Invisible Chains (Video)

Via Storm Clouds Gathering’s YouTube:

Strange isn’t it, that so many people would lie, cheat and literally kill for something that they don’t understand at all.

11 Comments on "Invisible Chains (Video)"

  1. Nunzio X | Jun 1, 2012 at 4:10 am |

    One consensus “reality” about money is that it is an indispensable lubricant for modern society, but maybe it’s more like a super-sticky adhesive that keeps you stuck in patterns you’d prefer to break free from.

    I experiment with changing my relationship to money (thinking of it as not so important, as opposed to immensely important) and as I do, I find myself calmer and happier. Your mileage may vary.

  2. chinagreenelvis | Jun 1, 2012 at 4:19 am |

    There are a lot of assertions in this video about what the “people in power” are thinking and feeling that cannot possibly be confirmed. Sure, it’s all fine and dandy to run around saying that “they’re trying to shut down the internet” because “they’re scared” and “will do anything to keep maintain control,” but what does it really mean to actually claim those things?

    How can a person presume to know that this is immutable truth? The oversimplification of “us” and “them” renders this paradigm unbelievable in my opinion. Unless the rich have developed a sixth sense and can telepathically merge into a collective consciousness, I find it difficult to grasp the idea of a solidly concerted effort by everyone at the top to achieve the same ends. More than likely, what seems like a concerted effort is the emergent consequences of the laws that govern individuals in certain positions. When you have hundreds or more CEOs “just doing their jobs,” the effects of their decisions become greater in scope than their own individual intentions.

    To be sure, this is a bad thing, but the conspiratorial tone of this message seems just as silly as the idea that “we’re going to win and they’ve already started to lose” claim. What’s the point of even making a video with these ideas? Who are they trying to motivate?

    Sounds like a monologue that a character in a movie might be saying in the preview in order to get people to come see the fucking movie. Ticket sales are about all you can hope to achieve with something like this.

    • Dianna_archer | Jun 1, 2012 at 11:14 am |

      The rich and powerful have always found ways to come together to discuss and make decisions as an single entity through exclusive societies….I know I sound totally paranoid. I wasn’t sure about secret societies and such but when I heard about Bohemian Grove and the powerful people who participate, it totally convinced me that the rich and powerful can and have organized themselves.They also hold various lectures and seminars every summer during their two week sessions…it is even said that the Manhattan Project was conceived there.

    • One thing that I can’t quite understand is why Oil Company A would team up with Oil Company B to work together to benefit themselves? Sounds a little Communist to me…. And a capitalist company isn’t going to share its wealth with a rival. Sure the rich and powerful will come together to discuss a future self serving plan, but that doesn’t mean they have the next 50 years mapped out for the entire human race. What will they do if they’re murdered? Surely that would be a spanner in the works.

      •  “A cartel is a formal agreement among competing firms. It is a formal organization where there is a small number of sellers and usually involve homogeneous products. Cartel members may agree on such matters as price fixing, total industry output, market shares, allocation of customers, allocation of territories, bid rigging, establishment of common sales agencies, and the division of profits or combination of these. The aim of such collusion (also called the cartel agreement) is to increase individual members’ profits by reducing competition.”

        You also seem to be under the impression that capitalism = free markets, whereas what we have come to know under that name is a form of crony capitalism in which the counterparties to enormous government contracts trade places every couple of years via the fabled ‘revolving door’ to ensure a seemless nexus between ‘the national interest’ and corporate interests… It’s been persuasively argued that Reagan ought best to be understood not as some neo-liberal reformer, breaking the chains of big, dumb government, but as a radical militarist Keynesian, purposively driving demand in the economy by unrestrained spending on what was then still just the Military Industrial Comples, which spending was made magically sustainable by the Voodoo economics double-shot of ‘deficits don’t matter’ and a fervent wish to believe in Laffer’s curve.

  3. Marylousmith | Jun 1, 2012 at 4:50 am |

    I can not see it Video.

  4. Brown_dai | Jun 1, 2012 at 6:05 am |

    Buy Silver, Crash J P Morgan!

  5. mahajohn | Jun 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm |

    John Trudell said it best…

    But your minds are chained to your machines,
    and the strings dangling from your puppeteers hands,
    turning you, twisting you into forms and confusions beyond your control.
    Your mind for a job, your mind for a TV,
    your mind for a hair dryer, your mind for consumption.
    With your atom bombs, your material bombs, your drug bombs, your racial bombs, your class bombs, your sexist bombs, your ageist bombs devastating your natural shelters.
    Making you homeless on Earth.
    Chasing you into illusions. Fooling you.
    Making you pretend that you can run away from the ravishing of your spirit.
    While the sound of flowers dying carry messages through the wind, trying to tell you about balance and your safety.

    • The only thing to get is money | Jun 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm |

      Heheh… nice poetry now go make some money. The only thing to get, literally, from a material and conceptual standpoint, is money. Everything else is utter nonsense.

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