Deceptions: A Brilliant Clarion to Save the Internet

In Deceptions,1 filmmaker Chris Pratt briefly covers 911, but then explores Bush-Obama as puppets, and their masters, the banksters. He looks deeply at world government, and New World Order plans to shut down the last venue of free speech that remains: the Internet.

“I feel very strongly that the world needs to see, to consider, to be aware that there are some very dark and sinister forces at play shaping what we think is an independent opinion,” he told me via email.

Pratt shows how BP’s control of the US government over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe supports his theme that a shadow government of the world’s wealthiest are bent on further concentration of wealth, regardless of cost to the environment or human lives.

The swine flu hoax, ObamaCare and fraudulent elections get a mention, but the focus is predominantly on mind control via mass media. Netrooters understand better than most that the free flow of ideas in today’s electronic world only occurs when people can access any website they want, any time they want. Obama seeks to shut down this access via the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.” Talk about a 21st century police state.

Deceptions emphasizes the vital need for all people to have access to ideas and information from around the world — just like goverments do.

The film takes a deliberate pace exploring the structures of the shadow government, in a format adapted for classroom use. Each segment was designed as a stand alone video clip that can be viewed independently. His website, DeceptionsUSA, provides information about acquiring the film for screenings in theatres and schools, how to become a citizen journalist, Net Neutrality, a variety of resource links, and a six-page booklet for teachers.

Though a novice filmmaker, Pratt’s virgin launch is tightly developed, with spot-on music and imagery. While he won’t win any awards for enunciation, the use of subtitles overcomes this small weakness while underscoring his points. Instead of fear-mongering, Pratt presents the facts in a straightforward and logical manner.

Remarkably, Deceptions was made for less than a thousand dollars in 16 months. A former systems analyst living in Brattleboro, Vermont, Pratt shows how, for a bargain price, a concerned citizen can be informative, compelling and inspirational to anyone seeking the truth.

“I have no ax to grind, no money to make – just awareness – that is my goal,” he said.

  1. Released September 2010, 78 minutes. []
Rady Ananda began blogging in 2004. Her work has appeared in several online and print publications, including three books on election fraud. Most of her career was spent working for lawyers in research, investigations and as a paralegal. She graduated from The Ohio State University’s School of Agriculture with a B.S. in Natural Resources. Read other articles by Rady.

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  1. MichaelKenny said on October 1st, 2010 at 9:17am #

    Without saying anything about the film, I’m amused to see the claim that the internet is “venue of free speech” or that Mr Pratt’s belief that “there are some very dark and sinister forces at play shaping what we think is an independent opinion” applies to all media, except, for some odd and unexplained reason, the internet! If the abovementioned forces are able to control media like newspapers and television, why can’t they control the internet? And when Ms Ananda waxes lyrical about people being able to “access any website they want, any time they want”, she forgets that websites are all financed by somebody and they all have to have a webhost, which is a commercial enterprise, as are the satellite operators. Anyone with money can pressure them into refusing a proposed website or shutting down an existing one. Thus, access to the “website they want” pre-supposes that the “website they want” actually exists and has not itself been pressured by its financial backers into peddling only a particular line.
    Equally, there are an extraordinary number of subjects in which only one side of a story is presented. I’ve mentioned the “Israel always wins” mantra and the “EU always loses” mantra on previous occasions. To them could be added, for example, precisely the subject at hand, namely the “pure, free and neutral” internet. All articles arguing that the internet is censored seem to have been … censored on all websites! Add to that the limited number of authors (and, on the left wing sites, at least, the extraordinary dearth of authors born after 1945!), anonymity, undisclosed pseudonyms, opaque website finances etc and the internet becomes, not neutral but neutered and authors become mere cheerleaders for a pre-ordained “party line” in regard to which no debate is permitted. A sort of “immaculate deception”!

