Guest Post: Situational Awareness And Shared Awareness

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Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:16 | 849835 Oh regional Indian
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Sit-com or sit-con people? Situational awareness overload. Daily show anyone?

Sit-con= Cognitive dissonance.

We've been divided, so we can be ruled.

Data overload, in-formation underload.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/stairwell-sigtar/

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:24 | 850004 DavidPierre
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Best advice ever when...

 "I was just a soldier on my way to Montreal."

John Prine

Spanish Pipedream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N4HPj85vjw&feature=related

It's A Big Old Goofy World-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZACwVOJXpn0&feature=related

..................................................................

'Shit-Con' built on "Garbage in... Garbage out" principles.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:17 | 849836 CheapKUNGFU
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I get it:

'situational' - each person sits on their ass and does nothing...

'shared' - everyone sits on their ass and does nothing...

you forgot 'sheeple'

'sheeple' - they all go 'bah' at the big bad wolf while a sheep beside them gets EATEN...

 

 

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 16:28 | 850191 weinerdog43
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I couldn't disagree more.

Karl and Max, despite their foibles have hit upon something that has the potential to actually strike some degree of fear amongst our so-called superiors...namely, the 'buy silver-help crush JP Morgan'.  If this truly does get populist support, a million or more people buying silver dollars WILL have an effect.  We won't be just the sheeple.  Tell your friends and co-workers.  Let's take some ownership.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:19 | 849838 Paul Bogdanich
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This is the main function of corporate media or other media or social constructs in authoritarian states is to keep the people from organizing.  In early America they did it by pitting free against indenture, poor white against black and everybody against the indians.  Their major fear was that an alliance would arise between the poor whites and the indians by the way.  Good to see that it all still works. 

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:33 | 849886 Heroic Couplet
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Exactly. For every American who complains about illegal immigrants coming from Mexico, why aren't they down on the border, blocking the inflow? We have a brand new invention called a tent and a sleeping bag. Why aren't they put into use? The people in the US who object to illegal immigrants probably outnumber the illegal immigrants.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:47 | 850099 DavidPierre
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1855: 

 Famed Harvard physician and social commentator Oliver Wendell Holmes observes that Indians are nothing more than a "half-filled outline of humanity" whose "extermination" is necessary. Holmes describes native peoples as "a sketch in red crayons of a rudimental manhood," adding that it is only natural for the white man to "hate" the Indian and to "hunt him down like the wild beasts of the forest, and so the red-crayon sketch is rubbed out, and the canvas is ready for a picture of manhood a little more like God's own image."

1856:

The village of Lawrence, Kansas, founded by anti-slavery settlers and a center of pro-democracy activity, is sacked by a posse of 750 under Sheriff Samuel Jones. In the interests of furthering freedom of expression, two printing offices are gutted, the presses destroyed, and the all the lead type thrown in a river.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:19 | 849839 Alex Zhyk
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I guess andlo saxon understanding of "privacy" does not help much there either?

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:24 | 849842 Cognitive Dissonance
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The TV box IS the primary control system that promotes a zombie shared awareness. Zombie in the sense that Everyone Loves Raymond but not situational in that no one understands why Everyone Loves Raymond.

This is the desired outcome of the collective programming. Give everyone the illusion they are connected when in fact they are all isolated souls sharing the same party couch.  

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:41 | 849909 Amish Hacker
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The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor.

                                                                 Leonard Cohen

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:38 | 850074 malikai
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Everybody knows the fight is over. Everybody knows the good guys lost.

      Leonard Cohen

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 16:13 | 850149 DavidPierre
Wed, 01/05/2011 - 16:45 | 850242 merehuman
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So true CD. Sorry about our luck. I look at the bright side, i know its gonna get worse.

Its a small advantage. Allows one to prepare.

Yes a lot of us are gonna die. I will drink to that and hope its quick and glorious fighting the banks rather than the slow death we are having now.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 22:59 | 851412 StychoKiller
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The instructions are quite clear:  "Put your OWN oxygen mask on first BEFORE helping small children or other helpless people."  What can you do if the kid refuses to put on the mask because (s)he's too busy playing with a GameBoy?  Not looking forward to helping the survivors after a "controlled descent into terrain!"

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:22 | 849858 Dr. Porkchop
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My suspicion is that a lot of people are getting situational awareness but are in denial. They don't want to know that it's going down the shitter. Even when there are bodies in the streets, they'll put the blinders on and step over them. Play along and hope that it all blows over soon enough, even if that means accepting totalitarian control, hell, they'd embrace it if it means holding onto their idiot box and their chicken nuggets.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:40 | 849906 andybev01
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I'll keep saying this until someone in power recognizes it as truth and locks me up.

Our world is rapidly becoming that of the movie 'Brazil'.

All one needs to do is view the restaurant scene and the scales shall fall from his eyes.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:44 | 849912 Cognitive Dissonance
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Play along and hope that it all blows over soon enough, even if that means accepting totalitarian control, hell, they'd embrace it if it means holding onto their idiot box and their chicken nuggets.

