a repost: 8 Ways The Global Elite Manipulate Our Perception of Reality

 

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Kalee Brown-March 7, 2017

 

We are all free-thinkers. We hold the ability to form our own opinions, daydream, overthink, critically think, and even conjure up tales of adventure and loss using our creative minds. Our minds are separate from the Self, so even though the mind is essentially an illusion, it can be thought to represent a portion of our individuality.

Have you ever thought about how much of your thoughts are truly and authentically your own? The fact of the matter is that we are subject to propaganda, false advertising, and other methods of manipulating our thoughts and perceptions every day. For a long time, the elite have used different tools to influence our thoughts and actions, a tactic often referred to as frequency control.

Here are 8 ways the elite manipulate our perception of reality:

1. Mass Marketing

It’s practically impossible to escape mass marketing advertisements in North America now. Even if you live in a rural area, you’re bound to come across a giant McDonald’s sign eventually. We’re told what to eat, what clothes to wear, and even what pharmaceutical drugs to take through advertisements!

Even though it’s illegal for Big Pharma to advertise drugs in other countries, it’s completely legal in North America. The advertisements are often misleading, overstating the benefits and completely omitting the risks or potential side effects (or simply putting them in tiny, illegible letters). The FDA has stepped in multiple times, sending pharmaceutical companies warning letters or even forcing them to take down their ads because they are false, misleading, and/or exaggerate the effects of their drugs (source). Whether it’s an ad for cancer drugs, over-the-counter meds, or even an ad targeted at parents for ADHD pills for their children, they’re often a form of false advertising.

Why do you think everyone seems to own the same things? Everyone wants the newest iPhone, the latest pair of Nikes, and more. We live in a consumeristic world, a fact that has become so blatantly obvious that North American teenagers are starting to look like clones of one another. This begs the question: How much of what you like to wear or eat is actually because you like it, and how much because you’re being told to like it?

2. Defining Social Norms

After graduating from high school, society encourages us to go to university, get a steady 9-5 job, get married, buy a house, have children, and save a ton of money for retirement. If these societal goals aren’t met, we’re deemed unsuccessful. We decide we want to get married before we’ve organically met the right person and we claim we want to have kids when we don’t even know ourselves yet. People seem to be more concerned about accomplishing these goals than actually living in the moment and enjoying life. Who was it that created this social timeline and why do we feel the need to follow it?

Married or single, gay or straight, rich or poor — these norms have created labels that we use to differentiate one another. We begin to identify ourselves using them, tying them to “who we are” when the answer to that question cannot be explained by these physical illusions. The elite has essentially forced Stockholm Syndrome onto society; we are so caught up in these norms that we don’t even realize we’re trapped and imprisoned by them, and we start to love them. The moment someone else deviates from the norm, we consider them “crazy,” when in reality they’ve just woken up!

All of the advertisements and systems in place encourage us to follow this path and idolize it. Don’t get me wrong — there’s nothing wrong with going to school, getting married, having kids, and working a lot. If you’re happy and fully connected to yourself and your surroundings, then clearly this works for you. But the increasing divorce and suicide rates suggest that perhaps these societal pressures aren’t working for everyone.

3. Classifying Information and Keeping Secrets

Keeping us in the dark is something that the elite is very skilled at, especially since many people don’t even know who “the elite” are (or the shadow government). Documents upon documents are kept classified, particularly UFO files and black budget programs.

A few years ago, Edward Snowden, a former intelligence contractor, leaked the very first documentation proving the existence of clandestine black budget operations (1) (programs that are extremely classified regarding technology, information, and more). In fiscal year 2013, a staggering $52.6 billion was set aside for black budget operations. Keep in mind that this is just the reported number; some evidence suggests this number is much higher. For example, Canada’s former Minister of National Defence, Paul Hellyer, said in 2008:

It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard.  It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars  allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects which both congress and the commander in chief no nothing about. (2)

These projects are those that are carried out through the black budget. There are other government programs designed to keep inventions and information in the dark, such as the Invention Secrecy Act (you can read more about that in our CE article here).

