Sustainable Life: Perception deception

From Facebook: Sustainable Life Nz

This group is a dedicated platform for a variety of issues, ideas and platforms relating to

  • Connecting people involved in permiculture and sustainable living projects
  • Promoting abstaining from involvement in corporate monopolisms (purchasing goods from, or otherwise supporting corporations)
  • Discussing the globalist/corporatocracys centralization of power and resources, and the compromised nature of the political system
  • Unveiling political corruption, providing attention and awareness to social movements and activism that benifit the people

For the people, by the people. Dedicated to advancing the platform for social reform, holding any and all representatives accountable, and making our voices heard. Members are encouraged to contribute and share this group between likeminded individuals.

There is growing interest in various things sustainable these days, and we should certainly be looking at how we can continue to exist on our planet without exhausting it’s resources.

One of their posts:

Perception deception

There is a manipulation of our perceptions of reality taking place on a grand scale. This is conducted by a group or establishment of power, infecting all corners of society. Everything is a energy frequency, sound, light, vibrations, energy, symbols etc. it is all information- ‘in form’. This information can be distorted in a variety of ways. The human mind accesses a tiny band of frequencies, we can only perceive less than 1% of all visible light! Ask yourself, can I see everything in the environment around me, if the answer is yes can you see the radio, T.V, WiFi U.V, infrared, radioactive, radar, X-ray frequcines etc. These vibrational frequencies exist whether you are tuned into them or not. The way we interpret reality therefore can easily be distorted from the ‘natural order’. The type of perception deception I am referring to is a technique utilised by a structure of power to maintain control, and influence opinions and actions. This deception can be observed through government, media, finance, banks, corporations, military’s, education, modern medicine, royalty and the top % of the elite wealth system and the control of most natural resources. So why am I writing about this?

Humans are like sheep. Except we are worse because we do not need a sheepdog to keep ourselves in line. We use an invisible pen of social norms to keep each other in. By ridiculing those who leave the pen keeping them in fear of ridicule and condemnation, worrying about what everyone else thinks. How is this relevant to the world today?

We are born into a system where we are taught power comes from authority and we are rewarded for our compliance and our ability to recite a curriculum of education. We are largely trained to be left brained, logical, and our intellect is based on our physical world view. Rather than a diverse use of both the left and right sides of the brain. The right side of which is related to accessing a higher dimension of self, inspiration, unconditional love, and our artistic nature. So our ability to be free and creative thinkers is suppressed.

Society is fractured and our lives are compartmentalised. There is no integrated approach to living, that suits us all. As I write this, inequality is rampant, and over a billion people are starving worldwide. 1 in 5 children under 5 die every year that’s 1.7 million from indoor and outdoor pollution. The U.S has seven interventions going on including special ops, boots on the ground, drone strikes and full on invasions (In countries that didn’t attack them). They spend over 55% of their annual discretionary spending on the military, and have over 800 military bases worldwide. With the most spent on a military worldwide in all of history, spending 9x as much on their military as the next world nation. Yet they have over a trillion dollars in student loan debt, have a failing infrastructure with a grade of D, no universal healthcare and a crumbling class structure. The majority of print media and media you consume today is owned by 6 corporations. By controlling this gigantic propoganda machine the elites have influenced us to become disconnected from each other and the environment and as such we are easily distracted to irrelevant topics and issues such as terrorism and racism.


Human opinion is manipulated using a variety of system such as media, education, politics and police to influence us toward being receptive to certain hidden agendas. So things like the Iraq war can basically be instigated with societies ‘permission’. ‘They’ rely on the control of our perceptions to maintain power, keep us living in fear and to implement their agendas.

The generational system of control and power that I am referring to has been in control for tens, maybe hundreds of years. It gives us the illusion of choice. Our political system is a skeleton that puts on a different mask on voting day giving the illusion of change. There is a growing illusion of freedom of expression and movement.

This system can be quantified as capitalism>socialism and socialism for the rich. Crony capitalism that puts profits over people and the environment, and corporatism that controls the state. Corporatism that is by nature engineered to produce bulk profit. It has by this nature evolved into a cartel of extorting the 99% almost like a resource such as agriculture.

To fight this Goliath that seems so powerful we must realise it is a reflection of ourselves. We need to separate ourselves from materialism. We need to stop looking outside for happiness and take a deep step inside ourselves. We need to explore the non-physical. Individually we must understand the power of intention. Our intention is what we do, it determines the result of our actions. Change the intention change the result. If we intend to pollute the environment, we will have a polluted environment. If we intend to cause harm on to others, that will manifest into reality. We must realise that for us to remain under the control of this system it is crucial that we are kept divided. The man made concepts such as race, political beliefs, religion, class, are ideological lenses that lower our conscious awareness of existence. So it is an inner fight. Personally I recognise myself as consciousness having an experience and I try not to identify with man made concepts.

We have had the power all along, we just forgot. It’s time to wake up, get engaged, have our voices heard and drop the divisions of mankind we have imprisoned ourselves within, raise our level of consciousness and be the creators of our own reality, and not the sufferers of a manipulated one.

People over profits, get engaged.

“Government’s Niue dealings look dodgy”

I don’t know who Ross Henderson is but he has expressed his opinion on the Niue resort issue that was raised by Andrew Little this week.

