Ask Jesse Show Notes – Episode 61: Proactive Focus

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By Victoria Lynn Hall

Jesse is taking an extended break from social media and this has made me even more aware of how much I rely on him and why I’m so committed to amplifying his knowledge, insights and perspective.

Recording and editing our Ask Jesse episodes is the most enjoyable aspect of that for me because I love learning and I am always amazed at how much I learn from each and every episode. From there, however, the task becomes more challenging and sometimes frustrating.

This week, in our Wonderland Campaign Discussion Group meeting I gave everyone in attendance a chance to vent our worries or concerns over our “mission possibles” and then used my turn to deliver a rant in which I am sure I said, “Listen to Jesse!” at least ten times. That phrase may also be familiar to you if you follow me on social media.

I don’t badger people to listen to “Ask Jesse” for the sake of my own ego or because I think Jesse is always right about everything and everyone else is wrong. I do this because when I talk to people about politics or eavesdrop on political conversations that happen on social media, it often is clear to me that a lot of folks are missing perspectives or pieces of the puzzle that lead them to the wrong conclusions, make them susceptible to propaganda, and/or leave them unnecessarily agitated.

I certainly don’t blame people for not getting the full picture that would take years of vigilant study and careful attention to constantly unfolding world events to grasp but fortunately, Jesse has done that work for us. So if you don’t have time to follow the news cycle, check out independent news sources, research historical events, cross reference, fact check, and ponder the significance of all that is happening in the world then you should be happy to know that all you need to do is just devote approximately 45 minutes per week to listening to Ask Jesse (and perhaps follow up by checking out some of the resources I put in these show notes each week).

Many people who I know do listen to Jesse find peace in the understanding he provides, even though the realities he illuminates are often depressing and disturbing, because it finally helps us make sense of all the confusing and conflicting information that is thrown at us on a daily basis.

Also, as I stated in this episode, I believe the quote below explains why understanding the complex issues Jesse discusses with me , especially regarding foreign policy, is important:

“Populations don’t like wars. They have to be lied into it. That means we can be ‘truthed’ into peace. This is a great cause for hope.”

Julian Assange

So while I completely support my podcast partner in his decision to step away from social media, I do think it necessitates that I proactively focus more of my efforts on getting people to listen to Ask Jesse and, if you would be so kind, here’s how you can help:

Thank you so much for listening and being a part of our community. As always, if you have a question or comment for me or for Jesse, you can leave it on this post or email us at

In this episode Jesse mentioned Caitlin Johnstone tweeting about viral fake videos which she also wrote about in this article: Viral Fake Footage Of “Chinese” Atrocities Shows The Power Of Narrative Spin

I referenced this article by Alan MacLeod for MintPress News: US Writes Belarus into Its Familiar Regime-Change Script

And the video in this tweet below:

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Jesse Crall

A Los Angeles native, Jesse Crall graduated from UCLA’s English Department before working as a copywriter, script reader and project manager for an engineering firm.

A self taught artist and creative entrepreneur, Victoria Lynn Hall lives in the Kansas City area with 4 spoiled cats. She believes in art and the magic of kindness.

Published by amplifireproject

Creative Coordinator of Amplifire Project.

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