It his is just the human condition, and not directed at anyone in particular, not even Talbot or Pogreba. But it is my experience that the human mind is, for most people, like a brick shithouse. You can hurl anything at it from facts and evidence to baseballs and hard candy, and it all bounces off. The only way into it is through the doorway, and the only people who are allowed in are authority figures.
So I have, just as an example, hours upon hours of research showing that Paul McCartney is a twin, and that he and his brother eased in and out of the role of “Paul” during the time the Beatles were together. The evidence is solid, and easily seen by even an untrained eye. But I am not an “authority” figure, so people just do a quick eye flash offering up a little cognitive dissonance, and then move on.
However, if some clown, and I do mean clown, like Tom Brokaw*, barely literate but owning an impressive voice and stage presence and speaking from the television, were to say the same thing, even without evidence he would be automatically believed. That is the power TV, to hold us in hypnotic sway, to control our thoughts and perceptions, to make us hold false and even contradictory beliefs even in the face of compelling evidence.
It is not just the TV, though that is the dominant source of thought control for most, Yesterday, while in the waiting area of a tire shop, I picked up a copy of Time Magazine. Zika was on the cover. My own mind, my own brain, my own internal system of sifting and weighing evidence, tells me it is painfully obvious that Zika is a hoax. Time, on the other hand, is doing a hard sell – maybe ten pages of Zika hard candy, all nonsense and lies. But as an authority source, it will carry the day.
Why is Time doing a hard-sell on Zika? It is a psy-op, and probably has more than one objective. But in general, the powers of our world, which include the medical cartel, like to keep us in a state of tension, always worried about one thing or another. If it ain’t this it is fake terrorists or global warming or running out of oil or the economy collapsing. If it ain’t one fake thing, it is another fake thing.
Your best bet is not to worry about any of this. None of it will come close to touching your life in any way. In the meantime, lyrics supposedly written by John Lennon some to mind now and then … “you better free your mind instead”.
Time has always been a source of government propaganda, CIA-connected all the way back to Henry Luce, an OSS man, and his wife Clair Booth(e) Luce**, a mistress of Allen Dulles, then head of the CIA. This is nothing new. I dropped my subscription in 1971. I didn’t know much then, but since I did that, know far more now than I would have had I kept my subscription.
*I use Brokaw even though I know he is retired, since I don’t watch TV news and don’t have another point of reference handy.
**Ms. Luce added the “e” to her maiden name, as she is a descendant of the Booth family, that same prominent one that included the famous actor, John Wilkes.