Conspiracies and Chickens - A Mephistophelian Parallel, Plato & Schopenhauer
“It is easier to mislead many men than one.”
“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented”
– The Truman Show
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
“A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn’t flat. When a well packaged web of lies has been sold to the masses over generations the truth will seem utterly preposterous, and its speaker a raving lunatic.”
– Donald James Wheal
As with the monstrous pretexts for previous wars and invasions, the lies about Iraq and Saddam Hussein, Libya and Gaddafi, new incessant lies have been spewed by the Darth Vader Empire, the mainstream murderous press since 2011 about Syria: The United States and the mainstream media have yet again brainwashed the West successfully with The Big Lie-technique - and here we go again; massive incessant propaganda lies 24/7 about Assad who - they claim - attacked his own population brutally, even though this was a western fabrication from day one which started with a false flag terror campaign in 2011, deliberately initiated by Saudi arabia, USA, and others.
A brief selection of the fabricated pretexts for war, employed by the big power in recent decades. This is far from a comprehensive list, just some examples: The Pretexts for War (short video)
Declassified documents show that state-sponsored false flag terror attacks are happening on a massive scale
'Conspiracy Theory' - CIA's Invention to dumb you down
The epic perverse irony is that those who automatically believe that the word conspiracy theory' is somehow a disqualification, are actually useful idiots in a double sense, since the term originated from CIA in 1967, who invented the phrase in a campaign of ridicule in order to undermine the credibility of dissidents who questioned the official conclusions of the Warren-commitee about the murder of JFK - which in itself shows how human beings can be callously and cognitively lobotomized through 50 years.
In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists" ... to Attack Anyone Who Challenges the "Official" Narrative - Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal
In other words, the people who carry the meme don't even know that they are carriers of a term they got deliberately conditioned with, whose origin (CIA) in itself was derived from a conspiracy as q counter reaction to truth seeking dissidents targeted for character assassination in the eyes of the unwitting public, and whose expression they use without knowing its origin.
Kafkask'que black irony and in itself an illustration of how perception management mindfuck en masse of the masses historically can take place over generations without most people having any clue, and while the cognitive lobotomy of Mr. Joe and Miss. Steakbeef continues, courtesy of the Deep State, others are waking up.
Conspiracy is the rule throughout history, not the exception
There is nothing exotic about the term, it's the lower nature of man, the problem of evil, degeneration, corruption, etc. - so-called conspiracy; that 2 people or more 'breathe together; (con + spire) for the purpose of morally repugnant aims is more the rule than the exception in history. Even Obama's official 'Information Czar', Harvard professorm NSA consultant, Cass Sunstein, who explicitly is the academic spearhead against 'conspiracy theorists', does not deny real conspiracies:
'Conspiracy is a very well-recognized crime in American law, taught to every first-year law school student as part of their basic curriculum.... ....Indeed, even Obama’s information tzar – who advocates using the power of the state to shut down talk of conspiracies – admits: "Some conspiracy theories, under our definition, have turned out to be true … The Watergate hotel room used by Democratic National Committee was, in fact, bugged by Republican officials, operating at the behest of the White House. In the 1950s, the CIA did, in fact, administer LSD and related drugs under Project MKULTRA, in an effort to investigate the possibility of ‘mind control.’”
- “Secrets Can Be Kept Reliably For Decades Even Though They Are Known to THOUSANDS of Insiders
Conspiracies and Chickens - a Mephistophelian Parallel, Plato and Schopenhauer
'Each year, the UK raises and kills around 800 million broiler chickens for their meat. These creatures are grown in vast sheds with no natural light over the course of six to seven weeks. They are bred to grow particularly quickly and often die because their hearts and lungs cannot keep up with their body's rapid growth.
