Hiding The Bleach For Brainwashing: Mind Control for You and I

Political and Spiritual Psychological Manipulation of Belief

Reality Framing

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Brainwashing Made Simple

To question or not to question; that is the question.

Who knows what they are talking about?

Right off the bat; you swing your perception the way you do for some reason.  Your thoughts have a logic(s) they are applying to observation, consciousness manifesting the feeling this bouncing ball produces. But you and I are never sure exactly who is chasing our logic’s ball, nor if they believe our team is any good.  Metaphors, for instance, find various holes to fall through, getting mixed into gloves, golf or a pool table in the process.

Now where did that ball go?

I do not know what you know.  I can assume you read, but a machine may do that for you these days.  Likely, although I cannot see you here, you do understand language.  I know information comes to you that way if you are actually reading this, but I do not know what else you know or do not know, or how you reference the things of Life.  Knowledge and ignorance, are in some basic ways, metaphysical.  I know something of you, yet do not know who you are, where you are, or when you encounter these words.  Something known, much unknown.

I cannot usually know what you do or do not know by just looking at you.  But by hearing you, your use of language and theory, all manner of pseudo knowing can ensue.  Truth, then, becomes the problematic issue; whether my theories of you, and you of I, are correct or filled with varying amounts of ignorance; of projection from me and assumptions from my history with its assumed wisdom of the ways of things.

A critical potential conflicting issue now arises; What do you and I agree on as truth or proof of it? This is classic existentialism regarding meaning and reality. Do I assume a-priori knowing from my background; my family ways and cultural ones?  Probably. I likely possess the “need” for confirmation bias to view me as good and true. It is hard to avoid operating from what seem to be operational truths.  This is not exactly proof of actual truth. These knowings of mine may actually be beliefs or theories being imposed upon reality.   If I know there is a waterfall two miles up the river, me telling you does not mean you know this as well.  You may know you trust me, and have no reason to believe I would deceive you, but in the sense of empirical knowing; you do not know there is a waterfall where I claim.

You have your image of waterfall.  You might go up the river to see what I was talking about, only to see for yourself that I actually must have meant there was water falling over one rock in the middle of the stream, “pretending” to be a waterfall in miniature in the imagination of one looking at it.  the word and the concept of it were altered, but the explanation to you was not.  How much of this kind of unknown change of idea occurs regularly in our lives, becoming part of our own narrative?

What constitutes proof of existence and proof of belief are quite differing things.  Most of the time we do not deconstruct our nature of awareness and cognition, instead, we “run” with what seems known, for it has not been proved false (as far as we know).  You and I are inclined to accept much without much evidence other than what seems operational knowing, but that confidence may be something quite other than based on factual reality.

Enter Platforms for Truth’s Explanation; Religious and Political Persuasion

We are fallible creatures by nature.  This does not mean we are not perfectly natural, nor that nature is not perfectly rational.  It only means you and I are not omniscient, we can make mistakes; draw wrong conclusions; use false proof (erroneous “truth”), such as attitude over fact;  we can chose not to admit our error, instilling a kind of error drive into our living; and on…  In the falsity I have described, that can “automatically” become inserted into my consciousness of Life, there do appear to be avenues of correction.  I can learn.  I can understand.  I can forgive.

Learning, understanding, forgiving myself of judgments that may contain kinds of error which I no longer wish to “own”; these are generic corrective mechanisms for ignorance and its consequence.  Societies tend to internalize these, making them appear as gifts of the cultures narrative.  This kind of assumption goes up and down the scale; from individual to society.  We intend to live by Truth, but Truth is open to interpretation.  This interpretations parameters varying widely and wildly, depending on the conceptual underpinnings of The Truths assumed characteristics. Truth and reality become subject of interplay with ignorance. The Appearance Reality I operate as my real world view, likely has some conglomerations of Consensus Reality embedded with what I assume is reality.  Our culture and familly virtually guarantee I think some things are real that are actually really questionable.

I tend to grant much more leeway for understanding in myself, granting me many kinds of perceptual privilege.  Let say I have an organic empathy for my situation.  Others are another matter.  Someone across the culture, representing things seemingly different than I, well, I am likely to not grant them this same leeway, especially if I am under some pronounced stress.  It becomes “easy” to see others as somehow being in the way of ones own life.  They are making problems for me; and they may or may not be.  People and institutions may be “in the way” of my life, but that still does not establish who is most right in this equation.

