Archive for the Thought Control Category

Criminalizing homeschool in Britain

Posted in Thought Control on December 12, 2009 by Darkman

HSLDA | Criminal Background Checks Part of Draconian Law Proposed for Homeschoolers

It is troubling to many homeschool advocates that the British government has gotten its facts wrong. It appears the government is trying to use any means necessary to justify their actions against homeschoolers. And though the report is currently the subject of a special inquiry by a parliament committee to determine whether it was conducted properly, its implications have raised concern with homeschool leaders outside Britain as well.

Emphasis mine.  It appears that way because it is that way.  The collective can tolerate no deviation.  The hell-hole that “Great” Britain has become was predicted by both George Orwell and Anthony Burgess, and it is a pattern for what they want the United States (and Canada for that matter) to also become.

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Just a spoonful of sugar

Posted in Information Control, Thought Control on April 11, 2009 by Darkman

Mary Poppins’ ghost appeared in a Google Street View photo.

How did it get there? Google put it there. They have done this in other places and with other fictional characters such as the Paddington Bear and Sherlock Holmes.

So what?

So this:  if they can put fictional characters where they aren’t, they can put real individuals where they aren’t.

This shouldn’t be news to anyone; the technology to do this has existed for quite some time.  But expect them to graduate from light-heartedly putting famous fictional characters into actual photos to light-heartedly putting actual individuals into actual photos.  Such falsified images will be recognized as false but used for propaganda anyway because the mindless herds will think it is so cool, and because to them, the idea is more important than the fact.

Just wait for it.  And don’t forget to use plenty of sugar.

And the trees are all kept equal, by hatchet, axe, and saw…

Posted in Amerika, Thought Control on September 18, 2008 by Darkman

Survey says:  We are a nation of sheep.

The nationwide survey questions adults each year on their attitudes and opinions about free expression, a free press and religious liberty. The survey found that this year:

39% would extend to subscription cable and satellite television the government’s current authority to regulate content on over-the-air broadcast television.

54% would continue IRS regulations that bar religious leaders from openly endorsing political candidates from the pulpit without endangering the tax-exempt status of their organizations.

66% say the government should be able to require television broadcasters to offer an equal allotment of time to conservative and liberal broadcasters; 62% would apply that same requirement to newspapers, which never have had content regulated by the government.

31% would not permit musicians to sing songs with lyrics that others might find offensive.

68% favor government restrictions on campaign contributions by private companies, and 55% favor such limits on amounts individuals can contribute to someone else’s campaign.

Survey conducted by The First Amendment Center.

The enemies of liberty are not only in big government.  They live among us.

The Nazi roots of tobacco control

Posted in Police State, Thought Control on September 3, 2008 by Darkman

The Nazi roots of gun control have been well-documented. This article at Info Wars shows that the roots of modern “tobacco control” are also sprung from that most famous epitome of modern evil:

What conclusions can we draw from these parallels? Either the Nazis were benign really cared about everyone’s health or they used the specter of anti-smoking to exert massive control over people’s lives and scale back basic freedoms, getting a foot in the door for the political dictatorship that was to follow.

Similarly today, either the same elite that advocate “mass culling” of the majority of the world’s population really do care about public health and well-being or they are using the excuse of the anti-smoking drive to condition us to accept state regulation over every aspect of our personal lives.

It’s all about control, it’s all about letting you know who the bosses are. If the government can regulate personal habits and behavior, what’s next? If the state is so concerned about our good health as they would have you believe, why not use the latest scientific advancements to remove that nasty aggressive gene that causes so much unhappiness? Well, you’re causing those around you distress and harming their health so why not? Are your political opinions a mental illness? Are they harming society? Perhaps we should ban certain types of “free” speech that is offensive to others.

Also, the term “passive smoking” itself is of Nazi origin:

The term “passive smoking” (Passivrauchen) was coined by the Nazi Anti-Tobacco League. Its author, Fritz Lickint, offered no supporting evidence to claim that smokers poisoned everyone around them, while also stating that drinking coffee caused cancer.

