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    Like a lot of people here in the U.S., I'm a big fan of the tv series The Walking Dead. It's one of the latest reincarnations of the old zombie story, but told in a never before seen way, and thus wildly popular.

    While the subject of this thread is not about the show, per say, a brief up to date is probably in order. The story is now in season 10, and it focuses on the survival exploits of a small group of people who survive the initial zombie outbreak (a small % are immune), and find themselves together, but that's only the beginning of the terror.

    The group evolves over the seasons. Most of the original group is killed off along the way, eaten by zombies (they call them "walkers"), but they also pick up new survivors along the way, once the group feels they can be trusted that is.

    Because, as is found out rather quickly, their fellow human survivors wind up being even more dangerous than the flesh devouring walkers themselves. Survivors quickly learn to be zombie killing bad asses, unless there are too many of them all at once that is, so as long as your have weapons they are fairly easy to dispatch of with a knife or bullet through the brain. Because a zombie can't think or strategize, they can't fight only eat.

    Their fellow humans on the other hand, well they have tended to form groups of their own, and the survivor group that we follow has had some major battles/wars with some of these other groups. They've lost numerous members throughout these wars, but thus far they have always managed to come out on top. Why? Because they're smart, and they're friggin bad asses! lol

    Anyway, to the point. This season they have encountered a group unlike any other, they call them The Whisperers, because of the way they blend in with roving bands of zombie hordes by wearing full head and neck masks composed of the skins from beheaded walkers. So long as they look like them, walk like them, and don't stand out in any way by talking or what have you, they can travel along amongst them in total leisure, not a care in the world.

    To communicate while doing this, they slowly whisper to each other every now and then in the same fashion as the noise the walkers make. Thus being dubbed The Whisperers.

    What makes this new group so dangerous unlike any other our group has faced, is the fact that they can steer these walker hordes around at will, maneuver them like pieces on a chess board, while at the same time they have penned in over time a giant horde composed of tens of thousands of walkers.

    At any moment of their choosing, they can maneuver and varying size horde according to their purpose of defeating, overrunning any said enemy. Or, they can even release and steer the whole tens of thousands to over run and wipe out an enemy.

    This is what our group has found out thus far and, are trying to figure out how to deal with. The following short clip gives a pretty good idea of The Whispers and their ultimate weapon. Their leader named "Alpha" (without her mask) shows one of our group leaders what they are up against as a final warning to stay out of Whisperer territory.



    When I see this, and the way the hordes are maneuvered like chess pieces, it brings to life how mankind as a whole is being manipulated in much the same manner. Is this the writer showing us that he sees this as well, but has to show us through story similar to what people like Orwell had to do? I don't know but, it looks that way to me anyway.

    Just consider how easily the masses are energized and mobilized during election cycles (or impeachment)for instance, for a war, to overthrow and over run a foreign leader who is no longer of use (a coup), or best example of all, the giant hordes that have been unleashed all across Europe in recent times.

    Think about it, humans being mobilized and used as a weapon, just like the walking dead.
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    Your power in a decaying world --Exit From The Matrix:
    Dec 22 2019
    by Jon Rappoport
    https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2019...ecaying-world/

    (Just to insert a positive note here, taking note of the power of the Individual, here are some thoughts from Jon Rappaport):

    "“Solutions to private problems and public problems require the ability to think things through, logically, and to reject what is unworkable or biased—but above and beyond that, a person needs to be able to imagine solutions that haven’t been tried before.”

    “Propaganda says: defect from your own power. Never find out what it is. Assume it isn’t there. Propaganda says: all life is about the species, not about the individual.”

    “When propagandists find a good thing, a message that works, they pound on it, they keep hammering away. Family, group, family, group, community. On and on. They never promote the message called The Individual with the same intensity. That would be counter-productive to what they are trying to accomplish: group identity; and amnesia about being an individual.”

    “Civilization continues to erode and decay, as individual power is put on the back burner. But that doesn’t give the individual a license to surrender. If others want to give up, that’s their business. The individual, instead, finds new frontiers for his power, for his capacity to invent reality.”

    “There is you, there is your own power. And what is that power? It comes in two forms or venues. First, there is the ability to apply logic to events and information; to think rationally from A to B to C; to analyze. And second, there is imagination, the capacity to conceive and then invent realities that would never otherwise exist in the world.”

    “You exercise your creative power to fulfill what you deeply desire; and that process will, in fact, spill over and affect others in a positive way. It will lift them up. It will remind them that they, too, have power.”

    “Logic and analysis keeps you from being sent down wrong roads, keeps you from buying official reality. Logic also reminds you that you have a mind. Logic is a road that can take you deeper and deeper into more basic fallacies that underpin organized society and its branches of knowledge. Logic tells you there are always more fundamental questions to ask and answer. There are levels of lies. The deeper you go, the more confident you become. The more powerful. Logic also lets you know when you’re projecting basic pre-judgments over a whole landscape and neglecting to look at the details.”

    “Passivity is a disease. It spreads and takes over. It makes strong people weak, and weak people demented. The passive life is precisely and exactly a life without power. The cure is a life lived with power.”

    “In case there is any misunderstanding, the ability to help others and defend them from oppression is part and parcel of your own power. How could you help them without your power? How could you accomplish anything at all in that direction? How would denying your own power possibly result in a good outcome? And most importantly, it is through imagination that you can devise new ways to expose and reduce oppression, ways that haven’t been thought of before.”

    “As society continues to decay, more and people attack individual power and place their faith in a program that reduces every human to a lowest common denominator of dependence on some controlling entity. This article of faith is abject surrender.”

    “Some people want to say that power is a neutral object that can be used for good or evil. That isn’t true. Your deepest power is alive. It’s personal. It’s stunningly energetic and dynamic. It connects with your deepest understanding of what is true and good and right. But it never sacrifices itself on the altar of what others insist is good and true and right. It never deserts you for an abstract ideology someone else has devised. That ideology was formulated, in fact, to separate you from your power.”

    “It takes great energy for a person to bury his own strength. Why not use that energy to multiply your power?”

    The creative power of the individual, which is the key to his future, his happiness, his freedom, flows from his imagination."
    Each breath a gift...
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    Default Re: The Walking Dead - Us?

    Quote Posted by onawah (here)
    Your power in a decaying world --Exit From The Matrix:
    Dec 22 2019
    by Jon Rappoport
    https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2019...ecaying-world/

    (Just to insert a positive note here, taking note of the power of the Individual, here are some thoughts from Jon Rappaport):
    While positive notes are always appreciated onawah, the crux of this subject bypasses how the said situation is judged positive or negative by the witnesses, and even how they react. In this case it doesn't even matter that there may be the small % of individuals who don't go along with a mass wave of destruction, all that really matters is that the mass wave is indeed brewing and happening all around them whether they agree with, participate in it, or not.

    Its geared more towards is this indeed happening?

    Are humans, in general terms, as easily manipulated into forming large destructive groups to be directed at any said objective, for any cause by the manipulaters, as the mindless walking dead horde by this group called The Whispers in the OP video clip?

    I see a lot of similarities.

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