The perils of preoccupation -keep your eyes on the shiny ball
Collapsing the U.S. economy, Keynesian economics, Cloward-Piven strategy, Saul Alinksy tactics
By Doug Hagmann
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
About a million people crammed into New York City’s Times Square and vicinity last night to watch the mother of all shiny, diversionary trinkets, the infamous New Year’s Eve ball, make its way down a flagpole to mark the end of 2013.
Another billion or so people worldwide were glued to their televisions, iPhones or other electronic devices to watch this 11,875 pound geodesic sphere, illuminated by 32,256 LEDs, create a combination of more than 16 million colors and various patterns for their visual entertainment, or should I say entrancement. On the other side of the world, Chinese shoppers filled malls in Shanghai to purchase every bit of gold bullion available. While many Americans drank to excess with their blurry eyes transfixed on a 12-foot wide trinket made of 2,688 triangular crystals, well-focused shoppers in Shanghai emptied the gold inventory in about three hours.
As one ton (about 998 kg) of confetti was dropped on the crown in Times Square, Chinese of mostly average means purchased nearly its equivalent in gold from all outlets, including 200 kg from the largest mall in Shanghai. It will take NYC sanitation workers two days to clean up the mess in Times Square, while it appears that the Chinese are cleaning up in a much different manner. Is there a message contained here to the average American? Only to those who have been awakened to what’s really going on behind the diversion of the shiny, trinkets of diversion on which we are urged to affix our gaze, paying no attention to the man behind the curtain.
As the frivolities of most Americans come to a close this week, many will undoubtedly be nursing hangovers while cleaning up their own houses from the parties they hosted to bring 2013 to a close and usher in 2014 on the Gregorian calendar, Many of these people are the same who openly accuse investigative journalists in the “new media” of spreading fear, writing doom porn, and scoff at watchmen who are attempting to awaken people to the truth about current events. They want your gaze to remain transfixed on the shiny trinkets that entrance you in believing that all is normal. They desperately work to convince you that you are to believe that there is trouble on the horizon. They have plenty of help, from the compromised politicians to the complicit media, all bought and paid for by a handful of corporations and families whose goal it is to enslave you mentally and physically.