posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 12:26 PM
I have a friend, one I've known longer in life other than immediate family. Met when we were fourteen. Still friends today.
He had a knack for saying things you'd roll your eyes at. You'd think or say, yeah right. No way that could be true at all. Not one bit.
Once, in a crappy apartment he had, I realized he was only using one light bulb in the entire place. I asked him why and he said it was because his
electric bills were exorbitant. How exorbitant, I asked. He said upwards of $500 a month. I laughed, and I said there was no way. He was diligent
about keeping things turned off, not wasteful, etc. He said no, his bills were insane. I told him that the reason why they had the meters was so
that you could see them, as well as the company, to get a read on what you were actually using. He said that the building kept them in a locked room,
and that there was nothing he could do to prove that the charges were wrongfully inflated.
A year or so later, I'm helping him move out of the dump. One of his neighbors came up to him and thanked him for his advice on contacting his
lawyer about the exorbitant bills, because his neighbor thought he was the only one who had the insane electric bills.
What did this teach me?
It taught me that yes, my friend could come up with some stories that were sometimes questionable. Sometimes, "Yeah, RIGHT" laughable. But, there
was always at least some kernel of truth to what he was saying.
So, why is this a rant?
This is a rant because of just how close minded people here, everywhere, can be.
In a place where we come for some morsel of respite from the MSM, from the story that the official and vetted sources would have us believe. Because
we realize that the truth is formatted to fit their needs, and therefore, is no longer to be considered actual truth.
Truth is truth, not the pretty and shiny part we want to see. Truth is ugly, laughable, and highly volatile. And it scares most of us beyond
Canon is not absolute. In fact, there is no canon other than what we choose to believe. What we settle on believing. Each and every day
(figuratively speaking, not literally), something new is discovered which violates the tenuous concepts of truth we hold so dear. How is it that
these new discoveries occur? They occur because at some point, someone throws caution to the wind and attempts the heretical and ponders.
How often have you heard that something once laughable was shown to actually be true? This being said, I refuse to disregard a notion because of
it's source. Or because "it's been proven to be untrue". Or because it doesn't fit in with one's own narrative.
Dogged pablumatic regurgitation of what is believed to be "true" is a dangerous thing. It threatens stagnation at best, and ignorance at it's
worst. To me, it speaks of a fear that what is so vociferously being denounced as untrue might just prove us to be wrong.
Am I saying to throw your common sense to the wind? No.
What I am saying is, don't let hubris be the cause of your downfall. Keep things in perspective and ask questions while striving to be open minded.