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Originally posted by Aeolus1970
It 's been very instructive, as I had no idea how brainwashed and/or oblivious most of my fellow citizens are. Also maddening to boot, as the response to my efforts to enlighten them (no matter how I soft-pedal it) invariably lands somewhere along the lines of derision, or denial, and both a great deal of the time.
And this includes my dealings with people who should know better...people with one or more PhD's in any number of disciplines, people who have worked in the upper echelons of any number of alphabets soup government agencies, people who have been victims of the very forces that I've have tried to point up to them. Leading them, using hard data buttressed by physical law, framing out the painfully obvious contradictions in evey single sphere of their lives...to no avail.
It could well be that ignorance is bliss after all; there is some comfort taken in knowing what it is that threatens us all, but at times it leaves me cold. Wondering what exactly it is going to take to wake everybody up, wondering why I'm so different and why the tools levied so successfully against others have no effect on me (and questioning my own sanity as the inevitable mean corollary), at times wondering how I'm to get up in the morning and stow my despair so I can continue to show my daughter how to be the best person she can be.
At the end of the day, I tell myself that it is cyclical, that over time the forces of darkness build and consolidate and reach a point where the forces of light beat them back, leading to a period of collective introspection. From this, I take consolation in knowing that as long as their are people like myself who know the signs and study the currents (and we are legion), there will always be canaries in the coal mine, and thus, there will always be hope.