After tumbling down the rabbit hole searching for truth in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis I eventually grew weary and frustrated by overall complacency and acceptance of the “New normal” of the time.
People in general bought into the narrative of the superficial recovery, accepting the artificially suppressed, emergency level low interest rates that supported the facade of inflated housing and stock markets as well as re-jiggered unemployment, GDP & inflation statistics to put a glimmering sheen on a decaying corpse of an economy.
No one was interested in hearing about the underlying decay because everything seemed back to normal again.
Now once again in 2020, we find ourselves in crisis.
We are under a barrage of soundbites, memes and conflicting information that doesn’t always seem to fit together logically.
A perfect storm has formed and is unleashing itself upon us. Evidence shows that in fact the duct tape, band-aids and chewing gum that were holding together the facade of a faux economic recovery were bursting at the seams in the months prior to the onset of this new crisis.
There is plenty of information to consider in one’s perception of this current crisis. Unfortunately, it is not all being brought to light in the mainstream narrative. Even more unfortunately some information and points of view are being ignored, censored and even purged.
From the onset of this crisis we have been fed a steady diet of opinions and recommendations from anointed experts. What is not being discussed, debated or even presented as options are the opinions and advice of the other experts who do not support the mainstream narrative.
From the very outset there has been a myriad of scientists and other experts who strongly disagree with the policies being enacted and the “follow the science” crowd who refuse to acknowledge all of the science.
Right from the start, I started cataloging everything I could find. From three weeks to “flatten the curve” to eight months later the narrative changed from deaths to cases. Why is that?
At this point it is overwhelming, knowing where to start to break someone from the stupor of the mainstream narrative. Please take the time to carefully consider all the information presented.
When something doesn’t feel quite right,
that means that your instincts are working.
Seek the truth.
Think for yourself.
Reach your own conclusions.
And most importantly teach your children to do the same.
Edward Bernays’ “Propaganda” Theory Has Been Perfected
from Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform
When six mega-corporations who depend upon other mega-corporations, Wall Street banks and political parties for their revenue, control all of the news and information flowing to the masses, you have all the ingredients needed to control, influence and mold the opinions, tastes and ideas of the people.
We are being manipulated by men who constitute the real government, hiding in the shadows and pulling the strings. Nothing reported by these six mega-corporation media mouthpieces for the oligarchs can be trusted. Their job is to coverup, subvert, and obscure the truth. And best of all, they have succeeded in convincing the people we are free and informed.
Edward Bernays would be so proud.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
Edward Bernays – Propaganda – 1928