Even science cannot always be trusted when it comes to withholding and falsifying information, as a whopping 50% of scientific literature is estimated to be false. And this isn’t just random scientific studies; this includes peer-reviewed articles and government studies. For example, CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson publicly apologized for falsifying research, much of which was considered “pro-vaccine.” Years later, he came out admitting what he’d done, and confirming that the vaccine-autism link is very real (learn more in our CE article here).

4. Education

The modern education system is filled with propaganda that only benefits the elite. For example, many people grow up thinking that North America was founded by the British. In reality, when the Europeans took over America, it represented perhaps the greatest genocide in history. American anthropologist and ethnohistorian Henry F. Dobyns estimated that more than 100 million people inhabited the Americas prior to Europe’s arrival (source). Other scholars have estimated the number to be as low as 10 million, and everything in between. For example, William M. Denovan, Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, believes there were approximately 54 million inhabitants (source).

It’s no wonder that so many people feel the need to pursue further education past high school, since they don’t actually learn valuable skills otherwise. Children are taught to follow authority, conform, and memorize information as opposed to actually thinking and leading. The following video outlines the issue with modern day education:

Another example is the education provided in medical school. Doctors aren’t taught any sort of preventative measures and they’re barely informed on proper nutrition. The Rockefellers, who dominate pharmaceutical markets, have actually helped design medical school curriculum, not to better it, but rather to push the usage of more pharmaceuticals in order to raise their profits.

Pharmaceutical companies, rather than qualified and unbiased doctors, define a lot of the information that MDs are taught, and Big Pharma often influences medical professors and funds university programs. For example, 1,600 Harvard professors stated that they or a family member have ties to drug companies that could bias their teachings or research. The pharmaceutical industry donated more than $11.5 million to Harvard in 2008 for “research and continuing education classes.” Many Harvard students have expressed concern over this and it even made mainstream news when a student was belittled by his professor for asking about the side effects of a drug his professor was unlawfully promoting in class.

This has also been a prevalent issue within psychiatry. As Dr. Irwin Savodnik of UCLA explains, “The very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels by the pharmaceutical industry.” This is partially because the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)the text most psychiatrists in the U.S. refer to to diagnose and treat their patients, is heavily biased toward using pharmaceutical drugs instead of therapy. Read more about this in our CE article here.

5. Fake News

It’s no secret that the elite control mainstream media (MSM). They orchestrated 9/11 to be reported as a “terrorist attack,” for election data to be falsified, and for us to be fed propaganda at all levels, especially when it comes to war. If you’re only watching MSM, you likely have no idea what’s actually going on in Syria, with Russia, or in regards to any foreign conflict or wars.

The CIA’s Operation MOCKINGBIRD is the government program referring to its interest and relations with MSM. MOCKINGBIRD stemmed from the CIA’s forerunner, the Office for Strategic Services (OSS, 1942-47), which, during World War II, created a working relationship with journalists and psychological warfare experts operating primarily in the European theatre.

This banned Saturday Night Live segment perfectly sums up how MSM is controlled and operated by the elite:

6. Entertainment Industry

A lot of what we buy, how we feel, and what we value is determined by the entertainment industry. Society tends to idolize celebrities, watching their every move on reality TV shows and in magazines and allowing them to inspire our choices, especially our buying habits. There’s a lot of strange elite and occult symbolism found in music videos and movies, which, if you’re interested in, you can read about on Vigilant Citizen. It’s even been speculated that Monarch Mind Control, an extension of the governmental program MK Ultra, has been used in Hollywood (read our CE article here).

Not many people know this, but the CIA has an entire department dedicated to the entertainment industry. It’s run through the CIA’s Entertainment Industry Liaison Office, which collaborates in an advisory capacity with filmmakers. The CIA doesn’t just offer guidance to filmmakers, it even offers money. In 1950, the agency bought the rights to George Orwell’s Animal Farm and then funded the 1954 British animated version of the film. Its involvement had long been rumoured, but only in the past decade have those rumours been substantiated. The link between Hollywood and the CIA isn’t something new (you can read more about that in our CE article on whistleblower Roseanne Barr here).

