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WATCH: The News-Benders

A reader posted this in our comments section a few days ago and we liked it so much we had to share it.

Dating from 1968, written by Desmond Lowden, this short TV play from the BBC presents us with a world in which there are shadowy people who “write the news” as if it were a screenplay. A world of wholesale fakery in which, to paraphrase CIA director William Casey, everything everyone believes about their geopolitical world is a lie.

It probably speaks more to our time than to the relatively optimistic 60s. And the performances are great – especially the underrated Donald Pleasance as a wonderfully urbane recruiting officer.

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Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Aug 18, 2022 9:22 AM

The play has intelligence fingerprints all over it so you know that while it will reveal some truth it will be mixing it with lies.

Intelligence ALWAYS mixes truth with lies.

Who was Desmond Lowden (if anyone), the writer of the script and former student of Marlborough College, where Anthony Blunt and Rupert Wise were also students?

This is an interesting thread where that question is discussed.
https://www.cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?t=953&start=45

Satellites are real (presumably, cannot say I’ve looked properly) but definitely the moon landings were real. Ballistic missiles – of course they’re real. What’s so extraordinary about a ballistic missile? Obviously, nations such as the US must have some military might.

It is not just the H bomb that’s not possible, the atomic bomb isn’t possible … or at least there is no evidence of it. A commenter below says nuclear was used in 9/11 – I don’t think so, that was just one of the many streams of propaganda pushed out to cover the simple truth of common and garden demolition done by explosives. Surely, it was the Loizeaux company responsible for the demolitions and why would they simply not use their tried and true methods. There was no reason to use any special method, was there?

They push things that aren’t real as real while pushing things that are real as not real.

Intelligence could not lie straight in bed if its life depended on it.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 19, 2022 12:36 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

True that, about not straight in bed, by definition, but you can sense that a lot of the mess of limited hangout, aka “chicken feed”, is that part and parcel of their disinfo campaign(s) is to magnetize a lot of volunteer excitement and activism about “nuclear” and/or whatever certain hoaxes, additions and creations that are not (at least entirely) of their making, but Intel is grateful for the free help. Just like you may read in the insights of mystics like St. Teresa of Avila, and others of her ilk, that not all things that play out as evils are the work of the devil, but he appreciates the help.

But you don’t need to be a mystic to know that. You will find it in the Penny Catechism!

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Aug 19, 2022 5:45 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

… but Intel is grateful for the free help.

Yes, useful idiots and useful idiocy abound and are so incredibly helpful to them. When I saw the derision expressed towards “satellites” I immediately thought of my identical twin who doesn’t believe in them nor the moon landings. And in that thread I posted a link to I see a commenter treating everything said by J.G. as though it were gospel.

It’s not as if I’m immune from being duped myself even now and I certainly have been completely – but you really have to keep your wits about you and be very careful with the evidence.

A priori: if intelligence is involved … and it’s so very obvious that it is, you will not be getting the whole truth.

What I’d like to know is why my sister and I think so differently. Even if we agree on most hoaxes we still think very differently and the way she thinks undermines those of us who are more discerning in picking the truth from the lies. And, of course, she represents a percentage of the population. Why do we fall into these “inclination-to-believe/disbelieve” profiles that can be so relied on by those in power. Drives me crazy.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 26, 2022 7:31 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

If “it drives you crazy” then here is a good antidote: I found it at the website of dcdave.com, the central online presence of Dave Martin, who co-wrote the fabulous “The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton” and which I just got by mail. It’s a must-read for sure, for anyone of our hidden history-inquiring ilk. (In fact, it was my 1st introduction to OffGuardian, scouring as I was the many-spidered web for assassination news, I chanced upon the truly great article Ed Curtin wrote about the book 4 years ago during the 50th Anniversary year of the ’68 assassinations, of which Thomas Merton/Fr. Louis made the martyr’s trifecta for MLK and RFK.)

So much still ‘unknown’ is laid bare in the book, and this numbered list is in the back (better free copy at his website):

Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression:

Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party.

