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Anaesthetised

An overload of ‘shock and awe’ news over the last few decades have anaesthetised the population to almost anything.

There is selective fake hysterical shock whipped up by the media to cause division and distraction about certain things such as benefit cheating, ‘terror’ and celebrity news. Essentially the creation of people or things to hate and vilify.

Now the ‘machine’ has succeeded in controlling the masses in an Orwellian way that previous despots and dictators could have only dreamed off in their warped heads. The 20th-century villains we amateurs in comparison.

The level of questioning and curiosity with the narrative presented to us is almost zero, the blind acceptance is at best staggering. People have become fearful of different, fearful of questioning and with an education system programmed for compliance, removal of creativity and the enforcement of the myths that control us, the chance of this changing is diminished further. Maybe many are fearful of a different voice, fearful of listening, as they may have to challenge what they believe, maybe they will not fit in anymore. Better perhaps to fit in than to look through a different set of glasses.

The excuses of ‘what can I do?’ used to allow ourselves off the hook has always been there, but I do believe that it is now deeper than mild indifference, or feeling of inability to change the situation, it is now that most are cold and unaffected, programmed to accept. A blind faith that the one voice is right and any variance is treason, dangerous and must be silenced.

Not that they are bad humans or maliciously uncaring, it is that the overwhelm, the manipulation, the conditioning and myths that we follow have created a canvas for the ruling elite to get away with almost anything.

All I would say is remain curious, follow your instincts, have the courage to voice what you believe and be prepared to be open to all views and opinions. You may stay with the same views and that is OK, in fact, none of my business as this is all opinion. But worth exploring at very least that there could be an alternative to what we are told.

The anaesthetic wears off eventually and the more you question, the quicker it goes. The better informed we become when we take into account all voices, even if you do not like some of them.

On all sides of the debate, it is better not be anaesthetised with only your worldview.

It’s sadly not about ‘how you tell ’em’


It’s often said ‘don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story’. 

Film posters often say things like ‘totally amazing’ cutting off the true quote ‘totally amazing for 5 minutes then utter crap’. 

People also say ‘make it look as good as you can’ or ‘polish it up a bit’. 

On the tube I read an advert for a broadsheet leading newspaper that said ‘our manifesto, the best….’ then underneath ‘we’ve correctly predicted every General Election and referendum this decade’. 

So that’s 2 elections and 2 referendums. Each referendum was ‘yes’ or ‘no’ so 50/50, just toss a coin you don’t need the newspaper. Then the General Election are fairly similar it’s either one or other who win, Labour or Tory. 

One can assume their predictions we’re poor, for these easily called results, in the previous decade, otherwise they would have said ‘we predicted every election for 20 years’. Slightly more impressive. 

The thing is all that marketing splosh and gloss is wasted. 

Better to be brutally honest about what they are good at not trying gain readers with wishy washy statements that few will fall for. 

Tell ’em as it is, because if we’re good why would we need to deceive people? If we’re not good, then get better, people always work out deceit and remember it long after. 

If  we are great at what we do and honest about it, what will happen is our fans will also tell others and become our evangelistic advocates. 

Better than any tube ad we could place. 

Be honest, be good. Simple.