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Not “History” and Not “Heritage”… It is about TODAY

June 30, 2015

     Just to be clear:  Flying the confederate battle flag today is not about heritage or history. That is a cheap cop-out. It is about what certain vile and violent miscreants do with that flag now; in the 21st Century.

     The people interested in the flag’s history and heritage blew it. They are Johnny Come Latelys. If they respected this flag, then they should not have twiddled their thumbs all these years while the KKK and other domestic terrorists appropriated their beloved symbol flag. That is the flag issue in a nutshell. It is not about history. It is about NOW.

Like THIS terrorist group: rebel-klan

And THIS mass murdering terrorist: 150620145525-04-lastrhodesian-com-dylann-roof-super-169

     This is what you have allowed your flag to represent, and you did so quietly, without a goddamned peep about “heritage” and “history” for over 50 years. That silence is YOUR history and YOUR heritage. Your shame, too.

    So, you blew it. Now pay the price and stop whining about “political correctness” like little school girls. You let your flag be hijacked by killers in your community (you knew who they were) and you just sat on your asses while it happened. It’s judgment day. The people of the United  States have spoken. If you get a case of the vapors over this, you brought it on yourselves through your silence in the face of pure evil.

Your flag is toast.

Live with it… because you allowed people to die with it. etick_22_g_effigy01_412

Stop Tossing Around The Word TREASON

June 23, 2015

This fallacious meme is showing up on social media again – inspired no doubt by the millions of people who criticize Obama’s Pacific trade scam.

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Defying the president or being disrespectful is only treason in a banana republic.

The constitution defines treason: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”

Further, treason only exists as a crime in America when the Congress has declared a state of war. Nobody has been charged with treason in America for any actions taken after World War 2 – our last declared war. This meme is bullshit.

Stop tossing around the word TREASON. That is the stock in trade of the right wing nuts.

Are YOU Guilty?

June 17, 2015

Edward SnowdenTo anyone who accuses Ed Snowden of treason for handing American secrets to China, saying he “gave aid and comfort to the enemy,” I have one suggestion: Leaving aside that there is no such crime as “treason” in the absence of a war declared by congress, I would like you to go through your home right now and gather up all the items you own which were made in China. Then go to your local police station and turn yourself in for “trading with the enemy.” Or does your morsel outrage not apply to you?

How Corporate Media “Colors” The News:

April 29, 2015

Checkout last October’s violent, destructive riot in Keene, New Hampshire. You did hear about it, right?
CNN said: “Tear gas and pepper spray hung in the air as police in riot gear descended on Keene, New Hampshire, on Saturday night, trying to disperse a rowdy crowd that brought chaos to the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival, CNN affiliates reported.” Here is their caption on line: Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 9.55.22 PM Note the language: ROWDY. UNRULY. They were a bunch of kids misbehaving… Oh? Take a gander at these naughty, naughty kids: keene-flipped-car 673695FBB41DA2622357B1F87C9B4B2E_787_442 la-na-nn-new-hampshire-pumpkin-riots-20141019 1413773191174.cached Pumpkin festival riots

You see what I mean…

Where was the live, coast to coast coverage of this looting, rioting, and wanton destruction? As I noted above, CNN described this riot as “UNRULY.” How would it have been perceived if video of the outbreak had been run over and over? Would these wholesome New Englanders be called THUGS? Or OUTSIDE AGITATORS? What caused this 2012 New Hampshire riot? The annual Jack-O-Lantern Festival. That is it. Nothing else. They rioted for fun: Steven French, 18, who was visiting from Haverhill, Massachusetts, described the chaotic scene to the local paper, The Keene Sentinel, as “wicked.” “It’s just like a rush. You’re revolting from the cops,” he told the paper. “It’s a blast to do things that you’re not supposed to do.” So, by his own admission, Steven French came all the way from another state! Why was this THUG not denounced over and over again as an OUTSIDE AGITATOR causing TROUBLE?

