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It is what it is

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The first time you see it, you don’t recognise it. Perhaps it was something designed so stupidly that it could not be an accident. Somebody says something like ‘planned obsolescence ‘ or ‘made in China,’ which implies permission-to-exist for such a stupid process that produces such a stupid thing. But there was probably nothing you could do, and all the Somebodies you know don’t seem to care–so you don’t. You don’t think much about it… but your eyes have been trained, and they don’t stop seeing. Soon you will see ‘it’ again. You will encounter an illiterate high school student, or see massive bankster fraud go unpunished, or war-whores pounding public pulpits, and you find that you can’t stop thinking about ‘it.’ ‘It’ is everywhere. ‘It’ is in wars that can’t be won, in the sweatshop factories producing goods that quickly turn into garbage, in the poisoned land and polluted water.  You can see that innocent people die when the bombs fall, and that people and the planet are treated cruelly in order to maximize the income of some already rich men, and that ‘the system’ seems to spread stupidity among all the nearly-hairless hapless talking apes. And then you see ‘it,’ one day, finally, and you know ‘it’ has been there all along.

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Posted by on Mon, 2013 in General Knowledge, Rants

 

A no6ody’s list of hope-this-helps for truth seekers and truth speakers

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If there are no direct benefits to speaking truth to power–quite the opposite in today’s world–why do it, then? I believe that society benefits when most of its members can tell truth from lies and actively seek justice.Yet the honest, the just, the willing-to-learn, the seekers of truth, all operate under a severe disadvantage in places with many sedated, ignorant citizen-slaves and a corpseguv of $ervants. Seekers of truth and justice hope to make a future society a better one; power/currency whores want what benefits themselves and they want it now. The lure of currency is very, very strong; people have done incredibly stupid things (like advertise the use of tobacco and start wars) in order to get it, even if they were wealthy already. (Perhaps currency should be considered a drug-like substance. If so, there is no dishonor if the lure of currency is too strong for a person to resist, just like there must be some drug that would make an addict out of any particular person. Perhaps the definition of the word ‘drug’ shouldn’t cover addictions to currency and computergames and couch-lock 7V.)

Not!

Not!

1) Vote with your feet and with your currency. If you can create demand for some good or service, somebody will try to make money at it. Perhaps it really is as easy as persuading enough people to value a connection to the internet over a cable 7\/ ‘service.’ A bus boycott was a key part of a civil-rights revolution (back in the days before 7\/s were cheaply cloned). I don’t recall seeing too many ‘peace’ signs in the media at the time, but many many people wore corp-clothing adorned with such, and many more wore home-made tie-dyes that they didn’t make themselves. “The most formidable military machine depends ultimately on the obedience of its soldiers, … the most powerful corporation becomes helpless when its workers stop working, when its customers refuse to buy its products. The strike, the boycott, the refusal to serve, the ability to paralyze the functioning of a complex social structure – these remain potent weapons against the most fearsome state or corporate power.”   Howard Zinn

2)  Read, read, and read some more. Socrates said it best two point five millenia ago: “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” Augment with online sources, like lectures and other ‘netizens’ websites. It seems only wise to seek such wisdom. It is said that Buddha thought ignorance was the primary cause of most human problems, and Jesus doesn’t seek revenge upon his tormentors ‘for they know not what they do.’ No human will ever know ‘enough’ about anything–the ocean of knowledge is deeper than humans can comprehend. Learn of propaganda, as it is everywhere and can be subtile and nearly invisible–it will affect you much more if you don’t recognize it.

3) Have a plan, a way out, and/or constructive works to do. Try to tell how to cure what ails society. Is there a way people can help you or your cause, something quick, easy, and undeniably good?

4) All the slaves cannot be punished at once, and there is serious discontent out there. It is likely that the wealth-extracting screws have been turned as far down as their $ervants dare to do it. Their greed must be balanced by fear or the metaphorical screws would press even harder, for there is no lack of corp$€guv greed. This fear can be useful, as well as the discontent. Rattling the chains is one way to get the citizens/slaves to see them.

5) Those who speak truth do not fear honest inquiry and sincere questions. Those who seek truth are admired by members of a sane society. Liars do fear investigation–and merely showing others that this fear exists is powerful. The corp$€guv/Empyremedia lies, they omit, they trivialize, they insult. Point this out whenever possible in a short, simple way, but do not become your enemy (don’t lie, etc.).

6) You do not need to convince everyone–just enough to start the juggernaut of truthseeking rolling. Start with the best human beings you know. “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” Samuel Adams

7) The people you wish to help are likely to act rudely or worse when they hear truth, for they have been living in an insane way and know no better, and cognitive dissonance does the rest. Do not take it personally, for this training/conditioning comes from the $ervants and control-freaks. Some citizen/slaves have learned to think and speak Empyre, for its propaganda is spread with high-tech super-stimulus media plus a long history of practical psychcology. This is a potent combination. It is extremely unlikely that this mind-mangling can be undone in a few minutes, so there is no fault if a truth-teller realizes an inability to help particular Empyrelings. The metaphorical burden can be too heavy. But…

8) Laughter plus logic is potent in print, and well-timed real-life laughter is even more so, but shared laughter is the strongest. Laugh at the ridiculous lies and the paid liars! However, mocking/sarcasm are unpleasant (and often used by Empyremedia); don’t use these tactics except at great need.

