Common sense.

Today’s WordPress prompt asks Which technology is now obsolete? I think Common Sense is obsolete.

It has been a week since my last post. The truth is I want to write something light hearted and carefree but I can’t.

I know what the problem is. It’s a combination of a few things.

There is a new war in the world. This time it’s in Ukraine. That is the far side of the world to a lot of english speaking countries. The mainstream media will spin the lies and give the “leaders” of the “western world” as much air time as they need to convince us that they are telling the truth.

It sickens me also that Barack Obama keeps saying stuff like “The world is angry with Russia, ” or “The people of Europe support us in this.”

I don’t know whether his speeches are written for him or he pens them himself. But I want whoever reads this post to know he doesn’t speak for me or anybody I have ever met. In fact I will go so far as to say that successive United States governments are looked upon with disgust, although this view will never appear on the news. War seems to be the only thing that interests them. War and power and gun factories and oil.

The man seems to think he is the mayor of the whole world. Hollywood and the media push this image also.

I can’t understand what makes a person forfeit their soul to follow orders given my a mere human who exalts himself at every opportunity. And it’s not just him. There are plenty of other leaders who export death to innocent countries who happen to have oil or something of value.

I don’t like posting something without trying to make a small difference. I was going to add a video of soldiers who have had enough of killing, telling their stories. I might do that again.

I decided on a topic which I feel is urgent. It’s a technology which is far from obsolete.

Everybody knows what a hologram is; it’s a 3D image of a person or thing. There is a technology which was tested out back in 2001. A missile shrouded by the image of a plane, perhaps? I feel that same technology will be used to spin another lie in the near future.

If tomorrow, you looked to the sky and saw a spaceship or  a meteor, how would you know it was real or a hologram? The documentary channels on telly are choca-blok with ufo’s and meteors. Does anybody wonder are we being prepared for another crazy hoax?

I never gave much thought to the hologram thing until a man called John Lear insisted that the planes on 9/11 were holograms. He is a highly decorated pilot who holds air speed records, has worked at every level including air traffic control. His dad invented the Lear jet among other things.

Nobody will answer for 9/11. I think we all agree they got away with murder. They seem to be above the law. But hopefully folks won’t be so easily fooled next time. Myself included.

Thank you for reading


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19 thoughts on “Common sense.

  1. I believe it was Voltaire who said, “Common sense is not so common”. The more “modern” and “advanced” society becomes, the more this seem to ring true (at least to me).

  2. One thing for certain, you know if Obama is lying simply by him opening his mouth. The media has gotten where they aren’t much better, and as for the hologram? Are you trying to make us think? 🙂 You may be getting pretty far fetched there, Frankie. Plane parts were found, and if I remember correctly there were witnesses that saw the plane and saw it hit. Glad you’re back.

    • I know it comes as a shock. There are people now coming out and telling the truth. They are past fear. What’s the point in life if we live in fear of telling the truth. Like the lady who worked at the Pentagon. According to her there was no plane there either.
      Sorry if this upsets you, Sue. That is not my intention.
      This is why I feel a brand new “event” is on the cards, to distract from the previous event.
      Cheers Sue 🙂

  3. That’s funny — I thought the same thing this morning when I read the prompt. I kind of mentioned it in my blog, but that wasn’t the focus. I agree, though. My students are learning about logical fallacies and one is “Attacking the Critic.” They could not figure out that means someone ATTACKS someone who has CRITICIZED them so they need to look for 1) an attack and 2) a critic — two people and a direct hit. When I explained that they said, “How did you get that? It could be anything.” Common sense + words have meanings.

  4. That’s funny — I thought the same thing this morning when I read the prompt. I kind of mentioned it in my blog, but that wasn’t the focus. I agree, though. My students are learning about logical fallacies and one is “Attacking the Critic.” They could not figure out that means someone ATTACKS someone who has CRITICIZED them so they need to look for 1) an attack and 2) a critic — two people and a direct hit. When I explained that they said, “How did you get that? It could be anything.” Common sense + words have meanings.

  5. Posted without finishing — so in a world in which people do not pay attention to the meaning of words, spinning facts is very, very easy.

