Zeitgeist

We ‘alternative media’ enthusiasts sometimes use the term ‘sheeple’ to refer to people we consider non-enlightened, blinded and hypnotized by the veil and siren song that society provides all of us with. While this term may be accurate, I also think of it as rather unkind, or more importantly, unfair. The default, initial condition of humanity is ignorance. There is a reason ‘enlightenment’ is the term used to describe the attainment of understanding, the gradual accumulation of wisdom and the ability to truly see the world in its entirety (or at least more clearly than those who are completely in the dark).

Morpheus: “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.IMDB.com


Initially, those one-eyed men who would be kings among the blind had little else to do but to keep educational options at bay, and to keep existential concerns of keeping fed, clothed and sheltered to consume nearly all of everyone’s life. As civilization advanced, grew more organized and generated a higher standard of wealth, this was no longer an option – organized institutions for channeling the direction of human thought had to be constructed and maintained. Whether one looks at the hemlock Socrates eventually had to drink, the heretics burned at the stake by the Inquisition, of the absolute authority of thought police that The Church represented in centuries of yore, the reasons Prussian educational doctrine was developed – it seems independent thought and enlightenment IS the natural direction of development from the initial state of blindness. And it has to be beaten back with ever-increasing force and craft.

Looking at the ‘modern’ society of today, there are so many trappings, so much complexity, so many layers separating mankind from its core, that the mechanisms of control have much less trouble hiding, blending in, pretending to be part of the ‘normal’ surroundings. The lotus-nectar is with us from the amniotic fluid, the siren-song begins to lull us before we are even born. And those few, who succeed against all of these odds to free their minds from those who would control them? They are but tiny islets in an unrelenting ocean of those who accept the programming readily. There is no ‘new frontier’ to escape to, no harbor or respite, no fabled city hidden deep within the Earth or far above among the stars to which one could withdraw to be amongst like-minded individuals, to work productively alongside them, to benefit from the sense of a community of shared values. There seem to be only an ever-shrinking set of small communities – perhaps village-size is necessary to be able to withstand such constant and unrelenting influence.

BUT, there are places like Turdville. There is a growing (slowly, but growing) number of alternative news channels. The snark and hyperbolic venting of ZH is finally getting through, the conspiracy theories are dropping like dominos and laying flat as conspiracy facts. The PTB are making mistakes with ever increasing frequency (or at least are being forced to deal with SOME situations not entirely according to script). They are starting to acknowledge, and to forcefully try to discredit those who seek to expose the truth:

http://twitter.com/IMFNews/statuses/411633448730636288

Yes, it’s glacial. No, it does not NEARLY reach enough of the population yet. But this interconnected system of near-instant information flow carries dangers for the Establishment (or perhaps it should be ESTABLISHMENT) despite their ability to suppress, falsify, keep classified, gate-keep and spin information.

The collective consciousness that is beginning to (re)emerge, and show ever-so-slight flutters of life, is a topic of a much longer post I’ve been wanting to write for a very long time. For now, I can merely raise the question, and suggest the possibility of the existence of such a thing. With each human being a node, the internet makes an adaptive and ever-growing neural network of us all. A network that is already perhaps beginning to rival the complexity of the human brain – which was heretofore already so absurdly complex as to be deemed unknowable for centuries.

Despite what one may think of Google (often with cause), they are an outfit that has become almost inseparable from our ‘modern’ concept of the internet (as compared to the wonder years of the nineties and early 2000’s). They have a neat (if purposely dumbed-down) tool for showing you what their product is used for: Google Trends.

