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The Human Condition: Gullibility, Emotional Restraints, and Mental Anguish
How far would you go for social acceptance? Would you lie? Steal? Commit atrocities against the minorities? (These are merely rhetorical questions.)
The weak will always be weak, and the ignorant will always be ignorant no matter how far they go to get accepted by others.
The only tool to combat ignorance is "knowledge". Knowledge is truly power.
Gullibility: An abnormal human condition manifested by naive and passive acceptance of things, such as taught beliefs and common misconceptions (or the lack of perceptions) that are usually only loosely , or not at all, based on logic and facts.
It is a trait that politicians, religious leaders and other shysters and pettifoggers promote, endorse, and rely on to control a situation, or an idea, that is not generally accepted as being in the best interest of society as a whole.
Webster defines gullibility as:
- being easily duped or cheated.
- It is a tactic commonly used by those with morbid gulosity (excessive appetites/greediness)
- and it is an extremely successful tool in a society of ill informed superstitious people;
- people with a common history of the condition of a brainwashing technique;
- such as forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes,
- to accept contrasting regimented ideas.
- A persuasion by propaganda, or salesmanship.
- Living Life in a Fantasy World. A True Social Dilemma.
The Global obsession with religion is a real social problem.
- Surviving in a world of obsession, abuse, and madness. A growing global social problem
We are a global society obsessed with, and possessed by, religious beliefs to the point of madness. Beyond the point of no return.
Its practice is mentally, and emotionally invasive and abusive when used to manipulate another person's mind to further an agenda of a few, or a cult, a sect, or an entire religious, or political belief system.
As Shakespeare wrote many years ago: (".....and in this brainish apprehension kills the unseen good old man").
Brandishing ideas into the minds of children to further any cause should be unacceptable in a society of "free thinkers".
But then, are we truly "free thinkers"? Those who brandish their ideas and beliefs certainly do not want children, citizens or 'subjects' who are 'free thinkers'. It would totally disrupt the general order of control; as seen by the uprisings against tyranny going on around the world today.
Brandishing ideas (brainwashing) is as evil, abusive, and controlling, as brandishing a lethal weapon in an ostentatious, or aggressive and menacing manner, to impart one sided beliefs, or fear, into an individual, or group of individuals on a wide scale.
The same principle applies -
- as forcing circumcision on babies reduces physical pleasure of the man he becomes
- as brandishing ideas takes away the sensitivity of soul (empathy):
and takes away the capacity to reason with logic,
and diminishes the desire to learn new concepts that challenge the mind to greater heights of awareness.
So we, as a society, not only condone physical circumcision, but foolishly welcome mental circumcision with open arms. All the while believing that this is what our benevolent God wants.
Ritualistic and repetitive behaviors sap, and replace, the spirituality of the soul, and the innate desire to explore other realms of possibility.
It is, after all, all about ''control'' isn't it?
- Political Campaign lies & Subliminal Brainwashing.
Corporate and government corruption has permeated all walks of life.
- A Philosophical and Religious study of the Art of Manipulation.
Is your family, church, religion, or political group the true path for you? We are all victims of some kind of mind control at various times.
Massive mind control?
Robbing a child of its natural ability to 'think outside the box" in terms of religion, or politics is stifling and creates increased mental anguish; if you have implanted into the child's brain and psyche, that what it has been forced to believe, is the only way of viewing things in life.
When this one way, narrow view of anything is confronted by other beliefs that are just as viable and valid, that child can 'snap' and become violent, abusive and irrational, towards anything, or anyone, that is perceived as different from their norm, or a threat to those indoctrinated base beliefs.
Thus, we create this grossly narrow minded view of reality, filled with haters, bigots, radical religious zealots, and radical conservative fascists in the true sense of the word.
Proof of this statement? Look around us. We must open our eyes to the current political environment in this country. We are moving toward fascism rapidly, and seemingly unopposed, with 3 major controlling factions:
- Corporate control,
- Massive Greed,
- and Religious control.
None of which belong in a free society, or an environment of peace and harmony.
Maintaining gullibility and mental control is the key factor to a successful take over.
We are moving in the opposite direction of the middle east, whose people are finally demanding, what this country has stood for in the past:
- and the right to pursue individual happiness.
Those days are gone, and unless the middle east can learn from the mistakes made here, they are doomed to follow the same path in the future.
We never seem to learn from history.
Every generation thinks they are smarter than the last, so they do not even make an effort to learn from past mistakes. We just repeat the same old stupid mistakes over and over - like listening to a record with a scratch on it - repeating itself so annoyingly over and over, over and over, over and over - without any hope of ever moving forward.
This is the true definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and each time expecting a different outcome.
So is the lot of man, unless some radical changes are made, and soon.
And certainly NOT by taking away individual rights and freedoms and giving more wealth and control to the current control factors: Corporate, Greed, and Religion.
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