Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pavlov's Dogs and the News

The average person's reaction to the credit card knife story might be one of shock and the question that might arise in their mind is 'why are people carrying knives?'
The association of these little gizmos with the TSA, which is associated with 'terror' is obvious: if you carry a pocket knife you are a terrorist.
 The idea is to make people associate certain things with terror. Pavlov's dogs were trained to salivate every time a bell went off in anticipation of food.
The media can be used to train people to react in certain ways to words and ideas.
You just need to keep associating an object with negative feelings and situations and then people will begin to automatically react in a negative way.  So, your first reaction to such a story might be one of concern.
The news media is a good method for mass training because the news is manufactured official stories that are brought to you with certain attitudes will effect how you see things.

It is important to always notice how a news story makes you feel and then ask yourself why it makes you feel that way.

Here is just one little example of how the media preaches the same thing over and over on every channel from scripts provided to them. You Tube is full of examples like this.
Note the smiles and the 'don't worry, be happy' attitude on the part of the news readers.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Story You Haven't Heard

"Our Lives, Our Fortune, Our Sacred Honor"

No nation is like her and her founders fully understood that.
They understood it so well that they pledged everything to make it happen. Lives, fortunes, all of it. And, they stood behind it.
She has been, by the goodness of God,the only nation that has stood between freedom and tyranny.

These are the heroes who pledged everything for the greatest dream ever seen on earth.
It will surprise you who these men were and how much they sacrificed.

These are the stories you never heard before.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

They Knew About the VA Wait List!

And so did the  Bush administrations and the Reagan administration and the Nixon administration and all the rest of them and they just didn't give a hoot at all because it wasn't hurting them.
There were veteran demonstrations throughout the years that they just ignored.

The movie Born on the Fourth of July came out in 1989 and it was common knowledge even then that the Veteran's administration didn't much care about veterans at all.   Care in some places was pretty ugly. This was never a secret to anyone with eyes to see, ears to hear.

Now that it can be used against Obama, however, it is trotted out as a weapon but not because of any humanitarian reason at all.    It has nothing to do with these wounded warriors who have to beg for help.

 It's all about politics. It is always about politics.

 Take a look at the movie.  You can find it around.
Vietnam Veteran Ron Kovic
It is a true story from the Vietnam era and isn't it a filthy shame that we have to describe eras by the wars fought in them?
It is the autobiography of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic who joined the Marines in 1964.

" January 20, 1968...he was shot while leading his squad across an open area. He was shot first in the right foot, which blew out the back of his heel, then again through the right shoulder, suffering a collapsed lung and a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The first Marine that tried to save him was shot through the heart and killed, then a second Marine carried Kovic to safety through heavy enemy fire (Kovic learned years later that this second Marine was killed later that afternoon). He then spent a week in an intensive care ward in Da Nang. As a result of his service and injuries in the conflict, he was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device for valor and the Purple Heart "

"In a new introduction to his book, Born on the Fourth of July, written in March 2005, Kovic stated, "I wanted people to understand. I wanted to share with them as nakedly and openly and intimately as possible what I had gone through, what I had endured. I wanted them to know what it really meant to be in a war, to be shot and wounded, to be fighting for my life on the intensive care ward, not the myth we had grown up believing. I wanted people to know about the hospitals and the enema room, about why I had become opposed to the war, why I had grown more and more committed to peace and nonviolence. I had been beaten by the police and arrested twelve times for protesting the war and I had spent many nights in jail in my wheelchair. I had been called a Communist and a traitor, simply for trying to tell the truth about what had happened in that war, but I refused to be intimidated."

Though he and other paralyzed veterans demonstrated constantly (beginning in the late 1960s) for reform of the poor care at VA hospitals nothing was ever done.
Instead these people they were called names and falsely accused.

Where are the voices calling for action?

Isn't it time to stop playing politics and do what is right?