Guest Post: Hey You

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform,

Hey you, out there on the road
always doing what you’re told,
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall,
Breaking bottles in the hall,
Can you help me?
Hey you, don’t tell me there’s no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall.

Pink Floyd – Hey You


“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” Aldous Huxley – Brave New World

The world makes less sense every day. Little children are randomly slaughtered in their schoolrooms. Predator drones roam the skies over foreign countries exterminating bad guys, along with innocent women and children (collateral damage when it occurs in a foreign country). Drugged up mentally ill kids with no hope and no future live lives of secluded quiet desperation until they snap. Ignorant, government educated, welfare dependent drones with no self respect or respect for others, assault, kill and rob within their government created urban jungles. Sociopathic criminals who committed the largest financial crime in world history walk free and continue to occupy executive suites in luxury office towers in downtown NYC, collecting millions in bonuses as compensation for crushing the American middle class.  Academics, whose theories have been thoroughly disproven, continue to steer our economy into an iceberg while accelerating the money printing and debt issuance that will sink our ship of state. Corrupt, bought off politicians pander to the lowest common denominator as their votes are only dependent upon who contributed the most to their election campaigns, which never end. Delusional, materialistic, egocentric, math challenged consumers (formerly known as citizens) live for today, enslave themselves in debt, vote themselves more entitlements, and care not for future generations. The alienation and isolation created by our sprawling, automobile dependent, technology obsessed, government controlled, debt financed society has spread like a cancerous tumor, slowly killing our country.

Pink Floyd released The Wall 33 years ago. It was a concept rock opera album that explored the issues of ababdonment, isolation, alienation, authoritarianism, the brutality of war, a tyrannical conformist educational system, and the walls individuals and society build to protect themselves from having to confront reality and deal with the consequences of their actions. I attended the Roger Waters Wall Concert this past summer at Citizens Bank Park with my three sons. Three decades later, the message is more powerful than ever. The government oppression and never ending wars waged by the American Empire around the world have created a society built upon fear and loathing. Roger Waters’ vision is colored by Orwell’s 1984 dystopian nightmare of lies, misinformation, propaganda and brutality. The missing piece, which Waters didn’t see coming in 1979, was the ability of the oligarchs to use their control of the credit system to entrap the masses by convincing them to love their servitude and become so consumed with material possessions and the love of money that they would become nothing more than passive egotistical consumers.

Since 1979, Total Credit Market Debt in the United States has risen from $4.3 trillion to $55.3 trillion, a 1,286% increase in 33 years. Over this same time frame total wages and salaries have risen from $1.3 trillion to $6.9 trillion, a 531% increase. GDP has grown from $2.6 trillion to $15.8 trillion, a 608% increase. Luckily for the oligarchs, the math challenged masses don’t understand that 375% of the increase in GDP is strictly due to Federal Reserve created inflation, as the U.S. dollar has lost 68% of its purchasing power since 1979. This GDP growth was driven by debt, with consumer expenditures rising from 61% of GDP in 1979 to 71% of GDP today. In the one hundred years since the creation of the Federal Reserve the country’s population has tripled, while our public debt and unfunded liabilites have risen from $2 billion to over $200 trillion, a ten million percent increase. The masses have been programmed and conditioned to love their debt servitude and yearn for more debt to fix an economic system that collapsed due to excessive debt. The cadre of ruling elite are obliging by creating debt at hyperspeed levels. The corporate media, Wall Street shysters and low-life captured politicians assure the sheep-like masses that this is normal and beneficial to their interests, as the sheep are sheared and led to slaughter.               

