Idiots!

With a population of 400 million people, 98% of the American people are idiots or are affected by one. That leaves 2%, or about 8 million of us who are aware of what is really going on and are taking steps to prepare and protect our families from problems we did not create. Don’t believe Americans are idiots? Just look at the shows on televison to get an idea of what Americans think is entertaining.  Real Housewives of Miami, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, The Amazing Race, Cops, The Big Bang Theory, etc. These shows provide more of a distraction from government activities than they do entertainment. Then you have distractions like The Grammy’s, The Academy Awards, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Championships, NHL Championships, NASCAR, U.S. Open, the list goes on! When Real issues like taxes, gun control, abortion, the economy, inflation, The Federal Reserve and on and on present themselves the American people are clueless. Not only do they not have any idea of what the solutions could be but they don’t even have a basic understanding of what the real questions are. This is partly due to the media and partly due to the dumbing down of our educational system. Let’s take gas prices which are effecting everyone right now. Most Americans think that rising oil prices are being caused by greedy oil companies and speculaors on Wall St. I am sure that has a small effect on the price but not much. Oil demand is down 6% year over year and inventories are at a 6 month high, so supply and demand fundamentals are not driving prices right now. So what is? Ben Bernanke and his magic money making machine the printing press! Interest rates are at 0% so people are not making money by leaving their money in the bank or investing in T-bills which means they have to put that money in tangibles like oil and other commodities to protect their money from inflation and try to eek out some kind of income. This is causing the rise in prices of gas, oil, food, gold, silver, etc. to begin to accelerate. Paper currencies across the world are losing their purchasing power against real assets that cannot be increased by fiat. However when you try and explain this to the average American on the street their eyes gloss over and they stare at you with a blank look. Let’s talk about taxes! Last year the Republicans wanted to extend the tax cuts and the Democrats wanted to let them expire. What difference does it make? None I assure you. If you tax all Americans 100% of their income for a whole 10 years straight we still could never pay off the debt and if you did away with the income tax, which is unconstitutional anyway (The U.S. Supreme Court, in 1895, ruled unconstitutional a federal law containing income taxes), Americans would still get taxed from Bernanke’s printing press as much as the government wanted. However if you ask them who was wearing what at the Academy Awards last night they could tell you that plus who won what and in which category. LOL! This all just amazes me and hopefully we will all wake up someday from this bad dream. I am glad that there are people like Chris Duane and others that post articles and video’s here that are helping to wake people up and keep those of us who are already awake, from banging our heads too hard against the wall!

18 comments to Idiots!

  • Old-Shekel

    like .

    I always tell people that real stars are in the sky , and they fall sometimes too .
    As a youngster I say that most of my generation can’t live few days without their iphone,tv and their idols .
    I saw an interview with 3 yaers old kids , they were asked ” what is success ? ”
    most of them answeres that success is to be famous and the others said it’s to be rich .

  • Silver Eagle

    Amen times a thousand! Except for the Amazing Race cut :), I kinda of like watching the competetion of people trying to problem solve,I need some distraction every now and then to clear my mind of all the other things in your article.

    Those very things are what will kept people asleep. The Circus (Network TV), ATM machines (Federal Reserve) and Grocery stores (Bread), as long as the people have those things the Elites can play the fiddle all day long! Take those away through a socio-economic collapse and BOOM! There will be chaos in the streets. It is also the reason why it is so hard to organize people to mount any form of resistance. Momma does not want Daddy to jeopordize their position in the community, at church, or their illusion of freedom. Sex is a powerful weapon, women stopped Greek Wars by withholding “marital relations”. Wait til Momma can’t feed her children, and you’ll then be blamed how did you let this happen and what are YOU going to do about it! You all think I am kidding, just wait. You’ll have men clamoring to go to war just to have some peace!

    Kudos on your commentary

  • Kyle/Bigdad06

    Good points Silver Eagle, especially about women and the power they hold! I understand that everyone needs a little distraction now and then, myself included. But that is ok as long as your aware of what is going on, which you obviously are. Thanks for the comment!

  • Sharky

    After hours of reading Geo -Politics it is good to unwind, and Big Bang Theory is one of the best written shows out there!

    Its all about moderation , but totally agree that there is just piles of celebrity , reality show crap.

    This along with the Corrupt media in the UK especially the BBC is the reason most UK people will not wake up to the crisis that will hit them when are 1000% Total debt to GDP can no longer be papered over!

    Out of around 150 people i have come in contact with in the UK over the last year only 1 person knows what is going on, that is 1 out of 150. Apply this to the whole uk population. Out of 70 million only 466,666 people probably have any clue about what is happening in the world and to the UK. That i think is less than 1% which i think would be about right.

    I have tried to help people by telling them what is going to happen but the UK is a lost cause , literally no one has any clue of the sh*t Storm that is coming to this island!

    • Ben

      Good point Sharky….

      And when you try and tell someone what is going on (if they are open to hearing about it)they cling so tightly to their belief system that it is hard to penetrate it.

  • MPB

    AMEN! One “programed” distraction after another. Watching and paying attention, to things / shows, for the most part, that are viirtually devoid of anything of real consequence or importance. Wait until the REAL REALITY SHOW IS FRONT AND CENTER FOR ALL TOO SEE AND “PARTICIPATE IN – LIVE!” Unfortunately, it is going to happen at some point. There are other “programed” factors here as accomplices in this too, our public education system for one. Regardess, real REALITY is coming. I personally have virtually given up trying to educate others. It is a 100% waste of time and, maybe dangerous to your own interests. The looks, stares, etc, etc. one receives when trying to educate / help others. Most of our fellow human beings are too far removed from true reality to see it. I wish I had a better response or any answer more to this but, short of a true miracle, I seriously doubt that will happen to prevent what is inevitable. For those of us that are aware, continue to prepare for yourself and family the best you are able. Try to see BEYOND the inevitable too, there is hope. Thank you for this post Bigdad06, to Chris Duane / Silver Shield and to all the other fine contributors here.