9) Be good, pure, worthy of emulation/admiration, because you seek what is good for everyone. If you cannot possibly benefit from your good deeds, the grateful could reward you with admiration/social status–and they might pay more attention to you in the future.

10) Don’t participate in evil. If you buy factory-farmed ‘meat’ products, expect more factory farms. If you borrow money, expect more banksters. If you buy petro-products, expect wars for oil. Prepare to fail, for you must live in a society that you did not create. Corp$€guv always tries to hide the unpleasantness caused by production of corpsegov products–public ignorance is their bliss.

11) The internets. Have fun here. Tell your story and of your hopes, speak your truth! The internet has room for everyone, and some ‘netizens are brilliant and worth listening to. Finding them is tricky, but when you do, say thank you, ask for more, and spread the knowledge.

12) Find out what topics bring out the trolls/fifty-cent party. This reveals their fears, and perhaps a path to truth and justice. If your actions have attracted trolls and shills, consider it as a compliment. Don’t let trolls tell you how to feel, truthseeker.

13) Remember to remind–say things like ‘I DON’T want to bomb people halfway around the world and steal their oil. I want to end wars started because certain unpunished men told lies. I want no bloodshed, I want justice, no bombs, just peace. I do not want expensive war-machines killing foreign people so rich men can get richer.’ Helpful suggestions are good, but not all will be perceived as ‘helpful.’ Tell stories like these–big yellow construction equipment in someone’s bedroom is wrong, even if the victims don’t know the difference between a bulldozer and a backhoe. Agree? Bank$ters who greedily screw up a nation’s economy should not get multimillion-dollar bonuses. Agree? Bullet-holes in children is always wrong–agree? Your listeners/readers should get the chance to say ‘yes’ to the truth.

14) Avoid the use of Newspeak/Corp$€speak– the ‘language’ of disguise and minimize. For example, depleted-uranium munitions are often pure uranium; drones are still warplanes. Don’t ever say “we” invaded Iraq/Lybia/Afganistan/etc., as governbents did that despite objections from ‘we the people.’ Don’t use too many ‘downer’ words (like war, bloodshed, bombs,  killing–often propagandists do this to get people to fnord ignore fnord certain fnord subjects). Don’t underestimate the power of words–once a ‘limited police action’ morphed into the Vietnam war (which led to deca-thousands of dead troops and the killing of millions of people and poisoned land in several countries).

15) Attract attention with your imagination… plus mirrors, led strip lights, superglue (add baking soda to ‘set’ superglued objects instantly), epoxy glue, reflective foils and LED lights, message-bearing tissue-paper hot air balloons, hand-painted signs or kites. Spend some brain-time looking for potential ways to spread truth. Cardboard and glue structures can be surprisingly large and sturdy (use internal triangles, plus paint with mineral spirits and polyurethane, half and half mix; painted on cardboard, it adds stiffness, water resistance, and a shine)  Garbage bag ‘sculptures’ can be inflated; such balloons created with two or more cheap, thin black garbage bags taped together will float in the air if given enough time in warm sunshine. Collect ten seconds of applause from people–then blend and post on website for dL, give participants website addy to get it. If you can take movies and/or pix, make sure they are non-incriminating.

16) Be mobile and be unpredictable. Don’t stay in one place or do the same thing for very long. This gives them time to mass the blue troops… this is what happened to OWS in too many cities.

17) Are you dealing with a metaphorical broken dish or the methods that cause dishes to get broken? There are symptoms and causes of symptoms–both may need fixing, but one is more important than the other. “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” Henry David Thoreau

18) Do not metaphorically swim in a tank with the Empyre’s sharks, and don’t let anyone push you in. Trying to spread truth via EmpyreMedia–a shark tank. Trying to ‘win’ by persuading voters in anything but a local election–another shark tank (fortified with corpsegov ‘voting’ machines). Even reading/watching 3mpyre media is a shark tank, for their p$y-ops are the best that money can buy. Petitions may be a waste of time, for corp$egov will do what it pleases as long as it is short-term profitable. Always be aware that some very large internet sites are owned by corpsegov and might be altered someday. Don’t be surprised if/when your video goes wonky or your essay got scrambled–check from various computers/internet linkups and post it again if needed. Consider it a compliment if this should it happen to you.

19) Know  what you want and don’t stop trying to get it. Is there anything else in life more important than what you’re doing? (If so–go do it!)  “Every man who has really sincere desire for any great amelioration in the conditions of life has first to face ridicule, then persecution, then cajolery and attempts at subtle corruption. We know from painful experience how few pass unscathed through these three ordeals. The last especially, when the reformer is shown all the kingdoms of the earth, is difficult, indeed almost impossible, except for those who have made their ultimate goal vivid to themselves by clear and definite thought.” Bertrand Russell, Political Ideals

20) pix are worth a thousand words–one [pic of Rachel Corrie] plus ‘Just Another Palestinian* Murdered’ is prolly worth a 1,004 word speech.

*apologies for the amateur psyops. If certain populations entertain the thought that Mz. Corrie was really a Palestinian, then they will also think that Palestinians are beautiful Caucasian 23 yr old females murdered with one of ‘their’ taxpayer-funded bulldozers, and the regime that did this still gets taxpayer money to buy more bullets, bombs, and tanks.

