GLENN BECK's HURRICANE HARVEY CONSPIRACY THEORY
So the other day it was announced that Glenn Beck's organization, the Blaze, was laying off 20 percent of their employees. Beck's media empire has been systematically shrinking for a while now.
You can see it on this video what an entertaining fellow Beck truly is. (approx. 18:00 into the broadcast) Glenn was discussing a "conspiracy theory" that is circulating
presently due to the hurricane that is imperiling south Texas. That is the theory that the weather can be controlled by the use of microwaves that superheat the atmosphere creating high pressure systems.
What is interesting is that Glenn Beck himself has a reputation of falling
for or promoting conspiracy theories
in the past. In the minds of Beck's detractors, he is certifiably nuts. When he uses the same tactics, which he must be sensitive to, it raises a red flag.
Searching the internet we can see that the term "conspiracy theory" seems to have been created by the CIA
to discredit the theorists as nutty and or crazy people by rendering their inquiries as insane.
Glenn Beck was casting aspirations on the weather controlled theorists and to do this he was mockingly asking if personally owned microwave ovens could work in flooded homes in Houston. This is highly creative in that this invoked yet another conspiracy theory about how the internet of things (IoT) was using internet connected devices, like toasters or blenders or microwave ovens, against their owners. It seems that this was a new way to call people crazy to abate their discovery of conspiracy theories. Combine two conspiracy theories together and the theorists appear incredibly wacky.
Just like people who discover new scientific phenomenon get their names associated with the phenomenon, this new, twin component conspiracy theory should be named after Glenn Beck. So whenever a conspiracy theorist critic combines two theories into one, to try to make the underlining idea seem even more crazy, it should be called a "Glenn Beckian Conspiracy."
Monday, September 4, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Jordan Peterson on Collectivism
Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. On September 27, 2016, he did the following: [This comes from his Wikipedia page]
"Peterson released the first installment of a three-part lecture video series, entitled "Professor against political correctness: Part I: Fear and the Law". In the video, he stated he would not use the preferred gender pronouns of students and faculty, and announced his objection to the Canadian government's Bill C-16, which proposed to add "gender identity or expression" as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act, as well to the list of identifiable groups whom it is illegal under the Criminal Code to promote genocide or publicly incite hatred
C-16 passed in the House of Commons and the Senate, and became law upon receiving Royal Assent on June 19, 2017.
The following comes from a recent blog post on a website called, The Epoch Times.
Collectivist regimes under communism, fascism, and socialism make the individual’s rights
secondary to the goals of a political system—the opposite of free societies, where the system acts to guard the rights of the individual. Collectivism holds that the individual should serve
the interests of the state, and that any who oppose the interest of the collective should be
ostracized or eliminated.
To see the effects of collectivism, we need only look at the histories of those who decided the direction of the collective, and what happened to those who refused to follow the collective interest. Under most regimes—from Vladimir Lenin, to Adolf Hitler, to Josef Stalin, to Mao Zedong—it led to dictatorship and crimes against humanity.
Notice that Collectivists include BOTH the Left and the Right. Collectivism needs both of them to be effective. Where one side is dominant, the other side will become fertile and begin to grow.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
LEFT OR RIGHT
On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered a televised speech in support of the presidential candidacy of Senator Barry Goldwater. Sometimes this speech is called "A Time for Choosing" sometimes it is known simply as "The Speech." What is not in dispute was that this speech was the launching of the former actor's political career. Two years later he would be elected governor of California and 16 years later President of the United States.
About half way through the speech he said this,
"You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down: [up] man's old -- old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course."
This idea of Left and Right is a dualism that is foisted upon the world by collectivism. The collectivists want people to separate into two camps and then battle with each other until they eventually fight. All the while the people have no idea that they are being manipulated. This idea that the people are unaware of what is really happening allows the collectivists to deny that they are involved. Since the people don't have knowledge of this, they blame their opposites in the dualism. The Right is as complicit as the Left and vice versa.
To get angry at those on the other side, whichever side you are on, is counter-productive. In fact this is exactly what the collectivists want you to do. It works because the person on the receiving end of the anger doesn't feel that they are guilty. This makes them more apt to fight back. Although it is extremely difficult, the response should be, to turn the other cheek.
The way to combat this is individualism. The idea of individualism is the primary feature of the U.S. Constitution. The idea that the individual is supreme and that the government works for individual and not that the individual works for the State. The Rights expounded in the Bill of Rights are the primary tools individuals have to defend the concept of individualism.
Collectivists believe that the State is supreme and that all benefits come from the State.
Friday, June 2, 2017
END OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD?
President Trump has pulled the United States out of the scheme known as the Paris Accords and to hear the media tell it, all hell has broken loose. Here is just a sample from the New York Daily News website,
Today is the day that America's global leadership ends. Congratulations, Washington, you have become worse than useless. You are now positively dangerous. Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement is leaving the civilized world.
The civilized world!
What this is, is the essence of collectivism. Collectivism is where one or more people does something not in their own best interest in order to move the whole group, 'theoretically,' forward. If the people that are being required to do something against their best interest resist, then it usually requires coercion. Coercion works well because not only does it remove the people in the collectivists way, but it scares the hell out of everyone else.
It might be hard to find articles on the internet that explain how the Paris Accords injure the American economy because it is now dominated by the collectivist narrative, here is one.
Although some media outlets have made much of the fact that the United States is now one of three countries refusing to support the Paris climate accord, Trump is simply refusing to lead the United States and its economy off a cliff simply because nearly everybody else is signing the accord.
And then there is this from CNN, "[T]his will be the day that the United States resigned as the leader of the free world," the host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS" asserted.
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