“Freedom is the recognition of necessity.” — Friedrich Engels
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“Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?” M. CICERONIS TULLI ORATIO IN L. CATILINAM PRIMA
What has happened here is rather obvious. It’s been slow, incremental, glacial. The public’s habituated, humiliated and chastened. Slapped and cajoled, conned and convinced . . . told that news isn’t to be true or real or even factual. Shite happens, Sparky. What are you getting upset over? What’s the big deal? Perhaps it’s a generational thing. We dinosaurs remember a time when the idea of a Cronkite getting shitfaced on New Year’s Eve whilst simultaneously pierced made our souls quiver and quake. And throw in the horrid Washington Compost for good measure. No, this isn’t an accident or happenstance. It’s deliberate, targeted and by design. Enjoy.
A comparison. The mainstream media report on stories, detailing specific facts, and then ignore the skepticism that reading their stories would inspire! They don’t even follow up on facts they report. They ignore their own stories. Let that sink in as I provided this comparison.
Let’s look at the crash site and debris field. This is what was left of Germanwings FLT 9525, an Airbus A320. Notice the referenced graphic from BBC News. A significant debris field, to be sure.
Reference, anyone? Compare it with the remains of FLT 93, a Boeing 757–222, at the edge of a strip-mining quarry in rural Pennsylvania, about two miles due north of Shanksville, PA, in Stony Creek township, on September 11, 2011. Quite a difference in appearance, I must admit. And I always had questions about that since we’re on the subject of airline crashes. Where are the 6-ton Rolls-Royce Engines and 60-ton high grade aluminum/titanium alloy frame? That must have been some collision to completely destroy and atomize and disintegrate every scrap and fragment of the plane almost at the molecular level. And what’s more interesting to me is how many self-styled aviation collision experts will make up answers on the spot. I’ve been assured by these luminaries and aviation crash authorities that at the right speed a plane will disintegrate upon impact. Well, some. And even though this defies any and all logic. And for the life of me, after careful review and a scrupulous command of the facts, I cannot recall any representative of the lucid media asking about this much less noticing the obvious inconsistencies.
This isn’t a conspiracy theory. No accusations of inside jobs or cabals and corrupt covens. No criminal conclaves or consortia. This isn’t skepticism or a refutation of anything. This is just and merely a discussion of the patently obvious, the blatantly apparent. At least to you and me.
Didn’t someone mention this? Yes. It was reported repeatedly but the gravamen of the story never stuck. CNN reported this and I reference it verbatim with emphasis added. Read this carefully.
Meanwhile, investigators say they’ve found debris from the crash at least eight miles away from the crash site.
A second debris field was around Indian Lake about 3 miles from the crash scene. Some debris was in the lake and some was adjacent to the lake.
More debris from the plane was found in New Baltimore, some 8 miles away from the crash.
State police and the FBI initially said they didn’t want to speculate whether the debris was from the crash, or if the plane could have broken up in midair.
Investigators later said the debris was all very light material, such as paper and thin nylon the wind would easily blow. The wind was blowing towards Indian Lake and New Baltimore at 9 knots. “According to the NTSB, it is not only possible that the debris is from the crash, it is probable,” Crowley said.
What?! Read that again. That must have been some wind. A mighty wind to reference Christopher Guest. Amazing, is it not, the differences in the crash sites? I’m sure there is a perfectly sound basis for the disparity in destruction.
Magic. Engines askew. Significant scattering. Fascinating stuff one would think. In fact, it was reported in PittsburghLive.com on Friday, September 14, 2001, “before it magically disappeared” sometime after October 20th or so from a website with articles from much earlier dates still archived, the following. Interesting. Anyhoo.
[State police Maj. Lyle] Szupinka said investigators also will be searching a pond behind the crash site looking for the other recorder and other debris. If necessary, divers may be brought in to assist search teams, or the pond may be drained, he said.
“It appears to be the whole engine,” he added.
Szupinka said most of the remaining debris, scattered over a perimeter that stretches for several miles, are in pieces no bigger than a “briefcase.” [Source]
Here we go again. And enter those pesky conspiracy theorists again. In 2002 The Independent reported that some “will say that the plane was shot down by a missile, perhaps a heat-seeking missile that honed in on one of the plane’s engines – a theory possibly substantiated by the 2,000yd flight of the 1,000lb engine part, but arguably refuted by consistent eye-witness accounts, including Lee Purbaugh’s, that when last sighted the plane was not emitting smoke.” How have the media missed that which they reported. How weren’t and aren’t curiosities piqued?
