Hillary-Trump debates: resurrection of IQSep21by Jon Rappoport Hillary-Trump debates: resurrection of IQby Jon RappoportSeptember 21, 2016(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)We are approaching the 2016 Presidential debates.
Hillary and Trump.So I want to remind you of another time, another debate format, another capacity of the public mind. Way back when.Consider the 1858 Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas face-off—when apparently citizens still had a semblance of intelligence. Both men were running for a US Senate seat in Illinois. In those days, state legislatures chose US Senators
.But the issue in the debates was slavery, so the interest was intense and it was national. Here was the agreed-upon format—get this: seven debates in seven Illinois towns over the course of three weeks; in each debate, the opening candidate would speak for 60 minutes, his opponent would speak for 90 minutes, and then the first candidate would return for 30 minutes.The debates drew large crowds. Chicago newspapers had stenographers in each town. The stenos took down every word, and newspapers across the nation printed, in full, the texts.
Those were debates. No moderator. The men talked. And talked.They weren’t asked questions.They didn’t interrupt each other with insults and wise cracks.They didn’t shift from issue to issue.And when they were done in each town, denizens of the media weren’t around to weigh in on how “Presidential” they sounded and looked.Current TV debates preclude the possibility of something dangerous happening.
For example, in a real contest, suppose the single issue was Syria and a candidate stepped up to the podium and said:“During my remarks in the next ninety minutes, with no interruptions—yes, we’re going back to a much older format—I’ll be the making the case that the current US administration has essentially created ISIS, in part for the purpose of overthrowing the present government of Syria.
Consider this fact alongside our declared ‘war’ against ISIS. This is more than an outrageous contradiction. It’s an intentional deception, and a crime of the highest order, considering what ISIS has been carrying out in terms of the destruction of human life. Now, I’m not just saying these things.
I have evidence in the form of documents, which I’ll be explaining in detail. Some of these documents and reports are already public. Others are not. I also have statements, on the record, from US military officers and Pentagon executives. So bear with me, stay with me, I’m going to take this one step at a time…”There are many ways to keep this sort of thing from happening.
The easiest way: never let a true debate occur.And just in case you think the American public is so addled they wouldn’t be able to follow such a presentation, I have a secret for you. At first, it would be a problem, yes. But if more and more true debates took place, a change would bleed in. People would begin to wake up. They’d find themselves, bit by bit, intensely interested in the proceedings…..