1 Dummy up. If it’s not reported, if it’s not news, it didn’t happen.

2 Wax indignant. This is also known as the “How dare you?” gambit.

3 Characterize the charges as “rumors” or, better yet, “wild rumors.” If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through “rumors.” (If they tend to believe the “rumors” it must be because they are simply “paranoid” or “hysterical.”)

4 Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspects of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors (or plant false stories) and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.

4 Call the skeptics names like “conspiracy theorist,” “nutcase,” “ranter,” “kook,” “crackpot,” and, of course, “rumor monger.” Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the “more reasonable” government and its defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your own “skeptics” to shoot down.

5 Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money (compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who, presumably, are not).

6 Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham opposition can be very useful.

7 Dismiss the charges as “old news.”

8 Come half-clean. This is also known as “confession and avoidance” or “taking the limited hangout route.” This way, you create the impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively harmless, less-than-criminal “mistakes.” This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken. With effective damage control, the fall-back position need only be peddled by stooge skeptics to carefully limited markets.

9 Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.

10 Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance. With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is irrelevant. E.g. We have a completely free press. If evidence exists that the Vince Foster “suicide” note was forged, they would have reported it. They haven’t reported it so there is no such evidence. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press who would report the leak.

11 Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely. E.g. If Foster was murdered, who did it and why?

12 Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or publicizing distractions.

13 Lightly report incriminating facts, and then make nothing of them. This is sometimes referred to as “bump and run” reporting.

14 Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to attribute the “facts” furnished the public to a plausible-sounding, but anonymous, source.

15 Expanding further on numbers 4 and 5, have your own stooges “expose” scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to pre-empt real opponents and to play 99-yard football. A variation is to pay rich people for the job who will pretend to spend their own money.

16 Flood the Internet with agents. This is the answer to the question, “What could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon hour on Internet news groups defending the government and/or the press and harassing genuine critics?” Don t the authorities have defenders enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? One would think refusing to print critical letters and screening out serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be control enough, but, obviously, it is not.

~ David Martin 
Dec. 1999

(Émile Zola would be as proud as pleased.)

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Aug 27, 2022 7:31 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

Thanks for that John. I think I may have seen it before but I’ll keep a record this time as it so very well describes the various suppression of truth techniques they use.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 28, 2022 1:46 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Absolutely; Petra. I had seen some version of it elsewhere, probably a rip-off or “loan” courtesy of his largesse, but the great thing is he keeps expanding it, at his website he shows prior iterations. I thought of a number of other important subtle variations on the theme, mostly spinoffs, but also some new ones, so I will be posting that.

( I just love to post this at Quora because it gets HUGE traffic, and they churn out some fine point of the JFK hit practically hourly, which as can be expected is all kinds of debris from the obstacles they churn out to sincere research. When I posted this list, nobody had a mumbly word to say! )

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 17, 2022 10:27 AM

Cold War

They did admit the cold war was fake and by induction that we have a centralised world government. Admittedly the BBC had more discretion then than they do today.I suppose You Tube either missed it or assumed nobody would understand.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 18, 2022 7:13 AM

Cold War = Convid 19

Aaah…Chooo!

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 19, 2022 12:43 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

Ah, so, after all, that’s how the whole world catches a cold. War. There does seem to be overlap.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 17, 2022 10:21 AM

A few observations

They didn’t disclose those at the top of the pyramid. Naturally, they control the BBC. Marcus Agius was married to a Rothschild. Are nuclear weapons fake ? Many of them undoubtedly but 9/11 suggests that some are very real. What about Dimona, the Vela incident ? They didn’t cover asassinations. I think most of those are real and the motives obvious. They didn’t predict convid. A mixed bag but they did admit a lot of the news is fake.

Peter
Peter
Aug 16, 2022 11:18 PM

I cannot help watch this and see a parallel with the opening 10 mins of the The Prisoner.
The prisoner was filmed before this I believe.

Zane
Zane
Aug 16, 2022 10:19 PM

News = propaganda

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 19, 2022 12:50 AM
Reply to  Zane

Nice reductio ad absurdum. It surely helps to reduce things to their simplest.

But, it’s implied that it’s fake news, as almost all of news from afar now is.

