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Guest Post: Hey You

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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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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:43 | 3072932 Rainman
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Agree... but I'll skip part II on mistrusting government. I already have a PHd in that.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:10 | 3073010 cougar_w
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Yes it's really good. I was also impressed with what James Kunstler came up with today. Even if you don't like is usual stuff this week's blog is hard to argue:

http://kunstler.com/blog/2012/12/america-the-horror-show.html

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 21:15 | 3073353 francis_sawyer
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Come on Man... This is opportunistic fluff pandering... It's only a few grades removed from Obama FAKE CRYING on TV [& using the 'Heidi Game' football interruption to do so]...

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 21:37 | 3073420 Bitchin Bear
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Kuntsler never fails to suprise.  I keep wanting to write him off but he keeps me hanging on.  I think he really nailed it today.

 

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 23:23 | 3073666 TheFourthStooge-ing
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cougar_w said:

I was also impressed with what James Kunstler came up with today. Even if you don't like is usual stuff this week's blog is hard to argue:

http://kunstler.com/blog/2012/12/america-the-horror-show.html

+1 re today's JHK. Usually he's worth reading. Sometimes he wanders off. Sometimes, like today, he's as deadly precise as smart bombs and drones are claimed to be by their marketers.

In at least one of his podcasts, he succinctly described the US as "a nation of infantilized adults."

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 04:11 | 3074069 Cosimo de Medici
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After reading Kunstler’s article I admit to being underwhelmed.  To me, it seems more frustration and less accurate analysis of what has gone “wrong” in America or with American men.  I can’t seem to find a time in US history when this implied Golden Age existed, nor can I find one at any point in human history.  The species has always walked backward and forward at the same time.  One can pick up a tome from almost any historical period and find its author lamenting “moral decay”.    We’ve been decaying so long we must be plutonium.

Was Nazi Germany more "manly"?  Was early 20th Century Turkey? How about Genghis Khan, who slaughtered approximately twenty percent of the species?

As for American culture being bankrupt, well, show me a country not equally bankrupt, and while anyone is at it, explain why America’s bankrupt culture translates so well and is embraced to the extent it is across the globe.  I’m not arguing it---American Culture---is anything of which to be proud, but anyone who claims his is superior is harking back to a time long since gone.  These Golden Ages are also viewed with a not-so-critical lens, accepting Bach but not witch burning, Elgar without Colonialism, Sun Tzu without Mandarins and warlords, etc.  Something---this is an example---that always makes me laugh is the respect and admiration afforded Samurais, who, if truth be told, were no different from our own Crypts and Blood, albeit with a much different fashion sense.  In Japan they epitomize honor and manliness.

As I write, no doubt ad nauseum, most people try to construct order and place blame onto a Universe where I believe shit just happens.  We are so desirous of there being some control, rather than random happenstance that often slaughters the innocents, that we’ll even take a malevolent entity just so long as we can point to something---anything---as being responsible.  Randomness is far too uncomfortable for our psyches.  Look at how quickly posters on this site create demons as being behind the school massacre, already linking it in some bizarre and convoluted way to LIBOR or a "clever" way to disarm the grumbling masses.  It is just too much for many to accept that “Our Creator” has serious quality control issues, especially when it comes to that most complex piece of architecture we contain, the brain.  We also tend to think all is new in our world, when deficient brains have been with us since Eden, as has horrible violence.  Historically we've burned them, institutionalized them, counseled them and drugged them.  What we've never done is cure them.

Look at how we suspend logic and attribute both wondrous and horrendous characteristics to creatures of our own creation.  Many believe in Lizard People, Satanist Cabals or Secret Societies that have run the world since Alexander, and are convinced that periodic get togethers by those who have achieved some degree of success in life and like to flaunt it in a competition amongst their peers (Bohemian Grove, Bilderberg, Davos) set the Agenda, 21 or otherwise, for the future.  Many believe alphabet agencies, staffed by a gaggle of GS-14 bureaucrats, can pull off miraculous feats only discernible to such clever souls as Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura.

We have considered ourselves moral and spiritual when we, among other things, treated our slaves well according to the teachings of one of our Holy Books, offered our children in bloody sacrifice to our gods, tortured those who blasphemed, or slaughtered those who refuse to accept the latest and greatest One True Faith.

