[permaculture] What you should know (and can usually find in this forum) that is being kept from you.
stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 18:11:47 EDT 2015
Yepp..thats finally a snippet of reality...A few Invisible Structures
threads coming out of that...who was the author Lawrence ?
Reinforcing my passion for having an Advanced Permaculture Design Course in
"Invisible Structures". All those that are in fact real as opposed to all
that we are conditioned to as sheeple.
On 7 July 2015 at 01:39, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com> wrote:
> [image: 240C9AAF-2ECD-481D-952C-307845D7CA84.png]
> “I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of
> ignorance....” - Reuben Blades
> I stopped watching TV altogether over a year ago. I don't buy newspapers,
> mainstream news makes my blood boil it's not news it's propaganda, at best.
> I had to ask my husband not to have it on at dinner time it ruins my
> appetite for so many reasons. Most of the 1st world walks about with its
> head up its arse. More and more people like me must be waking up and
> realising that that suspicion you had when you were young that the matrix
> might not be all fiction was much, much closer to the truth that anybody is
> comfortable with. The fact that I'm more aware of the dreadful state of
> affairs the world is in has made some changes in my life like not listening
> reading or watching any mainstream news and current affairs. I am very
> conscious of projecting peace and love to every person I see and meet,
> especially as the area I live in is full of immigrant people that get a lot
> of hate and have left their own countries probably because of some great
> western super power ban hammering. I should do more, as much as possible,
> but I don't. Thinking too much about all this stuff will kill you. Guilt
> tripping here on my privileged life that allows me to largely ignore it and
> carry on in my happy bubble. People are anaesthetised and brain washed and
> terrorised into hating their fellow humans. Society demands a load of sheep
> clever enough to work the machines but not to question anything or be
> capable of critical thinking. We are being manipulated by the people that
> own the world into killing each other and ourselves to save them the bother
> @dredmorbius <https://ello.co/dredmorbius>
> So much this.
> The observations (and the problems) aren't new. Two recent commentators
> who've described the problem (and solution) better than most are the late
> Neil Postman, in *Amusing Ourselves to Death
> <http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780143036531-2>* and *Technopoly
> <http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780679745402-34>*, and Jerry Mander, in
> the 1970s classic, *Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television*
> I've been exploring some late 19th / early 20th cnetury affairs, the
> Manifesto of 1892 hoax
> which involved a lot of digging through newspaper archives of the time. I
> was particularly struck by both the parisanship of newspapers (many of
> which were *explicitly* and openly "party papers), and the conflict at the
> time over both "outrage journalism" (the "Manifesto" in question) and other
> editors' fervent calls for accuracy.
> From the editor of the Nebraska *Alliance* in May or June of 1892:
> If the genuineness of this dispatch cannot be established, it should
> be taken in at once. If reform writers put it alongside the Huscard
> and Buell circulars and various other documents of like character, the
> public faith in the genuineness of all may be shaken. We cannot afford
> to father any fakes.
> The lies of omission and distraction in the media are tremendous. Sadly,
> it's not just the commercial media but increasingly "public broadcasters"
> including PBS, NPR, Canada's CBC, and the BBC which participate in this,
> though some misguided mission for "relevance", "audience", and
> "engagement". Yes, they cover meaningful issues *at times*, but the quality
> of their coverage has been on a long two-decade slide in my estimation.
> NPR is increasingly a cipher to me. Its present CEO, Jarl
> Mohn <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarl_Mohn>, its seventh in eight
> is an interesting choice. He's the createor of E! Entertainmnet Television,
> but also an active supporter of the ACLU (serving as chair of its Southern
> California branch). I found myself so curious about him that when I found
> he didn't have a Wikipedia page I created it....
> *The Guardian <https://www.theguardian.com/>*, *Democracy Now*
> <https://democracynow.org>, and a few other outlets (Pro Publica, the
> ICIJ,...), do a fair job. *The New York Times* has its moments. *Rolling
> Stone* <https://www.rollingstone.com> has knocked my socks off multiple
> times. Probably *The Atlantic* <https://www.theatlantic.com/> as well.
> Lawrence F. London
> lfljvenaura at gmail.com
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