7. Food

Tons of people over-eat, indulging in foods that are terrible for our bodies and are extremely low frequency. Food is designed to energize us; it should be benefiting our health, not cutting years off our lives. This begs the question: Are we eating foods that are unhealthy because we like the taste or because we’ve been manipulated into doing so? We are surrounded by advertisements for food (most of which is terrible for us), and food has shifted from being a means of sustenance to a global industry.

Corporations play a significant role in defining what’s healthy and what should be considered legal or illegal in regards to the food industry. For example, the USDA Food Guide Pyramid states you should eat 2-3 servings of milk, yogurt, and cheese, despite the fact that only 75% of people can actually digest milk properly, as well as 2-3 servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts per day. Walter Willett of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University states that “individuals can be very healthy with no dairy consumption at all,” and numerous studies have proven that meat consumption can cause cancer, heart disease, obesity, and many more health complications. However, according to the USDA guidelines, that’s incorrect. So, where did the disconnect occur between the government and science?

Well, the government has heavy ties to the dairy industry, as the government has helped food providers become more dairy-based, and implemented milk education into school programs. Check out this video that elaborates on the government’s ties to the dairy industry here.

The USDA has heavy ties to many advertisements and campaigns encouraging consumers to purchase meat. The U.S. government spends $38 billion annually to subsidize the meat and dairy industries, in comparison to only 0.04% of that on fruits and vegetables. If the government didn’t benefit from meat and dairy sales, our recommended intake of animal products would look significantly different.

8. Financial System

When it all comes down to it, the elite have control over the financial system, and finances control us. We live in a society that functions off of the money that circulates throughout it. Money is the very basis of all societal systems, and it is one of the key motivators behind the elite’s actions.

“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many, and various, and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.”  

– John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the United States

The following video clip is from the Thrive documentary, created by Foster Gamble, the heir to the Proctor & Gamble Corporation:

Final Thoughts

The elite control so many aspects of our lives that it can sometimes be difficult to even think of our lives as being our own anymore. However, it’s important that we don’t meet this with fear. By educating one another, we can begin to recognize how these systems affect us and look at things objectively.

If you find yourself surrounded by billboards or listening to propaganda on the news, ask yourself: How is this affecting my decisions and my life? By raising our consciousness, increasing our vibration, and educating ourselves, we can shield ourselves from this type of manipulation and frequency control!

 

a repost: New DNA Proves African Americans Are In Fact Indigenous Aborigines Of America – Better News

Some of us are already privy to this knowledge. To the rest of us this knowledge may have never crossed our mind. Nevertheless, it’s STILL contrary to the popular opinion that still infects our grade schools, universities, and perpetuated the mainstream media to this day. It’s always refreshing to be reminded of this piece of knowledge. Can’t lie, makes me feel good inside! Enjoy your day, melanated family!
-The Melanated Man
Article posted on Better News (click link for original)
New DNA Proves African Americans Are In Fact Indigenous Aborigines Of America

New DNA Proves African Americans Are In Fact Indigenous Aborigines Of America

Malcolm X once stated “Aborigine. Which means what? Black Folks.” Then he later went on to say “You and I are Aborigine.”

 

Malcolm X stated that the rock landed on us after he returned across the waters because he learned new things. He learned that the rock had truly landed on us, and that we were from these lands.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also stated, in his I Have A Dream speech that we are held in exile in our own homeland. Now we have a lot of scholars out there, and individuals are missing the point. How can you be held in exile in your own homeland, without it being your own homeland?

The tens of millions of Black Americans, or rather Indians, who ‘disappeared’ after 1492 did not all die in the ‘holocaust’ inflicted within America. Hundreds of thousands were shipped to Europe and Africa as Indian slaves.

