Note: I’ve found myself to be quite a bit late to the Osama Bin Laden opinion party. However, maybe that’s not such a bad thing because now that it’s been a while, everyone has had a chance to take a step back and calm down… including myself. And since this event is a very emotional issue for some with many opposing viewpoints, the power to persuade opinion can have disastrous consequences, and people have to be very careful about the information surrounding this event… and by “people,” I’m also going to have include myself.
But if you want my opinion, I think this event was totally staged. Bin Laden was almost certainly dead already and the establishment was just saving his corpse for a future emergency to rescue the system. Why? Because their empire is crumbling apart and they are completely desperate to save themselves! I mean they “killed” him and immediately dumped his body in the ocean? Please, how gullible do they think we are? And this event wasn’t just staged to distract from the “birther” issue like the propaganda machine wants you to believe. This is a multi-faceted operation to channel support for their other illegal wars, to push us into another war with Pakistan, to boost their pathetic approval ratings, to jump start Obama’s re-election bid, and also to distract us from the crumbling economy… which is such a joke now that I’m at a loss for words to describe it. However, I do think it’s incredibly hilarious that we still have a AAA rating… I mean, how much more evidence to people need to see to realize that the game is rigged!?
However something really interesting happened with this latest propped up media hoax, because for the first time, the general masses haven’t been so quick to be gullible to the “official” story anymore! That’s because the corporate establishment propaganda machine and their pundits have become so absurd and cartoonish that they have almost no credibility anymore! And if you think basic cable news is bad, regular network news is almost unwatchable!
So that being said, my message to the readers is this: be careful of the propaganda, and be wary of anything the establishment tells you about this event. I keep hearing some dangerous opinions put out by some in the media that suggest that it’s somehow bad or unpatriotic to question the government’s official stance on the issue. Now not only do I find that concept unbelievably alarming and disturbing, that twisted philosophy helps set a very dangerous precedent. Now that doesn’t mean that I’m suggesting that it’s 100% fact that the government is definitely lying about their version of reality, but is there a reason why we can’t calmly and rationally conduct an investigation into their facts before they push us into another war? Maybe it’s me, but I don’t see any kind of recent government track record of honesty and transparency, do you? I for one don’t buy the establishment BS story about Bin Laden, but regardless, there should never be an excuse to go to war based on some insane idea that we shouldn’t question our government’s intentions!
That being said, I have a warning for anyone who thinks that the government’s word is good enough for them: if our leaders are anywhere near as corrupt as I suspect, but their “word” is good enough for you… and we eventually get into World War III with Pakistan based on false information (like the WMD’s in Iraq), elitist interests, and possible false flags because of YOUR gullibility in believing them, then that war will also be on YOUR conscience, and blood will also be on YOUR hands as well! Please be careful! Start questioning the establishment and stop being fooled!
We need a new Renaissance, not a corrupt empire of elitists destroying the world out of power and greed…
Okay, points made… now are you ready for some evidence and critical thinking?
Let’s face it, no matter what your beliefs are, it should be really obvious by now that the empire is failing and we are headed for the end of the line. Now that doesn’t mean there needs to be a panic, but it’s time to realize and accept that our current system is broken, beyond repair, and will have to be restarted and restructured at some point fairly soon. I mean, how long do you really think our current system is going to last anyway?
Face it, every society eventually falls, and with our world problems approaching an almost overwhelming level, there is probably no better time than now to start getting calmly informed and prepared for the possibility that there will be some big changes ahead in the near future. The good news is that these changes could very well usher in the beginning of the next Renaissance, but the bad news is: if you choose not to get involved, you will run the risk of being at the mercy of what the establishment chooses for you. Have you ever heard of the quote, “Order out of chaos?” How about “those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?” Well if you want to get a good idea of how those quotes can seriously affect your life and your future, then I strongly suggest you check out my article on North Korea.
Here’s a good question for you; did you know that there is another major war going on that you might not have been aware of?
