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The ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ Sheeple:

Also known as the “Yuppie”. Life is a party for these folks. As long as they are not affected by the immediate circumstances of the troubles surrounding them, they couldn’t care less about politics, economics, war, or governmental deceit. They may even be aware of the terrible facts behind a certain issue, but as long as the routine of their mundane existence remains intact, they will have little motivation to effect changes in their thinking or their world. In fact, some ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ Sheeple ENJOY a random catastrophe or two, because it gives them conversational fodder for the small-talk around the water cooler that they love so much. Their primary drives are unchecked consumerism (the accumulation of useless things), and emotionally empty sexual exchanges (the accumulation of false self-confidence). Most of what they know about the world they derive from watching fifteen minutes of mainstream television news a day. They often parrot talking points they overheard on MSNBC or CNN, and rarely have an original thought.

I have found that these men and women are normally from upper middle-class, white collar families. They have likely been coddled and sheltered from the suffering that goes on outside of the affluent bubble they were born into, and have probably never had to truly struggle for anything in their lives, giving them an audacious sense of entitlement. Plenty of these people break out of this one track thinking pattern on their own. I have known quite a few. But others will refuse to see the obvious unless confronted with the prospect that they personally might lose something if they do not take action.

The ‘Quasi-Intellectual’ Sheeple:

My favorite kind of sheeple. These people hold themselves in very high esteem. Some even see themselves as part of the elite (though most of them are not). Normally from the “professional class”, they often hold positions as Doctors, Lawyers, Bankers, Investors, Professors, Scientists, etc, though some have not yet left the university setting, and are simply getting a head start on their superiority complex.

Quasi-Intellectual Sheeple believe in the world of academia as unerring, as opposed to true scholars, who always have the wisdom to question the conclusions of academia. To me, an Ivy League degree is little more than a $100,000 piece of paper; it tells me nothing of the true intelligence of the person holding it. One need only look at the thousands of mainstream “professional” financial analysts who blindly supported Keynesian economics and refused to acknowledge the bubbles being facilitated by the private Federal Reserve’s artificially low interest rates and free money mentality. Their expensive education counted for nothing, and the economy is now on a ruinous downward slide.

At bottom, most “higher education” is really indoctrination. People attaining degrees in economics learn what the financial establishment WANTS them to learn, and nothing more. The same goes for any other field of study in which information is extremely centralized and filtered. Yet, Quasi-Intellectual Sheeple have such misplaced faith in the ivory tower that they assume through the system they have reached the pinnacle of knowledge. Those who have not assimilated themselves into this system as the Quasi-Intellectual has are to be ignored or ridiculed when presenting an opposing view.

This type of sheeple is driven by the desire for respect, power, and sometimes sycophantic admiration. Actually being intelligent is less important to them than having others believe they are intelligent without question. When asked to prove their intelligence, they often respond with indignance. They rarely if ever consider the possibility that they may be wrong on any subject, especially if it’s a subject they received a degree in. When they find themselves facing someone who has a better grasp of an issue than they do, they will not relent. Instead, they will turn towards subversive debate tactics to confuse the discussion, go off on tangents to avoid direct confrontation, and when he is really cornered, he will throw out barrages of obscure vocabulary in an attempt to impress others and distract them from the fact that he has no idea what he is talking about.

Quasi-Intellectual Sheeple are easy to identify by their arrogant demeanor. They tend to distance themselves from FOX and CNN and read periodicals like Forbes and Foreign Affairs, which are still propaganda, just of a more complex nature. They respond to most arguments with a smile, due to overconfidence, until they realize they are being soundly outmatched, and then they tend to lose composure. It takes a lot of public embarrassment before they will mend their ways.

The ‘Working-Class Idiot’ Sheeple:

Otherwise known as “the good ole’ boy”. (Special Note: I came from a parallel background, and am highly familiar with these sheeple.) You would think that people who fancy themselves as hardcore conservatives would be aware of the push towards global government and the fact that groups like Al-Qaeda are a fairytale distraction away from the real threat: Socio-Corporate Elitism and overgrown Federal bureaucracy. Apparently, they would ‘love’ to hear about it, but the football game is on and their wife is in their ear and the rugrats won’t stop eating all the damn frosted flakes. Such is the life of men without valid priorities.
These folks are usually Neo-Conservative lapdogs, an ideology suspiciously identical to Socialism with a corporate twist. Mussolini had a name for this combination, though the term escapes me…

It’s not that they LIKE big government, Socialism, and the loss of liberties, it’s just that they are too ignorant to realize that that’s what they are supporting when they support the current Republican Party. These sheeple are very competitive. Sadly, however, they are often not accomplished in much of anything, which forces them to live vicariously through the exploits of others; like sports teams, political figures, and soldiers sent to third world hell-holes to blow up “bad guys”. Winning, regardless of whether or not the fight is legitimate or justified, is at the top of the Working Class Idiot’s list.

