January 5, 2015

Challenge Your Mind in 2018!

t’s that time when some people like to entertain the idea of new year’s resolutions. Usually, it’s just a moment of temporary insanity. 
But this year, I’ve got a very important, life-changing suggestion for every reader of good faith: this year, resolve to challenge your mind! Meaning, really, to change your thinking, your paradigm— the way you view the world.

Most of us in the Western world have grown up, and got used to, living in privilege. At least in material terms. The last half of the 20th century saw a burgeoning of the middle class as the economy expanded and included the great majority in its beneficent embrace. There’s nothing like affluence to dull the sensibilities and political awareness. 

Along with material wealth came a vast mythology regarding the superiority of our democratic, capitalist, free society over any other system devised by man. So insidious and effective was this mental illusion that when, in the late 1980s, the whole socio-economic environment began to change, scarcely anyone noticed. Only the few of us who exist on the fringes and observe the big trends could detect a sinister sea-change under way.

Thirty years on, it’s truly a different world— ‘We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto!’ Yet many still cling to their pathetic myths of yore, convincing themselves that Kansas can be restored to the old comforts if ‘people would just smarten up and vote right.’ Or some such nostrum. Others realize that the world is badly out of kilter, and they’re waiting for a savior to appear and lead them to a new promised land.

Thanks to the Internet, there does appear to be an awakening taking place among the global populace, particularly in the spell-bound Western countries. However, great hurdles prevent a required coalescence of popular discontent into a coherent force capable of restoring the world to a place of peace and prosperity for all.

Perhaps the greatest obstacle to any semblance of unified opposition to the present world order is human nature itself. Everyone has their opinion on everything. If necessary, most people would probably be able to find a major school of opinion which they could identify with. Even then, those major movements differ remarkably, often bitterly, in their world views, morality, values, and so on.

Hence, the great majority, while having superior numbers, are seriously fragmented. By contrast, the problems they face are far more monolithic. There are huge environmental problems— nuclear contamination from Fukushima and the reckless use of ‘depleted uranium’ munitions, chemical pollution on land and sea from the risky transport of petroleum products by pipelines and ships, the slashing of our very lungs with the ‘harvesting’ of forests all around the world, and on it goes.

There are enormous systemic problems— the abandonment of the ‘precautionary principle’ in the approval of GMOs and vaccines and other products, an economic system that virtually guarantees that the rich will get richer while the poor get poorer, an education system that has been co-opted as an ideal tool of indoctrination by vested interests, an entertainment industry dominated by one special interest group whose track record is undeniably destructive, and so on.

I’d like to list some of the most important errors that the unaware masses make in their ‘background’ (i.e. assumed) knowledge. These are assumptions people don’t question… until their worldview is shattered by personal experience.

- we have always been assured that we could call on the police in times of physical crisis, and they would respond as needed. Today we have to think twice before getting police involved in many situations (e.g. domestic issues) because they may end up injuring or killing someone needlessly. The use of ‘tasers’ was supposed to reduce the incidence of lethal force from fire-arms by the police, but they seem to think that one shocking jolt is never enough, so people are still dying from this supposedly safe weapon. 

- we are taught that our elected officials are there to serve, and have our best interests at heart, yet increasingly we’re discovering that they make laws that favor the wealthy while making life harder for the less advantaged. If you doubt this, then explain why, after a century of unparalleled economic growth, all indicators show that the middle class is shrinking, the poor class is growing, i.e. the trend is backwards for all but the top 1%.

- our governments introduce all kinds of bureaucracies to ‘protect the public’ in various ways, e.g. the US FDA is supposed to ensure that food and pharmaceutical products are safe for consumption. Yet they have allowed all kinds of products that have either not been properly tested for human use, or else that are surrounded by controversies that are never properly addressed but simply dismissed as ‘anecdotal.’ Case in point: while denying certain vaccines are harmful, the FDA was offering cash settlements (hush-money) to certain complainants.

- while still crowing about the ‘democratic freedoms’ of the West, our governments have all introduced, since 9-11-01, increasing restrictions on our freedom— none of which have demonstrated any efficacy in protecting the public from further ‘terrorist actions.’ When you look closely at any of those supposed terrorist attacks of the last 15 years, they are all riddled with suspicious inconsistencies that cast serious doubt on the official cover stories, and worse, point to complicity by government agencies (i.e. they were ‘false-flag’ events).