Philosopher Paul Thompson from Purdue University has suggested " The Blind Chicken Solution". He argues that chickens blinded by "accident" have been developed into a strain of laboratory chickens that don't mind being crowded together as much as normal chickens do. As a result, he argues, we should consider using blind chickens in food production as a solution to the problem of overcrowding in the poultry industry. He argues that it would be more humane to have blind chickens than ones that can see.... and proposes a "Headless Chicken Solution". This would involve removing the cerebral cortex of the chicken to inhibit its sensory perceptions so that it could be produced in more densely-packed conditions without the associated distress. The brain stem for the chicken would be kept intact so that the homeostatic functions continue to operate, allowing it to grow. Ford proposes this solution for two reasons: to meet the rising demand for meat, particularly poultry, and to improve the welfare of the chickens by desensitising them to the unpleasant reality of their existence.'
'To improve the welfare of the chickens by desensitising them to the unpleasant reality of their existence' ? = in the (in)human world to densitize us to unpleasant realities such as deceptions by the state, Big Pharma mass murder inc., dangers of vaccines, the cancer industry, false flag terrorism, chemtrails, illegal and insane wars, and cruelities ad nauseam vis-a-vis I-Pad I-Pod, pop, porn, Prozac, Paradise Brothel, Miley Cyrus, Dancing with the Stars, Super Bowl, mindfulness as mindlesness, dumbing down through education damage, etc. Ignorance is bliss...or is it?
“After this “desensitisation”, the chickens could then be stacked into huge urban farms with around 1,000 chickens hooked up to each large vertical frames — a little like the network of pods the humans are connected to in The Matrix
We are - in regard to vaccines, the destruction of human life for profit by the medical industries, state-sponsered terrorism, false flags, the murderous lies by mainstream media, censorship, distortions, manipulations, etc. - going through Schopenhauers first and second stage as prisoners in Plato's Cave:
"The prisoner returns to the cave to inform the prisoners that they are prisoners. They don't believe him and threaten to kill him if he attempts to set them free'Those who are in the third and last stage are the escapees, who are attacked by the remaining suicidal and homicidal prisoners (chickens) who are still in the first and second stage.
- on Plato's Cave and Sokrates
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer.
That's why you experience the aggressive resistance from friends and acquaintances when they are presented with info that doesn't fit what they have been taught (conditioned to think they 'know': imposed indoctrination).
The intensity in the increasing polarization in our time can be seen as a parameter for the fact that we are in the second stage, and that the polarization and aggravation - the gap between the prisoners in the first and second stage (the blind chickens) on the one hand VS the awakened with eyes wide open in the third stage on the other hand, has become bigger, a great cognitive divide.
The awakened escapees in Plato's Cave are the last ones in the third stage in Schopenhauers dictum, and are therefore the first pioners; the righteous destroyers of the old paradigm - as well as creators of the new paradigm...as with so many other things....
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." [or pioner]
- Mark Twain
The Chicken-parallel pales in comparison with the real world, a world in which millions of human beings perish by the hands of a psychopathic elite, but the even more crazy insanity is this: that goodhearted, dumbed down, authoritarian people who are situated mentally in Plato's Cave in Schopenhauer's first and second stage , are protecting the very same elites who kill them for power and profit. Gullible victims are perhaps unfit to comprehend such evil because of blissful ignorance and innocence, and therefore such blindness, disbelief, and scepticism constitute qualities that serve the elites very well.
This is worse than Stockholm syndrome, because the hostages suffering from Stocholm Syndrom at least know that there is a hostage taker. We are in a situation where the unwitting victims (chickens in the Matrix) – through the perception management of the war lords and the elite – have internalized the world view of the elites (in politics, medicine, economy, law, psychology, etc.) created by elite think tanks whose world view is designed to protect the elites whom the hostages don't believe exist, even though they are attacked by the very same elites - all the while the hostages, the suicidal and homocidal prisoners in the first and second stages, simultaneously attack the awakened people who attempt to set them free, because the hostages (chickens in the Centre for Unconscious Farming), the victims, prefer to remain desensitized to the unpleasant reality of their existence...
