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Originally posted by alaskan
People here seem to expect to have an entire life's work explained to them in an hour, and justify it with the fact that he's published things in the past.
You idiots are part of the problem
*edit- I'm not saying I believe every word he's ever uttered, but he's got a much better track record over the past 40+ years than any of you do over the past fraction of that from which you've been involved with this website.
[edit on 31-1-2009 by alaskan]
Originally posted by Electricneo
It's evil to use the fear card due to his fear addictions and lack of compassion.
He tries to make money off peoples paranoia and that is the lowest of the low.
This is the same old ploy of whipping up the naive paranoids into a state of frenzy
for profit. For fame, money, glory all the low level motivations.
Originally posted by ipsedixit
I watched/listened to part one of the interview with Jordan Maxwell. I didn't watch the Knowledge and understanding in themselves are not bad things. The sequestering of knowledge for the use of the few is something that can be very troublesome, if the few are bad people. I think that is the real issue that the world faces with regard to the illuminati. The real problem is to level the playing field so that more people outside the circle of the evil elite have access to the knowledge.
While I agree with most of what you have written, 'good/bad/evil' are subjective. If an infant is eaten by a shark, many would call the shark 'evil/bad'. In truth, though this event would bring great pain, the shark is acting according to it's nature. I agree that many of us instinctively know the difference between dark and light polarity events and have conscience/empathy. We cannot have one without the other, and the natural state of each ecosystem and within our own bodies (homeostasis) is balance. Dark polarity is truly excessive here, but a good example of the opposite can be demonstrated in the film "Demolition Man", where everyone had a happy happy joy joy perspective, and society was controlled by technology--in both cases a violation of the Law of Allowance (Thelema is another term for it)
I have been a practicing Buddhist for many years. Buddhism is not the only way into an understanding of the world's spiritual traditions. Any tradition that emphasizes meditation or an inner awakening of awareness will gradually unfold the meaning of the world's spiritual symbols in a way that is more enlightening than Mr. Maxwell's best efforts. The deep knowledge is out there. It's out there all over the place in many cultures and traditions. People who really want to know these things can find them out with the proper guidance.
I completely agree with this as well, but feel that the emphasis should be to read/watch/listen to all external information with discernment, and as you indicated the answers and truth are found 'in there', which is the ultimate irony since this is the last place most people look. Also, many people focus so hard on complexity that they never find the answer which is to be found in simplicity. This is why for me (as an open-minded skeptic) whenever it seems as though I have found a complete answer/truth, I must 'step back' to see a larger view of the picture. Many of us become so focused on a narrow part that we believe it ends there, and when we believe we know everything we stop learning.