It’s true! War isn’t always just about military actions; war can also be waged on information! Simply put, when two sides give different stories surrounding an event, how can you tell which side is telling you the truth? I mean, do you believe everything you are being told? Or are you able to spot the difference between what is probably true, and what is more likely propaganda that the establishment wants you to believe is true?
Speaking of the information war, did you know that you actually have to pay to get premium news these days? It’s true! As I said earlier, regular network news is practically unwatchable these days; and even basic package news like CNN, FOX, and MSNBC are getting so corporate and phony that their credibility is falling rapidly. Sure, you can listen to your local phony corporate news clown’s worthless analysis (if they actually give you something), but if you had a choice, wouldn’t you rather hear what Bill Maher has to say? (update: never mind, Bill Maher has just officially sold out and proved himself to be another fake libertarian by dismissing Ron Paul and donating $1 million dollars to the Obama Super PAC… really Bill?) Judge Napolitano? (update: was recently fired for apparently getting too close to the truth). Curious about the Bloomberg Network? (update: don’t be curious as they have proven themselves to be as sickeningly biased as the New York Times) Then prepare to open up your wallet people, because intelligent news with intelligent analysis is going to force you to shell out an extra subscription fee.
Oh yeah, that reminds me… wasn’t there actually a time when news was supposed to be about trust? Perhaps a network or a pundit you trusted to really give it to you straight? Think about it for a moment; what if there was a breaking news story leading to an emergency situation and you only have time to listen to one source’s point of view of the event before you have to follow through on their “honest, hard-hitting intelligent opinion and analysis?” Here, I’ll even give you six choices:
A. Chris Matthews
B. Greta Van Susteren
C. Wolf Blitzer
D. Fox and Friends
F. Ann Coulter
See what I mean?
Now I get criticized at times for getting news from the Daily Show, but give me a break! Take another look at that list! And believe me, that is only a fraction of the many pundits I could have put there instead. Call me crazy, but what’s worse; cartoonishly absurd “news reporters” that take themselves and their work seriously? Or comedy news that at least points out how completely absurd these people and their news are?
Let me show you some recent examples of why I respect the Daily Show’s news coverage: (note: I am unable to post videos from Comedy Central, so the best way to view these clips is to right-click the hyperlink and set to “open link in a new window”)
Exhibit B: Aasif Mandvi discusses how we’re really not in another war:
Exhibit C: Want another reason why I think Fox News a joke? Speaking of cartoonish, take a look at this clip with the Fred Flintstone lookalike Bret Baier as he gets schooled by Jon Stewart. To be fair to Bret though, this really isn’t an even fight. Fox News has reached such a high level of absurdity, that it is literally impossible to defend the network and appear credible at the same time. One last point: Bret, I’m also a bit skeptical of you calling Charles Krauthammer “brilliant.” I mean it’s very possible that he was in a different era; but from my standpoint, all he does is tie the Flintstones analogy together, because when I picture Charles Krauthammer, all I see is a tired old dinosaur…
Exhibit D: This clip is one of the more important ones if you want a really good look at just how ridiculous the establishment has become. A transparency award? Are you effing kidding me? Want to know how incredibly stupid and gullible the establishment thinks the average American is?