- under the flimsiest of pretexts, the US government has launched illegal, immoral invasions of a number of sovereign nations, such as Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, and has used proxy ‘rebel forces’ to topple legitimate regimes in Haiti, Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere. Of course, Syria and Ukraine are the latest instances, and still raging as of this date. If you think the US had solid, justifiable reasons for invading these countries, then maybe you can explain why their rationale keeps morphing from one lame excuse to another, as their game is uncovered. The PTB depend on the short memory of the public… and they’re rarely disappointed.

- from Serbia and Kosovo, to Syria and Ukraine, the USG tries desperately to look legitimate by leaning on its toady, client nations, i.e. NATO, to support its untenable foreign adventures by sending their soldiers, aircraft, ships, and ‘advisors’ to those regions. Far from a defense organization, NATO is really a club of western, sock-puppet governments that was created to lend a patina of legitimacy to USG global hegemony.

- the much-vaunted, sacred cow of Western capitalism, the ‘free-enterprise system,’ comprising  ‘equity markets’ of various kinds, and the fiat-currency banking system, is nothing more than a gigantic casino! Actually, it’s a global ponzi-scheme, as can be plainly seen now, as the central banks pump vast amounts of printed (or electronic) ‘money’ into the system— money that has virtually no value apart from the illusion imparted by the authorities. Thus, it relies on the acceptance of all participants that this paper is worth whatever number is printed on it. As long as all participants continue the charade, the scheme appears to flourish. We’ll see.

- besides being based on an illegal and unsustainable premise— i.e. the classic ‘pyramid’— the Western economy is also completely rigged. The big banks (who are major share-holders of big corps) really control the politicians in DC and UK Parliament, and get the legislation that favors their interests. The ‘revolving door’ in the USG Dep’t of Finance/Treasury with the big players on Wall St. ensures that only the rich get to play, and get what they want.

- and here’s a chilling thought: if the USG spy agencies (DHS, FBI, CIA, etc.) are ‘monitoring’ all private communications (at least in USA)— and we know that they are, thanks to a few brave whistle-blowers— then they are also privy to insider information communicated among the traders and managers on Wall St. Therefore, the whole stock market, etc. is not operating as a free, independent mechanism as presumed by the academics and economists!

- if, as claimed, our system is really ‘democratic,’ i.e. of, for, and by the people, then why do we allow our governments so much secrecy? More and more gov’t activity is hidden under the cloak of secrecy, generally justified under the excuse of ‘national security.’ Yet much evidence  exists to show that this secrecy is really just hiding a variety of misdeeds and illegal actions.

- the US military budget (the known one) for one year would provide funds to end poverty in Africa. Instead, it is used to murder people around the world, wherever US ‘business interests’ feel hampered by pesky, uncooperative indigenous governments. And Africa remains as hopeless as ever, her resources pillaged by international corporations that are little more than thieves, her people subjected to medical experiments administered as beneficial vaccination programs and other such ruses.

- the Western criminal governments are able to get away with almost any atrocity thinkable, for two vital reasons: 1) they control the mass media, i.e. the TV news, the ‘newspapers of record,’ and Hollywood; therefore the message is pure propaganda that always serves the ends of the Wall St./DC axis. 2) they appeal to the basest of emotions, especially fear and patriotism. After ramping up the fear factor with false-flag ‘terrorist incidents,’ the manipulators start waving the flag, proclaiming the sheer joys of the ‘American way of life,’ and assuring the brain-addled masses that they are the greatest nation on Earth. This is a formula for making people sadly self-satisfied and easily amenable to accepting almost any measures sold as necessary to maintain the status quo.

- as each outrageous abrogation of human rights and historic gains is achieved by the ruling elite, they get even greedier. The huge robbery of the public purse in 2008/9 by Wall St. banksters is being surpassed by even bigger thefts to come. While the public is fed purely fictitious statistics (‘lies, damn lies, and stats!’) on the nation’s economic performance, things are in stark contrast on the ground. As the gov’t boasts a 5% growth rate in 2014-Q4, nearly 100 million people are  unemployed; some 50 million live below the poverty line. This, in the ‘wealthiest nation on Earth;’ go figure!

- it’s astounding how low the esteem of the USA has fallen in the mere decade and a half since the start of the 21st century. Altho the USG still has the temerity to wag it’s finger at foreign regimes for their ‘poor human rights record,’ the exceptional nation finally had to acknowledge publicly the open secret that they’ve been torturing prisoners for years, all over the planet. Henceforth, said foreign regimes will rightly tell Washington where they can go next time some politico spouts off about another nation’s human rights record.

