Tuesday, January 21, 2020

100 Years of Immigration to The U.S., 1919 to 2019 (video graph)




100 Years of Immigration to The U.S., 1919 to 2019

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Toxicity of Social Media




Toxicity of Social Media Richard Grannon x Sam Vaknin Documentary

55,533 views - Premiered Dec 22, 2019

Richard Grannon

190K subscribers

http://samvak.tripod.com/





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RICHARD GRANNON
2 weeks ago

00:00 Intro
1:18 People Are Documenting Their Existence
2:28 Why Spending Time Online Causes Serious Problems With Ongoing Identity Maintenance
6:50 What Excess Social Media Usage Instead Of Real-life Interaction Leads To
12:42 Does Social Media Allow You To Be In The Moment?
16:39 The Identity Crisis Might Have Started Before Social Media
18:32 Now Is The Age Of Social Darwinism
22:31 When Things Are Bad, Somebody Must Be Targeted
24:53 Why Has There Been An Explosion In The Awareness Of Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
30:33 Human Contact Is Crucial To Maintaining One’s Sense Of Identity
34:57 Ways Of Making Social Media Less Damaging Part 1
39:37 Ways Of Making Social Media Less Damaging Part 2
42:16 Social Media Is Run By People Who Are Stuck In The Teenage State
44:35 Why Social Media Should Charge A Fee
48:29 Being Famous For Being Famous
53:18 We Need A Hard Reset





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"Deleted facebook a year ago...I cannot express how differently I view myself and my life.  Much more in tune with my emotions and my body." -- gaming_girl



 

"I can't stand watching the news anymore it makes my depression horrible.  I also got rid of my FB page a year ago.  It was the best decision I ever made!" -- Rachelstorrersings



"But if I didn't watch YouTube 12 hours a day I would have never found this video and learned that I shouldn't watch YouTube 12 hours a day guys. Ha!" -- Rollercoaster Olski




"When I originally got on FB years ago, it was fun and promising, people were generally positive and pro-social. I figured it was a social tool, so that if you made a friend online it was supposed to naturally grow into a real life friendship. It wasn't supposed to be a video game where you lived in and never left.   Wow, was I ever wrong.  Over time, there seemed to be nothing but outrage and narcissism. Most people who stayed on the platform seemed to be happy to live virtually and never leave.  I've tried to sound the alarm multiple times, but nobody, at least nobody left on those platforms, seemed to care. It seems to select for extreme personalities or it creates them." -- Vi




"In short, Social Media is a weapon that shoots the finest of bullets, that kill your soul." -- Martin Jasiak




"I deleted facebook about 5 years ago. Best thing I ever did. I'd highly recommend it ." -- krainey




"This addiction and weird social retardation began as soon as the first television was sold." -- Bonnie




"I can’t wrap my head around how on point this discussion was on the ramifications of social media. The path of real human interaction that social media has destroyed." -- Carlos Oscar Comedy




"I watched it all unfold. I was in college as social media got huge and smart phones came into play. Year by year people got less and less social. More isolated. I remember walking through the hall one day, tons of people changing classes...... i was freaked out. No one was talking AT ALL,everyone was looking at their phone or had earphones in.  All you could hear was footsteps and the rustling of bags and clothes.  I recall thinking “wtf is going on?!” " -- Nick




"Spot on! So refreshing ! I have never owned a TV, EVER... I raised my son without one. He was reading at 5 and his greatest passion it Writing." -- PAULA JANE ALEXANDER




"10 years on Facebook. I've had my awakening. no longer interested. Ready to really live my life." -- choco pieces




"I shared this video on social media." -- George Ockham




"We should all start calling it anti-social media, because that's the effect it actually has." -- rick landers




"I make a point of NOT going on my phone to surf in public, and I am amazed that I can't even start a conversation with anyone because they all are on their phones." -- Amethyst Rose




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"Remember a child saying "look at me mummy, look at me daddy" when the child needs validation. Adults who cannot self validate (feel whole and complete in their own skin) now use social media to post requests for validation via pics, messages and images of themselves online looking for likes and followers. It's a form of unhealthy social vanity, here's Me doing this, here's Me doing that, look at me mummy look at me daddy !!!! 


People are becoming more narcissistic with the advent of social media, it gives the person unable to self esteem a platform to suck validation from others in the guise of Facebook and IG, this has become addictive and validation is addictive to someone who is traumatised and has no healthy boundaries or understanding of how empty superficial validation is. 

The social media platform culture has also spilled into the world of online dating. I cringe at most profiles I read with online dating apps, the standard female profile now is a shameless self promotion list, highlighting how wonderful the woman thinks her attributes are and no where do I ever read any profile where the woman highlights any flaw or weakness, humility is completely absent - sound familiar ? 