Exhibit E: This clip can be shortened to its final two minutes (4:08 is a good beginning) This clip shows just how incredibly deceptive the establishment can be, and why this country will be in serious danger if we allow our officials to cleverly disguise and confuse their language like in this very Orwellian example:
Exhibit F: Still not convinced that the Bin Laden story was staged? Remember the very sad and uneventful campaign commercial from exhibit D? Remember when I said part of the reasoning for the Bin Laden hoax was to help Obama’s re-election campaign? Well take a look at this clip (start about 1:40) to see just how dumb, gullible, and easily manipulated the propaganda machine thinks the voting public are:
However, although I don’t agree with everything Jon Stewart says (and I was forced to be critical of him once before), I think in the case of the Bin Laden story, that there may be a certain point where Jon is forced to play both sides. Obviously I can’t speak for him of course, but from my perspective, this means that even Jon Stewart has to polish a turd once in a while. And if you are curious to see what that looks like, you can watch here as he turns the Bin Laden “hoax” into a dick joke:
Oh well, what should I expect Jon to do? Have a Howard Beale/Charlie Sheen moment and possibly risk his career over the issue? Of course not. But it really doesn’t matter to me what he truly believes or not. Besides, how can I really be that critical of a guy who can keep propaganda juggernaut Fox News at bay nearly single-handedly? So as far as I’m concerned, whether Jon has to play certain rules behind the scenes is irrelevant. Say what you want about him, but in my opinion he has done far more good then harm…
Speaking of which, perhaps it’s time to take a look at a couple of people that are doing far more harm than good; and coincidentally, I’m actually going to start with one of Jon’s recent guests, Rachel Maddow!
(update: I’ve been warming up a bit to Rachel lately, especially for her coverage of NDAA. However, in fairness I cannot rewrite the following text… nothing personal)
Now I already thought this lady was nuts, and in fact I’ve already written an article on her once before where I exposed her fanaticism regarding the second amendment. However, it appears that my work on her is unfinished as she still continues to pollute our collective consciousness.
Now there are many things about this interview I find bothersome, but I’m only going to focus on the two parts I found the most disturbing:
Once again, please right-click this hyperlink for the interview…
To be fair, Jon played a big role in some of this misinformation as well. You are welcome to watch the full interview, but if you want to get straight to the point, let’s fast-forward to about 3:45…
Jon: “Is he dead? And do you think (it was a distraction from the birth certificate issue)…Really? That’s what’s living in your head? Are you that… just insane?”
Rachel: “The idea that the birth certificate is the real story…and that Osama Bin Laden is the distraction from it? Tells you everything you need to know about the people who are really invested in the birth certificate story. If you think Osama Bin Laden is the distraction that America needs… I think that puts that in the proper perspective…”
Me: Hey Jon and Rachel, I don’t know what goofball’s quote you found, but you can’t just cherry-pick the craziest comments off some message board and then just lump all of the rest of us “conspiracy theorists” into one camp like we all have the exact mentality. That would be as disingenuous as me cherry-picking comments by some left-wing tool like Doug Schoen and acting like he speaks for all liberals. Now of course I can’t speak for everybody in these various “truth movements,” but as far as I know, the vast majority of “truthers” are saying that Osama Bin Laden had already been dead for many years, and as I stated in the very beginning of this article, the reasoning why Bin Laden was “killed” was multi-faceted, and not solely because of the “birther” issue. That being said, this section of the interview was extremely misleading and unfair.
The second extremely disturbing piece of information I wanted to point out follows immediately after. Remember above when I said “be careful of the propaganda… I keep hearing some dangerous opinions put out by some in the media that suggest that it’s somehow bad or unpatriotic to question the government’s official stance on the issue?”
Well, how about I just let Rachel show you in her own words (4:35-4:42).
Rachel: “The whole like; If we don’t see the pictures, none of us will ever believe that he’s dead thing… is a country that I don’t recognize.”
Really Rachel? Are you actually suggesting that we shouldn’t question the integrity of the government? The same people that lie to us on a daily basis? You really think we should just take them at their word even though they just conveniently and inexplicably just dumped Bin Laden’s body into the freaking ocean? Are you completely insane? A country you don’t recognize? I mean historically speaking, isn’t questioning our government one of the things that we are most famous for? Not only was that an insane and blasphemous comment Rachel, it is precisely what I’m referring to when I mention setting dangerous precedents. You are really starting to scare me lady. It’s bad enough that you want to stomp out the second amendment, but now you don’t think we should question the government? That sounds like you want to turn us into the next China, Mexico, or maybe North Korea! Hey Rachel, what’s living in your head?
