A Proper Gander At Propaganda


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The Department of Defense, Social Media & You


The U.S. Defense Department is Engaged in Social Media Conversations Around The World

What do you think they talk about? Think they push social media memes?


Defense Department Trained, Yellow Journal, Tabloid Meme Pushing, Media Minions Unite!

Please Watch These Opening Remarks From A Four Day Military Conference About Social Media

The military is online and interactive. Social media is apparently a battlefield. This makes sense of course. This is how the military rolls during the social media age.

Day 1: Opening Remarks and #StateOfDINFOS  source: DINFOSofficial


"The Defense Information School, or DINFOS, is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) school located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. DINFOS fulfills the Department of Defense's need for an internal corps of professional journalists, broadcasters, and public affairs professionals. Members from all branches of the U.S. military, DoD civilians and international military personnel attend DINFOS for training in public affairs, print journalism, photojournalism, photography, television and radio broadcasting, lithography, equipment maintenance and various forms of multimedia. The American Council on Education recommends college credit for most DINFOS courses."

"Journalism classes feature basic writing skills and include a headline style known at the school as "headline-ese", a total style for writing and developing headlines. Students are taught a variety of writing styles and formats such as news, sports and feature writing.

Photojournalism courses focus on composition, exposure, and general camera operation skills. Flash photography is introduced in the basic photography course. Students learn advanced photo-editing, composition and other techniques not taught in basic photojournalism classes."

source: Defense Information School - Wikipedia

Defense Media Activity

"The Defense Media Activity (DMA) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) field activity. It provides a broad range of high-quality multimedia products and services to inform, educate, and entertain Department of Defense audiences around the world. The Defense Media Activity is located on Fort Meade, Maryland. DoD field activities are established as DoD components by law, by the President, or by the Secretary of Defense to provide for the performance, on a DoD-wide basis, of a supply or service activity that is common to more than one Military Department when it is determined to be more effective, economical, or efficient to do so. DMA operates as a separate DoD Component under the authority, direction and control of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs."

source: Defense Media Activity

Scapegoating So-called Social "Truth" Warriors

The So-Called Political Alt-Right Is Being Trumped by Trump and Cartoon Frogs

Tax dollars go towards funding Military Industrial Political Theater Operations designed to slowly alter the human mind. It takes time to change generational behavior. Like the allegorical frog in slow boil pressure cooker, and unlike media hype to the contrary, social crowd behavioral contagion takes time, something along the lines of generations, as history does show. It seems to me obvious that Alex Jones, Neo-Nazi hate leaders, white supremacist pi in the sky, apple pie eaters and all the controlled liberal voices on the other side of the controlled and contrived false oppositional divide, are part of scripted CIA, military industrial entertainment, show. We need not resort to mystical reasoning to explain obvious university mythological literary reference and yellow journal cartoon embodiment. Synchromystic Nature of Pepe  and other occult memes that the so-called alt right consider are merely military industrial tabloid propaganda and part of an obvious social shepherding project with long term intent.

Pepe The Frog.jpg

Pepe's Mad Meme: Mature Content Lies Ahead!

Pepe The Perverted Frog Is Not For Children.

"I've made my mark on the internet, so I can relax. I'm retired now, living off all the shares and likes."

Matt Furie, Creator of Pepe The Frog

"VICE talked to Furie about returning to the frog who made him internet famous, the inspiration he's drawn from the character's myriad memes, and how no matter how gross he gets, Pepe is for the children."

Hollywood Celebrity Promoted Pepe

"Long before 4Chan and Reddit made him an internet icon and the likes of Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj blasted his mug to the masses, the emotionally expressive amphibian meme known as Pepe the Frog was the work of a single man. After unveiling him on MySpace in 2005, artist Matt Furie officially debuted the character in the following year's Boy's Club #1, a collection of single-page comics chronicling the adventures of an anthropomorphic quartet of funny-animal stoners. (Two examples of Boy's Club comics he drew for VICE can be found here.) An answer to the "What if the Muppets vaped?" question that you were too afraid to ask, the series simultaneously satirized and celebrated the lifestyle of 20-something bros, capturing their lives full of junk food, catchphrases, and bodily fluids with horrifying and hilarious accuracy. But like all things of beauty, Boy's Club was fleeting: Its fourth and final issue came out in 2010, and it's been years since a new stand-alone strip surfaced. 

But like Frankenstein's monster, Pepe outgrew his creator. A strip in which the frogman peed with his pants around his ankles—"Feels good man" was his hedonistic rationale—took off among users of 4Chan, who started remixing both the phrase and the face in 2008. Over time, as people redrew Pepe to look sad or smug and attached his face to literally thousands of different scenarios, the character left the catchphrase behind and achieved LOLcat levels of ubiquity, while the self-parodying search for "rare Pepes" invited ever more bizarre modifications of the meme. 

Late last week, the artist quietly posted a new Boy's Club comic to his Tumblr—the first the world has seen since we reached peak Pepe. And he started off with a bang: It's Pepe, jerking off. Is this semen-soaked strip—surrounded by genuinely rare Boy's Club comics Furie made for The Believer, previously unavailable online—the start of a new burst of inspiration from the guy who planted the seed for it all? 