Now, allow me to indulge in a fantasy of the idea that people MIGHT, just MIGHT be slowly catching on. The page showing the top trending searches in 2013 is here. No, that's not in itself the point -- even the topic selection is depressing as all hell due to its vapidity. Google is in a many ways a funhouse mirror – showing us who we are, what we are collectively interested it. But no one ever reads the fine print – it can only effectively search for that which has already been made known to many. It’s first and foremost function is to amplify, and only with skill, diligence (and some luck) will it lead you to secrets. But I digress. Take a look, insted, at the top 10 items in the 'Events' category for 2013:

1.  Boston Marathon

2.  Government Shutdown

3.  VMAs

4.  Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

5.  Royal Baby

6.  Zimmerman Trial

7.  Typhoon Haiyan

8.  New Pope

9.  Syria Conflict

10. Mayweather vs. Canelo

Granted, much of this is distraction and opiates for various masses, as well as events most would consider beyond human control. BUT, #1 and #9 warrant some attention. Yes, both were extensively pumped by MSM, they both are part of a narrative that our ‘handlers’ want to make sure they hammer home. However, compare and contrast those aims with the following: go to this page (Google Trends: Explore)

If one searches for ‘false flag’, this chart is the result:

Now, this visualization intentionally obscures actual volume of searches, and merely indexes the highest point on the graph to be 100. Nevertheless, I am seeing a decent amount of curiosity here, especially during the period April 14-20, 2013. The labeling by letter is merely what Google algorithms were able to match to actual news results (MSM, that is) or YouTube videos – but nevertheless passable

A – Navy Yard

B –Chemical attack in Syria

C – Egyptian rallies

D – Boston Marathon

E – Sandy Hook

OK, big deal – so some conspiracy kooks got all bent out of shape and started jumping at shadows everywhere. So what? What the heck is the significance if they searched for this?

Well, perhaps not much. But perhaps there was a reason these questions were prompted, perhaps there were questions unanswered by the traditional keepers and disseminators of news. So I dug a little deeper, and happened upon this graph:

This is a graph purporting to show mentions of the phrase ‘false flag’ in all English-language online media, though I suspect Twitter is excluded from this, as historical querying of that data stream is not possible unless you have a large enough data storage facility.

Well… big deal, many will say. So those tinfoil-hatted, crazy, antisocial paranoiacs not only jump at shadows, they go on to write extensively about them and create a virtual echo chamber of conspiracy idiocies.

Or, you could see the fact that social/historical events are being viewed in an increasingly critical manner. The narrative provided by the system is no longer being swallowed whole as easily by the population. People are becoming increasingly skeptical as to the official explanation for what is being done to them and their fellow humans around the globe.

Perhaps, there is yet reason to hope. Awareness (especially in such nascent numbers) is in itself insufficient for making any kind of change, taking any concrete action. But it is a NECESSARY prerequisite.

PS: Whatever you do, do NOT compare ‘American Idol’ or DWTS to any meaningful topic in Google Trends, for all built-up hope for humanity that is based on its search habits will immediately dissipate…

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Motley Fool's picture

from zh

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-17/sprott-manipulation-gold-central-banks-cannot-continue-2014

"but we think the reason silver ETFs were not raided like gold was that Central Banks do not have a silver supply problem, they have a gold problem..."

^^

Ps. Nice post JY

Cam_dagny's picture

Buy some Silver..!!

Buy some Silver..!!

JY896's picture

Good to see you too, MF

Would you care to attach a view or a point to that quote? I seem to recall some people vehemently arguing that silver was irrelevant exactly BECAUSE central banks did not hold, trade, value or deal in silver. The fact that CBs have no silver problem seems perfectly logical, from this standpoint.

Motley Fool's picture

Sure, if you like.

Sprott said they do not have a supply problem. Firstly this means they have no issue sourcing physical silver to meet demand. Secondly, as I am of the opinion that silver is irrelevant to them, and us going forward, they do not have a  silver problem. :P

They do have a gold problem though, both in terms of supply and systemic importance.

The point of posting was just to reiterate what I have said many times. That silver is not gold, and that they do not have the same function. If they did, the markets would behave the same way.

It's not silver and gold going forward, even though they did have the same function historically, in future it will be silver or gold.

...and ofc in that choice I believe gold wins. :)

JY896's picture

(...sigh...)

Yes, they DO have a gold problem in both of those terms. And that WILL translate into problems for us peons, too.

Those holding gold will likely fare better than those without. (At least I certainly hope so.)

