Neo is confronted by Agent Smith, a burned-out enforcer for the Matrix. Agent Smith is an artificial intelligence who tells Neo: "I'd like to share a revelation during my time here… I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you… do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus…" 

And so it goes. A battle for control vs freedom.

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@Pluto's Republic
sounds really seductive and I will watch it. Damned I have to know if I am a mammal or not. Sigh, what to do, if I turn out to not be one? And exit the movie theater convinced of not being one? Or if I would believe I were one, how could I live with the fact that I am a warrior now to protect a system that I thought I need to survive, but is the territory of my enemies?

Thank God I trust in him.
Crazy

Thank you that was really a great explanation and summary. So, should I watch the German or the English version ? Or one with subtitles. It always irritates me, if I can hear the English version beneath the German translations for the actors.

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@mimi

Perhaps we're more of a virus-inflicted mammalian species? It's really only the Psychopaths/Parasites That Be who reproduce by invading, draining and taking over everything they can from the inside out.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@mimi

"Red Pills. I thought may be these were the pills pilots had so they could kill themselves
if they were shot down in 'enemy territory'"
Perhaps it would also work to make such pills readily available when people are starving
to death as the environment dies.

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and thank you for bringing it to our attention.
I wish I could call even one moment of the video "just crazy bullshit", but I am convinced of its' stream of truths.
Just thinking about The Women's March and those ludicrous pussy hats while watching the video made me wonder how in the world to we get people to rage against the Robber Barons when they do not know what a Robber Baron is?

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@on the cusp I hate hot pink and think the pussy hats are a real bad joke. Hey dk, take care.

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

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@orlbucfan @orlbucfan @dkmich
Wrong color. If they at least would wear "black hats". We could search for their SEO.

In search engine optimization (SEO) terminology, black hat SEO refers to the use of aggressive SEO strategies, techniques and tactics that focus only on search engines and not a human audience, and usually does not obey search engines guidelines.

Best though if they would wear "white hats"

A white hat hacker is a computer security specialist who breaks into protected systems and networks to test and asses their security. White hat hackers use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers (known as black hat hackers) can detect and exploit them.

The only problem with those white hats is that they never stay clean for long and get all dirty. SEO's keywords?. Oh, those are all dirty keywords and then you end up with a
"Grey Hat".

The term "grey hat", alternatively spelled as "greyhat" or "gray hat", refers to a computer hacker or computer security expert who may sometimes violate laws or typical ethical standards, but does not have the malicious intent typical of a black hat hacker.

Hey, would you believe a Grey Hat's non-malicious intentions? Don't be naive, please.

So, how about a "Red Hat"?

Red Hat – These are the vigilantes of the hacker world. ... Instead of reporting the malicious hacker, they shut him/her down by uploading viruses, DoSing and accessing his/her computer to destroy it from the inside out. They leverage multiple aggressive methods that might force a cracker to need a new computer.Sep 9, 2015

Oh, that's just bullshit. Red Hat was my preferred Operating Linux System in the late nineties. Just don't listen to that crap above.

Then what about a "Blue Hat"

A blue hat hacker is someone outside computer security consulting firms who bug tests a system prior to its launch, looking for exploits so they can be closed. Blue Hat Hacker also refers to the security professional invited by Microsoft to find vulnerabilities in Windows.

Nah, they are too expensive, aren't they?



Now, I am in despair over all those hats. It's All Hats, No Cattle Trump all the time. Jeez help me. So, here is the cure:


I promote these hats: Black and bear-ish, big with lots of hot air inside, because...

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If they shoot on those hats, the bullets are embedded in the hot air of the Bearskin Hats. But in these days the bears need more protection than the British Crown, sigh again I have no luck with the hats. Oh, shoot me now, no luck with those either.

In 2005, the Ministry of Defence began a two-year test of artificial fur for the hats. The army has already replaced beaver hats and leopard skins, worn by some of its soldiers, with artificial materials.[13] In March 2005, Labour MP Chris Mullin called for an immediate ban on bearskin hats stating that they "have no military significance and involve unnecessary cruelty."[14]

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has protested against the continued use of real fur for the guards’ hats, alleging that the animals are killed cruelly. For several years, PETA members have held demonstrations, including one at St Peter's Hill, near St Paul's Cathedral, in 2006.[15] PETA wants the fur hats to be replaced with synthetic materials and claims that the Ministry of Defence has not done enough to find alternatives. In February 2011, Joss Stone appeared in a PETA advert targeting the Ministry of Defence, showing the 23-year-old soul singer holding a teddy bear that covers her naked body and features the slogan "Bear Hugs, Not Bear Caps".[16]

hmm, I wonder if I would hug a bear for real ...