VICE talked to Furie about returning to the frog who made him internet famous, the inspiration he's drawn from the character's myriad memes, and how no matter how gross he gets, Pepe is for the children."

source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/avy3aj/feels-good-man-728

Fake "liberal" Huffington  Post Promotes Pepe The Meme Frog For Free: Mocking Stoners, Pizza & Pop Culture

Some Context: Everyday they run anti-Trump Tirades

"This is Pepe the Frog. He’s a laid-back amphibious dude whose hobbies include hanging out with his roommates, getting stoned, drinking pop, eating pizza and watching TV. He doesn’t get out much and spends the majority of his time slinging outdated ‘90s clapbacks at his fellow dude-bros."

"Furie could hardly have predicted Pepe’s rise to fame ― or his infamy. “I guess it’s just how the internet works,” Furie said. “One thing catches on in this small subgroup and it snowballs from there. I don’t know why it was Pepe specifically, just as much as I don’t know why a frog evolved to look like a frog.”

Around 2008, three years after Pepe’s creation, Furie started getting some emails from friends who found the frog’s likeness popping up on 4chan, an online message board that has, on more than one occasion, served as a festering cesspool for the internet’s most insipid and hateful trolls.

The image that piqued the trolls’ interest depicts Pepe pulling his pants all the way down to his ankles to pee, exposing his entire froggy behind. When his buddy Landwolf inquires as to the rationale behind the unnecessary exposure, Pepe responds, ever the bon vivant, “Feels good man.”

Furie explained to Know Your Meme his motivation for creating the image. “My cousin, when we were kids, we went to elementary school together and we would go into the public restroom and he would pull his pants all the way down to go pee and I thought it was hilarious. Then he did it in public, but, you know, we were little kids.”

source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/matt-furie-pepe-frog-meme_us_57ed3a6fe4b0c2407cdc4298

"Is this a frog or a toad? (Hint: It's a Costa Rican Agalychnis callydrias.)"

"You can tell most toads and frogs apart by the appearance of their skin and legs. Both amphibians make up the order Anura in the animal kingdom, but there are some key differences. Most frogs have long legs and smooth skins covered in mucus. Toads generally have shorter legs and rougher, thicker skins. And while toads generally lay their eggs in long strands, frogs lay their eggs in a cluster that resembles a bunch of grapes. Not all frogs and toads are easy to distinguish, however, leading biologists to squabble over the definition. There are some frogs that have skin covered in warts, and toads that have smooth, slimy skin, according to the Exploratorium, a San Francisco science museum, in their online exhibit about frogs and toads. And many species will fit equally well into either category."

source: The Difference Between a Frog and a Toad | Order Anura - Live Science

"When times are tough, some female spadefoots will lower their standards."

"But surprisingly, researchers have found that under some conditions the females will chose a partner of another species from the puddle of possible mates. Karen Pfennig, a biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has discovered that they take this extreme mating measure to ensure that their offspring have the best chance of survival — even if it means that those offspring will themselves have a lower chance of reproducing successfully."

Toads mate across the species divide : Nature News

Pepe The Internet Meme Frog

“Once again, racists and haters have taken a popular Internet meme and twisted it for their own purposes of spreading bigotry and harassing users,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO said in a statement. “These anti-Semites have no shame. They are abusing the image of a cartoon character, one that might at first seem appealing, to harass and spread hatred on social media.”

source: http://fox4kc.com/2016/09/29/pepe-the-frog-one-of-internets-most-popular-memes-designated-a-hate-symbol-thanks-to-racists-haters/

"The many groups making noise on the far-right"

"A collection of alt-right and right-wing extremist groups dubbed "Unite the Right" clashed with anti-racists and anti-fascists in Charlottesville last weekend, where they'd gathered to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue at the University of Virginia. While the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis are more recognizable, here are some other less notorious groups and subgroups on the far-right: The leaders and speakers, according to Newsweek: Jason Kessler, a right-wing blogger who organized the "Unite the Right" rally Richard Spencer, a white nationalist leader and president of National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank Matthew Heimbach, founder of the Youth for Western Culture and the White Student Union at Towson University and leader of the Traditional Workers Party.  Mike "Enoch" Peinovich, an alt-right, anti-Semitic blogger and podcaster Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet, a social media troll who toured with the incendiary, alt-right leader Milo Yiannopoulos last year

The main groups of the far-right: The "alt-right"  Coined by Richard Spencer in 2008; defined by AP as "an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism." "Alt-right" followers are often anti-Muslim, anti-immigration, anti-globalism, anti-feminism and opposed to what they deem "political correctness." 

The movement also includes some anti-Semitic members.  The "alt-right" became a more familiar term due to the community's outspoken support for Trump during the election, and is often considered affiliated with Breitbart News, whose former CEO Steve Bannon was appointed Trump's chief strategist."

"Kekistani "Civilians" of a fictitious, white nationalist nation (Kekistan), which only exists online and was created by the far-right, 4chan, World of Warcraft community.

Kekistanis claim the Egyptian god Kek, who has the head of a frog, as their god — which eventually led to the adoption of the Pepe the frog meme by the group. 

This group is used primarily to troll those on the left, but has its own theology, "meme magick" flag (which resembles a German nazi flag), pseudo-news Twitter channels, and a common prayer, which all reflect alt-right ideology. 

