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Title: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on September 08, 2009, 06:52:33 am
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We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness

Nathan Janes
PUPAGANDA.com

Since its inception in American homes in the late 1930's, television has essentially given America it's culture. Today, television watching is the most popular leisure activity as more and more people are choosing the fantasy world of TV over engaging with others in real communication and experiences. Where people once wanted to explore the wonders of the world and nature, now many explore the world outside their homes only through what they view on television. Once a vast majority is living the same reality through television, then they are more predictable and easily managed. The television does an excellent job placing everyone that watches it on the same page, all sharing the same views, worries, interests, and idols.

Through the television, we are trained from birth to death as to what to believe. Many studies have demonstrated that the young unquestioningly accept whatever reality is presented by television. Impressionable children will often spend hours in front of the television each day as it is used as a trust worthy babysitter. As they sit down for their daily intake of cartoons, children's programming and commercials, many parents fail to realize what lessons the television is teaching their children. And so culture and norms of behavior are often more strongly influenced by what is on television rather than by what parents are teaching children. The parents of today grew up in front of the television as well and so the television is not often questioned and instead accepted as a part of the family's daily life. Children who grow up in front of the TV learn to arrange their lives around TV programming and will likely grow up to be adults who get their entertainment, news, and information from it.

Heavy television watching is culturally accepted and expected in our society. In fact, the act of not watching TV can actually offend some people. With the average American adult watching more than 4 hours of television each day, the television plays a major role in continually creating the reality in which we live. Those who create the television programming- the 6 corporations and little over 100 board members who control all American mass media outlets shape this reality. The interests of these corporations and those who lead them are to make money for both the media corporations and those corporations that the board members have special ties to. Rather than creating television shows that engages critical thinking and keeps Americans well informed on topics that may affect their well being, the TV causes us to see ourselves as consumers who need to be entertained. Television is creating a culture of occupied minds- an apathetic and passive population only interested in being entertained by mindless trivia with no interest in analyzing information and instead relying on the TV for all answers.

TV has lead us into a world controlled by science and run by experts. In predicting a "Scientific Dictatorship," Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World and well known for his studies on the development of new techniques by which to control and direct human behavior, described a world run by experts, which isn't hard to imagine when we've been trained through our television sets to always listen to experts. Major media promotes experts on just about every topic you can imagine while implying that the public is too dumb or uneducated to make their own decisions about such topics as vaccinations, financial management, and medical interventions. In this way, the television is creating in individuals a sense of learned helplessness, leaving us dependent on those given to us as experts to direct our decisions and actions.

The act of watching TV regularly is obedience to those in control. For total control in any system, everyone must be predictable. TV creates a collectivism society, where to be an individual is seen as an enemy to the peace within the collective society. Groupthink is essential in a society where everyone is to be controlled by those in power. Aldous Huxley once said, "It is possible to make people contented with their servitude. I think this can be done. I think it has been done in the past. I think it could be done even more effectively now because you can provide them with bread and circuses and you can provide them with endless amounts of distractions and propaganda."

Source: http://pupaganda.com/originals/Total_indoctrination.html (http://pupaganda.com/originals/Total_indoctrination.html)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: larsonstdoc on September 08, 2009, 07:50:05 am


  Now with HDTV it is a lot worse.  Tim Rifat is an expert on this.  The link below will take you to some of his talks on HDTV.  One of the the main reasons for HDTV is for "their" control of us.

  http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=99054.0
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on September 11, 2009, 06:12:55 am
Thanks for the link!

Incase you missed it, here is this article featured on Infowars.com

http://www.infowars.com/we-are-living-in-an-artificially-induced-state-of-consciousness/

Thanks Alex!!
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: 2Revolutions on September 11, 2009, 08:56:52 am
bump

Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on September 11, 2009, 02:12:37 pm
bump


Bump?
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: JesusItrustinYou on September 11, 2009, 03:00:53 pm
And what really bothers me is that there's never anything good on.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Monkeypox on September 11, 2009, 03:06:03 pm
And what really bothers me is that there's never anything good on.

Dropped cable TV 8 months ago and don't miss it a bit.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: thnkfstpal on September 11, 2009, 03:11:33 pm
Dropped cable TV 8 months ago and don't miss it a bit.

Closing in on a year with no TV and my Goodness do I feel better.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: JesusItrustinYou on September 11, 2009, 03:13:48 pm
Closing in on a year with no TV and my Goodness do I feel better.
I finally got the TV out of my room and my life is definately better.   I read so much more. 
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Jackson Holly on September 11, 2009, 04:11:27 pm


We sound like a bunch of recovering alcoholics, don't we?  :-X


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"HDTV Mass Mind Control" Tim Rifat on Jeff Rense Radio MP3
http://snardfarker.ning.com/xn/detail/2649739:BlogPost:43723 (http://snardfarker.ning.com/xn/detail/2649739:BlogPost:43723)

 ... go listen ASAP if you haven't already.

They apparently have a lot of FUN STUFF planned for the sheeple with this DigitalHD thing. How much more dumbed-down can we get?



Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: ES on September 11, 2009, 04:26:56 pm
I kicked the habit when I got hooked on the harder stuff; the truth.  :o
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: changedname on September 11, 2009, 04:42:51 pm
Yes, I must confess too .. I to am a recovering tvaholic! But no shame I have to say I am proud! I cant remember the last time I turned on the tube and when I get near one I get restless and just want to leave the room!
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on September 11, 2009, 11:42:13 pm
Good to hear all these enlightening stories! We need to get the word out on how tv's are everywhere for a reason and educate people on how they're thoughts and ideas are being shaped everyday by the television.

I want to see someone come out with an amazing documentary on this topic. I don't believe there is any movie that explains it in depth and covers all the manipulations and control it has over the masses.

It creates culture and shapes the future.

Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Fight The Future on September 12, 2009, 02:03:58 pm
Months ago I dropped the tube, ditched my cellphone, and began eating much healthier. Physically, mentally and spiritually I've never been healthier.

Now I just have to do something about these chemtrails
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: 2Revolutions on September 16, 2009, 08:24:50 am
Got rid of cable many months ago don't even remember now. Since the switch to digital from analog none of the channels work and I don't plan on buying a converter box.  Thanks government for making your the mind control device a brick.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: 2Revolutions on September 16, 2009, 08:31:17 am
Bump?

I read the article on infowars but didn't have time comment but wanted to make sure it was not buried in haystack of information on this forum.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: phasma on September 16, 2009, 08:51:03 am
Nicely written.

And true.

What was that Jim Carey movie called that has him falling to his death (?) on a giant satelitte dish yelling the baby sitter must die !!!!!

Yeah, he had a point (even if he was a fictional character)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Damascus on September 16, 2009, 09:09:03 am
I see your points. This is the main reason I have difficulty communicating with most other people.  Their minds are set up for entertainment, trivia, and mass consumption. They literally have the attitude Of "how dare you analyze and question the status quo". This is exasperated by the fact most of these people think they are original and extremely intelligent for knowing a bunch of trivia (not for analsys).
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: unbound on September 16, 2009, 09:12:55 am
In fact, the act of not watching TV can actually offend some people.


It's so damned true. I'm currently in a battle with my girlfriend and she hates it that I have absolutely no interest in watching TV. I'm waking her up slowly, and she's starting to come around. I'll try to get her to read the article later.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on September 16, 2009, 11:21:17 am
Thank you for your comments..... I'm glad my article and artwork are creating conscious thought in the people that read it.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Dig on September 16, 2009, 11:32:59 am
Thank you for your comments..... I'm glad my article and artwork are creating conscious thought in the people that read it.

please add more when you can.

this is a very important topic.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: ekimdrachir on September 16, 2009, 04:15:30 pm
I've learned more about the television, one factoid is the inventor of the cathode ray rube invented it to channel spirits, and even put a malta cross inside his first crt
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Valerius on September 16, 2009, 04:30:33 pm
People really seem to be walking around in a daze for some reason these days.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: ekimdrachir on September 16, 2009, 04:41:56 pm
My bet, shock. Ignorance, shock and denial. We need leaders, to lead! But who will follow? We all wonder..
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on September 17, 2009, 11:43:05 am
For those who haven't already seen the following:

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Most of the time, energy, and creativity of the electronic media, however, is devoted not to news, but to entertainment. Watching the news is not harmful to your civic health. What about television entertainment? Here we must begin with the most fundamental fact about the impact of television on Americans: Nothing else in the twentieth century so rapidly and profoundly affected our leisure.

In 1950 barely 10 percent of American homes had television sets, but by 1959, 90 percent did, probably the fastest diffusion of a technological innovation ever recorded. (The spread of Internet access will rival TV's record but probably not surpass it.) The reverberations from this lightening bolt continued unabated for decades, as per capita viewing hours grew 17-20 percent during the 1960s, by an additional 7-8 percent during the 1970s, and by another 7-8 percent from the early 1980s to the late 1990s....By 1995 viewing per TV household was more than 50 percent higher than it had been in the 1950s.

Most studies estimate that the average American now watches roughly four hours per day, very nearly the highest viewership anywhere in the world. Time researches John Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey, using the more conservative time diary technique for determining how people allocate their time, offer an estimate closer to three hours per day but conclude that as a primary activity, television absorbed almost 40 percent of the average American's free time in 1995, an increase of roughly one-third since 1965. Between 1965 and 1995 we gained an average of six hours a week in added leisure time, and we spent almost all six of those additional hours watching TV. In short, as Robinson and Godbey conclude, "Television is the 800-pound gorilla of leisure time."

The single most important consequence of the television revolution has been to bring us home. As early as 1982, a survey by Scripps-Howard reported that eight of the ten most popular leisure activities were typically based at home. Amid all the declining graphs for social and community involvement traced in the DDB Needham Life Style surveys from 1975 to 1999, one line stands out: The number of Americans who reported a preference for "spending a quiet evening at home" rose steadily. Not surprisingly, those who said so were heavily dependent on televised entertainment. While early enthusiasts for this new medium spoke eagerly of television as an "electronic hearth" that would foster family togetherness, the experience of the last half century is cautionary.

Social critic James Howard Kuntsler's polemic is not far off target:


Time diaries show that husbands and wives spend three or four times as much time watching television together as they spend talking to each other, and six to seven times as much as they spend in community activities outside the home. Moreover, as the number of TV sets per household multiplies, even watching together becomes rarer. More and more of our television viewing is done entirely alone. At least half of all Americans usually watch by themselves, one study suggests, while according to another, one-third of all television viewing is done alone. Among children aged 8-18 the figures are even more startling: less than 5 percent of their TV-watching is done with their parents, and more than one-third is done entirely alone.

Television viewing has steadily become a more habitual, less intentional part of our lives. Four times between 1979 and 1993 the Roper polling organization posed a revealing pair of questions to Americans:


Selective viewers (that is, those who turn on the television only to see a specific program and turn it off when they're not watching) are significantly more involved in community life than habitual viewers (those who turn the TV on without regard to what's on and leave it on in the background), even controlling for education and other demographic factors. For example, selective viewers are 23 percent more active in grassroots organizations and 33 percent more likely to attend public meetings than other demographically matched Americans....

Habitual viewing is not the only way in which generations differ in their television-viewing customs. Another is channel surfing. Figure 58, drawn from a 1996 Yankelovich Monitor survey, shows that when they are actually watching TV, younger generations (including boomers, compared with their elders) are more likely to surf from program to program, "grazing" or "multitasking" rather than simply following a single narrative. Other scholars have found that compared with teenagers in the 1950s, young people in the 1990s have fewer, weaker, and more fluid friendships. Although I know no systematic evidence that supports this hunch, I suspect that the link between channel surfing and social surfing is more than metaphorical....

So far we have discovered that television watching and especially dependence upon television for entertainment are closely correlated with civic disengagement. Correlation, however, does not prove causation. An altnerative explanation is this: People who are social isolates to begin with gravitate toward the tube as the line of leisurely least resistance. Without true experimental evidence -- in which randomly selected individuals are exposed (or not exposed) to television over long periods of time -- we cannot be sure that television itself is the cause of disengagement. (Since the putative effects of TV presumably build up over years, a few minutes' viewing in a university lab is unlikely to replicate the deeper effects that we're talking about here.)

Strikingly direct evidence about the causal direction comes from a range of intriguing studies of communities conducted just before and just after television was introduced. The most remarkable of these studies emerged from three isolated communities in northern Canada in the 1970s. Owing only to poor reception, residents of one (given the pseudonym Notel by the researchers) were without television as the study began. The "treatment" whose effects were observed was the introduction of a single channel to Notel residents -- the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Life in Notel was compared with that of two other communities, Unitel and Multitel. Though it was very similar to Notel in other respects, during the two years of the study TV reception in Unitel went from CBC only to CBC plus the three American commercial networks. Multitel was similar in all relevant respects to the other two towns, although removed somewhat geographically. Residents of Multitel could receive all four channels throughout the span of the research.

Canadian researcher Tannis MacBeth Williams and her colleagues explained why this triad of towns consisted of a true experiment:


Significant also is the fact that this study was conducted before the widespread availability of VCRs and satellite dishes. In other words, there will likely never be another example like this of an essentially TV-free community in an industrialized nation. The results clearly showed that the introduction of television deflated Notel residents' participation in community activities. As the researchers report succinctly,


The researchers also asked whether television affected only those who were peripherally involved in community activities or also the active leaders. Their conclusion:


This study strongly suggests that television is not merely a concomitant of lower community involvement, but actually a cause of it. A major effect of television's arrival was the reduction in participation in social, recreational, and community activities among people of all ages. Television privatizes leisure time....

If TV steals time, it also seems to encourage lethargy and passivity. Time researchers Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi used an ingenious method to track our use of time and its effects on our psychic well-being. They persuaded subjects to carry beepers with them around the clock for a week, and when the beepers were randomly triggered, the subjects wrote down what they were doing and how they felt. Television viewing, Kubey and Csikszentmihalyi found, is a relaxing, low-concentration activity. Viewers feel passive and less alert after watching. On heavy-viewing evenings, people are also likely to engage in other low-energy, even slothful activities, whereas on light-viewing evenings, the same people spent more time outside the home in activities like sports and club meetings. Heavy viewing is associated with lots of free time, loneliness, and emotional difficulties. TV is apparently especially attractive for people who feel unhappy, particularly when there is nothing else to do.

TV itself is probably not the primary cause of these negative feelings, but it does not help much, either, except as a momentary escape. As Kubey and Csikszentmihalyi summarize their findings,


Kubey and Csikszentmihalyi report that these psychological concomitants of television watching are common in many cultures. British social psychologist Michael Argyle found that TV induces an emotional state best described as "relaxed, drowsy, and passive." British researchers Sue Bowden and Avner Offer report:


As Kubey and Csikszentmihalyi conclude, television is surely habit-forming and may be mildly addictive. In experimental studies viewers generally demand a major bribe to give it up, even though viewers consistently report that television viewing is less satisfying than other leisure activities and even than work. In 1977 the Detroit Free Press was able to find only 5 out of 120 families willing to give up television for a month in return for $500. People who did give up TV reportedly experience boredom, anxiety, irritation, and depression. One woman observed, "It was terrible. We did nothing -- my husband and I talked."

As with other addictions, conclude Bowden and Offer,


Like other addictive or compulsive behaviors, television seems to be a surprisingly unsatisfying experience. Both time diaries and the "beeper" studies find that for the average viewer television is about as enjoyable as housework and cooking, ranking well below all other leisure activities and indeed below work itself. TV's dominance in our lives reflects not its sublime pleasures, but its minimal costs. Time researchers John Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey conclude:


Another reason that television viewing is so negatively linked to social connectedness may be that it provides a kind of pseudopersonal connection to others. Anyone who has encountered a television personality face-to-face knows the powerful feeling that you already know this person. The daily cheer of morning anchors or the weekly drama of well-loved characters reassures us that we may know these people, care about them, are involved in their lives -- and no doubt they reciprocate those feelings (or so we subconsciously feel).