Now it’s time to switch gears again, and guess what? It involves more comedy news! Now I understand that there are many people that say comedy and news don’t mix, but I disagree completely. In fact I’ve personally been influenced by a lot more comedians’ philosophies than the “serious” news pundits. Whose wise words do you live by? Anderson Cooper and Sean Hannity? Or would you rather listen to Bill Hicks and George Carlin? (By the way, the Carlin link is so prophetic it’s almost scary) So as far as I’m concerned, if you are an intelligent, rational, and logical thinking person with thought-provoking opinions, then you are just as worthy to listen to as any pundit or politician. However, getting news from comedy doesn’t always come without problems, and the power to persuade opinion can be dangerous whether it’s serious or not, so on that note, I have one more example to show you:
(Quick update: before I get into this next segment, I want to mention that I don’t have anything personal against Seth Meyers, and I’m still a fan of SNL. That being said, I’m assuming that the following event was an isolated case and highlights the emotion and overreaction of this unbelievable media bombshell story last May Day).
Seth (Sith) Meyers is the “anchorman” on Saturday Night Live, and he was also the host at the recent White House correspondent’s dinner. Now I’m not here to fault him for hosting this event, however I do have a huge problem with one of his recent newscasts as it absolutely reeked of some of the worst propaganda I’ve ever seen. And yes, I understand that this still falls in the comedy realm, but like I said, it’s all about the power to persuade opinion. That being said, I have to show you some very dangerous opinions that needs to be addressed…
Here is the hyperlink to the Weekend Update:
I apologize for the commercials (I’ll blame GE), but the specific starting space in this video should be at roughly the 26th minute or the 3rd “marker” as indicated on the bottom of the video.
26:35 Antagonizing Qaddafi to bolster support for an unpopular war?
26:57 The Bin Laden is not really dead misinformation conspiracy.
27:20 Approval rating ridiculousness? I guess I must be incredibly stupid for being in the the 44% club of people that won’t bow down and worship Obama over a media hoax.
27:40 Let the awkwardness begin… apparently the message is that we are supposed to believe that Osama Bin Laden was the most wicked man that ever lived.
30:42 I guess we should blame Pakistan?
31:47 Want to know where I came up with the name Sith Meyers?
32:14 The beginning of another awkward sketch designed to bolster support for our inexcusable “kinetic military actions.”
35:22 This quip comparing our children to China’s might seem funny on the surface, but it’s actually helping spread a very dangerous myth. I guess according to Sith, we should be ashamed of our education system since we are not turning our children into automatons the way they do in China. Hey Sith, maybe we should just start putting up the nets around the workplace like the Chinese are forced to? Or how about we start working out complex mathematical and psychological formulas to see just how many hours that we can work a person before they reach their breaking point and attempt suicide? I mean if we could just find a way to get these workers to stay at their maximum level of work capacity, but also just under their absolute mental breaking point where they finally snap? Think about all the money we could save on nets and cleanup! Hey, is that the smell of a freshly-splattered worker? Or do I smell a promotion?
Wow Sith, so did you sell your soul at the correspondent’s dinner or something? Seriously dude, did the C.I.A. write that episode’s Weekly Update for you? What a giant mess of blatant government propaganda! So how does it feel to be a propaganda spewing imperialist for the dark side? Sith Meyers everyone!
Now I agree with Sith that our education system is quite flawed. In fact, I might even argue that our kids are probably being dumbed-down on purpose. However we won’t “win the future” by turning our children into robots, we will win the future with more love, imagination, inspiration, and creativity.
Here’s an example, but I want you to also think about it from a different angle… you see it’s not just the scene itself that I’m referring to. Think about it; would we even have these thought-provoking movies if we had all been educated under the Chinese “model” instead? I don’t know about you, but my guess is leaning towards no. Yes, our education system needs work, but the solution is not to adopt the Chinese model!! Don’t believe the hype!!
Remember the multiple choice question about which pundit you would trust in an emergency situation? Never mind, I’m going to make this easy and copy it again below:
A. Chris Matthews
B. Greta Van Susteren
C. Wolf Blitzer
D. Fox and Friends
F. Ann Coulter
Having a little trouble with your decision? Would you like another option?