It's the profile of a Narcissist, yes women are now far more narcissistic in my view than ever, and social media pics are now linked to the dating App on Bumble and Tinder, so the person is so preoccupied with how they look that they actually believe this is way to meet a good guy. Woman don't send any messages to men anymore on dating Apps, they see this as below them, sound familiar ? (Narcissistic entitlement).  

So we now have a whole generation of entitled, self obsessed, serial selfie pic loaders, male and female who have no interpersonal skills and feel that they need Validation from every one else, is it a surprise we are in the shit we are? Men and Women so apposed and isolated from each other because its too easy to go online and feed the ego. I fear for our future!" -- Simon Thompson




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" "You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad."   This line from the Matrix always felt so relevant to me someone, and this video feels a little bit like taking the pill for the first time, and having your eyes opened . " -- MDOY79

"I love that expression that people want to document their lives to prove that they do exist! That’s powerful and makes sense in a way I’ve never thought of it before. This is so good, I love the points Sam did, I hope you make more videos with him." -- Dahlia Dezay





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"Well, I guess my real story is that I made it through a lot of life before "social" media ever showed up. By that time, I pretty much had it down, how to be social in the real world. I've never really had a problem separating the real from the virtual. One thing I've noticed though, especially in the past 10 years or so - is the addiction. I believe that is what it is. Addiction. I own a flip phone. It exists for the purpose of mobile phone calls.

My landline is what people ring up to talk to me at home. I use a desktop computer at work, and one at home. And all of the things I do with those devices remains rooted to a desk. Which means that when I'm out in the real world, I am fully engaged with that world, its sights, sounds, smells, sensations, all of it. There are no distractions. This leads to focus. Focus is something that convinces you that you control your own life. What that means is that you're not played, coerced, cajoled, blown around like a leaf in the breeze.

Whenever I'm in a situation where I have to wait upon someone or for something (when all the smart phones spring into action) I pull out a book. A good book. It fascinates me at times, watching all that addiction going on around me. I guess I could say I'm addicted to books. But they don't clamor for my attention when I'm busy doing something else. I do not twitter or tweet. I rarely ever write anything that is reduced to 140 characters or less. I do not text. I do not purposely avoid the sound of a human voice, exchanging that for the prison of words on a screen. Sound....is such a powerful thing.

I will not surrender my eight fingers in order to employ two thumbs to write. I type. And I do it well, for I am a writer. Thing is, dividing up your time and prioritizing what deserves your attention at any given moment, makes you feel that you are running your life. Any device at all, is a tool. And you are the master of that tool. Flip that the other way around, and the tool becomes the master. And to me, that is just a crazy existence.

Perhaps I could summarize it this way. When I'm lost in a moment, or a series of moments that may turn into hours - it does not matter what "media" I am not tuned into. It does not matter what I'm missing. It does not matter who may or may not be attempting to contact me (other than in the obvious and most typical way - a phone call.) It does not matter who "likes" or dislikes anything I express, say, write, think, or feel. By the way, the number of phone calls over a typical period of time becomes reduced with each passing year - betraying the power of textual compulsion. Have we begun to become allergic to the sound of voices?

My social experience of the world is a sum total of two different components. My family, relatives, inner circle, close friends, a few not so close friends, a small smattering of colleagues, associates, and acquaintances. As well as any person, a perfect stranger, I may happen to meet or encounter in some way out in the real world. That is my social existence. Everything else is fiction.

I have never been compelled to be modern, up to date, or with it. I derive far too much fun and enjoyment from the pursuits of culture, literature, music, film, and all the issues of the day, usually perused from good books by great authors, followed by tracking down those same authors and other intelligent people who discuss these things online. In this way am I not played by commercial media.

I know all of this adds up to a big bully for me. Fine. But the fact that millions of children out there will never stand a chance to escape being bowled over by the behemoth we have unleashed on society does not distract from one huge and important factor in their young lives. And that is the fact that for many of them, their elders and betters are no wiser when it comes to this issue. And that is a damned shame."

