Vox Populi, Methods of Manipulation

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Vox Populi, Methods of Manipulation

All over the world police states are becoming the superior form of government. Even people from countries conditioned to identify themselves as free are fast becoming informed that they're living under one expanding, dictatorial, central government. By now it's occurred to almost everyone that there's something terribly wrong with the way the world is being governed.

Government corruption is the rule, rather than the exception, internationally, and it's been so since the beginning of recorded history. Corporations are running uncontrolled and out of hand destroying people's lives, communities, countries and the planet itself. We are drowned in anxiety, despair and light entertainment. People have been kept distracted on purpose, they've been kept in war on purpose, and they've been divided on purpose.

This film seeks not only to uncover the conspiracies which undermine our governments and societies but also to examine the nature of reality and in doing so offers some solutions to rectify the paradigm in which we are living.

Take a moment to pause and consider why it is that we're here on Earth? Is it to spend our entire lives working to pay the interest on the national debt? Or to line the pockets of criminal bankers? Or to acquire as many as trinkets and toys as possible? Does anyone honestly believe he who dies with the most wins? Are we here to run on a proverbial hamster wheel? If this is the reason we're here then why are the most pleasurable things in life the things that are free?

Some people would have us believe that our purpose in life is to work, multiply and die, or to just entertain our five senses, and of course to pay our taxes. This is hardly a reason for incarnating on Earth. We've incarnated here for a greater purpose. We are here to love and to be loved, and the truth is, love is the answer to all the elements that plague our society.

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92 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Janeen Clark

    there is more wrong with this so called film than right. it is films like this that make mainstream citizens that begin to go outside the box and stumble upon trash like this believe "oh that's all just conspiracy non-sense" and then they never take any of the topics that have truth to it seriously therefore never look into it again. the maker of this film is so ignorant about the topics he presents, 90 percent of the truth is missing from this film , while the 90 percent information that IS in the film makes no sense is not clear and concise, and does not refine the information and research and carry it all the way back and break it all the way down to get to any truth, understanding, or resolution. this is a perfect example of laziness and scatter brained non-sense that fails to take even one specific topic break it all the way down present it and resolve it.

  2. Crab_Nebula

    @ 3:15 I had to stop the video and listen to the song Sheep from Pink Floyd, since I hadn't heard it so long, and the film makers cherry picked the intro keyboards.

  3. ~Oliver B Koslik Esq

    The speaker "Freeman" @ 0:49:15 makes some stellar points!

  4. Enrique Rivas

    what films would you recommend?

  5. Patrick Adrien Varencaus

    so far, so blind,so brainwashed !

  6. Janeen Clark

    paradise or oblivion, zeitgeist moving forward, marshall rosenberg 9 hours training seminar, youtube jacque fresco, marshall rosenberg, ekart tolle for the spiritual side

  7. Janeen Clark

    im not saying that the film does not touch on some important points, possibly even all the things it brings up are important, but it fails to break down every single point it brings up and identify root causality. then find plausible solution. essentially the maker of this film and the speakers in it are just a tiny bit outside the mainstream view, yet the truth is way outside the box, they are one step removed from being entirely ignorant on all these topics, it takes many years of research to understand it fully check out marshall rosenberg 9 hour training course on google for a life changing perspective with a way to take action right away to live a better life and help others using compassion and empathy instead of the blame game enemy image that is the reason for domination to begin with.

  8. Janeen Clark

    that is the most re*arded documentary ever made. a 5 year old can give you more information and accuracy.

  9. Janeen Clark

    our society is collapsing due to domination through the use of punishment and reward structures like money and government this began because of scarcity. right there is more info then this film tells you. next in order to turn that around we need to remove the domination structures that led to government and money all punishment and reward is domination through the use of violence whether it is in language or systems at large that is the root cause. that is more information then this film maker will present in his next doc in 3 years. finally once all domination is removed from society and becomes obsolete the past can not repeat itself. next we use technology to create abundance where ever possible. declare the entire world the property to all people, and use compassion and empathy to work together fir the first time , just like single cells did in order to create advanced organisms this is the evolution of life we can see the evidence all around us look at the cellular structure of plant life in order to utilize the sun's energy with photosynthesis this is the way to success through co-operation. in fact all Remanence of division is obsolete and must be treated as such to succeed. there are very specific techniques people can use to overcome their own brainwashing like for example how we use language to dominate others through reward and punishment calling someone a name for example. marshall rosenberg is a great place to start beginning removal of domination through language and communication. this must take place for our larger structures in society to work off of compassion and empathy.

