Monday, December 31, 2007

1984 by George Orwell with highlights & pictures

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"In her opinion the war was not happening, the rocket bombs that fell daily on London were probably fired by the government of Oceania itself, just to keep people frightened. That was an idea that had literally never occured to him..." 1984

"Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."
Russell Baker

1984: Reality imitates art? -|- George Orwell's 1984 (this bulletin on my site)

Read excerpts of the novel you should have read years ago
with highlights & pics for the short attention span


following is an excerpt starting with the main character Winston reading the following subversive book:


by Emmanuel Goldstein

Winston began reading:

Chapter I Ignorance is Strength

Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered. Even after enormous upheavals and seemingly irrevocable changes, the same pattern has always reasserted itself, just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or the other.

The aims of these groups are entirely irreconcilable...

Winston stopped reading, chiefly in order to appreciate the fact that he was reading, in comfort and safety. He was alone: no telescreen, no ear at the keyhole, no nervous impulse to glance over his shoulder or cover the page with his hand. The sweet summer air played against his cheek. From somewhere far away there floated the faint shouts of children: in the room itself there was no sound except the insect voice of the clock. He settled deeper into the arm-chair and put his feet up on the fender. It was bliss, it was etemity. Suddenly, as one sometimes does with a book of which one knows that one will ultimately read and re-read every word, he opened it at a different place and found himself at Chapter III. He went on reading:

Chapter III War is Peace
The splitting up of the world into three great super-states was an event which could be and indeed was foreseen before the middle of the twentieth century. With the absorption of Europe by Russia and of the British Empire by the United States, two of the three existing powers, Eurasia and Oceania, were already effectively in being. The third, Eastasia, only emerged as a distinct unit after another decade of confused fighting. The frontiers between the three super-states are in some places arbitrary, and in others they fluctuate according to the fortunes of war, but in general they follow geographical lines. Eurasia comprises the whole of the northern part of the European and Asiatic land-mass, from Portugal to the Bering Strait. Oceania comprises the Americas, the Atlantic islands including the British Isles, Australasia, and the southern portion of Africa. Eastasia, smaller than the others and with a less definite western frontier, comprises China and the countries to the south of it, the Japanese islands and a large but fluctuating portion of Manchuria, Mongolia, and Tibet.

In one combination or another, these three super-states are permanently at war, and have been so for the past twenty-five years. War, however, is no longer the desperate, annihilating struggle that it was in the early decades of the twentieth centary. It is a warfare of limited aims between combatants who are unable to destroy one another, have no material cause for fighting and are not divided by any genuine ideological difference. This is not to say that either the conduct of war, or the prevailing attitude towards it, has become less bloodthirsty or more chivalrous. On the contrary, war hysteria is continuous and universal in all countries, and such acts as raping, looting, the slaughter of children, the reduction of whole populations to slavery, and reprisals against prisoners which extend even to boiling and burying alive, are looked upon as normal, and, when they are committed by one's own side and not by the enemy, meritorious. But in a physical sense war involves very small numbers of people, mostly highly-trained specialists, and causes comparatively few casualties. The fighting, when there is any, takes place on the vague frontiers whose whereabouts the average man can only guess at, or round the Floating Fortresses which guard strategic spots on the sea lanes. In the centres of civilization war means no more than a continuous shortage of consumption goods, and the occasional crash of a rocket bomb which may cause a few scores of deaths. War has in fact changed its character. More exactly, the reasons for which war is waged have changed in their order of importance. Motives which were already present to some small extent in the great wars of the early twentieth centuary have now become dominant and are consciously recognized and acted upon.

To understand the nature of the present war -- for in spite of the regrouping which occurs every few years, it is always the same war -- one must realize in the first place that it is impossible for it to be decisive. None of the three super-states could be definitively conquered even by the other two in combination. They are too evenly matched, and their natural defences are too formidable. Eurasia is protected by its vast land spaces. Oceania by the width of the Atlantic and the Pacific, Eastasia by the fecundity and industriousness of its inhabitants. Secondly, there is no longer, in a material sense, anything to fight about. With the establishment of self-contained economies, in which production and consumption are geared to one another, the scramble for markets which was a main cause of previous wars has come to an end, while the competition for raw materials is no longer a matter of life and death. In any case each of the three super-states is so vast that it can obtain almost all the materials that it needs within its own boundaries. In so far as the war has a direct economic purpose, it is a war for labour power. Between the frontiers of the super-states, and not permanently in the possession of any of them, there lies a rough quadrilateral with its corners at Tangier, Brazzaville, Darwin, and Hong Kong, containing within it about a fifth of the population of the earth. It is for the possession of these thickly-populated regions, and of the northern ice-cap, that the three powers are constantly struggling. In practice no one power ever controls the whole of the disputed area. Portions of it are constantly changing hands, and it is the chance of seizing this or that fragment by a sudden stroke of treachery that dictates the endless changes of alignment.

All of the disputed territories contain valuable minerals, and some of them yield important vegetable products such as rubber which in colder climates it is necessary to synthesize by comparatively expensive methods. But above all they contain a bottomless reserve of cheap labour. Whichever power controls equatorial Africa, or the countries of the Middle East, or Southern India, or the Indonesian Archipelago, disposes also of the bodies of scores or hundreds of millions of ill-paid and hard-working coolies. The inhabitants of these areas, reduced more or less openly to the status of slaves, pass continually from conqueror to conqueror, and are expended like so much coal or oil in the race to turn out more armaments, to capture more territory, to control more labour power, to turn out more armaments, to capture more territory, and so on indefinitely. It should be noted that the fighting never really moves beyond the edges of the disputed areas. The frontiers of Eurasia flow back and forth between the basin of the Congo and the northern shore of the Mediterranean; the islands of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific are constantly being captured and recaptured by Oceania or by Eastasia; in Mongolia the dividing line between Eurasia and Eastasia is never stable; round the Pole all three powers lay claim to enormous territories which in fact are largely unihabited and unexplored: but the balance of power always remains roughly even, and the territory which forms the heartland of each super-state always remains inviolate. Moreover, the labour of the exploited peoples round the Equator is not really necessary to the world's economy. They add nothing to the wealth of the world, since whatever they produce is used for purposes of war, and the object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war. By their labour the slave populations allow the tempo of continuous warfare to be speeded up. But if they did not exist, the structure of world society, and the process by which it maintains itself, would not be essentially different.