Fine, I’ll give you one… but the bad news is that it’s a bit of a controversial choice…
In fact many would probably refer to him as the “King of Conspiracy.” However, many others (depending on individual interpretation), would refer to him as the “King of Reality.” Sound intriguing? Here, I’ll even give you a sample in the video below (warning, may be very intense for some viewers):
Now I understand that clip was intense, controversial, and a bit one-sided (at least in this example), but you have to admit that it blows the doors off of what you could expect to hear from the list above does it not?
Okay, now let’s get back to the multiple choice question again; only this time the subject will be about what really happened with Bin Laden…
I know some of you may still be tempted to run screaming back to NPR by this point, but aren’t you just a little bit curious about the mega-controversial interview between “the King of Conspiracies” and major government/military insider; Dr. Steve Pieczenik? (click his name for an impressive bio)
Well here is where it all begins:
Okay, I’m done with that part of the argument!
Bonus fun time!
Now let’s end this article on the bright side with a fun little critical thinking exercise…
Once again I have to give a big kudos to Jon Stewart for lining up a recent interview with the incredibly smart and talented Albert Brooks. Not only am I also a fan of his work, but he also just wrote a controversial new book about “the real story of what will happen to America in 2030.”
Therefore, I will leave you with one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies which of course also stars Albert Brooks. I call it a critical thinking exercise because it really gives the audience a thought-provoking “outside the box” perspective on the bigger picture of reality. Now it doesn’t matter whether this scene is truly indicative of what one could expect to see in the afterlife or not. The point is, how would you fare if your life was actually on trial?
Well that’s it! I hope everyone learned a lot because there is no better time than now to wake up and get out of this modern day dark age! What are you waiting for?
Peace and Love…
So I recently expressed both my anger and skepticism at Fox News over the “honest mistake” regarding the CPAC response to Ron Paul, when another huge media whitewash occurred the other day; only this time, it was much more personal to me.
In case you missed it, the Daily Show had a bit the other day on all the new presidential hopefuls to run against Obama in 2012, only Ron Paul’s name is never mentioned! This clip is over seven minutes long, and mentions eight presidential hopefuls*, and Ron Paul’s name is mysteriously omitted? Didn’t the guy just win the frickin CPAC? Can someone please explain how it’s possible to write a piece of news on the noteworthy candidates of 2012 and somehow just completely forget to include the one that many consider to be the biggest threat to the establishment? How’s that for blatant media corruption? Say it ain’t so Jon!
I mention that I take this personal as I am a big fan of Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. However, I can’t possibly ignore or make excuses for something this unexplainable. Not only is this omission totally unacceptable, the “honest mistake” excuse has already been played, and since it didn’t work on me the first time…
Another question I have to ponder is; how many more hopefuls would it have taken before the Daily Show staff were forced to acknowledge Ron Paul as a candidate? Was he edited out as a close #9? Or is it far more likely that it didn’t really matter? I’d say the smart money is on the latter…
The clip runs from about 1:00-8-55:
*the eight presidential hopefuls featured in the bit are Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, and Mitch Daniels.
Want to know why this is so significant? The recent CPAC straw poll results have Ron Paul claiming 31% of the votes! That means that if you exclude Mitt Romney with 22%, and give Donald Trump 100% of the “other” votes (5%), Ron Paul still outscores all seven of the other candidates featured in the Daily Show bit combined, 31% to 29%! What an audacious whitewash!
I don’t know if many people noticed, but in case you missed it, one of the world’s most revolting tyrants just made a public appearance on the Daily Show. It’s completely understandable that most people didn’t realize it at the time, but I want to make sure that doesn’t happen again by helping you familiarize yourself with him now.
In a nutshell, I happened to notice something recently that most probably did not. And I think it’s so important for you to be informed with that knowledge, that I actually feel a responsibility to report on it. Hopefully I can make you aware of this, because there could actually be future consequences if information like this is not shared.
