I thought it was a provocative series. How's that for Hollywoody wording? -s-
Thomas Veil is a photojournalist. He's at his favorite restaurant with his wife and knows the owner personally. He gets up to use the restroom. When he comes back, his life has been erased.
No one recognizes him. He's kicked out and his home is not his anymore. His wife denies knowing him and is with another man. ATMS don't work, his Mom had a stroke and is incapable of recognizing him. His best friend is dead. Everything is gone. Totally erased.
It seems his circumstance is based on a photo he took called Hidden Agenda. It depicts four men hanged in South America. His proof is in negatives of the shoot.
A secret organization chases him to retrieve them. So most of the series is about Veil keeping the negatives from them and trying to find out more about them.
It's revealed he was part of an experiment in brainwashing called Project Marathon. All the facts he thought he knew were implanted. He is a covert op, his code is Gemini and Heritage House is investigating the Organization and Marathon. Hidden Agenda is indeed that as the people actually killed were four Senators.
He watches a tape explaining all at the end of the series but it's left up in the air.
What's this got to do with anything? Everything.
Don't doubt for a minute that mind games are not played. There are people who devise them full time.
They just are not as intricate as portrayed in Nowhere Man. However, people do disappear for one reason or another. People go off the grid on their own or are disappeared by others.
You can make of this what you will. Reality is what people agree on. And it just might be that if we don't have a strong sense of self, that reality will be what we are told instead of what is in our hearts and minds.
Somewhere out there lies the truth.........
Blaming others. A crux of the disfunctional. If you ascribe blame to someone or something else, it takes off the pressure, no matter how skilled the frameup nor how hackneyed. It may actually work, at least enough for the blamer to not only feel justified, but to be exonerated in the eyes of other. Doubt is the keey.
Take false accusation of child abuse. In a divorce (not mine btw), the wife points the finger at the husband. Wishing to inflict the maximum injury, she says he 'molested' or raped the kids. She will go as far as brainwashing them into thinking he did. She plants doubts even in the minds of these loved ones. Not much love there to do that to them either in reality or to warp their perception.
The husband successfully contests this crime and is exonerated. Yet there will be those who wonder if he DID do something. And, his kids have been hurt anyway. It may take a long time to rebuild relationship. It is at best a scar that remains. It can be overcome of course. Time and care can take people past victimhood, to survivorship, to victor. Never has Crockett's motto 'be sure you're right, then go ahead', been more true.
Impeached President Clinton lied then pointed the finger in the form of bombings to take off the pressure of scrutiny re his rapist past. Of course his impeachment should have concerned his selling out to China and not diddling a Mossad agent in the Oval Office. There are still folks who think the sun rises and sets in him and his wife. All I say is sheesh.
On a person level, there are those disturbed ones who can't face their mental illness so they accuse others of the very things that plague them. So deep in denial do they become they should take advantage of a sale at the dive shop on scuba suits.
If you are on the receiving end of any of this, no matter what level, stand tall. Weather the storm and fight back with truth.
There may be those who think otherwise, but you can 'repoint' at them with their sickness. Make it abundantly clear, without being vindictive, that they are liars, pure and simple.
Stand for truth in the Republic when it's attacked, and yourself and others. For truth is the basis.
Oh yes. One thing. In standing fast, don't let them rattle you so that you appear desperate. That's guaranteed to add credence to their lies, for masny might think 'aha, you protest too much'.
Stand steady in the storm, no matter how hard it gets, and be a victor!
Smoke is a great analogy/metaphorical device. Wispy, cloudy, thick, thin, smoke can be sweet as sage or caustic as a chemical fire. It can also convey messages itself aka smoke signals used a long time by American Indians for long distance comm. I also see smoke as a red flag. Where there is smoke, there is fire comes to mind.
We all know about smoke and mirrors. Obfuscation is the name of the socio-political game. It is the tried and true tool of the collectivists. Thought I'd touch on a few of the current crop.
Take the Trayvon-Zimmerman game for instance. My impression is that Zimmerman is being railroaded by the usual race baiting suspects. Under the guise of righteous indignation, racial division is being fomented. Pair that with the questioning of castle doctrine/stand your ground laws and we have a nasty rights sucking event.
The Republican Primary Senate race is huffin' and puffin'. Our dear antiFreedom Lugar is scared. He has real opposition for the first time. Richard Murdock offers Constitutionality,he has promised to serve the people not the state and I know personally he is progun. OTOH, we have a man as it were who has voted for every Freedom sucking bill, revels in power as a lackey to the state, or if you will, thinks he IS the state, and rivals Chuckie Schumer as a manipulative antigunner.
As a result Lugar is running one of the most egregious mud slinging campaigns I've ever seen. He's lying and of course mixes it with the truth. Let me summarize and say Murdock has been doing his job as State Treasurer. The apparent coup de gras is a proLugar blip by our esteemed Governor, Mitch Daniels. Our Man Mitch my Aunt Fanny. He is showing his true colors as a RINO statist as he claims Lugar is the best thing since sliced bread. He classically twists the rhetoric claiming it is Lugar being attacked by Murdock. Did Mitch hold hands with Alinsky? He has nothing to lose, as he is kaput next election. Thank God Becky Skillman isn't running. That's another story -s-. Thanks Mitch for promotin g a 'man' who should never have been Mayor of Indianapolis let alone Senator.
And speaking of smoke, we have a citywide 'smoking ban'. Yay. Breath easily all you statist prigs. You can now go to a local establishment and prattle about how self important you are without enduring smoke. For centuries, bars have been places where people also smoke. It's implied at least til now, that you go to one, if you don't smoke, you know people do. But we must be considerate. no, make that exclusionary. Now smoke free we can all be healthy as what is actually a ruse to gain more control tightens its grip.
I'm not saying smoking is good for you. I gave up cigs long ago though I like a good cigar with my whiskey. It's my choice. Choice. The factor always missing when these effete snobs seek to impose themselves.
Health is important. Yet it is MY calculated risk to enter a 'smoking establishment' let alone smoke. Let nonsmokers open a nonsmoking bar. Let people who smoke and who CHOOSE to work there alone.
Oh yes. I digress. It's ultimately about control.
Be it self defense with racial smoke, elections with aspersions cast on Freedom or smoking, we see the smoke signals rise.
Time to pay attention and get a big ol industrial fan to blow bloviating away.
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