Posts Tagged ‘reality’

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1. America has never, ever, ever given the slightest fuck about foreign casualties of wars, be they incinerated, decapitated, or gassed. It is ludicrous in the extreme to believe any of the current war propaganda about Syria.

2. America has, conversely, made threats related to the use of chemical weapons, because that is a cassus belli, a pretext for launching a war that has already been desired and decided upon.

3. The Syrian “chemical weapons” debacle is exactly like the Iraq “Weapons of mass destruction” debacle, almost to the letter. It doesn’t matter if it’s true, it only matters if they can sell it to the public to gain support.

4. The REAL reasons America wants to destroy Syria are as follows:

a) Syria is an ally of both Russia and Iran. These are obstacles to America controlling the middle east oil reserves.

b) Russia maintains a naval base on the Mediterranean on Syrian territory, meaning it has naval capabilities that can act as a check against Washington and NATO’s belligerence against poorly defended middle eastern and African nations.

c) Iran is the next country on the US hit list, as revealed by General Wesley Clark more than a decade ago. Syria was also on the Pentagon’s “list” of 7 nations to overthorw in 5 years. The timetable has been delayed, but the goals remain the same, because:

d) Syria is independent and not a puppet of Washington. This is not to be tolerated. Any small nations which exercise independence are targeted with “regime change,” and regime change is a war crime, a Nuremberg violation. It is what Hitler did to Poland and Nazis were hung for. Yet, today, the US and its partners do it on a regular basis, because:

5) The US population is brainwashed to hate the official enemies and to believe absolute bullshit war propaganda, like that manufactured by the Syrian “White Helmets.” This group was created by a British mercenary with US covert funding. It is staffed by Al Qaeda members who fabricate atrocities with video cameras they have been given. The act of aiding Al Qaeda should be considered “Treason,” but today it is how mainstream US corporate news gets its footage about the Syrian war.

6) Russia has warned Washingon that bombing Syria would lead to World War 3 and potentially the end of life on earth.

How stupid is America? We are all about to find out.

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War on Science: Here Are Some of the Banned Words at Trump’s Ag Department
“Active censorship…in the name of his political agenda.”

 

Nation of deluded assholes, led by the deluded asshole in chief.

 

 

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Henry Kissinger:

Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as “dumb, stupid animals to be used” as pawns for foreign policy.

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Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton

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Dylann Roof’s complete disconnect from reality is a product of the endless racist right wing propaganda that lies and distorts so much they no longer have any concept of the real world. People like this are one reason that motivates me to challenge propaganda, across the spectrum, and keep it real here.

Dylann Roof ‘manifesto’: Massacre suspect explains why he ‘chose’ Charleston

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Paul Craig Roberts asks:

Can morality be resurrected?

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We need to pair this video technology with this audio technology, and you’ll start to get the bigger picture…

When Seeing and Hearing Isn’t Believing

 

And shit, combine that with the myriad OFFENSIVE capabilities of intelligence, NSA etc., and it is truly the end of reality for the little fish of the world.

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This is one of my favorite sci-fi films, and it isn’t what one would expect.  The twisted altered reality isn’t explained until the very end of the film. This is David Cronenberg’s exploration of immersive video games and mental manipulation — assaulting reality for fun and profit.

eXistenZ is very underrated and isn’t seen much, but the film must have been an influence on Christopher Nolan and his Inception project.

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The plot addresses issues of trusting one’s own eyes and the point where reality and the unreal become indistinguishable.  At this mental point morality no longer matters, as any actions taken can be written off as just a game.  It is the death of empathy.

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This frontal assault against programming ourselves with immoral behaviors in video games stands apart from other works.  Here, it’s impossible to tell what’s real and what isn’t, whether any of it matters or whether everything matters in a life and death kind of way.  With Cronenberg’s penchant for disturbing the viewer, his images of body deformities and impossible biology, the world of eXistenZ reinforces the gravity of the larger topic.  If we are disturbed by little images of body horror, what of having our entire mind rewired for us from outside?