It was good clean fun, when these people did it, and did it for no good reason. I don’t think there is ever an excuse for such violence. And yet, if we look, there is always a reason. And when people denounce reasons as “an excuse,” they are simply trying to shut down discussion. So let’s look at one small point about Baltimore: In a city of only 622,000 – they have recently had to pay out over a million a year for police brutality cases. That is what the media calls it, but “Police Brutality” is a rather sweeping category. What happened is the Baltimore cops arrested hundreds of Black people over the years, without cause – and the District Attorney dismissed the cases, noting that there was no cause for the arrests. This is where the cash settlements came in. But – and this is a BIG but – all the people arrested STILL, to this day, have arrest records. Owing to this, they have not been able to get good jobs. When applying for work, they ALWAYS have to fill out forms saying that they have an arrest record. When the arrest is looked up, there it is, listed with the charges that were later found baseless. But THAT important fact is not mentioned. People are abused and they are suffering and the pot has been simmering for a long, long time. And anyone who knew about it, knew it would explode one day. Now it has. This is not an excuse. It is just one of the reasons, and we avoid reason at our own peril. How would you feel if you spent the rest of your life with an arrest record that you knew was false? Would you whistle a happy tune? Would you say, “Oh well, things happen”? Or would you be angry? Good and goddamned angry? What if you found out that almost all your friends also were also unjustly stigmatized? Would you form a choir and sing about it? Really? There is no trust of the police among people thus abused. And when someone was killed in police custody – for the “crime” of making EYE CONTACT with cops (well Baltimore is below the Mason-Dixon Line) that threw fuel on the long-smoldering fire. An outbreak was thoroughly inevitable. 

And was the Pumpkin Riot also inevitable? We won’t know that without knowing the reasons behind it, if any. But we do know one thing: It was predictable. It had happened just like this the year before. So this was not an isolated incident. And it didn’t have any obvious reason. It was not in protest of anything. It was not because of injustice, not to redress grievances. It happened just for the hell of it. That makes it worse than Baltimore or Ferguson. So I ask: How long will the New Hampshire thugs get to do this, year in and year out, without the same scrutiny that attends outbreaks sparked by injustice and constant abuse? Suppose the Pumpkin Festival had been held in Watts… Or Newark… Or Detroit? You can bet your last dollar you would have seen this live – as it happens! –  on all the cable “news” channels, and then for days afterwards. And you would have seen the usual parade of politicians denouncing it over and over and over – riots offer much in the way of media face time.

The circus we call “the news media” feeds into stereotypes, not to inform – but to fan the flames of anger and fear just to increase their viewer numbers and raise their advertising rates. That is all they exist for. Is that an “excuse” for their gross irresponsibility? No. But it is a reason. And for that reason, they will lie straight out just to affirm what they think people want to hear. If you need confirmation, that is what they did just before the events in Baltimore, when they reported – as fact – the outright lies of Michael T. Slager, the police officer who brutally gunned down Walter Scott, shooting him eight times in the back. You can read the details of this illustrative case of biased reporting HERE. 150407-walter-scott-shooting-mn-1915_0cf42eca3ddc9c732b31eaeaf6bfc7b3 So, where was the outrage in New Hampshire last year? Or the year before? I defy you to find coverage of the Pumpkin Riots that describes anyone as a THUG or GANG-BANGER or OUTSIDE AGITATOR. Look for any “news” network that ran video over and over until viewers were infuriated at the sight of the destruction. Look. You simply will not find it… But you will see the hate and anger the coverage creates.

And that is how the gatekeepers of news give YOU a distorted picture of reality.

Worker Rights? Or The Kindness of Strangers?