The chickens don't stand a chance, we do have a chance - most people act as blind chickens, useful dangeous idiots, who defend the executioners, so it is worse than the example of the chickens.
'The supreme mystery of despotism, its prop and stay, is to keep men in a state of deception, and cloak the fear by which they must be held in check, so that they will fight for their servitude as if for salvation.'
– Baruch Spinoza
The epic perverted irony is: The gullible victims and deniers attack the people attempting to liberate the victims, while they defend the elite out of ignorance - even though the deniers are attacked by the same elite they assume are non-existent. This poem illustrates the grotesque upside-down characteristics of our time.
As long as the the Darth Vader Empire, the war lords and the elites operate in darkness without the scrutiny of light by the public, they thank their zombies with scornful gratitude:
'Our useful decrepit indoctrinated cretins and idiots, we couldn't have done it you, without your goofy, naive gullibility, your belief in governments and authority, your ignorance, your disbelief in dissidents and lethal scepticism against 'conspiracy theories', your fear of freedom, all without which we never could have achieved our power! Thx. Now, die, you useless eaters...'
Don't shoot the messenger - that's how they think!
The polarization between the awakened and the blind chickens continues.
Today the ratio has moved quite a lot between the 1st and 2nd stage VS the 3rd stage, and in favour of the latter. Many more individuals have awakened in the 21st Century because of the Internet Reformation, and have become full-fledged freedom warriors in the 3rd stage, human beings who broke their chains in Plato's Cave....
It will only become worse and more polarized in all fields and aspects of human life before a majority arrives in Schopenhauer's 3rd stage.
In fact, it seems more and more that those who wish for us to remain asleep – unaware of the rising tide of domestic and international manipulations – are waging war against those who are awake or awakening.
- 29 december 2015, The Daily Bell
Something's gotta give...sooner or later..
'But it's still merry and swell in the western world', I hear somebody shout...
'But the fact that good, obedient citizens do not themselves perceive oppression does not mean that oppression does not exist. Whether a society is free is determined not by the treatment of its complacent, acquiescent citizens – such people are always unmolested by authority – but rather by the treatment of its dissidents and its marginalized minorities.
In the US, those are the people who are detained at airports and have their laptops and notebooks seized with no warrants because of the films they make or the political activism they engage in; or who are subjected to mass, invasive state surveillance despite no evidence of wrongdoing; or who are prosecuted and imprisoned for decades – or even executed without due process – for expressing political and religious views deemed dangerous by the government.
People who resist the natural human tendency to follow, venerate and obey prevailing authority typically have a much different view about how oppressive a society is than those who submit to those impulses.
The temptation to submit to authority ... bolsters an authoritarian culture by transforming its leading institutions into servants of power rather than checks on it. But worse, it conceals the presence of oppression by ensuring that most citizens, choosing to follow, trust and obey authority, do not personally experience oppression and thus do not believe – refuse to believe – that it really exists.'
- Glenn Greenwald, 'Film highlights the temptations and perils of blind obedience to authority'
Guardian, Sunday 26 August 2012
Happy slaves are the bitterest enemies of freedom
- Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves
- Harriet Tubman
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
What's not to like? What can possibly go wrong?
At the expense of truth, the people must of course feel 'good' in blissful ignorance. One would do well to think about who is benefitting from this ignorance and who is harmed.
And the rampant hedonism, narcissism, ignorance, naivity, apathy– and not least; the disbelief and scepticism toward the content of this and other articles - serve the war lords and elites well. And how do we know all this? Through the contrast between what mainstream mass media tell us (not) VS the documentation we get through the internet.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."The quotations is a perfect illustration of the situation (regardless of the quote's origin is in doubt).
-Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister
The shielding, this 'firewall' is disappearing increasingly fast, mainly because of the Internet Reformation, which is the reason why the elites want to restructure internet under various 'legitimate' pretexts. It's the internet reformation that is penetrating 'Goebbels firewall', and this is one of the greatest threats to the war lords, elites, governments.
