Thursday, December 08, 2016

Would You

I read and read and read many things. I watch, I listen and I always find it amazing how easily people can be led to believe, repeat and defend something regardless of logic or fact. It matters not how intelligent one is or assumes, how old they are, for they have been told by reputable sources that X is true. Now, "reputable sources" could be questionable, and X may not actually be true but if it "Feels" true, then it must be. Part of that feeling is the part of our program which is open to drama and conflict, for separation is the name of the game and division is the main strategy.

The MSM does its part in this separation as it seems to convince people that they are divided. Be it in politics, wars, education, culture, media, the list is endless; everything and everyone is divided. Countries, races, cultures, families - all divided and Time Magazine names Trump Man of the Year with the tag-line "President of the Divided States of America". Now, if that does not TELL you that we are divided, I don't know what does for what you "feel" about that is all which is important and you should feel divided.

So fickle are the egos of today, as they easily remember the most recent and most hurtful events which are fed to them (real or imagined) but refuse to see any good or learn from the experience. There are no nuances left, simply duality: love/hate, good/bad, real/fake, normal/abnormal etc. and if you are not with them, you are against them; all the better for separation in their world of us versus them when us and them are really just me.

This seems to work especially well with the i generation (but not exclusively) with their devices continually connected to everyone yet no-one simultaneously, keeping themselves constantly available yet distant. They feel connected to what is happening through the same media outlets online as offline. I guess all that "trust" fed to them through the years while parked in front of their babysitter paid off, along with the possible self-realization that what they know and perhaps makes up who they think they are (identity) may be lies; difficult to admit, yet necessary to evolve (my wishful thinking perhaps).

This Generation has access to information like no other in history; they could know it all if they chose to, yet they simply repeat self defeating mantras like "no one can know it all" and the like in order to talk themselves out of everything. I have always said that there are a thousand reasons to not do something that it usually overshadows the one reason TO do it. But these programmed egos believe that they know it already or at least some expert has already the answer so why bother? Why research something which won't change anything in the long run?

If you could find out the objective reasons / consequences of War, would you still support the multitude of industries which consist of the Military Industrial Complex or the Politicians and a system which enables it? Would you still support the dropping of Peace and Democracy bombs in other countries "for their own good"?

If you could find out the objective reasons / consequences of Poverty, would you still support anything which has to do with the Banking, Insurance, Monetary Systems, IMF, World Bank, Usury based systems? Would you support a system in which Money equals Life?

If you could find out the objective reasons / consequences of Health and Food crises, would you still support the Big Pharma, Big Ag, Big Chemical and everything associated with them? Would you still support something which forcibly injects, prohibits, bullies, fines, arrests and cages those which want to have control over what goes into their bodies?

If you could find out the objective reasons / consequences of Resource Extraction and Pollution, would you still support Mining, Oil, Auto and the multitude of its enablers along with the many others which support the rape of the planet? Would you still idly watch as they displace communities, rip the top off of mountains, ravage the rain-forests, pollute the oceans and the air and poison our very essence of life: WATER?

If you could find out the objective reasons / consequences for the Police State, would you still support your Media which perpetuates the fears, the Populous which reacts to those fears, the Government which provides a security solution to those fears, the Technology Companies which deliver said solutions (NSA anyone), the Goons (which supposedly are human) which come out to enforce (if not kill) and the Prison Industrial Complex which eagerly awaits people like animals to put into their cages? Would you still be inclined to "snitch" the next time you "see something" (that includes the school indoctrination)?

If you could find out the objective reasons / consequences why we fail to communicate would you still support your programmed ego? Would you finally see that this is all just an orchestrated game and that we are not even players?

I suppose that all those questions above should really have stopped at "Would you?" for why would you go out and find objective truth when belief in "subjective truths" feeds the programmed ego; for anything can be "true" in your mind and you are never wrong?

Is this where we are at? I noticed the "Fake News" meme being spouted by MSM and had to laugh as it simply is a game of "I know you are but what am I". Perhaps Idiocracy is a documentary after all and the worst is yet to come. After all, if 5th graders are in charge of almost all of the communications medium on the planet, what chance is there unless everyone can suddenly see through it?

Does a great mind born today have a chance to fulfill its "intended destiny" (being smarter than the average bear) or are the chances greater that it will be forced to comply and forget that thought, objective thought, can identify problems and begin discussions to invoke solutions which could propel the advancement of humanity?

Shall we continue to spin the wheel in this game of life or can we at least attempt to see that the way that we have organized our social constructs is not sustainable (hehe, yes, I did use it), that this is no present way to live so why would we wish to perpetuate it forward for future generations and that we are all complicit in getting to where we now stand? So let us be complicit in finding solutions.

Time to break free of that tether which seems to have hold of most and it is time to SEPARATE from a GAME with no future.