They like to believe that they have a deep relationship with their conscience, which adds pain when attempting to explain anything to them. These men are vindicated in their own minds by a set of logical fallacies that would boggle the likes of Freud. Being rational is not important to those who are vehemently self-righteous. They ARE the “good guys”, anyone who disagrees is a “bad guy”, and that is that. This mindset makes them very easy to dupe, and very easy to lead.
The Working Class Idiot worships television. More than a couple of days without it and he shivers like a starving drug addict. He watches FOX religiously, and not intelligent commentators like Andrew Napolitano. He’s a much bigger fan of frothing psychotics such as Bill O’ Reilly, spewing baseless nonsense like a third grader’s baking soda volcano spews foam. When cornered in an argument, this type of sheeple will try every trick he knows to degrade or intimidate his opponent. When that does not work, he has no problem resorting to violence. How to get through to this sheeple? Find a sports figure, prominent Republican, or military man who talks openly about the NWO (there are some out there). Only then will he take the blinders off.

The ‘New Age’ Sheeple:

Otherwise known as “unabashed collectivists”. Not to be confused with people who do legitimate study into mythology, spiritualism, and the teachings of the ancient past. These are the folks who read Oprah throwaway books like “The Secret”, and think they have actually learned a secret.
You don’t have to walk on egg shells with New Age Sheeple when it comes to the NWO. They are just as likely to approach you about it. The problem is, they think it’s the best thing since patchouli sticks! Why? Because their vision of a one world order comes from an overexposure to Gene Rodenberry-esque fantasy and a subversive form of propaganda I like to call “Positivism”.

Most ‘New Agers’ are people who have at one point or another in their lives met with serious struggle, unlike the ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ sheeple. However, instead of holding steady through this struggle, they gave up, curling into a ball never to put any real effort into anything substantial again. They often make elaborate excuses for themselves, and adopt Eastern philosophical concepts they don’t really understand. Zen becomes an excuse to ignore the rest of the world and focus on something pointless like underwater basket weaving. Karma becomes an excuse and vindication for any unfortunate event. Self awareness gets confused with self-centeredness. While Happy-Go-Lucky sheeple focus superficially on the outside world, New Agers focus superficially on their inner world.
New Age Sheeple do not set out to actively and physically fix problems. They follow the Positivist view, which is to ignore bad things and hope they go away, or make them go away “with their minds”. No, I am not joking. Every New Ager I have ever met holds stubbornly to the belief that if they think happy thoughts and wish hard enough, their invisible “mental energy” will change their surroundings for them. “If only everyone was blindly optimistic about everything,” they think to themselves, “our society would be perfect…” I hate to break it to them, but no amount of ‘happy vibes’ will stop an inflationary dollar implosion, or stop people who have deliberately chosen to ignore their consciences from doing terrible things.

I have spent over two decades in the martial arts, so I am well aware of the mental and spiritual energy idea. However, in the martial arts, you are taught (rightly I think) that priming ones inner focus only prepares you for struggle, it does not make struggle disappear. What the New Age really boils down to is an attempt to cut corners and slap together easy answers for the very complex and intricate problems of life. It is a lazy man’s methodology of denial in which there is no concrete reality, only “point of view”. This breeds hive-mindedness, because the search for individualism is in itself an exhausting marathon, one they would rather not undertake. Overt collectivism is much easier. All you have to do is follow the swarm. And because New Agers force themselves to become so mutable, over the years they will mindlessly adapt to any horrifying circumstance. If reality is only a “point of view”, then why not rationalize wars and holocausts as illusory blips in time?

The only way to get through to New Age Sheeple that I have found is to show them succinctly that the New World Order the Global Elites are constructing is not the same as the one they like to imagine. Making them read through UN white papers on global governance and federal documents like PDD 51 and the Civilian Inmate Labor Program can help. They will still probably think a one world government is a good idea, but at least they won’t support the Elite’s version.

