Or (my) not-so-famous-saying: “Laugh and the world laughs at you”? That’s because we just don’t know what we don’t know – and we don’t know that we don’t know. Sadly, most don’t even want to know what they don’t know – unless it is gossip. But you can bet your sweet life that somebody else does and that, given the opportunity, they will use it to their advantage, not yours and not mine.
That said, we all know our rights, don’t we? Yeah, right. The only ‘right’ many have heard about is the right to remain silent, made known to them by a fellow man (or woman, if you want to be politically correct), usually wearing a uniform, who does his/her job with (y)our consent. However, anything you do say will be recorded and may be used against you (but not in support of you) if ever push comes to shove.
And that strikes at the heart of things as I see them. For example, did you know that if someone demands money from you . . . with menaces (as in ’give me your money, or else’) it is a criminal act? Of course you do. In popular parlance it is known as ‘mugging’. And did you know that you are quite within your rights to tell that person “No, go away. It’s my money and I’ve earned it”? Or words to that effect.
Of course you do. So, if that is true, how come it is ‘acceptable’ for a council or government tax collector to demand money from you/us – ‘or else’? And we pay whatever is demanded . . . or pay someone else whose full-time job it is to present a case to the mugger to pay less than the sum demanded, in return for payment for doing so. I’ve heard it said that ‘you can’t fix stoopid’ and it seems to be true. Or, as Albert Einstein put it: “The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits”.
Notice if you will, it is ‘the collector’ who demands your money on behalf of the corporation known as ‘the government’ or ‘the council’ or some other institution. The corporations have no life because they are a lifeless fiction and the corporations have no money, nor need any, until a corporate slave ventures out to demand money from some other living person. What a clever trick. The corporations and institutions are silent idols and false gods. Those who speak on their behalf are deceivers, liars and cheats. As I said earlier, you/we don’t know what we don’t know. Neither do they, sometimes.
We know already that the City of London is a corporation, don’t we? We know that the BBC is a corporation. It says so on the label. So when a media outlet claims that ‘the BBC said’ or ‘the City said’ they are creating a terminological inexactitude (creating a lie) because a man-made lifeless creation is incapable of speech. The real statement is (said) made by a living person pretending to represent the lifeless corporate fiction. Therefore, that person has no authority over us unless we first give our consent to it. Or, conversely, that other person is a tyrant. How come? Because we are all equal in the sight of God even if we don’t see ourselves as equal in the sight of each other.
Now, there’s a thought!
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What is the Real Deception when Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves Control the Narrative?
By Gary D. Barnett
January 11, 2020
“I was a CIA director, we lied, we cheated we stole… like, we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”
Michael Pompeo ~ U.S. Secretary of State and former CIA Director
Donald Trump, the current head of U.S. politics, has lied, cheated, and stole, as well as ordered and authorized murder and mayhem, but he is not the only one. This is a trait of most all presidents, all political parties, of Congress, the CIA, the mainstream media, and most all other government bureaucracies, especially the entire “security and intelligence” sector of government. There is such an extreme mass of deception and lies that it has become almost impossible to ferret out any truth. The truth does exist of course, but has been purposely disappeared by sinister forces that continue to control the national narrative.
I have long held that any sane person should believe nothing, and question everything. During this time in our history, nothing could be more important for clarity of honest thought and knowledge. This is not just a slogan, but also a necessity of life, if one is ever to understand the real workings of this profoundly corrupt system we live under. Nothing is ever as it seems, because everything is far different than presented. This is the long-standing fact of politics and political deception. That of course means that we all live in a purely propagandist state.
Why all the deception? What is the point? What is there to gain? Who stands to benefit? And more importantly, who stands to lose?
What has been happening recently has created new levels of outright arrogance, lying, fraud, hypocrisy, and dishonesty. This contemptible situation could never see the light of day if the general population simply had any ability or desire to think or participate in intelligent thought, instead of floundering in abject indifference and ignorance. Any unquestioned continuation of current events created and prosecuted by those in power could easily lead to apocalyptic war across the world. This scenario is no longer science fiction, or the ramblings of falsely labelled conspiracy theorists; it is teetering on the edge of reality. The situation is dire, and any slight push at this point could lead to all out war.
The stupidity of modern common man causes me great angst. I have attempted to understand the masses seemingly forever, but I cannot gain any understanding of the behaviour of the mob, regardless of all my observance, study and research. Those who rule over this mob are much easier to figure out, because they have an obvious agenda, and benefit greatly from these non-thinking groups of lethargic fools.
The current ruling class, those elite at the top including banking and corporate magnates and others, and their pawns in politics, the mainstream media, the military, and certain other powerful entities, all have the same desires. These desires are power, money, and control over all others in society. This is what is sought, and this is what drives the strong to lord over the weak. This is why the constant deception exists. The point of it all is power. The gain is more power, more money, and more control. This class of people is the benefactor of all the lies and deceit, and they will stop at nothing to achieve total control. The losers are all the rest of us.
I am taking this somewhat more philosophical approach instead of reporting on all the current lies in the news that are leading us into a risk of global annihilation, in order to expose the bigger picture. There are a good number of great minds that are continually telling the truth, and the truths being exposed in the alternative news are staggering to say the least. It seems as if every single event, whether considering what is being reported about Iraq, Iran, Syria, or other fabricated attacks without evidence, are nothing but lies. Attacks on commercial planes, or murderous assassinations meant only to cause certain outrage, or unguided rockets meant to miss the supposed real targets, are all lies or false flags of one sort or another. For these things to be so remarkably obvious to thinkers, and yet at the same time so elusive to the common people, seems unimaginable.
No matter how much effort I expend in order to understand mankind, and why death, destruction, and power wins out over compassion and harmony, I continually fall short in my efforts. This has always been frustrating for me, as I truly want to see the best in man, but experience has dampened that desire. I only have respect for the individual, and it is my position that only individuals can seek and find the truth, and use that knowledge to better themselves and then become a light for others to follow. In other words, the individual is what will save us, not the collective mass of those non-thinkers who have become complicit in their own destruction.
I had enormous respect for Butler Shaffer, and he summed up this dilemma in just a few prescient words. Those words are on a bench where his ashes have been placed.
They read: “Civilizations are created by individuals. They are destroyed by collectives.”
First published by www.lewrockwell.com. Reproduced here with kind permission of the author. www.garybarnett.com