Be patient, dear readers, for this will be lengthy, but necessary reading. It breaks a basic rule of blogging by being long. People have been so dumbed down that anything that takes longer than mere minutes to get through is considered verboten. I happen to believe my readers are smarter than the average kitchen sponge, and will have no problem getting through this material.
Remind yourself that it took me waaaay longer to put this together vs the time it will take you to read it - so no complaints, please.
I'm going to suggest some articles for you to read along our journey today. I can think of no clever non-bossy sounding way to say this except, well, just do it.
Do you often feel like you are bombarded with so much information that it becomes a huge jumble in your mind, and while you try valiantly to sort it all out, you're still left with an uneasy feeling that you're missing something?
It should come as no surprise that this, the holiest week on the Christian calendar, has become a "let's attack Christians" week. It is also apparent that the MSM and their acolytes are protecting this administration's outcome on talks with Iran. Diogenes clearly stated that today by way of her clever photo. She "get's it."
So all this homosexual cake baking and pizza catering brouhaha is being cooked up as a shiny object to divert our attention to some truly awful stuff going on.
But how, you ask.
Last week, Michael Synder published an article about how much time people spend plugged in to electronic media.
The average American spends more than 10 hours a day using an electronic device. And most of that activity is not even interactive. The vast majority of the time we are just passively absorbing content that someone else has created. This very much reminds me of the movie “the Matrix”, but with a twist. Instead of humans being forcefully connected to “the Matrix”, we are all willingly connecting ourselves to it. There is a giant system that defines our reality for us, and the length of time that the average American spends connected to it just continues to keep growing.
I think his article is important for you to read. I'll wait for you to get back.[...]As I have written about previously, more than 90 percent of the “programming” that we absorb is created by just 6 enormously powerful media corporations. Our conversations, attitudes, opinions and belief systems are constantly being shaped by those entities. Unfortunately, most of us are content to just sit back and let it happen.
A few days later, over at Zero Hedge, I read Big Brother Is Here: Facebook Reveals Its Master Plan - Control All News Flow. Another must read. I'll wait.
Also last week, hubby sent me a link to repost by Erick Erickson over at Red State You Will Be Made to Care.
This morning, Francis Porretto, citing Erick's article had this to say:
Breakfast was delicious. Welcome back.Memories Pizza didn’t blast out a news release. They didn’t contact the media, nor make a stink on Twitter or Facebook. They didn’t even post a sign in the window rejecting gay-wedding catering jobs. They merely answered questions from a novice reporter who strolled into their restaurant one day – who was sent on a mission by an irresponsible news organization. another post that should be read I'll have breakfast while you're gone.
Do you start to see a pattern forming? Do you??
Early this morning I read a post over at Deus Ex Machina Blog, who has been doing a series on Objective/Virtual Reality. In it, he published almost the full transcript from a Rush Limbaugh show. In the interest of you're having to chase around, I'll reprint it here.
This was from his April 1st show: (emphasis mine)
RUSH: Lo and behold, my friends, here's another one. Another bakery had to shut down, and this is from Indianapolis, all the way back in February, February 15th. USA Today: "A bakery that drew protests for refusing to prepare a cake for a gay couple has closed its doors."
So you see, ladies and gentlemen, I knew that bakeries had been shut down because of this. I just erred in talking about the bakery in Denver. That one's still open, and they weathered the storm. But this one is in Indianapolis.
"The 111 Cakery was still profitable, said co-owner Randy McGath. But McGath's 45-year-old wife, Trish, did most of the baking and wanted more time to spend with the couple's four grandchildren. The business 'was wearing her out,' her husband said. She has been taking a break from working since Dec. 31 when the bakery went out of business, he said. In March the McGaths faced a firestorm of protest after declining a request to bake a cake for a commitment ceremony for two men. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Indiana since Oct. 7."
What? The hell, you say. You mean to tell me that gay people could get married in this bigoted, racist state? How is that possible? With everything you're hearing about Indiana, can you believe this hysteria? Can you believe this? All these businesses claiming they're gonna get out. All of these conventions that were scheduled to take place in Indiana, the sponsors demanding and claiming they're gonna get out, can you believe this? A 100 percent manufactured hysteria.
