This life on earth is the only one we get and decisions made here, determines our happiness - and it is in THIS, that the puppet-masters have a vested interest. Time is our most precious asset; it is always and deliberately in short supply and usually expended on the wrong things. Why waste it allowing our potential, our personality, our values to be shaped, crafted, and limited according to the priorities and cares of this phony world? There are many truly important decisions that are crucial to our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, decisions that require information and research. But if it's an issue where money is involved, objective data won't be so easy to obtain. Remember, if everybody knows something, that image has probably been bought and paid for - because mammon rules. Real knowledge, discernment and understanding require a huge effort; it involves careful, systematic excavation down at least one level below what everybody else “knows,” and will most certainly cost you something.
The power to fit in with one's social peers is irresistible. To a human lemming, the commonsense logic behind an opinion doesn't count as much as the power, popularity and acceptance that comes with that opinion. Lemming hood is a survival trait, an inborn instinct in the vast majority of people and takes an enormous amount of courage to break free of it. Thankfully, there are those few who do possess both the courage and intellectual capacity to escape the shackles of lemming-hood and accept the truth when it is presented in a clear and logical manner.
The people of the 21st century are the most conditioned, programmed lemmings the world has ever known. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded; our very awareness of the evolving design seems like it is being subtly and inexorably erased. The doors of our perceptions are carefully and precisely regulated. It is an exhausting and endless task to keep explaining to people how most issues of conventional wisdom are scientifically implanted in the public consciousness bit by bit - by a thousand media clips per day. Once the basic principles are clearly seen about how our current establishment system arose historically, the reader might be more apt to question any given popular “politically correct” opinion.
Each of our so-called “realities” is an abstraction of indoctrinated axioms and perceived truths that are constrained by our sensory perceptions. From the moment of birth, we each embark on a personal journey to construct our own unique abstracted reality, or as I like to call it, “reality matrix.” In this matrix, each node consists of one or more of these perceived truths. During childhood, the foundational nodes of our reality matrix are laid, and shape the perception we will have as adults. For example, if you are born in England, you will learn to speak English with all its many and intricate cultural implications that will inevitably affect your life. If you are born in France you will learn French and so on.
Additionally, we fine-tune our matrix with our own unique beliefs through our personal life’s experiences, good and bad. The matrix that is given to us along with the smaller part of the matrix that we create for ourselves soon becomes the "filter" or “guardian” of our minds. New knowledge is always passed through this filter to see if it fits our subjective preconceptions. This is how we decide what we will, or will not accept as truth. This filter ultimately becomes so powerful, that it is capable of completely blocking out data that it deems worthless, unreal or unsubstantial and becomes even stricter with what it allows, the older we become.
“The matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on the television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. IT IS THE WORLD THAT HAS BEEN PULLED OVER YOUR EYES TO BLIND YOU FROM THE TRUTH”. Morpheus – from the movie “The Matrix.”
Ideally we should judge each new idea on its merits, from a position of emotional neutrality and solely upon the evidence and related information that we can find to support it. If we do manage to find sufficient and convincing proof, then it can be reasonably regarded as true and thus incorporated into our reality, but this is far easier said than done. Reality matrices vary greatly from person to person and may contain many conflicting beliefs. From within a person’s reality matrix arise thoughts, expectations, intentions and emotions, which lead to the choices that are made in daily life. Many of us live so close to the beliefs of our reality matrix that we don't recognize them as merely subjective beliefs. These entrenched ideas become absolute “truths” that must be held and defended at all costs.
Our individual reality matrices are thereby kept in check and then reinforced by the collective matrix of the establishment-system, or what is colloquially termed as “political correctness.” This so-called “political correctness” is the expectation by the elite masters, for people to agree only with that information which the elite, through the controlled media everywhere, have conditioned the minds of the population to accept as being the truth. Much of this “truth” is nevertheless false, where critical facts upon which a true judgment depends are deliberately omitted or falsified, especially on critical issues which are generally upheld as being “public opinion” and thus to be accepted and believed.
Predictably, the very same people who place Presidents, Prime Ministers, Senators, and other representatives in positions of political power through the use of their multi-billion dollar fortunes are the same moneyed interests that have deliberately destroyed education. This cabal has long strived for a working class that was to be taught to do a particular job and not to think about social or political issues. They have now created an educational structure cleverly focusing on training instead of cognitive learning. This ruler-imposed system, enhanced by anti-intellectual activities such as meaningless minority-group studies and the merits and joys of multiculturalism, creates programmed lemmings that understand almost nothing of what occurs beyond the propaganda and mythology of the political-financial elite.
