Control 2

In “Control 1” I wrote about the number 1 way that tyrants can control a people, denying education even to the point of keeping people illiterate.

Today, I would want to go into the second way of controlling the masses, propaganda. In Germany, Russia and China, the communists used propaganda heavily.

If I am going to write about it, maybe I should make sure you know what it is. Technically, propaganda is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

I might emphasize at this point that propaganda is not necessarily lies. Indeed, the best propaganda contains elements of truth. In fact it might not even contain any lies at all. It makes it more believable. The way it works is by leaving out key information.

If we say that John Doe is a horrible man because he cuts people open, it sounds like a reasonable statement. What we are not told is that the man is a highly skilled heart surgeon.

We believe the deceit that he is a horrible man because of the little bit of truth we are told. If we do not give him an opportunity to defend himself, we might actually be in favor of putting him on death row, especially if he admitted to cutting people open.

For decades Pravda was the paper of record in the USSR. Nothing was printed in it without the approval of the government. People who wrote for the paper were specialists in propaganda. They worded their stories so as to make the USSR sound like a grand and glorious nation. Ironically, it did contain some useful information if you could figure out how to parse through the propaganda and find the little bits of truth embedded in it.

However, as I said in an earlier post, the main difference between Pravda and The New York Times is that Pravda was controlled by the government. The New York Times is controlled by the democrats. In many cases the democrats are communists, so it amounts to about the same thing.

Most papers these days are a mere shadow of past journalism. Many journalists risked life and limb to print the truth. Nowadays the so-called journalists risk life and limb to keep the truth out of the papers. What little truth they do print is to convince us of the propaganda.

Let’s take that Atlantic rag that said the president said horrible things about the marines who fought in Bellow Woods. They took a well known fact, that he canceled the memorial trip and then they weaved a few lies into it. They cite autonomous sources (for all we know they are all fictitious. we have no way of knowing.) and then they expect us to believe it.

To some degree it works. Some people want to believe it. It doesn’t matter. The story is referenced by dozens of papers radio and TV personalities. Suddenly it is true, whether or not it is.

The fact is that it really isn’t even a good example of propaganda. It isn’t believable. Any rank amateur could tear apart the story in seconds. Moreover, President Trump was able to produce dozens of sources, real people with real names that called it out for what it was, a blatant lie. Regardless, it did do some damage. It will have to be dealt with by the president’s campaign.

In my own personal opinion, the newspaper did more damage to themselves than to the president. Anyone with a brain in their head will forever doubt anything printed by the paper. Unless it is artificially propped up, it will likely fade away.

Nonetheless, it does demonstrate propaganda and its uses. It also demonstrates why people citing anonymous sources should never be believed. Once I see or hear the word, anonymous, I stop reading or listening. In my mind it would be dumb to continue.

Then again, the democrats are dumb. They continue to read the articles and they quote them as great truths. It is why I call them dummycrats. It is why they are being successfully controlled by the controllers.

The Truth About Hope

One day a man starts out from one of the small airfields on the island of Santa Catalina off the coast of California. He starts flying west and hopes to find an airfield soon. In this case, his best hopes are to end up wet. There are no airfields west of Catalina in the range of a Cessna single engine prop.

A woman in Saint Louis boards a south-bound train in hopes of going to Chicago. Eventually, the only place her hopes will get her is New Orleans. Then again, maybe that was where she hoped to go. Many folks prefer New Orleans to Chicago. In general, the weather is better.

Neither of the above stories is true. However, people get turned around all the time. One afternoon, when I pulled out of a Sonic restaurant, I thought I turned west. I hoped, shortly, I would approach my home.

Needless to say, hope didn’t do me any good. On the other hand, when I stood outside my car and saw that the sun was behind me, I realized my error. Strange thing, though I was going east, I was absolutely convinced I was going west.

For me, the problem was doubled. I was getting low on gas and I didn’t see a hope of a gas station anywhere. At least I saw the error and drove north where I would likely find a gas station, which I did after about five miles.

The thing is, democrats like to talk a lot about hope. The problem is that they do this while all the time leading the country in the wrong direction.

It’s just not safe when you put your hope in people who don’t know what to do or how to do it. The fact is that most democrat politicians have never run company. The never met a payroll. In many cases, they never held down a real job.

Obama was a neighborhood organizer. Biden has always been a politician. Before getting into politics, Kamala Harris was a lawyer and, from what I understand, not a very good one. Some would go so far to say she wasn’t very honest either. Are these the leaders on whom we want to place our hope?

One more thing about hope, which is even more important. There are many who hope they will go to heaven who won’t. Satan has sold them a bill of goods. What he offers is a counterfeit faith. It is logical that if he hopes to fool people, he needs to make the counterfeit look very much like the real thing.