I found out last year about the death of a sibling, 28 months late. But it was still real, and it was news. However old.

However late, I called the coroner, and found it wasn’t propaganda. (Unless they’re doing that now with death certificates, nothing would surprise me any more.) So at least there’s that much.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 16, 2022 9:12 PM

“…especially the underrated Donald Pleasance…”

Donald Pleasence has always been underrated, it’s as if part of the DNA of his acting gifts as an SOP Hitchcockian oddball, from Ernst Stavro Blofeld, torturing 007 while serenely stroking his cat in his volcano, to the mumbling President of USA (Inc.) in “Escape from New York” as the leader of the Free World
while incarnating sweaty underratedness, he always brings home the underrated bacon.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Aug 16, 2022 5:49 PM

>A world of wholesale fakery in which, to paraphrase CIA director William Casey, everything everyone believes about their geopolitical world is a lie.

The Golden Rule of propaganda is to put just enough truth in it to make it both convincing sounding and difficult to dismiss out of hand — “belivability”. The goal is to create visceral reactions in the target population — people don’t like “X” because, well, just because. Once you have that established — got the ball rolling — then that campaign can be just left to itself with only minor tweaks from time to time.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Aug 18, 2022 7:47 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Reminds me of Mark Crispin Miller’s definition of conspiracy theory:

“A conspiracy theory is something that – if true – you couldn’t handle it.”

Kinda like the guy being recruited in the drama above…

Violet
Violet
Aug 16, 2022 1:28 PM

Modernas Omicron jab to be rolled out to 26 million Brits over 50 starting next month 💉

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/heath/article-11112637/UK-country-world-approve-Modernas-Omicron-specific-Covid-jab.html

Tigerlily
Tigerlily
Aug 16, 2022 2:12 PM
Reply to  Violet

Ahahah a half and half crappcine made from the original convid strain and moronic scariant…..Jackanory pales into insignificance!

Jeffrey Strahl
Jeffrey Strahl
Aug 16, 2022 6:55 PM
Reply to  Tigerlily

Rendering fiction into new fiction.  😀 

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 16, 2022 10:16 PM
Reply to  Jeffrey Strahl

What is more remarkable about this made-for-tv dystopia is how close the script parallels “actual” events of the specific past 3 years, and much of the general ethos of these threads during these mad months. Almost like the past reviewing 50 years of the future, and leaping ahead to the heady Now.

“It’s like it was all scripted or something!”

They have the motive, means, and madness now to have made this episode last week, and then inserted it into past archives!

jean b palmer
jean b palmer
Aug 21, 2022 6:07 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

except for Donald Pleasance, he died in 1995 and is quite youngish here.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 17, 2022 10:29 AM
Reply to  Violet

Moronic

The anagram moronic never became popular in the “alt” media. That suggests it is controlled.

Technocracy is Doomed
Technocracy is Doomed
Aug 16, 2022 1:13 PM

Excellent! Thank you for posting.

One of the methods used in Scientology is something called auditing, subjecting a person to sometimes hours of questioning in order to “heal” them, aka accumulating data that could be used as blackmail against them in the future.

Whitney Webb’s new book, One Nation Under Blackmail, available in September, is a hefty 800-page probe into this seamy world of coercion. Blackmail may MAKE the world go round, but once people no longer buy into their painstaking architecture of fabricated lies, these brute tactics are meaningless. They know this, which is why they now need to resort to bio-tech internet of bodies control.

MSM has exhausted its legitimacy at this point, the CDC, FDA and NIH are undergoing a mass exodus of doctors and scientists… the transhumanist agenda of “bio-bribery” will not come to fruition.

Transmutation
Transmutation
Aug 16, 2022 4:16 PM

Such a powerful comment! Thank you for articulating it.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 16, 2022 10:04 PM

Perhaps, but the fallout will be ugly.

