Political liberals tend to be people who are seeking social validation. That was certainly the case for me when I was a political liberal.
I had seen passages in the Bible that indicate that someone “will be called a good Christian if” they visit prisoners and comfort widows and feed the hungry and so on. So, as an anxious perfectionist, I went around doing some of those things and expecting displays of gratitude, congratulations, and whatever social encouragement.
My familiar group of idealists condemned the billions of Christians and other people who were not obeying the “biblical directives.” We celebrated our moral superiority and privately encouraged each other in our distant protest about what other people should also be doing that we were doing.
With suicide by gunshot, the number of annual deaths may be much lower than by medication or chemical poisoning. Or, the number may be much higher. But this is not about sympathy for hundreds or thousands of people.
Political policies are about power and control. To criminalize some act, such as the act of attempting suicide which is a criminal act, is not the same as launching a prevention campaign that actually promotes the mental health and financial stability of a population.
Governments are a lot like churches and have lots of policies and rituals that are derived from churches, but governments used violence in an organized way and in an open way that is distinct from churches. Of course the Jesuits have their famous network of assassins and The Holy Crusades have their Temple Knights on their conquests within their holy wars, but in modern times it is “regular governments” that are by far the biggest perpetrators of violence. Tens of millions of civilians were killed by the government of the USSR and the government of China in short periods of the 20th century.
Is it trivia if those slaughters were preceded by gun control policies? Is it trivia that instead of my public school history books focusing on those huge numbers of casualties that were performed by our Soviet allies, we are programmed to focus on much lower numbers from a nation that we are at least told was our enemy?
To me, it is actually all trivia, but some of the trivia is more intriguing than the rest. Ultimately, trivia is trivia. People who commit suicide (through whatever method) may get to be part of a statistic in a CDC report….
How about if you were a slave master and you had a whip and all of the slaves were bound in chains and had no weapons as well as no literacy?
Or, what about if you had chip implants in all of your livestock which allowed you to administer electric shocks to them and cause them intense or even paralyzing pain whenever you pushed a certain code on an app in your mobile phone?
If I was the ruler or tyrant of a system of gross wealth inequality, then I would want all of my subjects to be disarmed and dumbed down and hysterically loyal to me. If relevant, then I would train military forces of police and pilots and so on to protect my borders or expand them as well as to intimidate my subjects into compliantly laboring for the good of my empire and paying taxes and sending off their sons and daughters to die in the service of my “National interests.”
I would censor speech and I would criminalize the activities that I wish to monopolize. I would license guns only for the thugs that I had indoctrinated and initiated into the lower orders of my priesthood. They must wear an oath in order to serve as my priest or my minister or my officer or my agent.
Members in good standing of my privilege priesthood will have special protections and special rights. However, if One of the lower ranking priests and my religion of imperialism is accused of disloyalty and found guilty by our ritual review, they will suffer severe consequences.
Another wing of my Imperial priesthood is the oathsworn medical doctors. If they speak out against my vaccine policy or my dietary policy or my mandatory annual checkup policy, I will not just use my routine methods of moderate psychological torture such as solitary confinement. I will silence them.
In fact, I might even go out of my way to incite them in to displaying their disobedience, and then monitor them closely to see who is acting contrary to my standards of holy loyalty. I will regulate or rule. I will license. I will tax. I will govern. I will monopolize. I will criminalize. I will sensor. I will incite. I will silence those who speak without respect for tyranny and brutality and military superiority (if I so desire).
Also, out of my heroic loving-kindness, I will generously provide free school lunches to needy students and create a government program to put a chicken in every pot and a car in every driveway. I will offer free education programs in which students will be given their choice of any of the three fields of study which I have approved.
Of course, only sworn members of my priesthood of teachers will be allowed to teach in the schools that I operate at the expense of the involuntary donors from whom I collect extortion taxes. Finally, prisoners will be supplied with a free pillow and a free movie every Friday night!
Governments operate schools and fund schools and regulate schools. Governments regulate media and fund some media and even operate a certain amount of media. For instance, the CIA hires Disney to produce TV productions of fake attacks using crisis actors. In most cases, private subcontractors are used rather then government employees directly creating the content of news programming.
I have studied the outside influences that led to the American Revolution. I have studied how other outside influences have competed with what was in operation 200 years ago or 150 years ago.
I sincerely expected them to review the incident and discipline the violator. Instead, I was promptly fired and I later learned that many other people who were employed at that facility and had first-hand knowledge of the incident in question were fired a few days later. The reason that they were not all fired immediately is because the facility had to secretly train around a dozen people to replace all of them before they could be fired.
I am not aware of any investigation of the incident ever taking place. ￼I did hear that the particular violator that I reported was later accused (but, as far as I know, never charged) of several instances of sexual misconduct involving female prisoners. That was not the type of policy violation that I reported, by the way.
I was also attracted to studying the treatment of Native Americans by the US government, including in recent decades. I strongly identified with victimized populations.
I learned about President Johnson’s involvement with mining on Native American reservations. I met individuals who had been incarcerated for the crime of repairing the roof on their house on the reservation.
I do not mean that they did repairs without a permit or contrary to building code. I mean that it was a crime for them to do any repairs to the roof. That was about 10 years ago and I do not know what the current laws are in regarding to the criminalization of repairing the roofs on certain houses in certain parts of certain reservations. I was clear that the entire justification for those regulations was to drive people off of those parts of the reservation so that uranium mining could be pursued.