  • Country Codger

    Good Rant! Take the damn TV and throw it in the trash, period. IF you want to know why, read entire article and comments here: http://codgerville.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/menagerie-update/

    It is real, so read a book, work on your preps or make love to the spouse, preferably your own. But, whatever you do, get rid of the DAMN TV!

  • Howard Beale

    Seriously? Turn your f*ckin cable off!!! Why in the world would you pay someone to tell you what to think? Some of you need to watch Chris’ video on denial.

  • Silver Eagle

    I’ll probably get blasted for my comments but oh well.

    “get rid of the Damn TV”, “turn you F*ckin cable off!”

    Are these suggestions or dictates? Comes across a little condemning don’t you think? Is that any different than “you can’t drink raw milk”, “take herbal suppliments”, “use silver to purchase goods and services” because we know better than you? Really? I am such a non-comformist that I’ll do it just because you say not to.

    And thus how tyranny slithered its way back after winnning independence. “You will not make whiskey without being taxed”…

    Something about two types of people, those that want to be left alone and those that won’t leave you alone….. but I understand your comments to be suggestive and hlepful but will someone just waking up take it that way?

    As for me, sometimes being steeped in this all the time, I need a distraction just to clear my mind, No one, I mean NO one can maintain a 24/7 alert/learn/practice mindset. And if it means watching an hour of mindless TV to download then so be it. Do I monitor the amount of TV we watch as a family? Yes

    But don’t take my critism to heart, I know you mean well.

  • Country Codger

    I missed something. Did I write a law that said “Get rid of the damn TV?” My point was and is, if you don’t like what is on it and complain about people who watch it, get rid of it. I would much rather make love than watch someone else do it. If you are confusing me with the FCC which mandated high definition TV so they can monitor your home more effectively and efficiently, “what we have here is a failure to communicate”. (I always liked that line from Cool Hand Luke.)

    I am cautioning people that every TV is a two-way experience, And, it is on whether or not your end is on. If people don’t mind voyeurs watching their every move, put a TV in every room of the house. That is what personal liberty is all about. But, before you do that, I just thought you should know it is watching you whether or not you are watching it.

    As I have said before, in several articles, my life would bore most people to death. That is why God invented Neopolitan ice cream, so there would be choices in the world. (LOL)

    Good luck and God Bless my friend.

  • Ben

    I must admit that I go to an occasional movie and watch about 2-3 hours of tv a week. I don’t think it is bad to watch a couple of shows a week. I love The Walking Dead and I also watch Top Shot. That’s about it. It’s purely for entertainment purposes. I don’t think a couple of hours a week will kill you.

    However, I will say this, when the Mrs. and I moved into our current house, we did not have a tv. We went without one for a year. That was a great year.

    :)

  • lastmanstanding

    Although I am not a fan of Nascar…you may want to consider this.

    Most of these folks are hard-working, free-spending, God fearing, heavily armed, true-blue, freedom loving Americans.

    Sounds like our type of people…

    This blogging crap is nearly as bad as tv, but is way more enriching and educational…IMO.

    PS…my wife is watching “American Pickers” and drinking wine from a local vineyard that I purchased with silver…I think that cancels the tv show out!

  • Silver Eagle

    That is why God invented Neopolitan ice cream, so there would be choices in the world. (LOL)

    My Favorite, I used to eat it as a kid, we would stir it all together and make “soft serve” before there was such a thing.

    CC,
    you did not help with my attempt at losing a few pounds by tempting me to go out a get a !/2 gallon!

  • Howard Beale

    Point taken.

  • Howard Beale

    Because less than 3 percent of you people read books.
    Because less than 15 percent of you read newspapers.
    Because the only truth you know is what you get over this tube.

    Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn’t come out of this tube.

    This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation.
    This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers.
    This tube is the most awesome goddamn force in the whole godless world.

    And woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people.

    So, you listen to me. Listen to me!

    Television is not the truth. Television’s a goddamn amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players.

    We’re in the boredom-killing business.

    So if you want the Truth, go to God.

    Go to your gurus.

    Go to yourselves!

    Because that’s the only place you’re ever gonna find any real truth.

    But, man, you’re never gonna get any truth from us. We’ll tell you anything you wanna hear. We lie like hell. We’ll tell you that Kojak always gets the killer and that nobody ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker’s house. And no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don’t worry. Just look at your watch. At the end of the hour, he’s gonna win. We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear.

    We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true!

    But you people sit there, day after day, night after night — all ages, colors, creeds.

    We’re all you know!

    You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here!

    You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal.

    You do whatever the tube tells you —

    You dress like the tube.
    You eat like the tube.
    You raise your children like the tube.
    You even think like the tube.

    This is mass madness, you maniacs!

    In God’s name, you people are the real thing.

    We are the illusion!

    So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now! Turn them off right now! Turn them off and leave them off. Turn them off right in the middle of this sentence I’m speaking to you now.

  • jimbo

    I go to trivia once a week at the local pub to get away from “reality” for a while. There are a wide range of great questions such as history, geography, literature and science. Then there are the pop culture and sports questions. I do best with geography and then fine with history and science. I don’t do well with pop culture and sports. I don’t do well with literature either but I don’t consider fluff and junk. I’m the polar opposite of most of the others.

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