Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation

Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation

Video – Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation: http://youtu.be/qiKMmrG1ZKU via @YouTube

 

Edward Bernays – Propaganda (.pdf) – http://www.whale.to/b/bernays.pdf

 

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ISIS (ISIL, IS) INFO LINKS

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ISIS (ISIL, IS) INFO LINKS

ISIS is another US, Saudi, Israeli creation… just like al Qaeda was/is… designed to destabilize the enemies of Israel and give NATO a pretext for destroying those enemies (e.g., Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iran).

A Clean Break to Secure the Jewish State

“A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” (commonly known as the “Clean Break” report) is a policy document that was prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the then Prime Minister of Israel. The report explained a new approach to solving Israel’s security problems in the Middle East with an emphasis on “Western values”. It has since been criticized for advocating an aggressive new policy including the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, and the containment of Syria by engaging in proxy warfare and highlighting their possession of “weapons of mass destruction… Rather than pursuing a “comprehensive peace” with the entire Arab world, Israel should work jointly with Jordan and Turkey to “contain, destabilize, and roll-back” those entities that are threats to all three… Given the nature of the regime in Damascus, it is both natural and moral that Israel abandon the slogan comprehensive peace and move to contain Syria…”

Read more: A Clean Break: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clean_Break:_A_New_Strategy_for_Securing_the_Realm

The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.): http://youtu.be/SXS3vW47mOE

The Powers Behind The Islamic State: http://youtu.be/7FdnMJyiiwg via @YouTube

Western Leaders Fear-Monger to Mobilize Support for Air-Strikes on Syria http://wp.me/p3rKs-DH via @wordpressdotcom

Red Ice Radio – Patrick Henningsen – Hour 1 – ISIS Crisis & Israel’s Strategy – http://youtu.be/d3JYLlxCnRQ

John McCain, Conductor of the “Arab Spring” and the Caliph – http://www.voltairenet.org/article185085.html

Who does ISIS work for? | @ConspiracyStuff: http://youtu.be/I33dO021lx8 via @YouTube

US Begins Selling “Syria Intervention” Using ISIS Pretext: http://shar.es/1nTOOE via @grtvnews

ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized: http://shar.es/1nDvuc via @grtvnews

Fighting Al Qaeda by Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria: The Obama Administration is a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” http://shar.es/1nTONR via @grtvnews

The Fiction of “Fighting the Islamic State”, An Entity Created and Financed by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia http://shar.es/11Gt7Y @grtvnews

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An important message from Pastor Mark Dankof

Mark Dankof on Why We’re Finished

Mark Dankof: Why We're Finished

I have been receiving a lot of mail from folks asking why I’ve taken a mild leave of absence from broadcasting and writing op-ed pieces for The Ugly Truth.  I will appear from time to time, but on a more limited basis, both with The Ugly Truth and Press TV.  I’ve been reassessing what good I’m actually doing, given the seemingly inexorable and disastrous direction the American Empire has embarked upon, and what seems like the absolute passivity and indifference of the American public to their own fate in all of this, not to mention the world.  In more recent times, I’ve been working on theological articles while preparing to resume my thesis for my last degree along with some theological German study.  I’m also job hunting to supplement my income as I assess the future.  The bottom line is this:  The title of this piece tells you what I’ve concluded about the country and the American people.  It isn’t a happy endgame.  What appears below are my latest thoughts at the present time…” Continue reading here: Mark Dankof: Why We’re Finished

 Mark Dankof, Minister & Commentator – http://youtu.be/nxfDuXBvggQ

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Unplugging from the News/Propaganda

GAP - Casselman River at Confluence

GAP – Casselman River at Confluence

One of the best things I did recently was to unplug from the news/propaganda. Talk about stress and negative energy…. the news/propaganda is the worst!

I’ve been spending this summer building mountain bike trails and riding my bike…. and I’m planning on riding the C&O + GAP this October.

Trail building in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Trail building in Emmitsburg, Maryland

I’m done with being stressed over news/propaganda “events” such as the latest Gaza massacre and the latest veneration of a dead punk/thug martyr.

Life is too short… and I intend to enjoy what’s left of mine.

Nashbar AT29 with Ergon GP3 BioKork grips - http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/product/gp3-biokork

Nashbar AT29 with Ergon GP3 BioKork grips – http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/product/gp3-biokork

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The Deadly Error of “Christian” Zionism

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." ~ Jesus (Matthew 5:9)

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 5:9)

A recent letter writer to the editor of our local paper espouses a deadly, anti-Christian, Jewish perversion of the Holy Bible: “Christian” Zionism.

Letter to the Editor: “Christians [Zionists] should support Israel”, by Barbara O’Donnell

“A nation under siege — no, I am not talking about our country, although some think this is so. I am talking about Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. Israel is surrounded by enemies whose only reason for living is to drive her into the sea. Imagine tiny Israel whose dimensions are about the size of New Jersey fighting an enemy hundreds of times larger and determined to see her demise.