“(…) question-asking is the most significant intellectual tool human beings have. Is it not curious, then, that the most significant intellectual skill available to human beings is not taught in school?”  Neal Postman

Question Authority!

“Once you have learned how to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.”  Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner

 
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nine fables

 

 

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l love to eat toves, the slithey-er the better. However, despite how much I love to eat them, toves are not health food. Sometimes I ignore this unpleasant-to-me fact, and declare that I don’t eat too many toves, even though I gyre and gimble and have to pretend not to notice the slithy stains. What happens when I read a scientific article indicating that toves bioaccumulate slithy compounds? I don’t want to trust the scientists now, especially when there are $cientists paid-for by MegaTove, Inc, who say no way, and toves contain 34% more vital nutrients, and these $cientists have makeup technicians, brand-new labcoats, and lots of money for ads and publicity (sellout shills and astroturf-smurfs and come-on commontaters and propaganda pushers, all of which are cheap to hire and not actually illegal–and in corp-friendly-istan they have internet connections and speak multiple languages). I want to believe these paid-for $cientists… even when they start talking about things non-tovey. Cog dis kicks in, which is a description of the consequences of tovey love carried to extremes in an all-too-human brain. As time goes by, the size of the lies I want to believe is maximized by trained per$onne1%, all too willing to help me fill my mind with thoughts that help them profit, and they cannot care about me cough tobacco cough for that would cost MegaTove potential profits.
The Fire of Desire can burn logic and knowledge. Corppredators feed this Fire, non-ethically, non-morally, legally, and inexorably.
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“There was a man who invented the art of making fire. He took his tools and went to a tribe in the north, where it was very cold, bitterly cold. He taught the people there to make fire. The people were very interested. He showed them the uses to which they could put fire – they could cook, could keep themselves warm, etc. They were so grateful that they had learned the art of making fire. But before they could express their gratitude to the man, he disappeared. He wasn’t concerned with getting their recognition or gratitude; he was concerned about their well being.
He went to another tribe, where he again began to show them the value of his invention. People were interested there, too, a bit too interested for the peace of mind of their priests, who began to notice that this man was drawing crowds and they were losing their popularity. So they decided to do away with him. They poisoned him, crucified him, put it any way you like. But they were afraid now that the people might turn against them, so they were very wise, even wily. Do you know what they did? They had a portrait of the man made and mounted it on the main altar of the temple. The instruments for making fire were placed in front of the portrait, and the people were taught to revere the portrait and to pay reverence to the instruments of fire, which they dutifully did for centuries. The veneration and the worship went on, but there was no fire.” Anthony DeMello, from his excellent and free e-book “Awareness” http://awareness.tk

fire ant A rant about ants. Ants have been around much longer than the human species (that considers itself superior to mere ants). Their tiny ant brains are good enough for an anthill/nest and a ‘culture.’ Each ant has only a few simple rules to follow, and that’s enough to make ant colonies prosperous. The queen of the ant hill do not command–each individual ant does what it thinks is best–yet the queen ant is the only female that reproduces. All the other ants live lives of constant toil so that one or a few queen ants can lay thousands of eggs. The system is set up, evolutionarily calibrated, and runs smoothly even without commands and enforcement and punishment of ‘wrongdoers.’ Each individual ant knows just a few things and does them, and the queen is no more intelligent than the workers. As long as the ants are in a familiar environment, the ant hill can survive and grow, even though the queen ant(s) does nothing but eat and lay all the eggs while the ‘exploited’ worker ants do everything else. But, if the situation changes, ants can do foolish things. For example, a patient person with a paintbrush can manipulate trails of ants into circles or unproductive loops.
Wea1%thy humans know what will benefit themselves, and those like them, and don’t really need any further organization to be frightfully effective in getting more more more. They often own and command corpor-ants, with many in-greedy-ants; and corpor-ants have many more rules than an ant colony and the large worker hum-ants have external energy sources and powerful tools. The ultra-wea1%thy sometimes buy govern-ants and inform-ants, for they cannot be ultra-wealthy without being a burden upon hum-ant-ity. Perhaps the ultra-rich are ignor-ant assist-ants of the ‘ant tea cries.’
And, there but for the lack of cur-ant-see go I, forthe love of money is the root of evil. NON $ERVIAM.

Once upon a time, a peacock stole all the other peacock’s tailfeathers and glued them onto his own butt. He now had a super-normally magnificent display, sure to impress the peahens. Like he planned, all the peahens wanted to mate with him… but all those tailfeathers were too heavy for him to move, and he couldn’t stand up, much less mate with the willing peahens. That year, very few eggs were laid and fertilized, and those only because a few of the oddest peahens had found tailless males to be acceptable sex partners.
In diversity there is strength.