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Yesterday we showed car hacking.  Today it’s brain hacking:

Science Daily:

Neuroscientists Plant False Memories in Mice: Location Where Brain Stores Memory Traces, Both False and Authentic, Pinpointed

Back in the 1950s US intelligence was obsessed with mind control.  The MKULTRA experiments were quite real, and the US believed that Communist bloc countries were ahead of them in the brainwashing department.  There is no reason whatsoever to believe that these desires by government have changed.  What’s more, with the rise of private mercenary entities funded by government tax money accountability is eliminated, oversight non-existent, and the potential for widespread abuse and catastrophe glaringly obvious.

BUT IT’S SO MUCH WORSE!

The war on truth and truth-tellers is equally as troubling, as the government now equates telling the public what actually goes on with “treason” or “terrorism” or probably baby cannibalism if they can float that one on corporate media.  The so-called “news” in this nation is so bogus, so controlled, manipulated and censored that it is a clear tool for social manipulation.  When issues of power and policy appear on the “news,” these are approved, Pravda-level propaganda displays.  Real issues can only be discussed in government/corporate approved presentations, with demonization of designated enemies and praise for officially-sanctioned activities, even if those activities are clear Crimes Against Humanity, as with the selling of the aggressive war against Iraq.

Such a society cannot last.  Something has got to give.  Pillage by elite predators, those parasitic 1% ghouls, has reached critical mass.  The manufactured debt is now able to sink the entire economy and the livelihoods of most people along with it.  War, chaos and destruction would inevitably follow.

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Most of our data is stored on computers now, which are also easily hacked, and gleefully so by government.  Your PC is pretty much a sitting duck for intelligence and military and corporate or other  criminals.  NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed:

“We’ve got PRISM, which is a demonstration of how the US government co-opts US corporate power to its own ends.  Companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, they all get together with the NSA and provide the NSA direct access to the back ends of all of the systems you use to communicate, to store data, to put things in the cloud, and even just to send birthday wishes and keep the record of your life.  And they give NSA direct access that they don’t need to oversee so they can’t be held liable for it.”

That means things can go out, and things can similarly go in.  So what’s real?  What’s put there by us, and what’s put there without our knowledge or consent?

When everything is malleable, including brains, the news of the world, and all data storage — it is quite simply the end of reality.

Speaking of car hacking and the war on truth tellers, the preponderance of evidence suggests that journalist Michael Hastings was killed deliberately because of what he was investigating.  He had contacted Wikileaks early in the day, and he sent out very nervous alerts to his circles that he was being tailed by federal agents.  Hastings was investigating sensitive government programs, and he already made enemies inside the Pentagon with his exposure of Stanley McChrystal.

The manner of Hastings’ death is suspicious beyond belief, with the engine from a Mercedes mysteriously flying more than 100ft. from the vehicle.  His body was then cremated without permission of his family, and therefore his tissue samples cannot be tested to refute innuendo that he may have drunk alcohol that day and decided to speed recklessly for no reason whatsoever.  This is the final blow against reality, as we cannot prove conclusively that Michael Hastings was murdered by covert operatives, and of course we cannot prove that he wasn’t, either.

That is how reality is murdered, forever.

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“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”
-George Orwell

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All Aboard the Bullshit Express

Like everything else corporate whoredom shits out, the very nature of the language is undermined and debauched daily.  Concepts that embody morality and sacrifice turn into game shows for self-aggrandizement.

Heroism is now unrecognizable, the mindless commands of a steroid enhanced actor replacing intelligence and moral fortitude.  A bag full of money features in the teaser for this reckless show to risk life and serious injury so that one can perform on TV under the fake banner of “The Hero.”

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Enough of this programming, this Pavlovian conditioning, has warped the social fabric of the nation.  Heroism is itself a marketing slogan for mercenary militarists, Hollywood snake oil salesmen and skeezy “reality” show producers.  And so it is dead in this nation.  The true heroes are labeled state enemies and criminals, sent to prison while the pig ignorant couch slugs gawk on at gibberish like “The Hero.”

Modern American heroes include Edward Snowden, who exposed NSA mass surveillance.  And William Binney, who exposed NSA mass surveillance.  And Adrienne Kinne, who exposed NSA mass surveillance.  And Mark Klein, who exposed NSA mass surveillance.  Is anyone noticing a pattern?