“There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.”George Orwell


Pavlov’s Dogs


 “And always, everywhere, there would be the yelling or quietly authoritative hypnotists; and in the train of the ruling suggestion givers, always everywhere, the tribes of buffoons and hucksters, the professional liars, the purveyors of entertaining irrelevances. Conditioned from the cradle, unceasingly distracted, mesmerized systematically, their uniformed victims would go on obediently marching and countermarching, go on, always and everywhere, killing and dying with the perfect docility of trained poodles.” -  Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley and Edward Bernays realized in the 1920s that the utilization of conditioning and propaganda techniques could be used to control and manipulate the masses. Ivan Pavlov, the famous Russian physiologist, conducted the ground breaking work on conditional reflexes. Pavlov discovered that when a bell was rung in subsequent time with food being presented to a dog in consecutive sequences, the dog will initially salivate when the food is presented. The dog will later come to associate the ringing of the bell with the presentation of the food and salivate upon the ringing of the bell. To a critical thinking human being who questions authority, resists being told what they should think, and values their humanity, over what is crammed down their throat by government run schools and the corporate controlled media, the thought of being treated like a dog is revolting. But to people like Edward Bernays, who believed manipulation of the masses by an invisible contingent of intellectually superior men, conditioning the minds of the masses through propaganda was a necessity in a democratic society to keep the herd under control.

Just a cursory examination of our society reveals a population of salivating consumers (dogs) who can be stimulated to buy the latest iPhone or techno-gadget with a simple Madison Avenue advertising campaign (bell). Everyone has seen the videos of the masses lining up like cattle on Black Friday, stampeding through aisles, and fighting each other like their the entertainment at Michael Vick’s house on a Saturday night. All the mega-corporate retailers and the corporate media have to do is ring a bell (SALE) and the dogs start salivating. Product placement, Hollywood star endorsements and influential people using a product immediately convince the easily manipulated dogs to salivate and purchase the products. The difference is that these dogs have credit cards issued by the Wall Street banks and funded by the Federal Reserve with dollars created out of thin air.  We are inundated with millions of TV, newspaper, radio, billboard, and internet advertisements designed to make us salivate (spend). Huxley’s dystopian vision of a society whose economic values, in which individual happiness is defined as the ability to satisfy needs, and achievement as a society is equated with economic growth and prosperity, has come to full fruition. He never conceived of consumers having the ability to consume without even having the money to do so. The credit card became our form of Soma. The so called progressives point to our ever increasing “advancements” in technology as proof that our society is progressing. Huxley knew otherwise, decades before we reached this disgusting point in history:

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” -  Aldous Huxley

In reality our “technological progress” has done nothing more than create a humorless, shallow, superficial world of alienation and egocentric desires. Just as in Huxley’s Brave New World, science and technology have not been used to seek truth and advance our culture. They have been used by the State to sensor, control, and monitor the citizens. They use technology as a means to create electronic entertainment machines that generate both harmless leisure and the high levels of consumption and production that are the basis of societal stability and state designed happiness. When those in control talk about progress, they mean greater control over our lives. When the consumption of material goods isn’t enough to fill the holes within our souls, our owners are quick to prescribe a pill to smooth over those feelings of unease and discontent. In Huxley’s novel the population voluntarily consumes Soma to dispel any anxieties or negative emotion. The saying was, “One cubic centimeter cures ten gloomy sentiments.” In America the government controlled drug industry has thousands of pills to treat every ailment or unhappy thought that might ail you. Just don’t try and treat yourself with an unapproved natural or banned substance. The threat of imprisonment always lurks in the shadows. They just want us to be interchangeable bricks in the wall.

And the Worms Ate Into His Brain

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.” -  Aldous Huxley


 Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, don’t help them to bury the light
Don’t give in without a fight.

Pink Floyd – Hey You

The tragic deaths of twenty children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut this past week and the similar tragedies in Aurora, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Tucson are a reflection of the twisted society we’ve created. The progressive control freak do-gooders that believe the government can solve all problems and improve our lives with another law or regulation, have as usual come to the wrong solution for the wrong problem. Stricter gun control laws would not have averted this this tragedy. Connecticut has the 5th toughest gun restrictions in the country according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The guns were purchased legally by the mother of the killer. Mentally deranged people should not have access to guns, knives, automobiles, gasoline, or baseball bats. The real issue is not what he used to kill these innocent people, it’s what caused him to snap. Those in power want to divert the attention from this crucial question. In Huxley’s novel the characters do everything they can to avoid confronting the truth about their own lives. They try to alter reality by ingesting Soma, encouraged by the state as the ultimate form of willful self-delusion. Soma clouds the realities of the present and replaces them with happy hallucinations, and is thus a tool for promoting social stability. America has taken Huxley’s dystopian vision to an extreme. There are millions of children in this country being drugged on a daily basis to keep them under control. A majority of the mass murderers were taking psychotropic drugs, including the mentally deranged killer this week. These killings are a result of the state sponsored drugging of children, a culture that promotes narcissism, broken families and our technologically enhanced suburban sprawl isolation from human relationships, love and compassion for others.

