Thursday May 13, 2021
– New Moon Phase – begin, initiate, wish, project, set an intention
– Moon in Gemini
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – May 12th – 13th – Cut Firewood, Kill Plant Pests, Dig Holes, Mow to Increase Growth, Host a Party, Travel for Pleasure, Write
– Gardening tips (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 12th – 13th – Any seed planted now will tend to rot. crops.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Tara – Goddess Who Guides, Joined by the rest of the goddesses. All hand on deck.
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Ian – The Wind of the East
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Aries: “A white dove flying over troubled waters” (& “Hunters shooting wild ducks”)
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“A Woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load”
SUN: 23 TAURUS: A jewelry shop filled with the most magnificent jewels
EARTH: 23 SCORPIO: A rabbit transformed into a fairy
Today is the Christian observance known as Ascension Day. How do I know this . . . other than the fact that it is premarked on my calendar? Well, I know because the Amish Farmer’s Market nearby had nice handwritten signs all over the place last week announcing that they would be closed today.
That’s about all I will say about it. Seems like a pretty religiously charged time here in the Westish. Christians have their thing going. The Jews in Israel are at war again with the Muslim World. The Palestinian Muslims are just finished with Ramadan and raring for war against an increasingly aggressive Israel. The Powder keg is . . .
Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming
My present obsession involves the massive influence of propaganda and social control on our lives. In my little sphere on influence, I believe this to be one of the most frightening threats to our lives. I will be sharing a number of perspectives from prominent individuals who shed light on this.
Now, often when I bring up the subject of media bias and propaganda with most center/mainstream types, they look at me as if I have just sprouted horns. I am to them Alex Jones and Donald Trump incarnate to them.
I think that to most of us, the idea that such manipulations may be taking place is unthinkable. How could we, as intelligent and free-minded individuals ever get duped? We hear about Propaganda from Russia and other Communist Block countries and laugh at examples of what we hear.
Well guess what kids. Its here. And it has been for years. And you have been influenced by it.
In previous articles, I have mentioned Critical Theory (Critical Race Theory and Critical Environmental Theory et al). This movement by Eastern European transplants to our education system have pervasively changed the educational landscape. Their corrosive thought has shaped the way we are taught here in the land of the free to make us see that we are the “Land of Oppression” or “Land of Racism” or Land of waste of Natural resources. Shame Shame Shame on us.
They have then been ready to “suggest” a more Shining Path toward a NEW GLOBAL COMMUNITY. Blah Blah Blah.
Despite their success, you can usually spot these types because they are educationally obtuse. They talk in supra educated, college speak. They write at a grade level of about 15 – what you might expect from a Doctoral Thesis.
For today, I will offer an example of this from prominent American leftist Noam Chomsky. I stole this article from a post on Facebook. It is a good example of what I am talking about: Left Wing Academic, Talks like an uber-educated snob, Is all but unreadable, Explains tactics used to manipulate people’s minds towards their further agenda.
Noam Chomsky, a prominent American Leftist Academic Intellectual, has drawn up the list of 10 media manipulation strategies.
Give 5 minutes and you won’t regret it. If only to expand your knowledge.
1-The strategy of distraction
The primordial element of social control is the distraction strategy which consists of diverting the public’s attention from major problems and the changes decided by political and economic elites, through the flooding technique or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.
Distraction strategy is also essential to prevent the public from becoming interested in essential knowledge in the area of science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics. Keeping the audience’s attention deviated from real social problems, imprisoned by themes without real importance.
Keeping the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think, back to the farm like other animals (quoted in the text ′′ Silent weapons for quiet wars ′′).
2-Creating problems and then offering the solutions.
This method is also called a ′′ problem-reaction-solution “. It creates a problem, a ′′ situation ′′ planned to cause a certain reaction from the public, with the aim that this is the source of the measures they want to accept. For example: letting urban violence intensify or intensify, or organize bloody attacks, with the aim of the public being those requiring security laws and policies to the detriment of freedom. Also: create an economic crisis to make social rights demotion and dismantle public services accept as a necessary evil.
3-The Strategy of Graduation.
To make an unacceptable measure accepted, you only need to apply it gradually, to dropper, for consecutive years. This is how radically new socioeconomic conditions (neoliberism) were imposed during the decades of the 80 s and 90 s: minimum state, privatisation, precariousness, flexibility, mass unemployment, wages that no longer guarantee dignified incomes , so many changes that would have brought about a revolution if they were implemented at once.
4-The Strategy of Deferring.
Another way to get an unpopular decision accepted is to present it as ′′ painful and necessary “, gaining public acceptance, in the moment, for future application. It is easier to accept a future sacrifice than an immediate sacrifice. First, because effort isn’t that taken immediately. Second, because the public, the mass, always tends to naively hope that “everything will be better tomorrow” and that the required sacrifice could be avoided. This gives the audience more time to get used to the idea of change and accept it resigned when the time comes.
5-Reach to the public like children.
Most advertisements directed at the large audience use speeches, arguments, characters and a particularly childish intonation, many times close to weakness, as if the viewer was a few years old creature or a mental moron. When you try to deceive the viewer the more you tend to use a childish tone. Why? Why? ′′ If someone addresses a person as if they are 12 or under, then based on suggestionability, they will probably tend to a response or reaction even without a critical sense like that of a 12 person. years or less ′′ (see ′′ Silent Weapons for quiet wars ′′).
6-Using emotional aspect much more than reflection.
Take advantage of emotion it’s a classic technique to provoke a short circuit on a rational analysis and finally the critical sense of the individual. Additionally, the use of emotional register allows the unconscious access door to implant or inject ideas, desires, fears and fears, compulsions, or induce behaviors.
7-Keeping the public in ignorance and mediocrity.
Making the public incapable of understanding the technologies and methods used for their control and slavery.
′′ The quality of education given to lower social classes must be as poor and mediocre as possible, so that the distance of ignorance that plans between lower classes and upper classes is and remains impossible to fill from the lower classes “.
8-Stimulating the public to be complacent with mediocrity.
Pushing the audience to think it’s fashionable to be stupid, vulgar and ignorant…
Making the individual believe that he is only the culprit of his disgrace, because of his insufficient intelligence, skills or efforts. So, instead of rebelling against the economic system, the individual devalues himself and blames himself, which in turn creates a depressive state, one of whose effects is the inhibition of his action. And without action there is no revolution!
10-Knowing individuals better than they know themselves.
Over the past 50 years, science’s rapid progress has generated a growing gap between public knowledge and those possessed and used by dominant elites. Thanks to biology, neurobiology, and applied psychology, the ′′ system ′′ has enjoyed advanced knowledge of the human being, both in its physical and psychological form. The system has managed to learn better about the common individual than he knows himself. This means that, in most cases, the system exercises greater control and greater power over individuals, greater than that which the same individual exercises over himself. Rosalba pau
So what does this tell us?
- The Intellectual left is doing this.
- They understand methods and tactics for manipulation – and how to implement them effectively
- Media Control leads to Social Control
- I read arrogance in the tone
This is why we must be mindful of the messaging. We must pay attention.