Propaganda Wins Again

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/hit-200000-covid-19-deaths-months-months/story?id=73055381 Personally, I can shut this (noise) out, most do not, cannot. I forgot. Oooops!

Can a number rule public opinion? Sure it can.

This morning I did a very stupid thing. On my second cup of coffee I made some quip about the idiotic hyping the number of “Covid deaths, ” currently being reported at somewhere North of 200,000. My wife objected strenuously to my “point of view” on the subject. After a moment of silence, I realized I had crossed a line and swore to myself never to be that stupid again. Propaganda works, even in my own home. My takeaway: Death is no subject for the breakfast table, nor for that matter, ever in an audible discussion in the US of A. Invisible powers are more powerful than I realized. Lesson learned.

So, I looked up the annual death rate in the U.S. and found this: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

A: Approximately 2.8 million die each year if that number can be arbitrarily agreed to. We deny each and every one in some twisted internal calculation which I attribute, at least partially, to a blanket denial of our own inevitable demise. Hardly an “emergency” or “pandemic” at play here.

If we cannot somehow overcome this grand delusion, our slow but steady death-march toward some mass-suicidal event seems all but inevitable. I’m overreacting, I realize, but “getting over it” is easier said than done.

23 thoughts on “Propaganda Wins Again

  1. Too bad you and you and wife are not on same page. It is like thar in my larger family, only my wife and I realizing the actual death toll from Covid to be zero. But people cling to propaganda … Ellul said that people actually need propaganda, as it acts as a security blanket. Agitprop is something else again, reducing or eliminating the ability to engage in rational thought due to a constant state of fear.

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  2. This is more than propaganda. It’s outright death cult. Death is celebrated everywhere, and illness. That’s what it’s all about, to make you feel like soap. (Fight club movie)

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  3. Don Juan on the Predators fits yet again:

    “Think for a moment, and tell me how you would explain the contradictions
    between the intelligence of man the engineer and the stupidity of his systems
    of beliefs, or the stupidity of his contradictory behaviour…”

    https://is.gd/jwCPJ5

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  4. Along with the fraudulent tests and resultant graphs, the manipulation by the behaviral [sic] psychologists in the background has been an important pillar of conditioning the healthy population to swallow the covid scam. Their angle has been to sell to us the illusion that all death can and must be prevented at any economic cost, especially of the very old or very sick, when the reality was that these classes of people were being ‘bumped off’ in their thousands by denial of health care.

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    1. Or by ACCESS to health care… But yeah. It’s an exact inversion– “we must sacrifice all normal life for all age groups, to protect the aged and infirm”— while actually mistreating even those groups.

      How the heck do they come up with such brazen cons, and then manage to put them across. Seems like 50 to 80% of the public runs on PURE emotional appeals, with no intercession of logic.

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  5. Man thought he used machines, when, in fact, the evolution of machines has flipped the order where now machines (parasite) use man (host).

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  6. Here is New York, Governor Cuomo gave a press conference today. I was cursing at the TV, but my wife took it seriously. Then, it was announced that New York City schools would be closed. Because of cases from useless PCR tests! Everyone knew they would hype this thing up so that everyone takes the vaccine. This is the scam of my lifetime–and that’s saying something because I have lived through many. Politicians are people everyone expects to be corrupt, but the fact that there is no honest media anywhere to bring us the truth is maddening.

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  7. “Invisible powers are more powerful than I realized”

    Very true. Back in March I was convinced that they had overplayed their hand this time. I was wrong……the price one pays for ignoring the MSM for the most part.

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  8. I used to think the average person was intelligent, thoughtful, logical. I now realise none of that is true. We are surrounded by creatures no different in form or function from non player characters. The lights are on but nobody’s home. This is true of people in the lower rungs of society right through the upper echelons.

    As much as some of us may dislike it, the ‘simulation theory’ line of thinking makes more and more sense with every passing week. How else to explain the zombies? How else to explain the ridiculous coincidences (e.g. Franz Ferdinand’s assassination car number plate)?

    It can be difficult to accept that our friends, family, close loved ones, and so forth, are effectively programmable bots, who will spout whatever the news programming tells them to spout. But whether we accept it or not, it is so.

    Now in Australia they have put an entire state of almost two million people under house arrest. You can’t even leave for exercise. The reason? 22 new cases of muh coronas. Not 22 new deaths, but 22 new cases. Positive tests. People who are, even by the news and government’s admission, perfectly healthy. Think about that for a moment. Think about how far we’ve come in less than 12 months.

    Nobody with a functioning mind and soul would fail to see the absurdity of all of this. And yet most people do not see it as absurd, they support it. Deep down, I think we all know what this means, we all know the corollary of these facts. We are surrounded by people who may not be so similar to us after all. Who convinced us that all so-called ‘human beings’ are the same in the first place?

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    1. I agree entirely. I was banned from a film forum for stating how absurd it all is, and how if we don’t fight these stupid restrictions, masks, etc, the PTB will only keep tightening the screw further. The dickheads have seen the screw tighten and they are still like headless chickens.

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    2. Could be I suppose, though taking it to be the literal case always seems very black and white. What if it’s just simply a matter of people being on a spectrum of intelligence (or IQ if one accepts that term.) Many people are playing checkers, a few are playing chess, and so on to higher levels. That marks them as different classes perhaps, with bleed over between them, but not as fundamentally alien to one another. That’s one devil’s advocate case anyway, but I see where you’re coming from and it is a compelling idea to entertain.

