YOU ARE A CATASTROPHE!!!
So there have been protests against the President of Syria for many months, part of a more general political conflict between Syria's groverment and its people....or at least someone who claims to represent its people. What's new? Well, Syria's people are currently entirely cut off from the internet, which someone on the international level has done intentionally without taking credit. Actually...that's not quite new either. It's happened before, both in and out of Syria.
So what motivation would someone with connections on the international stage have for cutting off an entire country from the internet? Many would say it could be an act of cyber warfare. Perhaps that is part of the reason (though keep in mind that often some resistance movements are false flag groverment operations).
Spray-painting the camera's eye
Regardless of this tactic's many cyber warfare applications, I personally think it serves a much greater purpose: international anti-journalism. I think a big reason to shut down the internet in a country is to suppress reports, videos, photos, etc. made by journalists and other citizens in the country. I venture that this is 'cause whoever is behind it wants to introduce an 'official story' which would conflict with truthful reports, so they try to suppress such reports at key times. It's like that kid's black-outs in The Butterfly Effect... Good movie, by the way.
So you're saying they intend to lie about what happened?
Yes! How perceptive of you. I'll come right out and say it: the news is fake. This is something you really should know. Both mainstream and 'independent' news sources lie, spin, and exaggerate to you regularly. The men behind the curtain are not afraid of making even the most outlandish and baseless claims. As they say, 'the bigger the lie, the more people will believe it'. 'They' are not above using actors and known groverment employees as witnesses and other cast members. They are not above faking death/murder and other events both at home and abroad. They are not above working with those who actually murder or commit other crimes for the purpose of pinning it on someone else (whether that someone even exists or not). There is no morality, compassion, respect, or sense of decency holding these people back from full-throttle deception. They will only use (often partial) truth when it either benefits their agenda, or absolutely cannot be avoided (the latter being much less often than you think). They will literally lie about what's right in front of your nose if they think they can get away with it.
Woah, you must be some kind of conspiracy theorist.
Perceptive once again! Yes, I am. Conspiracies exist. I conspire all the time myself! And I venture most would agree that some conspiracies are against us. If there is only one popsicle remaining in the freezer and you intend to wake up before your sibling so you can be the one to eat it, are you not conspiring against them? If a mugger is stalking a drunk who's walking home from a pub so that the mugger can rob them, is that not a conspiracy against the drunk? Desires exist, and so do evil intentions. Muggers exist. People who eat popsicles in the early morning exist. And what, you thought all despicable criminals were middle and lower class? Who told you that, the media? And who owns the media? Disgusting people come in the 'rich and powerful' varieties too. In fact, rich and 'powerful' people are much more likely to be bad people. Studies indicate that anti-social personalities excel in and are far more prevalent in the political, corporate, and financial sectors.[2-10]
I already knew rich people were evil!
Of course you did. The evil Emperors, maniacal super villains, and scandalous self-serving CEOs and politicians are familiar characters from our fiction, funded by their very nonfictional equivalents. The stereotypes of corrupt authority figures are fed to us from a young age. Rich, decadent, sleazy jewish Hollywood film producers pay millions for you to know what a rich, decadent, sleazy jewish Hollywood film producer is (and to take more money). And they'd have us believe assassinating any citizen and covering it up is as easy as pie. One purpose these images serve is to threaten us. One other purpose is to boast, and glorify their behaviour. Intimidation, boasting, self-glorification, and manipulation are common behaviours for anti-social personalities.
Aren't you being a bit paranoid, though?
No. Healthily perceptive and cautious. Though I am talking to an imaginary person at the moment. Surely, you would agree that the corrupt acts I'm describing are fully possible in theory. And surely you would agree that there are a lot of rich, connected, and eccentric psychopaths in the world today. What then is there to prevent them from doing these things? These aren't fantastical claims. If you merely think it sounds far-fetched due to a knee-jerk reaction like 'that's crazy/silly', 'that could never happen', or 'that only happens in movies', then you're the one being irrational. Most of us think 'yeah sure politicians and the rich are corrupt, but they wouldn't go that far, and they can't be that irrational'. Can you support these automatic emotions with facts and a logically sound argument? And have you ever thought about why it is that you're so well-trained to feel that way?
'I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave!'
It's a common thought that fear is a good way to control people, but most of us don't realise how complicated that dynamic really is. For one, you can't be too overtly abusive, at least not at first. You need to be like an abusive lover: charming, fun, and alluring, gaining trust and love first and then only gradually introducing intimidation, violence, and restrictions in larger and larger amounts. This allows the victim time inbetween to get used to your abuse and perceive it as everyday life. The victims always remember there's still a 'good side' to you somewhere (whether you faked it or not), and they become dependent on you. They think that you protect them and provide for them, and that the alternative of being without you would be even worse than being with you. It's an addiction. And in the case of an entire society being dominated by authority figures, there's lots of peer pressure as well.