Communications theorist Joshua Meyrowitz notes that the electronic media allow social ties to be divorced from physical encounters. "Electronic media creates ties and associations that compete with those formed through live interaction in specific locations. Live encounters are certainly more 'special' and provide stronger and deeper relationships, but their relative number is decreasing." Political communications specialist Roderick Hart argues that television as a medium creates a false sense of companionship, making people feel intimate, informed, clever, busy, and important. The result is a kind of "remote-control politics," in which we as viewers feel engaged with our community without the effort of actually being engaged. Like junk food, TV, especially TV entertainment, satisfies cravings without real nourishment.

By making us aware of every social and personal problem imaginable, television also makes us less likely to do anything about it. "When the problems of all others become relatively equal in their seeming urgency," Meyrowitz notes, "it is not surprising that many people turn to take care of 'number one.'" In a similar vein, political scientist Shanto Iyengar has shown experimentally that prevailing television coverage of problems such as poverty leads viewers to attribute those problems to individual rather than societal failings and thus to shirk our own responsibility for helping to solve them. Political scientist Allan McBride showed in a careful content analysis of the most popular TV programs that "television programs erode social and political capital by concentrating on characters and stories that portray a way of life that weakens group attachments and social/political commitment." Television purveys a disarmingly direct and personal view of world events in a setting dominated by entertainment values. Television privileges personalities over issues and communities of interest over communities of place. In sum, television viewing may be so strongly linked to civic disengagement because of the psychological impact of the medium itself.

Perhaps, too, the message -- in other words, the specific programmatic content -- is also responsible for TV's apparent anticivic effects. The DDB Needham Life Style survey allows us to explore this possibility because, in addition to questions about social connectedness and civic involvement, the surveys elicit information about which specific programs the respondents "watch because you really like it." While causality is impossible to extract from such evidence, we can construct a rough-and-ready ranking of which programs attract and/or create the most civic and least civic audiences.

At the top of the pro-civic hierarchy (controlling, as always, for standard demographic characteristics, such as age and social class) are news programs and educational television. In the late 1990s the audiences for programs like the network news and public affairs presentations, NewsHour and other PBS shows, were generally more engaged in community life than other Americans, in part because these audiences tended to avoid other TV fare. At the other end of the scale fell action dramas (exemplified in an earlier era by The Dukes of Hazzard and Miami Vice), soap operas (such as Dallas and Melrose Place), and so-called reality TV (such as America's Most Wanted and A Current Affair).

One way of gauging the impact of different types of programming on civic engagement (as distinct from simply the amount of time spent before the tube) is to compare the effects of increasing doses of news programs and of daytime TV, controlling not only for education, income, sex, age, race, employment and marital status, and the like, but also for the total time spent watching TV. As figure 69 shows, the more time spent watching news, the more active one is in the community, whereas the more time spent watching soap operas, game shows, and talk shows, the less active one is in the community. In other words, even among people who spend the same number of hours watching TV, what they watch is closely correlated with how active they are in community life.

The clear distinction between the NewsHour audience and the Jerry Springer Show audience underscores the fact that not all television is anti-social. Experimental research has shown that pro-social programming can have pro-social effects, such as encouraging altruism. Moreover, television (especially, but not only, public affairs programming) can sometimes reinforce a wider sense of community by communicating a common experience to the entire nation, such as happened in the Kennedy assassination, the Challenger explosion, and the Oklahoma City bombing. These were shared national experiences only because only because television brought the same painful images into our homes. Television at its civic best can be a gathering place, a powerful force for bridging social differences, nurturing solidarity, and communicating essential civic information.

To this list of shared experiences, however, we must add the deaths of Diana and JFK Jr. and the O.J. trial, all of which purveyed more melodrama than civic enlightenment. The bonds nurtured by these common experiences are psychologically compelling, as virtually all of us can testify. But they are generally not sociologically compelling, in the sense of leading to action. Each episode is captivating, but few lead to enduring changes in the way we behave or connect. Child psychologists speak of a fairly primitive stage of social development called "parallel play" -- two kids in a sandbox, each playing with a toy but not really interacting with each other. In healthy development children outgrow parallel play. But the public spectacles of television leave us at that arrested stage of development, rarely moving beyond parallel attentiveness to the same external stimulus.

Television "in the wild," so to speak, is represented mostly by programs that are empirically linked to civic disengagement. Those program types that are most closely associated with civic isolation constitute a massive and growing share of television programming. "Target marketing" and the advent of five-hundred-channel cable TV portend a further fragmentation of audiences along the lines of social, economic, and personal interest. According to Nielsen Media Research, the number of channels received by the average household soared from nineteen in 1985 to forty-nine in 1997 and continues to rise. The ability of television to create a single national "water-cooler" culture has shrunk, as fewer and fewer of us watch common programs. In the early 1950s two-thirds of all Americans tuned in and watched the top-rated programs (I Love Lucy); in the early 1970s the top-rated program (All in the Family) drew about half of the national TV audience; by the mid-1990s the audience share of ER and Seinfeld was barely one-third. This trend toward market segmentation provides choice and presumably thus enhances consumer satisfaction, but it also undercuts TV's once vaunted role in bringing us together.

Another probable effect of television (not just programming, but also the associated advertising) is its encouragement of materialist values. For example, according to media researcher George Gerbner and his colleagues, heavy viewing adolescents "were more likely to want high status jobs that would give them a chance to earn a lot of money but also wanted to have their jobs relatively easy with long vacation time to do other things." As we shall see in more detail in the next chapter, materialism among college freshmen has risen notably during the era of maximum television exposure, and while in college, students who watch more television become even more materialistic, compared with their fellow students who watch less TV or none at all.

In sum, the rise of electronic communications and entertainment is one of the most powerful social trends of the twentieth century. In important respects this revolution has lightened our souls and enlightened our minds, but it has also rendered our leisure more private and passive. More and more of our time and money are spent on goods and services consumed individually, rather than those consumed collectively. Americans' leisure time can increasingly be measured -- as do strategic marketers --in terms of "eyeballs," since watching things (especially electronic screens) occupies more and more of our time, while doing things (especially with other people) occupies less and less. This emphasis on visual entertainment seems to be especially common among the generations who have been reared in the last several decades. Watching TV, videos, and computer windows onto cyberspace is ever more common. Sharing communal activities is ever less so.

The apotheosis of these trends can be found, most improbably, at the Holiday Bowling Lanes in New London, Connecticut. Mounted above each lane is a giant television screen displaying the evening's TV fare. Even on a full night of league play team members are no longer in lively conversation with one another about the day's events, public or private. Instead each stares silently at the screen while awaiting his or her turn. Even while bowling together, they are watching alone. [all boldface emphasis added]

-- Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone (http://www.bowlingalone.com/), pp. 221-245

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Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on September 26, 2009, 09:14:52 am
I want to put out a message that I will be creating a painting of "Obama's Dog" in the near future and I'm hoping I can get the support of our community of friends to help circulate the image and make it as popular as the Obama Joker image.
I plan to tap into the emotion of dog lovers and engage the conscious mind of the masses by creating dialog surrounding the meaning of the art.
I will also accompany the art with an article on the subject.

Please keep this in mind and I hope I can gain your support for this future project.

Thank you,

Nathan Janes
Red Baron
www.PUPAGANDA.com

Join my mailing list here:
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Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Old Fart on September 27, 2009, 09:00:33 am
"The Message" has been out there for all the world to see for a long time. I studied it in college way back in the stone age (70's) while getting my Telecommunications Degree (on the GI Bill).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7GvQdDQv8g&NR=1
"Television" is yesterday, the "Boob Tube" has been replaced with the You Tube. ;)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: TheNatural on September 27, 2009, 09:25:42 am
John Harris: "Its an Illusion":

http://bbc5.tv/eyeplayer/articles/john-harris-its-illusion
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on October 01, 2009, 07:57:16 am
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Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Outer Haven on October 14, 2009, 10:32:34 am
I hate television so much now... I quit watching it over a year ago (I would occasionaly see something that somebody recommends to me, but now -- I have quit it completely!). When I think of the ridiculous amounts of time I wasted watching cartoons as a kid, it seriously makes me angry!!

Nowadays, when I see a person sitting or lying on a couch and, hypnotised, watching TV, I feel like I'm looking at some sort of mind controlled zombie, it's kind of disturbing...

As for the studies showing people are in a sleep-like state of mind when watching TV: I don't need a scientist to prove this; I know this from observing myself. When I think about how I'm watching TV, when I'm doing it, I almost feel like regaining consciousness from sleep...
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Jackson Holly on October 14, 2009, 11:59:45 am

Outer Haven:
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I'm looking at some sort of mind controlled zombie, it's kind of disturbing...

Yes ... that's it! It IS disturbing.

Once you break the spell, and then observe others zombied-out like that ... it is disturbing! Especially if it is friend or family, you want to rush over and yank the d*mn controls out of their hands and slap them back into consciousness.

WAKE UP!

I can hardly be in the same room with a blaring TV anymore ...

Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: ekimdrachir on October 19, 2009, 07:44:02 pm
I hate television so much now... I quit watching it over a year ago (I would occasionaly see something that somebody recommends to me, but now -- I have quit it completely!). When I think of the ridiculous amounts of time I wasted watching cartoons as a kid, it seriously makes me angry!!

Nowadays, when I see a person sitting or lying on a couch and, hypnotised, watching TV, I feel like I'm looking at some sort of mind controlled zombie, it's kind of disturbing...

As for the studies showing people are in a sleep-like state of mind when watching TV: I don't need a scientist to prove this; I know this from observing myself. When I think about how I'm watching TV, when I'm doing it, I almost feel like regaining consciousness from sleep...
I know exactly how you feel.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PullMyFinger on November 24, 2009, 10:30:56 pm
I kicked the habit when I got hooked on the harder stuff; the truth.  :o
QFT ;D.One of the things I will so love when I move is NO TV. MY home MY rules and NO TV.
Did I mention I will not be owning a TV
*PMF does a happy dance*
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on March 16, 2010, 05:07:36 pm
Child psychologists speak of a fairly primitive stage of social development called "parallel play" -- two kids in a sandbox, each playing with a toy but not really interacting with each other. In healthy development children outgrow parallel play. But the public spectacles of television leave us at that arrested stage of development, rarely moving beyond parallel attentiveness to the same external stimulus....

The apotheosis of these trends can be found, most improbably, at the Holiday Bowling Lanes in New London, Connecticut. Mounted above each lane is a giant television screen displaying the evening's TV fare. Even on a full night of league play team members are no longer in lively conversation with one another about the day's events, public or private. Instead each stares silently at the screen while awaiting his or her turn. Even while bowling together, they are watching alone.

-- Robert D. Putnam

As bad as the social phenomenon of "parallel play" was when Robert Putnam's book was initially published ten years ago, it has since become even worse due to the utter explosion in use of both cell phones and portable media players (but cell phones especially):

(http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/images/set3/w72407KidsCellPhones1MR_1185515019.jpg)

(http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/images/2008/01/19/cellphoneusers.jpg)

(http://news.cnet.com/i/bto/20080415/caketoppers_340x408.jpg)

(http://imgs.zinio.com/magimages/185463691/2006/185651356_lg.jpg)


Pathetic and sad, is it not?
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on March 16, 2010, 05:09:59 pm
Communications theorist Joshua Meyrowitz notes that the electronic media allow social ties to be divorced from physical encounters. "Electronic media creates ties and associations that compete with those formed through live interaction in specific locations. Live encounters are certainly more 'special' and provide stronger and deeper relationships, but their relative number is decreasing." Political communications specialist Roderick Hart argues that television as a medium creates a false sense of companionship, making people feel intimate, informed, clever, busy, and important. The result is a kind of "remote-control politics," in which we as viewers feel engaged with our community without the effort of actually being engaged. Like junk food, TV, especially TV entertainment, satisfies cravings without real nourishment.
-- Robert D. Putnam

The above reminds me of the eloquent distinction John Taylor Gatto (http://johntaylorgatto.com) makes between “communities” and “networks.” Notice how the portion I boldfaced dovetails with Gatto’s “trout starvation” analogy in the following excerpt (all emphasis original):

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A surprising number of otherwise sensible people find it hard to see why the scope and reach of our formal schooling networks should not be increased -- by extending the school day or year, for instance -- in order to provide an economical solution to the problems posed by the decay of the American family. One reason for their preference, I think, is that they have trouble understanding the real difference between communities and networks.

Because of this confusion, they conclude that replacing a bad network with a good one is the right way to go. Since I disagree so strongly with the fundamental premise that networks are workable substitutes for families, and because from anybody's point of view a lot more school is going to cost a lot more money, I thought I'd tell you why, from a schoolteacher's perspective, we shouldn't be thinking of more school, but of less.

People who admire our school institution usually admire networking in general and have an easy time seeing it's positive side but they overlook it's negative aspect -- that networks, even good ones, drain vitality from communities and families. They provide mechanical ("by the numbers") solutions to human problems, when a slow organic process of self awareness, self discovery and cooperation is what is required if any solution is to stick.

Think of the challenge of losing weight. It's possible to employ mechanical tricks to do this quickly, but I'm told that 95% of the poor souls who do, are only fooling themselves. The weight lost this way doesn't stay off, it comes back in a short time. Other network solutions are just as temporary: a group of law students may network to pass their college exams, but preparing a brief in private practice is often a solitary, lonely experience.

Aristotle saw, a long time ago, that fully participating in a complex range of human affairs was the only way to become fully human; in that he differed from Plato. What is gained from consulting a specialist and surrendering all judgment is often more than outweighed by a permanent loss of one's own volition. This discovery accounts for the curious texture of real communication, where people argue with their doctors, lawyers and ministers, tell craftsmen what they want instead of accepting what they get, frequently make their own food from scratch instead of buying it in a restaurant or defrosting it, and perform many similar acts of participation. A real community is, of course, a collection of real families who themselves function in this participatory way.

Networks, however, don't require the whole person, but only a narrow piece. If you function in a network, it asks you to supress all the parts of yourself except the network-interest part -- a highly unnatural act although one you can get used to. In exchange, the network will deliver efficiency in the pursuit of some limited aim. This is, in fact, a devil's bargain, since on the promise of some future gain, one must surrender the wholeness of one's present humanity. If you enter into too many of these bargains you will split yourself into many specialized pieces, none of them completely human. And no time is available to reintegrate them. This, ironically, is the destiny of many successful networkers and doubtless generates much business for divorce courts and therapists of a variety of persuasions.

The fragmentation caused by excessive networking creates diminished humanity, a sense our lives are out of control because they are. If we face the present school and community crisis squarely, with hopes of finding a better way, we need to accept that schools, as networks, create a large part of the agony of modern life. We don't need more schooling, we need less.

I expect you'll want some proof of that, even though the million or so people participating in education at home these days have begun to nibble at the edge of everybody's consciousness and promise to bite their way into national attention when details of their success get around a little more. So, for those of you who haven't heard that you don't need officially certified teachers to get a good education, let me try to expose some of the machinery that makes certified schooling so bad. And remember, if you're thinking, "but it's always been that way,"…that it really hasn't.

Compulsory schooling in factory schools is a very recent, very Massachusetts/New York development. Remember, too, that until thirty-odd years ago, you could escape mass schooling after school; now it is much harder to escape because another form of mass-schooling, television, has spread all over the place to blot up any attention spared by school. So what was merely grotesque in our national treatment of the young before 1960 has become tragic now that mass commercial entertainment, as addictive as any other hallucinogenic drug, has blocked the escape routes from mass schooling.