I would suggest, that you make sure you have the real thing, not the counterfeit. Hell is a horrible place and forever is a long time. It is a place without hope, ever.

Surprise!!

I just heard that some democrats are considering removing the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Now that surprises me.  My guess is that they would want to remove the pledge altogether.  After all, they do believe in globalism and they do believe in open borders.  With those beliefs, why have any allegiance to anything but the UN.

What’s in a Name

The official name is Democrat Party, though mostly they call themselves the Democratic Party. Andrew Jackson was the first democrat president. many hold the man in high regards but I don’t. I have many reasons but certainly the worst reason is the way he treated the Indians. Ever hear of The Trail of Tears?

Now, there are some who suggest that the name of the party be changed. They give reasons but it is not my point to get into that right now. One thing I do know is that democracy and socialism cannot coexist. For instance, to call it the socialist democrat party would be an oxymoron. Any party that is socialists cannot be democratic. Also, any party that is democratic cannot be socialist. Even if it does exist, it won’t for long. The socialists will take it over.

Mixing socialism and democracy is like trying to mix oil and water. You can put it in a blender and mix it for a while, but after a while, the oil will always float to the surface. By the way, socialism, too will always come out on top. Soon it will be socialism and then a dictatorship.

At any rate, as for a new name, why not call it what it has already become, a socialist party. By definition, in a democracy, the people make the choices. In a society this large, holding a nation wide vote for all decisions would be impossible. As I look around, it would seem the people haven’t had any say in the party for a decade or two. All the decisions seem to be made by the leaders. Moreover, I’m not really sure who those leaders are.

I look at the mayors, the elected leaders of cities and I wonder just who is pulling their strings. Do they really want the rioting in their streets? I look at the US representatives and I think about the way they vote sometimes. Do they really vote their conscience or what their constituents want? I rather suspect they vote the way Pelosi wants them to vote. Every time they vote against her, they rightfully look over their shoulder thinking about who will challenge them during their next primary. I ask you. Is that a democracy? It sounds more like king of the hill, or, in this case, queen.

The methods are no different than the ones they used in Russia and China. Their ultimate goal is control. Their ultimate desire is tyranny. A central rule, first within the nation, and then throughout the world. You doubt me. Read the Communist Manifesto. It’s all plainly spelled out there for one and all to see. Why should you expect anything different. Is there a reason to doubt their goals?

The government of the US is a republic, not a democracy. As Benjamin Franklin told the woman that day, “…if we can keep it.” It would appear that the socialist party would like to make sure we won’t keep it, or for that mater even our nation.

All the Requirements

It would appear that Kamala Harris has all the requirements that Biden was looking for to be his running mate.  She is female, Black, and she is willing to toe the dummycrat line, even if she doesn’t believe in it.

It does bring up the question.  Has she decided to toe the line because it was what she believes or because she wants the job?  The again, maybe someone made her an offer… like the presidency after Biden’s first term.

On the other hand, why wait for him to complete the first term.  It seems to me as if I remember an amendment that allows a president to be removed from office if he is unfit.  Seems to me that they might have tried to use it on the current POTUS.

Considering Biden’s mind, it ought not be difficult to prove him unfit.  Then she can just shuffle into the White House, just as she originally intended.

Either way, she just might be thinking ahead.  Everyone knows it is easier for a current present to be reelected.  It would certainly give her a leg up in 2024.  Her primary would very likely go much smoother.

I don’t have any inside track on the matter.  Just, so to speak, thinking aloud.  Still, if Biden were to be elected, it might be nice to see how things unfold once he takes the oath of office.  Meanwhile, during the time between when he takes office and when she takes over, it would give a new meaning to a driver-less car.

Fish Bowls

The solution for the China Virus:  We can all go around with bubbles resembling fish bowls on our heads and pump filtered air into them.  This would not only stop all spreading of the virus but all other other airborne diseases as well.

Who knows?  After two or three years, we might even eliminate the flu and even the common cold.

Okay.  I am being facetious about something serious.  Well, I guess that is a bit redundant.  After all, that is the meaning of facetious.

Still, we can truly carry things to an extreme.  The question is, just how much of an extreme do we want or need.  More important, how much of an extreme can we live with.  It would appear that we can utterly destroy the disease by locking ourselves in our houses and never seeing the light of day as a bunch of doomsday preppers.  However, after we leave our homes, what do we enter, a wasteland?

It is important for us to be level headed about this.

First, and most important, we need to protect the elderly.  All I have is a high school degree and even I knew this back in January.  Apparently some of our governors didn’t know and that accounts for about a third or more of the deaths in their states.

Second, we need accurate reporting.  This does not include people dying from motorcycle accidents being counted with those who die from the virus.  Really.  Do any of those statisticians have their head on straight?  Do any of these people with these big highfalutin advanced degrees have any common sense?  Frequently, I think not.

