MORE ON 24’S SALESMANSHIP

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When I first moved out to Los Angeles in 1992, less than a week after the Rodney King Beating Verdict ignited riots that set several, noticeable upon arrival, portions of L.A. ablaze.  Growing up in small town Midwest America, we didn’t have a lot of easy access to alternative media as you would find in a city like Los Angeles.  I’m not saying that we’re particularly unique in that regard because Chicago was never all that far from my hometown, but in small town America an underground bookstore just wasn’t all too common.  In L.A., I’d met all sorts of different people from all walks of life who’ve passed me information of various significance, books, pamphlets, files, and the like.  I never knew that there was a name for it until I recently started seeing various YouTube videos talking about “predictive programming.” 

24 giphyIf you ever want to know what the Anglo American Establishment is up to, just watch 24, they’ll tell you flat out.  I read some material more than twenty years ago that explained how this system actually works.  Allegedly, between the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, the RAND Corporation, and Stanford Research Institute, a psychological profile of the American public is performed annually to determine just what we the people are ready to accept next.  Based on such input, trends and fads are preset for everything from music to fashion to film and television as a part of a societal destabilization to further centralize authority and ultimately control it through such destabilization.

Narratives are easiest to implement through film and television, and as far as I have been able to determine, it goes kind of like this.  Your news media is lying to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365/12, on just about every mainstream media news outlet.  But you are being fed tiny snippets truthful information, however, mixed up with Hollywood razzmatazz (A.K.A. “bullshit”), and it’s implemented in this manner so that you’ll already be of an unofficially indoctrinated train of thought where if the actual truth were somehow exposed, you already knew it anyway.  Meanwhile, actual whistle-blowers end up getting mixed in with the hodgepodge of self-anointed “research journalists” on YouTube and blog-pages like this one.  Any of the Hoi Polloi out there like myself who calls the system out on their thought-form propaganda can easily be dismissed as someone who saw one too many episodes of 24, one too many episodes of the X-Files, one too many episodes of Person of Interest, one too many episodes of  ________________ .

NEW YORK TIMES 9:12:2001

Enter Jack Bauer and Fox Television’s hit series, 24.  Before I go too far here, don’t get me wrong because I too enjoy a bit of escapism and 24 happens to be one of my all time favorite shows.  I actually own the entire series on DVD.  But my little 24 dissertation here is really one of the main things I love about it, that and the action. Being that I’m a closet gamer fanboy too, I had the game and loved that as well.  I’ve always been an admirer of Kiefer Sutherland too, being that he can cowboy with the best of them and I’m one of those weird bookworm blogger pothead musicians who actually likes rodeos and thought that he was badass in The Cowboy Way, but I digress.  As I had stated previously in How 24 Sold the War on Terror, it was awfully coincidental to release a “real-time” War on Terror action thriller just 2 months after 9/11.  I don’t believe in coincidences, so there’s that. But back to “predictive programming”, because with the exception of two things, the ridiculously overblown terror scenarios and Hillary Clinton, everything else on 24 pretty much came to pass.

Don’t believe me?  Let’s start from the beginning, Season One of 24 starts off, not necessarily on the radical Islam tip right off the bat, but we’re given a vague explanation about how U.S. covert actions in the Balkans are coming back to bite us in the ass.  But in a vain similar to 1997’s the 5th Element (Tommy “Tiny” Lister), 1998’s Deep Impact (Morgan Freeman), 2003’s Head of State (Chris Rock), and 2006’s Idiocracy (Terry Crews), the Military Industrial Complex propaganda wing that is Tavistock, RAND, and Stanford Research Institute, Hollywood studio system’s predictive programmers present veteran actor, DENNIS HAYSBERT to let y’all know  —>> BLACK GUY, gonna be the President of the United States, and you are going to just LOVE him.

But let me give you the skinny on Season One of 24, so that we’re all on the same page.  Jack Bauer, whom was already disliked an mistrusted by numerous people at CTU because he had brought down a number of CTU agents as corrupt, was placed on a high alert when he and his coworkers at CTU are informed that there is a plot to assassinate Senator David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) on the day of the California Presidential Primary.  Jack’s daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) is kidnapped as a means to coerce Jack to be the one to kill the Senator and soon after his wife, Teri (Leslie Hope) is additionally kidnapped and dragged into the whole mess, we learn that all of this links back to an operation that Jack participated in, in which Senator Palmer authorized a Delta Force unit to be sent to Kosovo, Yugoslavia, to assassinate one Victor Drazen (Dennis Hopper).

Let’s start with the torture, shall we? It didn’t really dawn on me right away, but come season two it was already kinda filling itself in. Never underestimate the devious nature of the ideological Fascist in the sense that you must always remember that at their very heart of hearts, degradation is their endgame.

The normalization of torture is a societal degradation in that it degrades our collective sense of morality. It doesn’t matter that it’s been demonstrated and clearly stated by numerous intelligence professionals that torture isn’t a reliable means of producing actionable intelligence. I think Nice Guy Eddie said it best when he said the following…

After several episodes of shooting, looting, and drama, not to mention to torture of Ted Cofell (Currie Graham) as shown previously above, the show does end with Jack Bauer getting his man and getting his kid back but at a grave cost to him personally.  But I have to take a slight detour here, because this is going to go on for more than a few posts and something’s been bugging me for years that I’d nearly forgot to address.

I want to talk about the treason of Jamey Farrell (Karina Arroyave) a moment before I wrap this up.  The writers really didn’t put too much thought into it, which disgusted me to no end and I can’t help but to stop and say a little something about this because it was one of the first things I’d noticed since it was all just way too cliche.  When they find out that Jamey was working for Ira Gaines (Michael Masse – R.I.P. 2016), they gave the most ridiculously stereotypical answer on planet earth that they give for every Latina character ever given on television or cinema.  What was it?  She had a baby, it’s always because she had a baby and needed to take care of the baby.  Are you fucking kidding me??  You mean to tell me that these racist fuck-stains in the writers room, whom came up with just about every contingency imaginable to the point that a common line throughout the show was “contingency plan” couldn’t come up with a better reason for a CIA data analyst or data scientist who lives with her mother in Echo Park in 2001 (Echo Park was nowhere near gentrified back then, it was a shithole) to completely betray her country and participate in a plot to assassinate a U.S. senator running for president was because she had a baby to take care of?  You jive ass motherfuckers don’t know that a CIA (there IS no CTU, welcome to Hollywood) data analyst can make anywhere from $81,732  – $122,598 per year.  A CIA data scientist’s salary ranges from $126,205 – $138,317.  Perhaps the next time nitwits decide to come up with a reason for an individual to betray their country on television, they could at the very least come up with something better than the most racist unpolished turd reason they could cook up.  But I digress…

  • RAND/Tavistock/Stanford mind-fuck: racial stereotype reinforcement.  Poorly thought through, but thoroughly engaged.

The season ends with Jack getting his daughter back, saving Senator Palmer, and killing Victor Drazen, only to be rewarded with his wife being murdered by one of his most trusted work associates, Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke).  I’d say that puts us all on the same page for the first season of 24.  The one major takeaway for the American psyche is that traitors, spies, and infiltrators are literally everywhere and our guys can’t even trust each other.

Season One was kind of easy on the torture, but in the second season they go all the way, believe me.

MORE TO COME…

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