Once there was a scientist who developed a bio-safe enzyme that broke down cellulose. The scientist’s minions (grad students) tried it in their food, but it failed because stomach acids destroyed the enzyme. Another scientist put the enzyme in a special capsule that would dissolve only after exposure to stomach acid, which released the enzyme in the small intestine. The grad students now reported other problems–this enzyme now turned much of the dietary fiber (cellulose) into glucose, so plant foods were more calorie-dense, and those who took the enzyme capsules were often unhappy with the quantity of their food. The lack of dietary fiber also caused problems. However, both problems were partly solved when enzyme-resistant dietary fiber was added to their food. A $cientist-spy stole the enzyme, and tried to sell it to corporations. The $cientist claims that if less food is needed, less time will be spent eating, and even the time spent pooping could be reduced. Soon, corp$€whores required their employees to eat these enzyme capsules or not come to work anymore. However, efficiency-reducing digestive upsets were common. So, ©orp-$ci€ntists added sawdust and/or water-absorbing indigestible plastics to their minions’ diet, but this caused unexpected consequences for the chief cause of problems is solutions.

“…Macbeth is the story of Hitler or Napoleon. But it is also the story of any bank clerk who forges a cheque, any official who takes a bribe, and human being in fact who grabs at some mean advantage which will make him feel a little bigger than and get a little ahead of his fellows. It centres on the illusory human belief that an action can be isolated–that you can say to yourself, ‘I will commit just this one crime which will get me where I want to be, and and after that I will turn respectable.’ But in practice, as Macbeth discovers, one crime grows out of another, even without any increase if wickedness in yourself. His first murder is committed for self-advancement; the even worse ones which follow from it are committed in self-defense.” George Orwell _Orwell, The Lost Writings_

Officer Smeg waits patiently. He’s not a very smart man, but he knows the boss is thinking about the bleeding budget, how a few extra thou could save a job–or be spread around as pay raises. Smeg is confident he will hear what he expects to hear, and he does. “Okay. Do it.”
So he does it. He gets a sheet of the important-looking official stationery he can, then gets some poor secretary to type up a letter on it. Then he puts on his best uniform and takes a trip to MEGACORP. He hands the receptionist the letter, and tells her it’s so very important, and eventually one of MR MEGA’s corp-drones reads a poorly worded and vaguely suggestive letter asking how much it would cost to find out if there are any meth users in their collected blood samples? MR MEGA may want the dumbass local cop outta the building–but dumbass local cop knows he is likely to get what he wants, and his letter will go in the shredder.
Smeg is happy. He gets names, and a foot in the door for more. Maybe he’ll try fishing for heroin users next time. Or a young-un who he just knows takes something illegal and some dumb [deleted] lab tech won’t tell him what it is but that hot chick is wanted by Smeg for non-smegmification in his Smeg-dom.
MR MEGA is happy. There is a steady income stream that didn’t exist before, for Smeg’s police farce will become addicted to impounded income and will cause no trouble. MR MEGA may ask for a personal share of the confiscated money (‘paid informally’) (‘under the table’) (‘off the books’) (‘dammit Smeg, IN CASH, but more than this miniscule little present you brought me today!!1!11). Perhaps he’ll sell the names and data to other whoreporations for their profits-over-people purposes. Or maybe not. But he does have a ‘duty to the stockholders’ to grab every coin he can that should cost less than a coin to grab), and and perhaps neither he nor the stock/stake/shareholders live near the Smeg or even the country infested with the Smeg. Or near the victims. Hopefully. But the owners are sure that their wealth protects them from all that smells of Smeg.
Someday, Smeg will tell the judge that he got a phone call, or that he smelled an odor, or that the official hightech hippie-detester is an amazing device, accurate seventeen times out of seventeen trials, and that tests proved that the suspect(s) had THC in the blood samples ‘taken at the station’ or once blotted off the fender of a County cruiser.
If you lose, you lose, Smeg always says.

Once, it3oMW, there was a misguided individual who took pictures of a lab’s monkeys used in research. The monkeys were living in filthy cages and were filthy themselves. The individual published those pictures. However, the research lab found out that this misguided individual was once hired to clean the monkey cages and was quickly fired from his job for incompetence. This individual was willing to abuse the lab’s research monkeys to get pictures to use to stop the mistreatment of such animals. This individual was willing to become what he hated to defeat his ‘enemies.’

Dunce upon a time, Vlad the mad ad-man was a sad man. His ads were bad, but not enough to chase 7\/ viewers away from their sets (usually). Since Vlad worked cheap, and his ads were short, and they didn’t actually hurt sales, the 7\/ ran a few of Vlad’s bad ads. Some viewers saw them again and again until they could recite every nearly-incomprehensable line of Vlag’s bag ags. Wlag produced more brad rads, and the 7\/ played a few of those too, but VladCorpse still wasn’t very profitable. So Vlad paid some poor people to hype his ads, and called them ‘publicists.’ He paid other poor people to disrupt a few internet forums where the ‘commentariot’ had claimed to have figured out ‘Vwads bad pwan’ and were talking about matters that Vlad couldn’t/wouldn’t understand but made him squirm. Then Vlag’s staff had to pay more destitute people to post irrelevancies and trivialities into the ‘comments’ section of certain websites, because the website admin would delete obvious paid-for troll comments. The expenses were minimal, but Vladcorpse was about to go bankrupt anyway. Exactly the day that Vlad decided to close up his corpse forever, he was visited by a governbent reprehensitive that wanted elebenty billion more ads, and would pay cash, and they’d also take over the ‘viral’ propaganda cannedpain to popularize Mad Vlad tha Ad Man and his cleber waze wif wordturds. They would even take over Vladcorpse’s ‘internet policing’ (for free!) because they claimed that Vladcorpse was doing a poor job of it. And, because the gov reprehensitive claimed he understood Vlad’s troubles and provided paper rectangles. One was whiter and wider and too tall, but the other pile was taller, darker, and had someone’s picture on every piece.
And so it goes. And sown, it grows. ‘Vlad’s’ staff learned to say things like ‘Orwellian mindbomb’ and ‘dumbed down Newspeak’ and ‘babytalk for big brother’. One day, Vlad died of a heart attack brought on by eating too much rich food over too many years. His funeral was small. His elderly relatives smirked and chuckled during the funeral orations, for each speaker used lines from Vlad’s blad ads.
And so sown, it grows and grows, aided by governbent men, spread by ©∅rp$€-created 7\/ programming, paid for by those who preferred the masses to act like asses. These occasionally psychopathic people find it easier to steal from the stupid, the ignorant, the hated, the less-than-human, but some would deny this.
Bad thoughts can damage a mind {Vladly Badly}