The whole slave trade story was given to all of us in reverse. A mass colony of Africans were not shipped from Africa to America. The truth is that Black Indians were shipped from America to Europe!

They were then shipped from Spain to Africa as commodity for African resources. These Black Indians, now mistaken as African Americans, were shipped back to America and classified as “African Slaves.” This part of our history is what the school systems fail to mention in history programs.

The American Colonization Society was an organization formed in 1816 with the purpose of transporting free African Americans, or rather Indian Slaves; classified as Negros back then, from the United States to settle on the west coast of Africa.

During the decades, the society operated and transported more than 12,000 people to Africa, and the African nation of Liberia was founded.

The term African-American, to refer to all black people was endorsed only since 1988, but was against the desires of the majority of black people. In fact, the term was endorsed by only five people; including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ramona Edelin leading the charge, as a result of a gathering called The African American Summit, without the input of the majority of black people.

Author Avis J. Smith went to the District court in Washington, D.C., to stand against this term, as well as against the notion that a small group of powerful individuals should be able to compel the masses into adopting it.

The systematic destruction of the Native Americans, or rather Native Indigenous Aborigine people, and their entire way of life was not only one of recorded history’s greatest tragedies, but, as with the slave trade, deeply spiritually wounding to all involved.

 

a repost: This Beautiful Public Pool Is Totally Chlorine-Free & The First One Like It in the U.S.

This achievement is “Melanin Man Approved”!!!

Article posted on Collective-Evolution (click link for original)

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In a world filled with so many manmade products, it’s refreshing to see alternatives to some of our favourite things harnessing the beauty and power of nature. 

Natural pools, for instance, are stunning creations that use plant life, rocks, and various biological filters in place of cleansing chemicals to keep pools clean and therefore safe (and inviting, too).

Such pools have existed in Europe for decades, with the first ones being introduced in Austria and Germany in the 1980s. Today, there are 20,000 natural pools in Europe, with many offered to the general public. Such an invention serves as a wonderful reminder that toxic chemicals are not the only way to enjoy swimming in a pool comfortably.

But you won’t find it easy to come across a naturally-filtered pool in the U.S. Having a pool built from the ground up in your own backyard is a prohibitively expensive luxury to begin with, and few homes come with natural pools already built in.

As for public pools, many strict, state-mandated rules regulate the use of chemicals to control bacteria, making implementing natural pools almost impossible. As a result, the majority of us have become used to associating pools with a pale blue color. But that’s far from natural.

The trouble is, most public pools are using levels of chlorine that are extreme and harmful to human health over long periods of exposure. Chlorine, dries the skin, increases cancer risk and is toxic to humans, especially when we shower in it.

“The Chlorine problem is similar to that of air pollution, chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times!” –Dr. Robert Carlson, Researcher at University of Minnesota 

But after months of delays, the Webber Park Natural Swimming Pool in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it finally opened in July of 2015. The green, chlorine-free waters offer swimmers a chance to enjoy a toxic-free experience while sharing a pool with creatures like frogs and turtles.

nat1 nat3 nat2natural-pool3The pool requires no chemicals to clean the 500,00 gallons of water, using a natural filtration system instead. The pool is filtered every 12 hours, when water drains out of it and into an adjacent “regeneration basin,” where layers of gravel, along with 7,000 aquatic plants, clean the water, which is then pumped back into the pool. To keep the surface of the pool clean, vacuum cleaners suck off any debris.

Because of the monitoring of the water management system, however, the pool can only remain open three days a week for now, according to the website of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

The project of the Webber natural pool was certainly no easy feat. Not only did it take four years and numerous legal battles and construction delays to complete, but it required a whopping $6 million of funding, too — far above the $4 million estimate.

Despite the unexpected costs and setbacks, the naturally-filtered swimming pool has an incredible environmental advantage: It doesn’t release gallons of chemically-treated water.