April 16, 2015

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   Everyone seems to be gushing these days over Dan Price, the CEO who says he will slash his own salary and raise his company’s minimum pay to $70,000. I, for one, am not gushing. Leaving aside the details – such as he “plans” to do this (always a bad sign) and that it is supposed to happen over the next three years; not now, and that he will still personally pocket the $2,000,000 plus in profits generated by the workers – so he can well afford to slash his pay – I still think it is positively feudal to bring Noblesse Oblige into the work place. Workers deserve fair pay and not just because of “the kindness of strangers.” Unionize and force the CEO, for whom YOU do all the work, to treat you with respect and provide a fair compensation for the job. Not as a gift. As your contractual right. Worker Rights are not subject some CEO’s goddamn whim. Price, he says, read a book saying that people who make less than 70K are happier when they get more money. That was then. What if next month Price reads a book saying that more competition over less pay is even better? It is possible, when a man makes decisions on what book he just finished reading. Let him read a book by Scott Walker and see what he does after that… you may not like it one damn bit.

What one man gives, another can take from you

   So what happens when, say, the generous Mr. Price retires on a whim, after reading a travel book, and turns the store over to a brother or sister or brother-in-law? What then? Suppose the new Head of the Castle has different ideas? What do you do when he slashes compensation? That is a definite risk when workers toss aside any notion of job-security in favor of having a Tsar who dispenses goodies depending on his personal feelings at the time.

   No, this is not right. It makes for warm and fuzzy reading – but a union which represents the staff will do better. Better because pay will be codified in a contract and not just pulled out of the air. Note the language in the widely circulated meme: Price is GIVING this money to workers, not that they EARNED it. It is his GIFT. (And he had no “minimum wage” workers, BTW. His workers were pulling in around $40,000. So this is a hefty raise, but does nothing concerning “minimum wage” as the meme implies. Nydelis Ortiz, a 25-year old underwriter working there a scant 3 months, was one of the lowest paid people in the company. She was paid $36,000 a year.) 

   America boasts of democracy and tries to force it on the whole world. But is there democracy in the workplace? No. And what price did is still not democratic. This whole idea of joy because one CEO decided to reward his workers is a Plantation Mentality. What next? Will Price buy the workers banjoes so they can strum away at the desk? “I have HAPPY workers, cause I GIVE them things!” What Price has done is thoroughly demeaning. 

   People like Price need to know this: If a person is worth his or her labor, then they are worth their keep. A gift from a benevolent dictator is crap. Workers are the backbone of any business and they should not have crumbs tossed at them like pigeons in the park by a “loving” keeper. If you as a worker are worth $70,000 a year then you deserve it because you earned it. Not because some publicity-hungry corporate twit thinks THIS WEEK that it is a good idea. If your work is worth $70,000 today, then why was he paying you $40,000 yesterday? By his very act of “generosity” Mr. Price admits that he has been underpaying you. Still see this as warm and fuzzy?

   If I worked for Mr. Price, I would start sending out résumés and do so damn fast. This CEO is unpredictable and my bills each month are not. What we need, rather than highly publicized gifts to workers, is a law limiting CEO compensation to a reasonable multiple of the lowest paid in a company. This works wonders in Germany – where workers even have a mandated place on the Board of Directors. And that is just Germany. CEO compensation is out of control here, compared to the rest of the world. Yet when and workers seek to unionize and democratically level the playing field, America responds with allegations of THUGS and “Right To Work Laws” that shove democracy out the window.

   Your work is not a play-thing for someone to dole out goodies based on a whim. Workers deserve better than this.

 

 

The Constitution. Try READING It For A Change. A REAL Change.

March 9, 2015

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In 2002, when an American-backed right wing coup threw out Venezuela’s elected President Hugo Chavez, the people of that nation rose up and restored their democracy. They also fought the coup in the courts – successfully. You know why they were successful? Venezuela has a literacy rate over 95%. And the primer they used to learn how to read is… THEIR CONSTITUTION. While we were absorbing the gripping adventures of Dick and Jane and Spot, the Venezuelan people were learning to read while they learned their rights and learned how the government works.

By way of contrast, here, in America, I am always shocked by the lack of constitutional understanding evinced by fellow Americans. Take the recent letter about Iran sent by a bunch of right wing senators. You needn’t be a legal scholar to know that this letter is NOT treason – because an explanation of treason is in the constitution. It may be reprehensible and arrogan, but treason? Nope. Nor is it SEDITION – another word people bandy about. You can find sedition in the penal code. This ain’t it. Yet that is what so many people are howling. TREASON! SEDITION! They show no understanding of the basics of the Constitution and the American system. I find it embarrassing.

