Combating Cognitive Dissonance

Some wise words from The Rabbit Hole on cognitive dissonance – perhaps the major affliction ailing the western world in the modern age.

The Rabbit Hole

December 31st, 2016

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true. Soren Kierkegaard

I realized tonight that it’s much more frustrating to argue politics with people in person than it is on social media. Especially with close friends who are only familiar with the NATO/US narrative, by choice. Knowing we have opposing views I didn’t initiate the politics talk.

I was told, “you’re intelligent, how could you support a dictator”? I said because I’m intelligent I don’t believe the lies and propaganda spewed on mainstream media, and dig beneath the surface. “But he’s killing his people, he’s using chemical weapons”.. So I proceeded to explain how that’s false and even shared a recent post of mine that said that the Syrian state provided evidence that the opposition were the ones who used mustard gas…

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Not “Living The Lie”

I was inspired today by a shared post on Facebook, recommending the video you will find below.  Inspired enough to reshare it and also to make this declaration.  I hope that any and all readers may find this useful.

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A Declaration of Personal Independence and Integrity

I am human.
I am an individual.
For as long as I can, and for as long as it is within my power and capability to do so…
– I will be myself.
– I will make my own decisions.
– I will decide what is right and what is wrong.
– I will decide what is truth and what is false.
– I will not conform to some pattern that the society I live in would set for me.
– I will not stand silent while evil is carried out by others in my name.
– I will speak up for justice where injustice is done.
– I will call out those who are perpetrating harm, lies, mischief and anything that is not good in the world. No matter who they are.
– I will maintain my integrity by speaking the truth as I see it.
– I will maintain my personal independence.
– I will be a person, not a sheeple.
– I will be alert.
– I will be strong.
– I will be free.

…and that is what this video is all about. Try it. You may begin to see the world – your world – your self, a little differently.

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Hearsay Extrapolated – Amnesty Claims Mass Hangings In Saydnaya, Syria, Provides Zero Proof

Sarah Abed, a Syrian American, with relations living in Saydnaya, Syria, reveals the fake-newsiness (colloquialism for ‘outright lies’) of Amnesty International reports of mass hangings by the Syrian government.

How low is the West willing to sink in its already scraping of the bottom of the barrel in credibility and trust?

Of course it is mainly the US and NATO that are behind such lies, but isn’t it incumbent on their allies and member nations to periodically review their association with such degenerates?

Come on Western nations, grow a backbone.

The Weaponisation Of Popular Culture

I recently published a post that was basically just a share of a YouTube video from Paul Joseph Watson on the Trump immigrant ban.  I almost took that post down once or twice, not for the occasional profanity (if you can’t get past a few swear words then you need to get out more), but a) because I didn’t agree with some of what was said (or at least how it came across to me – my understanding of it) and b) because I just didn’t understand what he was saying (which may just be due to my removing myself from the presence and influence of modern cultural norms as much as possible).

I didn’t remove the post, obviously, since it served (more or less) to make a point.  Or points.  Even if I didn’t agree with or understand some of the points made.  It generally gave the impression that I wanted to pass on.

I could say much the same thing about this share,  Which is actually of much greater importance than almost anything related to Trump:

 

Western culture is sinking into depravity and degradation and has been for the last few decades but more noticeably during this century.  It is a one-way trip, and the further it goes and the faster it travels, the harder it will be to jump off and personally regain some sense of reality and purpose.  I can’t say what the end will be like but it won’t be pretty or pleasant.

I personally jumped ship several years ago, which is probably why I have little understanding of the finer points of modern popular culture.  It is though, very clear from the outside, just what is happening to society headed for self-absorbed destruction.

Voting for Hillary Clinton was never an option

Thank you for penning this ‘crime sheet’ on Mrs Clinton, Sarah. I have been meaning to do something like that myself, but now that she has slipped into relative obscurity (hopefully for ever) I would never have gotten around to it. Re-blogged on my own site.

Incidentally, I think you are doing a good thing here, down the ‘Rabbit Hole’.

The Rabbit Hole

Prior to this past election day, I wrote quite frequently on my social media accounts about Hillary Clinton’s political career. With a special focus on the corruption that was being buried in main stream media. With her defeat came an uprising on my social media accounts from those that had supporter her not being able to accept the election results. I had never seen my Facebook feed so divided and I was surprised by the number of Pro-Resistence/ Pro-Pali/Pro-Syria/Pro-Yemen/Pro-Libya/Pro-Iraq friends that had expressed dissatisfaction that she did not win. I wasn’t aware that any of my friends supported Clinton till the day after she lost! If my inability to empathize with them during their mourning of her  campaign loss is seen as being insensitive then so be it. I’ve clearly proved that I’m anti-Clinton for factual reasons, one of which being that she is a bloody war propagator. The ones…

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Is this the future?

I don’t need to say much here other than that the following reblog is absolutely the case, well put, on the renewable energy lie.  The so-called ‘renewables’ are N-O-T not, the future of energy.  There is no future of energy – of the kind, and level, that we have become reliant on for our daily existence.

Renewable energy is, at best, a temporary, partial, stop-gap between a fossil-fuel driven society and a post-fossil-fuel society, which may give us a 25 year (max) step-down period to adjust to that idea.

At worst, renewable energy is a total folly, which may ensure that we have no future for our daily existence.

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Idyllic scene, you might think?

Well, of course some people don’t like them and some people do, for various reasons, which I won’t go into here.

The reason for this post is to show that massive structures like this can never be part of our long-term energy future.

Here’s the base of one of those towers being put into place :

All that rebar and all that cement…..made with the energy from fossil fuels.