Waking Times: You Don't Need A Leader - Lead Yourself

Spanish Translation: Thank You José Manuel Goig   NO NECESITAS UN LÍDER, LIDÉRATE A TI MISMO

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Arrogance of Ignorance

How does a control mechanism based upon the minority population enact controls over the majority - fill them with fears insecurities and an inflated sense of importance while pitting them against each other and offering the only viable solutions. This brings everything down to the personal level, so that any conversation (or attempt thereof) is immediately considered as a threat, no matter how logical it may be. There are always the basic projections such as "you just want to be right" or "you just want everyone to think like you" - always an external enemy instead of actually listening to the words and logic which is attempted to be conveyed. Divide and conquer at its basis, for this conversation is about people of same backgrounds and similar experiences which turn on each other at the drop of a hat over simple words, misunderstandings and fear of having their ignorance called out.

I have always said that a good start to healing the myriad of problems in this world is to understand and enact true communication (ironic for the "communication age"); for this is a skill which has been (in my opinion) deliberately programmed out of us. Instead we are left with a reactionary base which throws around the "how I feel" meme about certain words to the point where if the word itself is not all that important, I will try to invoke "It's the way you said it" justification: to kill the messenger instead of hearing the actual message is actually the "norm" today.

I call this the "Arrogance of Ignorance". In today's world of "smart" this and "intelligent" that, there exists an inconceivable amount of ego and self judgment (or rather the fear of being judged by others) and a projection of a wrong doing from others; for if all our possessions are intelligent, where is there room for us? There are a great many more individuals which have achieved a "higher education" these days than that of recent history and with this it has brought about an air of superiority or "entitlement" (and I hate to use that word for that is yet another program) of intelligence, which seems to block all common sense and the ability to learn beyond what is perceived to to "known". Perhaps this is because the years and resources spent in achieving this higher mark from society is deemed as a point where "I don't have to learn anymore", "look at my paper - I am smart".

Always having to prove themselves as "better" or at least "knowledgeable" in order to save face, complete with projections based on fear that they may not be as informed as they believe. This is the perfectly programmed ego with its programmed responses of indignation, fear of losing a competition (albeit in the mind) and a child-like arrogance. They must protect their simple, programmed inadequacies with outward projections towards one which listens and takes in information. Within the last month, I have been told twice by people I have never met that I was "dangerous" because I listen and don't say much, to which I asked "dangerous to whom?" only to be responded with "to everyone". Fear intelligence.

So "ignorance", in these cases, is an insult instead of simply what the word means (can you figure it out? I'll give you a hint), ignorance is something that one can build upon, a place where one can learn from. The only thing one proves from their defence or indignation of their ignorance is actually their stupidity. Once one believes they know it all, can one learn? An important question to understand when speaking of this subject. Or perhaps when one believes that every offered opportunity for reflection is an insult, one solidifies their commitment to remaining ignorant.

In my opinion, based upon my observations, the human race has devolved over time and as a whole, humanity is as intelligent as a sack of hammers. Now how do YOU interpret that? Is that my fault or your own? Should I be held responsible for your interpretations? What did you perceive from that? Are you immediately thinking that I have a hatred for humanity and wish to see them suffer and die? Why would my mere observation be construed as "hatred"? Where does actual thought kick in and not reactive programming? This is what I think about, how mere questions and observations can be so misconstrued and twisted to fit anyone's defeatist and projectionary impulses (for one must defend one's self when one "feels" attacked) even if these are merely a programmed reaction in order to keep one from questioning and truly thinking outside the box (how many are doing that right now?)?

Do you ever question yourself when you respond with a "NO!" seemingly automatically (like a child) or when you say something simply to hear yourself talk, even if it has no bearing on the conversation or if it just makes no sense? Do you ask yourself if you have even heard what was being conveyed (or attempted)? Do you ask yourself why such responses come out seemingly beyond your control? Did you give yourself the chance to "learn something new"? I know I don't do it all the time but I do question my reactions and responses to see if they are indeed programmed. Are these questions too offensive? Are they too deep? Perhaps I am just too negative; what other justifications and projections can you think of to not even hear what is being conveyed? How far will the ego go to protect its ignorance?

It is very easy to question other's motives; to project outwardly rather than digging introspectively and having a real, honest look at one's self; after all, who wants to "look stupid"? In reality, is that not simply a mind game which we play with ourselves? Do we ever wonder WHY we torture ourselves in this way? Why we give so much credence to what others may think about us even when the things we think they think originate from our own minds? Why give power to others? Should we not keep some for ourselves in order to become stronger and better human beings? Should we not learn in order to perpetuate real human information forward to the next generations in order to evolve? The year is 2016 and we are at war with everything, including ourselves; have we really "advanced" as a "civilization" or "society"? How can we when as a whole we are neither civil nor social.

