05 November 2009

How's That Lobotomy Working Out, Gallup?

Results are based on aggregated telephone and face-to-face interviews with 259,542 adults, aged 15 and older, in 135 countries from 2007 to 2009. The 135 countries surveyed represent 93% of the world's adult population. _Gallup

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Gallup conducted surveys in 135 countries, and condensed the findings into the above map. But if they collected data from 135 countries, why does the map only show 5 result categories? Can you see how in this map Gallup has managed to destroy most of the meaningful information it obtained from its multi-national surveys?

This is typical of how large news and information sources distort, skew, and make invisible the information that humans need for making informed decisions. These mega corps are in bed with national governments and international inter-governmental organisations to keep you in the dark.

Grassroots movements such as the US Tea Party movement are admirable in their goals to return their nation to its revolutionary, anti-statist origins. But there was a reason the US was founded on a relatively virgin continent, rather than in the middle of Europe. All of the vast inter-connecting webs of information, power, wealth, education, and influence tend to work together to maintain the current power structures.

Hyper-statism has finally grabbed virtual total control of the US, in the Obama - Pelosi reich. We should expect our news to consist of cartoon cutouts that convey no information, such as the Gallup map above.

Ayn Rand portrayed a similar hyper-statism in Atlas Shrugged. Orwell has his 1984, and Bradbury his Fahrenheit 451. The map above is just another reminder that we are living in a dystopian idiocracy, which is only likely to get worse unless an anti-statist revolution can be successfully carried out.

The internet and other new media is the biggest thorn in the side of our hyper-statist reich. China and North Korea have found ways to neuter most of the effects of new media. The US reich would like to do the same -- if it were not for that pesky constitution and a matter of inconvenient elections that never seem to stop. Obama - Pelosi believe they have ways of dealing with those problems, however.

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