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You are all being set up, and, I have proof.

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posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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As many of you people right now on this forum are going about your journey of awareness of various nefarious political institutions and world government agencies- what you may not be aware about is how people in power tend to operate. Free market capitalism is an ideology that we claim to follow in the United States... that people are free to buy what they want, and, do what they want and as they please. I want you to make the distinction between free market capitalism- and authoritarian corporate capitalism. Capitalism has evolved far from the days of the industrial revolution- and now it relies more on PR than the actual product itself. As Edward Bernays puts it- other people mold your minds and gives you opinion from a rubber stamp, from a factory, and tells you what to think and how to act. I recommend reading Propaganda so you can see the mechanics of this invisible government.


"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society," Bernays argued. "Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. . . . In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons . . . who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind."

www.prwatch.org...

Those are wise words. But I said we were being set up. What are we being set up to do? Who is setting us up? The media controls the issues that we talk about. Rather than reporting on the news- the corporate MSM has been guiding the people and they have been directing and programming us to behave in certain ways. Now, it is certainly true that many of the people in the MSM do bring facts to back up their arguments, and their arguments may be based on some sense of reality.

However, they want us to focus on certain things- and there seems to be people while it may not be intentional- it seems to lead us to certain conclusions I shall say, or to act in different ways. I just did some google searches, and, I'll show you what I mean. Whether or not they are trying to get us to do anything- the news is reported in such a way by different people who spin it in certain ways- to try to get us to do what they want. Just how bad is it? It is very bad.

Take a look at the following google searches I've done:

www.google.com...:1&q=anti+incumbancy&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

www.google.com...

www.google.com...:1&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wn

www.google.com...:1&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wn

www.google.com...

These are the issues that TPTB want us to focus on. Many of us are angry at what's going on, and TPTB are doing exactly what they did before in 2006- that rather lead us to the right conclusions- they want people to be lead to believe that voting for the Republican party might be something they want to do if they dislike Obama (even if they don't like the Republican party).

The worry about going into a double dip recession is a real one- but that still doesn't explain all the discussion about a hypothetical. We could very well be going into a double dip recession... but we haven't even gotten out of this one. The only recovery there has been has been for the elites- and TPTB want us to think that if that recovery doesn't go as well, then we're going to be headed into a double dip. It's predictive programming to make us think we had a decent recovery in the first place.

As for the other issues- if Obama is a socialist, or if the tea party is racist those issues are mostly distractions. There surely are lots of racist people in the tea party, but there are also lots of racist liberals and progressives who don't want to admit that they are racist- but make tons of stereotypes for asians and mexicans. Those are side issues, and, the issue of Michelle Obama going on vacation is a side issue.

You see, my point is that the TPTB, and the media, is trying to set you up. This isn't exactly divide and conquer... but it's predictive programming. They're trying to program you to behave in certain ways and think about certain things- all while avoiding the real issues.

It's time for us to wake up.

[edit on 10-8-2010 by Frankidealist35]


 

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posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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The fact that anyone reading your thread has, at the very least, already looked outside the MSM means in most cases you are preaching to the converted...

Now. If you can get the other 99.9% of the population to listen, that would be great.

S&F for the topic....


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posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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CHAOS:CONTROL
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The prime example being the current illegal immigration exaggerations.

Every time the US financial system is in trouble (constantly
), Latinos get bombarded with bigotry and media fueled sensationalism stirs up racial tensions and the populous is distracted yet again from the real issues. Instead of putting fat-cats heads on a pike, some new draconian scheme gets cooked up and a band-aid solution is applied to a problem that disappears from public consciousness for a few years.

In the meantime we are all being detached from ourselves with the help of corporatism and mainstream television, to turn us into fear driven consumers

INSTEAD OF love driven creators.

'tis the worst kind of evil I say.



posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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As revealing as what the MSM shows us daily might be, what is perhaps even more interesting is what they don't show or discuss. Even the largest protests scarcely get any coverage at all. Stories about the deficit rarely see the light of day.
Just as Ron Paul was sideline (literally) during the Republican debates, the news of real interest is either ignored or spun in such a way as to make it seem unimportant. If not that then they give you a side and implicate that if you are not in agreement you are: stupid, unpatriotic, or in a hopeless condition.
They hold out hope and progress while actually taking it away from the common person.
Since the 80's the major networks and newspapers have had less investigative reporting and more filler and fluff programming passing itself off as news. Sports is news, celebrities are news, cute baby pandas and missing children.