Read a more detailed account of the how the "nation" came to be on SPLC."

source: The many groups making noise on the far-right - Axios

The Frog God of Memes

""Esoteric Kekism", or the Cult of Kek, is a term for the parody religion of worshipping Pepe the Frog, which sprung from the similarity of the slang term for laughter, "kek", and the name of the ancient Egyptian frog god of darkness, Kek. This deity, in turn, was associated with Pepe the Frog on internet forums. The internet meme has its origin on the internet message forum 4chan and other chans, and the board /pol/ in particular. Kek references are closely associated with the alt-right ] and Donald Trump. 

The phrase "kek" originated as a variation of the phrase "lol"  and seems to originate from the video game World of Warcraft. The phrase then became associated with the Egyptian deity of the same name. "Esoteric Kekism" references the "Esoteric Hitlerism" of writer Savitri Devi. 

During the 2016 United States presidential election, Kek became associated with alt-right politics. Kek is associated with the occurrence of repeating digits, known as "dubs on 4chan, as if he had the ability to influence reality through internet memes. 

Online message boards, such as 4chan, first noted a similarity between Kek and the character Pepe the Frog. The phrase is widely used and 4chan users see Kek as the "'god' of memes". "

source: Pepe the Frog - Wikipedia


A Look At A Divisive Social Media Meme Pushed By The Mainstream Media

Donald Trump has made reference to "fake news" and other "truther" memes. Trump's post modern style presidency seems designed to drive liberals nuts while making those who question governmental narratives look like raving racists. 9/11, for example, is an impossible event. Passenger jets are no substitute for careful controlled demolitions, no matter what the government's scientific minions say. An event like the recent Charlottesville car crashing, crowd debacle is something that is physically possible and something that looks like it could be real, but might not be. 2017 will be the year of cars crashing into crowds as opposed to a summer of shark attacks.

If you look into this event you will find out that the News media promoted the hell out of it, there were lawsuits and all sorts of sensational headlines that led up to the crash itself. The News media made sure to give what they claim are a group of racists and white supremacists free advertising. Do you think any of us could get such a free and magical public relations carpet ride from the mainstream media? The News media promoted the Charlottesville protest like New York area FM radio must have promoted the Woodstock Music Festival back in 1969. Nothing like the Pied Piper power of mainstream media.

This event makes liberal use of racist rhetoric and old divide and conquer ideas. The News media is the source of all sorts of divisive ideas like the imminent race war that the media has been predicting for decades. The News media inspires fear and unthinking adherence to simplistic myths sold as actual events and historical fact. Divide and conquering the crowd into more easily controlled communities is an old social shepherd trick. The Pied Piper is an apt analogy for how the world is run.

Pepe The Frog

"Beginning in 2015, the character's image has been appropriated as a symbol of the controversial alt-right movement. The Anti-Defamation League added Pepe the Frog to their database of hate symbols in 2016, adding that not all Pepe memes are racist. Since then, Pepe's creator has publicly expressed his dismay at Pepe being used as a hate symbol. The meme's original use has evolved over time and has many variants, including Sad Frog, Smug Frog, Feels Frog, and "You will never..." Frog."

"During the 2016 United States presidential election, the meme was connected to Donald Trump's campaign. In October 2015, Donald Trump retweeted a Pepe representation of himself, associated with a video called "You Can't Stump the Trump (Volume 4)". Later in the election, Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr. posted a parody movie poster of The Expendables on Twitter and Instagram titled "The Deplorables", a play of Hillary Clinton's controversial phrase, basket of deplorables, which included Pepe's face among those of members of the Trump family and other figures popular among the alt-right.""Pepe the Frog /pɛpeɪ/ is a popular Internet meme. The green anthropomorphic frog with a frog-like face and a humanoid body is originally from a comic series by Matt Furie called Boy's Club. It became an Internet meme when its popularity steadily grew across Myspace, Gaia Online and 4chan in 2008. By 2015, it had become one of the most popular memes used on 4chan."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepe_the_Frog

A Publicity Stunt Or Real Thing?

Charlottesville Car Attack- RAW moment when CAR runs over a crowd!

(video below)

Please take note how the Dodge Charger is able to both travel at a seemingly high speed forward and backward as there is magically no traffic to hinder the driver's way. What are the odds? Please notice the lack of traffic and how fortunate the driver was to be able to escape at least for a short while. This car slammed into another car that was pushed into a minivan that apparently ran into a crowd of people in the intersection of a street that looks closed down to traffic. Where did the other two autos come from and where did they think they were going? The fact that the charger is able to perform this stunt free from other traffic seems to me to be a clue that this is not as the media is claiming. This seems like a live action Hollywood style stunt. The streets seem closed to traffic don't they? The driver of the Charger has a clear and open road to drive down as if this was contrived to be like this. How fortunate for him, it's a shame his luck ran out. If you look into this you will find that there is drone footage of the incident as well How convenient that.

If The Dude Driving The Charger Was Intent on Running Into The Crowd, Why Then Did He Rear End The White Car In Front of Him?

