Guest Post: Humanity Is Rising

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of KAM LP

Humanity Is Rising

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Stephen Hawkings

Truth: the most deadly weapon ever discovered by humanity.  Capable of destroying entire perceptual sets, cultures, and realities. Outlawed by all governments everywhere.  Possession is normally punishable by death.
- John Gilmore

A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures.
- John Kennedy

They Have No Philosophy

The one area where I sometimes have a difference of opinion with friends of mine that are “awake” relates to my certainty that TPTB cannot win this battle.  There are two main reasons I think they are completely doomed.  The first one is the internet, which I have written in detail on before so I am not going to belabor on it here.  Long story short, never in human history have we as a species been able to connect so efficiently and effectively with one another.  This makes one of the key methods of control, “divide, conquer, war” much more difficult for them to implement.  I have always felt that human disposition lies on a bell curve.  So let’s say for the sake of argument that 1% is just extraordinarily wicked, selfish, mentally deranged so along the lines of a Stalin like character.  Then let’s say the 1% on the other side is gentle, enlightened, and moral almost to a fault so a Gandhi like character.  Then the masses in the middle are not of any extreme disposition in either way, but are easily malleable and generally just “go along to get along.”  Well as far as recorded human history is concerned, the 1% of nasty, immoral parasites have dominated humanity through the various playbooks strategies that I and many others have outlined.  The 1% on the other side have generally been silenced or ostracized systematically by the control freak “leaders” and if that fails to work, they are simply murdered.  I mean even up until the 20th Century think about the kinds of guys that have been murdered.  Gandhi.  Martin Luther King Jr.  John Lennon.  Oh and if we want to go back a couple thousand years there was Jesus.  The list is endless.  Guys that talk about a higher level of consciousness and love and actually make inroads in society are murdered.  Yet no one ever seems to take a shot at the genocidal, sociopaths that run our lives through politics and banking (nor would I ever want that as I do not condone violence as a solution to a violent system).  Interesting isn’t it?  I think it is pretty obvious why this is the case.  The 1% on the decent side of the bell curve aren’t murderers.  The guys on the other side of it are.

So now on to the point of this piece.  These guys are done for.  Finished.  I have never been more sure of this in my life.  When I first started really writing on these subjects four or five years ago there was a certain percent of humanity I felt had to awaken to actually be able to transition from this ponzi scheme global economic system of oppression and death into something demonstrably better.  We have now exceeded the number I thought was necessary by 2 or 3 times.  At least. We must understand that all political and economic systems that are to survive must have some degree of belief in the system on behalf of the population.  In short there must be an attractive philosophy.  While it was clearly an evil philosophy rooted in hatred and xenophobia, the Nazis did indeed have a philosophy that they successfully sold to an economically destitute and downtrodden populace.  The USA has had its own philosophy since WW2 and it had also been successfully sold to the population.  This was a philosophy of “doing good” and being a “city on a hill” as a shining representative for the rest of the world.  While there is no doubt that the United Stated had been a wonderful place to live and do business for much of the last 60 years, as our power grew we became an increasingly destructive force in the world.  A force of oppression rather than freedom and the truly sick 1% of the bell curve has gradually taken over all of the levers of power in the nation.  Particularly in politics, banking and big business.  Our very own axis of evil.

Well here is where the parasitic 1% have their problem.  What they have “sold” the American public as the spirit of the nation is now in direct opposition to reality.  In fact, it has become so obviously untrue that the population is waking in drove to the truth and the truth is that we have a utterly corrupt, sociopathic minority running the nation like a giant criminal syndicate for their own power and money.  Therein lies their weakness however.  They have no philosophy.  These guys are actually so twisted that all they think about is how can they keep growing their money and power.  Furthermore, they are operating under an exposed playbook of control.  Just take a look at Obama’s approval ratings. They are plunging.  They are plunging despite fabricated economic numbers and biblical stock market rigging to make things look good.  They are plunging because people are waking up and seeing all of this for what it is.  A gigantic scam.  All the signs I see point to increasing desperation on their part and exponential awakening on the part of the meat of the bell curve.  These guys are toast and what we should now be focusing most of our attention on is what kind of society we want when this one collapses.  Hopefully the other side of the bell curve can influence the debate for the first times in five thousand years.  That is my hope and my vision of the future.

