Saturday 18 July 2015


I meet Elvis at the 'Cip'.

I want to ask him about 'Engineered Consensus'; and enjoy the view of Venice.

We start with an aperitif made with tequila, cucumber, and ginger.


Our first course  arrives.

It contains prawn, crab, pink grapefruit aspic, cucumber sorbet, and Bloody Mary.

"Tell me about 'engineered consensus'" I say to Elvis.

"Well", says the ever youthful singer, "Let's imagine that Obama wants to bomb this city of Venice and then set up a naval base here.

"First he gets someone 'authoritative', such as Pope Francis, to say on TV that the USA must bomb Venice because the Venetians are dangerous people.

"Then various respected personalities, such as Tom Hanks, say that we must bomb Venice.

"CNN tells us that the St Mark's in Venice is inferior to the copy in Las Vegas.

Elvis waves to George Clooney and Björn Andrésen who are sitting at the next table.

"Fox news," continues Elvis, "tells us that only a fool would not want to bomb Venice, as it is full of terrorist Venetians.

"Top scientists tell us that the Venice Lagoon is full of poisonous substances and must be bombed.

"Congress passes a law requiring that Venice be bombed.

"The New York Times tells us that only conspiracy theorists want to save Venice.

"So, we end up with the idiot population thinking that they must bomb Venice."


Giorgio Armani enters the restaurant and sits down at the table on our left.

Our main course is sea bass and veg., washed down with some bottles of Bruno Giacosa Collina Rionda, Barolo.

"With the tourists being killed in Tunisia, Cameron now doesn't have to worry," explains Elvis. "Remember that Obama said he is supporting ISIS."

"What really happened in Sousse?" I ask.

"Engineered consensus. Get Tunisians to support American bases and get the British to support air strikes in Syria."

Elvis next decides to talk about the current financial situation.

"Italy's Debt to GDP has risen from 116% to 132%", explains Elvis.

"And the US national debt has more than doubled since 2007, and is so large that it is mathematically impossible to pay it off."

What does that mean?

Elvis explains.

"Let's take Greece.

"Greece could sack those elements of its military and police who work for the Powers-That-Be.

"It could state that it is not going to pay back its debts.

"It could return to the drachma and nationalise its banks.

"It could leave the EU and NATO.

"It could rely as much as possible on its internal economy and live a simpler form of life."

I suggest that this will not happen and that if lots of countries default on their debts there will be an enormous worldwide drop in the prices of government bonds, property and other assets.

Elvis finishes his wine and says: "We should not exaggerate the problem.

"There are various possible solutions.

"Governments could cut spending on the military and on certain bloated highly paid government employees.

"Governments could force the super rich individuals and corporations to pay more in tax.

"Governments could crack down on fraud, tax evasion and waste.

"Governments could do more to promote small businesses, which are the key to success in countries like Switzerland."

"But, thanks to engineered consent, too many of us continue to support the criminals who run governments, militaries, banks and corporations."


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At 18 July 2015 at 02:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 18 July 2015 at 02:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely interview

At 18 July 2015 at 04:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand, Aang. It's as if you are trying to tell me that, "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism constitute an invisible government that is the true ruling power of this country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

What poppycock, indeed!

At 18 July 2015 at 04:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overly complicated....all you would have to say to get people keen to bomb Venice is to say "the f**king Tosser George Clooney is dining there this evening".
Only idiots would not wish for Clooney to be vaporised so that he disappears forever.Idiots would,of course,include the lying MOFO's at the Daily Mail....Clooney is very obliging when it comes to the paparazzi,no long lenses required.

At 18 July 2015 at 04:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pedophiles in Hollywood Conspiracy + Charlie Sheen + UK Stars + MUCH MORE

At 18 July 2015 at 05:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shane Smith has got to be one of the bravest reporters around. In this documentary he visits Liberia and meets the generals who run the child armies. Liberia has to be hell on Earth. Many of these generals are still alive and say that they are reformed, but it's spooky. Could the worst psychopaths ever known really change.