It is a fact generally ignored when considering the communal nature of institutional families like schools, large corporations, colleges, armies, hospitals, and government agencies that they are not real communities at all, but networks. Unlike communities, networks -- as I reminded you -- have a very narrow way of allowing people to associate, and that way is always across a short spectrum of one, or at most a few, specific uniformities.

In spite of ritual moments like the Christmas party or the office softball game -- when individual human components in the network "go home", they go home alone. And in spite of humanitarian support from fellow workers that eases emergencies -- when people in networks suffer, they suffer alone, unless they have a family or community to suffer with them.

Even with college dorm "communities," those most engaging and intimate simulations of community imaginable, who among us has not experienced an awful realization after graduation that we cannot remember our friends' names or faces very well? Or who, if one can remember, feels much desire to renew those associations?

It is a puzzling development, as yet poorly understood, that the "caring" in networks is in some important way feigned. Not maliciously, but in spite of any genuine emotional attractions that might be there, human behavior in network situations often resembles a dramatic act -- matching a script produced to meet the demands of a story. And, as such, the intimate moments in networks lack the sustaining value of their counterparts in community. Those of you who remember the wonderful closeness possible in army camp life or sports teams, and who have now forgotten those you were once close with, will understand what I mean. In contrast, have you ever forgotten an uncle or an aunt?

If the loss of true community entailed by masquerading in networks is not noticed in time, a condition arises in the victim's spirit very much like the "trout starvation" that used to strike wilderness explorers whose diet was made up exclusively of stream fish. While trout quell the pangs of hunger -- and even taste good -- the eater gradually suffers from want of sufficient nutrients.

Networks like schools are not communities, just as school training is not education. By preempting fifty percent of the total time of the young, by locking young people up with other young people exactly their own age, by ringing bells to start and stop work, by asking people to think about the same thing at the same time in the same way, by grading people the way we grade vegetables -- and in a dozen other vile and stupid ways -- network schools steal the vitality of communities and replace it with an ugly mechanism. No one survives these places with his/her humanity intact, not kids, not teachers, not administrators and not parents.

A community is a place in which people face each other over time in all their human variety, good parts, bad parts, and all the rest. Such places promote the highest quality of life possible, lives of engagement and participation. This happens in unexpected ways, but it never happens when you've spent more than a decade listening to other people talk and trying to do what they tell you to do, trying to please them, after the fashion of schools. It makes a real, lifelong difference whether you avoid that training or it traps you.

An example might clarify this. Networks of urban reformers will convene to consider the problems of homeless vagrants, but a community will think of its vagrants as real people, not abstractions. Ron, Dave or Marty -- a community will call its bums by their names. It makes a difference.

People interact on thousands of invisible pathways in a community, and the emotional payoff is correspondingly rich and complex. But networks can only manage a cartoon simulation of community and provide a very limited payoff.

-- John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0865714487/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=086571231X&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0P9508R5QPAXY5RNA1J4), pp. 51-57


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/67/DumbingUsDown_Gatto.jpg/210px-DumbingUsDown_Gatto.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0865714487/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=086571231X&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0P9508R5QPAXY5RNA1J4)

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Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: America2 on March 16, 2010, 05:19:35 pm
Nice thread, saved for ltr
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: TheNatural on March 19, 2010, 07:31:42 am
Of course, watching endless TV shows and "reality" shows does us nothing good. But I feel the need to be a little balanced about this. It cant be all work and no play, can it? I have spent a lot of time and money building my own home theatre and still in the process. Its been a dream for 20 years. It is not much point in having a home cinema and no TV, however. It is fun to watch a good movie or sports on TV from time to time, but I also find that it is wonderful to have a dark, dedicated room for listening to music too.

About HDTV. I think its a great invention and one that came as a natural progression of science, not to mesmorize us even more. It was very nice to watch the Olympics in HDTV and what it does is making the images clearer. Whats wrong with that? Besides, in a very short time something new will come to the ordinary consumer; 3D-TV. That should make for some very long treads on the forum  ;)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: America2 on March 20, 2010, 11:41:36 am
Of course, watching endless TV shows and "reality" shows does us nothing good. But I feel the need to be a little balanced about this. It cant be all work and no play, can it? I have spent a lot of time and money building my own home theatre and still in the process. Its been a dream for 20 years. It is not much point in having a home cinema and no TV, however. It is fun to watch a good movie or sports on TV from time to time, but I also find that it is wonderful to have a dark, dedicated room for listening to music too.

About HDTV. I think its a great invention and one that came as a natural progression of science, not to mesmorize us even more. It was very nice to watch the Olympics in HDTV and what it does is making the images clearer. Whats wrong with that? Besides, in a very short time something new will come to the ordinary consumer; 3D-TV. That should make for some very long treads on the forum  ;)

I agree - however, up until recently, had no idea that ALL tv is VERY wicked...I mean we know the 'ole saying, if you sleep with a dog, you will get its flees.

Again - we need to relax, but do it the RIGHT way. I mean it seems like 9/10 movies/shows on tv are garbage. Either some revenge yarn, or some Lady Gaga music video, or some NWO predictive programming show, 24/7 sports nonsense on ESPN over what sports team is better b/c they spent $$$$, and for that matter too, CNN/FOX brainwashing their audience to believe the NWO's propaganda.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: TheNatural on March 22, 2010, 03:45:36 am
Again - we need to relax, but do it the RIGHT way. I mean it seems like 9/10 movies/shows on tv are garbage. Either some revenge yarn, or some Lady Gaga music video, or some NWO predictive programming show, 24/7 sports nonsense on ESPN over what sports team is better b/c they spent $$$$, and for that matter too, CNN/FOX brainwashing their audience to believe the NWO's propaganda.

Yes, I too find that most of it is as you say. But from time to time I come across something worthwhile. For example the movie "Seven Pounds" with Will Smith. Now, heres a really good movie and it is a rarity in that it has no violence at all. And the Ice Age movies. Very funny for children as well as adults. It is however a pity that so many movies are speculative. Nowadays its not just speculative violence but torture which I absolutely detest and will not watch. It is as you suggest easy for us to be programmed but I think it is important to be aware of that, at the same time as one avoid getting too paranoid.

Besides, without a TV how can one watch the documentaries of Alex Jones? And is it any better to avoid TV altogether and spend hours on the computer? And how can one criticize things in our society without hearing what society via mainstream media is saying?
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
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Title: America’s Bread And Circus Society
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 08, 2010, 05:49:11 pm
http://www.infowars.com/americas-bread-and-circus-society/ (http://www.infowars.com/americas-bread-and-circus-society/)

America’s Bread And Circus Society

Chuck Baldwin
June 8, 2010

The Roman poet Juvenal (circa 100 A.D.) wrote regarding the way latter-day Roman emperors retained power and control over the masses that were seemingly more than happy to obsess themselves with trivialities and self-indulgences while their once-great-and-powerful empire collapsed before their very eyes. He wrote:

“Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions–everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses (http://www.strike-the-root.com/4/wasdin/wasdin10.html).”

(http://static.infowars.com/2010/06/i/article-images/whodat.jpg)
It used to be when men stripped their shirts off and painted their faces, they were heading to the
battlefield to kill the tyrant’s troops.


I submit that a good many in America are, like Rome of old, carelessly frittering away their God-given liberties, foolishly clamoring for nothing more than government handouts and never-ending entertainment. Millions and millions of Americans (especially males) are literally intoxicated with sports. Sports are no longer a great American pastime; they are now a great American obsession.

Mind you, this writer has been a sports fan all of his life. I began playing organized basketball in the fifth grade; I was on the high school wrestling team; I played football in high school and college; and I ran track. Still today, I enjoy watching a good NFL game (yes, I’m still a Green Bay Packers fan), a good college game when the Gators are playing, a good NCAA men’s basketball game (especially during the tournament–even more so when the Hoosiers are in it), and any NBA championship series between the Celtics and Lakers (I root for Boston). And I even like to watch a round of professional golf once in a while (it helps me go to sleep when I’m trying to take a nap). But none of the above will interfere with anything that is important, and I am not going to plan my whole universe around any of it. If it is convenient, I will watch. If it’s not, I will read about it in the sports section of the newspaper. And I’m certainly not going to spend my hard-earned money following any sports team (even those I like) all over the country like some rock band groupie.

I am not talking about sports in general; I am talking about the way many American men have allowed sports to control and dominate their lives. With many, sports are not just a hobby; they are a religion. I cannot count the number of conversations between men that I overhear in restaurants, airplanes, boardrooms, and, yes, even church houses, in which every man in the circle is literally consumed with all sorts of sports facts, information, and opinions. In many such discussions, these men will talk about nothing else. To these men, there is absolutely nothing in the world more important than the latest sports score, announcement, or trade. NOTHING!

And there is also a very real psychological pitfall associated with a man’s intoxication with sports. I submit that an obsession with sports gives men a false sense of masculinity and actually serves to steal true manhood from them.

For example, it used to be when men stripped their shirts off and painted their faces, they were heading to the battlefield to kill the tyrant’s troops. Now they are headed off to the sports coliseum to watch a football game. A man’s ego and machismo was once used to protect his family and freedom; now it’s used to tout batting averages and box scores. The fact is, if we could get the average American male to get as exercised and energized about defending the historic principles upon which liberty and Western Civilization are built as he is in defending his favorite quarterback or NASCAR driver, our country would not be in the shape it is in today.

The sad reality is that much of today’s masculinity is experienced only vicariously through a variety of sports teams and personalities. Instead of personally flexing our muscles for God and country, freedom and liberty, or home and hearth, we punch the air and beat our chests over touchdowns and home runs (even though we had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with them ourselves). Instead of getting in the face of these would-be tyrants in Washington, D.C., who are doing everything they can to steal the American dream, we get in the face of the poor umpire who makes a bad call or the Little League coach who doesn’t play my son enough. Our happiness, well-being, and mood are not determined by anything personally achieved (or lost), but by what others accomplished (or didn’t accomplish) at the ball park. Whether our children inherit a land of liberty and freedom does not seem nearly as important as whether they make the starting lineup on the football team.

[Continued... (http://www.infowars.com/americas-bread-and-circus-society/)]
Title: Bread and Circuses Gone Awry: Mindless Sports Fans Riot in LA
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 18, 2010, 10:35:14 am
http://www.infowars.com/bread-and-circuses-gone-awry-mindless-sports-fans-riot-in-la/ (http://www.infowars.com/bread-and-circuses-gone-awry-mindless-sports-fans-riot-in-la/)

Bread and Circuses Gone Awry: Mindless Sports Fans Riot in LA

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
June 18, 2010

In Greece, workers riot against austerity measures imposed by the IMF. In 2009 major social unrest and riots erupted in Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria over the financial crisis and the prospect of drastically lower standards of living. The IMF has predicted “violent protests could break out in countries worldwide if the financial system was not restructured to benefit everyone rather than a small elite.”

(http://static.infowars.com/2010/06/i/article-images/lariot.jpg)
Workers angry over looted pensions and globalist imposed reduced
living standards? Nope. The Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in the
NBA Finals.


“Similar outbursts of civil unrest have occurred in recent weeks across the periphery of Europe, where the global financial crisis has buffeted smaller countries with fewer resources to defend their economies. Especially in Eastern Europe, the turmoil reflects surging political discontent and threatens to topple shaky governments that have been the focus of popular resentment over corruption for years,” the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/25/AR2009012502516.html) reported in January, 2009. Iceland faced civil unrest after the banksters attempted to saddle it with staggering debt.

“The financial meltdown has become part of the real economy and is now beginning to shape real politics. More and more citizens on the edge of the global crisis are taking to the streets,” writes Roger Boyes for The Sunday Times (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5559773.ece).

In the United States, riots have yet to break out over the Greatest Bankster Heist in History and the looming Greatest Depression.

Instead people take to the streets and break and torch private property following a basketball game.

“Violent riots broke out in Los Angeles following the LA Lakers’ championship-clinching win over the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals,” reports The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3019743/LA-struck-by-basketball-riots.html) today. “LAPD officers clashed with crowds in streets surrounding the stadium, with rowdy fans smashing windows, starting fires and attacking passing motorists.”

Cops were dispatched and fired “non-lethal rounds to disperse mobs of troublemakers, as a cab was set alight and two newspaper stands ripped apart… At least one civilian was badly beaten and a police officer suffered a broken nose in street fights. A cyclist was also hit by a patrol car attending the crisis… In nearby restaurant La Bella Cucina, customers threw bottles, overturned tables and stole alcohol.” Trash cans were set afire, three vehicle torched and 18 medical aid requests were received for people ill or injured, and eight people were transported by ambulance to hospitals. Some of the injuries were “quite serious,” according to officials.

“It’s these young people who don’t know how to behave,” a woman told the Associated Press (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gQ0K1WeV9uP5TxyJeyUzi7jRvS4gD9GDN8Q80).

Imagine how these mindless idiots will behave after the global elite finalize their plan to take down America and impose austerity measures.

Homeland Security and police departments all over the country have trained and prepared for social chaos and violence for some time now. Dim-witted sports fans may not realize there is a storm on the horizon. The government knows it is coming and has prepared.

In late 2008 the U.S. Army War College released a white paper called Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development (http://www.infowars.com/paper-army-prepared-for-economic-riots-on-uk-streets/). The report warned that the military must be prepared for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The “widespread civil violence,” the document said, “would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.”

In the not too distant future it will not be cops responding to rioters and looters. It will be the military. Soldiers are not trained to subdue and arrest unruly citizens. They are trained to kill people and break things.

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqTK3KsPl8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqTK3KsPl8)
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94GMO6eaTR0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94GMO6eaTR0)
Title: As the United States Collapses, Media Worships LeBron James
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 09, 2010, 09:09:35 am
http://www.prisonplanet.com/as-the-united-states-collapses-media-worships-lebron-james.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/as-the-united-states-collapses-media-worships-lebron-james.html)

As the United States Collapses, Media Worships LeBron James

Alex Jones & Aaron Dykes
Prisonplanet.com
July 9, 2010

Alex Jones gives the inside scoop on basketball MVP LeBron James’ pivotal trade decision… err, I mean, rather breaks down how society has become obsessed with celebrity culture and taken its eye off of important world events, allowing corruption and global domination to take root. While LeBron announces his move to Miami, the mindless sports fans of America have essentially ignored larger problems.

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_xBWsDpz0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_xBWsDpz0) (LeBron James Announces... He's Going to Miami!)

Here are people (http://theboxhouston.com/sports/robg/ohio-governor-sings-to-keep-lebron/) by the tens of thousands begging LeBron James to stay on their team, yet these same people won’t go out and protest the looting of the Federal government, the banker-bailout or even the BP oil spill.

Yes, modern bread and circuses– endless ballgames, television and gossip about celeb birthday parties– has driven our culture to embrace the meaningless, while reducing our consciousness to mindless drivel. America– once the greatest cradle of imagination and wealth has fallen to a land of virtual morons who look up to decadent system-icons instead of leaders who could drive our future to greatness once again.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: agentbluescreen on July 09, 2010, 09:53:56 am
Yet another example of the ruthless evil Corporatism that capitalizes on the "divide and conquer" mentality of desolate morons.

Funny how there is not a single "NBA" t-shirt, hat or dominant-product emblem, isn't it?

The NBA CORPORATION thrives on hatred, like all unnatural bestial CORPORATE BEINGS do.

Parochialist Hatred (gladitorialism) is their business, not basketball. Victims are encouraged to love the team or the player not the sport.

