The Friday Red Pill is back! Here's a dose of reality before the weekend begins...
The Matrix: Are we living our own lives? Or are we stuck in the Matrix? Not like the movie, but rather a different kind of world in which our reality is fabricated. Is reality manufactured for the masses?. (John Rappoport)Best of luck surviving the week. Please share your favorite links by any means necessary!
Serfdom: I'm glad I paid off all of my college loans, but I'm a rare exception. Every day another few hundred people decide to stuff the banks and skip out on their student loan repayments. The next huge debt bubble to burst will be the student loan bubble. The trillion dollar bubble (yes, trillion) is ready to pop at any second. (Activist Post)
Pyramids: Are those really three ancient pyramids that were discovered in Antarctica? (You Tube)
Banksters: Smell that? It's the stench of fresh ink. Ben Bernanke's printing press is at it again with more quantitative easing measures which ignited a rally in stocks on Thursday. And this was just funny... Absolute Moron's Guide to QE3. (Market Watch, NY Mag)
Mass Media: The gang at VC posted another stellar deconstruction of the 1983 Videodrome. It was a freaky movie for its era and the underlying themes were way ahead of its time. Check out Videodrome and the Horrors of Mass Media. (Vigilant Citizen)
Off the Grid: Thing shave gotten so fragmented that you have two choices... 1) continue to live the charade with fiat currency in a debt-based monetary system, or 2) head off the grid and survive on your own. Here's a compelling argument and 7 Reasons to Consider Off-the-Grind Independent Living. (Activist Post)
Haves vs. Have Nots: Our current monetary policies can only mean one thing: Pauperization Of America and the utter destruction of the Middle Class. The gap between between the classes is getting wider and wider. (Zero Hedge)
Survival: This is an excellent article on Hurricane Survival Tips. Also, here's a handy list of 40 Items to Barter in a Post-Survival World. (Doom and Bloom, Backdoor Survival)