Furthermore, the lack of chlorine ensures swimmers don’t suffer the red, bloodshot eyes common to  public swimming pools, which is the reaction between chlorine and urine when people pee in the pool. Every year, an estimated 4,000-5,000 emergency room visits in relation to pool chemicals occur. 

“We have a responsibility to be good stewards of public land and public water. It’s consistent with our mission,” noted Jayne Miller, who serves as Superintendent of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.

Opening weekend drew 2,300 people. A city park official in the city, Jon Olson said about the choice to build a natural pool. “We don’t really have a lake up this way, and there’s lakes all over the place, so we created a lake in an area that didn’t have one.”

Did You Know? Africa’s OWN Natural Nuclear Reactor

 

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From the Melanated Man:

I was reading an article earlier today discussing how the Fukushima disaster that occurred back in 2011 is continuing polluting the Pacific Ocean with radiation. I reposted another article about this topic maybe a little over six months ago. Both articles mention the devastating effects of the radiation pollution within the Pacific could certainly last for thousands and thousands of years.I wondered how it could be possible for the Earth, which is a living being itself, could recover from not only this travesty, but the other massacres and constant poisoning that are  byproducts of  mankind’s MAN-ipulation.

Thus, I was more curious on the subject of nuclear energy.

I consider myself to be a scientist by way of my civil engineering degree, and I have worked within a coal-fired power plant before. I understand the power plant process: coal  is intensely heated to boil purified water into piping-hot steam, which spin the turbines that generate your electrical  energy. Wallah. 

Nothing more, nothing less.There isn’t that much of a difference between  a coal-fired power plant and a nuclear power plant…

…BESIDES THE FACT that nuclear power plants are HEAVILY guarded for obvious reasons, and there is radioactive waste involved.

All in all, one uses coal and the other uses the nuclear reaction between plutonium and uranium to heat the water into steam to spin the turbines. I was little unfamiliar with the nuclear reaction process between plutonium and uranium. So I did some research on it.

Oddly enough, I came across this article:

2-Billion-Year-Old African nuclear reactor proves that Mother Nature still has a few tricks up her sleeve

Check out these links  as well:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/natures-nuclear-reactors-the-2-billion-year-old-natural-fission-reactors-in-gabon-western-africa/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-nuclear-reactor/

 

This was an incidental find on my part. I did not even know there was such thing as an “natural nuclear reactor.”

Found in Africa…THE MOTHER LAND…OF ALL PLACES!!!

Yet I was not surprised either. Like the Good Book says, “there is nothing new under the sun.”

Contrary to what the hell Massa, the powers-that-be may be claiming to be the newest technology these days.

AND AGAIN…it came from the African continent no less.

Mmmhmmm.

There should not be any more reason to wonder why the African continent has been constantly raped and abused of its resources, human and non-human. ALL MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND THE KNOWLEDGE TO BUILD IT COMES FROM AND IS SUPPORTED BY THE AFRICAN CONTINENT!!

Check out: A Reblog: Facts on Coltan

Facts are facts, people.

Once I learned of this natural nuclear reactor in Africa, naturally I assumed since Mother Earth knew how to create her own nuclear reaction (a natural means in electrical energy generation procedure, anyone?) that she knew how to get rid of the waste created from that nuclear reaction. 

Does that make sense to YOU?!!!!

It definitely makes sense to me.

So how much should we really be concerned about the waste that was caused from the Fukushima incident? Granted, the electric energy that is generated by nuclear power plants is done by ARTIFICIAL MEANS. That ARTIFICIAL WASTE produced from that ARTIFICIAL NUCLEAR REACTION will obviously have a different, possibly catastrophic effect on the planet and its inhabitants.

BUT…once again, if Mother Earth is a living being, is it also possible that she can self-correct herself over the course of time if we treated her the way she was meant to be treated in the first place?

I think so.Personally I believe Mother Earth to be highly-intelligent organism.