Greg Smith’s Op Ed

I want to salute Mr. Greg Smith today.  Here is a guy that was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  He has resigned from the firm and today is his last day.  In leaving, he has penned a powerful Op Ed for the New York Times.  You can read it here Now of course to pretty much every on this list this is nothing shocking.  We all know the guys that run these firms are complete raging psychopaths that can’t see anything beyond their own paycheck.  That said, this demonstrates bravery.  Many people may resign and then they don’t speak up about it.  They are fearful they might be blackballed or worse.  Fear is the most useless emotion on the planet.  There is nothing to ever be afraid of.  We are on this planet to learn and have an impact.  Whether your impact is positive or negative is the beauty of being a human being and it is this exercise of free will that can distinguish us from a pig in a pen.  I have no doubt whatsoever that the universe deals with bad karma in its own way.  That is not our individual responsibility.  We are responsible only for our choices and our impact.  As Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in the world.”

Mr. Smith ends his Op Ed with the following.  “I hope this can be a wake-up call to the board of directors. Make the client the focal point of your business again. Without clients you will not make money. In fact, you will not exist. Weed out the morally bankrupt people, no matter how much money they make for the firm. And get the culture right again, so people want to work here for the right reasons. People who care only about making money will not sustain this firm — or the trust of its clients — for very much longer.”  While this is a noble rallying cry I would say there is a 0% chance of this ever happening.  The system is now unsalvageable.  It is a total ponzi economy rooted in very few real productive activities and in which crony capitalists and their political minions control everything.  This thing has no chance of survival and so the only thing we need to focus on is not allowing the mentally sick 1% determine the next system (oh and to clarify I don’t mean 1% in terms of monetary wealth.  Even though the nastiest elements of society do tend to gather the most wealth in this system since they have zero hang ups about murder, theft and corruption, the nasty 1% are all over the socio economic spectrum.  Notice how the most ruthless gang leader gets to the top in a ghetto.  Same concept in the larger ghetto that is modern America).  

Humanity is Rising

To the pessimists out there I want to remind you of a very simple and sad truth.  The maniacal 1% already own this thing.  They are fully in political and economic control as they have been for thousands of years.  So let’s say they kill billions in WW3 and then they keep control.  Well guess what?  That is no different from what they have been doing forever.  It’s not as if we as a species are going to “lose” much.  We have been losing for centuries.  The bigger point is to take a step back and recognize the moment.  We have the tools at our fingertips and the awakening happening to change the paradigm.  So get off the mat and do your part.  Just like Greg Smith.  The choice is yours.

Peace and wisdom,

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pkea's picture

Nobody is rising. The majority are ignorant and have no imagination. You can't end it all until Chase will get dismantle(you have to give them they are great at what they are doing), the military will be on the side of people instead of a puppet to energy policy manipulators and a new energy technologies invented

idea_hamster's picture

"You can't end it all until Chase will get dismantle, the military will be on the side of people instead of a puppet to energy policy manipulators and a new energy technologies invented"

I.e., humanity is rising ==> smackdown coming.  

Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen!  

The score so far: Lions 40, Christians 0

BLOTTO's picture

Humanity has been hijacked...

by pieces of FUCKIN shit.

When you sit there and think - how can people from around this globe with the BEST educations from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, etc...have this world - in THIS BAD OF A SHAPE?!?!?

...if it wasnt for a reason...planned. Thats the point im at.

Im DONE with all these whos the best candidate and reps, dems, liberal, right, centre, forward, backward, Socialist, commie...NDP, conservative, to hell.