Besides Lady Fortune smiling down and allowing the racing racist a clear path towards destiny, the raging racist who was charging ahead was slamming his car not into a thick crowd of liberal protestors, but instead was only aiming at the back of the white car. He would then be relying on an indirect domino effect to make his political and deadly statement. Does this make sense? Does it make sense for the News media to give this guy a free platform and to give him free publicity? Isn't the News media worried about encouraging copy cat attacks? Keep in mind just yesterday a minivan slammed into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain and before that there is a list of similar incidents, all echoed and globally amplified by a seemingly sociopathic News media.


image source: Minions Own Stunts - Strandlaken - 70 x 140 cm - Multi | Minions ...

Conveniently The Street Is All Clear For Charger Assault

What a wild ride! Stuntman Recreates 'Dukes of Hazzard' Jumps In Replica General ...

Charlottesville Car Attack- RAW moment when CAR runs over a crowd  source: Peach

Tinted Windows: Does That Look Like 50% To You?

Welcome to Milli-Wood

These windows look like they are all tinted to the same dark shade. The police usually like being able to see into the car when they pull you over, before you roll down the window, no? Doesn't this seem a bit odd? Well whatever the case, good thing the path was clear for this dude's wild ride. By the way, Virginia is clearly CIA and Military Intelligence land.

"Virginia Window Tinting Laws: Car window tinting laws in Virginia were enacted in 1999. We have provided all the necessary information about your car's window tint, including how dark or reflective the tint is allowed in your state. There are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Virginia so make sure you read all about it below."

"Tint darkness for sedans: Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line. Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% of light in. Back Side windows: Must allow more than 35% of light in.Rear Window: Must allow more than 35% of light in"

source: Virginia 2016/2017 Tint Laws - Car Tinting Laws

The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC)

"The Center is located in northern Albemarle County, Virginia, just north of Charlottesville."

"The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) is part of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command. The NGIC provides scientific and technical intelligence (S&T) and general military intelligence (GMI) on foreign ground forces in support of the warfighting commanders, force and material developers, Department of the Army, Department of Defense, and National-level decisionmakers. The NGIC also manages the Army's Foreign Materiel Exploitation Program and foreign material acquisition requirements, and constitutes a single authoritative source for comprehensive ground forces threat to the Army and other services. (Chapter 8, Army Field Manual 34-37, Preliminary Draft)

The Center is located in northern Albemarle County, Virginia, just north of Charlottesville. It is approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 85 miles west of Richmond, Virginia.

NGIC was created on 8 July 1994, by merging the US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center (FSTC) and the US Army Intelligence and Threat Analysis Center (ITAC). The former headquarters of FSTC in Charlottesville, Virginia, became the headquarters of the new Center. (INSCOM Permanent Order 41-1, 3 June 1994)

The Air Force counterpart to NGIC is the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio."

source: National Ground Intelligence Center - Wikipedia

see also: George Bush Center for Intelligence - Wikipedia

List of federal agencies in Northern Virginia - Wikipedia

Central Intelligence Agency - Wikipedia

Tune Out The Chicken Little, Wolf Crying Press

This footage looks very believable. If it is a stunt it is an impressive one. If not, this is still not a story worthy of National attention. The News media seeks to get us to worry about narratives that we can never confirm for ourselves. Instead of focusing our efforts locally where we can have more effect, we are encouraged to worry about events and people far away from our spheres of individual influence. The best thing to do is to stop consuming the News media. It is mostly designed to frighten you into having faith in growing more government. If you must focus on the News, I'd suggest focusing on what you can individually verify. Local News makes more sense.

A Possible Publicity Stunt Set

Please notice that by the time the camera turns back to the minivan, all we see are the people getting out, we never actually see them from the crash to this moment, indicating the possibility that the parent and child switched places with a stunt driver before the camera panned over to their location on what would be basically a publicity stunt set.

A Painful Truth About Earning A Living As A Stunt Person

Please note too, real people can get caught up in what would otherwise be a controlled stunt. It's not like such an idea is some kind of impossibility, this is an idea worth considering. Life need not be so media filtered black and white. Real people can get killed or hurt.

In terms of Hollywood style production techniques, stunt people are paid to risk injury. In other words people can also get paid to get hurt. Sign on the dotted line, keep your mouth shout and you will be taken care of no matter what. Stunt people are reported to get injured or to even die during filmmaking process, despite all the advances in digital green "scene", ILM wizardry.

How To Get Hit By A Car Over A Hundred Times And Survive

How To Survive Being Hit By A Car source: CBS Los Angeles

Fall Guys & The Legend of The Unknown Stuntmen

One of My Favorite Actors As A Child, Lee Majors, The Actor Who Played The Six Million Dollar Man, Would Go On To Star As A Fall Guy

I also recall a film called Hooper which starred Burt Reynolds. My birthday happens to be one day after this year's total solar solstice. I recall getting a Hal Needham stunt toy one year a long time ago in a county far away...not far from the farm where a concert for a Catskill, stoned Jacob's ladder-like slumber, took place during the year of my birth.

I Really Enjoyed This Jointed Action Figure Play Set

Apparently the stuntman is as loose as a goose and can dive, tuck and roll and do all kinds of stunts. The 1970's was a decade of car stunt films and TV shows like Chips and the Dukes of Hazzard, of course. (see: "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979) - IMDb) Stuntmen were "cool" back then. This was a time period when Evel Knievel was king.