These "sportsmen"  are simply idol worshippers, bereft of self-esteem and, by extension, any real esteem of the players.

Sports should be about the game, (not just the teams or the players) dummies.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Satyagraha on July 09, 2010, 10:43:17 am
Bumpage.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: ekimdrachir on July 09, 2010, 12:27:44 pm
I thought this guy was going to the oil spill when I seen him all over google trends and twitterfall... wtf
Title: LeBron Nation: Americans Hypnotized As Country Collapses
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 12, 2010, 04:26:42 pm
http://www.prisonplanet.com/lebron-nation-americans-hypnotized-as-country-collapses.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/lebron-nation-americans-hypnotized-as-country-collapses.html)

LeBron Nation: Americans Hypnotized As Country Collapses

(http://www.prisonplanet.com/images/july2010/120710top2.jpg)

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, July 12, 2010

The sight of American citizens gathering to protest basketball player LeBron James’ decision to join Miami Heat last week, after Ohio Governor Ted Strickland joined celebrities to serenade James in a bizarre appeal video entitled “We are LeBron,” was a shocking reminder of how millions of Americans are more concerned about sports teams than the fact that their country is collapsing around them, and how potent a threat such wanton delusion is to the survival of freedom and prosperity in the United States.

In a You Tube clip that went viral after appearing on the Drudge Report (http://www.drudgereport.com) website, Alex Jones explained how ominous it was to see Americans transfixed by bread and circuses while at the same time the New York Times reports on how the country is sinking into another depression (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/opinion/28krugman.html).

But how did we reach the stage where scenes from Idiocracy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocracy), a satirical movie set 500 years in the future where humanity has “degenerated into into a dystopia where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism run rampant and dysgenic pressure has resulted in a uniformly stupid human society devoid of individual responsibility or consequences,” seem eerily contemporary in 2010?

Americans are watching more television than ever before (http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/americans-watching-more-tv-than-ever/), both through conventional TV sets and on the web, as the range of channels continues to expand, the screens get bigger and the quality of the picture increases as new hi-definition and 3D technologies arrest and shorten attention spans to a greater and greater degree.

Americans are now a nation of spectators, watching a shocking average of nearly 5 hours of TV a day (http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/media_entertainment/average-tv-viewing-for-2008-09-tv-season-at-all-time-high/), up 20% from just 10 years ago.

Hooked in to this matrix medium that tells them how to behave, what to care about, and how to treat people who deviate from this spoon-fed consensus, people are literally being programmed into accepting a contrived false reality that bears little or no resemblance to what is actually taking place in the real world. This is why the assembly line of zombies being manufactured by this process will roll their eyes when warned about real issues that affect them – the crumbling economy, unemployment, the BP oil spill – yet will become visibly upset when an event that has no bearing on their existence whatsoever, like where LeBron James throws a basketball around, takes place.

We are literally being trained like dogs to react to meaningless stimuli while burying our heads in the sand in reaction to issues of real significance. This behavior training encompasses an entire outlook, an entire lifestyle that people have adopted to the point where their moral compass, they way they dress, the way they speak, what they eat, what drugs they take, the way they respond to events and how they treat other people is solely a construct of the babylon system to which they are addicted.

The fact that this matrix system constantly promotes damaging and destructive messages is why people are fat, unhealthy, unhappy, addicted to drugs, and unsuccessful in maintaining relationships. They are a product of their brainwashing. Downloading viruses from an infected culture on a daily basis, people’s hard drives – their brains – are corrupted, lethargic, and barely able to function. This is why people seek out destructive pursuits that do nothing to benefit their long-term personal interests. This is why people no longer talk to their neighbors or get involved in their communities. This is why people care more about LeBron James than their own country collapsing around them – because that’s the content of the programming they have downloaded.

The controllers of this babylon system have superimposed a fantasy world over reality, they have slapped blinkers over the eyes of millions of Americans who continue to lead deluded, stunted and oblivious lives while the criminals behind the curtain scheme to wreck the country. A perfect example of this is how the government keeps insisting that the economy is getting better while in reality unemployment grows, tent cities pop up in major areas and the housing market gets worse.

When Americans know more about baseball and basketball than they do about their own history – to the point now where as a recent Jay Leno clip exemplified (http://www.prisonplanet.com/jaywalking-4th-of-july-embarrassing.html), college professors can’t even relate basic facts about the founding of the country – America is in danger.

America used to be the source of the best and the brightest, but the ravages of a 21st century entertainment monster has contributed to plunging test scores allied to weaker curriculums as American school children continue to be outperformed by their counterparts even in third world countries (http://4brevard.com/choice/international-test-scores.htm) like Costa Rica.

Freedom and prosperity can only continue to exist in a country where informed and active citizens act as watchmen and women to protect those virtues. History has taught us that decadence, moral and intellectual decay are always followed by a collapse in society as darkness fills in the void that good has vacated.

Americans have to look themselves in the mirror and decide whether or not worshipping LeBron James is worth the price of a destitute and demoralized country in which living standards are eviscerated and freedoms are easily revoked.

Imagine if Americans got as angry and upset about the fact that their country is being seized by criminal globalist interests who want to destroy the United States in pursuit of a global government as they do when their sports team loses or their star player is transferred?

Our job is to issue a jolt of shock therapy to millions of hypnotized Americans who have the establishment-imposed mantra running through their heads that everything will be OK as long as they just continue to ignore reality and keep their head buried in American Idol or the NBA season.

Only through a massive media backlash can we reach people and make them understand that they have been conditioned into accepting a false sense of reality and that real happiness and fulfillment can only be achieved, and that America can only be rescued, once they fully embrace the truth of what is really happening around them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_xBWsDpz0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_xBWsDpz0) (As United States Collapses, Media Worships LeBron James)
Title: TV IS A PSYCHO-SOCIAL WEAPON
Post by: Optimus on August 10, 2010, 09:27:42 am
TV IS A PSYCHO-SOCIAL WEAPON

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Ken Doyle

oneworldscam (http://oneworldscam.com/?p=7130)

I think most right thinking people are agreed that physical effects aside, the content of the majority of TV programming today (I emphasise the word programming, a process that involves a passive receptor of information) is designed to instil a social worldview and value system that is self-centric and is in fact the opposite of what a healthy and enduring society requires.  Individualism at any cost rules the day and it is more and more evident that empathy for one’s fellow citizen and a sense of personal responsibility are rapidly vanishing along with the morality that all healthy civilisations have known to be necessary for survival. Only recently a car I was travelling in was bumped from behind by a driver who was, I would guess, in his mid to late thirties, looked quite respectable and drove a new and expensive car.  Rather than stop and offer his details for the damage done he feigned an apology and when our vehicle pulled off to park safely he took his opportunity to flee the scene, no doubt congratulating himself on avoiding a messy process involving insurance agencies etc.  People today are only made to feel guilt when caught and exposed for their crimes. They have no higher authority to fear and the current direction of societal attitudes puts paid to that particular view often espoused that it is possible to remain moral and upstanding without religion or a guiding moral principal if you prefer.  The crime figures, road rage and general attitude of fellow citizens would tend to indicate otherwise.  I believe TV has much blame to shoulder for this.

            People spend a lot of their spare time in front of the television.  I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to state that TV is a major source of many people’s opinions and views on pretty much everything.  Given the amount of time people spend watching television it makes perfect sense that if you want to shape public opinion the TV is the medium par excellence by which to disseminate your information.  It stands to reason then that if you agree that a movement exists, and I think a lot of people of do, whose aim is to re-make the world in man’s image, albeit a skewed and perverse one, then it makes sense for such an organisation to consolidate control of the TV airwaves and turn it into a propaganda video-drome.  Some might say that the proof is in the pudding, that TV is so biased toward the crude, libertine, amoral lifestyle and that the portrayal of  the Christian religion, the very force that created our society, is so negative, misinformed and hostile that surely such a conspiracy exists.  Now to extrapolate this thought is an article unto itself but the facts are there and the conspiracy is out in the open.  To give just two examples, we have the admission by the

BBC  following a leaking of an internal memo wherein it was admitted that they are anti-Christ in their outlook.  After complaints that BBC programming repeatedly errs on the side of sensitivity to Islam & other minorities (religious or otherwise) & bias against Christianity (especially Roman Catholicism), the British Broadcasting Corporation  has admitted its guilt. A summit meeting of BBC officials culminated in admissions that “the BBC is not impartial or neutral,” as BBC political editor Andew Marr put it.  The closed-door summit’s conclusions were leaked to the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday.

            Evidence also exists that governments control news output and content.  On January 14,1983 President Reagan of the USA signed into effect directive 77 which gave the CIA and government full power to determine and control the content of news that the American public receives, news which can now be uploaded and or modified in minutes with modern technology. Goebbels would be proud.  Think about it.  It only takes a decision made by one chief editor to determine the news received by millions and in the US it is said that upwards of 90% of all media formats including newspapers and magazines are controlled by 3 or 4 corporations, a number which is going down as more and more news agencies are bought up and amalgamated.  All an agency has do to make sure the news delivered suits a particular agenda is to put a very small number of people into the right positions.

            Alex Jones, a rising star in the American “Truth Movement” is an independent syndicated radio talk-show host and investigative journalist from Austin, Texas.  He has had personal contact with people from many of the US’s major news agencies like FOX and CNN and he says that many people employed with these companies don’t agree with the style and content of news produced and in fact know and believe much of it to be contrived, mis-represented or simply incorrect.

            The physical way in which TV affects the brain makes it a  perfect vehicle for propaganda.  It’s important to note that your eyes grow directly, stem-like, from the brain. They really are the window to the soul and the perfect conduit to access the brain’s inner sanctums.

The human brain works at 4 basic frequencies.  These are Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.

Beta waves are produced when one is thinking and using one’s higher faculties and Delta is associated with sleep and/or deep trance like states.  The radiant light and flicker rates of TV cause the brain to drop down to a level of activity somewhere between Alpha and Theta – essentially a sleepy dreamlike state of mind where the higher critical functions are turned off. Even if you’re reading text on a television screen the brain registers low levels of Alpha wave activity. Theta brainwaves engage inner and intuitive subconscious. You will find theta in places where you hold memories, sensations and emotions  Any information therefore imbibed from the TV by-passes our logical, critically thinking sieve and goes straight into those sub areas of the mind associated with more emotive response. TV then appeals more to the emotions than the mind and of course how many of us engage in lively informed debate anymore? Very few. The more common reaction to big questions is usually an emotive response followed by a quick change in subject. TV viewing is a somatic experience which means it is “of the body, not of the mind”.  I’m reminded of Huxley’s book, ”Brave New World” where the drug of choice was called soma and enabled people to escape un-palatable intellectual life problems.

            Psychologist Thomas Mulholland found that after just 30 seconds of watching television the brain begins to produce alpha waves, which indicates torpid (almost comatose) rates of activity. Alpha brain waves are associated with unfocused, overly receptive states of consciousness. A high occurrence of alpha wave activity does not occur normally when the eyes are open. In fact, Mulholland’s research implies that watching television is neurologically analogous to staring at a blank wall.  It’s worth noting that the goal of hypnotists is to induce slow brain wave states.  Alpha waves are present during the ‘light hypnotic’ state used by hypnotherapists for suggestion therapy.

The critical side of your brain is the left. As you read this you are making judgements, passing opinions and coming to conclusions which take the form of beta brain wave activity. These are the waves activated when you begin to use that left hand side, the centre of logical human communication and analysis.

            Researchers have found that once the television set is switched on, that left hand side and all it’s faculties tends to switch off. Instead the image from television go straight to the right brain. The switch from beta to alpha waves shows this. Alpha brain waves are the ones we associate with meditation and sleep. By no means does this mean that we are not taking the information in – we are taking it all in, we are just not able to critically evaluate it as we would with information coming from other sources.

            Video Games have been shown to lower brain activity to below that of the Delta frequency!

            The TV screen  flicker rate alone is known to induce mesmerized states in people. This flicker rate is the rate at which the screen image is updated, generally about 50 or 60 times a second. DARPA is a US military funded research programme.  One of their endeavours concerned developing TV flicker rates that could be played whenever a mesmerized state was required in a given section of the population.

            Endorphins are released by overexposure to light.  The radiant light from televisions causes a release of endorphins.  Researcher Herbert Krugman showed that while viewers are watching television, the right hemisphere is twice as active as the left, a neurological anomaly. The crossover from left to right releases a surge of the body’s natural opiates: endorphins, which include beta-endorphins and enkephalins. Endorphins are structurally identical to opium and its derivatives (morphine, codeine, heroin, etc.). Activities that release endorphins (also called opioid peptides) are usually habit-forming (we rarely call them addictive). These include cracking knuckles and strenuous exercise. External opiates act on the same receptor sites (opioid receptors) as endorphins, so there is little difference between the two.

            Even casual television viewers experience such opiate-withdrawal symptoms if they stop watching TV for a prolonged period of time. An article from South Africa’s Eastern Province Herald (October 1975) described two experiments in which people from various socio-economic milieus were asked to stop watching television. In one experiment, several families volunteered to turn off their TV’s for just one month. The poorest family gave in after one week, and the others suffered from depression, saying they felt as though they had “lost a friend.” In the other experiment, 182 West Germans agreed to kick their television viewing habit for a year, with the added bonus of payment. None could resist the urge longer than six months, and over time all of the participants showed the symptoms of opiate-withdrawal: increased anxiety, frustration, and depression.

            Herbert Krugman’s research proved that watching television numbs the left brain and leaves the right brain to perform all cognitive duties. This has some harrowing implications for the effects of television on brain development and health. For one, the left hemisphere is the critical region for organizing, analyzing, and judging incoming data. The right brain treats incoming data uncritically, and it does not decode or divide information into its component parts.

            Researches into the effects of TV have warned that children under two years of age shouldn’t watch any at all due to the negative impact on various areas of a child’s development which include skills of observation, speech, hearing, depth perception, reading ability, inducing attention deficit type behaviour, a lack of motor skills due to immobile viewing habits and so on.  TV is a wholly inappropriate and ineffectual teaching tool. It’s pointless having debates lamenting the demise of intellectual ability and endeavour when intellects have never even had a chance to naturally and properly grow due to the numbing effects of television on children particularly.

            Conversely its worth noting that radio has the opposite effect and actually develops a higher rate of concentration, the audio forcing people to be stimulated to visualise what they hear.  Reading of course further extends the ability to concentrate and critically examine information over longer periods.

            Even the style of TV production these days is geared toward an amphetamine-like addiction people have with regard to information reception. The cadence of scene changes, that is the rate and beat at which images are changing on the screen is very fast and further inclines the mind under development to be unable to concentrate for long periods on long pieces of textual information.  Average rates of attention span are down from a few decades ago to mere minutes where once it was more than one hour for deep critical thinking.

            Studies have linked quality of life to high vocabulary rates which heavy TV consumption impacts negatively.  If you have good communication skills you are better able to express the world you live in and how you define it and if this is a yardstick to judge by then for many of our countries’ young folk the world must be very banal indeed.  A poor vocabulary means you have a myopic existence, you have a tunnel-like perception of this great planet and your quality of life is adversely effected.  Just listening to pop stars in particular, the idols of the young, can make one cringe with embarrassment at the vacuous and inarticulate clap-trap they come out with.

            We live in a world today were people’s personalities are formed by unreal things: TV, the music industry, video games, movies, the effects of drugs (be that of the recreational or psychotropic variety).  Virtual reality dominates the interests of a lot of people out there, even young adults and people of my own age group in their 30′s.  All conversation is about this or that TV show, the latest new video game on the latest new console or who’s top of the Premiership.  It’s a sad state of affairs.