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"This is a time that human beings must to overcome polarization and dualities. Who is locked up in the ego will be trapped. Everyone must migrate to soul level awareness." -- rosely covali




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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

'The Wassail Song' (Here We Come A-Caroling) - The Fireside Singers




The Wassail Song (Here We Come A-Caroling)

The Fireside Singers

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

The Wassail Song · The Fireside Singers

Sing Along! Classic Christmas Songs From the Fireside

℗ 2007 Artwork Media
℗ 2015 Just the Feeling Productions

Released on: 2007-11-27


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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fire from Ice: The Oligarchic/Corporate "Racism Psyop" II

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The "Global Elite" have spent a fortune for decades now, trying to figure out every angle of how the human mind really works. How to get the cattle to just behave! Stunningly, especially taking into account their historical record, one of the big items they finally settled on is a process in which they would use their power to take over the reigns of what is now the false-left and use "racism" and all of the history and elements that go along with it. The anti-Globalization protests in Seattle in 1999 was truly the final straw! In a mere twenty years, they have defied all logic by turning the Democrat Party into a defacto far right wing economic warmongering institution, while at the very same time preaching and mainstreaming the most farcical aspects of a pretend-left wing agenda. They do this, in large part, by simply controlling the front people and giving them good press while attacking anyone who they don't want, and they do it at the ground level so there's little chance of a opposing person getting to the higher levels of government. Another example, their fronts in California Democrat politics---far from being "bad for business"---create havoc for small businesses in a strategy to make them non-competitive or put them out've business in favor of giant corporations who can afford all of the outrageous regulations, fees, and legal challenges.... and come out way ahead at the end of the day after their competition is steam rolled over! In this manner, a California Democrat can be seen wiggling around at a Gay Pride celebration like a "Progressive," while maintaining their vicious far right wing economic activities!

Of course, part of this whole process is the perception of the "racist bogeyman." "Racism" is the new "Communism." In this way, massive multinational banks and corporations who rape the whole world economically, can point the finger at tens of millions of people who have zero power; although they don't "point the finger" themselves, but get their fronts to do it for them in this daily media "gaslighting" process.

Gaslighting: Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's beliefs.

Just this morning a "Yahoo! news" window involuntarily popped up on my browser. As I was about to close it, I saw a lead story of how a Cleveland Browns football player was cut from the team due to his "racist" and "threatening" twitter responses to criticism of him by a TV and radio broadcaster. I couldn't help but take a peek at what he actually wrote, and found it to be mere s**t talk; neither racist nor threatening in any meaningful way. So this 26 year old likely will never play again. Then I saw another article about how Pam Anderson wore a Native American headdress for Halloween, and was being attacked on mindless twitter accounts. I think this article was make believe; 360 million people, and 26 criticized her for "racism." The CFR, a Globalist think tank of which all six corporations which control 90% of our media are members, have their buzzstories which they like to keep in the news daily. Anything resembling racism will do. Knowing how news is micromanaged, I wouldn't be surprised if she got on their enemies list because of her support for Julian Assange.

One twitter account even went so far at to additionally criticize the evil use of a poor bird's feathers. As to the actual Native Americans usage of feathers, well, the corporate fervor of "racism" seems to win out against logic. It would have been quite a shock to some of these suburban creampuffs if they had actually encountered real violence; places where most individuals would be required to physically defend themselves from attack when the bullying party was usually of a different race.... unless they just wanted to allow themselves to be pummeled. The kind of places where if they accidentally drove into them, their first panicked response would be "OMG, lemme outta here!" Well, those children don't get to leave. Who the hell needs a lecture "on race" by some upper middle class creampuff?

Theoretically, a person from a well-to-do background can toughen themselves up. This could be accomplished in number of ways. I recall when competing in amateur boxing, some very tough boys from Marin County... one of the wealthiest counties in America. There was no real difference between them and other boys whom we could deem of the polar opposite socio-economic class. Still, nobody can understand suffering and true hopelessness unless they have experienced it themselves. It's impossible.

We keep hearing about "hate." Okay, how about "warmonger hate," or "financial hate," or "corporate hate"..? Isn't that legitimate? I mean if a Kamala Harris takes office as president in 2021, she will make her snappy progressive comments at home, while running around the world massacring people for Wall Street war profiteers who sponsor her. That's the psyop! We have to do something about YOUR RACISM; all the while bombing brown people for money! Every now and then, some person of character makes a run at it---Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, or Dennis Kucinich---and the Global Elite make their move to silence them or destroy their relevance. It's "punish the good (McKinney), and reward the bad (Harris)."

'Kamala Harris 2020 Would Be Hillary Clinton All Over Again'

'When It Comes to U.S. Militarism, Elizabeth Warren Is No Progressive'


'Why Bernie Sanders Is an “Imperialist Pig” '


If Trump is so horrible, why are they further to the right of him on numerous issues? If Trump is "right wing nationalism"; then they're "far right wing internationalism."

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Friday, November 1, 2019

~Solidarity-With-Catalonia~



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Trial of Catalonia independence leaders

Using the reasoning of the Spanish government, the United States is illegal. Americans of the 18th century did not rise up against the British. They WERE the British! They fought against their own government for independence. Only in this case, Catalonians are a different nation, with a different language. Furthermore, the Spanish government defeated many other nations by force, so who's to say what is "legitimate?" It's really no different than Corsica, the Basque Country, and numerous other nations by culture and language; most often only subjugated due to military conquest. How about dragging Javier Zaragoza and the other prosecuters into the World Court in handcuffs and leg irons, kicking and screaming.... that sounds more like justice than the ending result of this. Of course, nothing is really ever "over" is it?





