So My ATS Friends and Family, Here's a pretty sweet little piece I found on Marketoracle UK. I think Mr Quinn hits alotta nails on the head with
his Middle Class Analysis of what the heck's really happening in our supposedly rebounding economy.
He has a Good Handle on The Way we are manipulated through Advertising and Media in General and seems to be neither A Fan of The Repubs or Dems (Dumb
and Dumber Types).
So, Do we have any Biters as far as this article here is concerned. Is Mr. Quinn Spot on in his Ramblings or Way Out In Left Field? All Answers,
Comments, Rants etc. are always appreciated here and Have A Good Rest of Your Weekend Y'All
Sometimes I wish I could just passively accept what my government monarchs and their mainstream media mouthpieces feed me on a daily basis. Why do I
have to question everything I'm told? Life would be much simpler and I could concentrate on more important things like the size of Kim Kardashian's
ass, why the Honey Boo Boo show was canceled, the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, whether I'll get a better deal on Chinese slave labor produced crap
on Black Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, fantasy football league standings, the latest NFL player to knockout their woman and get
reinstated, Obama's latest racial healing plan, which Clinton or Bush will be our next figurehead president, or the latest fake rape story from
Rolling Stone. The willfully ignorant masses, dumbed down by government education, lured into obesity by corporate toxic packaged sludge disguised as
food products, manipulated, controlled and molded by an unseen governing class of rich men, and kept docile through never ending corporate media
propaganda, are nothing but pawns to the arrogant sociopathic pricks pulling the wires in this corporate fascist empire of debt.
I'm sure my blood pressure would be lower and my mood better if I just accepted everything I was told by my wise, sagacious, Ivy League educated,
obscenely wealthy rulers as the unequivocal truth. Why should I doubt these noble, well intentioned, champions of the common folk? They've never
misled us before. They would never attempt to use two highly publicized deaths as a lever to keep black people and white people fighting each other
and not realizing all races are now living in a militarized police surveillance state supported by the one Party. They would never use their complete
control over the financial, political, judicial, and media organisms to convince the masses that voting for one of their hand selected red or blue
options will ever actually change anything. They would never engineer the overthrow of a democratically elected government, cover up the shooting down
of an airliner, and attempt to blame their crimes on the leader of a nuclear power in their efforts to retain a teetering global empire. They would
never overthrow or wage economic warfare on countries that don't toe the line regarding the continued dominance of the petrodollar in global
Sadly, I'm cursed with a mind that questions everything and trusts no one in authority or associated with the status quo. It's the reason I don't
read newspapers or watch mainstream media television entertainment propaganda, disguised as news. It's the reason I will never vote in a national
election again. The lesser of two evils is still evil. I'm skeptical of every piece of data fed to the sheep by the government apparatchiks working
for the state. The faux journalists being paid millions by one of the six corporations controlling the media and dependent upon the government, Wall
Street bankers, and mega-corporations for their advertising revenues regurgitate whatever they are told by those pulling the purse strings. The
mainstream media are nothing but propaganda peddlers for the Deep State and truth telling is prohibited in their world of deception, debt, and denial.
Their job is to sustain, enhance, and further enrich the status quo by engineering consent through what they report and what they do not report. The
true ruling powers who operate in the shadows behind the scenes are men of power, wealth, status and education who truly believe they are better
equipped to consciously manage and manipulate the public mind to achieve their ends. They are disciples of the Edward Bernays School of deception,
manipulation and propaganda.
"If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without
their knowing about it? The recent practice of propaganda has proved that it is possible, at least up to a certain point and within certain limits."
- Edward Bernays
The Nazis were pikers compared to the technologically savvy Madison Avenue maggots and Silicon Valley snakes who mold the opinions, tastes, and
beliefs of the iGadget addicted, vapid, unintelligent, unquestioning, zombie-like masses who beseech to be led, told what to do and what to believe. A
vast swath of the population don't read books or even know how to read above a grade school level. They couldn't write a coherent paragraph if their
life depended upon it. But they can twitter, text, Instagram, and facebook at the speed of light. Try walking down any street in an American city
without some iGadget distracted oblivious moron bumping into you. The addicting nature of today's technology is being used by the ruling elite to
monitor, control, and make you respond the way they choose.
Facebook, corporate media organizations, quasi-government organizations, and the NSA are creating a corporate totalitarian state where the slaves
willingly sacrifice their privacy, liberty and freedom for mindless entertainment and distractions. The 21st Century totalitarian state captures your
political beliefs, daily activities, habits, interests, spending behaviors, organizational associations, love life, pictures, psychological makeup,
and fears from your own postings on the internet. With the right algorithms they can uncannily predict how you will react to different situations and
messaging. They can also uncover threats to the status quo. Under the guise of keeping you safe from terrorists they are actually ferreting out
subversives and radicals who refuse to conform to their idea of a good citizen slave. We will all be subject to our own Room 101.
Dan Kaplan in his recent article about Facebook as a tool for totalitarianism lays out the extreme threat to our future:
Today's totalitarian demands a more subtle way to influence cultural and political sentiment. But if you got your hands on an algorithmically
filtered newsfeed? One that could control the stories people see every day and influence their emotions across geographic, political and economic
lines? You'd be in business.
But then there was the mood-influence study that scandalized us for a couple of weeks this year. Facebook changed the tone of content showing up in
people's feeds to test the impact it could have on their moods. The results, not too surprisingly, suggested that Facebook has the power to
manipulate sentiment at scale.
Given how easy it is to scare people about the scary-seeming-but-actually-low-risk Ebola, and how dumb we all get when we are afraid, it is not crazy
to think that under the wrong circumstances -- like one or two more mass-scale terrorist attacks on major cities -- modern democracy gives way to
something akin to 1984.