            All these negative effects on society are known, they are in fact engineered and planned for.  A New World Order is coming into view.  Not so long ago in India, the then British Chancellor Gordon  Brown, , in a speech mentioned this “New Global Order” that is being brought into existence.  This New Order will be the stuff of nightmare as envisaged by Orwell. In fact I don’t think even Orwell had the vision to picture the dystopian technocratic dictatorship in store for humanity. Huxley was somewhat closer to the mark in his novel, “Brave New World “.

            The TV is our soma, it keeps us mesmerized and dulled while our freedoms are revoked and laws introduced to  make criminals of us all so the New World Order can get on with the business of creating a prison planet with a prison based economic system, much like modern China.

Get rid of your TV’s today.  Exchange them for projection systems if you’re not yet ready to give up the video drome. We need to reclaim our personalities from the agencies and organisations that use TV to claim our minds, create our consumerist loyalties and keep us from truth, reality and a full-spectrum human life. We need to reclaim for ourselves and instil in future generations a sense of wonder at the real world and its panoply of real life heroes and people genuinely worth admiring.

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Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on September 28, 2010, 11:33:59 am
http://www.prisonplanet.com/those-who-dont-build-must-burn.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/those-who-dont-build-must-burn.html)

Those Who Don’t Build Must Burn

The Burning Platform (http://theburningplatform.com/blog/)
Sept 22, 2010

“Out of the nursery into the college and back to the nursery; there’s your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries of more. School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, languages dropped, English and spelling gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored. Life is immediate, the job counts, pleasure lies about after work. Why learn anything save pressing buttons, pulling switches, fitting nuts and bolts?”Captain Beatty in Fahrenheit 451 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345342968?tag=thebur01-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0345342968&adid=0HT31E58JBRE3M4VP65J)

Ray Bradbury wrote his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345342968?tag=thebur01-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0345342968&adid=0HT31E58JBRE3M4VP65J) in 1950. Most kids were required to read this book when they were seventeen years old. Having just re-read the novel at the age of forty-seven makes you realize how little you knew at seventeen. It is 165 pages of keen insights into today’s American society. Bradbury’s hedonistic dark future has come to pass. His worst fears have been realized. The American public has willingly chosen to be distracted and entertained by electronic gadgets 24 hours per day. Today, reading books is for old fogies. Most people think Bradbury’s novel was a warning about censorship. It was not. It was a warning about TV and radio turning the minds of Americans to mush.

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It is now sixty years later and his warning went unheeded. A self imposed ignorance by a vast swath of Americans is reflected in these statistics:

* 33% of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.

* 42% of college graduates never read another book after college.

* 80% of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.

* 70% of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.

* 57% of new books are not read to completion.

* There are over 17,000 radio stations and over 2,000 TV stations in America today.

* Each day in the U.S., people spend on average 4.7 hours watching TV, 3 hours listening to the radio and 14 minutes reading magazines.

* The projected average number of hours an individual (12 and older) will spend watching television this year is 1,750.

* In a 65-year life, the average person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube.

* Number of 30-second TV commercials seen in a year by an average child – 20,000

* Number of videos rented daily in the U.S. – 6 million

* Number of public library items checked out daily – 3 million

* Percentage of Americans who can name The Three Stooges – 59%

* Percentage who can name at least three justices of the U.S. Supreme Court – 17%

When Ray Bradbury wrote his novel in the basement of the UCLA library on a pay per hour typewriter, television was in its infancy. In 1945 there were only 10,000 television sets in all of America. By 1950, there were 6 million sets. The US population was 150 million living in 43 million households. Only 9% of these households had a TV. There was one TV for every 25 people. Americans read books and newspapers to be aware of their world. Today, there are 335 million television sets in the country. The US population is 310 million living in 115 million households. There is a TV in 99% of these households, with an average of 3 TVs per household. Your reality is whatever the corporate media decides is your reality.

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Bradbury envisioned gigantic flat screen wall TVs that interacted with the audience and people wearing seashell earbuds so they could listen to the radio. Anything to keep from reading, thinking, questioning or wondering. Today, anesthetized kids and non-thinking adults sit in front of the boob tube with their Playstation controllers in hand and a microphone attached to their ear, killing zombies while talking to their fellow warriors, sitting in their own living rooms somewhere in the world. Apple has sold 260 million iPods since 2001 that allow people to zone out and live in their own private music world, never needing to interact or associate with their fellow humans. Millions of Blackberry addicts roam the streets of our cities like androids, forcing alert pedestrians to bob and weave to avoid head-on collisions with these connected egomaniacs. They are overwhelmed with their self importance.

For those who have not read the book since high school, or have never read the novel, here is a quick summary of Fahrenheit 451 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345342968?tag=thebur01-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0345342968&adid=0HT31E58JBRE3M4VP65J):

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Title: American Idle
Post by: Geolibertarian on November 17, 2010, 01:38:09 pm
http://www.infowars.com/american-idle/ (http://www.infowars.com/american-idle/)

American Idle

Keith Johnson
Revolt of the Plebs (http://revoltoftheplebs.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/american-idle/)
November 17, 2010

Live every day as if it were your last…
and then some day you’ll be right.– H.H. “Breaker” Morant


History is not likely to speak well of today’s Americans.  While the people of nations around the globe stand up to their oppressors, Americans sit idly by as their government runs roughshod over their life, liberty and property.

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When will the American people recognize the full frontal assault being
perpetrated against them?


As we speak, large-scale protests and mass demonstrations continue in more than a dozen countries as citizens strike back against injustice, criminality and brutal austerity measures imposed by their corrupt governments.

In the UK, more than 50,000 students recently took to the streets to protest a spike in tuition costs.

In Greece, workers clashed with police outside the Finance Ministry over frozen pensions and cuts in their salaries.

In Germany, tens of thousands demonstrated over the weekend to protest government policies and social inequities in advance of Merkel’s Democrat party’s national meeting.

In early October, thousands of Icelanders stormed their parliament with renewed anger over the deepening financial crisis, and against those responsible for it. Many of their politicians were forced to flee out the back door, where they were pelted with eggs, flour and tomatoes.

In France, transportation and commerce was brought to a virtual standstill throughout vast portions of the country, as angry citizens railed against their government for increasing the retirement age from 60 to 62.

Press coverage of these events gets little attention here in the United States. When the press does cover it, they portray the demonstrators as greedy layabouts who have become dependant on government handouts. In reality, people of these countries know full well that they are being made to do without in order to enrich powerful central banks that conspired with corrupt politicians to loot their economies. The people have had enough, and they’re letting their governments know it.

If only we had the same spirit. When will the American people recognize the full frontal assault being perpetrated against them? When will they realize that, they too, are being made to do with less, so that their corrupt politicians can fulfill the unlawful arrangements they have made with the very same central banks and financial institutions that are bringing down nations around the globe?

Right now, millions of Americans have lost (or are losing) their homes to foreclosure as a result of the same kind of collusion between politicians and the banking cartels.

In 2008, the banking elite threatened to shut down the U.S. economy unless corrupt politicians in Washington D.C. forced through the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Though more than 90% of the American public voiced opposition to the bill, their words fell on deaf ears. To add insult to injury, the passage of TARP was actually celebrated by members of congress, who stood at the podium with broad smiles and giggled as they signed the hellish legislation.

Billions of taxpayer dollars went to the bankers to rescue them from foolish investments in mortgage-backed securities. The TARP funds were supposed to be used to clear the bank’s books and free up lending to the American people. But that didn’t happen. Instead, the bankers tightened lending even more and used their newfound wealth to pay debts, acquire other banks, pay huge bonuses to their employees, and engage in more irresponsible investment activities.

To their credit, the American people found the gumption to confront those politicians in town hall meetings across the nation. But the media—being the obedient lapdogs to the federal government that they are—quickly pounced upon these unhappy citizens; labeling them as dangerous upstarts who were working outside the parameters of civil and polite discourse that the government deems manageable. Raising your voice was equated with violence, hoisting signs was considered racist and gatherings were announced as potential staging grounds for domestic terrorism.

How absurd—that the mainstream media would think it could even be possible to kowtow the American people into compliance—especially when you measure these relatively mild examples of public opposition against the large-scale strikes and civil unrest we are witnessing in other countries.

But—ironically—many Americans did take the bait that the mainstream media was dishing out and decided to temper their speech after all. This was facilitated by Judas goats like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, who corralled the people like livestock into GOP controlled rallies that advanced the Republican agenda (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=170622.msg1095621#msg1095621) and insured them an easy victory in the mid-term elections.

Glenn Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor” summoned thousands of disgruntled Americans to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Days before, he pleaded with his audience to abandon their signs and silly clothes because it was making them easy targets of ridicule by the “progressive” left. The people complied—and when they attended the function—they were treated to a ceremony of military worship and religious devotion to the state of Israel. It was a Hollywood production. It was organized, polite, and nobody raised their voice. People soon forgot about the imminent financial threats that were bearing down upon them. Instead, they embraced what every American should feel good about: a bloated defense budget and a toxic relationship with a country that has caused us nothing but trouble.

Shortly after the Beck event, the left staged a demonstration of their own. Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” was a mockery of demonstrations, an anti-demonstration if you will.

The people who attended that function did so—not to address the criminality of their government—but to mock those who did. They came out enmass to parody the “Teabaggers,” fellow citizens enraged over Obama’s spending policies and mandatory healthcare legislation.

Both events were completely partisan efforts, used to define the line between Democrat and Republican voters. Both events were used to quell dissent and stifle speech. Both were a success—but not for the American people. It was a success for the government, and a major testament on the power the mainstream media has over the American public.

Americans—in large part—have become nothing more than stupid, scared, spoiled rotten slaves to their favorite TV programs, politicians and electronic toys. Accusing them of such is just about the only thing that will make them angry. Americans still maintain that they are the freest, wealthiest and most moral people on the face of the planet. But they are the only ones who think so. In a Newsweek article entitled “Post Anti-Americanism,” Howard Fineman writes:


I think most will agree that being pitied is far worse than being hated. Pity is leveled against those who are unwilling, or unable, to stand up for themselves. People of other nations pity us because they see in us what we are unable to see in ourselves: that we are weak.

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Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: PUPAGANDA on February 04, 2011, 07:19:22 am
I'm in the process of researching info for the creation of an "Unplug the Signal" book. Please share any documents or info you know of when it comes to the subject television and behavior studies in regards to tv. Please share any other valuable info you may know about too.
Thank you,

Nathan Janes
Unplugthesignal.com
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: One Revelator on February 04, 2011, 08:58:39 am
I'm in the process of researching info for the creation of an "Unplug the Signal" book. Please share any documents or info you know of when it comes to the subject television and behavior studies in regards to tv. Please share any other valuable info you may know about too.
Thank you,

Nathan Janes
Unplugthesignal.com

Got ADD/ADHD?  Here’s where it comes from.

The Truth Behind Commercial Television
http://mayomo.com/7665-the-truth-behind-commercial-television

television the drug of the nation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgOWTM5R2DA

Reposted from this thread:

The entertainment industry and it's history of trying to mess with your mind.
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=195023.0
Title: Hypnosis by LCD Becoming Increasingly Rampant
Post by: Geolibertarian on February 05, 2011, 09:55:02 am
http://www.infowars.com/hypnosis-by-lcd-becoming-increasingly-rampant/ (http://www.infowars.com/hypnosis-by-lcd-becoming-increasingly-rampant/)

Hypnosis by LCD Becoming Increasingly Rampant

Matt Ryan
Infowars.com
January 5, 2011

Recently, several videos of people falling as the result of staring in to the glow of their electronic mobile devices have become the focus of media attention. This trend is becoming more and more prevalent as texting while walking is a major safety concern in cities such as New York and Los Angeles. In a very Lemmings fashion, people are blindly walking off ledges, in to streets, and even in to fountains because they just can’t take their eyes off of the little screen in front of them.

In this first video you see a 10-year-old boy playing a video game while going either to or from school in the subway. Needless to say, while his attention was drawn to his video game, he continued to walk forward until he landed on the subway tracks below. Thankfully, a bystander was quick to jump down and rescue the boy before a train arrived.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukEFBly4UKE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukEFBly4UKE) (10-Year-Old Boy Falls Onto Subway Tracks While Playing Video Games)

In another incident, highly publicized by the media, a woman was walking through the mall texting when she fell in to the fountain. The video below was taken by mall staff watching the CCTV cameras and having a chuckle at her expense. She has since threatened to file a lawsuit against the mall for failing to respond and allowing a mocking video to be leaked to YouTube by their employees.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg11glsBW4Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg11glsBW4Y) (Girl Falls In Mall Fountain While Texting)

It’s clear that a hazard is present here that wasn’t in generation’s past. Many people have become so infatuated with the content displayed on tiny LCD screens that they unconsciously throw their sense of well-being out the window in favor of finding out the latest gossip or achieving a high score.

[Continued... (http://www.infowars.com/hypnosis-by-lcd-becoming-increasingly-rampant/)]
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: ghost hacked on February 06, 2011, 11:03:44 am
The ones who are awake can at least see through the facade, but sports is not bad in of itself. I never really liked watching sports myself. Get rid of the mind control and the subliminal messaging and people would figure it all out for themselves. We do need escapism in some form, if you concentrated on everything that is wrong with the world all the time, you will go crazy. If we did not need escapism, there would be no need for arts of any kind.
Title: Obama vs. Dancing With The Stars
Post by: Geolibertarian on April 02, 2011, 09:44:25 am
http://www.infowars.com/obama-vs-dancing-with-the-stars/ (http://www.infowars.com/obama-vs-dancing-with-the-stars/)

Obama vs. Dancing With The Stars

Brandon Turbeville
Infowars.com
April 2, 2011

If anyone thought the President’s speech defending the attack on Libya was broadcast a bit earlier than other Presidential speeches in the past, it might surprise you to know that you were right. When scheduling a time for the speech to be televised, the White House consulted with television networks as it normally does.

(http://static.infowars.com/2011/04/i/article-images/noneed.jpg)

However, this time around, a conscious decision was made to broadcast before 8pm. Why? Because 8 p.m. is primetime and broadcasting at 8 p.m. would have coincided with “Dancing With the Stars.” I’m not kidding. This was reported by USA Today (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/03/obama-avoids-taking-on-dancing-with-the-stars/1), CNN (http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-30/politics/political.circus_1_obama-cuts-obama-policy-speech?_s=PM:POLITICS), and ABC News Radio (http://wplj.com/Article.asp?id=2147095&spid=36851).

Just in case you don’t believe it, CNN reports:


There is really no way to look at this decision in a positive light. The best possible scenario is that Americans are so addicted to brain cell murdering programs like “Dancing With the Stars” that they simply have no time or interest in watching a speech by a President who has no real connection to them and is only there to give them the party line on an agenda that they have no control over. That’s actually the best view I can think of, because at least it implies that the American people are aware that their government is unresponsive to anything they have to say.

However, another more frightening view (the one that I take) is that our controllers are aware of this. They know that regardless of what is going on in the world or how it affects them, Americans are quite content to sit on their couches growing bigger and dumber with each passing hour. They know that rather than forcing themselves to form an opinion on an issue such as the new Libyan war, they would rather watch a ridiculous show where washed-up celebrities do things they would otherwise never do except for the fact that their careers are almost over and they need whatever money they can get at the time.

Our controllers know that while bombs fall on innocent Libyan civilians, Americans will not raise so much as a finger to stop it because they are too busy immersing themselves in trivia and the subconscious desire to watch famous people fail. That is, after all, the only thing we have left in this country — the ability to watch others self-destruct so that we can feel a little better about our own lives. Of course, this saccharine version of self-respect only lasts as long as the program. Eventually we all have to get on with our dull, boring, and generally non-productive existence.

