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Yeah, you and I can agree that lying is wrong. We can also agree that our position is in line with the common paradigm. But I'm unwilling to concede absolute truth to a statement like "lying is wrong." That has been the general point of my last few posts: that basically anything can be argued effectively in a way that is contrary to the original statement, so deciding on truth is sketchy.
A lot of people lie, and a lot of people would probably say that deception provides some benefit. That is not my opinion or the common paradigm, but it exists and shouldn't be discounted.
But in a popular sense truth tends to be accepted blindly, so I suppose Im off track. I guess was trying to illustrate a way that I feel most people fall short in developing paradigm, which is to not question enough and consider all sides.
Anyway I'd really like you to elaborate on what you've been saying because I'm not sure I'm getting your main point... Is it that words are discreetly being used as a tool of deception which ends up clogging the mental process? Do you have a theory as to what the goal is of thought manipulation?
Yes, Bingo! and yes. My main point for this paradigm shift in thinking is that people are being manipulated and lied too, they are being brainwashed and conditioned to meet the needs of the state, like cattle I guess I would say.
I'd like to establish exactly what this paradigm shift is and when it started. What was the original belief, and what is the new belief?
I follow but disagree to some extent. There is still plenty of opportunity for those born in the common class, despite some challenges. I think the individual still has the chance to develop their mind to full capacity. I'm not sure if people are really getting dumber, brainwashing elements existed 50,100, and 1000 years ago. We have the internet now, information is highly available. I think the majority of people will always conform, regardless of what the common paradigm is.
But for those who wish to go beyond conformity and better themselves, nothing is really stopping them. In fact, I think the situation is actually one where the leaders are trying to create better thinkers where you believe to goal is defeating intelligence.