We glorify technology even though it encourages the building of brick walls, creating a self-imposed isolation from society. The traditional family unit has been discarded, with 50% of marriages ending in divorce and 43% of all children born out of wedlock. Millions of families are dysfunctional, with parents too busy with their careers and acquiring material possessions, to bother with raising their children in a loving nurturing way. One in ten American adults choose to escape their man made cells with prescription anti-depressants. Almost one in four women in their 40s and 50s are popping pills to escape their depressing lives. Huxley envisioned a Soma Nation. America is a Prozac Nation. The wealthy think medicating their kids, spoiling them with toys, gadgets and cars, and occupying their days with organized sports and activities passes for involved parenting. Poor urban children are lucky if they ever lay eyes on their father. Ignorance, violence, and dependency are a given for most of these kids. And all of these children are matriculated into the government run schools whose sole purpose is to teach kids what to think, rather than how to think. Our owners need to keep us “happy” and focused on feelings, material possessions, and an infinite number of distractions, so they can retain control and continue their pillaging of the national wealth.       

Our leaders have attempted to design their own Brave New World, retaining control by making America’s citizens so contented and superficially fulfilled that they no longer care about their personal freedoms, liberties and civic responsibilities. The consequences of increasing state power are a loss of dignity, morals, values, and emotions. We are losing our humanity. The society created by Bernays and his minions who occupy the executive suites in NYC and slither through the halls of Congress has been built upon destroying all human truths, such as love, friendship, community, and personal connections. Decades of media propaganda, public education mind control, and peddling of debt convinced the majority that happiness meant immediate gratification of our desires for food, sex, drugs, clothes, iGadgets, and all the other consumer crap made in corporate sponsored slave labor factories across Asia. These delusional hallucinations of happiness are the prison walls we’ve built brick by brick.

 “This concern with the basic condition of freedom — the absence of physical constraint — is unquestionably necessary, but is not all that is necessary. It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free — to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act.” -  Aldous Huxley

It took the intellectuals and progressives that wield power across the land only moments to hijack the feelings of sorrow and pain sweeping the nation, to misdirect attention from the mental illnesses caused by the society they’ve created, towards the false storyline that gun violence is sweeping the land. In reality, violent crime has been falling for over a decade as gun sales have soared. The homicide rate in this country is the lowest since 1964, with the vast majority of homicides occurring in the urban kill zones created by the five decade long progressive war on poverty. The truth is of no interest to those brandishing power. After decades of conditioning, the masses are psychologically captive to the messages designed to make them salivate. They will be compelled to think, feel and act as instructed by the Alphas. There will be calls for more police, despite the fact that police rarely stop a crime. With all of their armaments, technology, high powered weaponry, and political clout, they can be counted on to arrive five minutes after the tragedy is over. But they are brilliant in luring clueless Muslim teenagers into terrorist plots, picking the target, providing the fake bombs, and taking credit for foiling the plots they created. More union police officers will increase our safety as much as more union teachers have made our kids smarter. This tragedy will be used by the propagandists to impose further restrictions upon those who choose personal responsibility and self-reliance over dependency and trust in the efficiency and fairness of our benevolent government overlords.

 File:Violent Crime Rates in the United States.svg

As the father of three sons I can’t imagine the pain, sorrow and emptiness the parents of these beautiful children must be experiencing. The grief is overwhelming. I mourn for the children and adults slaughtered by a mentally deranged young man created by our truly perverted culture of alienation. I mourn for the children being raised in a society run by evil psychopathic liars that use the power of propaganda and the tools of debt to control and manipulate its citizens. I mourn for unborn generations that will be forced to confront the dreadful depraved chaos created by our culture of egocentric greed and narcissism. The things we value in this culture – accumulating wealth, outward beauty, acquisition of material possessions, instant gratification, access to debt, government control, and curing our ills with drugs – are driving us insane. Who is really abnormal in a profoundly abnormal society? Believing that possessions, more laws or another medication will truly make us happy is insane. Popping a pill, buying a new iPhone, or passing another law will not cure the disease that permeates this nation. We need to recapture the humanity, civic pride and self-responsibility that built this country. Only an awakened populace can change our course.