It may describe who holds more mechanical power over by mathematical influence of mass.  Subconsciously, this mathematical?physical domination likely carries an influence over my decision making in life; I take into account who or what exercises control features over my life, and may well tend to accommodate them.  This will begin tweaking my identity to cultural norms.

It may also “encourage” me to be a champion of their cause, proclaiming it the true cause for all.  Corporation domination of culture, for instance, a kind of exploitation and partitioning of environments at all cost, will entice many to self fulfill the domination matrix, insisting life itself may depend upon unquestioned support.  Churches, as original kinds of incorporation’s, tend to seal off the exits this way.  It becomes my way, or no way.

Again.  Not establishing actual right from wrong, but instead, establishing adaptation to influence over ones will by external forces.  If I then go on to identify with this overriding will, I conform to expectation without tending to question, beginning the process of having a not truly examined life. I have then in effect; had my will adjusted, not by truth exactly, but by the forces of conformity and its compulsions.  I do not actually know why I do all that I do, only seemingly that I must.  This is a formula of self manipulation imposed by external sources.  It opens up my will, not to the principles of truthful knowing and understanding, but to forces of unknown integrity, operating from unknown cause.

The Four F’s: Fact, Faith, Fiction and Fraud

What I hope I have described above, is that our ignorance is powerful.  Ignorance can be denied, it then hiding behind my trust in a logic that does not require common elements of corrective knowledge; new input, new understanding of connection, other environmental influence on my notions that I have not considered, etc.  In this respect; politics and religion tends to trust I will not look into certain facts and their association; that I will not consider other ideas or theory in depth; that I will eventually hold loyalty or community connection above truth itself.  This is a major identity sacrifice; one I might not even know I made, or could make.  (FYI– I was in a Christian religious cult decades ago.)

These are identity controls.  The dials to their “on-ness” are likely in the hands of those who have a vested interest in keeping ignorance in, and understanding out.  {Note how anti-science The Church (Catholic) was, (some churches still are shaming scientific concepts) putting many a scientist to death or ostracism} This is not what most of would subscribe to as a good way to live; denying information access to our awareness.

It must be disguised by outright indoctrinated denial, or other emotionalized “information” that seems to threaten our identity; our group identities as us or we.  This is manipulation of the ability to know, and it will create intransigent problems in coping with reality, so the view of reality itself must be contorted to fit the ideas imposed upon it.

-Give me Liberty!  No That’s it!  Just Liberty!  What responsibility?  I said Liberty!

Many who consider themselves libertarians, for instance, are trusting, having faith, in a kind of abandonment to individualism as the value, they may not quite know how dependent they are on others to exist in common in a world that is inherently One.  Many a libertarian will describe a highly responsible state of self-hood; the individual responsible to act in honor and justice to other individuals.  Like many values and beliefs, they may be good and true in the abstract, but in practical reality, the amount of interrelationship and interconnection, and its responsibilities, may not be on their radar.

Liberty, an appeal to the rule of the will of the self, is often the rallying cry for many anti tax perspectives, or anti any perceived external control seemingly placed upon the self. When we see tax money going to causes we do not support, a kind of violation seems natural to behold.  Subjectively, independently, I can say; I did not sign up as a citizen for that.  But what then are the consequences of withdrawal?  { I am actually in many aspects a libertarian.}

What if all tax were voluntary?  Do we support all military based tax, with the assumption that they know things I do not, and would only ever act from righteous cause, even though I know that some of our civilian governments representatives are essentially always up for sale, or holding ideologies I find objectionable?  Would I be for a small child being given food to survive, but not someone who seems to not give a damn about me or I about they?

Do I bailout the supper wealthy so my (our) economy keeps going?  Do I say they would not bail me out, so then hold them to the same cause?  What if I do not drive a car, and do not wish to pay for all the socialist roads most of society drives on, will I pay for the socialist fire department coming on those roads to put out the fire and save the children at my house?  Why not?  This would take bureaucracy to a whole new level. I would trust the libertarian to help cover the cost they are increasing on the rest of us.