Hue-mans, specifically my Melanin-Dominant brothers and sisters, definitely have the ability to  self-correct and rid ourselves of the ARTIFICIAL, EUROPEAN LIFESTYLE we have been accustomed to and return back intune with Nature, with Mother Earth.  I’m pretty sure Mother Earth intrinsically knows how to clean herself and return her roots as well. \

My Melanin-Dominant brothers and sisters, we have to stop feeding the beast, THIS ARTIFICIAL EUROPEAN PARADIGM, for that to happen. We have to cease our participation in the madness so it can DIE ONCE AND FOR ALL!

Remember…Participation = Validation

We have the strongest connection to the planet out of any group of people, Melanin-Dominant brothers and sisters. We have to lead the pack in this endeavor. Our Melanin-Recessive brethren, who are leading the pack, continue to go against the grain and damn us all to Hell in the process. Mother Earth definitely has the ability to overcome the wrath, but it may come at the cost of riding itself of the parasites.

Many of us are demonstrating parasite behavior…THAT MUST END IMMEDIATELY FAM!!!

Let’s get back to where it all started, where it was intended to be in the beginning.

That’s the only way we will totally achieve the freedom and liberation we deeply desire!

 

 

Peace and Love to my melanated family,

The Melanated Man

 

 

 

 

 

McDonald’s to cut prices as fast food consumption falls to all-time lows

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JUST DIE ALREADY, MCDONALD’S! You had your run…NOW JUST DISAPPEAR!!
Article posted on Natural.News (click link for original)
February 25th, 2017, by Vicki Batts

McDonald’s is feeling the burn as fewer people choose to dine out, and more people choose to cook at home. The novelty of their all-day breakfast appears to have worn off, as sales and growth have begun to dwindle once again. Now, the fast food giant has turned to something new to help reel customers back in: cutting the prices of drinks.

After last year’s focus on burgers and chicken sandwiches, McDonald’s plans to advertise $1 sodas and $2 McCafe specialty drinks in the hopes of regaining their following across the United States. Bloomberg reports,”McDonald’s leads a $228 billion U.S. fast-food industry that faces slackening growth. After increasing 2.4 percent last year, revenue gains will slow to 1.5 percent this year and 1.6 percent in 2018, data from researcher IBISWorld show.”

Restaurant industry takes a hit while Americans dine at home

The gap between restaurant prices and grocery costs is at an all-time high right now, which has been prompting many people to choose to eat at home, rather than going out. McDonald’s is not the only restaurant in the industry being hit hard by this change. Reports indicate that almost a third of US adults say that they are eating out less frequently than they did just three months ago, mostly due to the sheer cost.

Traffic to restaurants has been dismal since 2009, remaining flat or up by just one percent in recent years. A poll by Reuters/Ipsos revealed that 62 percent of respondents said cost was the primary reason for choosing not to go out to eat. And it’s no surprise: estimates suggest that the consumer price index for food away from home was up by 2.4 percent. Conversely, the cost of eating at home has dropped by about 1.9 percent. And apparently, people are noticing the disparity.

Reports also indicate that people in their 20s and 30s are more likely to dine at “fast-casual” restaurants such as Chipotle or Panera Bread. Julie Jargon, of The Wall Street Journal, wrote, “Increasingly, younger diners are seeking out fresher, healthier food and chains that offer customizable menu options for little more than the price of a combo meal.” Millenials have become the biggest threat to chains like McDonald’s; they’re looking for healthier options, and the price difference isn’t all that much.

Even back in 2014, McDonald’s efforts to engage the 20-to-30 age group fell flat.

Healthy eating trend continues to grow

Retail expert Robin Lewis explains that McDonald’s isn’t the only brand to be affected by strong disinterest from younger age groups. Lewis says that young people are tired of the constant marketing and advertisements that are thrown at them by iconic brands — and are more interested in smaller, more simple marketplaces.

To put it simply, McDonald’s is going to have to work very hard to convince young people their food is healthy if they want to recoup their sales. The fast food giant has already advertised removing antibiotics from their chicken, but it doesn’t seem to be convincing enough. The trend of healthy eating has gotten a strong following, especially among young people, and it only continues to gather steam.