And then there are the people who don’t even know how a treaty is made under American law, so they denounce the letter-writers. They seem to think treaties are the unilateral responsibility of the president and the president alone. Ask Woodrow Wilson about that one… If they only understood how the government works, they would not be in a tizzy over their own misinformation.

Some people are howling for the ARREST of the senators. This brings us to another part of the Constitution: the SPEECH/DEBATE CLAUSE. Clearly, few of us know anything about. Even if these senators did do something illegal, who can arrest them? Who has that authority? The SPEECH/DEBATE CLAUSE addresses that… in the constitution.

American understanding of the Constitution is severely shallow. When asked by NEWSWEEK in a recent survey, “What is the supreme law of the land?” only 30% knew the answer: The Constitution. Can you beat that? ONLY THIRTY PERCENT? 61% of people polled didn’t know that the length of a U.S. senator’s term is six years, 63% couldn’t name the number of Supreme Court justices on the bench, and 86% didn’t know that 435 members fill the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hey, it is ok to be ignorant. It is not a “sin.” We are all ignorant about tons of things. But when ignorant people shoot their mouths off about things they KNOW they don’t know… that is just embarrassing. And here is the kicker: a whopping 73 % of people polled said they were “confident” that they know “some” or a “great deal” of the Constitution’s contents. Embarrassed now?

I have to laugh at all the people who say “WE NEED OUR GUNS TO FIGHT OFF A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT!” when all they really need is some knowledge. Like the people of Venezuela had. But that must be too much work… Reading? Comprehending? LEARNING? No time for that… NOW are you embarrassed?

We all have it in our power to do what the people in Venezuela did: LEARN HOW YOUR DAMN GOVERNMENT WORKS. It is all written out for you… What can be easier than that?

HUNCHES Have No Business In Law Enforcement!

March 4, 2015
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The NYPD loud-mouth Pat Lynch is furious (again) that new NYPD guidelines – as delivered from an American court of law – prohibit cops from arresting or frisking people based upon a hunch.  Find the story HERE
What the fool Lynch does not get is that hunches belong at the race-track, not in the American justice system. In America, the Founders were explicit about curbing the power of the police. They knew full well the injustices of the Royal Constabulary and wanted none of it in the new nation they were building.  Thus CAUSE is the basis for arrests. Reasonable cause. If he can do it without moving his lips, Lynch may wish to read a little thing called THE BILL OF RIGHTS. He will find nothing in there about government by hunch. He will find this: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”

So what does that mean; “unreasonable”?
Unreasonable means, without a stated reason.
“It just seemed reasonable to arrest him,” is NOT what that means. “Reasonable” means based upon a reason; a solid articulated reason. Just like a jury acquittal must be based on REASONABLE doubt – being a doubt that has a reason – rather than a gut feeling that the defendant is innocent. The government and agents of the government need reasons when they do things under official color. Over the years, the word has lost its meaning. “Gee, seven bucks for a whole pizza sure sounds reasonable,” is not what the word means. In legal terms REASONABLE cause depends on having a reason which can be articulated and described. Hunches, by their very nature, are not in any way, shape, or form, based upon a reason. Here is how my dictionary defines a hunch:noun: a feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts.”

Nobody should be stopped by the police, investigated, or arrested because someone in power has a “feeling.” That is, on its face, an unreasonable stop. What Lynch, in his supreme ignorance, does not know, is that cops have NEVER been allowed to stop people based on a hunch. The fact that they were doing it anyway and getting away with it was, as the court rightly ruled, illegal, unconstitutional, and UN-AMERICAN. Period. If this punk Lynch wants to stop innocent people based on intuition, ruin lives based on vague feelings, let him move to an oppressive dictatorship which routinely rounds up people for no articulated reason. Under our Constitution, Americans have the freedom to be safe from police abuse. We also have the freedom to get the hell out of the country and renounce our citizenship, if we, as is the case with the execrable Lynch, so deeply hate the U.S. Constitution and the rights it codifies. Get lost, Lynch. Grab a plane and go. You will have plenty of company.

