a reply to: XXXN3O
I just talked to two -shockingly- brainwashed sheeple that work in the 'health industry'. They were both convinced of two things; 1) Media has no
reason to lie 2) No one's independent research can be trusted.
Trying to convince them even of a possibility that media might be hiding things or has an agenda was so futile, I am still fuming, although we
thankfully abandoned that debate pretty quickly.
The sheer, mindblowing 'I am brainwashed and proud of it'-type appeal to authority (the fallacy number 12 on the list) was so strong with the two
bimbos that not even Jesus Christ himself could have convinced them that they _might_ be wrong - not that they are, just that they might. No room for
even slight independend thought. It's really shocking how deeply people believe the lies and how easily they're convinced that 'corona killed their
friends, so it must be deadlier than the vaccine' (but DID corona really kill their friends, or did they die WITH corona, etc.. but I didn't start on
that path, because it would've been futile, useless and fruitless).
I am so thoroughly shocked, my hands are still shaking and I feel like my soul has been invaded with toxic, polluting lies, I feel like I got injured
in some weird way and need to cleanse myself of their ridiculously idiotic bombardment of sheer stupidity, if that can be called some kind of energy
(it's hard to explain).
I thought 'reasonably intelligent people' that I have known for years, would -automatically- reject these childish lies and this transparent
manipulation, laugh at the weakest and most evil president USA has ever seen, and we could discuss like adults about the truth.
How can someone that I would normally have respect as someone 'bright' or at least 'not too stupid' suddenly be so 100% convinced of something as
credible as 'the moon is made out of cheese'? It just doesn't make sense, so it shocks me. I never would've thought these people would have been THAT
adamant about the truth of the 'believe in the science' (yes, they spewed this mantra, too, if you can believe that - I almost can't).
I thought there would've been at least SOME critical thought in there somewhere. They probably don't even realize that the rhetoric about 'mandatory
masks' in public transport is just that; rhetoric. It has no power of law behind it. Also, the way it's worded, it wouldn't even matter even if it did
(which is probably why it is worded like that, so they can't be sued).
Has anyone ever noticed how they say it? It's always something like 'masks are mandatory' or in another language, in even more passive way ('A
mask-obligation exists' - english doesn't work this way, so it sounds more plausible in english).
In any case, the wording basically says that some kind of rule exists "in public transport". It doesn't say "passengers HAVE to wear masks", it
doesn't say "Failure to WEAR a mask is punishable by 300 dollar fine or 12 days in county lock-up". It doesn't say "You can't lawfully enter a bus
without weaking a mask on your face".
It doesn't specify, and we all know, legal system ALWAYS specifies so you can't misunderstand it. But this couldn't be more passive and vague
rhetoric; it's like saying 'a mandate exists in public transport', without specifying what that even means. Mask mandate could mean the BUS has to
wear a mask, for all we know!
It could mean it has NOTHING to do with passengers, it could mean passengers only have to CARRY a mask, not wear it, it could mean they have to wear
it, but not on their face, so even on a wrist would be good enoug - well, you get the idea and can expand from here easily.
It could mean ANYTHING, which is why it doesn't mean anything specific.
By the way, this statement..
We are not, have not been and will never be free.
I respectfully disagree. Please let me explain before you think I am wrong.
We are free, because fundamentally, we have human rights, we are freemen-on-the-land. However, we have forgotten that, and we have basically
'imprisoned ourselves' by voluntarily signing all kinds of applications, registrations and forms that perform the joinder that ties our free self to
the imprisoned, government+corporate-owned 'strawman' that only exists on paper (and computers). It's a dead entity, a legal fiction with tons of
obligations. WE do not have those obligations, unless we choose to take them on. So FUNDAMENTALLY we are free, but we have enslaved ourselves, so in
PRACTICAL REALITY, we are not free.
However, we can think of this from a more Cosmic and Spiritual viewpoint, in which even imprisoned englightened Zen master is free and not bothered by
incarceration. If you have a rich inner life, you can be happy and free even while externally imprisoned in some ways.
This planet is very 'prisony', it has multiple layers of incarceration, so freedom becomes 'relative'. Even the wealthiest people on the planet are
prisoners of gravity, JUST to give one example to realize what kind of viewpoint I am using here.
We can be internally free while externally imprisoned. Also, one incarnation usually lasts only for a short while, cosmically speaking. This means we
are free before incarnation, we're free after incarnation, so what's a little imprisonment in the middle, when we get to be free soon anyway? We are
free in our dreams, in our imagination, in our exploration of ideas. Heck, I feel free here typing these forum posts.
Also, we are here because of good reasons, and we have all done something bad. We have been given the opportunity to pay our karmic debts. This is one
form of freedom, and it will free us even further. So we basically consent to incarnating into a 'prison', so we can be more free later. Only a free
soul can make such a choice. Someone that gives their consent to being imprisoned, is still technically free, because they're only imprisoned because
of their own choice, and they were free to make that choice.
If I choose to punch myself in the shoulder, it hurts, but I am still free. The same is with this voluntary imprisonment - they are choosing their
destiny, so they're free, even if they're imprisoned.
How many different types of freedom are there? If you are thinking about 'mental freedom' or 'freedom of thought', no one can argue against you, can
they? Those are definitely freedoms. Freedom to sleep is a freedom.
How free do you have to be, before you can call it 100% free? Is that even possible? Isn't an evolved spirit more free if they actually conform to
some restrictions and limitations? Have you ever heard how limitations can be inspiring? Heck, many people wrote books in prisons, even bestsellers.
Maybe they would never have done that if they had't been 'restricted' in their freedom. Bruce Lee lost the ability to talk for six months (or so, I
think). He was able to write and create so much stuff when he couldn't be focusing on his physical body and exercize, martial arts, etc. in the
physical sense, that he might not have done, if he had remained 'free' of that particular, painful incident.
Freedom is not JUST freedom from governmental tyranny (that'd be liberty), it can still exist in people that seem hopelessly enslaved or imprisoned. I
am sure there have been actual slaves in history of this planet that have felt more free than many 'supposedly free' people in the modern day do in
their office wage slave jobs.
We are free cosmic beings, in the end.