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grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 20:19:02 PDT 2022

"If You Believe..."


    If you believed they put a man on the moon
    Man on the moon
    If you believe there’s nothing up his sleeve
    Then nothing is cool
    REM – Man on the Moon

The REM song Man on the Moon, released in 1992, is a haunting
melancholy tune, with Andy Kaufmann and his life and death as the
focal point. For me, the lyrics always bring me back to the simpler
time of my youth, when our antenna TV could get about eight channels,
we had one rotary phone, one old used station wagon, lived in a row
home, and a family of five could be raised on a truck driver’s income,
with a stay-at-home mom.

It’s the references to the Game of Life, Risk, Monopoly, Twister,
checkers, and chess, which invoke what we did for fun when we weren’t
out riding bikes, playing stick-ball, roller hockey, or touch football
in the streets. Were bad things going on in the world? Sure. The
Vietnam War, Watergate, gasoline shortages and rationing, stagflation,
and a myriad of other damaging challenges confronted the country, just
as they always have throughout history.

One of the supposed historic moments in human history was the moon
landing in July 1969, when I was six years old. I remember sitting on
the floor in front of the TV and thinking how cool it was and how cool
that I was allowed up at 11:00 pm to watch it. Another 600 million
people were also watching. At the time, no one questioned what they
were watching live on their TVs. It was the penultimate human
achievement, with the goal set by JFK during Camelot before he was
murdered by his own government, proving our technological superiority
to the evil Soviets. To fail in this mission would have been too
embarrassing to the leaders of our empire, only two decades into its
infancy. I believed the official narrative up until a few years ago.

I don’t know whether Stanley Kubrick staged the moon landing on a
movie set, or some other scenario, but my skepticism is based on
something rather mundane. TV technology in 1969 was poor. Picture
quality from stations a few miles across town were bad. The moon is
239,000 miles from earth. How could they have landed on the moon and
broadcast live video that was as clear as if you were watching a TV
show, when surveillance camera video in 2022, 53 years later can’t
even reveal who placed those pipe bombs around Washington DC on
January 5th, 2020.

The government, their media mouthpieces, and most certainly the
plethora of alphabet agencies wielding the real power (CIA, FBI, DHS,
etc.) in D.C. created the term “conspiracy theorists” as a way to
cover up their diabolical Deep State plots to rule the world from
behind the curtain. The CIA coined the term in the wake of the JFK
assassination as a method to discredit critical thinking Americans who
questioned the validity of the Warren Report and the government
cover-up of JFK’s murder by rogue elements of the U.S. government.

This was not the beginning of manipulation of the public mind by men
we have never heard of. As expounded by the master of propaganda,
Edward Bernays, the manipulation was already taking place during the
1920s. With the advent of mass media technology, the ability of these
malevolent Svengalis to sway the masses towards believing whatever
narrative they spin has expanded exponentially.

    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized
habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in
democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of
society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling
power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our
tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard
of.” – Edward Bernays – Propaganda – 1928

Many of REM’s songs have a word salad feel to them, but bassist Mike
Mills described how singer and lyricist Michael Stipe “came up this
beautiful lyric that encompasses doubt, belief, transition, conspiracy
and truth”. The title of the song and the lyric “if you believe” are
ambiguous and can be interpreted by believers and non-believers. Those
referred to as conspiracy theorists, the favorite term of the Deep
State acolytes and their legacy media propaganda outlets, feel
vindicated by the lyrics, while those who believe everything fed to
them by their overlords believe the lyrics are making fun of
conspiracy theorists.

I was twenty-nine years old in 1992, newly married, one year before
the birth of our first child, working on getting my MBA at night,
trying to move up the corporate ladder, and still ignorant of how the
world was run by unseen men functioning as an invisible government.

I’ve always had a skeptical nature and knew in my teens that JFK was
not killed by a lone gunman in the Book Depository building, but the
hustle and bustle of life kept me from examining so called “conspiracy
theories” on a deeper level. Through the 90s I was busy raising a
family, working long hours, paying a mortgage, auto loans, tuition
bills, and sports fees for my three boys. There was no time to
breathe, let alone examine the truth behind how the world functioned.

