Friday, December 30, 2016

Fake News, Mass Hysteria, And Induced Insanity

The "fake news" is that we've never been healthier, healthcare costs are under control and our economy has fully "recovered."

We've heard a lot about "fake news" from those whose master narratives are threatened by alternative sources and analyses. We've heard less about the master narratives being threatened: the fomenting of mass hysteria, which turns the populace into an easily manipulated and managed herd, and induced insanity, a longer-term marketing-based narrative that causes the populace to ignore the self-destructive consequences of accepting the fad/ ideology/ mindset being pushed as "good" and "normal."

In terms of "fake news," it's hard to beat the mainstream media and its handlers' attempts to whip up mass hysteria via unsubstantiated claims that Russian hackers working for Putin deprived Hillary of the presidency. The campaign to spark mass hysteria was launched with great precision, unleashing the overwhelming forces of endless repetition (the marketer's favorite tool) and appeals to national security authorities: The C.I.A., F.B.I, and all the other security agencies purportedly concur that Russia "hacked" (whatever that means) the U.S. election.

The intent of the campaign was painfully obvious: by wheeling out the big guns of authority without any actual evidence, the campaign's designers hoped the public would automatically assume the bizarre, outlandish claim must be "true," even though no evidence was submitted to substantiate this fact-free claim, and respond as planned, i.e. willingly join a mass hysteria herd in favor of discrediting the U.S.election results.

Did the "hackers" change the election results issued by voting machines? Did they "hack" the election totals? Wouldn't there be tell-tale forensic evidence of such tampering? How else could "hackers" change the election other than by changing votes and vote totals?

Or was the media campaign to generate mass hysteria based on nothing but purposefully vague and unsubstantiated claims of Russia-inspired "fake news" that undermined the election by questioning the mainstream media's biased coverage of the presidential campaign?

"Fake news" is of course the staple of marketing products that end up killing the unwary consumers who buy the hype. The classic example is the cigarette/ tobacco industry, which ran adverts for decades proclaiming absurdities such as the health benefits of smoking (other than dying a horrible, needless death), the "fact" that doctors preferred one brand of cigarette over the other brands, and so on.

The industry famously went to truly monumental lengths to hide the facts about the destructive consequences of smoking from the public, and aggressively attacked any evidence that smoking was remarkably unhealthy as "unscientific," i.e. beating back the truth with The Big Lie.

That a form of consumption that killed the consumers was unquestionably accepted not just as "normal" but as cool/hip for decades illustrates the staying power of induced insanity. Mass hysteria eventually wears off, as it overloads the emotional circuitry of the target audience; humans soon become desensitized to the triggers used to generate mass hysteria, and it takes heavier and heavier doses of propaganda to maintain the feverishly herd-inducing hysteria.

Eventually, the populace habituates to the stimulus and becomes exhausted by the hysteria.

Induced Insanity, on the other hand, is not an emotional state--it is a state of mind and a state of perception that filters and interprets inputs to produce the desired output-- an acceptance of insanity as "normal" and "good."

- Source, ZeroHedge, Read More Here

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Global Economy Will Disintegrate Rapidly, Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate Are Doomed

To understand gold and silver, one must understand energy. Precious metals investors who do not understand the energy predicament we are soon to face, may sell their gold and silver prematurely… believing business as usual will continue for many years in our highly manipulated markets.

Friday, December 16, 2016

India & THE GOLD CONSPIRACY – Jim Willie

The Golden Jackass exposes the golden conspiracy. Jim Willie says we are witnessing a disconnect between the paper and physical prices of gold...

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Trump & The Next Recession – Mike Maloney and David Morgan

David Morgan and Mike Maloney, two of the greatest minds in the precious metals space sit down together and discuss the future of the economy going forward under a Trump presidency. Are rosy times ahead, or is a major recession coming our way?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Youtuber Crushes 1 Kilo Gold Bar Worth $40k, Hilarity Ensues

A Youtuber decided to see what happens when a 1 kilo gold bar is crushed with a hydraulic press.

What followed was priceless…

It appears that we have underestimated just how ignorant the general public remains about the intrinsic value of gold. Some of the best reactions include:

  • This is illegal…you can’t destroy money.
  • This physically pained me. $40,000…
  • $40,000. I would rather give it to charity…
  • He is wasting GOLD!!!!
  • Who the f*** wastes a $40 grand block of gold like this?! Why waste money?!