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Ominous continuities

John Talyor Gatto refers to ominous continuities when discussing evolution of the political economy. Daily Pickings has highlighted many ominous continuities over the last 5 years to show how they are connected in the context of Critical Thinking's analysis of the political economy.

Growing awareness of these ominous continuities is increasing the momentum for, and the possibility of, change. Which is why attempts to share important information are being targeted to close them down. The techniques vary from denial to attacking the sources and if all else fails, removal of the source either through censorship or more direct means.

In the realms of censorship, Daily Pickings often finds links to videos and other sources break after a while, presumably because someone objects to the way these sources are used to expose the system of corruption and those complicit in various crimes against us all.

Two recent examples are in sensitive areas: the holocaust and sex traffic. Often the offending videos or articles pop up elsewhere and the links can be restored from other sources. Thus the video link in the holocaust post has been restored.

The sex trafficking post (including paedophilia) contained video from Ashton Kutcher's impassioned plea to a recent Senate hearing - to close down internet privacy. In the same way that "fake news" backfired on the lying media who originated the même, perhaps those in Hollywood glass houses shouldn't "throw stones" and someone is worried about blowback?

The Senate hearing, from which the original clip was taken, is still available in this next article; Ashton's "bit" starts at 17 minutes and 25 seconds in.

Ashton Kutcher Gives Emotional Testimony At Hearing To End Modern Slavery

Paedophilia is rife within media and media is a primary lever of control. Ashton Kutcher's video is designed to elicit an emotional response... and it works (don't forget, he's a trained actor). As stated yesterday, we must "beware what we let into our minds"

Hollywood has apparently moved on from cocaine and sex parties to an obsession with politics - perhaps this is the new currency of success in the movie industry. How much are you aiding the Structural Elite agenda by listening to these people? Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Ashton Kutcher and many others are propaganda shock troops.

Hollywood Is Addicted to Politics by Kevin D. Williamson
It’s the new cocaine, class warfare the new progressivism

Don't trust any "authority" particularly celebrity because they are acting to a script and that script is written for the benefit of the usual suspects.

Beware what we let into our minds

On Friday, Daily Pickings referred to cognitive dissonance with a link to an article on Jay's Analysis, IQ, Psy Ops and the “Civilization” of the Scam. Bruce's comment to the article yesterday explains how selective information intended to provoke a reaction is an obstacle to understanding.

Bruce March 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm
I had thought when I was yelling at the television, talk radio or blogging, I was my own man, an independent thinker. I couldn’t see that I was only REACTING to whatever was put in front of me. I was having virtually no PROACTIVE or CREATIVE thought processes. In other words, my IMAGINATION had been lulled to sleep. Finally, after months of no regular TV (my wife an I are still movieholics), I began to understand what Mr. Rappoport was so concerned about. Simply being aware that I was being propagandized did not offer protection against at least some of that propaganda’s deleterious effects – and those effects had nothing to do with “what I did or didn’t think”, but plenty to do with “shutting down my creative or imaginative thinking completely”.
My advice at this point is “BEWARE WHAT WE ALLOW INTO OUR MINDS”…when we can, because there’s some serious shit going on.

Until we abandon the habits of watching mainstream news, reading free newspapers (or any newspapers come to that) and reliance on conventional, traditional sources of information, we are controlled. Simply being aware of the process is not enough; we have to disengage, at least until we can critique the propaganda with the more plausible narrative: that everything is connected and the serious shit is the result of three fundamental flaws in the political economy.

Why would anything have changed?

From time to time, paedophilia scandals emerge, invariably after the death of specific culprits and the media/taliking heads go into overdrive to declare their outrage and incredulity that such things could have gone on in plain sight.

Reportedly, Savile told the Israeli cabinet that he "was very disappointed: the Israelis had won the Six Day War but they had given back all the land, including the only oil well in the region, and were now paying the Egyptians more for oil than if they had bought it from Saudi Arabia."

The Savile case goes to the heart of the establishment, as do the crimes of Ted Heath, Leon Brittain, Greville Janner and many more. Furthermore, the silencing of witnesses remains unquestioned.

But the most pertinent question remains, why are we prepared to allow this to be regarded as an historic "problem" rather than the ongoing, default means of controlling the elevated cattle (order followers) in the UK, US, Europe and beyond?

Intelligent dissonance?

The 1993 World Trade Centre (WTC) bombing in New York was eclipsed by the more dramatic events at the WTC on 11th September 2001 but it would seem the CIA were complicit in the plot to bomb targets across New York.

Tom Secker and Pearse Redmond discuss the CIA and other agencies recruiting, radicalising, training and supporting Jihadists for operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, domestically and beyond.

the CIA is just an necessity and an inevitability in the world (1 hour and 58 minute video)

The CIA is behind so much mayhem and manipulation in the world.

The Story of the CIA's "Finders" Abduction Operation
The CIA Traffics in Drugs, Child Ritual Sexual Abuse, and Global Murder

Why isn't there widespread outrage and opposition to these bankster backed intelligence organisations? Propaganda and cognitive dissonance from uncontrolled ego...