We the Sheeple…
By Dene McGriff
Some may suspect we are being manipulated by the system but have no idea to what extent. We may think we are masters of our own destiny. We may think we carefully weigh the facts and then form our opinions. We think we are rational beings. Some even think we are “little gods” with god-like ability to discern right and wrong.
Are we really in control of our lives? Or are we the “sheeple” led around by the elites who are practicing mind control? Never in history has man been subjected to so much information and stimulus. Never before have man’s senses been as overwhelmed as they are today!
“In the last 50 years the media influence has grown exponentially…What we need to be aware is that most of our decisions, beliefs and values are based on what we know for a fact, our assumptions and our own experience. In our work we usually know what we have to do based on our experience and studies, however on our daily lives we rely on the media to get the current news and facts about what is important and what we should be aware of.”
Did Hitler’s propagandist, Goebbels, get it right when he said this?
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over” …
There is a saying about the Athenian democracy:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”
Similar thoughts can be found in Plato’s Republic. Whether the quote above from Alexander Tytler is accurate or not, it exposes a sentiment we see today. Once the “ne’er-do-wells” realize they can confiscate other people’s money, the entitlement society is born! (a.k.a. – Obama’s war on the rich)
I must confess. I get exasperated with the Obama Administration: Huge deficits, refusal to enforce laws, pick and choose enforcement, the arrogance of power, an anti-Israel bias, and now this literal conspiracy to cover up gun sales to Mexican Drug Cartels (See: Fast and Furious by Katie Pavlich).
A couple of years ago Obama said he didn’t have the constitutional authority to go against Congress on immigration. Last month (June 2012) he found it somewhere…does this sound familiar? The most egregious part of the Obama administration is his continuous attacks on the private sector and growth of the public sector as if more government is the answer to all our problems.
Then I think back a few years. I was just as exasperated with Bush. I am an equal opportunity critic. George W. Bush showed a blatant disregard for the law and constitution with the passage of the Patriot Act. He showed contempt for the law with his practice of issuing signing statements. A “Signing Statement” is a written comment issued by a President at the time of signing legislation and Bush was infamous for issuing them explaining why he wasn’t going to enforce the new law. Candidate Obama criticized the Bush practice but has done it himself at least 20 times.
Bush irresponsibly continued deficit spending, allowed the Federal Reserve to continue with reckless policies, and an incredible housing policy that led to the bursting of the housing bubble and the banking crisis. Obama certainly did inherit a mess, but he created an even bigger one and showed an even greater contempt for the Constitution and Congress. Bush increased the national debt by $4.8 trillion in 8 years and Obama by nearly $6 trillion (over and above $4.8 trillion) in 4 years with no end in sight. The irony is that this historic stimulus has done nothing to jump start the economy but only served to bailout the banks and fat cat bankers.
So whether it is the hubris of the Democrats or Republicans, the Legislature or the Courts, the will of the people doesn’t seem to matter a whole lot to the government elected by and serving at the will of the people. There seems to be a growing contempt for voters in both parties.
THE POWER OF THE ELITE
Although no one would admit it today, there has been an undercurrent of disdain by the elites for the masses going back to the ancient Greeks. Walter Lippman is a famous writer from the first half of the 20th Century and one of the founders of modern advertising. He drips with contempt for democracy and expresses the elite disdain for the masses. Unlike today’s clever politicians, he actually says it!
“Though it is disguised by the illusion that a bureaucracy accountable to a majority of voters, and susceptible to the pressure of organized minorities, is not exercising compulsion, it is evident that the more varied and comprehensive the regulation becomes, the more the state becomes a despotic power as against the individual. For the fragment of control over the government which he exercises through his vote is in no effective sense proportionate to the authority exercised over him by the government.”
