Time for Some Wake Up Tough Talk

Normally we stay away from the political fray, but to ignore it is to ignore one of the most significant control mechanisms that keeps us as wage/debt slaves to an elite that is getting smaller in number (<1/4 of 1%) and more secure in their control on a global basis. It is time for some tough talk.

As we look at the clown circus that is unfolding in the US as a presidential political campaign, we can no longer honestly say we have anything to say about who is in control, and more importantly, it is an “in-your-face” statement that the elite are just having fun with all their control. They control the media, so a clown like Trump owns the press. Really?

Melissa Dykes at http://truthstreammedia.com/ really hits the nail on the head:

Political strategists know if they push your buttons, they can get you to keep mindlessly, pointlessly voting… even though it won’t change a damn thing. Political strategists (and the people running the show) know it works even though, deep down, most voters in this country have long ago realized somewhere inside that voting, at least in the federal elections, has all of about zero effect on actually changing anything and is basically a meaningless gesture that simply solidifies one’s willing participation in a slave system. Political strategists have figured out how to keep people mindlessly, pointlessly voting anyway.

Here’s a direct quote from one:

Pick your boogeyman: undocumented immigrants or Wall Street bankers. Let’s stick with the immigrants, she thinks. Just link the border to the national angst and tell everybody that migrants and the idiots who let them in killed the American Dream.

But it’s not that simple. This has to be about more than scaring people…

So, which will it be to keep the masses obediently voting for the country’s continued destruction at the hands of central banks and corrupt corporate interests?

Fear or anger? Anger or fear?

Because, despite Schoolhouse Rock cartoons and the propaganda taught in our public schools, patriotic duty and that little “I voted” flag sticker they hand out aren’t what keep people voting in modern America. Emotional manipulation in some of its most basic forms is what keeps people voting in modern America. This is openly admitted, it’s just that no one is paying close enough attention. Fear works a little, but ultimately, it’s a combination of fear and anger that really does the trick.

Why? Chris Weber, Associate Professor at UA’s School of Government and Public Policy, says fear is more likely to increase open-mindedness and objectivity than diminish it. Fear alone, you see, might actually be counterproductive, increasing “open-mindedness”. And they definitely don’t want that in a place like a voting booth… If there’s a swarm of angry bees headed your way, for example, you’re going to be quite open to new ideas. A long-time preference for turning right isn’t going to stop you if the best escape looks like a sharp left turn. So fear alone is not the ticket to the White House. The strategist doesn’t want people thinking. She wants them voting — for her guy.

That means getting them scared and mad. Yes, must have anger, too. Why? Because —

Anger, says Weber, is an empowering emotion. It increases voter engagement and participation. How does it do that,  you ask? It’s actually quite simple. They find a hot button topic sure to piss people off, then piss people off with it while simultaneously promising their candidate will work to solve the problem that pissed them off. Problem — Reaction — Solution.

Anger also can make people more extreme, more partisan and less likely to engage in discussions across the aisle. Especially if the anger is properly manipulated. So first they make you angry about something, then they manipulate that anger into action by telling you if you vote, it will fix the cause of your anger.

How? Well — Sullivan says people have some basic needs that are applicable. First, they need to feel like they are in control in a world that is an orderly, predictable place. We want to believe. Wow. Sounds like an episode of X-files.

But obviously we aren’t that naive. We all know the world isn’t orderly or predictable (at least, not with the information we’re given, unless we go with “predictably broken” or “run by a morally bankrupt elite”), and there are all kinds of things on a world stage the average person has no direct control over.

False flags like 9/11. The military-industrial complex’s insistence on regime change in Syria and the creation of ISIS. The over $1 trillion and growing in student loan debt or the fact that now half of 25-year-olds in this country are still living with their parents and a third of the adjunct professors who teach our college students are themselves living in poverty. Unemployment which will only steadily rise once more robots start taking over basic jobs. Manipulated refugee crises. The suppressed cure for cancer and rising cancer rates. GMO. The banker bailout. The Fed. Usury. The growing Big Brother surveillance state. Bill Gates’ and Al Gore’s b.s. carbon taxes. The list goes on and on. But…

But the strategist knows Americans would never vote for her guy if they gave it any real thought.

Yeah. Just keep watching Football and Dancing with the Stars or whatever new reality show features Kim Kardashian’s plastic ass. Don’t pay attention to the reality the people at the top are constructing around you all. That brings us to the other basic human need. People want to see themselves as morally valuable, Sullivan says. Everybody wants to be one of the good guys. We want voting to somehow make us feel like we’re a “good guy” because we’re trying to “change bad things” by voting for a “good guy”.