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11-5-19 ADDITION: I wanted to add the following image here.



Catalonia and Lombardia

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

'The legend of Aloisa, the ghost of lovers in the village of Grazzano Visconti'


'The legend of Aloisa, the ghost of lovers in the village of Grazzano Visconti'

E-Borghi.com - June 22, 2019

What a province Piacenza is! The villages of Bobbio, Castell'Arquato or Vigoleno were not enough to make it unique in its kind, so medieval and so representative, the legends of the Devil's bridge were not enough or that of San Giorgio to wrap these little centers in the mystery, it was not enough the sweet taste of the bargnolino to delight our palates... no, they were not enough.

Just south of this capital is a village that is actually an "artistic fake" but that in its context has everything to be considered a real medieval village. I'm talking about Grazzano Visconti, a village restored to its fourteenth-century splendor by Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone with the collaboration of the architect Alfredo Campanini and Gabriele D'Annunzio.

Father of the famous director Luchino Visconti (La terra trema, Senso, Rocco and his brothers, Il Gattopardo, etc ...), Giuseppe Visconti, who not by chance seems to have made this village the set of a cinematographic representation, was not alone a visionary genius, whose feat of construction of the neo-medieval village of Grazzano meant that King Vittorio Emanuele III appointed him duke and added his surname to the name of the Piacenza village, but it also seems to have been a decent medium.

Perhaps only a man of such genius was ready to listen and put, black and white, the features of the protagonist of this place. Perhaps only a man who had seen beyond those ruins plundered over the centuries by peasants could understand Aloisa's message.

It was in a moment of trance when Giuseppe listened and saw her. Bassina, plump, with a little prosperous womb and folded arms (this is also recognized in the statues around the village), Aloisa presented herself to the duke with her sad story of a woman betrayed by her husband, a captain of the local militia, and died out of jealousy. A broken heart with a great spirit ... a spirit still alive that wanders between the rooms of the castle and among the plants of the vast garden, annoyed by the jokes of an ephemeral love.

In addition to local folklore, there are several testimonies that confirm the existence of Aloisa's ghost. First, several couples were "disturbed" in their sleep during their stay in the castle, with slaps and other jokes. Then a journalist from a local newspaper, who after recording several interviews noticed that only the flattering ones towards the ghost remained on the tape. Then a reporter from a television station, who managed to photograph Aloisa's statue only after giving her a gift of a conversation.

It seems, in fact, that in order to grace the spirit of Aloisa, and not to incur in her spite, it is necessary to give her a necklace, some jewels, or bring her respect or consolation ... to her who had no luck in love.

Aloisa has over time become the protector of pure love in the village of Grazzano Visconti, a sort of Valentine's Day skirt, able to bring love to those who ask her for help and to watch over true, indissoluble feelings ... those of true lovers .

Of course there are the gossips that speak of "publicity stunt" but walking in the village, listening to the locals about it, and noting the necklaces on the statues dedicated to her, one pervades oneself with her presence, benevolent and at times irritated. Definitely a spirit that bodes well ... surely a place to visit remains fascinated.

During his spiritual encounter with Duke Giuseppe, Aloisa said: "I am Aloisa and I bring Love and perfume to the beautiful women who give their smile to Grazzano Visconti".

Main Photo by Simona Terragni (Pinterest)

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Monday, September 30, 2019

The Battle Hymn Of The Republic-Glory, glory, hallelujah!



The Battle Hymn Of The Republic-Glory, glory, hallelujah!-Bekhit Fahim

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is a hymn by American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body". Howe's more famous lyrics were written in November 1861 and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at the end of time (New Testament) with the American Civil War. Since that time it has become an extremely popular and well-known American patriotic song.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His day is marching on.



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The Battle Hymn of The Republic

Lyrics: Julia Ward Howe
Music:  William Steffe  1861

 
Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the lord,
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

I have seen Him in the watch fires
of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar
in the evening dews and damps,
I can read his righteous sentence
in the dim and flaring lamps,
His day is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

He has sounded forth the trumpet
that shall never call retreat,
He is sifting out the hearts of men
before His judgment seat,
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him!
Be jubilant, my feet,
Our day is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on



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The lyrics vary, and some of them from the above link are not in this version.


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Battle Hymn of the Republic
Battle Hymn of The Republic Lyrics - ( Glory Glory Hallelujah with Lyrics )

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