The ‘Quasi-Activist’ Sheeple:

Also known as “the rebel with too many causes and not enough knowledge”. At least these sheeple are willing to leave their houses and fight for something, even if they know little to nothing about what they are fighting for or over. The problem is that their lack of insight and in-depth understanding on most issues makes them highly susceptible to manipulation. These are the “useful idiots” we hear so much about; the people who support Anarchist groups that promote Socialist ideals (uh, Socialism is contrary to the tenets of real Anarchism, guys…), the people who believe everything they are told by the CRU on global warming even though the CRU has never released original source data proving that anything they say is true, the people who blame Capitalism and free markets for the economic collapse even though we haven’t had legitimate Capitalism and free markets in over a century. Without knowing the facts behind these issues, how can one effectively involve himself in them?

Quasi-Activist Sheeple protest not so much to change the world, but to FEEL like they are changing the world. Being a part of something greater, even if it’s a sham, is a major motivator. These people are under the impression that they have an inside track on the workings of politics and culture, but the information sources they use are ultimately narrow and biased. NPR for example is not a reliable news source, and just because they speak in a monotone voice with a British accent does not mean they are educated on social undercurrents or that they are objective. Most “progressive” journalism is merely the leftist equivalent of FOX; highly saturated with disinformation and emotional button pushing. This helps to create a subculture that sees itself as “alternative”, when it is actually the flip side of the same old false paradigm coin.

The advantage of dealing with Quasi-Activists is that they do realize something is very wrong with the world. This is more than most other sheeple accomplish in an entire lifetime. The key is showing them the inaccuracy of the information sources they are too dependent on, and breaking them out of the fake left/right mental trap. As long as they continue to blame all the problems of the planet on “the right”, as long as they continue to blame generalized and fictitious opponents that were designed for them by the media, they will never understand why America continues on its self-destructive path despite all their civil discourse.

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Poll: Green Party running second in BC to Conservatives

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The latest election polls in British Columbia show the Green Party making a big surge. The Angus Reid poll also puts the Liberals last–at least in B.C.

The poll results are surprising for some, and can’t be good news for Liberal leader Stephane Dion. The question that was asked: ‘Who would you vote for if an election were held tomorrow?’ In B.C., 36% favour the Conservatives, 26% would vote Green, 24% percent like the NDP, and the Liberals would get just 13% of the vote.

Mario Conseco from Angus Reid says the Liberals have never polled that low in B.C. in recent history. “The Liberal vote in BC has been remarkably stable. We have either 27 or 28 per cent in the last elections from 1997 to 2006.”

Conseco says the controversy about leaving Green leader Elizabeth May out of the TV debates did a tremendous job of boosting her profile. A poll found 66 per cent of Canadians felt it was unfair to ban her from the TV showdown.

Conseco says the latest poll results are good news for Green candidate Adrian Carr, who is facing long time Liberal Hedy Fry in Vancouver-Centre.

100+ Reasons Not to Vote for Harper


1. Calling an early election, breaking a legislated promise to have the next vote in 2009.


2. Writing ineffective laws, which do not apply to him.


3. Apparently Canadian laws do not apply to him either, ask Elections Canada, a number of other quasi-judicial bodies or Cadman’s biographer.


4. Turning a record budget surplus into a deficit in 3 years.


5.Running the biggest spending Canadian government ever and increasing spending at twice the rate of inflation and revenue


6. Losing 2 billion plus dollars of tax revenue due to an ill conceived income trust policy.


7. Cutting Canada’s Food Safety Inspectors just prior to a major food poisoning outbreak (Listeriosis) that has killed 15 people so far.


8. Adding a personal hair stylist and image consultant to the PMO staff and billing the taxpayer for her services


9. Fudging the costs of government jets used by Stephen Harper and his ministers after blasting Liberals for the same thing.


10. Kicking out Garth Turner for communicating with Canadians.


11. Firing Mp Bill Casey for doing his job and standing up for his constituents


12. Producing a 200 page “Manual of Dirty Tricks” to deliberately disrupt parliamentary committees and parliament.


13. Conservative committee chairman following that advice and walking out whenever a contentious issue is raise or they might lose a vote.


14. Parliamentary secretary Pierre Poilievre’s hand gestures in Parliament and F-word comments in committee.


15. Firing Conservative Senators Hugh Segal and Michael Meighan from committee work for independent thinking.


16. Muzzling Conservative MPs and banning them from unauthorized media interviews.


17. Spending more money in a single year than any other government in Canadian history, stoking inflation and threatening higher interest rates


.18. Broken promise on taxing income trusts.