  6. Frankie! I think your blog is great and I think you write remarkably well, however….

    As an American that has no political affiliations or loyalties, I think that a careful examination of the Ukrainian situation will allay your fears that America is war mongering. One, there’s no political will in Europe for it. America will not be allowed to operate unilaterally on the other side of the EU’s fence. Two, America has no will for it. We may not like what Russia is doing, but we are powerless to stop it, and Putin knows it. Why else would he have taken Crimea? Three, let’s be honest, there’s no oil or other valuable resource there. There’s no way to ‘pay back’ the public for the expense of war without a valuable commodity to sell. Finally, actions speak louder than words. Unless we start moving our (or any other NATO or EU) troops to address the situation, then we will continue to pay lip service to Putin’s actions.

    In regards to the conspiracy theory describing the plane hitting the World Trade Center as a hologram, how do you explain the lives lost on the flight? The names of those lost on the flights have been etched into memorials. Don’t you think if it was a hoax, that someone would have been able to prove that those names had been fabricated? Even if they were fabrications, what would have been the motive of the US Government to do such a thing? A much more plausible theory is that the government had much more knowledge of the 9/11 plot than was believed and let it happen. It’s pretty well established that the attack on Pearl Harbor was known and also allowed to happen.

    • Hi, you started following me a day ago. I had a conversation very like this on another blog during the week.
      I hope you won’t believe every negative thing about Putin or “Russia”. It depends which news you believe I suppose. I am tempted to take the bait and dive into an argument but I won’t.
      I notice you use the “we” word a lot.
      If you re-read the post you will see I have nothing against the people, but plenty of criticism of the leader and those whose interests he works for. And it ain’t the middle class.
      You should blog about your beliefs. You have written a lot in the comment. You do blog, don’t you ?
      Thank you for the comment. I don’t think my blog will suit your tastes. Cheers.

      • There are several things that I would like to clarify before I put this discussion to rest.

        First of all, I used ‘we’ because I am not the only one that has these opinions, but if it makes you feel better to replace ‘we’ with ‘I’, then do so. I’m not trying to disguise my position.

        I don’t believe everything I hear on the news. That’s why I went to Syria in 2002 after George W Bush declared it part of the ‘Axis of Evil.’ To this day, it’s one of my favorite countries. It’s a shame what’s happened there and I know that it’s unrecognizable from when I visited. I have also traveled to Russia twice and enjoyed my time there as well. I understand Putin’s motives for fomenting unrest in Ukraine (political gain, restoration of Russian pride, and being opportunistic). That doesn’t mean annexing another country’s territory is right or should be condoned. Western Europe is trying to appease Putin in ways that are reminiscent of Hitler’s annexation of the Sudetenland.

        I realize that you are not explicitly blaming Americans for Obama’s actions, but he is an elected leader that is basing his words and actions on what the population will accept, just as Putin does. Thus, a criticism of Obama is also one against a significant portion of the population, including the middle class. You can argue about how the media shapes the opinions of those that watch it, but if you just look at facts (Russia’s seizure of Crimea and it’s stated rationale for doing so), it’s pretty flimsy.

        Finally, I’m sorry that we don’t agree on this issue. I still think that this is a great blog and I will continue to read and comment from time to time. I think the beauty of exploring the spectrum of blogs is the chance to discuss different viewpoints. I know I learn something when I stick my neck out a bit. Without doing so, a blog can become an echo chamber. I don’t blog my opinions at this time because I am focused on finishing the last week of my time in Central Asia. Moreover, I have a very academic and moderate view of most topics, which doesn’t really interest most people.

      • You should blog about your views. I will read them on your blog. I can’t make that any more clear.
        I have never flown an airplane but Lear has. And lots of other pilots and architects agree with him.
        I am only giving my opinion. Chill.

  7. It seems as though the ethics of the world is totally distorted. Verbal disapproval is cheap, invasion is acceptable and standing around tutting is the international response. Unless of course there’s a price in which case invasion is responded to with invasion. And that’s allowed.

  8. I haven’t kept up with this as much as some, maybe you Frankie, but I know enough to know that what the MSM has been telling us is most definitely NOT the truth. Thanks for helping to spread the word that the official story is most often a lie.
    There are plenty of americans who are disgusted with ‘our’ government too, but still too many who refuse to wake up and do anything to change it.

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