Huxley feared that our desires would ruin us. Orwell was afraid that what we fear would ruin us. The oligarchs have pushed the Huxley vision to its sustainable limit. The avarice and greed of these invisible power brokers has devoured the vast resources of the nation. These psychopaths weren’t satisfied with siphoning off most of the wealth of the country. They wanted it all and wrecked the global economy in their odious pursuit of mammon. We are now in the death throes of the most decadent, delusional, debt engendered era in the long history of mankind. Those in power realize it is slipping away. Their “solutions” reflect an air of desperation. Their propaganda efforts have been redoubled. As more middle class workers lose their jobs, more young people graduate from college with tens of thousands in student loan debt and a future of dramatically reduced expectations, and more people are driven beyond their breaking point, this materialistic shroud of happiness will be torn asunder. Anger is building like a lava dome within a volcano. A critical thinking minority are questioning the motives of those in power. The unsustainability of our economic paradigm is certain. The seeds of revolution are being sown. Our society is only fantasy. The wall is too high. It will be up to an irate tireless minority of freedom minded citizens to tear down the wall. The alternative is to allow the worms to eat into our brains. Each of us must answer a simple question. Are you just another brick in the wall?

But it was only fantasy.
The wall was too high,
As you can see.
No matter how he tried,
He could not break free.
And the worms ate into his brain.

Pink Floyd – Hey You


The oligarchs will not give up without a fight. Their realization that the Brave New World method of controlling the masses has run its course has convinced them to shift their methods towards Orwell’s 1984 tactics. In part two of this series – Mother Should I Trust the Government? - I’ll address how the use of fear, war, pain, and surveillance are becoming the new controlling method of the oligarchs.

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Mr Pink's picture

or it could be something called investigative journalism...remember that?

Global Hunter's picture

that story looks like a hoax, I spent the afternoon trying to verify but could not find any reliable sources.  TD below says something similar as does Stacey Herbert at Max Keiser.  I like your posts, wanted to give you a heads up to be careful on this angle.

Chupacabra-322's picture

I have no fear.  Never have, NEVER will.  However, the Psycopath, Evil doers should. 

Chupacabra-322's picture

Re: BREAKING: Senator Daniel Inouye has died of respiratory complications

Iran-Contra Hearings – REX 84 Question – Brooks, Oliver North & Inouye

Uploaded on Aug 11, 2007

Senator Daniel K. Inouye in 1987 Chaired the Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, which held public hearings on the Iran-Contra affair.

Senator Inouye, summarizes here the coverup of the US Shadowy Government involvement; by saying:

“There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism (Afgan opium poppy crops?), and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.”

For more context and perspective, please check the PBS documentary by Bill Moyers “The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crises”, which was broadcast in 1987; the full documentary could be watched on Google Video.

CrimsonAvenger's picture

Inouye was around forever - I think he started in the senate when Hawaii was still part of the North American land mass.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

Thank the Creator. Look for Class 2 and Class 3 UFOs, which are usually demon spirit entities lurking around.

Inouye was instrumental in covering up the governments Continuity of Government program.

Oliver North Explains - Rex 84 Exposed During Iran Contra

knowless's picture

Definitely sounds too good to be true, and would be at best a misstep on any controlling entities part. I'm still thinking it could potentially be a relevant link, or at least a general condemnation. Down for more info on relevance. Also plays nicely into the "profile white males" thing going around. Just make sure to know your enemy, speak their language, use their tools.

Mr Pink's picture

google " dark knight rises Sandy Hook"

Michaelwiseguy's picture

The sins of the oligarch children will be visited upon the oligarch parents. quote Michaelwiseguy

It's Karma.

GAAPpreNixon's picture

We have hit PEAK EVIL!