The tyrant in question is a man named T. Boone Pickens, and if you don’t start paying attention to him, he might be playing a much larger role in your future…and unless you’re a family member, a friend, a business partner, or a shareholder; it’s probably not going to be a future you’re going to want to live in.
I’m guessing he made an appearance on the Daily Show because he knows he has developed a bit of an image problem lately. But rather than address those problems with honest, persuasive answers; he completely dodges them. And judging by a few of his responses, I actually suspect he thought Jon Stewart wouldn’t ask about them. That lack of preparedness shows me that this man is so arrogant, and thinks that everyone around him is so stupid, that if he just gets up there and talks long enough, you’ll eventually believe him. And to be fair, it’s been a winning formula for decades. However, it’s time for all of us to stop being fooled by people like this.
First, let me show you the interview in question:
(note: apparently I’m unable to post Comedy Central Videos on my site, so I’m going to need you to please open another window in order to follow along, but I promise it will be worth the effort!)
(Note 2: for this clip only, I suggest starting from the very beginning of the interview to get a proper background, but after that, I consider anything I don’t highlight as completely optional viewing).
2:00- 2:30 Jon calls him out on his BS
2:30- 2:40 I have the clip they are talking about here: the most relevant part is at (1:40-5:00)
2:55-4:05 yes, this guy really thinks you’re all stupid enough to believe what he’s telling you! But like I said, it’s been a winning formula for decades. The problem now is that it’s getting a lot harder for people like him to keep selling us on an old script we are all too familiar with. Unfortunately for Pickens, the whole charming tycoon with the endless future promises shtick just doesn’t have the same impact it used to. He made a good effort, but I’ve already seen this movie before, and I’m well aware of how it ends. So does Jon, and so should all of you.
3:45 looks like a lie followed by a quick dodge of the question to me.
4:30-6:10 Jon puts him on the spot, and I’m willing to bet the response you heard is a very carefully worded lie. Thankfully, Stewart calls him out on it again. Rather than address it like I mentioned though, Pickens completely dodges the issue because he doesn’t want you to know about what Jon is alluding to.
6:14 one more quickie; I have to admire how Pickens says “I’ll stay an hour…” Like I said, he thinks that you’re so stupid, that if given enough time, he will eventually convince you to buy the BS that he’s trying to sell you.
But wait, what’s the big secret about the natural gas industry that Jon alluded to, and T. Boone doesn’t want to talk about? Let me show you:
Don’t you find it odd that T. Boone does a big national interview and didn’t even mention the documentary Gasland? Of course not, he’s so arrogant, wealthy, and powerful that he thinks he can do whatever he wants. As long as he dodges the issues, distracts you with false promises, and keeps talking long enough, you’ll be stupid enough to go along with it.
2:15-3:00 Speak of the devil. A certain tycoon’s name gets mentioned, followed by another little secret you’re not supposed to know about.
4:00-7:00 debunking the debunkers? What’s really going on with the energy industry? And what are we going to do about it?
So who seems more believable? Josh Fox? Or old T. Boone?
If you haven’t seen enough proof yet, I have a few more optional highlights. Remember when Pickens says “I’ll stay an hour?” Well here is the extended interview clip, with a few more highlights I can point out, but like I said, completely optional viewing:
7:35 let’s hear the energy plan…except he doesn’t really explain anything! Apparently the idea hinges on a strong political leader emerging, but there isn’t anyone available at this time. Oh really? And then he also wants the whole trucking industry so he can change their fuel source from diesel to natural gas. As if this guy really needs more money and power…
15:35-16:25 Stewart sounds like he’s heard enough of the BS story.
18:10-19:00 Jon digs in and puts him on the spot one more time about the fracking and is again met with a completely ridiculous answer, but at least we all got to see this creep squirm one last time. After this last laughable dodge, I don’t think anyone should have reason to believe anything this guy says about his business dealings ever again.