Indeed, our controllers know this quite well because it is the system they created (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hheq6OB4oeg&feature=related). For those who are afraid that our society is in danger of becoming something out of Orwell’s 1984 (http://www.amazon.com/Nineteen-Eighty-Four-George-Orwell/dp/0452284236?ie=UTF8&tag=permacultucom-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969) or Huxley’s Brave New World (http://www.amazon.com/Brave-New-World-Aldous-Huxley/dp/0060850523?ie=UTF8&tag=permacultucom-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969), I have some very disappointing news — it already has.

Our culture has degenerated into such a state where government officials and the mainstream media can now launch wars under the most outlandish methods of justification using recycled scare tactics based on interchangeable villains without the general public even noticing.

America is now involved in five wars and, realistically speaking, the average American would never be able to list all of them. Neverthless, it began with Afghanistan and the official fairy tale of 9/11 (http://www.ae911truth.org) and Osama bin Laden. It then shifted to Iraq and bin Laden, which shifted into Iraq and WMDs, which, years later, shifted yet again to WMDs and bad intelligence. No doubt Americans are still convinced CIA-front “al-Qaeda” was involved, even though the US government doesn’t even try to hold this line anymore.

We then moved to “terrorists” crossing the border in Pakistan to Afghanistan, which justified the US murder of civilians in this country. Likewise, under the false pretenses of “al-Qaeda” operatives in Yemen and Somalia, the United States has been dropping bombs on these countries as well.

Now, in Libya, a fifth front has emerged. Unfortunately, the general American public having been bombarded by a myriad of boogeymen to be afraid of, has now reached the levels of being constantly so afraid that they can now be completely controlled by this fear. Yet, in the midst of it, they remain unable to articulate exactly what they are afraid of. In their minds, the term “terrorism” not only conjures images of Osama bin Laden and Muslim fundamentalists, but of all Middle Eastern countries (except Israel), American militias, anyone who speaks out against their government’s actions or doesn’t conform to narrow societal standards, plagues, flu, economic collapse, unemployment, and even the prospect of death itself. Logic no longer plays a part, if it ever did, in the culture of fear in which we now exist.

Intellectually, we have fallen so far as a nation that we cannot even describe the boogeyman Osama bin Laden and the fairy tales fed to us by our mainstream media and government controllers. We cannot even describe the details of exactly why Ghadaffi is such an evil man. In 2011, all that is needed is that the ever present channel of fear be tapped in to with a few mentions of “terrorism,” “al-Qaeda,” “extremists,” or “national security,” and the American people willingly rush off to war with little or no idea of what exactly they are rushing off to fight.

This is why a new war has been launched in Libya which is both illegal and immoral, a massive cost to the taxpayer, an act of blatant aggression, and the most obviously unconstitutional (http://www.activistpost.com/2011/03/obama-starts-another-illegal-war-rangel.html) military action in American history with barely a peep from the citizenry.

Nevertheless, President Obama certainly walked a fine line Monday night. Indeed, he showed courage rarely expressed by American Presidents. Obama chose to present himself before the American people on the same night that “Dancing With the Stars” was scheduled to go on. One false move could have spelled disaster for him, as the President would have clashed with other, more fun, forms of entertainment. His plan could have backfired. His speech could have run too long. “Dancing With the Stars” could have been interrupted and, if that had happened, we might have finally seen a revolt in this country.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 15, 2012, 04:40:11 pm
I thought I'd bump this thread in view of what Alex has been saying today about "bread and circuses (http://www.strike-the-root.com/4/wasdin/wasdin10.html)."
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Brocke on January 15, 2012, 04:56:47 pm

People of interest in the Flicker/TV/Cinema mind control research area...


Jan Evangelista Purkyně - Anatomist, and physiologist
(17 December 1787 - 28 July 1869) was a Czech Anatomist, and physiologist.

A Czechoslovakian physician who talked about persistence of vision and the ability of the retina to retain images after the eyes no long see the subject. He wrote on light intensity and how when light decreases, red objects fade quicker than objects that are blue when they are of the same brightness.

One of his works was 'Observations and Experiments Investigating the Physiology of Senses and New Subjective Reports about Vision'.

Purkyne is also known for coining the terms 'plasma', 'protoplasm' and recognized fingerprints as important to criminal investigations.

Purkyně was born in Libochovice, Bohemia. In 1819 he graduated from the University of Prague with a degree in medicine, where he was appointed a Professor of Physiology after writing his doctoral dissertation. Working at the university, he discovered the Purkinje effect, whereby as light intensity decreases red objects seem to fade faster than blue objects of the same brightness. He published two volumes Observations and Experiments Investigating the Physiology of Senses and New Subjective Reports about Vision, which contributed to the emergence of the science of experimental psychology. He created the world's first Department of Physiology at the University of Breslau in Prussia in 1839 and the world's first official physiology laboratory in 1842.

Purkyně also recognised the importance of the work of Eadweard Muybridge. Purkyně constructed his own version of zoetrope which he called forolyt. He put nine photos of him shot from various sides to the disc and entertained his grandchildren by showing them how he, an old and famous professor, is turning around at great speed. (Souček, 1963).

He was one of the best known scientists of his time. Such was his fame that when people from outside Europe wrote letters to him, all that they needed to put as the address was "Purkyně, Europe".

He is buried in the Czech National Cemetery in Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic.

Eadweard Muybridge - Photographer and inventor
(April 9, 1830 – May 8, 1904) was an English photographer, known primarily for his early use of multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the celluloid film strip that is still used today.

John Grigsby Geiger - Author
Born in Ithaca, New York, and graduated in history from the University of Alberta. The author of five books of non-fiction, his work has been translated into nine languages. He is Editorial Board Editor at The Globe and Mail, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He is a Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Chairman of the Society's Expeditions Committee, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Wings Worldquest.

Brion Gysin - painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist
(January 19, 1916 - July 13, 1986) was a painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

He is best known for his discovery of the cut-up technique used by William S. Burroughs. With Ian Somerville he invented the Dreamachine, a flicker device designed as an art object to be viewed with the eyes closed. It was in painting, however, that Gysin devoted his greatest efforts, creating calligraphic works inspired by Japanese and Arabic scripts. Burroughs later stated that "Brion Gysin was the only man I ever respected."

Ian Somerville - Cambridge mathematician
There is very little information that I have been able to find on Ian Somerville other than he was William S. Burroughs' lover and he assisted Brion Gysin in the creation of the Dreamachine. I would suggest that he made the mathematical calculations allowing the Dreamachine to produce a flicker rate of 11hz using a 78rpm phonograph as the rotation device. He could be the connection to a NPO or think tank such as the Tavistock Institute.

Dr.W.Grey Walter - Neurophysiologist
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910. His parents moved to England in 1915, where he was educated at Westminster School and afterwards in King's College, Cambridge, in 1931. He failed to obtain a research fellowship in Cambridge and so turned to doing basic and applied neurophysiological research in hospitals, in London, from 1935 to 1939 and then at the Burden Neurological Institute in Bristol, from 1939 to 1970. He also carried out research  work in the United States, in the Soviet Union and in various other places in Europe.

A respected neurophysiologist, Dr. Walter worked extensively with EEG. He discovered theta and delta waves in the electroencephalogram (the brain waves associated with light and deep sleep, respectively), and developed the first EEG brain topography machine, based on an array of spiral-scan CRTs connected to high-gain amplifiers.

In the late 1940's Dr Grey Walter carried out pioneering research on mobile autonomous robots at the Burden Neurological Institute as part of his quest to model brain function.  He wanted to study the basis of simple reflex actions and to test his theory on complex behavior arising from neural interconnections. His highly successful and inspiring experiments with robot "tortoises" "Elsie" and "Elmer" were influential in the birth of the science of cybernetics, and widely read, as documented in "Scientific American" in 1950 and 1951, and in  his book "The Living Brain" (1953). Recently, one of the original tortoises was found by Dr. Owen Holland, of the University of West of England, and was restored to order in 1995. A specimen of a second generation turtle is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.


Flicker - Examples of Wide Spectrum Mind Control in Film and Television
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=104583.0
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on January 29, 2012, 06:51:38 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Gf0VKXk5Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Gf0VKXk5Q) (Howard Beale: Turn off your TVs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKkIQSCFkyE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKkIQSCFkyE) (Alan Watt - How the media controls your mind)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmBymKXgrV4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmBymKXgrV4) (Alan Watt - "Never watch the Televison")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgeaDmZwmII (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgeaDmZwmII) (TV Mind Control For Dummies)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI55Z_O3Oxg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI55Z_O3Oxg) (Wake Up Call - New World Order Documentary - Remastered - 13 of 16)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKuMguUKGyg (Looker trailer)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: urbanwarzone on January 30, 2012, 10:33:00 pm
Its sad we have to debate this. People don't get together anymore and when they do there looking at there slave tracker Iphones and blackberrys and thats all they want to talk about. We have been so dumbed down and conditioned that your not cool if you don't have a cretian product. No item validates you as a person. We have real problems in our society but all people care about is Jersey Shore.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/urbanwarzone/2012/01/16/urban-war-zone-ep-6the-hollywood-experienment

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/urbanwarzone/2012/01/09/urban-war-zone-ep-5-devils-messiah-and-dumbing-you-down
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Optimus on July 15, 2012, 01:52:33 pm
(http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/299719.jpg)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: EmeraldCityWanderer on November 17, 2012, 10:26:01 am
Everyone is being tricked constantly with all this electronic media.  We all need to disconnect and quit being fooled.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Jackson Holly on July 08, 2013, 09:53:14 am
^^^^^^

Wow! Good one GEO!


 :'(

Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 08, 2013, 09:58:50 am
Quote Investigator: There is no substantive evidence that Einstein made either of these statements.
Neither appears in the comprehensive collection of quotations “The Ultimate Quotable Einstein” from Princeton University Press. 1

I didn't create the above image. But that's besides the point anyway. The point is that, regardless of who the actual source of that quote happens to be, it's obviously a keen observation, and, along with the pics of cell phone addicts, calls needed attention to a worsening epidemic:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp7HDgxno9g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp7HDgxno9g)
     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/text-addiction (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/text-addiction)
     http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/03/tech/smartphone-zombie-apocalypse-comments (http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/03/tech/smartphone-zombie-apocalypse-comments)
     http://www.willthomasonline.net/attack%20of%20the%20cell%20phone%20zombies.htm (http://www.willthomasonline.net/attack%20of%20the%20cell%20phone%20zombies.htm)

Whenever I see someone who obsessively fondles their cell phone all day, the first thought that comes to mind is: "If whoever they're texting back and worth with were suddenly standing right next to them, would they suddenly lose the urge to communicate with that person -- and begin texting someone else?"  ::)

It's gotten so bad that, if all cell phones magically stopped working for several days, people would actually start to pretend they were texting. Why? Because it's not nearly so much about "communicating" with others as it is about looking "cool" and "trendy."

In other words, cell phones are primarily a fashion accessory and only secondarily a "communication" device.

That's what I find most pathetic of all.

(http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2012/06/02/1226381/416274-smart-phones.jpg)

(http://blog.growingleaders.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/students-texting-sm.jpg)

(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2010/06/29/1225885/927587-texting.jpg)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: aphrodite on August 05, 2013, 10:08:54 pm
Great thread. I believe that smart phones are more dangerous than television ever was. I used to suffer from a kind of cell phone addiction. I would check it every few minutes because something was always happening on facebook  ::).

If the elite wanted to dumb down the American public, then they have done a wonderful job. We are suffering from a form of technological ADHD. We are never satisfied; we always need a new distraction.

As mentioned earlier in the thread, reading books and alternative news sources can help us stay awake in a nation of zombies.
Title: Scientific Study Proves TV Making Kids Dumber
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 14, 2013, 09:51:14 am
http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientific-study-proves-tv-making-kids-dumber.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientific-study-proves-tv-making-kids-dumber.html)

Scientific Study Proves TV Making Kids Dumber

Prison Planet.com
August 14, 2013

The study found that every hourly increase in daily television viewing at 29 months of age is associated with diminished vocabulary and math skills, classroom engagement (which is largely determined by attention skills), victimization by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten, according to Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital.

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70NeOZPYeq4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70NeOZPYeq4)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 27, 2013, 08:19:18 am
http://www.prisonplanet.com/miley-cyrus-illuminati-vma-performance-secrets-revealed.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/miley-cyrus-illuminati-vma-performance-secrets-revealed.html)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: iamc2 on August 27, 2013, 09:05:23 am
http://www.prisonplanet.com/miley-cyrus-illuminati-vma-performance-secrets-revealed.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/miley-cyrus-illuminati-vma-performance-secrets-revealed.html)

 This is Satan's Influence on Music---Pornographic and Right in your Face---she does have Horns and a Serpents' Tongue....
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Jackson Holly on August 27, 2013, 10:59:04 am


 ... Disney Porn. Ho Hum.    :o



Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 27, 2013, 12:17:11 pm
Disney Porn. Ho Hum.    :o

Even South Park caught onto this several years ago. (Well, sort of)...

      http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e01-the-ring (http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e01-the-ring)

      http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s08e12-stupid-spoiled-whore-video-playset (http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s08e12-stupid-spoiled-whore-video-playset)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Jackson Holly on August 27, 2013, 12:28:55 pm
Even South Park caught onto this several years ago. (Well, sort of)...

      http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e01-the-ring (http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e01-the-ring)

      http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s08e12-stupid-spoiled-whore-video-playset (http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s08e12-stupid-spoiled-whore-video-playset)


 ... stupid, spoiled whore. 

South Park always
hits the nail-on-the-head.

Title: How America Reacted: Miley Cyrus Vs Syria
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 27, 2013, 12:33:37 pm
http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-america-reacted-miley-cirus-vs-syria.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-america-reacted-miley-cirus-vs-syria.html)

How America Reacted: Miley Cyrus Vs Syria

Michael Lotfi
Ben Swann.com
August 27, 2013

When the Ben Swann team has conference calls we certainly do not discuss pop culture. However, after watching the Miley Cyrus video pop up in my Facebook news-feed multiple times I said to myself, “What the hell, watch it.” After regaining composure from the visceral reaction- I thought, “What is wrong with this country?” This video has popped up at least 50 times in my feed, but hardly anyone is talking about Syria.

So, I ran some analytics (http://www.google.com/trends/explore?q=miley+cyrus#q=miley%20cyrus%2C%20chemical%20attack%20syria%2C%20Syria&geo=US&date=today%207-d&cmpt=q) on Google just to see how the two compared. The results were shocking. On August 25th after Miley’s VMA performance (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/26/showbiz/music/miley-cyrus-mtv-vmas-gaga/?hpt=en_c2) her Google peak rating went from 67 to 100 in less than 24 hours. Meanwhile, during the same period of time the US military moved cruise missiles into position to strike Syria (http://benswann.com/breaking-u-s-cruise-missiles-preparing-to-strike-syria/). The reason for doing so is because the Obama administration claims that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people. However, this is extremely debatable (http://benswann.com/what-the-media-isnt-telling-you-about-the-syrian-chemical-attack/) and has not been proven. In fact, multiple sources claim that the Syrian rebels are actually the ones who used the chemical weapons- not the Assad regime. Other sources claim (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/24/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html) the opposite. Should it not be necessary to at least first verify where the chemical weapons came from? Should Congress not be yelling at the top of their lungs for the unconstitutional move by President Obama? Ben has been reporting on this developing situation for days.