The Fleecer
The Fleecer
Aug 17, 2022 3:29 AM

I sure hope you’re right my friend 👍

peterpaul
peterpaul
Aug 16, 2022 12:31 PM

Little off topic but the subject has already been discussed below. What if after this drought we begin to see an increase in rain for around the next month or two that may equal some of the flooding seen in 2013/14 right across the UK? Long and sustained enough to create the devastation such weather can have (Somerset Levels come to mind) but particularly now with the impending food crisis, such an event will be utterly catastrophic. Farmers unable to get the machinery on the fields while the crop rots.

The intense sun, lack of rain during the main growing season with major flooding during the harvest season on crops already forecast to be much lower in yield than previous years from lack of adequate supplies of fertiliser and insecticides. It seems the direction of travel.

If we are to see that here in the UK it certainly suggests to me weather manipulation in the HAARP category and maybe the reason since 2019 I’ve been seeing high altitude aircraft spewing out white trailing (exhaust?) fumes that were coming at least every five minutes in all directions, North, E. W. and South in my part of the UK. Where clear blue sky in the morning turned into a milky haze similar to many major cities and their smog with unusual cloud formations by around 8-9am.

Interestingly as I mention this, for the last 6-8 weeks the amount of aircraft described has almost vanished from a position of seeing maybe 50-80 in a day to around 10 at most now, some still spitting out that unusual white exhaust plume. All speculation of course but the last 3 years have been anything but predictable and measureable to what’s gone in previous years, so anything goes at this stage. It would be advisable to get some emergency food as this slow car crash of events continue with the 4-6 monthly impacts, just long enough for most to forget what it was that angered or concerned them at the time and unwilling to connect the dots for the bigger picture, it seems.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 16, 2022 10:08 PM
Reply to  peterpaul

In the Northeast US – the same. No rain [ two splatters ] in 2 months. Tiny local downpours. No aircraft, when there used to be loads and the few that do fly over have NO exhaust.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Aug 16, 2022 11:43 PM

They do use different chemicals, some that do not leave the big ugly trails. They also fly at night, so while we don’t see them during the day, who knows how many planes go over every single night. I imagine they do quite a bit at night as people are starting to notice more than they used to, although most do still have their head too deep in the electronic devices to notice at all.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 17, 2022 5:18 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

Agree, theres also a visual perception in our daily lives of not looking up beyond street level, particularly in large towns and cities.
It’s just an observation that’s all.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 17, 2022 4:57 PM
Reply to  peterpaul

Flat Earth Mr blue sky.
Go and talk to someone in person that will have an explanation if you want. Your fueling this climate control political up down that’s been going on for decades.

Edwige
Edwige
Aug 16, 2022 10:04 AM

The drought coming to an end in the south of England (although the Fraud’s already proclaimed it will continue until October…. almost as if the news had been written in advance).

Anyway, a good crisis can never be allowed to go to waste:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/08/13/new-reservoirs-must-forced-despite-local-opposition-government/

The “solution” is always, always to centralise more power. This is the bloke who was recently saying the UK must have water meters by the end of the decade (Agenda 2030 time!). He speaks from a pulpit created by George Osborne who walked straight out of government into the leadership of a major newspaper..

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Aug 16, 2022 8:25 AM

They dont make them like that anymore.
That was the BBC that was.

Zane
Zane
Aug 16, 2022 7:15 AM

Lots of shingles ads on Utoobe.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 17, 2022 6:08 PM
Reply to  Zane

Whole human body is free marketing adverts, it’s up to you if you listen to the small print that’s a free society. Isn’t that what you want?

Joerg
Joerg
Aug 16, 2022 6:37 AM

F. William Engdahl:
” The “Great Zero Carbon” Conspiracy and the WEF’s “Great Reset” ” – https://counterinformation.wordpress.com/2022/08/13/the-great-zero-carbon-conspiracy-and-the-wefs-great-reset-2/

Bob the Hod
Bob the Hod
Aug 16, 2022 10:03 AM
Reply to  Joerg

Does the author of this piece really think that human industrial activity has had no detrimental effects on the planet and that we can have permanent growth with finite resources? The issue for me isn’t a question of whether human industrial activity is fucking the place up, which in my mind, it undoubtedly is. It’s the total lack of honesty about the situation, the lack of transparency and the utter hypocrisy of the ruling parasite class that’s the problem. The truth is that we can’t continue burning up the planet’s resources to fund the super rich and fulfil the consumerist whims of westerners, things do have to change and the era of cheap energy, cheap plastic, cheap flights etc is over. We don’t have some automatic entitlement to those things by dint of where we have been born. But the best place to start on cutting down consumption would be to eliminate the ruling elite and their military activities, and take it from there. Then abandon globalism and to decentralise power as far as possible.