The road ahead and out of this mess is to ‘deprogram’ oneself from the formative 'education damage' through observations, logic and self-studies, which many academics have done already. But since this provokes anxiety on the part of the prisoners in Plato's Cave, the reaction is most often disbelief, ridicule, anxiety, aggression and irrational criticism – a criticism which can turn out to be fatal in favor of Stockholm syndrom and the executioners ongoing scientific, economical, politica genocide/globocide and murderous media monopolization.
But all this is demanding, so let us remain in blissful ignorance. Life is short, 'what can I do?'’
The alternative is to remain in darkness in ignorant bliss as a human being who lived and died, ignorant and unfree in the 21st Century, at the mercy of forces one didn't comprehend because of cognitive dissonance and perception management, what, who, where, why, etc..
One of the only premises preventing people from waking up is disbelief based on an erroneous belief that governments and mainstream media wouldn't lie and deceive to such a murderous extent as they have.
Such disbelief becomes the inadvertent ally of evil (for a lack of a better word).
If you cannot speak, you cannot think.
If you cannot think, you cannot figure things out.
If you cannot figure things out, you will never see that you are a slave.
If you cannot see that you are a slave, you can never rebel.
If you cannot rebel, you will never be free.
If you cannot be free, you can never fulfill your purpose on earth to be your highest and best self.
You better wake up!
The Truman Show is collapsing and ultimately is a very good thing, the promise of a different future.
Be at the edge and go through the storm to the other side!
Quotations that free your mind;
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
- C.G. Jung
Some people seem to mistake objectivity for negativity and wishful thinking for positivity. Most of what people see as negative or positive are their subjective projections and opinions that don’t really reflect the world as it is. Without Truth and Objectivity there won’t be a change for the “better”, nor a raise in consciousness, within and without. In that sense, many well-meaning and good-hearted folks who want a better world actually do more “harm” than any “good” by ignoring and denying aspects of our reality that may not fit into their subjective “positive” world view; instead believing that by shutting the “negative” out and just seeing everything as “One” and “Light”, visualizing, meditating on “world peace” and projecting “love and light”, it will create peace and harmony. Nothing could be further from the truth and that is actually exactly what certain forces, who do not wish humanity to awaken for their own interests, want us to do and believe. It ties in with how religious and spiritual values have been corrupted. In other words, the ones exposing the lies and atrocities in the world, the ones looking at the world as it is with all the different “faces of god” including the unpleasant ones which many people perceive as “negative” and hence like to ignore, are actually doing LIGHT WORK in the true meaning of the word: Making the darkness conscious, raising awareness and shining LIGHT into it. Light is information and knowledge, not just making things “light” in the sense of being “nice” or “kind” and “loving” without saying anything “bad” or “heavy”.
- Veil of Reality
“When we talk about compassion we talk in terms of being kind. But compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative [enough] to wake a person up.”
- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The fear of being free makes us proud to be slaves.
We are accustomed to use our eyes only with the memory of what other people before us have thought about the object we are looking at.
— Guy de Maupassan
By far the greater part of violence that humans have inflicted on each
other is not the work of criminals or the mentally deranged, but of
normal, respectable citizens in the service of the collective ego. One
can go far as to say that on this planet “normal” equals insane.
- Eckhart Tolle
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
'The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness.
These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.'
– Aldous Huxley – Brave New World Revisited
It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fichte laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished... Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so
- Bertrand Russell
All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.
– Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
The prisoner returns to the cave, to inform the other prisoners of his findings. They do not believe him and threaten to kill him if he tries to set them free.
- on Plato's Cave and Socrates
"The ultimate tyranny in a society is not control by martial law. It is control by the psychological manipulation of consciousness, through which reality is defined so that those who exist within it do not even realize that they are in prison. They do not even realize that there is something outside of where they exist."
