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The Presidential Reality Show & The Illusion Of Choice: Is 2016 The Year Everybody Realizes Elections Are Rigged?

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Distracting the Public

The current U.S. ‘Presidential Reality Show’ playing out throughout the mainstream media with almost 24/7 coverage is nothing more than a distraction. It provides  entertainment and the ‘illusion of choice’ in what has become hypocrisy and the corruption of the democratic process. While some people may be pinning their hopes on Donald Trump to clean up the mess that previous administrations have created, it is worth noting that Obama was also touted as a saviour. Obama offered hope, integrity, and the promise of real change for the U.S. Under Obama’s administration he carried out over 1,063 documented examples, of lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, and waste. Some of these included: military intervention in Libya without Congressional approval, giving a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies (just like Bush did), creating an administration full of lobbyists (after promising he wouldn’t have any), breaking his promise to close Guantanamo Bay, supporting the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush, and supporting Bush’s unconstitutional Patriot Act, to name just a few. (1)

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While the masses enjoy the political circus created by the media, corporations are revelling in the hoopla and going about their business of seducing observers into a media induced coma, thus blindsiding citizens to the real issues of the day. While Donald Trump may appear to be upsetting the status quo, it will be hard for any serious change to occur as long as the concentration of power is controlled by the elite. Let’s not forget Donald is part of that elite, having been born with a silver spoon in his mouth, despite his claims he was a self-made man. As control concentrates with these ruling oligopolies, the message of community, society, political discussion, civic values, and any organized dissent is marginalized.

Propaganda, Omission, and Corporate Interests

“As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.”

– Gore Vidal

While the distraction of the masses occurs at one end of the spectrum, at the other end propaganda continues to bamboozle the unsuspecting citizenry.  Apart from the inability to disseminate large volumes of information, the main difficulty in distinguishing propaganda from other types of biases is in its subjectivity. For one party the information communicated may be seen as educational, yet for the other party it may be seen as propaganda. Propaganda is about presenting facts and information selectively so that the message elicits an emotional response.

It is important for the news media to be seen as advertiser-friendly. Any negative news slant, especially in regard to the economy, environment, or foreign policy, may upset potential advertisers and limit revenue streams. Mass killings, terrorism, race hate, and police violence, on the other hand, are welcomed by the mainstream press. These keep people in an endless state of fear, and ensure they keep consuming news. So we see soft stories and sensationalism serving as a means of attracting readers and viewers, while more subtle and meaningful stories are avoided for risk of scaring away potential advertisers. Business interests and potential advertisers such as industrial agriculture and the automotive, pharmaceutical, and travel industries are therefore protected from potential bad news stories that may spook or upset advertisers.

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Economic Propaganda

“People who own the society, the merchants and manufacturers, they are the architects of government policy and they design it in their own interest of course no matter how grievous the effect is on others. The point of corporate propaganda and the educational system is to instill these beliefs and it works pretty well.”

– Adam Smith

While the U.S. government, with the help of the mainstream (corporate) media, is reporting that the American economy is in good shape, other non-mainstream analysts suggest otherwise. John Williams, an economic consultant who runs the website Shadow Statistics, examines the data many mainstream media outlets fail to update or question. Take the ‘official unemployment’ rate in the United States, as outlined by Unemployment USA. It is promoted to the public at around 4.9%, yet Williams argues that “the numbers are a matter of definition. If you interviewed those who are unemployed you would get a much higher rate than what the government puts out as its definition.” (2)  

Williams points out that back in 1994 discouraged workers were counted. If you hadn’t looked for work in the last two years but you were still ready and able to take a job the government counted you. It doesn’t now. Williams estimates that if the calculation was the same or similar to what it was back in 1994, the unemployment rate would be more in line with 23%.

Divide and Conquer

“After you’ve had somebody say to you for the thousandth time, ‘How come we never hear about these issues in the media,’ you start to realize that the media itself is an issue.”

– Svend Robinson

Instead of informative and intelligent conversation, the mainstream news media have become an agenda-driven mouthpiece for creating isolation, separation, and obedience. One of the primary reasons the elite have garnered dominance is their commitment to psychological operations that divide-and-conquer the public. As David DeGraw from Dissident Voice puts it:

In manufactured public opinion, Obama represented a far left swing in US politics, and Bush represented a far right swing, and these two supposed polar opposites also had a Congress overwhelmingly run by members of their own party. Did we get drastically different policies? In what matters most, in both cases, the results were the same: more money and power for the Economic Elite and the continued decline of the US middle class. This fact is now undeniable.

