A certain blogger I know is a high school teacher. People who frequent this blog know to grant no special status on that profession, as its function is to keep the chains invisible. This teacher does not know that, of course. (If teachers don’t know their own function, well, then, who was it that asked the famous question … “is our children learning?”)
This particular teacher promotes a method of intellectual exploration called use of “trusted sources.” Each step in the thought process must be sanctioned by a higher authority. It is our educational system reduced to its core:
We do not promote use of trusted sources. I only know of one: our brains. In a previous post I mentioned “empowerment,” or release from mental bondage. I am able to collect and organize my own thoughts without the sanction of authority sources. This step, this trust in one’s own perceptions above all others, is a profound step forward in development of the mind. The other writers here experience it as well.
In our Orwellian state the word “freedom” has been reduced to a hollow chant devoid of meaning. When followed by the word “from” it becomes another way of saying “slavery.” We are free from fear, hunger, we are protected and assured of our survival, and most importantly, free of the need to think for ourselves. As Aldous Huxley said,
“The most important Manhattan Projects of the future will be vast government-sponsored enquiries into what the politicians and participating scientists will call “the problem of happiness” – in other words, the problem of making people love their servitude.”
What we do here might seem trivial to some – who cares is Taylor Swift is a twin? So what if Mickey Mouse faked his death and returned as Tom Brokaw? What does it matter if Matt Damon’s face is a template for just about every major male star? Who the hell is Johannes Vermeer and why does it matter if he was in servitude? Mavi Marmara what? Pausbezoek? We have covered all of this and so much more, and so much more in store. It is very exciting for all of us here, and we hope for you.
And yes, I made up the Mickey Mouse/Tom Brokaw thing. He is fake, this we know. We have just not figured out yet how he became a “trusted source.”
As we begin 2017 “fake news” is coming under attack. Most of our readers know the the term is Orwellian, as in freedom=slavery. What they call fake news is a real search for truth, forbidden in mainstream journalism everywhere. All journalism is fake. We’ve done the real thing here. We have searched for and even found some truth, some of it trivial. From the controllers’ standpoint, the Internet has gotten partially out of hand, and so they are moving in with a new psyop to contain it. I don’t know the future or how effective their efforts will be, or what it means for our blog.
I don’t care. It’s been fun. I only know that once released from a cage, a wolf never voluntarily reenters.