It gets better from here on out for good people!

DavidPierre's picture

Tell ZH people something new!

Like your  deep understanding of the events of 9/11/2001.

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

mendolover's picture

You down arrows need to open your minds.

francis_sawyer's picture


It must be monsoon season in New Zealand (or Simon's favorite Tiki Bar in Costa Rica is closed to renovation due to termite infestation)...

Otherwise ~ How else could he find time to indulge us with a deep understanding of the NEWTOWN MASSACRE... After all ~ 9/11 is an open & shut case... totally SOLVED... I read it in a report (produced by official government dudes who were acting totally independently... so much so that their fee was minimal & the whole thing cost about 30x less than the investigation into Clinton's blowjobs)...

DavidPierre's picture

Use a bucket of salt when reading SmokeyQuinn's hipper than hip regurgitated essays.

Any leader or writer with today's 'word' must pass the TEST first!

Is Quinn a hypocrite or a fool?

9/11 Is the LitmusTest


francis_sawyer's picture

It's appropriate that SQ uses the graphic of two hammers spray painted on the wall above [along with the 'TRUST US' message]... DOUBLE TOOL...

CH1's picture

9/11 Is the LitmusTest

Litmus tests are for dogmatists and those afflicted with tunnel vision.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

People are learning MSM TV news reporters are your enemy gun grabbers and they want to take your gun rights away. People are turning off MSM TV news more and more because of their incessant social engineering practices. I tune into The Sportsman Channel instead of them these days.

My New Years Resolution; To bust mainstream media news by going on a rampage showing people how big an enemy they are to people. We need an exhaustive discussion with many examples over many months, to determine the extent that their enemy actions are affecting the population with their social engineering, read brainwasing and mind control.

Especially CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS are always actively doing damage to your mind and society by swaying herds of people to their pre-determined corporate wishes and desires.

I want it to be known and said as common fact, MSM TV News Channels are Enemy's of the People.

Here's a recent example of their terroristic activity;

Fox News busted reporting fake news; drivers on Cannabis

F. Bastiat's picture

Ditched my cable service and got rid of my TV in 2006. One of the best decisions I've made.

Whether or not 1,000 years of Western civilization can survive 100 years of mass-TV-media remains TBD.


SheepHerder's picture

I did the same thing this spring and was surprised how much of a difference it made in my life.  I did it after watching Adam Curtis's documentary on Edward Bernays in the "Century of Self" and reading Chris Hedges' "Empire of Illusion."  Today I despise TV and silently look at friends who watch TV regularly with a bit of disgust.  I went through a period of studying NLP, covert hypnosis, and psyops and started realizing just how powerful of a brainwashing tool TV is.  

What I find strange now is that anytime I go to a restaurant or bar where there is a TV and I'm it's in the direct line of site, I find my eyes glued to it and have a hard time concentrating on conversations taking place.  The constant flickering and changing of light and the images of sex, money and status make it hard not to go into a trance. 

I've noticed some of the same affects with mainstream pop music.  The repetitive beat, simple melodies, promises of sex, money and status...same thing.  I've been slowy switching over to classical music and have also noticed a profound shift. 


tip e. canoe's picture

if you're interested why you're so entranced when there's a tv in your line of sight, do some digging on the flicker frequency.

here's a cool antidote : the dreamachine

classical is cool, but you should be careful, cuz some of it manipulates certain parts of your brain that you may not desire.   for example, Bach gives me the willies.   everyone's resonant vibrations are different tho, so YMMV.

SAT 800's picture

Bach gives you the willies? Wow. Now that I never would have imagined. But aren't they kind of a nice sort of willies? You mean like Glen Gould playing the Goldberg Variations, for instance? I though that gave everyone the opposite of the willies? Are people really that different? Maybe so. Surprising to me.

tip e. canoe's picture

i enjoy the minor chord pieces played on strings or a pipe organ, something with overtones.  

this one's beautiful tho:

but no, bach, major chords and me brain don't mix well.   too many neurons flying around frantically looking for a fix.

here's how it looks:

Yes_Questions's picture



The Excellent Mrs. Questions bought yours truly a drum set for his fortieth b day.  