Lippmann goes on to clarify:
“Political and economic power in the United States is concentrated in the hands of a “ruling elite” that controls most of U.S.-based multinational corporations, major communication media, the most influential foundations, major private universities and most public utilities.” Walter Lippmann further declared:
“Now there are two “functions” in a democracy: The specialized class, the responsible men, carry out the executive function, which means they do the thinking and planning and understand the common interests. Then, there is the bewildered herd, and they have a function in democracy too. Their function in a democracy, [Lippmann] said, is to be “spectators,” not participants in action.”
There is no difference between candidates as they both manipulate the masses toward the desired outcome. They spend billions smearing one another and the best negative campaigner invariably gets elected. Timid candidates such as John McCain or Mitt Romney should never get in the same ring with down and dirty Chicago politicians. The sad thing is that time and again, it has been shown that negative campaigning works. People don’t like it but they do allow it to cast enough shadows of doubt to change the vote. Like marionettes on the end of strings – it appears to children (and some adults, sad to say) – that these creatures of manipulation call their own shots – only a fool would believe they do.
Walter Lippmann wrote in his book on Public Opinion:
“That the manufacture of consent is capable of great refinements no one, I think, denies. The process by which public opinions arise is certainly no less intricate than it has appeared in these pages, and the opportunities for manipulation open to anyone who understands the process are plain enough. . . . as a result of psychological research, coupled with the modern means of communication, the practice of democracy has turned a corner.”
This was first published in 1922. In the past 90 years, we’ve come a long way baby!
WHERE IS THIS LEADING?
My concern is with the essential gullibility of humans to deception of all kinds. Literature brings us an example of the conservative utopia in George Orwell’s 1984. In 1984 big brother is watching George Winston’s every move. He may not like it, but like most Americans going through the TSA line at airport security, he tolerates surveillance because of the constant threat to national security. After all, “big brother” is just trying to protect. He projects his message daily to the public on giant television screens. He repeats the lie over and over again. Resistance is futile. The book is a classic story of manipulation by the government media and manufactured crisis to keep people under control. The greater the threat level, the more willing the people are to go along with greater control. This is not just true in a novel but we see it every day as surveillance increases exponentially – from cameras on street corners, to cyber surveillance of Internet traffic to intrusive “know your customer” rules in our everyday banking. If you deposit too much money or seem suspicious in any way, the bank must report you or face fines and penalties.
Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World describes a futuristic dehumanized world in which people are born in a test tube, raised by the government and channeled into various roles. They are taught how to think, feel and behave. There is no more family, no religion, no values other than those instilled in you by science and technology, the perfect “politically correct” society. There is no such thing as individualism. The state has all the answers and the state engineers and directs every person to fulfill their particular role. One wonders if this isn’t the utopia the present Administration has in mind. Let the State take over all aspects of life. Who needs a family? It takes more than a village. Let society raise children.
So whether you have the sophisticated mind control of the Manchurian Candidate or the simple lyrics of the song from South Pacific “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear…” about how family instills prejudice into their children. All one has to do is look around the world and you see hatred, killing and irrational behavior. Remember the massacres that took place in the former Yugoslavia/Bosnia? We see daily what is occurring across Africa and the Middle East, even as we speak. Children are raised to hate and despise their neighbors and are taught to kill or one day blow themselves up thinking they are doing God a favor. What kind of “socialization” does it take in a society to convince people to strap on bombs and blow themselves and others up or fly an airplane into a building?
Readers, I am building a case here and that case is simple. We may not be the intelligent, objective, highly developed homo-sapiens we think we are. We are susceptible to everything we are taught by our parents, schools and yes media – those harmless cartoons and silly Disney and Nickelodeon programs our children spend hour upon hour watching. Our new politically correct schools teach a relativism that will one day reap the whirlwind with the next generation – absolutely, nothing is absolute…it’s all relative…truth is in the eye of the beholder.