Sure, smoking can kill you. So can a lot of other things. But as the writer of this article states,”smoking is unhealthy but it is healthier than fascism and government regulation of personal habits leads to dictatorship.”

I have long believed that the hysteria of the witch hunt will never end. If they succeed in stamping out tobacco use, they will find another target, and caffeine seems to me to be a likely one. I’m sure there are many other likely targets that I simply haven’t thought of because I’m not a wanna-be fascist.

“Free” speech

Posted in Thought Control on July 15, 2008 by Darkman

My Way News – ‘Public’ online spaces don’t carry speech, rights:

Rant all you want in a public park. A police officer generally won’t eject you for your remarks alone, however unpopular or provocative.

Say it on the Internet, and you’ll find that free speech and other constitutional rights are anything but guaranteed.

Companies in charge of seemingly public spaces online wipe out content that’s controversial but otherwise legal. Service providers write their own rules for users worldwide and set foreign policy when they cooperate with regimes like China. They serve as prosecutor, judge and jury in handling disputes behind closed doors.

Good article, with some specific examples. Of course this makes some cry for the “government” to step in a ensure that free speech rights aren’t violated. Government? Which government, exactly? One like China, which prohibits all kinds of information, or one like the U.S., which establishes “free speech zones” far away enough from the action that no one knows about it?

One old example that they didn’t mention, if I recall correctly, was several years ago when some genius at AOL decided that the word “breast” would no longer be allowed anywhere on AOL. This, of course, wiped out the breast cancer discussion forum.

And of course, they can let you rant all they want, but if you strike a telling blow with a little bit of truth that they don’t like, it goes down the memory hole, cache and all.

The dictionary of fools

Posted in Thought Control on July 12, 2008 by Darkman

Ah! The black hole:

A black hole is a region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape its pull after having fallen past its event horizon. The term “Black Hole” comes from the fact that, at a certain point, even electromagnetic radiation (e.g. visible light) is unable to break away from the attraction of these massive objects. This renders the hole’s interior invisible or, rather, black like the appearance of space itself.

Despite its interior being invisible, a black hole may reveal its presence through an interaction with matter that lies in orbit outside its event horizon. For example, a black hole may be perceived by tracking the movement of a group of stars that orbit its center. Alternatively, one may observe gas (from a nearby star, for instance) that has been drawn into the black hole. The gas spirals inward, heating up to very high temperatures and emitting large amounts of radiation that can be detected from earthbound and earth-orbiting telescopes. Such observations have resulted in the general scientific consensus that—barring a breakdown in our understanding of nature—black holes do exist in our universe.

Thus can we perceive the shriveling of intellect and the niggardly (i.e., grudging and petty) use of the English language as it spirals inward and crosses the event horizon of modern thought control.

Commissioner Mayfield used an appropriate metaphor for a place in which things disappear and are never seen again (much like when rudimentary intelligence is sucked in by political correctness). Commissioner Price was not correct. Everyone knows that a white hole is where all the stuff that’s sucked into a black hole comes out in another universe, where everything is peace and light and order is brought by a woman with a computer chip wired into her brain.[/sarc]

The brutal truth

Posted in Thought Control on July 10, 2008 by Darkman

Paul Marks of Samizdata blogs on Totalitarianism in the United States of America in 2009?

“But why should non-Americans care what happens in the United States?”

Because the brutal truth is that neither Britain or any other part of the West can stand if America falls – there is not, and can not be, any Plan B.

Read the whole thing.

He also brings up a good point about how the “racism card” will be used if Obama is elected.

Already, those who oppose Obama on political matters have been called racist. This is both a matter of modern thought control as well as the cult-like irrationality of the true believers who have placed their faith in our current political system.

This use of the accusation of racism is only going to get worse. Those who publicly state they voted against him will be labeled racist, and those who oppose his proposed laws will certainly be labeled racist.

A supreme irony will be reached when Clarence Thomas becomes opposed to a measure which Obama supports.

I promise not to say “I told you so.”