perception

mein fuhrer…. I can walk!!

kissingerSome would have us believe Henry Kissinger was a great statesman. Others consider him a deranged war criminal. Contrary to some beliefs, Dr. Strangelove was not based on this warmonger, but it may certainly have been a premonition or influence (perhaps he saw the film himself) for his own rise to power and world view. Substantial controversy erupted when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.

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And now, here’s the news……

newscasterControl of the masses by a mere handful of meglomaniacs  has been achieved, century after century, through the combination of Ordo ab Chao and it’s companion, propaganda.

With the advent of the “digital age“, the ability to control and direct the thoughts, emotions, beliefs, fears and “realities” of a population has risen to heights never before seen in human history.

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when belief becomes delusion

Some startling events have transpired during my lifetime that had a profound effect on my beliefs (principally my lack of beliefs). I’ve always preferred the truth to beliefs and realized early in life that beliefs, particularly those that are commonly accepted, are often not the truth. In many cases they’re the product of childhood programming by the public school system combined with adopted familial, societal and cultural beliefs.

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What is Truth and why should we care?

Much of what seems real only exists because enough people believe it. Our culture is based on a number of core beliefs. I am a hard core skeptic and a seeker of the truth. I continue to avoid joining groups as it inevitably means accepting their beliefs, which is what they hold in common and make them a group. I choose knowing over believing and am not afraid to say “I don’t know”. (more…)