But it is hardly a conspiracy when one looks at how the few corporations that control 90 percent of the media in America (GE, Disney, Time-Warner, News Corp, CBS and Viacom). They control the news, television and movie entertainment, sitcoms, reality shows, entertainers, records (sorry showing my age here), the Internet and so forth. He who controls the media controls the hearts and minds of the people, especially the next generation. Whether we like to admit it or not there has been a homogenization (putting it kindly) of culture not only in the West, but spreading around the world. We have been desensitized and brain washed, molded and shaped like putty in the hands of the elite. As Doug Krieger wrote – the concern is not the “Far Left” and the so-called “Extreme Right” – the concern is the “Tyranny of Tolerance”. From the ancient Greeks to Alexis de Tocqueville this is called the tyranny of the masses – the most dangerous extreme of democracy – the mass hysteria that leads to bizarre group think and absolute control.
The case is simple. We are creating our own hell on earth. We have gutted our society of values, of God, sensibility, propriety and even common sense (e.g. thinking we can get wealthy by going deep into debt). One day soon we will enter a time of trial and tribulation – not my prediction but one made thousands of years ago in the most accurate prophetic book ever written –the Bible. We will see conflict all around us, violent weather, solar storms wreaking havoc with our communications and electrical grid, riots, famine, pestilence, race riots, economic chaos and these are just the beginning of sorrows (see Matthew 24)…oh yes, I almost forgot: WARS!
Most people don’t care and won’t bother to listen, let alone do something about it. That is why I am writing a novel on line called “Gideon’s Chronicle”. It’s about people who should have known better but were deceived and caught up in life until they suddenly realized they had missed all the signs, all the plain warnings. They had to flee and leave everything behind knowing life would never return to normal again and there wasn’t much time left. They had to find new purpose for their lives.
SO LET ME ASK:
Does it do any good to get upset about the world falling apart around us? Will voting out Obama and bringing in Romney change anything? When are we as Christians going to learn? It doesn’t matter who is in power – liberal or conservative, “The whole world lies in the Evil One.” This is Satan’s kingdom and only one thing will fix it – the return of Jesus Christ! Listen folks – and I’m talking to God’s people here – we’ve only got so much time on this earthly clod and our time is almost up!
A prophetic clock is ticking. Israel will be betrayed. Christians will be betrayed. The whole world will be betrayed. This is the beginning of sorrows and soon it will be the worst Tribulation the world has ever known. The economy will collapse. A charismatic leader will come to power with the promise of hope and peace. He will make war with anyone who dares to stand against him. We will all be swept up into the maelstrom one way or the other.
The Bible tells us what is happening and why. We are on track for the end and we have a few prophetic seconds before events overtake us. Here is the prophetic mix.
A little sliver of land called Israel is at the center. After six conflicts with neighboring Arab states, Israel prepares for one more battle with Syria, the Seventh Arab-Israeli War, which will occur in the not too distant future…The Oracle of Damascus.
Meanwhile, over the past several hundred years, a melting pot nation was forming across the ocean, attracting people from all over the world and gradually becoming the major economic and military power on earth. Coincidentally America is the only real friend of Israel (until the “I-got-your-back Obama Administration came on the scene). Over that time, Europe has attempted to unite and then fall apart. The Middle East discovered oil and became fabulously wealthy. In recent years Islamic fundamentalism has claimed one country after another, including Israel’s only “friend” in the region, Egypt. It is about to claim Syria as well along with the Gulf States.
So here we have the ingredients of our little prophetic soup: an increasingly hostile Islamic world arrayed against Israel, Europe in Chaos, a new wealthy China pulling strings on the sidelines and America – still by far the number one military power and economy of the world, as well as the most fundamental “Christian” nation (in spite of liberal protests to the contrary) and Israel’s only protector, but definitely a country in moral and economic decline.
Whether we have Bush, Obama, Romney or someone else in power, the players march across the world stage acting out their parts and there doesn’t seem to be much little people can do about it. We the puppets have no say in the matter. Our young go off to fight for peace and democracy. So what do we do about it? Save the system? Change the system – get a new and better one? No! It can’t be saved. So – go ahead, accuse me of “evil triumphing when good men do nothing” – listen, we’re beyond the salvation of the system – left or right are desperately trying to salvage it – yep, save the system … what system?