If you pay attention to the Drive-By Media, you would think that the state of Indiana has more bigotry, racism, sexism, than your average Middle Eastern Sharia law country. If you paid attention to the American media you would think Indiana was one of the worst spots on earth you could go and live. So many bigots, so many racists, so many homophobes. And yet we find out that gay marriage has been legal in Indiana since last October.
A TV station in Indianapolis broadcast the story of the bakery rejecting the request to bake a cake for a commitment ceremony for two men. The next day Facebook and Twitter blew up with outrage. By the way, that's all manufactured, too. Take it from one who knows. Take it from one who is a target of some of this stuff. We have done research, folks, we have found out that it's 10 to 11 people who have found a way, using advanced algorithms, to make themselves appear to be thousands upon thousands of people.
There is on Twitter this thing called StopRush, and it's people attacking me and this program much the way Indiana is being attacked today, and whatever conservative institution was attacked yesterday. What this group does is they go after local advertisers on local EIB affiliates, and they try to intimidate local businesses. This cake shop is an example, I don't know if they're one, but like this little mom-and-pop businesses. They just overwhelm them with complaint tweets, threatening tweets, a bunch of e-mails.
It's 10 people. We researched it. We know who the people are. We know where they live. Virtually 85% of all the so-called outrage e-mails and tweets are generated by 10 people, made to look as though they are thousands and thousands and thousands. It's all fake. It's all phony. It's all part of a left-wing, massive smear operation. It's defamation, it's smear, it's everything you can imagine. But it's made to look legit, and it does look legit until you get into it. It just scares the hell out of people. So here's this bakery shutting down because Twitter hummed with outrage.
We are led to believe, we're supposed to think that when something like this happens, Okay, a gay couple walk into a bake shop in Indianapolis, they want a cake. The bake shop says, "Sorry, no, we don't believe in gay marriage. We're not gonna bake your cake." Ask yourself, how, then, do thousands upon thousands of people find out about that within hours? How does that happen? How all of a sudden does this bake shop start getting all of these tweets and all of these e-mails, all of them threatening, by the way. Some of them are scary threatening.
But how does anybody know? This gay couple that's rejected at the bakery, what do they do? Do they go out, tell somebody, it then blows up? How does it happen? It's all strategized. It's all organized. It all has, as its objective, being turned down. They target places that they think this is gonna happen, and then they've got their response ready to go to make it look like the whole nation.
You know what else we found in our investigation? Let's just take a state, doesn't matter which one, take Illinois. Let's say there's a mom-and-pop operation that wants to advertise on our station in Illinois, Chicago, WLS, and that local sponsor's commercial is heard, and the next thing that proprietor knows, he's got thousands and thousands of tweets threatening him, telling him defamatory things about me, lies and things totally made up about things I've supposedly said on the radio.
And the guy gets scared. We found out that not only are only 10 people behind this, but in the vast, I mean vast majority of cases, 90% of the tweets are coming from out of state. They're not even from people within the listening area of WLS, in the example I gave you. They're not even people in Chicago. Because that's not where these 10 people are. They're in Southern California, they're in New England, a bunch of places there in the upper Midwest. There's an active college professor that's one of these 10 people. The point is that this has become a stratagem that has been conceived by people at Media Matters for America, and it's all contrived. It's all made possible by exploiting vulnerabilities that exist in Twitter.Moving on:
As a result, Twitter has become a cesspool. Twitter has become a sewer for this kind of stuff. But these people at the bake shop, let's go back to them, the McGaths. Okay, so they refuse to bake a cake, and the next thing they know Twitter has erupted, and they've got threats coming in, and it's made to look like they're all from the neighborhood. It looks like these threats and these tweets are all from people in Indiana and in Indianapolis and in the suburbs, when they're not. They're from out of state. Ten people. I don't know in this case if it's 10. I know in my case it is. We've researched it. We spent a lot of time finding out about this.
Just to see this all happen is mind-boggling to me. And to look at how effective it is, because it literally -- if you're a mom-and-pop business, and you think thousands of potential customers are sending these. And the message, they're all, by the way, worded almost identically, almost like form letters. There's some differences in them, but they're all threatening, some to a greater degree than others. But the bottom line is, that if you're a local mom-and-pop business, and you do something in the process of running your business one day, and the next day you've got thousands of supposedly angry people breathing down your neck because you're a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe or you're supporting racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, whatever, you get scared.