GABRIEL TOYS " Hal Needham The Stuntman" 1976 Part 3  source:  tvdays

Washington DC Stunt Training: Ground and Pound, Rolling & Tumbling, Acro, Basic Parkour

"The DC Stunt Coalition is a networking and training resource for stunt performance, coordination, and action acting training in the DC Metro Area."

"Join our Community  Dream of becoming a stunt performer in the professional industry? We provide a solid launch pad to get you the basic skills and information necessary to begin your career.

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source: DC Stunt Coalition

Please see: Crisis Cars & Circus Clowns for more about the Charlottesville Car Attack & How It Could Be Faked With Public Relations Stunt People

Stormfronted Spider Web Masters of Prejudicial Power Revealed

A Dose of What Seems To Be Google Propaganda Was Ready To Go: This Was Published on Aug. 17, 2017.

"David Duke's Godson Now Opposes White Nationalism Thanks to a Jewish Community | Amarylis Fox"

"Published on Aug 17, 2017

As a teenager, Derek Black was the webmaster for Stormfront, the Internet's most prominent message board for white nationalists. The reason? His father created the site and needed technical assistance. As a result, Derek was indoctrinated to hate non-whites. Derek became so bonded to the white nationalist community that he became the godson of David Duke, outspoken racist and founder of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. But Derek escaped that world thanks to an unlikely ally: a Jewish community that consistently invited him to Shabbat. Derek came to realize that the hatred he'd been taught was a lie. The lesson, says former CIA clandestine operator Amaryllis Fox, is that counter-terrorism tactics regularly used abroad against enemies of the United States, i.e. exposing them to the truth, can be used effectively against its own internal enemies.
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Transcript: Because of my work in counter-terrorism I’ve seen so many of these lessons around identifying humanity in one another unfold overseas. And when I came back to the United States I was really interested as to whether those same lessons would apply in daily life here. Is it possible to find common humanity in one another domestically that would be just as shocking as finding common humanity with our adversaries was to me during the war on terror? And the answer is a resounding yes. One of the examples that I really find moving and that really gives an idea of how powerful this can be in a community’s life is that of Derek Black.

And this is the story of a young man who grew up, a teenager with a father who was friends with David Duke, started Stormfront which is the first and still the largest neo-Nazi online community in the United States. And because even neo-Nazis need online help from their kids, when Derek was a teenager his dad looked to him to be the webmaster of this dark, hate-filled online community. And so Derek who grew up 13, 14, 15 years old being the webmaster, being the moderator for discussions of hate online. And eventually having his own podcast that went out nationwide to this community of neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Now when it came time for Derek to graduate high school, he got into college and went and started at New College in Florida, a liberal arts community, and didn’t tell anybody about what his family was known for, about Stormfront, about his role as the kind of anointed prince of the neo-Nazi community in the United States. He kept his head down, lived in the dorms, made friends with his next door neighbors, one of whom was an orthodox Jew who will be relevant later in the story. So he made good friends with those around him, did his work but continued to go home and live this dual life as the webmaster for Stormfront. Between his first and his second year somebody at his college was doing a paper on the neo-Nazi movement in the United States and in doing research came across Derek’s profile on Stormfront and wrote to the college message board: “Hey, this is a member of our community. Was anyone aware of this? Look at the hate on this website. What should we as a community do about the fact that this young man is in our midst? He was living in the dorms with us.” And the thread is incredibly passionate and many students are horrified. Many advocate for his dismissal and don’t want him in their midst, understandably, based on the vitriol that was being quoted in this discussion. Derek come September went back to school but lived outside of the dorms off campus. He didn’t comment on the thread and continued to keep his head down and go to school. Of course at this point everybody knows who he is and is avoiding him. He attends class and goes home every day. Now when from his first year in the dorms he had an orthodox Jewish friend who had lived on the same hall as him in the dorms.
And this friend said, unlike everyone else’s response, “Here’s what I would like to do. I would like to invite Derek to Shabbat dinner. And those of you my friends who will also share Shabbat dinner with us I would ask of you one thing. Please do not talk to Derek about this particular issue. Anything else is on the table but please don’t raise this issue with him.” And for many of the guests it was a big challenge, but those who attended agreed and Derek came, shared a meal and the next week he was invited again and again he came. And this continued Friday after Friday after Friday throughout the year until eventually one day Derek said of his own accord, “You know, this is nothing like what I was raised to believe that it was. You’re nothing like the way that I was raised to believe that you were.” "

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOFcap5jzDA&spfreload=10

Fox In The Henhouse Pun Goes Here

"Former CIA Clandestine Service Officer, writer, and peace activist Amaryllis Fox was born in New York City, the daughter of an English actress and American economist. Her father's work focused on the developing world, moving their family every year of her childhood, and giving her an early sense of being at home in the farthest corners of Africa, SE Asia, Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

Returning to the United States when she was 16, Amaryllis applied to two colleges -- the Naval Academy to study aerospace engineering and Oxford to study international law. Prior to making a decision, she traveled to the Thai-Burmese border to volunteer in the Mai Laa refugee camp and decided there to defer university and stay on, working with the Burmese democracy movement and eventually interviewing Aung San Suu Kyi for the BBC, which landed her a brief stint in Burmese prison at the age of 18, but also resulted in the first radio broadcast from Suu Kyi in almost a year.

