MORE TIGERS; FEWER DONKEYS!
By Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, July 30, 2022
The donkey told the tiger, "The grass is blue."
The tiger replied, "No, the grass is green ."
The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.
As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming, ′′Your Highness, isn't it true that the grass is blue?"
The lion replied, "If you believe it is true, the grass is blue."
The donkey rushed forward and continued, "The tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him."
The king then declared, ′′The tiger will be punished with 3 days of silence."
The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating, ′′The grass is blue, the grass is blue..."
The tiger asked the lion, "Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?"
The lion replied, ′′You've known and seen the grass is green."
The tiger asked, ′′So why do you punish me?"
The lion replied, "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with an ass and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true!”
The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn't care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability (or the desire) to understand. Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t. (Such people choose to put their head in the sand and ignore all the signs around them and then act like nothing has happened at all.)
When IGNORANCE SCREAMS, intelligence moves on.
Note: The wording in parenthesis was added by yours truly; call it poetic liberty.
The above story was sent to me by a friend. The story is right on the money! In the America world of 2022, people are at odds with each other for a myriad of reasons, mostly political in nature. Political differences or indifferences should be able to be resolved unless as the story goes, “There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, DO NOT have the ability (or the desire) to understand. Others who ARE BLNDED BY EGO, HATRED AND RESENTMENT, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t. Many if not most of these people have made the decision to be closed minded when presented with evidence and reports that are contrary to what they have come to believe or what they have chosen to believe, right or wrong.
I am going on the record to make a statement that some people will obviously argue with me while others won’t have a clue as to what I am referring to when I use the phrase – ALTERNATIVE NEWS SOURCES.
I have done my research on the main stream media. You don’t have to look very far to realize how the story-lines as discussed all seem to be the same no matter which television news outlet you watch or newspaper you read. If that is true, and I believe it is, why do YOU suppose it IS true? There can be only three reasons that I am aware of:
· They ALL share their stories BEFORE they are aired. As viable as that may seem, I don’t think that is what has been happening.
· They are merely repeating the story-lines and agendas that were taught throughout a college education in journalism. I KNOW that this part IS true. The media seems to talk with just one voice that advances only one narrative.
· They are being controlled by a small group of individuals that tell them what they can and cannot discuss on Television or write about in the news articles. BINGO! Not only has this small group of controllers been educated by the same failing and very biased educational system as the journalists who work for them, there is also another controlling group that heretofore has been unseen and whose power has been under appreciated – ADVERTISERS.
Let’s take the last one first – ADVERTISERS. It is impossible NOT to have an opinion. Everyone has thoughts about every subject and therefore either consciously or unconsciously have agendas that match those thoughts. If a corporation is going to spend millions of dollars on advertising on the various news outlets, it goes without saying that the heads of those corporations paying for the advertising, would want to see stories that most benefit them the most. Therefore, if these news outlets want the advertising dollars to continue to flow, they would tend to bow to the wishes and desires of these big advertisers and run with the stories that would benefit them the most. It’s Business 101 – NEVER PISS OFF A POTENTIAL PAYING CUSTOMER, EVER!
Then there is the small group of news media controllers. I have seen reports that there are only 6 individuals that own all of the main stream news outlets – just six. Again, given that they earned their degrees in our corrupt educational system and given that they MUST tend to follow the wishes and desires of the corporate advertisers, it is no wonder that all of the actual televisions broadcasts use the exact same words and phrases in explaining the current news of the day.
Still there is yet another controlling factor and this one is the most dangerous one of all because their goals and ambitions are not so obvious – OUR GOVERNMENT! One need only research the term Operation Mockingbird to learn that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in the 1960s and maybe even before, discovered how easy it would be to mold the minds of people (Americans and others around the world), if you can control the message that is being shown on television news broadcasts and news articles in newspapers. The most obvious case involved the news of the day regarding the Vietnam War. The War was definitely NOT going in favor of the allies fighting it. The CIA made the determination that it was more important to gain the approval and support of the American people so they manufactured news stories that would air on the nightly news that would indicate that America was winning when it wasn’t. As it turned out, we lost the Vietnam War in disgrace. Another example involves Hunter Biden’s Laptop from Hell. The major news outlets and all but one newspaper REFUSED to cover the story immediately preceding the 2020 election. It was later discovered that upwards of 10% of the people who voted for Joe Biden would NOT have done so had they been aware of the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. That may not be FAKE news but it is definitely news suppression. Check out Operation Mockingbird:
But why would a television news broadcaster present news that was not true, what incentive did the broadcaster have to put forth fake news about the Vietnam War? MONEY! News corporations in general and news broadcasters specifically were on the payroll of the CIA so they simply did what they were told to do and paid to do – put forth the news stories that the CIA wanted you to see and hear. Your opinions and your beliefs were being formed based upon false information. Going back to the story about the donkey and tiger, one was trying to change the mind of another to accept the obvious (the donkey) but the donkey’s mind was made up, the grass was blue even though the Tiger and the Lion knew otherwise. The real question is why did the donkey BELIEVE the grass was blue. There could be only two answers. The donkey was either color blind and didn’t know it, OR the donkey was fed false news and was taught (educationed) about the color blue vs. green. If the information being fed to the donkey repeatedly reinforced the idea that the grass was in fact blue, the donkey had little choice but to believe the grass was blue.
People tend to believe what they see and hear on the news albeit a television news broadcast or a newspaper article or opinion piece. What is NOT so obvious, are the words that are slipped into the broadcasts or articles that reflect the OPINIONS of the people giving the broadcast writing the article. These words and phrases can and do make up a huge portion of the lies that are being told on a daily basis. I challenge everyone to not just listen to a 30-minute nightly news program, I challenge you to STUDY the broadcast. Analyze every sentence used. Throw out the personal words and phrases announcers insert to embellish a storyline. Suddenly, you come away with an entirely different point of view.
I am NOT saying that the hundreds of INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS don’t use some of the same techniques to discuss a story line, they do, but to my knowledge they are not on the payroll of our government or influenced by advertisers to carry only the stories our government or advertisers want covered. You can very easily find evidence of just how much the government dislikes the work of independent journalists by the number of journalists and contributors who are censored and even banished like I have been when I was PERMANENTLY banned from Twitter. Then, one story after another over time that were presented by Independent Journalists have almost all been proven to be true. Yet we never see the correction or the apologies appear on the televisions news programs and if they appear in the newspapers, they are buried deep within the paper where most readers will never see them.
Another way of deciphering the above story would be to:
Never fight with a pig! You both get dirty and the pig loves it!
Choose your battles wisely. Some battles are not worth fighting. Others are definitely worth fighting for.
The world needs more Tigers and fewer Donkeys!
Be the Tiger; DON’T be the Donkey!
Don’t trust the news; do your own research!