I would venture a careful hypothesis that holding gold in and of itself may be insufficient if and when said CBs try to mitigate the problems which accompany/are illustrated by their lack of physical gold. I would also venture a corollary that if remonetization of gold were to ever happen, the consequences may or may not necessarily be limited to gold.

Let's not waste space arguing about whether 'this time is different'.

Motley Fool's picture

sure

I do not see the point in revisiting the argument either.

Of course when their physical supply runs out, it will have far reaching consequences for the monetary system, and us peons; major upheaval to be sure.

I agree that those who hold gold will have better odds of preserving wealth through such (like 100%  if you can hold onto it imo. :P)

I disagree with your hypothesis. I agree they will attempt mitigation, I simply do not see that they will succeed. I agree with your corollary, but simply because it is so generalized. Obviously remonetized gold will have large systemic consequences. :)

JY896's picture

It is the process of their NOT succeeding that worries me

There are other things I am more keen on preserving than just wealth.

Also, remember the quote 'there are levels of survival we are prepared to accept'? Their standards are most probably not the same as my standards, and I am QUITE certain they don't intend to use the same standard for themselves as for us.

The hour groweth late,  'til next time.

Motley Fool's picture

Jy

That used to be of great concern to me, when I still expected us to devolve to something akin to Mad Max after the failure of the current system.

I am no longer concerned about this. Even though I expect hard times ahead in transitioning from old to new economic systems, I no longer think our society will collapse.

don quixote's picture

sheepalism.

I liked your article and do feel more people are catching on, but I don't think ignorance and sheepalism are the same. I can be ignorant and decide to use my senses and mind to become less ignorant. 'Sheep' in my way of thinking are people that willingly and utterly surrender their senses and rational mind over to the control of something else, like the television or an authority figure. Maybe, as I recall someone in the Matrix movie saying, these people can never be unplugged from the system. PS - I demand a recount on google's top searches. Surely royal baby was #1? ;-)

Gold Dog's picture

We were Sheeple once....

and young.

Gold Dog's picture

Morning men! Thanks for the piece JY.

I have been wrestling with the "hold on to" part of the gold equation and intend to move part of my stash to GoldCore's ViaMat vault in Zurich. (Switzerland being a place even the psychopaths will likely let stand as they prolly have a stash there themselves.) 

After exploring options, (and this is just a FYI post), it seems that the least expensive way to get it gone is to buy in the States and have GC do the transportation for you.

Florida follow up: The fishing in the Keys is getting measurably better due to a catch and release program instituted a number of years ago coupled with size and bag limits.

Your friend,

Dog

TomMack's picture

Batman vs Green Hornet

Gold vs Silver:  When markets are 100.000% rational 100.000% of the time, i'll buy the gold only argument.  But when the SHTF we will see plenty of money from new sources coming in to buy and pay up for silver as well as gold.

stack on and guard your stack this isn't going to be easy.

ps  Great post jy  i didnt mean to stay on the hijacked idea.

Gold Dog's picture

Posting trouble

Is anybody else having problems posting or is it just me? Whenever I get about ten or twelve lines into a post my cursor starts jumping all over the place and I cannot finish a post so I just bag it.

YF,

D

I had some deep comments to add, DEEP!! LOL

EDIT- I'll try my iPad.

TomMack's picture

Gold Dog

yep frequently not just today... but i type while walking on a treadmill

ps...

stack on and guard your stack this isn't going to be easy.

Gold Dog's picture

Thanks Tom

It's really been keeping me quiet, maybe one of the MODs wants it that way!!

YF,

D

EDIT- Tom, is that Arlo in your pic?

ag1969's picture

JY, You Rock!

As I look around my little circle of friends, where I see the most people "waking up" is the food!  Unfortunately, because of the food, we have lots of sick kids these days.  From autism and ADHD to Asthma, Crohn's disease, restless leg syndrome, chronic fatigue, and on and on.

When I was a kid, nobody walked around with an inhaler.  Has anyone here visited an elementary school lately?

When your kid is sick, it kind of forces you to peel back a layer of the onion and figure out what the heck is going on.  As a parent of 1 child that my wife and I cured of Asthma, and another child that we cured of an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I have come in contact with lots of parents of sick kids.  I can tell you first hand that there is a growing population of parents that are 100% sure that our food supply is seriously corrupted.