  10. Jack1952

    All this film does is provide us with a new enemy. It does exactly what it accuses the ruling "cabal" of doing. Generate fear and encourage a reaction to that fear. Any dissension is met with accusations of being a part of the brainwashed masses or even being a shill for this elite. It does not take into consideration some of the basic human directives that is part of our evolution into humanity. As long as we see enemies, we will have a struggle and a struggle needs leadership to direct the foot soldiers in this battle for "freedom". Heaven help us if we have individuals like David Icke directing this struggle against this imaginary "NWO".

  11. dmxi

    a collapse of the current economical system is a must for the investors
    of undermining the 'old democratic ballast' which contradicts their
    'liberal' ideology of 'free markets'.the key is to beat
    competition
    by buying,corrupting or even killing the opponent....& that's how a
    'new world order' is unavoidable (cause & effect) due to termination
    of opposing views with the help of controlled mass-media outlets &
    forcing financial cuts in public education....'breeding' a generation
    of ignorants & complying consumers!that is not a conspiracy theory
    just a sad fact of current affairs!

  12. Janeen Clark

    well spoken sir

  13. Pierre Duguay

    From an atheist perspective, when talking about energy, love and meaning/reason for existing. i can't help but laugh. Might as well be talking about the celestial teapot. You can't just make statements without evidence.

    I have to agree with Janeen Clark on this one. This is uninformed crap.

  14. Philio

    Just for grins, check out the eyes on the child at 1:08:59 to 1:09:03. The image was preceded by an hypodermic needle. Did you see both or did only one image consciously register? Hum-m-m-m..

  15. Jack1952

    Thank you. I just noticed that you've been called one of the "brainwashed" earlier in this comment section. Don't take it too hard. Lol. I get that one a lot.

  16. 1concept1

    Why would anyone want to sit a listen to this HS - How many times have we heard this?

  17. Terry "OldFox" Seale

    "forcing financial cuts in public education...."

    You rightfully object to controlled mass media outlets but then put your trust in government-controlled schools. Isn't that a huge disconnect? Don't government schools buy all their textbooks and content from mass media outlets?

  18. dmxi

    no....i'm just pointing out!.....& you're never short of a smart-ass reply,are you?a kind of troll.....poppa-troll,if you will?

  19. Enrique Rivas

    Thank you very much. I love what Eckhart's teachings have done to transform my reality, gonna start watching your recommendations.

  20. Terry "OldFox" Seale

    You're pointing out what? That whatever I say, you respond ad hominem? "Troll" is an insult, isn't it? I have opinions and you try to shut down serious discourse with insults.

    Why not address the merits of my remark or explain my misunderstanding. You eschew mass media but espouse "public education." I said that public education gets its content from "mass media" (Elsevier, News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Thomson) and rather than admit your error of analysis go ad hominem. One wonders: Are you CAPABLE of being ashamed of yourself or acknowledging any kind of error on your part?

    How is anything in my question "smart ass?" Or are you alluding to my prior offenses, officer?

  21. docoman

    He's rightfully pointing out you blew any respect when you plagiarised, Poppa Troll.

    Should ask yourself your own question after your dishonest display of theft and deceit you got caught attempting, and that pathetic excuse you tried out.

  22. dmxi

    my last line of my first post simply sums it up which you seemingly have
    ignored by uttering non-sense....as you're pretty new here,i've only
    seen you trying to be very clever with incoherent attacks,mostly with an
    ending line of 'a spell-checker at M&M'S' without any substance to
    the issue. so,to make myself clear for you:'degeneration of education
    system + imbalanced news = a generation lost/wasted to inequality & deception for better compliance!'...imo,OK?

  23. Terry "OldFox" Seale

    I'm "pretty new here?" Huh? The rest of your formulation makes no sense to me. Let me review: 1. You made a statement: mass media bad; public ed good. 2. I called that a disconnect and stated as simply as possible the incongruity. That was not nonsense. You turned into an insulting child instead of showing that govt schools DO NOT buy their lessons from the same corporations that own "mass media." Keep running away. You don't like my joke? What does that have to do with anything? How old are you?

  24. Terry "OldFox" Seale

    Docoman, I never asserted that that Wiki material was written by me. I knew anyone could find it there and wanted them to do it. This is not a scholarly forum. You don't get to grade me. What IS a "troll?" Someone that just tries to disrupt and provoke people to loose their temper. That's not my objective. My objective is to provoke thought.

    On another but related subject: Do you have any authorization, role, or moderator rights in this space? I ask because I am surprised to see an entire group of comments by me and others have been censored out. If so, do you feel it is ethical for you (or any moderator) to delete comments, while also posting your own comments which are abusive, offensive, dismissive, and egregiously in violation of the Comment FAQs established by the TDF?