However, you can never entirely remove the desire to rebel. When a person has been forced into enough 'compromise' for a long enough time, sometimes dissatisfaction builds up. In that case, it will eventually reach a point where the person entirely removes 'compromise' as an option for dealing with that which they fear, and they are left with the more primal options of 'fight, or flight'. The latter choice is the smarter one. If you can escape 'the Matrix', then you should. Ideally, you would discard your original identity and go live 'off the grid', legally dead. But as the EVIL ALLIANCE's conquest continues throughout the centuries, there are fewer and fewer places to escape to, and many people stubbornly want to stay and defend their homeland. In that case, then 'fear leads to anger' as Yoda once said.
The old switcheroo
But that anger and perhaps patriotism need not be directed against the authority, even if it was caused by them. By influencing culture and implementing propaganda in the correct ways, one can use the anger of the people to motivate them in doing what one wants them to do, even inciting it purposefully. This is commonly achieved by introducing a scapegoat for the problems which you have caused. An appropriate candidate is either another organisation you control (e.g. a country or private organisation, like commies in the fifties and sixties) or a group of innocent people who can be painted as 'foreign' or different in some easily apparent way (like jews in Nazi Germany, or muslims in modern U.S. and Israel). (Plz read this nice article for more on this topic: www.psichi.org/pubs/articles/a…
With the latter type, false flag attacks are especially useful for obvious reasons. Sometimes, a group of people is chosen whom the authority figures already want to wipe out for personal reasons, though there is almost always a political way to exploit the situation as well. For example, dead people leave behind lots of possessions, as well as a smaller population full of orphans that can be raised within a new culture tailored by you (like the British Empire did with their creation 'India').
David becomes Goliath
But people might get suspicious if dissent is always silenced early. So every once in a while, The Man will direct the anger of the people at himself. After all, a staged revolution every half century or so keeps the people in line. The cattle think they've won a war all by themselves, and then with a new regime you have an excuse to implement new laws that you always had your eye on. And when you're in the midst of civil war, you have the excuse to make a martyr out of anyone not on your payroll who is too dangerous, or do anything you want for that matter. When it's over, you have no liability because the people think you're gone. This is true not only of revolutions, but also smaller scale 'movements'.
Coke and Pepsi: False variety is the spice of modern life
Conflicts aren't staged only on the battlefield. They're staged everywhere from congress/parliament/senate all the way to internet conspiracy theory forums. The false conflict is a counterpart tactic to the false choice. One variation on the false choice tactic is what I like to call 'Coke and Pepsi'. You present multiple options which are superficially different in ways you don't care about, all of which achieve the desired result. Coke and Pepsi are almost exactly the same substance and price, but buying either of them funds the upper class and drinking them is bad for your health in excess. Examples of 'Coke and Pepsi' include: Republican and Democrat, Jedi and Sith, Capitalism and Communism, Alliance and Horde, conservative and liberal, Assassins and Templars, 'skeptic' and new age, Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance/New Republic, crime world and law-abiding, The Darkness and The Angelus, Bloods and Crips, various religions, subcultures, ideologies.
Divide and conquer, then unite
These three steps are a key strategy in world domination. It has been used by most great empires, both benevolent and malevolent (mostly the latter in recent millennia). Western culture is permeated with a prevailing sense of individualism, rebellion, and 'teenage angst', especially in younger countries (like America). The evil alliance of super villains has worked to cultivate this attitude with the goal of division, the first step in the strategy mentioned. Westerners are taught to backstab, trust no one, and look out for themselves and their personal freedoms above other people (sometimes compromising the freedoms of others in the process). The anti-social personalities who run the countries and the media want us to admire their type of behaviour because they think it superior, and many of us do.
But if we were true individuals, we'd be harder to control, so they create different brands of thought, art, and dress for us to identify with so that we feel like individuals. If you create a different faction for each demographic, then you can unite them all under your hidden direction. Even conspiracy theorists are strongly influenced in this way; conspiracy theories and classified info both real and fake are leaked intentionally. And since everybody sees the world through filters provided in this way, they are unwitting of this big picture. Squabbles are orchestrated between the factions to distract them. If they focus on their differences and disagreements, they will pay less attention to what they have in common (for example, that they are being dominated by a common enemy from the shadows).