A lot of these parents would never have woken up to the fact that the government is not "here to help".  But when they find out that a "food" or a "medicine" has poisoned there child, and that said food or medicine is sanctioned by the government, and that they won't do a damn thing to protect other children from meeting the same fate, it wakes them up to the fact that their government is a bunch of criminals.

It is usually at this point that it kind of hits them in the forehead like a brick that if the government will knowingly and willingly allow people to be poisoned all so they can get re-elected, what on earth else will they do to get re-elected?

Now, time has proven that the government can steal all of a person's money and they won't do much about it, but the poison food is waking up a lot of people.

We have a family coming over tonight whose 6 year old daughter is toxic, and they are searching for answers.  They have witnessed the progress we have made firsthand with our children, and are begging us to help them save their child.  It is not much of a mystery, eat real food and do not eat corporate poison.

So, now that I have blathered on longer than I should have, I see the food, and the internet information that has sprung up around it, as a more powerful awakening catalyst than false flags, but I do don the tinfoil hat from time to time.  Cheers!

TomMack's picture

jerry garcia

beardless very early in his career

ps  one of my kids thought it was me...when i was younger

pss....stack on and guard your stack this isn't going to be easy.

Marcus's picture

My 2¢

Thought provoking article, JY896, which brought to mind a couple thoughts of my own.

Those at the top who pull the strings (the 1%) are not doing themselves or society any favors when they attempt to control everyone and everything , not that they particularly care about longer term consequences or suffering caused to others. After all, when everyone is thinking the same way, no one is really thinking, are they? They (the 1% and their puppet politicians ) preach a gospel of diversity, but are strangely silent when it comes to diversity of thought or opinion. Strange that.

Yes, the majority is asleep and are not only ignorant, they're also ignorant of their own ignorance (they don't know what they don't know). But it's like Mark Twain said, "it's easier to fool the people than to convince them they have been fooled." Enlightenment, for lack of a better word, is more a journey than a destination. Some don't want to make the trip, others cannot make the trip and still many others will fight tooth and nail,  sitting on their lazy butts, content to allow others to do the driving (and they're not overly concerned with who drives, as long as it isn't them).

ivars's picture

Quote:http://www.zerohedge.co

Quote:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-17/sprott-manipulation-gold-central-banks-cannot-continue-2014

"but we think the reason silver ETFs were not raided like gold was that Central Banks do not have a silver supply problem, they have a gold problem..."

This is stating the obvious; however, it is not so simple. With the West doing everything to politically curb gold demand( and succeeding in India and Vietnam, making real trouble in Turkey and Thailand, playing rough with Saudi (and Israel)) people and governments have already realized that if they can not acquire gold without some sort of retribution, they better start buying silver.

In fact SLV has started to bleed since late autumn as silver prices have come under attention of cartel. But, each suppressed 100 tons of gold demand may now create demand for 6000 tons of silver, so approx 10000 tons of silver in SLV-peanuts-and nothing in CB or govt stoks- and lower stock to flow ratio in general will curb efforts  to suppress physical silver price pretty fast- prior to effective gold price suppression.

So if the West has to choose, they obviously will chose gold price  to suppress as priority; that will lead to price increase in silver prior to gold price and in general should drive longer term GSR to 16 as it has been with both metals monetized.

Both metals will be monetized again for the single reason that returning to gold standard or anything gold based means faster money supply contraction as we retrace past since future has been exploited to the maximum possible level. Adding silver to the monetary mix will slow down the decline.

flyinkel's picture

Many flatly refuse to wake up...

it is a choice; to wake up would mean derailing their current plans for the future and the niceties they enjoy today.

And some pretend to be asleep when they are in on the gig and working for the rot bastards.  They don't believe it's right, they just believe the current power structure will prevail and they want to be on the winning side, despite the cost the mankind.  It's merely self preservation, as they see it.

But what does it do for their soul?

Thanks JY!