Is There A Place For Hunches?

Hell yes! Hunches DO have a place in life – just on a personal level, not in terms of government intrusion into our lives. The person who cleans up at the track based on hunches, for instance, is a well known phenomenon. Having a hunch about an investment, or a hunch about walking down a certain street for no reason then finding something important – these all happen. Many years ago, a book about hunches detailed some stupendous, verifiable instances of amazing things happening to people as a result of hunches.  Hunches that pay off are so common in our personal lives that there must be something happening. While that does not raise them to the Constitutional level of justification for legal action, hunches in our daily lives may be an indication of untapped psychic abilities waiting to get developed. The book I refer to is called, appropriately, HUNCHES and it was out of print for decades until MoJo Bros Publishing recently re-issued it. I am glad it is back in print! This is the single best book I have ever read on the subject of recognizing and developing personal psychic abilities. It tells of the various forms of ability – clairvoyance, clairaudience, prophetic dreaming, and more. It even includes a DREAM BOOK listing the traditional meanings of things we see in dreams. As well as exercises for developing the skills needed.
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Hey “JOKERS”… God Says Yer Nuts!

February 27, 2015

For a new project I am working on, I have spent the last month delving into the world of Old-Time Radio (OTR). The project deals with visualization because, alas, in this age when people are bombarded by images at every turn (even TV sets in elevators!) our imaginations have atrophied. Experts say we are subjected to 300 ads per day! In this climate, the drama and comedy of OTR becomes an excellent stimulant to the imagination – to our ability to make images in the mind’s eye.

The suspense shows like THE SHADOW, LIGHTS OUT, SUSPENSE, and THE WHISTLER really burst into the mind with “special effects” that cost nothing and are all our own. Comedies like THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM to it brilliantly as well.

Back in the days of the great Radio comedian Fred Allen, his popular show ALLEN’S ALLEY featured a bloviating caricature of a Southern politician named “Senator Claghorn.” The blustery Claghorn would spout the most tortured “logic” and then grandly announce “IT’S A JOKE, SON!” 

In 1947, Senator Claghorn made a brief foray into the movies...

In 1947, Senator Claghorn made a brief foray into the movies…

Claghorn, as played by the brilliant actor Kenny Delmar (a graduate of Orson Welles’ “Mercury Theater”) became something of a national fad and was himself caricatured in Warner Bros. cartoons as the bellicose chicken FOGHORN LEGHORN, who may be more familiar to current comedy fans. The effort sorely taxed the vocal cords of voice artist Mel Blanc, who really through himself into the role.

Foghorn Leghorn

Foghorn Leghorn

That was then…
Today we have an outbreak of REAL Claghorns and Leghorns infesting politics.

Behold Ben Carson!

Six months ago I predicted that once Tea Party sock-puppet Ben Carson begins to get coverage outside his little group of hateful, ignoramus admirers, the world would immediately see how utterly stupid he is. With his barely coherent diatribes against what he calls “Women’s Lib,” as though this were 1972, his bizarre religious notions, and those patently fake stories about his childhood, Carson has reached a new low in empty rhetoric. But recently Carson outdid himself when he went on to suggest that gay couples should not “force” good christians – like himself – to make wedding cakes for them because… these god-fearing saintly people can easily poison the cake. Poison!

Carson caught so much flak over that one that he used his tried and true defense when he says something stupid: “I was only joking.”

“IT’S A JOKE, SON!”

And then hot on the heels of Carson’s sickening remark, came another bible-thumper xian taliban republican so minor that I won’t bother to name him (Ok, it was some yutz named David Moore, a Montana Republican). This bonehead went on a rampage about yoga pants. Seriously. He wanted to arrest women who wore yoga pants in public. And when he became a world-wide object of ridicule guess what he said? “I was only joking.”