I take heart from the fact that their dreams of some feudalist, totalitarian, technocratic “utopia” are destined to fail, for some of the reasons outlined in the above piece and for some of the reasons I’ve talked about. The resources and the will simply don’t exist to build and maintain the massive amount of infrastructure needed for their diabolical dreams to come to fruition, at least not in the UK, and I think that too many people simply won’t have it. I don’t think it would be a majority of people who wouldn’t have it, but it would be in the tens of millions in this country, and that would be a major problem for the ruling elite.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Aug 16, 2022 4:19 PM
Reply to  Bob the Hod

You nailed it right here: “But the best place to start on cutting down consumption would be to eliminate the ruling elite and their military activities, and take it from there. Then abandon globalism and to decentralize power as far as possible.”

Eliminate the idiot military class, and the “elite” are pretty much doomed. It’s not rocket science.

Joerg
Joerg
Aug 16, 2022 6:11 AM

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Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Aug 16, 2022 3:09 AM

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rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 16, 2022 10:12 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

And amputations. bleed outs and exploding brains.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 19, 2022 1:00 AM

Amputations are an ongoing boon, and boom, for the black market on less than kosher transplants. RFK Jr. had a radio show series on it back in 2006, which was when I first started listening. It was so revealing, all well below the radar, which is an old clue, altogether. It was an impressive show on “Rings of Fire” aired on the now defunct Air America Radio. Created by the now (politically) defunct Al Franken.

I’m beginning to see a pattern here. lol

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 16, 2022 3:03 AM

PUSH-BACK AGAINST CENSORSHIP

“Documents obtained by America First Legal (AFL) show the U.S. government colluded with Big Tech to censor on its behalf

“The Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana have filed a lawsuit against the federal government and have been granted discovery. Several officials from the Biden administration are being subpoenaed, as are several social media companies. The documents obtained by AFL are also being used in this lawsuit. Subsequent to the AFL’s document release, several scientists who were censored by Big Tech at the behest of the federal government have joined the AG’s lawsuit
There’s clear coordination, globally, of censorship. With few exceptions, countries have taken action to criminalize free speech, and they have done so in lockstep with each other. It began in earnest with censorship of theories about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, and grew from there to include anything COVID related.” video:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/08/15/united-nations-censorship.aspx

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 16, 2022 4:45 AM
Reply to  Penelope

So after 32 months sigh! What is SARS-Cov-2 and what made it so infectious. And please don’t say blooming >covid<.
Fucks sake.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Aug 16, 2022 6:20 PM

fake

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 18, 2022 4:15 AM

Clive, so you don’t want people to fight censorship?

susan mullen
susan mullen
Aug 16, 2022 1:03 AM

Donald Pleasence was lead character (aside from Columbo) in a wonderful 1973 Columbo episode, “Any old port in a storm.” Pleasence played the owner of a winery who kills his step brother because the step brother wanted to sell the winery. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069901/

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 16, 2022 5:05 AM
Reply to  susan mullen

Caretaker 1963 stick with it Pleasence is brilliant imo.

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Aug 16, 2022 12:41 AM

There are 141 pages of memes at the link below!

“Images + memes – Page 1”, at:

https://truth11.com/images-2

And 10 pages of memes here!

“Images + memes – Page 2”, at:

https://truth11.com/images-memes-page-2

Violet
Violet
Aug 16, 2022 12:32 PM

Brilliant.

Johnny
Johnny
Aug 16, 2022 12:25 AM

Oh for the good ole sixties.
When the ruling class were asleep at the controls of the mind grinder.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Aug 19, 2022 1:04 AM
Reply to  Johnny

NOT asleep! Lucidly dreaming our demise, while no doubt on LSD. That’s a fact. A very underreported FACT is that Timothy Leary was a dyed in the wool CIA spymaster, deployed by Richard Helms. and most of that supposed hipness was pre-fabricated. Made in Germany. “Re-vamped” at Langley.