While governments can simply threaten to arrest people who do not vacate their homes, this was not that kind of policy. Normally, like when an interstate highway is being built, homeowners whose property is in the way of the path of the construction will be notified of the fact that they are going to be paid a certain predetermined amount for the purchase of their real estate.
However, with the Native Americans in this particular case, the government program was designed in such a way that the natives would abandon their homes without any compensation, if I recall correctly. In most cases, simply by making it a crime to perform certain repairs, the government could document with before and after pictures a repair that had been made and then they would arrest and jail a person, then demolish their home and proceed with the mining. With some populations, the importance to the government of notifying the people of the criminalization of house repairs was not a priority. In other cases, governments put a lot of money into publicity campaigns to notify the public.
Incidentally, there is a government program which has spent around $3 billion to pay off victims of vaccine injuries. However, the publicity budget for informing the American public of the VICP program is basically nonexistent. The government has had the program for three decades now, and over 4000 compensation awards have been paid out, but that programs existence is more or less censored from textbooks and mainstream media because The existence of the program reveals the fact that the US government admits that there have been many deaths and severe injuries from vaccinations. In over 4000 cases, the average reward is over $750,000.
Why is there absolutely no media coverage of these easily verifiable facts? Perhaps it is not in the interests of the government and the pharmaceutical corporations to have that information publicize. Since pharmaceutical companies are a major source of advertising revenue for the mainstream media, we could expect that even without formal government censoring, major media outlets would still self censor.
Note that this case by which I mean this program is simply one instance of many. Operations of government are generally oppressive. It is rather trivial that, after taking thousands of dollars per year Per household on average, A few hundred dollars of that is used by the government for indoctrination programs or healthcare services that are obsolete.
If it were not for government protection of pharmaceutical companies and conventional medical practices, it would be common knowledge, just based on the casual conversations of people, that it is easy to produce cancer as well as reverse it. Through the public school system, students are taught to memorize unexamined ideas about science and to worship the idea of scientific inquiry, while almost completely avoiding the practice of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Students simply memorize information and repeat it back on test without examining it, and then actually perceive themselves to be knowledgeable about science. When stated simply, The reality is extremely ironic and even hilarious.
Edward Bernays wrote about the deceptive methods that he used to incite what we might call “political conservatives” to at least tolerate the idea that the US government in the 1910s was going to borrow huge amounts of money from European banking interests to create weaponry and then go invade Europe using our oil reserves and our weaponry (as in warships and tanks) and sacrificing the lives of our young men. This created massive debts to European banking interests.
In 1913, 20 year contracts for the repayment of the massive debt were signed. Shortly before the repayment of the debt was due, the European banking interests recognized that the US government was likely to default and so those banking interest created a “rescue program ” which allowed for the US government to comply with certain rules in exchange for being extended additional loans for them to repay the interest on the prior loans.
Text books have limited space, so the vast majority of historical events are left out naturally. Also, the historical events that are reported in textbooks May contain large fractions of fictional propaganda.
We find the same thing in science textbooks with fictional propaganda about science that we do in history textbooks with the fictional propaganda about history. Since 1903, the Rockefellers have dominated funding for the publication of textbooks not only in medical schools but in all schools eventually. That influence was very important to their commercial interests.
Since so many pharmaceutical drugs and pesticides are derived from petrochemicals or crude oil, it was important to the Rockefellers to promote ideas that kept people using oil products and discouraged people from even being attentive to alternatives to oil derivatives. So, modern medicine became a system for pushing drugs that are made from petroleum extracts. Natural substances that could be grown anywhere and not easily monopolized were unfavorable to the business interests of the Rockefeller’s because those alternative substances (which had been popular for a long time and had a long history of scientific documentation to support their use) were cheap ways to promote public health. Those inexpensive methods for promoting public health were contrary to the business interests of the drug pushers who relied on addiction to expensive monopoly substances for their profit. Those are the same interests that continue to dominate media and conventional medicine with the Obama care initiative to take choice about healthcare away from the general public and place it into the centralized power of insurance companies and governments who are all funded by The Rockefellers and other international banking interests.
The masses are program to be obsessed about disease and also to be confused about the promotion of health and prevention of disease or even the intelligent treatment of disease. Indoctrination rituals relating to disease and health are very important to the business interests which lobby for textbooks to contain certain information and for that information to be presented in certain ways. The same interests dominate mainstream media.
it is all business as usual and has been for a long time. The Rockefellers don’t care if there are 20,000 suicides by gun in a particular year in the US or if there are 50,000 or 300. The issue has absolutely no significance to them.
The president is an agent of the international banking interests. When Nixon was not considered to be loyal to his masters, he was politely removed from office rather than being shot. The Rockefeller agents of Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig were placed into positions which allowed them to pressure Nixon to resign.
that led to Gerald ford being advanced from VP to president. It had already been arranged for ford to select as his vp the least powerful of the Rockefeller brothers, Nelson, Who had been assigned with a relatively trivial role as the governor of New York prior to his selection as VP.
Nelson was considered rather immature and ineffective and so he was given the glory of being VP. Realistically, there was some risk to the greater Rockefeller plan to have Nelson be so prominent a figurehead in which the media would be drawing attention to his family background. However, after being the unelected VP, we notice that Nelson Rockefeller stopped being in the spotlight and his influence and role got much less publicity then when he was VP or governor of New York.