“IT’S A JOKE, SON!”

It took decades, but conservative politicians have finally shown who they are and they are… a 1940s humorous, grotesque stereotype.

But here is the best part:

The vile, cake-poisoning Dr. Carson claims he likes to read. He says he especially reads the Bible, which he avers gives him all the answers to life and those pesky policy positions he needs to bone up on. Why bother to think about an issue when an archaic book can tell you just what to do? And of the books of the bible, Ben Carson has a favorite: “Every morning I read from the Bible. The book of Proverbs, written by King Solomon, is my favorite. (Perhaps this it is not surprising, given that my middle name is Solomon.)”

Don’t you just love his egocentric reason for reading Proverbs? Thank god his middle name is not “Karl” or today Carson would be the world’s stupidest communist. Be the as it may, as soon as I read of his love of Proverbs, I knew Carson was either lying, or he is too goddamn stupid to understand his favorite book. Why do I say this? Because the very action of saying something horrible and then claiming it is a joke… IS DENOUNCED RIGHT SMACK IN THE BOOK OF PROVERBS:

“Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is one who deceives their neighbor and says, ‘I was only joking!'”
That is from Proverbs 26: 18

Keep in mind that this dimwit “believes that the Bible is the true, inspired word of God given to men and women, containing God’s plan of salvation and offering timeless wisdom and counsel that is always relevant, and he reads the Bible every day.”

Well, there it is, IN GOD’S PLAN! Anyone who deceives people and says IT’S A JOKE is a deadly maniac. God said that. God herself thinks that Carson and the Yoga Pants nut are BAD people. God explicitly denounced the very actions these xian talibaners engage in. As punishment, while they will most likely burn in hell forever, they should go right now and stand in the corner and flagellate themselves to whip this offensive behavior out of their sinning souls. Or, since Carson’s name is allegedly, Solomon, he should lock himself in a room and read The Song of Solomon (“A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts”) until his testicles explode.

Hey, I don’t wish him harm. I’m only joking…

Coming Soon: The Next Big FEAR!

February 21, 2015

Why is it that the American people bounce from one dire fear to another with the sheer velocity of a steel marble in a pinball machine? Our neighbors (not you and me, right?) spend their lives encased in an amniotic sack of terror. Be it commies, or drug-crazed hippies, or psycho-veterans home from ‘Nam, or China, or Iraq or Ebola or you name it – we always seem to be facing “the greatest threat ever” to our existence.

Remember the hysteria over Ebola Fever? Two people contracted that in America last summer. Two. People feared elevators, subways, theaters, SNEEZES… and today people STILL fear Ebola Fever. When that peaked… right on cue, came ISIS: “Americans believe that Isis poses the most serious threat to the United States in the next decade, according to a poll,” says the story. Last year almost nobody in the country even heard of ISIS. President Obama publicly dismissed them as the “Junior Varsity” of threats. But then along came the military industrial complex’s fear machine and now ISIS has replaced Ebola Fever as the greatest threat EVER to Americans. Even though ISIS has no interest in coming here, has no air force to get it here, and is getting its ass kicked around the middle east, America stands poised to go to war against them. Why? Because people are afraid. Just like the commies scared their parents and grandparents, Americans now fear, dread, and cower at the thought of ISIS. Home of he Brave? Yeah, right. This is the pattern. Something you never heard of before suddenly pops up as our greatest threat. And, well, does “Hook, Line, and Sinker” ring a bell? Behold the hysteria:

Combining two sets of fear tactics, Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the Homeland Security Committee, said that ISIS is the “greatest national security threat since 9/11.” 

Mike Rogers, chair of the Intelligence Committee, said ISIS, “has the capability to tap people with Western passports to send them back to Europe and the United States for terrorist activity…” adding “This is as dangerous as it gets.

Senator Lindsey Graham said about the president, “I’m disappointed in the commander in chief for not addressing the threat that ISIL presents to the United States.” Of course to Graham everything that casts a shadow on his closet door is a threat. But you see how it works? Today, FEAR is the life-blood of American politics. It is how people are controlled. 

