Another Kabuki Dance

This video, and no doubt others like it, is making the rounds on Facebook, the current and most widely used propaganda outlet for not only politicians, but hucksters of every stripe. I suggested to the Democrat that put it up that if he cannot detect fake outrage here, his right to vote should be rescinded. He suggested that I limit my criticism to “your own page,” an indication that he has unfollowed me. For a Democrat in Montana, criticism of Tester is like farting in church.

It is easy to see from the backdrop above, sound-absorbing panels with cheesy posters featuring Tester’s home state of Montana on them, that he is in a studio. That means that everything, including the paper bill he uses, is a prop. I imagine that he is looking at either a Teleprompter, or cue cards. His voice is perhaps a third higher in octave than normal, indicating some serious lying going on, like a kid saying “I didn’t eat those cookies, Mom! Honest! I didn’t!”

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The execution of Nguyễn Văn Lém: Another Famous Photo is fake

vietna-execution-offical-photoWarning to readers: Below the fold are some gruesome photos of an alleged execution of a young Vietnamese boy in 1968, the famous Saigon Execution photo by famous war photographer Eddie Adams. I am convinced it was faked, and so have no problem showing both it and a related film clip of the incident. If you are squeamish about blood, be warned, read no further. If you do, take comfort, as it is fake blood.

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The Eighteenth Brumaire of Donald Trump

Well folks, buckle up! It’s going to be one hell of a ride these next four (8?) years. I for one am stocking the pantry with popcorn to munch on while watching the spectacle.

On November 9th, 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte seized control of the French government in a bloodless coup. The French revolutionaries had established a new calendar, and November 9th of that year was the 18th day of the month of Brumaire. The French revolution and Napoleon’s rise now appear to have been manufactured and managed by hidden powers acting behind the scenes. Many of us here believe the same can be said about this election, and Trump’s rise to power, which took place on September 8, 2016 “just happens” to correspond to the 18th of Brumaire according to the revolutionary calendar. (Note all the spook markers on these dates, too: November 9 is written 11/9 or 9/11 if you live outside the US; November 8 is 11/8; Brumaire [meaning fog] was the second month of the revolutionary calendar, so it is 18/2, with the digits summing to 11.)

Karl Marx, also an agent of hidden powers acting as controlled opposition, famously wrote “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon,” which was an analysis of the rise to power of Napoleon’s nephew, Louis-Napoleon, who also seized power in a bloodless coup in 1851. Continue reading “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Donald Trump”

(Fake) Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

A man yells at the media as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix

So there I was, scanning The Huffington Post to get a sense of the latest propaganda, and all of a sudden I was just minding my own business, when BAM! The picture above came out of nowhere up and hit me in the cranium right between the eyes. And I was like  “Wuuughghghghgh!” Sometimes reality hits you hard.

The picture was accompanied with this headline: “Trump Pounces On Emails As Supporter Chants ‘Jew S. A.” You can follow that link to the videos there or watch this:

Now, the reason the picture knocked me back in my chair was not due to this man’s shocking behavior that shows Trump supporters are anti-Semites who use neo-Nazi hand signals. The cause of the interocular trauma was that I instantly recognized the guy.

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Too Many People? On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs

We’ve all heard it: “That can’t possibly be true—too many people would have to be involved. Somebody would have spilled the beans by now.” In fact, that is usually the first reaction I hear from people I’ve tried to enlighten about topics such as 9/11. It’s almost like a knee-jerk reflex, and it’s apparently enough to stop them from even considering any conspiracy theory further.

This objection has become all the more relevant in light of some of the recent discoveries made on this blog. For example, if so many celebrities are indeed twins, how is it possible that we haven’t heard about it? Wouldn’t hundreds or thousands of people working in the entertainment industry know about this? And what about all the paparazzi?  So how come nobody has come forward?

The “too many people” objection got a major boost in January with the publication of a paper by physicist David Grimes, entitled, “On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs.Massive media coverage followed, touting his magic formula that “proved” once and for all that conspiracies were bound to fail. (To get a sense of this coverage, just type the following search terms into google: large-scale conspiracies reveal.) “Ah, those conspiracy theorists! Can’t they see it’s impossible? This was written by a physicist at Oxford University and published in a peer-reviewed journal. What more proof do you need?”

I’m here to show you that the paper actually proves the exact opposite of what we are told. That’s right, I’m telling you that the paper actually supports the viability of large-scale conspiracies. I also want to offer a few more words about the “too many people” response. But first, a bit about the author of the paper and the journal it was published in. Continue reading “Too Many People? On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs”

Set anyone free lately?

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The above photo is of Paul Simon and a singer named Dion, who had a minor career for a few years in the 1960’s. His big hit was a schmaltzy pop song called “Abraham, Martin and John” wherein he claimed that Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John Kennedy “freed a lot of people.” At least King tried.

A Facebook friend put up this photo, and it just jumped out at me. The two did some work together in 2009, and I would guess Dion’s people were anxious to latch on to Simon’s justly earned fame. Simon agreed to allow him to share a track.

But the interesting thing, if you can spot it, is that the photo is faked. Look at Simon’s head for a second, and you’ll see that it is out-of-place. The neck is a different skin tone. The head is oddly placed atop the neck, and the face is too large. Paul is not the best looking man, short and squat (truly talented however), but his chin does not hang down on his neck. And look where the brim of his hat meets Dion’s glasses – they had a problem with it, and so just blurred that area. I do not understand why people cannot see this stuff!

But that is just show business, and done all the time. It is also done in news reporting. Under the fold, because at first glance it appears quite gruesome, is a photo of the so-called “Bataclan Massacre” in Paris. I would not put it up if I thought it was real.
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