Amaryllis matriculated at Oxford University in 1999 to study international law and spent much of the following three years in Dili, East Timor, working with Xanana Gusmao's team to settle IDPs in the world's newest country, and in Srebrenica, Bosnia, working on the reconciliation process to rebuild community trust in the wake of the 1995 massacre.

In 2002, Amaryllis graduated Oxford with an honors degree and started graduate work in international security at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. There she developed an algorithm to predict terrorist activity under thesis advisor Dan Byman, a leading thinker on terrorism and US security policy. Asked by the University's CIA Officer in Residence, Dallas Jones, to share the algorithm with the Agency, she soon began work as a political and terrorism analyst for SE Asia, commuting between Langley and Georgetown to finish her degree with honors in 2004. Following graduation, she moved into the operational training program and served as a Clandestine Service officer overseas until 2009.

Following government service, Amaryllis used her coding abilities and international experience to start Mulu, an e-commerce company supporting at-risk communities around the world. In 2014, Amaryllis was recruited by Twitter to run consumer products for their global e-commerce business. But as the lessons from her career in counterterrorism became ever more relevant to the national conversation, she left Twitter to focus on writing full-time in December 2015."

source: Amaryllis Fox | WME|IMG Speakers

Terrorism, by definition is carried out by governments and their minions against non combatants, IE you and me.

CIA agents are basically cultural manipulators.

"terrorism 1795, in specific sense of "government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France" (March 1793-July 1794), from French terrorisme, from Latin terror (see terror).

If the basis of a popular government in peacetime is virtue, its basis in a time of revolution is virtue and terror -- virtue, without which terror would be barbaric; and terror, without which virtue would be impotent. [Robespierre, speech in French National Convention, 1794]

General sense of "systematic use of terror as a policy" is first recorded in English 1798 (in reference to the Irish Rebellion of that year). At one time, a word for a certain kind of mass-destruction terrorism was dynamitism (1883); and during World War I frightfulness(translating German Schrecklichkeit) was used in Britain for "deliberate policy of terrorizing enemy non-combatants." "

Terrorism - Online Etymology Dictionary

Google Government & You

Despite News headlines claiming otherwise, Google is less about spying on you and more about social media control. Privacy is a bit of a sleight of hand distraction, Google is about controlling the flow of information, Google is more than just a search engine, it is a contagiously and continuously growing hydra-like social media platform. Google represents the actualization of the century old promise of global electric connectivity easily accessed with a device the size of a watch. Google is the modern RCA. Google is the current medium for the same old Unca Scam style, social shepherding types of personas. People respond not to ideas but to leadership persona. The internet is the obvious new medium for the same old social shepherding song and dance, snake oils sales routine. Google is the new medium, by, for and of government.

Saturday Night Live Just So Happens To Come Back For A Summer Special Just In Time

Good thing that Lady Fortune smiled on SNL or they'd have no material.

University of Virginia alumni helps to dumb down America with fallacious comedy that only reinforces Oz like strawmen. Please notice too how cliched and stereotypical the ideas presented here are. Broadcast from long time towering propaganda capital, Rockefellar Center, Saturday Night Live is an old show that apparently appeals to young people. We aren't supposed to suspect that SNL is a governmental propaganda machine. But it clearly is. For years this show has only reinforced political stereotypes and simplistic left vs right nonsense. This show only furthers a clear divide and conquer mentality where we are supposed to hate each other because of who we might decide to vote for. We aren't supposed to figure out that the political leaders are just as much performers as the comedians we see on TV.

Please pay careful attention to the child like fallacious name calling style humor. This is what the liberal leaning audience mistakes for intelligent political criticism as they have been long conditioned to believe. This kind of television show is truly nothing more than emotionally driven propaganda. There really is no other way to describe it. Please keep in mind too, I am not a conservative, nor a liberal, I am a former left leaning democrat voter who woke up to the fact that nothing ever changes no matter who gets into office. Campaign rhetoric never seems to turn into actual change that works for the mass public. Change and revolutions of all kinds always seem to benefit an elite few.


#16 on Trending Weekend Update: Tina Fey on Protesting After Charlottesville - SNL  source: Saturday Night Live 

Colin Jost - Wikipedia • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Fey • Michael Che - Wikipedia

The University of Virginia Located in: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

source; University of Virginia - Wikipedia

Trump shared a network with SNL for years. 

Trump even hosted the show. SNL gave him free airtime during his campaign to show off how human he is. He was kind of funny in some of the sketches and seemed to have no problem making fun of his own image. The SNL cast would have had chance to attend numerous NBC parties and events over the years, where they would had potential chance to hang out with fellow NBC employee, Donald John Trump. Trump was employed as a game show host kind of guy for over a decade. The Apprentice was apparently a hit show.

"How the Feds Are Recruiting Spies at Campuses Across the US"

"Spy agencies have spent millions on funding centers in universities nationwide."