NEXT BIG THREAT

Eventually all the manufactured fears fade away, as evanescent as the bubbles in a bottle of cheap domestic champagne. Then out of nowhere, seemingly without warning, comes the Next Big Threat – and off we go again! So, what is poised to be the next threat? By next summer the next threat, I predict, will meld several old threats: Communism. Cuba. AIDS. Just as America stands ready to end the senseless and anachronistic embargo inflicted upon the teeny island of Cuba, we get THE CUBAN AIDS SUPERBUG!

“Aggressive form of HIV uncovered in Cuba: HIV to AIDS in three years”
That’s what the article screams. And it is picking up steam, sure to become the newest, latest, biggest single-biggest threat to America we have ever seen. And it will happen just in time to scare people away from that Cuban vacation so long denied the denizens of The Land of The Free. Just watch. It will be the terror of the Summer of 2015. And then it will morph into an actual war-threat: Commies from Cuba paid by ISIS will sneak across he borders on tippy-toes as they start a campaign of bedding down our wholesome American virgins. And what will Lindsey Graham say: “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE.” Right on cue.

SO WHAT SHOULD WE FEAR?

Fear seems to be a deep-seated need in humans. Our senses developed to notice sudden moves that could be deadly predators. Like saber-toothed tigers. So we once needed these fears to stay alive. We spend fortunes on scary movies and scary rides in “amusement” parks. Those who whip up fake fears know this and use it to control us. When we fear we don’t think. We get into fight/flight. And i goes without saying that the last thing most politicians want is a public that thinks. So they manufacture fears.
So to feed the need for fear, and to “vaccinate” you against the parade of faux fears which will certainly continue unabated, I herewith give you a real fear, free of charge. If you crave something to be afraid of, try this out for size: As I have watched the fears come and go over the decades, I have often wondered why people fail to recognize the real threats. Why do they fear something like Ebola, which has killed one person here (and he contracted it elsewhere) or the Soviet Union – yet they do not fear the biggest killer in all human history. In a nutshell: WHY DON’T AMERICANS FEAR DRIVING?
The latest numbers show that traffic “accidents” kill 92 Americans PER DAY. We have a staggering 11,000,000 traffic accidents per year. We’re talking 32,000 accidents PER DAY. Yet who thinks twice about pulling into traffic? Last year people were terrified to get into an elevator, lest they contract Ebola Fever – which was an impossibility. Remember, only two people contracted the disease in America, and both were healthcare workers who tended people who had the illness. Both survived. Yet people panicked and – based on nothing but fear – decided that the risk of getting Ebola Fever in a commuter train was so terrifying that they DROVE THEIR CARS INSTEAD, which is demonstrably a HUGE risk to life and limb. Hell, damn near everyone knows someone who was killed or injured by a car. I have known several – including a tailor who was crushed when a car crashed through the wall of the building in which she sat sewing. So why don’t people fear the REAL threat, traffic? Because to fear traffic would impoverish too many rich people. So we are sold cars as a) giving us freedom and b) giving us love. Look at the way cars are advertised. Cars crush people, operating them enrages people, they pollute the air, the fuel they burn causes international wars, and people go into massive debt just to own one when most people do not even need one. Millions of people each day clog the roads with cars schlepping one person from here to there. And nearly 100 a day, every day, will die because of them. But we don’t fear them. Does this make sense?

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Of course not! Yet the fact remains that irrational fears come and go, driven by a media that exists and thrives on selling these fears. But we never get drilled in fearing cars. Car sales run the economy. Their ads contribute billions to the corporate media. Over $665 per car is spent on advertising. Through ads, car driving gives the illusion of freedom even though THEY ARE THE BIGGEST DAILY THREAT WE FACE. And we face this threat without a second thought. Think about that, and ask yourself why we fear something that is no threat to us, like Ebola or ISIS or Iran, yet we give no thought to the biggest threat we face every single day. Who is doing this to you and why do they do it?