19. Deporting hardworking, tax-paying resident Portuguese drywallers.


20. Conservative MP Colin Mayes writing a column saying journalists who disagree with Harper should be jailed.


21. Doing nothing about climate change or the environment for more than a year, and until forced to by the polls.


22. Making a former lobbyist for military arms dealers the minister of defence, in charge of $15 billion in spending.


23. Orchestrating a secret dirty tricks campaign against Bob Rae inside the Liberal leadership convention.


24. Preaching Senate reform, then appointing Michael Fortier to the Senate so he could be made an unelected cabinet minister.


25. Setting Jim Flaherty loose to attack Ontario’s economic policy (after he led them into deficit) and succeeding in driving away business and investment.


26. Failing to have any effective policy to help Ontario’s struggling manufacturing sector, other than tax cuts for the ones enjoying a profit.


27. Refusing to allow media coverage of the return home of our Afghan war dead, without consulting the families.


28. Broken promise on providing a health care waiting time guarantee.


29. Threatening Conservative MPs with loss of party status if they talked about funding cuts that affect their constituents.


30. Running the most secretive and least accountable government in Canadian history after running on a platform of accountability


31. Attempts to block access by the Parliamentary Press Gallery to the prime minister and cabinet. Secret timing of cabinet meetings to avoid press.


32. Trying to dismantle the Canada Wheat Board and sacking its president. Quote: “One Way or Another…”


33. Supporting Calgary Conservative MP Rob Anders’ bogus nomination process, later overturned by the courts.


34. Trying to buy the 2007 Quebec election with a 34% increase in transfer payments.


35. Refusal to even consider honouring the Kyoto Accord, or come up with a credible alternative, until forced to by Parliament.


36. Appointing Liberal MP Wajid Khan as a mid-east advisor to write a public report for Harper, then refusing to release it after he defected.


37. Claiming the Air India inquiry depended on anti-terrorism act amendments that opposition MPs opposed, when lawyers said it did not.


38. Blacking out pages which supposedly provide proof of tax leakage as justification for taxing income trusts when released under a Freedom Of Information request and stating that it was done in the “Interest of National Security.


39. Refusing to apologize for wiping out $25 billion in private savings with one tax measure, a great deal of it belonging to seniors.


40. Raising personal income tax rate for the lowest bracket to help pay for record government spending.


41. Vowing to dismantle gun registry after fatal shooting in Montreal with registered weapons.


42. Cabinet minister Peter Van Loan botching the electoral reform commission hearings.


43. Cutting the Energuide program for low-income homeowners and replacing it with a new one for higher-income homeowners.


44. Cancelling the Kelowna Accord, cutting off talks with first nations’ leaders and refusing to deal with the Caledonia crisis.


45. Saying opposition MPs have “more passion for Taliban prisoners” than they do for Canadian soldiers.


46. Spending $150,000 per weapon to arm border guards.


47. Constant campaigning, rather than governing.


48. Not a single new child care space after promising 125,000 would be created in first Conservative mandate.


49. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spending $400 on a pair of skates while bringing in budget for “working families.”


50. Promising a lean government, and then bloating the cabinet by six more people, with cars and drivers


51. Snubbing two of the world’s fastest-growing economies and most promising trading partners, China and India.


52. Firing acclaimed conservative candidate Mark Warner for daring to talk off issue about social issues concerning local residents.


53. Breaking a Conservative Blue book pledge to Prevent party leaders from appointing candidates without the democratic consent of local electoral district associations.


54. Spending millions attacking Stephane Dion as “Not a Leader”. Why? because he is the kind of open leader that Canadians respect and he fears.


55. Breaking promises to provinces, including Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan, over transfer payments, while showering Quebec.


56. Politicizing the police and the military.


57. Linking a vote on pension income-splitting for seniors to taxing income trusts.


58. Cutting funding to women’s programs only to restore it after staff was fired.


59. Accusing those concerned with human rights of being soft on crime, soft on terror and bashing police.


60. Heritage Minister Bev Oda spending $5,000 on Halifax limos to arrive in style at the Juno awards.


61. Allowing one of his “advisors” John Reynolds to be a registered lobbyist for the Rick Hanson Foundation (which I think he is on the board) and giving mega bucks for research for spinal cord injuries.


62. When everyone wants an end to school yard bullying and internet bullying he sets an example to kids that it is acceptable to bully.