    If you're not a moderator, I withdraw the question and regret the suspicion. And I wish you no pain and good health. Thank you.

    Maybe you have no such moderator rights. But if you do, you need to disclose it and regulate your behavior in a more responsible manner.

  25. bringmeredwine

    That's exactly what I was thinking when I read the description.
    No thanks! It would just get me too riled up.

  26. a_no_n

    i suppose it depends on whether you consider accessible education for the poor to be a joke or not.

  27. a_no_n

    It's the standard reply for those who have pulled the wool over their own eyes.

  28. dmxi

    & your point is....no education better than bad (mass media outlet text books) education?i've twice made myself clear to you....& regarding the kind question of my age:'i'm past the age of trolling!'.....& you?
    troll is not meant as an insult it just seems apparent.

  29. dmxi

    terrible old fox as cunning as a seal (with a job at M&M's as a spell-checker),maybe?that would explain 'theft & deceit' back firing....

  30. dmxi

    just click the avatar & you'll see who's a moderator & who's not.....& just to ease your soul:the moderators delete comments that go past the issue of the documentary (or loose ourselves in 'ad hominem') & we all share that 'burden' when we're not complying to the forementioned rule.

  31. docoman

    Lol, at least you're on the right subject, manipulation of information. So "this is not a scholarly forum" is now your reason, and you wanted them to find it there. That's different to your first excuse, that you wanted everyone to read it all. Got any more excuses in your bag? None you've tried work so far.
    Fact is you posted it as if you authored it, didn't say a word or any indication it wasn't yours UNTIL you were caught. 'Not a scholarly forum' is no excuse for plagiarism Terry. As it seems you haven't worked it out yet I'll give you a helping tip, that sort of dishonesty doesn't fly here, whatever type of forum you believe it to be.

    No, I'm not a Mod Terry, which is lucky for you. I'd have warned you straight up for plagiarism, another for your first BS excuse, and you'd be gone now for this latest batch of BS. Contrary to your crying, you've had plenty of leeway here it seems to me.

    So instead of crying about your deleted posts, (which we all get for the reasons dmxi already gave you, I've had many deleted in my time here too), and trying to shift your wrong doings onto the mods now, how about you try to work within the rules as the rest of us have to. Own your own actions Terry.

    The biggest difference between you and I Terry, is you won't find me lying in my posts. No doubt I've been wrong on multiple occasions, but I don't lie about it Terry. I can't see the point of BS'ing, it seems you've found reason to.

    So you can save your hypocritical advice for the next time you're looking in a mirror, or talking to one of your fellow 'we gave the world morals' touting religees..

  32. dmxi

    trying not to provoke in general but to provoke others to 'thought' is like selling a 'right' shoe to a left leg!now 'spell-check that round your 'M&M's,mon monsieur!'
    edit:a LOL ,for heavens sake,before someone get's puffed-up!happy new year,me ole fox!

  33. anna miller

    The first step is being aware. For those of you bored with the message, perhaps it is time for you to take action or stop complaining.

  34. anna miller

    Science with no respect for the unexpained experiences of spirit, is what has brought humanity in need for documentaries such as this one. Science has deteriorated into nothing more than man's ego that nothing exists if he can not name it, and thus control it.

  35. DeckHazen

    It's a pity that people have figured this out just at the point we discover that the human race will be extinct in in a couple generations if not sooner. (ref: intergovernmental panel on climate change)

  36. Pierre Duguay

    You cannot just make statements with no evidence and be expected to be taken seriously. The celestial teapot reference is designed to point this out. Secondly if referring to "energy" you better be referring to the ability to do work measurable in units of Joules, otherwise you simply have no idea what the word means.

    An attempt to explain the unexplained with no scientific method is just some fool making broad unfounded statements.

  37. Lynley Ruth Butt

    Firstly, " it's occurred to almost everyone", assumes a critical mass when there is none, to get things moving...Secondly... Moving where? In a better direction? There is no concurrence only conflict and division. Thirdly, the weight of individual problems for successful survival are so great that there is no energy put into change. Fourthly, old methods of generating energy are obsolete and not only harmful but ridiculous which further depletes confidence. The only ones willing to put shove before gab are extremist activists.... And their activities are mostly negative gainsaying and obstructionism. People have lost patience with the push and shove as well as hard sell of the world, especially with overpopulation and competition for resources. Developed Nations Are as cynical and exploitative as ever and entirely obliged by ignorance need and crude desires to make for the shorter term good... Money in hand rather than "treasure laid up in heaven". ReIigion is a total failure...the whole long historic line of it is dissolved in hysterics not reason. Islam has failed to make the final point... That only science, conscience together with the only faith that can be right out of all the diversionary tactics and factions ...a binding Holism

  38. Horst Manure

    Forget about it all Japan will take us out over the next few yrs.