Hugh_Jorgan's picture



"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge."
- Stephen Hawking

If you’re studied at all in philosophy, you recognize mankind's inherent slavery to his own ego over all else. As a result, ignorance nearly always manifests itself as "the illusion of knowledge" in man. The irony is that Hawking, as an egomaniacal secular humanist, fails to recognize his own ignorance and the redundant nature of his graniose prognostication.



seventree's picture

Hawking ... an egomaniacal secular humanist

What - just because he doesn't manifest the God gene?

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Have you ever read Hawking's stuff? If he wasn't disabled, he would be just another reasonably bright Astrophysicist, IMHO. Yet he seems to fancy himself another Einstein.

Not to mention that his most notable contrivance, "Hawking Radiation", has been all but debunked.

BTW, you don't need to believe in God to use logic to discover the truth about Mankind's nature. You just need to recognize and accept the truth. Though, I will say that you'll also have to look pretty hard to find an Atheist with very much humility, in my experience. Removing God tends to elevate Man and his ideas, and it is difficult for most folks to self-moderate, especially those prominent individuals in a society.

Think for yourself's picture

Have to say you're bullshitting here. Hawking radiaton "All but debunked"? Sources, please. Hawking radiation is a very robust prediction which is (near) necessary to maintain integrity of information conservation. Statistical mechanics of many types of string theories see such a mechanism appear, just like quantum field theory applied to curved space times approaching the event horizon does in more standard models.

While it has not been proven yet, there are currently a few pathways open (the GLAST satellite, the LHC) and I am not aware of anything that disproves it. Again, please cite sources. You seem to have a personal grudge against Hawking.

Moreover, Hawking is not even an atheist. If he had the words to say it, he would probably describe himself either as a pantheist or a panentheist (this one is less likely). Hawking perceives God as the Totality, embodied as the universe and the ensemble of rules that determine its inner workings. FYI, this is a very common, if unvoiced, rational stance taken by many of the scientists I've met, which should not be equated with atheism (but which is often done by individuals whose lack of proper understanding of spiritual topics lets them conflate the two). Hell, even the most famous sentence of his most famous book (A brief history of time) points toward this understanding of his:
"if we discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable by everyone, not just by a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for then we should know the mind of God."

Being a physicist who spent his life pondering the infinitely small and infinitely large, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he might know his rightful place as a human being (i.e. a minute, evanescent life form). He could hardly suffer from a bloated ego. You, however, don't seem to be on the same page, as you are quick to judge somebody that you do not know.

So, again - sources? 

BoNeSxxx's picture

Excellent post.

What is that I hear? Oh, never mind, just crickets...

DaveyJones's picture

well done. Have to agree with that Hawking God thing. Most collections of humans instinctually saw God as nothing more but nothing less than the grand scheme of things and more importantly a respect for it. The dirt, the sun, the stars, the water, the plants, the animals, etc. Everything. Funny how that central all powerfull everything else subservient idea came coincidentally at a time to help humans accept the same concept here on earth. There are profound "moral" and universal principles of respect, peace, giving and humility in most faiths but I've never understood why a central figure is necessary to embrace and practice the same..    

Cathartes Aura's picture

the move from immanence, seeing god in all things, doesn't serve a model that needs hierarchy to survive - by creating a greater than idea in the mind, "they" can continue the abuse of all the lesser thans, and get everyone jockeying for a position higher than "this one" (ego)though not as great as "that one"(fear). . .

keeps everyone pre-occupied, plus the ones with no doubts as to their "superiority" can enForce the rules over all. . . can't have THAT model operative in a respect-full culture, so it gets wiped out of the minds. . .

Think for yourself's picture

Exactly! define a god, and you define its people...

chumbawamba's picture

Define a God and you CONfine His people.  That is what happened to us.  Our inherent connection to the Creator was hijacked by psychopaths who defined the word, committed it to writing, and got everyone to go along by threat, duress or coercion.

When you start to think of yourself as an immortal living soul, pure spirit, a son of God, made in His image (i.e. spirit), you can begin to unravel the illusion.

I am Chumbawamba.

