as a fore-word, this is my first thread on this forum. I've longed to enter certain conversations hoping to shed light on my perception of the world.
I've been hesitant to do so, mainly because I understand that it is hard to say one thing over another is definite. For every opinion, there is an
equally valid and logic point of view opposing it. It is not my intent to add to the chaos of our social order, and give half-baked ideas to the cause
and effect of certain scenarios. So in my attempt to avoid this, I've tried to compile all of my ideas and opinions into a focal point. Allowing
others to see the compartmentalized version of my thoughts. I was given the opportunity to write an essay for a general education class, that most
would barely glance at in passing. However, I ran with it. And allowed for my opinion, and my paper to become one in the same. However even with the
month notice I had before the paper was due, I ran out of time. I did not wait to the last minute. I worked on it for weeks, trying to compile valid
questions so that we can begin to ask, "How can this be?" So here, is my turned in work, which I honestly only consider to be a rough draft at best,
and is most certainly a work in progress. I hope you take the time to read it in full, and respond with constructive criticism, on but not limited to:
mental gaps, alternative topics, more reliable sourcing, inaccurate statements and grammar. I will defend my points to the best of my ability, but the
girth of the topic can be overwhelming to respond to in full. (Also, as a side note, there are pictures and videos that are meant to be incorporated
with this narrative essay that will not be included in this version, there may be brackets to indicate their place, but not all are there)
(In early adolescence through aged adulthood you make certain decisions, you may have picked up a name brand soda or snack from a convenience store,
you might have bought a pack of cigarettes or some beer & liquor, you probably chose a car you wanted, you decided what job you wanted based on the
market, you decided were to go to school, you picked who you wanted to date & marry, you decided where you wanted to live for various reasons, you
decide how to eat and how to spend your money, you decide what kind of insurance you need, you have kids and make decisions and purchases for them.
What if I told you that you made the majority of those decisions because of exterior forces and not by personal choice. What if there was a system
that geared us towards making these decisions because it made us believe that these are the best choices we can make and that the lifestyles we live
are best suited for spiritual, moral, and conscious growth. When in reality the system pushes our backs against the wall and makes us choose between
the stick or the hammer. This ‘illusion’ of choice keeps us complacent and indoctrinated, and if we knew the truth behind this system, we would be
The world we know is always expanding, technology is developing at a rate so fast that the average person cannot realistically keep up. We see
production of food on a scale we’ve never seen before, the world’s human population has never reached such a lofty amount in our known history.
Our governments nationally and globally have taken notice to this expansion.
Why have they taken notice? Why is it even valid to postulate on this topic? Why is it pertinent to dissect and critique the topic of population
control, specifically through the means of technological mediums. It is necessary because it effects us as individuals, it effects this group, it
effects your family, your education, how you travel, how you spend money, what jobs are available, what experiences you will have, it diminishes your
chances in your pursuit of happiness, and not only the pursuit of happiness but your pursuit of purpose and meaning, it effects your prospective
dreams, and ultimately it effects how you will die. These ideas are commonly thought to be left up to the individual, through personal choices they
feel that they can be the determining factor, most people feel that the truly do have a choice, that they get to decide the outcome of these things,
but they don’t, the majority of people living in post-industrialized totalitarian states masquerading as a capitalistic societies do not have a real
choice. They are lead by the hand to accept certain values and authorities. They are given the illusion of freedom and choice, stepping outside these
bounds rarely leads to prosperity and people that aren’t in sync with this mentality are castaways.
Thesis – The elite of our country, not the government, have forcibly created a network of social institutions to govern us on a day to day and long
term basis, they manipulate the nuances of interactive media, advertisements, sports, all styles of the arts, and other forms of community
convergences; they do all of this in such a way to control our unconscious decisions that inevitably alter the following concepts, but are not limited
to them: human lifespan, the ability to propagate, personal financial security and indebtedness, the characteristics of our personalities and morals,
and mainly, our conscious ability to recognize when we are being deceived.
The topics I will cover in an attempt to shed some factual light on this issue, are:
1. the indoctrination of children (creating educational and environmental circumstances for children that push them towards falling in line and
accepting certain personas and values).
2. the abolishment of freedoms
3. the unavailability and degradation of nutritional foods.
4. the reliance on government and corporations.
5. ignoring popular opinion and the mass distractions,
Keep in mind that these topics are intertwined, and it is hard to talk about one and not talk about another. I will try to narrow down the scope of
the topics to specific events, so we can contemplate the individual effects they have on us, which allow us to see the big picture.
Definition of Technologies in this essay
In terms of this paper, “Technology is the making, usage, and knowledge of techniques, systems, and methods of organization in order to perform a
specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such procedures”. (edited Wiki definition en.wikipedia.org...
Before I start talking about these topics, it is important to note that in coming to certain realizations there is colorful and positive language in
certain quotes that is intended to misguide us from the truth. Words like, insurgents, humanitarian efforts, improve global health, prevent, avert,
promote, among many others. Understand that these words are purposefully vague and ambiguous and are used to gain support for ulterior motives. Use
your minds to strip fiction away from fact. I also realize that skeptical people will realize that most of what I say is speculation and assumption,
backed by some fact. In doing this, I am simply attempting to give a view from the other side of the fence. [Working-in paragraph 3 strike
Also understand that it is impractical to start a conversation like this and not talk about it to great lengths. It is relevant to do so to build a
strong foundation for discussion.
Children are our lively-hood and our future, they are the reason for many of us to get out of bed in the mornings.