General Butt Naked would sacrifice a child by tearing his heart out and feeding it to his boy soldiers apparently to make them strong. Then they would go into battle naked because they believed this made them invisible.

I don't like violence but I managed to watch this documentary. You see a few clips of president Doe being tortured but it is edited to remove graphic content.

When Shane Smith goes into the slum city at night you will sitting on the edge of your seat. It's so dangerous. It's shocking to believe that people are capable of degenerating into such a barbaric state.

The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia (Full Length Documentary)

At 18 July 2015 at 07:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that he's got his appetite back after his recent illness...

At 18 July 2015 at 11:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shishkabobalulu And The Chattanooga Choo Choo

From 2009:

“Johnny Person has warrants in Walker County, Ga. and Chattanooga. Investigators say Person ran from narcotics officers from a home on Straight Gut Road in Rock Spring. Person was living with Gina Mule, who was also charged. Officers say during the search they seized a large amount of pot under a baby’s mattress.”

Gina Mule has also lived in Chattanooga according to Intelius.

Fast forward to July 2015:
1 day ago – Gina Mule, a witness to the tragic shooting in Chattanooga,
Tennessee, speaks with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the shocking event.

Same Gina, same face as in the crime stoppers link. So this is how they get their witnesses.

SITE Intelligence Now Wagging Chattanooga Shooting Doggie

At 18 July 2015 at 12:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

very well said that man :)

At 18 July 2015 at 13:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 19 July 2015 at 04:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation. Very interesting and, you're tight, Shane Smith does indeed have big cahoonies.

At 19 July 2015 at 09:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said by all the automotons inside you, perhaps maybe, one of your idiots?

What sort of idiot are you?

Gurdjieff's list of Idiots:

1 ordinary idiot
2 super idiot
3 arch idiot
4 hopeless idiot
5 compassionate idiot
6 squirming idiot
7 square idiot
8 round idiot
9 zigzag idiot
10 enlightened idiot
11 doubting idiot
12 swaggering idiot
13 born idiot
14 patented idiot
15 psychopathic idiot
16 polyhedral idiot

Idiots 17-21 constituted a spiritual hierarchy, reflecting
progressive gradations of objective reason

Idiot 18 presented the highest development which a human
being could reach, but in order to attain it, he had first
voluntarily to descend again from 17 to 1, the ordinary

Idiots 19 and 21 were reserved for the sons of God.

21 - Unique Idiot (God himself being the Unique idiot)

Source: Moore, J.B. 1991. Gurdjieff - A biography. Element
Books Limited, Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Think about how many customers Burger King pulls in alone just by putting Liquid Smoke on their grill so the smell of barbecued meat wafts through the air outside... even if you are AWARE that Burger King is poison, that smell will still trigger hunger.

You are a fool if you think you are immune to these techniques simply by the amount of repetition.

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
― Joseph Goebbels


At 19 July 2015 at 12:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, if I did read your comment initially lacking the sarcastic import of it I do apologize. Nonetheless, being aware of which idiot within all of us, didn't necessarily intend to be so direct, is 'acting' within us and is happening to enjoy the 'dialectic' happening within per say, the Kardashian camp, (whoever those people might be;god help us all) that are utterly and completely blind to the deeper implications of being distracted by such drivel. These are simply illustrations of the kind of naivete' that still might exist at each corresponding level of maturity or 'enlightenment' or 'understanding', it is a persona that is still talking from a point of view or a 'crystalization' ,a formulation that is indeed closer to the picture but not even then quite there entirely either. Gurdjieff celebrated an annual "toasting of the idiots' within us that help us make all the untoward and awkard decisions we often do in life (some of which are those idiots that were created by the 'stuff' we were fed in the educational system and the 'entertainment' industry).

Did I make any damn sense?

Thank you for your patience with me lol.


At 20 July 2015 at 16:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Bob Saget Sexually Abuse the Olsen Twins? Fuller House


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