Friday, January 9, 2009

Have you noticed ?

Remember after 9/11 the White House invited hollywood film/TV people to a closed door meeting with TPTB ? I remember thinking, at the time, how odd that seemed. Take a look and see what you think: History channels 1 and 2/Nat'l geographic etc. ie. economic depression/war chronicles/apocalypse/prophets/gangs and their history etc.; add to that, programming on Marine, Army and Navy Seal survival training along with Bear Grylls and Les Stoud survival shows. Update: tonight there was a 2 hour program on the History channel called: Black Blizzard (about the dust storms of the 1930's).

I've been taking notice of how many times a mental 'bell' goes off in my mind as I note various choices in channel programming. It seemed a subliminal message at first (2002), now more blatant; old history teaching old living lessons ? Attempting to acclimate the hardheaded among us to prepare for the coming hardships ? I first noticed a significant programming change after 9/11; really started coming full force around the December holidays 2008 when a program (loosely related to Depression 1929) covered all the economic news up through and including the end of October 2008, leaving the impression the worst is yet to come. I have never seen such a short prep time for a feature docu/type program, airing. At the very least, it seems an effort to frighten people to action.

And while I composed this, Barack Obama was speaking for the 3rd day in a row BEFORE his inauguration; his message: 'dire' consequences' related to the economic crisis if lawmakers don't pass his stimulus AND he isn't sure it will work. So preparing for 'dire' would seem sensible, no ? Cause if it isn't 'dire' it WILL be mighty uncomfortable, regardless of how well the govt handles this crisis. Can you see the avalanche barreling down the hill at you yet ?

Tidbit question: what is the unemployment rate today under the 'old system' of calculating same? my guess: we are already in double digit unemployment stats and already in an economic depression predicted to get much worse since we currently sit atop the tip of the economic iceberg................keep in mind, it's still melting

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