FREE YOURSELF FROM FEAR

Whipping up fear to manipulate people, and milk them for all they are worth, is nothing new. It was the basis of the “lighthearted” show The Music Man. I often point out one show stopping number from that show to illustrate all we need to know about politics today. Take 4 minutes to see how it works:

Fun, right?
LISTEN: You do not need to live in a state of fear, and certainly not a series of never-ending fears instilled in you by people who will profit from that fear, as we saw in that movie clip. Learn how to break the shackles of fear. Almost 100 years ago, in 1919 during the time of the Bolshevik Panic that swept America, a book appeared. UNMASKING FEAR details the grip in which fear holds us and what we can do about it. History shows us that FEAR is still a prime method of control. If you suddenly fear something that you never heard of, ask yourself why? How did you come to fear this? Who told you to? What is in it for them? And read this book. I wrote the new introduction which puts it into historical context. As we go from fear to fear every few months, who can people be expected to relax and dwell on the historical precedents from 100 years ago? If you have had enough… If you don’t want to be victimized by an unending stream of irrational fears, this is the book for you. One warning: Don’t let anyone scare you away from this book. They try. Don’t let them succeed. Click the image to get a copy of this small, yet liberating volume.

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Another Fake Media “Crisis”

January 27, 2015

So SUPER-STORM JUNO came and went with a fizzle. I knew this storm was another Ebola-style media “crisis” when I heard an NPR “reporter” gravely announce: “Some say we will get winds of 75mph.” 
The phrase SOME SAY means: “I just made this up.” And when I saw that BREITBART reported a huge, horrible storm, then I knew for sure there was nothing to feel concerned about. Government officials need to stop relying on TV and Internet “news” for their decisions. 
This shrill hysteria – hysteria that had desperate people crashing into supermarkets – was not erring on the side of caution. It was erring on the side of ratings. 
Orson Welles and his historic War of the Worlds broadcast showed that some people will believe anything that mass media puts out. 
Ever since then, they have whipped up one fake fear-crisis after another. In the last year, between the phony EBOLA panic and yesterday’s totally over-hyped SUPERSTORM JUNO, it seems clear that we need congressional hearings on these over-paid buffoons who claim to report news. And don’t get me started on WORST JOURNALIST Don Lemon tooling about the deserted streets of New York in his fatuous BlizzardMobile.
Oh well.  Now that every storm is an event and has to have a name, what comes next, a theme song?

With all this in mind, I present this post again:

Doing Something About The Weather

Well, not really about the weather, but about the weather forecast. Yesterday, here in NYC rain was predicted yet it never came. Today they said it would be warm, the temperature will not see 60°. Yes, they do get it wrong way too often. Surveys show them at best accurate 75% of the time. That is why they hedge their bets by saying “there’s a 50% chance of rain” meaning it will rain or it won’t. Thanks guys. It’s ALWAYS going to rain or not. As a Tarot reader if I had the dismal record of a TV/Radio weatherman, I would have no clients. And deservedly so. Just listen to my Tarot reading show (Rev. Eliot’s Magickal Window) at the ask1radio archive – or live at 11 Eastern Time on Wednesday nights – to see for yourself how accurate I am. I don’t need to trumpet my accuracy when it is there for people to hear. But why can’t weather predicting pros, with all their satellites and gazillions of dollars worth of equipment, not measure up to me, a plain, old fashioned Tarot reader? So here is my plan – and you can join me:

I am going to use occult means to predict the weather and compare it with the professionals. For a period of time I will use a pendulum to see if I may divine the weather. I found a weather-related pendulum chart on-line and I will print it out and use it. I will ask at night about the next day and then verify in the morning. And I will check during the day, keeping meticulous records. And then I will report back. Try it yourself and let me know what happens. Here is the chart (click on it to enlarge, then grab it):

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Keep me posted! Let’s see who gets better results – Mr. Blow-Dry with his maps, or the simple Esoteric Pendulum. Maybe we can all get jobs in TV predicting the weather!

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