War Resource

What’s on my mind most today is actually kind of humorous, if only because, the debate they discus is no debate at all. It’s simply fluff distraction, and frankly a moot point with lessons from history. This fake debate is, “Are the Wars being waged in the middle east, southwest Asia and Africa, by western powers, or with their help and moneys, to support, help, and protect people, to push government change to western style democracies, or are they for resources ?”

I’ve had an issue with our network and mainstream news media for some time. It’s really disturbing to me, as I also write a WordPress page “Future News Headlines”. I think of it as a satirical parody of Newspaper Headlines, their manipulations misrepresentations and agenda’s, in a tag-line. So I see a few Headlines, in my daily reading. Really, some are just too much. So, I wanted to comment on this war debate, mentioned to begin with. Just to get my thoughts down.

I believe we can say of Wars, the preponderance whether they begin for resource or not, end for resources. Through time we’ve fought for food, land, tributes, slaves, and in our world patriarchy, women. These haven’t changed through time. No, as we’ve advanced to list of things we fight for has grown. Yet still, all our wars are about resources.

We try to trick ourselves or allow others to try to trick us into believing, a secondary motivated concern is the  known primary. This new primary reason for war, always turns on some humanitarian action. We do this and try to believe it, or have others convince us into believing it, because the alternative has the dominating power looking like the aggressor it actually is. That’s usually us, the Western powers.

We want to believe in our perceived righteous cause. We want to believe we have the moral high ground. We don’t make it there anymore, however. Yet few of us as individuals, actually use raw resources. But among us identified as “people” are those who do use raw natural resources. Those raw natural resources might include the sons and daughters of each citizen as fodder.

The flat fact appears, they are all wars for resources benefiting the élite, before they benefit an overall population. War’s financed by élite financing and supplied by business owned and controlled by the élite. And also, all citizens are resources to get what those élite on top most need. More money and power. But to argue, peace, freedom, and democracy are anything but a cover story, when we have history to refer to, is lying to yourself, not facing reality, and not looking at the whole picture. Peace freedom and real democracy are wonderful beautiful ideals to strive for, even if they aren’t primary concerns when we’re taken to War.

But hey, those are my thought. I don’t expect they’re yours.

Smearing the Lines Between News and Opinion

It’s so difficult, to watch and read news these days. It’s the use of government, special interest, and corporate quotes as facts. It’s representing these statements as truth, with no follow-up investigation to assure truth and accuracy in the reporting, that is disturbing.
The smearing of the line between news facts and opinion, until one isn’t discernible  from the other, by most viewers and readers, is an important  issue . The act alone, almost precludes consumers of these forms of media, from making logical choices based in fact. With dumbed down  news programs, that are short on fact replacing the pertinent, with word manipulation, opinion based propaganda, and additions or censorship’s for the sake of supporting a corporate agenda, I’m not sure what I expect.

These circumstances within sources of information amount to at least lies of omission, and at worst bold-faced overt lies.

Some might think I’m referring to one source over another, right or left broadcasting. No, that is my point. Right/Left broadcasting is counter productive. Whether it’s Fox News or MSNBC, whether it’s Rachel Maddow or Sean Hannity, whether it’s Piers Morgan or Bill O’Reilly, presenting the opinions it matters not. It’s all a disservice to the public.

The public is now and will be, denied facts, investigation, and truth. We’re fed a news diet of opinion based fear and greed. News that’s full of saturated fat, additives, preservatives, and sweeteners. An information diet so unhealthy, were it food, Michael Bloomberg would try to limit or cut it completely from your diet.

Make the Transformation

The observer in me has little to do with, the entertainments on offer from the mainstream media.

I  know when my taste for the light programing on offer, transformed. I had been a TV junkie from youngster, into my mid-teens. The sheer fiction, was an escape then for me. The change was a realization, while watching real people in real distress, over a 90 day period.

Fiction of a mind and the realities of a life, are overwhelming at times, just to see. Hearing the truths of a life, can bring you to sobbing tears. Being let into the fiction in a mind causes laughter intrigue, and even at times fear.

The transformation is one of understanding, even maturity. Movies, sitcoms, night-time soap-operas serials,and the news, will never be real. Ads try to sell you what you don’t need. The news is, dumbed down and propagandized. A sit-com shows you a life of mirth, people don’t normally have, and make you want it. Night time soaps show men or women stylized in a dream, and they will never be your partner. The serial dramas show you power and wealth regular people don’t have, but leave you desirous of both. The Movies are all the above.

