by Katherine Frisk, The International Reporter:
In this ever-changing world with a kaleidoscope of disinformation, fake news, and cognitively dissonant “facts,” each and every one of us needs to step back from the circus.
It is time to decide for ourselves what we believe in, what we stand for and what we are prepared to fight for.
The 21st century is not for sissies, and unless we equip ourselves with the best knowledge available, we will be swept along on a tide of deceit and into our own slavery through complacency and ostrich syndrome.
Our biggest challenge to my mind, is to understand how everything has two opposing philosophies that become so intertwined that we cannot discern the difference, and when we do become aware of the opposing contradictory nature of the information that is presented to us, we are told to either accept it on faith, or because some university professor said so, or the all time favourite, “scientific evidence.”
And you go, “but… but.. but…” and invariably doubt your own instincts because after all, “experts” know better than you right? The result is a society suffering from severe cognitive dissonance that can be easily manipulated and herded into a corral of somebody else’s making wherein we shall be enslaved.
…the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change.
Where the complete opposite of our original beliefs, morals and values is presented to us as appealing and desirable while what we actually should be standing for is presented as a crime against society.
Here is one glaring example. Anyone who disagrees with the crimes committed by Tel Aviv against the Palestinian people, is labeled anti – Semitic. But the truth of the matter is that the Palestinians are Semites whereas a large majority of the Jews in Tel Aviv today, are Eastern European from Khazar extraction who converted to Babylonian Talmudic Judaism in the 8th century A.D. Opposing a corrupt, Apartheid police state guilty of illegal land occupation on the West Bank and war crimes in Gaza does not make you anti – Semitic.
As another example take a look at my banking card. I stopped using it to pay for things some time ago and instead withdrew cash and paid for everything that way. The bank charges on one cash withdrawal were dramatically less than the bank charges every time I used my card. It was and is theft in anybody’s language. But we have been brainwashed into believing that is it safer to use the bank card because of crime and often the banks give incentives every time you use your card.
But like casinos, the bank always wins. The bank charges never equal the same benefits of any incentives given. But nobody dare call them out for theft. Instead we find all sorts of other ways to justify our behaviour and continue to allow them to steal our money. The Libor scandal should have been an international wake up call. We have all been robbed through manipulation of interest rates, no matter what country you live in. They have in effect, pilfered trillions from western banking system accounts.
Now they want to force a cashless society on us, the excuse is money laundering, narcotics and crime. But the reality is that they will herd you into a corner where you have no other options and you will be forced to pay them a surcharge on every transaction that you make.
As for competitive rates, in this ever-increasing corporate fascist world that we live in where real capitalism with competition and checks and balances against monopolies is fast disappearing, these corporate fascist entities that now control over 40% of the world’s economy collude together and set rates and prices and basically sheer the herd of all their disposable income in any way that they can.
A good idea that was and is beneficial to all, bank cards and Internet banking which has dramatically changed society in the last twenty years and improved our lives , has been overtaken by a corrupt and criminal ideology.
In the old days you had to stand in banking queues at the end of every month and physically go and pay your bills. This was time-consuming. What is more, you could only draw money at the bank branch where you had an account. You could not draw money in any other part of the country without a long process of filling out forms and time delays, let alone in another country.
People who remember the old banking system, my generation, embraced banking cards and Internet banking with open arms. It was a liberation….. at first. But by slow increments it has become day light robbery and enslavement. That is the nature of black magic. It comes in, pretends to be who it is not, and then overtakes the system.
The point I am making here, is that black magic, propaganda and mind control are not only relevant to the 21st century, but have been part of our system since recorded history. The Bacchae is just as relevant today as it was 2, 400 years ago. It is a very good example of evil overtaking good and the resulting consequences.
Euripides came from Athens and was often at odds and in rivalry with Thebes. Thebes refused to acknowledge the god Dionysus, who was a god of the wine harvest and a son of Zeus. Euripides exacted his revenge through literature and the resulting fall of Thebes long after his death was the result.