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Zeitgeist / News Blast

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WORLD

Now It's Time for the West to Learn from the East - James Ashton, LES
U.S.-Canada Merger: Bad for Canada - Conrad Black, National Post
Why the West Will Rise with the Rest - Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
Obama's False Choice on Iran - Mark Wallace & David Ibsen, RealClearWorld
New Iran Sanctions Could Lead to War - Matthew Duss, CAP
Egypt's Stealth War on Terror - Ehud Yaari, Washington Institute
West Is Losing Ukraine - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
How to Understand Russian Foreign Policy - Fyodor Lukyanov, RIGA
The Purpose of Russian Power - Nina Khrushcheva, Project Syndicate
America's Endless Afghan Endgame - Shamshad Ahmad, Express Tribune
Iran Doesn't Need Nukes to Deter U.S. - Nikolas Gvosdev, WP Review
Latin America's Downward Spiral? - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
French Becoming More Puritanical - Melanie McDonagh, The Spectator
Congress Is Destroying U.S. Power - Tim Fernholz, Quartz
Defeat in First Sino-Japan War Haunts China - Ching Cheong, China Post

Now It's Time for the West to Learn from the East - James Ashton, LES

U.S.-Canada Merger: Bad for Canada - Conrad Black, National Post
Why the West Will Rise with the Rest - Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
Obama's False Choice on Iran - Mark Wallace & David Ibsen, RealClearWorld
New Iran Sanctions Could Lead to War - Matthew Duss, CAP
Egypt's Stealth War on Terror - Ehud Yaari, Washington Institute
West Is Losing Ukraine - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
How to Understand Russian Foreign Policy - Fyodor Lukyanov, RIGA
The Purpose of Russian Power - Nina Khrushcheva, Project Syndicate
America's Endless Afghan Endgame - Shamshad Ahmad, Express Tribune
Iran Doesn't Need Nukes to Deter U.S. - Nikolas Gvosdev, WP Review
Latin America's Downward Spiral? - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
French Becoming More Puritanical - Melanie McDonagh, The Spectator
Congress Is Destroying U.S. Power - Tim Fernholz, Quartz
Defeat in First Sino-Japan War Haunts China - Ching Cheong, China Post

The West's Catastrophic Defeat in the Mideast - Dominique Moisi, Les Echos

It's Time to Talk to Bashar al-Assad - Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph
U.S. Making Things Worse in the Middle East - Fareed Zakaria, Wash Post
Americans Want to Turn Away from World's Problems - Bruce Stokes, YG
Can North Korea Save the South? - William Pesek, Bloomberg View
The Real Scandal in France - Paul Krugman, New York Times
America's Secret War in 134 Countries - Nick Turse, TomDispatch
Why Lebanon Still Matters - Hanin Ghaddar, NOW Lebanon
Hezbollah Digs in for More Conflict - Avi Issacharoff, Times of Israel
Obama Was Never Serious About Afghanistan - Charles Krauthammer, NR
How Iran, Putin and Assad Outwitted America - David Keyes, Daily Beast
Mexico's Reversal of Fortune - Gary Regenstreif, Reuters
Homophobia a Great Career Move in Russia - Michael Bohm, Moscow Times
I Had to Give Up Snark to Get Elected in Canada - C. Freeland, Politico
Why Do Americans Have a Soft Spot for Royals? - Maria Bustillos, Aeon

MARKETS

Why Stopping the Next Market Crash Is Impossible - John Aziz, The Week

The Market Arrives at the Moment of Truth - Todd Harrison, Minyanville
Assessing Risk: Are You Investing or Gambling? - Charlie Bilello, US News
Roubini: Economic Consensus Is Ahead of Itself - Stephen Gandel, Fortune
What Happens When College Bubble Pops? - Glenn Reynolds, Fiscal Times
The Best Stock for the Global Food Crisis - Michael Vodicka, MSN Money
Things Are A Lot Better Than Reported - Bjorn Lomborg, Project Syndicate
The Coming Technology Tornado: No Country Is Ready - The Economist
Read This Before You Apply to Grad School - Megan McArdle, Bloomberg
How to Retire Early ... 35 Years Early - Andrea Coombes, MarketWatch