  39. Lauri Neva

    Anyone who can read and chooses not to read does not know all this. That is the real shame. We are truly living out the legacy of 1984!

  40. a_no_n

    most "unexplained experiences of spirit" are actually explained...

  41. anna miller

    An individual can have a lot of information, and a large group of people can have more data, but human beings as a whole, will never understand everything that exists.

  42. anna miller

    Perhaps it would be more beneficial to use the comment section of documentaries, to actually comment on the documentary,

  43. a_no_n

    true...but i still stand by my statement that most "unexplained" things are in fact explained.

  44. Pierre Duguay

    The original comment, and subsequent comments were in regards to the documentary's creator/narrator. He was making statements throughout the film with no evidence to back it up. Saying many mystical things asthough they were accepted fact. Hence my agreement with a previous comment about the intellectual value of this documentary.

  45. docoman

    Hmm, call the kettle black often anna?

  46. anna miller

    If every breakthough of a status quo paradigm was left unexplored, because individuals had scarce evidence to prove theory, what would happen to scientific inquiry? It is easy to sit back and judge, when the sum total of one's knowledge is based on the work of other's efforts. Talk is cheap, and criticism of something of which you have no experience is even cheaper.Perhaps if we invested more heavily into exploring phenomenon, and less on science for profit, we might begin to shift calcified attitudes such as yours, the smug, arrogant, idea that science is god.

  47. anna miller

    I don't have a lot of time to waste dualing with unsuspecting individuals posting their opinions on "doco"s. I prefer to spend my time in the real world, making positive change. The flush that some individuals receive posting after a documentary, can simply not be compared to the rush of actually helping to shift energy in the "real world". Using one's ego to help, instead of harm, wow, what a concept!

  48. docoman

    blah blah blah I'm righteous blah blah blah.

    Hmm, positive change in the real world? Lol, your post history doesn't exactly back up your time and 'helping' claims now does it.
    (how does calling someone a monsanto shill help 'effect real change?' ;)

    I've helped provided literally millions of meals to feed people in my life, how many meals have you helped provide? You know, something real, that makes a real difference. Then again, you may well not know. You seem to think this cr@p you're posting helps make a 'real difference'. Doing something real and physical. Using ones physical actions to help make a difference instead of just talk, wow, what a concept! ;)
    Do tell, how do you know what others experiences are? Or their 'sum total of knowledge' and how it was learned?

    You make a lot of assumptions you have no idea about, little miss self righteous. A Doctor may be able to help you with your 'feeling flush' problems.

  49. docoman

    You are correct. Derren Brown is a good source to find out that what you said is accurate.

  50. Black Scholar

    The current Narrative is that Black men and boys are the blame for
    doggie fighting. Forget that the SlaveMaster fought black slave against
    Black slave. Forget that white folks raise and breed demons. Forget
    that white folks evolved from an Icy Place where scarcity was the norm
    (Europe). And that they killed each other to eat. This is today's
    world created from the mind of the psychopath that is European. Look
    around. Everything that is Negative evolved from the European.
    Genocide, rape, disease, death, starvation, and theft; these are
    European values propounded upon the world.

    What will become of
    our Beautiful Earth? She will get tired of being DISRESPECTED and shut
    it down. After all she is 4.5 Billions years old compared to 15,000
    years of the European virus. She will shake em off and spin a new life
    form. One that works in Harmony with the Universe.

    sorry

  51. docoman

    You are wrong. I offer your own post as evidence of my assertion. You claim, "Everything that is Negative evolved from the European."
    I take it that you don't consider murder a "Negative" thing then? Or you just wish to dismiss tribal warfare as nothing negative, or somehow blame it all on Europeans?
    Wrong. Go read up on the history of the Mayans for example, pre -European times. Or are you fine with human sacrifice? (their history, written by themselves in their own words in stone before Europeans arrived)

    And for the record, cannibalism is not, as you suggest, only a European invention. Do some research on the South Pacific for starters.

    You sir, are a racist fool. Anyone that suggests any particular race has a monopoly on bad deeds is an uninformed, blind racist fool.
    We are all the same. Skin pigmentation, typical physical features make NO DIFFERENCE to what is the most important part of our species, our minds.

    I advise you do some traveling, discover for yourself.