“We who believe in biblical prophecy should know that God is not finished with Israel and in a time to come will fight for her against her enemies. In the meantime we Christians need to stand up for Israel and her right to exist, and her absolute right to defend herself. God, who always honors his word, says: “I will bless those who bless Israel and will curse those who curse her.” Whose side will you be on?”

Comments:

Daniel Manley

“God never said that. God said to Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Abraham is the father of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. And God’s point was that all the world would be blessed through people of faith, not that any earthly nation should blindly support all the political policies of another earthly nation.”

Guest

“I’ll be on the side that acts with forgiveness and compassion toward their enemies. In this case, I cannot be on either side.”

Source: Letter to the Editor: “Christians should support Israel”, by Barbara O’Donnell, Scotland, PA -  http://www.publicopiniononline.com/opinion/ci_26286526/letter-editor-christians-should-support-israel

Daniel and the Guest (above) are correct. Barbara O’Donnell has put words into the mouth of God which are not in the Bible, and she’s willing to help Christ-hating Israeli Jews destroy their enemies based upon her misunderstanding (=perversion) of holy Scripture. Jesus didn’t come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.

The video below explains Barbara’s (deadly) error:

”Christian-Zionism” and Political Zionism exposed: http://youtu.be/a3QBIp5Xk8s via @YouTube

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Thoughts on Christ and the Border Crisis

 

Thoughts on Christ and the Border Crisis

FILE - In this Tuesday July 3, 2012 file photo,  a Honduras national policeman sits on packages of cocaine that were brought to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The cocaine was seized from a small airplane that crashed after it was being chased by military planes and helicopters of the Honduras army near the town of Los Lirios, about 217 miles (350 km) east of Tegucigalpa. Three-quarters of all U.S.-bound cocaine passes through Honduras, an illicit business that has led to an explosion of violence.  Honduras has more murders than any other country in the world, says the World Health Organization.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, file)

FILE – In this Tuesday July 3, 2012 file photo, a Honduras national policeman sits on packages of cocaine that were brought to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The cocaine was seized from a small airplane that crashed after it was being chased by military planes and helicopters of the Honduras army near the town of Los Lirios, about 217 miles (350 km) east of Tegucigalpa. Three-quarters of all U.S.-bound cocaine passes through Honduras, an illicit business that has led to an explosion of violence. Honduras has more murders than any other country in the world, says the World Health Organization.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, file)

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” ~ Jesus (Matthew 23:35)

The Fox News watching, fake Christian, pseudo-patriots are afraid of the foreigners coming across our southern border, almost as much as they are afraid of the CIA’s Muslim boogymen.

Fear, anger, and hate rule these people’s lives… not Christ and the Bible.

They follow Fox News… not Christ and the Holy Spirit.

They are captives of Satan, and they do his bidding… while convinced they are following God… they are deceived… and perhaps cursed by God.

The border crisis is a USG-CIA-DoD creation, just as weaponized Islam is.

Destabilization and control of the world is the name of the game.

When it comes to the border crisis, Christians should act like Christ… 

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” ~ Jesus (Matthew 23:35)

When it comes to the border crisis, Christians should follow the Bible…

“You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21)

“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.” (Leviticus 19:33)

“Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” (Deuteronomy 27:19)

“The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.” (Psalm 146:9)

Sad to say, many (most?) of the so-called and self professed “Christians” who fill America’s churches every Sunday are not Christians at all…. regardless of what they say. Rather they are angry, fearful, hateful neoconservatives and pseudopatriots.

Protesters Angry about Influx of Migrants Shout to Buses Full of Children: ‘Nobody Wants You!’

“On Tuesday, protesters opposed to the influx of migrants arriving at the US border stopped three buses full of families and children headed towards a  Border Patrol processing facility in Murrieta, California.

“Refusing to leave the road and let the buses pass, the protesters shouted, “Nobody wants you. You’re not welcome. Go home” to those on the buses…”

Read more: Protesters Angry about Influx of Migrants Shout to Buses Full of Children: ‘Nobody Wants You!’ – Latest http://latest.com/2014/07/protesters-angry-about-influx-of-migrants-shout-to-buses-full-of-children-nobody-wants-you/ 

VIDEO – Protest held over immigrants coming to Murrieta: http://youtu.be/RZBRV6JsxCE 

In Some Towns, Immigrants Met With Aid Instead of Anger

“While the eyes of many have been on Murrieta and the raucous protests there that blocked the transfer of undocumented immigrants to that California town, groups in another city are welcoming with open arms the women and children who have fled violence in their own countries…”

Read more: In Some Towns, Immigrants Met With Aid Instead of Anger – http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/some-towns-immigrants-met-aid-instead-anger-n148956 

Here’s How The U.S. Sparked A Refugee Crisis On The Border, In 8 Simple Steps

“The 57,000 children from Central America who have streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border this year were driven in large part by the United States itself. While Democrats and Republicans have been pointing fingers at each other, in reality the current wave of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras has its roots in six decades of U.S. policies carried out by members of both parties.