These people shut down the bakery. In Oregon, the same thing happened and it cost 'em 150 grand in addition to losing the bakery. This is all bought and paid for in one way or another by George Soros and the Democrat Party. Now, the thing about this is, none of what I've told you is news to people who've investigated this. It's striking that even though all of this is known -- and we've taken our research and documented research and we've shown it to people. And it's still, for some reason, showing them the truth, it's kind of like global warming: You show people the truth about the lies and the totally made-up science of global warming, and they still have are trouble rejecting it because they're still getting all those threats on their computer from Twitter, from Facebook or wherever else it's coming from.
No business owner wants to get that kind of stuff routinely thrown at him. The Republican Party, they're all victimized this way. And it's just stunning to me that people have not come up with a way to fight back and deal with this. But the take-away, the thing you need to know, the thing you need to understand is that it's a safe bet in practically every one of these cases, Twitter doesn't erupt. It's not thousands upon thousands, tens of thousands, in some case millions of people. It's a very few, it's a handful making themselves look like a mob.
And it seems to me that there would be, at least at the Republican Party level, some way of being able to deal with this, since you know exactly what it is, and you know when it's coming. You know what you say and how you say it, you know what kind of reaction it's gonna cause from the left. And to continually act shocked and surprised by it is a bit curious to me. I know there's a term, it's astroturfing, made famous by David Axelrod who practically invented this whole concept, online astroturfing. The Obama campaign and the radical left have been using this for years to not only mislead the public, but to intimidate people.
My point is, they are not gigantic in numbers. They are not a majority of people. It's not a majority of people ticked off at the state of Indiana, folks. It's not the whole country outraged over what's happening in Indiana. It's made to look like that. And the media, of course, is part of the game, so they go right along with this. They know this whole thing is ginned up. You can tell them the truth, just like the story on global warming that I just had here: "Scientists Say New Study Is A 'Death Blow' To Global Warming Hysteria." No, it's not, because it isn't about global warming.
The global warming proponents are not gonna be stopped by science that disproves their claims 'cause it isn't about the science in the first place. There isn't any science. Everything that you think is true about global warming has only been established to exist in a computer model. There isn't one shred of data anywhere that can conclusively predict what the climate is gonna be next year, much less in the next 50. The only way that they can do that is computer models, and those are only as good as the input data. There is no scientific data. All there is is a so-called consensus of scientists. Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree. Well, science is not a consensus.
But here's the point. You can respond to all of this with fact after fact after fact after fact that destroys claim after claim after claim after claim, and it's not going to stop because the agenda is not about global warming. Global warming is the vehicle, just like Obamacare was not really about health care. It's about something much larger and much more insidious, as is all of the left-wing agenda. And because they still remain a minority, a true minority, a numerical minority because they are not the majority of people in this country, and they are not the majority of thinking, but they have captivated certain elements of pop culture media, and these tricks they play on Twitter and elsewhere to make themselves look like they are so numerous and so large that you and everybody like you ends up thinking you've lost your country and there's only 10 or 20 of you left, and there's no way to beat 'em back.
It's a total psychological ploy. They are not a majority. They're nowhere near a numerical majority, and this is the only way that they can hope to have any success with their agenda is to impugn the opposition, intimidate, and defame, frighten, and paralyze the opposition. That is exactly what they're engaged in. And that's how they seek to win, because they can't win in the arena of ideas. They are nowhere near enough people to win.
RUSH: Another favorite trick in all of this: "Why are you so upset just because of who people love?" You've seen that phrase bandied about in this. "It's discriminatory to care about who people love, and love is a great thing. Why are you objecting to it?" Well, I can tell you right now, I could mention I love somebody, and it wouldn't be accepted. I would be called a bigot and any number of other bad names. All I would have to do is say, "I love, Jesus Christ."
That is not permitted.
That makes you a bigot and whatever else, because that's what the left is scared to death of. All of this, every bit of this is about the left's visceral fear of religion. So the next time you get caught up in this argument and they accuse you of being a bigot or a discriminator because, "What's wrong with this? What's it matter who loves who?" say, "Yeah, you know, I love Jesus Christ," and that's like -- oh, my! -- showing Dracula the cross.
You're not supposed to say that; that doesn't count. You are not permitted. That says bad things about you. So it's not about that, either. That's just another one of these arguments that's designed to make you shut up, and to agree with the notion that, "Yeah, I'm a bigot if I have a problem with who people love." Tell 'em you love Jesus next time and see what they do.
Yesterday, while we were absorbed in the latest rants of the homosexual activists, Zero Hedge posted this:
And From SHTF Plan:It's business as usual in Washington. President Obama has just signed another Executive Order declaring a National Emergency to deal with cyber threats:
This new authority, yet another layer of government oversight, we are sure is for your own protection and in Obama's words will "augment work to fight cyber threats." All your internet is belong to us...
- *OBAMA ORDER CREATES NEW AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO CYBER THREATS TO BE USED IN 'TARGETED MANNER'
- *OBAMA ORDER ALLOWS SANCTIONS FOR CYBER THREATS
So where does all this lead?The E.O. stops short of getting into certain policy specifics, especially regarding what to do in the event a cyber security attack to our critical infrastructure is identified, but given that the President has already reserved the right to shut down the internet using a kill switch as he deems necessary, we can take a pretty good guess at what would happen, and we’re fairly certain that this will soon be written into policy. Whether those regulations will be made available to the public remains unclear.
What we do know is that this executive order, combined with a previous action by Obama known as the Executive Doomsday Order, gives the President jurisdiction over not just the internet, but every resource in America, including your very person:
Glad you asked.
All of these events are not random things, and they are not things that we were unaware of. It's all part of the seemly random information we ingest each day.
We know that the Obama administration is making an unholy alliance with Iran. Notice I said the Obama administration and not Obama. He's a drugged up sock puppet doing the bidding of his string pullers.
We also know that they have turned their back on Israel.
We know that the money supply is rigged along with the stock market and the banking industry. We know this country is drowning in debt and about to add trillions more to the bottom line.
We know that our borders are wide open to any and all - including Islamist terrorists.
We know that Christians in the Middle East are being routinely slaughtered.
We know that the Federal government has taken over public education through the Common Core Standards, further dumbing down the electorate.
I see several scenarios which could occur. World War III sounds like a real possibility.
What to do:
I will never tell anyone what to do. I can only make suggestions based on what I've observed and what information I have been able to glean.
First I would take your money out of the bank. Leave a small amount for operating expenses. Granted, the fiat currency may end up worthless, but if it's in a bank and the bank either closes or goes offline for some reason, you will not be able to access any of it. I'll take my chances with under the proverbial mattress since it's not earning one dime in interest anyway.
I would be prepared for a minimum of one month of country-wide disorder. It is not hard to stockpile a month worth of water and food and, I believe, it's something everyone should do no matter what shape you think the country is in. Disasters come in many different forms.
Get out of debt. Do I need to tell you why? I didn't think so.
Carefully vet everything you read or hear. I've been studying logic at a site that will help you recognize the ways people try to influence you. While I don't always agree with everything he posts, his Taxonomy of Fallacies is excellent, if a bit overwhelming. He has all the fallacies on a flow chart just the way I like things presented - nice and orderly.
Most importantly, connect with your higher power. For me that is the Holy Trinity - God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
And finally, don't panic and don't lose hope. We outnumber the libtards ten to one. They are afraid of us. Enjoy the life you have. Go to the park, hiking, and fishing. Listen to uplifting music, read some good books, and pray daily.
With all that in mind, I'm heading to Costco. I have to work Friday and Saturday and this is my only chance.
May God bless and keep you all during the Easter Triduum and always.
As I'm writing this. I await Odumbo to make a statement about whatever agreement they've come to with Iran. You can be assured there will be no details. You can also rest assured that he will be late; very late. It's the administration's way of thumbing their nose at us.
Here ya go: There is no deal, only a framework. Maybe by June they'll have a deal. In the meantime he is insulting and belittling Netenyahu and throwing Israel to the wolves.
Allow me to add that the libtards at Huff and Puff are calling this "framework" a victory for Obama "the greatest president, evah."
Abby Roads: RFRA: Indiana, Arkansas, and counting ...
Independent Sentinel: Memories Pizza Is A Manufactured Crisis by Leftists Says Daughter of A Gay, Transgender Man
National Review: The War on the Private Mind
SHTF Plan: This is Why You Need Your Money Out of the Bank: Freeze Outs, Glitches and Holds Increasingly Locking Customers Out of Funds
Thoughts From Frank and Fern: What Is Really Going On?