The primary aim of modern warfare (in accordance with the principles of doublethink, this aim is simultaneously recognized and not recognized by the directing brains of the Inner Party) is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living. Ever since the end of the nineteenth century, the problem of what to do with the surplus of consumption goods has been latent in industrial society. At present, when few human beings even have enough to eat, this problem is obviously not urgent, and it might not have become so, even if no artificial processes of destruction had been at work. The world of today is a bare, hungry, dilapidated place compared with the world that existed before 1914, and still more so if compared with the imaginary future to which the people of that period looked forward. In the early twentieth century, the vision of a future society unbelievably rich, leisured, orderly, and efficient -- a glittering antiseptic world of glass and steel and snow-white concrete -- was part of the consciousness of nearly every literate person. Science and technology were developing at a prodigious speed, and it seemed natural to assume that they would go on developing. This failed to happen, partly because of the impoverishment caused by a long series of wars and revolutions, partly because scientific and technical progress depended on the empirical habit of thought, which could not survive in a strictly regimented society. As a whole the world is more primitive today than it was fifty years ago. Certain backward areas have advanced, and various devices, always in some way connected with warfare and police espionage, have been developed, but experiment and invention have largely stopped, and the ravages of the atomic war of the nineteen-fifties have never been fully repaired. Nevertheless the dangers inherent in the machine are still there. From the moment when the machine first made its appearance it was clear to all thinking people that the need for human drudgery, and therefore to a great extent for human inequality, had disappeared. If the machine were used deliberately for that end, hunger, overwork, dirt, illiteracy, and disease could be eliminated within a few generations. And in fact, without being used for any such purpose, but by a sort of automatic process -- by producing wealth which it was sometimes impossible not to distribute -- the machine did raise the living standards of the average humand being very greatly over a period of about fifty years at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries.

But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction -- indeed, in some sense was the destruction -- of a hierarchical society. In a world in which everyone worked short hours, had enough to eat, lived in a house with a bathroom and a refrigerator, and possessed a motor-car or even an aeroplane, the most obvious and perhaps the most important form of inequality would already have disappeared. If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction. It was possible, no doubt, to imagine a society in which wealth, in the sense of personal possessions and luxuries, should be evenly distributed, while power remained in the hands of a small privileged caste. But in practice such a society could not long remain stable. For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance. To return to the agricultural past, as some thinkers about the beginning of the twentieth century dreamed of doing, was not a practicable solution. It conflicted with the tendency towards mechanization which had become quasi-instinctive throughout almost the whole world, and moreover, any country which remained industrially backward was helpless in a military sense and was bound to be dominated, directly or indirectly, by its more advanced rivals.

Nor was it a satisfactory solution to keep the masses in poverty by restricting the output of goods. This happened to a great extent during the final phase of capitalism, roughly between 1920 and 1940. The economy of many countries was allowed to stagnate, land went out of cultivation, capital equipment was not added to, great blocks of the population were prevented from working and kept half alive by State charity. But this, too, entailed military weakness, and since the privations it inflicted were obviously unnecessary, it made opposition inevitable. The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they must not be distributed. And in practice the only way of achieving this was by continuous warfare.

The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. Even when weapons of war are not actually destroyed, their manufacture is still a convenient way of expending labour power without producing anything that can be consumed. A Floating Fortress, for example, has locked up in it the labour that would build several hundred cargo-ships. Ultimately it is scrapped as obsolete, never having brought any material benefit to anybody, and with further enormous labours another Floating Fortress is built. In principle the war effort is always so planned as to eat up any surplus that might exist after meeting the bare needs of the population. In practice the needs of the population are always underestimated, with the result that there is a chronic shortage of half the necessities of life; but this is looked on as an advantage. It is deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another. By the standards of the early twentieth century, even a member of the Inner Party lives an austere, laborious kind of life. Nevertheless, the few luxuries that he does enjoy his large, well-appointed flat, the better texture of his clothes, the better quality of his food and drink and tobacco, his two or three servants, his private motor-car or helicopter -- set him in a different world from a member of the Outer Party, and the members of the Outer Party have a similar advantage in comparison with the submerged masses whom we call 'the proles'. The social atmosphere is that of a besieged city, where the possession of a lump of horseflesh makes the difference between wealth and poverty. And at the same time the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival.

War, it will be seen, accomplishes the necessary destruction, but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way. In principle it would be quite simple to waste the surplus labour of the world by building temples and pyramids, by digging holes and filling them up again, or even by producing vast quantities of goods and then setting fire to them. But this would provide only the economic and not the emotional basis for a hierarchical society. What is concerned here is not the morale of masses, whose attitude is unimportant so long as they are kept steadily at work, but the morale of the Party itself. Even the humblest Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph. In other words it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state of war. It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist. The splitting of the intelligence which the Party requires of its members, and which is more easily achieved in an atmosphere of war, is now almost universal, but the higher up the ranks one goes, the more marked it becomes. It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest. In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink. Meanwhile no Inner Party member wavers for an instant in his mystical belief that the war is real, and that it is bound to end victoriously, with Oceania the undisputed master of the entire world.

All members of the Inner Party believe in this coming conquest as an article of faith. It is to be achieved either by gradually acquiring more and more territory and so building up an overwhelming preponderance of power, or by the discovery of some new and unanswerable weapon. The search for new weapons continues unceasingly, and is one of the very few remaining activities in which the inventive or speculative type of mind can find any outlet. In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for 'Science'. The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc. And even technological progress only happens when its products can in some way be used for the diminution of human liberty. In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards. The fields are cultivated with horse-ploughs while books are written by machinery. But in matters of vital importance -- meaning, in effect, war and police espionage -- the empirical approach is still encouraged, or at least tolerated. The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought. There are therefore two great problems which the Party is concerned to solve. One is how to discover, against his will, what another human being is thinking, and the other is how to kill several hundred million people in a few seconds without giving warning beforehand. In so far as scientific research still continues, this is its subject matter. The scientist of today is either a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with real ordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture; or he is chemist, physicist, or biologist concerned only with such branches of his special subject as are relevant to the taking of life. In the vast laboratories of the Ministry of Peace, and in the experimental stations hidden in the Brazilian forests, or in the Australian desert, or on lost islands of the Antarctic, the teams of experts are indefatigably at work. Some are concerned simply with planning the logistics of future wars; others devise larger and larger rocket bombs, more and more powerful explosives, and more and more impenetrable armour- plating; others search for new and deadlier gases, or for soluble poisons capable of being produced in such quantities as to destroy the vegetation of whole continents, or for breeds of disease germs immunized against all possible antibodies; others strive to produce a vehicle that shall bore its way under the soil like a submarine under the water, or an aeroplane as independent of its base as a sailing-ship; others explore even remoter possibilities such as focusing the sun's rays through lenses suspended thousands of kilometres away in space, or producing artificial earthquakes and tidal waves by tapping the heat at the earth's centre.

