California Lawmaker Accused of Corruption

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Thu, Mar 27, 2014 - 1:19am

Does this surprise anyone? Not me, either.

What also does not surprise me is the noteworthy omission as to which party the accused senator belongs to. Look how the story opens:

“SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.”

Note that there is no demographic reference either. In the second paragraph, we are told the name of the accused [Leland Yee], but nothing of demographics or party affiliation until many paragraphs later.

So why is this important to pay attention tot? It is CRITICAL.

Management of Perception Economics, or MOPE, is the strategy by which those in charge manage the perceptions of the masses. Said differently, the regular folks get fed a steady stream of “news,” that has been carefully constructed to invoke emotional responses designed to manage behavior.

The time is RIGHT NOW to be paying attention to this, and to become aware, and to start thinking critically instead of being lead around by managed stories designed to keep the masses unaware of the true state of events.

And, it is for that reason, given the events rapidly unfolding, in Europe, with Russia, in the middle east, with energy supplies, pipelines, shifting alliances and changing power structures the world over, there is no time to waste in coming to grips with the truth.

One CANNOT discern the truth unless one first understands how one was formerly, traditionally manipulated by subtle means.

So, let’s take a look at this article and examine how it works.

The headline is sensational: California Lawmaker faces gun and corruption charges. Reading the first paragraph reveals only that the lawmaker is a senator, and exchanged promises for campaign donations. Ho hum, boring. This behavior is expected, after all, isn’t this what politicians do, wink wink?

But then, we get to the second paragraph, and it starts to get colorful and flavorful. Now we know that the accused is apparently an asian, with ties to Chinatown, and a gangster known as Shrimp Boy. Nice touch.

Still no sign of any demographic description of the accused, or of the party affiliation. Right here is where my tin foil starts glowing, and I know instantly that the accused is a democrat. I know this to be true because anytime there is an accusation made against a republican, that party affiliation fact is made right up front. So, let’s understand this dynamic.

In California, the Republican legislators are outnumbered two to one by democrats. So, logically, one would assume that by sheer force of numbers, that the accused would be a democrat. Yet, that fact is not mentioned until the bottom of the story. See for yourself.

The story is here: https://bigstory.ap.org/article/fbi-california-state-sen-leland-yee-arre...

Twenty-four paragraphs into the story, the “objective,” “factual” AP reporters who contributed to the story finally disclose what should have been disclosed in the very first sentence, that the accused senator is indeed a democrat:

“Yee is the third Democratic state senator in California to face criminal charges this year. Sen. Rod Wright was convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying about his legal residence in Los Angeles County, and Sen. Ron Calderon has been indicted on federal corruption charges. Wright and Calderon are taking a voluntary leave of absence, with pay, although Republicans have called for them to be suspended or expelled.”

[“Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Garance Burke, Terry Collins, Jason Dearen and Channing Joseph in San Francisco; and Judy Lin, Fenit Nirappil and Juliet Williams in Sacramento.”]

So, as I like to do, often, the question then becomes, simply, why?

The story is classic programming. It paints a generic picture, of a faceless politician, then drips information gradually into the story of who the bad guy really is. Meanwhile, instead of first giving the true facts identifying the person, demographics, and party affiliation, so that a person can view the facts with a proper perspective, the story immediately identifies that the accused engaged in the horrific crime of conspiring to deal firearms without a license–conduct normally absolutely privileged under the Second Amendment until draconian state-sponsored infringements became the norm–and conspiring to illegally import firearms. I note the irony of this charge, in light of Attorney General Holder’s’ implication in illegally exporting firearms to the Mexican drug cartels in the “fast and furious” scandal.

See how the story invokes an emotional response initially? See how the emotional response that the story invokes is a basic, reptilian reaction, one of a desire to be safe, to flee from danger, to protect one’s self and family, and how this evil accused senator has acted in a way so as to have immediately endangered the reader but for the all-knowing and wise federal law enforcement officers who so bravely investigated and brought down such a dangerous man?

The key boogeyman and buzz phrase are right there: “shoulder-fired missiles,” and “Muslim separatist group.” How convenient, and lookey there, it matches nicely with other ongoing MOPE.

The story paints an even darker picture as the details emerge regarding the senator’s associate, also arrested, was the senator’s “political consultant who raised money” for the senator–look how that was phrased, what horseshit! This guy was a Chinese felon buying influence!

But wait, there is moar, too! Look what other cockroaches were scurrying around when the lights were turned on. In praise of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow is none other than the distinguished US Senator of distinction, Dianne “I am shocked, shocked of NSA Surveillance” Feinstein:

“Chow recently has been held up as an example of successful rehabilitation. The Sacramento Bee reported he was praised by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in 2012 as a former offender who had become a community asset and Chow was also praised by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for his "willingness to give back to the community."

If I had read this story in the morning, I would have spewed coffee all over the ipad. Successful rehabilitation? How much money flowed into the politician’s reelection campaigns? Is that the measure of successful?

Anyhow, credit goes to the masters of MOPE, because, as the article so easily shows, the story manages to also engender further political division, inviting the readers to choose sides between democrats and republicans. See for yourself, or not.

Prepare accordingly and urgently, as things are happening exponentially faster

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Mar 27, 2014 - 3:08am

MOPE is Critical to Support the Corrupt Fiat System

If people knew that the Federal Reserve notes were empty paper promises, a debt obligation, backed by nothing of value at all, then there would be an instantaneous and overwhelming rush of the masses into real currency, gold and silver. Fiat currency prices for gold and silver would skyrocket, sending the fraudulent futures markets into a crashing collapse, leading to the ultimate collapse of the entire Western Fiat currency system. Knowing this, the powers that be actively suppress gold and silver prices, attempting to manage confidence in their fraudulent empty paper currency notes.