Quaderratic Probing's picture

Mans nature is to assume he is correct, notice defects in the world assign blame to others who do not share his view and make war on them in the name of God who must be on our side because we are correct... hundreds of millions dead so far and still the world is not fixed.

Harlequin001's picture

God's a marvelous guy, able to be on both sides at once, and with such fervor too...

Harlequin001's picture

"Removing God tends to elevate Man and his ideas,"I think you got this the wrong way round.

Inserting religion is nothing but a means to control.

That's what faith is, the ability to believe despite the facts...

I'm not much of a scientist myself but "Not to mention that his most notable contrivance, "Hawking Radiation", has been all but debunked.", it's either debunked or it's not. Not sure how you can 'all but' debunk something...

Just sayin...

trav7777's picture

concur; Hawking is famous because of the ALS not because of achievement.

On a side note, if I have to suffer another "genius" misunderstanding causality, I might have to puke...

GeneMarchbanks's picture
'Hitherto the principle of causality was universally accepted as an indispensable postulate of scientific research, but now we are told by some physicists that it must be thrown overboard. The fact that such an extraordinary opinion should be expressed in responsible scientific quarters is widely taken to be significant of the all-round unreliability of human knowledge. This indeed is a very serious situation.' --Max Planck Glad that you 'understand' causality at least as much as you 'understand' epistemology. You sociobiologist you... Clownshoes as usual.
chindit13's picture

Nothing says humility like "I have the ONE TRUTH given to me by MY GOD".

Arkadaba's picture

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
Charles Bukowski

BLOTTO's picture

Dont worry my fellow Zedheds...

As smart, organized, powerful, wealthy - TPTB are...

they are also dysfunctional - they even fight and take each other out,  to claw they're way to the top of the bulshit pyramid.

Evil=dysfunctional. period.

Evil can only manipulate, lie, fudge and pervert - it can not create. Evil can not create has no love.

In the end - it will fail. It has to.

Their is no fucking way in this Universe that evil wins the war... just the battles.

dark pools of soros's picture

Evil can still destroy the Earth and probably a few moons too

Slim's picture

I wonder if anyone actually understands what 1% is.  Think about it, next time one is at the grocery store 2 of the 200 people in there are these maniacal evildoers who are secretly ruling and manipulating the world through the centuries...keeping it oh so quiet as they buy papertowels and beef-a-roni for dinner next to their sheeple. 

Sketchy theory anyway but newsflash, if such a group exists it is far far less than 1% and most of the people in the top 1% are just like everyone else, albeit a bit more fortunate monetarily (which ultimately means very little in life's journey here but it better than going hungry and homeless no doubt).  Honestly, having known and met a number of uber-eschelon's hard for me to swallow the conspiracy thing.  Some people are smart, some are lucky, but everyone at all levels is largely clueless as to how this all works out. 

Sometimes I wonder if the average person on this site makes $19K a year living in isolation believing in the master plan someone else is running/imposing on others and waiting and hoping to see them ruined into equality.  Maybe it's comforting to think that someone out there actually has a plan and all this power (substitute a boy's father figure or God figure here and get the psychologists lined up), I've seen no evidence of it and if anything a massive amount in direct contrary - makes me kind of sad in a way but there it is.

Think for yourself's picture

The 1% is nothing but an easy symbolic shorthand for TPTB. I'm not an expert on the matter, but I would still feel comfortable doing an educated guess. Let me run you through my understanding of the subject.

The biggest number I'd arrive at to count the number of people fitting in the eye at the top of the pyramid is the 1% of 1% of 1%, or 1%³, or an estimated 7000 people worldwide. This number would include insiders in the major royal and banking bloodlines, higher ups of secret societies from the obvious ones to the rosicrucians, knights of malta and probably even more important ones which I never heard about, top intelligence agents in the axis of evil-oriented agencies (MI6, Mossad, CIA,...), top brass peppered among the administration of things like the crown corporation, major corporations be they financial or otherwise, some government insiders, more than a handful of people in major think tanks, especially those who have a permanent spot for instance on the executive of the bilderberg group, and maybe a few other sources I'm forgetting, from the globocrat-rich to top scholars. These are the Rockefellers, Brzezinskis and Bernays of this world.