So what do they do? Sullivan’s research found that if you remind people of all the threats to their sense of control and then remind them of a perceived enemy, the combined experience helps restore that sense of control by defining a source of the threat. You know, a scapegoat.

Once you have a scapegoat, it’s easy for people to feel righteous, good-guy anger at that enemy. And there you have it. Behavior manipulation 101 keeps America voting every four years. If you still vote for POTUS every four years, they are playing you like a fiddle all the way into the voting booth.

So once again? Capitalize on fear, channel it into morally outraged anger. The strategist sees great opportunity: Make voting for Our Guy feel like defending Mom against the invading hordes. This kind of anger is motivating, and doesn’t encourage thinking. And that — that right there — is how the political game is played, ladies and gentlemen.

We need to change the game. How? Vote for none of the above, but vote. Our vote does count, but voting for the pre-programmed clown car does not count. Get informed, really informed, vote but write in anybody but the slate proposed. Let’s send the message that we are not fools and slaves to be manipulated. We are the elite’s worst nightmare, we are informed and we choose “none of the above”.

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Idiots, Zealots, Elitists and Patriots –The FOUR Wise Monkeys

Everyone is familiar with the THREE wise Monkeys. However, as with all things, it is not the whole story and is a gross misrepresentation of truth, which seems endemic in our society. Ethan Indigo Smith of wakeup- world.com helps us understand the “missing link” as it were to understanding the whole truth, the FOURTH monkey. With this understanding, we can begin to understand why the Fourth Monkey knowledge is undesirable in a society that withholds vital truths, but so vital to our progress. As we all have been told, the three wise monkeys represent “see no evil”, “hear no evil”, “speak no evil”. The fourth monkey however represents the most important element as it relates to evil and that is “fear no evil”. As we follow MSM news we, with this understanding, can readily see why the FOURTH Monkey is deliberately understated and even, dare say, feared.

Characterized by how they respond to information, modern societies are made up of four archetypes of people — idiots, zealots, elitists and patriots. Idiots refuse information, zealots refute information, elitists misuse information and patriots seek and distribute information. These archetypes are true of patriarchal societies around the world today, and this has probably been the case since Homo habilis was a boy.

While consistent across cultures, these archetypes have been subdivided in many ways, have borne countless different names, and their attitudes toward one another have varied (slightly) from age to age. But the essential dynamics of society has never altered. Even after enormous upheavals and irrevocable changes, the same pattern has historically reasserted itself over time, just as gravity finds equilibrium.

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Idiots, Zealots, Elitists and Patriots

These four societal archetypes are inevitably intertwined, and their aims entirely reconcilable. Although their behaviors are dissimilar, their differences fit together into one dysfunctional whole, comprising a society’s collective relationship to information, and indeed, its own truth.

To expand on the definition offered above, idiots avoid all new pertinent information in order to maintain their perspective, never questioning the status quo. Zealots ask certain questions of certain information, ignoring unaligned information in order to maintain their perspective, supporting the status quo at all costs. Elitists question information in order to manipulate and reap gains off those who don’t know, benefiting from the status quo. Patriots question information to educate themselves and share it with others, in order that we might progress beyond the status quo.

Despite dramatic alterations in the world’s geopolitical landscape, and some fluctuation of individuals from one group/role to another over time, the dynamic between these groups has historically remained the same. What has changed in the technological age is simply that we have more ways and means to use, misuse, refute and refuse information.

Today, just as ever, idiots avoid all new pertinent information in an attempt to maintain a limited, comfortable perspective. Zealots believe they have “the answer”. They ask certain questions of certain information, but ignore and dissociate from information that is unaligned to their pre-determined perspective. Elitists question information in order to manipulate those who do not have that information, to their own benefit. Patriots – true patriots – question information to educate themselves and share it with others in order that all may progress.

These archetypes may seem like generalizations; and they are. They are also ancient and universal in structured societies. How people interact with new information is a result of both primal response and experiential programming, so understanding these archetypes can reveal a great deal about people and their character. In my experience as a truth-seeker and an activist – a patriot – this is the only thought-model or assumption that can truly help us understand how people relate to information, and therefore how we can best relate information to them.

The Four Wise Monkeys

There is an ancient adage and image that depicts the thinking and being of people through a series of archetypal monkeys; Hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil.

