All the World's a Stage

“The Information Age” is what many are calling this period of time through which we’re all passing together. The title of my article might lead the reader to assume that the current access to data is another great step for humanity, and most rational, thinking individuals view the period in this manner. But there are still many who want to claim that there is now too much information readily available, that nobody knows WHAT to believe or WHO to believe. They assert that there exists too much information for our human brains to be able to absorb and process to make logical, sound decisions. Unfortunately, many buy into this line of thinking and strongly believe that we humans are no longer in a position to lead free, independent and prosperous lives, and that we need other, more sophisticated “comrades” to control us and guide our every move.

Obviously, we are under attack from every imaginable angle—‘full spectrum dominance’ is the term—and nothing is being left to chance

If you think I’m exaggerating, simply watch some of my videos. Those favorable views of totalitarianism obviously are espoused by individuals who do not value critical thinking—thinking “outside the box” or for oneself. Its adherents are advocating a collectivist mindset, whether they realize it or not. And it doesn’t matter if they are aligned with the “far right” or the “far left,” because other than the “apathetic TV watcher,” those seem to be the only two major categories the mainstream media would like to shoehorn us all into. These labels constitute nice, neat little boxes that lie on opposite ends of a single spectrum and which encapsulate opposing views on every subject (polarization is indeed the strategy), therefore making it extremely easy for those in control to keep the masses frightened and in line. By the way, “the masses” outnumber the few powerful elite by a factor so great it’s almost incomprehensible how those same elite manage to get away with all that they do get away with. Now, there’s a problem, at least for those looking to control the world. We common men aren’t as stupid as the most powerful and wealthy on the planet would prefer, and that is why they use all means necessary to conquer our minds: stupefying chemicals in the food, water and air, and propaganda, predictive programming and indoctrination via the mass media. This coordinated effort to suppress also includes the “pop-culture” which propels kids off to a bad start earlier and earlier in life.

Obviously, we are under attack from every imaginable angle—”full spectrum dominance” is the term—and nothing is being left to chance. The powers that be realize that if they can conquer the minds of the people in the six-inch battleground there will be nothing left for the masses to do. Is a prisoner truly a prisoner if he believes he is free? Give a populace the illusion of freedom and if they accept that illusion, game over. The difficulty for the controllers is that the toothpaste is now out of the container. More and more of us are starting to realize that we don’t need to believe everything that comes across the television, that ridiculous laws which make no sense should be questioned. How free are we when most can’t even identify something they are able to do without asking permission (obtaining a license), paying a tax on, or straight-up paying for. More and more of us are starting to wake up to the fact that everything mainstream is theater, that if you’re seeing something in the mass media (television, movies, magazines, radio, etc.), that’s only because somebody with authority wants you to see it. This is why we are witnessing the control grid being drawn tighter and tighter.

these power brokers from the ‘losing’ side wouldn’t even permit themselves to be seen in anything other than a carefully managed setting

The politicians—and I’ll even go so far as to claim many mainstream journalists, too—will not, under ANY circumstances, pose any questions that even graze certain subjects. And here’s a prime example. CPAC, or, the Conservative Political Action Committee, conducts their annual meeting around March each year in which all the bigwigs in the Republican Party gather and talk about how they have a plan for “taking the country back.” When I first starting attending this conclave years ago, it wasn’t too difficult to cozy up right next to some of the biggest names on the so-called “Right” and challenge them with some questions and observations. No doubt, more than a few feathers were ruffled by some colleagues of mine and me when we made the trek to the DC area with the specific aim of asking the questions that we knew the controlled media wouldn’t dare raise. I recall one year in which we posed so many tough questions on the first day that by the second we found the security measures thoroughly rearranged, including the erection of fake walls to prevent the nascent alternative media from having easy access to the party “elites.”

Over the years it’s been a constant game of cat and mouse in trying to anticipate CPAC’s moves in order to simply voice concerns they don’t want voiced, because, after all, year after year we prove to be head and shoulders above the so-called mainstream media. Which brings me to CPAC 2013. To sum it up, the conference venue was a completely controlled environment. The organizers held the event at a different location this time and all the back hallways and elevators that we used to spend hours staking out to confront notable attendees were no longer at our disposal. The only attendees we could approach were those who wanted to put themselves out amongst the people, for whatever reason, and not many even did that much. Keep in mind, this is an off year, being the first couple of months after a presidential election, and these power brokers from the “losing” side wouldn’t even permit themselves to be seen in anything other than a carefully managed setting.

Ask yourself, why? Aren’t they supposed to be brushing shoulders with the people from their own “team”? They’ll sit and chat with the national media talking heads, but won’t even show their faces when somebody might challenge them on a matter they don’t wish to address. So it seems pretty obvious we are making a difference, the only thing that’s changed over the years is the increased presence of independent journalists showing up and asking probing questions, and year after year it has become harder to pose those questions, to the point where it is almost impossible now. Is this the system you want? Is this the government you desire, creating an environment in which everything is scripted and spoon-fed to you to be swallowed hook, line, and sinker? I have proven that this IS the case many times over, the question that remains is . . . how many of us will stand up, speak up and do something about the fact that we have absolutely NO say in this so-called representative government?

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  • Anthony Antonello
  • Following six years in the military, and much time as a medic and firefighter, Anthony Antonello has witnessed the ups and downs in life. From spending time fighting for the United States military, to the everyday horror covered on the local news, Antonello was there, witnessing events most only see from the comfort of their homes on a TV screen.Not allowing those images to simply absorb in the noise of the mainstream media, there was only one thing left to do for the man from Northeastern Pennsylvania: become politically active. Antonello now travels the country, covering stories and events to show people firsthand what the mainstream media refuse to show —and asking questions the mainstream media refuse to ask using whatever means possible to get people thinking.

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