These people form a parasitic symbiose which necessarily arises out of shared interests, combined with a strong administrative comorbidity from sitting on the same think tanks, belonging in the same network of secret societies, and attending the same round table meetings. This means that the conspiracy is necessarily both implicit AND explicit, although the explicit part is mostly organized in the shadows in a terrorist-like cell network, so that the minimum possible amount of people get an entire view of the plan.

The 1% of 1%, or 1%², are those seen by the higher-ups as both contenders and useful proxies for acting out on the plan. Comprising an estimated 700,000, this group is made of people gravitating around the higher-ups, with ivy league education, administrating large corporations and governments, the very rich, and so on. Most of them probably have a very thorough understanding of how the world works, but are not in on the higher hidden mechanics. They carry out the plan both by osmosis (being immersed in the universe of the 1%³ and being led by them) and by an implied conspiracy of interests. Still very far removed from the 100%, their own similar interests against the benefit of the 100% lead them to act as of one mind without needing to actively conspire, although a small part of them surely do, at a level that could only be considered amateurish compared to the higher ups. These are the Corzines and Madoffs of this world.

The 1% are the bottom feeders, the useful idiots, people who have vague understanding of how the world works without any idea of how deep the rabbit hole goes. They are an approximate 70,000,000, and are mostly quite rich, although not obscenely so, and act out mostly out of self-interest (which is not evil in itself) that has been twisted by a mistaken understanding that this world is one of scarcity in which the optimal strategy is "every man for himself". They are the useful idiots, because they are the foot soldiers of the 1%² who do not see that their very actions create the world of scarcity for which they adopt this strategy, ruining it for everybody including themselves.

So, in a few words:

Everybody - 100% - 7,000,000,000
The bottom-feeders - 1% - 70,000,000
The contenders - 1%² - 700,000
The illuminati - 1%³ - 7,000 

This is just a rough model, but please let me know how it sounds to you.

Cathartes Aura's picture

I tend to agree with your model - particularly the "parasitic symbiose" arising from shared interests. . . and the "need to know basis" is peppered through most of the "rabbit hole" stories, in that no ONE knows ALL, but each is playing something of a role that aggregates harmful in the long run. . .

what is more obvious is that the self-selecting "sociopath" tendencies will perpetuate the story, since these are the ones who "rise to the top" or who are noticed and groomed by those "above" them.  until culture / society / humans eradicate the fondness for these tendencies, and stop elevating those who exhibit them, then "we" will be "ruled" by those who could care LESS about anyone but themselves.

I'd like to see the list of "sociopath" traits shunned, ridiculed and done away with - and I'm smart enough to know that this won't ever happen.

trav7777's picture

Krieger is a blowhard idiot who pontificates.  I have no clue why ZH runs his shit.

I mean, King, Gandhi, and these other cults of personality with exaggerated contributions to history?  Fuck this crap. 

Most change was brought about by VIOLENCE.  I am so sick of these faggots like Krieger and the rest of the fucking emasculated bitches talking about how we can peace and love our way to shit.

Fucking John Lennon?  WTF was he?  A fucking cracked out fucking pop singer.  Fuck him and fuck Krieger too

IAmNotMark's picture

Wow!  An ANGRY troll!

You don't like King, Gandhi, and others, because people know who they are, and people wouldn't recognize you unless you had a big sign over your head saying: "I'm an idiot lowlife troll"?

Wait, I know...go ahead and tell me again that you got laid by some 22 year old brazilian girl...that'll impress me.  Really.  Lies impress me.  Really.

No...go ahead and tell me again how much better you are than everyone else.  That'll really impress me.  I'mreally impressed.

akak's picture


But I agree with you on the sad and pathetic, hate-filled troll that is Trav7777.  His sweeping, blinding racism is a mark of an intellectually bankrupt collectivist mentality, and his bitter, hateful and specious vitriol directed at silver owners, blacks, and just about everyone else is a sign of an emotionally crippled and possibly sociopathic individual --- certainly a narcissistic one with delusions of grandeur, as you have already seen here.