These tools used to manipulate opinion and sell products, have the mind trapped. They have minds earning for a false reality. Why does the world not change? Trapped minds living in a media created, false reality of escapism.

Escapism to other lives and experiences. And all the goods advertised during the ad break, silently say, I can give you  your hearts deepest desire.  These goods will bring you happiness success and love, is a brazen fiction of the mind. The shows serve to distract you, from the problems and concerns of daily life. The news shapes itself, to what you need to hear., to keep you feeding into the Colosseum for the show.

The slap of reality, brought the transformation. Real people. Real life. These are real entertainments. It all starts with turning off “The Idiot Box” and tuning back on our real relationships. . As there will never be anything more interesting, comical, scary, moving, alluring, educating or down right entertaining, than those we allow into our lives. When we make our transformation, and turn off the tool of manipulation, “The Idiot Box”, and turn on to the one truth, all we will ever really have is each other. Frugality is all that’s needed, not forbiddance.

Cleaning Up After Sandy

As I watch the  Live News conference from Atlantic City NJ. I must say, they all look tired as hell. Although Obama delegates, so he’s a touch fresher. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is an excellent advocate, and obviously very concerned for the people of the state of New Jersey. This looks as if, they are nicely on top of it. I will remind though, the economic damage continues. NY State generates revenues, when “all’s well”, of 2.8 billion dollars a day. It’s going to take time to get back to “all’s well”.

As the recovery continues, I’d like to recommend to Gov. Christie, that he use some “Real Housewives of New Jersey” to help clean up the “Jersey Shore”.

Brussels, Sprouts

I find it odd, with all the news stories on the EU furthering it’s controls over the participating sovereign nations, I can find no use of the catchy Headline, “Brussels, Sprouts”.

Following a Trickle Down Media

I’m just a watcher of finance and markets. I’ve always felt, tracking money and markets would give me a better look at what the future holds. Like most I have hoped for a better, and if not better, a more stable future. I’ve found the truth of our future. I must say, I was wrong to hold out hope. I was so wrong.

We’ve seen not but lies scams and fraud, from our markets. If you’ve missed this, there are many news articles from numerous sources that highlight the issue. None of these articles break into the why of it, merely presenting watered down boondoggles, of little value to readers.

A trickle down media is almost as productive, as trickle down economics. Not at all. But then again we have to acknowledge that media has no obligation to report the truth. A ruling from a suit against FOX. The general population has no realization of that fact. They tune in to the nightly news, any source, and expect that what they are hearing in the broadcast as fact and truth. This just isn’t the case.

Looking at mechanisms of control, it’s best to have those whom can have their beliefs manipulated. Blind acceptance is what’s required to carry through disinformation, and have it believed and acted on by the masses. Blind acceptance is what allows the “It’s getting better” stories in the media, to be believed.

This acceptance is actually ground into us by our parents and teachers, and begins when we are young. We’ve been taught to give respect to certain groups of individuals. This training helps enables blind acceptance in our later life. It’s this myth, that certain classes deserve unquestioning acceptance.

Groups such as Doctor Lawyers, Politicians, and those with higher educations. Into this group has slipped television personalities, because of our worship of fame and fortune.

This hypnotism of the greater populous, keeps a large group that should be extremely outraged by the direction we’ve taken, in their easy chairs. There should be outrage over unconstitutional moves by our government. There should be outrage over a Fed policy that makes each dollar in your pocket worth less, until the dollar is worthless. There should be outrage over people being excluded from the governments attention, while business is given every chance, as banks are flooded with free moneys.

What the future holds under the current direction, is more manipulations by the powers that be. More stories about how much work is being done for the people. While behind the scenes, the sell out of people, for the benefit of banking business and political clout, continues. I’m sickened by this sound bites reality TV culture. I search for truth, and even though I note my fellows unquestioning acquiescence to these sources who silently claim to be bearers of truth, I have to question myself and my desire for a informed population. Maybe the blind unquestioning follower, deserve everything coming their way. That might be the only way, for some to step up and demand reality from the powers that be. The simple honest truth.

 

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