I'm not going to go on a rant about the whole Bin Laden bit...mainly because I really don't have a side to argue from. I have been both amused and disappointed by two distinct reactions to the news of the alleged raid:
1-This was a complete sham and a massive PR stunt and if you believe it was for real you are a complete and utter rube and you probably also believe in the tooth fairy...and you suck!
2-This was the pure and unvarnished truth and if you don't believe it you are a crazy conspiracy nut and you believe Elvis crashed at Roswell...and you suck!
Very sad. Is there no room for REASONED skepticism anymore? The government has pulled the wool over our eyes so often that I'm surprised we have not run out of sheep...but they don't lie about EVERYTHING. Just MOSTLY everything.
Like everything else filtered through the funhouse-mirror world of the Internet, before the news was a millisecond old the opinion-factory of the virtual world started spinning like a billion spiders on meth, with only ONE thing in common between the lot of them: practically EVERY purveyor of an angle on this event was ABSOLUTELY SURE they were right and that anyone who didn't buy their worldview 100% was wrong. Wrong and a gullible sheep ripe for a shearing by The Elites, or wrong and an unpatriotic monster who should be rounded up and gassed to make the planet safe for Democracy. The insensitivity and vitriol was breathtaking.
And there is one thing that they also have in common: none of them KNOW shit about the true FACTS of the subject. I know I don't. I was not there. If indeed there WAS a "there". I personally have my doubts...serious doubts...but that's ALL they are...I lack facts...and for some strange reason I seem to be able to live with this.
But since I also doubt the foundational existence of physical reality as the ultimate base of existence overall, doubt is part and parcel of my every worldly observation...and increasingly I find myself very much alone in that regard. At a time when I had wished for some sort of an expansion of a multi-layered approach to thinking and perception in the human species, some sort of awakening consciousness that can function in a non-linear mode, even the smart people are turning into narrow-minded little hermit crabs scrabbling around in the flux of the multiverse looking for just the right confining little shell to wedge themselves into.
And I find myself increasingly of the opinion that I do not belong on this planet.
Anyway...here's a start on this week's accumulation...check back for updates throughout the week:
(Where PMs go tells you more about the fate of the dollar then most other indicators...ALL currencies are now fiat currencies. When you see PMs rise the way they have, despite various efforts to suppress them, you know the game is afoot.)
(h/t to Sue)
POLITICS AS USUAL:
(h/t to Spin)
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