So, what does all this mean, Alfie? It means that I find these stories fascinating, truly fascinating. As well as the media’s organic sense of incuriosity. I’m no aviation crash expert nor do I play one on TV, but I do know rudimentary laws of physics and that debris fields of plane crashes eight miles away likely don’t involve gusts and zephyrs causing engines to waft through the air. It’s evidence again of why I believe absolutely nothing in the ossified American mainstream media.
Today’s podcast subjects. Glad you asked. Take note.
The lack of interest on the part of the Jurassic mainstream media in the psychiatric treatment of Andreas Lubitz, specifically what psych meds (if any) he was on or coming off of. Read this wonderful disquisition on the subject from Paul Joseph Watson. But why should they be intrigued by this aspect of the case when they’ve missed so much about other cases?
The difference in coverage if Andreas Lubitz had been Muhammad bin Whatever. The obvious discrepancy should be glaring.
The remote control capabilities of today’s planes. This is most interesting, I believe.
A comparison to FLT 93 near Shanksville as indicated supra.
Cary Harrison is a genius. Not an exaggeration. Not hyperbole or a well-intended, polite compliment. No unwarranted magnification, puffery or grandiosity here. But there’s more. And he’s more.
He’s a raconteur, radio performer, TV host and American information treasure.
As Henry van Dyke said, “Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” And if you’re in this here alternative news and interpretation biz, you’d better have beaucoup courage and a pair of elephantine, gargantuan, and Brobdingnagian bawls. All of which, he’s ably and sufficiently possessed.
Enjoy this. Two great friends looking and laughing at the world through the peculiar prism of unmitigated temerity and the aforementioned bawls.
“There is no doubt in my mind, after 37 years of study and investigation that the evidence is overwhelming that planet Earth is being visited by intelligently controlled vehicles whose origin is extraterrestrial. There are no acceptable arguments against flying saucer reality, only people who either haven’t studied the relevant data or have a strong will not to believe that Earth is at the bottom of the heap sociologically and technologically in our local galactic neighborhood.” — Stanton Friedman, The Case for the Extraterrestrial Origin of Flying Saucers, 1995
It is not subject to debate. The data are everywhere.
“The evidence is overwhelming that the Earth is being visited by intelligently controlled vehicles from off the Earth.”
“There are no good arguments to be made against the conclusion that some UFOs are intelligently controlled vehicles from off the Earth. Some skeptics may be well intentioned, but they are almost always ignorant of the significant scientific data indicating UFO reality. They read the newspapers but not the solid information. They are unaware of the myriad landing-trace cases, the multitude of “critter” reports and Earthling abductions, the numerous large-scale scientific collections of data, the many published scientific studies indicating that trips to nearby stars in our galactic neighborhood are already feasible without violating the laws of physics or invoking science fiction techniques.”
Stanton Friedman, nuclear physicist, premier Ufologist and leading UFO researcher, author of several books and numerous articles on UFOs.
I can think of nothing more fascinating and truly awesome! than the notion of life forms vastly superior to those (us) who think they’re vastly superior, swimming about the multiverse, multidimensionally and anti-gravitically, at inconceivable speeds, surrounded and pillowed by their self-contained personal gravity and inertia fields, destroying our hard-wired notions of space travel absolutes. And it’s been going on since man first slogged from the bog.
Think if it this way. Mother Earth is 4.5B years old. Or 4500M years old. If another planet were 4501M years, they’d have a Mil on us. From 1903 to 1969 we went from Kitty Hawk and the Brothers Wright to Neil Armstrong and his small step for man. In 66 years! Think what a planet can do with 1000 millennia under its belt.
