PostHeaderIcon Cold Facts and Hot Quotes

I just stumbled across an incredibly lucid post, by the ‘Administrator’ of a blog I had never heard of called, “The Burning Platform,” which I look forward to perusing further. It is simply entitled, “Available,” and I would implore anyone with the slightest interest in (and ability to handle) the stark truth, regarding the condition and future of our economy, to read it. Although lengthy and chock full of facts, figures, and charts, it is easy reading, and anything but boring. The author (I couldn’t find his name) uses some quotes that are keepers, starting the article with:

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

He then proceeds to offer them in abundance, during his sobering analysis. Along the way, he injects another keeper:

The mainstream corporate media that is dominated by six mega-corporations (Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s News Corporation, Comcast, Viacom, and Bertelsmann), has one purpose as described by the master of propaganda – Edward Bernays:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

More hard cold facts and cogent analysis follow, leading to his closing quote, by one of my favorite sages:

It is time to open your eyes and arise from your stupor. Observe what is happening around you. Look closely. Does the storyline match what you see in your ever day reality? It is them versus us. Whether you call them the invisible government, ruling class, financial overlords, oligarchs, the powers that be, ruling elite, or owners; there are powerful wealthy men who call the shots in this global criminal enterprise. Their names are Dimon, Corzine, Blankfein, Murdoch, Buffett, Soros, Bernanke, Obama, Romney, Bloomberg, Fink, among others. They are using every means at their disposal to retain their control and power over the worldwide economic system and gorge themselves like hyenas upon the carcasses of a crippled and dying middle class. They have nothing but contempt and scorn for the peasants. They’re your owners and consider you as their slaves. They don’t care about you. They think the commoners are unworthy to be in their presence. Time is growing short for these psychopathic criminals. No amount of propaganda can cover up the physical, economic, social, and psychological descent afflicting our world. There’s a bad moon rising and trouble is on the way. The time for hard choices is coming. The words of Edward Bernays represent the view of the ruling class, while the words of George Carlin represent the view of the working class.

“There’s a reason that education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it. Be happy with what you’ve got. Because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the big, wealthy, business interests that control all things and make the big decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re irrelevant.

Politicians are put there to give you that idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations, and they’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the State Houses, and the City Halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear. They’ve got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want—they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interest. You know something, they don’t want people that are smart enough to sit around their kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.” – George Carlin

Owners, indeed. I have been saying for years that consumer credit was the modern form of slavery. These are just the quotes I wanted to save. I left the best part, which is his analysis, for you to appreciate on your own. Pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee, and go enjoy, “Available.” You won’t regret it. â—„Daveâ–º


6 Responses to “Cold Facts and Hot Quotes”

  • Troy says:

    Very excellent — thanks for posting.

    I wonder what the overlords plan to do once they have sucked us dry?


    • Probably thin the herd and start a new cycle, Troy. We have become too unwieldy and unprofitable. If they eliminate all of us troublemakers, and all of the unproductive ‘useless eaters’ in the ghettos, the smaller more robust herd of complaisant and compliant sheeple remaining, would probably be more profitable to their plantation. â—„Daveâ–º

      • Troy says:

        I am too old to justify the cost of a bullet to eliminate me.


        • Chris says:

          Not to worry Troy. Obamacare has a pill for that. Seniors will be the ones to suffer in “the new normal”. It’s already becoming evident. Old people are simply not a good “investment”. They eat and get sick. High maintenance machines that need to be traded in. They always talk about investing in the future. That’s the people with years of productivity ahead. If your over 50 your the past. Doesn’t make sense to fuel and tune up a car that you can’t drive.

        • Not a problem, Troy. They got a good price recently on bullets in bulk …

          Agreed, Chris. You had better take it easy on that glutenous serf & turf diet, and stay healthy yourself. 😉 â—„Daveâ–º

        • Chris says:

          I’ll be going with a smile needing ten men and a small boy for the heavy lifting.

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