    A scholar you claim in your name ehh? I suggest you have a scholarship in bullshitology.
    Shame on you, and any racist twit that preaches such BS and hate as you have. You are no better then the morally absurd Nazi 'master race' proponents.

  52. Lastviewer

    Just a comment : JFK was in power as the CIA proceeded to the Cubain Bay of Pig hoax.
    It's a matter of maffia's casinos in Cuba.
    As well, had the power to realise that the Vietnamese had the same freedom of self recognition as any nation does.
    He sure knew coze he was educated.
    If JFK was unfit to be aware of the CIA deeds though his party informants within his team, he's part of it.
    USA Pres, are commanders, aren't they ?
    I mean that I gotten tired of hearing his empty notorious speech years ago. Everyone knows how Gran'Pa Kennedy made his money and how he was against the attrition of crime corps in those years.

    Going from JFK to now days is the same as going from the Democrate to the Republicains and vice-versa. "A No where ride"­

    Holy preaching doesn't mean much to me.

  53. dmxi

    couldn't have put it better myself!you,sir,have hit the nail dead center & straight!

  54. Jeffrey

    In my opinion, it's largely a load of crap. Even though I do like the idea of a world order pulling all strings in the world, but it's just so unlikely.

    I do think banks own the US (because of the facts shown) and that they are to blame for a lot of bad shit, but I don't think some Illuminati cartel owns the world. I absolutely believe that the US banks own the US and therefor have power on a global scale, but they'd never own the world with their "secret" bloodlines which have been ruling since the Egyptians and their pharaohs.

    Also, love doesn't connect us, greed does. People want to be better than someone else, and that's a fact. People want to showoff their wealth to people who actually don't give a shit how well you're doing! Those are the basics of a community, whatever the size. There's always a hierarchy, sometimes unwritten, but there's always one. An elite group, then the middle class and then the poor or the lowest class. Take a look at primitive tribes, just from a random African country, it'll prove my point. The people in the elite group would be the magical healers and the "wise" people, then you'd have the normal tribe people and then the women on their period, because they just thought that it was disgusting to be around a women who is bleeding for a week, because she isn't pregnant.

  55. gotsda .

    After the initial clip of quotes taken out of context, or are fabricated by splicing previous clips together I see a load of images of politically powerful images and then it says interviews, with David Icke. That's right the person who made this believes the guy who talks about reptilians.

  56. John Matrix

    That's probably the most racist thing I've ever read.
    You're promoting an agenda of racial hatred
    resulting from skewed facts that occurred long before said "scholar" was even conceived. Anyone who knows anything about history knows that not only 1) Any given race of peoples has been enslaved at some point or
    another by another race/culture 2) Most of them had it for much longer than the 300 year period of the African slave trade
    3) Neither you, nor i, nor any other aforementioned peoples has been enslaved in our lifetime. Feeling entitled/wronged by something that happened to a race
    of people to which you identify, thus classifying yourself with them due to race Is extremely racist and equal to saying I am white therefor I identify with everything that white people have done. I am an individual, you are too. None of that is race based, so stop complaining and promoting hatred.
    You should also know that your claim that disease, starvation, and theft, is of white origin is not only incredibly racist, but extremely moronic. There are many
    intelligent and well educated white black people, just as there are many educated Asian, whites, Latins, etc. But, You sir, are an id*ot.
    Umad bro?

  57. NotoriouslyGreen

    you are a racist. We all know only white people are violent and kill right?! Pol Pot, Mao, The Libyrian warlords and as far back as Genghis Kahn were all white right? HUMANS are violent, I do not think race has anything to do with violent inclinations. Einstein was right, the stupidity of humans is infinite. For harmony we need to rid ourselves of the ignorance that lives and breathes in you.

  58. johnBas5

    Where do you get this nonsense, government-controlled schools are by far much better than anything else ever tried. Public schools are better than most, if not all parent education or private schools. Unsupervised private schools are mostly a cover-up for all kinds of cult-like indoctrination and separation from the realities of the world and society, freedom to brainwash the underlings spawn.

    Government decides what should be in the curriculum material. Not the publishers.

  59. Terry "OldFox" Seale

    Thanks for the links.
    Your explanation for why Congress members send their children to private schools ("they are in on the con or are useful i*iots.") is not persuasive. So you actually have no evidence to support your contention that government schools are effective, superior, or even adequate? Do you offer the same excuse for why school teachers surveyed prefer to send their OWN children to private schools?

    All you have is "opinion." You are shooting blanks, my friend. This is really not controversial any more at all.

  60. johnBas5

    Why wouldn't government schools be able to be effective or even adequate? Where
    is your evidence to back up your claims? Only one example is needed to
    invalidate your broad claims about government schools.