Yes, there are definite differences in their rhetoric and on some social issues, but this is the key to the psychological operations, to the divide-and-conquer strategy that they use so effectively. (3)

While the rhetoric on issues such as religion, gay marriage, abortion, race, terrorism, immigration, and gender play out, other fundamental issues such as social inequality, environmental degradation, and systemic political and corporate corruption, as well as the invasion of foreign countries to secure resources, go largely unchallenged.

So How to Avoid Being Manipulated?

Noam Chomsky sums it up nicely in this quote,

“I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions… Don’t take assumptions for granted. Begin by taking a sceptical attitude toward anything that is conventional wisdom. Make it justify itself. It usually can’t. Be willing to ask questions about what is taken for granted. Try to think things through for yourself.”

RethinkcoverCE2Article compiled by Andrew Martin.

He is the author of  Rethink…Your world, Your future.

And also One ~ A Survival Guide for the Future… 

Sources:

Excerpts from Rethink…Your world, Your future.

(1) http://freedomoutpost.com/1063-documented-examples-of-barack-obamas-lying-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-waste-etc/

(2) http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

(3) David DeGraw , Dissident Voice, Overcoming the Divide and Conquer Strategy, February 24th, 2010 

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The US Navy Says Sharing UFO Footage & Documents Could ‘Cause Grave Damage to National Security’

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    The US Navy recently released a statement claiming that more disclosure regarding a 2004 UFO incident in the form of video footage and documentation would be a big threat to national security.

  • Reflect On:

    The mainstream media has long used false information, or real information, and shaped the narrative to suit a particular agenda that serves the interests of their funders. Are we seeing the same thing here?

There is perhaps no other topic that used to be considered a ‘conspiracy theory’ that’s now taken extremely seriously within the mainstream, like the topic of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), also sometimes referred to Unidentified Ariel Phenomenon (UAP’s). This is in large part due to the fact that official, declassified documents and footage have been released from a number of intelligence agencies and military organizations, on a global scale. Furthermore, all of it’s complimented by statements from high ranking military personnel, ex-astronauts, and many more.

An incident that really blew this subject open in the United States occurred in 2004, where several Navy pilots that were stationed aboard the USS Nimitz encountered a “Tic-Tac-Shaped” UFO. To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA) headed by Tom Delonge alongside several ex-high ranking intelligence personnell, like Christopher Mellon who served 30 years in the federal government and was Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Intelligence from 1997  to 2002, obtained the video from the United States Navy, which the Navy later verified was real.  He has published detailed articles for outlets like The Hill as well as The Washington Post emphasizing the reality and seriousness of this subject. He is one of several to do so

Here’s one of the videos of the object, here’s another, and here’s one more of other instances that they’ve obtained.

The 2004 incident was beamed by the New York times, and high ranking people, like Louis Elizondo who headed a an “Ariel Threat Identification Program” at the Pentagon (he’s also part of the TTSA) stated that he believed these objects are extraterrestrial. He also made the point to emphasize that we should not get caught up in this particular 2004 incident, as there are many. He told VICE that “people should not be surprised by the revelation that other videos exist and at greater length.”

More news has come out regarding the 2004 incident, at it’s in response to a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that was filed for more video footage and documents regarding the incident. The footage and documents that were released of the incident don’t show the entire video, and don’t make up all of the documents. A spokesperson from the Navy’s Office of Intelligence (ONI) confirmed that the agency posses at least one classified video pertaining to this incident.

According to an ONI  spokesperson, sharing the information with the public “would cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States.”

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The ONI also admitted to possessing at least one video of unknown length, classified as “secret” by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). ONI didn’t reveal whether this footage is the same 1-minute video that was leaked online in 2007 and widely released by The New York Times in 2017. However, in November 2019, several naval officers who witnessed the incident aboard the Nimitz told Popular Mechanics that they had seen a much longer video of the encounter that was between 8 and 10 minutes long. These original recordings were promptly collected and erased by “unknown individuals” who arrived on the ship by helicopter shortly after the incident, one officer said. (source)

In the 2004 incident, the object in question was performing maneuvers and flying at speeds that no known air craft on Earth can perform.

Grave Damage To National Security?? Seriously??

One thing that seems to rub me the wrong way about mainstream UFO disclosure is what seems to be a constant ‘threat narrative.’ This is a phenomenon that dates back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Cases have ben documented for a very, very long time. If there was some sort of ‘extraterrestrial threat’ or a threat to national security by these objects, wouldn’t some type of ‘event’ have already taken place by now?

Based on my research, and the research of many other UFO researchers around the world, the majority of documented UFO incidents around the world have shown no sign of a threat. Sure, they may be intrusive, but there these objects have not behaved in any way that has been indicative of threat. That being said, this does not mean that footage of these objets performing in a way that represents a threat doesn’t exist, but based on what we have now, 99.99 percent of these cases, in my opinion, do not display behaviour that is at all indicative of a threat.