We actually live in a context where there are many community agreements and understandings, a social contract, that seems to have become so ignored it seems invisible, maybe not even there. That stress of apparent disconnection in awareness can be tagged onto their apparent absence, as someone else’s tax on us.  This is that “capital of ignorance” once again.  Yet it is exactly the excuse some of us look for to explain our trouble and conveniently place it squarely where it seems it belongs, on someone else.

It might be said; Give me Liberty, or give me excuses to believe in only me as relevant, or else I would wish to die.  That society is likely a restrictive force on the individual is a given.  That society must then always be wrong, is not true, but it sure can be made to seem so when made to order desire is imposed upon.  Who or what is behind our desires?  am I sure as math that it is me? Opportunism comes with many tricks to play over ones own consciousness, yet conveniently put the responsibility onto someone other.  Opportunism can be a collective sense of behavior; it can be individualized or generalized, depending upon differing “needs”.

-Where does my information about other human beings come from?  Do I really know?  How am I certain?  Where am I honest to myself?

We can have many feelings to be approached by most anyone with the money and or the influence to do so.  Issues will be paraded before us for observation likely for a reason.  The reason, however, may be assumed to be one thing while actually being another.  Religious leaders do this for their reasons, reasons we do not always know, but assume to be righteous. Even with them, trust and faith are innocents that can be used to advantage when some manipulation is desired.  Politics is no different; our feelings will be defined and used for a desired outcome, for reasons we are told, but do not actually know.

We cannot be absolutely certain that even our family and friends always have our best interest at heart, not if their own is preeminent. (I am a volunteer for a domestic violence program, where this uncertainty, or insecurity regarding love, safety, and co or no definitions of commitment, creates repercussions that can turn to physics or other identity manipulation to attempt to solve entrenched conundrums of relationship.)

This leaves us with a certain certainty; that my ignorance is capital to someone, and they are more than willing to spend it, this is the nature of opportunism; exploitation.  The question is; who bears the tax on ignorance?  Who pays the price?  I do.  We do.  They do as well.  This part is often the hardest to believe when one has been “used”, even more difficult when that usage is not consciously known.  It will show up in the world however, it will not obviously be tagged to our ignorance exactly.  It might seem to be the way things go, or that what goes around comes around.  We might know, that many of these powerful people who seem to do so well overall, have us not wishing to be like them.  We might shudder to think of it, of being like them, yet wish we had their fame or resource.  Curious.

-Faith and Belief can be Fraud-

How do you know you know that you know what you know?  There seems to be an endless amount of blame to pass around, usually away form ourselves, when things go wrong in the world.  We seem sure of knowing that, but we know not seems:  Someone else’s ideas are to blame, someone else’s behavior.  If only they, were only we.

This is one of the many seductions of ignorance; cognitive dissonance and buzz words that serves as Thought-terminating cliché’s, can help to keep us from thinking, especially from the all inclusive thought practices of critical thinking.  As it is, our will is under much pressure of both kinds of conformity, and to identity and interest hijacking.

Individuals propose schemes that need us to manipulate The Commons (the infinite aspects of Life) to assuage their stress, as do other institutions that have a vested interest in permanently not accounting to questioning in any full and inclusive way.  As long as we as individuals do not question why we do not question, some questions, and so some knowing, will not be had.  Our lives then, in unknown ways, held down by what are ultimately our own thoughts.

You are provided with a kind of truth detector for these outer interest, and ones accounting of your own thinking; do they (I) allow questions from top to bottom?  That’s it.  Are they (I) accountable to reality, and to accountable Truthfulness as an aspect of that reality, or are they (I) out to tell you what reality is and make you accept it without question?

Oh no! You’re not supposed to question, that is just doubt trying to seduce you!

Perfect block. Check mate.

If I am not allowed to ask; I am not allowed to know.

Fact or fiction, truth or falsity, these do make a difference, but if I do not know where these may be in my own thoughts, I will pay the difference in my life, no matter if you others are being true or not yourself. The bottom line ends up being drawn in our own lives. If I operate my observational “knowing” from what are conserved ideas beyond questioning, I likely may be polluting true reality with imposed assumption.

Most of us have our own issues with our own reactive conservatism, blocking empathy and compassion to others who seem too different, or who we feel have wronged God or society.  Being human and not omniscient, we may claim an abstract ideal as omniscient, such as God, then excuse all manner of behavior, for it is claimed to be in service of Perfection.  Unfortunately for this rationalization scenario; it is highly doubtful that denial, deception, or other means of avoiding questioning truly leads to a more honest or more Whole life.