 
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A Propaganda Detection Kit

A propaganda detection kit 1v01 Please pardon the PDF!

 
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NON $ERVIAM

This is a paper rectangle.

This is a paper rectangle.

 

 

 

 

one hundred pieces of paper--or ten grand

one hundred pieces of paper–or ten grand

This is a small pile of paper.

This is a small pile of paper, or one million somethings

This pile of paper is worth a billion somethings

This pile of paper is worth a billion somethings

This was a forest that is now worth a trillion somethings

This was a forest that is now worth a trillion somethings

 

 

 

 

 

If your bank can borrow stupendously huge amounts of currency at a quarter percent (secretly) from the Fed, then why are they willing to pay you more than that to borrow yours? Why is the Fed also paying interest to banks if they e-deposit their ‘excess reserves’ into the ‘Federal’ ‘Reserve’ Corporation’s cybervaults? What do they want to do with the currency? What’s the deal with all these paper games?
Perhaps it is the difference between buying a piece of paper (stocks, bonds, treasuries, certs of deposit, etc) and buying anyTHING else.
Perhaps it is about the power that these paper rectangles have that enables efficient control of other humans’ behavior.
Whatever the reason… those who already have ‘it’ will benefit.
Non $erviam.

Once, in the 3mpyre of MoreWar, a Redneckistanian no6ody noticed the aftereffects of a distant hurricane. Gasoline production and distribution was adversely affected, so the price of gas rose quickly as plastic bags covered more and more of the pump handles at gas stations. The local politicians promptly started making M$M noises about price gouging, and ‘suggested’ that no gas station raise prices more than a certain amount. Many gas stations quickly ran out of gas to sell, and other gas stations had long lines of impatient customers. Some customers bought many containers to fill with gasoline along with their capacious pick-up truck gas tanks, and other customers grumbled but also began to stockpile gasoline. People were losing faith in the ability of a damaged-by-a-distant-hurricane ‘market’ to supply them with gas, and, when there was gas to buy, were willing to pay much higher than average prices and buy much more than they usually did despite the high cost. This vicious spiral of shortages caused by panic-buying, this loss of confidence, was quickly nipped in the bud when the petrochems began to flow normally, and the price soon dropped. But no6ody had noticed that when money is not sufficient to guarantee access to gasoline, people were willing to pay higher and higher prices whenever it was available. What if those selling gasoline delayed deliveries to jack up the price? What if the gasoline delivery people stopped deliveries entirely, deciding that a truckload of gasoline has a greater value than that of the local F1AT? What if the gasoline sellers start trading their product for food or other goods?
The perceptions, predilections, and prejudices of the people must be managed, for large numbers of spooked sheeple can bust the trust in a F1AT. Therefore, the F1AT controllers can not let this happen. They must control the media, the means of production, and the currency, or the 3mpyre burns. Therefore, the 3mpyre of MoreWar must have propaganda in the media, control of production and distribution of goods, and control of (or be controlled by) the banks that create the F1AT currency. The 3mpyre of MoreWar must have a F1AT currency to pay for the bullets and bombs, requiring the hidden tax of inflation which disguises the true cost$ of war. The 3mpyre of MoreWar cannot have freedom, for in times of even minor disruptions, ordinary profit-seeking might quickly reveal the flaws of F1AT. The 3mpyre of MoreWar cannot have many knowledgeable and wise people, for the people’s ignorance is (MoreWar’s) strength, war whoring is profitable, and freedom is illusory.
Non $erviam.

The price of Liberty is Know dollars and common sense, not supplied by dollar-dullard’s governbents
One trillion dollars is borrowed into existence once or twice a year by a certain ©0rp$eg0v (in addition to the trillions of t@x $$ they spend}.
One trillion dollars would enable paying one thousand dollars to one thousand people one thousand times–in one thousand different cities. (That’s nearly two and three-quarter years of a thousand bucks a day for a million people.)
One trillion dollars, evenly divided between one million destitute people, means one million dollars each. If each one of those newly printed millionares gave 10% of their wealth away by giving ten people ten thousand dollar grants, then ten million people get ten grand, in addition to the now 90% near-millionares created earlier.

