Monday, July 28, 2014

When Indoctrination Is Enlightenment - 5

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When a person suffers a head injury that causes a swelling of the brain, sometimes doctors will induce a coma, so as to reduce the pressure and therefore minimize damage to the brain.

A trance is said to be half conscious ("a half-conscious state, seemingly between sleeping and waking, in which ability to function voluntarily may be suspended"), while a medical dictionary mixes a coma trance with a lethargic hypnosis, sometimes called a trance coma, all of which are designed to modify consciousness in one degree or another.

In this series we are considering the concept of indoctrination in the same light as the concept of propaganda.

Both can be used as instrumentalities for doing the same thing, altering your consciousness, but not necessarily for any good medical reason (see This Is Your Brain On Propaganda, 2, 3, 4, 5).

In recent years the usage of both propaganda and indoctrination have been most intense when it comes to global warming induced climate change.

Whether the particular indoctrination / propaganda is used to cover up the century old oil wars (The Peak Of The Oil Wars - 10), or to cover up the mutually assured human extinction that the continued use of fossil fuels will bring (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch), the effort by government to deceive the population is furious (MOMCOM: The Private Parts, 2, 3, 4, 5, The Deceit Business - 3).

One of the examples of the trance-coma-hypnosis dynamic involves a notion of replacing coal and oil with "natural" gas:
The fossil fuel industry and their allies have spent the past 20 years attacking environmentalists and climate scientists as extremists, alarmists, and hysterics. Their publicists have portrayed them as hair-shirt wearing, socialist watermelons (green on the outside, red on the inside) who relish suffering, kill jobs, and want everyone to freeze in the dark. Extremists do exist in the environmental movement as everywhere else, but they represent a tiny faction of the community of people concerned about climate change, and they are virtually nonexistent in the scientific community. (Put it this way: if there is a hair-shirt wearing climate scientist, I have not met her.)

While the accusations may be false, that doesn’t mean they don’t affect our thinking. Too often, environmentalists find ourselves trying to prove that we are not what they say we are: not irredeemable anti-business job-killers. We bend over backwards to seek out acceptable compromises and work with business leaders, even to the point of finding a fossil fuel that we can love (or at least like).

And that leads to the wishful thinking. We want to find solutions, or at least meaningful steps in the right direction, that command widespread support. We want gas to be good. (I know I did.)
Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing but expecting a different result. Psychologists define perseveration as repetitive behavior that interferes with learning. Whatever we call it, that seems to be what is happening. And whatever it is, it doesn’t make sense. Natural gas is not the bridge to clean energy; it’s the road to more climate change.
(Tom Dispatch, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, emphasis added). When those who have the power are the most ignorant, human extinction is "on the table" at all times:
Natural gas is falsely promoted by the Obama Administration and energy corporations as a “bridge fuel” that will allow American society to continue to use fossil energy over the coming decades while emitting fewer greenhouse gases than from using other fossil fuels such as coal and oil.

On this basis, President Obama is providing total support to a massive expansion of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas within the U.S. He seeks sufficient quantities to last for many decades, allowing the U.S. to export liquefied natural gas and oil throughout the world.
We have to control methane immediately, and natural gas is the largest methane pollution source in the United States,” said Howarth, who explains that Earth may reach the point of no return if average global temperatures rise by 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius in future decades. “If we hit a climate-system tipping point because of methane, our carbon dioxide problem is immaterial. We have to get a handle on methane, or
increasingly risk global catastrophe.”….

“While emissions of carbon dioxide are less from natural gas than from coal and oil, methane emissions are far greater. Methane is such a potent greenhouse gas that these emissions make natural gas a dangerous fuel from the standpoint of global warming over the next several decades. Society should wean ourselves from all fossil fuels and not rely on the myth that natural gas is an acceptable bridge fuel to a sustainable future.”
(Global Research, emphasis added). It is time that we lose the indoctrination about al-Qaeda terrorists, which is a propaganda storm, to focus on the real threat to our security and well being: Oil-Qaeda.

The previous post in this series is here.

Crazy on You 
by Heart

We may still have time
We might still get by
Every time I think about it I want to cry
With the bombs and the devils
And the kids keep coming
Nowhere to breathe easy
no time to be young

But I tell myself that I'm doing alright
There's nothing left to do tonight
but go crazy on you
crazy on you
let me go crazy, crazy on you

My love is the evening breeze touching your skin
The gentle sweet singing of leaves in the wind
The whisper that calls, after you in the night
And kisses your ear in the early light ... yeah

And you don't need to wonder, you're doing fine
And my love, the pleasure's mine
go crazy on you
crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you

Wild man's world is crying in pain
What you gonna do when everybody's insane
So afraid of fortune, so afraid of you
What you gonna do?
awwww oooohhhhh

crazy on you, 
let me go crazy, crazy on you

I was willow last night in my dream
I bent down over a clear running stream
I sang you the song that i heard up above
And you kept me alive with your sweet flowing love
let me go crazy, crazy on you
Crazy, crazy on you,
Let me go crazy, crazy on you

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