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America Should You Believe What They Tell you or What You See?

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posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 06:45 PM
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 commerce.

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.

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 06:55 PM
most of the foreigners who come to the US and our own sons and daughters, have been believing the lie and anti-american crap spewing from the University campuses for years that now they believe it.

my friend don't believe anything the Media feeds you and certainly don't believe anything ANY government tells you. It is not the US the powers that be want the US done away with because it stands to crumble everything the powers that be want, TOTAL CONTROL OF THE MASSES .

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 06:58 PM
a reply to: arjunanda

Not to nitpick, but I don't think that's the way to format what Quinn said. Click "edit post". The 8th option from the left on top of the text box is what you should be using when quoting an external source.

To answer your original But most people do anyway.

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 07:20 PM
Just go along with it, "give them enough rope to choke themselves", they know better and planned obviously. I would encourage you to take the medicine and tell your children that this place that is called earth has ended. Stop having children, cut back your dreams to eating and drinking taking a dump in the woods and when the rich have every bloody cent from us they can finally find nirvana. Because it's all about them, their tortured souls, not us.

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 07:27 PM
so we shouldn't believe what "they" say......but we should believe what "Mr Quinn"

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 07:53 PM
My experience tells me that there is a very good body of myth mixed with facts that has over time taken the 1st. place called status quo .It is constantly being challenged even among peers .I find myself watching these two sides opposing each other with facts and perspectives that on the surface seem both plausible ,or at the least believable . Some of the tactics they use are sometime very obvious but some are very smart and are able to hide behind their deceptions . For the most part the typical person has little chance to win a argument one way or the other .

I find it amusing when PHD's cant even agree on the true meaning of words when discussing subjects and use alternative meanings that basically mean the same thing but such a small difference as to allow them to move the argument to the place where they want it to go .You would think that at that level they could self moderate themselves but nope . I think the differing aspects boil down to differing philosophical perspectives . For them to concede ,is to loose the base on which they stand .Or at least weaken it . Not a comfortable position for anyone to be in .

I guess at the end of the day it's up to each individual to either trust others as to what to believe or to take up the challenge to search things out for themselves . We can all be deceived and most of us have been . Trust is important but verifying gives you the freedom to understand .I like that saying " Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day . Teach a man to fish and you feed him for his life . a reply to: arjunanda

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 08:20 PM
No, That's not what I was asking. More to Mr Quinn's point is to be more critically free thinking (Question Everything) especially yourself and your reactions to what you are told is "Truth". Mr. Quinn is just like everyone else with an opinion, But he seems to be looking in other places (other than the information sets we are asked to believe). In a search for the True Nature as to what is really going on here in The US. Good Reply and A Star for you
Arjunanda. a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 08:35 PM
The only way to end these kinds of rulers from doing unto others (us), is to cause their arrogance, pride, and selfishness to end because those human failings are the actual true cause of this entire world charade of stupidity.

What happens when these people became successful? They believed it was because they were somehow better than others and deserving of greatness because of something about themselves. Desire, ambition, and every other destructive emotion are being abused all because of people "wanting"to believe they are great when they're not. Then comes pride, and increased ego to the point that now they think they know better not just what and how to live themselves, but how everyone else should become.

Now for the fix: A supreme dose of humility. How to give it to them? Unknown how. What would work? Severe physical pain combined with lecture.

I am not saying to do this, I am just saying it is the only currently known and proven effective cure for narcissism.
edit on 14-12-2014 by NoCorruptionAllowed because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 10:14 PM
There is really only one reply I can give to this thread. Just watch the video, it explains itself:

WARNING: There is some language in the video.

My opinion is that not enough people are awake, and the ones that are awake are mostly apathetic. Can the system ever be fixed? I believe that it cannot, because everyone is so divided and conquered already. I guess that's what causes the apathy. People just say, "Well it is the way it is, and there is nothing that you or me can do about it." The sad thing is that the people that say that are probably right.

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 10:51 PM
I tried to pull the wool over my eyes in high school and again with the Navy. I just can't do it, either I'm too dumb or too smart.

I feel like when I post alternative controversial news, view points, and products(like TOR) that goes against the status quo, I am quickly bombarded by posters who will mentioned tin foil hats, conspiracy nut jobs, paranoid schizophrenia and often depending on the nature of what has been posted, try to imply that I must be engaging in some sort of illegal activity or sympathize with some sort of enemy.

Maybe I'm just BSC.....

posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 10:59 PM
Most American Christians (especially those on the far right politically) are required to suspend belief in everything they see every single day, in order to believe what their political masters are telling them is the truth.

The truth is staring people in the face every single day, and they have to routinely suspend belief in what they're seeing, in favour of what they're being told.

posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 07:12 AM
a reply to: arjunanda

Dear Arjunanda!

This thing has been going on for thousands of years. Read Jesus' brother James sounding off about it (one of my favourite spiritual rants about money and riches):

"James 5:1-6English Standard Version (ESV)

Warning to the Rich

5 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. 4 Behold, the wages of the labourers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. 5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you."

Well if James is not good enough or modern enough then Lou can tell you, too.

Sing it, Lou:

You can hear my rant, too, but I think these guys say it so much better.

edit on 15-12-2014 by lonesomerimbaud because: spelling.

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