The world is now positioning itself for what could possibly be the beginning of the next world war. France, Great Britain and the USA are now aligning (http://abcnews.go.com/International/video/syria-chemical-attack-claims-us-contemplates-missile-strikes-20071522) against China, Syria, Russia and Iran. With such massive military force beginning to mobilize dependent upon the supposed use of chemical weapons one would assume that the peak search value for chemical attacks in Syria would skyrocket. On August 25th the peak search value for chemical attacks in Syria actually fell to a value of 3, which is down from a value of 4 only 24 hours earlier. The term “Syria” is valued at 55, which is also down 1 point in the same 24 hour period (Update 1).

Miley Cyrus: 100

Syria: 3/55
Title: MTV VMAs 2013: It Was About Miley Cyrus Taking the Fall
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 27, 2013, 01:13:56 pm
http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/mtv-vmas-2013/ (http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/mtv-vmas-2013/)

MTV VMAs 2013: It Was About Miley Cyrus Taking the Fall

TheVigilantCitizen
August 27, 2013

(http://i2.wp.com/vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/leadvma2013.jpg?resize=568%2C320)

The 2013 edition of the VMAs was not about music. It wasn’t even about the symbolism I’ve described in past years. It was basically MTV saying: “There is nothing to celebrate in pop music this year, here’s an awkward, cringe worthy display of everything that is wrong in the entertainment industry”.

I wrote extensive articles about past VMA awards because they were filled with occult symbolism and messages. This year, not so much. It was about promoting major artists and their newest albums. But mostly, it was about providing a “shocking” moment that would get mass media talking for days. Miley Cyrus provided it.

Miley Cyrus: The Industry Slave Chosen to Take the Fall

Miley Cyrus’ display at the VMAs was qualified by many as “trashy” and “embarrassing”. It was indeed a strange sight to see. It was as if she was doing it on purpose to embarrass herself. Well, here’s a moment of clarity: It WAS done on purpose and, moreseo, it was ALL staged. People commenting on Miley Cyrus appear to forget one, massive detail: There is an enormous marketing machine behind Miley Cyrus and there always was.

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Miley’s image has been heavily marketed by
Disney since the days she took on the role of
Hannah Montana – a girl who (appropriately
enough) had a stage alter persona, with a
different wig. Hannah Montana products often
had butterflies on them, a slick reminder of
how she was a Disney programming slave.


Miley is now signed with Hollywood Records, a record Label that was founded by Michael Eisgner, the CEO of Disney. Therefore, despite the appearances, Miley and her image are still owned by Disney. Hollywood Records also owns other child stars such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers. Every artist in the record label’s stable has a carefully crafted image to be marketed to its target public.

As a product of Mickey Mouse programming Miley underwent a classic “good girl gone bad” treatment. From a good, wholesome daddy’s girl, Miley turned into a bratty, sex freak who keeps sticking out her tongue and twerking for no reason. While most people are probably tsking at Miley, they do not realize that this whole thing coincided with the release of her new album – and that it was all ordered by her handlers. In other words, she was selected and programmed to be this year’s main example of a “good girl gone bad”, a process the occult elite wants the public to constantly witness. They want the masses to see innocence and wholesomeness turn into sleaze and trash. They want pop culture and the youth in general follow the same process. While alchemy is about turning stone into gold, the masses are made to witness the opposite process.

Miley’s VMA performance is about a child star who was beloved by millions of young people showing what the industry has done to her. It is about shattering the innocence of her fans by having them witness her metamorphosis into one giant sex-obsessed caricature. I’m using the word caricature because it is safe to say that Miley was not 100% herself during the VMA’s. Her oversexualized demeanor was characteristic of a Beta programming slave who had the switched turned “on”.  It was however not only about being overtly sexual, it was also (and mostly) about being annoying and embarrassing herself – as if it was a sick, humiliating ritual. Dressed and styled to look like a bratty child, jumping around with giant teddy bears, Miley’s performance was all about getting a negative reaction from the public while continuing the ongoing agenda of sexualizing everything that is related to childhood.

Things got even stranger when Robin Thicke came out to perform Blurred Lines. As its name somewhat stipulates, that song blurs the line between being a flirty and all out creepy. Its video has a strange handler-slave vibe, where Robin, Pharell and T.I. are all sharply dressed while the women dancing around them are completely naked…And being sung lines such as “You’re an animal”.

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Title: In Your Face Miley Cyrus Soft Porn As Obama Prepares to Murder Syrians
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 27, 2013, 03:38:11 pm
http://www.infowars.com/in-your-face-miley-cyrus-soft-porn-as-obama-prepares-to-murder-syrians/ (http://www.infowars.com/in-your-face-miley-cyrus-soft-porn-as-obama-prepares-to-murder-syrians/)

In Your Face Miley Cyrus Soft Porn As Obama Prepares to Murder Syrians

Miley distraction predominates as the elite prepare to decimate Syria.

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
August 27, 2013

Following a speech by blue blood Skull and Bones member and current Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Monday setting the stage for an attack, the corporate media is now reporting that an attack may arrive Thursday (http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/27/20209022-military-strikes-on-syria-as-early-as-thursday-us-officials-say?lite).

No doubt the Miley-turned-into-pole-dancer meme will still be going strong in three days and distracting millions of Americans as the missiles fly in Damascus with the inevitable “collateral damage” of men, women and children who have nothing to do with al-Assad or the political prerogatives of the global elite.

On Monday, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/26/new-poll-syria-intervention-even-less-popular-than-congress/) showed that a scant 9 percent of respondents approve of the Obama administration attacking Syria. Even approval of Congress ranks higher at 15 percent approval, according to the Washington Post.

Max Fisher, writing for the former crown jewel of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird (http://csglobe.com/operation-mockingbird-cia-media-control-program/), seems to be as clueless as the rest of the establishment media: “The calculus for and against is complicated enough in foreign policy terms. But the White House is also a political institution, and it will surely keep the domestic politics, which appear to oppose any intervention very strongly, well in mind,” he writes.

In fact, as should be obvious, most of all to those who claim to cover politics in the district of criminals, the White House does not give a whit about “domestic politics” or what the American people think. The White House, after all, is a puppet stage where marionettes posing as esteemed leaders and their over-paid adjutants read from prepared scripts.

Blue blood Kerry’s scripted speech delivered yesterday from the State Department, just down the street from the Council on Foreign Relations (as former Sec. of State Clinton fawningly admitted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6TXcQpgC9Q) in 2009), and for good reason, is a primary example of this sort of tedious choreography. Kerry made effusive reference to the children killed in a chemical attack he explicitly blamed on Bashar al-Assad (minus any evidence, never mind compelling evidence) while, of course, steering away from the obvious: cruise missiles, fired willy-nilly into populated urban areas like Damascus, will kill many more innocent children.

If America is, as our appointed leaders and their stage handlers repeatedly tell us, a “representative democracy” (as opposed to a constitutional republic, as the founders designed), then all Americans will once again have the blood of innocents on their hands in much the same way the German people had blood on their hands after Hitler and his Wall Street financed henchmen (http://www.reformed-theology.org/html/books/wall_street/) finished killing millions (a track record exceeded only by the psychopaths Josef Stalin and Mao Tse-tung).

Of course, America is not a democracy or a republic. It is a fascist police state, albeit soft at this juncture in history. It is a plutocracy ruled for and by a small number of international bankers and transnational corporations.

If Syria ends up a smoking ruin, its civilian infrastructure destroyed and population poisoned by depleted uranium, it will be a criminal act completely beyond not only the control of the average American, but his and her comprehension as well.

Polls aside, most Americans have but the slightest inkling of what the corporate-bankster state and its military machine do, as evidenced by Iraq. It is not a subject of documentaries broadcast on CNN, Fox News, or the other Mockingbird alphabet news conglomerates. Reality and dead babies, especially when numbered in the hundreds of thousands, are now routinely papered over.

Instead, we are distracted by a 20-year old woman, a corporate scripted role model for millions of girls who believe that one has to act like a prostitute in order to be popular and cool. It does not matter that young women and girls in Syria will, in short order, be reduced to bloody corpses, possibly by Thursday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwZ5B7dPRfA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwZ5B7dPRfA)
Title: Relatives Gather From Across The Country To Stare Into Screens Together
Post by: Geolibertarian on December 25, 2013, 12:57:21 pm
http://www.theonion.com/articles/relatives-gather-from-across-the-country-to-stare,34842/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/relatives-gather-from-across-the-country-to-stare,34842/)

Relatives Gather From Across The Country To Stare Into Screens Together

The Onion
December 25, 2013

OAK CREEK, WI—Turning on the television while unpacking tablets, iPhones, and laptops from their suitcases, members of the McPherson family communed from across the nation this holiday season for several straight days of staring into electronic screens while in the same room together, sources confirmed Friday. “Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit more than sitting down on the couch with my parents and siblings, turning on the TV, and then proceeding to either look at the screen or gaze down into my glowing tablet display for hours on end,” 28-year-old Andrew McPherson told reporters, adding that he always felt most connected to his relatives when they were both silently gazing into glowing screens of some kind. “It’s just great to get home for a while and spend some quality time not speaking a single word to my relatives, whether that’s by sipping hot cocoa with my sister while we both check our emails, or by gathering the whole clan for a nice holiday meal where everyone is fixedly looking down at the text messages on their phones—’tis the season, you know?”

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Title: Re: Relatives Gather From Across The Country To Stare Into Screens Together
Post by: One Revelator on December 25, 2013, 01:54:18 pm
What I'm Thankful For
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdv_TbmA3CM

TLDV: Skip to 1:40 for her take on gadgetry.
Title: Teens React to Smart Phones
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 22, 2014, 09:41:19 am
Whenever I see someone who obsessively fondles their cell phone all day, the first thought that comes to mind is: "If whoever they're texting back and worth with were suddenly standing right next to them, would they suddenly lose the urge to communicate with that person -- and begin texting someone else?"  ::)

It's gotten so bad that, if all cell phones magically stopped working for several days, people would actually start to pretend they were texting. Why? Because it's not nearly so much about "communicating" with others as it is about looking "cool" and "trendy."

In other words, cell phones are primarily a fashion accessory and only secondarily a "communication" device.

Does not the following excerpt validate the above?

Interviewer: "Some people think teenagers should not have cell phones. Why, as a teenager, is it important to have a cell phone?"

[...]

Teen girl A: "It's sad, but you're not cool if you don't have a phone, because you can't socialize with people. Like, you're not cool if you don't have a Twitter."

Teen girl B: "Well, I don't want to be a loser. Like, if you don't have a Twitter and Instagram, and you don't have, like, over 2,000 followers, it's like you're a loser at the school."

Teen boy: "So you definitely need a cell phone if you want to, you know, 'fit in.'"

             -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsO9MIaIazM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsO9MIaIazM) (Teens React to Smart Phones)
Title: Our Phone Obsession Is Turning Us Into Zombies
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 22, 2014, 09:47:57 am
http://www.alternet.org/culture/our-phone-obsession-turning-us-zombies (http://www.alternet.org/culture/our-phone-obsession-turning-us-zombies)

Our Phone Obsession Is Turning Us Into Zombies

Yes, the Zombie Apocalypse has materialized and we are it.

By Will Durst
AlterNet
June 08, 2014

(http://www.alternet.org/files/styles/story_image/public/story_images/shutterstock_115123381.jpg)
Photo Credit: CREATISTA / Shutterstock.com

You see them staggering down our streets, heads bowed as if in prayer making the occasional grunting noise. Mindless drooling de-animated human husks walking blindly into fountains, crosswalks and lamp posts. Wake up People. We are in the middle of a science fiction movie here. Welcome to the Invasion of the Phone Zombies.
 
Yes, the Zombie Apocalypse has materialized and we are it. Everywhere you look you find the deathlike trance- frozen faces of we necromantic slaves with twitching fingers. Spending endless empty hours mesmerized by our tiny screens. An entire society that can’t remember its own phone number, much less that of any significant other. Of course, compared to our magical phones, there are no significant others.

Our smart phones are being manipulated by some very dumb people. Sure, amazing things can be accomplished: check the weather patterns in Outer Mongolia. Translate French past participles into Farsi. Order a chess set made out of imitation crab meat in the shape of the characters from 12 Years a Slave and have it delivered to our house before getting back from work. But in the meantime, we are developing the attention span of high- speed lint. And the personalities.
 
The contagion has spread everywhere. Stall zombies in public rest rooms that hog the enclosed sanctum to play a quick round of Fruit Ninja. Or two. Nightlife zombies who ignore the jokes onstage so they can respond with multiple LOLs on their electronic leash. Tangentially ambulatory zombies who get into their car but refuse to leave parking spots until checking in with High Command. Vacation zombies who spend thousands of dollars to stare at their phones in distant exotic lands.

And we zombies have proved desperate to swell our ranks. Zombifying others via slide presentations of cute cats cavorting. Even attempting to recruit potential zombie converts through such subhuman treatment as incessant shame and humiliation. “Seriously. That’s your phone? Who made it: Daewoo? Is that the fabled rotary cell phone? Must be neat to have Teddy Roosevelt on your speed dial. Bet your roaming charges are huge. Play much ‘snake’ lately?”

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Title: Americans Will Spend More Time On Digital Devices Than Watching TV This Year
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 22, 2014, 09:54:54 am
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/tv-digital-devices_n_3691196.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/tv-digital-devices_n_3691196.html)

Americans Will Spend More Time On Digital Devices Than Watching TV This Year: Research

By Alexis Kleinman
The Huffington Post
August 01, 2013

"Sharknado" wasn't enough to keep our attention, apparently. This year Americans are on pace to spend more time on digital devices than in front of their televisions according to a study released by eMarketer on Thursday (http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Digital-Set-Surpass-TV-Time-Spent-with-US-Media/1010096).

Adults in the United States will spend more than five hours each day on "nonvoice mobile activities," including Internet use on phones and tablets, and about four-and-a-half hours watching TV, according to the study, which looked at data from a variety of sources including academic publications and audience measurement outlets. The average American will spend almost an hour more on his or her phone this year compared to last year, according to the report.

[Data chart omitted - see original article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/tv-digital-devices_n_3691196.html)]

As much as we'd like to heap blame for the change on the poor offerings on television these days (not enough "Breaking Bad" too much "Real Housewives"), the reason behind the shift actually has more to do with Americans' increasing use of smart phones. While the average amount of time spent watching TV and on computers has not changed much over the years, people are spending more time online on their phones.

This year 61 percent (http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2013/mobile-majority--u-s--smartphone-ownership-tops-60-.html) of American cell phone owners were using smartphones up from 21 percent (http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2010/smartphones-to-overtake-feature-phones-in-u-s-by-2011.html) in 2010, according to Nielsen.

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Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: EvadingGrid on June 22, 2014, 10:58:13 am
I can go for several days without looking at my mobile phone.

Why are folks glued to these pathetic little screens ?
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Honor18 on June 22, 2014, 11:02:21 am
Dont have one myself .... just a personal choice
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 22, 2014, 11:29:29 am
Why are folks glued to these pathetic little screens ?

Psychologically, most adults are still in high school.

If you keep that fact in mind while watching the following, the answer to your question will become obvious:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsO9MIaIazM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsO9MIaIazM)

If cell phones were primarily a communication device, people would not obsessively fondle them even when surrounded by friends and family members.

They're a fashion accessory.

They're everyone's way of saying: "See? I'm cool. I'm trendy. I'm part of the 'in-crowd.'"
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: BlackRoses on June 22, 2014, 08:33:33 pm
Psychologically, most adults are still in high school.

If you keep that fact in mind while watching the following, the answer to your question will become obvious:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsO9MIaIazM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsO9MIaIazM)

If cell phones were primarily a communication device, people would not obsessively fondle them even when surrounded by friends and family members.