There are however, cultures and subcultures which value teamwork and community more than (or as well as) 'individualism' (e.g. hippies, some communists and east asians). As the Japanese say, 'the nail that sticks out gets hammered in'. Groups are made to appeal to those demographics as well, and the results are the same.
The super villains fear us greatly, and they depend upon us utterly. We are the sole source of their power, and they want to make sure that we don't realise that (unless it's put in a positive light), and that we don't unite against them except on their terms. And perhaps one day, when the all the 'lower class' people are securely enslaved (conquered) not just mentally but physically too, then finally the third step in the strategy can be taken of publicly 'uniting' them.
How to find a needle in a haystack
To find the possible agenda behind a 'Coke and Pepsi' tactic, look for the common thread. 'Would you like me to fuck you in the ass, or do you just want to suck my cock?' The common thread there is that I get to stick my cock in you either way. Real-life example: there are endless conspiracy theories about how and why J.F.K. was assassinated. Was it the CIA? The mafia? Thrill-killed by a member of a homosexual cabal? (No joke, that's a real theory.) The common thread connecting almost every theory is that he died at all. Why is it so rare for someone to suggest that J.F.K. simply faked his death? Maybe the explanation for the 'magic bullet' that teleported into the car from a weird angle, changed direction several times, 'traversed 15 layers of clothing, 7 layers of skin, and approximately 15 inches of tissue, struck a necktie knot, removed 4 inches of rib, and shattered a radius bone', causing seven wounds in total to Kennedy and Connally with its copper jacket completely intact *inhale*...is that it didn't exist. I'm surprised the magic bullet didn't pick up a top-hat and cane and sing The Michigan Rag. Maybe the official stories are inconsistent because it didn't happen.
'Bend over and I'll give you some ice cream. Of course, you're free to have the shit sandwich instead, free of charge.'
Another variation on the false choice tactic is what I like to call 'the ice cream or the shit sandwich'. You employ this method by allowing someone the 'freedom' to do whatever they want, but if they don't do what you want them to, you will make life very hard or unpleasant for them, and you make sure that they know this. For example, people are pressured into devoting the majority of their entire waking lives to shitty schools and especially to shitty jobs (which don't pay enough either). You're totally 'free' not to do this...but you're threatened with poverty and ostracization if you don't.
'Fake problem, eager solution'
Sometimes, when you need an excuse to do something bad, you just gotta make your own. You do this by secretly creating a problem (or just lying and saying there is one) and then giving it enough publicity that people want a solution (or will at least allow one). You then present your pre-made 'solution' which you really wanted to implement all along for your own reasons. It's essentially a sort of veiled extortion. Kind of like secretly busting up someone's car and then charging them to repair it, or stealing something and then selling it back. False flag attacks are among the 'fake problems' used. Real-life example: *blow up a bunch of people* 'Oh no! Terrorists! We have to invade and hijack a country whose government is not even affiliated with the terrorists!' *blow up some more people* 'Oh no, homegrown terrorists! We need to increase airport, border, and subway ''security!'' And we need to implement laws that allow us to arrest, indefinitely imprison, and kill our citizens without trial! You know, to fight the terrorists and stuff.'
We should really talk about the elephant that isn't in the room.
Okay, so maybe you see that there are people capable and willing to conduct this kind of mass-deception. But we'd never really believe such ridiculous lies, right? Surely we aren't that gullible, are we? The short answer is: yes, we are absolutely that gullible. Modern studies are consistent with the ancient knowledge that 'a sucker is born every minute'; the 'power of suggestion' can be astonishingly effective, and even false memories can be created in a matter of moments.[13-17] And I know you don't doubt the power of peer pressure; everybody knows the power of peer pressure. And since lots of people say it, that makes it true!
I can't find any sources on it, but I remember (hopefully not too falsely) this particular experiment which was conducted a few years ago. A (costume?) party was going to be held for elementary school students (perhaps to celebrate Easter). Leading up to the party, children were told to watch out for a guy in a bunny suit who would be handing out chocolate at the party. The bunny didn't actually show up, but when asked about it afterwards, children reported seeing the bunny. More than that, they actually reported receiving chocolate from the bunny, speaking with him, and interacting with him in various ways. They even recalled details about the bunny such as the colour of its fur. Based on what we've seen, adults don't behave much differently when manipulated by suggestion. It's true both in experiments and real life.