"In July 2005, a select group of fifteen- to nineteen-year-old high school students participated in a week-long summer program called “Spy Camp” in the Washington, DC, area. The program included a field trip to the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, an “intelligence simulation” exercise, and a visit to the $35 million International Spy Museum. According to the Spy Museum’s website, visiting groups have the option of choosing from three different “scavenger hunts,” in which teams are pitted against one another in activities ranging “from code-breaking to deceptive maneuvers. . . . Each team will be armed with a top secret bag of tricks to help solve challenging questions” that can be found in the museum.

On the surface, the program sounds like fun and games, and after reading about the program one might guess that it was organized by an imagina- tive social studies teacher. But for some, “Spy Camp” was more than just fun and games—it was very serious business. The high school program was car- ried out by Trinity University of Washington, DC—a predominantly African American university with an overwhelmingly female student population—as part of a pilot grant from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to create an “Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence” (or IC Center).

According to the Office of the DNI, the goal of the IC Center program is to increase the pool of future applicants for careers in the CIA, the FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the dozen or so other organizations that make up the U.S. “intelligence community”—in less euphemistic terms, America’s spy agencies."

"The idea for IC Centers came about in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks, when both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives held hearings about how the country’s spy agencies missed clues that might have foiled the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. As part of the response, Congress passed a sweeping law called the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (S 2845)."

"This is by no means the first time that U.S. military and intelligence agencies have funneled large sums of money into universities to advance their interests. The 1958 National Defense Education Act led to the creation of dozens of language and area studies programs focused on Russia, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, but those centers generally did not limit scholars’ ability to pursue a wide range of research, including critical social science research building upon anti-imperial and leftist scholarship. By contrast, there are clear indications that the IC Centers and other new recruitment programs have much more focused and narrow objectives that threaten core educational values that have underpinned American universities for many years."

source: How the Feds Are Recruiting Spies at Campuses Across the US ...

Sputnik Spurs The Growth of More Government

"The National Defense Education Act (NDEA) was signed into law on September 2, 1958, providing funding to United States education institutions at all levels. 

NDEA was among many science initiatives implemented by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 to increase the technological sophistication and power of the United States alongside, for instance, DARPA and NASA. It followed a growing national sense that U.S. scientists were falling behind scientists in the Soviet Union. The early Soviet success in the Space Racecatalyzed a national sense of unease with Soviet technological advances, especially after the Soviet Union launched the first-ever satellite, Sputnik, the previous year. 

The act authorized funding for four years, increasing funding per year: for example, funding increased on eight program titles from $183 million in 1959 to $222 million in 1960.  In total, over a billion dollars was directed towards improving American science curricula. However, in the aftermath of McCarthyism, a mandate was inserted in the act that all beneficiaries must complete an affidavit disclaiming belief in the overthrow of the U.S. government. This requisite loyalty statement stirred concern and protest from the American Association of University Professors and over 153 institutions."

source: National Defense Education Act

The University of Virginia Career Center Proclaims:

The CIA wants you!

"The CIA will be on grounds April 20-21 to meet with tech-savvy students interested in Computer/Network Engineering, Apps Development, and Data Science. Stop by their table in Thornton Hall from 12-3pm or attend the info session from 6-7pm. The agency will conduct interviews with highly qualified applicants on April 21 for the positions below. Applicants must apply online at https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/cia-jobs/ no later than March 28, 2016 and complete the online testing if found competitive. Applicants will receive testing information via email after submitting an application and will have one week to complete the test."

source: The CIA Wants You, EST Students! | UVA Career Center


DC, Maryland, and Virginia Area College Students Participate in ... - CIA

Charlottesville Virginia: Part of Washington D.C's Triangle Of Spooky Storytelling Liars

"On 3 November 2011, some 50 students from 12 colleges and universities located in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia area participated in the Central Intelligence Agency Recruitment Center’s largest analytic simulation competition to date, held on the campus of Georgetown University. The teams, each made up of four undergraduates, played the role of intelligence analysts tasked to assess information and collaborate with other teams to answer key intelligence questions stemming from a hypothetical regional crisis situation.

The students and their faculty advisers met a group of around 25 CIA mentors and role players from the Agency’s analytical arm, the Directorate of Intelligence (DI). The DI team, in total, represented more than 200 years of CIA experience. In the course of the competition, teams prepared briefings for senior DI officers who played the role of Intelligence Community leaders. The senior DI officers judged the teams’ briefings and written products before choosing three finalists and a winner."

source: DC, Maryland, and Virginia Area College Students Participate in ... - CIA

"Requirements for CIA Jobs in Virginia"

"It isn’t easy to become an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) but it is definitely worth the effort. The CIA is one of this nation’s most important, respected and secretive federal agencies.  CIA agents are involved in covert actions around the world in an effort to gather foreign intelligence. Agents also keep tabs on foreign terrorists and others who would threaten US security, and safeguard secrets that keep this country safe. The state of Virginia is the hub of CIA activities in the United States.

The CIA in Langley employs a vast number of CIA professionals. The exact number of people working at Langley is classified but positions are available for a vast array of specialists, including:"

source: CIA Jobs and Training Requirements for Careers in Virginia | How to ...

Spy School: University of  Virginia & CIA Scripted Fictions

How do you fake a Cold War?

