Ok I'm going to play devil's advocate for a moment. Tell me what you think.
Two intellectuals I talked to, a German guy and Darryl Sloan (a public freethinker with a popular YouTube channel at
), told me that they don't believe all this NWO/Illuminati conspiracy stuff on the internet, because "there's never
been a better time to be a freethinker than now." Here is the gist of what they said:
"We have more freedom than ever today, esp in the Western world. You can watch and listen to anything you want, believe anything you want, be an
Atheist even, etc. and not be arrested for it. Look at you Winston, following all that conspiracy stuff, yet no police or government ever bothers you,
harasses you or threatens you. And information is flowing freely all over the internet, more than ever before. 500 years ago, if you didn't believe in
God, they'd execute you. But nowadays, you can believe anything you want, and no one harasses you for it. There's never been a greater time to be a
freethinker than now.
Also, as a Westerner, you can go to any country you want, as long as you have the money. In ancient times, travel was a lot slower and more tedious
and risky. And borders were not open either. But now, planes, trains, buses and vehicles have made travel and transportation easy and convenient.
There's never been a better time for international travel than now."
I guess this does make sense. No matter how much conspiracy stuff you follow or get into or attend, no authority ever threatens or harasses you. They
simply ignore you. I've never had any trouble from government or police. And as a Westerner, there is no government or police stopping you from going
wherever you want, to whatever country you want.
So does that mean all the NWO/Illuminati conspiracy theories about a one world government capturing the world are just paranoia, fantasy and
This brings to mind an interesting quote I found before:
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future
less resolved than it will be.” - Marcel Pagnol quotes (French Writer, Producer and Film Director, 1895-1974)
This seems so true doesn't it? At any point in history people always seem to reminisce the past as better than it really was (e.g. "the good old
days") and make the present out to be worse than it really is, while seeing a bleak future ahead. The media makes it worse by showing you negative
news and airing pessimistic views all the time too. I mean, you could pick up a newspaper from 1985 or 1975 and look at the stories in it and it
wouldn't be much different than today - it would be filled with news of struggles, economic problems, unemployment, complaints, crimes, wars,
anxieties, uncertainty about the future, unstable foreign countries, threatening dictators, etc. So our attitude and negative/pessimistic views don't
seem any different long ago as compared to today.
Here's a case in point: For as long as I can remember, the news has been portraying America as having high unemployment and not enough jobs. It's an
issue in every Presidential election campaign, and news programs always talk about it as if it's a major problem to worry about. However, if you look
in the newspaper classifieds or your local job bulletin board, you will always see many job openings in the help wanted section, of all types. And
every time I have gone down to the local employment temp agency, they'd have work for me. So WTF?
Even today, with everyone saying that there are no more good jobs left in America, still, you can open any help wanted section in the paper, and see
plenty of job openings to apply for, of all types in every category. Even more, many websites on the internet list countless thousands of job openings
in every country, including America, all the time everyday. So why is there this constant talk of rising unemployment and no jobs left? WTF? Am I
missing something here? (confused look)
The biggest difference between the past and present is that technology has made our life more convenient and efficient, consumerism has gone out of
proportion, and family values have eroded with the rise of more materialism. But hey, 20 or 30 years ago, people were complaining about the same
things, by the standards of that time as well. The mentality has always been the same, "the present has many problems, the future looks bleak, and
things were better in the past."
Sure there is corruption, lies, cover ups, and conspiracies. And the US government has turned into a total a-hole after 9/11 and become a war
mongering control freak and exploited others. But what's new? The US government and politicians have never been "goody two shoes" anyway. That's a
myth, based on the tendency of remembering the past as better than it was. The truth is, the US government has always been a warmongerer, exploiter
and a-hole. In the 1800's, they killed many Indians and Mexicans, stole their land, and broke promises and agreements. They stole Hawaii from the
Hawaiians, enslaved other countries, engaged in corruption, etc. So what's new? People with power have always abused it and done evil things - lies,
murder, crime, corruption, exploitation, you name it. This has been true all throughout history. How is it any different today?
So think about all that. Could we all be deluded with paranoia, pessimism, negativity in our minds, which makes us exaggerate the present state of
affairs as worse than it really is, at least in the Western world?
Look at your life. The police don't bother you unless you've committed a real crime. The government ignores you. Heck you couldn't get the
government's attention even if you tried - it simply doesn't have time to waste on you, unless you've committed a real crime. And no one is trying to
arrest you for saying what's on your mind or believing what you do. So aren't you a lot better off than people who were arrested, persecuted or
executed in the past for believing forbidden things? If so, why then do you see the current world as a terrible place with a bleak future? Look all
around you: Food is everywhere. Conveniences are everywhere. Vehicles and aircraft are there to take you anywhere in the world. Sure there are
problems, just as there have always been, and life is a struggle, just as it has always been. But as long as you have adequate food and shelter, you
are well off, better than 3/4 of the world. So why is your mindset so negative, paranoid, and pessimistic? You gotta wonder...
Sure we are all slaves to money, which is the major impediment to most people's freedom. But that was true in the distant past too, ever since the
bartering system was replaced with the monetary system. So again, what's new?
Does all this make sense? I know I'm playing devil's advocate here. But the above points are logical and true, at least in your everyday life, aren't
Instead of trying to change or awaken the world, why don't you try to teach people to think for themselves and make better choices in their life, so
they can have more freedom, happiness, peace of mind, and less stress? Teach and encourage others to be more spiritual and eliminate unnecessary junk
from their lives. That's how you can really help others, rather than telling them about some "boogeyman in the shadows" or grand conspiracy and
dystopia to worry about in the future which they can't do anything about even if true. That's all we can really do, is to take control over our own
lives and our own minds, which are the only things we truly have sovereignty over.
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