But none of these projects ever comes anywhere near realization, and none of the three super-states ever gains a significant lead on the others. What is more remarkable is that all three powers already possess, in the atomic bomb, a weapon far more powerful than any that their present researches are likely to discover. Although the Party, according to its habit, claims the invention for itself, atomic bombs first appeared as early as the nineteen-forties, and were first used on a large scale about ten years later. At that time some hundreds of bombs were dropped on industrial centres, chiefly in European Russia, Western Europe, and North America. The effect was to convince the ruling groups of all countries that a few more atomic bombs would mean the end of organized society, and hence of their own power. Thereafter, although no formal agreement was ever made or hinted at, no more bombs were dropped. All three powers merely continue to produce atomic bombs and store them up against the decisive opportunity which they all believe will come sooner or later. And meanwhile the art of war has remained almost stationary for thirty or forty years. Helicopters are more used than they were formerly, bombing planes have been largely superseded by self-propelled projectiles, and the fragile movable battleship has given way to the almost unsinkable Floating Fortress; but otherwise there has been little development. The tank, the submarine, the torpedo, the machine gun, even the rifle and the hand grenade are still in use. And in spite of the endless slaughters reported in the Press and on the telescreens, the desperate battles of earlier wars, in which hundreds of thousands or even millions of men were often killed in a few weeks, have never been repeated.

None of the three super-states ever attempts any manoeuvre which involves the risk of serious defeat. When any large operation is undertaken, it is usually a surprise attack against an ally. The strategy that all three powers are following, or pretend to themselves that they are following, is the same. The plan is, by a combination of fighting, bargaining, and well-timed strokes of treachery, to acquire a ring of bases completely encircling one or other of the rival states, and then to sign a pact of friendship with that rival and remain on peaceful terms for so many years as to lull suspicion to sleep. During this time rockets loaded with atomic bombs can be assembled at all the strategic spots; finally they will all be fired simultaneously, with effects so devastating as to make retaliation impossible. It will then be time to sign a pact of friendship with the remaining world-power, in preparation for another attack. This scheme, it is hardly necessary to say, is a mere daydream, impossible of realization. Moreover, no fighting ever occurs except in the disputed areas round the Equator and the Pole: no invasion of enemy territory is ever undertaken. This explains the fact that in some places the frontiers between the superstates are arbitrary. Eurasia, for example, could easily conquer the British Isles, which are geographically part of Europe, or on the other hand it would be possible for Oceania to push its frontiers to the Rhine or even to the Vistula. But this would violate the principle, followed on all sides though never formulated, of cultural integrity. If Oceania were to conquer the areas that used once to be known as France and Germany, it would be necessary either to exterminate the inhabitants, a task of great physical difficulty, or to assimilate a population of about a hundred million people, who, so far as technical development goes, are roughly on the Oceanic level. The problem is the same for all three super-states. It is absolutely necessary to their structure that there should be no contact with foreigners, except, to a limited extent, with war prisoners and coloured slaves. Even the official ally of the moment is always regarded with the darkest suspicion. War prisoners apart, the average citizen of Oceania never sets eyes on a citizen of either Eurasia or Eastasia, and he is forbidden the knowledge of foreign languages. If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate. It is therefore realized on all sides that however often Persia, or Egypt, or Java, or Ceylon may change hands, the main frontiers must never be crossed by anything except bombs.

Under this lies a fact never mentioned aloud, but tacitly understood and acted upon: namely, that the conditions of life in all three super-states are very much the same. In Oceania the prevailing philosophy is called Ingsoc, in Eurasia it is called Neo-Bolshevism, and in Eastasia it is called by a Chinese name usually translated as Death-Worship, but perhaps better rendered as Obliteration of the Self. The citizen of Oceania is not allowed to know anything of the tenets of the other two philosophies, but he is taught to execrate them as barbarous outrages upon morality and common sense. Actually the three philosophies are barely distinguishable, and the social systems which they support are not distinguishable at all. Everywhere there is the same pyramidal structure, the same worship of semi-divine leader, the same economy existing by and for continuous warfare. It follows that the three super-states not only cannot conquer one another, but would gain no advantage by doing so. On the contrary, so long as they remain in conflict they prop one another up, like three sheaves of corn. And, as usual, the ruling groups of all three powers are simultaneously aware and unaware of what they are doing. Their lives are dedicated to world conquest, but they also know that it is necessary that the war should continue everlastingly and without victory. Meanwhile the fact that there is no danger of conquest makes possible the denial of reality which is the special feature of Ingsoc and its rival systems of thought. Here it is necessary to repeat what has been said earlier, that by becoming continuous war has fundamentally changed its character.

In past ages, a war, almost by definition, was something that sooner or later came to an end, usually in unmistakable victory or defeat. In the past, also, war was one of the main instruments by which human societies were kept in touch with physical reality. All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers, but they could not afford to encourage any illusion that tended to impair military efficiency. So long as defeat meant the loss of independence, or some other result generally held to be undesirable, the precautions against defeat had to be serious. Physical facts could not be ignored. In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four. Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions. Moreover, to be efficient it was necessary to be able to learn from the past, which meant having a fairly accurate idea of what had happened in the past. Newspapers and history books were, of course, always coloured and biased, but falsification of the kind that is practised today would have been impossible. War was a sure safeguard of sanity, and so far as the ruling classes were concerned it was probably the most important of all safeguards. While wars could be won or lost, no ruling class could be completely irresponsible.

But when war becomes literally continuous, it also ceases to be dangerous. When war is continuous there is no such thing as military necessity. Technical progress can cease and the most palpable facts can be denied or disregarded. As we have seen, researches that could be called scientific are still carried out for the purposes of war, but they are essentially a kind of daydreaming, and their failure to show results is not important. Efficiency, even military efficiency, is no longer needed. Nothing is efficient in Oceania except the Thought Police. Since each of the three super-states is unconquerable, each is in effect a separate universe within which almost any perversion of thought can be safely practised. Reality only exerts its pressure through the needs of everyday life -- the need to eat and drink, to get shelter and clothing, to avoid swallowing poison or stepping out of top-storey windows, and the like. Between life and death, and between physical pleasure and physical pain, there is still a distinction, but that is all. Cut off from contact with the outer world, and with the past, the citizen of Oceania is like a man in interstellar space, who has no way of knowing which direction is up and which is down. The rulers of such a state are absolute, as the Pharaohs or the Caesars could not be. They are obliged to prevent their followers from starving to death in numbers large enough to be inconvenient, and they are obliged to remain at the same low level of military technique as their rivals; but once that minimum is achieved, they can twist reality into whatever shape they choose.

The war, therefore, if we judge it by the standards of previous wars, is merely an imposture. It is like the battles between certain ruminant animals whose horns are set at such an angle that they are incapable of hurting one another. But though it is unreal it is not meaningless. It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve the special mental atmosphere that a hierarchical society needs. War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished. In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word 'war', therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. The peculiar pressure that it exerted on human beings between the Neolithic Age and the early twentieth century has disappeared and been replaced by something quite different. The effect would be much the same if the three super-states, instead of fighting one another, should agree to live in perpetual peace, each inviolate within its own boundaries. For in that case each would still be a self-contained universe, freed for ever from the sobering influence of external danger. A peace that was truly permanent would be the same as a permanent war. This -- although the vast majority of Party members understand it only in a shallower sense -- is the inner meaning of the Party slogan: War is Peace.

