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From Michigan (I live near Ann Arbor), former university lecturer in philosophy, teaching philosophy and religion, and more specifically teaching Eastern philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, and Buddhism. Website: simulationtheory.net.
After reading Jeffrey Grupp's previous work entitled Corporatism: The Secret Government of the New World Order I felt much obliged to read his latest work " The Telescreen".
Like his previous work, Jeffrey Grupp drives a similar message further with this work, except now he focuses exclusively on the influence of television; television is the all time consuming and mind-numbing vehicle in which Jeffrey uses to advance his argument in conveying how passive, dumb down, confused and just downright ignorant the American people have become over the years. He supports this claim with well founded evidence while echoing some of the previous themes in his last work. More specifically, he is very intent on expressing the importance of having the ability to question authority and what we as Americans "see" in reality. Unfortunately, about 99% of Americans do not know how to question what they see, read or hear, nor do they have the courage to do so. Why? For one thing, as expressed very vociferously by Mr. Grupp, our educational system or more plainly spoken, our "indoctrination system", is uninterested in teaching and training informed and enlightened citizens; a citizen who will actually know their American history and constitutional rights; a citizen who knows how to care for one another; a citizen who knows how to take care of themselves and know in their hearts what made this country of America so great; but most importantly, a citizen who knows who their enemy is and knows how to defend against it, not only for themselves but for the love of their country. But why would we Americans focus and reflect on such frivolous patriotic jargon when we have iphones, 3D-television, video games, 24/7 pornography and the cyber gossip despiritiaulizing world of facebook ?Read more ›
From birth to death in the past generation, television has always been there for them. "The Telescreen: An Empirical and Philosophical Study of the Destruction of Consciousness in America" discusses how television is affecting America and its spirituality. Culture has changed more than ever, and it has greatly changed how people look at the world. "The Telescreen" is not a read to be missed.
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I have been keeping in touch with "alternative" sources for some time, ever since I realized in about 1988 that neither the US secret intelligence world nor the US media were at all reliable -- they are each very good at what they choose to do, but that does not include the public interest.
I am hugely impressed by this author. He does detailed, meticulously documented research and the presentation is excellent. I especially like footnotes I can see while reading the body instead of endnotes.
The author makes only one mistake I am certain of, when he describes me as a very high-ranking CIA officer. I was not. I was a GS-12, the equivalent of a Major, and despite being selected for Mid-Career Course 101 (the CIA mini-war college), I was controversial. When the Marine Corps offered me a two-grade promotion to GM-14 to create the Marine Corps Intelligence Center, I jumped. I am a very outspoken former CIA officer who NEVER violates his lifetime secrecy agreement, but who is very outspoken and perhaps the foremost proponent for intelligence reform toward transparency, truth, and trust using legal and ethical open sources and engaging in multinational information-sharing and sense-making.Read more ›
...agree with Grupp's "Telescreen" Thesis of The Hunger Games-like "de-Humanization" of the populace; But he needs to tie this into (in a fuller, more comprehensive way, and with specific factual details) and explain how the Black psychological arts of mass Mind-programing --by, and for, the benefit of the Ruling Elite-- allows for a populace who is near 100% clueless about the myriad Eugenic attacks against them: From the vaccine fraud; to the sodium flouride in water supplies fraud; to the covering-up of more effective (and safer), less expensive medical treatments/cures; to the various nano particles/biotech put in processed foods; to what researcher-scientist Clifford Carnicom has rightly/justifiably (based on his Findings) called, "The Biggest Crime Against Humanity Ever" - the "Aerosol Spraying Program", commonly called "Chemtrails". Yes, the "Telescreening" of Humanity does limit one's -(most everyone's) ability to be a truly and "fully"-engaged Human being, because most Hearts and Souls weren't made to cope well with this sensory OVERload of information and images. Thus, we (most people) have not only lost socio-political freedoms under this Tyrannical structure, we've lost "Freedom of (our) Mind", one of the most valuable things a Human can lose. But, even more important than our Minds' health, is our systemic bodily health and vitality; For without that, one's Mind can only struggle along one's side, trying to find a reason to maintain it's positive potential. This is why, that even in books such as Grupp's here (ones' dealing with the Spirit/the Soul of Man), that it's still always important, always relevant to also bring up the biological side of being Human; Thus never should the Eugenic assaults on our Souls' containers ever be ignored, or ever be lightly dismissed -(as being not-as-bad as they factually are).
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