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How To Control People - by Charley Reese

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The difference between true education and vocational training has been cleverly blurred. Here are a few tips on how smart people can control other people. If any of this rings a bell - Well, then wake up!

The first principle of people control is not to let them know you are controlling them. If people knew, this knowledge will breed resentment and possibly rebellion, which would then require brute force and terror, and old fashioned, expensive and not 100 % certain method of control. (continued...)

Quotable Sources: The Goose and the Commons

The law doth punish man or woman
That steals the goose from off the common,
But lets the greater felon loose
That steals the common from the goose.

— Apocryphal (appearing among the people even before the 17th Century... by the 1600s enclosure was being publicly criticized by the government & clergy)

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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I came across this somewhat informative video series of a lecture that John Perkins delivered to a gathering of some anti-war veterans group. John Perkins is a former economic hit man for the U.S. corporatocracy who decided to 'do the right thing' by defecting and sharing his story with 'the people'. As he says in the video, he speaks only from experience (he doesnt claim to be any sort of intellectual) and consequently his analysis is not at all deep or thorough, but he gives us some excellent insights into the day-to-day practices of hegemonic capitalists.  (continued...)

Honeybee Die-Off Threatens U.S. Food Supply

I've been meaning to post something about the widening crisis among apiculturists in some of the world's most important food exporting nations. For those who havent been paying attention; beekeepers are reporting massive mysterious dieoffs in their hives...hives totally abandoned, without even the bodies of dead bees, yet untouched by foragers, among other strange symptoms. It's been termed Colony Collapse Disorder and I havent read one article about it that isnt quite alarmist (and rightly so), but this article from the Associated Press stood out. Not only is it thoroughly "mainstream", it's probably the most apocalyptic of all the bee extinction articles I've seen. (continued...)

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