Next comes the tower, fabricated elsewhere, using, you guessed it, energy from fossil fuels. Oh, and that big semi-trailer thingy runs on diesel :

Whacking big crane to lift the tower into place. Fossil fuels made that, too :

Up goes the tower. What’s driving that crane? Oh, of course, fossil fuels :

There are more images where these came from, and a comprehensive analysis of how much energy it takes to put one wind…

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Final Word (I hope) On MH17

I think that everyone knows that the MH17 inquiry just concluded was a total sham designed to reach one conclusion and one conclusion only and that having been decided two years ago before it even started.  Such a tainted affair merits no credibility whatsoever but it does show that powerful forces want at any cost to cast blame and reproach on one particular party.  A plan which implies that those forces wish to hide their own guilt.

The question to ask then is – “Who benefits from the MH17 inquiry finding?”

I came across this today – MH17 Inquiry’s Final Episode: ‘Who Benefits?’ (Video).   It is a genuine inquiry into the MH17 affair, where all available evidence (not fictitious ‘secret’ evidence) is considered.

The conclusion is that it was not a BUK missile but a Ukraine Air Force Mig29 fighter jet, presumably under orders not necessarily originating from Ukraine military sources, which brought that fateful flight down.

While I had not been aware of the existence of this series until today, I have been exposed to some of the evidence used in it and for the last two years have maintained and promoted the facts as being exactly what is found by this inquiry.  I feel entirely vindicated by these findings and I honestly feel that herein lies the truth of the matter.

  • No blame can be attached to Russia.
  • No blame can be attached to the brave peoples forces of the Luhansk and Donetsk Independent Republics – elsewhere referred to as the ‘rebels’.
  • No blame can be attached to whoever in the Ukraine military ordered and fired the weapon that brought down the aircraft – other than what their own conscience permits.
  • The entire blame resides with those forces that dreamed up the planned attack for their own devious and evil purposes.  I don’t know who those people are but I do know who their current leader is – President of the United States – Barak Obama. That direction is where the finger needs to point.

Entirely worth taking the time to view, this inquiry is published as six fairly brief YouTube videos.  The final episode is linked to in the article. There is also a link to the whole MH17 Inquiry Series there. If you don’t have time to watch all episodes I suggest 2, 4, 5 and the final one are the most important and revealing.

Please don’t allow the wool to be pulled over your eyes by what the media and government want you to see and know and also what they want you to not see and to not know.

Standing Against Obfuscation


Here is another post from my Facebook page that I wanted to share here.  I seem to spend most of my writing time these days commenting on the Syrian situation.  I feel that is important, perhaps the most important thing going on in our times or at least just now in the second half of 2016.  The subject relates to this Russia Insider article: US Outcry Over Syria… Tears Followed by NATO Bombs

This is entirely my own view:

It is important to speak out when you see injustice and bad things happening anywhere, no matter who it is that is offending against humanity.

That is why I have been concentrating on the situation in Syria over recent weeks and why I will continue to do so for as long as it takes to get the message out (because the media does not generally seem willing or able to do so) on just what is really going on there.

Shamefully, it is my own nation, Australia, that is on the wrong side in this affair as part of the Western Alliance led by those inveterate warmongers, wreckers of nations and prolific killers of innocents, the US. I’m not sure why we Australians side with them because, let’s face it, they always lose, go home, sulking, with their tails between their legs and leaving behind them utter suffering and chaos which the peoples of the world have to soothe, heal, clean up and pay for.

And neither the media nor the UN is helping.

Take Aleppo, over which most of the current screaming, ranting and hair pulling is being wrought. The largest city in Syria, with a population of some 2.5 million people (Yes, it actually belongs to Syria) is largely controlled by the legitimate Syrian government except for an eastern enclave which is occupied and held by brutal terrorists which the West tends to describe as ‘moderate rebels’ to justify their ongoing support to them, and also a smaller enclave held by Kurdish forces. Syria and their allies are justifiably attempting (and will succeed) to drive out or destroy those terrorists. The West, on the other hand, is aiding the terrorists (with arms and embedded US ‘advisers’) because what they are doing suits US policy drives to get rid of the Assad regime.

Inside the terrorist enclave live around 250,000 Syrians (some willingly, some not, some actively trying to escape) and it is inevitable that there will be civilian casualties caused by the conflict. It is these people (one tenth of the total population of the city) and their estimated 100,000 children who are at grave risk. Is that the fault of the Syrian government? No. Not in any way is it their fault, or the Russians, or any of their allies. The fault lies with the terrorists and their Western backers entirely. Read the RI article for more on that.

Are the Syrian government forces or the Russians targeting these trapped people with barrel bombs, chemical weapons or munitions of any sort? Of course not. That would be unconscionable. Amnesty International observers have concurred to that. Terrorists, on the other hand, and their US suppliers, have no conscience (oh, they pretend to, I grant you).

Here is a snippet from the RI article:

“And a key leitmotif of the official Western narrative is to create the perception that innocent civilians in Aleppo are being slaughtered by Syria and Russian forces. Both Damascus and Moscow reject claims that they are targeting civilian areas. Moscow has vehemently refuted Western claims that it is committing war crimes. Even the normally jingoistic US outlet Radio Free Europe quotes a legal expert from Amnesty International as saying that there is no evidence to indict Russia of such crimes.

And because the anti-government militants restrict access to their stronghold, including for UN aid agencies, it is hard to verify the claims and footage coming out of there. Which notwithstanding has not restrained Western media from broadcasting the information verbatim.”

Use your own judgement. You can’t believe anything that you read in mainstream media nor anything that your politicians are telling you.

Finally (for today), I believe that this situation will develop into all out global war, mainly because that is what the Americans want and indeed need in order to resurrect their failing economy for a while. We Australians will unfortunately find ourselves dragged into that on the wrong side and many of our major cities will end up as smoking ruins where life will be impossible for centuries or even millennia.