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Glenn Beck’s True Colors

This is for those who think that Glenn Beck is truly a beacon of light.

Wake up! You are being used.

A little history lesson.

Transcript here:

http://mediamatters.org/research/200605050012

Note: Due to the amount of hate mail received in response to this posting, comments have been shut down. If you want to comment and say that this site is a “far left hate monger,” or that we will end up in hell for exposing Glenn Beck for the charlatan he is, do it on your own dime, not mine.

P.S.

Excuse me for getting older and not wanting to put up with people telling me what a degenerate I am on my own site, but understand that my site is like  my home. I do not have to put up with rude people yelling at me and saying  that I will burn in hell.  Not happening.  It is my home. I make the rules. So I shut down the comments, like I shut my door.Barb

Understanding Controlled Opposition and Social Counterbalances

By Russ Tanner

Source: Orbis Vitae

Having worked in the political arena for a few years, we learned the tactics and methods used to control and deceive people. In fact, I learned so much that I could write a short book on the subject, but I’ll keep it short.

Before I begin, I want to insert a disclaimer. I am not picking on conservatives in this article. I would be best categorized as one myself. The goal of this article is to expose some mainstream figureheads who are not who you think they are. The education and information applies equally to conservatives, moderates, liberals, libertarians, and constitutionalists.

All of us, regardless of our political preferences, are being lied to.  Continue reading

Geneva Conventions Redefined – Part 4: Propaganda and Obfuscation

By Lt. Eric Shine USNR – USMMRR/ USMMA KP

In preparation for the Coast Guard’s move to Homeland Security executed in 2003, some forces that were involved who stood to profit enormously from changes started publishing propaganda in this regard. One of the most notable is an article by Bonnie Baker about Posse Comitatus and the Coast Guard, yet still reveals a good bit of truth in it. All really good propaganda always does, and then twists in the end, only to eventually leave us all twisting forever in winds of change. Continue reading

You might be on the ADL hit list if…

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Howdy! Here I am again, folks. And this time, I’ve decided to lend a hand to all those people who might want to help out those poor, misunderstood people at the American Defamation League (ADL). After all, they need to know just who to target, and I am sure that all you nice folks out there would just love to give these people exactly what they deserve, or is it exactly what they are asking for? Anyway, I just reckon it’s my civic duty to pass this along.

You might be on the ADL hit list if….

You believe that Obama and his administration pose a threat to the future of the United States.

You believe that Obama and his administration are trampling on individual freedoms and civil liberties.

You have a problem with Obama’s economics and social policies.

You don’t like Obama’s health care reform.

You think that the government is eyeballs deep in a eugenics program.

You distrust the government.

You have attended a Tea Party.

You disagree with the agenda at a town hall meeting.

You protest.

You question where Obama was born.

You subscribe to World Net Daily.

You listen to Glenn Beck or Alex Jones.

You think that the government is not looking out for your best interests.

You advocate resisting government-sponsored tyranny.

You belong to Oath Keepers.

You are a 3 percenter or member of a militia.

©2009 Barbara H. Peterson

Officials Say Don’t Blame the Swine Flu Shot, You’ll Drop Dead Anyway

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The H1N1 vaccination propaganda machine is going full-tilt, and the timetable for rapid population reduction is upon us. This is soooooo obvious, people! They are telling us what is going to happen before it happens, because they are going to cause it. They know people will drop dead after the shot, and are putting out the pre-op denial propaganda so that people will think, ‘hey, they warned us of this, and it is nothing to worry about.’

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Truth, Lies, and the American Way

goosestepping.jpg  The media has always been used as a propaganda tool, and the government has always spread propaganda. Now that the multinational corporations control the government, the propaganda machine has gotten increasingly sophisticated, and we the people are its cannon fodder.

Our corporate government controls the mass media, and the mass media controls what we see and hear on television, radio, and traditional newspapers. We are spoon-fed fantasies, and the more we swallow the propaganda, the easier we are to manipulate. These fantasies are created using logical fallacies.  