Third, those who have been identified as having the virus should receive doses of  hydroxychloroquine.  Some say it is dangerous.  If it is,thousands of others would be dead including yours truely.  The stuff is given regularly to people all over the tropics to prevent malaria.  If it were that dangerous, it would have been noted after almost 5 decades of use.  Some say it doesn’t work.  That is not certain.  One thing is certain.  It won’t work if people don’t take it.  If in fact it doesn’t work, it will be easily proven out in a few months.  The alternative is to let folks die because it might not work.  Again, common sense!

Forth, keep transit system use to a minimum (trains, buses, planes and such)  It has already become obvious that the disease spreads rapidly in such environments.  As near as I can tell from news reports, one man going from the suburbs of New York to New York City infected at least three people in one day.  Moreover, anywhere the transit systems are used, the disease spreads far more rapidly than in areas where people rely on cars.


To be sure, there are many other things we can do but they should be common sense things.  Encouraging riots while disallowing church services does not fall into the common sense category.  That falls in the category of dumb.  All rules, whatever they are, should be universal.  They should not be based on a person’s voter registration.

It would seem logical to me that gathering mobs is a bad tactic on a purely political aspect.  The riots would have a tendency to spread the disease mainly among the rioters: mostly democrats, socialists and communists.

 

Hand to Hand

In the Marines, I learned the phrase to mean dealing with the enemy at close range, generally with or without weapons.  Let’s face it, though the rifle is the marines best friend, sometimes it runs out of ammo.  Sometimes, the enemy closes to a point that shooting him is not an option.  The one who walks away from such an encounter is likely the one best prepared for it.  Also, of course, it does very much depend on the frame of mind.  A hesitation of a fraction of a second can determine who lives to fight another day.

This post, however, mostly has nothing to do with the subject.

You see, one of the methods the dummycrats use to gain power is the giveaway method.  While they give with one hand, they take with the other.  They convince many to look to the government for provision.  To date, we have at least a dozen or so giveaway programs…money for nothing.

In some regards, this can be good.  People who have genuine disabilities have needs and we are a generous people.  In many other countries, the blind must resort to begging.  (In this country, perfectly healthy people beg.)  However, when people without handicaps make it a point to rely on handouts to live, it causes problems.

Most important, it makes it more difficult for those with real needs.  When people approach me for a dollar for gas to get home, I tell them to get a job.  Okay.  Maybe they really need the dollar.  Maybe they really have a temporary problem.  The thing is, for every one that has a real problem, likely 20 beggars are using deceit.  They are professional beggars and the ruin it for those who really have hit a bump in the road.

Nowadays, we have another form of begging, the government dole.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the only folks who asked for handouts were people who really need them.  My guess is that at least 2 out of 3 people could make it on their own without being a drag to society.  (not based on any facts)  They see the opportunity and they grab it.  Some feel a little guilty at first.  Then they look around and realize that they are far from being alone.  Indeed, many are even more guilty.

Their is however, a more menacing problem.  The government owns those who are on the dole.  It means, if you want to continue to receive your payments, you must jump through the right hoops.  Worse yet, you must vote for the right people.  I mean, what happens if and when someone gets into office that expects able-bodied people to go out and get a job?

The check you receive from your Uncle just might also be your leash.  Just maybe, before you cast your next vote, you might reverse your thoughts.  You might start asking the question, which candidate might cause you the most harm.  For as soon as the sun rises each morning, the dummycrats’ ultimate goal is to control you.  With the one hand they give.   All the time, they are getting ready to take your money and your freedom from you with the other hand.

The thing is, it is not just your freedom you are selling, but everyone’s.  I guess, in a way, it really is hand to hand combat.  Only it is not our lives at stake, but our liberty.  Only, from this fight no one will walk away but those who have control.  Once the dummycrats have their control, they will take away the free-everything and make you work.  The thing is, they will also pay less.

You doubt my word, study your history.  It is how they took over Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela.  Read “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx.  He lays out the whole roadmap and the socialists follow it to the letter.  They have told us how they will take us over and they succeed even though we know their plans.

And, by the way, it really isn’t about socialism.  It isn’t even about communism.  Truth be told, those who are trying to take over could care less about either of them.  They are just convenient tools they use.

Their real goal is control.  To gain that control, they give with one hand while they take with the other.  Of course, they don’t this with their money, but with ours.  Still, people blindly follow.  It is the oldest scam in the world.  They dupe by promising something for nothing.  It has worked since the beginning of civilization.  It is a proven method and they have honed it to a grand and treacherous scheme which is based on the false doctrine of communism.

