You Are Powerful And We Are Winning

11/14/201726 Comments

You are weak! You are powerless! You don’t control your own life!…is what the powers-that-shouldn’t-be want you to believe. In reality, the thing they are most afraid of is you discovering your own power and taking control of your life. And as a new study shows, even a small number of alternative, non-mainstream sources can redirect the national conversation. So why aren’t we using this power to our advantage and setting a new agenda for humanity? The choice is ours. Please support The Corbett Report and the other independent outlets that are helping to do just that.

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  1. stayingalive says:

    Vocabulary alert!! “a couple of crewologies”??? What’s crewologies or whatever the word was?

    • Corbett says:

      “corollary”

      noun, plural corollaries.
      1.
      Mathematics. a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
      2.
      an immediate consequence or easily drawn conclusion.
      3.
      a natural consequence or result.

      (Dictionary.com tells me the stress on the second syllable is British pronunciation. Stress on the first is US.)

    • manbearpig says:

      sure sounded like “crawleries” to me…

      But I too, I’ve always said we have to take the crawleries out of this!

      Once the crawleries are out we can go back to Human Evolution!

      but crewology’s interesting too… I think I studied crewology in college. on the river. all I can remember is losing a tooth and catching a cold… nice tradition though…

  2. NES says:

    Actually, he pronounced the word correctly as it’s given by Dictionary.com using the first choice for pronounciation. In the US we do not use that version and it sounds weird, of course.

    corollary
    [kawr-uh-ler-ee, kor-; especially British, kuh-rol-uh-ree]

  3. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Corbetteer “Joe” recently made a profound remark concerning this era…

    On the +Positive Side
    It is a positive that all suspicious “events” post 9/11 are immediately independently investigated by regular folk.
    With each new event I generally wait a day or two to see what they find before giving much thought or judgement.

    The Vegas event was all over the news for a solid week until the MSM received their instructions to bury it probably because in part there were way too many discrepancies to be believed.

    If there is anything positive about 9/11, it is that it served as a catalyst for people worldwide to pay attention, be alert, think critically, transcend their programmed gullibility, abandon their trust in government, realize it is up to ourselves to save ourselves.

    http://911blogger.com/news/2017-11-13/accused-vegas-shooters-doctor-division-leader-nv-emergency-response-agency-under-dhs-direction#comment-264973

  4. herrqlys says:

    Yeah, but sometimes it’s really hard to get that “winning” feeling.

    After a few days of butting heads with some of the realities about this world, I find I need to disassociate and so something more uplifting. I don’t forget those realities, but rather I let my system digest them. This way I can acheive a level of grokkability. LOL.

    It’s about developing mental toughness, and enough detachment, to face some of the ugly truth, and being as cynical and critical as possible to dispell bias. My own biases, as well as the perceived biases in the information I consume. My personal effort goes into synthesis.

    Analyzing personal emotional history, I would characterize my previous self as having been very optimistic and carefree, slightly wary, but naïve. Not the sort of profile for breaking down walls. I do have a sense of humour, so this is my antidote.

    I really had a massive grin when manbearpig sarcastically descibed his contributions: “I’m a broken record who loves beating dead dogs and kicking in open doors”. mbp, it’s that kind of thing that helps me stay sane 🙂 Thank you for that.

    • john.o says:

      i too enjoyed that witticism from manbearpig

      it is amazing how many open doors need kicking in and that dog just might get back up if you’re not careful

      • herrqlys says:

        A bypasser with larceny in their heart would see the open door and contemplate what valuables might be on the other side. And then they would quickly formulate a strategy as to how to retrieve them, and plan a get-a-way.

        A Corbetteer, on the other hand, would tilt their head and posit “Honeytrap?”

        Who’s to say one is less creative than the other?

    • mkey says:

      I too loved that oneliner, but I was drowsy at the time of reading it so it didn’t form any stronger bonds in my brain. Thanks for reminding us.

      The dog in question is probably a zombie, though.

  5. Aron says:

    James,

    I very much appreciate what you have brought to the public’s attention over the years. Your efforts and analysis are top notch to say the least which is why I have supported you with donations and have recommended you to others to check out your site. I may not agree with all of your opionions and analysis but your open source approach provides the transparency needed to make up my own mind about the issues and events you have presented, and that is a rare trait in todays media environment.

    In this video I agree with your assessment that the legacy media is not our friend and one of their main purposes is to propagandize and manipulate our thoughts and opinions against our best interests. There is no doubt about this to anyone who has read “Propaganda” by Edward Bernays or have critically examined the content of almost any random legacy media news article. The legacy media has an agenda and it is not founded on the core tenants of journalism: truth, accuracy, independence, fairness, impartiality, humanity, and accountability.

    Jon Rappoport wrote a succinct article outlining the 10 basic forms of media manipulation and dishonesty that are routinely employed by the legacy media on dare I say, almost every major story of significance, and even many of the smaller stories in my opinion.

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/ten-basic-forms-of-fake-news-used-by-major-media-2/

    Critical examination of the news through open source investigation and independent thought and analysis. I couldn’t agree with you more James.

  6. felix says:

    Oh James! I hope you are right. In provincial Verona and not only, also in my e-mails with friends in Britain,South Africa and else where, people don’t want know and don’t want to know even when they do know. Im practically being ostracised. I can refer even to very obvious things like the American establishment’s dealings with Saudi Arabia and they switch firmly off. I do nevertheless see that the Bernie brothers – who don’t go as deeply into truth as you do – that something is moving in the USA, though Sanders behaviour is peculiar but he has set in motion something that can grow even without him. The people at the top are very powerful and I fear the may just do anything, by hook or by crook to stop the progressives. Recently there was a paceful demonstration in the USA but some thugs in the vicinity were throwing stones – maybe hired – and all th demonstarters were arrested and threatened with a 70 year jail sentence. Karl Kraus wrote “The last days of mankind” a century ago.

