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A few years ago I happened to be in the UK and watched the French Grand Prix on BBC television.  The transmission was coming from the circuit at Rheims, and at the very start of the 'outside broadcast' an announcer broke in urgently to apologize that due to a technical breakdown there would be no commentary, but they would show the event without it.  Yes, in those days before they learned to be outright insulting in their domination of 'the viewers' the BBC had still an element of basic courtesy.  That would be in perhaps June of '63 - True, time and such traditions do tend to slip by somewhat.

So then for about two hours I had the superb experience of hearing things as they really were, with the four-, six- or eight-cyclinder motors howling and resonating in glorious harmonics as the cars cornered and sped, fading into the distance, with the sound then washing back in the hot eddying air above the cornfields of Rheims as the images wavered and danced in the summer heat-mirage. 

It was remarkable even for those days in that there was no human voice babbling and screaming and clamoring for my attention and telling me what to think.  So in more ways than one, while the breeze sighed massively in the great trees outside and the insects buzzed among the flowers in the sunny garden beyond the open window, it was a most memorable and salutary experience - and still is.

Just think: when was the last time, if ever, that you saw any event on TV without someone, anyone, chattering on and on in so urgently button-holing your brain? When was the last time you saw a match without some professional trained moron booming and braying to urge you to even greater hysteria?

Try this.  Switch on the TV, turn down the volume just a trifle, go into the next room and listen.  You will hear things as they really are.  You will hear that there is barely a micro-second between phrase and phrase, sentence and sentence, of those who have to exert an arm-lock on your attention.  Why?  Because you must not, at any cost, be left to think.

Then turn down the volume completely and watch the news.  You will see that, each time you are to be shown something, whether it be bin Laden or Donald Duck, the presenter in introducing the item will close his or her eyes and, almost imperceptibly, nod once or twice.

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This is a 'body-language' instruction for you to watch attentively and to agree with his or her politically-approved and carefully-scripted opinion of what you are to be shown and are to think.

Don't take my word for this.  You have eyes.  Do it and see for yourself.

It might then just be that you will start to notice these things and many more that tell you that you and your mind are being captured and tamed and told what to do.  You will see the cheap formulated tricks by which this is done and, who knows, you might just start to think for yourself.  You will be amazed when you realize the extent of what is being done to you, and by whom, and why.  Bread and circuses?  'They' play on you and your opinions like musical toys for - as we presently see - 'political' reasons.  Sure, for 'their' wars of acquisition and mayhem around the world by 'our' military.

You might even get mad enough to want to take back 'our media' of all kinds which are so used by so-few as a weapon against us, the public to whom so-many this world really belongs, and put a stop to all such evil practices.

Think about it.  And pass it on.


Aged beyond belief, with a fund of experience that few could challenge and fewer envy, and with the wealth of information and expertise that goes with it, the author is a lifelong specialist in differentiating between reality and unreality. (more...)

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Don't always listen to others.  Wherever poss... by Keith Pope on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 10:08:40 AM