Logical fallacies are abundant in the media, business and government. In fact, businesses use popular logical fallacies to launch entire ad campaigns. Cars are sold, politicians get elected, and businesses thrive on the use of logical fallacies. The bought and paid-for corporate media machine knows how to create ad campaigns designed to manipulate its audience into thinking and believing that a new Mercury Cougar will make up for one’s lack of sex appeal because owning a shiny new Cougar is all that any girl wants in a man. We are also told that WTC Building 7, which was not hit by a plane, somehow demolished itself and fell to the ground at free-fall speed in its own footprint, and that the air was safe to breath after three buildings were blown apart, and dust as thick as an erupting volcano filled the air. This is rubbish, but it works! People believe it because the government and corporate media mix truth with lies, and portray the end product as the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. We believe this drivel because believing that our own government leaders are so despicably evil as to cover up the truth behind their campaign for world domination via the “One World Order” is too much of a leap from media-induced fantasy to reality to bear. “The truth? You can’t handle the truth!” (A Few Good Men, 1992).

Unless we understand what is happening, and choose to explore the facts even if what those in authority are saying is contrary to those facts, we will remain in a fog, going about our business in a complete state of suspended animation, never even challenging the status quo. In other words, the bad guys get their way and we drive our brand new Tahoes until they tell us we can’t. By recognizing the logical fallacies that are being used against us and understanding how they affect our thinking, we can understand the manipulation behind them and start to think independently. Dr. Labossiere (1995), the author of Fallacy Tutorial Pro 3.0 has this to say:

In order to understand what a fallacy is, one must understand what an argument is. Very briefly, an argument consists of one or more premises and one conclusion. A premise is a statement (a sentence that is either true or false) that is offered in support of the claim being made, which is the conclusion (which is also a sentence that is either true or false). …….A fallacy is, very generally, an error in reasoning. This differs from a factual error, which is simply being wrong about the facts. To be more specific, a fallacy is an “argument” in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support. (para.2)

Does this sound familiar? How many “facts” are we fed each day by the corporate media that fail even the most rudimentary inspection?

Logical Fallacies are broken down into two categories. These categories are fallacies of relevance and fallacies of insufficient evidence. It states in Critical Thinking (2002), “A fallacy of relevance occurs when an arguer offers reasons that are logically irrelevant to his or her conclusion” (ch.5 p.143 para.1). Chapter six of the same text goes on to define fallacies of insufficient evidence as “fallacies in which the premises, though relevant to the conclusion, fail to provide sufficient evidence for the conclusion” (ch.6 p.162 para.1).

The collapse of Building 7 falls into the “fallacies of insufficient evidence” category. The announcement of “the air is safe to breath” seems to fall into the “fallacy of relevance” category simply because there was no evidence that the air was safe to breath at all. How can one make a judgment without the facts? Without facts, how can the conclusion be at all relevant to them? So, people breathed the crud because they were told it was safe to do so without a mask, and those same people are dying of cancer. Score one for the government and its lapdog media, zero for the people at ground zero.

Now I shouldn’t be so hard on the government or the media. After all, they are just doing what they are told to do by their corporate owners. Isn’t that what they are here for? We are systematically being molded into a people of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations by a mass media campaign consisting of truths, half-truths, and outright lies.

Fallacies are the building blocks of emotional persuasion. They are abundant in everyday life and used to influence behavior. Understanding these fallacies and the influence they have is the key to independent thought. One can choose to drift with every passing fallacy and succumb to its influence, or rise up, gain understanding, and break through the barrier of ignorance. Critical thinking and independent thought are the best tools one can use for breaking through this barrier. Hirsch (n.d.) defines critical thinking skills as this: “…an ability to analyze ideas and solve problems while taking a sufficiently independent, ‘critical’ stance toward authority to think things out for one’s self” (para.7). Reporters are supposed to do just that unless they become the talking heads of the corporate media machine. Then it’s a goose-step to the party line to keep one’s job.

Think clearly, analyze, and know what it is you are being asked to believe! It is painfully obvious that the mass media will not do this, so we need to dig for the truth even if what we discover flies in the face of the media barrage, and reveal it to as many people as we can. This is how to fight the planned ignorance program we are being force-fed every day. It is either that, or continue being cannon fodder for the corporations whose only deity is money, and whose loyalties lie wherever there is a profit to be made.

References:

A Few Good Men. (1992). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104257/quotes

Hirsch, E.D. (n.d.). Illinois Loop.org. Critical Thinking. http://www.illinoisloop.org/thinking.html

Labossiere, Dr. M.C. (1995). The Nizkor Project. Fallacies. http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/index.html#index

University of Phoenix. (Ed.). (2002). Critical Thinking [University of Phoenix Resource]. https://mycampus.phoenix.edu/secure/resource/resource.asp

Copyright © 2007, Barbara H. Peterson

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