Among our heroes, look at our religions and our suspension of disbelief or analysis.  One major religion champions the supposed words of an illiterate possible pedophile, while another praises One whose path to salvation required knocking up an Earth girl, being a deadbeat Dad, then sitting back and watching a slaughter, all so objects of His own creation could get into a celestial country club where He made up the initiation policy.

We've always been in "moral decay", no worse today than before.  That doesn’t mean, of course, that we can’t be sad for the latest innocent lives lost to horrific random happenstance.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 04:52 | 3074083 Max in St Moritz
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Always love your insight.  ;)

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 06:57 | 3074155 Mark Wilson
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Me too. This guy should be doing Guest posts on ZH. 

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 07:55 | 3074563 tip e. canoe
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*archived*

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 08:12 | 3074196 overmedicatedun...
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cosimo, well written as always. a pleasure to read. of course I do not agree that the 0.1% are not trying to control the masses across the globe and that the NWO is fiction..you would do well to take a hard look at the interlocking events and programs aimed at a governing unelected world wide body..EU structure looks very real to me.

shit happens, but the drug culture of medicine and the west fits neatly within the control function of reptiles in the leadership of most of the west. I call them reptiles not because of their DNA, but because of their a moral, sociopathic actions. millions of children die every year, in war, sickness, and abortion due to their policy and control.

we see the concentration of wealth, and power in a few, and you say it's just random?

a good mind is a terrible thing to waste.

PS as for your randomness point..well if shit just happens, then you are under no obligation to due a damn thing, much like a child hide under your randomness blanket, you are safe there.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 13:26 | 3075154 Aurora Ex Machina
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 "We also tend to think all is new in our world, when deficient brains have been with us since Eden, as has horrible violence.  Historically we've burned them, institutionalized them, counseled them and drugged them.  What we've never done is cure them."

Quite often the opposite was true ~ the "deficient" brains were behind a lot of burning, raping and killing of more advanced types. Basic outline of the issue.

The quick among the readers here should have already noticed the aspect of Autism / Aspergers so focused upon:

A.    Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts, not accounted for by general developmental delays, and manifest by all 3 of the following:

1.     Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity; ranging from abnormal social approach and failure of normal back and forth conversation through reduced sharing of interests, emotions, and affect and response to total lack of initiation of social interaction,

2.     Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction; ranging from poorly integrated-verbal and nonverbal communication, through abnormalities in eye contact and body-language, or deficits in understanding and use of nonverbal communication, to total lack of facial expression or gestures.

3.     Deficits in developing and maintaining relationships, appropriate to developmental level (beyond those with caregivers); ranging from difficulties adjusting behavior to suit different social contexts through difficulties in sharing imaginative play and  in making friends  to an apparent absence of interest in people - DSM V

 

There's a reason P.K. Dick was ahead of the curve.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:24 | 3072875 larz
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Pardon me while I take these cyanide tablets

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:24 | 3072876 hooligan2009
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tail risks are what they are - there are behavioral outliers in every population - how do you spot them, and having worked out the probability of a likely suspect - what do you do with them?

pink floyd and george orwell are depressing, but then so (eventually and inevitably) is living beyond your means.

there is also love, truth, honor, decency and kindness in the world. the government can't and doesn't legislate for that. 

sure, all laws represent the removal of freedom to act. the alternative involves less taxes but many many more emotions.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:38 | 3072917 Sandmann
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You can hardly wheel out poverty in CT or at Columbine - more to do with drugs and narcissism coupled with autism - and a sense of power and fame for 15 minutes. In reality it is a glorified way of suicide taking retainers into the tomb like some Egyptian Pharaoh

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:33 | 3072906 ramacers
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talk about gettin' smacked across the bridge of the nose with an ax handle, wait till we wake-up some mornin' soon and there's Mad Max at our front doors askin' for some gasoline.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:17 | 3072924 Volaille de Bresse
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At least we still can LAUGH at this mess*... That's what I do anyway. 

 

* by "mess" I meant he world we live in, not the Newton tragedy...