Its enjoyed in reverence to some of the greats: 

Shannon Larkin~Godsmack

Adam Woods~The Fixx

Jim Donovan~Rusted Root

Neil Peart~Rush

Phil Collins~Genesis

et al

The TV has never been less interesting.

Classical is good stuff, but drumming to it is a bit like Nine Inch Nails Unplugged.  

With respect for music, I throw in my two-cents.

Miss anthrope's picture

I literally took my tv to the curb and smashed it with a hammer right after the banker bailouts in 2008.  Prior to that one stunning moment of clarity I had continued to hope that we truly still had elected officials serving the people.  After the bailouts happened there was no way I could ever believe this again.  Now after 4 years without MSM television I feel liberated but only to a small extent since the taxing and regulatory environment we endure continues to close in.  There is just no end to the ways in which government bureaucrats devise to stifle free enterprise and liberty. 



centerline's picture

cool.  I might have to make one of those.  thanks!

logicalman's picture

13 years next week since I totally got away from TV - haven't had one since 1999.

My kids were 6 and 5 at the time and we used our time to go out into the countryside or do arts and crafts. I've no idea how many hours I spent reading them stories and answering their questions. They didn't even miss it until they went to school where all the other kids were talking about TV shows, but they has no problem with that - they'd say they had more fun riding thier bikes along the local trails or fishing.

People sometimes react strangely when I say I don't have a TV.

My response, usually, is to tell them that I don't invite manipulative liars into my home, so why would I have a TV?

And why the hell would I pay someone to try to manipulate me?

TV is just chewing gum for the mind.


SAT 800's picture

Yes, I grew up in a working class family and watched "dad", (step-dad, actually); get hypnotized by "gunsmoke", etc.I had a really lucky break through competitive rifle shooting I met the family of Harold Ickes jr. who lived in a beautiful old house in the Berkely foothills; when I commented on their lack of a TV; Mr. Ickes told me TV is only for the un-thinking masses. I was so impressed with these people that I never had one in my entire life. It causes problems in casual communication; because people refer to TV shows or characters, sadly enough, as if they were examples of some kind of real situation, and I have no idea what they're talking about. I spent all my time reading books; all my life; all my recreational time; and now I have a pretty clear picture of who we are as a culture and how we got here, and where we are as a country; but there's no one to talk to. The basic rule  now is "no one knows nothin". This turns out to be true well over 95% of the time. A professor of economics at the U of Chicago cancelled his subscription to the "economist"; because they keep mentioning "bubbles"; and in his world bubbles don't exist. I wish I was making this up; but I'm not. The economists who imagine that they are scientists are actually alchemists. And then there are the computer programmers who imagine that they are scientists. But at least its not a conspiracy; they;re just people doing what people do best; joining up with a cult and ignoring reality completely.

Yes_Questions's picture



I have a tv on in any room I am in 24hrs a day.

But let me explain.  The pre-announcement and subsequent collapse of WTC 7 (I watched this live that day with jaw on floor) was a HUGE vindication of my own observations of media vs. truth, and its useful for me especially now to watch the glitches in the Matrix as they are revealed on the TV.  TV is the negagative against the positive in a number of ways and I am also a very big proponent of the artistic side of story telling thru movies and I have a slight addiction to my cable provider's on demand feature.

I do get valuable information from TV: helps me understand the people around me better who do not bother to educate or enlighten themselves.


Cathartes Aura's picture

with respect, ditch it.

you're halfway there, you're aware of your watching it, not just mindlessly plugging in - but every moment it's on, you are at the mercy of the programming, even the "good" programs, the more "artful" ones.  the apparent reality being shown you is all intentional.  use the box to view carefully selected movies, but sparingly.

every moment you are being entertained is a moment lost to your creative potential.

go back to the epic drumming!  sincerely.

MisterMousePotato's picture

Wow. I thought I held the record (ditched mine in 1984).

Really don't miss it at all, although I did kinda like watching football. Now? Well, I just don't care. In fact, the Superbowl comes and goes, and I don't even notice.

