Open Thread - 08-05-22 - A Potpouri of Political Postulations

Whose Reality Do You Live In?

My wife and I travel a lot around the country. We mostly stay at motels. It's at these temporary stop-overs that I turn on the TV, something that I haven't done for years at home. My usual refrain is; "Since it's paid for we will use it". It was at a recent stop-over that something caught my eye. I've oft wondered how it is that people are so susceptible to mind control. How it is that so many seem to have lost any semblance of critical thinking. And then I saw it.

While surfing for something to fill background noise I happened upon Fox News so I left it on for a few minutes. I can't remember exactly what the talking head was bleating about but I did take notice of the background imagery that accompanied the commentator. I saw subtle thought steering using symbolism and subliminal perceptive inferences. The commentator's words were enhanced by the imagery, a double splash of propaganda, verbally and visually, engaging both the conscious and subconscious mind.

We all know how the propaganda is catapulted. Movies, newspapers, radio, books, etc. It starts at a very young age and continues throughout our lives. I am now convinced that the television is the main mode of brainwashing, both in words and imagery, and I also suspect, by audio sensory.

Television has created the boobus americanus' modern reality. Thanks Obama. It's most noticeable if one doesn't watch TV at all, but if one were to quit watching for a few months and then turn it back on to the news it should pop out like a jack-in-the-box.

Then watch the commercials to see who is funding the propaganda.

How is this insidiousness negated? Shut the damn thing off.

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The banksters want it. It will allow them complete control of our lives when used in conjunction with Digital ID.

IMHO CBDCs are taxation without representation. Didn't we have a little kerfuffle about that a couple of hundred years ago or so?

My humble solution? Use cash whenever possible. Cancel your account with the big banks. Use a credit union. Lose the credit cards and starve the beast.

“Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, but give a man a bank, and he can rob the world.” ~ Tyrell Wellick

Walter Frontrunning the WEF

On October 19, 1999, Walter Cronkite accepted the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award at a ceremony at the United Nations. He called for a one world order.

Redefining Democracy: An Early Casualty of an Evolving Language

"Political power Democracy grows out of the barrel of a gun." ~ Mao Zedong The MIC

Fixed it for you, Mao.

The Military Industrial Complex: Bringing democracy to the world, one bomb at a time.

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Wandering Ponderings
  • If humans were put on the endangered species list, then just maybe we'd get some protections? Nah, I'm dreaming again.
  • There are too many people telling us the ship is sinking and too few people telling us how to build lifeboats.
  • It's not what you know, it's what you don't know that is the most important.
Like a Rat on a Mobius Strip

The constant droning of doom and gloom is meant to wear us down. Till we beg for a new world order. Hopelessness is the desired effect. To give consent to those that have caused the turmoil. So they may retain their wealth, their power, their control. And to save their necks. Like a rat on a mobius strip.


They have no authority without our consent. We hold the power to change things, if only to realize that the struggle isn't horizontal, it's vertical. IF we all stand up, we can beat them. IF we do nothing, they win.

Keep on surviving folks. It really pisses them off.

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join me in welcoming our new members who have mostly migrated here from Jack Pine Radicals. Judging by the quality content that JPR produced, they will be a welcome addition to our little life boat.

Welcome folks, we're glad to have you with us.

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@JtC That's very gracious of you. Thank you.

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Never let your morals prevent you from doing the right thing.--Salvor Hardin, Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

@Ohio Barbarian
it's my pleasure.

We look forward to your input. Thanks for registering and welcome to our little life boat.

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Haven't watched the telly tube for about 15 years now. Have developed a calloused mind in the
interim. What I see in people that are still plugged into the propaganda box is scary. Seems so
little awareness and critical thinking being displayed.

Anyway, thanks for the gristle. Lots to chew on here. And the sailing ships ..


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we are bombarded by it. It becomes obvious when one disconnects from it. That is, when one disconnects from the boob tube. There are so many other modes of propaganda that flushes our sensory inputs, but I'm convinced that television is the prime conveyor.

Shut it off and much of the sturm and drang is alleviated.

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Clarity of mind is much better achieved without all the noise
difficult to shut it out completely, but restricting the intake is
beneficial. Like a BS diet. Wink

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"There are too many people telling us the ship is sinking and too few people telling us how to build lifeboats."

Good morning JtC.

Thanks for a cleansing read to start the day.

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