posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 10:15 AM
I agree that corruption is rampant and that financial gain is unquestionably the main purpose for most - if not all - in power.
One of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned in life was to question. Soon after learning this and practicing it, it was with true horror that
I realized the majority of my "reality" consisted almost entirely of dogma and doctrines that I had accepted completely since I was a kid and it had
never occurred to me to question any of it. I don't think I ever considered it could be questioned or challenged, it all simply WAS.
And that's when I realized the another very important fact - and one I still struggle with and probably always will - and that is being able to
recognize something that I NEED to question instead of simply considering it a base fact of reality that my mind doesn't even identify it as
something that I can challenge! I really hope I'm explaining properly because I feel it is important, it's just such an integral part of being that
it's difficult (for me anyway) to put it into words that convey the meaning and importance of it all.
I think a lot of it is due to what we learn as kids - many of the base assumptions of the world and life and beyond are things that we have to learn
early on to function, but this gets mixed up with other things that get internalized the same way, and then trying to pick them apart as an adult (or
for the ones who are powerful thinkers that can do it much younger) can cause some stress and emotional trauma in some cases. Take religion for
example. You question any of that and it's Satan trying to deceive you! It's a fantastically designed system with its own built in correction
system. I now see that most religions were simply control systems designed by a ruling elite to control the populace. These people that came up with
it were intelligent, I'll give them that. And after a couple generations, it's so persuasive that few can break out of the box because it's all
they've known their entire lives, and they emphatically and genuinely believe they must convince their children and even other non-believer adults to
believe the same way or they await eternal damnation. I'll admit even now I sometimes wonder in the back of my mind about this one. And for those who
are deeply spiritual, please understand I am not ridiculing you or your beliefs, nor am I even discounting the possibility of their being a God -
rather that I believe there is a distinct difference between the organized religions designed by manipulative rulers from what being may actually
exist. I do know that if there is such a being, he/she/it does not intervene to prevent those deceptive humans who would masquerade as this higher
power or profess to be legitimate agents thereof, so either this being allows the devout to be misled, or simply isn't focused on such and most
probably is beyond any capability of our minds to comprehend at this stage in our development. And I know that statement is loaded - but it's just
one observation of mine and not meant to offend anyone, and a good illustration of how it's nearly impossible to completely step out of concepts
ingrained in your mind since childhood,
Anyway, before I get even further off track, I do wonder if The Powers That Be - the so called "Bad Guys" that would kill most of "Us" and
secretly or not so secretly control the world and our destinies and whatnot - if hey realize their own apparent contradictory influence on the masses
at large. What I mean is - presumably They consider themselves above the general masses of humans - more intelligent, refined, etc. BUT - they also
actively deprive the masses of educations that match reality, keep intelligence down via fluoride in the water, poor nutrition, etc etc, limit
employment and financial advances, etc etc etc that keep the majority of people in this so called inferior status - and then cite this inferiority as
the reason they look down on these "lesser" people! How laughable is this? DO they not realize they are responsible in large part for creating the
very "problems" they feel so compelled to destroy or "fix"?
I absolutely believe such "Bad Guys" exist. But I have to believe from the evidence around us that they are either not as powerful or in control as
some would lead us to believe, or else there are other factions against them and their goals that are also quite powerful. Otherwise things like The
Internet, mass communication between individuals (as opposed to just controlled news, etc) and so on wouldn't likely exist. In that, I think we can
all take some possibility that there is indeed hope, and to never, never give up.