I was just reading this morning, in an archeological book, about how scientists actively suppress information that goes against the grain. By my nature I am a justice seeker, and so want to read malevolence into the process. There is some of that I know, but mostly not. The process is built around fear. A group consensus naturally forms in any given endeavor, and those who go against it find themselves unable to maintain their livelihood. Unless independently wealthy or stubborn beyond the norm, deviants eventually fold into the group.
Dr. Judy Wood* caught my attention as she described why people are resistant to the idea that the events of 9/11 (just used here as an example – this post is not about that) were anything other than described by the media. She laid it out as follows:
- People are ill-served by our system of education, and have poor thinking and research skills.
- People are ruled by the phenomenon we call “groupthink,” as seen by the author of the book on archeology noted above. This is an inbred system of marginalization and even punishment for those who deviate from mainstream thought.
- People are frightened by the implications of what they might learn if they deviate from the mainstream.
I am part of a blog that routinely goes against groupthink. The writers here are, if anything, counter-cultural. The “counter” aspect is the key. We have trained our eyes and minds to see through the fog of what passes for news and education. Tomorrow I will attend a high school graduation. These 18-year-old kids imagine they came through a rigorous process of learning when in fact it has been a rigorous process of indoctrination. They have even learned, like Pavlov’s dog, to stop thinking about one subject and start on another at the sound of a bell. They’ve been programmed not to think.
What are we honoring then, in this ceremony ahead? I think it is nothing more than a transition from child to advanced adolescent, a move forward in getting out of the home and living without parental guidance. That’s something, I know. But the twelve years these kids have been locked up do not mean anything like imagined. They are not skilled in thinking, have no skills in resistance to propaganda and advertising, are so poor at math that they will fail to see the lifetime implications of large student loans. The ones with better memories will have more “success” in life, that is, will land higher paying jobs and perhaps even have decent health care. But in a class of 200, maybe five or ten will break free? I hope I am overly pessimistic.
I guess I am writing this way because the word “psychosis” was used earlier this week to describe my assertion that “Seth Rich,” an invented personality, “died” at age 27 last year. It is a transparent hoax, and part of a larger psyop of some sort. These things usually play out in ways difficult to anticipate. The “homicide detective” who revealed that “Rich” was “connected with Wikileaks” provides some light, as Wikileaks is an Intelligence front. Where it goes from there … I do not know. Perhaps I’ll have a psychotic episode later today, see a flash of light and figure it out.
Psychosis is defined as a “severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.” I just described in our education system loss of contact with external reality, but in a group context. It is not regarded as psychotic to belong to a group that suffers mental impairment. It is thought normal.
Those of us who have escaped group psychosis are called mentally impaired. I am tempted, for lack of a better one, to use the word “Orwellian” to describe this system of propaganda and indoctrination that produces the automatons who will parade in cap an gown tomorrow. Individually they are bright and able and dis-served. I don’t envy them their task of surviving and getting a real education. I only know that if they want to make a good living, they’d damned well better have their minds right. They are off to a good start.
*She is, in my opinion, a disinformation agent, but that is an aside.