Winston stopped reading for a moment. Somewhere in remote distance a rocket bomb thundered. The blissful feeling of being alone with the forbidden book, in a room with no telescreen, had not worn off. Solitude and safety were physical sensations, mixed up somehow with the tiredness of his body, the softness of the chair, the touch of the faint breeze from the window that played upon his cheek. The book fascinated him, or more exactly it reassured him. In a sense it told him nothing that was new, but that was part of the attraction. It said what he would have said, if it had been possible for him to set his scattered thoughts in order. It was the product of a mind similar to his own, but enormously more powerful, more systematic, less fear-ridden. The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already.


After the revolutionary period of the fifties and sixties, society regrouped itself, as always, into High, Middle, and Low. But the new High group, unlike all its forerunners, did not act upon instinct but knew what was needed to safeguard its position. It had long been realized that the only secure basis for oligarchy is collectivism. Wealth and privilege are most easily defended when they are possessed jointly. The so-called 'abolition of private property' which took place in the middle years of the century meant, in effect, the concentration of property in far fewer hands than before: but with this difference, that the new owners were a group instead of a mass of individuals. Individually, no member of the Party owns anything, except petty personal belongings. Collectively, the Party owns everything in Oceania, because it controls everything, and disposes of the products as it thinks fit. In the years following the Revolution it was able to step into this commanding position almost unopposed, because the whole process was represented as an act of collectivization. It had always been assumed that if the capitalist class were expropriated, Socialism must follow: and unquestionably the capitalists had been expropriated. Factories, mines, land, houses, transport -- everything had been taken away from them: and since these things were no longer private property, it followed that they must be public property. Ingsoc, which grew out of the earlier Socialist movement and inherited its phraseology, has in fact carried out the main item in the Socialist programme; with the result, foreseen and intended beforehand, that economic inequality has been made permanent.

But the problems of perpetuating a hierarchical society go deeper than this. There are only four ways in which a ruling group can fall from power. Either it is conquered from without, or it governs so inefficiently that the masses are stirred to revolt, or it allows a strong and discontented Middle group to come into being, or it loses its own self-confidence and willingness to govern. These causes do not operate singly, and as a rule all four of them are present in some degree. A ruling class which could guard against all of them would remain in power permanently. Ultimately the determining factor is the mental attitude of the ruling class itself.

After the middle of the present century, the first danger had in reality disappeared. Each of the three powers which now divide the world is in fact unconquerable, and could only become conquerable through slow demographic changes which a government with wide powers can easily avert. The second danger, also, is only a theoretical one. The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed. The recurrent economic crises of past times were totally unnecessary and are not now permitted to happen, but other and equally large dislocations can and do happen without having political results, because there is no way in which discontent can become articulate. As fcr the problem of overproduction, which has been latent in our society since the development of machine technique, it is solved by the device of continuous warfare (see Chapter III), which is also useful in keying up public morale to the necessary pitch. From the point of view of our present rulers, therefore, the only genuine dangers are the splitting-off of a new group of able, under-employed, power-hungry people, and the growth of liberalism and scepticism in their own ranks. The problem, that is to say, is educational. It is a problem of continuously moulding the consciousness both of the directing group and of the larger executive group that lies immediately below it. The consciousness of the masses needs only to be influenced in a negative way.

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"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state."
Noam Chomsky

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Blue Bus Project

a journey toward enlightened living

Have you ever had the desire to live differently, to change your outlook, to explore a dream?

Watch the video, or click here to learn more about the project.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Most corrupt politicians of 2007

Most corrupt politicians of 2007

Washington, DC -Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians."

The list includes:
* Pure evil bitch Hillary Clinton featuring her trademark move the cackle of hell
* Wanna f*ck a male cop in the bathroom Larry Craig
* Count Rudy Giuliani using tens of thousands of tax money for his new biznatch
* The whitest and most scripted of all candidates Barack Obama involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin "Tony" Rezko. Eh yo Tony!
* Nanci Pelosi, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress.

I mean seriously, here's an idea: imprison all these fucks where they rightfully belong, saaay, a FEMA camp?! And let them play their political games of make pretend running a country decently behind bars where the few dumb enough who are interested can watch them on 'reality tv'.

We'll give them fifteen minutes a day off camera so they can still play their conspiracy games, though against the clock!

PS: Bush and Cheney were too obvious to be included in this list.

Your "Groupies" Are All Paid to Kill You. Trust Me.

This was a myspace blogpost & bulletin by Humpasaur Jones and I just have to let more people see this:

From: Humpasaur Jones
Date: Dec 27, 2007 1:22 PM

AKA Advice For Musicians Part 2: The "Groupies"

One remarkable fact about musicians that seldom gets discussed: when you get successful, you are exponentially more likely to meet with an early and weird demise. I don't know how often you mention this in casual conversation, but it seems to me the overall message of the past century of human history was "if you try to make this world a better place, we will kill you." Most of these deaths are connected to intelligence agencies and organized crime. These days, it's pretty much all the same thing.

There are two kinds of people in this world, but both of them like to have sex. This is why the world of espionage, intelligence, and assassination has relied for centuries on seduction as a surefire method for getting their target's guard down. This is called a "Honeypot," and it's the reason I tend to assume my alleged "groupies" and "fans" are actually Mossad agents.

Women Are Dangerous Enough

It could be argued that women themselves represent a far larger and infinitely more dangerous conspiracy against mankind, but you've been thinking that all along, right? I mean, any sane person knows that, we just don't talk about it much because we like to have sex.

In Fact, Forget I Brought It Up

To truly understand the nature of the threat, take a look at the case of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who was probably one of the most dedicated and unsung magicians of the past few centuries. You might be familiar with the saga of Frank Thompson, a Union army spy who turned out to be a woman who had dressed up as a man in order to enlist. That was Sarah, who was on the run from a forced marriage up in New Brunswick, and she had a ton of full-on personalities, like Bridget O'Shea, the Irish beggar. Once she was doing reconiassance, she got even more into it -- she'd dye her skin with silver nitrate to pass as a black man for days at a time. Most of her greatest exploits probably died with her.

Hilariously, Frank Thompson was listed as a deserter for years because when Edmonds was wounded in the line of duty and behind enemy lines, she had to go check herself into a private, civilian hospital miles away rather than be discovered as a woman in a Union military hospital. Sarah Edmonds, this beer is for you.

Israel Is Dangerous Enough

Of course, Israel does not officially have nuclear weapons and it would be irresponsibly honest to state the fact that they do. The clearest confirmation of that was the whistleblower and/or traitor Mordecai Vanunu. He was negotiating his story with UK newspaper The Sunday Times and going stir-crazy in his hotel when he met this hot blonde tourist, who was totally critical of Israel and thought Vanunu was hot for reals. She invited him to come to Rome with her, he had a moment of clarity and realized he'd been wasting his life by playing it safe and stifling his inner creative and spontaneous soul, and he later woke up naked and blindfolded, with his wrists and ankles cuffed. It's a familiar story to millions of American tourists who visit Italy every year.