That any TV can actually call itself news is a lie in itself.
If it's not educational, it's either entertainment or programming.
Bill Moyers is about the last of the real news people doing anything good on tv.
Overall, it's the byproduct of privatizing the PUBLIC airwaves. Whoever owns them gets to put their message out to the exclusion of others. Another Reagan legacy from the golden era of deregulation.
And to think Milton Friedman won a nobel prize for taking us off the gold standard and ruining the American economy more than any other single person. That why it scares me they gave Obama one too.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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Well this is what happens with a global awareness, and in America, capitalism. They need to sell a product. I agree with pretty much all of what you say, but I think it more happened on accident, and once you and I realized this, the point at which it became mind numbingly apparent, the majority of the US had become so complacent they couldn't even react. Everyone has become so self-centered with their lives and the American concept of freedom, that they fail to see beyond their next purchase at Wall Mart, or drilling a deeper oil well, or the next episode of Jersey Shore. They know they want out, but they are too far in, and it might disrupt what they have if they try to make it better.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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No doubt it most likely "naturally" evolved, but once it became obvious that it existed, there is a great deal of collusion that followed and continues today.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 01:28 AM
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I'm going to flag and star this

BUT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE WAY LONGER THEN OBAMA

WAKE UP? you guys have been in a coma, there is no waking up.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 02:29 AM
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Just so I'm completely tip-top clear on this.

Your 'proof' is that you read an article, linked to it and then linked to Google search results with terms like 'Is the tea party racist?', 'Obama socialist', 'Michelle Obama Vacation'?

Am I correct with my understanding of this?

-m0r



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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However, as we've seen, many republicans are angry at the tea party movement. I think they think they can control them once they are in office. But what if they can't? Many claim the tea party is funded. But no amount of funding changes how many people join a movement. So the truth is they are basically funding their own destruction.

I speculate that because of the anti-incumbency feelings in the US that they are in panic mode and thinking that somehow doing this will get their republicans in. In some cases maybe this is true, but you've seen how fast the fakers fall and how few of the old timers are following along.

It is safe to say that the powers that control both parties are a mutant version of that which was once the founding father's movement, probably within the whigs and democrat-republicans. Although they are a mutated horror show, they are OUR mutant horror show. We created it. It is not our job to tame it and make it once more a good doggie. Government is the people's slave. We must remind them of this fact.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 08:34 AM
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Thank goodness this thread wasn't what I thought it was going to be.

MSM propaganda, yes sir. I agree.

(I thought this thread was going to say that people were on ATS were working for the NWO and trying to rile people up to make them say comments that could be construed as terrorism, and then arrest all members of this site on terrorist charges. Glad it's not that, phew.)



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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Its called social engineering. The Romans started it, our friend Hillary is a strong advocate.

Like the first reply says though, you're preaching to the converted.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 09:00 AM
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I liked your post just fine, but want to point out one potential correction : Missing children are newsworthy! That was all.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 09:31 AM
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Not only just social engineering but if you following the history of the Secret Societies, which originate back to Germany.

They were big followers of the Philosophy of Heglian Philosphy, and resulting Heglian Dialectic which is exactly what we are seeing today.

Problem, Reaction and Solution.

They control both candidates and know that the herd will gravitate towards the other party as a solution to today's issues and problems.

For example the most recent election in 2008, what was Obama's platform all about When many Americans were fed up with Bush due to the wars ?

CHANGE

I'll never forget when I first saw that and the people just flocking to Obama....boy are we ever sheep.

Additionally

This also why in looking at 9/11 for example, I am fairly well convinced that it was all preplanned.

Looking at the Downing St. Memo to Blair where Bush clearly states that we were going into Iraq.

So how to get those vast Middle East resources on the cheap ?

Lets plan another problem to go to WAR !

So this is why 9/11 as far as I am concerned was planned, Just due to the fact that it follows this philosophy of creating a problem and fear, called Islamic Terrorists.

Reacting with creating DHS and the Patriot Act.

and of course the solution which were these wars or extended occupations for the vast resources which will only further enrichen the PTB.

AND allow them more control of the world's resources until they control everything.....New World Order.

In conclusion:

This is one reason if we could come to gether and support a candidate for president who wasn't bought and paid for by the Powers That Be.

We just might have a chance....but in looking at what happened to JFK, after he had warned us about the Powers That Be, I think we might have already missed the boat.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 09:37 AM
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Well ghostsoldier, you must be young, and probably somewhat inexperienced in life so far to make statements like this:

"Every time the US financial system is in trouble (constantly
), Latinos get bombarded with bigotry and media fueled sensationalism stirs up racial tensions and the populous is distracted yet again from the real issues."

I just hope others on the forum are able to see through your scam that wastes peoples' time.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 09:58 AM
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You must agree though that no matter what the agenda of the day is, most times it backfires in their faces! I have noticed it.

The Grand PooPaw Summit for one! Then the Global Scientist email exposure put a damper on that.