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:41 | 3072927 DavosSherman
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Super fucking read, what makes ZeroHedge great.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:51 | 3072949 Apeman
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The worms are eating into my brain.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:55 | 3072965 lolmao500
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Funding and arming terrorists to overthrow countries who don't have a central bank...

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:14 | 3073015 A Lunatic
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It's for the children.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 18:57 | 3072967 Mad Mohel
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Really? No one could tell that the Aurora Colorado shooter pictured above was crazier than a shithouse rat? If you worked with a guy that came in looking like that, you wouldn't show up to work with body armor? At the very least I would give him some home baked goods in the hopes that when the rampage ensues he might remember who gave him the good brownies.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:10 | 3073011 robertocarlos
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I'd prefer, Hey Ya!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:24 | 3073043 gwar5
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World makes perfect sense if you realize we are being wilfully subverted and destabilized, which is meant to create a crises, so we can be moved onto a new paradigm of world governance. And God knows what else.

 

Subversion of American institutions is perfectly legal and happens out in the open all the time because we live in an open society. Examples: Soros' Open Society' agenda, UN agenda, 'green movement' shutting down US energy, K-12 schools teaching useless subjects, undermining of religion, attacking traditional values, rule of law undermined, loss of freedoms, agenda driven (propaganda) MSM, socialist labor unions, Cloward and Piven, marxist  academia, and Bankers looting a sinking USS Titanic.

 

Attacking all the institutions is destabilizing. Society then becomes unable to prevent, or cope, with the inevitable crises, which then results in passive acceptance of the new marxist paradigm -- and then it's, 'welcome to world communism'.

Can you see it? All of above is straight from an old KGB defector describing (warning, really) how they do shit.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:26 | 3073045 Body of Lies
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I am sure bummed about my iPad ... it keeps dropping my wifi signal. If I don't get it fixed right away, I won't be able to get my new Xbox from Amazon, and if that happens, I'm going to really let down my 'Call of Duty' team. Crap, when things so south, it just seems that there is no one who really cares. My wife says she cares, but wouldn't even get me a beer, and fuck it, the liquor store is only a mile away, and god knows that if I ever get the car fixed, she won't even have to walk. And then my kid had to gall to want me to help him with his geometry homework (dam schools give way too much of that shit) ... and that right in the middle of a critical blog post ... there it goes again dropped signal.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:26 | 3073050 Jreb
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Home run article. Too bad 99.99999% of the population will never read it.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:36 | 3073081 cougar_w
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Even if they did the knowledge contained in it wouldn't help many of them. Most Americans really are trapped in lifestyles and life trajectories they cannot alter or abandon except via death.

That's why this is going to play itself out night after night on the evening news. No way to stop it. No way to change it. It will just have to burn itself out via some horrendous generations-long act of social self-immolation.

It hasn't even started yet. I give it another 30 years and the worst is yet to come.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:56 | 3073293 centerline
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I think we are on the bullet train to pain land.  But agree it won't be a short visit.  With a little luck, my kids will see the other side of this.  Hopefully a better world emerges (and is not glowing, with supermutants roaming the wasteland).

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:40 | 3073249 Harbanger
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Link it where you can.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:56 | 3073295 hooligan2009
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have faith..ZH is here..99.99999% of 300million americans is only 30 people..there are c. 12,000 reads just on ZH's platform of this extract!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:32 | 3073067 Wanton1
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The whole NWO is based on fraud.

Starting with Einstein.

 

Tesla, Marconi, and Prof. Wheatstone -- all proved that light travels faster

than Einstein's constant (c) in E=mc2.

 

Einstein, Edison, JPMorgan, Big Oil, and others suppressed development of free energy.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:36 | 3073080 tip e. canoe
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not to mention James Clark Maxwell & Walter Russell.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:36 | 3073078 FJ
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Thanks for handing me the red pill. That's the dose I needed to wake up. Now I'm awake in my personal nightmare...

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:37 | 3073087 LostAtSea
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excellent

 

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:38 | 3073090 alentia
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Hats off to Jim Quinn. Awesome writing.

