Society

Are we being manipulated by the media?

We’re being presented with images designed to arouse an emotional response so we will accept or even clamour for the agenda the corporations are promoting.  It’s called “marketing.”

Here are three examples of these images.

I’ll start with the current one:

The widely shared photo of the little girl crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent patted down her mother became a symbol of the families pulled apart by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, even landing on the new cover of Time magazine.

The whole thing is a lie.

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The girl’s father told The Washington Post on Thursday night that his child and her mother were not separated, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed that the family was not separated while in the agency’s custody.

Source: MSN.com The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother.

That cover was designed for us to think Trump is heartless.  Oh, that mean nasty Trump, enforcing a policy the Obama administration brought in.


Syrian boy drowned because his father wanted new teeth

“While acknowledging that the boy’s death was a tragedy, he said: “That boy and his family had lived in Turkey for three years. The money for that boy’s father to pay the people smugglers was sent from Canada.” He added, “The father sent them on that boat so the father could get dental treatment. They were in no fear, they were in no persecution and they were in no danger in Turkey.”

Source: The Daily Caller, Story Begins To Unravel About Drowned Syrian Boy

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They weren’t refugees.  Those in favour of mass immigration have used this heart rending image to great effect.  Anyone who wants the flood of migrants controlled or stopped will be seen as heartless.


We’ve all seen that photo of a polar bear stranded on the iceberg … Al Gore’s poster image for “climate change.”

They want children cuddling their teddy bears to cry for their parents do something about “climate change.”

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There was just one problem: the photograph was taken not of polar bears “stranded” on ice – far from it.  Rather, the bears were wandering around their natural environment as they do every day.

Let’s hear it from the photographer,

The student who took the photograph, however, gives her account: ‘They were on the ice when we found them and on the ice when we left. They were healthy, fat and seemed comfortable on their iceberg.’ Amanda Byrd, an Australian graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), says she took the picture around three years ago – in the summer. The photograph was not ‘taken by environmentalists’ but as part of a field trip with the university.

Furthermore, the photographer wasn’t even asked permission:

Byrd is clearly a little miffed that ‘the image you have seen around the world was distributed without my consent, and [with] the wrong byline’.

Source: MRC News Busters

Be careful with mass-produced news items containing emotive images designed to grip people.  It may not be what it seems.

Withdrawing from Paris Agreement helps the poor

Whatever we feel about Trump, I heartily agree with him keeping his election promise in pulling the US out of that Paris Climate rort, and wish my country would do the same.  Why?  This rotten deal is nothing but U.N. wealth redistribution. 

NZ is a small nation of 4 million people, yet we are going to spend 1.4 billion dollars  per year on this rort  Enron type agreement.  It’s money we don’t have!  I know because last year the government talked about borrowing a billion to build badly needed housing.

People in NZ ask, to who our wealth would be going?  It seems the United Nations Green Climate Fund.  Who is in that?

Do you think the third world governments, dictators and crony capitalists like Al Gore really give a stuff about the environment?

One of the projects was a dam in Nepal, where they want to generate electricity for export to energy-hungry India.  Nepal and China-based Zhejiang Hydropower Construction and Installation Co will get the money, and India will get the power – at the cost of the environment and other nations.

Ironically, green groups are against the dams.  Well, they shouldn’t have supported the climate hysteria which is enabling this wealth heist.
Green groups condemn UN plan to use $136m from climate fund for large dams
Here’s why we should demand that our governments get out of this deal,

  1. The Paris agreement raises energy prices
  2. Regulations promulgated under the aegis of the Paris Agreement increase prices and harms the economy.
  3. The Paris Agreement redistributes wealth from taxpayers to international corporations and less developed nations.

This blog article puts the case very concisely.
Care About The Poor? Why Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Helps Those Most Vulnerable
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, for and against.

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Elderly man who can only afford to heat himself with one bar of the heater, UK. Will the leaders who went to Paris be living like that?

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New Zealand to spend $14 billion to meet Paris Agreement targets


 

Who wants to be a carbon trillionaire?

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https://steemit.com/climate/@corbettreport/who-wants-to-be-a-carbon-trillionaire Eat your heart out, Al Gore. Being a carbon billionaire is so passé now that we’re in the age of the $100 trillion climate swindle. So the real question is who (or at least which corporate front) will be the first carbon trillionaire? Will it be a carbon eugenics promoting Rockefeller or a global government […]

 

Making money from infidelity

Ashley MadisonAfter Gay Marriage was passed into law I wondered what would happen with adultery.  I wrote that lawyers and MPs in the U.K. said adultery would simply be abolished as a grounds for divorce.

Adultery is now being advertised on TV and the radio here in NZ, through joining the Ashley Madison website.

Can anything halt the moral slide?  What’s going to be acceptable next?

Since the website has been hacked and names released on the dark web, there have been two suicides and the founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website, Noel Biderman, has stepped down.

Also, the surge in popularity of “hookup apps” has been blamed for an increase in the number of STD infections.

This is what happens when what’s immoral is made legit and legal.

When there’s no moral compass, the people cast off all restraint.

Is it worth it?

As for the hacking scandal, there is a Bible proverb that says “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9.