    I have been in public education (government schools) and read about the curriculum in private schools. After comparing them it becomes very clear what the motivations at some horrendous private institutions are. (Not all of them are.)

    For some people, private schools really allow them to put their kids in a bubble of approved information.

    The reason why people perpetuate bad systems always is they are in on the con or are useful idiots. They might not recognize the con as a con but know that some things don't make a good decision. My own education was effective as many others I watched growing up with public school. This is personally-witnessed first-hand evidence that public school can work.
    Then again, I live in Europe.

    Could you provide some sources for the school teachers statements? In the US. People might avoid underfunded (public/government) schools. This could be caused because public schools are underfunded, to which the solution is to giver the public schools decent funding to do their job.

    There is, in the US, a powerful plutocracy, rich people, corporation - funded marketing machine that tries to demonize all things socialized including public schools. Don't believe me? Look up acts and statements politicians make about school funding for public schools.

  61. Terry "OldFox" Seale

    John (if I may call you that),

    I must recuse myself on the practices and effectiveness in Europe. Europe has had a rich and healthy respect for education in most countries, has little resistance to socialized solutions, and seems to lack the distrust for government and authority that we American treasure so much. I really know nothing about your situation there in these respects. But I do believe (based on my interactions with Europeans) that students are better educated there.

    I'm talking about the US, where we have seen the most lavish budgeted and expensive government schools (NYC, Washington, most inner cities) fail to produce literate, rudimentally competent graduates. They have become therapy centers to artificially inflate the poor "self esteem" of our underclass children. Non-competitive examinations, political correctness, tolerance, and group therapy have replaced scholarship and rigor. Ebonics was the most absurd and comical approach ever taken. We think when people have school choice, competition may provoke innovation and excellence at the schools. There is evidence that it does. [n (if I may call you that),

    I must recuse myself on the practices an effectiveness in Europe. Europe has had a rich and healthy respect for education in most countries, has little resistance to socialized solutions, and seems to lack the distrust for government and authority that we American treasure so much. I really know nothing about your situation there in these respects. But I do believe (based on my interactions with Europeans) that students are better educated there.

    I'm talking about the US, where we have seen the most lavish budgeted and expensive government schools (NYC, Washington, most inner cities) fail to produce literate, rudimentally competent graduates. They have become therapy centers to artificially inflate the poor "self esteem" of our underclass children. Non-competitive examinations, political correctness, tolerance, and group therapy have replaced scholarship and rigor. We think when people have school choice, competition may provoke innovation and excellence at the schools. There is evidence now that it does.

    Now that you have asked me, I can't find the reference to a survey of school teachers about their own school choices for their children, but I will keep digging for it. I did not see the study, merely a reference to it. It's quite possible that this was a survey of inner city teachers or educators from particularly large and ineffective school systems.

    I am not saying that government schools CANNOT or WILL not be adequate and effective, but we see in practice, in this country, that the larger the bureaucracy and the administrative overhead, the more money spent per pupil in these systems, the less graduates, the less college-qualified people, the less functionally literate citizens emerge.

    Thanks for the discourse.

  62. a_no_n

    "Take a moment to pause and consider why it is that we're here on Earth? Is it to spend our entire lives working to pay the interest on the
    national debt? "

    Ok...how about to pay for the roads/railways/power lines/water lines that that debt was made to pay for?

    "Some people would have us believe that our purpose in life is to work,
    multiply and die, or to just entertain our five senses, and of course to
    pay our taxes."

    This is what always gets me about Libertarian propaganda like this. It's all fair and well complaining about paying taxes (let's not pretend this film is about anything else)...But if you're going to try and raise it as an issue you need to offer at least some sort of replacement for where roads and hospitals are going to come from.

  63. a_no_n

    yeah...it's probably more to do with the institution than the quality of education where those schools are concerned.

    We brits have a term for it, we call it the "old boys club" where entire governments are built on schoolyard friendships and cronyism.

    a case where the only qualification you need to get into government is the correct color school tie.

    The fact that so many government members come from these schools is proof in and of itself.

    It shows that social mobility is practically non existent.

  64. a_no_n

    and you think what you have is any more than opinion?

    Sorry buddy but all you're doing is connecting dots together, and you're not doing much research into whether you're connecting them correctly or not.

    Public education is the only option for most children, are you saying it would be better they recieved no education at all?

  65. Terry "OldFox" Seale

    a-no-n, "Opinion?" I cited a research survey indicating that many more Congresspeople send their kids to private schools than the general public. Those people, at least, who are thought leaders and have more autonomy than most, seem to believe in the superiority of private schools. That is a supposition based on research cited, not merely my opinion without foundation.