One million new millionaires could probably make a huge change in any country’s economy. In my opinion, I don’t see the effects I expect, and suspect that the money must be going somewhere else.
This money is borrowed into existence. To whom does the interest on this borrowed money go? Mostly to the few people who already own other people’s debt–stocks are loans, bonds are loans, Trasheries are loans. As the F!AT is loaned into existence, so it dances on strings of interest. The bank$†€rs prosper when the ©gøvern6ent allows this.
If everyone spent their F1AT on real goods, what would happen? Maybe no6ody knows.
This is the reason that b@nks and govvie types will pay the highest rates of interest: buying debt causes the buyer to temporarily ‘loan’ the power that a currency has in exchange for a numerical currency increase when/if paid back in the future. The power that the currency has is transferred to another human(s) for a time. Banks are not troubled by this… they are allowed to loan far more money than they actually possess. You, however, must surrender 100% of your money if you buy or lend. Humans that already wield vast amounts of the power that comes from a popular currency will accumulate more, because they can make the rules for the debt game, or they can buy a bank or three. (Banks are allowed ‘fractional reserve lending’ which is bank$ter-speak for ”we don’t have to pretend to have what we loan.”) Currency can be extremely powerful supernormal stimuli (and it could be even more powerful if it was prettier, shinier, w/more holograms–but that might inspire hoarding of currency, which corpgov doesn’t like). The quest for more more more is already nearly irresistible (in my opinion). Cheating at the money games must also be hard to resist, for it is very often done. Some humans call some of these cheaters ‘bank$†ers.’ No6ody thinks bank$ters are just as enslaved to their desires as a gorilla given bushels of sweet potatoes (which is like an unsupervised toddler given buckets of candy).

“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, …The man that controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.” Nathan Mayer Rothschild

The same as it ever was…

Non $erviam.

 
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Science or $¢¥€₦¢€?

A scientist speaks...

A scientist speaks…


There is a distinct anti-intellectual bias in the Empyre of Lies.
Behaviorists seem to get more than their share of propaganda directed at them, perhaps because this science has discovered powerful behavior modification techniques. However, behaviorism does help one make sense of the world and is worth understanding.
For an example, let’s examine a hypothetical classroom with a behaviorist’s mind-set. Suppose the teacher asks a question, and a few childrens hands go up and a few kids heads go down. Most of the time, the teacher asks one of the handwaving children and, for the correct answer, dispenses a reward of public praise, a stimulus that humans find reinforcing–just as much as food pellets found by a hungry rat after amazing maze-ing. The handwaving children seem to be willing to work for the positive reinforcement of kind words from the teacher, and this probably reinforces their belief that they’re smarter and/or more valued members of human society than the ‘dumb’ kids, merely because the local authority figure is dispensing trivial rewards to them. The children who usually raise their hands are treated differently, even if the teacher attempts to be fair. Occasionally, the teacher will ask a slumping child what the answer might be, and the child usually answers incorrectly, and likely feels worthless and humiliated, for children are like that.** For maximum social impact, all the other children are supposed to pay attention while this happens (as well as to everything else the teacher says and does). When the children fail to do this, and, being children, they will surely fail at some point–they risk receiving negative teacher/authority attention. Perhaps the ‘smart’ children are allowed more ‘lapses’ in behavior, while the ‘dumb’ children receive more punishment. Soon, some children feel superior, some inferior, now they are divided, segregated, separated. The ‘inferior’ children become discouraged, perhaps damaged in ways non-quantifiable, but with inevitable consequences. Even their parents may participate, dispensing negative reinforcement for low test scores or bad report cards. Too often, this leads to not trying, not learning, not caring, despairing. There is no escape from this regimented place, for all the children must go to ‘school’ (unless the parents are willing and able to teach their children at home).
** Some learn to belittle themselves replaying the thought-ghosts of the past, reliving times when other children (or teachers) directed childish insults at them. Children don’t know better and think that way at times.

Perhaps you wonder why the tiny but vocal anti-Darwin’s-theory-of-evolution crowd get so much 3mpyreMedai time. Evolutionary thinking is a case when knowledge-is-power. For example, the modern school is a highly unnatural environment. Children wish to stay with their parents, and vice-versa, for separation from the ancestral tribe could mean death. Bored human children aren’t designed to sit still for an hour, often cannot be sufficiently quiet in this too-crowded and too-stimulating artificial setting, and are exposed to each other’s germs far too frequently (Hygiene is Hard, and Children Make Mistakes, and Children Are Not Supervised In The School Bathrooms). Human children belong with their tribe, not in the care of strangers (no matter how well trained and/or well meaning). Human children learn best from their tribe, where everyone speaks the same dialect and there is strong emotional ties and a shared history. (Nowadays, most of the shared history comes from school and work and viewed ‘programs’ on the sound ‘n light box… but that’s BeyondTheScopeOfThisEssay) Far too many kids don’t get what they need there, or worse. This is not entirely unexpected. Hello, boring stack of paper in a cubicle. Greetings, assembly line, cash register, delivery van. The tribe, the social setting in which your ancestors were adapted, is broken. Welcome to the MACHINE.