9/11 changed all that. Something didn’t add up. Somehow the 341- page
Patriot Act, creating a new agency and numerous new unlawful
governmental powers, was supposedly written, and voted on within four
weeks of 9/11. Only three Republicans voted against the bill –
including Ron Paul, who I had never heard of at the time. The
unwarranted invasion of Iraq in 2003 based on lies and propaganda, led
by Cheney and Rumsfeld, was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

I began to read anti-establishment blogs and investigated the stories
being peddled by the government, media, and Wall Street. I started
reading articles and books by the likes of Ron Paul and other
opponents of neocons, the Fed, the military industrial complex, the
Wall Street cabal, propaganda spewing MSM, and the Deep State. I
turned myself from a naïve member of the ignorant masses into an
anti-government libertarian anarchist, who hasn’t believed a word
uttered by any politician, MSM talking head, celebrity, or Wall Street
beholden toady in the last sixteen years.

By early 2008 I was writing articles and sending Op-Eds to my local
newspapers. During the summer of 2008 I was writing articles on
Seeking Alpha and Financial Sense predicting a banking crisis,
financial system meltdown and global recession. Shortly thereafter,
Seeking Alpha and Financial Sense began censoring my articles and my
“conspiracy theorist” credentials were minted.

I have believed less and less of what they have been selling as the
years have progressed, opening my mind to the likelihood those who
control the levers of society do not have my best interests at heart
and are solely driven by a carnivorous desire for wealth, power, and
control over the masses. I now approach life with an eyes wide open
skepticism of everything and everyone. I’m not a pessimist, but a
realist who only trusts data I can replicate, facts I can
substantiate, and people who make cogent fact-based arguments without
a bias influenced by money.

The world is a scary place and the men constituting the “invisible
government”, pulling the strings, and using their limitless wealth to
buy off politicians, the media, the entertainment industry, academia,
the medical industry, and so called “experts”, are satanically driven
by their seemingly insatiable thirst for ruling the world. They
believe their ends always justify their means. These sociopathic
bastards don’t care how many people they kill or how many lives they
financially ruin in their relentless pursuit of mammon. They proclaim
themselves to be gods, based on the power they can wield through their
ill-gotten wealth. Their arrogance and hubris know no bounds.

We are currently living in an Age of Mass Deceit not seen before in
human history. The advent of advanced technology and instant mass
media messaging has provided these evil fiends with the means to spin
their web of lies and essentially brain wash and /or terrify the
ignorant masses into doing whatever they are told. The last few years
have proven these psychological propaganda techniques, applied through
the use of mass media, bought off politicians and “experts”, and a
compliant sheep-like populace dumbed down by decades of government
school indoctrination, has essentially destroyed western civilization,
with the denouement of global war and depopulation of the planet still
playing out.

As it turns out, “conspiracy theorists” like me and a slew of other
critical thinking individuals, have turned out to be right on just
about everything we have been saying for the last fourteen or so
years. The Deep State acts as if disinformation, as defined by those
engineering the false narratives, is a threat to the nation and has
colluded with the MSM, Facebook, Twitter, and Google to suppress any
alternative viewpoints, censor those who can disprove their
narratives, and de-platform anyone who dares question their authority
and approved storyline. DHS and the social media tyrants coordinated
to throw a presidential election, which is a traitorous act and would
be prosecuted in a law-abiding system.

During the Covid scamdemic, they achieved the goal set by CIA head
William Casey in 1981. Everything the American public believed since
March 2020 was false. Some people seem to be wakening from their mass
psychosis formation stupor, but it may be too late. The damage is
done, and the tens of millions of psychologically broken individuals
are still malleable material for the Deep State.

We are nothing more than disposable pieces on a game board to those
calling the shots and running the show. The game of Risk has taken on
a new meaning from what I knew in my youth. There is now a new
narrative being spun, where all the tyrants who demanded subservience
to all government dictates, lockdowns, masking, social distancing, and
being coerced into becoming guinea pigs for an untested, experimental,
Big Pharma enriching gene altering therapy disguised and sold as a
vaccine under threat of losing your livelihood, want dispensation and
forgiveness for their crimes.

You weren’t allowed to say goodbye to your loved ones or attend their
funerals, but the chosen ones dined at extravagant restaurants and
allowed liquor stores and Wal-Mart to stay open. Your small business
was destroyed, while Amazon made billions.

