Understanding and Overcoming the Psychological Effects of Trauma (video)

This video compares the psychological effects produced by witnessing two very different traumatising and shocking events.

  • a TV prank show in which a woman arrives home to discover a shocking scenario: a large meteorite which has landed in her back garden.
  • a large terrorist attack (9/11 and 7/7)

The fact that the TV show is a light entertainment program is not meant to make light of, or mock, the horrific events of 9/11 or 7/7 or the subsequent wars of ‘terror’ and occupation.

Although terrorism and TV prank shows are (obviously!) very different, they can produce many of the same psychological effects, as this video clearly demonstrates.

Unless we understand the psychological aspects of terrorism we won’t ever be able to make any sense of these events (which can actually add to their traumatic effect).

In other words, to understand the psychology of events like 9/11 is to understand the events themselves.

To watch the complete video of psychologists discussing 9/11 and trauma click here.

The official story of 9/11 (in under 5 minutes) is explained here.

The Fierce Face of the Feminine – Chameli Ardagh (video)

In this talk Chameli Ardagh speaks on how to allow for a natural response towards injustice, without creating more hurt, how to embody the power and beauty of feminine rage, why we are called to step up and give voice to the power of the fierce feminine, and how anger is not intrinsically negative.

Chameli also shows how an ancient goddess archetype of the fierce aspects of the feminine are highly relevant and illuminating for women and girls today.

After watching Chameli’s take on femininity and its potential, consider how femininity is promoted to girls and young women by the entertainment industry through its (largely manufactured) female icons. Pictured below are Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Fergie and Christina Aguilera.

And while you look at the following images, think how would you describe the type of femininity depicted by these female role models?

Is it even female?

Is it even human?

(the inclusion of images of hyenas will make more sense once you’ve watched the video above)

 

 GODDESS KALI


We know that in terms of content and symbolism, nothing in gets into modern big name music videos and stage shows by accident. In this respect music videos are no different to TV commercials. Everything is put there deliberately to promote some kind of message, behaviour, attitude, brand, product or mindset.

These heavily marketed (and thus heavily idolized) young women are being used to sell more than just ‘music’ and ‘fashion’. They are selling complex (although often nonsensical and contradictory) social, spiritual, philosophical and political ideas.

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There was a time not long ago when women were not allowed to vote, discouraged from thinking about world affairs and trained to serve men.

As women have gained more rights in society and become more free to express themselves and have a voice in public, one might reasonably expect their natural (and naturally fierce) mother instincts to have had more of an effect on the previously male dominated world. Yet here we still are in a predatory/ parasitic world ruled by violence, surrounded by ‘never ending wars’ and with poor, starving and dying children the world over.

How ‘fortunate’ it is then for those war mongering (mass murdering) men in power, that stretching as far back as Marilyn Monroe, every popular female role model marketed to young girls has helped to steer women in a direction completely detached from – and even in opposition to – mother instincts, feminine power and even nature itself.

Coincidence? …… What do you think?

Now that this information age is enabling women (and men) to educate themselves about some of the true horrors going on in this world, we see any expressions of fierce femininity – even the very idea of it – now mocked and subverted into a tangled mass of non-sense by the ‘culture creators’ of the corporate mass entertainment industry.

In these times of perpetual war (of both terror and occupation) and of rampant corporatism (corporate fascism) a fierce woman is defined for us as a woman in stilettos and a bikini holding a gun. A crazy (but still sexy) bitch – still objectified, but perhaps a little more ‘ironically’ – and now toting a gun, riding a tank or getting sexually aroused in a war zone.

This is because if girls can be brought up to accept this ‘crazy bitch’ programming – and embrace it themselves – then they will more readily accept and embrace the ‘insane corporate fascist’ world around them too. The two complement each other very well. Do you see how it works?

See if you can spot the following in this video:

  • subliminal messages
  • not so subliminal messages
  • cognitive dissonance (mixed and contradictory messages)
  • war and police state  glorification and ‘sexification’
  • occult symbolism
  • the final gesture made by all the women to the men

While young girls learn how to ’empower’ themselves by idolising acts like Beyonce (who’s now even been given an ‘alter ego’ called ‘Sasha Fierce‘), Beyonce herself is shuffled around the globe by her handlers to entertain anyone willing to cough up a couple of million.

Without doubt women do have a louder voice in society today….

… but is it their own?!

For more information on predictive programming and desensitisation

via popular entertainments watch the video series

 Entertainment Does Not Exist

For more images of all your favourite pop and fashion icons check out the

Gallery

Killing Us Softly – The Negitive Effects of Advertising (video)

In this update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. Kilbourne is the creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women film series and the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and co-author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids.

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Part 2 of 2

BBC’s ‘9/11 Conspiracy Road Trip’ – Documentary, Mockumentary or Just Plain Offensive? (Part 2)

In part one of this review I started breaking down some of the BBC’s latest propaganda piece ‘9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip

There was so much about this program that needed pulling apart that I didn’t make much headway in part one my review (hence the need for a part two), although I did manage to show that Andrew Maxwell – the show’s host and ridiculer of anyone who dared to question the official story of 9/11 – was (rather ironically) the biggest ‘conspiracy theorist’ of them all.

In this second part of the review, rather than waste another hour or two picking the rest of this hideous propaganda piece apart, I’m just going to recommend you watch this video which does a first rate job of analyzing the program in its entirety.

Source of video:

http://www.youtube.com/user/wideshutuk

See also this blog entry by Emily Church (and others on her blog) where she describes her experience as one of the ‘conspiracy theorists’ who took part in this ‘road trip’.

Message to Nathan Eccleston: Yes we do champion social networks for giving people a way to exercise their right to freedom of speech in a democracy, however, in practice please don’t actually express any opinions – just talk about what you had for breakfast and stuff like that

Nathan Eccleston is a professional footballer who plays for Liverpool FC.

This is the tweet he wrote about 9/11 a few days ago which had to be removed and is currently under investigation:

R.I.P all 9-11 victims my thoughts are with their family’s and all those that was affected by this tragic accident!

I ain’t going to say attack don’t let the media make u believe that was terrorist that did it. #OTIS.

(OTIS apparently stands for Only the Illuminati Succeed)

Here is the full story according to the BBC….

This is a made up example of the sort of tweet which is generally considered

acceptable for grown ups to write in this modern age.

OMFG! no proper milk for breakfast hving to use UHT eeewww! Wkd night last night proper hangover now tho. laters!

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the official story of 9/11

which Mr Eccleston has expressed some doubts about.

Any questions?

(if so go here)

The End

Great! And now that that’s all cleared up, you can all now run along like good little children and go back to talking about your sports games at every spare moment of your waking lives.

After all, that is why we provide you with 24/7 sports entertainment distractions…

… to stop you being passionate about truth, freedom, your family and your children’s future and instead only ever be passionate about goals, transfers and referees’ decisions. (clever aren’t we!)

9/11 – A New Concise Video Record of the Key 9/11 Events of the Last Decade Has Been Unveiled Today

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Entertainment Does Not Exist – Part 3

(Watch Part 1 here )

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Watch an interview with documentary maker Dan Dicks here