The biggest fraud of all, may be the one that has one believe that we are “getting away with” something that in some manner depends on ignorance to succeed over others.  Such a victory is over oneself actually, and would be known as a loss if the victor were aware of it.  The bliss of ignorance? Or the curse? That loss will continue haunting with darkness out into their, or our lives in other ways until it is solved, released by true knowing.  That is the nature of understanding; it illuminates what was unknown.

Such are the fates of knowing and ignorance, of the will and ones identity.

We each had the key all along.  Where does its doorway lead?

Questioning.  Returning to the awe and wonder of the present moment and all else.  Realizing the power of Now; the freedom of forgiveness and understanding.  Connection itself becomes a revelation, if I was consumed with separation and alienation.

Ideas are not infallible.  Human expression is not all powerful, nor is human assumption.  Life is embodies with Love and Being, when I am willing to see it. All these things approachable always, by questioning what I think I know.

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{Disclaimer: Any particular in this presentation may be incorrect. And that is the way it is.}

THE BRAIN ERASER

We await the onslaught of diversion. Huddled in our own lives, umbilical cords of electronic information are directed at us. For information as a nutrient, yes, but by and for whom really?

Well, we cannot know, huddled in our lives, dependent both on the umbilical cords and what they happen to feed us. We do not know, when we do knot know it is a primary question to know the answer. It is a perfect trap for the creation of a lab conditions for the experiment on humanity. Just as on some TVs, the movie’s date of first release has been removed, we do not know what of our own history is being vacated. We do things to benefit of someone who is in charge, not necessarily via democratic institution, but via economic privilege to access the cords.

Our agar plate selves are inoculated with what appear as to be our way of life. Children are the most fertile medium for inoculation. The media is both directed at them, and at keeping adults in an immature state, to seem as a kind of child. From my vantage point, this objective has been accomplished quite well. It will not be long, for it already is noticeable, that the WEB will atrophy from its greatest diversity, to, as search engines have it, mostly available for the most popular kid in school, not necessarily the most truthful, relevant or incisive.

As the larval public now, we are fed what is required to metamorphose generic human desire, and impulse to full potential fruition, into the kind of creature that will best suit the asymmetric privilege to live above others, held by the few.

It is fortunate for those who do manipulate (dominate) societies and cultures, that words can come to mean their opposites, while retaining the symbol of their initial configuration. When concepts can be switched to their opposite but still retain their influential image of their origin, language becomes the lab rat. We who speak it, lab technicians who follow the owners manual of the machinery. We are then cogs in the proverbial wheel. This is true when we are not free to know, not free to question fundamental societal construct to the core, when we are not free, period. Freedom becomes a primary illusion, one of great use to a machines owner.

The result can be to in effect; erase the brain, yet keep the desired ego mechanics in place.

The great awakening, is tucked back in to sleep. Only you know where your alarm clock is, but can it be reached to get out of bed?

Not all Sundays are sunny.

OUTRAGEOUS!— DIVERTING ATTENTION

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

LOOK OVER HERE!

OUTRAGEOUS!

Fear is real. In fact, it is so real, it can seem to consume you all by itself.

It becomes the favorite ploy of politicians who are desperate to control you, and merchants who need you to need what they have.

Gas went up $0.10 overnight (actually as I bought it yesterday). I remember municipalities trying to get a half cent raise in gas to pay for some civic project or program, and the voters say no. Local gas station owners told, that drivers would flock out of town for gas. You would be ruining their lives and livelihood. So we do without the teachers raise, or the intersection expanded. We have learned to not trust government hardly ever (except by fear) in having its hands on one more cent of our hard earned (or not) money.

I think of how, in relative terms, most of these little increases would have returned to us much, but instead, it now goes to a middle east nation, and or the corporations making a windfall off of fear, and a war over it is guesstimated now at eventually costing $3,000,000,000,000–$5,000,000,000,000 and all out of scaring us dumb with dubious rational.

BE AFRAID. REPEAT. BE AFRAID. REPEAT…

Fear diverts our attention with ease. Heck, I’d rather keep my one half cent, thank you big government tax and spend socialism very much. Now gas can go up a dollar each gallon in a year and we are still kept afraid of (and less able to afford) pooling our resources to do something fair, just or constructive.