A 2015 survey of more than 30,000 people revealed that younger people are becoming more concerned about the ingredients in their food, genetically modified foods, and organics than previous generations. More than 40 percent of the under-20 age group, and 32 percent of people in their 20s and 30s,  reported that they would be willing to spend more money on healthier food options. Conversely, just 21 percent of baby boomers would be willing to pay more for higher quality food.

The amount of soda being consumed in the United States has also been on a steady decline for the last few years. In March 2016, Business Insider reported that soda consumption had dropped by 1.2 percent in the preceding year. And in 2014, sales had already dropped by 0.9 percent. In total, American soda consumption dropped by 1.5 billion cases in 2015, when compared to the peak volume of 2004.  This is great news, especially given the harmful effects of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.

While the trend of healthy eating isn’t great for the fast food and beverage industries, it is good for people.

a repost: Some Of The Biggest Myths That Pseudo-Conscious People Like To Perpetuate.

I found this list intriguing. Although I agree with the sentiment that “born-again” Melanin-Dominant conscious folk seem to concern themselves with the petty divides such as homosexuality, IMO there are other myths that could have been added instead of focusing the majority of the list on that one topic, maybe such as “we are descendants of kings and queens” motto, or that all knowledge begins and ends with Ancient Egypt. Also I have an issue with the 1st myth listed, but I’m researching it for myself as well. There may some truth to it. Nonetheless it was a pretty solid list.

 

Article  posted on ThyBlackMan.com (click link for original)

One of the biggest issues I personally have with pseudo-conscious people in our community is that they don’t take the time to truly read and understand things about history and life because they see things from a very skewed perspective of reality.

Intro: Here are the biggest myths that pseudo-conscious people often perpetuate.

1. Homosexuals Can’t Reproduce – I used to buy into this myth that “homosexuals can’t reproduce” until I started to deeply study the actual history of homosexuality and was shocked at what I found.

Excerpt – More recently however, historians, anthropologists, and sociologists have revealed a far more complex reality.

Anthropological data are astonishingly consistent: For the most part, homosexual relationships have been perfectly compatible with the reproductive duty. This was true across the board in antiquity, from Greece to Japan and from Australia to Central America, in the Islamic world, and probably any civilization prior to European colonization. Trans people, who were attributed or granted the right to adopt the opposite or a third gender, were the only exceptions to this rule. The Native Indian two-spirit, the Indian hijra, and the Hawaiian m?h?s were all exempted from the reproductive duty… yet their male partners weren’t. As for lesbians, they were almost universally coerced into marrying. As a result, lesbian relationships remained mostly invisible throughout history. In Christian Europe, sodomites were forced to hide from the public eye. Unless they opted for priesthood, they too married and procreated. Remember that Oscar Wilde had two sons.

2. Homosexuality Is Only Exclusive To European Culture – This is another myth that pseudo-conscious people often perpetuate because they fail to deeply study other cultures that did it before European colonization.

Except – Homosexual acts were actually happening from Greece to Japan and from Australia to Central America, in the Islamic world, and probably any civilization prior to European colonization.

3. Mainstream Media & GMO Foods Are The Main Reason Why Some Brothers Are Turning Gay – One of the biggest myths that pseudo-conscious people often perpetuate on social media is that gmo foods and mainstream media are the main reasons why some brothers are turning gay, but while it may hold some merit, but this statement is far from the truth because there is a much bigger reason why some brothers these days are turning gay that pseudo-conscious people deliberately won’t talk about or even acknowledge.

Here is the much bigger reason why some brothers are turning gay these days.

Excerpt: “One of the much bigger reasons why some brothers are turning gay is because a lot of them are being vulnerable to being molested by their mother’s boyfriends or other relatives because the mother isn’t even aware in many cases of this even happening. I’ve seen this in a lot of crime stories.”