DaveyJones's picture

Lennon would like to debate your position on violence Trav, but he was murdered and can't be here. 

I'm sure you've composed a few songs that can compete

pkea's picture

Right evil can not create, but it's sucking life out everything.  Evil wins so far.  the fed answer is: just watch me, i can print as much as needed, definitely more than anyone can create for generations. 

pkea's picture

Slim, it is about slave mentality. and you are right, it's not 1% it's more like 0.2% who never made anything in their life or lift a finger  except for creating schemes how to enslave and suck life out of people around the world, work them to death before they can figure out the absurdity of the situation and who owns what they work for, that have more than 90% of the earth's resources and wealth others just suffer from slave mentality and at their service. it's time for people to grow brains and stop this nonsense already. we are in the 21st century.

Slim's picture

I think that's valid in essence.  Very very few in this world in this time or any before actually create anything, most just do a job or service and receive compensation for it at some equitable level (and some receive inequitable but time and market systems are the arbiter).  That said so much money sloshes around in financial markets and other occupations (politicians comes to mind and one seems to scratch the other's back here) that we have developed a bit of a predatorial class.  That's not okay in my book and I think that's at the heart of where you are going.  In some ways it's natural for a man to gather as many resources as possible to ensure his own survival, but when those resources are sneakily taken from others (legal in law or not) that's an issue.  At the edge of survival I can understand it coming to that.  For a larger home in the Hamptons...this has gone too far.

BoNeSxxx's picture

That's where you are wrong Slim... you think you have met representatives of the Uber-Eschelon?  And that they live in the Hamptons?

That's not EVEN CLOSE to the real '1%' who we refer to as the 'string pullers'.  

You, and others, are correct in that it isn't anything near 1%.  Probably closer to .1%.  

BUT, and here is where it gets scary... we are talking about Trillionaires.  Yes, that's right.  They exist.  Remember that it's all private, private banks, and private foundations.

I have met just ONE person from THOSE ranks and let me tell you, he was as evil as they come.

He referred to the people you called 'uber-eschelon' living in the Hamptons as his 'Boat Niggers'


MeelionDollerBogus's picture


What you need to ask is how the sheeple-class developed. They became weak, repeatedly subject to rape & then wondered why they complain so much.

Human history is written by the rapists and murderers.

That's where leadership and power comes from in homosapiens - mass killing and making a throne out of the skulls of the conquered.

BLOTTO's picture

How can it be bad decisions? Bad planning? Bad votes? Bad politicians? Bad ideas? Bad leadership?...etc...

for 2,000 years?

And as i mentioned earlier above- the smartest and educated of the whole damn world - and this is where we 2012...digressing like SHITTTTT.

We are digressing.period.

Name one solid, world leader right now? Zero. Fuckin nobody. WTF? No, no ...its just bad votes across the board everywhere else too. ok. 

At what point does it take to leave someone NO CHOICE but to think a bit hocus pocus like...and realize their is something twisted going on?

What is that moment? An event? Dream?

when boy... whennn

BLOTTO's picture

Just heard on the tv...

TONIGHT ON the CBC Canadian Network. 9pm est

on the DOC Zone.

HALF of US suffer from anxiety.

= we are stressed the fuck out and digressing

Cathartes Aura's picture

dude, all your thoughts and opinions pale to this piece of info shared. .

"Just heard on the tv. . ."

until you dis-connect from that box, all your thoughts R belong to them.

(yes, even the ones that place you in a ". . .vs. them" - it's controlled thinking, unplug it.)

BLOTTO's picture

I understand Cat.

I was providing that info with a grain of salt of course...the doc zone documentary.

I just like to see what information is being given to the masses. It provides us independent thinkers clues...sometimes critical clues.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

MSM is enemy and so what info are they showing us - and why?