Is the Minimum Wage Just a Mirage? - Robert Samuelson, Washington Post

Income Redistribution's Brutal Logical Conclusion - Jeff Dorfman, Forbes
A No-Cost Proposal to Reduce Poverty and Inequality - Isabel Sawhill, RCM
The Rise of the College Grad Barista - Jordan Weissmann, The Atlantic
How Amazon Crushed the Union Movement - Verne Kopytoff, TIME
8 Trends That Will Make or Break You in 2014 - J.J. Zhang, MarketWatch
Drastic Fed Moves Reveal Policy Gone Awry - Jeff Snider, RealClearMarkets
Could This Be the Year for Tax Reform? - Floyd Norris, New York Times
ACA Enrollment: What the Numbers Don't Tell You - Kavita Patel, RCM
Sorry, China Can't Crash the U.S. Economy - Cedric Muhammad, Forbes
Austerity is the Real Scandal in France - Paul Krugman, New York Times
A 'Sea World' of Problems, or Unfair Reporting? - Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox
FCC Should Embrace Competition, Not Regulation - Wayne Brough, RCM
You Might Not Know Your City Is Broke - Steven Malanga, Bloomberg
Is Marijuana the Next Great American Industry? - Heesun Wee, CNBC

Why We Risk So Much Pursuing Wealth and Prestige - Paul Sullivan, NYT
'Wolf of Wall Street' Offspring Never Quite Die - Jonathan Weil, Bloomberg
No Shame In Starting Your Career At The Bottom - Brian Brenberg, CNBC
'Predatory Lenders' Are What Make Loans Possible - Keith Weiner, Forbes
Federal Government Has Declared War On Work - Rich Vedder, Investor's
IRS: Another Case of Deregulation by Starvation - Michael Hiltzik, LAT
Obama Goes Sandinista as Business Cries for Growth - Larry Kudlow, NRO
To Secure Our Economic Future, Tax Reform Now - John Lechleiter, Forbes
Are You Underinvested? It Should Worry You - Chris Ciovacco, Ciovacco
This Market Reminds Jeffrey Gundlach Of the '90s - Chris Gisiger, Finanz
Five Things You Should Know About Momentum Stocks - Peter Hodson, NP
Investors Have Nowhere to Run and Nowhere to Hide - Jason Zweig, WSJ
'Sea World' of Problems, or Unfair Reporting? II - Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox
Airbnb's CEO Chesky On Sharing Economy's Enemies - Andy Kessler, WSJ
Why Google Should Stop All of Its Doodling - Justin Moyer, Washington Post

murphy's picture

JY

Wow! Once again, another beautifully written piece. Especially this part...

The lotus-nectar is with us from the amniotic fluid, the siren-song begins to lull us before we are even born. And those few, who succeed against all of these odds to free their minds from those who would control them? They are but tiny islets in an unrelenting ocean of those who accept the programming readily. There is no ‘new frontier’ to escape to, no harbor or respite, no fabled city hidden deep within the Earth or far above among the stars to which one could withdraw to be amongst like-minded individuals, to work productively alongside them, to benefit from the sense of a community of shared values.

You use your pen better than........

oneagleswings's picture

toxic foods

eliminate white flour and white sugar in all forms,,, they are the bane of modern society's diets.  Also for every day of shelf live in processed foods they are taking life out of the product.  Canned, boxed, frozen, smoked all remove life giving value from your foods.  Having said all that unless you own a farm and can produce your own meats and fruit and vegetables it takes a lot of work to procure healthy foods.  I believe the jury is still out on organic fruits and vegetables.  I know where my beef and venison come from because I have a direct hand in procuring both.  Aside from that it takes educating yourself and family and working to treat your body properly.  Big business is big for a reason.  When profit margin trumps all other priorities you have the society we live in.  Profit margin becomes important when it is first hand as a company I worked for 20 years went BK.  All are willing to rail on the evils of business and profit margins but I would ask you consider the importance of profit margin as it relates to your job.  Did your company make money last year.  If not, how did they pay you?  They market will get healthy food options from big business when they are willing to pay for it.  Eliminate shelf life and raise costs.  Feed your cattle beer and massage them you have Kobe Beef.  it is all relative.  I picked my 3rd grade grand daughter up from school and was shocked at how many fat kids were in her age range.  It blew me away.  All junk no real food and all sit and no play makes for fat kids.  If I went home with them would I find fat parents?  Any odds on that ?

