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Thought For The Day

Postby Free » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:45 am

"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution."

-- Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961
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Re: Thought For The Day

Postby Free » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:50 am

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers .... The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth."

--Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, foreword to 1946 edition
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Re: Thought For The Day

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:57 pm

Free wrote:
"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution."

-- Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers .... The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth."
--Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, foreword to 1946 edition

I think it's called "television", and it does exactly what Huxley described ... without the need for injections. I've lived without it for the past 7 years and it freed up so much time that I was able to accomplish many things that I'd never have been able to do while hooked up to the TV IV.

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Re: Thought For The Day

Postby Free » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:36 am

"... the media serve the interests of state and corporate power, which are closely interlinked, framing their reporting and analysis in a manner supportive of established privilege and limiting debate and discussion accordingly."

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate." Noam Chomsky
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Dumbing us down

Postby Free » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:53 am

BobK:
I think it's called "television", and it does exactly what Huxley described ... without the need for injections. I've lived without it for the past 7 years and it freed up so much time that I was able to accomplish many things that I'd never have been able to do while hooked up to the TV IV.



TV is but one head of the hydra in the war to control our minds.
They don't call it "programming" for nothing.

I finally unhooked from the boob tube when it went digital. It wasn't soon enough..
I still get little done but I have a lot more time to do it.
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TV Is Our Soma

Postby Free » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:17 am

TV IS A PSYCHO-SOCIAL WEAPON
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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.

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Re: Thought For The Day

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:42 pm

The answer to 1984 is 1776.
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Re: Thought For The Day

Postby Free » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:20 pm

bobk wrote:The answer to 1984 is 1776.


The 'Spirit of 1776' is what the infowars.com message is all about.
It's about peaceful revolution by an awakened population that understand their true enemies.

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Thought For The Day

Postby Free » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:25 pm

Truth Emerging From Lies

Posted by Michael S. Rozeff:

Our civilization and every institution in it is permeated with lies. The lies are so thick that they pass for truths. The notion that America is a free country is one. Another is that it is a Christian country, by and large. If it were, could torture become institutionalized? Would so-called good people stand by and evilly imprison hundreds of thousands of Americans because of drugs? Is that the kind of mercy or pity or compassion that Christ promoted? Would Christians who were true to Christ be supportive of a murderous State? Of course not.

Their support shows the truth of their perversion of Christianity amid their lies, which they so firmly believe and repeat that they take them as truth. Wake up, brothers and sisters. Every so often, some event occurs that reveals the lies, and truth pokes its head above the muck in which it is buried. For me, today at least, that event was the news that Bradley Manning was being made to sleep naked in his cell. The immediate lie was that this was for his own safety! What total baloney. The bigger lie is that such psychological/physical pressure and torture is acceptable moral behavior for jailers because they are Armed Forces Jailers. This is total nonsense.

The truth is that the man is being denied his rights and tortured into the bargain. It used to be that Americans thought of other nations as being below them that had dictators and used torture and arbitrary jailings and looked at persons as mere clumps of matter, rather than the human beings that they are. Now America has descended to this level, if it ever was above it. This treatment of Manning is the furthest thing from Christian behavior. It is godless, and as godless as the Communism that used to be taken as an enemy of American virtue and exceptionalism. What a joke that is! The truth emerges. It of course emerged in this land long before this in its treatment of the black race, among others. The lie was perpetrated that they were inferior as human beings rather than God’s children and brothers under the skin as all of us are.
What lie and excuse now covers the mistreatment of white Americans, sending them off to die and be maimed in fruitless wars? Or groping them at every airport in the land? There is no end to the lies. This is a land of lies, and in this it is not exceptional.
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