    Of course I'm not arguing that children recieve no education at all. You're made a false choice argument. There are other alternatives. If folks cannot afford quality private schools, fine you can have "free" public education, but you should not force everyone to rely on that alone. Home schooling is viable and successful for many.

    We like the idea of education vouchers. The government gives you a voucher for education out of their education tax revenue which you can use to "shop around" for a good school. Sort of like the arrangement for post secondary education. Lots of choices and you get your government grants and loans to spend where you choose.

    NYC has a pretty good university system free for college. Trouble with that is, due to the low cost and high demand, you have to be in the top 5% of high schoolers to qualify. That's just another form of elitism leaving out all the other 95% of high school graduates. .

  66. Cleese DaVinci

    Very, very little of our tax money goes for the public goods and services we consume. Most of it goes to buying votes. The government could provide all the goods and services that we need without going into debt at all, and without taxing us as much as they do.

  67. a_no_n

    How?

  68. Hofman

    I don't believe the facts set forth as not facts, but believe them to be illusions.

    Wrong conclusions in this movie.
    Corruption is more human than reptilian in nature.
    Genocide and war are conducted by the romish office of the inquisition, and followers that mean well by following orders from what they worship.

  69. tme1991

    this is the second or third documentary i have began to watch that describes energy as polarised, and defines love and fear as two distinct ends of this dichotomy. where in hell is the empirical or theoretical basis for this? These docs seem to dive straight into the implications (i.e. SO IF THIS IS LOVE THEN WE NEED LOVE) but simply skim over the details of how the idea came about. I'm only 10 minutes in, and they introduced this love-fear idea right at the beginning.

    Love and fear do not seem to be plausible opposites. At least intuitively, the idea doesn't come across as sensible. Add to that the fact that love hasn't been defined properly and is such a subjective construct. You'd think that someone with a scientific mindset who wants to be taken seriously would use any word but love in his theory and explanation.

    I've looked through google, hoping to find some explanation or at least a hypothesis. on the face of it, this theory doesn't even seem to have a concrete name that people agree on. There isn't even a wiki page acknowledging it. One notable example is a video called the DNA Phantom Effect, but even in that there is little background info, just an 80's guy saying "we've got physical results!"

    So i would love someone out there to link me something at least remotely credible on the surface that says that:
    1. Love is not just an emotion, but can be reduced to a waveform.
    2. These waves of love and fear affect genetic coding.

    I think i'm a person who is quite biased by other people's ratings of something like a documentary, and on this site i've found the ratings to be generally fair. This just looks so pseudoscientific. (i'll admit i also stopped watching because i know David Icke is in it and probably wants to talk about lizard people)

  70. Michael Campbell

    1 john 4:18
    18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

  71. Michael Campbell

    John 15:13
    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

  72. jode

    I always thought love and hate were opposites ?

  73. a_no_n

    More like two sides of the same coin i think.

  74. a_no_n

    Not at all true! Not even a little bit.

    Fear is never stronger than when it's felt for someone that you love!

  75. Number1Zero

    Human nature does not exist, that is a myth. There is no ethos like ours to compare. Therefore every attribute is emergent of our society, our structure, our inter communications with one another, our desires, our fears, in essence, we like most living things reflect our environment. Whether you believe in life after death, or nothing at all, or something in between. You cant take greed with you nor can you leave it behind. You can leave stuff behind sure, but a car all by itself isn't going to love poor mourning timmy of his parent's passing, but all the loving memories timmy had sure will. Money does not exist "naturally" so any behavior emergent in the existence thereof is hardly "human nature". It is a means to surrender the individuals compliance that what ever can be bought with money, is no longer "natural" and as such you must earn your right to access whatever it is. It is this installation of "earning" that slowly bends our knees to those who control money itself, for they decide the rules by which your life is lived. Greed, fear, etc, these are tools, fear however is natural, greed is not. Fear is a useful tool but in moderation. It is there in it's natural state to tell your corporeal form that you are living life too dangerously, and that you must change it. Love. Love is absolutely necessary, as without it, you and I would not be having this exchange of ideas! I know its hard to imagine, but a world with reprisal from fear, corruption, lies, deceit, greed, wrath, etc, is possible, it however would be absolutely nothing like life as we know it today lol. Our species is probably far too young and petulant to even dream of achieving that yet. But we cannot claim progress as a species until we admit this of ourselves to be true, humbly accept it, and make progress toward a sustainable ethos for humankind to live in. And it's my strong belief, you cannot take step one, without first truly knowing love.

  76. a_no_n

    seven months and still no explanation...i think that tells me all i need to know.