20:20-22:15 some very good final points by Jon between tired old ramblings from a tired old dinosaur.
All in all, this was a terrific interview by Jon Stewart. He knows this guy is completely full of s___, but still gave him a golden opportunity to make a good showing for an important audience. Big thanks to Stewart for his unwavering skepticism and for putting this tyrant on the spot on more than one occasion. I know it wasn’t easy to let him off the hook, but I can empathize in his situation, as it was the professional thing to do.
Now if those clips still aren’t enough proof to convince you that T. Boone is a revolting tyrant, I’ve got some really big news for you… there’s still one other secret Pickens doesn’t want you to know about, and it wasn’t even mentioned on the Daily Show either.
This is why I told you in the beginning that I felt a responsibility to inform everyone about this, because if I hadn’t also recently seen the following clip, I never would have been able to put both pieces of the puzzle together to form the far sinister bigger picture.
You see oil and natural gas aren’t the only two resources T. Boone has his greedy fingers in. Did you know that he also bought massive amounts of land over the largest aquifer in the United States? Are you ready to know why this is this significant?
Not only has Pickens been implicated in contaminating the nation’s water supply, he’s also buying up the available fresh water in hopes of selling it back to us!
Don’t believe me? Check this out:
12:18-14:00 notice the first part of the clip where Pickens is mentioned as the “worst” amongst corporations and other tycoons trying to monopolize the world’s fresh water supply
13:35-13:55 see the tyrant speak for himself. Doesn’t that sound like something Lex Luthor would say and do? Only this isn’t a movie, and there is no superman.
1:10-3:05: final scene dealing with T. Boone’s role in the water conspiracy.
1:30-2:15 would you define that as good business? Or selling your soul?
This isn’t a conspiracy theory people! This is the world and the reality that you live in! And I’ve just shown you proof!
You want a conspiracy theory? I’ll give you one:
How about T. Boone Pickens actually wants to poison the water supply on purpose! Through a process of “influencing” enough of the “right people,” he gets the U.S. off foreign oil by promising less expensive (and domestic) natural gas. Then, Pickens finds a way around the pesky environmental laws and helps cover up or downplay all the environmental hazards caused from fracking by “influencing” the media through lucrative partnerships and advertising deals.
Then, after he poisons enough of our water and takes over enough of the natural gas, he will create artificial scarcity to jack up the prices and literally play God with us by controlling the resources we need to survive. Need heat or water much? But don’t worry, I’m sure he will still make public interviews…they will just be entirely rehearsed so he will always look good. He will also get to dust off and keep re-using the old scripts along with a seemingly endless myriad of future promises that always seem to go unfulfilled. But by the time you finally figure out that he’s actually the guy responsible for the problems, it’ll be too late! You’ll be so dependent on him for survival that you’ll go along with whatever he says out of fear…
Now that’s a conspiracy theory! None of those last two paragraphs are factual, but like any good theory, it’s believable enough to at least deserve some critical thinking.
Needless to say, I don’t think many people want to live in that possible future. However, in order for us to prevent that future from occurring, the people are going to have to be informed about what’s really going on. Therefore, this is a call for public knowledge, because that nightmare future scenario isn’t as far fetched as you might think, and is easily avoidable if enough of the public is aware of it.
So now let me ask you a hypothetical question; if that conspiracy theory turned out to be mostly true someday, and that IS the future that awaits us, would you want me to warn you about it?
Now do you understand my responsibility to inform you about this man? Do you really think I spent a week writing a voluntary exposé on a powerful billionaire as a joke?
Whatever the truth may be, I honestly don’t blame T. Boone Pickens so much as I blame the broken system for allowing people like him to thrive. The fact that any individual can accumulate that much wealth and influence should be alarming. What kind of future do we want to live in?
In order to change the system however, we are going to have to start becoming more informed. And people like T. Boone flourish because they count on us to be gullible and uninformed. Stop being fooled!
Peace and Love…