Overheard in the Fed's executive washroom while stealing the hand towels and those cute little scented bars of soap.

"I drink your milkshake and eat your chicken nuggets."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDVzmbtVZ6s

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:27 | 849871 alexwest
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yep as nation we'are fucked... teaparty is joke,. Sarah Palin(s) and

Glenn Beck(s) of nation are same stupid jerks  being proped up by people

who  is in control... it's started w/ Bush Jr.. forget about 9/11

Americans must go  shopping

 

well...  from history  its known so complex system cant be cleansed

 by hand... too much  interconnections.. so it will be done by force..

Russia, Germany, GB  in 20 century all of those examples of big empires

showed system will collapse .. totaly disappeared as comminist Russia,

gradually as for royal GB, for hyperinflation / wars as inGermany..

 

god bless all my american fellows

alx

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:34 | 849895 Vergeltung
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um, what?

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:41 | 849910 andybev01
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+...um; what?

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:47 | 849926 Cognitive Dissonance
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Looks like a Google translation of a Chinese blogger rant. Can we reverse translate and re-post?

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:11 | 849998 andybev01
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Is much better if you reads with thick RUSSIAN accent.

 

Outs loud is better!!

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:18 | 850013 Cognitive Dissonance
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Like this?  :>)

(Es mush betta ef yoz reads weth thik RUSkn aksnt.)

(Outs lood es betta!!)

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:47 | 850095 gmrpeabody
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Ummmm..., no. Much too Germanic.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 23:03 | 851424 StychoKiller
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Guess I'm the only one around here that visits http://www.engrish.com regularly -- I understood the whole mangled-english post. :>D

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:29 | 849877 irishgurl4
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The American people are like trout in a lake.  Someone throws a shiny lure into the lake and all the trout are attracted to the bright shiny lure.  Meanwhile, someone else has decided to drain the lake.  But not one fish notices 'cause they're all staring at the lure.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:31 | 849882 Shameful
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Most people will not become aware because it is painful.  It is painful and difficult to study and research and speak out.  It is easy to sit back and watch the programming.  It's the simple flee pain, run towards pleasure.  Even if the pleasure is toxic people will still run towards it because it is the escape of immediate pain.  Everyone does this to some extent.  I've ducked short term pain, that I know will make things more painful in the future, and done so on a conscious level.  Now if I'm overwhelmed by this response even while identifying it then how much stronger is it in those who are in total denial?

Flee pain, run towards pleasure.  It's the way of things in mammals, and it can be manipulated to advantage certain people/groups.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:53 | 849939 Henry Chinaski
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You have hit upon the meaning of life:  Avoid pain.  Seek pleasure.  Reproduce. 

And it is not just mammals.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:06 | 849982 Shameful
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Ah but most anything worth anything involves pain.  So to accomplish great things it is often necessary to endure great pain.

But to most that is the meaning of life.  I've met enough people who express only a desire to "Be happy" as their life's goal.  So filtering out reality and trying to live in a little bliss bubble is sufficient for many.  After all the universe is a hostile place and to look at it in it's naked form is disquieting.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 18:00 | 850544 hidingfromhelis
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I think that "To be happy" is a reasonable goal, as long as it is coupled with awareness.  If the goal of being happy centers around the goal of avoiding pain or discomfort, then it is either unrealistic or will only be accomplished through denial.  Pain is likely necessary for happiness, as where does the sense of accomplishment come from without having to work for the happiness?  With TV and other sources of endless stimulation, it seems that most think happiness is something that will come externally rather than through learning, experience, and accomplishment. 

No pain, no gain...No brain, no pain.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 23:09 | 851433 StychoKiller
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NO ONE can achieve true bliss while there is suffering in the World, so alleviate some suffering!

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 17:36 | 850429 MrSteve
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If you are reproducing with something other than mammals, then the CAPTCHA isn't working hard enough.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 23:08 | 851430 StychoKiller
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Hey, thinking is hard work!  Ask any member of the Ignorati if ya don't believe it. :>D  The Titanic is taking on water and you have no repair equipment -- whatcha gonna do?

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:33 | 849887 profoundlogic
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When the sheeple's deleveraging reaches a critical mass as to sever the zombie cartels' stranglehold on the wealth of this country, we'll have true shared awareness.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:33 | 849892 DonutBoy
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No better example of shared awareness than ZH, and it has clearly affected the Fed's POMO. 

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:38 | 849901 Vergeltung
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well said.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 18:46 | 850732 Missiondweller
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Agreed, and thank you again Zerohedge.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:38 | 849893 ebworthen
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Exactly!

Great article.

I realized over the past decade, and especially since Fall 2008 that the only "vote" anyone would listen to from me was my money.

I moved everything out of mutual funds and the bank and into cash.  I started to put into precious metals and WILL NOT put any of that money back into equities for Wall Street to play with.