Science is a method, a way of organizing thoughts, about accurate record-keeping, evaluating hypotheses, truthful data collection, and rigorous experimental design–hopefully combined with shared results and peer review. Metaphorically, Science is a set of powerful tools in a mental toolbox. But all tools can be abused. Science is exactly as useful for moral decisions as a sledgehammer is for watch repair. TPTB finds intellectuals threatening–they may offer alternatives to connedsumer culture or link corp activities to yet another unintended consequence that must be mitigated. These days, $¢¥€₦¢€ is replacing science.
Once upon a time, it was said that university science was a type of welfare for intellectuals. Back then, the system allowed these intellectuals to play with some of its toys, even the expensive ones. Their work/play lead to high tech, green revolutions, and a population explosion–and connedsumers, fake-us groups, and human superstimuli exploited to sell products. Science has gifted humanity with powerful tools–which, sadly, are useful for whores whoring their $¢¥€₦¢€. This may not end well. ☢☣

What’s the matter with a little corpwhorium? This: A paid-for lab tech can repeatedly do an experiment until the results please the munnymen, and publish only those results. More honest scientists can be ignored, bought, framed, or drowned in a flood of paid-for slander. Only the munnymen’s favorite experiments get favorable publicity, and the lack of publicity casts doubt upon other scientists’ results that give the munnymen indigestion. No laws were broken in these examples–but cheating is cheaper. ‘Grab every coin that costs less than a coin to grab’ is the corporate way.

Real scientists have error bars and guesstimations that their results happened solely by chance, and real scientists try to help others replicate their results. Real science is usually difficult to do properly, and real science depends on confirmation from outsiders. Real science has a ‘cutting edge’ and scientific thought-leaders often make mistakes balancing on it, but science is self-correcting, for real scientists seek the truth. Real science is freely talked about and never a ‘trade secret’ or ‘proprietary information’ or ‘classified.’ Real science can be used to make predictions and can be judged by its accuracy and precision. Real scientists do not lie, distort, or hide the truth, for they will be ‘found out’–and real scientists *want* to be ‘found out’ if they are wrong. The truth is, and real scientists wish to speak truth.
Real scientists are just as dependent on income as everyone else, and sometimes their toys are not cheap. Most real scientists must depend upon outside sources for funding–and this ensures that $¢¥€₦tists have an advantage over scientists, for moneywhores will do anything for money. In the ooze apers, on the rayeddeeowe, on the idiot’s lantern; all the media are corpsed and seek profits first and foremost. Munnymen can guarantee profits… and greed, denial, and ignorance do the rest.
Unless…
Only you can prevent the methods of $¢¥€₦¢€ from being used to create one more ‘useful idiot.’ (Our) ignorance is (their) strength. Independence is freedom, dependence is slavery, and the truth is the best ‘anti-dope’ for the Empyre of Lies.

Spearamints
Once, at a crowded restaurant, I tied a currency and a napkin onto the string of a helium balloon that I found on my chair. I added drops of water onto the napkin so the balloon barely floated, and then sent it free. Nobody in the restaurant would take the cur off the string as it floated past, yet many were watching it. After too long a time… the balloon floated past the only child in the restaurant that day, who happily ended the experiment, which was becoming somewhat of a burden for both the bored restaurant customers and underpaid and overworked staff. In retrospect, this burden was probably due to the ambiguous social setting, for the balloon bore no instructions or permissions, just a corporate logo, and many people wanted the cur, but too socially inhibited from taking it.

 
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Monkeymind handles for Evil Overlords

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Eye Spy!

Eye Spy!

