posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:28 PM
Wow, I really thought this thread was going to go in a different direction.
My argument FOR this topic is as follows:
Let's look back a few decades..
A young boy is born in upstate New York. His family raises him, and showers him with love. He is surrounded by, and supported by a many caring people.
Both his family and those around him say that all men are created equal, regardless of race, creed, or background. So, as he grows older, he has no
reason to question these teachings. Why would his loving family misdirect him? So this becomes his steadfast belief.
Now, during the same time period, a young boy is born in Georgia. His family loves him and supports him. They are very warm, and comforting. They
raise him with kindness. But this boy is taught that people of African heritage are evil. They are the equivalent of beasts given the form of man, and
them trying to gain freedom or talk to white children is the same as a horse trying to do such. So, any freedom preaching blacks are akin to rabid
beasts and need to be put down. This boy has no reason to question what he is taught, because his family, his pastor, they all say these things, so it
must be true.
These are two very different points of view. The subconscious mind develops faith in what it has experienced either first hand or through teaching.
When we accept something with our conscious minds, the subconscious filters reality through that lens.
Hitler himself didn't think he was a monster. He believed that he was restoring and protecting the Fatherland, preserving the master race of God, and
doing the world an important service. Many under Nazi control also accepted similar ideas. They didn't believe they were evil, or their leadership
was evil. They simply wanted to believe that military action was keeping them safe, and that their government was providing security, both financial
This is how people from all walks of life can be resolute on their points of view. Sure, we have the "free will" to accept programing or not, but so
rarely do we use this ability when it is coming from a trusted source. People can easily be convinced of damn near anything under certain
circumstances, and they will never question it. They develop Faith based off of their experience, and interpret experience through what programing
they have accepted.
While many believe they are "free", they have no idea their very thoughts are being controlled by their most trusted of sources. It is very much
like the Matrix, though an illusion, no one saw through it.
People go about their lives, all the while being manipulated from behind the scenes.
Good thread though, I was pleasantly surprised by the direction it took.