The blonde honeypot's name was Cindy. Her real name was Cheryl Ben Tov, or Cheryl Hanin, or a mix of the two, and she's living in Florida these days. Digging around her story is a noble pursuit if you're curious and have time on your hands, full of gems like this, from Canada Free Press:
Meir Amit, a former director-general of Mossad, has explained to me what Tzipi's training would have included.

"She would have been asked questions about her attitude to using her sex. Would she sleep with a stranger if her mission demanded it? She would have learned how to use sex to coerce, seduce and dominate. She would be told that using her sex for the good of Israel is permissible. But all Mossad women agents are high-minded women who know the risks involved. That takes a special kind of courage. It is not so much a question of sleeping with someone. It is to lead a man to believe she will do so in return for what he has to tell her. That does not begin to describe the great skills which are called upon to achieve this".
Or this knucklepuppy, from the St. Petersburg Times:
Hanin's gender was an asset. As Meir Amit, a former Mossad director, put it: "A woman has skills a man simply does not have. The history of modern intelligence is filled with accounts of women who have used their sex for the good of their country."

Avoid Crouching Tiger Jokes

China has zinged the United States repeatedly. Back in the Brainsturbator days, we had a very odd look at what appears to be a Chinese manual to destroy America, known as Unrestricted Warfare. I'd recommend starting with Katrina Leung, but I won't keep boring you with all this historical, feminist bullshit: let's get down to what really matters.

You need to just accept that The Lion King was the greatest film of our generation.


As a regular dude living the hip hop lifestyle, in your own fresh unique way, you're probably wondering how the Mossad or the CIA relate to you. In any effective intelligence operation, you spend a lot of time "securing resources", which is a term for strategic blackmail, which is a euphemism for getting you drugged up and taking photos of a prostitute with a strap-on bruising up your prostate in a hotel bedroom. I won't insult your intelligence by being crass or giving you excessive details.

Scientology does this by getting a detailed record of your sex life -- and everyone has a weird sex life, homeslice -- which is why Tom Cruise can never tell the world about how L. Ron Hubbard never even died. Once you're a Secured Resource, you're useful and obedient. Entertainers are exceptionally useful.


When you speak to her, make eye contact and feign interest. The important thing at that point is visualization: whenever she's talking, you need to be assessing your environment for cameras and potential hostiles. If possible, create a reason to lead her to a more ideal location -- remember, you want to be somewhere too public for her to try and incapacitate you, but too private for other agents to follow without being obtrusive. Look for alcoves, crowded hallways, or take a taxi with a group of people. You always want confined and enclosed, with multiple available exits.


These women are trained to respond with extreme force to any rapid movements without thinking. Unless you are prepared to immediately kill the agent and know that you are capable of doing so, never make a hostile move. Bear in mind that she might actually be trying to recruit you -- offering you entrance into a secret society that sounds suspiciously compatible with your own beliefs, for example. There are always calm, intelligent ways out high-tension situations -- and you must learn to find those ways or you will die.

Amazing: Mystic-In-Chief, Slovenian President's Spirituality

From Reality Sandwich

Wow this guy is just amazing!

In 2002, Slovenian president Janez Drnovsek underwent a life-changing spiritual transformation while in office. Fighting cancer, he moved out of the capital and into the woods, living as a recluse. He became a vegan, abandoned conventional medicine and began a personal quest for higher conciousness.

He fasted, stopped drinking alcohol, stopped watching TV, beat cancer and studied Chinese and Indian mysticism. He began writing and releasing books about spirituality and made it his goal as president to spread the gospel of peace, higher consciousness, and international cooperation.

Drnovsek has become a national hero, inspiring the people of his country with his boundless hope and positivity. His remarkable transformation, while maintaing his position as president, is seemingly unbelievable in our current age of conflict and cynicism.
(by Bill Machon)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Binaural Beats, my thoughts, and yours?

I'm posting this for feedback, please give me some feedback. Communication people, this is the information age ;-)

Well, this is probably a little ridiculous, posting a bulletin/blogpost on binaural beats while I'm probably mostly immune to them :p
According to some research, you're either immune, you have to learn, or you're good to go. In my experience, I see most of these things as an easy moneygrabbing device, though I hope some people can share positive experiences with me. I don't trust online reviews on the site of the vendors themselves, at all.
I also seem to be immune to subliminals (which totally sucks, well, on one hand :p), and I generally need to listen to hypnosis tapes, paraliminal or not, for days on end, generally it is advised you listen 21 days in a row to the same tape for maximum effect though you should be able to have effects from one session (though the problem is with tapes that they usually don't spend enough time getting you into trance, I'd love to find a tape with a Dave Elman induction which I tried very succesfully on people, I mean they go DEEEEEP).
I am also not able (yet) to self-hypnotize, which totally sucks. It seems I am hard to get into trance, though when I meditate daily I get into samadhi (state of serene silence) quite easily.
I wonder what other quick fixes are out there that you have tried. I generally find that Yoga Asanas, Intense visualisations (like the merkaba or middle pillar meditation) or Ritual Magick get me into trance states more easily than any tape, except for maybe a good guided one.

Sharm software
The best results I've had with this one, you can input how you want your brainwaves to be altered and what sounds you put in, including nature sounds. Though not the most advanced, it is quite user friendly. I made a meditation tape of 30 (mantra) and 40 minutes (vipassana), with a beep after 10 minutes to do pranayama or the merkaba visualisation meditation.Quite excellent, I like to use tapes with sound because my neighbours have been sent from Hell directly to interfer with my spiritual practice, or so it seems. Geez, imagine renovation on the left, a barking shitdog on the right, an earthquake simulator above, and an echoing living room below. Thank heavens I'm moving in a month or so.

You can download a torrent or find sites online that have all the doses for free. I've tried lucid dreaming, it only woke me up (dammit). Tried marijuana, didn't feel a thing, I felt less in circuit 5 neurosomatic activity then with a half hour of normal meditation lol. Tried chakra (journey), nothing. Also this one has the most annoying sounds to listen to. The only truly positive review I've seen was by a dude who said he had a 24hour lsd trip, though he may have been joking cause you know, when you trip for 24 hours you usually have something to share. Otherwise the trips last only very shortly (under a half hour) with very mild effects. Lame (for me, could work for you I guess). The sessions are also long, 45 minutes on average, listening to bleeps and static, uch.

I downloaded this too, oh noes you leecher, well if you saw the price you'd understand. Some of these people should be locked up :p Geez. Though I much enjoyed Robert Monroe's book far journeys. I didn't get much effect. This program is focused on OBE's, I did manage to see through closed eyelids, but I got sick and tired of the tediously looong process before you even get to try an OBE. The guided sessions last a freaking hour on average and you put in a lot of work before, well, nothing might happen.