Absent MOPE, the Fiat system would collapse and we would have a return to sound money. With sound money, those bankers in charge would soon find themselves hanged and of course they don't want that to happen, hence the massive, overwhelming effort to manage perception.

HeirHelmut
Mar 27, 2014 - 3:17am

It feels good

to see, if others are recognizing this kind of mind programming, too. Excellent analysis. I can tell you, it's the same in the EUSSR in Germany and Austria. It's so disgusting. I'm glad that I am not a writing prostitute earning my money with this kind of LYING.

A method to program the reader already with even one short headline, is the following: If the intention is, to downplay something, they mention who is saying or claiming it (a certain group or person = reducing the weight).

An example transferred to the US could read like:

Republican Senator from Delaware criticizes X

If the agenda is supported, the person or group is not named, but instead a general formulation is used (increasing the weight by extending the group or person torwards a much bigger group).

Example: Outrage over senator Y's hate-speech

Quite a difference, isn't it?

atarangi
Mar 27, 2014 - 4:06am
atarangi
Mar 27, 2014 - 4:19am
Mar 27, 2014 - 4:55am

Re: Another

Metalsbyamile said: "the original not the wannabe's FOA , FOFOA or Friend of Another Brother's Mother, said that they would bankrupt all mining companies purposely.

What do Turdites think of that ? Can not seem to get a simple question answered by the mods, writers of articles."

Every bear market continues until the weak owners divulge their assets cheaply. It is the reduction in the availability of asset at the low price, after they have capitulated and sold out, that forces price to turn upwards in search of new available asset.

Another was not very innovative when he said this in my opinion, but it needed saying. What he did was to observe that a general precept of how markets work (at the low side of long term trading range) also applies to the gold mining industry, the ownership of mines themselves, and is not limited to ownership of their stocks in the market.

I actually have written about this Push-Pull by big capital (to legally seize assets from those financially weaker than themselves) in TFMR already, and called my model for it "The Inflation Rings System". But you may not have noticed these posts yet. The original posts are in the Setup for the Big Trade thread about a year ago.

Here is an archive link which gathers the salient points together in one article: RhythmNPrice # 7

Mantis
Mar 27, 2014 - 5:34am

Mainstream news

I've learned to pretty much avoid it but when i do get exposed to it I see generally see through it straightaway. This is a consequence of 9/11 when I eventually realised (years after the event) what we were told was a load of horse shit. After that I dug around a LOT and uncovered mountains of horseshit in everything the mainstream media tells us. The metaphor of taking the red pill in the matrix is very good one. Particularly when it comes to preserving wealth through precious metals. I know what I'm saying is just preaching to the choir here, which is one reason I love to hang around Turdville.

What shocks me is that so many people feel obligated to feed into the mainstream news though. They will start to feel anxious if they haven't had their daily dose of 'The News at 10' or whatever they tune into. They gasp in awe and shock at the attrocities being commited around the world, shocking stories about muslim terrorists or whatever, all the while safe and cosy on their couch in their living room. The primary aim of the news is to evoke these reptialian responses, I think CL has good description. It is to invoke shock and horror in the viewers. Its a bit like the 2 minutes hate from George Orwell 1984 in a way. Yes their is manipulation of perception economics but above all there is the invoking of fear, which the body in some strange way appears to get addicted to.

mac
Mar 27, 2014 - 5:56am

Media Mendacity

American media is sickening! The poor kids growing up are force fed lies, and more lies and then they get war 24/7.

What hope is there when the growing majority are brain dead? Face it America - u r done in.

Do something or suffer the consequences....

Personally, I do not fall into the trap - red vs blue, and all the others the MSM sets up to make us think we actually have choice. Not so. Elections are rigged. Period. And red or blue - it makes zip difference.

Motley Fool
Mar 27, 2014 - 6:44am

metalsbyamile

Care to provide a quote and link?

Just want to see the context.

Also, if you would, would you clarify what you mean by the wannabe's and why you say so?

Mantis
Mar 27, 2014 - 7:56am

Mope related to precious metals

Mope relates to precious metals by many insidious tactics heres just a couple off top of my head.

Constant headlines predicting that gold will go down, eg rally will end and gold will go down, or bear will continue and gold will go down. Or gold is a slam dunk sell.

Whereas when price rises of gold and silver virtually ignored in media, a loud deafening silence

No enquiry at all into strange market behaviour, eg 2 years worth of mining supply dumped on market in seconds.

Repetition of message from bankers to help give it extra importance.

Constant repetition of the message that gold only performs in times of extreme political turbulence however at the moment there is a dull recovery going on. So gold will go down.

Gold is a risky investment, if you are dumb enough to do it, you should limit yourself to 5% preferably less.

etc etc etc

I think we here are subject to being influenced less my mainstream media than most although of course still under its influence. Of greater influence here is being influenced by people who are prominent in blogosphere rather than mainstream. You could argue we are too much influenced by doom n gloomers. But how am I to know if that is too much?

silver66
Mar 27, 2014 - 8:12am

California Lawyer

Thank you for the post. I saw the news on a twitter feed and thought to myself that it would be poetic justice if the senator was democratic. I looked at two articles on line and no mention made of party affiliation. That told me it was a democrat and not a republican.

Silver66

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