I wonder when US Goverment will make "Brave New World" classified as "extrimists ... promoting terrorism" and starts book burning on the streets...as it was back in 1939

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:41 | 3073099 hedge your future
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"Lester, you're going to spill beer on the couch!"

"Relax, it's just a couch."

"This is a $4,000 sofa, upholstered in Italian silk. It is not just a couch."

"It's just a couch! This isn't life! This is just stuff!"

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:48 | 3073271 samsara
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Great Line Great Movie

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:41 | 3073103 Quinvarius
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I watched Batman three.  And had it not been for the giant nuke, I was all about Bane's program.  I think they had to add that nuke in post production to make him look bad.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:47 | 3073124 q99x2
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Really nice article.

I know something about the condition of loneliness and isolation on a primative level. During 30 minutes stuck within a partial complex seizure I gathered much data on the basis for such underlying emotions. I can relate it as fight or flight which really does it no justice or as the experience of the devil when he was cast out of heaven and that does a little more to bring it towards an emotional level but the experience is essentially the relization of the cost of existance compared to non existance.

Humans are social creatures and must remain connected for good reason.

Fraud and central control will drive the world into self repair. When the sense of meaninglessness transcends the will to survive humans will gather together and find meaning in their rage against the machine.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 21:33 | 3073404 newengland
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q,

The shooter was only 20 years old, forsaken by his father and brother who led happy monied lives. His mother became paranoid and he got access to her guns, contrary to the law and her responsibility as a gun license holder.

I pity the shooter more than his family who were dangerously complacent. Adam pulled the trigger, but they loaded it, and many children died, including him.

God rest his soul, and the other innocents. It is the adults who live to face their conscience. Will they?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:47 | 3073125 Fix It Again Timmy
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"We don't know if he shot his mother. We don't know if he acted alone. We dont know if he was on drugs and/or brainwashed. We don't what guns were used. And on and on...we aren't being told anything else than what the govt controlled media wants us to "know".

Every government is run by liars,” independent journalist I.F. Stone observed, “and nothing they say should be believed.”

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:50 | 3073132 hedge your future
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"The thing about smart people is that they sound crazy people to dumb people."

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:00 | 3073150 robertocarlos
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He killed the kids to spare them a bleak future. He did them a favour.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:02 | 3073153 razorthin
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A most excellent article.  Thank you.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:06 | 3073157 beaglebog
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According to this video, Anonymous has come out in favour of the constitution and the RKBA. 

 

It makes threats against the Government ... wrt the proposed gun-grabs. 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xmVSDOLwXgo#!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:09 | 3073167 RobinHood73
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Media attention has focused very little on the very real bubble in credit card companies ....that makes AAPL gains look like merely childs play. VISA is up like 60 percent this year. Healthly economy !!!

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:18 | 3073193 robertocarlos
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Don't forget REITS. How in the hell is real estate still going up?

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:13 | 3073177 zilverreiger
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Pink Floyd  was playing on the fake sandy relief gig last week under a JPM Chase logo (all money goes to the JPM Chase run robin hood relief fund)

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:15 | 3073182 Aurora Ex Machina
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Yes, and?

That's them 30 years after they made the music. Dead men plowing the fields of youthful creativity.

 

Derrida: The Author is Dead.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 21:27 | 3073373 newengland
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Pink Floyd and the other druggies got theirs, as did their bankster pals, and record company pals. They don't care what happens to children or other people, so long as they are kool aid.

They are the brats in music serving the brats in politics who also push drugs, war, alienation...while profiting off all of that and proclaiming their innocence.

The baby boomer generation are the first in the history of the world to leave their children worse off, and the first political party on dude class to talk peace, and wage endless war. They are frauds.

Killing children in Connecticut - a game too far.

Children died because a cast off of an accountant wed to finance became paranoid and their son was left alone with computer games, and got access to her guns while he was belittled and ignored by his father and brother, the accountants.

Tsk. The irony of it.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:14 | 3073180 Aurora Ex Machina
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Yeah, ok, you're getting there.

Combine serious financial analysis with this stuff, you've got dynamite [1].

Boo.

 

[1] Oh, and YouTube has officially jumped the shark - it's so polluted now by FaceBook crap, and the automated copyright bots are running rampant, it's getting hard to get clips. War then.

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