Who are you?
You think you know. You have a seemingly sound vision of your world and your place in it. You believe the world allows you a place in it. That you have an intrinsic value. That your natural rights ensure it.
But what do you really know about your world? Are you equipped to see manipulation that runs in terms of centuries rather than a year or two or five?
Are you equipped to see a thief who steals from you not a tangible object of value but rather the intangible objects of your ability to comprehend, and the tools which guard it such as your natural rights?
Are you still equipped to understand the connection between those tools and your ability to understand your world or question events and behaviors of power in your environment in its relation to yourself?
Are you still able to perceive the importance of understanding?
"How I wish you could see the potential, the potential of you and me, it's like a book elegantly bound but in a language you can't read" ~ Song: I will possess your heart. Lyrics sung by Death Cab For Cutie.
If I provided you with a series of quotes would you see the significance of their content in relation to what you have not understood about your ability to perceive - to recognize truth and condition?
....but in a language you cannot read.
A common sentiment of the mainstream public:
I only believe a fraction of what's on the internet.
A common complaint of researchers who publish their findings in books or on the internet:
People do not read anymore.
Normon Dodd could tell you all about hegemony as he did to those around him in his day. But most readers here would not know his name nor the content of the report he constructed of his research findings.
....a book elegantly bound...
In 1933 an author by the name of William Voght who resided in the thick of a culture beginning its bloom into influence stated:
Our education must be reshaped, as the story of our existence in an environment as completely subjected to physical laws as is a ball we let drop from our hands. Our philosophies must be rewritten to remove them from the domain of words and "ideas" and to plant their roots firmly in the earth(snip)...by excessive breeding and abuse of the land mankind has backed itself into an ecological trap(snip)...it will certainly be more inteligent to pull in our belts and accept a long period of austerity and rebuilding than to wait for a catastrophic crash of our civilization...drastic measures are inescapable. Above everything else we must reorganize our thinking.
...but in a language you cannot read.
Quote by Jon Rappaport in the Article [/quote]Media Magic: Not One Angry Person
The government and its media machine would have to build a castle and surround it with armed force in layers of protection. It would have to develop a new kind of language to pretend to a humanity that was on the way out.
That’s what they did, and it worked. It worked, at bottom, because it created a new audience that came to expect and demand three-dollar bills, one after another, standing in for the real thing.
In some humans, when you open their souls, you see fierce joy, oceanic energy and imagination. In others, you see dust, and a machinery that pretends to these things.
Knowing the difference makes all the difference in the world. The dust-and-machine people can voice the highest ideals and thoughts, but it’s all prerecorded.
...I will possess your heart...
From Infowars: http://www.infowars.com/media-magic-not-one-angry-person-in-boston/
For the skeptics who believe that our government doesn’t manipulate or haven’t infiltrated the U.S and world news media, than, this is for you…
CIA Admits Using News To Manipulate the USA (1975) :
Please, understand that we have all been conditioned to believe deceitful liars who have hidden agendas and use our emotions against us. Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Atheist, ect if you’re not in their small private club’s (secret societies) then, you’re just an expendable object (a pawn on a chessboard) to be used and discarded after their desired results have been achieved. Arguing over which political parties or ideologies (democrats/republicans, liberals/conservatives) you identify yourselves with or support, is utterly meaningless at this point.
“Americans are too broadly underinformed to digest nuggets of information that seem to contradict what they know of the world. Instead, news channels prefer to feed Americans a constant stream of simplified information, all of which fits what they already know. That way they don’t have to devote more air time or newsprint space to explanations or further investigations… Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize, to dumb down, the American public. At heart, politicians don’t believe that Americans can handle complex truths, and the news media, especially television news, basically agrees.”
Tom Fenton, former CBS foreign correspondent
...How I wish you could see the potential....
We make statements daily based on a new religion. Yes I call it religion. It is comprised of immovable beliefs. It is comprised of contradictions to truth. It does not recognize new information. This is how it differs from true philosophy.
Where went the staggering appetite to see and to know and to understand our world? Where went that staggering appetite for Excellence under light of those natural rights? In a day and age where so many retreat to nameless fears trading security for those rights. How can a people say they are equipped to perceive and understand truth?
...the potential between you and me...
I am unwilling to accord to some smallminded and jealous individuals the satisfaction of having thwarted my efforts. These men are to me nothing more than microbes of a nasty disease. My project was retarded by laws of nature. The world was not prepared for it. It was too far ahead of time. But the same laws will prevail in the end and make it a triumphal success....Only through annihilation of distance in every respect(snip), will conditions be brought about some day, insuring permanency of friendly relations. What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth. Nicola Tesla
...you gotta spend some time, love!
Why has humanity lost the ability to envision more as being possible? Where are the explosive bursts of insight that once marked us as magnificent in nature? Where is the epic fearlessness in the face of failures?
Where is the simple gesture of listening? Where is the simple gesture of turning on a light? A light in the mind that chases from reality a flood of renewed disbelief and closure of mind?
I sit in the dark with no companion but a single small candle. Truths laid out around me. But so few want them. And fewer still know to look for them. And fewer than that know what to do with them.
You reject my advances and desperate pleas
I won't let you let me down so easily
The dialectics of deception and hegemony is bad enough when practiced by someone else upon us, but worse when they are practiced willfully upon ourselves.
...you gotta spend some time with me...
...There are days when outside your window
I see my reflection as I slowly pass
And I long for this mirrored perspective
When we'll be lovers, lovers at last
...you gotta spend some time love! I will possess your heart!