Simplistic, maybe, but you underestimate the extent to which we have been taken over by the US...
Our former PM Trudeau was a CIA asset, according to some pretty good sources, but they are not allowed to appear on the CBC news.
I don't think very much that happens in pop culture is NOT manipulated, and this goes back decades.
Country and western music is totally controlled, basically mind control for the poor --
Ginsberg's HOWL can be read as a response to early MKULTRA drugging of bright young men... "I have seen the best minds of my generation..." etc etc but I think we've been over this. Just repeating it for our young friend
What they call "the news" is mainly fiction. For example, when you compare "Saddam Hussein" as he is now, to photos of him from 5 years back, it's easy to see the man they are trying is not the real Saddam. A child can figure it out -- why doesnt the media???
Cohen's lyrics are sometimes a lullabye for broken minds, sometimes angry raging by a man mired in the irony of his own helpless choices
Tchocolatl wrote:To reduce the beats to a pilot project on mind control with LSD is simplistic, and by this I don't say that you are humanponysss2000. No. Like you I think that we are spectators and somethings actors in a big show. For example this "religion" (understand: fight for markets and money) war right now (phew, I have to pinch myself to make sure I am not in the middle of a nighmare about that), in which Bush is starring (well Reagan ran out the spotlights for a while, so he is another "face" for "Mr. President"). Canada did not want to follow Uncle Sam? BaaAaad, baaad Canada... Look what it happened to it now : change of government (music... walk in round, turn to the right, and swing your companion). And now, next : the young Canadian soldiers killed in the war. With the journalist still alive (by miracle) to witness and write all over the place about that. They will end to succeed in making Canada follows, make CA army a "real army" not those usual boy scouts. No Humanponysss2000, I think that you are quiete right about the strategy of the shadow. It exists since the night of times, it still exists now. But. Not at this point regarding the beats generation. There is other forces in action than this one in the world. So.