  2. bozh said on October 1st, 2010 at 9:48am #

    I had been wondering why uncle sam allows us access to alternate media. Or why it allows it, in the first place.
    I assumed that internet media, much of which assiduously eschews abcds of life, is very ineffectual in educating people.
    In add’n, %wise, only a small number of people read the internet and of 90% are for status quo and vehemnetly so.
    Or simply say nothing but throw rocks at people and what most editors or watch dogs relish or promote as they do not, save a few, warn such abusers.
    But then, i am ultimate censor and seldom read thru some or most pieces! tnx

  3. j30 said on October 1st, 2010 at 10:22am #

    Michael, perhaps you have not been following that Obama seeks to shut down this access via the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.”

    Or, that a recent court ruling allowed ComCast’s control of a public utility – cable tv – to extend to shutting down access to websites it does not want its subscribers to see.

    As to Bozh’s belief that the internet is ineffectual, well, we’ll just have to agree to disagree. There’s a dearth of reports that say otherwise. Most Americans get their news from the internet, per this report:

    http://www.pewinternet.org/Media-Mentions/2010/CNN-Tech-Online-News.aspx

  4. Don Hawkins said on October 1st, 2010 at 12:31pm #

    Amateur Radio Test Question

    Which of the following must be true before an amateur station may provide news
    information to the media during a disaster?
    A. The information must directly relate to the immediate safety of human life or
    protection of property and there is no other means of communication available
    B. The exchange of such information must be approved by a local emergency
    preparedness official and transmitted on officially designated frequencies
    C. The FCC must have declared a state of emergency
    D. Both amateur stations must be RACES stations

  5. bozh said on October 1st, 2010 at 1:37pm #

    j30,
    I must admit i offered only a guess. But people tell me that peace movement in US had been less effective than ever. So, as far as ending wars or starting new ones, and not to mention other heavy issues, internet has produced nill effect?
    Mainly i think because most posters appear right wing.
    On a site like TD, 90% of posters appear situated just a tad left of hitler, ben gurion, franco.

    On the other hand much respected chris hedges does not even call for a new set of laws; he prefers the old constitution; which functions perfectly for the ruling class; it being interpreted by the ruling class and the wagons are circled.
    Even many writers on DV are right of the center; center in US being smack in the middle of mussolini and hitler.

    On Truthdig, only MSM writers appear. Their main task is to eschew the abcds and to dwell on cultishness and personal cults; people’s faults as if we all do not have at least one.

    The talk on internet is mostly political, but in toto cleansed of reality and presented as existing for self and of self, not being connected with any part of our lives.
    Thus, while talking about a fiction, talking is easy. Just make sure there is no typos and that it is composed in brilliant language and also syntacticly and grammaticly correct.
    So obama does just that. That’s the american way. But while he thinks and speaks brilliantly and correctly, killing innocent people goes on which is ok to most posters on internet but devil may forgive if u say anything of value in a language that is not pre-approved by the ruling class.

    I don’t think schooling, ballotting, and internet wld be allowed if such things wld diminish plutocratic powers. tnx

  6. Don Hawkins said on October 1st, 2010 at 1:39pm #

    E. When exchanging such information and no response go shopping and or golfing maybe buy one share of stock and have fun doing it help get out the vote as they need all the help they can get.

  7. j30 said on October 1st, 2010 at 2:16pm #

    @ Don… lol.

    I actually tried to look up some of that radio stuff, but figured you’d explain.

    @ bozh… I can agree our internet activism has not yielded much in the way of removing the boot from our necks… but I suspect that this work is the kind that burns slowly and widely before having an appreciable affect.

    you remind me of a new report by William Blum, “In struggle with the American mind.”
    http://killinghope.org/bblum6/aer86.html

  8. Don Hawkins said on October 1st, 2010 at 2:25pm #

    Satire; the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc

    Hello hello anybody out there battery’s running low found water still no gas. J30 they sure have different names in old twenty ten.

  9. j30 said on October 1st, 2010 at 3:54pm #

    suffrin’ from Gulf oil syndrome down here… hard to think, hard to breathe

    ~ Rady