This secret journal had a flurry of hits last week, when I wrote about media and mind control.
There's an art to deciphering news on its many levels, from the surface show that becomes the mainstream narrative, to the ulterior plot that runs with it.
Once you wake up to different agendas of those running the show (most of them are not occulted), you can see these in tandem, and how they are voiced then in the streams -- one the mainstream, the other the alternative current.
I like how Robert Phoenix put it recently:
"Reality is a set of frames that can be arranged for our own point of view based upon deeply justified bias. No one is perfectly neutral and omniscient, so I am, to the best of my ability, decoding this based upon how I am seeing the events unfold, not necessarily on the vision of the type of world/agenda that follows a party platform or philosophical plank."
I started out in topside world journalism, with some years with Associated Press, the news wire. What bothered me there, and why I left ultimately, was that there was never any dot connecting -- just the relentless "facts" with no context.
Similarly, today we have news memes and feeds with no historical context. There's no time for the bigger picture! That could be by design, since "those who forget their history (or never knew it) are destined to fall for news memes."
For example, in the recent mass hysteria about the confederate battle flag, the one-dimensional message was that it's a symbol of slavery. And yet, there's other dimensions: that many Southerners were poor and from backgrounds of white slavery (indentured servitude); that the North held slaves after the war; that taxes and tariffs that favored the North were the main grievance; that the South was agrarian (primarily) and the North was industrial; that very few Southerners held slaves; that there were black slave owners (as depicted in Edward Jones' novel, The Known World).
These kinds of realities get shouted down when the one-dimensional message is trending.
As Saturn Turns
The fall of mainstream media and the rise of independent venues is a sign that people want more than hysterical shows without any context.
Later this year, Saturn will go direct back into Sagittarius, and will be the seeing eye specs we need to navigate the confusion. Saturn will square Neptune exact November 26th, and into 2016, for an interesting dance of truth and illusion.
The truth sets us free from delusional beliefs, which are often revealed as intentionally dropped into the culture, for an ulterior objective.
As I went on errands the other day, I was thinking of our parallel history in the South, and where those stories intertwine. And the urgency of telling those stories, so that the one-dimensional version doesn't go down in history as fact.
From a Review of "They Were White and They Were Slaves" by Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 1, 1985.
"This is a history of White people, that has never been told in any coherent form, largely because most modern historians have, for reasons of politics or psychology, refused to recognize White slaves in early America as just that.
Today, not a tear is shed for the sufferings of millions of our own enslaved forefathers, 200 years of White slavery in America, have been almost completely obliterated, from the collective memory of the American people.
Who wants to be reminded that half, perhaps as many as thirds, of the original American colonists came here, not of their own free will, but kidnapped, shanghaied, impressed, duped, beguiled, and yes, in chains?"
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