Discourse

Random Data Dump

Here are several things that I have been watching and reading recently that I found to be quite interesting, provocative, and yet erudite.

These first two are some selections from Gnostic Media by Jan (pronounced Yan) Irvin, an incisive researcher who gets some of the most remarkable interviews on the web, hands down.

Here he interviews Albert Stubblebine. Stubblebine was the commanding general of Army Intelligence. He doesn’t do interviews.  He attempted to for a brief time, but his words were twisted.  He is who the book The Men Who Stare at Goats was parodied after.

Here is an interview with Eric Penn, the son and nephew to serial killers, a former prisoner, who has become a researcher and author. This second interview touches on so many things that have significant importance to perspectives that are developing in my own life, among which would be personal volition, self education, a critical view of prison culture—specifically the extension of slavery by other means, but also a capacity for special interests to exploit vulnerable populations—and also a growing skepticism towards psychiatric care.

Here is an article I found on Gnostic Media, but it came from Against Austerity so I am linking to the original.  The Title is “Pure Imagination”, and I think its conclusion is highly relevant to our world even if you disagree with the author’s analysis.  My summary of the conclusion would be that the youth of the populace are detaching from reality through multiple channels, and that powers-that-be are happy to allow and promote that for their own gain, as well as for the purpose of the consolidation of their power. I think idea “Pure Imagination” is more clearly rendered as “pure fantasy”, although that would have interrupted with the continuity of the aesthetic of the essay.  I was also impressed with the premise that modern youth is entirely unfamiliar with what a functioning industrial economy looks like, so we are attracted to neo-feudalism (through a variety of iterations) as a solution to modern woes.

This is a brief video by Aaron Dykes from Truthstream Media about geoengineering.  If you are not familiar with the term you should become so because it is a technology impacting the entire globe.  Warning: chemtrails will be discussed.  If you think it’s a bunch of bull, i hear ya, but this short video provides links to all the data provided.  Geoengineering is a factual, existent concept that is in its experimental phase.  Much of the practice involves putting aerosols into the upper atmosphere for the purpose of cloud seeding or reflectivity.

Here is a cool article by Jon Rappoport. I always find him inspiring. He has a great skill to move his reader beyond the mundane, and shake him out of “the matrix”.  Something I take from his work is that there is a being beyond systematic thought where our real power resides.

Here is a podcast from School Sucks.   Very interesting analysis of freedom and slavery in American history. It looks at interaction between formal culture and counter culture, specifically in the context of white and black culture.

This article from Natural News is uplifting. It’s about a community growing its own food in order to make it a more self-sufficient place. I know I’ve had this idea in my mind for a long time, and I’m sure many other people have imagined the same landscapes, but these people in England are actually doing it. Hopefully other places will follow suit.

A Rarely Voiced Perspective.

http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com/2012/03/transcript-of-men-not-marrying-how-deep.html

It’s not everyday that you read a criticism of feminism at all, let alone from a female.  While the blogger doesn’t directly confront feminist philosophy, or the traditional (religious?) philosophy either, it is implied in her arguments.  

As a male in his thirties I can’t say I couldn’t relate to her commentary, especially the near-non-existence of  positive, competent, virtuous male archetypes in media, as well as the issues she raises about establishing an identity, and how status informs relationships.

I was also very intrigued by her analysis of “reproductive currency”.  That is well worth further investigation, and is probably an essay in itself.  It is definitely an interesting lens to look at a culture through.

Do yourself a favor and read.

Questioning The Snowden Story

No one has done a more thorough job of critically analyzing the story of Edward Snowden than Sibel Edmonds.

Here is an editorial piece she recently did that contains links to her analyses.  Her questions of the inconsistencies of the story as the media and the people involved have presented it, as well as the behaviors of the journalists since that time, specifically the potential conflict of interest raised by going into business with former paypal executive/part-founder Omidyar (who also has connections to booz allen hamilton, Snowden’s former employer) are important facets of the story that have gone widely under reported.

These considerations are all the more questionable when compared with the treatment of another NSA whistleblower, Russell Tice ( a primary source for the 2005 New York Times expose of Bush administration wiretapping), who, since the Snowden story broke, has been more forthcoming, who is more credible, and whose revelations are severely damning, and illustrative of the abuse of power currently being perpetrated by the NSA (and the intelligence cartels writ large).

Sibel Edmonds interviewed him, and it went almost entirely unreported, overlooked, and when it was spoken about it was minimized.

Alternative Media

Poignant statement.

What we think of as valid or reasonable discourse is managed (tightly, I believe) by establishment sources: media, academic, political; and it is common to view anything outside the parameters of the establishment, as fringe, as bazaar, or as meaningless outliers—data that doesn’t connect to the narrative.

Yet the range of established normalcy is not reality, but merely a frame we have set over it. The above video hints at an important dialogue going on outside the frame; in fact, it seems more vital, more in-touch, and more honest than anything going on within the establishment, at least to me.

I support the rising alternative media, or as I heard James Corbett refer to it, Open Source Media.

There are too many sites that I frequent to name, though I ‘m sure I will be drawing from them extensively in the future, but I want to credit a few as great sources for information:

The video was produced by James Corbett at The Corbett Report, and he interviewed Larry Pinkney of The Intrepid Report.  The video itself was produced for the Boiling Frogs Post, which is run by Sibel Edmonds who wrote a book about being a whistleblower.

Also another great site is Blacklisted News, which will take you all over the globe and all across the web, finding disparate, interesting stories.

If You Don’t Learn To Write Your Own Script…

you unwittingly become the actor in someone else’s script.

(The above is a quote from John Taylor Gatto during an interview with Richard Grove called The Ultimate History Lesson)

This video gives us a glimpse at the contours of the cave wall. It illustrates consensus false reality suggested to us through a ubiquitous source for information.

The implications about the delivery mechinisms that are in place, and the firewalls against misuse should be concerning.