Assuming makes an ass out of you and me!
Have you ever taught a teenager to drive?
If you have, you may have noticed that the fresh mind makes certain assumptions. Driving is a battlefield where expectations can come back to haunt you in a heartbeat:
I thought he was going to stop
I didn’t realize the driver wasn’t paying attention
He should not have cut me off
I didn’t know she couldn’t see me
And on and on we go…..
Assuming, as so eloquently put makes an “ass” out of “u” and “me” (ass-u-me).
In driving it can wreck your car, cause bodily harm, and create financial and other issues, especially if the accident is severe enough to affect your quality of life, or ability to work, and earn an income.
So, it would be prudent to understand that “assuming” something is not a good idea, and can put you at risk.
Let’s take this principle to what we have all around us in the world today. What could be more important than the issues of freedom, liberty, of corruption, lies, deceit and potential criminality in high places.
Through the following series of videos, we are going to take a look at aspects of current events that have missed the radar of mainstream media. And, the question you must ask yourself first is why?
The next question you should ask is should I assume that the reason they are missing the beat in mainstream press and TV is because they are non-issues, or is there some other reason “news” of this magnitude and importance is absent?
Could mainstream media be covering up truths or important issues because of the people they serve? And, logically, you should not assume that news is impartial and not biased. If you believe in politics in the fundamentalist of examples, take a look at kids’ sports as a glaring example to prove it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know. Or in the case of crony capitalism, it’s who strokes your campaign, or business, and how you suck up to those in power to get favor. But that gets us ahead of ourselves here. Back to the issue of what’s reported in the news, and if people for the most-part trust what they read in the paper or see on T.V.
To test my theory that big important issues that are taboo are off the radar of most, I asked a group of family members if they knew there might be impeachment proceedings in the offing for U.S. President Barack Obama over his eligibility as president. The absence of valid birth records and answering to the U.N. not congress to justify war should have been a massive elephant in the room, but not too many were aware in the slightest these were in the works.
Most people would sooner assume what’s not right in their face can’t be significant, and any “conspiracy theory” outside the mainstream must be nutty and not true. It is easier to assume the powers that be are looking out for our best interest, and they have no ill harm towards us.
Don’t rock my view of the world as presented to me sir – – it’s just fine the way it is
Or, put another way
It hasn’t affected me, I don’t care, and what are you going to do about it anyway?
Take a look and listen to this clip with the “no spin” Bill O’Reilly, and his reasoning for not covering any kind of investigation on the Obama birth certificate issue:
Two separate birth announcements in Hawaii is good enough for Bill O’Reilly. And those, he should “assume” are proof positive of a natural born U.S. birth? Better yet, that is supposed to have you side with the man that you have watched for years as Mr. No Spin – – the guy that is hard hitting, and in your face. (No, not the guy who really does that – – Sorry Christopher Greene for the use of your phrase with O’Reilly in the same breath).
Perhaps then, by O’Reilly’s logic, we should just need to produce newspaper clippings to support our own birth, and birth certificates and other information should not be required when obtaining driver’s licenses, passports, or becoming a leader of a country. No spin Mr. O’Reilly? In the words of your friend Glenn Beck, “really?”.
If that was the case, they wouldn’t be groping us, and certainly not our kids at airports, nor would they be suggesting you snitch on your neighborhood Wal Mart shopper as a potential terrorist. Interesting to note, in Nazi Germany, only 15 % of all arrests were as a result of true police work. The majority (85%) were because someone was suspected of wrongdoing and snitched upon by a neighbor, or friend, or family member. Evidence wasn’t necessary or sought after. They were looking for excuses to lock people up. And in Canada, with lowering crime rates, the Harper government’s mandate is also to lock as many away as possible without hope of rehabilitation, parole, and other means to put people back into society who have paid the price. And, to justify the new prisons, the introduction of Bill C-10, the omnibus crime bill.
It’s only the jews and Gypsies they are taking away honey, we are good….doesn’t affect us. Trust the government dear. They must have a reason to take those people away, and lock them up.
It has to start with some excuse, and then gets a little bigger and bigger, and finally, we are all subject to tyranny. Sorry, not a word you heard in the news lately? Me bad!
So you could assume what they tell you is for the benefit of mankind, and not see it as a means to work toward the politically dissident types.
Bill C-10? Yes, that is for the victims of child pornography, and to lock up those nast drug dealers, keeping them from affecting society. Yes, it’s justifiable.
Could it be a first step along the Nazi German handbook to strip people of rights, and control those opposed to whatever the government wants to do to it’s citizens. But what if your assumption gives way too much credit for honesty, and doesn’t look at the big picture with clarity?
Now, O’Reilly cites the first reason that he has not looked at the birth issue for Obama as being important, was his reasoning that Sheriff Arpaio had no real evidence. Okay, let’s take a look at what he has:
Having seen this, how’s the excuse of a couple of newspaper birth announcements sounding now?
What are the implications of this alleged identity fraud? What possible inferences would this have to suggest there is more beneath the surface of how a President gets elected? Should you continue to assume that the powers that be are honest, looking out for your best interest, and fair?
Turning now to financial corruption, Mark Melin (Uncorrelated Investments) asks the very important question: Has the MF Global fiasco exposed the “Damnation of the U.S. Financial Industry”?
Before Mark has his 15 minutes with Max Keiser, please note the first segment also explains the state of many in the U.S. – – the “Unbanked” – – those without a bank account, credit, or means to grow financially.
The roots of the takeover of the financial sector were well served when Larry Summers apparently talked Bill Clinton into repealing that silly Glass-Steagall Act. I guess we can either look at Clinton as “assuming” it was not important and trusting Summers, or if you were to dig deeper, way beneath the surface of mainstream media, you would find that there is far more to his ties to the dark side.
But, if you didn’t want to be bothered, and still chose to trust the system and the people elected as, gosh, golly, gee, shucks, nice people, this little show you love so much would have you going out and buying a Clinton dolly to place on your bed:
We will have more to say on this, but I will leave you with this. The more you bypass mainstream press, the less you assume, and the more you dig for facts, the greater the chance you will critically measure the news you see, and the more likely you will be to seek the reason they don’t tell you everything.