They're a fashion accessory.

They're everyone's way of saying: "See? I'm cool. I'm trendy. I'm part of the 'in-crowd.'"

So true. I'm thankful that's one pitfall I managed to avoid. I don't care if I'm trendy, cool, part of the in crowd, etc. I admit I have several issues but that's not one of them. I can't be 30 years old and still acting like I have to sit at the cool kid's table or I might as well be dead.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: iamc2 on June 23, 2014, 02:35:37 am
I can go for several days without looking at my mobile phone.

Why are folks glued to these pathetic little screens ?

Why?  ??? folks are glue to their 'pathetic little screens' ? Because they DO NOT Know how to conduct a FACE to FACE Conversation!

 When the intimacy of Face to Face conversation is Lost: so is the Human Race!

 (I don't own one of the Nazi Tracking Devices  ;) )
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: EvadingGrid on June 23, 2014, 09:01:57 am
University students spend SIX HOURS a day on Facebook, YouTube and sending texts - even during lectures
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664782/University-students-spend-SIX-HOURS-day-Facebook-YouTube-sending-texts-lectures.html
Title: Re: Our Phone Obsession Is Turning Us Into Zombies
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 23, 2014, 12:13:15 pm
(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/003612217/zombies__300x300_answer_1_xlarge.jpeg)
Title: Restaurant Watches Video Footage On Customers And Uncovers Shocking Truth
Post by: Catalina on July 14, 2014, 07:17:09 pm

This popular NYC restaurant hired a firm to investigate why their customers started complaining about slow service at their restaurant when they actually have increased staff in recent years. They posted their findings to Craigslist, and the results are super revealing.

The following was what was posted to Craigslist:

We are a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists alike. Having been in business for many years we noticed that although the number of customer's we serve on a daily basis is almost the same today as it was 10 years ago, the service just seems super slow even thou we added lot's more staff and cut back on the menu items.

One of the most common complaints on review sites against us and many restaurants in the area is that the service was slow and or they needed to wait a bit long for a table.

We decided to hire a firm to help us solve this mystery, and naturally the first thing they blamed it on was that the employees need more training and that maybe the kitchen staff is just not up to the task of serving that many customers.

Like most restaurants in NYC we have a surveillance system, and unlike today where it's a digital system, 10 years ago we still used special high capacity tapes to record all activity. At any given time we had 4 special Sony systems recording multiple cameras. We would store the footage for 90 days just in case we need it for something.

The firm we hired suggested we locate some of the older tapes and analyze how the staff behaved 10 years ago versus how they behave now. We went down to our storage room but we couldn't find any tapes at all.

We did find the recording devices, and luckily for us, each device has 1 tape in it that we simply never removed when we upgraded to the new digital system.

The date stamp on the old footage was Thursday July 1 2004, the restaurant was real busy that day. We loaded up the footage on a large size monitor, and next to it on a separate monitor loaded up the footage of Thursday July 3 2014, the amount of customers where only a bit more than 10 years prior.

I will quickly outline the findings. We carefully looked at over 45 transactions in order to determine the data below:

2004:

Customers walk in.

They gets seated and are given menus, out of 45 customers 3 request to be seated elsewhere.

Customers on average spend 8 minutes before closing the menu to show they are ready to order.

Waiters shows up almost instantly takes the order.

Food starts getting delivered within 6 minutes, obviously the more complex items take way longer.

Out of 45 customers 2 sent items back that where too cold we assume (given they were not steak we assume they wanted the item heated up more).

Waiters keep an eye out for their tables so they can respond quickly if the customer needs something.

Customers are done, check delivered, and within 5 minutes they leave.

Average time from start to finish: 1:05

2014:

Customers walk in.

Customers get seated and is given menus, out of 45 customers 18 requested to be seated elsewhere.

Before even opening the menu they take their phones out, some are taking photos while others are simply doing something else on their phone (sorry we have no clue what they are doing and do not monitor customer WIFI activity).

7 out of the 45 customers had waiters come over right away, they showed them something on their phone and spent an average of 5 minutes of the waiter's time.

Given this is recent footage, we asked the waiters about this and they explained those customers had a problem connecting to the WIFI and demanded the waiters try to help them.

Finally the waiters are walking over to the table to see what the customers would like to order.

The majority have not even opened the menu and ask the waiter to wait a bit.

Customer opens the menu, places their hands holding their phones on top of it and continue doing whatever on their phone.

Waiter returns to see if they are ready to order or have any questions. The customer asks for more time.

Finally they are ready to order.

Total average time from when the customer was seated until they placed their order 21 minutes.

Food starts getting delivered within 6 minutes, obviously the more complex items take way longer.

26 out of 45 customers spend an average of 3 minutes taking photos of the food.

14 out of 45 customers take pictures of each other with the food in front of them or as they are eating the food. This takes on average another 4 minutes as they must review and sometimes retake the photo.

9 out of 45 customers sent their food back to reheat.

Obviously if they didn't pause to do whatever on their phone the food wouldn't have gotten cold.

27 out of 45 customers asked their waiter to take a group photo.

14 of those requested the waiter retake the photo as they were not pleased with the first photo.

On average this entire process between the chit chatting and reviewing the photo taken added another 5 minutes and obviously caused the waiter not to be able to take care of other tables he/she was serving.

Given in most cases the customers are constantly busy on their phones it took an average of 20 minutes more from when they were done eating until they requested a check.

Furthermore once the check was delivered it took 15 minutes longer than 10 years ago for them to pay and leave.

8 out of 45 customers bumped into other customers or in one case a waiter (texting while walking) as they were either walking in or out of the Restaurant.

Average time from start to finish: 1:55

We are grateful for everyone who comes into our restaurant, after all there are so many choices out there. But can you please be a bit more considerate?

http://sfglobe.com/?id=1658&src=fbfan_1658
Title: Re: Restaurant Watches Video Footage On Customers And Uncovers Shocking Truth
Post by: BlackRoses on July 14, 2014, 09:03:06 pm
Holy crap, narcissism on display. Or should I compare it to how a little kid acts when they get a new toy? I'm sure I wanted to constantly play my Super Nintendo games when I was a kid...but I didn't do it all the time either. Had to sleep, had to go to school, eat, do homework, etc.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Owais on November 14, 2014, 12:37:19 am
Great job keep it up and go ahead.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: iamc2 on November 14, 2014, 12:43:04 pm
University students spend SIX HOURS a day on Facebook, YouTube and sending texts - even during lectures
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664782/University-students-spend-SIX-HOURS-day-Facebook-YouTube-sending-texts-lectures.html
Nice info Mate. ;)!

What an unreality that most folks live in; and do not understand that the Morons in charge are on the Tech-Highway, all day long! (6-8 hours a day? what busy bodies)

This shows me, that, the folks in charge are the Dumb Ones; and Play with the Tech. too much...
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Jackson Holly on December 06, 2014, 05:14:33 pm


"
“When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.”


War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

By John Pilger
Global Research, December 05, 2014

Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and the Washington Post deceive their readers?

Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called the mainstream media is not information, but power?

These are urgent questions. The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war – with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003.

The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an “invisible government”. It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.

The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions.

This power to create a new “reality” has building for a long time. Forty-five years ago, a book entitled The Greening of America caused a sensation. On the cover were these words: “There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual.”

I was a correspondent in the United States at the time and recall the overnight elevation to guru status of the author, a young Yale academic, Charles Reich. His message was that truth-telling and political action had failed and only “culture” and introspection could change the world.

Within a few years, driven by the forces of profit, the cult of “me-ism” had all but overwhelmed our sense of acting together, our sense of social justice and internationalism. Class, gender and race were separated. The personal was the political, and the media was the message.

Quote
This inversion of reality is so pervasive that Washington’s military encirclement and intimidation of Russia is not contentious. It’s not even news, but suppressed behind a smear and scare campaign of the kind I grew up with during the first cold war.

Once again, the evil empire is coming to get us, led by another Stalin or, perversely, a new Hitler. Name your demon and let rip.

CONTINUE HERE~~~~>http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-by-media-and-the-triumph-of-propaganda/5418152 (http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-by-media-and-the-triumph-of-propaganda/5418152)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: decemberfellow on December 06, 2014, 07:33:16 pm
How many can call a friend or family without the speed dial ? How many can drive  to an unfamiliar destination with only a road map, ( how many got a road map)? How many can cook a real meal, (how many know  what a real meal is)? How many can tell time via a clock, or do math without a calculator, or write cursive?  Sad world indeed.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: iamc2 on December 06, 2014, 09:10:05 pm
How many can call a friend or family without the speed dial ? How many can drive  to an unfamiliar destination with only a road map, ( how many got a road map)? How many can cook a real meal, (how many know  what a real meal is)? How many can tell time via a clock, or do math without a calculator, or write cursive?  Sad world indeed.
How many can Call GOD! GOD! and believe it!

decemberfellow---every one of life's situations you have given folks are correct: and, my friend, Most of Society can DO-- NONE of The Above! [society has been put in a Nazi Zoo of people.]

 Tis a SAD DAY---yes indeed!!!

Most folks have No Understanding of Good vs. Evil; and thus they are blinded by Satan; and thus are helpless!

 When a man or woman of age see's GOD in their Heart---then they can understand the eternal LOVE that GOD has towards us!

  Old saying: Mankind says: 'show me and I will believe.' GOD says: "Believe and I will Show you!"

 

 
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: decemberfellow on December 07, 2014, 12:23:15 am
God the Father the ultimate power. Yesterday today and tomorrow.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: EvadingGrid on January 05, 2015, 07:16:09 am
I predict the Zombie apocalypse will only get worse in 2015. Sure, people might get a little tired of Facebook and Twitter - but they will simply reflect movement to other anti-social media.

Heck, it would be nice if 2015 was the year Facebook died, but they would just migrate to another App.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Stevie440 on January 29, 2015, 04:49:36 pm
Thanks for all the information! TV is a way to influence the people at home, however if we become conscious of its workings, it won't have an effect anymore, or at least it will be minimized.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Outer Haven on April 12, 2015, 12:58:43 am
BUMP.
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: truthprobe on April 14, 2015, 07:16:41 pm
Maybe the only reality is the spiritual realm. 8)
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Nota Bene on June 30, 2015, 03:33:51 am
source: http://theweek.com/articles/469386/are-secretly-living-inside-computer-program

Are we secretly living inside a computer program?
Chris Gayomali
New research explores the hypothesis that like Neo, we might be living in The Matrix.


"Whoa." It's the familiar refrain of Neo (Keanu Reeves) in 1999's The Matrix, the celebrated cyberpunk thriller that imagines reality as a grandiose computer simulation. It's also how a few sci-fi fans are reacting to mind-bending new research that suggests the film's conceit might not be so far-fetched after all. Right now, University of Washington physicists are conducting experiments to determine whether or not the universe in which we're living is actually just one, gigantic computer simulation. Here's what you should know:

How could the universe be a computer simulation?
In 2003, a British philosopher named Nick Bostrom from the University of Oxford published a highly controversial but widely read paper in which he suggested, says Ray Villard at Discovery News, that "our far-evolved distant descendants might construct such a program to simulate the past and recreate how their remote ancestors lived." Any supercivilization, argues Bostrom, would inevitably create such a program.

Is that even possible?
Well, we already have simulation games like The Sims. But if you're going to reconstruct reality as we know it, you'd have to start at the most basic, fundamental level. Right now, the planet's most advanced supercomputers use a technique called lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQC) to model subatomic particles — stuff like quarks and gluons. In their paper "Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation," UW physicists argue that a super-super-super-super computer in the future could stack these basic subatomic building blocks together like Legos to recreate anything: Plants, animals, the human brain, oceans, planets, entire galaxies... you name it. Essentially, such a powerful computer could model space-time as a simulation from the Big Bang forward.

How would we be able to tell if we're living inside a computer-generated universe?
It's really complicated, but essentially UW researchers suggest that we could be living in an intelligently designed reality they're calling The Lattice. Like all software simulations, The Lattice should contain telltale evidence (or "signatures") that the space-time continuum as we know it was being modeled in some sort of omniscient computer. All you'd need to do was identify these "signatures," says Matt Peckham at TIME, say, "something like a limitation in the energy produced by cosmic rays." At the frayed boundaries of The Lattice, for instance, these cosmic rays would behaved in strange, unexpected ways.

How can we test it?
The paper doesn't specify. Physicist Martin Savage, one of the project's researchers, says that if the simulations run long enough, "and have the same laws as our universe, then something like our universe will emerge within that simulations, and the situation will repeat itself within each simulation." In other words, all we have to do is find a simulation within a simulation for evidence that our reality is, indeed, a simulation. You know what that means, says Villard: God could be a computer programmer rather than "a bearded old man living in the sky." Whoa, indeed.

Sources: Discovery News, TIME, ZeeNews
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Outer Haven on June 30, 2015, 04:13:43 am
Maybe the only reality is the spiritual realm. 8)
I think MOST people are detached from Reality these days...
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Nota Bene on June 30, 2015, 04:32:39 am
Well: the use of free will might be a kind of decision...?
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: jerryweaver on June 30, 2015, 07:33:18 am
I think MOST people are detached from Reality these days...



Antiquated belief systems taught by the establishment are holding them back.

Some try to fit reality into their belief systems. (Dogma)
Other (Us) change our belief systems to fit reality. (Learning)
Watch out for the faithful, they are like machines.
Title: These 30+ Cartoons Illustrate How Smartphones Are The Death Of Conversation
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 15, 2015, 03:28:38 pm
Why are a relative handful of ruling-class parasites having such a ridiculously easy time economically gang-raping the masses? Although the following is clearly not the "only" reason, it is without question one of the primary reasons:

http://www.trueactivist.com/these-30-cartoons-illustrate-how-smartphones-are-the-death-of-conversation/ (http://www.trueactivist.com/these-30-cartoons-illustrate-how-smartphones-are-the-death-of-conversation/)

These 30+ Cartoons Illustrate How Smartphones Are The Death Of Conversation

by Amanda Froelich
True Activist
April 30, 2015

Hold that thought,”  your best friend states as he pushes his nose closer to the IPhone in his hand. Even ten years ago such behavior would have been considered rude, but today it’s an everyday occurrence.

But while technology may technically be ‘connecting’ people all over the globe, to what extent is it also separating individuals from having true, present communication with each other? This conundrum is a focus many cartoon artists have sought to bring attention to through illustration.

Whether at a coffee shop where patrons are more interested in their laptops than conversation, or at a family get-together where everyone has to check their cell-phones every 15 minutes,  there is no doubt it is becoming an exception – not the norm – to be able to hold conversation for an extended period of time.

Of course technology has improved all of our lives for the better, but the questions that now beg to be asked are “how much is too much?”, and “what are we going to do about it?”…

[Continued... (http://www.trueactivist.com/these-30-cartoons-illustrate-how-smartphones-are-the-death-of-conversation/)]
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: decemberfellow on November 29, 2015, 07:54:04 am
^^^^  Good post Geo.  and here we are on this typing to people we don't know, and then theres FOOTBALL today,  "whats that I heard about a bombing? geeze worlds going...   wait its a touchdown"     Crazy sick world Geo, thats for sure..
Title: Re: We are Living in an Artificially Induced State of Consciousness
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 09, 2016, 02:31:15 am
This is the new normal (https://www.google.com/#q=%22the+new+normal%22+definition):

(http://sweetsavageblood.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/teens-texting.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/2c/2b/24/2c2b24e8d3f46e5d7d7a0a477eacc8af.jpg)


And we're probably all screwed precisely because it's the new normal.


(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/j38l5vymzzwcgnqwtix7.gif)