(side note: it is in the Marx’s writings that you find “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”  Some try to attribute it to the Bible, but it is not there.  It sounds good, but it is folly.  Every place it has been tried it failed, including China.  Without stealing ideas from other countries, they would still be using abacuses for banking.)

In the end, it is simply another power grab, a new dictatorship.  However, this time, it just might go worldwide.  This would mean that the freedom our fathers fought for will cease.  It will be no more.  It won’t even exist in history.  Those in control will make sure of that.

 


By the way, I write books.  You can find my books on amazon.com/author/story_teller.  The reason I bring this up here is that I wrote several books with the concept of controllers and floaters in them.  Unfortunately, there are no floaters, but if there were, they would take on the controllers and keep them, so to speak, under control.

The books are not a series but simply a ‘group’.  They can be read in any order.  However, I would suggest starting with, “The Floater.”  It is the first one I wrote and it establishes some premises.

You can preview most Kindle books on your Kindle, computer and, or many other platforms.  You can do this simply by clicking on the book you want to preview.  On the other hand, you can simply download the preview.  Neither will cost you a dime.  If you should decide you want to order any of my books, most of them are on paperback as well as Kindle,  You will save by using the Kindle format, which, again, can be read on computers as well.  By the way, you can also download them to most of your phones.  I know.  I tried it and it works well.  Oddly, I found it very easy to read.  I even considered using the phone instead of my Kindle.  It would save carrying around two devices.  I abandoned it though.  Reading on my phone really caused a drain on my battery.  Also, the Kindle has a few features that the phone doesn’t.

Listen?  I can’t believe myself.  A couple of decades ago, someone would have considered me crazy for suggesting that you read a book on a phone.  Strange thing these new phones. You can read books, play games, send e-mails and oddly, some people even use them for talking.  There was actually one case where I saw two people talking to each other on the phone…while they sat across a table from each other.

An Old Joke

A long time ago, I heard a joke about an optimist.  I am going to risk repeating it here.  I hope it is not copyrighted.  If it is, I apologize.

The story goes that the optimist fell off a 40 story building.  As he passed each floor, he was heard to say, “I’m alright so far!”

Naturally, if it were real, that last floor would be a disaster.

My reason for telling the story is that it does somewhat illustrate the attitude of the dummycrats.  While the looting and pillaging went on, the dummycrat mayors, the major news media and, of course, our wonderful dummycrat US Representatives all shout out in unison, “We’re okay so far!”

While the fires are being set and the bullets are flying, they say, “It’s okay.  They are just lawfully demonstrating.  So far, things are just fine.”

The problem should be easy to see, though the dummycrats have chosen to ignore it.  Eventually, they will hit bottom.  The problem is that they will not be the only ones paying the price.  We all will.  Moreover, when the disaster becomes apparent, even to them, they will beg and plead for help.

As usual, it will be the adults that will have to bail out the immature and thoughtless.

Then, there is the bigger possible problem.  If they wait too long, the bailout might not be possible.  It just might be too late.  It is the danger of not looking before you leap.

The Virus and the Schools

There is one point of confusion I have about the demand that the dummycrats have about the keeping the schools closed.  President Trump says he will withhold money from the school systems that stay closed and the dummycrats, especially the teacher’s unions complain.

To my way of thinking, why would the schools need money if they remain closed?

It seems to me that the only people who suffer economically from this epidemic are those who don’t receive their checks from the government.  Why should they be immune from all calamity.

During the downturn of 2008, I took a 10% cut in pay.  Then later, I took another 5% cut.  Then, later the company that I worked for, was no more.  During all this time, others lost jobs.  Others took cuts in pay.  Yet, I don’t think one federal employee took a loss in pay.  I don’t think one federal employee lost his job.  Very likely, it was the same for the state and county governments.  Indeed, I heard of many instances of teachers complaining of a lack in pay increases.

And now, they want money for closing schools?  Really.  Me thinks I smell something rotten.

If this be true in the K through 12 schools, I am sure it applies even more for the universities.  All through the worst of the economic woes, the colleges kept increasing their tuitions yearly.  It was as if, in some way, they decided they were privileged.  Something tells me that someone should clean those old halls of ivy, all the way from the deepest basement to the top of the highest spire.

Then again, you and I both know that won’t happen.  Only the colleges are immune to such things.  When is the last time you heard of anyone suing a college for malpractice?

“Crazy Nuts”

“Crazy Nuts” is the title of one of my books.  The title comes from the main character, Kathy.  In the book, she explains that her mother wouldn’t let her call people stupid.  She was told it was impolite and it didn’t sound nice.  So she starts using the word crazy instead.  Then, if something is really stupid, she calls it crazy nuts.

The reason this was brought to mind was a news story I just heard to change the name of Columbus, Ohio to Flavortown.  Now that is not just crazy.  That is crazy nuts and I defy anyone to deny it.


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