63. Steals Liberal policies and renames them (and lies about it) just to get votes.


64. His budget (07) is costing Canadian taxpayers each $1,000. to buy Quebec votes.


65. Using taxpayers money to deliver and solicit responses via “10 percenter’s” sent by out of riding Con MP’s to distant ridings. Thinly disguised campaigning… yet another “bend the rules” Harper contrivance.


66. The Cadman Affair, questionable and possibly illegally attempting to influence the vote of a dying MP. More “rule bending”.


67. Suing the opposition for doing its job.  


68. Continually changing his story about the Cadman tape. Unanswered questions abound.


69. Normally leaving the House of Commons by the back door to avoid answering media questions.


70. Ignoring Canadian scientists who had won Nobel prizes when their science didn’t match with his views of reality.


71. Massive spending on advertising prior to an election call.


72. Rona Ambrose, as environment minister, firing a government scientist for writing a book on global warming.


73. Stacking a stem cell research advisory committee with pro-life Conservatives.


74. Breaking the Atlantic Accord after promising not to.


 75. Denying all veteran’s widows extended benefits after promising to do so.


76. Snubbing Canadian United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights, Louise Arbour


77. Causing the loss of Bell Canada and dozens of Income Trusts to Private equity firms with an ill conceived Income Trust policy, resulting in reduced tax revenue


78. Stacking the judiciary with pro-Conservative judges after vowing open appointments.


79. Selling out to the Americans on softwood lumber and leaving a 1 billion dollar tip on the table.


80. Cutting funding to literacy programs, then sending Laureen Harper to a literacy event.


81 The Elections Canada raid on Conservative party headquarters, investigating the ‘in and out” election financing scheme.


82. David Emerson


83. Ignoring the advice of the Canadian Nuclear Agency on the Chalk River reactor


84. Firing Linda Keen the head of the Canadian Nuclear Agency a supposedly independent quasi judicial body hours before she was to testify a parliamentary committee   


85. Hiding the Minister responsible for nuclear safety Gary Lunn, for weeks and billing taxpayer for an imagine consultants services before he would re-appear


86. Dropping his friend and valued advisor Brian Mulroney like a hot potato, when Schreiber’s allegations are made public.


87. Losing all the correspondence sent to the PMO by Schreiber over a year.


88. Resisting all calls for a public inquiry until his ex friend Brian Mulroney demanded one. 


89. The Obama Leak, leaking confidential diplomatic comments to help right wing friends.


90. Vigorously attack the Liberal party plans on the economy, environment, and poverty while having no effective plan after 3 years.


91. Maxime Bernier Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister leaves top secret documents at his girlfriends’ house.


92. Not realising for weeks that he had done so (until pointed out to him), so much for taking homework home!


93. Ignoring one of John Manley’s key recommendations on Afghanistan to improve communication to Canadians on progress.


94. Dredging up anti-gay sentiments by forcing another vote in Parliament on same-sex marriage


95. Conservative MP Helena Guergis leaks details of Stephane Dion’s top secret tour to Afghanistan thus endangering his life and those of the troops protecting him.


96. Attacking Dion for pointing out that Pakistan’s support of terrorist training camps was a major problem in Afghanistan. Something that evidently had not occurred to him


97. Pushing recognition of “the Quebecois as a nation” through Parliament in order to win seats in that province.


98. Smearing MP Nav Bains’ father-in-law as being a potential terrorist, in the House of Commons


99. John Baird’s partisanship.


100. Security Minister Stockwell Day denying a former MP was bought off to secure Day a seat in Parliament.


101. Refusing to lower Canadian flags to honour our fallen military heroes.


102. Promising investors a break on capital gains taxes and then abandoning it after being elected.


103. Refusing to use the Canadian Press Gallery except on one occasion.


104. Refusing to accept questions from the press except a few carefully screened journalists.


105. Attempt to introduce a copyright act based on the Digital Millennium Act, a wish list produced by industry. Refusing to answer questions as usual.


106. Stopping public servants making statements without approval from the PMO


107. Stopping Conservative MPs making statements without approval from the PMO


108. Harper’s broken promise to rescind a ‘temporary deficit reduction tax’ on gas, in spite of the deficit having been eliminated..


109. Harper’s broken promise to reduce federal fuel taxes if gas goes over 85 cents/l, saying “get used to it” and “the reduction would be insignificant” after being elected.


110. Making this list too darn easy to write