The push for Green Products, even selective Companies; one Company we now own! All of this will implode, none of us want a GM now or in the future!

I think the Gulf got out of hand because it was the next big 'Windfall' for them; they only needed to sit back and wait for all of us to say "Bad Oil, Good Gas", but their sitting around and lack of concrete direction landed them in the hot seat again. The Gulf is not over yet! The Gulf is POISONED!

They push for Healthcare, we say no, and they say go; they shove it down our throats and now? Yeah, now it will implode in their faces!

Two years this administration has had the best hand ever in our History, but they are using it for all the wrong reasons. They were looking for the next big 'Money Maker'. They wanted something in line with the Dot.com ridiculousness. When idiots could make money and it floated out of thin air. Millions just for a web address? LOL Unbelievable.

They are still holding up the Real Estate Nightmare! I have not seen any significant devaluing of the Housing Market. It is so entrenched in outlandish mortgages that they want to pump more money into the mess. Anything to keep the status quo. Anyone invested does not want to lose a dime beyond the amount they paid! Sorry, but this is going to implode in their faces too! A modest home is not a million dollars! Try more like $30 to $60,000. Yeah I could build it for that much!

So I really do believe that no matter what "They" touch, it will all blow up in their faces. They will make little gains, and what gains they did get they took without asking; but they will face the ultimate loss if they cannot stop trying to force us to feed them more power. They will lose!

Now it does humor me to think of the power behind that which "slaps them in the face" LOL, something tells me a little of myself in that energy!

I wonder if they call us they? LOL



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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Great Thread!! 20 Flags, but only a handful of responses. Front Page status! That is great!

I am not good at embeds, but please take about 10 minutes to follow this link and watch the video.

www.thestoryofstuff.com...

It is worth the time you will spend. They have made some new videos now, and I haven't watched them, but the original "stuff" video has opened a lot of eyes!! It is simplistic and easy to follow.

OP,
I will check back later with more to say. I have to run to a meeting now.

S&F from me!



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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I liked your post just fine, but want to point out one potential correction : Missing children are newsworthy! That was all.


If they are "actually" missing!

The vast majority of missing children are still with one of the parents or grandparents. The whole "Amber Alert" system was great for 2 weeks, and then people started realizing that they were using it when a custody battle went the wrong way. It should be reserved for children that are abducted by strangers, or are missing and none of the family has any clue.

The nationwide alert system and thousands of cops should not be mobilized because two parents can't hash out an agreement!



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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This reminds me of Noam Chomsky's comments on the relationship between democracy and propaganda. It's a common refrain that certain things can't or don't happen "here". Chomsky argues that they can and do, but the mechanisms of control are different:



In totalitarian societies where there's a Ministry of Truth, propaganda doesn't really try to control your thoughts. It just gives you the party line. It says, "Here's the official doctrine; don't disobey and you won't get in trouble. What you think is not of great importance to anyone. If you get out of line we'll do something to you because we have force." Democratic societies can't work like that, because the state is much more limited in its capacity to control behavior by force. Since the voice of the people is allowed to speak out, those in power better control what that voice says--in other words, control what people think. One of the ways to do this is to create political debate that appears to embrace many opinions, but actually stays within very narrow margins. You have to make sure that both sides in the debate accept certain assumptions--and that those assumptions are the basis of the propaganda system. As long as everyone accepts the propaganda system, the debate is permissible. [1]


[1] www.zpub.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Just before the 'election' I was watching MSNBC, I think. It was a statement about the economy that caused me to look up, or maybe the star trek zap sound effects so popular with the media these days. A woman said: 'and now we turn to the economy...'

I watched, perplexed, as the woman actually caused her breasts to slump, literally just drop like they'd lost all support, before proceeding with her doomsday news message. It was amazing. Not just her shoulders, but her whole facade just dropped several inches like a gravity bomb had descended on her, or maybe there were special strings affixed. I never realized they could do that. I thought are there special balloons in there?

Oh, that was nice, I thought. Very tricky. Wish I'd had tivo. A motherly face, I can almost see it...like some engram...maybe it was the one who worked at FOX who'd recently given birth but moved to CNN, the brunette? It couldn't have been christy paul, as I believe she's a recent face.

Many is the time I've gone back in time to an English teacher in HS who was assumed to be a commie, because he always said we are being manipulated, that our wants were being created. I just want to thank him, if only in thought. Today he would be out of a job.

[edit on 11-8-2010 by davidmann]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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Interesting, coincidently I was watching this video today that could help to explain some interesting facts about the whole matrix set-up and how to reconnect to the All there is.

id=VideoPlayback video.google.ca... style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash>

Enjoy: video.google.ca...#



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