Bill Harris broke away from Monroe to focus less on experience and just drop the brainwaves to alpha and theta levels. Though it's also crazy expensive and there's a crapload of programs that go deeper step by step. Didn't work too well for me. These ones have a cool rain sound though.

Brain Sync
Brain Sync has a whole range of mp3s, some better than others. For instance the Law of Attraction tape has some HORRIBLE NEGATIVE SUGGESTIONS in it, not much, but if you play this every night before going to sleep it is NOT good. Geez you'd think these people would know that the unconscious mind can't process negation. Most are very decent though.

While not really binaural beats, Paul Scheel's paraliminal hypnosis tapes work great, put 'em in a few times and two voices talk to your left and right brains with direct and symbolic talk. The power of suggestion in light trance times two!

Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson
Has a few tracks too, I generally notice some effects but nothing to write in a bulletin or blog about, oops.

Richard Bandler's Neurosonics
Supposedly the master of language of this day (well he is fucking brilliant let's face it), having followed an entire nlp and advanced nlp course, I find the language on these tapes incredibly vague and unpractical. Too bad I expected more from the master.

William Buhlman and Dick Sutphen
Have OBE and other tapes, and I find they totally SUCK :p

Michael Harner Shamanic Drumming
I usually have such anxiety trying these powerful ones that nothing much happens. Though I did have a shamanic healing spirit journey with vivid visualisations with a live drum once.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Great 2012 vid featuring Michael Tsarion, Robert Anton Wilson, Bill Hicks & more!

YouTube censors removed this video and deleted the man's profile probably without warning. We can't have mind expanding ideas out there now can we!?

2012 Alarm Call - 5 Year Countdown Start 21.12.2007 (down)

great vid featuring Michael Tsarion, Robert Anton Wilson, Bill Hicks and more!


Monday, December 17, 2007

The Unconscious Mind does not process Negation

Choose your words wisely!

The mind focuses on what it directs its attention to. Words and languages have been manipulated to suit governmental control over the populace.

When you repeat to yourself: I will NOT fail, I will NOT fail, I will NOT fail!
What are you focusing on? On what you're negating, thus in this example: failing! Instead we should learn to say and think what we DO mean.

For instance, I saw another bulletin about the Anti-War movement... the absolute failure of what's called "The Anti-War Movement" to accomplish anything is simply on its focus: Anti-War, the mind only sees War.
Mother Theresa wouldn't join an anti-war protest once, she said if you start calling it a peace-protest then I might join. Therefore the sooner the Anti-War movement calls itself a Peace movement and focuses on Peace instead of the active wars (which are manipulated events and tasteless horrible distractions...)

Let's take a look at some of the ten commandments, at what they state - how they are actually processed:
Thou shalt not make for thyself an idol - go ahead
Thou shalt not make wrongful use of the name of thy God - please do
Thou shalt not murder - imagine murdering someone
Thou shalt not commit adultery - look at that chick!
Thou shalt not steal - take it
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor - you could though
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house - you already do by me bringing it to your attention
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife - same same

Imagine if these lines were replaced by the positive reverse and how that would chime through history.

Let's take a look at warnings:
For instance, a WWE commercial says: PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!
the DON'T is in red, seemingly to emphasize, but actually the mind sees PLEASE TRY THIS AT HOME clearer.
Consider a slippery floor warning sign, it shows someone falling!

Now you can analyze the crap you're bombarded with daily much better in the media and on the street, soaps, shows, advertisements, the news always cleverly use the power of suggestion for many purposes to make you feel insecure, sick, unfulfilled, unpopular, and all that other shit you don't like so you can go spend money on whatever shit they're selling to make you feel better.

The truth is you only need to learn more about language, your psychology, learn about mind expansion, practice mind expanding practices daily instead of watching TV, and peace and fulfillment will come with ease, at no cost. (and screw all these organisations that are charging heaps of money to teach you any meditation or technique, there are excellent ones that are free and won't take monthly wages!)

Here's a song that screws up its entire philosophy with the use of negation,
while the song sounds inspirational - except for the weird title and end which I guess can be interpreted lots of ways - but totally nullifies its own message by how its delivered.
Someone on youtube answered: Yeah but you can use your conscious mind to get over it - obviously, but the majority of people listening to this song won't do that automatically, that's the whole point of posting this.

YT: Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou shalt always kill

Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Decker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barrett in vain.
Thou shalt not think any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a pedophile - Some people are just nice.
Thou shalt not read NME.
Thou shalt not stop likin' a band just 'cause they've 'come popular.
Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.
Thou shalt not judge a book by its cover.
Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.
Thou shalt not buy Coca-Cola products, thou shalt not buy Nestle products.
Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend's best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.
Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls' pants - use it to get into their heads.
Thou shalt not watch Hollyoaks.
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave as soon as you done your shitty little poem or song, you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out, just 'cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you're never gonna fucking talk to.

Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles - Were just a band.
Led Zepplin - Just a band.
The Beach Boys - Just a band.
The Sex Pistols - Just a band.
The Clash - Just a band.
Crass - Just a band.
Minor Threat - Just a band.
The Cure - Were just a band.
The Smiths - Just a band.
Nirvana - Just a band.
The Pixies - Just a band.
Oasis - Just a band.
Radiohead - They're just a band.
Bloc Party - Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys - Just a band.
The Next Big Thing - Just a band!

Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-English speaking countries as to those that occur in English speaking countries.
Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.
Thou shalt not pimp my ride.
Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.
Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.
Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.
When I say "Hey" thou shalt not say "Ho."
When I say "Hip" thou shalt not say "Hop."
When I say, he say, she say, we say, make some noise - kill me.

[Ah, forgot where I was, hang on]

Thou shalt not quote Me Happy.
Thou shalt not shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Thou shalt not wish your girlfriend was a freak like me.
Thou shalt spell the word "Phoenix" P-H-E-O-N-I-X, not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.
Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Brad at club last night by saying "Is it."
Thou shalt think for yourselves.

And thou shalt always, thou shalt always... kill.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

How to Dedroidify

1. Psychology
Work on possible negative imprints on the lower circuits (based on the 8 circuits of consciousness)
1 safety (& health, nourishment) issues
2 territorial & emotional issues
3 unthinking stance, not interested in new info
4 social & sexual issues

You can reimprint these with circuit 5 techniques like guided meditations, hypnosis, nlp, affirmations, etc.

2. Practice mind expanding techniques
All Circuit 5 techniques are great for overcoming the lower 4 terrestrial circuits: Meditation (silence, mantra, visualisation), Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Reiki, Shiatsu, Neurolinguistic Programming, Hypnosis and much more. They will give you a bliss-boost too after each activity as they are on the same circuit as marijuana (btw "smoke weed everyday" is not good for your body :p).