  77. Will

    Well using your thought that the government actually uses tax money to build roads and such. It is not the government that builds roads and hospitals....the government is not a person. And when was the last time you saw a politician filling potholes on the highway? American citizens build these things. The government just skims money off the top while it is exchanging hands from us, to the company that ends up doing the construction/repair.

  78. a_no_n

    but the government is the organisation that budgets for roads and repairs...they are where the money comes from. If government didn't do it who do you think would? Google?

    What corporation doesn't "skim off the top".

    Of course it Skims off the top it has people to pay a well.

    i don't understand what it is you think government should be?

  79. Sam Thomas

    Why do black savages rape 35,000 white women a year ? Why do black animals kill a white person every 20 hrs. You have got to be kidding. Din Do Nuffuns !

  80. dineaudio

    You bloody Americans are all insane and in need of nice, old fashioned electro-shock therapy. It's what Jesus recommends. d= ;)

  81. OMLol

    That trope means opposites. Opposite sides of a coin. Think on it a bit.

  82. 1st name

    So basically what you're saying is, is that if the government didn't exist we would all die. We would be rendered completely and utterly useless. I would certainly not like to have your low level of motivation a_no_n.

  83. a_no_n

    Not a student of history are you?

    Do you know what has happened to 100% of the civilisations who didn't have an adequate government structure? They all died, usually when somebody who did have their house in order came over with swords and shields.

    It's not about low motivation it's about being able to distinguish reality from ideological fantasy.

  84. a_no_n

    wow...i've never seen someone use so many words to say nothing at all!

  85. a_no_n

    "The current narrative is -"
    Sure, if you only get your news from Fox.

    Genocide was not "created" by europeans.
    Neither was Rape, or disease, or starvation, or Death...pretty sure people got sick and died before Europe was a thing.

    I'm pretty sure that prehistoric Asia/India/Africa/America had all of these things before the europeans came along...Asia India and Africa all had complex histories and far reaching empires of their own before Europeans showed up.
    Europeans certainly indulged in it a hell of Genocide and other horrific things...but created them...No, that's silly to put it mildly..

    "15,000 years of european virus."

    15,000 years ago we as a collective species had only just gotten our heads around the concept of breeding domesticated pigs and Europe was still mostly a giant ice sheet, and continued to be an ice sheet for about another 5000 years.

  86. anastasius

    It is still a single coin. The opposite of love (or hate) is indifference.

  87. anastasius

    You seem to be making a judgment about the message based on the messenger. Perhaps it is because I am older that I no longer dismiss people or ideas out of hand. Even someone you might find most disagreeable can have a positive message.
    I love when I meet someone who does not eat meat for the first time. I always point out that Adolf Hitler did not eat meat because he did not think that an animal should die so he could eat. I then ask; why they don't you eat meat? It's a gas watching them struggle to avoid the same reason as Adolf Hitler.
    Point is you should keep an open mind and not dismiss someone out of hand because they have a perception of things that differ from your own. I am not so sure about the reptilian thing but Icke has made some excellent contributions concerning human freedom and dignity.

  88. anastasius

    This documentary really resonated with my world view. The first point it made about energy is something I have understood for many years. If all the actual matter was compressed so that there was no space between protons, neutrons, electrons and then atoms within molecules, this entire planet would fit in less than a five gallon bucket

    Space is deep, on many levels. We are vastly more energy and space than matter. The producers could have spent ten times the amount of this entire documentary elaborating on that point and it's implications. There were other issues they wanted to present and they did so effectively in my view.
    I have criticisms but they would be moot points within the context of this excellent work.

    Kudos

  89. Jeffrey

    I don't want to be an unkind person and ridicule what you just said. So just take a look at Maslow's hierarchy of needs, animal instincts & just basic human behaviour and let's forget whatever nonsense you typed.

  90. Bhaleri

    I'm halfway through this video, and it's everything I have known for the past several years. I love the detail and historic causes of many evils. Thank you.

  91. danielle

    we the people need to come together and stand up for what is right..

  92. Zac Tolan

    The spirit thrives on love. The soul thrives on truth. The body thrives on good food and exercise. This movie has truth! Good for the soul. I'd say just be careful not to jump to conclusions, for instance putting too much emphasis against evil bankers and the like. All that is symptomatic of just people being ruled by Satan and oppressing others. The real actual power that is greater than evil is found by submitting to Yahshua, the son of God. The problem is that people who claim to follow Him are hypocrites. That, however does not make the very real power found by submitting to His coming kingdom any less real. Here's a message to keep you on your toes: "If the head of the household knew at what time the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into."

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