Living In A Brainwashed World
To wake up to reality, we first have to clear our minds of all the opinions and fixed ideas that we have collected and hold on to. We must acknowledge that these ideas are not our own; we took possession of them from the collective consciousness. The question is, “Who put these ideas into the playground?”
There are those who have conspired against society to manipulate humanity. The weapon of confusion controls the masses, and this starts at an early age.
There has been conscious and intelligent manipulation of our habits and opinions. Our minds have been moulded, our tastes formed, and our ideas suggested, largely by those we have never heard of who pull the strings of the public mind. For millennia, people have been made to believe what they have been told. Each generation has its architects, who act both consciously and unconsciously.
Edward L. Bernays, Sigmund Freud’s nephew and the founder of the public relations industry in the US, used public relations techniques as a way for corporations to mould the mind of the masses in a desired direction. What do you think advertising, news and propaganda are all about? Make something freely available and people are hooked: through laziness, we consent to let others think for us.
Bernays defined ‘engineering consent’ as the art of manipulating people. He maintained that “entire populations, which were undisciplined and lacking in intellectual or definite moral principles, were vulnerable to unconscious influence and thus susceptible to wanting things that they do not need. This is achieved by manipulating desires on an unconscious level. The central idea behind the engineering of consent is that the public should not be aware of the manipulation taking place.”
A secret agenda depends on people NOT being able to think critically. They may joke, react and argue, but this is all still part of an agenda. Thinking critically means making reasoned judgments that are logical and well thought out. One doesn’t simply accept -without questioning – all arguments and conclusions to which one is exposed. This requires curiosity, scepticism and humility. People who use critical thinking are the ones who say, “How do you know that?”
Josef Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment for the Nazi party, wrote:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Consent to wake up to realising that you are already awake.
However cluttered our mind seems to be, pure awareness is still present.
This is why there is so much created to distract us.
Sitting in still silence,
we can see all this going on.
To test whether all the rice is cooked,
we merely have to taste one grain.
Consent not to be ‘cooked’