“Since the 1950s, the U.S. has sown violence and instability in Central America. Decades of Cold War gamesmanship, together with the relentless global war on drugs, have left a legacy of chaos and brutality in these countries. In many parts of the region, civil society has given way to lawlessness. It’s these conditions the children are escaping…”

Continue reading: Here’s How The U.S. Sparked A Refugee Crisis On The Border, In 8 Simple Steps – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/refugee-crisis-border_n_5596125.html 

Honduras President: The US War On Drugs Caused The Migrant Crisis

“Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday.

“Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on crime, said only a drop in violence would curb the wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who have overwhelmed temporary detention facilities on the U.S. border…”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-honduras-president-blames-us-drug-policy-for-migrant-surge-paper-2014-14#ixzz380Lw79EL

America’s “War on Drugs” Has Triggered a “Humanitarian Crisis” in Central American. Children Converging at the US Border

“Since 2011 the US has not only continued “losing” its war on drugs while militarizing so called anti-drug police forces throughout Central America (not unlike the secret dirty wars of yesteryear), during this exact same time period murderous violence in Central America has skyrocketed…”

Read more: America’s “War on Drugs” Has Triggered a “Humanitarian Crisis” in Central American. Children Converging at the US Border – http://shar.es/NFGyM 

Corporatism And The War On Drugs Created This Border Crisis

“Large U.S. multinational corporations are making a fortune in Central America, so much so , they’ve privatized their own “security forces” to keep their interests protected. Much like the democratically elected government of Iran in the 1950′s, the CIA conducted a similar operation to overthrow the popularly elected government of Guatemala, by unseating the democratically elected Jacobo Arbenz. During the Eisenhower administration, Secretary of State John Dulles was motivated to act in Guatemala because he had some interest in the holdings of a corporation known as United Fruit. The intervention was a personal matter to the Secretary of State…”

Read more: Corporatism And The War On Drugs Created This Border Crisis: http://wp.me/p2kOQ2-1Ed 

Let’s Treat Children at the Border as Christ Would

“This is a moral moment for America and what it means to be an American. And for the church, it is a moment to make clear what it means to be a Christian.

“Unaccompanied children are fleeing the escalating violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala and presenting themselves at the U.S. border–hoping to find safety from daily fears for their lives in these Central American countries. More than 50,000 have already come and their presence is now creating a political crisis in the United States…”

Read more: Let’s Treat Children at the Border as Christ Would – http://time.com/3004786/border-crisis-kids-god-church/ 

More than one Christian response to border crisis?

“The story of Jesus’ austere beginnings challenges my faith and how I respond to the current border crisis. I am not convinced there is only one Christian response. I am convinced that God calls us to respond in a way that is consistent with our faith and dictated by Scripture more than a response dictated by our political ideologies.

“Remembering that Jesus was a political refugee from austere beginnings, we must ask ourselves, each individually and as the Body of Christ, “What if Jesus was born 2014 years later and was one of the children at the border?” Does our response witness to our faith? Is our response based on the teachings of Jesus? Is our response a reflection of the life of Jesus?

“I do not have this all figured out. I am not convinced there is only one Christian response. I am convinced our response must be informed by the man at the center of our faith, one who started his life as part of a family seeking refuge.”

Read more: More than one Christian response to border crisis? – http://tinyurl.com/l2xmkx9

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” ~ Jesus (Matthew 23:35)

Learn more about the border region here: Borderland Beat – http://www.borderlandbeat.com/ 

Learn more about Central America here: Prof. Adrienne Pine’s blog – http://quotha.net/ 

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Violence in Honduras Mural

 

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Intentionally Hitting Bicyclists in DC for $500

Bike accident at 15th and T Streets NW Washington DC

Bike accident at 15th and T Streets NW Washington DC

Intentionally Hitting Bicyclists in DC for $500

“It’s a $500 fine for a motorist to hit a bicyclist in the District, but some behaviors are so egregious that some drivers might think it’s worth paying the fine.” ~ Courtland Milloy (Washington Post July 8, 2014)

Read more: Bicyclist bullies of D.C. http://wapo.st/1lS6to4 via @washingtonpost 

DC bicyclists protest Washington Post: http://youtu.be/Cyy12HmuHOU via @YouTube

Apparently some so-called “writer” at the Washington Post by the name of Courtland Milloy has nothing better to do than to write an article saying DC bicyclists are so bad that motorists in the District should consider intentionally hitting them with their vehicles and paying the $500 fine for doing so.

I wonder how much the Washington Post is paying Milloy to write for them? Perhaps I should apply for his job? I will work for less… I’m a better writer…. and I will ride my bike to work in DC.

Milloy should to be fired.  

“Bicycle Bully” Column Prompts Protest at Washington Post | NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Washington-Post-Bicycle-Bully-Column-Prompts-Protest-266680691.html via @nbcwashington 

“Post tranportation reporter and avid bicyclist Ashley Halsey III published this response Wednesday to this column from the Post’s Courtland Milloy…”

Read more: It’s time to tone down the tirades against bicyclists – http://wapo.st/U3W8PG  via @washingtonpost #bicycling 

Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) – http://www.waba.org/ 

WABA RIDE TO THE WASHINGTON POST – http://www.waba.org/blog/2014/07/ride-to-the-washington-post/ 

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Black Women Bike DC – http://blackwomenbikedc.tumblr.com/

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