- 'Bringers of the Dawn'
"There will be, in the next generation or so, a method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing. And this seems to be the final revolution."
- Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, 1961 about manipulation of consciousness as the final 'revolution' for the elite
"Ordinary men and women will be expected to be docile, industrious, punctual, thoughtless and contented. Of these qualities contentment will be considered the most important. - 'Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated .. This is, of course, the superelite Utopia: a world into which the unthinking masses are seamlessly eased and entirely controlled, possibly without even realizing it —like cattle. '
- Bertrand Russell
“To make a contented slave,’ [Frederick] Bailey later wrote, ‘it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason.’ This is why the slaveholders must control what slaves hear and see and think. This is why reading and critical thinking are dangerous, indeed subversive, in an unjust society.”
― Carl Sagan,
Warned Gurdjieff: "Humanity is at a standstill and from a standstill there is a straight path to downfall and degeneration.... There is nothing that points to evolution proceeding. On the contrary when we compare humanity with a man we quite clearly see a growth of personality at the cost of essence, that is, a growth of the artificial, the unreal, and what is foreign, at the cost of the natural, the real, and what is one's own.... Contemporary culture requires automatons. And people are undoubtedly losing their acquired habits of independence and turning into automatons, into parts of machines.... Man is becoming a willing slave. He no longer needs chains. He begins to grow fond of his slavery, to be proud of it. And this is the most terrible thing that can happen to a man."
- The Last Esoteric Message - Gurdjieff Legacy
Liberty for Milton is not something that starts with man: it starts with God. It is not something that man naturally wants for himself, but something that God is determined he shall have; man cannot want it unless he is in a regenerate state, prepared to accept the inner discipline and responsibility that go with it. Hence, as Milton says, none can love freedom but good men; the rest want not freedom but licence. When a "licentious" man says he wants liberty, what he really wants is mastery, or lust. If he cannot get mastery, he will give the name liberty to greed, to the querulous desire to be left alone with his pleasanter vices. If he cannot achieve that, he will identify liberty with its demonic parody, a glad acceptance of slavery, proceeding from the influence of Moloch and Belial to that of Mammon.
- Northrop Frye. "The Return of Eden." 1965. University of Toronto Press: Toronto. Pg. 85-86.
You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be `unplugged`. And many are so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to defend it "
- Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), The Matrix
We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented”
- The Truman Show
A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all- powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of
slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.. The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening
- George Orwell, 1984
Historically, the most terrible things – war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.
- Howard Zinn
The mass psychology of accepting information indiscriminately, of giving prompt mass obedience to imposed limitations of personal liberty, without due understanding of the underlying reasons, and the consequent blind following of leaders, will only come to an end through the intelligent fostering of individual recognition of selfhood and the assertions of the individual as he seeks to express his own ideas.
- Alice Bailey
“No society wants you to become wise: it is against the investment of all societies. If people are wise they cannot be exploited. If they are intelligent they cannot be subjugated, they cannot be forced in a mechanical life, to live like robots. They will assert their individuality. They will have the fragrance of rebellion around them. They will like to live in freedom. Freedom comes with wisdom, intrinsically. They are inseparable, and no society wants people to be free. The communist society, the fascist society, the capitalist society, the Hindu, the Mohammedan, the Christian — no society — would like people to use their own intelligence because the moment they start using their intelligence they become dangerous — dangerous to the establishment, dangerous to the people who are in power, dangerous to the ‘haves’; dangerous to all kinds of oppression, exploitation, suppression; dangerous to the churches, dangerous to the states, dangerous to the nations. In fact, a wise man is afire, alive, aflame. But he cannot sell his life, he cannot serve them. He would like rather to die than to be enslaved.