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    3. JLB – This is taken from a book about Étienne de La Boétie, and describes the parts of his book, The Politics of Obedience:

      Part one – the fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.

      Part two – liberty is the natural condition of the people. Servitude, however, is fostered when people are raised in subjection. People are trained to adore rulers. All freedom is forgotten by many there are always some who will never submit.

      Part three – if things are to change, one must realize the extent to which the foundation of tyranny lies in the vast networks of corrupted people with an interest in maintaining tyranny.

      La Boétie died in 1563. Thus as it is has it always been so.

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    4. JLB, I know I’ve wasted time taking cheap swipes when you’ve expressed this sentiment before. We’ll never agree and it doesn’t matter. But reading your comment just now, it occurred to me that our leaders have put a tremendous amount of energy and effort over many millennia to perfect the process of subverting people’s innate intelligence. It staggers me to think of all the work and effort it has taken to create technologies like TV and computers and cell phones that put us in a hypnotic state, and then all the time and effort taken to sell us on these technologies. Hundreds–thousands–of years of studying individual and mass psychology has gone into what we’re currently witnessing. On top of that, a tremendous amount of effort and study has gone into figuring out how to hide from us while they do it. None of this would be necessary, it seems to me, if the mass of humanity was born dumb as a rock.

      As an aside, I’ve learned to be skeptical of anyone who equates their capacity for logic with their intelligence. I’ve seen over and over how people who lack self-awareness, who are blind to their own true motives, use impeccable and incredibly impressive logic to do the most utterly insane things. Logic and purely mental intelligence can lead to abject stupidity as easily as actual stupidity can if they aren’t balanced by emotional intelligence and intuition. Propaganda seeks to separate those things. And I suspect our leaders, the people using that propaganda to such stunning effect, may be equally saddled by this form of stupidity, propagandized by their families into believing in their own superiority. But that’s just how I look at it. Carry on.

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    5. Human beings are all the same in the external appearance, not in the inner awareness.

      In fact there are so many levels of awareness on this planet it hurts.
      That’s why the so called “global awakening” Newagers love so much will never happen.
      About the so called “critical mass” we’re reaching I’m not too sure myself, though I practice shamanism and my source of information would be of different advice.
      I simply don’t see people who use their own brain around me except me and my partner, the only two in a big family, so I’m not optimistic.

      Australia, New Zealand, Argentina are labs for the 21st century totalitarism, people there seem to have passively accepted to be treated like livestock, their history says it all at the end of the day.

      P.s. Oh yes, it’s all about the simulation we’re living in.
      We’re all softwares that need to be upgraded, nobody really understands what the Great Reset is referred to, shamans do though.
      Even the most clever ones think it’s about an economical reset worldwide. That’s only the official explanation though.
      The true reset is of mankind’s softwares and lives on this planet.

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  9. the problem here is that there are many people who are “intelligent thoughtful and logical” who believe what the news is telling them about
    corona because they are intelligent thoughtful and logical…for what is happening is not intelligent thoughtful or logical; I believe it is called cognitive dissonance? The fact that the one world government is running a world wide hoax is just not something they can imagine as real. You see, the whole hoax is stupid, thoughtless and illogical from a non governmental perspective.
    That said, it is true that most people are not intelligent, but they are clever; they are not thoughtful, but they know perfectly well h\ow to think ahead, and as for logic, well, there are many forms of logic: the prophets who spoke with God found their revelations completely logical!!

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    1. “You see, the whole hoax is stupid, thoughtless and illogical from a non governmental perspective.”

      That’s a great insight I think. In our bubble we forget how we used to think, when we assumed the world was basically logical, or at least striving to be so. That’s why school baffled me for so long. Until I read Gatto’s book and got a better sense of what its designers were actually trying to do. Same with covid— many who question the response, will just assume incompetence rather than malign or Machiavellian intent.

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      1. interesting that you mention school, for it is through my understanding of the DELIBERATE design to hurt children that i came to accept the horrible conclusion that the “government” is really capable of designing programs in order to hurt us; i mean that once i applied the schools system to everything else, the media the medicine etc, i lost my cognitive dissonance… because i too have lived through the public school system and know that it is not some conspiracy you might read about..

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        1. I am pleased to see some of you have taken a stand against JLB. Really, his tone has always seemed to me to be” infantile smugness”…and note that only he asks us to pay to hear him rant about how stupid people are.
          JLB I suggest you go get an education, stop the research and read a real book \or two, say Aristotle’s politics for example, and then you might begin to understand that it has always been so, as mark says above..or rather “there is nothing new under the sun.”

          by the way, it occurs to me that steve kelly is one of marks brother…i wonder…

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  10. The Drudge Report fear porn today:

    CDC: NO TRAVEL
    PANDEMIC WORSE THAN EVER
    TESTING STRAINED
    HOSPITALS BUCKLE
    NYC ON BRINK
    DEATH IN EUROPE EVERY 17 SECONDS

    Oh my God!! Death everywhere!! You would never guess that this year is about the same as last year, and the statistics are about the same as the annual flu, This is completely irresponsible.

    Now, it is breathlessly reported, DEATH EVERY 17 SECONDS! That is about 5,000 deaths a day, or 1,825,000 deaths a year. Europe has 742 million people. So .25% of Europe’s population die each year from all diseases (not just COVID). No one can figure this out? No one? Can anyone share this?

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/19/covid-who-one-death-17-seconds-europe-hans-kluge

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/coronavirus-europe-death-who-second-wave-slowing/2020/11/19/09e29bfe-29cc-11eb-9c21-3cc501d0981f_story.html

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