A few people (surprisingly few, actually) have reported seeing planes crash into the twin towers on 9/11, but if there really were planes there, why do they have totally different flight paths in different videos? See this JewTube video of WTC 2 being hit from multiple angles: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoE8Uz… There are at least three distinct and conflicting flight paths shown. The official and most common one (plane coming from the south) is what you're shown at first. Then there's a totally different path (plane coming from the west) shown at 3:43, 7:20, 8:05, 9:10, and 9:40. Then a third distinct path (plane coming from the east) is shown in three shots in a row at 5:58, then two more shots at 8:45. Several of the shots even have no plane visible at all, just an explosion. This video shows convincingly how a plane could've been edited in: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNXmgF…
Prof. Elizabeth F. Loftus, an extremely experienced researcher of 'suggestion' and false memories, wrote in an article: 'Misinformation has the potential for invading our memories when we talk to other people, when we are suggestively interrogated or when we read or view media coverage about some event that we may have experienced ourselves...These findings confirm earlier studies that many individuals can be led to construct complex, vivid and detailed false memories via a rather simple procedure. Hypnosis clearly is not necessary.'
So I've shown you that capable perpetrators, working methods, and vulnerable victims all exist. So what is there to stop the crime from taking place? My advice to you is to simply stay out of trouble in the meantime and let it all blow over. Psychopaths are overly bold, impulsive, arrogant, and more likely to leave intentional 'clues' at the crime-scene. Chances are the evil alliance of super villains will just accidentally destroy themselves (maybe they'll try to fake it and it'll backfire).
Oh well. Look on the good side: Jedi mind tricks exist in real life! And since politicians can usually be coaxed into gay sex in public bathrooms, there is a lot of blackmail money to be made if you have little self-respect and are willing to catch a couple STDs. And if it weren't for the Illuminati, where would we get all our shitty pornography? I guess Syria will have to do without internet pornography for a little bit. Perhaps they have some Hustlers or Playboys lying around. I wonder what Brendan Fraiser thinks about all this. Why don't you tweet him a link to this journal entry?
Another day of wine and roses,
-Dave Grohl, the drummer from Nirvana
1. 'Higher social class predicts increased unethical behavior' by Paul K. Piffa, Daniel M. Stancatoa, Stéphane Côtéb, Rodolfo Mendoza-Dentona, and Dacher Keltnera.
2. Lisa Marshall and David Cook's three-year study presented to the British Psychological Society (1996) (references: www.independent.co.uk/news/q-w… www.ontariotenants.ca/articles… www.cs.uleth.ca/~kaminski/clip… In one of these interviews, Marshall actually implies anti-socials might be overrepresented in journalism too).
3. 'Serial killers and politicians share traits' by Jim Kouri, CPP, 5th vice-president of the NACP (2009).
4. 'Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis' by Prof. Clive Boddy, published in the Journal of Business Ethics (2011), see also: www.mtpinnacle.com/pdfs/Psycho….
5. 'Corporate psychopathy: Talking the walk' by Paul Babiak PhD, Craig S. Neumann PhD, Robert D. Hare PhD, published in Behavioral Sciences & the Law (2010).
6. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work (2006) by Paul Babiak, PhD and Dr. Robert D. Hare, PhD.
7. 'Professionelle Trader in einer Gefangenendilemma-Situation' by Thomas Noll and Pascal Scherrer (2011).
8. 'Investment Behavior and the Negative Side of Emotion' by Baba Shiv, George Loewenstein, Antoine Bechara, Hanna Damasio, and Antonio R. Damasio (2005) (read it here: sds.hss.cmu.edu/media/pdfs/loe….
10. The Corporation (2003) documentary (this isn't a study, nor is it directly about corporate employees, but it's related).
12. Several closely related studies are spoken of in this speech: www.fabbs.org/fabbs-foundation… In both the speech and Q&A, the speaker (Dr. Thomas D. Gilovich, PhD) also more or less expresses his opinion that the science of gullibility is applied in marketing, politics, and so on.
13. 'Suggestion, Cognition, and Behavior' by Maryanne Garry, Robert Michael, and Irving Kirsch, published in Current Directions in Psychological Science (2012).
14. 'Disinhibition of aggression through diffusion of responsibility and dehumanization of victims' by Albert Bandura, Bill Underwood, and Michael E. Fromson, published in the Journal of Research in Personality (1975).
15. 'The Psychology of Evil' by Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD (read it: www.psichi.org/pubs/articles/a…. It's a good article.
16. 'Lasting False Beliefs and Their Behavioral Consequences' by Elke Geraerts, Daniel Bernstein, Harald Merckelbach, Christel Linders, Linsey Raymaekers, and Elizabeth F. Loftus, published in Psychological Science (2008).
17. 'Creating False Memories', an article by Prof. Elizabeth F. Loftus, published in the Scientific American (1997) (read it: faculty.washington.edu/eloftus…. It's a good article.