government is lies

A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.
—  Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

If I’m being honest, Pidge is the hardest to sort in a Harry Potter au because like… she’s got two driving forces.

I usually sort Pidge into Ravenclaw because, assuming she went to Hogwarts as an 11yo Katie Holt, there is no doubt in my mind that she valued the pursuit of knowledge above all else back then. Like, she’s always been a prodigy hacker. And she’s the Green Paladin for the reason- she’s inquisitive, she has this burning inch to learn and touch and understand. Katie doesn’t want to just touch the stars; she wants to download them, in any way she can.

But Pidge Gunderson is a Slytherin. Pidge lies her way into government agencies, lies to her friends until she knows she can trust them, creates plans and backup plans and backup backup plans for everything because everything can go wrong. Everything has gone wrong for her. She’s cunning, and infiltrates, and is above all loyal. Her commitment to her family almost outstripped her duty to Voltron. But as a Slytherin, she was able to see her role in the larger picture… and that same dedication kept her on the team.

When I think about Pidge, I call her Pidge Holt in my mind. Because she’s no longer Katie… but her family name is Holt, not Gunderson. You can’t have one part without the other. They’re intertwined, you know? Ultimately, I decided that Pidge was a Ravenclaw just to spread out all five Paladins across the four houses, lmao.

SNK Chapter 90 In A Nutshell
  • Soldier: So obviously we shouldn't tell the public about, you know. *Gestures at the basement*
  • Pixis: If we keep secret from the public doesn't that make us as bad as the guys we just overthrew?
  • Historia: Baldy's right. We're going public.
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  • Newspaper guy: So basically we're the descendants of a minority race who can turn into titans and outside of the walls is a giant military that wants us all dead.
  • Levi: Hit the nail on the head. So how are people taking it?
  • Newspaper guy: Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Citizen 1: Well hey this is pretty interesting. It explains a lot.
  • Citizen 2: HA! You expect me to believe this?
  • Citizen 3: The government is spreading lies about an upcoming war so they can put us all in labor camps and fuck our wives while we're away.
  • Newspaper guy: Mixed reception.
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  • Hitch: Sup bitches, heard Marlow died a hero's death.
  • Flock: Yeah he ruled. When Erwin went down, he led the charge that let us take down the beast titan.
  • Flock: But in his dying moments, I'm pretty sure all he felt was regret.
  • Jean: Dude what the fuck.
  • Flock: Hey man I'm just spitting facts.
  • Flock: OH AND ANOTHER THING.
  • Flock: I still think the commander should've survived, not Armin. You know who else thinks that?
  • Flock: Literally everyone but Eren, Mikasa, and Levi. You know, the fucking assholes who put their emotions above common sense?
  • Eren: I will fight yo-
  • Flock: Oh shut the fuck up, Eren. I get that you're the main character and shit, but more matters than just what YOU feel. You should've given up and sopped pestering Levi, like Mikasa did.
  • Mikasa: *Shame*
  • Jean: We get it Flock, you have a small penis. Just let it go, alright?
  • Flock: OH, AND ANOTHER THING.
  • Flock: Jean, Connie, Sasha, none of you stopped Levi or Eren and Mikasa from fucking us all up the ass. You just stood there like a bunch of people with smaller penises than me.
  • Flock: Come on, I signed up to save humanity. If that's not what you're about, let people know before they join this organization.
  • Armin: ...Yeah, Flock's right. Commander Erwin should've lived.
  • Eren: You don't know that, Armin! Come on, we still know nothing about the world out there! You still haven't seen the ocean, right? There's so much to learn about the world, you can't give up! If we just go beyond the walls-
  • Eren: *Flashback to what happened to Faye when she went beyond the walls*
  • Eren: Fu-
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  • *Ceremony where Historia gives out rewards commences*
  • Eren, in his thoughts: I know that our situation is bleak, and if I can change I'd be willing to sacrifice my life. And yet, I can't bring myself to sacrifice Historia.
  • Note: This is a reference to how Eren know that, when he activated the coordinate, he was touching a titanized royal (Dina), so they might be able to activate it by titanizing Historia. But he didn't tell anyone.
  • Eren: *Kisses Historia's hand*
  • --------Memory is awakened in Eren----------
  • *Back when Grisha was confronting Freida, before he ended up killing them all*
  • Grisha: Come on guys just use your powers to kill everyone trying to kill the people I love so the people I love don't have to die.
  • Freida: *Glares at Grisha*
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  • Narration: Anyways so the guillotines pretty much got rid of all the titans and they retook wall Maria. And there's almost no titans left on the island.
  • Narration: So I guess all the titans are killed. One thing off Eren's bucket list.
  • Narration: SO a lot of months passed and they set off to find the ocean.
  • Survey Corps: *Reaches Ocean*
  • Narrator: Another one off the bucket list. Productive day.
  • Everyone: *FLIPS THE FUCK OUT*
  • Eren: *Somewhat sullen, contemplative*
  • Eren: So... on the other side of that ocean, there's people who are going to try to kill us.
  • Eren: We aren't free yet. Is killing the people who oppose us what it takes to finally be free?
  • Fandom: Dude chill.
  • Fandom: Also who does your hair it's fabulous
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  • Sorry this wasn't as funny. hopefully it's easy to understand, at least.