3. Reality TunnelS
Another important part of psychology is perceiving the world: Use the reality tunnel philosophy in which you are able to hold tens or even hundreds or thousands philosophies, ideologies, viewpoints, opinions at once.
Belief in one view is the DEATH of thought: you will filter out any information that is not on the same level as what you think you already know. You will deprive yourself of worthy information. A smart human being considers all possibilities, you can use mind maps to draw your branching philosophies (although I'd never start using mind maps, cause I could never stop!).
Defending one's beliefs is circuit 2 emotional activity, not logical activity - this has been proven by seeing which brain centers light up in discussion between dems and reps: almost no logical activity (duh).
You know how you start believing vehemently in something even though you've not witnessed it yourself? You know how you passionately defend one information spreader and discredit the others? You can now STOP doing this and start thinking openmindedly. Reality tunnel philosophy makes the entire "truth" movement (not just 9/11) be open to eachother and unite against the lies. And while you're at it, use some e-prime (eg. mozart seems better to beethoven to me - instead of mozart IS better than beethoven) in your language ;)

4. Synchronicity
Start Noticing the meaningful 'coincidences' in your life, they will overlap in reality, dreams, imagination and fiction. They will make you smile, think and enjoy life more! They will also give you signs, information and help on your path.

5. Positive thoughts, Intention & Love
Your thoughts and belief patterns shape the world around you as your brain is the filter of your senses. So you can create your own synchronicities. Use positive affirmations everyday, instead of being a paranoid who thinks the world is out to get you - become a 'paranoid' that thinks the entire world is conspiring for your benefit. Intention is very powerful. Act out of love. A friend of mine has mastered this and his life is magical.
Practice forgiveness and compassion. Know that love is the source of all things. There is no fear in Love. Love replaces fear. Fear only takes the shape you give it. Fear leads to the dark side! Yes, hmmm!
If you act only out of love, you will radiate positivity and become a wonderful influence on other people, some will feel inspired to do the same and thus you change the world person by person.

6. Learn, Expand your mind
There are great websites out there to expand your mind, deoxy, sacred texts, second attention, byzant, dedroidify, and so much more. There are videos, articles, philosophies, techniques, etc all available online now, a wealth of info!
Read philosophers, researchers, mystics - spend more time on your conscious evolution than finding out about conspiracies: outward events are meant to distract you from your own path. To know the real truth about many of these events is very difficult a lot of the times, nor does it matter, you can have a few theories in your head and like them all, maybe have one favorite - but not 'believing' it. Become at peace with yourself, become knowledgable, and then become wise, stay wise and make others peaceful and wise.

7. Have a psychedelic trip if you're psychologically fit for it
If you have no mental health issues, try mushrooms or any circuit 6/7/8 drugs that are legal where you're at (haha). With psychedelics you can enter:
circuit 6: Metaprogramming and programming new beliefs, and the psychic awareness.
circuit 7: Access the Neurogenetic DNA Collective Unconscious.
circuit 8: Go cosmic OBE, visit dimensions or have a satori experience.
But first read Leary's Book of the Dead (short), some stuff on the 8 circuit model, check terence mckenna's stuff, and michael persinger's lecture on psychotropic drugs.

8. Scapegoat the mass media!
Don't watch media, CREATE media!
Don't watch TV, the news, shows, movies, but CREATE THEM! (and if you do watch, try to see possible agendas, see through symbolism and the power of suggestion).
Create sites, blogs, youtube vids, powerpoint slides, art, etc and use social networks, start a blog, create a forum, join a forum, send bulletins, use e-mail forwards etc. Express yourself.

9. Spread information with love, hope and compassion.
Use love, and never use fear in your info-spreading, today again I saw "worried about the NWO? If not yet you will be" - just what the hell will that accomplish? Fear mongering is the technique of the fearful, we are the hopeful, we are the light that will cast away the darkness. Use messages of strength, peace, unity and nothing can stop us! Think about the power of suggestion: negative words stick in the head, so use postive ones:
for instance a (mindless) WWE wrestling warning sates:
PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME, the don't is in red in the add, what do you think the brain processes? PLEASE TRY THIS AT HOME.
The human brain cannot process negations, so positivity is the key!
Now think about the ten commandments for a while...
You can learn more about language patterns: like the Milton model, the Meta model, and negation and power of suggestion in general, In Neurolinguistic Programming.


More information about ALL terms, philosophies and techniques
used in this post can be found at

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ron Paul doesn’t believe in Evolution: ROFL + So what? + BS

I posted this in response to a myspace bulletin (posted below this) the bulletin I'm responding too is in italics. I think the concept of Belief Systems is too important to be ignored in this issue.

It's about how the future has as much to do with the present as the past does. Giraffes can only have come from the future. There's no way evolution in the past would have let something that defenseless and impractical live for 15 minutes." Kilgore Trout (Kurt Vonnegut)

"Genesis takes place continually in an ocean of Nirvana."
Physicist and Futurist Michio Kaku

Oh man, we just can't catch a break can we? The only candidate with some common sense and a chance and he's a creationist.
Well so what, Bush was a retard puppet made president twice who probably didn't even win either election. Would voting matter now? It'll sure become interesting that's for sure. Well it's too early to despair, so let's all keep the 'faith' ;p I just gotta laugh at the situation, reality has become way too fucking crazy to still take it seriously lol. But seriously so what, what matters are his political views which have been pretty consistent and the man's a doctor. I really don't care what he thinks about the origin of life. With his view on reduced government I don't think there's much if anything to worry about his religious beliefs.

"The one and only anti-war Republican presidential candidate didn't raise his hand when asked who doesn't believe in evolution, but it turns out he may have wanted to. In this clip, Paul responds to a question about the incident by saying that it was an "inappropriate question," but that "I think it's a theory—theory of evolution—and I don't accept it."
It is a theory. A scientific theory, but still a theory.

"This is important to me and IS an appropriate question to ask, Mr. Paul. We don't need anyone else who is scientifically illetarate (lol) running this country. The stakes are too high."
Well the scientific illiterate in office now isn't running the country, the 'decider' does whatever his puppetmasters tell him too.

This just shows that atheists/materialists can be as fundamentalistic and dogmatic as any religious person. Ideologies are the new religions kids, hate to break the news.
Tell me, who are you gonna vote for otherwise? :p Who else even has a remote chance of beating the mainstream puppets who'll plunge the US into a police state?