If you are responsible and have assets you are THE NUMBER ONE TARGET of both Washington and Wall Street. 

Unless you make enough to be "one of them" and have a cadre of lawyers and accountants you are SCREWED or will be by the predatory taxes, fees, insurance, pharmaceutical, health care, financial, and legal INDUSTRIES (not professions) that have gradually mutated into a middle class and democratic republic eating MONSTER.

Politics is the distraction.

 

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 22:10 | 851319 RockyRacoon
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You just made me realize that the circuses part of the distraction is Washington DC.  The circus clowns get elected each year just to entertain us, throwing peanuts into the audience.  The real power is elsewhere.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 23:11 | 851437 StychoKiller
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Yo, Clowns don't work for free!  Figure out WHO is paying them...

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:35 | 849896 wiskeyrunner
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All this drivel is meaningless, simply meaningless. I feel sorry for the readers who are brain washed buy this stuff, good or bad price is all that matters.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:44 | 849911 ebworthen
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"Yeah, it doesn't matter if you whore out your children to the pedophiles in the neighborhood; just how much you get per pop."

Great attitude wiskeyrunner.  What are you going to do when they take away everything you have from your morally and ethically detached trading? 

Will your rights and the rule of law mean anything to you when you are sitting on the curb with nothing because it was STOLEN by the very people and markets you worshipped?

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:05 | 849985 bagpiper
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Drivel? The meaninglessness of your comment belies the level of education you've received in this life, you are, without a doubt, one of the few, the tired, the without conscience or consciousness, and lacking any personal understanding or having any situational awareness of your own...

You sir, are in short, educated beyond your innate intelligence. CH Smith is right on, and ZH is to be commended for including one of his writings. Your one liner not withstanding, what would you, your most knowledgable and enlightened say about the situation? That Americans are attentive, alert, aware of the macro level of storm approaching as YOUR system of fake money implodes on the altar of greed and Mammon? Is your philosophy one of infinite growth on a finite planet, a planet bereft of resources squandered by a population of self centered bacteria now seeing the walls of the petri dish approach? What? We can just keep going, and the only thing that matter is price?

 

Thats RICH...and dumb....really dumb...I pray you get your lesson before the lesson gets you...

 

 

 

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:07 | 849990 bagpiper
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Drivel? The meaninglessness of your comment belies the level of education you've received in this life, you are, without a doubt, one of the few, the tired, the without conscience or consciousness, and lacking any personal understanding or having any situational awareness of your own...

You sir, are in short, educated beyond your innate intelligence. CH Smith is right on, and ZH is to be commended for including one of his writings. Your one liner not withstanding, what would you, your most knowledgable and enlightened say about the situation? That Americans are attentive, alert, aware of the macro level of storm approaching as YOUR system of fake money implodes on the altar of greed and Mammon? Is your philosophy one of infinite growth on a finite planet, a planet bereft of resources squandered by a population of self centered bacteria now seeing the walls of the petri dish approach? What? We can just keep going, and the only thing that matter is price?

 

Thats RICH...and dumb....really dumb...I pray you get your lesson before the lesson gets you...

 

 

 

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 23:14 | 851445 StychoKiller
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When the last lake is completely polluted, the last tree cut down; then those that worship treasure (in this case, FRN's) will find that they cannot eat money (Fiat)!  Lots of folks with no values, no working moral compass, are steering the  Titanic at this point in time!

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:40 | 849904 irishgurl4
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Also, I've noticed that the "shared awareness" that has arisen in the US is one of pitting the heads of the hydra against each other without realizing they are the same beast.  Left vs. right, red vs. blue, Democrat vs. Republican, Liberal vs. Conservative, etc.  It's maddening the arguments I hear from people.  Sadly, even my own father has fallen prey to the illusion.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:46 | 849920 Cognitive Dissonance
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It's so much easier to blame those outside your sphere of influence than to look within your own. So the propaganda just helps that "shared awareness" along.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:48 | 849923 Dr. Porkchop
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The old partisan game, keeps everyone from discovering they all have shared interests and shared enemies. If the white, black and hispanic underclasses in the US ever gained shared awareness and managed to shake free from the shackles of partisan games, the elites would be running scared. I think that's what they feared in the 60s/70s from the antiwar crowd. Too many different groups were gaining situational and then shared awareness. It scared the fuck out of the rulers.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:45 | 849921 Diogenes
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People are pulling their money out of funds because they are broke. Not because they see thru the fakery.

 

When hyperinflation hits the people who lived it up and went broke, will be better off than the people who scraped and saved. In the one case, their debts will go to zero. In the other case, their savings will go to zero. Both end up broke.But the profligates had a good time first.

This is one reason inflation is more destructive to society than deflation.

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 14:50 | 849933 Cognitive Dissonance
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People are pulling their money out of funds because they are broke. Not because they see thru the fakery.

I fear you are correct to some extent. All the withdrawals my clients are making from their accounts (regardless of where the money is invested) is for economic reasons.

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