- note that the ruling elite always have a way to circumvent the law. The President uses ‘executive orders,’ the House passes ‘omnibus bills’ so full of text that no-one reads them, the UN is given BS ‘proofs’ of imaginary threats posed by nations designated as ‘rogue’ by the global policeman, Uncle Sam. Since ‘posse comitatus’ forbids the use of US troops against US citizens, why then, the Powers That Be simply militarize the domestic police forces. Military equipment is passed to local law-enforcement agencies, who are also trained by professional soldiers, and voila!— the police are now para-military.

there’s more, much more. But I’ll stop here.

The preceding list is a depressing read, but necessary to the process of awakening. Either you can stay in denial and comforting ignorance… or you can wake from your slumber, face the ugly facts, and become empowered. ‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free!’

To assist the reader in the awakening, let me outline what you need to do to work thru the process and see the reality that’s been hiding in plain sight for so long. And, I must inform you that this is a serious shaking of your core beliefs; you will feel ill at times; you may lose sleep for a time! These symptoms are normal; acceptance will help you prevail.

1- go back over my list above, and research anything you doubt. But don’t only read material that just feeds your existing beliefs; that will get you nowhere! Find ‘alternative’ websites, read the authors that can’t get published in the mainstream news because of their ‘heretical’ views. Read the news from (gasp!) foreign news sources, e.g. presstv.ir, rt.com, russia-insider.com, globalresearch.ca, etc.  You’ll be amazed at what you aren’t being told by the ‘presstitutes’ of Western (esp. US) media.

2- forget about patriotism! Grow up and realize that the elite use patriotism like a puppeteer controls his/her marionettes— a jerk here, a jerk there, ah, that’s the good little sheep. I’m not saying not to have allegiance to your country— that’s a different thing than letting your gov’t play you for a fool.

3- ignore the mainstream media news— they’re nothing but lying ‘presstitutes’ for the governments. Not only do they divert the public’s attention with trivia and nonsense, but they just repeat the lies told by the politicians. The ‘lying wonder’ of 9-11-01 could never have succeeded without the active participation of the MSM. Ditto for all the subsequent false-flag terrorist incidents since then. To obtain real news, see point 1, above. Yes, it’s work, but it’s the only way to know what’s really happening!

4- start thinking globally; see the big picture; only then can you hope to ‘connect the dots’ that, otherwise, are simply a jumble of disjointed-looking factoids. Look for the patterns; for instance, the PTB re-use the same tactics as long as they seem to be working— e.g. ‘color revolutions’ instigated in various countries around the world (hint: it’s always American ‘advisors’ and ‘NGOs’ that just happen to support/create leaders and ‘freedom movements’ in opposition to existing, ‘uncooperative’ regimes; see Libya, Syria, Algeria, Myanmar, Sudan, Yemen, Georgia, Ukraine,
etc. etc.).

5- your biggest challenge (probably) is to stop believing the authority figures— government officials, university professors, credentialed experts, doctors, clergymen, etc. Becoming skeptical means overcoming years of conditioning, from cradle to the present, that makes us defer to authority. The fact is that most of these figures are deceiving us, either deliberately, or thru their own ignorance. 

6- realize that Truth is inimical to the agenda of the corporate/ruling elite. They try to suppress it, deny it, hide it, ridicule it, outlaw it, every way they possibly can. Therefore, when you see something given this treatment, you can almost be assured that it is most likely true!

There may be more steps one could take to effect a total change of mind and paradigm in this new year; but for now, these six will pose a sufficient challenge to the earnest seeker. I encourage every reader to make at least this one important resolution for 2015— that is to raise your awareness… wake up to the Evil that has been stalking the globe in a particularly vicious manner in this 21st century.  Understand that Evil does not want to be recognized; no, it wants to hide behind a mask of respectability, always pretending to be benevolent.

This is an Age of tremendous deception; deception operating in our very midst, not somewhere ‘over there.’ Stop thinking that you’re getting truth from your usual, mainstream, traditional sources— they are an integral part of the deception! Stop thinking that it’s going to be easy to tell the good from the bad— it isn’t! Stop thinking that ‘Big Brother’ (government, academia, tv evangelists, etc.) wants to keep you informed and safe— they don’t care about the ‘sheeple,’ only themselves! Stop hiding in denial— in the daily trivia of work, sports, and entertainment; they want to amuse you to sleep!

Start learning to think critically for yourself. Start questioning those so-called experts— who do they represent? Where do they work? What are their information sources? Start developing your spiritual nature… “for we wrestle not with flesh and blood, but with but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Hard as it may be to accept, the more you study the zeitgeist of our age, the more you see that it’s a struggle with a spiritual dimension. You may think it intellectual to abhor ‘religion,’ but you have to move beyond that perception screen if you want to truly raise your consciousness.

Best wishes to all in what promises to be another exciting year!

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