Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Those words from the song For What It’s Worth were supposedly penned by Stephen Stills. I say supposedly because authorship of rock songs is like fatherhood, always subject to doubt. The song, said to be the “anthem” of the 1960s, was, according to Dave McGowan (fake death 11/22/15), in his book Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon, written about kids protesting closure of a night club. Says McGowan (page 161):
The [Buffalo] Springfield’s second single, recorded and mixed on December 5, 1966, and written just a couple of weeks earlier, was released locally in December 1966 and nationally in early January 1967. It was the group’s only hit single and it is remembered today as the quintessential protest song of the 1960s. That song, of course, is For What It’s Worth, the opening lines of which kicked off this book. As a protest song, however, it doesn’t quite measure up. Despite what is commonly believed today, the song was not a commentary on anti-war demonstrations. Far from it. The event under consideration was the so-called Riot on the Sunset Strip, which involved about 1,000 kids who were demonstrating against the imposition of the curfew and the announcement that a popular club (Pandora’s box, at 8118 Sunset Boulevard) was slated to be closed.
The reason I doubt Stills’ authorship is that the song is so poignant, both then and now, so that his ability to come up with such profound messaging at a mere teen-age demonstration does not read well. But who knows. Stills was said (by McGowan) to be one of the few Laurel Canyon musicians of that time to actually possess musical chops. Maybe he could write songs as well. I just can’t quite go there.
I think of the song often these days as I see perhaps 98% of us now in masks. We hike frequently in nearby natural areas, and note that when people see our unmasked faces, they leave the trail to let us pass. It is rare to encounter anyone with bare faces. Social distancing, plainly a herd management tool, has injected everyone with a measure of fear. It is agitprop writ large.
Here is a quote from a book chapter called How to Analyze Propaganda, which I am not going to link. Fair use might apply, but I am not taking chances. You’ll have to find it on your own. Every page carries warnings not to reproduce any part of it.
“Agitation propaganda seeks to arouse people to participate in or support a cause. It attempts to arouse people from apathy by giving them feasible actions to carry out. [An obscure person that I found no links to] said that agitation consists of stimulating mass action by hammering home one salient feature of the situation that is threatening, iniquitous, or outrageous.”
A virus is that one salient feature. “Feasible actions” are masks and distancing. Even were there a virus, such actions would be laughably ineffective. They are tools of mass persuasion designed to convince all of us that there really is a virus.
Agitation propaganda is a dangerous and damaging weapon, not just to social order, but to individuals. We are now in day 68 of this “pandemic,” and the propaganda has been relentless. People are in a constant state of fear. This will destroy minds, and what little the American public had to begin with of rational thought processes. It is meant to be generational, that is, to last twenty years with booster shots now and then. It is utterly contemptible and meant to do real and lasting harm. It is a monstrous crime against humanity.
The nameless book I cited above has a section on identification of the propagandist. The people behind this have concealed their identity. “COVID-19” is only a symbol used to achieve far-reaching ends, so it is safe to say this is not a medical enterprise, so that WHO and CDC, governments and health agencies are only puppets. Every voice we hear, every “official” who issues orders, is carrying out commands. Only the president of Tanzania has shown any moral courage. What order of mankind has assembled such power? Who are these monsters?
By my calculations (as of 5/9/20), 71% of the world was under lockdown. The power behind this hoax is simply astonishing. I cannot begin to grasp an organism of such might. Josef Goebbels is said to have said that there is no fundamental method to propaganda, only purpose – the conquest of mankind. It has succeeded. There are but a few of us able to see through it, and we’ll be dealt with in due time. Talking to regular people, afraid and unable to think, is as if they speak English, and I am from Jupiter.
We now and then encounter people like us, unafraid and unmasked, willing to chat on the trail and exchange pleasantries. We met seven such people this past week. You might say that is hope. I do not say that. I say that these are points of light, but that there are not enough to constitute hope. The vast majority of Americans have subsumed, lost touch with reality, and are in a state of fear that will occupy their brains for the rest of their lives. The generation born in the interim (hopefully leaving the birth canal unmasked), will not be as traumatized as their parents are. In 20 years or so, they will have their own event.
That is how the planet is managed.
I was not aware that propaganda, obviously taught and studied and passed on as with all settled science, had its own publicly advertised textbooks. I don’t have $1,250 to spare right now, and won’t until we get our stimulus payment. But do check out this web page.