We should all agree that anything, everything and nothing ( omitted things ) that the government tells you is the truth. It isn’t just our favorite scandal ridden Muslim fuzzy foreigner either. It is government in general and has been for generations. Not only that, you must beware of agent provocateurs- government agents whose job is to invent information to whatever end. Then, you must beware of subconscious bias from your alternate sources of information. We live in the “information age” and none of the vast amount of information we have at our disposal to process is worth two craps. Notice I didn’t even bring up the media, as “journalists” role as corporate lackeys are merely “point and clickers”. They take the e-mail White House Statement ( or, pick from thousands of official agency news statements ) and copy and paste into an article. No one investigates, either from laziness or more often from high office dictates. Investigating costs money, money is the bottom line ( after merging with twenty other media outlets, the corporation has a lot of loan interest payments to make to our happy little butt buddy bankers ). So, the media are a bunch of Pravda Punks, the government either lies about everything or doesn’t even tell you about something, and every blogger out there has his own agenda and it ain’t going to mesh with yours. I’m not offering a solution, as with ammunition shortages so systematic ( if a Russian firm can send over millions of steel case rounds at half the price of domestic brass rounds, I think that makes yet another case for ore shortages rather than energy costs but I won’t get into that again with everyone ) we couldn’t put a bounty on official liars even if we were allowed to.
What I am saying is that with information being the way it is, one thing we should be aware of is that events are going to suddenly flare up without warning. If we had a free flow of information, if the media gave a crap, if Obammy would stop lying to us and if the alternate media wasn’t so specialized, we could have warnings about future events. But we don’t. We have great Monday Morning Quarterbacking. We can look back in hindsight and pick apart in excruciating detail what happened and why. But we are so mired in details about the wrong events, those picked for us, that we ignore all else. When those events come to a head, we will be surprised. As surprised as if a solar flare or an asteroid hit happened. But these were once small events we just weren’t aware of, and they grew and then formed with other small events that formed a new mega-threat. That is most likely where the collapse fulcrum formed. I’ll pick Syria as an example, but this could be one of the chosen topics we are distracted with. So I’m using its timeframe as the example. How long has the rebellion in Syria been going on? A year, two? Oh, I could look it up, but who cares? The point is, its been happening for awhile. We are just now starting to hear more details, just starting to get guesses as to where it might be headed, what with ALL the major powers from Iran to the US involved. The thing could have blown up months ago and we would have suddenly been shocked by it. Multiply Syria by thousands of current events we know nothing about. Unless someone is paying you to research twelve hours a day, you can’t keep up. Even if you can, you can’t analyze correctly because of the biases built in all along the information chain.
If the government can lie about the radiation coming in from Japan, you can bet they also lie about other seemingly innocent news. Such as crop reports. Not only so their masters can game the derivatives market ( think “Trading Places” done officially ), but also to keep the population from panicking as our food stocks are depleted and not enough new food is grown and as the globes surplus-if any- is sold to China so none can be diverted here. You think that is far fetched? I would put money on it myself. And if from the very beginning the majority of participants in the 90’s militia movement were undercover agents, what is to say that the survivalist movement isn’t the same ( well, the survivalist experts who teach and sell. Not the practitioners )? How many advisors supposedly giving life-saving advice from a mountain top concrete bunker are really there? How many are intelligence assets? Okay, we all figure some are just in it for the money. We all want to get paid, but some have little love for the subject and are playing us. We have that in any profession. It might, certainly, be a reach to proclaim some are setting us up for entrapment or are feeding us lies. At the very least, our personal information is being gathered. An otherwise innocent expert might be unknowingly used as a data point.
Even if that is a bit too paranoid, you STILL have the experts bias to consider. Even if they are intelligent and strive to plug any contradictions, they are still so specialized that their information distorts itself. The financial expert sees in minute detail the financial collapse. And he of course is correct. But by specializing in one field he ignores other inputs from other areas he has no expertise in. In an era where everyone is an expert and nobody is a generalist, it is pretty darn hard to get any kind of big picture. Only when happy accidents happen, an expert has a secondary interest that just happen to fit on the current puzzle he is working, do any breakthroughs happen in understanding. Bottom line? Prepare yesterday, because you can’t actually know enough of what’s happening out there to accurately judge what is going to happen or when.
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