  7. herrqlys says:

    I can only draw upon my own practices when making the following comment: please keep sharing your thoughts in posts on this site, even if nobody overtly responds to them.

    From the huge subscription number for The Corbett Report, a number far greater than I ever imagined, only a relatively tiny handful do actually post. There will be an even larger number of people who listen to the podcasts (and may possibly also read the comments section) but who aren’t subscribers, and who therefore can’t post comments.

    James has a well-honed gift for the language and conveys his well-researched thoughts very effectively. The rest of us are left to do what we can in response, and if you want to make a difference, however small, you should probably try, too.

    For those topics I’ve researched in part or in some depth, and I’ve already developed some sort of opinion on, that’s a different matter. I often run at the fingers trying to share some aspect of that opinion. Ego run amok?

    That’s irresponsible of me at times because there can be a rush to judgement before an appropriate amount of research and reflection can be conducted. This short view is because comments get stale-dated very quickly, given the volume of material uploaded on a regular basis, not to mention the bountiful new topics.

    I’ve read many a posted comment that piqued my interest, but because I was unfamiliar with the background details I just tucked the gist of the idea away. What I mean to say, for what it’s worth, is that post did make an impression upon me. It was taken in as food for thought.

    The saving grace is that a poster can share a link to their main source, and so provide an open-source tool for readers to further develop their own opinion. You don’t have to be a wordsmith for that. I can’t count the number of links I’ve followed on here without acknowledging I had done so.

    The video archive on The Corbett Report also allows future readers to see all those “old” comments, and get a sense of the feelings of that time while still having (hopefully unbroken) links to further sources of information.

    Diversity is to be cherished, to keep ideas free flowing. More responses also provide some sense of the informed public viewpoint. There are also indications of the uninformed public mood, as in felix’s post above, in which he shares his personal experience of this. The NSA etc. already have this information, so why can’t we also get something of that?

    • manbearpig says:

      Hear hear!

      Herrqlys has expressed this better than I ever could have!

      I too marvel at the miniscule number of people who actually share their comments in comparison to the extraordinary and prolific content provided by Mr. Corbett.

      I too (though unaware of Mr. Corbett’s own thoughts on the subject) would Please beg you to share your Sincere impressions and insights!

      Signed: an old has-been Corbetteer who who runs off at the keyboard in search of other interpretations of life, love and the universe. And of Mr. Corbett’s work. For some reason.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      “Keywords” also plays a role when posting comments, especially when the keyword gets into specifics. These keywords can come up on Google searches for ourselves and the broad public.
      This can help in marketing “Corbett Report” or in offering insight on a topic, such as health.
      I am a strong proponent that we all should help to promote The Corbett Report.

      For a Google search example:
      “corbett report sprouts farmers market” gave me…
      https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1288-new-world-next-week-with-james-evan-pilato/#comment-41235
      https://www.corbettreport.com/911-suspects-ralph-eberhart/#comment-32361

    • mkey says:

      I’ll second this, I for one like to post on here, but life has a way of keeping me away from stuff that appears to matter more in favor of something that doesn’t matter in the least and for days at a time; all the while I do manage to dodge many distractions of the modern times, which makes me consider what would occur if I couldn’t do that.

  8. mkey says:

    I do not wish to sound overly pessimistic nor do I want to invoke rain upon your parade, but winning isn’t supposed to feel like this. So, therefore I conclude, we are not winning. As usual, I see myself as a realist.

    There does appear to be kind of a hysteria in the media recently, putting some events of questionable origin into the limelight, and indeed the incidence of these events does appear to be on the rise. However, from this I don’t draw the conclusion that the controllers are scared, but that the viewership is overly saturated and thus in need of a larger dose on every following occasion. The attach rate for these news is probably rather low simply because people are getting numb. To no extent would I suggest that means the people are waking up, they are simply tuning out.

    Granted, getting numb from the news cycle is probably better than engorging on it, or even parroting it, however there is one giant leap from “tuning out” to “questioning.” That leap is so grand, I’d dare to call it a greater wonder than inception itself. Because, not everyone who begat will form a cogent thought one day, while those who question will be in even lesser numbers.

    I do agree that we hold power. That’s a solid axiom, power they wield comes from the people.

  9. Octium says:

    The local mainstream newspaper is in it’s final death throes. It is bundling in a Google Home do-it-yourself spy kit with new subscriptions in a completely insane suicide attempt.

    As I imaging that once their few remaining subscribers get used to asking “OK, Google, can you do my thinking for me?” they will be even less inclined to subscribe to the newspaper – either in print form or the online pay wall version.

    Perhaps ultimately the remaining “Sheeple” will go out with a similar burst of insanity? Finding it preferable to murder their own children rather than seek the truth.

    Also, I have noticed that cats do get bored chasing laser pointers after a while. That makes them a more intelligent species than voters!

    • herrqlys says:

      It would be interesting to know what all that newsprint and ink previously used in mass-ciruclation papers was subsequently diverted to.

      Maybe the upstream businesses simply withered, then died. Or maybe the newsprint and ink were repurposed as substitutes for the manufacture of other things in an ever-changing society. Adult diapers? Tatoos? Piñatas?

    • mkey says:

      Try dangling the toy every 4 years or so; they’ll get midly interested, long enough to briefly divert their attention.

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