Death will not matter much to him, but he cannot sell his life to all kinds of stupidities, to all kinds of stupid people. He cannot serve them. Hence, the societies down the ages have been supplying you with false knowing. That's the very function of your schools, colleges, universities. They don't serve YOU, remember, they serve the past, they serve the vested interests. Of course, they go on puffing your ego up bigger and bigger, they go on giving you more and more degrees. Your name becomes longer and longer, but only the name -- you go on becoming shorter and shorter. A point comes where there are only certificates and the man has disappeared. First the man carries the certificates, then the certificates carry the man. The man is long dead. ”
We live now in an era where normal values have been displaced. The good is called bad, the bad - good.
- Anna Politkovskaya.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
- Bertrand Russell
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity."
"The powers that be not only try to control events, but they try to control our memory and understanding of these events, which is part of controlling the events themselves."
- Michael Parenti.
"The struggle of freedom against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting."
- Milan Kundera.
Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts
- Richard Feynman
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education
- Bertrand Russell
Education is a system of imposed ignorance
- Noam Chomsky
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education
Strange as it seems, one meets independent thinking today only in the few people who have not been to school much
"Puzzlement and doubt are, however, already crimes in the totalitarian state. The mind that is open for questions is open for dissent. In the totalitarian regime the doubting, inquisitive, and imaginative mind has to be suppressed. The totalitarian slave is only allowed to memorize, to salivate when the bell rings."
– Joost A. M. Meerloo: The Rape of The Mind.
"All the power and policy of man cannot continue a system long after its truth has ceased to be acknowledged, or an establishment long after it has ceased to contribute to utility. It is equally vain, as to expect to preserve a tree, whose roots are cut away. It may look as green and flourishing as before for a short time, but its sentence is passed, its principle of life is gone, and death is already within it."
- Anna Letitia Barbauld
"Anyone who shirks the labors, sacrifices, and dangers that his people must undergo is a coward. But no less a coward and traitor is the man who betrays the principles of thought to material interests, who, for example, is willing to let the holders of power decide how much is two times two. To sacrifice intellectual integrity, love of truth, the laws and methods of thought to any other interest, even that of the fatherland, is treason. When in the battle of interests and slogans the truth, like the individual, is in danger of being devalued, disfigured, and trampled under foot, our one duty is to resist and to save the truth—or rather, the striving for truth--for that is our highest article of faith."
- Hermann Hesse: Reflections
"There are two parts to the human dilemma. One is the belief that the end justifies the means. That push-button philosophy, that deliberate deafness to suffering, has become the monster in the war machine. The other is the betrayal of the human spirit: the assertion of dogma that closes the mind, and turns a nation, a civilization, into a regiment of ghosts--obedient ghosts
or tortured ghosts."
- Jacob Bronowski.
"We are living in a demented world. Everywhere there are doubts as to the solidity of our social structure, vague fears of the imminent future, a feeling that our civilization is on the way to ruin. They are not merely the shapeless anxieties which beset us in the small hours of the night when the flame of life burns low. They are considered expectations founded on observation and judgment of an overwhelming multitude of facts. How to avoid the recognition that almost all things which once seemed sacred and immutable have now become unsettled, truth and humanity, justice and reason? We see forms of government no longer capable of functioning, production systems on the verge of collapse, social forces gone wild with power. The roaring engine of this tremendous time seems to be heading for a breakdown. But immediately the antithesis forces itself on our minds. Never has there been a time when men
were so clearly conscious of their commanding duty to co-operate in the task of preserving and improving the world's well being and human civilization."
- Dutch historian Johan Huizinga: In The Shadow of Tomorrow
‘Work that produces unnecessary consumer junk or weapons of war is wrong and wasteful. Work that is built upon false needs of unbecoming appetites is wrong and wasteful. Work that deceives or manipulates, that exploits or degrades is wrong and wasteful. Work that wounds the environment or makes the world ugly is wrong and wasteful. There is no way to redeem such work by enriching it or restructuring it, by specializing it or nationalizing it, by making it
‘small’ or decentralized or democratic.’
- Theodore Roszak
"The Truth, when you finally chase it down, is almost always far worse than your darkest
visions and fears."
- Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear
"The individual no more knows the point of life, of existence. He no longer knows why he is living, what he is supposed to do, where he is going, let alone who he is. He is in fact completely lost....."Wisdom is so important that it might be said that mankind is composed solely of the Wise...Not only is it true that humanity consists solely of the wise, but also, in the most fundamental sense, only the wise exist""
- A.H. Almaas
The abandonment of the self is love, compassion: passion for all things the starving, the suffering, the homeless and for the materialist and the believer. love is not sentimentality, romanticism; it is as strong and final as death
- J. Krishnamurti
“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”
“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
― Martin Luther King Jr
“So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.”
― Ray Bradbury
“In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
— George Orwell
“The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate.”
— Dr. Wayne Dyer
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law”
― Henry David Thoreau
“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders...and millions have been killed because of this obedience...Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves... (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem ....Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it”
― Howard Zinn
“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.”
― Criss Jami
“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
― Martin Luther King Jr
“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
If we don’t rebel, if we’re not physically in an active rebellion, then it’s spiritual death”
― Chris Hedges
“I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness....Whether we advertise the fact or not, the moment we cease to support the government it dies a nature death........ Civil disobedience is the assertion of a right which law should give but which it denies...Civil disobedience presupposes willing obedience of our self-imposed rules, and without it civil disobedience would be cruel joke.... Coercion is inhuman....Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good......All through history the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
— Malcolm X
“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”
― George Orwell
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.”
The world is too dangerous to live innot because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen.
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity
The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained
- David Bohm
Masquerading as a normal person
day after day
Interviewer: I think it's because what makes it through the filter is the only thing people see, so they latch onto that and don't even know to question other things..
Noam Chomsky: It's indoctrination so profound that educated people can't even understand the question that I just raised.
- EXCERPT FROM INTERVIEW with Noam Chomsky
"For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments."
- Noam Chomsky
~ Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in, broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, WOW, What a ride!
Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration — that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death; life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.
- Bill Hicks
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
"There's nothing more destructive to the metaphysical fabric that binds us than the untimely murder of one human being by another".
- Minority Report, Philip K. Dick
"Aliens out in space were looking down on Earth. One said, "It seems the dominant life forms have developed satellite-based weapons." The second asked, "Are they an emerging intelligence?" "I don't think so", the first responded, "They have the weapons pointed at themselves."
- source missing
~ Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance; that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
-- Herbert Spencer
"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance."
-- Albert Einstein
"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 contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it's going to get."
-- Ian Williams Goddard
~ "In the age of lies, even the clumsiest frankness is preferable to the best-orchestrated ruse."
- Albert Camus
~ 'In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.'
— Martin Luther King Jr.
~ "On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right."
— Martin Luther King Jr.
~ "There comes a time when silence is betrayal."
— Martin Luther King Jr.
~ "In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted."
— C.G. Jung
It is precisely because it is fashionable for Americans to know no science, even though they may be well educated otherwise, that they so easily fall prey to nonsense. They thus become part of the armies of the night, the purveyors of nitwittery, the retailers of intellectual junk food, the feeders on mental cardboard, for their ignorance keeps them from distinguishing nectar from sewage.
— Isaac Asimov
Ahriman guides certain forces in evolution in such a way that they may be of the greatest possible advantage to him. And evil would result were people to live on in a state of drowsy unawareness, unable to recognize certain phenomena in life as preparations for Ahriman's incarnation in the flesh.
- Rudolf Steiner
"Organized crime, or even outright terrorism, can do far less harm than the most well-meaning government. It's a matter of power, not intention."
– Joseph Sobran
'Take, say, sports -- that's another crucial example of the indoctrination system, in my view. For one thing because it -- you know, it offers people something to pay attention to that's of no importance. That keeps them from worrying about that matter to their lives that they might have some idea of doing something about. And in fact it's striking to see the intelligence that's used by ordinary people in sports [as opposed to political and social issues]. I mean, you listen to radio stations where people call in -- they have the most exotic information and understanding about all kind of arcane issues. And the press undoubtedly does a lot with this.