We’ve become impuissant. Castrated. Geldings the lot of us. Orchiectomied invertebrates. No hits, no runs, no errors. Play it safe. Watch what you say. Get along, move along. Curse the maverick. Chide the revolutionary. Don’t make waves. Pray, be obsequious and obeisant. Be scared and timorous. And vote. Pretend it matters. Know your shibboleths and pat, trite phrases. Disregard history, make it up as you go. Learn the two sides of the coin. The left-right paradigm. The illusion of choice. The perception of option. Your lone voice matters, right? Watch what you say. Offend no one. Blessed be the troublemakers. Here’s to you, Ms. Rivers. You inspire pissed off in so many colors. Join the ranks of Messrs. Bruce, Carlin, Gregory and Hicks. Just don’t bother us. Leave us to our Facebook where we chronicle our oblivion and tag the unsuspecting hostages. Leave us alone on Labor Day to barbecue our charred carcinogenic animal carcasses and flesh slabs. Let us bake melanomas into our flesh. Just leave us alone. We’re busy being busy. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” (Albert “Big Al” Einstein)
Barney Fife: “All I’m saying is that there are some things beyond the ken of mortal man that shouldn’t be tampered with. We don’t know everything, Andy. There’s plenty goin’ on right now in the Twilight Zone that we don’t know anything about and I think we oughta stay clear.” “The Andy Griffith Show: The Haunted House (#4.2)” (1963)
Adios, Sheriff Andy. I’ll take Barney over this growing crop of lunatics any day of the week. And I’m tired of hearing the cop apologists weigh in with their drivel about how we citizens don’t understand the necessity of gunning gown the innocent every now and then. I’m a lawyer yet I understand the frustrations people have with the profession. I’m not an apologist. I dig their perspective. I understand the horrors you’ve experienced in the system. I don’t bore you with stories of how you’re unable to understand the big picture or that your take on jurisprudence is de minimis because you’re a civilian. Cops had better wake up, especially their superiors. Because there are more of us than you. You work for us. You’re a public servant. A peace officer. When we insult you or fail to evince the proper scared fealty to you, you have to do what we do. Live with it or join the military which is really what you seem to want to be. A soldier versus a law enforcement professional.
I penned the following to the sincere yet deluded Facebook friends and I thought it’s an idea that should be shared with you, the less-deluded.
If you’re reading this you’re most probably of the belief that there’s a right and a wrong. A good and an evil. It’s Manichaean, apodictic. You’re certain. And you use the word crazy to dismiss those you disagree with. You cannot dissect pearls of truth from anyone you’ve thrown into the do not listen to pile. You’re pigheaded, closed-minded, historically ignorant and you’re only conversant with pop culture politics. You’ve no ideology or core belief. You’re an empty vessel who sports philosophy like the latest cosmetic suturing or blast of emotion-destroying toxin.
If you’re the Fox News type you want to bomb Iraq or Syria or anyplace you’re told houses ISIS, a group you’ve recently learned of but were unaware were beheading Christians. But ignorance is your middle name. You’re unaware that the US and the West and NATO trained them. But when it comes to saber rattling and your my dick’s bigger than yours blather you’re all in. Because you’re tough and right and Murican! You have a flag fetish, support troops in word only. You’re a walking bumper sticker. You’re an echo chamber who thinks the left wing hates freedom or whatever your latest memorized article of faith is.
If you’re the MSNBC type you’re an Obama acolyte. You possess a diluted support of a vacuous progressive agenda that no one has yet to decipher. You hate the right wing and that’s the extent of your ideology. You’ll decry Bush’s bombing a country but will swoon when your beloved Barry takes out a wedding party in Pakistan with a drone. You think the right are uneducated, uncultured Neanderthals.
In conclusion, you’re probably a great friend but l laugh at you behind your back because your politically nescient and organically clueless. Stick to sports or whatever you’re moderately familiar with because when it comes to how the world and country are run, you’re beyond pathetic.
Expect nothing and you won’t be disappointed. It is organically and fundamentally impossible for Americans and the Ted Baxter sockpuppet echo chamber bumper sticker play book mainstream media to digest and distill and parse and analyze the complexity of issues that are Ferguson and ISIS. Critical thinking abilities and skills went the way of ten antimacassar. It’s been reduced to a Manichaean left-right apodictic axiomatic world. And it ain’t so.
The mainstream media have abandoned anything resembling and you must turn to alternative sources who embrace the complexity of the world and moreover question without fear the usual stories as to the relevant players involved.
Herein is my latest indictment against the aforementioned as well as a break down of the salient issues that you must attend to and orient towards. You thrive on complexity. It’s who we are.