I have become cynical in the economic sense, since it seems proved out that every cent you think you kept by avoiding a tax, you will have taken from you more fold, in placing your needs into predatory control. No, not in the hands of voting institutions (representative or initiative) where you theoretically have a say and receive a lasting benefit, but into individuals or collective groups, who knows where in the world. Just probably not in the average voters house or neighborhood where you live. Just got to keep you scared to keep you in line. Attention Diversion Disorder.

STACK THE DECK

Interesting how the selfish, predators and the permanently afraid, rule our lives to some degree. Our doors are locked when once upon a time they were not. I travel as little as possible. I buy less of our consumerist/individualist-each must have their own products, cause somebody rich somewhere needs more for their nicely set up welfare for them state. That is how it is for more and more of us. You just will not see many movies or TV shows based on the third worldalization of our nation. But many a politician will speak glowingly of our special freedoms the world is so jealous of.

Nanny state, closet socialist, communist Utopian, many words are used to now define the community doing good or needed works of one kind or another, by the fears of the poison pill word propogandist. While exploitation of the individuals situation, contempt for empathy and compassion, and getting away with what you can, or aligning with fellow opportunist to strip democracy of meaning, or of rights pertaining fairly to all, goes on quite unabated.

The deck that has been stacked is the very old one, the opportunist and predatory one; take what you can and run. Humankind is always faced with what one can call Energumen (a spirit embracing misanthropic or malevolent intent to others), those who place their “own” above all else, and serve that separation from the whole, as itself being holy.

DISASTER SCALE

Resource depletion, pollution, the reduction of the authority of the individual in the responsible collective sense; where we accept that we still live and breath the same air on the same planet and must so act therein responsibly, assaults of these are the greatest looming threat to the planet and so to us.

That said, terrorism is the greatest present threat to the western world. Much of the rest of the world is or has been ruled by this greatest threat as well, but now in the USA, terrorism is the greatest threat of the present moment, because so few callus dysfunctional’s can cause so much fear, harm and disruption of life and economies, not to mention the soul depletion of removed liberties.

If you are liberal, you do need to take terrorism’s realities into account, along with your hopes and fears for the future. I am not suggesting ignoring the source of the mindset that produces lives whose only value seems to be to destroy someone different who is blamed for their plight, rightly or wrongly. That is what manifest terrorism.

It is also necessary to state that our own revolutionary founders would be considered terrorist by the then British status quo. As has been often said; one mans terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. We must determine in this diametrically opposed perception, a truth beyond subjective impression, to where the real truth of the matters are, and what the honorable and rational action and reactions should be.

THERE IS A DIFFERENT FINAL FRONTIER

If you think of humans moving into space (from exploration and or population pressures), we will have had to manage the potential of disaster, of just one dysfunctional and disgruntled individual. Imagine the degree of control by state, or the maturity of the spirit of the populations, to be able to trust catastrophe not ensuing from one of their peoples intentions. Terrorism (of all kinds, including good “defensive”-offensive ones) on the planet is not far from doing the same thing here on spaceship earth.

We face a coming wall regarding globalization and individual and collective rights and responsibilities. I am of the mind that as in all addictions, it is not force or words that will cure us of the oppression of the out of control state, religion-state, or the out of control individual. A rebirth of self, strange as that can seem to mean, is what will break fear based addiction by the individuals own motivation.

When the promise to Life (or God) comes originally from our own hearts and minds, a new world opens up. Life is unveiled and Its astounding presence sensed. This Big Spirit surrounding everything, leaves nothing out or discarded by human concepts of division from the Whole. It is Unconditional Love, pure, simple and true. It does not need me to defend It or say Its Name correctly, nor beg properly, or pander unending to Its omniscience. It is an invitation to exist inside of Its intention, Its unfolding definition alive in my own life, as in all things.

I can share in the miracle, which even includes suffering and loss as poignant counterpoints to being, or I can embrace the myriad pathways to fear. Letting them, ground my spirit to inert dust, worshiping all I lack as evidence of illusions primal abandonment (my detachment from Cause).

It will be the heaven at ones own hands, or the heart eating jungle, that will be produced from what I chose to do or not do. The fate of the world is made up of that magical choice in which direction we each lean, until it becomes a driving wind.

SAIL ON

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