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Commonly known as The Wise Monkeys or The Three Wise Monkeys they are typically depicted sitting next to each other in a row. One covers its eyes, blinding itself. The second covers its ears, deafening itself. The third covers its mouth, gagging itself. Of these supposedly wise monkeys, none seem much the wiser for its ignorance. In fact, each character is hampering itself and its experience of its surroundings – of truth and information – in one way or another. And yet this adage of ‘wisdom’ is still widely accepted.

What most people don’t realize, however, is that the depiction of these ‘Three Wise Monkeys’ is a deliberately incomplete narrative; there is actually a fourth Wise Monkey that is seldom depicted in western interpretation. Representing the virtue ‘fear no evil’, the fourth monkey sits with its arms folded over its abdomen. It is the patriot who, fearing no evil, questions information to learn and share it with others, in order that all may progress. It is indeed the only of the monkeys that shows any wisdom at all!

The four wise monkeys are reflective of the four archetypal reactions to information. In an oligarchical society, such as ours, which is structured to benefit a few at the expense of many, idiots shut their eyes to all information that puts this reality in their face and simply refuse to learn. Zealots fervently support the official narrative; they close their ears and do not hear what’s really going on, but tend to keep speaking nonetheless. Elitists keep their mouths shut and do not disclose what is seen and heard, understanding what is happening but opting rather for silence. Patriots, the least common of the monkeys, use all their senses; they observe but do not react in fear.

The archetype of the four wise monkeys is considered to be one of the oldest axioms with a corresponding image. The original concept has its roots in Chinese philosophy and can be traced back to at least the 8th century. In Japan, it is interpreted as akin to the Golden Rule and is also a play on words. The Japanese word for monkey is saru and the expression in Japanese uses verb forms that sound like the word monkey; mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru and shizaru. Outside Japan, the predominant presentation of the wise monkeys around the world lacks the fourth monkey, fear no evil, shizaru.

Buddhists and many others interpret the wise monkeys as a karmic reminder of sorts not to participate in any form of evil, but it is more than that. This traditional interpretation states that one should not see, hear or speak of inconsequence. It is true that avoiding irrelevance is wise, but this is only part of the truth. In Asia people conceptualized that all movement, physically and metaphysically, begins and is anchored in the abdominal region or dantien, an energy point just above the belly button. The fourth monkey is unafraid and unflinching, and watches and listens calmly, with hands resting on the dantien. Like his companions in varied measure, the fourth monkey looks, listens and communicates, but does not react in fear of what is seen, heard and said.

It is no wonder the fourth monkey has been all but deleted from the archetypal presentation of the wise monkeys adage. He is the only truly wise monkey of the four, the patriot. The fourth wise monkey faces the truth without fear, a distinct contrast to the other three, apparently frightened monkeys. It is an old example of a missing whole truth and a partial presentation. The absence is normally unconsidered or trivial, but helps to point out the very lesson of the wise monkeys maxim.

What 1984 Can Teach Us About 2015

Similarly, in George Orwell’s seminal fiction/warning 1984, the Brotherhood (who are working to bring down the fascist rulers, ‘The Party’) are similarly deleted through the admission of language.

1984 by George Orwell tells the story of an imagined dystopian future. The Telescreen, which constantly transmits as well as oversees its audience. The “Theory and Practice to Oligarchical Collectivism” is the book within the book, providing the guidelines for this distopian society, which posits that there are three types of people in the society: the high (the Inner Party), the middle (the Outer Party) and the low (the Proles). Each conforms to the will of the collectivist society.

Those of low status are forced to accept the false imagery and demands of their society as their reality, they have been prisoners their whole lives and do not notice the fact they are imprisoned. In the middle (the Outer party) are the unchained, remaining totally transfixed on the party line, as told by the Telescreen. They are so loyal to the imagery and narrative created by their captors that they will believe whatever they are shown, rather than observe for themselves. They will believe two plus two is five, as the saying goes, as long as it is presented as such on the Telescreen. Essentially, they are the frightened monkeys.