We are not here to escape, to go off and hide from the problem. We are watchmen on the wall, like life guards on the beach. Hey people! There is a school of great white sharks out there, and a tsunami is coming in two more days – get out of the water! Get ready. Quit having fun for once and pay attention!
There is only one way to avoid the coming deception and that is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, to hear His voice, to know His voice, to listen to Him and do what He tells you to do. If you don’t have that relationship, deception is a certainty. We need divine intervention in our lives! We need a touch from God, not more religion, not head knowledge but a relationship. As I have written before, historically people’s lives have been upended by circumstances beyond their control. “They lost everything!” “But this can’t happen to us” is the common refrain. But it can and we are warned. This is the beginning of sorrows. Change is coming. The only way to be ready is to have that intimate relationship with Him – to see and understand the world through His eyes, to let Him change and transform us, to listen to His still small voice.
Copyright 2012 Dene McGriff
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PS1 Alarming News
President Obama issues the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order instructing US agencies to prepare for the declaration of a martial law.
The order in fact gives Executive Branch immediate to power to seize and control of any and all assets declared as critical to maintain its industrial and technological base and to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market
The order further authorizes the immediate issuance of regulations to allocate, ration, or seize and all materials, including every thing from food, live stock and farm equipment to transportation, energy and even water!
Under this order the heads of these of cabinets of Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Defense and Commerce can seize or ration any food, livestock, fertilizer, farm equipment, all forms of energy, all forms transportation and all other materials, including construction materials.
The order has been issued under the premise that the United States must maintain its industrial and technological base to maintain National Security and National Defense, which includes giving assistance to foreign nations, during times of war and times of peace.
Some of the oddest provisions include the allocation of water authority to use chemical and biological weapons being delegated to the Department of Defense, and the authority to place items owned by the Federal government in private property as well as sell Federal government property to private individuals.
Why Did The DHS Just Order 450 Million Rounds of .40 Caliber Ammunition?
Recent massive ammo purchases by US domestic agencies, Obama’s Executive Order to prepare for martial law and recent anti-protests laws all point to one thing.
The US Department of Homeland Security and the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Office have placed a massive order for ammunition. The two departments are asking for 450 million rounds of bullets to be delivered in a time-frame of five years. The contractor, Alliant Techsystems, was awarded the contract and will produce .40 caliber high-performance bullets to the agencies. The order has many wondering why would DHS and ICE need so many bullets. David Seaman, journalist and host of the DL Show, helps us answer why the order was placed.
But that is only the start. See the following links for a more complete picture.
Prepare For Martial Law! Executive Order Issued By Obama
Why Did The DHS Just Order 450 Million Rounds of .40 Caliber Ammunition?
PS2 Why Presidents don’t Keep Their Promises ?
Below is a list of Obama’s documented lies.
2008 Campaign Lies
- I will walk the picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain Youtube
- No more wiretapping of citizens Youtube
- Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. News Busters
- I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Obama campaign would accept public funding ABC
- Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr A Socialist
- Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995 fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment. Mounting Heath Care Lies
- Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical Dreams of My Father – A radical Socialist.
- Would have the most transparent administration in History Cato Institute
- We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way. Boston Globe
- I have visited all 57 states. Snopes
- I’ll get rid of earmarks Source: Any bill passed during presidency
- When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it. Campaign Speech
- My father served in World War II. The Videos and the Facts
- Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009 News Video
- Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes YouTube
- Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration.
He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.
- Present Votes Are Common In Illinois NPR
- I Won Michigan Huffington Post
- I won Nevada The Nation
- I don’t Have Lobbyists US News
- My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad Crooks and Liars
- I Have Always Been Against Iraq Washington Post
- My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country CNN
- Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity. Obama Campaign Video
- I Barely Know Rezko Sun Times
- My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church ABC News
For the entire list visit the source of this segment at: http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies