Re: What do you think of this situation?… Garry
Portland man faces jailtime for collecting rainwater.
I watched the video. If we consider what gives the authorities their authority, let’s review a few cases: when “colonists” from Europe invaded India and made a new branch of the British Empire there, what was the origin of their authority? It was superior military violence. When “colonists” from Europe invaded in North America (what is now Canada, US, Mexico, Caribbean islands, etc) what was the origin of their authority? It was superior military violence. PR is also helpful of course, but good PR does not replace cannons and warships and bomber jets and chariots and “human resources.”
When the US “liberates” Vietnam or Iraq or Afghanistan or France (in world war 2) or Texas, what is the origin of their authority (effectiveness)? Is it good PR? Or is it superior military violence?
“The authorities” may target the masses in various places for extracting the wealth of the masses for the benefit of the providers of the commercial enterprise of “governing.” PR campaigns are also important to governments and other syndicates of organized violence, because with effective PR, more people are more compliant in the payment of taxes (extortion) such that there can be an efficient (inexpensive) collection of the extorted wealth, whether that wealth is in the form of rainwater or what (as shown in the linked video).
So, various procedural issues may be used to exhaust those easily exhausted. The best targets are those who are reclusive and cash-poor but argumentative and contemptuous toward gangs and thugs and civil extortionists of governments. In other words, terrorist bullies tend to target those who are most easily intimidated, starting with the fattest, slowest prey.
Back to the issue of effective PR, consider that the US Constitution is, to some extent, a PR document, just like a Constitution for the US Confederacy or for the UN or for the European Union and so on. Consider that it is, to some extent, black magic. It is a sales pitch. “The consent of the governed” is perhaps just a hypnotic suggestion.
“The consent of the governed” may be of secondary importance in the US, in Iraq, in Vietnam, in China, in the USSR, and so on. When the “Southern states” seceded from the US in 1865 or so, the states and the legal citizens of those states withdrew their consent to be governed by the bureaucrats of Washington DC, right? Yet, even without the consent of the governed, the northern states invaded and “over-ruled” the dissent of the governed (the rebels).
In the case of Texas, when the Apaches and Mexican nationals dissented, the US Army just kept coming, “annexing” Texas. In other words, the US invaded or “liberated” Texas from the Texans who lived there.
Did the Apaches lose their native lands because of ineffective PR or because of inadequate military violence? Why did the US negotiate such a favorable treaty with the Apaches (compared to other tribes)? Was it because the Apaches had excellent PR or because the Apache presented one of the most challenging military forces? Living in Northeast Arizona most of the last 12 years, I am aware that a native Apache on their reservation has significantly different legal rights than a native Hopi or Navajo.
But PR can be important. Consider that a 2.7 million dollar campaign contribution from Mr. Theil, a leading member of the Bilderberg Group, does not itself imply that Ron Paul is in any way influenced by Mr. Theil, but that such influence is possible. Of course, anything unconfirmed is just a rumor right? Further, anything unreported by major mainstream media outlets probably did not even happen, right? If Ron Paul’s PR does not emphasize the huge donations of a leading member of the Bilderberg Group, would that be at all surprising?
Consider that the people who we might identify as “the authorities” may be directed (influenced) by some rather smart folks, some of whom may have names quite unfamiliar to us- so not just Kissinger and Rockefeller and Rothschild and Colonel House and Schiff and Morgan. Perhaps it is not “the official authorities” that have the authority, but the people who direct the authorities, like who have the military influence to intimidate or even remove prominent “leaders” such as JFK or Lincoln. If JFK was not the authority over those people, then is it even accurate to call him a “leader?”
Those who have authority over official history (which could be considered a type of PR) may label JFK as a leader. They may label Jesus as a hero, as in someone for the masses to emulate. We may be trained by the Holy Roman Catholic Empire to model ourselves after the most famous victim of the Roman Empire. (Is it possible that the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Catholic Empire are not two things but one?)
Is it possible that they would train millions of people to be their compliant victims, their sheep, martyrs, their loyal subjects, the patriotic underwriters of their extortion rackets, their slaves, their “citizens?” Consider that it is possible. Consider that it is not only possible, but perhaps even relatively easy.
That is not a direct quote. However, the idea is not new. Contempt, if sincere, is a sign of desperation. Confusing the masses is essential in effective governing.
>“All warfare is based on deception.” – Sun Tzu (translated)
Garry replies again:
Wait, you are not suggesting that the mainstream media would deliberately arouse fear and anger in their audience, are you? There is no such thing as horror movies and I am offended that you would even imply such a thing.
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