But according to the Inner Party and the Telescreen it controls, any who might challenge the system are said to simply not exist; there are no patriots, nor fourth fearless monkey, and any who think that way are therefore isolated; a common divide-and-conquer tactic of empires past and present. The Brotherhood – the organization of patriots – are portrayed by the controlling ‘Inner Party’ as a rumored group, and the notion of their existence is belittled by the Inner Party, via the Telescreen, and they are ‘disappeared’ from the mainstream society altogether. The story’s protagonist, patriot Winston Smith, is made to believe he is the last person who questions, who looks, who listens and who speaks. The rebellious Brotherhood is known only as a rumor, a fourth vague possibility, and Smith believes himself to be ‘The Last Man in Europe’ (the title originally intended by George Orwell, instead of 1984.)

In the totalitarian society portrayed by Orwell in 1984, the agenda physical and psychological monopolization of the society is arguably more advanced (but decreasingly so) than what we see in modern politics. However, just as in 1984 and the ancient adage of the wise monkeys, the fourth characterization ; that of the true patriot, is mostly absent from our mainstream narrative. In reality, the fourth monkey, the patriot, those who fear no evil and act accordingly, are deleted from public consciousness in exactly the same way.

To go one step further, the patriot today is being portrayed as a terrorist, or someone with a tendency to be subject to being identified and watched by the government. Odd, isn’t it? If you question you are somehow a threat or may be classified as having some mental impairment that might be considered to be dangerous to the well-being of the society.

So ask yourself, “what kind of monkey am I?” On close examination we would venture to say that a lot of us are really a mixed bag monkey. The obvious next question to ask is, “what kind of monkey do I want to be?”

Reality Is Immutable, But Can Be Very Well Disguised

As these turbulent days and weeks transpire it is hard to understand what is really going on and who really is playing the game. The amount of disinformation floating on the “net” is tsunami portions. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? What is the truth and what is the reality we are currently experiencing? Tough questions really. Novelist Thomas Pynchon said it best: “If they can get you to ask the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.”

It is the “they” we must now accurately identify. We seem to understand “they” are the very elite of the world. “They” are those who wish to use their power to control the world and its economy. “They” are the ones that think they have a right to rule us all. Call them the elite, the cabalist, the illuminati, or any other of the dozen monikers we have ascribed to them, they do in fact exist; and they do in fact currently control the world’s economy. “They” are also a very small group.

To put things a bit in perspective, in the US, 10 people have a combined wealth that exceeds the combined wealth of the bottom 160 million Americans. Globally no more than 1700 people have a combined wealth that exceeds the combined wealth of over 5 BILLION global citizens! These are facts and represent part of the “truth”.

However, there is more to the story. “They” have been stealing the wealth of the labor of the rest of us for a long time, but recently their greed has reached obscene portions. Since the turn of the century, income inequality has reached levels never seen before in our history, worse than the Greek or Roman eras, worse than feudal Europe during and through the dark ages. Each time in history this income inequality has reached anywhere near what it is today, revolution has occurred. “They” know this and it is what keeps them up at night.

As “They” gathered in Davos this past week it was quite evident “they” were getting very concerned, judging by the various forums and talks that took place. It is common knowledge and conventional wisdom among the Elite, that everyone should have a “bug-out” plan and a place to hide as all hell is going to break loose soon.

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However, so far, with the exception of a few out breaks like Ferguson, Greece, and Iceland, for example, we, the sheeple, are all still be herded right along to our economic demise. How is this possible? One word, DISINFORMATION. Either we don’t the truth of what is going on, or as most of us awake realize, we are being fed disinformation that our victory is near. Is it?

We are told a new dawn is here and there are “ascended masters” and benign off worlders who are orchestrating our rescue from these despots. Really? What prove really exists for these contentions. I am not saying that those who are promoting these ideas are bad guys, not in the least. What I am saying is they may just be dupes being fed disinformation to keep those who are awake from taking the actions that need to be taken. Is it not OUR planet? Is it not our futures and our children’s futures at stake here? Is it not OUR responsibility to act in our own interest?

Our reality is our responsibility to create. I, for one, certainly appreciate any help we can get, but I also have the sense that we are being played big time in areas of finance, governance, and education. For example, are the BRICS the antithesis to the NWO or just the NWO in a different dress? Think about it?

We are sovereign, we are eternal by nature, we are one with the Creator, and we are all one with each other. Isn’t it time we accept reality and take the responsibility that is associated with reality and clean this mess up? I hold no anger for the “elite”. Boys will be boys and they will expectedly continue in the manner that has rewarded them so well. But reality is demanding a “Time-Out”. Let’s get this party started. Think for yourself. Accept nothing as truth that YOU personally cannot confirm. Then Stand-up, Speak UP and Act UP! Enough!