So, darn it, Wear No Hats! Because ...

Those folks with no hats are the real heroes. In these days, people (cops) see a hat on any demonstrating head and when they shoot those phantasy hats, the bullets go straight into your brain. Not a place where you want to have a bullet's landing pad.

All the power and glory to the non-hat wearing folks, which are the majority of the 99 percenters!

Amen.

PS: Don't be too harsh on the pinky hats wearing women. They basically just have not a good sense for the current hat-fashion.

I suggest those colorless hats instead. Very chick-ish. And very useful if it pours while you march to protest the overlords.

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There went my Sunday Morning ... wasted in "Hat Back Alleys".
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@mimi
they see fit. I am sorry. Just read lookouts Weekly Watch and through it the two articles on truthdig, ie that Medea Benjamin had been arrested and the article which summarized the Women's marches around the country Hundreds of Thousands Join Women's Marches Across the Country as well the one from the women's march in Baltimore with many vox populi in it. Abby Martin having been arrested for her interview with the boy .

That's not a laughing matter any more. There is no reason or excuse anymore for me to write a tongue in cheek, mock comment about "hat colors".

A apologize. I feel like shit. Don't want to arrogantly mock my sisters for the hats they wear.
It feels like I betray their cause. Don't want to do that. So, I take my comment back.

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@mimi

Makes it hard. "Both sides do it"! Always. If you have experienced it your whole life, you really can't allow yourself to lose your sanity over it.

Wow. I think I leave it now up to you.

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@on the cusp

So far, I haven’t been able to call it crazy bull shit either, which is why it is so shocking and depressing. Naive people parading around in their hats as if it matters or someone gives a shit. Thanks for watching and sharing your thoughts on it.

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@dkmich Watch it. All of it.
Anything that encourages us to question governmental authority, which now means most anything on tv and film, is liberating.
All of the conspiracy theorists I have ever known are Republicans. All of the conspiracy theorist haters/shamers I have known have been Democrats.
I discounted the cts because I was a Democrat for many decades.
I feel I have had my life wasted, as opposed to wasting my life voluntarily.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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it got pushed on some 9/11 truth sites, was only a couple hours long then, and didn't have any youtube warnings or website to go to for the revolution. good to see it again with the reminder that more tricks are on the way. good luck. be kind.

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Have you read the article that Pluto posted? The second part describes how Wilson started the war propaganda stories in the media. His administration went out of their way to get people on board with the war in Germany.

This is the first "We have to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here."

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Maybe democracy exists somewhere as being more than a propagandized lie, but democracy certainly does not exist, and cannot exist, within the global alliance for evil.

I have the video up to watch tomorrow as I'm still trying to catch up here. I often can't keep up with all of the interesting and informative writing here but hate to miss out...

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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It's nice to see somebody like the producers of this film support the idea that 9/11 was an "inside job."
And that Bush 41 and his entire family are Nazi crooks, and there are worse Players than him.
Had FDR lived a couple more years after the war would the CIA even exist, or would old Herb Bush just have the president assassinated? The whole Windsor clan Nazis? Say it ain't so! Gotta admit that that weasel, Harry, looks like one. Same as Trump's right hand man during the transition. "Say a negative word about Herr Trump and I will personally kill you." It don't get more Nazi looking than that jagoff.
A pleasant movie for those of us that have taken the red pill. Just remember there is no spoon.

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I've always thought that we would be safe from a "nuclear 9/11" simply because that action would eliminate some of the 1%'s profit producing "chessboard". But now with the poisoning of the planet with Fukishima, DuPont's poisons, fracking, aspartame, GMO's, contrived wars, drug running, militarized police and so forth - I can no longer rule out the possibility that the next 9/11 may turn out as a false flag "mushroom cloud". I suppose the very rich have alternate plans for just about every event, including my own paranoid and naïve darkest imaginings.

Peace
FN

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"Democracy is technique and the ability of power not to be understood as oppressor. Capitalism is the boss and democracy is its spokesperson." Peace - FN

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the mushroom cloud
@fakenews
is now on the table.

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For those who watched through until the end, lol and wtf? I mean, that hamster wheel put me on the ceiling! I have imagined it almost exactly the same. Maybe I did see the early version of this vid, and forgot all about it. They certainly triggered Niemöller for me at the end, also how I imagine things going if I let myself "go there". Like I might be next (disabled), or a bunch of us here could go silent next, nazis are still winning. That is some paranoid shite, woo.

have a nice day
Biggrin

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