"We can all see how other people's BS (belief system or bullshit :p) makes them blind and 'stupid' at times, but we find it very hard to notice how our own BS is doing the same to us. This is what anthropologists call 'acculturalization.' Following Gurdjieff, I prefer to call it hypnosis... Every politician knows how to induce hypnosis, and very damned few peple on the whole planet know how to de-hypnotize themselves. The world is not governed by facts or logic. It is governed by BS." Robert Anton Wilson

The theory of evolution isn't the end of the story. Atheists laugh at people who accept a theory of a few thousand years old and they still cling to one of nearly 150 years old. But it's science you say! Yet you forget It's old, purely materialistic and thus limited science.
I mean there has been some progress made since 1859. For instance just one example is Ken Wilber's Integral Institute's theory of Spiritual Evolution, which is just another theory. And an interpretation of social and psychological development that could also be considered a theory of (spiritual) evolution is Spiral Dynamics, based on the work of Clare W. Graves. Also, just another theory. Here's to Openmindedness! Happy holidays folks.

"Whenever people are certain they understand our peculiar situation here on this planet, it is because they have accepted a religious Faith or a secular Ideology (Ideologies are the modern form of Faiths) and just stopped thinking."
Robert Anton Wilson

1. Never believe totally in anybody else's BS.
2. Never believe totally in your own BS.
Robert Anton Wilson

"People have murdered each other, in massive wars and guerilla actions, for many centuries, and still murder each other in the present, over Ideologies and Religions which, stated as propositions, appear neither true nor false to modern logicians - meaningless propositions that look meaningful to the linguistically naive."
Robert Anton Wilson

"All models are wrong but some are useful."
George Box

"We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are."
The Talmud

"Only the madman is absolutely sure."
Robert Anton Wilson

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
William James

"'Seeing' is not a function of the eyes alone, but of the eyes-and-brain working together. A popular proverb says, 'Seeing is believing,' but as the philosopher Santayana once pointed out, humans are much better at believing than at seeing."
Robert Anton Wilson

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

"Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission."
Robert Anton Wilson

symbols get mistaken for reality - symbols can be manipulated
hence 'reality' can be manipulated - messy situation develops

----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: a myspace user
Posted on Dec 22, 2007

This is important to me and IS an appropriate question to ask, Mr. Paul. We don't need anyone else who is scientifically illetarate running this country. The stakes are too high.

The one and only anti-war Republican presidential candidate didn't raise his hand when asked who doesn't believe in evolution, but it turns out he may have wanted to. In this clip, Paul responds to a question about the incident by saying that it was an "inappropriate question," but that "I think it's a theory—theory of evolution—and I don't accept it."

Paul hasn't been hiding his religious convictions. He wrote back in 2003 that the "secular Left" has been waging a war on religion and Christmas and that "[t]he notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers."

I better see some apologies from all of the atheists who said they would stop supporting his campaign if he were to come out and say this.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Enlightening Music Vids 3

Pearl Jam: Inside Job

I used to try and kill love, it was the highest sin
Breathing insecurity out and in
Searching hope, I'm shown the way to run straight
Pursuing the greater way for all,.. human light.
How I choose to feel,... is how I am.
How I choose to feel,... is how I am.

311: Beyond the Gray Sky

Don't give up the fight to stay alive and even if you have to
Find the reason of another's pain if they lose you
If not for your self then those around who care like I do
One day you'll see the clear blue
Beyond the Gray Sky!

Tool: Lateralus

With my feet upon the ground I move myself between the sounds
and open wide to suck it in, I feel it move across my skin
I'm reaching up and reaching out
I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me
whatever will bewilder me
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been
Spiral out!
Keep going!

Bob Marley: One Love

One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One love)
So shall it be in the end (One heart)

Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One love)
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One song)

Pinback: Syracuse

Step down into Sand
Water carries us from here

The Shamen: Re-Evolution with Terence McKenna Live

If the truth can be told as so as to be understood it wil be believed!

Circa Survive: Act Appalled

To pull them in, make it seem like you're in trouble!
To make them drink, make them think it's only water!

Both we and our words are over produced by influence
I'm only asking:
If you remember, remember
I've been trying to get back to the center.
I'm sure it's not like it was before.

Tomahawk: God hates a Coward

God hates a coward sonny
Got a date with your VCR
Watch another action movie
Dream of me

KLF: America, What time is Love?

Let me ask you a question!

Arcade Fire: Power out

When the power's out in the heart of man
take it from your heart
put it in your hand!

A Perfect Circle: The Noose

So glad to see you have overcome them.
Completely silent now
With heaven's help
You cast your demons out

And not to pull your halo down
Around your neck and tug you to the ground
But I'm more than just a little curious
How you're planning to go about
Making your amends to the dead
To the dead

With your halo slipping down
to choke you now

K's Choice: Believe

Bravely I look further than I see
Knowing things I know I cannot be, not now
I'm so aware of where I am, but I don't know where that is
And there's something right in front of me and I

Touch the fingers of my hand
And I wonder if it's me
Holding on and on to Theories of prosperity
Someone who can promise me
I believe in me

Tomorrow I was nothing, yesterday I'll be
Time has fooled me into thinking it's a part of me
Nothing in this room but empty space
No me, no world, no mind, no face

Touch the fingers of my hand and tell me if it's me
Holding on and on to Love, what else is real

Queen: The Miracle

The one thing we're all waiting for
Is peace on earth and an end to war
Its a miracle we need - the miracle
Peace on earth and end to war TODAY!

That time will come one day you'll see
when we can all be friends!

Incubus: Idiot Box

TV what do I need!
Tell me who to believe!?
What's the use of autonomy when a button does it all?

Red Hot Chilli Pepper: Throw away your Television

Throw away your television.
Take the noose off your ambition
Reinvent your intuition now.
It's a repeat! Of a story told.
It's a repeat! And it's getting old...

Michael Franti & Spearhead: I Know I'm Not Alone

Everytime I read the news
I'm always more confused
They're Tellin' me to choose
But there's only lies to choose from

Enlightening Music Vids 1
Arcade Fire: Wake Up
Metric: Monster Hospital Mstrkrft Remix
Ian Brown: Illegal Attacks
Baz Luhrman: Wear Sunscreen (don't :p)
A Perfect Circle: Pet
Coldcut: Mr Nichols
Imogen Heap: Headlock
Soulwax: NY Excuse
Coldcut: Everything is under control
Immortal Technique: Bush Knocked Down the Towers
Rage against the Machine: Know your Enemy
System of a Down: Prison Song
Evil Superstars: Sad sad planet
LCD Soundsystem: North American Scum

Enlightening Music Vids 2
Pinback: Grey Machine
Remo Conscious: We Know
Mos Def: Katrina Klap
American Flag: This is the End
The Faint: Agenda Suicide
Team Sleep: Elizabeth
Michael Franti & Spearhead: Rock the Nation
Queen: Innuendo
Nine Inch Nails: The Hand that Feeds
Rage Against the Machine: Bullet in the head
Tool: Vicarious
Dead Prez: Hip Hop
Jarvis Cocker: Cunts are still running the world
Bob Marley: Redemption Song
Jon Lajoie: High as F@k
No use for a Name: Insecurity Alert
Trivium: Pull harder on the strings of your martyr
Fear Factory: Transgression
Osdorp Posse: Vragen aan Bush
Editors: Racing Rats