These murderous hypocrites killed thousands of seniors by knowingly
putting infected patients into old age homes, killed thousands more by
putting treatable patients on ventilators and Fauci’s remdesivir,
killed thousands more by not allowing safe and effective treatments
like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to be prescribed by doctors,
and have killed and injured thousands more by forcing a dangerous Big
Pharma toxic concoction on tens of millions through threats, mandates
and a never ending stream of lies. All for a flu with a miniscule
fatality rate for those under 85 years old and not morbidly obese.
This was the biggest scam in human history, perpetrated by Gates,
Fauci, Schwab and their willing co-conspirator minions in the media,
medical industry, and government.

These “experts” seeking forgiveness because they were just caught up
in the “hysteria” of the moment weren’t wrong. They were lying from
the outset and need to pay dearly for their crimes against humanity.
Nuremberg 2.0 is the only thing that will satisfy myself and all the
other dissenters who risked their livelihoods by refusing to go along.
We were scorned, ridiculed, ostracized, censored, fired,
de-platformed, wished dead by the authoritarian minded sheep who
demanded compliance, and treated like outcasts by family members who
believed the narrative hook, line and sinker.

I don’t believe. I think. And I don’t forget or forgive these feckless
tin pot dictators. They have shown their colors and now that the tide
seems to be turning, we must channel our inner Conan the Barbarian. We
need to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and hear the
lamentation of their women.

They pushed their agenda too far and too fast out of desperation, as
the financial underpinnings of their fake world order began to strain
and crumble. This desperation exposed their blatant lies to a vast
array of critical thinkers across the world who have not been deterred
in exposing the falsehoods on social media, blogs, and free speech
websites. When the truth was censored and suppressed on Youtube,
alternatives like Rumble, Bitchute, and Odysee sprung to life. When
Facebook and Twitter banned truth tellers, new platforms like Gab and
Truth Social were created.

Writers and doctors silenced by social media platforms, like Glenn
Greenwald, Alex Berenson, Robert Malone, and many others gravitated to
the free speech forum of Substack where they are free to speak the
truth and earn money through voluntary subscriptions. If Elon Musk
follows through on his promises, Twitter will once again become a free
speech forum rather than the social media censorship arm of the
Democratic Party and the Deep State.

I am under no illusions that the Republicans regaining the House and
Senate next week will change the direction of the country. It would
just be a speed bump temporarily slowing down our descent into the
abyss. The Uniparty in DC, where both sides agree 80% of the time on
frivolous spending, never ending wars, debasement of our currency, and
limiting the rights of citizens, will continue to be funded and
controlled by Soros, Gates, and other shady billionaires operating in
smoky rooms where your opinions are not sought. The authoritarians
will not yield without a fight. This sign in the upscale Capital
section of D.C. on Halloween tells you everything you need to know
about these brain damaged loons. They remain your enemy.

If you still believe JFK was assassinated by a lone gunman; the
official story of what really happened on 9/11; that Epstein killed
himself and numerous celebrities, politicians, and financiers aren’t
pedophiles; the Federal Reserve isn’t controlled by Wall Street; Klaus
Schwab and his WEF acolytes are not trying to Reset the world where
you will eat bugs, own nothing, and be happy; Bill Gates is not
creating viruses and investing in vaccine makers, while buying up
farmland, as part of his dream to decrease the “surplus” population;
Soros is not funding the election of communists whose sole purpose is
to destroy the cities and states they are running; scientific experts
like Fauci are not swayed by the vast amounts of money they are paid
by Big Pharma to fake their research and ignore the deaths from these
products; Covid was not the weaponization of the annual flu with a
billion dollar marketing campaign used to implement government control
of the population, which will be expanded during the next engineered
crisis; January 6th was an armed insurrection; Putin is literally
Hitler and the U.S. did not blow up the Nordstream pipelines while
waging a proxy war against Russia; a drug addict nudist from Berkley
with a pride flag and BLM flag hanging outside his dilapidated bus is
a MAGA underwear terrorist and not a male prostitute picked up by Paul
Pelosi; and the Democrats are not cheating again in these 2022
mid-term elections, you are the real conspiracy theorists.

The believers choose to willfully ignore the facts either because they
are deliberately obtuse as a mechanism to combat their cognitive
dissonance, or they are compensated to support and perpetuate the
false narratives of their ruling overlords. I understand my opinions
and writings are nothing but a drop in the ocean as this tsunami rush
towards our shores. But I will continue to fight for what I believe
and will not bend the knee to the malicious forces who hate me and
everything I stand for. I urge everyone to heed the wisdom of two of
the most brilliant minds of the 20th Century and do your utmost to
keep the truth alive.

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