New Name
New Name
Aug 15, 2022 11:33 PM

Watched

I watched this some months ago.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Aug 16, 2022 8:02 PM
Reply to  New Name

Gordan posted it and was commented on.

MiloT
MiloT
Aug 15, 2022 10:47 PM

A brilliant and prescient play. Would love to know more about the background to this piece.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 15, 2022 11:21 PM
Reply to  MiloT

It is an office environment in an undisclosed government building.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 16, 2022 10:25 PM
Reply to  MiloT

It was the hiding in plain sight plan. If you throw it out there hard enough, the sheer horror of it forces most minds to recoil in denial and try to find some explanation that decency or ignorance could justify. We foolishly think that really sick minds have a sense of shame and keep their fancies to themselves – when in reality they celebrate their darkness and find pleasure in your reactions of disgust and fear.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 15, 2022 10:22 PM

Brilliant.

Proves the new normal isn’t so new.

.

Joerg
Joerg
Aug 15, 2022 10:15 PM

“The Communitarian Agenda”

S Cooper
S Cooper
Aug 15, 2022 10:15 PM

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“Join the IN CROWD. Genitally Mutilate the Kids.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 16, 2022 6:12 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

That’s an old Brit. anti-seat belt law idea from when we were kids. You thieving git!

S Cooper
S Cooper
Aug 16, 2022 12:18 PM

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rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 16, 2022 10:27 PM

Still very funny. And relevant.

Nick Baam
Nick Baam
Aug 15, 2022 9:51 PM

Wonder what the Dennis Potter script was.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Aug 15, 2022 9:44 PM

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“Not when their face diapers are rammed down their throats.”

S Cooper
S Cooper
Aug 15, 2022 9:54 PM
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Transmutation
Transmutation
Aug 15, 2022 9:29 PM

“THEY” (The Hierarchy Enslaving You) tell the Truth in the movies and LIE to us in the “news.” It is 100% a CLOWN SHOW with their production sets, lights, cameras, crisis actors, plot, props, ploys, and scripts with repetitive narratives penetrating the brain — lather, rinse, repeat = mind control/brain washing/conditioning at its finest, so the bullshit stage show keeps going and going and going…

Brianborou
Brianborou
Aug 15, 2022 8:46 PM

The twist at the end is very revealing !

Nafia
Nafia
Aug 16, 2022 8:34 PM
Reply to  Brianborou

Sodom and Gamorah …I see you’re back in

town.

G’night Gracie.

Brianborou
Brianborou
Aug 17, 2022 10:01 AM
Reply to  Nafia

Abraham’s intercession for Sodom

A couple decades after Abraham rescued him, Lot was no longer living a nomadic herdsmen life, but had moved into the wicked city of Sodom with his wife and two daughters. God met with Abraham, and in Genesis 18, revealed His plan for Sodom. God told Abraham, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.” (Genesis 18:20)

Abraham began to negotiate with God to save Sodom because his nephew Lot was living there. “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there’s 50 righteous people there?”

God told Abraham that if He found 50 righteous people in Sodom, He would spare the city. But Abraham wasn’t sure if Sodom had 50 righteous people. He negotiated down – to 45, 40, 30, 20, and finally 10. God promised Abraham that if He found 10 righteous people in Sodom, He would spare the city. (Genesis 18:16-33)

8. Genesis 18:20 (NASB) “And the Lord said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.”

9. Genesis 18:22-33 (ESV) “Abraham Intercedes for Sodom 22 So the men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord. 23 Then Abraham drew near and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” 26 And the Lord said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” 27 Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. 28 Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?” And he said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.” 29 Again he spoke to him and said, “Suppose forty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of forty I will not do it.” 30 Then he said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak. Suppose thirty are found there.” He answered, “I will not do it, if I find thirty there.” 31 He said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.” 32 Then he said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.” 33 And the Lord went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.”