I recognized years ago that I had undertaken an asymmetric task in the search for truth. Someone can make a false statement, knowingly – a lie – or unknowingly – ignorance, that can be done in a minute or two. However, it can take me hours or days of research to disprove the statement.

This fact is a powerful weapon against your opponents is simply to lie. More recently, I have adopted a strategy: identify the lie and label the propagator as either ignorant or a liar. From that point forward, apply the label to everything they say to determine how much time you want to allocate to them. You can still consider their point but use the label to decide whether you want to invest time or not.

As an example, I would never watch CNN (read Mainstream Media (MSM)). The volume of fake news that they create around Trump tells me what the corporate culture is – a bunch of liars.

You can use CNN constructively, however. Look to see what they are lying about to determine what the current important issues are. Then determine the opposing position and explore it since CNN fake news provides inverse authentication of the position.

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I recently felt overwhelmed at the speed that events were unfolding. I realized that the illusion of speed came from two factors. The first is that things are truly speeding up at a fearsome rate. The second is that my world view, the standard narrative of my reality, was also changing quickly in a direction that compounded the overall sense of rate of change.

I have slowly come to trust my gut. Our conscious thought processes are either linear or scattered. These constrain the output of a vast neural network, our central nervous system and brain, that can process information – and does so – in multiple dimensions in a moment.

This output is manifest as a gut feeling, an instinct. We can’t say how we arrived at it or where it came from but it is a powerful guide to how we should respond to something. How many times have I ignored that ‘little voice’ to my detriment?

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Putting this all together, I have been methodically deconstructing a vast web of misinformation, ignorance and misdirection to try and build a picture of the grand plans in play today and the structures of power behind them. I could tell you in a few sentences what my gut tells me is going on. Trying to prove it using reason and evidence is a much slower process, one that I am self-constrained by.

The speaker in this next video, however, lays it out eloquently (19:56 minutes viewing time). The odd point causes me to want to see the basis for it, but the message as a whole is consistent with what I have read which is much more than what I have written about. Until I can lay out something larger, listen to this:

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I have many favourite musical groups, some of which I have presented to you. One that I have known about for many years is The King’s Singers. I tend to forget them but the YouTube algos gave me their performance of the classic song, ‘The Rose’, written by Amanda McBroom and sung by Bette Midler.

This was one of my favourite songs when I was with the Ottawa Carleton Male Choir. It’s a song that you cannot dwell on while you are singing. If you’ve tried, you know what I mean. And the OCMC has released a virtual choir piece!


The POOG

I started a blog in 2011 called The POOG, an acronym for "pissed off old guy". This is the current incarnation.

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