Stuff: Government’s Niue dealings look dodgy

Here is a fact for you. An influential New Zealand businessman made a donation of $101,000 to the National Party in 2014, and one month later his company got a lucrative contract to manage a resort in Niue. A year later, the resort received $7.5million in aid funding.

That’s three facts.

How should we deal with this fact? This week we’ve seen a range of approaches. But I think there’s an obvious place to start – you must be naturally suspicious.

I was naturally suspicious – mostly about why this issue was raised now by Little, and why Little was so presumptuous saying it “stinks to high heaven” but providing no evidence of impropriety, instead promoting a ‘perception’.

The government have tried to say this week that there is no link between the donation and the tender. But the link is clear: Earl Hagaman, the founder of the company Scenic Hotel Group that won the contract, made the biggest donation National received from a living individual in 2014. There is your link.

It’s not a link. There is no evidence of a link. It could be a coincidence.

When we discover something like this we need to check it out thoroughly. If there was any favouritism, that would be corruption. It’s not just our right, it’s our responsibility in a healthy democracy to look closely at this sort of thing.

Nothing much has been discovered, but it does need to be investigated now to see if there is any substance to Little’s insinuations or not.

I’ve done a bit of investigating of my own. This Earl Hagaman fellow is a hotel tycoon that moved here from the United States –  We know the role big money plays in that country’s politics.

That’s an implicated smear with the flimsiest of connections.

With the Panama Papers still fresh, I found it a bit provoking the same NBR article reports that “[The Hagaman’s] wealth is tied up in trusts, with Mr Hagaman believing if you own it personally, somebody will try to take it away.” I wonder, how much of the fortune that Hagaman has made in New Zealand has been taxed?

More implicated smears with zero evidence. I wonder how much tax Henderson has avoided? Evaded? This is dirty stuff from Henderson.

On the government side, we have Murray McCully. Well, that name is enough to cause suspicion on its own.

Sure. But McCully has been involved in many things and it’s not practical to investigate all of them. Where there’s evidence of impropriety, yes, but when political opponents and journalists simply speculate there’s much less cause for concern, except about the smearing.

Even plenty of right wingers think he’s no good, with hard right commentator Matthew Hooton saying this week that “if McCully organised a sausage sizzle for local hospice, he’d find a way to do it corruptly.”

Hooton is not “plenty of right wingers”. I’m not a right winger and have never been much of a fan of McCully but I think deserves fair political justice like any other politician.

It’s not as simple as Hagaman slipping McCully a cheque and McCully rubber stamping an application in return. There are plenty of other people involved, and Both Hagaman and McCully are downplaying any personal involvement in the deal.

So Henderson is implying the “plenty of other people” are involved in dirty dealings.

But it doesn’t have to be a black and white, explicit transaction. The way the powerful influence politics can be a bit more subtle than that.

There’s nothing subtle about Henderson’s ‘opinion’.

Andrew Little has asked the Auditor-General to investigate. It’s one of the only things we can do from outside government when something looks as shady as this.

“We can do from outside government” is an interesting comment. Which ‘we’ is Henderson associated with?

Little’s call created a nice little sideshow distraction, as well. As Labour MP Jacinda Ardern’s father was one of the trustees appointed by McCully to oversee the deal, some have suggested Little’s comments are a smear on Mr Ardern.

Yes. Kind of like “there are plenty of other people involved”.

Little has not smeared Mr Ardern. He has not suggested that the trustees are all in on some elaborate plot.

Henderson first implicates ‘plenty of people’ and now tries to selectively exclude one person who appears to be quite closely involved in the resort contract.

He has seen big money get mixed up with politics and asked for an explanation. It’s as simple as that. As the Leader of the Opposition, that’s his job!

It’s far from as simple as that.

And it’s unusual for a major party leader to be doing the job of promoting smears without evidence. Dirty politics is usually done less directly, Winston excepted.

The Auditor-General may not find any solid evidence of corruption, but it’s still early days in this story. When we hear about this government’s crony capitalism, it can take weeks and months for the full story to come out.

I suspect that Henderson won’t wait for the outcome of an investigation, should it be done, to make up his mind about this.

But whatever happens from this point, this has been another reminder that when big money and politics mix, it stinks of unfairness.

Is it unfair to provide aid to Niue? To support a resort to encourage tourism, jobs?

There’s no one donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the National Party to advance the interests of poor people.

I don’t think there are many people living on Niue who are from the 1%. Not that there’s any known link between political donations and providing aid to Niue.

Whether there was a conflict of interest in this case or not, there is certainly a perception of one.

That sounds similar to Little’s claim that “the perception of propriety is key.” No actual facts, just implications to create a perception of impropriety.

This is dirty politics 101.

When we keep letting McCully, John Key, and the rest of them bluff their way through this kind of thing, their cronyism will get worse and worse, and we’ll only have ourselves to blame. A government should not be able to laugh off a perception of a conflict of interest. We must not let them. Not again.

The problem for Little is that one of the biggest perceptions that has arisen out of this is how hapless and out of his depth he is. There’s a perception of incompetence.

Attacking, smearing and gotcha politics looks like a desperate last throw of the dice for Little.

Going dirty might finally nail John Key. Or it might be a nail in Little’s leadership coffin that can’t be easily extracted.

Who is Ross Henderson?