Just some things to ponder as I share my mind with the 4 readers with a very high tolerance for those which "think too much"; as I slowly go into the abyss some call madness. Did you catch my programmed response there?

Waking Times:

French Translations - Thank You EY@EL and Aime:

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Simple Questions And Hard Truths

There have been many realizations in the past months as I see the things which I abhor everywhere and in so many people from so many places and supposed 'differing' cultures. I admit that that was probably not the best way to start this as many may misconstrue my honesty for a 'negative' undertone to this article.

I admit that the demographic with which I chose to locate myself in order to find myself (paradox?) is similar to what I am accustomed to and with the few 'outside' locations which I witnessed, there was just the 'levels' of development which differed rather than the entire underlying factors such as the increasing importance of money for life and the inevitable decay of the social and familial structures rather than the evolving of them.

That I need to work on my own issues is very evident; wanting to sleep with every woman I meet, drinking to hide and relax myself within environments which I find difficult yet place myself within and letting the outside world determine my level of happiness. What is happiness though? Is it not a perception which is different for all and therefore not definable? My main work will need to happen in simply allowing myself to feel close to some one and perhaps to find some redeeming qualities within myself and all of humanity.

While I toil with my own issues, am I simply to accept and communicate mainly within mundane conversations, never upsetting anyone for their feelings are the only thing which is of importance? The feelings must be one's own for they could never be manipulated; one must believe this to be true in order to validate one's sense of self control and, evidently, self worth.

Ever trapped within an endless circle of ignorance fueled fear and conversations solely meant to compete or distract - this is how I feel; do my feelings also count? Or am I doomed to forever dumb myself down for the same pseudo-discussions simply to avoid offending another and never taking into consideration how I feel? This seems like a strange paradoxical game based on political correctness and fueled by a fear of judgment of others.

It does not take a lot of research through history to discover that this is not what people like to conveniently term 'human nature', nor is it genetics; this trait has developed over time therefor it can be unlearned. It will take an honest introspection of one's life and trusted 'sources' of information throughout that life and that can be very difficult, in fact, the most difficult thing of all.

The question is: how long do we want to keep chasing our tails? A hundred years, a thousand? It is all up to each and every one of us to question who we think we are if we are to have any chance of discovering and being who we actually are. I have found that this is not to be viewed as an actual destination or something to achieve but rather a path to be taken which is a constant 'evolutionary' journey (for lack of a better term) while never ends but is constantly full of learning and a paying forward of that knowledge.

This is what life has brought me to: the ability (curse) to ask questions which others seem not to capable of, the sight to see what is behind the curtain (even if simply a glimpse) what is now and in front (even if it is always 'now') in order to discern information which is projected towards me and the knowledge of myself and my own life experiences (even if only partial) in order to catch the subtle changes which occur generation after generation.

Does this mean that I purport to have all the answers or know every thing? Far from it, it merely means that I have many questions with a desire to learn, if not the answers, the basis of the questions; yet this is never how I am perceived. The polite tell me that I think too much or that I am some sort of philosopher - simply placing me within a label which turns off the ability to listen and therefore that with which to converse. Some tell me that I talk to much while constantly interrupting the conversation (even after being confronted with the question - Is it too much for your short attention span generation? - and having answered "Yes") and even if you were to record the conversation and they could see it for themselves, they rarely see themselves.

What does one do after a life time of 'same-old same-old' and no end in sight even though he needs to find a hint of where his path lies. A life time of giving and taking but introspection has shown that his heart was in the right place (and yes, I am speaking of myself in the third person but this is still my article - :-p) yet so much torment, shame and guilt (old program perhaps) still haunt him wherever he makes his way to and no matter what revelations he may think he has.

That is that tough nut to swallow - the revelations I may think I have. Think about that for a moment; we all like to believe that whatever thought we have actually originates from our very being - but what is that really? Are we not essentially formed from the environment around us including what we think from so many sources which are multi-generational and now bombard us every day? Do I really feel that 'special' that I can be immune to all outside influences and claim that I am above all? From a mom gasping in fear when a child simply falls on their butt (instilling a fear reaction) to the 'education' and papers which we receive because we can think a certain way or repeat certain things to the 'experiences' we may have either real or fake (one never knows). How does one think when one tries to think outside their program? How does one think outside the box if one is limited to the language of the box?

Here is a question - With the majority of people seeming to worship engineers these days and especially in municipal dealings, obey without question, why is it that all the things that has a high monetary cost breaks down the most? Why can't these engineers get things right yet when things seemed to last a lot longer and were better made before? Is this progress?

Simple questions and hard truths - perhaps it is as simply as that, or rather as difficult as that. Along my path I can only state that I have found that within acceptance of ones ignorance one can find a place to learn from. Within denial and justification, one simply solidifies their ignorance.