Cathartes Aura's picture

aye, I only replied to your post because lately you've been writing that you're "DONE" with all the noise, etc. - I think people overlook just how invasive having & watching a TeeVee actually is - it keeps one's mind con-fined to the arguments presented, and if nothing else, shows you clearly how distracted the majority are. . . even the "but I only watch Beck" or "the Judge" or whatever crowd are buying into the anger watching people lie to you generates - it's destructive, on purpose. . .

anyhow, I've no argument with you BLOTTO - just recommend spending more time re-searching in places that don't mock your intelligence!

take care.

BLOTTO's picture

I am absolutely guilty of following some of the 'agenda' and acting on some of the 'conditioning' by watching some mindless tv, following sports, going to the movies, etcc... We all do of course. But most importantly for me - you - most ZedHeds? is at least we know something is up and 'in tune' that something isnt right...or at least i think i So some sports, msuic, i mean - we cant live in the corner of the house all day either i guess.

Their is an addiction, impulse - something - for everyone to get hooked on, conditioned, manipulated by, etc... And yes, the tv is extremely good at distracting and a massive mind control tool.

The Medium is the Message.

Good discussion.

Much respect Cat.


trav7777's picture

it would help if you learnt what "digress" means

akak's picture

It would help if you learned what "Shut the Fuck Up" means.

Arkadaba's picture

And actually if you if are going to watch tv at all, the Doc Zone occasionally features some decent short investigative pieces. Tonight's show raised some good questions but didn't go far enough wrt to the links between the expanding definition of "anxiety" and the drug companies:

Says producer, Ric Esther Bienstock, “The medical definition of what constitutes an anxiety disorder is expanding to include so many aspects of normal human behaviour that we’re in danger of turning half the population into psychiatric patients.  The way things are headed, getting an anti-anxiety prescription will be easier than getting a driver’s license.  You want to talk crazy – THAT’S crazy!  I’m getting anxious just thinking about it.  Doesn’t mean I should get a prescription.”

Featuring interviews with leading experts in the field of psychiatry, THE AGE OF ANXIETY investigates the role that pharmaceutical companies, and even the psychiatric profession, play in this phenomenon.  Is our anxiety fueling an industry that in turn is profiting from and exploiting our dread in a vicious and self-perpetuating cycle?

Cathartes Aura's picture

this is a particular bugbear of mine, hearing people say they feel "anxious" or "depressed" so they take a pill to alleviate their "stress."

FFS - this is your brain, your central nervous system, your MIND kicking in trying to WARN you - and you sedate???

aaaaaand. . . stepford-ville.

daily bread's picture

It used to be all we had to worry about was "ring around the collar".  Now we have graduated to bigger and better anxieties like "who will be the next president".

Cathartes Aura's picture


yes, we've progressed from being told to worry over something we can "control / fix" to some abstract that is completely beyond our power to affect.

aren't humans special!!

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

CBC Passionate Eye a really good piece on Anthrax & other bioweapons too. They even put it up as a torrent - may be a copy of it.

Anyhow sorry if that's the wrong one but I found it HIGHLY Informative and reported nowhere else that private labs are building weaponized anthrax so they can build "defenses" against it and TONS Of other things all the while these labs are - you guessed - LEAKY.

That's right. Quakes, floods, fires, carelessness, etc., are letting the bioweapons out LOOSE where we have such fun things as food supplies, water and children/malls/etc.

That's not the usual sheeple-fare for the TV

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we are stressed the fuck out and digressing

I believe the word you are looking for here is regressing.  Not that I can disagree with you that Western society (and its levels of education, or integrity, or responsibility, or honesty, or morals) are indeed regressing.  Our "culture" is becoming both juvenilized and hollowed-out at every turn, so much so that I am driven to thoughts that it is not all just a coincidence or a natural development.

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 Our "culture" is becoming both juvenilized and hollowed-out at every turn, so much so that I am driven to thoughts that it is not all just a coincidence or a natural development.

Exactly how i feel at times akak

...and good thinking outside the box.