You know, I remember in high school, already I was pretty old. I suddenly asked myself at one point, why do I care if my high school team wins the football game? I mean, I don't know anybody on the team, you know? I mean, they have nothing to do with me, I mean, why I am cheering for my team? It doesn't mean any -- it doesn't make sense. But the point is, it does make sense: it's a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority, and group cohesion behind leadership elements -- in fact, it's training in irrational jingoism. That's also a feature of competitive sports. I think if you look closely at these things, I think, typically, they do have functions, and that's why energy is devoted to supporting them and creating a basis for them and advertisers are willing to pay for them and so on.'
- Noam Chomsky on sports
"There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true."
— Søren Kierkegaard
When people accuse others of being negative, it should be understood as a hint to "back off from whatever it is they don't want to hear". The qualification "negative" is a designation applied when their worldview is threatened, whereas "positive" is usually applied to themselves to "disguise the fantasy they have of a given situation". The accusation of "being negative" effectively indicates "do not bring facts into my preferred understanding of reality". The injunction "be positive" is an appeal to subscribe to a particular worldview -- or be considered highly negative and retrograde for failing to do so.
- Robert Treborlang
Creative imagination is likely to find corroborating novel evidence even for the most 'absurd' programme, if the search has sufficient drive. This look-out for new confirming evidence is perfectly permissible. Scientists dream up phantasies and then pursue a highly selective hunt for new facts which fit these phantasies. This process may be described as 'science creating its own universe' (as long as one remembers that 'creating' here is used in a provocative-idiosyncratic
sense). A brilliant school of scholars (backed by a rich society to finance a few well-planned tests) might succeed in pushing any fantastic programme ahead, or alternatively, if so inclined, in overthrowing any arbitrarily chosen pillar of 'established knowledge'.
- Imre Lakatos
The first is to open our minds, start taking responsibility back, and remove this edifice of control and suppression of information which will allow the full flow of knowledge of who we are to flood into the public arena. Once people start to realize who they really are and the nature of life, then we can go into stage two which is the incredible consciousness shift that is going to happen, and is happening for many people already, but can happen for everybody if we open up to the knowledge of what’s going on and to do that the edifice of suppression has to go. And what I see so often in … what we call New Age movement is that they’re focusing on the second bit and they’re in denial about about the first.And the second is not going to happen for many people unless we remove the edifice of suppression cause most people are going to think what the heck’s going on and they’re going to go through this great change in a complete fog of what’s happening. … Two things to do here. One is to start focusing on how the world’s controlled, identify it and remove it. Secondly, then we can concentrate unhindered on the transformation spiritually that is unfolding
- David Icke
But there is a price for telling the truth. Professional journalists
committed to truth in media are invariably penalized by their corporate employers. They are pressured into accepting media disinformation as routine, as part of the job. They are encouraged to skim the surface orto convey half truths. This system rewards mediocrity. Lying brings fame, funding and career advancement. Those who refuse to abide by the standards of the mainstream media are fired, blacklisted and their prospects extinguished. Journalists who have the courage to say the truth find themselves marginalized and excluded, and therefore often driven into poverty. Indeed, a considerable number of journalists who contribute to Global Research find themselves in this predicament.
A man must first of all understand certain things. He has thousands of
false ideas and false conceptions, chiefly about himself, and he must
get rid of some of them before beginning to acquire anything new.
Otherwise the new will be built on a wrong foundation and the result
will be worse than before. To speak the truth is the most difficult
thing in the world; one must study a great deal and for a long time in
order to speak the truth. The wish alone is not enough. To speak the
truth one must know what the truth is and what a lie is, and first of
all in oneself. And this nobody wants to know."
~ G.I. Gurdjieff
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”