The 98%

Source: Dear Matrix, from Chris Kirckof – barbaramckenzie

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Dear Matrix,

I am aware of your efforts to dumb down, sedate and control the world’s populations. I am fully aware of your destructive programs to sicken and alter humanity through the chemical, electromagnetic and genetic modification of our food, plants, animals and ourselves. I am aware of your careless destruction of our earth, skies and oceans through resource exploitation, geoengineering and weather modification. I see all of your many false flag events and devious schemes purposely designed to keep the world in perpetual fear and continual wars against fabricated outside enemies for control and profit. I have caught on to your fascist medical system designed to drain and destroy humanity via the decrepit allopathic medical system based on profit and ill health at every level, including the proliferation of pharmaceuticals, invasive and debilitating treatments and deliberately damaging vaccines…

I am aware that your “entertainment” industry is simply socially engineered mind control.
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My online response to the above linked-to article follows:

“I am aware that your “entertainment” industry is simply socially engineered mind control.” That’s something I’ve known for a while, while I’m always wondering just how to express it. As time goes by, I find my tolerance for hate and propaganda diminishing greatly. I download movies in a coffee shop to take to work where I’m a security guard – 12 hour shifts overnight with short patrols – and even when they are movies I’ve seen often, I suddenly have to stop watching. I’m too aware of the propaganda. Recently, two movies in a row demonizing Serbians made me furious. We who pay attention know about NATO’s destruction of neutral, socialist (or socialistic; I don’t know) Yugoslavia.

I don’t know whether there is ANY creativity free of agendas in movie- and tv-land. Weapons are presented as holy. When Aragorn stands before a broken sword on a pedestal, having belonged to his ancestor, a king, he places his hand over his heart. When the elves remake the broken sword and give it to him, it’s supposed to be a highly dramatic moment. The holy weapon will fix everything. And, as much as I like fantasy (which, I realize, is never going to be violence free), it began to disgust me the way they made war out to be fun. Kids (who the hobbits definitely stood in for, being small and young) can kill too! No problem. And then there was the obscene way the dwarf and elf who teamed up with Aragorn and the wizard and the hobbits made killing out to be a game. What do we make of the ‘joke’ that was Gimli’s nudging of Legolas’s arm when he was firing a shot across the bow of a black ship? Instead of a warning, Legolas arrow killed someone. But that’s okay. Why give them a chance when what you really want is a fight. Especially one that you know you’ll win, because you have superior weaponry?

Tricia Jenkins wrote “The CIA In Hollywood.” That was an eye-opener. I was interested in Tom Secker and Matthew Alford’s book, “National Security Cinema,” until I discovered that Tom Secker is in fact the enemy, with his attack on 21st Century Wire. He acts like he’s discovered the things Tricia and others before her already examined.

It’s hard to go without entertainment in this society, especially if you’re single. Life isn’t natural. I’m often alone and when I’m not, my interaction with others is work-related or limited (a coffee shop where the chit chat ends as soon as the barista hands me my drink). So, movies and tv shows (that I can stomach) keep me sane. I’m not a machine. Even the Oracle, a program, knows that you need more than mere duty or work to be happy, for which reason she exclaims “I love candy.”

I see the offerings of unfree entertainment in tv and on the big screen as being a combination of things. Propaganda is there, of course. There’s general propaganda and specific manipulations (evil Russians or Serbs etc). And there’s also what I call ‘gazing in the mirror’. As my barista friend – who I’m looking at right now as I type – said about what his friend said about Hollywood, it’s all dark. Of course it is! We are being entertained by mentally and spiritually ruined people. Without any intention to manipulate (specific operations), those who feed us entertainment will propagandize via their work just by dint of who and what they are. They naturally present to us, in stories, a reflection of a real world, and themselves, that they create, which they desire and which they foist on the rest of us.

As for our being awake, I don’t share Chris’s view that ‘we’ are awake. Some of us are. And there are surely levels of ‘awake’. I would agree that most people are aware that major media spews fake news. But when you try to get into the nitty gritty of that with those same people, they are clueless. Being a victim of neoliberalism/neconservatism doesn’t automatically make you righteous or caring. And caring is knowing.

In fact, the symolism of 99% is good for some purposes only. Otherwise, I would argue that only 1% of the 99% is awake. The 98% is, in fact, plugged in to the Matrix that is devouring them, but will defend it and attack those who attack it – because they are plugged in. The few who care are therefore fighting not just the resource-rich 1%, but that 98% as well, even if the fight is somewhat different and perhaps less intense where the 98% is concerned.

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