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Congress Moves to Outlaw Alternative Media

Go read this: http://www.activistpost.com/2013/09/congress-moves-to-outlaw-alternative.html

Blegh

Then this: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-shield-law-20130913,0,4553946.story

Done?

What do you think?

I know what I think…

I think Senator Feinstein needs a democracy lesson.

Will someone please get that blundering geriatric a rocking chair, a glass of wine, and a damn Howard Zinn book?  Please?!?!

“The Greatest Generation”  is almost finished ruining this country with their blind allegiance and inability to admit that they were lied to.

There’s nothing wrong with being lied to.  Knowing you were lied to and going along with it though, is the same as telling the lie yourself.

When Tom Brokaw, in his 1998 book ‘The Greatest Generation’, said of this generation, “it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.” he argued that these men and women fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was the “right thing to do.” When they came back they built America into a superpower.” (From Wiki)

Tom Brokaw
With what is now known about WWII and the downright deceit, lies, and murder in the name of profits for multinational corporations, Tom Brokaw should be seen for what he was; a corporate shill who had no problem being the face and voice of for a snowballing lie for over two decades.

Oh, and Barbara, in case you read this… Add me to this of people who know you are full of shite and see you fully, clearly, for the contrast you provide as to what is true, right, and good about this country.

My mother is part of “the greatest generation”, and while she is the hardest working person I have ever met, she has had an incredibly difficult time resolving the fact that she had been lied to for basically her whole life by the same government she was told she needed to sacrifice for.

It’s never okay to squelch the voices of dissent unless one wants there to only be one voice, which apparently, is what Senator Feinstein wants considering all mainstream media is owned by the same group of corporations.

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RE: “A Lesson in How to Push Disinformation”

In reading this post from  Kauilapele, a few things came to mind that I wanted to share as I’m sensing that more and more media events like this are likely to occur soon.

 

Growing up around Hollywood, I learned first hand what is meant by the saying, “there is no such thing as bad press”.  Whenever something is mentioned or depicted in the media, that event or circumstance IS GIVEN MORE ENERGY. People pay large sums of money to advertise on T.V. and radio, whenever someone or something is given “free press”, it is traditionally considered a good thing.

To comprehend this concept, look up the media history of Kim Kardashian, or Paris Hilton, or Robert Downey Jr.

During the L.A. uprising in 1992 (a.k.a. the L.A. riots), I wondered why broadcast networks replayed the beating of Rodney King, ad nauseum… i.e. to the point of making people nauseous.

It seemed a fairly simple conclusion that the more the video was played and talked about, the more people would talk about and discuss the event.  With more people talking about and discussing the event, the more energy there was to fuel the contrasting opinions of what actually occurred.

With the Boston bombings, regardless of what one believes actually happened, the more the media discusses the event and all of the different theories that surround it,  the more likely it is that people will continue to talk about it.

When someone in the MSM (main stream media) like Rachel Maddow gives someone like Alex Jones (Alternative Media) OVER 20 MINUTES of coverage via showing clips of him speaking and showing the URL to his website, the more likely it is that people who follow MSM will navigate to that URL and watch more videos and click on more links.

MSM has a vastly larger audience than alternative/web media does. So it seems fairly obvious to me that once MSM turns and faces the alternative media and interacts with it directly, opposed to turning its back to it and keeping it arms length, the more likely it is that MSM audiences will start consuming alternative media.

Once this shift from consuming “vertical media” (top down/MSM) to “horizontal media” (peer to peer/ social media) occurs, there is no turning back. It’s kind of like the person who sticks their head out the window to see what everyone outside is running towards… the likelihood of them shutting the window and resuming their regular activity decreases proportionally to the number of people who are running and screaming outside.

Alex Jones has been screaming for years.

Do we really think Rachel Maddow and her producers don’t know about splintering their audience?  It’s their job to know.

And isn’t MSNBC connected to CNBC? And isn’t it alleged the children of a CNBC executive were murdered as retaliation  for the reporting of trillion dollar money laundering lawsuit against the “Banksters”… a.k.a. “they”, the same “they” Alex Jones is screaming are responsible for the “false flag” bombings of Boston and Texas? (http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/cnbc-exec-kevin-krim-s-children-murdered-1-day-after-cnbc-reports)

In know way do I mean to imply or suggest that AK, or Kauilapele are WRONG, or that they “don’t get it”. My only goal to share some insight as to the likelihood of the so called “faction” wars that are taking place behind the scenes of every major financial institution, media company, military, defense, and intelligence agency spilling into the MSM.

