Reality gap

Daily Pickings has often referred to cognitive dissonance - a condition in which two or more irreconcilable positions are held simultaneously. Our willingness to accept officially sanctioned narratives, which fly in the face of evidence, while vilifying those who express scepticism or surprise, is the result of decades of social conditioning. Adam Curtis's Century of the Self exposed the overarching strategy to transform us into "consumers" who can be lied to with impunity while we attack, vilify and ostracise those who attempt point out how we've been manipulated.

This first, rather insightful, article was written in 2003.

Conspiracy Too Monstrous To Conceive by Henry Makow
The Illuminati originates in the Jewish Kabala, Babylonian mystery cults, the Templars, Freemasons and assorted interests dedicated to Satan worship and absolute power. On May 1 1776, Adam Weishaupt, a professor at the University of Inglestadt in Germany, founded "The Order of the Illuminati." Many people believe Weishaupt was sponsored by Prince William of Hesse Casel and his banker Meyer Amschel Rothschild, the wealthiest man in the world.
The Illuminati's goal was to destroy Western Civilization and to erect a new world order ruled by them. Its method was to dissolve all social ties (employer, nation, religion, race, family) by exploiting social discontent and promising a golden age of "human brotherhood." This is now called "globalization."

Until recently, discussion of such information was frowned upon in polite society and to mention words like "Illuminati" was to commit "intellectual" suicide, particularly within academia. But as more of the jigsaw pieces fall into place, validating such articles, those that seek a one world government can no longer rely on social conditioning to achieve their goals; they are resorting to more overt means of oppression and censorship of those who dissent.

The internet has been the foundation of "awakening" but the Structural Elite are trying to "stuff the genii back in the bottle".

The Demise of Dissent: Why the Web Is Becoming Homogenized by Charles Hugh Smith
In other words, we'll be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and "approved" dissent.
We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow confusion.
The problem isn't just fake news--it's the homogenization of the web, that is, the elimination or marginalization of independent voices of skepticism and dissent.

The human condition at present is one of slavery, a new kind of slavery, where bondage is psychological and spiritual rather than physical. Human consciousness is the target in a broad war of control where people willingly acquiesce to social conditions which clearly fail to serve their best interests, even doing them harm.

That we're being farmed is increasingly obvious but the cognitive dissonance among the majority is taking time to cure - the patients cling to their condition as a comfort blanket - Stockholm Syndrome.


0 #1 James Walter 2017-11-25 03:17
I have another view about this part of what you said above:
"Its method was to dissolve all social ties (employer, nation, religion, race, family)"

"When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind."
J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known, pp.51-52

We are all one family, one race (the human race). Where we were born and raised only affects us. Nationalism:

"Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead."
Arundhati Roy, writer and activist, 1961- )

I don't see loyalty to employers too much anymore - the employers have beat this out of us. I do see no loyalty or sympathy for the employed or unemployed. That is the sickness called capitalism, the obsession with money over man.

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