Project Sigma: the project that allegedly deals with contact and communication with alien civilizations. 

In 1952, the government created several special agencies to help with the ufo problem. One of the projects created in 1952 was Project Sigma. The project was successful, Dwight D. Eisenhower negotiated a treaty with extraterrestrials and established an inner circle of Illuminati to manage relations with the aliens and keep their presence a secret from the general public.

At one of the meetings between the government and the aliens an agreement was made, and contained some of the following provisions: - The United States would not reveal alien presence and would not interfere with alien operations. -The United States would allow the aliens to maintain underground bases.  -The United States would allow the aliens to abduct its citizens on a periodic and limited basis for medical examination, providing that the people were returned unharmed and without memory of the interaction. -The aliens would furnish a periodic list of abductees.  -The aliens would provide the United States with technology in beam weaponry, gravitational propulsion, mind control and implant technology.

Its widely believed that their basic game appears to be to control leaders with implants or replacing them with entities they can control. The function of the ‘elite’ humans, as far as the Greys are concerned, are to decimate portions of the human population so that the remainder can be easily controlled. During the occupation of the Greys, they have established quite a number of underground bases all over the world, especially in the United States..

The Trump presidency has done some amazing things already:
  • Gotten people to read 1984.
  • Made people realize that when you raise the cost of trade (tariffs) the price you pay goes up.
  • Made people realize that the government lies to them.  Regularly.
  • Made people realize that war is bad (after 8 years of being fine with it).
  • Made people realize that we live in a surveillance state (again, after 8+ years of being fine with it)

And, most importantly:

  • Made people realize that the president has too much power!  


Will they do anything with this information?  Hell no!  They just want *Their Guy* in power!  Anything is fine, as long as it’s *Their Team* doing it!

A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality that is contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the police state dictatorship it is going to get.
—  Ian Williams Goddard
My wish for Obama’s final act as President: To dissolve and disband the Ku Klux Klan as a whole! #DisbandTheKlan

The FBI illegally dissolved The Black Panther Party in 1982. They created community organizations and is responsible for ZERO murders. The Klu Klux Klan has and continues to operate, members are allowed to meet and make public appearances after being responsible for countless murders, and hate crimes. Realizing the stain of The Confederate Flag is one thing, but I think that this happening would be REAL change that will really Impact this nation. This action would prove to show that this nation has dignity and Integrity. There is one key difference in why one exists and the other does not. The Klu Klux Klan members are your teachers, policemen, lawyers, politicians, etc. under those hoods. The Black Panther Party members were Fathers, Mothers, students, and neighbors denied much of the judicial, political and favorable power in positions that the Hooded cowards have. If you ever asked yourself why the Klan still stands, well ask yourself, who is the Klan! Who ain’t scared to Reblog and start this conversation?!

During the 2016 presidential campaign, reporters marveled at the ability of Donald Trump and his surrogates to create an alternate reality in which statements made by the candidate had not been made at all—from his view that global warming is a hoax, to his nonexistent opposition to the Iraq War, to his refusal to say he would concede in the event of a loss, to his remarks about his relationship to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. These are people who could argue that the sky is green without a blink. They were able to win a presidential election while doing so. Now they will have the entire apparatus of the federal government to bolster their lies, and the mainstream press is woefully unprepared to cover them.

As terrifying as it is to have the government calling lies “alternative facts,” shout out for giving me something to use when I’m trying to get the judge to rule in my favor.

“Your honor, I ask that you consider my client’s alternative facts and find him not guilty.”