I was having a conversation with my mother earlier this evening, and it covered some things which are actually relevant to this topic, which I had not
gone into in my earlier post. I will address my failure forthwith.
BS comes in many different shapes and sizes. It comes in different qualities too. The BS on the shopping Channel for example, is what I would call
low grade. It is relatively mundane, working out where the nonsense is requires little intellectual gymnastics, and is often delivered by people who
have all the inherent wit of a bludgeoned corpse. You KNOW that whatever force animated the awful troll on the screen, you should not trust a word out
of its mouth. You can know this whether you have just finished a university degree, or been trepanned for your own health and that of those around
you. It is pretty obvious.
However, at the other end of the scale, you have the BIG BS. Detecting this, and the specifics of how it operates is not something which many people
are really capable of. Hell, few people are even aware that it is happening, preferring to accept the larger BS, because they are generally unwilling
to engage with the possibilities presented by a change in their own world view and reason for going about their daily business, which would come from
a logical and open minded investigation of the aforementioned BS.
For example, this discussion I mentioned at the top of my post, that I had with my mother just earlier, was rather heated, and revolved around the
problem presented by IS. My mother has always had a little bit of a concern that my attitude toward war is somehow disrespectful of those who have
fought it in times gone by, and we had a frank debunking of that particular issue tonight, as well as going over the whole topic from my perspective,
the way I see the whole gamut, from the function and performance of the military industrial complex, to the way the money travels from governments and
from institutions, to the terrorists in the Middle East at the moment. We had the moment, finally, where she threw up her hands and tried to posit a
binary choice between bombing, and doing nothing, ignoring every single other thing that could, and in my view, should be done.
This was DESPITE the fact that I had already outlined a plan which, given certain things being in place, and certain individuals being a) available,
and b) willing, might actually solve the problem for good, without causing massive devastation to an entire region, casualties in the double digit
millions, and so on and so forth. Now, rather than engage with the particulars of the aforementioned plan, her realisation that basically the entire
IS issue may have been nothing more than an effort to make money for oil barons, arms dealers, and "invisible" power brokerages (which does not make
the effects of IS any less serious or concerning, I might add), had her amygdala literally spark off like a nuclear firework. I hated seeing that
happening in my mother, let me tell you, but the conversation had to be had, because I knew that although she has a great many concerns about the
government of our nation, and other nations as well, she is not prone to contemplating solutions to, or even the identities of the responsible parties
in, these sorts of critical issues.
She then said something very important...
"So why should I get up and get through the day tomorrow? What is my motivation for anything that I do anymore, if my taxes are spent this way, if
nothing can be done because all the politicians are owned, and even the best of them are powerless to act EFFECTIVELY to solve both the corruption
that gives rise to, and the actual fact of the terrorism?"
Some BS is so dangerous, so toxic, so insidious, that people almost HAVE to believe it, because if they do not, they have not the energy or the
unique mindset which says "Balls to it. Get up and do it anyway, in the hope that something CAN be done in the fullness of time, in the hope that the
next generation, or at least the one after that will FINALLY take down the banner of war, and hang the banner of peace through wisdom, rather than
living under the flag of chaos and greed."
You see, I am many things personally. Utterly bat crap mad is one of those things, if you ask certain friends of mine. But being mad as a March hare,
means I do not need a reason to continue to do what I am doing, or at least, not one which revolves exclusively, or even mainly around my life, or the
lives of my immediate family. I am looking at the big picture with ZERO vested interest, because I know that the most important thing in the world is
not me. It is the species. The whole, not the one. It would be lovely to look at life through a selfish lens, always concerned about my bottom line,
always putting my eggs in the basket of the person who promises me riches and comfort, rather than nobility and honour, the person who promises posh
clobber for my little one, rather than the possibility of him living in a world free of high level corruption and the sale of lives for the sake of
But I hold the point of view that I do not just because I want my son to become an adult in a world free of the MIC, the influence of money on
politics, the influence of that money on the causes of and outcomes of war, but because I want EVERY human on the Earth to one day have the
opportunity to live without those concerns, not because they are ignorant of the reality, but because the reality has changed. As I said, these are
not thoughts which come easily to certain minds, not because those minds are lesser in some way, but because they have different training and
construction. Not worse training necessarily, or even old training, just different training and construction. I can accept that there is a great lie
at work in the world, without loosing my motivation, because righteous fury and indignation is a great motivator. But not everyone can do that as
The BS which has been smeared over events over the last fifty or sixty years, which has culminated in this particular batch of madness we are living
through as a species, is of the most dangerous, awesome scale and potency. It is so powerful, so steeped in the very stuff which people rely on for
everything from their bank accounts to their motivation for living and working, that some people would rather forget they ever thought outside the box
they have been put in, than consider a truth beyond what they have been fed. Many of them never even realise the programming of course, but even those
who do will retreat back inside it, having seen a different view, because they have no ability to reconfigure for the new, better data. These are good
people I am talking about, loving, caring, honourable and fair to a fault in life and dealings with their fellow human beings...but duped all the
same, and some of them knowingly, despite the alternative being known to them.
There are types of BS that are way beyond the type of psychological evaluations that have been devised by the authors of this report, and one of the
ways I can tell that, is because by the sounds of things, the authors themselves have already made assumptions about what, precisely, constitutes BS
and what does not. Those assumptions, are likely in very serious error.