4. They “Love” Their Brothers And Sisters – This is far from the truth because when pseudo-conscious people say that they “love” their brothers and sisters, they don’t actually mean it because in many cases, I have seen them engage in bullying and subjugation of other groups of brothers and sisters to the point of hating them and it greatly sickens me.

5. Homosexuality Is “Destroying” Our Community – I definitely don’t agree with this statement because it’s far from the truth because what these pseudo-conscious people fail to even understand is that most brothers in this country like myself aren’t and don’t wanna be a homosexual because we are proud to be strong heterosexual men and most brothers are currently married to the sisters. And besides, The War On Drugs and mass incarceration have done far more harm and severe destruction to the brothers over the past few decades than homosexuality will ever do and that’s the truth.

6. Light Brown Skin Doesn’t Represent Melanin – I often hear pseudo-conscious people say that light brown skin people don’t represent Melanin people, that’s also a myth because they fail to truly understand than melanin not only comes from every living thing on the planet, but all shades of brown are representative of melanin.

The Conclusion – If we wanna destroy parasitic capitalism, we must end these petty divides and unite together as African people.

Staff Writer; Kwame Shakir (aka Joe D.)

a repost: Time For A Movement For Free Tuition at HBCUs and Public Colleges and Universities

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Article posted on Black Agenda Report (click link for original)

 

Submitted by Bruce A. Dixon on Wed, 03/01/2017

Black folks with nothing better to do were up in arms for a day about Kellyanne Conway’s feet buried in the Oval Office sofa messing with her phone while the presidents and chancellors of historically black colleges and universities crowded around Donald Trump’s desk. Some others have written about Betsy DeVos’s note on HBCUs, which revealed her stunning and self-serving ignorance of their history and origin. But pointing out how disrespectful or stupid key members of the Trump administration is partisan BS that won’t not save a single college education, let alone remedy the desperate situation of our historically black colleges and universities.

Right now, the heads of HBCUs have an historic opportunity to save their institutions by stirring up a movement from below for free tuition for HBCUs and for all public colleges and universities, for loan forgiveness for students at public universities, interest reductions for all students and for getting the federal government out of the student loan business.

Free college tuition is not an impractical pie in the sky. Germany does it. France does it. Norway and a dozen other countries do it. State universities in California and Louisiana did it for decades in the 20th century. It was a cornerstone demand of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign that earned him millions of votes. Free college education is what modern human societies do when they recognize that education is a public good not a private privilege. A nominal tax on Wall Street and reallocation of federal funds that now go to student lenders would easily pay for free tuition.

HBCUs were founded with white philanthropy beginning in the 1860s because the newly freed black population urgently needed teachers and other professionals, and because white colleges rarely admitted black students. Black student access was still being litigated in the US nine decades later, and to this day HBCUs produce a far greater percentage of highly competent black college grads than other institutions.

But the leaders of our HBCUs have largely failed to envision ways to fund their institutions outside of white philanthropy and occasional special government funding directed exclusively at them. The United Negro College Fund has even accepted Koch Brothers money with many nasty strings attached. It’s time to stop digging that hole deeper.

There are historic currents in motion right now. Millions of college grads, not just black ones, are crushed by unpayable student debt and lack of opportunities and they have proven receptive to the idea of free college tuition. It’s a movement waiting to be galvanized. The Trump administration won’t much like it, any more than Hillary did. But free college tuition for HBCUs and public institutions is something that can be accomplished in a decade or so of agitation and struggle. If our HBCU college presidents are truly leaders and not followers, this is the current they can tap into.

Of course the common wisdom is that nobody is more conservative than a black college president. It’s a stereotype some of them will have to violate to save their institutions, and to save the very idea of education as a public good not a private privilege. If the first black president did not save HBCUs, nothing Donald Trump is willing to give out will do the trick either. It’s time to really bargain, to demand what is not being offered. And if our historically black college presidents lack the political vision and intestinal fortitude to do it, maybe we need to start this movement without them.