And Bradley Manning who exposed US war crimes, lies and deceptions of the US State Department, and is currently being tried in a military kangaroo court that won’t let him argue the actual reasons why he did what he did.  And Lieutenant Ehren Watada who refused to be deployed to Iraq on the grounds that it was a Crime Against the Peace, an illegal war of aggression, which he similarly was not allowed to say at his kangaroo court martial.

And Sibel Edmonds, the FBI translator who saw raw intelligence documenting massive US official complicit criminality and support for terrorists in Central Asia, but was fired from the FBI and gagged instead of rewarded and having her evidence used in prosecutions of wrongdoing.  And John Kiriakou who exposed CIA torture and was rewarded with jail time.  And Senator Bob Graham who would not let the 9/11 cover-up stand and has vehemently protested to this day the suppression of evidence of Saudi Arabian and other foreign government involvement in those attacks.

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There are heroes in America today.  But they aren’t the kind that Hollywood sells to children.  They most certainly are not the jackasses playing on the outsides of skyscrapers to make some cash in the service of selling commercial air time – glorified car and beer salesmen.  Such a bastardization and trivialization of the meaning of the word is an insult to every thinking person on this planet.  Dwayne, “The Rock,” should apologize to the world in shame.  That’s not heroism, Dwayne.  Not even close.

Sell, Sell, Sell…

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 Your Soul to the Devil.

Touting yet another incarnation of “the truth of what it means to be a soldier” I doubt the new US Army infomercials, excuse me, “reality show” barrage, will be showing the dismembered bodies, the mutilated people in the conflict zones, the childrens’ corpses, the wheelchairs, the prosthetic limbs or the Nuremberg Statutes, etc.

I considered blowing right by this NY Times ode to the misanthropic marketing efforts of militarism, but then again, one cannot escape his nature.

“Program-length commercials are becoming more popular as part of a trend known as content marketing, sponsored content or branded entertainment. The trend is meant to counter the growing habit — particularly among younger consumers, like the target audience for the Army, ages 18 to 24 — of ignoring traditional forms of advertising.”

Young man:

You’re an idiot, a dupe, and a demographic to be sold a lifestyle of so-called “service.”  That is the job of the ad men of Madison Avenue who relish the opportunity to sell you this vision of the future.  And a number of your brethren will sign on the dotted line, not in blood, but it should be.

“The Army’s advertising agency, the McCann Worldgroup, also part of Interpublic, will undertake a promotional campaign for “Starting Strong” in realms like social media”

…We have to innovate to engage the audience,” Mr. Davis said. “That’s the bottom line.”

Well, if that’s what you’re paid to do, then I guess you “have to.”

“Joining the Army is kind of like dating somebody; you don’t marry them on the first date,” Mr. Davis said. “It’s a decision. It’s a long conversation.”

…The idea to try content marketing came after two “Starting Strong” pilot episodes “did extremely well in testing,” Mr. Davis said.

It’s a long, fucking sales pitch, and you don’t really get a guarantee on the product.  In fact, you’re the product.  They won’t tell you that.  But, you’re harvested.  Your body, mind and soul become the exclusive property of the United States Military Industrial Complex.  That’s the deal.  They offer promises of future money and education, much of the time promises not kept.  Injured soldiers find themselves kicked out on their asses with substandard medical care from the perpetually underfunded Veteran’s Administration.

And after you help out with “the mission” and go to war somewhere, for who the fuck knows what in a place you’ve never heard of, and the bodies pile up, the army doesn’t quite give a shit about your concerns.  And if you blow your brains all over the bedroom wall from the guilt of what you have done to innocents half a world away, well the Army and the Madison Avenue clowns contracted by them don’t care about that either.  Nor if you beat your family to death, become a zombie, drug addled spree shooter or whatever.  It’s really not relevant to the mission … of world domination and threat of good old American force against those arrogant little brown bastards who don’t take orders from Washington.

So have fun.  Have a nice fucking life.

“Based on testing, we’re fairly optimistic this will gain the traction we need…”

Coca Cola, Cars, Beer, Smart Phones, Exercise, Joining a Killing Machine, World Domination, Whatever.  Sell, Sell, Sell.

Propaganda, publicity, glamour, image, reality, a critique of the consumerist society where one’s worth is determined by what one buys. Multi part series, may jump ahead automatically.

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