AlienEyes's picture

TPTB & Vampires

Personally, I believe the "Matrix" is only a movie, albeit a very good movie.

As I see it, TPTB are more like fictional vampires. They live in the shadows, do much of their work at night and above all, try at all cost to remain hidden. Where mortals have a lifetime, TPTB plan and run schemes that play out over hundreds of years. They know that their cattle are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to seeing anything that takes more than a lifetime and use this to their great advantage.

The best course to follow when dealing with TPTB is to avoid them as much as possible and while ignoring all that they say, give undivided attention to what they don't say. They are parasites at the top of the financial food chain and have endeavored to suck the life's blood from every society they have infested throughout the history of mankind.

Patrancus's picture

NWO coming apart

losing our control over the herd

Turd Ferguson's picture

Excellent and thought-provoking

MODERATOR

Very much appreciated, JY.

I've been looking for an opportunity to re-insert  this into the discussion. Primarily due to budget cuts and margin squeezes, many local television stations now outsource vital components of their news departments. The "sports team" usually gets short shrift first however, as you can see below, the copy writers are being phased out, too.

Just how easy does it become to monopolize and manage the message when you have all these outlets literally at your fingertips?

 

Dagney Taggart's picture

Good Morning, All

And thanks for the nice breakfast reading, JY. IMO, besides the trends graphs (which is a neat toy) this was the most important part,

"Or, you could see the fact that social/historical events are being viewed in an increasingly critical manner. The narrative provided by the system is no longer being swallowed whole as easily by the population. People are becoming increasingly skeptical as to the official explanation for what is being done to them and their fellow humans around the globe."

Regarding the exchange with MF, I suppose JPM is holding all that silver as ballast. So what happens when some monkey in the corner has the bright idea of using silver to solve the gold deficit?

Yes, that's right.

7:1 by the end of 2015. That's my bet. If I'm wrong, so what. I don't make a living being right on financial calls.

Dagney Taggart's picture

@Turd

Oh dear! surprise I wonder how much they get paid for such hard "work".

Patrancus's picture

Conan finds it frightning

I find it frightening that his audience could even find a way to applaud. 

reminds me of the day when the media found a use for the word Gravitas

the select group of elites meets and before the sun comes up on the east coast a message blast is sent to all the news mouth pieces at the same time, and here we go again, round and round the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the sheeples.

ag1969's picture

One Eagle Swings

Totally in agreement on the toxic food.  I, however, believe it goes way, way beyond white flour and white sugar.  There is apertame, High Fructose Corn Syrup, antibiotics, growth hormone, GMO, and a myriad of other things that are very bad for you.  Not only are there more and more toxic things, but the constant barrage of antibiotics destroys your gut bacteria, and along with it, your ability to absorb good nutrients, your immune system, and your ability to digest food properly.  For instance, did you know that almost every kid who is in the Autism Disorder Spectrum has an impacted bowel?  They can't digest food and they become toxic.  Get them to poop normally (which sounds way easier than it is) and they are normal, thriving, happy children.  What does the corporate medical cartel say?  They say that the spectrum disorder causes impactions, and that you should give them Miralax everyday of their lives....for years!  They tell you Miralax is harmless, it is just fiber.  But Miralax is made out of plastic!  The reality is the spectrum disorder is caused by the impaction and the toxicity levels that result.

JY, I have been developing some thoughts as well, about how propaganda is designed to effect the collective conscience in a negative way.  To replace good vibrations with bad so that light can't overcome darkness, but I don't have time because it is my anniversary and we are heading over to Portsmouth NH to have Nuclear Sushi at our favorite restaurant.

Turd!  Great Video!smiley

Cheers!

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