“Because state and corporate power depend on a similar set of unchallenged, unquestionable distortions and delusions, incoherence remains vital for their survival. After all, to present a coherent explanation as to why the Third World is starving, why the environment is falling apart, why there was a Cold War, why Panama was invaded, why there was a Gulf war, why forty per cent of British children live below the poverty line, and so on, would immediately involve revealing the truth that society is built on a set of necessary illusions. Consequently, the news we see and read, like education at school, must consist of a stream of disconnected, disembodied facts, with no context, no coherent explanation of meaning or significance, no background and no logical framework by means of which they could be understood. Because the only logical framework that fits-that the Western world is motivated by corporate profit at very nearly any human and environmental cost-is disallowed, a confused hotchpotch of ill-fitting, irrational frameworks must be invented and bolted together. Any number of surveys have revealed the extent to which the majority of people have no coherent grasp of what is happening in the world. ” “Burning All Illusions” by David Edwards
The simple fact is, the education SYSTEM of today does ANYTHING-BUT to allow us to think freely. When you sit for an exam, the answers you provide are graded on how well they match with the indoctrination you have received during the year. Education is never about education in a real sense that produces character, wisdom and understanding because this would produce an objective mind-set, a dangerous thing indeed to those pulling the strings. It is all about rewarding those that CONFORM to establishment concepts, where it was understood long ago, that if you can control what people are taught and how their individual “reality filter” functions, then you can control the nature of society as a whole and inevitably steer it in the direction that you want.
“We are actively discouraged from thinking constructively and questioningly, and once an individual has accepted the numb acquiescence so encouraged, an insidiously vicious circle has been successfully promoted. Another rather convenient result of such a situation is that people, who don’t think constructively, don’t even realize it.” Michael Timothy, The Anti-Intellectual Ethic
As unbelievable as it may seem, it's quite possible to be a Ph.D., Doctor, Lawyer, Businessman, Journalist, an Accountant, or Factory Hand and at the same time be an uneducated person in the true sense. The difference between real education and vocational training has been cleverly blurred in our time, so that we now have people successfully practicing their vocations, while at the same time being totally ignorant of the larger and more important issues of the world in which they live.
An observation on curriculum from Alvin Toffler’s: "The Covert Curriculum.” "Built on the factory model, mass education taught basic reading, writing, and arithmetic, a bit of history and other subjects. This was the "overt curriculum." But beneath it lay an invisible or "covert curriculum" that was far more basic. It consisted -- and still does in most industrial nations -- of three courses: one in punctuality, one in obedience, and one in rote, repetitive work. Factory labour demanded workers who showed up on time, especially assembly-line hands. It demanded workers who would take orders from a management hierarchy without questioning. And it demanded men and women prepared to slave away at machines or in offices, performing brutally repetitious operations.”
On educated people one discerning writer put it this way: “The reason that educated people are more susceptible to propaganda than uneducated people is that educated people tend to overestimate their own understanding. Simple ignorant people know their own limitations; educated people forget theirs. They mistake literacy for expertise. Knowing a smattering of many things, they confuse a dim awareness with sophistication. Flatter their intelligence a little, and they’ll swallow anything - especially if they think it’s the latest thing. The twentieth century was notable for many horrors, not least of which were the fads of the intellectuals - Marxism, Freudian psychology, existentialism, sexual freedom, “abstract” art, and so forth. Common sense and tradition fell into disrepute. The old idea of self-evident truths gave way to the glamour of the “counterintuitive.” Anyone who could take a philosophy course could become a deep thinker, refusing to be taken in by the obvious. The obvious somehow became vulgar.” Joseph Sobran - The Decline of the Obvious.
Truth is hidden from all those, for whatever reason, close their eyes to truth. The main reason that people are deceived is that they will not receive "the love of the truth". We must become lovers of Truth no matter how much it hurts. It is the truth that will set us free only if we will learn how to recognize and receive the WHOLE truth and not just those things that we are comfortable with. To firstly KNOW and to then tell THE Truth is a responsibility not only to yourself but also to others. It is an honor, a duty, and your legacy for generations to come.