Each week there is a growing crescendo of crisis, culminating on Thursday and Friday. It starts on Monday (Moon Day), the “anything can happen day.”
The keenly aware powers behind the Mickey Mouse Club had it all mapped out. In a dark, smoke-filled room they decided: (Monday) Who, What, Why, Where, When and How; (Tuesday) Let’s Go; (Wednesday) Surprise; (Thursday) Discovery; (Friday) Showtime. (Background: Crescendo of Crisis, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of November 16, 2012.)
The days were divided into neat little compartments, with each compartment totally unaware of any other compartments. Furthermore, each week was unaware of other weeks. So for example, this week’s Monday compartment has no knowledge of last week’s Monday compartment.
From Monday onwards, the weekly “big fuss” builds to a crescendo, culminating around Thursday or Friday. The stimuli are overwhelming. But on Saturday there is the unusual compartment where the word “crisis” does not even exist! If you were one of the relative few of the uncompartmentalized persons, i.e., a “conspiracy theorist”, and you were to say, “What about all the crises?”, the “normal” 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson) would turn to you and say (only on Saturdays), “Crisis? There is no crisis. Why sir, you must be crazy.”
The stimuli of “big fuss” has become overwhelming by Friday, but then on Saturday the stimulus is completely withdrawn. This is done on purpose, so you will experience stimulus withdrawal and will tend to compensate by going shopping.
This week’s “big fuss” is tentatively identified to be the crash of the Malaysian airliner, MH17, in eastern Ukraine. That would make it the “big fuss” for two weeks in a row. But beware: a “dark horse” candidate for “big fuss of the week” might appear yet, and displace MH17 as this week’s “big fuss.” For instance, the second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) numbers might be released suddenly on Friday, late in the day.
But gee whiz, it was just a plane crash (you might say), so what’s the big crisis? Sure, plane crashes are bad, but what’s with the big fuss over this one? The answer is that it is a virtual “big fuss”, a virtual reality created by “news” persons and politicians. A propaganda war centered on the plane crash tragedy has erupted. The victims themselves are mere pawns in a geo-political game. (Further background: A Plane Crashed – So What?, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of July 21, 2014.)
And so we have, for example, the “shocking news” that the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine were just letting the hallowed corpses from MH17 lie there in the summer heat of Ukraine. And then, about four days later, when the bodies had been decomposing and the Ukrainian rebels moved them to refrigerated railway cars, the “shocking news” proliferated that the rebels (pawns of Putin, no doubt) were disturbing evidence at a crime scene!
All the disturbance about the MH17 crash is mostly a virtual reality created by a propaganda war between the Anglo-American news media and the Russian news media. Weighing in on the Russian side is their upstart news network, Russia Today, the CNN of Russia. You may already know that Russia Today has a web site, RT.com. But worth looking into, if you have a wi-fi connection, is the actual Russia Today network. You can attach an inexpensive “Roku” device to your television, and the subscription to RT itself is free and in English (also available in Spanish and Arabic). That way you could be hearing both sides of the propaganda war, that of the West as well as that of Russia. For we are a fair people, and want to hear both sides… right?