If any group of people know the power of the press, it’s the people who currently work for and control it.

The likelihood of Rachel Maddow and co. not knowing that her tirade would increase the viewership of Alex Jones and alternative media is not only not probable, one could reasonably argue that it isn’t even possible.

As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.” – Marshall McLuhan

 

Facebook: A Multi-Dimension Zoo

It has been prophesied that humankind is awakening to its true nature as multi dimensional beings.

Beings of light that have been constrained and restrained and trained not to know their true nature, we are slowly becoming aware of our divine nature and the divine nature of all that is. We are becoming “homogalactus” or “homodivinicus”. We are shifting away from the thought that we are humans evolved from apes, to hue-mans… evolved from light.

Interestingly, it appears as if social media has played a large role in latest part of that evolution. However, Facebook seems to now be the equivalent of people watching at the zoo, except admission is free, parking isn’t a hassle, and no one is stepping on my shoes.

I get to see adorable children and animals doing funny and amazing things. I get a little inspiration, and every now and then, I even get to see people arguing over their interpretation of current events.

The truly amazing thing though, and again, this is just my opinion, is that random funny videos and pics aside, everyone seems to truly believe in what they are sharing, regardless of their political, social, or spiritual views.

In 50-60 years from now, when kids are using it to mine data for their “social media history” class, I wonder what they are going to think when they see that we were some of the meanest, cruelest, misguided, callous, and uniformed people on the planet, and simultaneously some of the most hopeful, humorous, compassionate, and caring.

I hope they see that we were all doing our best, and maybe… just maybe, see that while we were slow to rise from our waking dream, we realized early on that it doesn’t really matter what we share, it’s the sharing itself that makes a difference.

With that that though, I must say, I’m not going to the zoo everyday anymore.

Instead, I think I’ll take my dog for a walk and continue to try and wake up from this dream… a dream of contrasting truths and subtle fictions. For me, Facebook has served its purpose, and it has served it well.

If Facebook is any indication of the collective consciousness in America, it appears as if we are quickly trying to resolve our culture of separation through a drone of non-stop sharing and commentating that is bringing some kind of non-homogenized yet unified field of awareness closer and closer through a incessant torrent of “likes” and “shares”… a place where every color is seen with the awareness that regardless of what we see, the truth is known that all is light.

A Liberating Education: Freeing the Mind via Direct Contact with Strong Ideas.

There’s a saying in the liberal arts world that everything that one needs to learn in order to be a culturally and socially aware person and live a conscious life can be learned by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf.

The idea of the “Five Foot Shelf”, “has been described as a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a stronger sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement… characterised by challenging encounters with important issues, and more a way of studying than a specific course or field of study.”

According to Wikipedia,

“The decline of liberal education is often attributed to mobilization during the Second World War. The premium and emphasis placed upon mathematics, science, and technical training caused the loss of its prominent position in higher education studies.”

Initially, a liberal arts education was intended to produce a “virtuous, knowledgeable, and articulate person.” And then, like with everything else it seems, learning came to be controlled by the church. The church added arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy to the core courses and ultimately a liberal arts education was deemed a luxury… an education fit for those who came from wealth.

For me, what’s interesting about this evolution in education is that once one learns how to read of course, the ideas contained in the books on the “Five Foot Shelf”, teach on their own. Opposed to the math and science where instruction is usually necessary, no teacher is required for the books on the five foot shelf.

The books expose the reader to integrity through various ways of thinking and that provides the opportunity to view the world differently. Each book builds upon the next, regardless of the order one reads them in. All the while informing the reader of new potential thought processes that invite the reader to integrate the mindsets they like and rejecting the ones they do not.

So the next time you consider reading a book.  Take a look at the this anthology (collection/list of books)  and pick something you’ve never read by someone you’ve never heard of… chances are, the book will express a way of thinking that you’ve never considered.

We’re all doing our best to be happy, so we use what works for us, and discard what doesn’t.

At what point should one stop learning new ways to be happy though?

Ho’oponopono

Every culture has their own way of expressing The One Truth, aka the Perennial Philosophy.

In the Hawaiian culture, the process of clearing Karma is called “Ho’oponopono.”

It is Simple. Profound. Elegant. Effective.

Simply repeat the four lines for every thought, deed, action, or expression you have ever felt remorse for or victimized by with sincerity and one can release and be released from all karmic ties.

Simple. Not easy. Simple.