I do watch it, though, when it's available. Visited my mom. Had her put on this 'Fox News' (aka "Faux News") I'd read so much about. After about two or three hours, I asked her, "Mom, is there another Fox News channel"? Because it sure didn't seem very 'conservative' to me. In fact, about the only difference between Fox and the other MSM outlets seemed to be that they didn't end every story with "And we should kill all the white people to fix this problem."

Or is it Christians that we're supposed to kill? Sorry. I get so confused not having a television.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

fox news started out as an alternative to rest of leftist MSM..over time it was co opted, moved very much to the left, stopped watching it years ago..there is no conservative news on national tv. the control is obvious in all media, many attack drudge, but I wonder why?? all drudge does is provide links to news across the world, Drudge does very little content itself, just reports stories the national MSM ignores..

Freddie's picture

+1 million

Good to see people are nuking TV.  Don't forget Hollywood because they are the same vermin.  I have tried to tell conservatives that Fox News is the same as the others.  People say - well I just watch the ball games.  Your cable/Sat TV bill is divided up so each channel gets part of your monthly payment.

zanez's picture

Remember NBC news blowing up a Chevy truck about 20 years ago? That's about when I stopped having much faith in MSM.


EvlTheCat's picture

It would be apropos hypocrita if Smokey1 showed up to agree with Jim Q about the article. but still faults David on Vietnam.  Seems to me a couple of people owe David an apology?


DavidPierre's picture

Smokey1 was murdered!

Quinn killed him...

buried him in cyber space.



Jim Quinn's picture

Looney Bird and his Smokey Conspiracy Theory.


I hope you don't have access to guns and live near a school.




Lost Wages's picture

The artistic embellishment makes me think this article was written by a 16-year-old pothead, but the article itself is on par with some of my favorite Post-Left Anarchist critiques of civilization, so I will give it 8/10.

In general I don't know what to say about a world where the most popular anti-authoritarian voices are owned by the major record labels (and always have been).

CH1's picture

makes me think this article was written by a 16-year-old pothead

I sure wish I could have written like that when I was a 16 year old pothead!

fonzannoon's picture

How is it funny?

That woman never should have made those weapons available to her unstable son. 28 People died because of it. It's too funny?

Fuck off.

Flakmeister's picture

Its all about bringing the temple walls down upon yourself...

Sorry that you cannot grasp the irony...

There are thousands of kids that are "lost" and will never fill their potential every fucking day....

fonzannoon's picture

So what part about it is funny?

Flakmeister's picture

The irony of her dying at the hands of her own creation....

Did you think that her son was aware of her worldview and that might have had something to do with what happened?

fonzannoon's picture

I think her son suffered from a medical condition that rendered him unable to feel pain or emotion (allegedly). He (allegedly) spent years playing those disturbing video games alone in his house. I read something earlier (allegedly) from someone who used to babysit the kid, claiming he was told to "never, ever, turn yur back on him....don't even go to the bathroom".

 If that is true....and I have no idea if it is....I can't understand why she would teach him to use those weapons and keep them in his vicinity. She (allegedly) feared an economic collapse, which I suppose would lead to a collapse in the social fabric.....all the while her son was a manifestation of that and she gave him the tools he needed. I see the Irony. But it ain't funny.

francis_sawyer's picture

So it's really 'funny' that a prepper got murdered?...

cougar_w's picture

Yes it is.

Prepping for the end of the world (what the actual fuck that means to someone with that kind of cash) and then being whacked by your own kid in your own home with your own gun.

Funny. Because it is so randomly stupid.

fonzannoon's picture

Couger what good will cash do that broad if it's hyperinflation? So people relatively well off are stupid to prepare?

cougar_w's picture

If she had $10M, she's set for life. Get that into your head.

And besides how do we know she didn't already have the house on 20 acres in Montana? Paid for in cash? With 5 years of MREs in a 2,000 sq ft underground den, a vault with enough gold bullion to buy Greece, the underground tank with 60,000 gallons of diesel, 3 generators, hydroponics and greenhouses, and a 20 foot tall 20 foot deep electric fence?

Maybe she was just packing up to bug out when her kid popped her in the head.

Makes as much sense as anything else you could propose.