‘Monkeymind’ is an infinite source of desires, and most people live their lives chasing one desire after another. Chasing desires can be good for a hominid, but not always. Modern humans do not live the way their ancestors did, and chasing desires honed sharp upon the evolutionary whetstone of the past has unexpected consequences today. Add human arrogance, add increasingly effective propaganda, and add chasing desires becoming a culturally accepted ‘good’ thing, and here we are. All humans have some measure of arrogance. Without it, little would get done. Who would have a web page without arrogance? (The greedy, the paid-for, the fraudulent, the advertisers, the propagandizers, the nonrationals, etc.)
Many many people cannot listen or learn effectively because of monkeymind. No6ody wants to admit ignorance of important things. A ‘primitive’ human must be confident and (sometimes) act quickly, using decisions made with incomplete data (for all real-world datasets are incomplete). Indecision and low confidence are not assets in a ‘primitive’ culture (nor in present ones, even if more people like that manage to survive these days). But arrogance can lead to errors, and it can diminish learning new things, for learning means that there are important things previously unknown, things other people know, and such thoughts are offensive to an ‘ego’ paired with an arrogant mindset. In summary: all people are hard-wired to be arrogant to some degree.
Now, I shall don my Evil Overlord thought-jacket uniform so that I can better demonstrate how to use monkeymind limitations to my advantage. First, I will increase the natural-born arrogance in Ebil-O-Medai connedsumers–by rarely challenging anyone’s intellect, informing media users of things they already ‘know’ and/or want to believe, and by having media actors behave stupidly the majority of the time. Ebil-O will have many choices for gossip, trivia, and irrelevant ‘facts’ aplenty. Soon, these people will think they are morally and intellectually superior to all the people that they ‘know’ (simulated people are included, because parts of any human’s mental equipment assume that ‘seeing is believing’). Ebil-O will messpellI wurds often, get the science wrong nearly every time it is mentioned, and interview ‘people’ who are (or can pretend to be) as dumb as a plutonium saucepan. I’ll use the Orwellian 1984 model of video disseminator device, which enables me to do evil things like hire those who choose dumb, violent ‘entertainment’ to be part of my police farce and to join my smarmy. I’ll use lots of artificial laughter after really dumb jokes so monkeymind thinks other local humans find the dumbness funny and will laugh along with their video ‘tribe.’ I’ll use recorded applause during and after dumb speeches, so monkeymind thinks other local humans like the stupidity so expressed. But a true Evil Overlord cannot stop here. To keep my media users addicted, my staff will add pron and special effects and initiate strong emotional feelings in the viewers (pretty, almost-naked women! explosions! fast car chases and accidents! and emo-music so the media users know what they’re supposed to feel). Once the population is addicted to my ‘media’ I could add rapid screen changes (change the camera point-of-view suddenly), which stimulates an ‘orienting’ reflex, for significant changes in the environment are extremely interesting to most species brains. My infallible overlord instincts tells me that most beings don’t like this reflex triggered often, preferring more stable places to live. Perhaps this feeling is like a low-grade fear (adding to what Ebil-O will generate), or a subtle urge to find a better place to live (and I will thwart all attempts for my subjects to go exploring–unless the applicant ‘voluntarily’ gives me a valuable present). This, combined with all the murders, explosions, gory horror, car crashes, and gun battles available on Ebil-O-Medai, will help to keep my subjects fearful and cowardly and dependent upon my staff. My overlord instincts insist that my subjects must be humiliated in as many small ways as possible, for a dispirited and depressed subject gives me no trouble (especially when combined with feelings of fear over the long term). Perhaps I will use the ‘terror’ war scheme (again). I will create strange, ugly, and insane ‘enemies’ for my subjects to hate and fear, for terrible things *will* happen. [evil chuckle] After some horrible incident, I’ll tell them to go shopping. [Say ‘baaaaa’ again, Emmanuel Goldstein!] [maniacal laughter]
Any point of view is skewed when based on relied upon lies. My staff will tell exploitable people carefully crafted lies, the best that ‘money’ can buy, careful (at first) to lie about what the exploitables know very little of (like ‘terrorists’ in an oil-rich country half-way around-the-world). The lies should be plausible, but that’s not essential. All that matters is that the lies get heard over and over. Over time, some of the exploitable will speak the lies internalized, adding to the echo-chamber repetition, aiding the spread of the lie-memes to yet more exploitables. [evil laugh] Any less-exploitable human (the not-conned) who tries to stop this process will evoke cognitive dissonance in an arrogant, fearful, and connedsumer audience, especially once a few of the un-exploitable truth tellers are publicly mocked, misquoted, and maligned by Ebil-O-Medai (demonstrating how to handle ‘those’ people in a way that even a child could understand). The truth-tellers will find no true friends among the noisy but ineffectual ‘opposition protesters’ who will work for me, secretly. [evil chuckle] The truth-tellers will learn that telling unpleasant truths makes those who hear it act emotionally and unpleasantly, and may figure out that these bad feelings become associated with the messenger, alienating them from friends and family. The un-exploitable ‘not-conned’ *could* cease to be a problem using more traditional means, but only as a last resort, for Evil Overlords think that any closed door needs ineffectual people locked on the wrong side of it. In addition, I will need prisoners to properly train my troops and my police force (as in the Stanford Prison Experiment) and slave labor to sew the awesome black uniforms that I will design, ensuring my staff experience a diffusion of responsibility–and perhaps even Huxley’s ‘herd poisoning’ (from Brave_New World Revisited).
I should take care to make the exploitables dependent upon my staff, further increasing the potential cognitive dissidence, for humans who are part of and dependent upon a system always hesitate to change or destroy it. I will make them wait in many long lines to apply for numerous necessary permits, for then they will be reluctant to ‘lose’ the results of their ‘work.’ Exploitables will learn (classically conditioned by my Ebil-O-Medai) to believe absurdities; such as faked ‘enemy’ atrocities, trivial curiosities, insane philosophies, and lots of useless gossip. Exploiting the exploitables, I will sell worthless and overpriced ‘goods,’ make them work long hours in demeaning jobs, and, just for my amusement, tell them stupid things like ‘conformity is good’ and ‘stubbornness is strength’ and train them to do ridiculous things like imitate idiotic affectations of bad actors in the Ebil-O medai. This last item may cut into my profits a little bit, but all the best evil overlords do stuff like this, for my tax-collectors and corp hirelings and police farce will find the task of exploiting (and humiliating) those they believe to be ignorant ‘sub-humans’ much easier.
[no6ody removes a thought-jacket uniform, which seems to fit rather well…]
Please pardon the digression, as the Evil Overlord is rather potent these days.
When compared to the stories of speaking truth to power, even the best propaganda can look ridiculous. But truthy stories are often long, complicated, and sometimes boring, unlike the easy lies devi$ed to mesmerize the despised. ‘They hate our freedom.’ ‘Fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.’ ‘The [derogatory name] have Weapons of Mass Destruction.’
… lacking only the staff, the currency, and the desire to make this happen (legally, profitably, and non-ethically)… but others have no such limitations.
hope this helps
non $erviam !

 
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