In fact, not only do these objects not display characteristics of hostility, they are documented performing predominantly evasive manures, making multiple efforts to avoid our air-craft. For example, Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer said that these objects commonly take “corrective measures to avoid our aircraft,” and that our military tends to “shoot first and ask questions after.” (source)  Don’t forget four star General Nathan Twinning, who stated in a declassified intelligence document decades ago that,

“The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious. The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and motion which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly air-craft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically, or remotely.” (source)

With all of this being said, it’s understandable how, from our current level of consciousness that these objects would be seen as a threat, especially from a military and intelligence perspective. For example, when a UFO is tracked on radar, military air-craft are usually sent out to take a closer look. There are many documented cases that show electronic systems within the military jet go down, they don’t work.  For example, here’s an interesting case from Iran via a declassified NSA document:

As the F-4 approached a range of 25 nautical miles it lost all instrumentation and communications. When the F-4 turned away from the object and apparently was no longer a threat to it, the aircraft regained all instrumentation and communications. Another brightly lighted object came out of the original object. The second object headed straight toward the F4.

 UFOs in close proximity to nuclear missile facilities have also been associated with the complete shut-down and deactivation of nuclear missiles. So that’s interesting.

The issue is, is the threat narrative being pushed by the mainstream for some sort of ulterior motive, the same way we’ve seen the mainstream push the war on terror ? Are we being lied to again? To be honest, it’s hard to believe anything that comes from mainstream media these days, and many people have lost their trust in these networks. Truth is not synonymous with mainstream media, so what makes the UFO topic any different? Are they trying to control the narrative?

What’s curious to me is why all of a sudden do a select group of people get to publish serious pieces on the subject in mainstream media outlets while a number of ‘credible’ people as well as UFO researchers have been doing this for years, yet continue to go largely ignored by the mainstream media? These are all important questions to ask?

I go deeper in an article I recently published, which you can read below if you’re interested:

Do UFOs Represent Some Sort of Threat? Or Is This Just Government Propaganda? 

The Takeaway

This is a subject that’s full of truth, but also full of disinformation. At the end of the day, it’s curious as to why mainstream media has control over the narrative and never addresses incidents and facts that’ve been uncovered by academics and researchers for decades. And why now? This is a topic that truly leaves no aspect of humanity untouched, it has large implications, especially for human consciousness. That being said, we have a lot of work to do down here on planet Earth to get our ‘stuff’ together, but this topic is no doubt always interesting to explore, and can assist one in expanding their consciousness.

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Paranormal Researcher Reveals Possible Forbidden Extraterrestrial Archaeology From Mexico

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  • The Facts:

    Long time UFO & paranormal researcher Victor Camacho gives a lecture about his discovery of supposed ancient extraterrestrial artifacts and a lost civilization who kept them.

  • Reflect On:

    Who do so many people assume that such startling and paradigm shifting discoveries would be known around the world and make headline news?

When it comes to the topic of UFOs and extraterrestrials, people are craving more information that goes beyond the questioning of whether UFOs are real or not. In just a few short years, and thanks to the efforts of a number of journalists and alternative media outlets, it’s been made quite clear to anyone who has taken the time to look at the evidence that UFOs are indeed real, and that some of them might actually be piloted by extraterrestrial or extra-dimensional beings. This evidence comes in the form of radar trackings and electro-optical data, testimonies from high ranking military and intelligence personnel, pictures and videos that have been released by dozens of governments worldwide, and much more. Extraterrestrial seems to be a common theme.

A tremendous amount of secrecy has been cast over this subject for decades, there was an “official campaign of secrecy and ridicule” for a number of years, as the very first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency once told the world. This is why so many people believed for so long that this subject had no backbone, that it was just a nutty “conspiracy theory.” Fast forward to 2019, and many people are starting to see that it’s far from that, and that there is something very serious going on here that deserves our attention.

“There is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, from other civilizations.  This should be the subject of rigorous scientific investigation and not the subject of ‘rubishing’ by tabloid newspapers.” – Lord Admiral Hill-Norton, Former Chief of Defence Staff, 5 Star Admiral of the Royal Navy, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (source)

This subject really opens up pandora’s box, as there are a host of questions that come to mind when pondering the extraterrestrial hypothesis as an explanation for some of these UFOs. Where do they come from? Why are they visiting us? What kinds of propulsion systems do they use? What do they know about the nature of reality? How long have they been visiting? How many groups are there? Are they benevolent or malevolent? The subject touches all aspects of humanity, and it’s something that is and would change our world forever in multiple ways.