"Before there was Edward Snowden, there was Aldrich Ames. Each man betrayed state secrets. Each had his own reasons. Snowden’s release of reams of information about government surveillance was prompted by indignation, he has said. For Ames, who outed several Russians spying for the United States, the motivation was money.

As Hollywood director Oliver Stone premieres “Snowden,” his new film on the computer professional’s exploits, UVA Today shares the story of University of Virginia faculty member Frederick Hitz, who, as the Central Intelligence Agency’s inspector general in the 1990s, was tasked with discovering how CIA officer Ames became a double-agent and was able to spy for years, seriously compromising U.S. intelligence-gathering in the Soviet Union in the last years of the Atomic Age."

source:University of Virginia: UVA Today: Spy Stories: How A UVA Teacher Helped the CIA Recover From ...

CIA University - Wikipedia

A Proper Gander At The Flight of The Wild Gander: A Fairytale Frog Post Script

"The Flight of the Wild Gander is a 1969 book by mythologist Joseph Campbell, in which he collects a number of his early essays and forwards. Essays include "Bios and Mythos" (on the psycho-biological sources of mythic forms and symbols), "Mythogenesis" (on the rise and fall of a single Native American legend) and "The Symbol without Meaning" (about the secularization of myths in the modern age).

The wild gander of the title is a reference to the Hindu concept of the paramahamsa, a great spiritual teacher of exalted illumination, able to transcend the mundane, just as the hamsa is able to fly above the sky-scraping Himalayas."

source: The Flight of the Wild Gander - Wikipedia

The Crisis Frog Prince

The frog as symbol is a like an allegorical tiny dragon.

"LONG long ago, when wishing still could lead to something, there lived a king whose daughters all were beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, who had seen so many things, simply marveled every time it shone on her face: Now close to the castle of this king was a great dark forest, and in the forest under an old lime tree a spring, and when the day was very hot, the king's child would go out into the wood and sit on the edge of the cool spring. And to pass the time she would take a golden ball, toss it up and catch it; and this was her favorite plaything. 

Now it so happened one day that the golden ball of the princess did not fall into the little hand lifted into the air, but passed it, bounced on the ground, and rolled directly into the water. The princess followed it with her eyes, but the ball disappeared; and the spring was deep, so deep that the bottom could not be seen. Thereupon she began to cry, and her crying became louder and louder, and she was unable to find consolation. And while she was lamenting in this way, she heard someone call to her: 'What is the matter, Princess? You are crying so hard, a stone would be forced to pity you.' She looked around to see where the voice had come from, and there she beheld a frog, holding its fat, ugly head out of the water. 'Oh, it's you, old Water Plopper,' she said. 'I am crying over my golden ball, which has fallen into the spring.' 'Be calm; don't cry,' answered the frog. 'I can surely be of assistance. But what will you give me if I fetch your toy for you?' 'Whatever you would like to have, dear frog,' she said; 'my clothes, my pearls and jewels, even the golden crown that I wear.' The frog replied, 'Your clothes, your pearls and jewels, and your golden crown, I do not want; but if you will care for me and let me be your companion and playmate, let me sit beside you at your little table, eat from your little golden plate, drink from your little cup, sleep in your little bed: if you will promise me that, I will go straight down and fetch your golden ball.' 'All right,' she said. 'I promise you anything you want, if you will only bring me back the ball.' But she thought: 'How that simple frog chatters! There he sits in the water with his own kind, and could never be the companion of a human being.' 

"As soon as the frog had obtained her promise, he ducked his head and sank, and after a little while came swimming up again; he had the ball in his mouth, and tossed it on the grass. The princess was elated when she saw her pretty toy. She picked it up and scampered away. 'Wait, wait,' called the frog, 'take me along; I can't run like you. But what good did it do, though he croaked after her as loudly as he could"? She paid not the slightest heed, but hurried home, and soon had completely forgotten the poor frog—who must have hopped back again into his spring."

"As a preliminary manifestation of the powers that are breaking into play, the frog, coming up as it were by miracle, can be termed the "herald"; the crisis of his appearance is the "call to adventure." The herald's summons may be to live, as in the present instance, or, at a later moment of the biography, to die. It may sound the call to some high historical undertaking. Or it may mark the dawn of religious illumination. As apprehended by the mystic, it marks what has been termed "the awakening of the self." In the case of the princess of the fairy tale, it signified no more than the coming of adolescence. But whether small or great, and no matter what the stage or grade of life, the call rings up the curtain, always, on a mystery of transfiguration —a rite, or moment, of spiritual passage, which, when complete, amounts to a dying and a birth. The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals, and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand.

Typical of the circumstances of the call are the dark forest, the great tree, the babbling spring, and the loathly, underestimated appearance of the carrier of the power of destiny. We recognize in the scene the symbols of the World Navel. The frog, the little dragon, is the nursery counterpart of the underworld serpent whose head supports the earth and who represents the life-progenitive, demiurgic powers of the abyss. He comes up with the golden sun ball, his dark deep waters having just taken it down: at this moment resembling the great Chinese Dragon of the Kast, delivering the rising sun in his jaws, or the frog on whose head rides the handsome young immortal, Han Hsiang, carrying in a basket the peaches of immortality. Freud has suggested that all moments of anxiety reproduce the painful feelings of the first separation from the mother—the tightening of the breath,"

source: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=