This is why I like to dive deep into the unknowns of this subject, and why I admire the people who have a clear passion and interest in discovering more about UFOs through their own investigation. Right now in the UFO community, there are only a handful of people getting all of the attention, claiming to ‘know,’ while there are so many others who have been in this field for a very long time and are continuing to uncover the truth, piece by piece, but never really get any attention so their discoveries go virtually unknown.

One great example is a gentleman by the name of Victor Camacho, a researcher in the field and the host of a well-known Spanish language radio program called “Los Desvelados” (The Unveiled), which airs nationally in the U.S. and Mexico. He has been featured on many programs about UFOs on the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel. He is Director of the Desvelado Network, based in Salt Lake City where his radio show is produced, which has been on the air for 23 years. Almost every night, Victor discusses topics related to UFOs, the paranormal, forbidden archaeology, conspiracies, and more.

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He has taken a number of trips throughout Mexico to research possible ancient alien sites. He has found artifacts that indicate ET beings may have visited our planet in ancient times. These strange artifacts belong to an unknown culture so old that it could have given rise to the rest of the pre-Hispanic cultures we are more familiar with. The artifacts have engravings that may show an alien language, beings and ships. Victor visited the area where these pieces were found and he’s seen the remains of an ancient settlement that seems to be, according to him, from an advanced civilization. He has spoken with the people who found them and met a collector who has more than 1,200 related artifacts. In Teocaltiche, Jalisco he investigated reports of sightings of UFOs with strange flying characteristics that defy all the laws of physics.

He has come across many clay pieces that show UFO-shaped crafts and strange types of beings that corroborate with a lot of information from a number of other sources from around the world that deal with UFO/ET lore.

His information and claims are no doubt interesting.

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“Aliens Exist” & “It’s Possible They Are Here Right Now” – Says Another Astronaut

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Dr. Helen Sharman was Britain’s first astronaut. She went to space 28 years ago and recently made headlines by stating that there is no doubt whatsoever that “All sorts of forms of life” exist in the universe, and it’s possible that “They’re here right now” and in some cases we “simply can’t see them” as they are so different to humanity.

Could she have been referring to beings that exist within other dimensions? Based on my research, when it comes to the topic of UFOs and the extraterrestrial hypothesis as an explanation for some of these objects, many have hypothesized that some of these craft simply pop in and out of our existence, perhaps from another dimension.

Sharman told the Observer Magazine that “Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it” and that “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of forms of life.”

The chemist spent eight days as a researcher on the space mission when she was 27, making her one of the youngest people to enter orbit.

This echoes the thoughts and feelings of the majority, if not all of the scientific community right now when it comes to contemplating life beyond our own world.

The list of astronauts around the world who have shared their belief that intelligent life exists, in abundance, elsewhere in our known universe is quite long. Some have even stated that they have been privy to evidence suggesting that we have been visited, and are being visited.

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Apollo 14’s Dr. Edgar Mitchell is a great example. He spent many years creating awareness about the UFO phenomenon, and made many incredible statements throughout his life. He claimed to be “privileged  enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet” and that “the UFO phenomenon is real.”

His words were verified after his passing by  the leak of this document.  The focal point of the document is about a meeting (and what happened after that meeting) that took place in 1997 between UFO researcher Dr. Steven Greer, Admiral Wilson, Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut) and other high ranking individuals within the military. This meeting was spoken about by Dr. Greer and Dr. Mitchell nearly four years prior to the leak of these documents on multiple occasions. You can learn more about this document, here.

Dr. Brian O’leary, a former astronaut and Princeton physics professor has stated that “there is abundant evidence that we are being contacted,” astronaut Story Musgrave has done the same, stating that intelligent life most certainly exists and that “they’re doing star travel, that’s how good they are.” Gordon Cooper and again,  several others have done the same. Apollo 12 astronaut Al Worden has also made some interesting comments about aliens.

All of these statements are quite out-dated, and since they’ve been made it’s been proven without a doubt that the UFO phenomenon is real. The mainstream seems to be getting more acclimatized to this fact, as objets performing maneuvers that no known air-craft can have been documented via electrooptical data, like video recordings and radar trackings, as well as high ranking testimony from hundreds trained observers.

A former Pentagon official who led a secret government program to research potential UFOs, revealed in 2017, told CNN at the time that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth, and that the UFO phenomenon is part of that evidence.

We’ve see mainstream UFO disclosure ramp up quite a bit every single year, as it continues to be legitimized by articles taking the subject seriously in media outlets like the Washington Post, and the New York Times.  It’s quite clear that something is going on.

For a deeper discussion into mainstream UFO disclosure, the motives, and more, you can refer to this article I recently published on the subject.

This subject is huge, and like I’ve said many times before, leaves no aspect of humanity untouched.

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